Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman is an internationally renowned plant ecologist who works at the intersection of invasion biology, plant conservation, urban greening and climate change adaptation.
Distinguished Professor Michael Gillings is internationally recognized for his pioneering work on the evolution and dissemination of antibiotic resistance.
Facial Tumours aren’t the only transmissible disease impacting on Tasmanian Devils. Associate Professor Michelle Power and her team have been investigating the ecosystem of microbes devils carry around with them.
Australia’s most difficult and costly biosecurity challenge
An increase in the number of fatal shark attacks in recent years has seen renewed interest in technologies that deter sharks from interacting too closely with humans. Surfers are at the greatest risk of shark attack and by developing novel technologies to deter sharks Hart is hopeful his team can save lives.
Human sewage disposal in Antarctica presents a risk of introducing non-native bacterial species, specifically E. coli, into endemic Antarctic wildlife, potentially affecting its diversity and evolution.
Do bees like the taste of nectar? Does the ant foraging for your crumbs feel better when she finds one?
Are insects merely tiny robots?
Honey bee colonies are dying more often and more quickly. We urgently need to understand why, and how to prevent it.
Australia has three native species of rice all growing in the tropics and savannah. These wild relatives grow in highly arid and highly variable seasonal conditions that will characterise future climate regimes around the world.
Modelling ecological phenomena on the basis of energy and materials available in the environment provides a deeper understanding of the environmental constraints to life. Reef fishes represent the most species-rich group of vetebrates and occupy diverse habitats that vary substantially in temperature across the globe.