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Welcome to the webpage of Michael T. Monaghan and members of the Molecular Ecology and Genomics Research Group at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin.

**I am on SABBATICAL LEAVE, currently as Visiting Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, in the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme in the group of Eng Eong Ooi.**

Please follow the Research and People links to learn more about our work.

Selected Publications

Rutschmann*, Detering* et al. (in press) DiscoMark: Nuclear marker discovery from orthologous sequences using draft genome data. Molecular Ecology Resources (bioRxiv 10.1101/047282).

Honnen*, Johnston* et al. (2016) Sex-specific gene expression in the mosquito Culex pipiens f. molestus in response to artificial light at night. BMC Genomics 17:22.

Hölker et al. (2015) Microbial diversity and community respiration in freshwater sediments influenced by artificial light at night. Phil Trans Roy Soc B 10.1098/rstb.2014.0130.

Rutschmann et al. (2014) Evolution and island endemism of morphologically cryptic Baetis and Cloeon species (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) on the Canary Islands and Madeira. Freshwater Biology 59:2516-2527.

Geiger et al. (2014) Spatial heterogeneity in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot affects barcoding accuracy of its freshwater fishes. Molecular Ecology Resources 14:1210-1221.

Toussaint et al. 2014. The towering orogeny of New Guinea as a trigger of arthropod megadiversity. Nature Communications 5:4001.

Dijkstra et al. 2014. Freshwater biodiversity and aquatic insect diversification. Annual Review of Entomology 59:143-163.

Baselga et al. 2013. Whole-community DNA barcoding reveals a spatiotemporal continuum of biodiversity at species and genetic levels. Nature Communications 4:1892.

Bergsten et al. 2012. The effect of geographical scale of sampling on DNA barcoding. Systematic Biology 61:851-869.

Powell et al. 2011. Evolutionary criteria outperform operational approaches in producing ecologically relevant fungal species inventories. Molecular Ecology 20:655-66.

*contributed equally

Open Positions

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact me directly (monaghan @ igb-berlin.de). Funded positions will be advertised below and on usual outlets including EvolDir. Other funding opportunities include the International IGB Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science.

Photo credit

Fiume Tagliamento at Flogogna, Italy (R. Danabalan)