Our students

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers, in research, industry, government and non-governmental organizations, and play a variety of significant roles in society, from research excellence to leadership in the growing business of modern biology. Below is a collection of student profiles that highlight the diverse and interesting achievements of our current and former PhD candidates.

Student Awards

Rebecca Vaught:Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi, 2016
Michael Bertram:International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Student Travel Grant, 2016
Emily De Stigter:Holwsorth Wildlife Research Endowment, 2016
Viviana Rosati:Plant Nutrition Trust Award, 2016
Michael Roast:

Holwsorth Wildlife Research Endowment & Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award from Birdlife Australia, 2016

Student Publications

A partial list of peer reviewed papers from graduate researchers within the School of Biological Sciences. The graduate student author is listed in bold.

Martin, JM, Saaristo, M, Bertram, MG, Lewis, PJ, Coggan, TL, Clarke, BO & Wong, BBM 2017, 'The psychoactive pollutant fluoxetine compromises antipredator behaviour in fish' Environmental Pollution, vol 222, pp. 592-599. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.010

Bruce, AI, Czaczkes, TJ & Burd, M 2017, 'Tall trails: ants resolve an asymmetry of information and capacity in collective maintenance of infrastructure' Animal Behaviour, vol 127, pp. 179-185. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.03.018

Quon, TL, Lampugnani, ER & Smyth, D 2017, 'PETAL LOSS and ROXY1 interact to limit growth within and between sepals but to promote petal initiation in Arabidopsis thaliana' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 8, no. FEBRUARY, 152. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00152

Lasne, CSM, Sgro, C & Connallon, T 2017, 'The relative contributions of the X and autosomes to local adaptation' Genetics, vol 205, no. 3, pp. 1285-1304. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.116.194670

Mercer, SW, Wang, J & Burke, R 2017, 'In vivo modeling of the pathogenic effect of copper transporter mutations that cause Menkes and Wilson diseases, motor neuropathy, and susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease' Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol 292, no. 10, pp. 4113-4122. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M116.756163

Mott, R, Herrod, A & Clarke, R 2017, 'Resource partitioning between species and sexes in Great Frigatebirds and Lesser Frigatebirds' Auk, vol 134, no. 1, pp. 153-167. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-16-184.1

Olito, C, Marshall, D & Connallon, T 2017, 'The evolution of reproductive phenology in broadcast spawners and the maintenance of sexually antagonistic polymorphism' American Naturalist, vol 189, no. 2, pp. 153-169. DOI: 10.1086/690010

Olito, C, White, C, Marshall, D & Barneche Rosado, D 2017, 'Estimating monotonic rates from biological data using local linear regression' Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 220, no. 5, pp. 759-764. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.148775

Sowersby, W, Lehtonen, T & Wong, B 2017, 'Temporal and sex-specific patterns of breeding territory defense in a color-polymorphic cichlid fish' Hydrobiologia, vol 791, no. 1, pp. 237-245. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2889-1

Svanfeldt, K, Monro, K & Marshall, D 2017, 'Field manipulations of resources mediate the transition from intraspecific competition to facilitation' Journal of Animal Ecology, vol 86, no. 3, pp. 654-661. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12644