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Prof

Mark Elgar

Professor
Biosciences
pheromones
sexual selection
Air pollution
animal signals
Natural selection
insect communication
antennae
mating behaviour
social behaviour
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Prof

Mark Elgar

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Animal adaptations
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Prof

Mark Elgar

 

My research investigates the role of natural and sexual selection in the evolution of diverse adaptations, in the context of animal mating and social behaviour. A current focus is on chemical communication and the selection pressures favouring the evolution of the diversity of insect antennal morphology.



Current appointments:2018 Member, World Economic Forum Expert Network, World Economic Forum, Switzerland 2014 – Field Chief Editor, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Frontiers)2005 – Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Ethology (Japan Ethological Society | Springer)

Past appointments:
2018 – 2019 Domain Leader (Ecology & Evolution), School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
2013 – 2016 Member, College of Experts, Australian Research Council
2007 – 2011 Editor-in-Chief, Australian Journal of Zoology (CSIRO Publishing)
2006 – 2011 Editor-in-Chief, Behavioral Ecology (ISBE | Oxford University Press)
2006 – 2009 Associate Dean (Graduate Programs), Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne2004 – 2007 Elected Member, University Council, University of Melbourne
2003 – 2011 Member, Board of Standards, CSIRO Publishing
2003 – 2006 Assistant Dean (Equal Opportunity), Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
1998 Professeur Visité, Laboratoire d'écologie, Université Pierre-et-Marie Curie, Paris, France 1994 – 2016 Associate Editor, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Springer)
1989 – 1990 Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow, School of Biological Science, University of NSW1989, 1993 Visiting Research Fellow, Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea
1987 – 1989 University Research Fellow, School of Biological Science, University of New South Wales
1985 – 1987 Science & Engineering Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
1982 – 1985 Research Scholar, Christ's College, Cambridge

Projects

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Projects

Project Types


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Research Grant


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Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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News

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2011

Outstanding Research Higher Degree Supervision, University of Melbourne

2010

Citation for Outstanding Research Supervision, Australian Learning and Teaching Council

2007

Dean's Award for Teaching (Excellence in RHD Supervision)

2005

Pearson Education UniServe Science Teaching Award

UniServe

1982

Graduate Research Scholar, Christ's College, Cambridge

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Biosciences

President

Australasian Evolution Society

Corresponding Secretary

International Ethological Congress

Councillor

International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Member

Entomological Society of Australia

Secretary

Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Member

Australasian Arachnological Society

Member

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Griffith University