Miss Regan Drennan

Miss Regan Drennan

LS Polychaete PhD Student

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Aquatic Invertebrates Division

Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology Research Group

Helena WiklundJames BellMadeleine Brasier, Regan Drennan

Summary

I am a PhD student on the University of Southampton INSPIRE DTP program, based full-time at the Natural History Museum London as part of the Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology research group. My work focuses on investigating the diversity and evolution of Antarctic benthic annelid worm communities in the Southern Ocean, particularly in areas covered or recently covered by ice. I have a background in annelid taxonomy, systematics, and molecular phylogenetics, with previous work on largely undescribed deep-sea annelid faunas from abyssal plain environments where deep-sea mining may occur in the near future.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc in Taxonomy & Biodiversity, Imperial College London, London, 2016 - 2017

BA (Mod) in Zoology, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, 2012 - 2016

Publications

Bribiesca-Contreras G, Dahlgren TG, Horton T, Drazen JC, Drennan R, Jones DOB, Leitner AB, McQuaid KA, Smith CR, Taboada S, Wiklund H, Glover AG (null) Biogeography and Connectivity Across Habitat Types and Geographical Scales in Pacific Abyssal Scavenging Amphipods. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 : doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.705237

Drennan R, Wiklund H, Rabone M, Georgieva MN, Dahlgren TG, Glover AG (null) Neanthes goodayi sp. nov. (Annelida, Nereididae), a remarkable new annelid species living inside deep-sea polymetallic nodules. European Journal of Taxonomy, 760 : 160 - 185. doi: 10.5852/ejt.2021.760.1447

Drennan R, Wiklund H, Rouse GW, Georgieva MN, Wu X, Kobayashi G, Yoshino K, Glover AG (2019) Taxonomy and phylogeny of mud owls (Annelida: Sternaspidae), including a new synonymy and new records from the Southern Ocean, North East Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean: challenges in morphological delimitation. Marine Biodiversity, 49 (6) : 2659 - 2697. doi: 10.1007/s12526-019-00998-0

Wiklund H, Neal L, Glover AG, Drennan R, Rabone M, Dahlgren TG (null) Abyssal fauna of polymetallic nodule exploration areas, eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Annelida: Capitellidae, Opheliidae, Scalibregmatidae, and Travisiidae. ZooKeys, 883 : 1 - 82. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.883.36193

Drennan R, Dahlgren TG, Linse K, Glover AG (null) Annelid Fauna of the Prince Gustav Channel, a Previously Ice-Covered Seaway on the Northeastern Antarctic Peninsula. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7 : doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.595303

Introduction

Summary

I am a PhD student on the University of Southampton INSPIRE DTP program, based full-time at the Natural History Museum London as part of the Deep-Sea Systematics and Ecology research group. My work focuses on investigating the diversity and evolution of Antarctic benthic annelid worm communities in the Southern Ocean, particularly in areas covered or recently covered by ice. I have a background in annelid taxonomy, systematics, and molecular phylogenetics, with previous work on largely undescribed deep-sea annelid faunas from abyssal plain environments where deep-sea mining may occur in the near future.

Qualifications

Degrees

MSc in Taxonomy & Biodiversity, Imperial College London, London, 2016 - 2017

BA (Mod) in Zoology, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, 2012 - 2016

Publications

Publications

Bribiesca-Contreras G, Dahlgren TG, Horton T, Drazen JC, Drennan R, Jones DOB, Leitner AB, McQuaid KA, Smith CR, Taboada S, Wiklund H, Glover AG (null) Biogeography and Connectivity Across Habitat Types and Geographical Scales in Pacific Abyssal Scavenging Amphipods. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 : doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.705237

Drennan R, Wiklund H, Rabone M, Georgieva MN, Dahlgren TG, Glover AG (null) Neanthes goodayi sp. nov. (Annelida, Nereididae), a remarkable new annelid species living inside deep-sea polymetallic nodules. European Journal of Taxonomy, 760 : 160 - 185. doi: 10.5852/ejt.2021.760.1447

Drennan R, Wiklund H, Rouse GW, Georgieva MN, Wu X, Kobayashi G, Yoshino K, Glover AG (2019) Taxonomy and phylogeny of mud owls (Annelida: Sternaspidae), including a new synonymy and new records from the Southern Ocean, North East Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean: challenges in morphological delimitation. Marine Biodiversity, 49 (6) : 2659 - 2697. doi: 10.1007/s12526-019-00998-0

Wiklund H, Neal L, Glover AG, Drennan R, Rabone M, Dahlgren TG (null) Abyssal fauna of polymetallic nodule exploration areas, eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Annelida: Capitellidae, Opheliidae, Scalibregmatidae, and Travisiidae. ZooKeys, 883 : 1 - 82. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.883.36193

Drennan R, Dahlgren TG, Linse K, Glover AG (null) Annelid Fauna of the Prince Gustav Channel, a Previously Ice-Covered Seaway on the Northeastern Antarctic Peninsula. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7 : doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.595303