Dr Sam Andrew

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Dr Samuel Andrew’s Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the Environomics FSP and the Environmental Futures team aims to explore how genomic and phenotypic variation can be used to explain the range of climates plant species occupy. The ability to identify species that are near their temperature limits will mean targeted and proactive conservation management can help to protect these vulnerable species. The project will use transcriptomics to quantify genomic variation and the response of plants to extreme weather events.
Dr Andrew received his PhD from Macquarie University where he used population genetics and evolutionary genomics to study the introduction of the house sparrow to Australia and how this highly successful climate generalist, has adapted to novel Australian environments. After finishing his PhD he travelled to the University of Helsinki in Finland on an Endeavour Fellowship. There he was part of Craig Primmer’s group and contributed to a large project studying maturation timing in Atlantic salmon.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2014 - 2018

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Macquarie University

  • 2008-2012

    Bachelor of Science: Biodiversity and Conservation (Hons)
    Macquarie University

Professional Experiences

  • April 2018-November 2018

    Endeavour postdoc Fellowship
    University of Helsinki

  • August 2017-April 2018

    Research assistant - data analysis
    Macquarie University

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