Ecophysiology, Sensory Ecology and Behaviour

Ecophysiology, Sensory Ecology and Behaviour

This research group examines, from a wide range of perspectives, the interactions of animals, plants and microorganisms with their environment. Major research themes include animal and plant physiology and ecology, animal behaviour, migration and nutritional ecology, evolution of vision and visual signals and physiological and behavioural responses of animals towards their natural environment. The relatively new field of sensory ecology is a major theme. Members of this group are recognised internationally for their research on fundamental questions in biology and interrelations with the environment. Our research is based on a strong and continuing engagement with the local community, industry, government and other research institutions and a commitment to the development of new partnerships both nationally and internationally.

Group coordinator

John A. Endler
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 5227 1313

Key research areas

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal ecophysiology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Plant ecophysiology
  • Sensory ecology


Associate Professor John Arnould
Associate Professor Peter Beech
Professor Andy TD Bennett
Dr. Kate Buchanan
Professor William (Bill) Buttemer
Professor David Cahill
Associate Professor John Donald
Professor John Endler
Professor Marcel Klaassen
Dr. Stuart Linton
Dr. Euan Ritchie
Dr. Jim Rookes
Dr. Craig Sherman
Dr. Matt Symonds
Dr. Jan West

Post doctoral fellows

Dr. Mathew Berg
Dr. Ben Knott
Dr. Raoul Ribot

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