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Research interests

Paul's research mainly concerns how the population biology, ecology and evolution of Australian native wildlife is impacted by human-induced changes to environments, and approaches to reducing those impacts. He works with many excellent collaborators on a broad array of natural systems, spanning many vertebrate and invertebrate groups, and some plants. Research methods include ecological genomics, molecular ecology, field biology. Research systems include bush birds, freshwater fish, arid zone fish and invertebrates, log-dwelling forest invertebrates, mammals.

Supervision interests

See research interests.

I am keen to hear from highly-motivated, dedicated potential PhD candidates who are committed to work on interesting conservation-related biology and aspire to publish excellent work in strong international journals.

Monash teaching commitment

I have taught in diverse undergraduate biology units.

Currently:

Conservation Biology BIO2040

Evolutionary Ecology BIO2022

Trends in Ecology BIO3070

 

Keywords

  • evolutionary processes in conservation
  • population genetics and genomics

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Projects 2003 2020

Can mitochondrial and nuclear co-evolution drive climate adaptation?

Sunnucks, P., Stier, A. & Beissinger, S. R.

21/02/1831/12/20

Project: Research

Genetic rescue of Australian wildlife: Macquarie Perch

Lutz, M., Sunnucks, P. & Pavlova, A.

10/11/1710/11/18

Project: Research

Assessing the Scope for Genetic Rescue of the Leadbeater’s Possum

Zilko, J. P., Sunnucks, P. & Pavlova, A.

10/11/1710/11/18

Project: Research

Research Output 2000 2018

A model for first-estimates of species-specific, age-specific mortality from centralized band-recovery databases

Baylis, S. M., Sunnucks, P. & Clarke, R. 1 Apr 2018 In : Ecosphere. 9, 4, 24 p., e02136

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Climate-driven mitochondrial selection: A test in Australian songbirds

Lamb, A. M., Gan, H. M., Greening, C., Joseph, L., Lee, Y. P., Moran-Ordonez, A., Sunnucks, P. & Pavlova, A. 1 Feb 2018 In : Molecular Ecology. 27, 4, p. 898-918 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Assessing the scope for genetic rescue of an endangered butterfly: The case of the Eltham copper

Roitman, M., Gardner, M. G., New, T. R., Nguyen, T. T. T., Roycroft, E. J., Sunnucks, P., Yen, A. L. & Harrisson, K. A. Sep 2017 In : Insect Conservation and Diversity. 10, 5, p. 399-414

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

De novo genome assembly and annotation of Australia’s largest freshwater fish, the Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii), from Illumina and Nanoporesequencing read

Austin, C. M., Hua, T. M., Harrisson, K. A., Lee, Y. P., Croft, L. J., Sunnucks, P., Pavlova, A. & Gan, H. M. 2017 In : GigaScience. 6, 8, p. 1-6 6 p.

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Evolutionary divergence in freshwater insects with contrasting dispersal capacity across a sea of desert

Razeng, E., Smith, A. E., Harrisson, K. A., Pavlova, A., Nguyen, T., Pinder, A., Suter, P., Webb, J., Gardner, M. G., Brim-Box, J. C., Thompson, R., Davis, J. & Sunnucks, P. 1 Aug 2017 In : Freshwater Biology. 62, 8, p. 1443-1459 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review