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Researcher: Parsley, LM (Dr Laura Parsley)

Fields of Research

Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Behavioural Ecology
Animal Physiology - Systems
Animal Physiological Ecology
Ecological Physiology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Terrestrial Ecology
Evolution of Developmental Systems

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Mining Land and Water Management
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate Change Models

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

In utero exposure to the oestrogen mimic diethylstilbestrol disrupts gonadal development in a viviparous reptile; Reproduction, Fertility and Development
Atrazine disrupts gonadal development in a live-bearing lizard; Endocrine Disruptors
Atrazine: endocrine disrupting effects in vivaparous lizards; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ANZSCPB)
Chronic toxicity and delayed effects of exposure to metal contaminants in a common Antarctic ostracod; EnviroTox 2011
Developmental sexual dimorphism and the evolution of mechanisms for adjustment of sex ratios in mammals; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Female hormones: can a female lizard have too much of a good thing?; 28th Annual Meeting Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Placental and embryonic tissues exhibit aromatase activity in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Yolk contributes steroid to the multidimensional endocrine environment of embryos of Niveoscincus metallicus, a viviparous skink with a moderately complex placenta; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A

Research Projects

Atrazine: Herbicide or Birth Control?; Forest Practices Authority (FPA)
Impacts of Environmental Chemicals upon Reproduction in Australian Lizards: Fundamental Mechanisms and Potential Impacts upon Reproductive Success; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Effects of Atrazine on Reproductive Success in the Metallic Skink Niveoscincus metallicus; Ecological Society of Australia Limited (ESAI)
The proximate mechanisms of flexibility in sex determining systems in a viviparous skink.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Research conducted by PhD Candidate Laura Parsley

Research Candidate Supervision