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I joined Macquarie University’s Department of Biological Sciences in July 2018. I am an evolutionary biologist and molecular ecologist. My background is in botany, microbiology, population genetics, and phylogeography. My research is focused under three broad themes: the population dynamics of invasive species, plant evolutionary biology and biogeography, and plant-microbial interactions. I am specifically interested in understanding aspects related to the phylogeography and population genetic structure and diversity of invasive plants, extreme long-distance dispersal in explaining historically disjunct distributions, the dynamics of plant-bacterial interaction networks, soil microbial community diversity and functional responses to plant community compositional changes, and plant evolutionary biology. 

Education/Academic qualification

Botany, PhD, Phylogeography and population genetics of invasive plants in the Hawaiian Islands., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Award Date: 7 Dec 2007

Microbiology, MSc, Diversity of root-nodule symbionts of the genus Lotononis, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 5 Dec 2003

Microbiology, BSc(Hons), Root-nodule symbionts of soybean in South Africa, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 7 Dec 2001

Microbiology, BSc, University of Pretoria

Award Date: 3 Dec 1999

External positions

Extraordinary Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University

1 Jul 2018 → …


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