Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Christopher Meyer

Research Zoologist and Curator of Mollusks
Department / Division
Education
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Colgate University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Collections Areas
  • Chordata
    • Urochordates
  • Echinodermata
  • Mollusca
    • Aplacophora
    • Monoplacophora
    • Polyplacophora
    • Scaphopoda
    • Gastropoda
      • Patellogastropoda, Vetigastropoda, Neritimorpha (marine)
      • higher Caenogastropoda
        • Naticoidea, Ficoidea, Tonnoidea, Neogastropoda
      • Cypraeoidea, Velutinoidea, Heterobranchia (marine)
Research Interests

Marine speciation, diversification, biogeography and phylogeography; the history, assembly and maintenance of tropical reef communities; DNA barcoding; phylogeny and systematics of Cypraeidae and other diverse, reef-associated gastropod groups

Publications
Article

... more... less

Chapter
  • Meyer, Christopher P. 2015. "Pluralism explains diversity in the Coral Triangle." in Ecology of fishes on coral reefs, edited by Mora, Camilo., Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Deck, John, Gross, Joyce, Stones-Havas, Steven, Davies, Neil, Shapley, Rebecca, and Meyer, Christopher. 2012. "Field Information Management Systems for DNA Barcoding." in DNA Barcodes, edited by Kress, W. John and Erickson, David L., 255– 267. Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-591-6_12
  • 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, 269– 310. Methods in molecular biology. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-591-6_13
  • 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, 11– 16. Methods in molecular biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-591-6_2
  • Meyer, Christopher P. 2010. "Challenges and solutions for planning and implementing large-scale biotic inventories." in Manuel of field recording techniques and protocols for All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories and Monitoring, edited by Eymann, J. C., ABC Taxa; 8. Brussels, Belgium: Belgian Development Cooperation.
  • Meyer, Christopher P. 2010. "Sampling the Marine Realm." in Manual on field recording techniques and protocols for All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories and monitoring, edited by Eymann, J. C., ABC Taxa; 8. Brussels, Belgium: Belgian Development Cooperation.