- BZ2001: Quantitative Methods in Science (Level 2; TSV)
- BZ2450: Biodiversity of Tropical Australia (Level 2; TSV)
- BZ3001: Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo (Level 3; TSV)
- BZ3061: Behavioural Ecology (Level 3; TSV)
- BZ5001: Quantitative Methods in Science (Level 5; TSV)
- BZ5061: Behavioural Ecology (Level 5; TSV)
- Behavioural ecology
- Social insect biology
- 1999 to 2001 - JCU Postdoctoral Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
- 1995 to 1998 - ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
- Socio-Economic Objectives
- Expanding Knowledge (9701)
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.
- 1986 - Commonwealth Postgraduate Fellowship (Declined)
- 1986 - International Postgraduate Fellowship )Declined)
- 1986 to 1993 - Graduate Scholarship, Boston University
- 1986 to 1990 - Fulbright Scholarship: Boston University
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
- Giraldo Y, Kamhi J, Fourcassie V, Moreau M, Robson S, Rusikov A, Wimberly L, Diloreto A, Kordek A and Traniello J (2016) Lifespan behavioural and neural resilience in a social insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 283 (1822). pp. 1-9
- Nowrouzi S, Andersen A, Macfayden S, Staunton K, Vanderwal J and Robson S (2016) Ant diversity and distribution along elevation gradients in the Australian Wet Tropics: the importance of seasonal moisture stability. PLoS ONE, 11 (4).
- Robson H, Noble T, Saunders R, Robson S, Burrows D and Jerry D (2016) Fine-tuning for the tropics: application of eDNA technology for invasive fish detection in tropical freshwater ecosystems. Molecular Ecology, 16 (4). pp. 922-932
- Staunton K, Nakamura A, Burwell C, Robson S and Williams S (2016) Elevational distribution of flightless ground beetles in the tropical rainforests of north-eastern Australia. PLoS ONE, 11 (5). pp. 1-21
- Kamhi J, Nunn K, Robson S and Traniello J (2015) Polymorphism and division of labour in a socially complex ant: neuromodulation of aggression in the Australian weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 282 (1811). pp. 1-9
- Robson S, Kohout R, Beckenbach A and Moreau C (2015) Evolutionary transitions of complex labile traits: silk weaving and arboreal nesting in Polyrhachis ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69 (3). pp. 449-458
- Bochynek T and Robson S (2014) Physical and biological determinants of collective behavioural dynamics in complex systems: pulling chain formation in the nest-weaving ant Oecophylla smaragdina. PLoS ONE, 9 (4). pp. 1-7
- Staunton K, Robson S, Burwell C, Reside A and Williams S (2014) Projected distributions and diversity of flightless ground beetles within the Australian Wet Tropics and their environmental correlates. PLoS ONE, 9 (2). pp. 1-16
- Inkster-Draper T, Sheaves M, Johnson C and Robson S (2013) Prescribed ﬁre in eucalypt woodlands: immediate effects on a microbat community of northern Australia. Wildlife Research, 40 (1). pp. 70-76
- Narendra A, Alkaladi A, Raderschall C, Robson S and Ribi W (2013) Compound eye adaptations for diurnal and nocturnal lifestyle in the intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. PLoS ONE, 8 (10). pp. 1-6
- Narendra A, Raderschall C and Robson S (2013) Homing abilities of the Australian intertidal ant Polyrhachis sokolova. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216 (19). pp. 3674-3681
- Qian Z, Schlick-Steiner B, Steiner F, Robson S, Schlüns H, Schlüns E and Crozier R (2012) Colony genetic structure in the Australian jumper ant Myrmecia pilosula. Insectes Sociaux, 59 (1). pp. 109-117
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 78+ research outputs authored by Prof Simon Robson from 1984 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
AECOM Proprietary Ltd - Contract Research
Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade Microbat Study
- Indicative Funding
- Microbat survey of the Haughton River using acoustical methods, designed to determine the presence of a critically endangered bat the Bare-rumped Sheathtail bat Saccolaimus saccolaimus. Includes acoustic survey, search and inspection of possible roosting sites.
- Simon Robson (College of Science & Engineering)
- Chiroptera; Survey; Saccolaimus
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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.
- Further Investigations of Mate Selection, Courtship and Female Beauty. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Processes Influencing Colony Founding in the Invasive Tropical Fire Ant, Solenopsis geminata, in Northern Australia (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Diversity, Endemism and Conservation of Nepenthes in Indonesia: Evidence from Spatial Ecology and Molecular Approaches. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Implications of Climate Change and Shifting Fire Regimes for Vegetation Types (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Ant Species Distributions in the Australian Wet Tropics: Predicting Responses to Climate Change (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- 'Biogeography of Bats in the Australian Wet Tropics: Current Distribution and Response to Future Climate Change. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Species interactions and evolution of Drosophila mating traits (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
- Bananas, Laos & Economic Development: Farming Practice and Farmers? Perceptions (2016, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Mangrove Restoration, A Case for an Evidence Based Approach (2015, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- The vulnerability of flightless ground beetles (Carabidae) to climate change in the Australian tropical rainforest (2014, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Evolution of social structure in the ant genus Myrmecia fabricius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (2012, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Molecular ecology and phylogenetics in formicine ants (2011, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Studying mobile species in spatially complex ecosystems: Australian flying-foxes as a case study (2011, PhD, Primary Advisor)
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)