Lab Head

  • Dr Kylie Robert

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Post-doctoral Research fellow

  •  Dr Amy Edwards – Dear old dad: returning to parental sex allocation

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Honorary Research fellow

  •  Dr Kerry Fanson – broadly interested in the interaction between physiology and behaviour, and understanding the ecological and evolutionary implications of this interaction. Much of my research focuses on stress and reproduction.

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Current students

  • Zak Atkins (PhD candidate) – Conservation of the Guthega skink (Liopholis guthega). Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe) & Nick Clemann (Arthur Rylah Institute)

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  • Steve Griffiths (PhD candidate) – Efficacy of artificial roost-boxes as a conservation tool for tree-roosting bats. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Pia Lentini (University of Melbourne) & Dr Lindy Lumsden (Arthur Rylah Institute)

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  • Danielle Eastick (PhD candidate) – Sex in the city: Reproductive ecology of Gould’s wattled bats. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Amy Edwards (La Trobe) & Katherine Harrison (La Trobe)

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  • Lauren Tworkowski (PhD candidate) – Thermoregulatory capabilities of Little penguins in relation the anthropogenic climate change. Supervised by  Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Ursula Ellenberg (University of Otago), & Peter Dann (Phillip Island)

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  • Emily Richardson (PhD candidate) – Human disturbance effects on Little penguins: providing baseline data for anticipatory management decisions. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Ursula Ellenberg (University of Otago), & Peter Dann (Phillip Island)

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  • Alicia Dimovski (PhD candidate) – Artificial light pollution: quantifying and mitigating the ecological and health consequences in Australian mammals. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe) & Amy Edwards (La Trobe)

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  • Millie Scicluna (PhD candidate) – Using personality and cognitive assessment of individuals as a conservation tool for improving reintroduction/translocation success. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Amy Edwards (La Trobe), Richard Peters (La Trobe) & Marissa Parrott (Zoos Victoria)

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  • Erika Zaid (PhD candidate) – Reproductive sleeplessness in Dasyurid marsupials. Supervised by John Lesku (La Trobe) & Kylie Robert (La Trobe)

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  • James Buxton (PhD candidate) – The functional significance of ant colouration. Supervised by Heloise Gibb (La Trobe), Mark Elgar (University of Melbourne) & Kylie Robert (La Trobe)
  • Brittney Gill (Honours candidate) – Can conservation-breeding programmes be improved by incorporating mate choice?: Testing female mate choice in fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata). Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Amy Edwards (La Trobe) & Marissa Parrott (Zoos Victoria)

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  • Melissa vonMoger (Honours candidate) – DNA-based diet analysis in fat-tailed dunnarts. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe) & Nick Murphy (La Trobe)
  • Kelly Williams (Honours candidate) – Female mate choice in Spinifex hopping-mice (Notomys alexis): Influence of male body condition and Testosterone levels. Supervised by Kylie Robert (La Trobe), Kerry Fanson (Deakin University), Prof. Bill Breed (Uni of Adelaide) & Marissa Parrott (Zoos Victoria)

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  • Murraya Rose (Honours candidate) – Response of scorpions to mammal predator olfactory cues. Supervised by Heloise Gibb (La Trobe) & Kylie Robert (La Trobe)
  • Katherine Best (Honours candidate) – Assessing the efficacy of chainsaw hollows as supplementary habitat for Victorian fauna. Supervised by Steve Leonard (La Trobe), Steve Griffiths (La Trobe) & Kylie Robert (La Trobe)

Lab Manager

  • Dash (Chief morale booster) Completed training under the guidance of Molly (the best dog in the world)

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