Reproductive ecology

Lab leader

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

  • Dr Amy Edwards – Dear old dad: returning to parental sex allocation

Postgraduate Students

  • Stephen Griffiths – Efficacy of artificial roost-boxes as a conservation tool for tree-roosting bats.
  • Zak Atkins – The ecology, life history and thermal biology of the Guthega skink (Liopholis guthega) from two geographically isolated alpine environments.
  • Danielle Eastick – Reproductive ecology of Gould’s wattled bats
  • James Buxton - The functional significance of ant colouration
  • Lauren Tworkowski - Thermoregulatory capabilities of Little penguins in relation the anthropogenic climate change
  • Emily Richardson - Human disturbance effects on Little penguins: providing baseline data for anticipatory management decisions

Honours students

  • Alicia Dimovski - Mitigating the ecological impacts of artificial lighting in the highly synchronous breeding Tammar wallaby
  • Melissa Walker - Dietary energetics in Gould’s wattled bats
  • Rob Hayes - Who’s your daddy? Investigating mating and social systems of the Guthega skink (Liopholis guthega)
  • Angela Russell - Wildlife and roads: A killer combination
  • Rhys Madkissi - Do juvenile Guthega skink (Liopholis guthega) mimic the colour patterns of the distasteful Alpine grasshopper (Monistra concinna) as an aposematic mechanism to avoid predation?

Former students

  • Nicola Khan (PhD 2015) - The trans-generational effects of maternal stress on Zebra Finch (Taenopygia guttata).
  • James Buxton (Hon 2015) - An investigation into the function of pilosity and sculpturing in ants.
  • Scott Tunbridge (Hon 2015) - Are mammals important pollinators of Grevillea obtecta?
  • Jacinta Humphrey (Hon 2014) – Does survey method affect the detection success of cryptic and rare species? A comparison of survey techniques for the elusive Swamp kkink (Lissolepis coventryi).
  • Danielle Eastick (Hon 2014) - Does the cassowary’s casque have a thermoregulatory role?
  • Zak Atkins (Hon 2013) – The ecology of the Guthega skink (Liopholis guthega) on the Bogong High Plains: a decade of post-fire recovery.
  • Lydia Rehenberg (Hon 2013) - Social interaction and environmental enrichment on cats in shelters.
  • Larissa Wheeler (Hon 2013) - Marsupial Sex Allocation: Does offspring sex vary with maternal ability to invest during lactation?
  • Emily Moore (Hon 2012) - High density and resource competition drives male-biased sex allocation in a captive breeding colony of Bridled nailtail wallabies (Onychogalea fraenata), in south-western NSW?
  • Bridget Doyle (Hon 2012) - Host plant quality drives offspring phenotypes and reproductive investment in a parthenogenetic viviparous aphid.
  • Shannon Braun (Research Project 2011) - Milk composition during lactation is a mechanism for male biased allocation of maternal resources in a wallaby.
  • Inshani Sappideen (Hon 2011) – Sex allocation, diet and body condition in the Fat-tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata).