Pieter Arnold

Functional Ecology & Evolution

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Research Bio

I am a research fellow interested in the evolutionary ecology and physiology, particularly the responses and functional ability of organisms to environmental changes and challenges, such as those of climate change.

This has been the overarching theme to my research to date, which has included work on the physiological and behavioural consequences of viral infection in fruit flies, trait responses to selection on dispersal in invasive beetles, evolution of phenotypic plasticity of plants, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses on selection, metabolic rate, and thermal tolerance, among other side projects.

I am currently working in the Division of Ecology & Evolution at the Research School of Biology at The Australian National University as a Research Fellow investigating a range of projects centred around ecological and evolutionary responses of plants and alpine communities to the changing climate.

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46 Sullivans Creek Rd
Division of Ecology and Evolution 
Research School of Biology
Acton ACT 2601 Australia