Senior Curator of Marine Invertebrates, Museum Victoria
Dr Timothy O'Hara uses museum collections to answer large-scale questions about the distribution of seafloor animals around the globe. This research includes aspects of biogeography, macroecology, phylogeny, and phylogeography. His taxonomic speciality is the Ophiurodea (brittle-stars), a class of echinoderms that are a dominant component of the seafloor fauna.
Jun 07, 2016 08:01 am UTC| Nature
Its not often scientists suggest theyve found an entirely new group of animals, something so different that they cant be considered as belonging to one of the main groups, such as shellfish, insects, worms, jellyfish,...