Evolutionary & molecular ecology

Many environmental problems benefit from both an evolutionary and genetic perspective. Evolutionary theory gives us a broad perspective on global change while genetic information allows us to measure and interpret patterns of biodiversity on a range of scales.   They also help us to understand how ecosystems evolve, how populations are connected, how organisms disperse, how they have evolved various characteristics, and how they respond to environmental change.

By combining evolutionary theory, genetic data and ecological and environmental information, researchers are able to gain important insights that will help us to conserve Australia’s biodiversity in the face of ongoing environmental change.

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