Welcome to the website of Ian Wright’s research group in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

We investigate the functional ecology and ecological strategies of plants –  the “how and why” of differences among species in their structural, chemical and physiological traits – and the implications of this variation for larger-scale processes.

We have close ties with a number of other research groups at Macquarie University – most notably the Comparative Ecology Group (Westoby lab), the Plant Invasion and Restoration Ecology Laboratory (Leishman lab) and Biosphere & Climate Dynamics group (Harrison/Prentice) – and we share lab facilities & office space with the Molecular Plant Physiology group (Atwell).