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Researcher: Hill, PL (Ms Peta Hill)

Fields of Research

Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Evolutionary ecology
Animal developmental and reproductive biology
Developmental genetics (incl. sex determination)
Behavioural ecology
Biogeography and phylogeography

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Climate change models
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Terrestrial biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Australian lizards are outstanding models for reproductive biology research; Australian Journal of Zoology
Conservation of sex-linked markers among conspecific populations of a viviparous skink, Niveoscincus occllatus, exhibiting genetic and temperature-dependent sex determination; Genome Biology and Evolution
Differences in homomorphic sex chromosomes are associated with population divergence in sex determination in Carinascincus ocellatus (Scincidae: Lygosominae); Cells
Pleistocene divergence in the absence of gene flow among populations of a viviparous reptile with intraspecific variation in sex determination; Ecology and Evolution
Sex reversal explains some, but not all, climate-mediated sex ratio variation within a viviparous reptile; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Research Projects

The evolutionary ecology of transitions in sex-determination across the distribution of a temperate lizard species; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The molecular mechanisms underpinning transitions in sex determining modes in a temperate viviparous lizard species; Australian Society of Herpetologists (ASH)

Research Candidate Supervision