I study the speciation and gene flow, looking at their mechanisms and consequences. I am particularly interested in the spatial context of these processes, and interactions with ecology and adaptation. Most of my work is in plants, especially eucalyptus and sunflower, but I also collaborate on various animals.
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Australian National University (ANU)
First Class Honours (ANU, 2001): The genetics and maintenance of sympatric morphological variation in the Acacia aneura (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) species complex. Based externally at the CSIRO Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, supervised by Dr Joe Miller, with internal supervision by Professors Mike Crisp and Rod Peakall.
Technical officer (ANU, 2001-2003)
PhD (ANU, 2007): Population and quantitative genetics of herbivore defences in Eucalyptus. Supervised by Professors Bill Foley and Rod
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada (2007-2013). With Professor Loren Rieseberg.
Lecturer, University of New England, Armidale (2014-present, Senior Lecturer since 2018).