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.