Deakin University, ARC DECRA (2015-Present)
Deakin University, Research Fellow (2012-2015)
Macquarie University, Research Fellow (2011-2012)
University of New South Wales, Research Associate (2010-2011)
Macquarie University, Research Fellow (2009-2010)
University of New South Wales, PhD (Conservation Genetics), Awarded 2009
University of New South Wales, Master (Marine Science), Awarded 2000Read more on Lee's profile
I am broadly interested in the molecular ecology of invasive species, conservation genetics, avian behaviour, the genetics of social systems and how genes behave at a population level. Much of my work has focused on the role of dispersal in range expansions and the use of genetic analyses to understand contemporary population dynamics including rates of exchange between genetically separated populations. I am now investigating genes important to dispersal in order to examine the role of genetics in range expansion of invasive species.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vienna, Austria, Avian Molecular Evolution Symposium (organiser)
Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, Katoomba, Australia, Public Lecture
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vienna, Austria
Behaviour 2015, Cairns, Australia (oral presentation and symposium orgnaiser)
Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbens Legacy, Asilomar, California, USA
Genetics Society of Australasia 2014, Sydney Australia
Genetics Society of Australasia 2013, Sydney, Australia
Australasian Evolution Society Conference, Geelong, Australia
Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, Geelong, Australia
Genetics Society of Australasia 59th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia
International Invasive Bird Conference, Fremantle, Australia
Australasian Wildlife Management Society 21st Annual Conference, Fremantle, Australia
The 6th International Zoo and Wildlife Research Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics, Berlin, Germany
ConGen3: The 3rd International Conservation Genetics Symposium, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
Australasian Evolution Society 5th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia
Genetics Society of Australasia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia
Biodiversity Extinction Crisis Conference – A Pacific Response, (Society for Conservation Biology Australasian Section), Sydney, Australia.
13th Annual Australasian Pest Management Conference, Wellington, NZ. (Full paper).
Genetics Society of Australasia, Treasurer, 2013-present
Australasian Evolution Society, Treasurer, 2013-present
Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Membership Officer, 2012-2016
Honours and PhD projects are available to investigate genetic and epigenetic drivers of invasion using cane toads and starlings as model species. We also welcome students interested in studying bioinformatics.