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Researcher: Jones, SM (Professor Susan Jones)

Fields of Research

Comparative Physiology
Zoology
Physiology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Higher Education
Animal Physiology - Systems
Behavioural Ecology
Education
Population Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Terrestrial Ecology
Animal Physiological Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Specialist Studies in Education
Ecological Physiology
Animal Structure and Function
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Forestry Sciences
Earth Sciences
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Animal Reproduction
Evolution of Developmental Systems
Animal Breeding
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Animal Behaviour
Community Ecology
Veterinary Sciences
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Forestry Management and Environment
Animal Physiology - Cell
Veterinary Parasitology
Global Change Biology
Landscape Ecology
Life Histories

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Education and Training Systems
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Teaching and Instruction
Education and Training
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Learner and Learning Processes
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Curriculum
Teacher and Instructor Development
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Atmosphere and Weather
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Mining Land and Water Management
Pedagogy
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Sheep - Meat
Learner Development
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Economic Issues in Tourism
Environment
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments

Career Best Publications

A possible alternative to 17 beta-estradiol in a viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Facultative placentotrophy: half-way house or strategic solution?; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A
In vitro progesterone production by maternal and embryonic tissues during gestation in the southern snow skink (Niveoscincus microlepidotus); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Patterns of peripheral steroid metabolism vary with sex, season, and tissue type in blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea); General and Comparative Endocrinology
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

Research Publications

Eucalyptus pollen grain emptying by two Australian nectarivorous psittacines; Journal of Avian Biology
In utero exposure to the oestrogen mimic diethylstilbestrol disrupts gonadal development in a viviparous reptile; Reproduction, Fertility and Development
nexus: journal of undergraduate science engineering and technology; UniServe Science
A Faculty-Wide Collaborative Approach to Developing and Implementing a Generic Attributes Curriculum; Fifth Annual Teaching Matters Conference
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 possible alternative to 17 beta-estradiol in a viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; General and Comparative Endocrinology
A vertically integrated, embedded curiculum enhances the information literacy skills of science undergraduates; HERDSA
Adaptation of wild-caught Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) to captivity: evidence from physical parameters and plasma cortisol concentrations; Australian Journal of Zoology
Adrenal and white cell count responses to chronic stress in gestating and postpartum females of the viviparous skink Egernia whitii (Scincidae); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A
Aligning Information Literacy with the Faculty Teaching and Learning Agenda; Australian Academic & Research Libraries
An alternative to 17˛-oestradiol in a viviparous reptile?; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 16th annual meeting
An investigation of the factors causing the population decline of ther swift parrot; 15th Annual
Annual reproductive cycle and annual cycles of reproductive hormones in plasma of female Niveoscincus metallicus (Scincidae) from Tasmania; Journal of Herpetology
Are babies better in autumn or spring? The consequences of extending gestation in a biennially reproducing viviparous lizard; Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology
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
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)
Authentic learning: a paradigm for increasing student motivation in an era of mass education; Teaching Matters 2010 Conference
Being TEQSA Ready: Mapping helps provide the evidence
Birthing asynchrony is not a consequence of asynchronous offspring development in a non-avian vertebrate, the Australian skink Egernia whitii; Functional Ecology
Boldness towards novelty and translocation success in captive-raised, orphaned Tasmanian devils; Zoo Biology
Challenging students to think critically: a science unit focussing on generic skills; HERDSA 2003
Changes in plasma concentrations of corticosterone and testosterone in response to capture stress in the lizard Egernia whitii ; 15th Annual
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
Characteristics of mammal communities in Tasmanian forests: exploring the influence of forest type and disturbance history; Wildlife Research
Comparison of noninvasive methods for the evaluation of female reproductive condition in a large viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Zoo Biology
Correlations between the secretory activity of the corpora lutea and embryonic stage in the viviparous skink, Niveoscincus metallicus; Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry, 14th Annual Meeting
Delayed ovulation and parturition in a viviparous alpine lizard (Niveoscincus microlepidotus): morphological data and plasma steroid concentrations; Reproduction Fertility and Development
Designing and mapping a generic attributes curriculum for science undergraduate students: a faculty-wide collaborative project; UniServe Science
Developing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning leadership through a Peer Professional Learning Program; 9th annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Research on Teaching and Learning: Integrating Practices
Developing threshold learning outcomes for agricultural science; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Disciplines setting standards: The Sciences Standards Statement as a 'boundary object' for science higher education; HERDSA 2012
Do gravid females become selfish? Female allocation of energy during gestation; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Does adrenal responsiveness vary with sex and reproductive status in Egernia whitii, a viviparous skink?; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Does date of birth or a capacity for facultative placentotrophy influence offspring quality in a viviparous skink, Niveoscincus microlepidotus?; Australian Journal of Zoology
Does leptin provide a metabolic signal to the reproductive system in blue-tongued lizards, Tiliqua nigrolutea?; ANZSCPB 23rd annual meeting
Does leptin signal adiposity in the egg-laying mammal, Tachyglossus aculeatus?; General and Comparative Endocrinology: An International Journal
Effect of maternal gestational environment on neonates of the viviparous lizard, Niveoscincus metallicus, partioning, temperature and nutrition; Third World Congress of Herpetology
Effects of bromocriptine on lactation and plasma progesterone in Bettongia gaimardi, a Tasmanian macropodid marsupial; Reproduction, Fertility and Development
Effects of environmental stress on alpine skinks in Tasmania: an Earthwatch-funded project; 21st Annual Meeting - Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
Effects of exogenous FSH on follicular recruitment in a viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus (Scincidae); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A
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 variation in maternal carotenoid intake during gestation on offspring innate immune response in a matrotrophic viviparous reptile; Functional Ecology
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
Enhancing learning through the use of animals in undergraduate biology teaching: the student voice; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Evidence for placental transfer of maternal corticosterone in a viviparous lizard; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Examining student outcomes from undergraduate research experiences; HERDSA 2011
Examining the role of testosterone in mediating short-term aggressive responses to social stimuli in a lizard; PLoS One
Facultative placentotrophy: half-way house or strategic solution?; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A
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
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
Flexible delivery of communiction skills to science students: a faculty-wide project; Improving Learning Outcomes Through Flexible Science Teaching Symposium
Frozen embryos? Torpor during pregnancy in the Tasmanian short-beaked echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus; General and Comparative Endocrinology: An International Journal
Geographic and annual variation in reproductive cycles in the Tasmanian spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata : Scincidae); Australian Journal of Zoology
Geographical differences in maternal basking behaviour and offspring growth rate in a climatically widespread viviparous reptile; Journal of Experimental Biology
Gestation, parturition and neonatal behaviour in the Blotched Blue-tongue lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in captivity: observations of maternal care in a viviparous lizard; Herpetofauna
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia; Advancing International Perspectives
Hormonal control of gestation and parturition in viviprous lizards; Society for Reproductive Biology
Hormonal regulation of ovarian function in reptiles; Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 3: Reptiles
Hormones and reproduction in vivaparous reptiles from Tasmania: adaptations to a cool southern climate; VI Southern Connection Congress
HPG axis activity in juvenile blotched blue-tongued skinks, Tiliqua nigrolutea ; ANZSCPB 23rd Annual meeting
Implementing and investigating distributed leadership in a national university network - SaMnet; Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Improving Learning Environments for International Students: An Application of the Delphi Technique; Improving University Learning and Teaching International Conference
In vitro progesterone production by maternal and embryonic tissues during gestation in the southern snow skink (Niveoscincus microlepidotus); General and Comparative Endocrinology
In vitro steroid production by adrenals and kidney-gonads from embryonic southern snow skinks (Niveoscincus microlepidotus): Implications for the control of the timing of parturition?; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Incorporation of generic skills into the first year life sciences curriculum at the University of Tasmania; First Year Experience Forum: Generic Skills
Induction of parturition by arginine vasotocin and prostaglandin F2 in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus; Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry,14th Annual Meeting
Induction of Parturition in Snow Skinks; Can Low Temperatures Inhibit the Actions of AVT?; Journal of Experimental Zoology
Influences of forest type and disturbance on reproduction of the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Journal of Mammalogy
Interaction of hibernation and male reproductive function in wild Tasmanian echidnas Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus; Journal of Mammalogy
International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique; Higher Education Research and Development
Interpopulational variation in costs of reproduction related to pregnancy in a viviparous lizard; Ethology Ecology and Evolution
Interrelationships among plasma progesterone concentrations, luteal anatomy and function, and placental ontogeny during gestation in a viviparous lizard (Niveoscincus metallicus: Scincidae); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Is anti-predator behaviour in Tasmanian eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) effective against introduced predators?; Animal Conservation
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
Learning and teaching academic standards for science: Where are we now?; Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
Learning and teaching academic standards: A tool for curriculum reform?; HERDSA 2011
Learning to Lead Change: SaMnet's action-learning projects; Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry
Lipids in yolks and neonates of the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus ; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Longitudinal monitoring of plasma and fecal androgens in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) and the spotted tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus); Animal Reproduction Science
Making science relevant: A faculty-wide initiative towards enhancing the student experience through authentic learning activities; Uniserve Science Annual Conference, 2010
Maternal carotenoid intake during gestation affects innate immune response of offspring in a matrotrophic viviparous reptile; ICCPB 2011
Maternal effects associated with gestation conditions in a viviparous lizard, Niveoscincus metallicus; Herpetological Monographs
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
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-fetal transfer of H-3-labelled leucine in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus (Scincidae: Lygosominae); Journal of Experimental Zoology
Mating behaviour in the blotched blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea, in captivity; Herpetofauna
Morphological adaptations to nectarivory of the alimentary tract of the Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor; Emu
Multiennial reproduction in females of a viviparous, temperate-zone skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Herpetologica
nexus: Journal of Undergraduate Science Engineering and Technology; How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal
No evidence for synchrony of physiological or behavioural preparations for migration in a short-distance migratory parrot; Emu: Austral Ornithology
Non-lethal assessment of the reproductive status of broadnose sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus) to determine the significance of habitat use in coastal areas; Conservation Physiology
Online pre-laboratory exercises enhance student preparedness for first year biology practical classes; International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Online support for written communication skills - the Scribble resource; Fifth Annual Teaching Matters Conference
Outcomes from the ALTC science learning and teaching academic project; HERDSA 2011
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
Placental and embryonic tissues exhibit aromatase activity in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Placental transfer of 3H-oleic acid in three species of viviparous lizards: a route for supplementation of embryonic fat bodies?; Herpetological Monographs
Placental transfer of organic nutrients in viviparous skinks: a strategy for optimising neonatal fitness; Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
Placing ethics within the formal science curriculum: a case study; 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference
Plasma corticosterone concentrations in males of the skink Egernia whitii during acute and chronic confinement, and over a diel period; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Potentially adaptive effects of maternal nutrition during gestation on offspring phenotype of a viviparous reptile; Journal of Experimental Biology
Pouch appearance is a reliable indicator of the reproductive status in the Tasmanian devil and the spotted-tailed quoll; Journal of Zoology
Pregnancy in a marsupial, the Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii); Reproduction, Fertility and Development
Reflections of a New Fellow; HERDSA news
Regulation of the HPG axis in the blotched blue-tongued skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry
Renal disease in captive swift parrots (Lathamus discolor): Clinical findings and disease management; Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Renal disease in captive swift parrots (Lathamus discolor): The effect of diet on plasma uric acid concentrations; Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Reproductive endocrinology of the largest dasyurids: Characterization of ovarian cycles by plasma and fecal steroid monitoring. Part I. The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Reproductive endocrinology of the largest Dasyurids: Characterization of ovarian cycles by plasma and fecal steroid monitoring. Part II. The spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Research informed curriculum initiatives: Findings from an Australian audit investigating the diversity and characteristics of undergraduate research opportunities; 3rd International Pedagogical Research in Higher Education (PRHE2010) Conference
Response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone challenge: Seasonal variation in steroid production in a viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; General and Comparative Endocrinology
Seasonal variations in reproductive hormones in free-ranging echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus): Interaction between reproduction and hibernation; General and Comparative Endocrinology
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
Steroid production by maternal and embryonic tissues in a viviparous lizard demonstrate the potential for embryo-maternal signaling; ICCPB 2011
Steroid production by maternal and embryonic, issues in a viviparous lizard demonstrate the potential for embryo-maternal signalling; International Conference of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ICCPB)
Teaching and valuing the voices of international students in universities; HERDSA Annual International Conference
Teaching animal science and genetics to Australian university undergraduates to enhance inquiry-based student learning and research with sheep: Growth and conformation traits in crossbred prime lambs; British Journal of Educational Research
The 2010-2011 Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) project for Science defined a set of nationally agreed Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) for Australian graduates of bachelor level science degrees; Teaching Matters 2012
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 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 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 association between basal body temperature, plasma progesterone and the oestrous cycle in a marsupial, the Tasmanian bettong (Bettongia gaimardi); Journal of Reproduction and Fertility
The consequences of environmental maternal effects on the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) offspring; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual Conference
The Science Learning and Teaching Academic Standards project: a discipline community’s response to regulatory change in Australian higher education; 2015 HERDSA Conference
The social behaviour and captive management of the Bennett's wallaby; Australian Mammal Society
Threshold learning outcomes for science graduates: A progress report on the learning and teaching academic standards project; 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference, 2010
Timing of hibernation and reproduction in Tasmanian echidnas; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 20th Annual Conference
Timing of parturition in two species of viviparous lizard: influences of b-adrenergic stimulation and temperature upon uterine responses to arginine vasotocin (AVT); Journal of Comparative Physiology B
Training ethical scientists: Student views on the benefits of using animals in learning; UniServe Science
Undergraduate research and inquiry across a zoology curriculum: An evaluation through the lens of external peer review; National Uniserve Science Conference 2010
Uterine epithelial changes during Placentation in the viviparous skink Eulamprus tympanumin; Journal of Morphology
Variations upon a theme: Australian lizards provide insights into the endocrine control of vertebrate reproductive cycles; General and Comparative Endocrinology
What do we teach them and what are they learning? Evaluation and assessment of the information literacy skills of science students; UniServe Science
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
Why do they come and why do they stay? Meeting the needs and expectations of undergraduate students in the life sciences; HERDSA 2003
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
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

Action Plan for the Recovery of the Swift Parrot; Director of National Parks (DNP)
Are Corticosterone and Estrogen Involved in the Timing of Parturition in Viviparous Lizards?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessing the Effect of Habitat Type and Disturbance on Milk Composition and Physiological Parameters in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Assessing the Effect of Habitat Type and Disturbance on Milk Composition and Physiological Parameters in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Assessing the effect of habitat type and disturbance on population size and structure, & physiological parameters, in the common brushtail possum; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Assessing the Effect of Habitat Type and Disturbance on Population Size and Structure, and Physiological Parameters in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula fuliginosis):Stage 2; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Assessing the Effect of Habitat Type and Disturbance on Population Size and Structure, and Physiological Parameters, in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula Fuligonosis); Ecological Society of Australia Limited (ESAI)
Atrazine: Herbicide or Birth Control?; Forest Practices Authority (FPA)
Control of rat kangaroo reproduction. Control of pouch vacation.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Developing non-destructive sampling methods for the conservation and management of chondrickthlyans; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Do Environmentally-Mediated Variations in Circulating Hormones During Gestation Influence Offspring Phenotype in Viviparous Lizards?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Endocrine control of reproduction in Niveoscinus ocellatus, a viviparous Tasmanian lizard; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Evolution and Ecology of Mating Systems: Insights from the Echidna; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Flexibility in the Timing of Parturition: The Key to Viviparity in Lizards?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Habitat Use, Diet, Home Range and Population Structure of the Short-Beaked Echidna; National Geographic Society (NGS)
Hormonal Control of Gestation in Viviparous Lizards; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Impacts of Environmental Chemicals upon Reproduction in Australian Lizards: Fundamental Mechanisms and Potential Impacts upon Reproductive Success; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Maternal Effects in a Viviparous Lizard with a Complex Placenta; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Optimising Captive Reproduction of the Tasmanian Devil and Spotted Tailed Quoll; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Placental Contributions to Embryonic Nutrition in Two Species of Viviparous Lizards; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Reproductive Biology of the Threatened Swift Parrott; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Reproductive Investment by Female Viviparous Lizards; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Sleep or Sex? Dees Leptin Provide a Metabolic Signal To The Reproductive System In Ectothermic And Endothermic Hibernators?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Steroidogenic pathways in the blue-tongued lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Tasmanian Lizards - Investigating the Effects of Environmental Stresses on Alpine Skinks to Improve their Conservation; Earthwatch Institute (EI)
The Effect of Habitat Disturbance on Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) Plasma Cortisol Concentration and Milk Composition; 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 evolution of live-bearing in cold climate reptiles; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cross validation of age estimates from sperm whale teeth
Donation-Zoology for PhD and Masters by Research
Research conducted by PhD Candidate Laura Parsley

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
Constraints on reproduction in the swift parrot
Diet, Spatial Ecology and Energetics of Echidnas- the Significance of Habitat and Seasonal Variation
Ecology and Life History Characteristics of Black Bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri, in Tasmanian Estuarine Ecosystems
Exploring the Influence of Disturbance History and Forest Type on an Arboreal Marsupial, the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), using a Multi-disciplinary Approach
Maternal Effects on Offspring Fitness in Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii- Selective Advantages and Physiological Mechanisms
Measuring and Understanding Physiological Stress in Abalone- Developing Novel and Existing Technologies to Improve Current Farming, Harvesting & Live Exporting Procedures
Optimizing Reproduction in the Tasmanian Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus- the Influence of an Obligatory Hibernation Period and Intense Sexual Conflict
Parental Effects in Two Species of Viviparous Lizards- Niveoscinus micropidotus and N. ocellatus
Physiological Flexibility of Spotted Skink Niveoscincus ocellatus to Different Climatic Regions
Reproductive Physiology of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii) and Spotted-Tailed Quoll (Dasyurus Maculatus)
Routes and mechanisms of embryonic hormone exposure and endocrine disruption in a viviparous lizard
Shorebird Habitat Use and Macroinvertebrate Composition in Robbins Passage/Boullanger Bay Wetlands, NW Tasmania
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
Spatial Ecology and Conservation of Parrots in New Caledonia
Spatial Scale and the Distribution of Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor)
Steriods and Reproductive Biology in the Blotched Blue-Tongued Lizard, Tiliqua Nigrolutea
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 Effects of Anthropogenic Food on the Body Condition, Biochemistry, Stable Isotopes and Egg Quality of Silver Gulls in Tasmania
The Effects of Oxygen and Temperature on the Physiology of Hatching Stage Atlantic Salmon
The reproductive ecology of the Tasmanian tree skinks
The Social Behaviour and Captive Management of Bennett's Wallabies, Macropus Rufogriseus Rufogriseus
Translocation of the Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus edwardsii, to Improve Yield and Marketability