Dr Kylie Robert
Senior Lecturer, College of Science, Health and Engineering
The reproductive ecology group studies maternal & paternal reproductive investment and the subsequent impact on offspring characteristics and fitness. Broadly ‘what the parents contribute or control and how this shapes offspring phenotypes’.
Research in the group includes how environmental factors (e.g. temperature, humidity, pollutants) and/or parental factors (e.g. diet, body condition, behaviour) shape maternal/paternal allocation strategies. The group uses a multidiscipline approach to question orientated research utilising a diverse range of taxa, including but not limited to reptiles, birds, bats and marsupials.
The group also has an applied focus to conservation biology with research on endangered species and the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance.
Supervision of research projects on any aspect of ecology and/or evolutionary biology of reproduction will be considered. Projects specific to current research interests are offered annually and interested students should contact Dr Robert directly.
Visit the Robert Lab [external site] for more details.