The Evolution & Ecology Research Centre was established in 2007 with the generous support of the University of New South Wales.
The centre's purpose is to build capacity for and quality of research, including postgraduate research and supervision. To do so, we recognise excellence in research, learning and supervision, run an innovative graduate program in evolution and ecology, and engage in public outreach relating to evolution and ecology.
The E & ERC draws together the diverse strengths of over fifty academic staff , independent research fellows and postgraduate students from across UNSW Science. We provide a cohesive and cooperative environment promoting evolution and ecology research and training.
The graduate program of the E & ERC ensure collaboration between all members of the Centre. View our projects, supervision options and writing resources.
Our research investigates the intersection of how organisms interact with their biological and physical environment (ecology). From invasive species and overgrazing to infectious disease evolution and biodiversity, our research makes a lasting impact.
In a warming world, a species’ ability to acclimatise to temperatures is crucial. But young ectotherms can struggle to handle the heat.
What if we could help threatened marsupials evolve to survive foxes and feral cats?
For nearly four decades, UNSW scientists, with researchers from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and other state agencies, have been surveying Australia’s waterbirds once a year.
Viral fossils buried in DNA may protect against future virus infections, a new marsupial study suggests.