Associate Professor Ceridwen (Crid) Fraser

BAppSc; BMarSc (Hons1A); PhD
ARC Future Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU College of Science
T: +61-2-61255018

Research interests

My group combines molecular ecology with aspects of earth sciences to understand the processes that shape global patterns of biodiversity. We use a wide range of techniques to address research questions, including genetics (e.g., metabarcoding, phylogenetic and genomic analyses) and ecology, and have a particular focus on the high-latitude ecosystems of the Southern Hemisphere (the sub-Antarctic and Antarctica).

For more information, see my lab group's web page:


Major awards:

ACT Scientist of the Year, 2016

Australian Academy of Science medal for distinguished contributions to biology by an early-career researcher (Fenner Medal), 2018.


Research position history:

PhD: University of Otago, December 2009

Postdoc 1: Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, 2009-2011

Postdoc 2: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2011-2012

Lecturer: ANU, 2012 - 2015

(ARC DECRA 2014 - 2017)

Senior Lecturer: ANU, 2015 -

(ARC Future Fellow: ANU, 2017 -)


For more information, see

Researcher's projects

Information on research projects can be found here.

Available student projects

If you are interested in doing Honours or postgraduate studies with my research group, I would be happy to hear from you. You can read about the group's projects here, see what other students are doing (or have done) here, and contact me to discuss possibilities.


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