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Helen Kennedy

I am a PhD student at the University of New England studying the systematics of Melichrus R.Br. (Ericaceae). I combine analyses of morphology, anatomy and genetics to examine patterns of speciation and produce robust, descriptive and usable taxonomic classifications. My aim is to contribute to the description, appreciation and conservation of natural diversity.

Helen's work profile

Helen works in the following sector(s): University

Helen's primary institution is: The University of New England

Helen's position is: PhD student

Helen's work in taxonomy 

Helen has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Collection Management

Helen's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Nomenclature, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Imaging

Helen works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Ericaceae, Melichrus, epacrids

Helen is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

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