SASB Distinguished Career Oration

SASB Distinguished Career Oration

Lyn CookRoom 1: Cinema

The 2023 SASB Distinguished Career Awardee is Associate Professor Lyn Cook (University of Queensland).

My research is primarily aimed at understanding the origins, diversification and distributions of organisms, especially plants and insects in Australia. I mostly take a comparative approach and use molecular phylogenies to test hypotheses about ecological and evolutionary processes. Recent and ongoing topics include: understanding how interactions among plants and insects affect the evolutionary radiation of each; teasing apart the effects of extinction and speciation to understand how past climate and environmental change has shaped our biota; and investigating the relative roles of continental drift and long distance dispersal in explaining the current distribution patterns of organisms in the southern hemisphere.
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