Recent publications

Congratulations for papers published or accepted:

Rachel Slatyer for a paper entitled “Scale-dependent thermal tolerance variation in Australian mountain grasshoppers” in Ecography

Perran Ross and Gordana for the paper “Wolbachia strains for disease control: ecological and evolutionary considerations” in Evolutionary Applications

Bryant Gagliardi, and Sara Long for the paper “The parthenogenetic cosmopolitan chironomid, Paratanytarsus grimmii, as a new standard test species for ecotoxicology: culturing methodology and sensitivity to aqueous pollutants”  in the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Ashley Callahan for contributions to the paper “Application of wMelPop Wolbachia strain to crash local populations of Aedes aegypti” in PLoS NTD.

Peter Mee’s first paper from his PhD, “Novel detection of low level Cardinium and Wolbachia infections in Culicoides” in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

And Gordana and Nancy (as well as former lab members) for the paper “Contrasting genetic structure between mitochondrial and nuclear markers in the dengue fever mosquito from Rio de Janeiro: implications for vector control” in  Evolutionary Applications.

Welcome to PEARG

Our group of Research Fellows and Students has developed and grown from what was originally an ARC Special Research Centre – (Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaption Research).  CESAR began in 2000 and was originally funded to 2009.

Since then – the group has grown with connections to the agricultural, medical health and environmental sectors.  The group is regarded internationally and nationally as one of the leading centres applying genetic and evolutionary principles to pest control, environmental protection and climate change adaptation.

We are primarily located at the Bio21 Institute at Melbourne University but we have collaborating researchers based at other locations around the university and Victoria; we enjoy on-going collaborations with La Trobe and Monash Universities, CSIRO and many other national and international institutions.

The research being undertaken by the group is diverse and covers a wide range of disciplines across the fields of Botany, Zoology and Genetics.