profile-picDr Lesley Alton (Monash University, Australia)

Lesley is an animal physiologist who studies the physiological, morphological, behavioural and fitness responses of animals to multiple interacting environmental challenges. Her research aims to understand the threat to wildlife posed by human-mediated environmental change. Craig and Lesley have collaborated on a number of projects related to animal metabolism.

phill-cassey_circleA/Prof Phill Cassey (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Phill is ecologist specialising in invasive biology in the context of global change, risk management, and illegal wildlife trade. Phill has incorporated ecology and invasion biology into collaborative works with the Evolutionary Physiology Lab, including the evolution of invasive traits in experimental systems.

steven-chown_circleProf Steven Chown (Monash University, Australia)

Steven integrates ecology, physiology, invasion biology, and polar biology to understand organism functioning and responses to global environmental change. Craig and Steven continue to collaborate on the evolution of gas exchange patterns, water loss and thermal biology, mainly of insects.


craig-franklin_circleProf Craig Franklin (University of Queensland, Australia)

Craig combines field and laboratory studies to investigate the capacities of species to respond to environmental stressors, particularly applying this work to conservation physiology. Craig and Craig have co-supervised several students at the University of Queensland, and have collaborated on the evolution of physiological plasticity.

lewis-halsey_circleDr Lewis Halsey (University of Roehampton, UK)

Lewis investigates the relationships among behaviours, ecology, energetics, and the environment of animals, with particular focus on the energetics of locomotion in wild vertebrates. Craig and Lewis have collaborated on several projects on accelerometry and the energetics of locomotion.


mike-kearney_circleA/Prof Michael Kearney (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Mike is a physiological ecologist who leads the Climate and Metabolic Ecology Lab (CAMEL) group. His research combines microclimate modelling, biophysical ecology, and metabolic theory. Mike has collaborated with Craig and the Evolutionary Physiology Lab to test metabolic theories and scaling of traits in Egernia lizards.


karyn-johnson_circleDr Karyn Johnson (University of Queensland, Australia)

Karyn is a microbiologist who studies invertebrate viruses and the pathologies associated with infection. Craig and Karyn have collaborated to investigate the whole-organism physiology and behaviour of a widely used model host-virus system.


dustin-marshall_circleProf Dustin Marshall (Monash University, Australia)

Dustin studies the ecology and evolution of marine organisms, particularly the links between life-history and population dynamics. Craig and Dustin have been instrumental in setting up the Centre for Geometric Biology and have several ongoing projects that explore fitness, metabolic scaling, and life-history.


daniel-ob_circleA/Prof Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos

Daniel is an evolutionary geneticist who utilises genomic, ecological, and molecular tools to study the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation in the plant species complex Senecio lautus. Craig and Daniel collaborate on the evolution of size and metabolic rate in plants and animals.


steve-portugal_circleDr Steve Portugal (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)

Steve is a comparative ecophysiologist who studies the behaviour, energetics, and sensory ecology of wild animals, mostly birds. Craig and Steve have recently collaborated on a range of projects, including the effects of biologging and biotelemetry devices on birds, and the energetics of collective behaviour.


roger-seymour_circleProf Roger Seymour (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Roger is an animal physiologist who studies the scaling of respiration, metabolism and energetics, mostly in vertebrates, but also plants and insects. Craig conducted an undergraduate project, honours, and his PhD under Roger’s supervision and Craig has co-authored more papers with Roger than any other scientist – they have published together almost every year since the early 2000s, on topics including metabolic scaling, insect respiration and endothermy, burrowing energetics of mammals and insects, and blood flow in dinosaurs.