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Dr Joanne Birch

Research interests

Plant Evolution

  • Systematics of flowering plants
  • Biogeography of Australasian and Pacific plant lineages
  • Genome evolution in Australian monocotyledons
  • Evolution of ecological and morphological diversity in Australian monocotyledons
  • Integrative taxonomic approaches to species delimitation
  • Molecular species delimitation methods

Research projects

  • Systematics and biogeography of Australasian monocotyledons
  • Recovering relationships of Australasian Asteliaceae using whole chloroplast sequence data
  • Evolution of genome size in Australian Asparagales
  • Phylogeography of Caesia or Corynotheca species complexes

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