Dr Rebecca Jordan

Postdoctoral Fellow - Science

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How can we manage our natural areas to support adaptability to environmental change? Dr Rebecca Jordan's research aims to contribute to this large and complex question by investigating genetic diversity and adaptation within trees and applying this knowledge to conservation strategies under climate change.

Dr Rebecca has a background in population genetics from her Honours project and later work on projects investigating genetic diversity and structure in threatened Australian plants. Utilising the power of next-generation sequencing technologies, she now applies population and landscape genomic approaches to investigate genetic diversity in far greater depth as well as evidence of environmental adaptation. Through this she has been involved in projects working on several organisms including trees, platypus and coral.

Her PhD and now Postdoctoral Fellowship focus on investigating genomic evidence of climate adaptation in eucalypt species and how we could use this knowledge to assess the potential vulnerability of natural sites to climate change as well as inform seed sourcing for revegetation in an uncertain future.

Current Roles

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Climate adaptation and future adaptability in eucalypts

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    University of Melbourne

  • 2001

    B. Antarctic Studies (Hons)
    University of Tasmania

  • 2000

    B. App. Biol. (App. Biology / Biotechnology)
    RMIT University

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2017

    Biodiversity Conservation Consultant (Genomics)
    Cesar Consulting

  • 2016-2016

    Research Assistant (Bioinformatics)
    University of Queensland

  • 2011-2013

    Research Assistant (Conservation Genetics)
    Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne


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