Research in Zoology
Research in this group concerns the ecology and behaviour of marine organisms; effects of human disturbance on habitats and biological aspects of fisheries management. Behavioural research examines behaviour of invertebrate and fish larvae and its neurobiological control. Ecological research includes modelling and management of populations of abalone, rock lobsters and sharks; mechanics of shell growth; larval dispersal of fish and invertebrates; effects of human activities such as harvesting, introduction of marine pests, and discharge pollutants on inter-tidal and subtidal marine environments; and the taxonomy of marine invertebrates.
- The Keough Laboratory: The Keough Lab is based in the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Our research primarily focuses on the ecology and behaviour of marine organisms and communities living in the temperate waters of southeastern Australia. We work in a variety of different marine habitats including the rocky shore, subtidal reefs, sea grass beds and sand/mudflats.
- The Swearer Lab
- The Day Lab
- Queenscliff Marine Research Station