Queen's University, Belfast
|Current Position||Senior Lecturer & Associate Director, Marine Lab|
|Departments||School of Biological Sciences|
|Quadrat Core Themes||Biodiversity, Earth Systems|
|Methods I Use||Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Omics and Informatics|
Key Research Interests
- Visualisation and analysis of animal morphology using microscopy and three-dimensional digital imaging technology
- Biodiversity dynamics through time, including living diversity and the fossil record
- Systematics, phylogenetics, natural history, and species discovery of Mollusca
- Tropical marine biodiversity (ongoing field work and collaborations in Malaysia)
- Deep sea biodiversity and evolutionary adaptations
Recent Key Papers
- Chen C, K Uematsu, K Linse, JD Sigwart. 2018. Cryptic niche switching in a chemosymbiotic gastropod. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285: 20181099.
- Sigwart JD, MD Sutton, KD Bennett. 2017. How big is a genus? Towards a nomothetic systematics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 183: 237–252.
- Sigwart JD. 2018. What Species Mean: A User’s Guide to the Units of Biodiversity. CRC Press / Taylor & Francis. 232 pp.
Summary Title of Current Studentships
- The impact of microplastics on commercially important fisheries species
- The impact of taxonomy and systematics on studying deep-sea biodiversity