Our Research

The Umbers Lab is based in the School of Science and Health and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University. We focus on mountain environments and are interested in the behaviour, physiology and genetics of the animals that live there. We aim to understand the evolutionary ecology of our focal species and how they will continue to survive as the environment changes. Through these aims we contribute to fundamental and applied research. 

 

Now recruiting!

We are looking for passionate budding biologists to join us for masters or PhD projects out here on the beautiful Hawkesbury campus of Western Sydney Uni. Follow the links in the menu about our research projects and joining the lab. Come and do a research project with us and find out what it's like to live inside a nature documentary.

    Spring melt in Kosciuszko National Park photo: Kate Umbers

    Spring melt in Kosciuszko National Park photo: Kate Umbers