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Researcher: Wapstra, E (Associate Professor Erik Wapstra)

Fields of Research

Behavioural Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Population Ecology
Animal Behaviour
Zoology
Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
Terrestrial Ecology
Animal Physiological Ecology
Animal Physiology - Systems
Life Histories
Ecological Physiology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Conservation and Biodiversity
Ethology and Sociobiology
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Global Change Biology
Evolution of Developmental Systems
Enzymes
Biological Adaptation
Specialist Studies in Education
Vertebrate Biology
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination)
Analytical Biochemistry
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Fisheries Sciences
Plant Biology
Genetic Immunology
Animal Breeding
Food Sciences
Genetics

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Climate Change Models
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Education and Training Systems
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Climate and Climate Change
Mining Land and Water Management
Pedagogy
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Soils
Environment
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Beef Cattle
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Urban and Industrial Environments
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Weather
Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management

Career Best Publications

Climate effects on offspring sex ratio in a viviparous lizard; Journal of Animal Ecology
Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems; Nature
Fecundity and MHC affects ejaculation tactics and paternity bias in sand lizards; Evolution
Fit and fat from enlarged badges: a field experiment on male sand lizards; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Haldane rules: cost of outbreeding of production of daughters in sand lizards; Ecology Letters
Maternal basking behaviour determines offspring sex in a viviparous reptile; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Maternal basking opportunity affects juvenile phenotype in a viviparous lizard; Functional Ecology
The evolution of sex ratios and sex-determining systems; Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Research Publications

In utero exposure to the oestrogen mimic diethylstilbestrol disrupts gonadal development in a viviparous reptile; Reproduction, Fertility and Development
A climate of interdisciplinarity: A teaching collaboration for enhancing disciplinary student learning about climate change; Teaching Matters
A climate of interdisciplinarity: A teaching collaboration for enhancing interdisciplinary student learning about climate change; HERDSA 33
A novel pattern of placental leucine transfer during mid to late gestation in a highly placentotrophic viviparous lizard; Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution
A simple method to accurately measure small squamate offspring; Herpetological Review
A zoological survey and assessment of the Bass Highway from Victoria Bridge to the junction of Winspears Road and adjacent Bishton Creek
Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of social systems; International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference
Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of social systems; EGI Student Conference on Ecology and Evolution
Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of social systems; International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Aggression, but not testosterone, is associated to oxidative status in a free-living vertebrate; Behaviour: An International Journal of Behaviourial Biology
Altitudinal divergence in maternal thermoregulatory behaviour may be driven by differences in selection on offspring survival in a viviparous lizard; Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution
Altitudinal divergence in maternal thermoregulatory behaviour may be driven by differences in selection on offspring survival in a viviparous lizard. Adaptation to climate from a spatial perspective; European Science Foundation workshop
An assessment of fauna conservation values on the property of A and J Wark, van Morey Road, Margate
An assessment of and recommendations for the rehabilitation of a contiminated site containing the green and gold frog (Litoria raniformis).
An assessment of fauna and flora conservation values prior to development of an 'artificial wetland' at Tioxide, Burnie
An experimental test of relatedness-based mate discrimination in a social lizard; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
An integrated approach to understanding climate change on snow skinks; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Are behavioral syndromes invariant? Spatiotemporal variation in shy/bold behaviour in squid; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Are inceased levels of maternal corticosterone adaptive for offspring spotted skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus)? ; Annual meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist
Are increased concentrations of maternal corticosterone adaptive to offspring? A test using a placentotrophic lizard ; Functional Ecology
Are there benefits to being born asynchronously: an experimental test in a social lizard; Behavioral Ecology
Are there physiological constraints on maternal ability to adjust sex ratios in mammals?; Journal of Zoology
Asynchronous male and female gonadal cycles and plasma steroid concentrations in a viviparous lizard, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Scincidae), from Tasmania; General and Comparative Endocrinology
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)
Behavioural responses to environmental variation in cool temperate reptiles and the implications for species persistence under projected climate change; 28th Annual Meeting Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Behavioural responses to the thermal environment and its implications for climate change impacts; Ecological Society of Australia Conference 2011
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
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Birthing asynchrony in reptiles: a little explored maternal effect; 2nd Wollongong Workshop in Evolutionary Ecology: Evolution of parental effects: Conceptual issues and empirical patterns
Birthing asynchrony is not a consequence of asynchronous offspring development in a non-avian vertebrate, the Australian skink Egernia whitii; Functional Ecology
Can behavior and physiology mitigate climate change impacts on snow skink persistence and distribution?; Species on the Move
Can behaviour buffer climate change?; 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress
Can teacher collaboration overcome interdisciplinary barriers in a university structured around traditional disciplines? A case study using climate change; Teaching in Higher Education
Climate and sex ratio variation in a viviparous lizard; Biology Letters
Climate change and reptiles: predictions, observations and future challenges; Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist
Climate change, multiple paternity and offspring survival in lizards; Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution
Climate change: what can maternal effects tell us? Maternal basking behaviour in the spotted skink (session: climate change: from genes to ecosystems); Annual Meeting of Society of Experimental Biology
Climate driven population divergence in sex determining systems; International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference
Climate effects in birth dates and offspring sex ratios in two natural populations of a viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus; International Evolution Meeting
Climate effects on offspring sex ratio in a viviparous lizard; Journal of Animal Ecology
Climate effects on offspring sex ratios in a viviparous lizard; Australasian Evolution Society Meeting
Climate influences on phenology and sex ratios in snow skinks; Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM
Climate-driven maternal effects on offspring sex ratio; Annual Meeting for the European Society for Evolutionary Biology
Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems; Nature
Climatic effects on offspring from viviparous skinks; Australian Society of Herpetologists
Complex selection associated with Hox genes in a natural population of lizards; Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Consistent male-male paternity differences across female genotypes; Biology Letters
Consistent paternity skew through ontogeny in peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii); PLoS One
Conspecific aggression and its influence on key social strategies in a social lizard; Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists
Context dependent maternal effects in snow skinks; 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress
Corticosterone: a costly mediator of signal honesty in sand lizards; Ecology and Evolution
Costly parasite resistance: a genotype-dependent handicap in sand lizards?; Biology Letters
Costs of reproduction in a lizard species: a comparison of observational and experimental data; Oikos
Degrees of change: the evolution of sex determination in shifting climates; Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference
Determinants of home range size and overlap in a social lizard (Egernia whittii); Australian Society of Herpetologists
Development of 13 microsatellite loci in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) ; Conservation Genetic Resources
Different sex determination mechanisms between two populations of a viviparous skink: observations and potential explanations; Fifth International symposium on the biology of vertebrate sex determination
Differential sex allocation in a lizard: haldane rules; 4th Meeting Australasian Evolution Society
Differential sex allocation in sand lizards: bright males induce daughter production in a species with heteromorphic sex chromosomes; Biology Letters
Disentangling sex allocation: a multifactorial approach; Behaviour 2015 Conference
Disentangling the complexities of vertebrate sex allocation: a role for squamate reptiles?; Oikos
Do female Niveoscincus ocellatus alter sex allocation based on mating experience?; 1st Evolution and Ecology meeting
Do gravid females become selfish? Female allocation of energy during gestation; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Does fine scale situational variation influence behavioural correlations? A case study in native rats; International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) Conference
Does mate guarding prevent rival mating in snow skinks? A test using AFLP; Herpetologica
Effects of basking opportunity on birthing asynchrony in a viviparous lizard; Animal Behaviour
Effects of long-term fox baiting on species composition and abundance in an Australian lizard community; Austral Ecology
Effects of maternal basking and food quantity during gestation provide evidence for the selective advantage of matrotrophy in a viviparous lizard; PLoS-One
Effects of temperature on birth spread in a viviparous lizard (Egernia whitii): consequences for offspring phenotype and fitness; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual Conference
Effects of variation in maternal carotenoid intake during gestation on offspring innate immune response in a matrotrophic viviparous reptile; Functional Ecology
Embryo development in viviparous skinks and the timing of gonadal differentiation; Australian Society of Herpetologists
Embryonic gonadal and sexual organ development in a small viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus; Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology
Embryonic, gonadal and sexual organ development in the small viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Energy expenditure of the spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus, at two climatic extremes of its distribution range; Journal of Thermal Biology
Engaging students through authentic research experiences; UniServe Science
Evaluation of offspring size-number invariants in 12 species of lizard; Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Evidence for placental transfer of maternal corticosterone in a viviparous lizard; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Evolution and dispersal in glaciated landscapes: the phylogeography of the spotted snow skink in Tasmania; Ecological Society of Australia 2012 Conference
Evolution of maternal effects: past and present; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
Examining the role of testosterone in mediating short-term aggressive responses to social stimuli in a lizard; PLoS One
Experimental manipulation suggests effect of polyandry but not mate familiarity on within-pair aggression in the social skink, Liopholis whitii; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Exploring sex allocation, sex determination and global warming in a squamate reptile; Department of Zoology
Factors influencing growth rate in the spotted skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus; Third World Congress of Herpetology
Family aggression in a social lizard; Scientific Reports
Family conflicts and the evolution of sociality in reptiles; Behavioral Ecology
Fecundity and MHC affects ejaculation tactics and paternity bias in sand lizards; Evolution
Feeding ecology of the Tasmanian spotted skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata : Scincidae); Australian Journal of Zoology
Female aggression predicts mode of paternity acquisition in a social lizard; Proceedings of The Royal Society. Biological Sciences
Female allocation across the geographic range of a viviparous skink; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
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
Female promiscuity, mate familiarity and family dynamics; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Fit and fat from enlarged badges: a field experiment on male sand lizards; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Five Axes of Personality in a free-living lizard population; International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference
Geographic and annual variation in life-history traits in a temperate zone Australian skink; Journal of Herpetology
Geographic and annual variation in reproductive cycles in the Tasmanian spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata : Scincidae); Australian Journal of Zoology
Geographic variation in age and size at maturity in a small Australian viviparous skink; Copeia
Geographical differences in maternal basking behaviour and offspring growth rate in a climatically widespread viviparous reptile; Journal of Experimental Biology
Gestational experience alters sex allocation in the subsequent generation; Royal Society Open Science
Giving offspring a head start in life: field and experimental evidence for selection on maternal basking behaviour in lizards; Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Giving offspring a head start in life: selection on female basking behaviour; Australian Society of Herpetologists
Gonad differentiation in viviparous snow skinks; Third International Symposium on Vertebrate Sex Determination
GSD and sex allocation in reptiles: an overlooked gold mine?; Fifth World Congress of Herpetology
Habitat saturation influences offspring dispersal in Liopholis whitii; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Habitat saturation promotes delayed dispersal in a social reptile; Behavioral Ecology
Habitat structure influences parent-offspring association in a social lizard; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Habitat structure, mating behavior and social organisation in Liopholis whitii, an experimental test; Behaviour 2015 Conference
Habitat structure, promiscuity and social organisation in Liopholis whitii, an experimental test; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Haldane rules: cost of outbreeding of production of daughters in sand lizards; Ecology Letters
Hatching asynchrony in birds: what can reptiles tell us?; International Evolution Meeting
Hatching asynchrony in reptiles - a potential link to the evolution of sociality; Animal Behaviour meeting
Identifying the costs benefits and incidences of parental care in a social lizard; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
In hot pursuit: Fluctuating mating system and sexual selection in sand lizards; Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution
Integrating explorations of maternal effects, climate effects and the evolution of sex determination in skinks
Interpopulational variation in costs of reproduction related to pregnancy in a viviparous lizard; Ethology Ecology and Evolution
Intrasexual male competition in a social lizard; Behaviour Conference 2011: The 48th Animal Behavior Society Meeting
Is fecundity the ultimate cause of female-biased size dimorphism in a dragon lizard?*; Journal of Zoology
Know thy enemy: Behavioural response of a native mammal (Rattus lutreolus velutinus) to predators of different coexistence histories; Austral Ecology
Late stage deferral of parturition in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus ocellatus (Gray 1845): implications for offspring quality and survival; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Life history and reproductive variation in the spotted skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Gray 1845)
Linking variation in behaviour to variation in fitness : social agressing, teritory size and mating system in a social lizard; 4th Australasian Evolution Society Meeting
Linking variation in behaviour to variation in fitness: social aggression, territory size, and mating system in a social lizard; International Evolution Meeting
Long-lasting effects of among- but not within-litter timing in a viviparous lizard; Evolutionary Ecology Research
Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in sand lizards; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences
Male and female effects on fertilization success and offspring viability in the Peron's tree frog, Litoria peronii; Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere
Males with high genetic similarity to females sire more offspring in sperm competition in Peron's tree frog Litoria peronii; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Mammals of Tasmania's Alpine Zones; The Abels: A Comprehensive Guide to Tasmania's Mountains over 1100m High, Volume 2
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Marriage, death and divorce: insights from a social lizard; Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM Conference
Mate familiarity influences social learning strategies in a monogamous lizard; 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Maternal basking behaviour determines offspring sex in a viviparous reptile; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Maternal basking opportunity affects juvenile phenotype in a viviparous lizard; Functional Ecology
Maternal care in a social lizard: links between female aggression and offspring fitness; Animal Behaviour
Maternal carotenoid intake during gestation affects innate immune response of offspring in a matrotrophic viviparous reptile; ICCPB 2011
Maternal effects in a viviparous lizard with a complex placenta: how variation in maternal basking and food quantity during gestation affect offspring phenotype; Annual Meeting of The Herpetological Society of Japan
Maternal effects in a viviparous lizard with a complex placenta: how variation in maternal basking and food quantity during gestation affect offspring phenotype; Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist
Mating system variation and morph fluctuations in a polymorphic lizard; Molecular Ecology
MHC, health, color and reproductive success in sand lizards; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Migratory cues and phenological change in southernbluefin tuna; Australian National Network in Marine Science (ANNiMS) Postgraduate Conference
Mother knows best: facultative sex allocation in spotted snow skinks; Society of Herpetologists
Multi-scale approach to understanding climate effects on offspring at birth and date of birth in a reptile; Integrative Zoology
Multiennial reproduction in females of a viviparous, temperate-zone skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Herpetologica
Net superoxide levels: steeper increase with activity in cooler female and hotter male lizards; Journal of Experimental Biology
Offspring performance and the adaptive benefits of prolonged pregnancy: experimental tests in a viviparous lizard; Functional Ecology
Offspring size-number strategies: experimental manipulation of offspring size in viviparous lizard (Lacerta vivipara); Functional Ecology
Offspring-driven local dispersal in female sand lizards (Lacerta agilis); Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Oxidative stress physiology in relation to life history traits of a free-living vertebrate: the spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus; Integrative Zoology
Persistence and dispersal in a Southern Hemisphere glaciated landscape: the phylogeography of the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) in Tasmania; BMC Evolutionary Biology
Phenological change in marine systems: migratory timing in southern bluefin tuna; Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB) Annual Conference and Symposium on Climate Change
Placental and embryonic tissues exhibit aromatase activity in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Plasticity of thermoregulatory behavior in response to the thermal environment: a comparative test across specialist and generalist reptile species; Behaviour 2015 Conference
Polyandry, male care and the evolutionary origins of family living; Behaviour 2015 Conference
Potential 'costs of reproduction' in a skink: Inter- and intrapopulational variation; Austral Ecology
Potential for thermal tolerance to mediate climate change effects on three members of a cool temperate lizard genus, Niveoscincus; Journal of Thermal Biology
Potentially adaptive effects of maternal nutrition during gestation on offspring phenotype of a viviparous reptile; Journal of Experimental Biology
Promiscuity resolves constraints on social mate choice imposed by population viscosity; Molecular Ecology
Proximate determinants of telomere length in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis); Biology Letters
Reactive females: individual, annual and geographic variation in temperature effects on phenology; Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM Conference
Reactive females: individual, annual and geographic variation in temperature effects on phenology; Species on the Move
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
Reproductive Correlates of Abdominal Fat Body Mass in Niveoscincus occellatus, a Skink with an Asynchronous Reproductive Cycle; Journal of Herpetology
Reproductive strategies - MHC relatedness affects pre- and post-copulatory reproductive tactics in a lizard; 52nd NIBB Conference, Reproductive Strategies
Reptiles of Tasmania's Alpine Zones; The Abels: A Comprehensive Guide to Tasmania's Mountains over 1100m High, Volume 2
Resource distribution mediates social and mating behavior in a family living lizard; Behavioral Ecology
Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) phenology in a warming world; BMC Evolutionary Biology
Selection and constraints on offspring size-number trade-offs in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis); Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Selection of offspring sex by a viviparous lizard: evidence for an adaptive explanation; Third International Symposium on the Biology of Vertebrate Sex Determination
Selection on space use in a polymorphic lizard; Evolutionary Ecology Research
Sex allocation and sex determination in squamate reptiles; Sexual Development
Sex allocation in snow skinks: what patterns are there and how consistent are they?; Annual meeting, Society of Herpetologists
Sex allocation in squamates - the past, present and future; Fifth World Congress of Herpetology
Sex allocation in squamates: does the story become clearer with more data?; 1st Evolution and Ecology meeting
Sex differences in sand lizard telomere inheritance: Paternal epigenetic effects increases telomere heritability and offspring survival; PLoS One
Sex in a cold climate: predicting sex determination in snow skinks across Tasmania; Australian Sex Summit
Sexual differences in telomere selection in the wild; Molecular Ecology
Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: The role of sexual selection and fecundity selection; Evolution
Sexual selection on MHC genes in testosterone-challenged male sand lizards; International Society of Behavioural Ecology
Size dimorphism in Rankinia (Tympanocryptis) diemensis (Family Agamidae): sex-specific patterns and geographic variation; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Snow skinks (Niveoscincus ocellatus) do not shift their sex allocation patterns in response to mating history; Behaviour: An International Journal of Behaviourial Biology
Social and genetic architecture in a social lizard; Fifth World Congress of Herpetology
Some snow skinks like it hot; 8th Biannual Meeting of the Australasian Evolution Society
Sperm competition and offspring viability at hybridization in Australian tree frogs, Litoria peronii and L. tyleri; Heredity
Sperm competition and siring success in the Peron's tree frog; International Evolution Meeting
Successful treatment of a mite infestation in gravid spotted snow skinks (Niveoscincus ocellatus); Herpetofauna - Sydney
Surviving and thriving? Climate change effects on widespread and alpine temperate lizard species; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Testing the quality of a carrier: a field experiment on lizard signalers; Evolution
Testosterone, ticks and travels: a test of the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis in free-ranging male sand lizards; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
The adaptive nature of maternal basking behaviour; 2nd Wollongong Workshop in Evolutionary Ecology: Evolution of parental effects: Conceptual issues and empirical patterns
The Annual Cycle of Reproduction and Reproductive Steroids in Plasma of Niveoscincus ocellatus , a cool-climate viviparous skink; The Third Congress of the Asia & Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology
The causes and consequences of social organization in a reptile; British Herpetological Symposium 2011
The causes and consequences of social organization in a reptile; British Herpetological Symposium
The consequences of environmental maternal effects on the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) offspring; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual Conference
The effect of personality on male-male interactions in a social lizard, Egernia whitii; Behaviour 2015 Conference
The effects of climate variation on phenological and life history traits in spotted snow skinks (Niveoscincus ocellatus) across its climatic range; Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist
The evolution of polyandry and patterns of multiple paternity in lizards; Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara
The evolution of sex ratios and sex-determining systems; Trends in Ecology & Evolution
The evolution of temperature dependent sex determination in a viviparous lizard; Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist
The evolutionary ecology of family living in lizards; 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
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 lizards and the bees: implementing bee tracking technology to unravel the social structure of lizard populations; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
The potential role of phenotypic plasticity in buffering climate change in a viviparous lizard; 11th INTECOL Congress
The power of time: what do long term ecological studies tell us about climate change?; Climate change symposia
The role of body size in competition and mate choice in an agamid with female-biased size dimorphism; Behaviour
The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation; Evolution
The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation; 10th International Behavioural Ecology Congress
The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation; Society for the Study of Evolution Socieity of Systematic Biologists and The American Society of Naturalists
The role of phenotypic plasticity in buffering climate change; First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology
The role of size and aggression in intrasexual male competition in a social lizard species, Egernia whitii; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Tioxide Burnie: A Biological Survey for ICI
Too hot too handle? environmental effects, climate change, reproduction and offspring phenotypes in lizards; Society for Reproductive Biology and Endocrinological Society of Australia
UV-deprived coloration reduces success in mate acquisition in male sand lizards (Lacerta agilis); PLoS One
Variation in social organization influences the opportunity for sexual selection in a social lizard ; Molecular Ecology
What can reptiles tell us about hatching processes in birds?; Annual Meeting, Society of Herpetologists
What happens when an empiricist talks to theoretical modellers? exploring long term datasets on sex allocation in a viviparous skink with TSD; Theoretical Ecology Department
Within-population variation in ejaculate characteristics in a prolonged breeder, Peron's tree frog, Litoria peronii; Naturwissenschaften
Within-population variation in social strategies characterize the social and mating system of an Australian lizard, Egernia whitii ; Austral Ecology
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
Zoology undergraduates 'Reach into Research' : Student volunteers Program; Teaching Matters, 5th annual meeting

Research Projects

Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of family living; Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB)
Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of family living; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Assessing the Social and Genetic Architecture in Egernia Whitii; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Can snow skinks survive climate change?; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Can snow skinks survive climate change?; Foundation For National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW)
Changing sex with changing climate: mechanisms and consequences of divergence in sex determination across a glaciated landscape; Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF)
Climate Change: Bridging the Gap Between Environmental Induced Phenotypic Change, Population Dynamics, and Long-Term Evolution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cryptic Female Choice Enhances Genetic Fitness in Cold Climate Lizards; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Degrees of change: the evolutionary ecology of sex determination in shifting climates; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Does mother know best? Unifying proximate causation and ultimate explanation in mammalian sex allocation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Facility for Analyses of Evolutionary Immunology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Female promiscuity, environmental variation and the evolution of family living; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
From Developmental Stability to Organismic Senility: Hox Genes and Telomere Impact on Life History Evolution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genetic and Social Architecture in Egernia; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Hopeful or helpless: extinction risk under projected climate change in endemic snow skinks; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Impacts of Climate Change in Niveoscincus Ocellatus, a Reptile with TSD; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Inbreeding and Amphibian Decline: From an Individual to a Global Perspective; Australian Research Council (ARC)
International travel (to Australia) of 2 keynote speakers `The Evolution of Parental Effects: Conceptual Issues and Empirical Patterns' at the University of Wollongong, Jan 30-Feb 1 2008. ; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Lamarckian lizards: novel integration of telomere epigenetics, free radicals and innate antioxidants in condition-dependant sexual signal evolution; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Live long and prosper: reproductive senescence in a viviparous skink; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Live long and prosper: reproductive senescence in a viviparous skink; Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Maternal Allocation to offspring: Can Female Snow Skinks Choose Between Sons and Daughters?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Maternal Effects and Sex Allocation: An Integrated Approach; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Maternal Effects in a Viviparous Lizard with a Complex Placenta; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Modelling Impacts of Climate Change on Ectotherm Vertebrates; The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF)
Molecular Aggression: Variation and Heritability of the Levels of Reactive Oxygen Species, and their Effects on the Evolution of Life Histories in the Wild; Australian Research Council (ARC)
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; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii ; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Potential impacts of climate change in Niveoscincus Ocellatus, a reptile with temperature dependent sex determination; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Research Enhancement Program 2017; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Rising Stars; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Secondary contact, genetic exchange and their consequences for evolutionary diversification; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Sex Allocation in a Reptile Model System: Genotypic, Phenotypic and Environmental Influences; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sex Ratio Investigations in Captive Breeding for Conservation; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Species on the Move International Conference; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Sperm Storage Duration and its Consequences on Offspring Phenotypes in Cold-Climate Reptiles; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Testing the causal relationship between ecology, promiscuity and social organisation in a lizard; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Causes and Consequences of Multiple Mating in Niveoscincus ocellatus; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Impact of Introduced Superb Lyrebird on Tasmanian Forest Soil Ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Impact of the Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae on Tasmanian Forest Ecosystems; Birds Australia (BA)
The proximate mechanisms of flexibility in sex determining systems in a viviparous skink.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Understanding Patch Selection by a Native Mammalian Herbivore for Managing Browsing; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Understanding Patch Selection by a Native Mammalian Herbivore for Managing Browsing; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Skink Research - Yuni Kusuma
How and why do female lizards manipulate the sex and size of their offspring?
How and why do female lizards manipulate the size and sex of their offpsring?
How to do it in the cold: male mating strategies in snow skinks
Large-scale field test of female allocation to offspring: tests of size and sex effects using allometric engineering of snow skink offspring
Patterns of sex allocation in snow skinks
Sexual and natural selection on MHC genotype in the sand lizard
The impact of feral foxes and cats on small terrestrial vertebrate fauna
The origins of sex determination in vertebrates
The origins of sex determination in vertebrates (final year declined on appointment to UTAS)
Using lizards as models to study the evolution of vertebrate sex determination (declined on appointment to UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Aggression as a Personality Trait in Egernia whitii- Mechanisms and Outcomes
An Approach to Understanding the Role of Maternal Effects in Adjusting to Changes in Environmental Conditions
Effects of Plant Secondary Chemistry on Foraging Behaviour of Mammalian Herbivores
Examining the Abundance and Distribution of Actinaria (Sea Anemones) in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Identifying the Causal Relationship between Ecology, Promiscuity and Social Organisation in a Lizard Promiscuity and Social Organisation in a Lizard
Individual Behaviour as a Buffer to Climate Change? Linking Maternal Effects and Environmental Heterogeneity
Integrated ecological monitoring of conservation areas
Links Between Ontogeny, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Foliage and Mammalian Herbivory in Eucalyptus nitens
Maternal Effects on Offspring Fitness in Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii- Selective Advantages and Physiological Mechanisms
Mosquitoes and urban frog ponds- interactions and implications for chydrid fungal infections of tadpoles
Mother knows best- the how, when and why of sex allocation in snow skinks
Parental Effects in Two Species of Viviparous Lizards- Niveoscinus micropidotus and N. ocellatus
Physiological Flexibility of Spotted Skink Niveoscincus ocellatus to Different Climatic Regions
Routes and mechanisms of embryonic hormone exposure and endocrine disruption in a viviparous lizard
Sex Ratio Manipulation for Conservation
Should I Mate or Should I Wait? The Morphology of Sperm Storage, and its Consequences for Sperm Viability and Mating Strategies in a Temperate Skink Species, Niveoscincus ocellatus
Size Dimorphism in the Agamid Rankinia Diemensis- Patterns, Adaptive Significance and Evolutionary Pathways
The Causes and Consequences of Social Structuring in Egernia whitii; Implications for Understanding the Evolution of Sociality
The Effect of the Non-Native Superb Lyrebird (Menura Novaehollandiae) on Tasmanian Forest Ecosystems
The role of aggressionfor the maintenance and evolution of social system
Vulnerability of a Focal Plant to Browsing by Generalist Mammalian Herbivores- Relative Importance of Self and Neighbours