Inferring deep ecological and evolutionary processes from observable patterns
The DEEP group covers three core research themes in the School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Tasmania, spanning a range of projects on population, community and ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, and global change. These themes are:
Current Research Opportunities and Projects
The student projects in the Dynamics of Eco-Evolutionary Patterns (D.E.E.P.) group cover a diversity of topics, from the relatively fundamental through to applied or conservation outcomes. We seek to equip our research students with a strong understanding of the concepts and issues relevant to ecology, evolution and global change biology, and the technical competence to make best use of a wide range of tools, methodologies and approaches to eco-evolutionary science (both in the field and at the desktop).
Some examples of projects (more are listed in the themes’ sub-pages):
- Impacts of vehicle collisions on roadside fauna
- Turnover in forest ecosystems (including plants and animals)
- Predictors and eco-evolutionary drivers of threat risk
- Impacts of climate and land-use change on global biodiversity
- Demographics, population ecology and conservation of echidnas
- Processes shaping the structure and dynamics of tall forests
- What makes the forests of New Zealand different to Australian analogues?
- Ways that mobile technology can benefit ecology and restoration
If you are interested in studying with DEEP, please make a time to come and discuss the details with us. Or if you don’t have a good idea about what you might like to do, then come in anyway, and we can explore a variety of options! See here for contact details.