Research groups

Find out more about our research groups below. Details of our honorary group leader profiles can be found in the Honorary groups page.

Aplin Group - Cognitive Ecology »

The Aplin lab studies cognition and social behaviour.

Ball (Marilyn) Group - Ecophysiology of salinity and freezing tolerance »

We study how physiological adaptations and responses to environmental stresses affect the structure and functioning of plant communities.
Borevitz group 2023

Borevitz Group - Plant genomics for climate adaption »

We study the genetic basis of Climate Adaptation in foundation plant species, using state of the art Genomic and Phenomic techniques

Bromham Group - Macroevolution, molecular evolution & Language evolution »

We use phylogenetic comparative methods to investigate the characteristics of lineages that influence the pattern and rate of genome evolution.

Cardillo Group - Macroevolution, Macroecology and Biogeography »

We are interested in big-picture questions about biodiversity. Why are there so many species in the tropics? How have some places become biodiversity hotspots?

Cockburn Group - Evolutionary ecology »

Current work focuses on cooperative breeding of superb fairy-wrens and woodswallows.

Farine Group - Social evolutionary ecology »

I am a behavioural and movement ecologist.

Head Group – Ecology and evolution of sex »

Research in the Head Group focuses on the evolution, ecology and physiology of sexual reproduction.

Huttley Group - Bioinformatics, molecular evolution of genomes »

We focus on understanding what processes shape the distribution of genetic variation.The nature of our work is largely computational and statistical.

Jennions Group - Behavioural and reproductive ecology »

What do we do? We are interested in whole organism evolutionary biology, especially the evolution of behavioural and morphological reproductive traits.

Keogh Group - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians »

My primary research interest is the study and evaluation of evolutionary processes and we work mostly on reptile and frog systems.

Lanfear Group - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics »

Our work is motivated by the desire to understand molecular evolution, from the origin of mutations in individuals to their fixation in evolving lineages.

Langmore Group - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology »

We study many aspects of evolutionary and behavioural ecology in birds, mainly by using field experiments and observations to test evolutionary theory.

Linde Group - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi »

Our main research interest is in fungal-plant-interactions, both applied and pure research, on a range of important pathogens.

Magrath Group - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology »

We have broad interests in behavioural ecology, particularly acoustic communication and breeding biology in birds.

Marsh Group - Animal-plant interactions and nutritional ecology »

Our research is aimed at understanding how diet and nutrition influence wildlife physiology, behaviour, and habitat quality.
ANU Bee Lab

Mikheyev Group - Evolutionary genomics »

Our research actually spans may study systems and research questions. But the evolution of honey bee parasites and diseases and is a major focus.

Moritz Group - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation »

Our research focuses on evolutionary biogeography; biodiversity discovery and conservation; biogeography speciation; and biological responses to climate change.

Nicotra Group - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology »

We are interested in phenotypic plasticity - the range of forms a given genetic individual can exhibit under different environments.

Noble Group - Animal ecophysiology and evolutionary ecology  »

Our research explores how early developmental experiences impact physiology and metabolic function.

Peakall Group - Pollination, evolution and conservation »

Our research spans reproductive ecology, genetics, phylogeny, biochemistry and chemical ecology.

Rowell Group - Population genetics, karyology and phylogeography of terrestrial invertebrates »

We study the mechanisms behind the proximal processes of evolution – those that lead to population differentiation, divergence and ultimately speciation.

Sequeira Group - Statistical Modelling & Marine Megafauna Movement »

Associate Professor Ana M. M. Sequeira, a marine ecologist based at ANU, leads breakthrough research in the field of marine megafauna movement and conservation.

Stone Group - Quantitative and Computational Biology »

We study aspects of the evolutionary process, including mutational events, the genetic basis of fitness-related traits, and genetic variation.