Faculty Members in Biodiversity
Molecular and genomic evolution, genome duplication (polyploidy), duplicate gene evolution, evolution of gene regulation.
Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.
Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.
The study of plant form using the techniques of comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology.
Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.
Teaching & Learning, Biodiversity, Plant Biochemistry.
Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.
Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic history.
Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.
Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.
Spider systematics and evolution.
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Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; Eukaryotes in the microbiome.
Speciation, domestication, conservation biology, and weed evolution.
The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.
Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.
Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.