I have over 20 years experience of research into the ecology and physiology of vertebrates in the lab and field, specialising in the physiology and ecology of marsupials.  Recently I have been working on the physiological mechanisms of impacts of changing climates on endemic vertebrates of Australia’s wet tropics, including rainforest ringtail possums and microhylid frogs, as well as the ecology and conservation biology of rainforest marsupial folivores.


  • Ecophysiology
  • 1997 to 2013 - Lecturer etc, JCU (Cairns)
  • 1995 to 1996 - Professional Officer, UNSW (Sydney)
  • 1993 to 1994 - Post-doctoral fellow, University of Washington (Seattle)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 1993 to 1994 - University of Sydney Eleanor Sophia Wood Travelling Post-doctoral Fellowship

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Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 50+ research outputs authored by Prof Andrew Krockenberger from 2000 onwards.

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WV Scott Charitable Trust - Research Grant

Greater glider (Petauroides Volans) mechanisms for adaptation in extreme environments

Indicative Funding
$44,500 over 3 years
Greater gliders north of the Tropic of Capricorn are half the size of those occurring in southern Australia and may constitute a subspecies. The mechanism behind these size differences in endotherms is highly controversial. The prevailing theory is heat conservation, due to a decreased surface area to mass ratio in larger animals; however alternative mechanisms have been suggested. This study will be the first to examine divergence in their phylogeny, physiology and differences in thermal tolerance between populations ranging from tropical to temperate forests. Underlying mechanisms will be investigated including water/nutrient availability, seasonality, thermal responses, microhabitat, insulation, and predator/competitor pressure.
Denise McGregor, Andrew Krockenberger, Lin Schwarzkopf and Sarah Kerr (College of Science & Engineering and Research Infrastructure)
Bergmann?s rule; Thermoregulation; Greater glider; Petauroides Volans- Pseudocheiridae; Body Size; Genetic divergence

Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd - JCU-Enex NB-IoT Testing and Certification Centre

NB-IoT Testing and Certification

Indicative Funding
Develop Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) testing methods and procedures for NB-IoT end-user terminals (devices) based on NB-IoT Release 13. This will involve detailed research, evaluation and development of processes and procedures for carrying out testing against the 3GPP standard for NB-IoT devices within a framework that enables formal certification under NATA rules; working with external partners towards carrying out an initial NB-IoT device 3GPP certification; and developing a business model and recommendations for the establishment of an NB-IoT Certification Centre.
Wei Xiang and Andrew Krockenberger (College of Science & Engineering and Research Infrastructure)
Internet-of-Things (IoT); NB-IoT; Business Case; Testing; Certification; 3GPP

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Research Program - Tropical Ecosystems Hub

Climate change and the impacts of extreme climatic events on Australia's Wet Tropics biodiversity

Indicative Funding
$180,000 over 5 years
This project will investigate the exposure and sensitivity of Wet Tropics fauna to extreme climatic events. Integration of the information on exposure and sensitivity will then enable us to assess the vulnerability of Wet Tropics biota to extreme climatic events, and map the contemporary and future impacts of these events on biodiversity in the Wet Tropics Bioregion. Although the focus will initially be on impacts of temperature extremes, we will use the analytical and conceptual advances gained from this project to form the basis of a generalized framework for assessing the impacts of extreme climatic events, including droughts and wildfires, on natural systems across Australia and elsewhere.
Justin Welbergen and Andrew Krockenberger (College of Science & Engineering)
Climate Change; extreme climatic events; temperature extremes; Wet tropics

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Addressing koala conservation management needs: applying novel genomic methods and assessing ecological exchangeability and genetic diveristy across the species range. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Ecological Predictors of Range-Wide Patterns of Abundance and Genetic Divrsity of Mammals. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Wildlife Hunting, Alternative Protein Sources and Biodiversity Conservation on The Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Environmental influences on geographic variations in body size in greater gliders (Petauroides volans) (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Evaluation of hunting Sustainablility and the Potential Role of Protected Areas in YUS: Implications for Conservation. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)

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  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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