Mark Westoby

Department of Biological Sciences
Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
phone +61 (2) 9850 8196

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.


brief CV

last  revised  September 2010