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The Allan Wilson Centre has a proud history of research excellence in molecular ecology and evolution. Cutting-edge research from our members is highlighted here.
Mapping the origin of the Indo-European language family
This paper from the Computational Evolution group based at the University of Auckland is the culmination of over two years' work. The blog post below has links to some news articles about the research, and the second link is to the group's dedicated website on the subject, the controversy and their answer.
The effects of historic climate change on high-latitude biodiversity
Prof Jon Waters and Dr Ceridwen Fraser (Jon's former AWC postdoctoral fellow, now a lecturer at ANU) have been investigating the effects of historic climate change on high-latitude biodiversity.Their study, just published on the cover of Trends in Ecology and Evolution, demonstrates substantial contrasts in postglacial recolonisation patterns between between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.