Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research | NIWA · Marine Biology Group

Master of Science Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity

About

24
Publications
6,232
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
363
Citations

Publications

Publications (24)
Article
Full-text available
The island of Cyprus occupies a unique geographical position in the south-eastern region of the Mediterranean basin, with European, West Asian and North African elements present in its fungal diversity. Our investigations over the years have revealed considerable diversity of species belonging to the genera Coprinellus, Tulosesus, Coprinopsis, Copr...
Article
Full-text available
A new molecular phylogeny of the Lucinidae using 18S and 28S rRNA and cytochrome b genes includes many species from the tropical Western Atlantic as well as additional taxa from the Indo-West Pacific. This study provides a phylogenetic framework for a new taxonomy of tropical Western Atlantic lucinids. The analysis confirmed five major clades—Pegop...
Article
Full-text available
Eye reduction occurs in many troglobitic, fossorial and deep-sea animals but there is no clear consensus on its evolutionary mechanism. Given the highly conserved and pleiotropic nature of many genes instrumental to eye development, degeneration might be expected to follow consistent evolutionary trajectories in closely-related animals. We tested t...
Article
Full-text available
Cerithideopsilla is a genus of potamidid snails found in high abundance on sedimentary intertidal flats and beneath mangrove trees on continental shores in the tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific region and Mediterranean Sea. Taxonomic revisions have recognized four species, but recent molecular studies have hinted at a higher diversity. Her...
Article
The Indo‐Australian Archipelago (IAA) is the richest area of biodiversity in the marine realm, yet the processes that generate and maintain this diversity are poorly understood and have hardly been studied in the mangrove biotope. Cerithidea is a genus of marine and brackish‐water snails restricted to mangrove habitats in the Indo‐West Pacific, and...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Cenozoic climate change, tectonics and diversification in the deep-sea: evolution of diversity in the gastropod family Solariellidae (Trochoidea) S. T. Williams1, L. M. Smith1, D. G. Herbert2, B. A. Marshall3, A. Warén4, S. Kiel5, P. Dyal1, K. Linse6, C. Vilvens7, and Y. Kano8 1 Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kin...
Article
Full-text available
Recent expeditions have revealed high levels of biodiversity in the tropical deep-sea, yet little is known about the age or origin of this biodiversity, and large-scale molecular studies are still few in number. In this study, we had access to the largest number of solariellid gastropods ever collected for molecular studies, including many rare and...
Article
Full-text available
A new molecular phylogeny of the chemosymbiotic bivalve family Lucinidae is presented. Using sequences from the nuclear 18S and 28S rRNA genes and the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b, 105 specimens were analysed representing 87 separate species classified into 47 genera. Samples were collected from a wide range of habitats including mangroves, seag...
Article
Wohlfahrt's wound myiasis fly, Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), is the most important cause of traumatic myiasis in the southern Palaearctic region. Larval stages are obligate parasites and the wounds caused by infestations are very similar to those caused by Old and New World screwworm flies. During the last decade, W. mag...
Article
Full-text available
Mosquitoes belonging to the Maculipennis Complex of Anopheles subgenus Anopheles were collected in 10 prefectures across Greece: Attiki, Evros, Florina, Fthiotida, Ioannina, Lakonia, Magnesia, Rodopi, Serres, and Xanthi. DNA was extracted from 276 specimens and sequences for the nuclear rDNA ITS2 region were obtained from 257 of these (93.1%). Four...
Article
Full-text available
Mosquito collections were carried out on the Greek island of Samos in early June 2001. Nine mosquito species were recorded: Anopheles claviger Meigen, An. marteri marteri Senevet & Prunelle, An. marteri sogdianus Keishishian, Culex hortensis Ficalbi, Cx. mimeticus Noé, Cx. pipiens Linnaeus, Culiseta longiareolata (Macquart), Cs. subochrea (Edwards)...
Article
Combined morphological and molecular studies were conducted on Anopheles (Anopheles) sacharovi Favre, an important malaria vector of the Palaearctic Maculipennis Complex. Specimens collected in Greece and Iran were identified on the basis of morphology and confirmed by correlation of their nuclear internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) rDNA sequences...
Article
Full-text available
Adults and larvae of Anopheles maculipennis Meigen were collected in Greece in May and June 2001. Larvae and the progeny of wild-caught females were individually reared to obtain samples of all life stages for integrated morphological and molecular study. Specimens were identified on the basis of egg morphology and correlation of their ITS2 rDNA se...
Article
Full-text available
Progeny broods of An. maculipennis s.l. from Greece were identified as An. subalpinus Hackett & Lewis based on egg morphology and the original species descriptions. DNA sequence data from members of the progeny broods were compared to previously published sequences for members of the An. maculipennis complex. The sequences were 99.54-100010identica...
Article
Full-text available
Mosquitoes of the Anopheles maculipennis complex were collected as overwintering adults in a disused war fortification near the Cliffe marshes in the county of Kent, southeast England in January 2002. Fifty-three adult females were collected and fifty-two of these were identified as either An. atroparvus van Thiel or An. messeae Falleroni on the ba...

Network

Cited By