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I’m a marine biologist who is fascinated by corals. I've been studying the causes and consequences of biannual coral spawning on Indo-Pacific reefs for many years. At a broader level I'm endlessly interested in marine ecology and evolutionary biology, and understanding the processes that drive speciation and biodiversity. Understanding the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity are key challenges for conservation scientists, because high genetic diversity guards against future contingencies, such as disease or climate change. My research investigates the way genetic diversity is originated and maintained in the marine realm, and is an integration of biology, ecology and genetics. 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 Phylogenomics provides new insight into evolutionary relationships and genealogical discordance in the reef-building coral genus Acropora
    Published in   Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    2015 Asynchronous spawning in sympatric populations of a hard coral reveals cryptic species and ancient genetic lineages
    Published in   Molecular Ecology

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Coral reproduction, coral spawning, molecular ecology, population genetics, phylogenetics

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 Phylogenomics provides new insight into evolutionary relationships and genealogical discordance in the reef-building coral genus Acropora
    Published in   Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
    2015 Asynchronous spawning in sympatric populations of a hard coral reveals cryptic species and ancient genetic lineages
    Published in   Molecular Ecology

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Coral reproduction, coral spawning, molecular ecology, population genetics, phylogenetics
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