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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

Research area keywords

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

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Projects 2000 2021

Research Output 1984 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Colour evolution within orchids depends on whether the pollinator is a bee or a fly

Shrestha, M., Burd, M., Garcia, J. E., Dorin, A. & Dyer, A. G., 2019, In : Plant Biology. 21, 4, p. 745-752 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Correction to: GloPL, a global data base on pollen limitation of plant reproduction (Scientific Data, (2018), 5, (180249), 10.1038/sdata.2018.249)

Bennett, J. M., Steets, J. A., Burns, J. H., Durka, W., Vamosi, J. C., Arceo-Gómez, G., Burd, M., Burkle, L. A., Ellis, A. G., Freitas, L., Li, J., Rodger, J. G., Wolowski, M., Xia, J., Ashman, T. L. & Knight, T. M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Data. 6, 1, 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Floral colour structure in two Australian herbaceous communities: it depends on who is looking

Shrestha, M., Dyer, A. G., Garcia, J. E. & Burd, M., 24 Sep 2019, In : Annals of Botany. 124, 2, p. 221-232 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Infrastructure construction without information exchange: the trail clearing mechanism in Atta leafcutter ants

Bochynek, T., Burd, M., Kleineidam, C. & Meyer, B., 23 Jan 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1895, 9 p., 20182539.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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