The research completed by LAZER strives to understand and mitigate threats to wildlife through experimental and empirical ecology, and community engagement. We are a team of biologists in different roles including lecturers, post-doctoral scientists, research assistants and students. Our research is important to manage biodiversity and enable ecosystem functioning in a state of continuing environmental change in the world. Our study systems occur within the New England Tablelands, Murray-Darling Basin and Papua New Guinea and we focus on vertebrates, particularly reptiles and amphibians, as our models. Our work fits into broad themes, these include determining how to assist vertebrates to adapt to changes in their environment;  understanding the ecology and conservation requirements of threatened species, and creating healthy environments through restoration. You can use the website to explore projects, people and outcomes in more detail.