Phylogenomics and diversification of peccaries from the Americas

Summary

This project focuses on the phylogenomic relationships of peccary species from the Americas 

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Jaime Gongora

Research Location

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

This project investigates the evolutionary relationships between the living peccary species from the Americas and assesses whether there has been undetected speciation occurring across the range of this family using genomic and phylogenetic approaches. There is also the scope within this project to investigate population structure and dispersal in some of these species using genotyping by sequencing (DaRT/RADseq). This project will involve use of next generation sequencing, phylogenetic and population genetic approaches.  

Additional Information

HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

- Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
- Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
- Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
- Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
- Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
- Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
- Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;
- Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
- Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;
- Hold a current scuba diving license;
- Hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Keywords

Peccary species Genomic Phylogenetic Americas

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2110

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