Dr. Frank Köhler

 

 

Contact


My Profile on the Australian Museum Webpage

 

frank.koehler (at) austmus (dot) gov (dot) au

 

 

Current Research

Professional background

Grants

Scientific publications

 

 
Current Research

 

  Phylogeny and systematics of camaenid land snails in the Kimberley, Western Australia (Pulmonata)

  Phylogeny and systematics of cerithioidean freshwater gastropods (Pachychilidae, Semisulcospiridae, Pleuroceridae)

  Speciation and radiation in non-marine gastropods

  Biogeography of Asian and Australasian non-marine gastropods

 

 

Professional background

 

Jan 2011 – present Research Scientist (Australian Museum, Sydney)

May 2008 – Dec 2011

Senior Research Scientist – Dept. Environment & Conservation, WA at Australian Museum, Sydney

Land snail diversity of the Kimberley Islands (morphological and molecular work, field work, taxonomy and systematics of land snails)

 

Jan 2006 – Feb 2008

Research Scientist – Museum of Natural History, Berlin

Radiation of freshwater gastropods in the Kaek-River, Thailand – causes and consequences (morphological and molecular work, field work, taxonomy and systematics of freshwater snails)

 

Jan 2005 – Dec 2005

Research Scientist – Museum of Natural History, Berlin

Genetic divergence and evolution of reproductive isolation in eastern Mediterranean water frogs (sequencing of mitochondrial and nuclear genes, microsatellite analysis, phylogenetic analyses, field work)

 

Feb 2003 – Dec 2004

Scientific Assistant – Museum of Natural History, Berlin

GBIF coordinator Mollusca (Databasing and curation of Mollusca type collection, publication of type catalogues, public relations)

 

   

 Grants

 

2010-13
 

Research grant – ABRS

Uncovering a radiation of camaenid land snails in the Northern Territory, Australia

 

2010

Research grant – DEC

Systematic studies of new camaenid land snails in the Kimberley, Western Australia

 

2006-07

Research grant – DFG

Radiation of freshwater gastropods in the Kaek-River, Thailand – causes and consequences

 

2006-07

Research grant – DFG

Correlation of morphological and mitochondrial differentiation in Korean freshwater gastropods, Pleuroceridae

 

2006

Travel grant – DFG

Vietnam, field work and visit Institute of Ecology and Bio-Resources, Hanoi

 

2005

Travel grant – DFG KO 3381 1/1

Malaysia, field work and congress participation

 

2000

Travel grant – Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Indonesia (field work)

 

2000

Travel grant – EU Parsyst program

Museum National d’Histoire Natuelle, Paris

 

2000

Travel grant – EU Bioresource program

Natural History Museum, London

 

1999-2001

Post-graduate Fellowship – Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Systematics and biogeography of Asian freshwater snails, genus Brotia

 

   

 

Scientific publications

 

Köhler, F. 2011. Australocosmica, a new genus of land snails from the Kimberley, Western Australia (Eupulmonata, Camaenidae). Malacologia 53: 199-216.

 

Köhler, F. 2010. Uncovering local endemism in the Kimberley, Western Australia: description of new species of the genus Amplirhagada Iredale, 1933 (Pulmonata: Camaenidae). Records of the Australian Museum 62: 217-284.

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Köhler, F., Deein, G. 2010. Hybridisation as potential source of incongruence between morphology and molecules in a cryptic species complex of Thai freshwater gastropods (Pachychilidae: Brotia H. Adams, 1866). Zoosystematics and Evolution 86: 301-314.

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Köhler, F., Du, L.-N., Yang, J.-X. 2010. A new species of Brotia from Yunnan, China (Caenogastropoda, Pachychilidae). Zoosystematics and Evolution 86: 295-300.

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Köhler, F., Panha, S., Glaubrecht, M. 2010. Causation of a riverine radiation: assessment and evaluation of the morphological and genetical differentiation in a species flock of viviparous gastropods (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae). In: Glaubrecht, M. (ed.) Evolution in action. Case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation, and the origin of biodiversity, pp. 513-550. Heidelberg, Berlin (Springer).

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Plötner, J., Uzzell, T., Beerli, P., Akın, C., Bilgin, C., Haefeli, Ohst, T., C., Köhler, F., Schreiber, R., Reyer, H.-U., Guex, G.-D., Litvinchuk, S., Westaway, R., Reyer, H.-U., Pruvost, N., Hotz, H. 2010. Genetic divergence and evolution of reproductive isolation in Eastern Mediterranean water frogs. In: Glaubrecht, M. (ed.) Evolution in action. Case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation, and the origin of biodiversity, pp. 373-403. Heidelberg, Berlin (Springer).

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Shu, F., Köhler, F. & Wang, H. 2010. On the shell and radular morphology of two endangered species of the genus Margarya Nevill, 1877 (Gastropoda: Viviparidae) from lakes of the Yunnan Plateau, Southwest China. Molluscan Research 30: 17-24. 

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Köhler, F. 2010. Three new species and two new genera of land snails from the Bonaparte Archipelago in the Kimberley, Western Australia (Pulmonata, Camaenidae). Molluscan Research 30: 1-16.

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2010. Uncovering an overlooked radiation: molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Madagascar’s endemic river snails (Caenogastropoda: Pachychilidae: Madagasikara gen. nov.). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99: 867-894.

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Willan, R.C., Köhler, F., Kessner, V., Braby, M.F. 2009. Description of four new species of limestone associated Torresitrachia land snails (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Camaenidae) from the Katherine District of the Northern Territory, with comments on their conservation. The Beagle. Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 25: 85-98.

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Plötner, J., Köhler, F., Uzzell, T., Beerli, P., Schreiber, R., Guex, G.-D. & Hotz, H. 2009. Evolution of serum albumin intron-1 is shaped by a 5' truncated non-long terminal repeat retrotransposon in western Palearctic water frogs (Neobatrachia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53: 784-791.  

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Köhler, F. & Dames, C. 2009. Phylogeny and systematics of the Pachychilidae of mainland Southeast Asia novel insights from morphology and mitochondrial DNA (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 679-699.  

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Köhler, F., Holford, M., Do, V. T., Ho T. H. 2009. Exploring a largely unknown fauna: On the diversity of pachychilid freshwater gastropods in Vietnam (Caenogastropoda: Cerithioidea). Molluscan Research 29: 121-146.   

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Strong, E. & Köhler, F. 2009. Morphological and molecular analysis of "Melania" jacqueti Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1906: from anonymous orphan to critical basal offshoot of the Semisulcospiridae (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Zoologica Scripta 38: 483-502.   

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Ozawa, T., Köhler, F., Reid, D.G., Glaubrecht, M. 2009. Tethyan relicts on continental coastlines of the northwestern Pacific Ocean and Australasia: molecular phylogeny and fossil record of batillariid gastropods (Caenogastropoda: Cerithioidea). Zoologica Scripta 38: 503-525.   

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Tëmkin, I., Glaubrecht, M., Köhler, F. 2009. Wilhelm Dunker, his collection, and pteriid systematics. Malacologia 51: 39-79.

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Gutsche, A., Köhler, F. 2008. Phylogeography and hybridization in Ctenosaura-species (Sauria, Iguanidae) from Caribbean Honduras: insights from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA. Zoosystematics and Evolution 84: 245-253.   

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Köhler, F., Brinkmann, N., Glaubrecht, M. 2008. Convergence caused confusion: On the systematics of the freshwater gastropod Sulcospira pisum (Brot, 1868) (Cerithioidea, Pachychilidae). Malacologia 50: 331-339.   

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Köhler, F., Günther, R. 2008. The radiation of microhylid frogs (Amphibia: Anura) on New Guinea: A mitochondrial phylogeny reveals parallel evolution of morphological and life history traits and disproves the current morphology-based classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 353-365.   

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Köhler, F., Schultze, K.-J., Günther, R., Plötner, J. 2008. On the genetic diversity in the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene of Platymantis frogs from Western New Guinea (Anura: Ceratobatrachidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 46: 177-185.   

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Dijkstra, H.H. & Köhler, F. 2008. An annotated catalogue of Recent Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Pectinidae and Propeamussiidae) type material in the Museum of Natural History, Humboldt University, Berlin. Zoosystematics and Evolution 84: 29-42.   

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Köhler, F. 2008. Two new species of Brotia from Laos (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda, Pachychilidae). Zoosystematics and Evolution 84: 47-53.   

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Köhler, F. 2007. Annotated type catalogue of the Bulimulinae (Pulmonata, Orthalicoidea, Bulimulidae) in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 83: 125-159.   

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Glaubrecht, M., Feher, Z. & Köhler, F. 2007. Inventorizing an invader: Annotated type catalogue of Corbiculidae Gray, 1847 (Bivalvia, Heterodonta, Veneroida), including Old World freshwater Corbicula in the Natural History Museum Berlin. Malacologia 49: 243-272.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2007. Out of Asia and into India - On the molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the endemic freshwater gastropod Paracrostoma Cossmann, 1900 (Caenogastropoda: Pachychilidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 627-651.    

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Plötner, J., Köhler, F., Uzzell, T. & Beerli, P., 2007. Molecular systematics of amphibians. In Heatwole, H. & Tyler, M.J. Amphibian Biology, vol. 7, pp. 2573-2756. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia.

 

Köhler, F. 2007. From DNA taxonomy to barcoding – how a vague idea evolved into a biosystematic tool. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 83 (Suppl.): 44-51.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2006. A systematic revision of the Southeast Asian freshwater gastropod Brotia (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae). Malacologia 48: 159-251.   

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Monsecour, K. & Köhler, F. 2006. Annotated list of columbellid types held in the Malacological Collection of the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda, Columbellidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 82: 282-306.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2006. The types of Ampullariidae Gray, 1824 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the Malacological Collection of the Natural History Museum, Berlin: an annotated catalogue with lectotype designations. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 82: 201-218.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2005. Fallen into oblivion – the systematic affinities of the enigmatic Sulcospira Troschel, 1858 (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae), a genus of viviparous freshwater gastropods from Java. The Nautilus 119: 15-26, 90-91.   

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Köhler, F., Rintelen, T. von, Meyer, A. & Glaubrecht, M. 2004. Multiple origin of viviparity in Southeast Asian gastropods (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae) and its evolutionary implications. Evolution 58: 2215-2226.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2004. Addendum to the catalogue of cephalopod types in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, with remarks on Onychoteuthis taxa described by Hinrich Lichtenstein. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 80: 275-282.   

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Glaubrecht, M. & Köhler, F. 2004. Radiating in a river: systematics, molecular genetics and morphological differentiation of viviparous freshwater gastropods endemic to the Kaek River, Central Thailand (Cerithioidea, Pachychilidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 82: 275-311.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2003. Morphology, reproductive biology and molecular genetics of ovoviviparous freshwater gastropods (Cerithioidea, Pachychilidae) from the Philippines, with description of the new genus Jagora. Zoologica Scripta 32: 35-59.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2002. Annotated catalogue of the nominal taxa of Southeast Asian freshwater gastropods, family Pachychilidae Troschel, 1857 (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Cerithioidea), with an evaluation of their types. Mitteilungen des Naturkundemuseums Berlin, Zoologische Reihe 78: 121-156.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2002. A new species of Brotia. Journal of Molluscan Studies 68: 353-357.   

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Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. 2001. Toward a systematic revision of the Southeast Asian freshwater gastropod Brotia H. Adams, 1866 (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae): an account of species from around the South China Sea. Journal of Molluscan Studies 67: 281-318.   

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