Evolution is amazingly simple and yet pleasingly complicated. As a theory with explanatory power in our everyday world, evolution is unparalleled. Our work tends to hover around the vague borderlands between ecology and evolution. Of course these borderlands capture almost the entirety of both disciplines, so we keep busy.
Most of our conservation work is in northern Australia, reflecting Ben’s long experience in that part of the world. We currently have projects running in the Wet Tropics, the Top End, and the Kimberley. We tend to work on reptiles and amphibians, but will try anything really. We are currently working to develop an Australian Daphnia species as a model organism for asking fundamental questions, and we have made brief forays into the worlds of nematodes, mammals, insects, plants, and even simulated organisms.
Go to the blog archives to find out more about a few specific projects.