Dr Michael Bunce, ARC future Fellow
Ancient DNA Laboratory
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Murdoch University, 90 South Street
Perth, Western Australia, 6150 Australia
Em: M.Bunce @ murdoch.edu.au (remove spaces)
Ph: +61 (08) 93607649
My research interests revolve around using ancient DNA to study evolutionary processes and using ancient DNA profiles to investigate past biodiversity. I have worked on a diverse variety of projects with the common theme of extracting and amplifying degraded DNA, these include studies of New Zealand’s extinct birds and obtaining DNA profiles from ice/sediment cores. The research in this lab are focused around using ancient DNA as a tool to profile past biodiversity and extinction events. Conservation and restoration of biodiversity is best achieved if we understand the past composition and function of the ecosystems we are trying to restore.