Macquarie University

Our lab is part of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Macquarie University Marine Research Centre

PI Culum Brown

Culum is a Professor at Macquarie University and the Principal Investigator of the Fish Lab

Fish Lab blogs

Follow the PJ Shark Travel blog for news and updates on our PJ shark research, and the Stingray diaries to know more about our short-tail stingray project

We study fish biology, with emphasis on behavioural ecology

Research projects

Study species hall of fame


Melanotaenia sp.


Poecilia reticulata

Port Jackson sharks

Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Smooth stingrays

Dasyatis brevicaudata

Reef manta rays

Mobula alfredi

(yes we work with birds too!)

Taeniopygia guttata