Anne Peters

Associate Professor Anne Peters

Research Training Director
ARC Future Fellow
Head, Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology of Birds Research Group

T: +61 3 9905 6287
E: anne.peters@monash.edu

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Research Overview

We use an integrative approach to understand costs and benefits of attributes of animals, combining observations with experiments and comparative studies. One of the main research themes concerns the mechanisms that govern trade-offs between key life-history components: how do animals balance investment in the pursuit of mating opportunities, parental care and their own health.

Research in the group focuses on behaviour, physiology and evolutionary ecology of wild birds. Currently, our main field project involves a long-term study of purple-crowned fairy-wrens, Maluruscoronatus in the Kimberley region of north-west Australia, but we also work on a local population of superb fairy-wrens (M. cyaneus).