Michael T. Monaghan

Senior Scientist – Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

Professor of Biology – Freie Universität Berlin



Curriculum Vitae

2018- Professor of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
2018- Guest Professor, Ehime University, Japan
2016 Visiting Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
2015-2016 Guest Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ehime University, Japan
2008- Senior Scientist / Research Group Leader, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
2008-2018 Adjunct lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie + Institut für Informatik
2003-2008 Postdoc, Imperial College London + Natural History Museum
2002 PhD ETH Zürich (Eawag)

Selected Publications

Heeger F, EC Bourne, C Baschien, A Yurkov, B Bunk, C Spröer, J Overmann, CJ Mazzoni, MT Monaghan (2018).

Long-read DNA metabarcoding of ribosomal rRNA in the analysis of fungi from aquatic environments

Molecular Ecology Resources 18:1500-1514

Watanabe K, MT Monaghan. 2017.

Comparative tests of the species-genetic diversity correlation at neutral and non-neutral loci in four species of stream insect.

Evolution 71:1755–1764.

Wurzbacher C, K Attermeyer, MT Kettner, C Flintrop, N Warthmann, S Hilt, H-P Grossart, MT Monaghan (2017).

DNA metabarcoding of unfractionated water samples relates phyto-, zoo- and bacterioplankton dynamics and reveals a single-taxon bacterial bloom.

Environmental Microbiology Reports 9:383–388.

Rutschmann S, Detering H, Simon S, Funk DH, Gattolliat J-L, Hughes SJ, Raposeiro PM, DeSalle R, Sartori M, Monaghan MT (2017).

Colonization and diversification of aquatic insects on three Macaronesian archipelagos using 59 nuclear loci derived from a draft genome.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107:27-38

Wurzbacher C, Warthmann N, Bourne E, Attermeyer K, Allgaier M, Powell JR, Detering H, Mbedi S, Grossart H-P, Monaghan MT (2016).

High habitat-specificity in fungal communities in oligo-mesotrophic, temperate Lake Stechlin (North-East Germany).

MycoKeys 16:17-44.

Honnen A-C, Johnston PR, Monaghan MT (2016).

Sex-specific gene expression in the mosquito Culex pipiens f. molestus in response to artificial light at night.

BMC Genomics 17:22

Hölker F, Wurzbacher C, Weißenborn C, Monaghan MT, Holzhauer IJS, Premke K (2015)

Microbial diversity and community respiration in freshwater sediments influenced by artificial light at night.

Philisophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

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.