The Australian Taxonomy
I am a postdoctoral researcher who is currently based at IRD, Montpellier, France, looking at global diversification dynamics and phylogenomics of Annonaceae and tropical rainforests more broadly. I recently finished my PhD degree on plant systematics and macroevolution at the University of Adelaide (2021), focusing on the evolution of the Australian temperate flora.
I am interested in macroevolutionary patterns and processes across different scales in time and space.
My main research interests include understanding the drivers and mechanisms that have resulted in the uneven distribution of earth’s biodiversity across the Tree. Integrating fields of systematics. biogeography, ecology, and taxonomy. Taxonomic groups of interest (from previous and ongoing research) includes: Proteaceae, Myrtaceae, Rhamnaceae.
Francis's work profile
Francis works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution, Other government agency
Francis's primary institution is: IRD
Francis's position is: postdoc
Francis's work in taxonomy
Francis has the following roles: Collecting, Specimen preparation, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing, Science Communication, Public Outreach
Francis's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Biodiversity informatics, Biogeography, Imaging
Francis works on the taxonomy of Banksia, Calytrix, Chamelaucieae (Myrtaceae), Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae), Adenanthos, Isopogon, Petrophile
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