Professor Scott Keogh

Professor in Evolutionary Biology
Division of Ecology & Evolution, Research School of Biology
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Animal Structure And Function 060807
  • Animal Systematics And Taxonomy 060301
  • Behavioural Ecology 060201
  • Biogeography And Phylogeography 060302
  • Phylogeny And Comparative Analysis 060309

Research interests

My primary research interest is the study and evaluation of evolutionary processes and we work mostly on reptile and frog systems because they are the animals I know the most about. My research interests and those of the group are quite broad. We concentrate on four main research areas: molecular phylogenetics at all scales, comparative evolutionary biology, behavioural and molecular ecology, and natural history and conservation biology. Of course there is overlap between these research themes, particularly in some of the molecular methods used to tackle questions. What we do in each of these areas are described on my lab web site and have a look through our publications to get a better feel for what my group does.

For more information on our lab you can go to these links:


Scott Keogh completed his BS at the University of Illinois (1991) and MS at Illinois State University (1993) before moving to Australia to do a PhD at the University of Sydney (1993-1997).  He started an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Sydney in 1997 but won his Lectureship and started at ANU in 1998. Since then he has supervised to completion 15 honours students, five MPhil students, 15 PhD students and hosted nine Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellows and multiple postdoctoral research associates. His current group is listed on his lab web site. He served as Convenor of the Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology and Genetics (2000-2011), Associate Director (HDR) for the Research School of Biology (2009-2011), Head of the Division of Ecology and Evolution (2012-2019, 2023) and Interim Director of the Research School of Biology (2020-2021). 




Projects and Grants

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