Sex in a changing world

Associate Professor Bob Wong

School of Biological Sciences
Monash University

Bob Wong is an evolutionary ecologist and head of the Behavioural and Ecology Research Group based in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. Bob’s research focuses on mate choice and reproductive investment, and how human-induced environmental change affects animal behaviour.  Work undertaken in the group encompasses a wide range of species, from insects to fish, and even humans.

Finding the right mate can be a challenge. This sexual struggle can be so powerful that it can shape the course of evolution itself. In most animals, reproduction is finely attuned to the environment. So, what happens when environmental conditions are disturbed due to human activities? Bob’s talk will discuss sex in a rapidly changing world — and what consequences this might have for wildlife populations and the survival of species.

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