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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Image of Talostolida teres (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae)

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

bar Image of Christopher Meyer on an Indonesian Reef

Christopher MeyerResearch Zoologist

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

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

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    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:
    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 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

    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, Chris, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Geller, J., Meyer, Christopher, 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

    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 Gilbert 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

    Puillandre, N., Kantor, Yu I., Sysoev, A., Couloux, A., Meyer, C., Rawlings, T., Todd, J. A. and Bouchet, P. 2011. The dragon tamed? A molecular phylogeny of the Conoidea (Gastropoda). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77(3): 259-272. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr015

    Puillandre, Nicolas, Meyer, Christopher P., Bouchet, Philippe and Olivera, Baldomero M. 2011. Genetic divergence and geographical variation in the deep-water Conus orbignyi complex (Mollusca: Conoidea). Zoologica Scripta, 40(4): 350-363. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2011.00478.x

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