Anja Schulze

Anja Schulze

Associate Professor
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I am interested in phylogeny, species delimitation and geographic population structuring of marine invertebrates, focusing on marine annelids. My approaches include morphological, reproductive and developmental studies, genomics and transcriptomics.


B.S., University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1995
Ph.D., University of Victoria, Canada, 2001

Courses Taught

Marine Invertebrate Zoology (MARB 435/635)   
Evolutionary Biology (MARB 689)

Recent Publications

Johnson, N. D., Sanders, C., Maiorova, A. and Schulze, A. 2016. Cryptic speciation in a Pacific sipunculan (Sipuncula: Phascolosomatidae): East-west divergence between non-sister taxa. Zoologica Scripta 45: 455-463.

Schulze, A. 2015. Six genetically distinct clades of Palola (Eunicidae, Annelida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa 4019: 695-706.

Lucey, N. M., Lombardi, C., De Marchi, L., Schulze, A., Gambi, M. C., Calosi, P. 2015. To brood or not to brood: are marine organisms that protect their offspring more resilient to ocean acidification? Scientific Reports 5: 12009.

Borda, E., Yañez-Rivera, B., *Ochoa, G., Sánchez-Ortíz, C, Schulze, A. and Rouse, G. W. 2015. Revamping Amphinomidae (Annelida: Amphinomida) with a description of a new species of Notopygos from the Gulf of California. Zoologica Scripta 44: 324-333.

Ahrens, J. B., Kudenov, J., Marshall,C. M., Schulze, A. 2014. A histological analysis of the bearded fireworm, Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): Regeneration of posterior segments and terminal structures. Journal of Morphology 275: 1103-1112.

Calosi, P., Rastrick, S. P. S., Lombardi, C., de Guzman, H. J., Davidson, L., Jahnke, M., Giangrande, A., Hardege, J.D., Schulze, A., Spicer, J. I., Gambi, M.C. 2013. Acclimatization to ocean acidification in marine ectotherms: an in situ transplant experiment at a shallow CO2 vent system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368, 20120444.

Carvalho, R. G., Wei, C.-L., Rowe, G. and Schulze, A. 2013. Complex depth-related patterns in the taxonomic and functional diversity of polychaetes in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research I 80: 66-77.

Ahrens, J. B., Borda, E., Barroso, R., Paiva, P. C., Campbell, A. M., Wolf, A., Nugues, M. M., Rouse, G. W. and Schulze, A. 2013. The curious case of Hermodice carunculata: evidence for genetic homogeneity throughout the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent basins. Molecular Ecology 22: 2280-2291.