About

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.

 

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Research
  • Ecophysiology
Experience
  • 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
Honours
Fellowships
  • 1993 to 1994 - University of Sydney Eleanor Sophia Wood Travelling Post-doctoral Fellowship
Publications

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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
Summary
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.
Investigators
Denise McGregor, Andrew Krockenberger, Lin Schwarzkopf and Sarah Kerr (College of Science & Engineering and Research Infrastructure)
Keywords
Bergmann?s rule; Thermoregulation; Greater glider; Petauroides Volans- Pseudocheiridae; Body Size; Genetic divergence
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Current
  • 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
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  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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