Post doctoral research fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama.
COPPARD, S.E. (UK) & SCHULTZ, H.A.G. (Germany)
A new species of Coelopleurus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Arbaciidae) from New Caledonia
Zootaxa 1281: 1-19 (7 Aug. 2006)
COPPARD, S.E. (UK) & NOORDENBURG, H.V. (The Netherlands)
A new species of Lissocidaris (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Cidaridae) from the Philippines: convergent evolution among smooth-spined cidaroids
Zootaxa 1493: 53-65 (31 May 2007)
COPPARD, SIMON E. (UK)
A comparative analysis of the spatangoid echinoid genera Brissopsis and Metalia: a new genus and species of spatangoid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Brissopsidae) from the Philippines and the reassignment of Brissopsis persica to Metalia
Zootaxa 1760: 1-23 (30 Apr. 2008)
I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama working on species radiations in the echinoid genera Mellita and Encope. I previously worked on the echinoid directory at the NHM and contributed several thousand pages on the cassiduloids and continue to contribute species pages. I have described three new species and one new genus of Recent echinoid in the last 5 years and have a background in morphology, ecology and molecular evolution of echinoderms. I have also worked for the ICZN, so have a good understanding on nomenclature and was involved with ZooBank and both the GUID workshops.