Dr Michelle Guzik

Dr Michelle Guzik
 Position ARC Research Associate
 Org Unit Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Email michelle.guzik@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8244
 Location Floor/Room G 16 ,  Darling ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    2005  Ph.D.          (Evolutionary Biology), James Cook University

    1998  B.Sc.           (Biological Science), Hons. 1st Class, La Trobe University

  • Publications

    Guzik, M. T., Stringer, N., Murphy, N. P., Cooper, S. J. B., Taiti, S., Humphreys, W. and Austin A. D. In Press. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Australian arid zone oniscidean isopods (Crustacea) reveals strong regional endemicity and new putative species. Invertebrate Systematics.

    Murphy, N. P., Guzik, M. T., Cooper, S. J., and Austin A. D. 2015. Desert spring refugia: museums of diversity or evolutionary cradles?. Zoologica Scripta, 44(6), 693-701.

    Karanovic, T., Eberhard, S., Cooper, S. J., and Guzik, M. T. 2014. Morphological and molecular study of the genus Nitokra (Crustacea, Copepoda, Harpacticoida) in a small palaeochannel in Western Australia. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 1-35.

    Harrison, S., Guzik, M. T, Harvey, M. Austin, A. D. 2014. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Western Australian troglobitic chthoniid pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpiones, Chthoniidae) points to multiple independent subterranean clades. Invertebrate Systematics. Online early.

    Robertson, H. L., Guzik, M. T. and Murphy, N. P. 2014. Persistence in the desert: ephemeral waterways and small-scale gene flow in the desert spring amphipod, Wangiannachiltonia guzikae. Freshwater Biology. Online Early.

    Strugnell, J.M., Norman, M.D., Vecchione, M., Guzik, M.T., and Allcock, A.L. 2013. The ink sac clouds octopod evolutionary history. Hydrobiologia. Online Early.

    Abrams, K.M., King, R. A. Guzik, M.T., Cooper S.J.B. and Austin A.D. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic, morphological and biogeographic evidence for a new genus of parabathynellid crustaceans (Syncarida: Bathynellacea) from groundwater in an ancient southern Australian landscape. Invertebrate Systematics. Online Early.

    Bradford, T.M., Adams, M., Guzik, M. T., Humphreys, W.F., Austin, A. D. and Cooper, S. J. B. 2013. Patterns of population genetic variation in sympatric chiltoniid amphipods within a calcrete aquifer reveal a dynamic subterranean environment. Heredity. Advanced Online 3 April.

    Guzik, M.T., Adams, M.A., Murphy, N.P., Cooper, S.J.B. and Austin, A.D. 2012. Desert Springs: Deep Phylogeographic Structure in an Ancient Endemic Crustacean (Phreatomerus latipes). PLoS One. 7(7): e37642.

    Abrams, K.M., Guzik, M.T., Cooper, S.J.B., Humphreys, W.F., King, R.A., Cho, J.-L. and A.D. Austin 2012. What lies beneath: Molecular phylogenetics and ancestral state reconstruction of the ancient subterranean Australian Parabathynellidae (Syncarida, Crustacea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 64 (1): 130–144.

    Cook, B. D., Abrams, K. M., Marshall, J., Perna, C. N., Choy, S., Guzik, M. T. & Cooper, S. J. B. 2012. Australian Journal of Zoology 60: 152-158.

    Murphy, N. P., Breed, M. F., Guzik, M. T., Cooper, S. J. B. and Austin, A. D. 2012. Trapped in desert springs: phylogeography of Australian desert spring snails. Journal of Biogeography, 39:1573–1582.

    Murphy NP, Adams M, Guzik MT, Austin AD 2012. Extraordinary micro-endemism in Australian desert spring amphipods. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Online Early

    Guzik, M. T., Austin, A. D., Cooper, S. J. B., Harvey, M. S., Humphreys, W. F., Bradford, T., Eberhard, S. M., King, R. A., Leys, R., Muirhead, K. A. and Tomlinson, M. 2010. Is the Australian subterranean fauna uniquely diverse? Invertebrate Systematics. 24: 407–418.

    Guzik, M.T., Cooper, S.J.B., Humphreys, W.F., Ong, S., Kawakami, T., Austin A.D., 2011. Evidence for population fragmentation within a subterranean aquatic habitat in the Western Australian desert. Heredity. 107: 215–230.

    Murphy, N.P., Guzik, M.T. and Worthington Wilmer, J. 2010. The influence of landscape on population structure in groundwater springs. Freshwater Biology 55: 2499–2509.

    Juan, C., Guzik, M.T., Jaume, D. and Cooper, S.J.B. 2010. Evolution in caves: Darwin's "wrecks of ancient life" in the molecular era. Molecular Ecology 19: 3865–3880.

    Guzik, M.T., Cooper, S.J.B., Humphreys, C.H.S. and Austin, A.D. 2009. Fine-scale comparative phylogeography of a sympatric sister species triplet of subterranean diving beetles from a single calcrete aquifer in Western Australia. Molecular Ecology. 18(17): 3683-3698.

    Guzik, M.T., Cooper, S.J.B., Humphreys, C.H.S. and Austin, A.D. 2008. Phylogeography of the ancient Parabathynellidae (Crustacea: Syncarida) from the Yilgarn region of Western Australia. Invertebrate Systematics. 22(2): 205-216.

  • Professional Interests

    November 2014 - ongoing: Senior Research Associate, The University of Adelaide. ARC Linkage funded research project: The application of environmental DNA metabarcoding as a long-term monitoring tool for biodiversity assessment in groundwater ecosystems.


    November 2010 - 2014: Research Associate, The University of Adelaide. ARC Linkage funded research project: Biodiversity and population genetics of groundwater calcrete ecosystems of central Western Australia.


    September 2007 - 2010: Research Associate, The University of Adelaide. ARC Linkage funded research project: Population genetics and phylogeography of Great Artesian Basin mound springs fauna from central South Australia.


    September 2004 - 2007: Research Associate, The University of Adelaide. ARC Linkage funded research project: Population genetics and phylogeography of stygobitic invertebrate fauna from the Yilgarn region of Western Australia.

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