Our Research

The Invertebrate Conservation Lab is based in the School of Science and Health and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University. We focus on promoting invertebrate conservation. We study invertebrates everywhere, and occasionally sneak in an amphibian or a reptile. We have a great love for mountain environments and are interested in the behaviour, physiology and genetics of their animals. 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!

Come and do a research project with us and find out what it's like to live inside a nature documentary.

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. 


    Spring melt in Kosciuszko National Park photo: Kate Umbers

    Spring melt in Kosciuszko National Park photo: Kate Umbers