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Researcher: Fitzpatrick, L (Ms Luisa Fitzpatrick)

Fields of Research

Behavioural ecology
Life histories
Biogeography and phylogeography
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Animal physiology - cell

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An experimental test of relatedness-based mate discrimination in a social lizard; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Extreme plasticity in reproductive biology of an oviparous lizard; Ecology and Evolution
Female allocation across the geographic range of a viviparous skink; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Individual telomere dynamics and their links to life history in a viviparous lizard; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
Plastic rates of development and the effect of thermal extremes on offspring fitness in a cold-climate viviparous lizard; Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology
Tail loss and telomeres: consequences of large-scale tissue regeneration in a terrestrial ectotherm; Biology Letters
Temperature and telomeres: thermal treatment influences telomere dynamics through a complex interplay of cellular processes in a cold‑climate skink; Oecologia

Research Projects

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, Skills and Employment (DESE)

Research Candidate Supervision