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Elizabeth Joyce

I am a PhD research focusses on trying to understand the influence of the Sunda–Sahul floristic exchange on the evolution of the Asian and northern Australian flora. I’m taking a multi-lineage, multi-scale approach, using floristic, phylogeographic and phylogenetic data to characterise the spatio-temporal patterns of the Sunda–Sahul floristic exchange and the underlying mechanisms driving these patterns. I have a particular interest in evolution of the angiosperm order Sapindales, and in the taxonomy of plant genera Aglaia (Meliaceae), and Tetratheca (Elaeocarpaceae).

Elizabeth's work profile

Elizabeth works in the following sector(s): University

Elizabeth's primary institution is: Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University

Elizabeth's position is: PhD Candidate

Elizabeth's work in taxonomy 

Elizabeth has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing

Elizabeth's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Biogeography, Bioinformatics

Elizabeth works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Sapindales, Anacardiaceae, Burseraceae, Biebersteiniaceae, Kirkiaceae, Nitrariaceae, Meliaceae, Sapindaceae, Simaroubaceae, Rutaceae, Aglaia, Tetratheca, Elaeocarpaceae

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Elizabeth is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

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