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Researcher: Wheatley, KE (Dr Kathryn Wheatley)

Fields of Research

Animal behaviour
Population ecology
Acoustics and acoustical devices; waves
Animal management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Animal physiology - systems
Ecosystem function

Research Objectives

Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Aquaculture rock lobster
Expanding knowledge in psychology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Blood fatty acids indicate inter- and intra-annual variation in the diet of Adelie penguins: Comparison with stomach content and stable isotope analysis; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Chemical immobilization of adult female Weddell seals with tiletamine and zolazepam: effects of age, condition and stage of lactation; BMC Veterinary Research
Differential mobilization of blubber fatty acids in lactating Weddell seals: Evidence for selective use; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Environmental and senescent related variations in Weddell seal body mass: implications for age-specific reproductive performance; Oikos
Factors influencing the winter haulout behaviour of Weddell seals: consequences for satellite telemetry; Endangered Species Research
Feast or famine: evidence for mixed capital-income breeding strategies in Weddell seals; Oecologia
Individual variation of in-air female 'pup contact' calls in Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii; Behaviour
Influence of intrinsic variation on foraging behaviour of adult female Australian fur seals; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Influence of maternal mass and condition on energy transfer in Weddell seals; Journal of Animal Ecology
Reproductive Strategies of Adult Female Weddell Seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) and their Implications for Pup Survival
Temporal variation in the vertical stratification of blubber fatty acids alters diet predictions for lactating Weddell seals; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
The influence of behavioural context on Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) airborne mother-pup vocalisation; Behavioural Processes
Trophic effects of fishing southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii shown by combined fatty acid and stable isotope analyses; Marine Ecology Progress Series

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision