Our school brings together multidisciplinary teams to research and address global challenges, ranging from food security to climate change-related environmental concerns.

We study how genes, species and ecosystems function and can be managed, conserved and restored. We apply this knowledge, where appropriate, to create biotechnological solutions.

Our outcomes significantly contribute to:

  • advancing of food production
  • developing of resilient and nutritional crops
  • understanding of groundwater-soil vegetation
  • treatment of plant and animal diseases
  • prevention and control of pests and invasive species.

We translate this research into practical, real-world learning and teaching that prepares our graduates for the workforce and their future careers.

Our staff

Professor Stuart Parsons
Position
Head of School, Biology and Environmental Science
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Zoology
Ecological Applications
Other Biological Sciences
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Professor Peter Waterhouse
Position
Australian Laureate Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research field
Other Biological Sciences
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Professor Kirill Alexandrov
Position
Professor of Synthetic Biology
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Medical Biotechnology
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Industrial Biotechnology
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Professor Anthony Clarke
Position
Professor and Chair of Fruit Fly Biology and Management
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Ecology
Horticultural Production
Evolutionary Biology
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Distinguished Professor James Dale
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Agricultural Biotechnology
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Microbiology
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Professor Jennifer Firn
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Ecology
Ecological Applications
Plant Biology
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Professor Peter Grace
Position
Professor of Global Change and Theme Leader
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Environmental Science and Management
Soil Sciences
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Professor Rob Harding
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Agricultural Biotechnology
Crop and Pasture Production
Microbiology
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Professor Sagadevan Mundree
Position
Professor / Centre Director, Agriculture and the Bioeconomy
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Agricultural Biotechnology
Industrial Biotechnology
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Professor Martin Sillence
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Animal Production
Veterinary Sciences
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Professor Robert Speight
Position
Professor (Microbial Biotechnology)
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Industrial Biotechnology
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Microbiology
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Associate Professor Susan Fuller
Position
Associate Professor in Ecology
Division / Faculty
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Research fields
Ecology
Environmental Science and Management
Evolutionary Biology
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