Martin Burd

Assoc Professor

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Martin works in the School of Biology at Monash University as an Associate Professor.

Martin's research areas of interest are:

Evolutionary ecology of flowering plant reproduction:

  • Sex allocation, ovule number evolution
  • Pollination biology
  • Plant life history evolution

Behaviour and social organisation in ant colonies:

  • Foraging ecology of leaf-cutting ants
  • Traffic and collective movement by ants
  • Ants as models of crowd behaviour and crowd panics


  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Flowering Plants
  • Reproduction
  • Behaviour
  • Social Organisation
  • Ant Colonies

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Projects 2000 2019

Research Output 1997 2018

Assessing the ecological significance of bee visual detection and colour discrimination on the evolution of flower colours

Bukovac, Z., Dorin, A., Finke, V., Shrestha, M., Garcia, J., Avargues-Weber, A., Burd, M., Schramme, J. & Dyer, A. 2017 In : Evolutionary Ecology. 31, 2, p. 153-172 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energetics of trail clearing in the leaf-cutter ant Atta

Bochynek, T., Meyer, B. & Burd, M. C. 1 Jan 2017 In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 71, 1, 10 p., 14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mapping species distributions with social media geo-tagged images: Case studies of bees and flowering plants in Australia

ElQadi, M. M., Dorin, A., Dyer, A., Burd, M. & Bukovac, Z. 1 May 2017 In : Ecological Informatics. 39, p. 23-31 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parallel foraging cycles for different resources in leaf-cutting ants: a clue to the mechanisms of rhythmic activity

Bochynek, T., James, T. L., Meyer, B. & Burd, M. Dec 2017 In : Ecological Entomology. 42, 6, p. 849-852 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle