We utilise longitudinal life-history datasets on wild populations comprising behavioural, spatial and genetic information to answer questions about evolutionary processes.
Our research aims to shed light on how environmental and social factors influence evolutionary processes.
In particular, we're interested in
1 - Gene/culture co-evolution, focussing particularly on social evolution, and genetic and non-genetic mechanisms of inheritance.
SPECIES: Bottlenose dolphins, Giraffes, Eastern water dragons.
2 - Adaptation to anthropogenic pressures in native fauna: I commenced this line of research in 2009, with a particular focus on the impact of human activity and development on the evolutionary trajectories, and population genetics of Australian animals.
SPECIES: Eastern water dragons (urban adaptor), Koalas (urban non-adaptor), Inshore dolphins.