Richard Reina’s Ecophysiology and Conservation Research Group

What we do:

Our research revolves around studying animal responses to challenges from their environments and from human activity to understand how they deal with these different stressors. Most of the work is on marine animals including sharks, rays, penguins and turtles, but we have also studied frogs, crocodiles, lizards and small marsupials. The purpose of this research is to apply our improved knowledge to the conservation and management of affected species and ecosystems.

Our research group is based at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia but we undertake the work in many different places.

These are some of our current projects:

Prospective students

I am always interested in hearing from potential research students and postdocs. There are opportunities at Monash University to conduct research with me through Honours or PhD programs. Please note that to be eligible for admission into a PhD you must have completed research work with a minimum 6 months full-time duration and that has resulted in a thesis.  To express interest in working with us please send me an email. Provide your full CV, statement of research interest, a copy of your academic transcript and your English language test scores if your language of course instruction was not English. In your statement of research interest, you will need to explain what projects you are interested in and why, how your background makes you suitable to undertake the project and what you know about the topic. Please don’t contact me without providing all of the requested information.