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Gavin Naylor

Professor

Address: HML H220-B
Phone: 843.725.4806
E-mail: naylorg@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D.: University of Maryland


Research Interests

Molecular evolution, phylogenetics and comparative anatomy of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, skates, and rays). Population genetics, bioinformatics, origin of novelty.


Publications

Naylor, G.J.P., J.N. Caira, K. Jensen, K. Rosana, W. White and P. Last (In Press). A DNA Sequence Based Approach To The Identification of Shark and Ray Species And Its Implications For Global Elasmobranch Diversity And Parasitology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (280pp.)

Faria, V.V., M.T. Mcdavitt, P. Charvet, T.R. Wiley, C.A. Simpfendorfer, and G.J.P. Naylor. Species Delimitation and Global Population Structure of Critically Endangered Sawfishers: Implications for Conservation and Management (In Press) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Liberles D., S.A Teichmann.,  I. Bahar ,  U. Bastolla , J. Bloom , E. Bornberg-Bauer , L.J. Colwell , A.P. de Koning , N.V. Dokholyan , J. Echave , A. Elofsson , D.L.Gerloff  , R.A. Goldstein, J. A. Grahnen, M.T. Holder, C. Lakner, N. Lartillot, S. C. Lovell, G.J.P. Naylor, T. Perica, D. D. Pollock, T. Pupko, L. Regan, A. Roger, N. Rubinstein, E. Shakhnovich, K. Sjölander, S. Sunyaev, A. I. Teufel, J. L. Thorne, J.W. Thornton, D. Weinreich, S. Whelan. The Interface of Protein Structure, Protein Biophysics, and Molecular Evolution (In Press) Protein Science.

Naylor, G.J.P., J.N. Caira, K. Jensen, K.A.M. Rosana, N. Straube, and C. Lakner (2012). Elasmobranch Phylogeny: A mitochondrial estimate based on 595 species. In J.C. Carrier, J.A. Musak and M.R. Heithaus (editors), The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives. p. 31-56. CRC Press, Taylor &Francis Group.

Li, C.,  K. A. Matthes-Rosana, M. Garcia, and G. J. P. Naylor (2012). Phylogenetics of Chondrichthyes and the problem of rooting phylogenies with distant outgroups. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 63(2):365-73

Aschliman, N.C., M. Nishida, M. Miya,  J. G. Inoue,  K. M. Rosana and G.J.P. Naylor (2012). Body Plan Convergence in the Evolution of Skates and Rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) Mol Phylogenet Evol. 63(1):28-42

Moore, A.B.M., W.T. White, R.D. Ward, G.J.P. Naylor, and R. Peirce (2011). Rediscovery and redescription of the smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae), from Kuwait, with notes on its possible conservation status. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 528–539.

Lakner C., M.T. Holder,  N.Goldman, and G.J.P. Naylor (2010). What's in a Likelihood? Protein Evolution and the Contribution of Structurally Viable Reconstructions to the Likelihood. Systematic Biology 60:161-174

W.T. White, P. R. Last, G.J.P. Naylor & M. Harris (2010). Resurrection and redescription of the Borneo Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis tephrodes (Fowler, 1905) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). pp. 45-59. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.

P. R. Last,  Fahmi  & G.J.P. Naylor (2010).  Pastinachus stellurostris sp. nov., a new stingray (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatiformes) from Indonesian Borneo. pp. 129–139. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.

White, W.T., P.R. Last, and G.J.P. Naylor (2010). Scoliodon macrorhynchos (Bleeker, 1852), a second species of spadenose shark from the Western Pacific (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), pp. 61–76. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.

White, W.T., P.R. Last, G.J.P. Naylor, K. Jensen  and J.N. Caira (2010). Clarification of Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) as a valid species, and a comparison with Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae), pp. 141–164. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.