About Ben

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s School of Biosciences. I am deeply interested in evolution, and I am deeply interested in how spatial processes influence evolution.
My work typically involves animals (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and insects), lots of sweaty field work, followed by lots of tedious lab work, and finally, fun and games on the computer.
While I enjoy fieldwork and data collection, I also take pleasure in squeezing every last shred of information out of the data at hand. And when there’s no data at hand, I’ve been known to explore ideas with mathematical models instead.