Terry Gosliner

Senior Curator and Senior Officer for Collaborative Programs

California Academy of Sciences

Dr. Terrence M. Gosliner received an A.B. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Biological. His Master’s Degree is from the University of Hawaii in Zoology and his PhD. is from the University of New Hampshire. He taught Zoology at the University of New Hampshire and served as Chief Professional Officer at the South African Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and has been awarded the Fellow’s Medal by the California Academy of Sciences. He has worked at the California Academy of Sciences as a research Curator since 1982 and has published 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals together with four books. He utilizes phylogenetic techniques, both morphological and molecular to reconstruct the evolutionary relationships of major groups of opisthobranchs. He has used these phylogenies to study adaptive radiation, evolution of color patterns and implications to conservation biology. He has conducted collaborative research in the Philippines since 1992. Additionally he has conducted extensive field work in southern Africa, Madagascar, the Seychelles, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands and California.

Terry Gosliner is also member of Nudi Pixel board of experts and has helped Nudi Pixel verifying identification of 584 specimens.

Following species are named after Terry Gosliner:


Nudibranch Species from Terry Gosliner » View all photo from Terry Gosliner (2 photos)

Janolus longidentatus from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(1 photo from Terry Gosliner)
Phyllodesmium parangatum from Anilao, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
(1 photo from Terry Gosliner)

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