Our School has broad expertise across ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, palaeobiology, developmental biology, behaviour, plant and animal physiology, and conservation biology. Our research programs involve a diverse array of taxa, ranging across microbes, animals and plants, including a particular focus in the areas of marine biology and entomology. Unique opportunities for biological research are provided by our proximity to a stunning array of marine and terrestrial subtropical habitats and their endemic biodiversity. A number of research programs in the School take advantage of major model-organism systems, including Drosophila, C. elegans, and Arabidopsis, and many include a strong quantitative and modelling focus. Investigations and ground breaking research topics currently being undertaken by members of the School in the broad areas of food security, environment and health can been seen here.

The diagram below represents our current staff and where their expertise is located across the spectrum of our key research disciplines. Click on an individual’s name to see their profile page.

Researcher Wheel Andrew Barnes Cynthia Riginos Sandie Degnan Bernard Degnan Sophie Dove Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Kathy Townsend Peter Mumby Catherine Lovelock Selina Ward Ian Tibbetts Janet Lanyon Greg Skilleter Paul Ebert Sassan Asgari Christine Beveridge Nigel Beebe Steve Chenoweth Michael Furlong John Pandolfi Bronwen Cribb David Merritt Karyn Johnson Lyn Cook Gimme Walter Myron Zalucki Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos Milos Tanurdzic Bryan Fry Thomas Cribb Katrina McGuigan Mark Blows Steven Salisbury Jan Engelstaedter Margaret Mayfield Craig White Diana Fisher Salit Kark Vera Weisbecker David Booth Simon Blomberg Kerrie Wilson Robbie Wilson Berndt van Rensburg Rod Fensham John Dwyer Craig Franklin Louise Kuchel Richard Fuller Anne Goldizen Hugh Possingham


Discovery - more information


2015 - ARC DECRA funding scheme results 2015 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Funding Outcomes, to commence in January 2015. Nathalie Butt  Tough choices: ...

ARC Discovery

2016 - ARC discovery funding scheme results The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded $1.65 million in new research funding to commence in 2016. Discovery Award Recipients Lyn Co...

ARC Future Fellows

2014 - ARC Future Fellows funding scheme results Dr Jan Engelstaedter - Sex and bottlenecks: understanding the evolutionary dyn...

ARC Laureate Fellows

2012 - ARC Laureate Fellows funding scheme results 2012 ARC Laureate Fellow Awards, Announced 30 July 2012. ARC Laureate Fellowship Award Recipients

ARC Linkages

2015 - ARC Linkage Awards Recovering Australia’s migratory shorebirds Dr Richard Fuller,

Excellence in Research

UQ tops the country for research excellence in Biological Sciences – again! In the recently released Excellence in Research Australia report UQ was the only university to consistently perform above or well above world standard across...


Over the years the School has acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. We are in the top...

NHMRC Grant Scheme

NHMRC Project Grants funding scheme is awarded to individuals or teams of researchers undertaking the highest quality biomedical research. NHMRC Project Grants: Funding commencing 2014


The following is a list of research articles published by researchers in Biological Sciences. School members are presented in green print. Publications data can be further refined by author, date or keywords. Access to s...
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