Dr Mark Schultz
Research Fellow - Marine Phylogenetics and Phylogeography, Molecular Ecology, DNA Barcoding
Arafura Timor Research Facility
Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
Supervisor: Prof Christopher M Austin (Head of School Environmental and Life Sciences)
Ph: +61 (0)8 8920 9292
Fax: +61 (0)8 8920 9222
Dr Schultz's role as Research Fellow at Arafura Timor Research Facility (ATRF) / Charles Darwin University (CDU), is to undertake research in the fields of marine and freshwater phylogenetics and phylogeography, molecular ecology and DNA barcoding. Mark contributes to the management of the molecular genetics laboratory at the ATRF and is involved in the supervision of Ph D, honours and higher degree students from CDU, as well as in the supervision of visiting students from international universities (e.g. Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia). He is involved in various existing research programs (e.g. population- and phylo-genetics of freshwater crayfish, snubfin and humpback dolphins, sea-snakes, stingrays, ants, whale sharks, and giant clams), develops applications for external funding and undertakes field collecting trips in remote areas (e.g. Indonesia, Antarctica). Recently Dr Schultz has been working with the Northern Territory Government to use molecular genetic methods to forensically identify marine mammal carcasses collected from the NT coastline.