Dr. Justin Welbergen


Dr. Justin Welbergen joined JCU’s Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change as an ARC Senior Research Fellow in June 2011, after doctoral work on grey-headed flying foxes in northern New South Wales.

His research covers a range of subjects in whole organism biology and evolutionary ecology, particularly the ways in which organisms adapt to changes in their social, ecological, and physical environment. During the last five years he has expanded his work into climate change biology, and particularly into the impacts of extreme events on biodiversity. Dr. Welbergen’s current research examines the vulnerability of terrestrial species under threat from climate change and extreme climatic events.