Prof. Hamish Spencer
Head of Dept, Dept of Zoology, University of Otago
- affiliated to the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics and member of the
Hamish is an evolutionary geneticist who is Head of the Department of Zoology at University of Otago. His research ranges from mathematical population genetics to the use of evolutionary trees in understanding biodiversity, as well as the history of the eugenics movement.
He is a member of two Centres of Research Excellence; the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology & Evolution and the National Research Centre for Growth & Development.
Donald, K. M., Keeney, D. B., & Spencer, H. G. (2011). Contrasting population makeup of two intertidal gastropod species that differ in dispersal opportunities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 396(2), 224-232. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2010.10.028
Fraser, C. I., Thiel, M., Spencer, H. G., & Waters, J. M. (2010). Contemporary habitat discontinuity and historic glacial ice drive genetic divergence in Chilean kelp. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 203. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-203
Fraser, C. I., Winter, D. J., Spencer, H. J., & Waters, J. M. (2010). Multigene phylogeny of the southern bull-kelp genus Durvillaea (Phaeophyceae: Fucales). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57(3), 1301-1311. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.10.011
Holland, B. R., Spencer, H. G., Worthy, T. H., & Kennedy, M. (2010). Identifying cliques of convergent characters: Concerted evolution in the cormorants and shags. Systematic Biology, 59(4), 433-445. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syq023
Nikula, R., Fraser, C. I., Spencer, H. G., & Waters, J. M. (2010). Circumpolar dispersal by rafting in two subantarctic kelp-dwelling crustaceans. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 405, 221-230. doi: 10.3354/meps08523