Howard Ross

Howard Ross

Senior Lecturer
& Deputy Head (Academic)
School of Biological Sciences
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland, New Zealand
phone: +64 (9) 373 7599 ext 86160
Affiliated with the Bioinformatics Institute




The application of computational and phylogenetic analyses to a wide range of problems:

  • issues associated with using genomic sequences to determine the species identity of specimens
    (see DNA Surveillance at
  • dynamics of sequences evolution in viral genomes
  • the incidence of species-level paraphyly in different groups of animals
  • the estimation of rates of molecular evolution
  • the evolution of bird song, when considered to comprise gene-like memes
  • the timing and path of human settlement of the Pacific

Former Associate Investigator: Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution


Supplementary Materials



Teaching Resources

Things to help you learn, and have some fun too!

tree from hell

Trees from Hell

A rogue's gallery


My Genealogy

Erdös number 4

G. Evelyn Hutchinson grand-graduate-student