• 6279 Citations
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1987 …2022

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Michael Gillings is in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, where he is Professor of Molecular Evolution. In general, his interests focus on genetic diversity and its role in evolution. This allows an eclectic research program, with papers on viruses, bacteria, fungi, diatoms, green algae, invertebrates, plants, sharks, and mammals in the last five years. Two of his main research programs include the origins and environmental consequences of antibiotic resistance, and the new geological era of the Anthropocene, precipitated by human effects on planetary systems. He teaches a large first year class, with 1100 students, and contributes regularly to radio, television and on-line forums.

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Research Outputs

Phylogeny and form in fishes: genetic and morphometric characteristics of dragonets (Foetorepus sp.) do not align

Myun Park, J., Powell, N. N., Gillings, M. R., Gaston, T. F. & Williamson, J. E., Apr 2020, In : Acta Zoologica. 101, 2, p. 218-226 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The peril and promise of integrons: beyond antibiotic resistance

    Ghaly, T. M., Geoghegan, J. L., Tetu, S. G. & Gillings, M. R., 13 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Trends in Microbiology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the Port Jackson Shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

    Clark, J. A., Brown, C., Gillings, M. R., Gardner, M., Williamson, J. E., Izzo, C. & Day, J., Feb 2019, In : Marine Biodiversity. 49, 1, p. 505–508 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

    Wade Tozer (Team leader), Mark Westoby (Recipient), Marie Herberstein (Recipient) & Michael Gillings (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Teaching award