University of Aberdeen
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Current Position Lecturer in Marine Biology
Previous Position Postdoctoral Fellow, Ocean Frontier Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Modelling, Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Marine invertebrate biodiversity, phylogeny and evolution
  • Genomic approaches for predicting species’ responses to climate change
  • Warning colouration and mimicry in nudibranchs
  • Coevolution in marine invertebrates
  • Genomes for non-model marine invertebrates

Recent Key Papers

  • Layton KKS, Carvajal JI, Wilson NG. In press. Mimicry and mitonuclear discordance in nudibranchs: new insights from exon capture phylogenomics. Ecology and Evolution.
  • Layton KKS, Rouse GW, Wilson NG. (2019). A newly discovered radiation of endoparasitic gastropods (Eulimidae: Asterophila) and their coevolution with asteroid hosts in Antarctica. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Layton KKS, Gosliner TM, Wilson NG. (2018). Flexible colour patterns obscure identification and mimicry in Indo-Pacific Chromodoris nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Chromodorididae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • QUADRAT DTP student, Ethan Ross: Establishing Marine Biodiversity Baselines for Blue Carbon Habitats