Evolutionary Ecology Lab
We are interested in addressing fundamental questions in evolution, genetics and behaviour. Broadly, our research spans:
We mainly use insects, in part because of their lab tractability, but also in recognition of the astounding chunk of biological diversity that this group represents. A general theme of the lab is to exploit the novel and often exciting empirical opportunities presented by non-model study species. To this end, current projects are underway using species of butterflies, bugs, and spiders; although we also have ongoing projects using conventional model species, such as guppies
Our lab has close links to the Behavioural Ecology Lab in Macquarie Biology, which is headed by A/Prof. Mariella Herberstein.