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In the Ortiz-Barrientos Lab we study the genetics of speciation and adaptation. We are currently exploring the replicated evolution of traits and reproductive isolation, the early stages of speciation and the origin of ecotypes, the molecular causes of reproductive isolation and adaptation, the quantitative genetics of ecologically important traits and fitness, and the role of sexual selection on speciation. We also are interested in how predictable evolution is and how this can be used to better understand plant success in nature and agriculture.

Please visit our pages to learn more about our research, our team members, our recent publications and about adaptation and speciation in the Senecio lautus complex. Our research group is funded by the Australian Research Council and Horticulture Innovation Australia. 

Our current collaborators include the research groups of Jan Engelstaedter, Christine Beveridge, Mark BlowsKatrina McGuigan, Craig WhiteCraig Hardner, Loren Rieseberg, and members of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture


2019 Research Group, left to right: Robin Allsop, Brianna Gough, Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos, Melanie Wilkinson, Henry Arenas-Castro, Maddie James, Avneet Kaur, Zoe Broad, Candice Baywater, Alicia Toon, and Nicholas O'Brien

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