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Researcher: Andersen, NA (Dr Niels Andersen)

Fields of Research

Comparative physiology
Zoology
Animal physiology - systems
Other biological sciences
Population ecology
Genetics
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Ecological physiology
Immunology
Evolutionary biology
Protein trafficking
Behavioural ecology
Central nervous system
Animal developmental and reproductive biology
Animal structure and function
Animal physiology - biophysics

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Other environmental management
Other health
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

About a bout: what happens in a single hibernation cycle?; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Activity patterns of Tasmanian echidnas; Monotreme III
Behaviour, body temperature, and hibernation in Tasmanian echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Life in the Cold: Evolution, Mechanisms, Adaptation, and Application
Body temperature as an indicator of egg-laying in the echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus; Journal of Thermal Biology
Breathing during hibernation in the echidna; International Symposium on Animal Physiology
Circadian and circannual patterns of body temperature and activity in a southern hemisphere hibernator, the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Life in the Cold
Circadian and circannual patterns of body temperatures and activity in the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); The Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Comparing apples with apples, how to compare arousal rates in different species; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Control of breathing during hibernation in the echidna; Sixth International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Control of breathing in the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) during hibernation; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A
Cooling rates and body temperature regulation of hibernating echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); The Journal of Experimental Biology
Cooling, rewarming and thermogenesis in hibernating echidnas; A Memorial Symposium for Russell V. Baudinette
Daily and seasonal patterns of activity in the echidna; XXV IEC Satellite Symposium
Descriptive study of the diaphragm and lungs in the short-nosed echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus (Mammalia : Monotremata); Journal of Morphology
Echidna reproduction and growth: What we currently know (or don't); Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 20th Annual Conference
Field energetics of free-living, lactating and non-lactating echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A
Field energetics of free-living, lactating and non-lactating echidnas Tachyglossus aculeatus; Sixth International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Hibernation in monotremes: a review; Hypometabolism in Animals
Hibernation in the echidna: not an adaptation to cold?; 10th International Hibernation Symposium
Hibernation in the echidna: not an adaptation to cold?; Adaptations to the Cold.
Latrine use by the short-beaked echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus; Australian Mammalogy
Modification of macrophage response to lipopolysaccharide by fetuin; Immunology Letters
Monotreme IGF2 expression and ancestral origin of genomic imprinting; Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular Development & Evolution)
Non-shivering thermogenesis in marsupials: absnece of thermogenic response to 3-adrenergic agonists; 12th International Hibernation Symposium
Nonshivering thermogenesis in marsupials: Absence of thermogenic response to beta 3-adrenergic agonists; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Observations on breeding behaviour in the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); 17th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Observations on breeding behaviour in the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Hibernation Symposium
Paradoxical sleep in the echidna; World Federation of Sleep Research Societies
Patterns of hibernation of echidnas in Tasmania; Hibernation Symposium
Patterns of hibernation of echidnas in Tasmania; Life in the Cold
Phylogenetic significance of mole rat sleep; Sleep
Reproduction, growth and dispersal of young in Tasmanian echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Monotreme III
Reproductive strategies of the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus): is there evidence for sperm competition?; International Symposium of Sperm Competition and Reproductive Strategies
Reproductive strategies of the short-beaked echidna - a review with new data from a long-term study on the Tasmanian subspecies (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus) ; Australian Journal of Zoology
Rewarming rates and thermogenesis in hibernating echidnas; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Rewarming rates of two large hibernators: Comparison of a monotreme and a eutherian ; Journal of Thermal Biology
Seasonal variation in activity, body temperature, plasma proteins and haematology in free ranging active and hibernating Tasmanian echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); 12th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Seasonal variations in haematology and blood viscosity in free ranging Tasmanian echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); 10th International Hibernation Symposium
Seasonal variations in reproductive hormones in free-ranging echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus): Interaction between reproduction and hibernation; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Seasonal variations in thyroid hormone levels in free-living echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Sleep in the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Spatial ecology of a ubiquitous Australian anteater, the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Journal of Mammalogy
The acute phase response of plasma proteins in the polyprotodont marsupial Monodelphis domestica; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B: Comparative Biochemistry
The annual cycle of Tasmanian echidnas; Monotreme III
The echidna manifests typical characteristics of rapid eye movement sleep; Neuroscience Letters
The effects of sex, season, and hibernation on haematology and blood viscosity of free-ranging echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Canadian Journal of Zoology
The evolution of sleep in mammals: the significance of the dreams of monotremes; 12th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
The fetal glycoprotein, fetuin, counteracts ill-effects of the bacterial endotoxin, lipopolysaccharide, in pregnancy; Biology of the Neonate
The life history of an egg-laying mammal, the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); International Mammalogical Congress
The life history of an egg-laying mammal, the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); Ecoscience
The timing of hibernation in Tasmanian echidnas: why do they do it when they do?; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B
The timing of hibernation in Tasmanian echidnas: why do they do it when they do?; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Timing of hibernation and reproduction in Tasmanian echidnas; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 20th Annual Conference
To breed or not to breed some observations on breeding behaviour in the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus); 16th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Using dataloggers to investigate hibernation in echidnas; Australia and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Why do echidnas hibernate?; 13th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

Research Projects

Blood viscosity, thyroid function, and seasonal changes in plasma proteins in the echidna; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Habitat Use, Diet, Home Range and Population Structure of the Short-Beaked Echidna; National Geographic Society (NGS)
Red cell function in the echidna.; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Diet, Spatial Ecology and Energetics of Echidnas- the Significance of Habitat and Seasonal Variation