Department of Biological Sciences
Our research is in ecology and evolution, mainly of plants. From 2010-2015 we have support through an Australian Laureate Professorship from ARC.
Our Comparative Ecology Group includes people funded under this project, plus others with their own funding or scholarships. The Comparative Ecology Group runs regular journal clubs and other processes of discussion and mutual support.
I am also leader of the Macquarie University Genes to Geoscience Research Centre,
MUGGRC includes labs spread across Chemistry, Biology, Environment and
Geography, and Earth and Planetary Science. There is a 4-way fusion of
disciplines beginning among genomics, functional ecology, earth system
science and informatics; MUGGRC works towards that fusion. Among other
activities we are developing the Genes to Geoscience Research Enrichment Program, a menu of intensive short courses for research students and postdocs.