Ecology and biodiversity research index

Ecology, behaviour, conservation

  • terrestrial vertebrate ecology and behaviour
  • conservation biology, biodiversity, bioacoustics, herpetology and ornithology
  • biology of pest species

Community ecology and biogeography

  • Community assembly rules
  • Biological diversity
  • Bird behaviour and cognition
  • Plant-animal interactions

Plant physiological ecology, integrated plant structure

  • structural and physiological mechanisms through which plants tolerate environmental stressors

Conservation biology, invasive species, population and community ecology

  • bioclimatic modelling, with a focus on spatial analysis
  • mapping and monitoring
  • invasive species (plants, insects & pest mammals)
  • patterns of rarity
  • coastal sand dune & wetland restoration

Hydrology and catchment management planning

  • hydrological modelling
  • catchment management and optimisation of land-use interventions
  • ecosystem services

Insect ecology

  • population and community ecology of invasive species, particularly invasive ants in the Pacific region
  • invasive species domination of resources in native communities
  • native species co-existence with invasive species

Wildlife biology

  • Ecology, behaviour and management of wildlife
  • Human-wildlife socio-ecological relationships in urban landscapes

Ecological and evolutionary genomics

  • Functional biodiversity
  • Functional phylogenetics
  • Molecular natural history of niches, species and genes
  • Functional evolutionary genomics of mushrooms and wild yeast

Conservation biology

  • eco-physiology
  • population ecology
  • sex determination in reptiles
  • conservation techniques.


  • Climate change biology
  • Ecophysiological effects of UVB, temperature and salinity on photosynthesis, primary productivity and biodiversity in Antarctic coastal marine ecosystems.

Conservation and ecological restoration

  • terrestrial vertebrate ecology - mammals
  • dynamics of small populations, including Allee effects
  • predator-prey interactions particularly the effects of changes in relative abundances in multi-prey, multi-predator systems, e.g., apparent competition, introduction of exotics.