Fellows and Associates
Natalie Briscoe is a research fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. Her work focuses on how climate and habitat features interact with species traits to influence where they can live. She is particularly interested in understanding how the behaviour, morphology and physiology of animals influences their sensitivity to climate, and methods for making more robust predictions of how species are likely to be influenced by future climate change.
Vanessa White is a Research Assistant to Mike Kearney in the field of Ecological and Evolutionary Entomology. Her main roles are to explore suitable molecular technologies for the development of informative DNA markers and implement quality lab rearing practices to better understand evolution and adaptation in and conservation of Australian matchstick grasshoppers.
Dr. Marko Jusup
Marko will be joining the lab as a research fellow working on an ARC Discovery Project. The aim of the project is to develop a mechanistic modelling trait database and use it to answer life history questions about Australian animals.