Ecology, genetics and physiology of animal-plant interactions

Koala eating eucalypt leaves


I am moving to retirement in the next 18 months and unable to accept new students.  Please contact Dr Ben Moore  (Western Sydney University) regarding projects on marsupials and plants.  Dr Rose Andrew (University of New England) and Dr Carsten Kulheim may be able to offer projects in Eucalyptus genomics.

We are interested in both the 'plant perspective' and the 'animal perspective' ranging from molecular genetics of plant defence and the arrangement of the Eucalyptus genome, to field studies of plant and animal biology and details of the physiology of feeding in mammalian herbivores. Integrating these different aspects is where the science gets interesting! Most of the projects listed above provide excellent opportunities for student projects be they undergraduate, summer, Honours or PhD.

Funding it all

PhD scholarships

  • Australian and NZ Students with First class Honours will be automatically awarded a scholarship
  • International PhD students generally need to have been awarded scholarships from their respective countries. We will consider fee-waiver scholarships for good students. There are some local scholarships that pay fees and living allowances for international PhD students (eg. Endeavour Awards).

Available fellowships

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