Welcome to Professor Bronwyn Gillanders’ laboratory group at the University of Adelaide. Our research group focuses on aquatic waters (freshwater, estuarine and marine) with a strong focus on fish and cephalopods, and environmental issues. The group is part of the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories in the School of Biological Sciences and the Environment Institute.
The Gillanders Aquatic Ecology lab group includes Postdoctoral Researchers, PhD students, and Honours Students working in freshwater and marine biology. We also have some visiting interns and undergraduate researchers. If you are interested in working with us please contact Bronwyn directly to discuss opportunities that may be available - please check out our research first to check that your interests align with ours.
Welcome to the Gillanders Aquatic Ecology lab webpage and recent news.
Well it’s been a while since the webpage was updated.
COVID-19 came in 2020 and continued through 2021 and likely also 2022! Universities around the world have seen some significant changes. We've had to pivot to on-line teaching, restructure Honours and PhD projects to deal with lack of travel, which at times has been throughout South Australia but definitely also interstate and international travel has been completely out of the question, and work from home more than in the past. Despite these hurdles the lab has continued with Ben completing Hons in 2020 and Ashleigh, Josie and Lizzie finishing in 2021. PhD completions have continued with Briony, Nicole, Mandy (all completing in 2021) and Troy (2020) all finishing. Joe commenced his PhD in 2021 and Vinuri, Nikita, Sophie D, Koster and Bill in 2020. Sophie R also commenced her MPhil in 2020.
Our microplastics research is continuing with Nina recently submitting her PhD thesis (with four published papers). Solomon continues his research investigating microplastics in crustaceans with Nikita, Vinuri and Sophie D all continuing work in this space. They received funding from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to make a video showcasing some of the this research - more on that shortly.
It’s been a good few years publication wise too – check out our publications page for the latest list of publications and links to the papers. We’ve also had an impressive range of graphical abstracts associated with our publications.
For regular news updates see our Blog page.
Check out our video below about the incredible science of fish ear bones made by Animate your science.
Word cloud summarising themes across our research
Near Calperun Station, SA
Giant Australian cuttlefish