Dr Vera Weisbecker

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I am an evolutionary biologist focusing on the origins of marsupial mammal diversity. My research has included phylogenetic comparative analyses on the diversity and development of the marsupial body to explain why there is so little morphological diversity in this group. Currently, I am most focused on using geometric morphometric analysis to investigate if marsupials are also limited in their more immediate (lifetime or population-level) ability to adapt to changing environments.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Mammalian evolution (2)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Mammalian Evolution (1)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Marsupial Postcranial Evolution, University of New South Wales

15 Jun 200412 Dec 2008

Award Date: 11 Dec 2008

External positions

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland

20 Dec 202010 Dec 2022


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Research Areas

  • Ecology and conservation
  • Evolutionary biology and palaeontology

Supervisory Interests

  • Evolution
  • Mammals
  • Vertebrate palaeontology
  • Development
  • Birds


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