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Researcher: Halliwell, B (Dr Benjamin Halliwell)

Fields of Research

Behavioural ecology
Animal physiological ecology
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Population ecology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Adaptive responses to cool climate promotes persistence of a non-native lizard; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
An experimental test of relatedness-based mate discrimination in a social lizard; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Chapter 15. The Evolutionary Ecology of Parental Care in Lizards; Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara
Family aggression in a social lizard; Scientific Reports
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
Identifying the costs benefits and incidences of parental care in a social lizard; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Live bearing promotes the evolution of sociality in reptiles; Nature Communications
Low food availability during gestation enhances offspring post-natal growth, but reduces survival, in a viviparous lizard; Oecologia
Maternal effects impact decision-making in a viviparous lizard; Biology Letters
Polyandry, male care and the evolutionary origins of family living; Behaviour 2015 Conference
Resource distribution mediates social and mating behavior in a family living lizard; Behavioral Ecology

Research Projects

Testing the causal relationship between ecology, promiscuity and social organisation in a lizard; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision