- 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)
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
- Kamhi JFrances, Nunn K, Robson SKA and Traniello JFA (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 SKA, Kohout RJ, Beckenbach AT and Moreau CS (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 SKA (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 SKA, Burwell CJ, Reside AE and Williams SE (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 TE, Sheaves MJ, Johnson CN and Robson SKA (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 CA, Robson SKA and Robson SKA (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 CA and Robson SKA (2013) Homing abilities of the Australian intertidal ant Polyrhachis sokolova. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216 (19). pp. 3674-3681
- Qian Z, Schlick-Steiner BC, Steiner FM, Robson SKA, Schluns H, Schluens EA and Crozier RH (2012) Colony genetic structure in the Australian jumper ant Myrmecia pilosula. Insectes Sociaux, 59 (1). pp. 109-117
- Abbott P, Abe J, Alcock J, Alizon S, Alpedrinha JAC, Andersson M, Andre J, van Baalen M, Balloux F, Balshine S, Barton N, Beukeboom LW, Biernaskie JM, Bilde T, Borga G, Breed M, Brown S, Bshary R, Bucking A, Burley NT, Burton-Chellew MN, Cant MA, Chapuisat M, Charnov EL, Clutton-brock TH, Cockburn A, Cole BJ, Colegrave N, Cosmedis L, Couzin ID, Coyne JA, Creel S, Crespi B, Curry RL, Dall SRX, Day T, Dickson JL, Dugatkin LA, El Mouden C, Emlen ST, Evans J, Ferriere R, Field J, Foitzik S, Foster K, Foster WA, Fox CW, Gadau J, Gandon S, Gardner A, Gardiner MG, Getty T, Goodisman MAD, Grafen A, Grosberg R, Grozinger CM, Gouyon P, Gwynne D, Harvey PH, Hatchwell BJ, Heinze J, Helantera H, Helms KR, Hill K, Jirincy N, Johnstone RA, Kacelnik A, Kiers EToby, Kokko H, Komdeur J, Korb J, Kronauer D, Kümmerli R, Lehmann L, Linksvayer TA, Lion S, Lyon B, Marshall JAR, McElreath R, Michalakis Y, Michod RE, Mock D, Monnin T, Montgomerie R, Moore AJ, Mueller UO, Noë R, Okasha S, Pamilo P, Parker GA, Pedersen JS, Pen I, Pfennig D, Queller DC, Rankin DJ, Reece SE, Reeve HK, Reuter M, Roberts G, Robson SKA, Roze D, Rousset F, Rueppell O, Sachs JL, Santorelli L, Schmid-Hempel P, Schwarz M, Scott-Phillips T, Shellmann-Sherman J, Sherman PW, Shuker DM, Smith J, Spagna JC, Strassmann B, Suarez AV, Sandström L, Taborsky M, Taylor P, Thompson G, Tooby J, Tsutsui ND, Tsuji K, Turillazzi S, Úbeda F, Vargo EL, Voelkl B, Wenseleers T, West SA, West-Eberhard MJ, Westneat DF, Wiernasz DC, Wild G, Wramgham R, Young AJ, Zeh DW, Zeh JA and Zink A (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature, 471 (7339). pp. 1-4
- Qian Z, Schluns H, Schlick-Steiner BC, Steiner FM, Robson SKA, Schluens EA and Crozier RH (2011) Intraspecific support for the polygyny-vs.-polyandry hypothesis in the bulldog ant Myrmecia brevinoda. Molecular Ecology, 20 (17). pp. 3681-3691
- Schluens EA, Wegener BJ and Robson SKA (2011) Genetic polyethism and nest building in the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina (FABRI-CIUS, 1775) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News, 15. pp. 7-11
- Book Chapters
- Parsons JG, Robson SKA and Shilton L (2011) Roost fidelity in spectacled flying-foxes Pteropus conspicillatus: implications for conservation and management. In: Biology and Conservation of Australasian Bats. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW, pp. 66-71
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 74+ 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
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.
- Processes Influencing Colony Founding in the Invasive Tropical Fire Ant, Solenopsis geminata, in Northern Australia (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Species interactions and evolution of Drosophila mating traits (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
- Community Assemblage, Altitudinal Gradients (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Bananas, Laos & Economic Development: Farming Practice and Farmers? Perceptions (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Ant Species Distributions in the Australian Wet Tropics: Predicting Responses to Climate Change (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Further Investigations of Mate Selection, Courtship and Female Beauty. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Implications of Climate Change and Shifting Fire Regimes for Vegetation Types (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Diversity, Endemism and Conservation of Nepenthes in Indonesia: Evidence from Spatial Ecology and Molecular Approaches. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- The vulnerability of flightless ground beetles (Carabidae) to climate change in the Australian tropical rainforest (2014, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Mangrove Restoration, A Case for an Evidence Based Approach (2015, 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)
- Evolution of social structure in the ant genus Myrmecia fabricius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (2012, 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)