Peter Cowman

Peter Cowman of Museum of Tropical Queensland

Dr Peter Cowman is the Principal Scientist and Curator, Marine Biodiversity at Queensland Museum based at Queensland Museum Tropics.

Peter’s research is focused on using genetic data and molecular phylogenetics to understand the relationships among species, their evolutionary and biogeographic history, and the origins of biodiversity on coral reefs.

He is currently generating genome scale dataset using cutting edge, next generation sequencing technologies to explore the taxonomy, systematics and evolution of corals and fishes across the Indo-Pacific.

Peter is a member of several professional societies including the Australian Coral Reef Society, the Australia Marine Science Association, and the International Society for Coral Reefs.

He received the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in 2020.

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