Location: Room 248, Macleay Building A12 | Phone: 02 9351 2267 | Email: ros.gloag@sydney.edu.au

Biographical details

Dr Ros Gloag

I began researching the evolution, behaviour and genetics of bees as an Honours student here at the University of Sydney. I then undertook a PhD (Zoology) at the University of Oxford, U.K. investigating the evolution of parasitic birds (completed December 2012), followed by short postdocs at Oxford and the Australian National University in 2013. I returned to USyd to take up a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2014. In May 2018 I begin a Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology here in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Research interests

I am broadly interested in the evolution and ecology of animal behaviour. I use experimental fieldwork, molecular biology and mathematical models. My key study systems are birds and bees. Current research interests include:

  • Evolution, ecology and behaviour of invasive social insects
  • Genetics and ecology of asexual reproduction in social insects
  • Population genetics, behaviour and ecology of Australian stingless bees, including in the context of their role as pollinators
  • Coevolution of brood parasitic birds and their hosts

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