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Researcher: Parsley, LM (Dr Laura Parsley)

Fields of Research

Animal developmental and reproductive biology
Behavioural ecology
Evolution of developmental systems
Animal physiology - systems
Biogeography and phylogeography
Animal physiological ecology
Terrestrial ecology
Ecological physiology
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Animal physiology - cell
Evolutionary ecology
Cell metabolism
Veterinary anatomy and physiology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Terrestrial biodiversity
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Climate change models
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

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
Is plastic ingestion in birds as toxic as we think? Insights from a plastic feeding experiment; Science of The Total Environment
Placental and embryonic tissues exhibit aromatase activity in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Tail loss and telomeres: consequences of large-scale tissue regeneration in a terrestrial ectotherm; Biology Letters
Temperature and telomeres: thermal treatment influences telomere dynamics through a complex interplay of cellular processes in a cold‑climate skink; Oecologia
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)
Unravelling the mechanisms of live birth; The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF)
Research conducted by PhD Candidate Laura Parsley

Research Candidate Supervision