The origin and distribution of biodiversity

Floristic and taxon-based research, focusing on key questions of the origin and distribution of biodiversity

The biogeographic component of this project is focused upon ancient lakes, particularly Lake Baikal and Lake Ohrid. 

Lake Baikal is of significance to Pacific-margin organism distribution and therefore to understanding the opening of the Pacific - perhaps the most significant organismal biogeography problem relating to the origin of the Southern hemisphere biota.

Botany staff involved in this project:

D M Williams