Our projects

Our projects

The main activity of the Species Spectrum Research Centre will be to support working groups undertaking research across a wide range of organisms and phenomena, including brain structure, microbial function, mimicry and crypsis, coral biology and ant perception and navigation. Each working group will consist of Macquarie researchers, ECRS and HDRs and selected domestic and international visitors.

Species Spectrum Research Centre funded working groups in 2017:

Pipilika: Ant database to identify the relationship of metabolic rate with activity time

Working group commencement date: 

June 2017

Working group membership: 

Ajay Narendra; Ravindra Palavalli Nettimi; Fleur Ponton; Drew Allen; Joshua Madin (MQU); Nigel Andrew (UNE), Heloise Gibb (La Trobe); Marc Seid (Scranton University, USA).

Working group proposed completion date:

June 2019

Working group status:

2017: Data collection and data entry

Working group outputs:

NA

Mapping behavioural ecology across the species spectrum

Working group commencement date: 

June 2017

Working group membership: 

Alex Carthey, Mariella Herberstein, Mark Westoby, Drew Allen, Simon Griffith, Martin Whiting, Matt Bulbert, Josh Madin, Dan Falster, Ian Wright

Working group proposed completion date:

June 2020

Working group status:

2017: Locate, format, and assemble data sources. 

Working group outputs:

NA

Network for ecological strategies across bacteria and archaea

Working group commencement date: 

June 2017

Working group membership: 

Michael Gillings, Ian Paulsen, Sasha Tetu, Mark Westoby, Jemma Geoghegan, Josh Madin

Working group proposed completion date:

June 2019

Working group status:

2017: Data collection and working group meeting

Working group outputs:

NA

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