Research Group Summary
The Allan Wilson Centre was established in 2002 as part of the New Zealand government's Centre of Research Excellence initiatives. The aim of the Centre is to investigate the evolution and ecology of the biota in New Zealand and the South Pacific using molecular techniques.
AWC has researchers spanning five different universities; Auckland, Canterbury, Otago, Victoria University, and the host institution Massey University.
The research programme in the centre is wide ranging and is divided into four projects. Each of the projects is lead by one of the principal investigators. The projects are:
- Rates and Modes of Evolution
- Human Settlement of Aotearoa/New Zealand
- New Ecological and Evolutionary Models