Ian King, Ph.D.


Biomonitoring 2.0 – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I recently completed my PhD in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside. My research involved establishing a biomonitoring programme using free-living nematodes for the restoration-in-progress of the largest wetland in southern California. This experience, as well as my involvement in numerous other biomonitoring projects, led to my current interest in environmental biomonitoring through next generation sequencing.

My more general interests relate to 1) studying ways to improve methods of measuring biodiversity, especially via incorporating phylogenetic aspects, and 2) the ecology of free-living marine, freshwater and terrestrial nematodes.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Hajibabaei lab, working with the Biomonitoring 2.0 project team.


Select Publications

King IW. Mundo-Ocampo M, De Ley P. 2010 Xyala finneyae sp. n. (Nematoda: Xyalidae), from the intertidal region of the eastern Gulf of California, Mexico. Nematology 12(5): 673-680.

King IW. 2009. The need for the incorporation of phylogeny in the measurement of biological diversity, with special reference to ecosystem functioning research. BioEssays 31(1): 107-116.

Mundo-Ocampo M, Lambshead PJD, Debenham N, King IW, De Ley P, Baldwin JG, Tandingan De Ley I, Rocha-O A, Waumann D, Thomas WK, Packer M, Boucher G. (2007) Biodiversity of littoral nematodes from two sites in the Gulf of California.Hydrobiologia 586: 179–189.

Yoder M, Tandingan De Ley I, King IW, Mundo-Ocampo M, Mann J, Blaxter M, Poiras L, De Ley P. 2006. DESS: a versatile solution for preserving morphology and extractable DNA of nematodes. Nematology 8(3): 367-376.

Yeow H-W, Finney-Crawley JR, Lawlor J, King IW. 1999. Free-living nematode assemblages downstream from a pulp and paper mill in Humber Arm, Newfoundland. Russian Journal of Nematology 7(2): 95-103.



Return to Project Organization