Keogh Group - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians

Tree frog

My primary research interest is the study and evaluation of evolutionary processes and we work mostly on reptile and frog systems because they are the animals I know the most about. My research interests and those of the group are quite broad. We 'concentrate' on four main research areas: molecular phylogenetics at all scales, comparative evolutionary biology, behavioural and molecular ecology, and natural history and conservation biology. Of course there is overlap between these research themes, particularly in some of the molecular methods used to tackle questions. What we do in each of these areas are described on my lab web site and have a look through our publications to get a better feel for what my group does.

For more information on our lab you can go to these links:




Professor Scott Keogh

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh completed his BS at the University of Illinois (1991) and MS at Illinois State University (1993) before moving to...

Divisional Visitor

Honorary Associate Professor

Honorary Professor

PhD Student

Postdoctoral Fellow

Visiting Fellow


Open to students


The most up to date list of our publications can be found on our Keogh Lab web site.  You can also go to a complete list of publications on the ISI website.

News & events


The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology
Researchers at the ANU Research School of Biology have made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards, and how they've managed to thrive in extreme conditions on one of the world's highest mountain ranges.
Australia is known for its weird and wonderful wildlife, from frill-neck lizards to sugar gliders and kangaroos.
Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
Biologists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.
Researchers have discovered an ancient species of gecko in the ranges of Central Australia which may shine new light on how and when Australia’s deserts began to form millions of years ago.



Early Career Researcher profile - Dr Mitzy Pepper

Early Career Researcher profile: Dr Mitzy Pepper

In this video Mitzy speaks about her life as an early career researcher with the Research School of Biology, and the support she receives from her supervisor and her colleagues.
Snake crown

Nature as a work of art

It could be a scene straight from ancient Egypt, where the heads of pharaohs were adorned with snake crowns. But the latest creation of Dr Steven Holland, MAVisualArts '95 has a more modern use.

Scott Keogh

 Group research focus
Slithering between science and art

Slithering between science and art

A fellowship program at ANU has brought researchers together from diverse fields to collaborate and learn from each other.

Updated:  21 October 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB