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Andrew Thornhill

I am a research associate in a joint position between The State Herbarium of South Australia and The University of Adelaide. I study various aspects of plant evolution with an emphasis on Australian plants and large phylogenetic studies.

I study the evolution, palynology, phylogenetics, systematics, and biogeography of the Myrtaceae and in particular have worked on the phylogenetic relationships of the eucalypts which are a very species rich group in Myrtaceae. I work on utilising plant fossils as calibrations in molecular dating analyses and bryophyte (moss, liverwort, and hornwort) phylogenetics.

Andrew's work profile

Andrew works in the following sector(s): University, Collections Institution

Andrew's primary institution is: Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia

Andrew's position is: Research Associate

Andrew's work in taxonomy 

Andrew has the following roles: Collecting, Research, Collection Management, Information Management, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication, Public Outreach

Andrew's skills are in Phylogenetics, Biodiversity informatics, Genetics & Genomics, Biogeography

Andrew works on the taxonomy of Plants, Hornworts, Liverworts, Mosses, Flowering Plants, Myrtaceae

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