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Monica Gagliano

Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Biology, The University of Western Australia

My main research is broadly focusing on key aspects of the ecological processes by which organisms are able to gather information on the variable conditions of their surrounding environment in order to survive.

In collaboration with various disciplines across the Sciences and the Humanities, my research aims at expanding our perception of animals, plants and more generally Nature. In the process of learning how to do this, I have pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics and extended the concept of cognition to plants, re-igniting the discourse on plant subjectivity, sentience and ethical standing.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Australia


  • 2007 
    James Cook University, PhD/Marine Ecology