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 organisation 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

Melissa Carew

Freshwater biological monitoring

Rob Day

Abalone aquaculture, fisheries, shark fishery effects, Effects of marine climate change

Tim Dempster

Marine ecology and aquaculture

Andrew Drinnan

Plant development, morphology, anatomy, architecture and evolution

Mark Elgar

Evolutionary ecology

Nancy Endersby-Harshman

Insecticide resistance, ecology and population genetics

Amanda Franklin

Visual ecology

Xinyue Gu

Molecular entomology,endosymbionts, environmental stress

Ary Hoffmann

Pest and environmental adaptation

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

James Maino

Insect spatial ecology

Justin Maire

Marine microbiology and coral reef conservation

Margie Mayfield

Plant and insect community ecology

Iliana Medina Guzman

Evolutionary ecology

Rebecca Morris

Marine ecology and coastal climate adaptation

John Morrongiello

Marine and freshwater ecology and evolution

Raoul Mulder

Behavioural ecology

Allyson O'Brien

Marine pollution, ecology, and environmental management

Madeleine van Oppen

Marine ecology and evolution

Ben Phillips

Population biology

Andrew Pomeroy

Coastal adaption, restoration, engineering and protection

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

Perran Stott-Ross

Environmental stress, evolution, entomology and endosymbionts

Devi Stuart-Fox

Evolutionary ecology

Steve Swearer

Marine ecology and environmental science

Joshua Thia

Population genomics, evolutionary biology, and applied science

Paul Umina

Insect ecology and management

Belinda van Heerwaarden

Climate change adaptation

Fletcher Warren-Myers

Marine ecology and aquaculture

Andrew Weeks

Conservation biology

Matt West

Applied ecology and wildlife conservation

Qiong Yang

Insect pest and endosymbionts

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