B.A. (Honors), 2000, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., 2006, University of New Mexico
ARC Discovery Project (DP170101147): Sex determination in dragons -- genetics, epigenetics and environment. Prof Arthur Georges, A/Prof Janine Deakin, Prof Stephen Sarre, Prof Tariq Ezaz, Dr Paul Waters, Dr Lisa Schwanz, Prof Jennifer Graves, Dr Clare Holleley
My research asks: How do animals respond to change? In more scientific terms, research in my lab focuses on the evolution and ecology of phenotypic plasticity - when traits change as a function of the environment. When is plasticity adaptive, how does it evolve in different environments, and does it allow populations to track or adapt to changing conditions? I employ theoretical and empirical approaches to explore these questions, and mostly focus on vertebrate study organisms. My main research foci are temperature-dependent sex determination, parental effects, thermal biology, and sex allocation in mammals.
Topics of interest include:
BIOS 4517 - Honours, Co-Convener
BIOS 3161 - Life in Arid Lands, Convener
BIOS 3011 - Animal Behaviour