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
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  • 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 Methods in molecular biology, 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 Methods in molecular biology, 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.