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School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

Phone: +61 8 8303 3999
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 6222

Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity

ACEBB is a nationally recognised centre of expertise in systematics, evolutionary biology and biodiversity science.

ACEBB is performing as one of the top research groups in the University of Adelaide. A unique strength of ACEBB is the relationship between the SA Museum, State Herbarium and Bioknowledge, South Australian DEWNR and the University of Adelaide. These excellent facilities are seen as the best practice model in Australia.

The Centre's research strengths and themes include:

  • Systematics, biogeography and barcoding
  • Evolutionary rates and fossil dates
  • Gene flow and population history
  • Speciation, hybridisation and adaptation
  • Biodiversity and conservation science
  • Conservation and wildlife molecular forensics

ACEBB is actively expanding its expertise and coverage into a significant new area of science, biodiversity science. Specifically this expertise includes:

  • Quantitative analysis and simulation modelling
  • Population, ecological and ecosystem theory
  • Extinction biology - linking population pressures from habitat fragmentation, invasive species and climate change

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TERN Ecosystem Science Scholarship

The TERN Geospatial Scholarship is an opportunity for a developing ecologist or spatial scientist to gain valuable experience while contributing to the leading-edge science of the University of Adelaide and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (TERN).
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For more information, contact ACEBB director Professor Andy Austin