Evolution & Speciation

Eucalypts are a quintessential component of Australian landscapes. There are more than 700 diverse species, ranging from the tallest flowering plant in the world (E. regnans) to prostrate shrubs clinging to cold, rocky mountain tops (e.g. E. vernicosa) to dry-adapted mallees with massive possum-pollinated flowers (e.g. E. rhodantha). We study evolutionary relationships among species, as well as micro-evolutionary processes, the evolutionary significance of hybridization, historical migration routes and climatic refugia.

We are looking for Honours and PhD students in projects such as:

Contact: Dorothy Steane, Rebecca Jones, René Vaillancourt, Brad Potts

More information about the application process can be found on the UTAS website

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