People 2017-12-13T05:39:02+00:00


Dr. Keyne Monro

Lab Leader

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.

Pieter Arnold

Research Assistant

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 ( Lab groups.

Evatt Chirgwin

PhD Student

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 Rebolledo

PhD Student

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.

Hayley Cameron

PhD Student

(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.

Jessica Hoskins

PhD Student

(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.

Lab Alumni

Arthur Riedel
PhD 2013
Community genetics in the sea: evolutionary and ecological consequences of interspecific indirect genetic effects

Karin Svanfeldt
PhD 2017
Resource acquisition and allocation in a colonial marine invertebrate