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Ben Moore

Associate Professor in Ecology, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

Ben Moore is an Associate Professor in Ecology in the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at the University of Western Sydney. He studies plant-herbivore interactions and asks how plants avoid or tolerate being eaten by animals and how animals that eat plants cope with the nutritional and toxic challenges that plants present. His research spans the fields of plant ecology, animal ecology, microbial ecology and chemical ecology and considers a variety of species, but he has particular experience with eucalypts and the marsupials that eat it.


  • 2015–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Western Sydney
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, University Of Western Sydney
  • 2007–2012
    Chemical Ecologist, The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2004–2007
    Postdoctoral research associate, James Cook University


  • 2004 
    Australian National University, Ph.D.
  • 1995 
    University of Melbourne, B.Sc.(Hons)