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Research Interests

My research focusses on the evolution and phylogenetics of molluscs, using a broad range of tools and sources of data, from genetics to anatomy and physiology to palaeontology.

For up to date information please see: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qml/People/Sigwart

In particular I use the Polyplacophora (also called chitons or coat-of-mail shells) to test ideas about diversity and evolution under morphological constraint. Chitons are 'living fossils' that have changed little in their external morphology for hundreds of millions of years; because of this they make excellent models to investigate what we can (and cannot) understand about evolution from different sources of biological data.

 

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phylogeny Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2011 2018

Research Output 2005 2019

Monster or multiplacophoran: A teratological specimen of the chiton Acanthopleura granulata with a valve split into independent and symmetrical halves

Alexandra, K., Sigwart, J., Chappell, D. & Speiser, D., Jan 2019, (Accepted) In : Acta Zoologica.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural history clues to the evolution of bivalved gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Sacoglossa: Juliidae)

Wong, N. L. W. S. & Sigwart, J., 23 May 2019, In : Marine Biodiversity. p. 1-13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Dickeya
Northern Ireland
Mollusca
natural history
Pectobacterium

A new deep water chiton (Mollusca Polyplacophora) from hydrothermal vent ecosystems in the Okinawa Trough, Japan)

Sigwart, J. D. & Chen, C., 13 Dec 2018, In : Zootaxa. 4531, 3, p. 430-436 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

East China Sea
Ryukyu Archipelago
DNA barcoding
hydrothermal vent
Mollusca
Open Access
File
Nephrops norvegicus
Norway
Ovary
resorption
Fisheries
1 Citation (Scopus)

Biodiversity Assessment, DNA Barcoding, and the Minority Majority

Sigwart, J. D. & Garbett, A., 01 Dec 2018, In : INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 58, 6, p. 1146-1156 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
DNA barcoding
vertebrates
biodiversity
mitochondrial DNA
species diversity

Prizes

Activities 2007 2019

  • 10 Editorial activity

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences (Journal)

Julia Sigwart (Associate editor)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Acta Zoologica (Journal)

Julia Sigwart (Editorial board member)
20182021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

JOURNAL OF CONCHOLOGY (Journal)

Julia Sigwart (Associate editor)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Journal of Natural History (Journal)

Julia Sigwart (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Journal of Natural History (Journal)

Julia Sigwart (Editor-in-chief)
20152016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Press / Media

Chitons of the Falkland Islands

Julia Sigwart

08/09/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Mollusks in Peril

Julia Sigwart

24/05/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

How big is a genus?

Julia Sigwart

21/02/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

Assessment and prediction of the potential threats of temperature change and invasive species to the sustainability of Northern Irish sea fisheries

Author: South, J., 03 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Dick, J. (Supervisor) & Sigwart, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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