Marsupial evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy.
Molecular ecology of Australasian terrestrial vertebrates (including dispersal, population structure, gene flow, effects of habitat fragmentation, mate choice, phylogeography).
Conservation biology of Australasian terrestrial vertebrates (including effects of isolation and population reductions, inbreeding, population fitness, adaptation to island environments, neutral and adaptive genetic diversity, MHC, population management).
Chromosome structure and evolution, genome organization.
Speciation patterns and mechanisms; inter-species hybridization and hybrid zones.
Australian Mammal Society (AMS)
Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS)
Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA)
Royal Zoological Society of NSW (RZS)
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
B.Sc. (Hons) 1986. Ph.D. 1992Awards:
Australian Museum Research Institute Medal, 2015.
ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, 1999-2004.
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1991-1993.
The Bolliger Award of the Australian Mammal Society, 1990.
The Robert Menzies College Award, 1990.
Australian Postgraduate Research Award, 1990-1991.
Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, 1987-1989.
The Robert Menzies College Academic Award, 1986.