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Talostolida teres Gmelin 1791 (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) from Moorea, French Polynesia

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Christopher MeyerResearch Zoologist

  • Phone: 202-633-1752
  • Fax: 202-633-0182

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163

    Responsibilities: Research Zoologist, Curator of Mollusca

    B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 1988.
    M.A., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1992
    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, California, 1998

    Research Interests: Marine speciation, diversification, biogeography and phylogeography. History, assembly and maintenance of tropical reef communities. DNA Barcoding. Phylogeny and Systematics of Cypraeidae, Conus, and other diverse, reef-associated gastropod groups.

    Current Activities: Director, Moorea Biocode Project

    Recent Publications:
    Davies, Neil, Field, Dawn, Gavaghan, David, Holbrook, Sally J., Planes, Serge, Troyer, Matthias, Bonsall, Michael, Claudet, Joachim, Roderick, George, Schmitt, Russell J., Zettler, Linda Amaral, Berteaux, Vé, Bossin, Hervé C., Cabasse, Charlotte, Collin, Antoine, Deck, John, Dell, Tony, Dunne, Jennifer, Gates, Ruth, Harfoot, Mike, Hench, James L., Hopuare, Marania, Kirch, Patrick, Kotoulas, Georgios, Kosenkov, Alex, et al 2016. Simulating social-ecological systems: the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) consortium. GigaScience, 5(1): 1-4. doi:10.1186/s13742-016-0118-5

    Puillandre, N., Duda, T. F., Meyer, Christopher P., Olivera, B. M. and Bouchet, P. 2015. One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81(1): 1-23. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyu055

    Hubert, Nicolas, Espiau, Benoit, Meyer, Christopher P. and Planes, Serge 2015. Identifying the ichthyoplankton of a coral reef using DNA barcodes. Molecular Ecology Resources, 15(1): 57-67. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12293

    Leray, Matthieu, Meyer, Christopher P. and Mills, Suzanne C. 2015. Metabarcoding dietary analysis of coral dwelling predatory fish demonstrates the minor contribution of coral mutualists to their highly partitioned, generalist diet. PeerJ, 3 doi:10.7717/peerj.1047

    Keyse, Jude, Crandall, Eric D., Toonen, Robert J., Meyer, Christopher P., Treml, Eric A. and Riginos, Cynthia 2014. The scope of published population genetic data for Indo-Pacific marine fauna and future research opportunities in the region. Bulletin of Marine Science, 90(1): 47-78. doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1107

    Puillandre, N., Bouchet, P., Duda, T. F., Kauferstein, S., Kohn, A. J., Olivera, B. M., Watkins, M. and Meyer, Christopher G. 2014. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the cone snails (Gastropoda, Conoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 78: 290-303. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.05.023

    Davies, Neil, Field, Dawn, Amaral-Zettler, Linda, Clark, Melody S., Deck, John, Drummond, Alexei, Faith, Daniel P., Geller, Jonathan, Gilbert, Jack, Glöckner, Frank Oliver, Hirsch, Penny, Leong, Jo-Ann, Meyer, Christopher P., Obst, Matthias, Planes, Serge, Scholin, Chris, Vogler, Alfried P., Gates, Ruth D., Toonen, Robert J., Berteaux-Lecellier, V., Barbier, Michèle, Barker, Katherine, Bertilsson, Stefan, Bicak, Mesude, Bietz, Matthew J., et al 2014. The founding charter of the Genomic Observatories Network. GigaScience, 3(1) doi:10.1186/2047-217X-3-2

    Leray, Matthieu, Agudelo, Natalia, Mills, Suzanne C. and Meyer, Christopher P. 2013. Effectiveness of Annealing Blocking Primers versus Restriction Enzymes for Characterization of Generalist Diets: Unexpected Prey Revealed in the Gut Contents of Two Coral Reef Fish Species. PLoS ONE, 8(4): e58076 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058076

    Geller, J., Meyer, Christopher P., Parker, M. and Hawk, H. 2013. Redesign of PCR primers for mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for marine invertebrates and application in all-taxa biotic surveys. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13(5): 851-861. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12138

    Leray, Matthieu, Yang, Joy Y., Meyer, Christopher P., Mills, Suzanne C., Agudelo, Natalia, Ranwez, Vincent, Boehm, Joel T. and Machida, Ryuji J. 2013. A new versatile primer set targeting a short fragment of the mitochondrial COI region for metabarcoding metazoan diversity: application for characterizing coral reef fish gut contents. Frontiers in Zoology, 10: 34 doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-34

    Parker, Meaghan, Stones-Havas, Steven, Starger, Craig and Meyer, Christopher P. 2012. Laboratory information management systems for DNA barcoding. In: DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press,(Methods in molecular biology) pp.269-310.

    Weigt, Lee A., Driskell, Amy C., Ormos, Andrea, Meyer, Christopher P. and Collins, Allen G. 2012. Introduction to animal DNA barcoding protocols. In: DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols.(Methods in molecular biology) pp.11-16.

    Leray, Matthieu, Boehm, J. T., Mills, S. C. and Meyer, Christopher P. 2012. Moorea BIOCODE barcode library as a tool for understanding predator-prey interactions: insights into the diet of common predatory coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs, 31(2): 383-388. doi:10.1007/s00338-011-0845-0

    Davies, Neil, Meyer, Christopher P., Gilbert, Jack A., Amaral-Zettler, Linda, Deck, John, Bicak, Mesude, Rocca-Serra, Philippe, Assunta-Sansone, Susanna, Willis, Kathy and Field, Dawn 2012. A call for an international network of genomic observatories (GOs). GigaScience, 1: 1-5. doi:10.1186/2047-217X-1-5

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