Director, Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, ANU
The Moritz Lab at ANU focuses on evolutionary biogeography, speciation, biodiversity discovery and conservation, and biological responses to climate change.
Craig did his undergraduate at University of Melbourne (1976-1979), where he developed his passion for evolutionary biology. For his PhD at ANU (1980-1985), he studied chromosome evolution and speciation in arid zone lizards, along the way discovering all-female reproduction in Heteronotia binoei.
Craig then moved across the Pacific Ocean for a postdoc at University of Michigan (1985-1988; mitochondrial DNA and evolution of parthenogenesis), before returning to a faculty position at The University of Queensland (1988-2000), including a stint as Head of School. From 2000-2012 he was Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley.
From mid 2012, Professor Moritz happily settled at the ANU’s Research School of Biology as a ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the joint ANU-CSIRO Centre for Biodiversity Analysis.