Currently working on the organisation of complex systems and collective decision making, using social insects as model systems. But maintaining a healthy interests in the ecology and behaviour of bats! Moving in to broader issues of community ecology, biodiversity & conservation.

  • BZ3001: Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo (Level 3; TSV)
  • BZ3061: Behavioural Ecology (Level 3; TSV)
  • BZ5061: Behavioural Ecology (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC1101: Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding (Level 1; TSV)
  • Past President: Australasian Evolution Society Curent President: International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Australasian Section)
  • Social insect biology Bats Complex systems
  • Extensive international teaching experience including curriculum development, at all levels of undergraduate and graduate study (Boston University & Harvard University USA, James Cook University & the University of Queensland, Australia).
  • 2013 to present - Professor, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Academic Head Zoology & Ecology, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2010 to 2015 - Deputy Head School of marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Director Centre for Tropical biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2009 to 2012 - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2005 to 2009 - Deputy Dean Graduate Research Studies, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2003 to 2008 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 2006 - Acting Dean Graduate Research Studies, James Cook University (Tow)
  • 2000 to 2002 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 1999 to 2001 - JCU Postdoctoral Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 1995 to 1998 - ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 1986 - Commonwealth Postgraduate Fellowship (Declined)
  • 1986 - International Postgraduate Fellowship )Declined)
  • 1986 to 1993 - Graduate Scholarship, Boston University
  • 1986 to 1990 - Fulbright Scholarship: Boston University

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  • Processes Influencing Colony Founding in the Invasive Tropical Fire Ant, Solenopsis geminata, in Northern Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Nitrogen Economies and Trapping Capacities of Selected North Queensland Drosera (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Species Interations and the Evolution of Mating Traits (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • The Effect of Invasive Toad Calls on the Calls of other Frogs (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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