About the Department

The Department of Environment and Genetics consists of 30 continuing and fixed-term academic staff. We have a dynamic higher degree by research program that reflects the disciplinary interests of the staff.

Staff and postgraduate students work in a range of environments 'from the sea to the mountains', including arid and semi-arid deserts and woodlands, alpine and subalpine landscapes, grasslands, tall wet forests and rainforests, and marine and freshwater habitats.

Research carried out in the Department is world leading. The Department underpins a rating of ‘5 – well above world standard’ in the disciplinary areas of Ecology and Zoology, and underpins a rating of ‘4 – above world standard’ in Ecological Applications. The Department also contributes to similarly high ratings in the areas of Genetics, Plant Biology and Soil Science.

Find out more about our academic staff's research on the Research specialisations page.

We teach >3000 undergraduate students enrolled in 32 subjects across the School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment.  We run a variety of dedicated field courses and have access to superb natural habitats found in the university's Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding areas.

Staff list

See a full list of academic, research and honorary staff, or view the department's research specialisations.


Explore our facilities and equipment for use, and browse our online resource, the Box Ironbark catalogue.

Find out more about our department's research or courses.