Behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology

We research a broad range of biological problems spanning behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology. 

We use techniques including molecular genetics, satellite tracking, underwater sonar, next-generation sequencing, thermal imaging, remote sensing, electrophysiology and selection experiments. We carry out fieldwork across Australia and overseas, and study a wide range of organisms including birds, sea life and plants.

Major research areas

  • Animal navigation and migration
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Sensory ecology
  • Disease ecology and evolution
  • Population structure, evolution and climatic impacts
  • Stress responses and epigenetics

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