Bruno Alves Buzatto


College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park (013)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am an evolutionary biologist fascinated by behavioural ecology and sexual selection, and my research has mostly focused on insects and arachnids. I also have a great interest on the evolution of alternative reproductive tactics, male dimorphism and the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. I am a lecturer at Flinders University, and also hold an adjunct research fellow position at the University of Western Australia, where I did my PhD and held an ARC DECRA position until 2017.


2013 PhD in Evolutionary Biology; University of Western Australia

2008 MSc in Ecology; Campinas State University - Brazil

2005 Licentiate in Biological Sciences, Campinas State University - Brazil

2005 BSc in Biological Sciences, Campinas State University - Brazil

Honours, awards and grants

2022    Student Led Teaching Award (Flinders University)

2019    Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Award (Macquarie University)

2019     Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, awarded by Advance HE, UK

2015    Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Investigator Award (University of Western Australia)

2015    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Australian Research Council)

2014    High Achieving Young Investigator (University of Western Australia)

2009–2012  PhD scholarships: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

      CFH & EH Jenkins Award, and IDP Student Mobility Scholarship

2006–2007  MSc research grant from CAPES (Brazilian tertiary education agency)

2003–2005  Undergraduate (honours) research grant from FAPESP (Brazil)

Topic coordinator
BIOL7720 Honours Statistics and Research Design
BIOD2701 Biodiversity and Conservation
Topic lecturer
BIOL2106 Animal Handling and Husbandry
BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity
BIOL2702 Genetics and Evolution
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Biodiversity and Conservation (3)
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