Macquarie University

Our lab is part of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Macquarie University Marine Research Centre

PI Culum Brown

Culum is an Associate Professor at Macquarie University and the Principal Investigator of the BEEF Lab

BEEF Lab blogs

Follow the PJ Shark Travel blog for news and updates on our PJ shark research, and the Stingray diaries to know more about our short-tail stingray project

We study fish biology, with emphasis on behavioural ecology

Click the 'Research' tab for information on specific research projects

Study species hall of fame


Melanotaenia sp.

Intertidal gobies



Poecilia reticulata

Port Jackson sharks

Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Smooth stingrays

Dasyatis brevicaudata

(yes we work with birds too!)

Taeniopygia guttata