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Researcher: Richards, S (Dr Shane Richards)

Fields of Research

Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Animal behaviour
Population ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Behavioural ecology
Stochastic analysis and modelling
Applied statistics
Host-parasite interactions
Ecosystem function
Cell and nuclear division
Animal physiology - cell
Biological adaptation
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Structural biology (incl. macromolecular modelling)
Veterinary epidemiology
Cell development, proliferation and death
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Social geography
Time series and spatial modelling
Biological mathematics
Animal immunology
Natural resource management

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Animal welfare
Terrestrial biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Veterinary diagnostics
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Other environmental management
Environmental lifecycle assessment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A framework for incorporating sense of place into the management of marine systems; Ecology and Society
Demonstrating frequency-dependent transmission of sarcoptic mange in red foxes; Biology Letters
Diverse ecological relations of male gametophyte populations in stylar environments; American Journal of Botany
Effects of pollination intensity on offspring number and quality in a wind-pollinated herb; Journal of Ecology
Efficacy of beehive fences as barriers to African elephants: a case study in Tanzania; Oryx
Fish body sizes change with temperature but not all species shrink with warming; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Fluralaner as a novel treatment for sarcoptic mange in the bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus): safety, pharmacokinetics, efficacy and practicable use; Parasites and Vectors
Folate acts in E. coli to accelerate C. elegans aging independently of bacterial biosynthesis; Cell Reports
Functional traits explain trophic allometries of cephalopods; Journal of Animal Ecology
Human observers impact habituated samango monkeys’ perceived landscape of fear; Behavioral Ecology
Influence of live-capture on risk perceptions of habituated samango monkeys; Journal of Mammalogy
Likelihood and model selection; Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application
Linking interannual variation in environment, phenology, and abundance for a montane butterfly community; Ecology
Mate-guarding by male mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) is associated with female MHC genotype; Behavioral Ecology
Mechanisms of male-male interference during dispersal of orchid pollen; The American Naturalist
Nonlinear ionizing radiation-induced changes in eye lens cell proliferation, cyclin D1 expression and lens shape; Open Biology
Parsimonious model selection using information theory: A modified selection rule; Ecology
Perceptions of system-identity and regime shift for marine ecosystems; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Population-scale treatment informs solutions for control of environmentally transmitted wildlife disease; Journal of Applied Ecology
Prevalence, thresholds and the performance of presence–absence models; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Risk equivalence as an alternative to balancing mean value when trading draft selections and players in major sporting leagues; PLoS ONE
Samango monkeys (Cercopithecus albogularis labiatus) manage risk in a highly seasonal, human-modified landscape in Amathole Mountains, South Africa; International Journal of Primatology
The energetic cost of reproduction and its effect on optimal life-history strategies; American Naturalist
The importance of the epithelial fibre cell interface to lens regeneration in an in vivo rat model and in a human bag-in-the-lens (BiL) sample; Experimental Eye Research
The population ecology of male gametophytes: the link between pollination and seed production; Ecology Letters
The role of protein-ligand contacts in allosteric regulation of the Escherichia coli catabolite activator protein; Journal of Biological Chemistry
Topographical variation reduces phenological mismatch between a butterfly and its nectar source; Journal of Insect Conservation
Using community photography to investigate phenology: A case study of coat molt in the mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) with missing data; Ecology and Evolution

Research Projects

Developing feasible in situ control of mange disease in wombats; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Expert Working Group on Benchmarks for Ecosystem Assessment under EBFM; Lenfest Ocean Program (LOP)
Universal properties in size distributions of aquatic species; Australian Research Council (ARC)
CSIRO- Barrow Turtle research
Outcome mapping and developing adaptation pathways for the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program
Outcome mapping and developing adaptation pathways for the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program

Research Candidate Supervision