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Researcher: McEvoy, J (Dr Joanne McEvoy)

Fields of Research

Behavioural ecology
Animal behaviour
Life histories
Zoology
Evolutionary biology
Animal physiology - systems
Vertebrate biology
Animal developmental and reproductive biology
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological physiology
Food sciences
Biological adaptation

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Other environmental management
Terrestrial biodiversity
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Animal welfare
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in psychology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aggression as a personality trait in Egernia whitii mechanisms and outcomes
Aggression, but not testosterone, is associated to oxidative status in a free-living vertebrate; Behaviour: An International Journal of Behaviourial Biology
Behavioural syndromes and structural and temporal consistency of behavioural traits in a social lizard; Journal of Zoology
Behavioural types in a native rodent, Rattus lutreolus velutinus; Australian Society Animal Behaviour
Does fine scale situational variation influence behavioural correlations? A case study in native rats; International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) Conference
Examining the role of testosterone in mediating short-term aggressive responses to social stimuli in a lizard; PLoS One
Five Axes of Personality in a free-living lizard population; International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference
Identifying the costs benefits and incidences of parental care in a social lizard; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Intrasexual male competition in a social lizard; Behaviour Conference 2011: The 48th Animal Behavior Society Meeting
Know thy enemy: Behavioural response of a native mammal (Rattus lutreolus velutinus) to predators of different coexistence histories; Austral Ecology
Long-lasting effects of among- but not within-litter timing in a viviparous lizard; Evolutionary Ecology Research
Mammals of Tasmania's Alpine Zones; The Abels: A Comprehensive Guide to Tasmania's Mountains over 1100m High, Volume 2
Marriage, death and divorce: insights from a social lizard; Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM Conference
Maternal effects obscure condition-dependent sex allocation in changing environments; Royal Society Open Science
Repeatable intra-individual variation in plasma testosterone concentration and its sex-specific link to aggression in a social lizard ; Hormones and Behavior
Repeatable intra-individual variation in Testosterone and sex specific links to aggressive personalities in a social lizard, Egernia whitii; Behaviour 2015 Conference
The interplay between environment, aggression and fitness in a free living vertebrate; Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference
The interplay between environment, aggression and fitness in a free living vertebrate; Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference
The role of size and aggression in intrasexual male competition in a social lizard species, Egernia whitii; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Research Projects

Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii ; Ecological Society of Australia Limited (ESAI)
The hidden danger: indirect impacts of disease infection on wildlife; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision