Picture of Rob I am a research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, and a visiting scholar at NESCent in Durham, USA. I work on understanding variation in rates and patterns of molecular evolution. This involves testing hypotheses about the links between molecular evolution and life history, as well as developing new software and statistical methods for measuring and comparing molecular evolution.

I collaborate most frequently with Lindell Bromham, John Welch (Cambridge), Rob Ray (Sussex), and Simon Ho (Sydney). My software development is done in collaboration with Brett Calcott (ANU) , Stephane Guindon (Auckland), and Alexis Statmatikas (Karlsruhe).

Before coming to Australia I did a short postdoc with Max Telford, working on the shrimp Parhyale hawaiensis, and a PhD on the evolution of segmentation at the University of Sussex (UK).

I have an Erdös number of 4:
(Paul Erdös->Laszlo Szekely->David Penny->Lindell Bromham->Rob Lanfear).

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