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Russell Bonduriansky

Professor of evolutionary biology, UNSW

An evolutionary biologist is a type of scientist who wants to understand the meaning of life (or, more precisely, how and why organisms get to be the way they are).

My research group at the University of New South Wales -- the Evolutionary Biology Lab -- investigates the nature of heredity (including genetics, epigenetics and other mechanisms that transmit variation across generations), factors that influence development, the sources of diversity within and among species, coevolution of the sexes, and how and why organisms age.

I am currently serving as Editor of The American Naturalist.


  • 2012–present
    Associate professor, University of New South Wales


  • 2004 
    University of Toronto, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Future Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)
  • Population, Ecological And Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Epigenetics (Incl. Genome Methylation And Epigenomics) (060404)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)


Dobzhansky Prize (2006) from the Society for the Study of Evolution