Vimoksalehi Lukoschek is a Smart Futures Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, whose work focuses on the application of molecular genetic theory and modern molecular techniques to better understand the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity, at both organismal and genetic levels, in the marine environment. She is interested in broad range of topics that include the evolutionary history of marine taxa; the molecular ecology, population genetics and mating systems of species; patterns of connectivity among geographically dispersed populations; and the ways in which these interacting factors impinge on the conservation of marine biodiversity. For her doctoral research she studied the population genetics, phylogeography, phylogeny and conservation of the hydrophiine sea snakes and broadened this research theme as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Irvine to investigate the timing and biogeographical patterns of species diversification in marine and aquatic snakes.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
Townsville, QLD, 4811