Mere Yabaki-Goundar - School of Biological, Chemical and Environmental Sciences
Degree: BSc (Hons) Biotechnology; MSc Biology
Position: Laboratory Technician
Location:) 010 – 115 (FSTE Building)
Tel: 679 -32 32521/27
Fax: 679 32 31512
Teaching/ Technical Help in Teaching: (courses and include details)
I have been the technical staff working with the molecular biology related courses and research students whose projects are related to this area of biology. In the undergraduate unit, this will be BI205 – Genetics and Evolution. Other units are postgraduate units like BI436 Biotechnology
I do assist in other relevant units like BI308 – Environmental Microbiology which have a close molecular component.
Current Research Interests: (if applicable)
I am currently working on Fiji native birds particularly honeyeaters and using bioinformatics of evolutionary biology to trace their origins to help with understanding their biodiversity and the conservation measures needed to protect these vulnerable birds.
Selected Publications: (if applicable)
Mere Yabaki , Richard C. Winkworth , Patricia A. McLenachan et al Placing the Fijian Honeyeaters within the meliphagid radiation: implications for origins and conservation. Pacific Conservation Biology 22(3) 262-271 https://doi.org/10.1071/PC14932. Published: 6 June 2016.