Biodiversity science in the 21st century is undergoing a revolution. Innovative capabilities in evolutionary genomics and advances in bioinformatics and ecological modelling are increasing exponentially.

The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA) is a collaboration between The Australian National University (ANU) and the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to exploit these new and emerging capabilities in the discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia’s unique biodiversity.

Collaborators

CSIRO
The Australian National University

Our research

Understanding the biogeographic and evolutionary history of Australian taxa

email | website Australia has unique biodiversity and amazing natural systems with which to test mechanisms driving diversification and speciation. Using these systems I aim to improve our understanding of the biogeographic and...

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Ecological speciation & the role of climatic refugia

Email Dr Rosa Agudo is a postdoctoral fellow at ANU where she is working on a project investigating how ecological adaptation to climatically variable environments may explain observed patterns of diversification. She is particularly...

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eDNA metabarcoding for freshwater biodiversity assessment

Email | Website Dr Maxine Piggott is an ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU who employs non-invasive genetic techniques to answer questions in animal behavior, population biology, conservation and population management.  Currently Maxine...

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Adaptation & population genomics of the cotton bollworm

Email | Twitter: @Craigledee Dr Craig Anderson is an OCE postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO who specialises in molecular ecology and the use of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data, which has come on leaps and bounds over the five years since...

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Evolution of the Lizard Kings

Email | Website ANU PhD student Gabi Openshaw is studying the genetic and morphological evolution of the Lizard Kings - the monitors or goannas. Monitors are an old group, appearing in the fossil record around 65mya. The 70 living species...

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Lizard genes & the biogeography of Australia’s arid zone

Email | Website Dr Mitzy Pepper is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU investigating a range of evolutionary questions regarding the diversification of reptiles. In particular, Mitzy is interested in the way gecko lizards have evolved and...

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Genetics & evolution of Eucalypts

email | website Dr Carsten Kulheim is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU. He is investigating a range of questions about the genetics and evolution of the plants that define our iconic native bush – the eucalypts (Myrtaceae). As Carsten explains...

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Our events

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Apr
2015
The 2015 CBA conference aims to: Explore the impact of...

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