Research Publications

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.

Mapping the Origins and Expansion of the Indo-European Language Family
Mapping the Origins of Indo-European

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.