Katrin Linse

British Antarctic Survey



04/2015 – now Senior Biodiversity Biologist; Biodiversity (BAS)
04/2009 – 03/2015 Project leader: Evolutionary history of the Polar Regions (EVOLHIST), BAS
04/2005 – 03/2009 Project leader, Biodiversty dynamics: Phylogeography, evolution and radiation of (BIOPEARL), BAS
11/2001- 03/2005 Project leader: Marine Antarctic Biodiversity (MARB), BAS 07/2000-08/2003 Higher Scientific Officer, BAS
10/1996-09/1999 PGRA, Zoological Institute and Museum, Hamburg (DFG grant BR 1121/4-1 &4-2)
09/1994-03/1996 RA, Institute of Polar Ecology, Kiel and Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar- and Marine Sciences, Bremerhaven
24/06/2000 PhD Zoology, University Hamburg, Germany (Magna cum laude)
30/09/1996 Diploma in Zoology, Marine Biology, Botany and Physical Oceanography, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Research interests
I am a marine benthic biologist with 17 years' research experience in the biodiversity, phylogeography and evolution of Antarctic marine invertebrates. I led the team designing the first georeferenced Antarctic benthos database, resulting in new Antarctic provinces and an updated biogeography for the Southern Ocean, which is now applied to different taxa. I am considerably involved in research on phylogenetic relationships of current Antarctic species and their evolutionary histories and have significantly contributed to the discovery of high biodiversity in the bathyal and abyssal Antarctic deep sea, as well as in the recent discovery of the first hydrothermal vents in the Southern Ocean. I have participated in 13 shipboard expeditions of which 4 studied hydrothermal habitats in the Southern Ocean.

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