Research

A list of grants awarded to researchers in the School of Biological Sciences is available from the Monash Research Projects Page

The School of Biological Sciences has research strengths in four broad discipline areas: Evolution, Genetics, Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Research within and across these discipline areas address key problems in biology that encompass: molecular and cellular genetics; evolutionary genetics of life histories, disease resistance and adaptation to environmental change; community ecology and ecosystem functioning; the impacts on biodiversity and mitigation of the major environmental change drivers.

This research is undertaken in freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments, from the tropics to the Antarctic, and in a laboratory setting. Investigations span a range of organisms, from unicellular algae and bacteria to plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. The School has a global network of collaborators that includes the university sector, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies, and contributes to the work of several international conventions and agreements.