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Researcher: Richards, S (Dr Shane Richards)

Fields of Research

Animal Behaviour
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Population Ecology
Behavioural Ecology
Applied Statistics
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Ecological Applications
Cell and Nuclear Division
Animal Physiology - Cell
Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Social and Cultural Geography
Ecosystem Function
Veterinary Epidemiology
Biological Mathematics

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Fisheries - Recreational
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Animal Welfare
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental Management Systems

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
Folate acts in E. coli to accelerate C. elegans aging independently of bacterial biosynthesis; Cell Reports
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
Nonlinear ionizing radiation-induced changes in eye lens cell proliferation, cyclin D1 expression and lens shape; Open Biology
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 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

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)
Outcome mapping and developing adaptation pathways for the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program

Research Candidate Supervision