Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events: genomics and gene expression
Research team leader: Dr Elizabeth Sinclair
I am a senior research fellow in the School of Biological Sciences and Oceans Institute working on seagrass genetics and genomics. The focus of ongoing seagrass research has been to understand genetic structure and connectivity in the wide ranging Posidonia, with a recent focus on understanding thresholds to marine environmental stressors through taking a whole plant approach ? understanding physiological and genomic responses. I serve on the Australian Marine Science Association WA board.
This project will be co-supervised by Professor Gary Kendrick at the School of Biological Sciences.
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