About

I am a passionate animal behaviourist with a fondness for rodents. I studied a BSc majoring in Zoology and Ecology, Environment and Conservation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, and followed this with a BSc Honours in Zoology, focusing on the behavioural ecology of Kalahari tree skinks Mabyua spilogaster. I then moved to the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to study an MSc with specialisation in Mammalogy. I returned to Wits to study my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Neville Pillay. My project focused on the ontogeny and function of paternal care behaviour in the African striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio. I moved to James Cook University in 2012, where I am currently employed in the College of Science and Engineering. My current research focuses on the behaviour of Australian mammals, specifically the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat Melomys cervinipes, although I have some students favouring marine gastropods.

Teaching
  • BZ1005: Introductory Ecology (Level 1; CNS)
  • BZ1006: Diversity of Life (Level 1; CNS)
  • BZ2490: Toolkit for the Field Biologist (Level 2; CNS)
  • BZ2820: Evolutionary Biology (Level 2; CNS)
  • BZ3001: Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo (Level 3; TSV)
  • BZ5820: Evolutionary Biology (Level 5; CNS)
  • BZ5990: Toolkit for the Field Biologist (Level 5; CNS)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 29+ research outputs authored by Dr Tasmin Rymer from 2007 onwards.

Supervision

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Current
  • A revision of Canarium urceus Linnaeus 1758 (s.l.) contrasting classical and phylogenetic taxonomy (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Venom profiles of Australian spiders, and correlates with behaviour and personality (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Ontogeny of Problem Solving in an Australian Rodent Melomys cervinipes (PhD , Primary Advisor)
Completed
  • A classical taxonomic revision of Seraphsidae Jung 1974 (Gastropoda) using a pluralist approach to species assessment (2019, Masters , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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  • E1.102G, Health & Sciences (Cairns campus)
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