Welcome to the Visual Ecology Laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute and School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Our research group is interested in a variety of questions about how marine organisms perceive the world and how their bright and conspicuous colour signals are used to communicate messages to each other.

Our main research questions focus on:

  • highly contrasting colour signals, including warning and disruptive colouration;
  • visual systems in reef fish;
  • colour change;
  • evolution and maintenance of mimicry systems;
  • chemical ecology in nudibranchs;
  • cleaning mutualisms.