Ary is a geneticist and evolutionary biologist who undertakes research on climate change adaptation and endosymbionts. His group is helping to predict and improve the adaptive capacity of organisms under climate change and he is also involved in developing novel approaches for suppressing pests and disease vectors. Hoffmann’s group has used a variety of organisms to examine adaptation, including insects, vertebrates and plants. He has worked collaboratively with several agencies on practical guidelines for boosting adaptive capacity in populations.
Ary is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and a foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science. He heads a research team located at the Bio21 Institute of The University of Melbourne where he is a Melbourne Laureate Professor.