Ecology and Evolution PhD Program - Supervisors

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Christina Aponte

 

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Forests soil ecology, interactions, fire, climate, mycorrhiza landscape modelling.

Patrick Baker

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Forest ecology, palaeoclimate, silviculture, tropical forests.

Lauren Bennett

 

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Forest ecology, carbon, fire ecology, soils.

Roger Cousens

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Plant population ecology, ecology and evolution of invasive plants, conservation of terrestrial coastal ecosystems.

Rob Day

 

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Abalone aquaculture, ocean acidification, fisheries dynamics.

Tim Dempster

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Marine ecology, environmental impacts, animal behaviour, host-parasite interactions, ecological traps, invasion ecology, aquaculture environment interactions, aquaculture technology.

Barbara Downes

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Species coexistence and dispersal across landcapes, population dynamics, freshwater ecosystems, mostly invertebrates.

Mark Elgar

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Evolutionary ecology, animal behaviour, chemical communication, mating strategies under sexual conflict, social behaviour, signals and inter-specific mutualisms.

Jane Elith

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Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita

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Ecological modelling, ecological statistics, species distribution modelling, community modelling, wildlife monitoring, imperfect detection, optimal survey design.

Christy Hipsley

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Macroevolution, reptiles, vertebrate paleontology, phylogenetics, diversification, comparative anatomy, climate change, extinction, biogeography, ecomorphology.

Ary Hoffmann

 

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Wolbachia endosymbionts for controlling mosquito borne diseases, climate change adaptation, management of invertebrate pests.

Luke Holman

 

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Evolutionary ecology, sexual selection/conflict; social evolution, evolutionary constraints, animal signals, selfish genes, phenotypic plasticity, theoretical models.

Therésa Jones

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Behavioural ecology, invertebrate mating systems, sexual selection, ecological light pollution.

Michael Kearney

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Conservation and wildlife biology, biophysical ecology, metabolic theory.

Mick Keough

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Resilience and disturbance, larval dispersal, evolutionary biology of marine invertebrate larvae, environmental impacts.

Tom Kompas

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Biosecurity, climate change, economics, biodiversity, landscapes.

José Lahoz-Monfort

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Ecological modelling, statistical ecology, species distribution modelling, novel technologies for data collection and wildlife monitoring, demography and population dynamics, adaptive management.

Steve Livesley

 

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Urban ecosystems, biogeochemistry, forest and woodland ecology.

Michael McCarthy

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Ecology, ecological modelling, environmental decisions, fire ecology, imperfect detection.

John Morrongiello

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Fish ecology, climate change impact and adaptation, evolutionary and behavioural ecology, fishery impacts, river regulation, life histories.

Raoul Mulder

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Behavioural ecology, animal behaviour, social behaviour, mating systems, sexual selection, cooperation, communication, anthropogenic impacts.

Craig Nitschke

   

Kirsten Parris

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Urban ecology, amphibian ecology, bio-acoustics and animal communication.

Ben Phillips

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Evolutionary ecology, ecological modelling, invasive species, animal behaviour, host-parasite interactions, reptiles, amphibians.

Charles Robin

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Role of adaptation in shaping variation within and between species, insecticide resistance, comparative genomics of insect enzymes, pest control without adverse impacts on biodiversity.

Perran Ross

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Mosquitoes, life history, adaptation, Wolbachia.

Libby Rumpff

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Structured decision making, adaptive management, ecological risk assessment, plant ecology.

Devi Stuart-Fox

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Evolutionary biology, animal coloration, sensory ecology, animal behaviour, speciation, lizards, macro-evolutionary patterns.

Steve Swearer

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Marine ecology, evolution of life histories, dispersal, ecological traps, fish ecology.

Peter Vesk

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Brendan Wintle

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Conservation and environmental management, decision theory, ecological modelling, conservation planning, forest management, statistical modelling.

Jian Yen

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Population ecology, community ecology, Bayesian statistics, ecological modelling.

Researchers: To add your name to this list, email ee-program@unimelb.edu.au.