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Peter Francis Cowman

  • PhD
  • Research Fellow
  • James Cook University
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Research interests

extinctionspeciationCoral Reef fishPhlyogeneticsBiodiversity HotspotsEvolutionMarine Biology

About

Peter is originally from Ireland were he completed a BSc (Hon) degree in Marine Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He completed his PhD at James Cook University in 2012 on the topic of the evolutionary origins and biogeography of coral reef fishes. After his PhD he was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Macroevolution and Macroecology group at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he investigated the genetic links between molecular evolution, life history and diversification in plants and animals. In 2014, he was awarded the Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS). At Yale he worked on the phylogenetic reconstruction of the Fish Tree of Life and using it as a frame work to explore rate variation and biogeography across the largest vertebrate group. He joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in 2016 where he continues to leverage phylogenetic data for fishes and coral

Co-authors (43)

Publications (5)

  • Butterflyfishes as a System for Investigating Pair Bonding

    • Nowicki J
    • O'Connell L
    • Cowman P
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  • Longevity is linked to mitochondrial mutation rates in rockfish: A test using poisson regression

    • Hua X
    • Cowman P
    • Warren D
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  • Biogeography: multidisciplinary approaches in space and time

    • Saslis-Lagoudakis C
    • Cowman P
    • Cardillo M
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  • Biogeography: multidisciplinary approaches in space and time

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  • Human-mediated loss of phylogenetic and functional diversity in coral reef fishes

    • D'Agata S
    • Mouillot D
    • Kulbicki M
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Professional experience

Research Fellow

James Cook University

May 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

May 2014 - April 2016(2 years)

Education history

School of Marine and Tropical Biology

James Cook University

February 2008 - September 2011(4 years)

School of Marine and Tropical Biology

James Cook University

February 2007 - February 2008(a year)

Marine Science

National University of Ireland - Galway

September 2002 - September 2006(4 years)