Dr Nick Murphy is a molecular ecologist within the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution at La Trobe University. His research interests are in the biogeography and population dynamics of aquatic invertebrates. He is specifically interested in using genetic patterns that have been shaped by past population isolation and connectivity to make predictions about the future. In addition, he uses next generation DNA sequencing to undertake metabarcoding studies of entire communities to improve the taxonomic resolution of biomonitoring and better understand community connectivity and the dynamics of assemblages. In the alpine region he is particularly interested in the diversity and evolution of endemic headwater specialists and how habitat fragmentation impacts these communities.

Nick can be contacted by email at N.Murphy@latrobe.edu.au

or by telephone on +61 (0)3 9479 2534.