Tara Jalali

I am a plant ecologist specialised in cakes
I am a plant ecologist
specialised in cakes!

​ I am currently a PhD student at the School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne. My research interest is Plant Ecology, particularly Pollination Ecology. My PhD research focuses on plant-pollinator interactions in hybridising invaders. In Adaptive Evolution Lab we are aiming to use molecular techniques to solve an ecological “puzzle”. We are developing species-specific markers for Cakile sp. , a coastal invasive weed, and take advantage of molecular biology to discover how pollinator behaviour influences genetic structure and population dynamics of this invasive species.

​ My primary supervisor is Prof. Roger Cousens (website).

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