Dr Robin Beck
ARC Post-Doctoral Fellow
Field of Research: 
Phylogenetics, mammalian evolution, biogeography
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 2125

Room 557
Biological Sciences Building (D26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Research and Current Projects

Research Interests

  • Phylogeny and functional morphology of mammals, particularly marsupials and metatherians
  • Biogeography of Gondwanan mammals
  • Origin of the Australian marsupial fauna
  • Combining molecular and morphological data in phylogenetic analyses
  • Dating phylogenies
  • Phylogenetic methodology in general


Current Research Projects

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) DE120100957: ‘Using ancient fossils and new methods to unravel Australian mammal evolution in deep time’

National Science Foundation grant 0946430: ‘Mesozoic mammals from South America: their impact on mammalian evolution, phylogeny, and time calibrations’ – Senior Scientist, in collaboration with Prof. Guillermo Rougier (PI; University of Louisville) and Dr. John Wible (Senior Scientist; Carnegie Museum of Natural History).


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