Mr Sean Buckley

Casual Professional

College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

In late 2020, I graduated from my PhD within the Molecular Ecology Lab at Flinders University, and I am a recurring tutor for the third year biology topic "Conservation and Ecological Genetics." I'm passionate about conservation and evolutionary genetics research and more broadly in scientific communication. This includes running my blog The G-CAT, which aims to disseminate complex aspects of conservation, ecology and the usage of genetics in these fields to a wider (non-scientific) audience.

My research interests include the relationships between environmental and evolutionary history, informing conservation management using genomics, and the process and consequences of speciation.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2020 Flinders University, Australia
    • PhD thesis: Phylogeographic history and evolutionary diversification of pygmy perches (Teleostei: Percichthyidae)
  • Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) (Honours). 2017 Flinders University, Australia.
    • Honours thesis: Phylogenomics and species delimitation of pygmy perches (Teleostei: Percichthyidae): implications for biogeography, taxonomy and conservation.
Teaching interests
  • Tutor and demonstrator for BIOL3722: Conservation and Ecological Genetics. 2017 - 2021.
  • Tutor for BIOL3701: Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology. 2019
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Genetics/Genetic engineering
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Media expertise
  • Biology
  • Conservation
  • DNA studies
  • Fish
  • Genetics/Genetic engineering