Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
My research is focussed mainly around integrating genomics into restoration. I am working on a number of projects which analyse the genomic adaptation of plant species vulnerable to climate change. I use this information to directly inform practitioners where to collect their seed for revegetation projects. I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014 and before starting my PhD, I travelled and worked as a research assistant for a variety of groups. Overall, I found that I was most interested in the actual application of science. This is why I love my project – I get to see the science all the way through, from the field collections in remote and exciting locations, all the way to seeing people use it to (hopefully!) improve restoration outcomes.
Year Citation 2019 Breed, M. F., Harrison, P. A., Blyth, C., Byrne, M., Gaget, V., Gellie, N. J., . . . Mohr, J. J. (2019). The potential of genomics for restoring ecosystems and biodiversity.. Nature reviews. Genetics.
2018 Baruch, Z., Jones, A., Hill, K., McInerney, F., Blyth, C., Caddy-Retalic, S., . . . Breed, M. (2018). Functional acclimation across microgeographic scales in Dodonaea viscosa. AoB Plants, 10(3), ply029-1-ply029-15.
Year Citation 2018 Hurren, A., Blyth, C., Mason, A., Cleeves, R., & Breed, M. F. (2018). Securing Silver Daisy – collaborative action to build resilience in a threatened daisy. Poster session presented at the meeting of 12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference.
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