Elizabeth Borda

Elizabeth Borda


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Systematics, phylogenetics and evolution of invertebrates, with special emphasis on fireworms and leeches. I also have broad interests in cryptic speciation, adaptation and evolution in extreme environments (e.g., hydrothermal vents, anchialine caves), and biodiversity and ecology of marine invertebrates from the Tropical Eastern Pacific.

B.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook. New York (1998)
Ph.D. City University of New York Graduate School and University Center (2007)

Courses Taught
Evolution (MARB 466)
Genetics Lab (MARB 301)
Seminar (MARB 482)

Recent Publications

Borda E, Yáñez-Rivera B, Ochoa GM, Kudenov JD, Sanchez-Ortiz C, Schulze A and Rouse G. 2015. Revamping Amphinomidae (Annelida: Amphinomida), with the inclusion of Notopygos. Zoologica Scripta 44(3): 324–333

Kot BW, Sears R, Zbinden D, Borda E and Gordon MS. 2014. Rorqual whale (Balaenopteridae) surface lunge-feeding behaviors: standardized classification, repertoire diversity and evolutionary analysis. Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12115

Borda E and Kudenov JD. 2014. Euphrosinidae (Annelida: Amphinomida) collected from Antarctica by the R/V Polarstern in 1984 and 1986, with comments on the generic placement of Euphrosine magellanica. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(4): 299-311

Borda E, Kudenov JD, Blake JA, Chevaldonné P, Desbruyères D, Hourdez S, Fabri M-C, Pleijel F, Schulze A, Shank T, Wilson NG and Rouse GW. 2013. Cryptic species of Archinome (Annelida: Amphinomida) from vents and seeps. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 280(1770): 20131876

Ahrens J, Borda E, Barroso R, Campbell AM, Wolf A, Nugues M, Paiva P, Rouse GW and Schulze A. 2013. The curious case of Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): evidence for genetic homogeneity throughout the Atlantic Ocean and associated basins. Molecular Ecology 22(8): 2280–2291

Rocha R, Borda E, Andreone F and Rosa GM. 2012. First reports of leech parasitism in Malagasy anurans. Comparative Parasitology 79(2): 352-356

Borda E, Kudenov JD, Beinhold C and Rouse GW. 2012. Towards a revised Amphinomidae (Annelida, Amphinomida): description and affinities of a new genus and species from the Nile Deep-sea Fan, Mediterranean Sea. Zoologica Scripta. 40(3): 307–325

Borda E and Siddall ME. 2011. Insights into the evolutionary history of Indo-Pacific bloodfeeding terrestrial leeches (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Haemadipsidae). Invertebrate Systematics 24(5): 456–472