Manager, Plant Sciences
Frank's interests centre around the phylogenetic systematics of Australian plants, in particular members of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), such as eucalypts (Eucalyptus and Corymbia), bottlebrushes (Callistemon), paperbarks (Melaleuca) and related genera. He is also continuing research on Rhamnaceae, a cosmopolitan family that includes genera such as Spyridium, Cryptandra and Pomaderris in Australia. Practical applications and limitations of DNA barcoding and molecular identification are another area of current interest.
Syme, A.E., Udovicic, F., Stajsic, V. and Murphy, D.J. (2013). A test of sequence-matching algorithms for a DNA barcode database of invasive grasses. DNA Barcodes 1, 19–26. doi:10.2478/dna-2012-0002
Udovicic, F. (2012). English not Latin in botanical reports. Nature 492, 356.
Sauquet, H., Ho, S.Y.W., Gandolfo, M.A., Jordan, G.J., Wilf, P., Cantrill, D.J., Bayly, M.J., Bromham, L., Brown, G.K., Carpenter, R.J., Lee, D.M., Murphy, D.J., Sniderman, J.M.K. and Udovicic, F. (2012). Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales). Systematic Biology 61(2), 289–313.
Udovicic F. and Spencer R.D. (2012). New combinations in Callistemon (Myrtaceae). Muelleria 30, 23–25.
Ladiges, P., Parra-O., C.,Gibbs, A., Udovicic, F., Nelson, G. and Bayly, M. (2011). Historical biogeographical patterns in continental Australia: congruence among areas of endemism of two major clades of eucalypts. Cladistics 27, 29-41.
Last updated 24 Apr 2013