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Biographical entry Bayly, Michael James (1970 - )

Dr (PhD)

5 August 1970
Academic, Phylogenetic systematist and Plant evolutionary biologist


Michael Bayly is a plant systematist with research experience in species-level taxonomy, morphometrics, nomenclature, biogeography and molecular phylogenetics. His research has focused on classification, phylogeny and biogeography of Australasian plants, including eucalypts.



Education - Bachelor of Science (Honours), First Class, The University of Melbourne
1994 - 1997
Career position - Tutor/Senior Tutor, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne
Award - MacBain Research Scholarship in Biology, The University of Melbourne
1996 - 2005
Career position - Research Scientist in Plant Biosystematics, Museum of New Zealand
Education - PhD, The University of Melbourne
2003 - 2006
Career event - Honorary Research Associate, Victoria University of Wellington
2004 - 2005
Award - Scientist in Residence Award, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution
2005 - 2007
Career position - Research Fellow Level A, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne
Award - Finalist, 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards (reference and anthology), Finalist, 2007 New Zealand Society of Authors Best First Book Award (non fiction)
2007 - 2010
Career position - Research Fellow Level B, Plant Molecular Systematist, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne
2007 - 2010
Career event - Editorial Advisory Board of New Zealand Journal of Botany
2008 -
Career event - Editorial Advisory Board of Australian Systematic Botany
2008 - 2010
Career event - Honorary Treasurer, Australasian Systematic Botany Society
2009 - 2013
Career event - Editor-In-Chief: Australian Systematic Botany
2010 -
Career position - Lecturer (Level B) in Plant Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne
2012 -
Career event - Vice President, Australasian Systematic Botany Society

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Ladiges, P.Y., Bayly, M.J. and Nelson, G.J., 'East-West Continental Vicariance in Eucalyptus: Subgenus: Eucalyptus', in D.M. Williams and S. Knapp (eds), Beyond Cladistics: the branching of a paradigm. Species and Systematics, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2010. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bayly, M. J., Udovicic, F., Gibbs, A. K., Parra-O, C., and Ladiges, P. Y., 'Ribosomal DNA pseudogenes are widespread in the eucalypt group (Myrtaceae): implications for phylogenetic analysis.', Cladistics, vol. 24, no. 2, 2008, pp. 131-146. Details
  • Bayly, M.J. and Ladiges, P.Y., 'Divergent paralogues of ribosomal DNA in eucalypts (Myrtaceae).', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 44, 2007, pp. 346-356. Details
  • Bayly, M.J., Rigault, P., Spokevicius, A., Ladiges, P.Y., Ades, P.K., Anderson, C., Bossinger, G., Merchant, A., Udovicic, F., Woodrow, I. and Tibbits, J., 'Chloroplast genome analysis of Australian eucalypts - Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, Allosyncarpia and Stockwellia (Myrtaceae).', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 69, 2013, pp. 704-716. Details
  • Burke, J.M., Ladiges, P.Y., Batty, E.L., Adams, P.B. and Bayly, M.J., 'Divergent lineages in two species of Dendrobium orchids (D. speciosum and D. tetragonum) correspond to major geographic breaks in eastern Australia.', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 40, 2013, pp. 2071-2081. Details
  • Ladiges, P., Parra-O C., Gibbs, A., Udovicic, F., Nelson, G., and Bayly, M., 'Historical biogeographical patterns in continental Australia: congruence among areas of endemism of two major clades of eucalypts.', Cladistics, vol. 27, no. 1, 2011, pp. 29-41. Details
  • Ladiges, P.Y., Bayly, M.J., and Nelson, G., 'Searching for ancestral areas and artifactual centres of origin in biogeography: with comment on east-west patterns across southern Australia.', Systematic Biology, vol. 61, 2012, pp. 703-708. Details
  • Parra-O, C., Bayly, M., Udovicic, F. and Ladiges, P., 'ETS sequences support the monophyly of the eucalypt genus Corymbia (Myrtaceae).', Taxon, vol. 55, no. 3, 2006, pp. 653-663. Details
  • Parra-O, C., Bayly, M.J. Drinnan, A., Udovicic, F. and Ladiges, P., 'Phylogeny, major clades and infrageneric classiļ¬cation of Corymbia (Myrtaceae), based on nuclear ribosomal DNA and morphology.', Australian Systematic Botany, vol. 22, 2009, pp. 384-399. Details
  • Sauquet, H., Ho, S.Y.W., Gandolfo, M.A., Jordan, G.J., Wilf, P., Cantrill D.J., Bayly, M.J., Bromham, L., Brown, G.K., Carpenter, R.J., Lee, D.M., Murphy, D.J., Sniderman J.M.K. and Udovicic F., 'Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales).', Systematic Biology, vol. 61, no. 2, 2012, pp. 289-313. Details

Online Resources

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