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Dr. Elizabeth Joyce

Dr. Elizabeth Joyce

Post-doctoral researcher


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Biologie
Systematik, Biodiversität & Evolution der Pflanzen
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München

Room: 230, second floor
Phone: +49 89 17861-251

Work group

Prof. Kadereit


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Research interests

My research focusses on the origins and biogeography of the Southeast Asian, New Guinean and Australian floras, and the role of the Sunda-Sahul Floristic Exchange in shaping this region's mega-diverse tropical flora. I take a multi-scale approach to my research, employing floristic, phylogeographic and phylogenomic data to tackle these questions, with a particular focus on the angiosperm order Sapindales. I’m also interested in dispersal syndromes and their impact on the biogeography of Southeast Asia and northern Australia.

Collaboration partners

  • Kevin Thiele (Australian Academy of Science)
  • Darren Crayn (Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University)
  • Lars Nauheimer (Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University)
  • Sven Buerki (Boise State University)
  • Martin Callmander (Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève)
  • Katharina Nargar (CSIRO, Australian Tropical Herbarium)
  • Julien Bachelier (Free University of Berlin)
  • Andrea Weeks (George Mason University)
  • Jérôme Munzinger (Institute of Research for Development, France)
  • Carolina Moriani Siniscalchi (Mississippi State University)
  • Pete Lowry (Missouri Botanic Gardens)
  • John Mitchell (New York Botanic Garden)
  • Caroline Pannell (Oxford University, Queen's University Belfast)
  • Hervé Sauquet (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney)
  • Alexandre Zuntini (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • Félix Forest (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • Ilia Leitch (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • Martin Cheek (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • Olivier Maurin (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • William Baker (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
  • Susan Pell (United States Botanic Garden)
  • Jurriaan de Vos (University of Basel)
  • Marc Appelhans (University of Goettingen)
  • Gisele Alves (University of São Paulo)
  • José Pirani (University of São Paulo)
  • Marcelo Devecchi (University of São Paulo)
  • Milton Groppo (University of São Paulo)