Ecology and evolutionary biology

Research groups in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Domain address both fundamental and applied questions spanning the breadth of the two disciplines. Our research includes quantitative risk assessment, ecological and species distribution modelling, vegetation mapping, integrative pest and disease management, conservation biology, marine and fisheries management, and behavioural ecology. We ask questions at different levels of organization from individuals through to assemblages and study a broad array of organisms that span aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.


Luke Barrett

Marine ecology and sustainable aquaculture

Joanne Birch

Plant Evolution

Anthony Boxshall

Marine ecology, coastal climate adaptation, pollution impact and management, and environmental sciences

Natalie Briscoe

Ecology and global change biology

Melissa Carew

Freshwater biological monitoring

Rob Day

Marine ecology, aquaculture, fisheries, climate change effects on marine animals

Tim Dempster

Marine ecology and aquaculture

Andrew Drinnan

Plant development, morphology, anatomy, architecture and evolution

David Duncan

integrity of native ecosystems in human dominated landscapes

Mark Elgar

Evolutionary ecology

Nancy Endersby-Harshman

Insecticide resistance, ecology and population genetics

Xinyue Gu

Molecular entomology, endosymbionts, environmental stress

Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita

Quantitative ecology

Ary Hoffmann

Pest and environmental adaptation

Luke Holman

Evolutionary ecology

Greg Jenkins

Marine ecology

Therésa Jones

Behavioural ecology, Urban Light Pollution and Evolutionary Ecology

Michael Kearney

Physiological ecology, climate change responses, metabolic ecology, insect conservation, grasshopper biology

Mick Keough

Marine ecology

Jose Lahoz-Monfort

Ecological modelling

James Maino

Insect spatial ecology

Michael McCarthy


Kathryn McNamara

Evolutionary ecology

Iliana Medina Guzman

Evolutionary ecology

Rebecca Morris

Marine ecology and coastal climate adaptation

John Morrongiello

Marine and freshwater ecology

Raoul Mulder

Behavioural ecology

Allyson O'Brien

Marine pollution, ecology, and environmental management

Suzie Reichman

Pollution impact and management

Nick Robinson

Aquaculture breeding and genetics

Karen Rowe

Ecology and conservation using museum collections and acoustics

Kevin Rowe

Integrative mammalogy: taxonomy, evolution, genomics, morphology, conservation biology

Darren Southwell

Adaptive management and optimal monitoring of threatened species

Perran Stott-Ross

Environmental stress, evolution, entomology and endosymbionts

Devi Stuart-Fox

Evolutionary ecology

Steve Swearer

Marine ecology, evolution, and environmental management

Joshua Thia

Population genomics, evolutionary biology, and applied science

Paul Umina

Insect ecology and management

Belinda van Heerwaarden

Climate change adaptation

Madeleine Van Oppen

Marine ecology and evolution

Peter Vesk

Ecology, conservation and management; plants and vegetation

Fletcher Warren-Myers

Marine ecology and aquaculture

Andrew Weeks

Conservation biology

Matt West

Applied ecology and wildlife conservation

Bonnie Wintle

Conservation ecology / CEED

Brendan Wintle

Conservation and ecology

Qiong Yang

Insect pest and endosymbionts

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