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Ancient DNA from extinct fauna

Reconstructing the evolutionary history of extinct species and past animal populations using ancient DNA

Various honours projects are available focusing on the analysis of genomic data from animal remains that are hundreds to tens-of-thousands of years old.

Adzebill skeleton on display in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Adzebill skeleton on display in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand. Courtesy Canterbury Museum.

Most projects focus on bioinformatics and computational analysis of DNA sequencing data, with the option of a limited wet-lab component.

Researchers at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) use genetic data to test hypotheses about the evolutionary relationships of extinct species and the responses of animals to past climate and environmental change.

As Node Director for the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, a major focus of Kieren's current research is the evolutionary history of living and extinct species of Australian animals.


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