Dr Emily Roycroft

Postdoctoral Fellow
College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Biogeography And Phylogeography 060302
  • Population, Ecological And Evolutionary Genetics 060411
  • Molecular Evolution 060409
  • Genomics 060408
  • Evolutionary Biology 0603
  • Phylogeny And Comparative Analysis 060309

Research interests

My research is driven by questions about the evolutionary past of species, and the environments in which they live. I am also especially interested in the ways we can use museum collections as a resource for understanding biodiversity loss. My research primarily focuses on the spectacular diversity of native Australian mammals and reptiles, using approaches in phylogenomics, phylogeography, population genomics and statistical molecular evolution.

Available student projects

I am available to supervise honours, masters or PhD students commencing from 2023. Below is a brief outline of currently available student projects. I also welcome students who have their own project ideas. Please get in touch.

Project 1: Historical demography and population dynamics in Gehyra geckos

Project 2: Detecting chromosome rearrangements with comparative Hi-C

Project 3: Comparative phylogeography of Australian rodents


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