Dr Ashwini Mohan

Dr Ashwini Mohan

Marie Curie Fellow, ULTRAMOD

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Vertebrates Division
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Summary

I am a herpetologist from India and my primary work has focused on geckos endemic to the Indian Ocean islands. My work has been looking into untangling evolutionary origins, both in space and time; identifying macroevolutionary patterns in species diversification and morphological evolution; the ecology behind the co-existence of congeneric species, and in assessing genetic diversity in light of limited dispersal abilities and barriers to dispersal. In my current project, I am trying to identify links between the evolution of genomes and morphology in squamates.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, 2021 - 2021

Publications

Gippner S, Travers SL, Scherz MD, Colston TJ, Lyra ML, Mohan AV, Multzsch M, Nielsen SV, Rancilhac L, Glaw F, Bauer AM, Vences M (2021) A comprehensive phylogeny of dwarf geckos of the genus Lygodactylus, with insights into their systematics and morphological variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 165 : 107311 - 107311. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107311

Baxter‐Gilbert J, Baider C, Florens FBV, Hawlitschek O, Mohan AV, Mohanty NP, Wagener C, Webster KC, Riley JL (2021) Nocturnal foraging and activity by diurnal lizards: Six species of day geckos ( Phelsuma spp.) using the night‐light niche. Austral Ecology, 46 (3) : 501 - 506. doi: 10.1111/aec.13012

Mohan AV, Orozco-terWengel P, Shanker K, Vences M (2020) The Andaman day gecko paradox: an ancient endemic without pronounced phylogeographic structure. Scientific Reports, 10 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68402-7

Mohan AV, Gehring P-S, Scherz MD, Glaw F, Ratsoavina FM, Vences M (2019) Comparative phylogeography and patterns of deep genetic differentiation of two gecko species, Paroedura gracilis and Phelsuma guttata, across north-eastern Madagascar. SALAMANDRA, 55 (3) : 211 - 220.

Introduction

Summary

I am a herpetologist from India and my primary work has focused on geckos endemic to the Indian Ocean islands. My work has been looking into untangling evolutionary origins, both in space and time; identifying macroevolutionary patterns in species diversification and morphological evolution; the ecology behind the co-existence of congeneric species, and in assessing genetic diversity in light of limited dispersal abilities and barriers to dispersal. In my current project, I am trying to identify links between the evolution of genomes and morphology in squamates.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, 2021 - 2021

Publications

Publications

Gippner S, Travers SL, Scherz MD, Colston TJ, Lyra ML, Mohan AV, Multzsch M, Nielsen SV, Rancilhac L, Glaw F, Bauer AM, Vences M (2021) A comprehensive phylogeny of dwarf geckos of the genus Lygodactylus, with insights into their systematics and morphological variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 165 : 107311 - 107311. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107311

Baxter‐Gilbert J, Baider C, Florens FBV, Hawlitschek O, Mohan AV, Mohanty NP, Wagener C, Webster KC, Riley JL (2021) Nocturnal foraging and activity by diurnal lizards: Six species of day geckos ( Phelsuma spp.) using the night‐light niche. Austral Ecology, 46 (3) : 501 - 506. doi: 10.1111/aec.13012

Mohan AV, Orozco-terWengel P, Shanker K, Vences M (2020) The Andaman day gecko paradox: an ancient endemic without pronounced phylogeographic structure. Scientific Reports, 10 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68402-7

Mohan AV, Gehring P-S, Scherz MD, Glaw F, Ratsoavina FM, Vences M (2019) Comparative phylogeography and patterns of deep genetic differentiation of two gecko species, Paroedura gracilis and Phelsuma guttata, across north-eastern Madagascar. SALAMANDRA, 55 (3) : 211 - 220.