Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity

Ecological genetics

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

There are a number of projects that are concerned with the conservation of genetic diversity. These projects include freshwater fish conservation genetics and skink population genetics. Projects are also available in the field of plant conservation/population genetics with a focus on threatened plant species. Also many projects focus on the conservation of invertebrates which link strongly with the Department of Conservation efforts. These presently include molluscs, ground beetles, and onychophora. Projects also exist that use genetic markers to track pest species such as possums and stoats.

Staff who conduct research in this area

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


Assoc Prof Thomas Buckley