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Researching the evolutionary potential of Australia’s terrestrial fauna in response to a changing global environment.

Evolutionary Biology Research Program

The Evolutionary Biology Program generates knowledge for managing biodiversity and develops bio- and genomic technologies to enhance the environmental performance of Australian agricultural, manufacturing and energy industries.

  • 24 August 2010 | Updated 15 October 2013


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Research Focus

Evolutionary biology focuses on three main areas:

We are documenting Australia's terrestrial fauna through recognition of species and their distributions, and interpretations of their evolutionary origins.

Our genomics research focuses on understanding the evolutionary potential of species in a global environment altering with land use change and development, climate change, the impact of invasive species and habitat losses.

Our biotechnology research uses past and future evolution as the inspiration for the development of new environmental and industrial biotechnologies, biomaterials and sensory biology.