clarkeresearch.orgAndrew C. Clarke University of Cambridge
I am particularly interested in using genetic data to understand the origins, domestication and dispersal of crop plants. This includes an emphasis on how the movement of humans has influenced, and been influenced by, the movement of their commensal plants. For this, we collected DNA from indigenous Pacific peoples and have sequenced complete mitochondrial genomes using 454 technology. The aim of this work is to investigate some of the less well understood aspects of the human settlement of Oceania.