Researcher

Professor William Sherwin

My Expertise

Conservation genetics; population genetics; Information theory in biology; genetic analyses for management of wild populations; Molecular Ecology; marsupial genetics; marine mammal genetics

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Conservation and Biodiversity, Molecular Evolution, Coding and Information Theory

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Biography

Molecular genetics in biodiversity management and fundamental evolutionary biology:  Sherwin’s multidisciplinary team introduced information theory methods to forecasting and measuring biodiversity levels from molecules to ecosystems.  This is used by many researchers and is underpinned by the work of Sherwin’s lab on molecular diversity of endangered, pest, and harvested wildlife.  

1986-1990: Various teaching or research positions at...view more

Molecular genetics in biodiversity management and fundamental evolutionary biology:  Sherwin’s multidisciplinary team introduced information theory methods to forecasting and measuring biodiversity levels from molecules to ecosystems.  This is used by many researchers and is underpinned by the work of Sherwin’s lab on molecular diversity of endangered, pest, and harvested wildlife.  

1986-1990: Various teaching or research positions at government agencies and universities

1991-2019: UNSW Sydney EERC BEES (and predecessors) finishing as Professor

2020-present:  UNSW Sydney EERC BEES Emeritus Professor


My Research Activities

Molecular genetics in biodiversity management and fundamental evolutionary biology:  Sherwin’s multidisciplinary team introduced information theory methods to forecasting and measuring biodiversity levels from molecules to ecosystems.  This is used by many researchers and is underpinned by the work of Sherwin’s lab on molecular diversity of endangered, pest, and harvested wildlife.  

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Location

Room 4109, Level 4 West
Biological Sciences South (E26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact

9385 2119
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