Staff profile: Dr Mark Eldridge

Position title:
Principal Research Scientist
Mammalogy Collection
+612 9320 6320
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Blogs by this author



  • Marsupial evolution, phylogeny and taxonomy.

  • Molecular ecology of Australasian terrestrial vertebrates (including dispersal, population structure, gene flow, effects of habitat fragmentation, mate choice, phylogeography).

  • Conservation biology of Australasian terrestrial vertebrates (including effects of isolation and population reductions, inbreeding, population fitness, adaptation to island environments, neutral and adaptive genetic diversity, MHC, population management).

  • Chromosome structure and evolution, genome organization.

  • Speciation patterns and mechanisms; inter-species hybridization and hybrid zones.



Refereed articles 2005-2015

Book sections 2005-2015

Edited volumes 1997-2015


B.Sc. (Hons) 1986. Ph.D. 1992


Australian Museum Research Institute Medal, 2015.

ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, 1999-2004.

ARC Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1991-1993.

The Bolliger Award of the Australian Mammal Society, 1990.

The Robert Menzies College Award, 1990.

Australian Postgraduate Research Award,  1990-1991.

Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award,  1987-1989.

The Robert Menzies College Academic Award, 1986.

Professional Memberships

Australian Mammal Society (AMS)
Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS)

Genetics Society of Australasia (GSA)
Royal Zoological Society of NSW (RZS)
Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)


Research Projects

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