Dr. Helena Baird
Phone: +61 3 9905 6895
My PhD explored the genetic connectivity and diversity of Antarctic marine amphipods, discovering numerous cryptic species and providing insight on current speciation processes in the Antarctic benthos.
Since then I have worked in marine conservation in Indonesia, investigated ocean acidification effects on benthic communities in Antarctica, and most recently worked as a soil remediation scientist for the Australian Antarctic Division.
My current work involves the incorporation of classic biogeography with modern molecular techniques, to resolve relationships among sub-Antarctic terrestrial invertebrates and shed light on the broad evolutionary processes that have led to the unique biodiversity in this region today.