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Catherine Boisvert

Curtin Research Fellow, Curtin University

My research focuses on morphological transformation during major diversification and evolutionary events and the mechanisms that underlie them. I focus mainly on the origins of the gnathostome body plan, the fish-tetrapod transition as well as the diversification of the first tetrapods and the major groups of amphibians. I use morphology taken in a phylogenetic framework both from fossils and extant forms as a starting point for my studies encompassing paleontology, developmental biology and genetics in order to provide more information about the origin and evolution of a particular morphology.


  • 2009–present
    Research Fellow, Monash University


    University of Uppsala, PhD