Welcome to the pages of the Gardner Lab Research Group – Avian Ecology and Climate Change – based at the Research School of Biology at the Australian National University.

We are interested in understanding species’ responses to environmental change. We make novel use of time-series available through museum collections and citizen science, and undertake field work in the Australian arid zone. We work at a range of scales, from local, within-population dynamics up to continental-wide comparisons of different species in different climatic regions and regimes. We seek to understand the consequences of environmental change for the viability of populations, to inform understanding of sensitivities to climate change and capacity to adapt. Australian birds are our model system.

If you’d like to discuss projects and funding opportunities please get in touch:

photos aust birds

Photos: Simon Bennett

 Contact details:

Research School of Biology
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT Australia
E-mail: janet.gardner@anu.edu.au