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Researcher: Edwards, A (Dr Ashley Edwards)

Research Fields

Comparative Physiology
Animal Physiology - Systems
Zoology
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Physiology
Specialist Studies in Education
Higher Education
Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Population Ecology
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Ecological Physiology
Vertebrate Biology
Biological Sciences
Veterinary Sciences
Conservation and Biodiversity
Terrestrial Ecology
Global Change Biology

Research Impact

Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Learner and Learning Processes
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Education and Training Systems
Learner and Learning Achievement
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Pedagogy
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Teacher and Instructor Development
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum

Career Best Publications

Changes in plasma progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone concentrations throughout the reproductive cycle in female viviparous blue-tongued skinks, Tiliqua nigrolutea (Scincidae), in Tasmania; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Multiennial reproduction in females of a viviparous, temperate-zone skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Herpetologica
Online pre-laboratory exercises enhance student preparedness for first year biology practical classes; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Pregnancy limits lung function during exercise and depresses metabolic rate in the skink Tiliqua nigrolutea; Journal of Experimental Biology
Sex and season influence gonadal steroid biosynthetic pathways, end-product production and steroid conjugation in blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea); General and Comparative Endocrinology
The evolution of fish detectives: from teacher-led to student-led in a zoology practical activity; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education

Research Publications

In Vitro Biosynthesis of Androgens in the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri; General and Compartive Endocrinology
A possible alternative to 17 beta-estradiol in a viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Achieving greater productivity with a peer writing group; Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
An alternative to 17-oestradiol in a viviparous reptile?; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 16th annual meeting
Building an online Scientific Communication Skills resource: creating contentful engagement; Teaching Matters 2016: Transforming Practice Through Innovation and Partnerships
Calibration of the HemoCue point-of-care analyser for determining hemoglobin concentration in a lizard and a fish; Conservation Physiology
Changes in plasma progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone concentrations throughout the reproductive cycle in female viviparous blue-tongued skinks, Tiliqua nigrolutea (Scincidae), in Tasmania; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Changes in Plasma Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone Concentrations throughout the Annual Reproductive Cycle in Male Viviparous Blue-Tongued Skinks, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in Tasmania; Journal of Herpetology
Characterising students' perceptions of their learning environment via an understanding of generic skills aquisition; Teaching Matters, 5th annual meeting, UTas
Comparison of noninvasive methods for the evaluation of female reproductive condition in a large viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Zoo Biology
Does leptin provide a metabolic signal to the reproductive system in blue-tongued lizards, Tiliqua nigrolutea?; ANZSCPB 23rd annual meeting
Effects of environmental stress on alpine skinks in Tasmania: an Earthwatch-funded project; 21st Annual Meeting - Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
Engaging students through authentic research experiences; UniServe Science
Enhancing learning through the use of animals in undergraduate biology teaching: the student voice; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Fecal testosterone assay may not be useful for monitoring reproductive status in males of the blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Society of Herpetologists Conference
Fecal testosterone concentrations may not be useful for monitoring reproductive cycles in blue-tongued lizards; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 16th annual meeting
Fecal Testosterone Concentrations May Not Be Useful for Monitoring Reproductive Status in Male Blue-Tongued Lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea: Scincidae); Journal of Herpetology
Gestation, parturition and neonatal behaviour in the Blotched Blue-tongue lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in captivity: observations of maternal care in a viviparous lizard; Herpetofauna
HPG axis activity in juvenile blotched blue-tongued skinks, Tiliqua nigrolutea ; ANZSCPB 23rd Annual meeting
Individual markings are a reliable non-invasive means of identification over time in blotched blue-tongued lizards, Tiliqua Nigrolutea; Herpetofauna
Interpopulational variation in costs of reproduction related to pregnancy in a viviparous lizard; Ethology Ecology and Evolution
Maternal basking behaviour determines offspring sex in a viviparous reptile; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Mating behaviour in the blotched blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in captivity; Herpetofauna
Motivating and engaging students through flexible assessment; 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME)
Motivating and engaging students through flexible assessment; Teaching Matters
Multiennial reproduction in females of a viviparous, temperate-zone skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Herpetologica
Online pre-laboratory exercises enhance student preparedness for first year biology practical classes; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Patterns of peripheral steroid metabolism vary with sex, season, and tissue type in blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Peripheral conversion of steroids in a viviparous skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 17th annual meeting
Placing ethics within the formal science curriculum: a case study; 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference
Playing to their strengths: improving student engagement and learning outcomes through flexible assessment; Teaching Matters
Pregnancy limits lung function during exercise and depresses metabolic rate in the skink Tiliqua nigrolutea; Journal of Experimental Biology
Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society; Australian Physiological Society 2015 Hobart Meeting
Regulation of the HPG axis in the blotched blue-tongued skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
Reproductive Steroids in the Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea (Scincidae); The Third Congress of the Asia & Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology
Response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone challenge: Seasonal variation in steroid production in a viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Scribbling and Babbling with the best: enhancing student communications skills to meet the world head on; Teaching Matters
Selection of offspring sex by a viviparous lizard: evidence for an adaptive explanation; Third International Symposium on the Biology of Vertebrate Sex Determination
Sex and season influence gonadal steroid biosynthetic pathways, end-product production and steroid conjugation in blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Steroid biosynthesis in a viviparous reptile, Tiliqua nigrolutea (Scincidae); 15th Annual
Steroids and reproductive biology in the Blotched Blue-tongued Lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea
The annual cycle of plasma testosterone, oestradiol and progesterone concentrations in males of a large, viviparous skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry, 14th Annual Meeting
The evolution of fish detectives: from teacher-led to student-led in a zoology practical activity; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Training ethical scientists: Student views on the benefits of using animals in learning; UniServe Science
Welcome to the new online Science Communication Skills resource: Scribbling and Babbling with the best!; Teaching Matters
Welcome to the new Scientific Communication Skills online resource scribbling and babbling with the best!; Teaching Matters 2016: Transforming Practice Through Innovation and Partnerships
Which endocrine factors influence reproductive decisions in the multiennially breeding viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea?; 21st Annual Meeting - Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
Working to identify an exciting steroid in a viviparous skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 20th Annual Conference
Zoology undergraduates 'Reach into Research' : Student volunteers Program; Teaching Matters, 5th annual meeting

Research Projects

Atrazine: Herbicide or Birth Control?; Forest Practices Authority (FPA)
Breeding Decisions in an Unpredictable Climate: Exploring the Interactions Between Reproductive and Immune Systems and Metabolism in a Live-Bearing Lizard; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal interactions in the regulation of reproduction in a live-bearing lizard; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Impacts of Environmental Chemicals upon Reproduction in Australian Lizards: Fundamental Mechanisms and Potential Impacts upon Reproductive Success; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Tasmanian Lizards - Investigating the Effects of Environmental Stresses on Alpine Skinks to Improve their Conservation; Earthwatch Institute (EI)
The Effects of Atrazine on Reproductive Success in the Metallic Skink Niveoscincus metallicus; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
To Breed or Not to Breed: Hormonal Regulation of Reproductive decisions in Cool Temperate, Viviparous Lizards; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Routes and mechanisms of embryonic hormone exposure and endocrine disruption in a viviparous lizard