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PROF Ary Hoffmann


  • Evolution and genetic adaptation to climate stress
  • Insect ecology
  • Pest control



  • Ary Hoffmann completed his undergraduate education at the University of Queensland and Monash Universities, graduating with a BSc(Hons) in 1980. He then undertook PhD at La Trobe with Peter Parsons, graduating in 1984. Ary completed a postdoc at UC Davis with Michael Turelli before returning to La Trobe where he started as a Lecturer and attained a personal Chair in 1998. Ary received a Federation Fellowship in 2005 to conduct research at the University of Melbourne.   


Member of

  • Journal of Experimental Zoology. Member of Editorial Board 2006 -
  • Faculty of 1000 Biology. Member - Ecology Section 2005 -
  • Society for the study of Evolution (USA). International Vice President 2005 -
  • Genetics Society of Australasia. President 2004 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, La Trobe University 1984
  • BSc(Hons), Monash University 1981

Awards and honors

  • MJD White Medal, Genetics Society of Australasia, 2019
  • Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, Ecology and Evolution, 2018
  • Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, Plant and Animal Science, 2018
  • Melbourne Laureate Professorship, 2017
  • Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research, Australian Museum, 2013
  • Woodward Medal for Research, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • McAlpine Award, Department of Primary Industry, 2007
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2004
  • Mackerras Medal, Mackerras Medal, Australian Entomological Society, 2004
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky Award, Theodosius Dobzhansky Award, Society for the Study of Evolution, 1987
  • Young Investigator Prize, Young Investigator Prize, American Society of Naturalists, 1987


Available for supervision

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