Profile of Ingo Burghardt

Key Info

  • Position Title
    Research Associate, Marine Invertebrates
  • Section
    Marine Invertebrates Collection
    Life and Geosciences
    Australian Museum Research Institute
  • ORCID iD

Email Dr Ingo Burghardt

Study of biology at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), graduating with a Master of Science (2002) and a PhD in zoology (2006). Postdoc and lecturer positions in various international research institutions and universities, mainly in Europe and Australia. Working at the Australian Museum since 2010.

Research focus initially on nudibranchs (Mollusca), later extending to other marine invertebrates (octocorals, polychaetes, jellyfish and crustaceans) as well as terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates (Australian land and freshwater snails and crustaceans).

Research interests: ecology, ecophysiology, diversity, taxonomy, phylogeography and evolution of marine, freshwater and terrestrial invertebrates. Symbiotic systems in marine invertebrates. Deep sea biology. Coral reef ecology and physiology. Impact of climate change on marine organisms, symbiotic organisms, marine ecosystems and invasive species.

Research methods: molecular biology methods (DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, cloning, SSCP), phylogenetic analysis, histology, electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), digital imaging, field surveys, PAM fluorometry.


Master of Science (Biology), PhD (Zoology).


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