About

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.

Teaching
  • 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)
  • SC1101: Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding (Level 1; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Social insect biology
  • Bats
Experience
  • 1999 to 2001 - JCU Postdoctoral Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
  • 1995 to 1998 - ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville AUSTRALIA)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 1986 - Commonwealth Postgraduate Fellowship (Declined)
  • 1986 - International Postgraduate Fellowship )Declined)
  • 1986 to 1993 - Graduate Scholarship, Boston University
  • 1986 to 1990 - Fulbright Scholarship: Boston University
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 80+ research outputs authored by Prof Simon Robson from 1984 onwards.

Current Funding

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AECOM Australia Pty Ltd - Contract Research

Riverway Drive Duplication - Bat Survey

Indicative Funding
$7,557
Summary
Microbat survey using acoustical methods and thermal imaging approaches, designed to determine the presence of a critically endangered bat the Bare-rumped Sheathtail bat Saccolaimus saccolaimus in targeted tree hollows.
Investigators
Simon Robson (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Chiroptera; Survey; Saccolaimus

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd - Contract Research

Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade Microbat Study

Indicative Funding
$12,352
Summary
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.
Investigators
Simon Robson (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Chiroptera; Survey; Saccolaimus
Supervision

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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.

Current
  • The Effect of Invasive Toad Calls on the Calls of other Frogs (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Nitrogen Economies and Trapping Capacities of Selected North Queensland Drosera (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Processes Influencing Colony Founding in the Invasive Tropical Fire Ant, Solenopsis geminata, in Northern Australia (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
  • Biogeography of Bats in the Australian Wet Tropics: Current Distribution and Response to Future Climate Change. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Ant Species Distributions in the Australian Wet Tropics: Predicting Responses to Climate Change (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Species Interations and the Evolution of Mating Traits (PhD, Advsor Mentor)
Completed
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  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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  • 28.205, Marine And Tropical Biology 2 (Townsville campus)
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