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I'm a plant and fungal systematics/taxonomy PhD student with the Linde Group at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. My PhD project aims to investigate the systematics and taxonomy of Pterostylis (Orchidaceae) and their mycorrhizal symbionts (Ceratobasidium, Ceratobasidiaceae).
More broadly, my research interests focus on using integrative taxonomic methods to resolve species boundaries in taxonomically challenging groups. I recently completed a Master of Scientific Studies (Biodiversity Science) as a Vice-Chancellor's Scholar at the University of New England (UNE), where I was also awarded the N.C.W. Beadle Scholarship in Botany to complete my Masters research project on the taxonomy, systematics and conservation of Prostanthera (Lamiaceae).
Ryan's work profile
Ryan works in the following sector(s): University
Ryan's primary institution is: Australian National University
Ryan's position is: PhD Student
Ryan's work in taxonomy
Ryan has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Science Communication, Public Outreach
Ryan's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Biodiversity informatics, Genetics & Genomics, Population genetics, Bioinformatics, Imaging
Ryan works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Fungi, Basidiomycetes, Prostanthera, Lamiaceae, Orchidaceae, Pterostylis, Bunochilus, Diurideae, Ceratobasidiaceae, Ceratobasidium, Rhizoctonia
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