Dr. Keyne Monro
Keyne is an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. She is interested in selection and evolution in changing environments.
Dr. Akane Uesugi
ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow
Akane studies the ecology and evolution of invasive plants. She uses evolutionary ecology, chemical ecology, and quantitative genetic approaches to test how ecologically-relevant plant traits evolve as they invade novel ranges.
Piet is interested in the evolution of functional traits in changing environments and biological invasions. He recently completed his PhD and is now involved in various projects with both the Monro and White (https://
Evatt is interested in how natural populations adapt to environmental change. His PhD intends to investigate how marine invertebrate populations may respond to future climate change through adaptive evolution and phenotypic plasticity.
Adriana is interested in the ecological and evolutionary processes that influence the life histories of marine invertebrates. With the current threat of global warming on marine ecosystems, her project intends to study the capacity of early life-history stages to withstand the challenge of rising sea temperatures.
(Primary supervisor: Professor Dustin Marshall)
Broadly, Hayley is interested in the evolution of life-history strategies in marine invertebrates and seaweeds. In particular, she is interested in the links between maternal phenotype, offspring size and offspring fitness.
(Primary supervisor: Professor Steven Chown)
Jessica is currently researching the influence of different thermal environments on population dynamics in springtails (Collembola). Previously, Jessica worked as an RA at Monash University and St Andrews University (Scotland), where she conducted research on invertebrate physiology/morphology and sexual behaviour respectively.
Community genetics in the sea: evolutionary and ecological consequences of interspecific indirect genetic effects
Resource acquisition and allocation in a colonial marine invertebrate