The Arid Ecology Lab is part of the Ecology and Evolution Research Centre and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Our research aims to explore how arid and semi-arid ecosystems function, specifically, relationships between soil processes and plants and animals. Our emphasis is on the semi-arid woodland. Current themes include:

Patch creation by native and feral vertebrates

Invertebrate effects on ecosystem processes

The links between shrub encroachment and landscape health

The shrubland–desertification paradigm

Ecology of desert soil crusts

Ecology of ants

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