About Us

Our research addresses a broad range of questions in ecology, ranging from biomechanics and physiological ecology, to behaviour, population dynamics, community ecology, and macroecology. Most staff and students in the Ecological Modelling Research Group use some combination of theoretical modelling, statistical modelling, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork in their research. We conduct both basic and applied research, addressing classical questions about the structure and function of organisms, and the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, as well as questions about the effects of overfishing or climate change. Mostly, but not exclusively, we use coral reefs as a model system.

Our group comprises a mixture of staff from Marine and Tropical Biology and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies .