Alpine Ecology

A commitment to the environment and sustainability for the future is a key reason why you should consider studying ecology, environment and evolution at La Trobe University.

Our department assembles scientists in ecology, evolution, biodiversity, botany, zoology and environmental science to expand the frontiers of knowledge with research. Our work is strongly grounded in empirical enquiry and asks fundamental and applied questions, using a diversity of organisms ranging from microbes to charismatic megafauna. Our research strongly influences our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Field trips

At undergraduate level, we run a variety of dedicated field courses throughout the year, and from the Australian alps to the tropics. We train student in field techniques and research skills in botany, zoology, geology and environmental science.


Students completing honours in Ecology, Environment and Evolution can study in a variety of specialisations including botany, genetics, zoology, ecology, and environmental science, or undertake research in a multidisciplinary field. Find out more about our honours program.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate degrees are available in the fields of botany, zoology, genetics, ecology, evolution and environmental science.

Students considering postgraduate studies are encouraged to discuss their ideas with research supervisors directly. Meet some of our postgraduate students here.