Our department has access to state of the art equipment and facilities supporting a wide variety of research and teaching from systems ecology to genomics.

Facilities include:

  • Genomics platform
    This facility provides investigators with the latest in 'next generation sequencing' equipment to facilitate wide-ranging research projects requiring highly detailed global DNA and RNA sequence analysis.
  • La Trobe University Herbarium (LTB)
    Our herbarium holds more than 25,000 vascular plant specimens, mostly from Victoria, as well as a significant collection of algal specimens.
  • Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary
    Established in 1967, the sanctuary was created with the purpose of assisting in the restoration and management of our indigenous flora and fauna.
  • Controlled environment glasshouses and growth chambers.
  • Zoological reserve and animal house.

Specialist equipment includes:

  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) - Agilent Technologies 7820A gas chromatograph with 5975 Series mass selective detector. Contact A/Prof. Steinbauer.
  • Laser Vibrometer (Polytec PDV 100) with signal analysis software for studying vibrational communication in small animals and arthropods. Contact: Dr Peters and A/Prof. Steinbauer.

Box Ironbark resource:

The Box Ironbark catalogue is a unique online resource for our Bendigo campus students studying the Box Ironbark forests in the Greater Bendigo National Park.

Find out more through our research specialisations and staff listing.