Associate Professor Cynthia Riginos

Associate Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
c.riginos@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52152

Overview

Ecological and evolutionary genetics

My research group uses genetic markers as tools for understanding dispersal and gene flow, often with conservation implications and frequently focusing on marine animals. We also are interested in how gene flow and selection affect genomic variation and limit gene exchange across genomes, populations, and species.

Major research themes:

Connectivity across land and seascapes – How do habitat landscapes affect movements of individuals and genes? Can we identify source populations in order to prioritise areas for conservation?

Biological invasions, historical and modern – What factors facilitate species expanding their ranges and colonizing new habitat? How do colonizing populations adapt to novel environments?

Speciation, hybridization, and the evolution of reproductive genes – Why are some types of genes more or less likely to be exchanged between populations and species? Why are reproductive genes under strong natural selection and does this contribute to reproductive isolation?

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Arizona
  • Master of Science, The University of Arizona

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision