Christoffer Schander

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Carl Fredrik Christoffer Schander (21 May 1960 21 February 2012) was a professor in marine biology at the University of Bergen, Norway. He was also a thematic leader at the Centre of Excellence in Geobiology. His doctoral thesis (1997, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) explored the evolutionary relationships of the parasitic marine gastropod family Pyramidellidae. He worked on marine invertebrates, mainly molluscs, and published more than 90 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, 76 are indexed in the Web of Knowledge, and fourteen of them have been cited ten or more times.

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According to his web page, he considered the goal of his research to be understanding the roles that evolutionary forces and phylogeny have played in creating organismal diversity. To help develop this understanding, he used phylogenetic analyses that integrated morphological, ultrastructural and molecular data. His research focused on molluscs and more specifically on the ectoparasitic pyramidellid gastropods and the, shell-less, primary deep-sea aplacophorans, the biogeography of these animals, and the relationship between the molluscs and other animal groups.

In addition to taxonomy and systematics, he published several papers on the use of formalin fixed tissue for molecular studies. He was active in the DNA barcoding community.

The World Register of Marine Species mentions 33 new gastropod species named by Schander [1]

Personal life

Schander was born in Sweden in 1960. He lived in his home town of Borås and became one of the most active Swedish science fiction fans in the 1980s, creating fanzines such as Semikolon A & B and I väntan på PEP and the APA Efterapa, and arranging science fiction conventions such as RegnCon in 1981. He died after a short illness on 21 February 2012.

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Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Pyramidellidae</span> Family of sea snails

Pyramidellidae, common name the pyram family, or pyramid shells, is a voluminous taxonomic family of mostly small and minute ectoparasitic sea snails, marine heterobranch gastropod molluscs. The great majority of species of pyrams are micromolluscs.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Odostomiinae</span> Subfamily of gastropods

Odostomiinae, Odostomia snails and their allies, is a taxonomic subfamily of minute parasitic sea snails. These are marine heterobranch gastropod mollusks, or micromollusks, in the family Pyramidellidae.

Pyrgulina dimidiata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Chrysallida intumescens is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies. The species is one of a number within the genus Chrysallida.

Spiralinella marthinae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Parthenina pyttelilla is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Parthenina sergei is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Koloonella calva is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Syrnola endolamellata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Eulimella zornikulla is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Odostomella africana is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Megastomia boteroi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Odostomia corimbensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Odostomia mesomorpha is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Megastomia pagodiformis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Odostomia parodontosis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Odostomia pyxidata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Auristomia rutor is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams, and their allies.

Odostomia subscripta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

Turbonilla scrobiculata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.

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