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Dr Peter Prentis

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience

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Name
Dr Peter Prentis
Position(s)
Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience
Discipline *
Evolutionary Biology, Genetics
Phone
+61 7 3138 2186
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Keywords

genomics, evolution, cnidarians, functional genomics, comparative genomics, plants

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

My research employs a combination of high throughput genomics, bioinformatics and manipulation experiments to address questions in human dominated and marine ecosystems. The questions I am currently investigating include the genetic improvement tree and crop species, the evolutionary genetics of marine species, and how human modification of the landscape influences the distribution of adaptive genetic diversity in animal and plant species. My research uses diverse species to answer these questions but mainly marine invertebrates, domesticated crops and potential crop species.

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Publications


Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Geomolecular dating with biologically relaxed clocks, and mammal evolution
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150104659
Start year
2015
Keywords
Molecular dating, Fossil calibration, Mammal evolution
Title
Generic delimitations in Rottboelliinae (Andropogoneae, Panicoideae, Poaceae) based on molecular and morphological data
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
RFL214-56
Start year
2014
Keywords
Cytology, Diversity, Morphology, Systematics, Taxonomy

Supervision