Andrew Letten

Where are you now?

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Tadashi Fukami in the Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics at Stanford University. My postdoctoral research represents a more lab-based take on the problems I explored during my PhD in CES. More specifically I am using microbial communities that inhabit floral nectar to investigate the eco-evolutionary relationship between species and genetic diversity. My hope is that this work will improve our fundamental understanding of the structure and dynamics of biodiversity, whilst also helping to inform efforts to conserve diversity across multiple levels of organisation.

Continuing collaboration with the Centre?

I am still working on a number of ongoing projects in CES including: temporal trajectories in vegetation classification with Tanya Mason and David Keith; environmental drivers of intra-specific variability in plant fecundity post fire with Chantel Benbow and David Keith; and dingo-prey interactions with Viyanna Leo and Mike Letnic.

 

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