The Friesen Lab—Evolutionary Ecology & Physiology 

Our research program combines molecular genetics, physiological measurements, manipulative experiments and lab and field-based behavioural ecology to understand the evolutionary processes that generate and maintain sexually dimorphic and intrasexual polymorphic behaviours, physiology, and morphology (biological function) across the landscape. 

Our questions are inspired by the awe and curiosity engendered watching animals do what they do and by this quote:

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
                                                                                                       ― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

 UOW PERL Research Fellow

(Prioritising Emerging Research Leaders)

School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia 


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cfriesen at uow dot edu dot au

PhD, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, 2013

BSc in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, Oregon State University, 2006

BSc in Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, Oregon State University, 2006

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