About

Professor Ross Alford is broadly interested in ecology, animal behaviour, conservation biology, and evolution. Most of his research is focused on the ecology, behaviour, and conservation biology of frogs and their larvae, although he and his postgraduate students and research associates also work on a variety of reptiles and on freshwater and marine invertebrates.

Since the early 1990s, he has been strongly involved in research aimed at understanding the problem of global amphibian declines and how to prevent and reverse them. This has included collaborative research in North and Central America, and extensive collaborations with many researchers throughout the world.

Much of his present research is focused on understanding the complex host-pathogen relationships between frogs and the amphibian chytrid fungus, and how it is modified by individual behaviour, immune responses, and the assemblage of other microbes inhabiting frog skin.

Interests
Research
  • Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolution
Research Disciplines
Publications

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
More

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 149+ research outputs authored by Empro Ross Alford from 1989 onwards.

Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

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.

Completed
Data

These are the most recent metadata records associated with this researcher. To see a detailed description of all dataset records, visit the JCU Research Data Catalogue.

Collaboration

The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

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

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:
jcu.me/ross.alford

Email
Phone
Location
Advisory Accreditation
Advisor Mentor
Find me on…
Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for external homepage Icon for Google Scholar profile Icon for ResearcherID page

Similar to me

  1. Prof Lin Schwarzkopf
    College of Science & Engineering
  2. Prof Kyall Zenger
    College of Science & Engineering
  3. Dr Tiffany Kosch
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
  4. Dr Lee Berger
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
  5. Dr Alexandra Roberts
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences