Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity


Biogeography

Find below a description of our research in this area, and a list of potential supervisers.

Current research evaluates the distribution of species, spatially and temporally. Specific projects quantify rates of evolution and the effect of population size and land area on rates of evolution. Phylogeographic studies investigate evolutionary relationships within a range of taxa, including woody plants across Oceania and several invertebrate groups. Research methodologies include both genetic and standard quantitative approaches.
 

Staff who conduct research in this area


University of Auckland staff


Dr Shane Wright
Email: sd.wright@auckland.ac.nz

University of Auckland and Landcare Research staff (co-appointed)

Assoc Prof Thomas Buckley
Email: tbuc011@aucklanduni.ac.nz