Dr Peter Jarvis

Dr Jarvis used his Scholarship to undertake foundation studies in mathematical physics and mathematical biology for four months at the University of California (Berkeley) and University of Texas (Austin).

One aspect of his research is the application of mathematical tools, known from quantum physics, to phylogenetics, the study of how organisms relate in evolutionary terms. Deriving better techniques for the analysis of sequence data will have implications for the preservation of Tasmania’s unique natural heritage.