Imperial College London

ProfessorAlfriedVogler

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Professor of Molecular Systematics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7942 5613a.vogler Website

 
 
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Location

 

GWW 2.2Silwood ParkSilwood Park

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a molecular systematist working on the phylogeny and evolution of species diversity in insects. My specific interest is the order Coleoptera (beetles), the arguably largest radiation of animal species on Earth, which I use as a model for an evolutionary understanding of the great diversity of living organisms. I apply genomics and phylogenetic analysis, working at all hierarchical levels, from populations to basal relationships of insect orders. Novel high-throughput sequencing methods are constantly opening up new avenues for studying taxonomy and biodiversity, in particular in poorly known groups of arthropods, such as the tropical forest canopy or the soil. Metagenomic shotgun sequencing permits the study of entire complex communities in bulk for the analysis of species richness and phylogeny directly from an environmental sample (‘soup-to-tree’). Equally, we are using environmental DNA (eDNA) and qPCR or metabarcoding approaches to characterize complex communities from soil and water in benthic marine and freshwater habitats, or to study gut content of insects and mammals. I have a joint appointment with the Natural History Museum (NHM) London where I conduct most of my research.


PHD STUDENTSHIPS AVAILABLE -- If interested please contact me at a.vogler@imperial.ac.uk

Mapping the hidden arthropod biodiversity of UK soils using high-throughput sequencing

https://drive.google.com/open?id=14Gx6aeiig3wdrRN6UAmYxNuMxeis_el-

Large-scale phylogenetics to link biological trait evolution and ecological status assessment in European freshwater macroinvertebrates

https://mhasoba.pythonanywhere.com/qmee_cdt/default/view_proposals/view/proposals/18

biography

1995 - present    Joint Position in Molecular Systematics, Imperial College London and Natural History Museum, London, UK (Full Professor 2006)

1991-1994       Research Scientist, Department of Entomology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA.

1989 -1991       Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Higher Education:

1988   PhD (Bacterial Genetics), University of Osnabrück, Germany, 

1984   Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany

 

Publications

Journals

Kusy D, Motyka M, Andujar C, et al., 2018, Genome sequencing of Rhinorhipus Lawrence exposes an early branch of the Coleoptera, Frontiers in Zoology, Vol:15, ISSN:1742-9994

Nie R-E, Breeschoten T, Timmermans MJTN, et al., 2018, The phylogeny of Galerucinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and the performance of mitochondrial genomes in phylogenetic inference compared to nuclear rRNA genes, Cladistics, Vol:34, ISSN:0748-3007, Pages:113-130

Andujar C, Arribas P, Gray C, et al., 2018, Metabarcoding of freshwater invertebrates to detect the effects of a pesticide spill, Molecular Ecology, Vol:27, ISSN:0962-1083, Pages:146-166

Turner SP, Longhorn SJ, Hamilton CA, et al., 2018, Re-evaluating conservation priorities of New World tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in a molecular framework indicates non-monophyly of the genera, Aphonopelma and Brachypelma, Systematics and Biodiversity, Vol:16, ISSN:1477-2000, Pages:89-107

Lopez-Lopez A, Vogler AP, 2017, The mitogenome phylogeny of Adephaga (Coleoptera), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol:114, ISSN:1055-7903, Pages:166-174

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