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Vicki Thomson

  • PhD
  • ARC DECRA Fellow
  • University of Adelaide School of Biological Sciences
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Research interests

VenomEpigeneticsAncient DNAPopulation geneticsPhylogeography

About

I am an evolutionary biologist who uses DNA to investigate how Australasian animals have adapted / will adapt to changing environments. An animal's DNA sequence can tell us about how many of them there were in the past—did they decline almost to the point of extinction—and about how low their genetic diversity got—did they lose individuals with important versions of genes that would otherwise have allowed them to adapt, for example, to aridity via increased desiccation resistance?

Co-authors (75)

Recent publications

  • Genetic diversity and drivers of dwarfism in extinct island emu populations

    • Thomson V
    • Mitchell K
    • Eberhard R
    • et al.
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  • Potential Causative Mutation for Melanism in Rats Identified in the Agouti Signaling Protein Gene (Asip) of the Rattus rattus Species Complex on Okinawa Island, Japan

    • Sasamori S
    • Wiewel A
    • Thomson V
    • et al.
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Professional experience

ARC DECRA Fellow

University of Adelaide School of Biological Sciences

January 2018 - Present

Post Doctoral Research Associate

University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences

January 2013 - December 2017(5 years)

Education

PhD

University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences

January 2008 - December 2012(5 years)