Evolutionary Biology Lab

Evolution & Ecology Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales


Associate Professor Russell Bonduriansky

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Current Higher Degree Research Students



Nathan Burke

PhD Candidate

Project: Facultative parthenogenesis and the evolution of sex


Erin Macartney

PhD Candidate

Project: Paternal effects as condition-dependent life history traits


Amy Hooper

PhD Candidate

Project: Secondary sexual traits, life history and ageing


Aidan Runagall-McNaull

PhD Candidate (on leave)

Project: Paternal effects in natural populations


Zachariah Wylde

PhD Candidate

Project: Environmental effects on sperm competition and fertilization


Current Visiting Students



Foteini Spagopoulou

PhD Candidate, Uppsala University, Sweden

Project: Stress and parental effects


Academic Visitors


Associate Professor Liran Carmel

Sabbatical visitor from The Hebrew University, Israel


Liran Carmel



Postdoctoral fellows


Dr Angela Crean

DECRA postdoctoral research fellow


Dr Margo Adler

Postdoctoral research fellow

Email: margo.adler(-AT-)gmail.com



Lára Hallsson

Postdoctoral research fellow (2012-2013)


Claudia Fricke

Visiting postdoctoral research fellow (2009-2010)

Current occupation: Faculty, University of Münster

Higher Degree Research Students


Ronda Lau

Masters Candidate

Project: The role of amino acids and vitamins in development


Erin Macartney

MSc, 2015

Project: Effects of environment on sperm morphology and performance


Margo Adler

PhD, 2013

Project: Making the best of what you've got: The role of trade-offs in ageing, resource allocation, and interactions of the sexes

Present occupation: :Postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto

Elizabeth Cassidy

Masters, 2013

Project: Morphological variation and diversification in Australian neriid flies

Present occupation: Research assistant, Monash University


Luis Cayetano

Masters, 2010

Project: Evolution of insect genitalia

Current occupation: Postdoctoral fellow, University of California at Berkeley

Udani Chandrasoma

Masters, 2010

Joint supervisor: Rob Brooks

Project: Diet, fat accumulation and fitness in the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus.

Current occupation: PhD studies (Macquarie University)

Honours Students


Kumudika Gunaratne

Honours, 2015

Project: Winner/Loser effects on reproductive performance


Claire Santhaseelan

Honours, 2015

Project: Maternal effects in parthenogenetic chironomids


Chris Allister

Honours 2013

Project: Dietary ecology of neriid flies


Nathan Burke

Honours 2013

Project: Facultative sexuality in stick insects


Oscar (Long) Lee

Honours 2013

Project: Plasticity in bruchid beetles


Aidan Runagall-McNaull

Honours 2013

Project: The ecology of paternal effects in neriid flies


Eleanor Bath

Honours, 2011

Project: Asymmetric reproductive isolation and interference in neriid flies: the roles of genital morphology and behaviour

Present occupation: Rhodes scholar and PhD candidate, Oxford University

Alexander Sentinella

Honours, 2011

Project: Larval nutritional geometry in Telostylinus angusticollis

Present occupation: Student Advisor, UNSW


Hawa Othman

Honours, 2009

Project: The genetic basis of condition dependence and sexual dimorphism

Current occupation: Graduate studies

Nori Kawasaki

Honours, 2006

Project: Comparison of ageing in the wild and captivity of the banana stalk fly (Telostylinus angusticollis)

Current occupation: PhD studies (Monash University)

Visiting Students


Teresa Maddison

University of Toronto, Canada

Project: Sexual selection in neriid flies


Tsai-Ming Lu

Visiting student/volunteer

Current occupation: PhD studies, Okinawa, Japan


Marco Telford

Visiting student

Project: Condition and somatic deterioration in flies

Current occupation: researcher, Barcelona, Spain



Judita ('Ditka') Jeran

Professional Practicum, 2009

Current occupation: researcher, Ljubljana, Slovenia