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Biodiversity and organismal biology

Use an evolutionary and developmental perspective to explain biodiversity and organismal biology

Two extraordinary aspects of evolution are that all organisms on Earth share a common ancestor and all organisms on Earth use the same molecules (either DNA or RNA) to pass on information from one generation to the next. Our evolutionary research explains biodiversity and organismal biology by drawing comparisons across species (developmental and evolutionary) and developing tools that  can be applied across and within taxa (e.g. DNA sequencing and eDNA).

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School of Biology and Environmental Science