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Erik Wapstra

Associate Dean (Research)

Room 336B, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2813 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2745 (fax)

Erik.Wapstra@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Wapstra has been in the School of Biological Sciences since 2004 after completing research fellowships at the Macquarie University, The University of Sydney and Gothenburg University in Sweden. He is currently an ARC Future Fellow working at the interface of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Climate Change. Erik works mostly on reptile model systems including Tasmanian snow skinks (maternal effects, sex allocation, climate effects), Egernia lizards (evolution of sociality and mating systems) and European sand lizards (sexual selection and climate effects).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDLife history evolution in snow skinsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia01/12/1998

Research Themes

Erik's work aligns with University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research interests include the impact of climate variability and climate change on biological systems – concentrating on how reptiles respond through plasticity and evolutionary responses.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Society of Herpetologists
  • Australasian Society of Evolutionary Biology
  • International Society of Behavioural Ecology
  • Ecological Society of Australia

Teaching

Ecology, Zoology, Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Life History, Natural History, Herpetology, Reptiles, Animal Behaviour

Teaching expertise

  • Postgraduate teaching
  • Graduate certificate in research
  • Unit coordination and unit development

Teaching responsibility

View more on AssocProf Erik Wapstra in WARP

Expertise

Erik is interested in many aspects of terrestrial and behavioural ecology and will supervise projects on a variety of animal groups - although the emphasis with his own research has been on using reptiles to answer key biological questions. He has five current focuses in his research at present:

  • Climate variability and climate change and their impacts on vertebrate populations
  • Maternal effects on offspring characters
  • Sex allocation and evolution of sex determination
  • Maintenance of individual variation in behaviour
  • Evolution of social behaviour in reptiles

Awards

  • 2012: MR Banks Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania for Distinguished service to Discipline
  • 2011: Vice Chancellor's Award (UTAS) for Internationally Recognised Research
  • 2011: Dean's Award for Research Excellence
  • 2009: University of Tasmania Rising Star Award
  • 2006: Dean's Early Career Research Excellence Award

Collaboration

Erik has collaborated with researchers across the globe. His main international collaborative projects are with Professor Mats Olsson (University of Sydney and Gothenburg University) on European sand lizards and Australian agamid lizards. On his ARC Future fellowship he is collaborating with Michael Kearney working on mechanistic models Within the University of Tasmania Erik collaborates with Geoff While (ARC Fellow) on multiple projects and with Professor Elissa Cameron on sex allocation and determination in small mammals.

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Zoology (060899)
  • Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology (060803)
  • Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change (060306)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Animal Physiological Ecology (060806)
  • Animal Physiology - Systems (060603)
  • Life Histories (060308)
  • Ecological Physiology (060203)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Ethology and Sociobiology (060304)
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Evolution of Developmental Systems (060305)
  • Enzymes (060107)
  • Biological Adaptation (060303)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Vertebrate Biology (060809)
  • Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination) (060403)
  • Analytical Biochemistry (060101)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Plant Biology (060799)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Genetic Immunology (060406)
  • Food Sciences (090899)
  • Animal Breeding (070201)
  • Genetics (060499)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Climate Change Models (960303)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960807)
  • Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960811)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments (960404)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Soils (961499)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Urban and Industrial Environments (960411)
  • Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960812)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Weather (960203)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)

Publications

Total publications

221

Highlighted publications

(8 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2010Journal ArticlePen I, Uller T, Feldmeyer B, Harts A, While GM, et al., 'Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems', Nature, 468, (7322) pp. 436-439. ISSN 0028-0836 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature09512 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: While GM

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2009Journal ArticleWapstra E, Uller T, Sinn DL, Olsson M, Mazurek KL, et al., 'Climate effects on offspring sex ratio in a viviparous lizard', Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, (1) pp. 84-90. ISSN 0021-8790 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01470.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Sinn DL; Mazurek KL

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2007Journal ArticleUller T, Pen I, Wapstra E, Beukeboom LW, Komdeur J, 'The evolution of sex ratios and sex-determining systems', Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 22, (6) pp. 292-297. ISSN 0169-5347 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2007.03.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 57

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2004Journal ArticleAnderholm S, Olsson M, Wapstra E, Ryberg K, 'Fit and fat from enlarged badges: a field experiment on male sand lizards', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences, 271, (Supplement 4) pp. S142-S144 . ISSN 0962-8452 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0094 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 20

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2004Journal ArticleOlsson M, Madsen T, Ujvari B, Wapstra E, 'Fecundity and MHC affects ejaculation tactics and paternity bias in sand lizards', Evolution, 58, (4) pp. 906-909. ISSN 0014-3820 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb00423.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 31

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2004Journal ArticleOlsson M, Ujvaroi B, Madsen T, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Haldane rules: cost of outbreeding of production of daughters in sand lizards', Ecology Letters, 7, (10) pp. 924-928. ISSN 1461-023X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00652.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2004Journal ArticleWapstra E, Olsson M, Shine R, Edwards A, Swain R, et al., 'Maternal basking behaviour determines offspring sex in a viviparous reptile', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences, 271, (Supplement 4) pp. S230-S232 . ISSN 0962-8452 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Edwards A; Swain R

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2000Journal ArticleWapstra E, 'Maternal basking opportunity affects juvenile phenotype in a viviparous lizard', Functional Ecology, 14 pp. 345-352. ISSN 0269-8463 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2000.00428.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 90Web of Science - 89

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Journal Article

(111 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bonebrake TC, Brown CJ, Bell JD, Blanchard JL, Chauvenet A, et al., 'Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science', Biological Reviews pp. 1-22. ISSN 1464-7931 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/brv.12344 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Blanchard JL; Champion C; Clark TD; Frusher S; Hobday AJ; Lee E; McCormack PC; McDonald J; Twiname S; Villanueva C; Pecl GT

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2017Botterill-James T, Halliwell B, McKeown S, Sillince J, Uller T, et al., 'Family aggression in a social lizard', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 3502. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-03531-0 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Botterill-James T; Halliwell B; McKeown S; Uller T; While GM

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2017Cunningham GD, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Climate and sex ratio variation in a viviparous lizard', Biology Letters, 13, (5) Article 20170218. ISSN 1744-9561 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0218 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cunningham GD; While GM

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2017Halliwell B, Uller T, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, Wapstra E, et al., 'Habitat saturation promotes delayed dispersal in a social reptile', Behavioral Ecology, 28, (2) pp. 515-522. ISSN 1045-2249 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw181 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Halliwell B; Uller T; While GM

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2017Halliwell B, Uller T, Wapstra E, While GM, 'Resource distribution mediates social and mating behavior in a family living lizard', Behavioral Ecology, 28, (1) pp. 145-153. ISSN 1045-2249 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw134 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Halliwell B; While GM

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2017Pecl GT, Araujo MB, Bell JD, Blanchard J, Bonebreak TC, et al., 'Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being', Science, 355, (6332) Article eaai9214. ISSN 0036-8075 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aai9214 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Blanchard J; Clark TD; Frusher S; Jennings S; McCormack PC; McDonald J; Villanueva C

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2017Botterill-James T, Sillince J, Uller T, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, et al., 'Experimental manipulation suggests effect of polyandry but not mate familiarity on within-pair aggression in the social skink, Liopholis whitii', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71 Article 71. ISSN 0340-5443 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-017-2302-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Botterill-James T; While GM

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2016Botterill-James T, Halliwell B, Cooper-Scott E, Uller T, Wapstra E, et al., 'Habitat structure influences parent-offspring association in a social lizard', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4, (96) pp. 1-25. ISSN 2296-701X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00096 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Botterill-James T; Halliwell B; Cooper-Scott E; While GM

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2016Edwards AM, Cameron EZ, Pereira JC, Wapstra E, Ferguson-Smith MA, et al., 'Gestational experience alters sex allocation in the subsequent generation', Royal Society Open Science, 3 Article 160210. ISSN 2054-5703 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Edwards AM; Cameron EZ; Thomasson K

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2016Lindsay WR, Wapstra E, Silverin B, Olsson M, 'Corticosterone: a costly mediator of signal honesty in sand lizards', Ecology and Evolution, 6, (20) pp. 7451-7461. ISSN 2045-7758 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2318 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Ljungstrom G, Stjernstedt M, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Selection and constraints on offspring size-number trade-offs in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29, (5) pp. 979-990. ISSN 1010-061X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12838 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Bordogna G, Cunningham G, Fitzpatrick LJ, Halliwell B, MacGregor HEA, et al., 'An experimental test of relatedness-based mate discrimination in a social lizard', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70, (12) pp. 2139-2147. ISSN 0340-5443 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2217-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Bordogna G; Cunningham G; Fitzpatrick LJ; Halliwell B; MacGregor HEA; Munch KL; While GM

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2016Edwards AM, Cameron EZ, Wapstra E, 'Are there physiological constraints on maternal ability to adjust sex ratios in mammals?', Journal of Zoology, 299, (1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0952-8369 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Edwards AM; Cameron EZ

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2015Ljungstrom G, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) phenology in a warming world', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, (206) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1471-2148 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0476-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2015Parsley LM, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Atrazine disrupts gonadal development in a live-bearing lizard', Endocrine Disruptors, 3, (1) Article e1006071. ISSN 2327-3747 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/23273747.2015.1006071 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parsley LM; Jones SM

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2015McEvoy J, While GM, Sinn DL, Carver S, Wapstra E, 'Behavioural syndromes and structural and temporal consistency of behavioural traits in a social lizard', Journal of Zoology, 296, (1) pp. 58-66. ISSN 0952-8369 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12217 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM; Sinn DL; Carver S

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2015Cliff HB, Wapstra E, Burridge CP, 'Persistence and dispersal in a Southern Hemisphere glaciated landscape: the phylogeography of the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) in Tasmania', BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15, (121) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1471-2148 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12862-015-0397-y [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cliff HB; Burridge CP

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2015Yuni LPEK, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Energy expenditure of the spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus, at two climatic extremes of its distribution range', Journal of Thermal Biology, 52 pp. 208-216. ISSN 0306-4565 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2015.07.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Yuni LPEK; Jones SM

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2015Caldwell AJ, While GM, Beeton NJ, Wapstra E, 'Potential for thermal tolerance to mediate climate change effects on three members of a cool temperate lizard genus, Niveoscincus', Journal of Thermal Biology, 52 pp. 14-23. ISSN 0306-4565 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2015.05.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM; Beeton NJ

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2015McEvoy J, While GM, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Examining the role of testosterone in mediating short-term aggressive responses to social stimuli in a lizard', PLoS One, 10, (4) Article e0125015. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125015 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM; Jones SM

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2014Parsley LM, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Placental and embryonic tissues exhibit aromatase activity in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus', General and Comparative Endocrinology, 200 pp. 61-66. ISSN 0016-6480 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.02.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Parsley LM; Jones SM

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2014Parsley LM, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Yolk contributes steroid to the multidimensional endocrine environment of embryos of Niveoscincus metallicus, a viviparous skink with a moderately complex placenta', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 171 pp. 51-56. ISSN 1095-6433 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.02.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Parsley LM; Jones SM

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2014While GM, Uller T, Bordogna G, Wapstra E, 'Promiscuity resolves constraints on social mate choice imposed by population viscosity', Molecular Ecology, 23, (3) pp. 721-732. ISSN 0962-1083 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/mec.12618 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: While GM; Bordogna G

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2014Cadby CD, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Geographical differences in maternal basking behaviour and offspring growth rate in a climatically widespread viviparous reptile', Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, (7) pp. 1175-1179. ISSN 0022-0949 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.089953 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Cadby CD; Jones SM

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2014Parsley LM, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'In utero exposure to the oestrogen mimic diethylstilbestrol disrupts gonadal development in a viviparous reptile', Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 27, (7) pp. 1106-1114. ISSN 1031-3613 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/RD13411 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parsley LM; Jones SM

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2013McEvoy J, While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'The role of size and aggression in intrasexual male competition in a social lizard species, Egernia whitii', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, (1) pp. 79-90. ISSN 0340-5443 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-012-1427-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM; Sinn DL

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2012Itonaga K, Edwards A, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Interpopulational variation in costs of reproduction related to pregnancy in a viviparous lizard', Ethology Ecology and Evolution, 24, (4) pp. 367-376. ISSN 0394-9370 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03949370.2012.702686 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Itonaga K; Edwards A; Jones SM

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2012Itonaga K, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Do gravid females become selfish? Female allocation of energy during gestation', Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 85, (3) pp. 231-242. ISSN 1522-2152 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/665567 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

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2012Itonaga K, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Effects of maternal basking and food quantity during gestation provide evidence for the selective advantage of matrotrophy in a viviparous lizard', PLoS-One, 7, (7) Article e41835. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041835 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

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2012Itonaga K, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'A novel pattern of placental leucine transfer during mid to late gestation in a highly placentotrophic viviparous lizard', Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 318, (4) pp. 308-315. ISSN 1552-5007 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

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2012Pharo EJ, Davison A, Warr K, Nursey-Bray M, Beswick K, et al., 'Can teacher collaboration overcome interdisciplinary barriers in a university structured around traditional disciplines? A case study using climate change', Teaching in Higher Education, 17, (5) pp. 497-507. ISSN 1356-2517 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2012.658560 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Pharo EJ; Davison A; Warr K; Nursey-Bray M; Beswick K; Jones C

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2012Ballen C, Healey M, Wilson M, Tobler M, Wapstra E, et al., 'Net superoxide levels: steeper increase with activity in cooler female and hotter male lizards', Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, (5) pp. 731-735. ISSN 0022-0949 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.062257 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2011While GM, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Variation in social organization influences the opportunity for sexual selection in a social lizard ', Molecular Ecology, 20, (4) pp. 844-852. ISSN 0962-1083 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04976.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: While GM

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2011Isaksson C, While GM, McEvoy J, van de Commenacker J, Olsson M, et al., 'Aggression, but not testosterone, is associated to oxidative status in a free-living vertebrate', Behaviour: An International Journal of Behaviourial Biology, 148, (5-6) pp. 713-731. ISSN 0005-7959 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1163/000579511X574204 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: While GM; McEvoy J

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2011Itonaga K, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Effects of variation in maternal carotenoid intake during gestation on offspring innate immune response in a matrotrophic viviparous reptile', Functional Ecology, 25, (6) pp. 1318-1326. ISSN 0269-8463 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01882.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

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2011Itonaga K, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Evidence for placental transfer of maternal corticosterone in a viviparous lizard', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 160, (2) pp. 184-189. ISSN 1095-6433 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2011.05.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

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2011Olsson M, Andersson S, Wapstra E, 'UV-deprived coloration reduces success in mate acquisition in male sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)', PLoS One, 6, (5) pp. e19360. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019360 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2011Olsson M, Pauliny A, Wapstra E, Uller T, Schwartz T, et al., 'Sexual differences in telomere selection in the wild', Molecular Ecology, 20, (10) pp. 2085-2099. ISSN 0962-1083 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05085.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

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2011Olsson M, Pauliny A, Wapstra E, Uller T, Schwartz T, et al., 'Sex differences in sand lizard telomere inheritance: Paternal epigenetic effects increases telomere heritability and offspring survival', PLoS One, 6, (4) pp. e17473. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017473 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 24

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2011Olsson M, Schwartz T, Wapstra E, Uller T, Ujvari B, et al., 'Climate change, multiple paternity and offspring survival in lizards', Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 65, (11) pp. 3323-3326. ISSN 0014-3820 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01387.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2011Olsson M, Wapstra E, Schwartz T, Madsen T, Ujvari B, et al., 'In hot pursuit: Fluctuating mating system and sexual selection in sand lizards', Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 65, (2) pp. 574-583. ISSN 0014-3820 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01152.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 22

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2011Schwartz TS, Perrin C, Wapstra E, Uller M, Olsson M, 'Complex selection associated with Hox genes in a natural population of lizards', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24, (11) pp. 2520-2524. ISSN 1010-061X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02368.x [eCite] [Details]

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2011Uller T, While GM, Cadby CD, Harts A, O'Connor K, et al., 'Altitudinal divergence in maternal thermoregulatory behaviour may be driven by differences in selection on offspring survival in a viviparous lizard', Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 65, (8) pp. 2313-2324. ISSN 0014-3820 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01303.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: While GM; Cadby CD; O'Connor K

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2011Isaksson C, While GM, Olsson M, Komdeur J, Wapstra E, 'Oxidative stress physiology in relation to life history traits of a free-living vertebrate: the spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus', Integrative Zoology, 6, (2) pp. 140-149. ISSN 1749-4877 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-4877.2011.00237.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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2011Worth JRP, Burridge CP, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Development of 13 microsatellite loci in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) ', Conservation Genetic Resources, 3, (2) pp. 287-290. ISSN 1877-7252 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12686-010-9343-x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Worth JRP; Burridge CP; While GM

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2011Cadby CD, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Potentially adaptive effects of maternal nutrition during gestation on offspring phenotype of a viviparous reptile', Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, (24) pp. 4234-4239. ISSN 0022-0949 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/jeb.057349 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Cadby CD; Jones SM

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2010Cadby CD, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Are increased concentrations of maternal corticosterone adaptive to offspring? A test using a placentotrophic lizard ', Functional Ecology, 24, (2) pp. 409-416. ISSN 0269-8463 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01637.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Cadby CD; Jones SM

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2010Cadby CD, While GM, Hobday AJ, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Multi-scale approach to understanding climate effects on offspring at birth and date of birth in a reptile', Integrative Zoology, 5, (2) pp. 164-175. ISSN 1749-4877 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-4877.2010.00201.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Cadby CD; While GM; Hobday AJ

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2010Olsson M, Pauliny A, Wapstra E, Blomqvist D, 'Proximate determinants of telomere length in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)', Biology Letters, 6, (5) pp. 651-653. ISSN 1744-9561 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0126 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

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2010Pen I, Uller T, Feldmeyer B, Harts A, While GM, et al., 'Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems', Nature, 468, (7322) pp. 436-439. ISSN 0028-0836 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature09512 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 59

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2010Sherman CDH, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Sperm competition and offspring viability at hybridization in Australian tree frogs, Litoria peronii and L. tyleri', Heredity, 104, (2) pp. 141-147. ISSN 0018-067X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2009.118 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2010Sinn DL, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Wapstra E, Dall SRX, 'Are behavioral syndromes invariant? Spatiotemporal variation in shy/bold behaviour in squid', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, (4) pp. 693-702. ISSN 0340-5443 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-009-0887-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Sinn DL; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2010Wapstra E, Uller T, While GM, Olsson M, Shine R, 'Giving offspring a head start in life: field and experimental evidence for selection on maternal basking behaviour in lizards', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, (3) pp. 651-657. ISSN 1010-061X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01924.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 44

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2010Wapstra E, Warner DA, 'Sex allocation and sex determination in squamate reptiles', Sexual Development, 4, (1-2) pp. 110-118. ISSN 1661-5425 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000272459 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2010While GM, Isaksson C, McEvoy J, Sinn DL, Komdeur J, et al., 'Repeatable intra-individual variation in plasma testosterone concentration and its sex-specific link to aggression in a social lizard ', Hormones and Behavior, 58, (2) pp. 208-213. ISSN 0018-506X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.03.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: While GM; McEvoy J; Sinn DL

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2009Mousseau TA, Uller T, Wapstra E, Badyaev AV, 'Evolution of maternal effects: past and present', Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences, 364, (1520) pp. 1035-1038. ISSN 0962-8436 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54

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2009Olsson M, Healey M, Wapstra E, Uller T, 'Testing the quality of a carrier: a field experiment on lizard signalers', Evolution, 63, (3) pp. 695-701. ISSN 0014-3820 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00569.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2009Sherman CDH, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Consistent male-male paternity differences across female genotypes', Biology Letters, 5, (2) pp. 232-234. ISSN 1744-9561 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0796 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2009Sherman CDH, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Consistent paternity skew through ontogeny in peron's tree frog (Litoria peronii)', PLoS One, 4, (12) pp. 1-4. ISSN 1932-6203 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008252 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2009Uller T, While GM, Wapstra E, Warner DA, Goodman BA, et al., 'Evaluation of offspring size-number invariants in 12 species of lizard', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, (1) pp. 143-151. ISSN 1010-061X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01629.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2009Wapstra E, Uller T, Sinn DL, Olsson M, Mazurek KL, et al., 'Climate effects on offspring sex ratio in a viviparous lizard', Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, (1) pp. 84-90. ISSN 0021-8790 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01470.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Sinn DL; Mazurek KL

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2009While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Female aggression predicts mode of paternity acquisition in a social lizard', Proceedings of The Royal Society. Biological Sciences, 276, (1664) pp. 2021-2029. ISSN 0962-8452 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1926 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: While GM; Sinn DL

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2009While GM, Uller T, McEvoy J, Wapstra E, 'Long-lasting effects of among- but not within-litter timing in a viviparous lizard', Evolutionary Ecology Research, 11, (8) pp. 1259-1270. ISSN 1522-0613 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: While GM; McEvoy J

2009While GM, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Family conflicts and the evolution of sociality in reptiles', Behavioral Ecology, 20, (2) pp. 245-250. ISSN 1045-2249 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arp015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 33

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2009While GM, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Offspring performance and the adaptive benefits of prolonged pregnancy: experimental tests in a viviparous lizard', Functional Ecology, 23, (4) pp. 818-825. ISSN 0269-8463 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01544.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2009While GM, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Within-population variation in social strategies characterize the social and mating system of an Australian lizard, Egernia whitii ', Austral Ecology, 34, (8) pp. 938-949. ISSN 1442-9985 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02002.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

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2009While GM, Wapstra E, 'Effects of basking opportunity on birthing asynchrony in a viviparous lizard', Animal Behaviour, 77, (6) pp. 1465-1470. ISSN 0003-3472 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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2009While GM, Wapstra E, 'Snow skinks (Niveoscincus ocellatus) do not shift their sex allocation patterns in response to mating history', Behaviour: An International Journal of Behaviourial Biology, 146, (10) pp. 1405-1422. ISSN 0005-7959 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1163/156853909X436254 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: While GM

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2008McEvoy J, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Know thy enemy: Behavioural response of a native mammal (Rattus lutreolus velutinus) to predators of different coexistence histories', Austral Ecology , 33, (7) pp. 922-931. ISSN 1442-9985 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2008.01863.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: McEvoy J; Sinn DL

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2008Olsson M, Wapstra E, Healey M, Schwartz T, Uller T, 'Selection on space use in a polymorphic lizard', Evolutionary Ecology Research, 10, (4) pp. 621-627. ISSN 1522-0613 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

2008Sherman CDH, Uller T, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Within-population variation in ejaculate characteristics in a prolonged breeder, Peron's tree frog, Litoria peronii', Naturwissenschaften, 95, (11) pp. 1055-1061. ISSN 0028-1042 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00114-008-0423-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

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2008Sherman CDH, Wapstra E, Uller T, Olsson M, 'Males with high genetic similarity to females sire more offspring in sperm competition in Peron's tree frog Litoria peronii', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences, 275, (1637) pp. 971-978. ISSN 0962-8452 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1626 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 48

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2008Sinn DL, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Maternal care in a social lizard: links between female aggression and offspring fitness', Animal Behaviour, 76, (4) pp. 1249-1257. ISSN 0003-3472 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.06.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 41

Co-authors: Sinn DL; While GM

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2008Stuart-Smith JF, Stuart-Smith RD, Swain R, Wapstra E, 'Size dimorphism in Rankinia (Tympanocryptis) diemensis (Family Agamidae): sex-specific patterns and geographic variation', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94, (4) pp. 699-709. ISSN 0024-4066 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01026.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; Stuart-Smith RD; Swain R

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2008While GM, Wapstra E, 'Are there benefits to being born asynchronously: an experimental test in a social lizard', Behavioral Ecology, 19, (1) pp. 208-216. ISSN 1045-2249 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arm124 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

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2008Sherman C, Wapstra E, Uller T, Olsson M, 'Male and female effects on fertilization success and offspring viability in the Peron's tree frog, Litoria peronii', Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 33, (3) pp. 348-352. ISSN 1442-9985 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01823.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2007Atkins N, Swain R, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Late stage deferral of parturition in the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus ocellatus (Gray 1845): implications for offspring quality and survival', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 90, (4) pp. 735-746. ISSN 0024-4066 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2007.00770.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Atkins N; Swain R; Jones SM

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2007Stuart-Smith JF, Swain R, Stuart-Smith RD, Wapstra E, 'Is fecundity the ultimate cause of female-biased size dimorphism in a dragon lizard?*', Journal of Zoology, 273, (3) pp. 266-272. ISSN 0952-8369 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2007.00324.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; Swain R; Stuart-Smith RD

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2007Stuart-Smith JF, Swain R, Wapstra E, 'The role of body size in competition and mate choice in an agamid with female-biased size dimorphism', Behaviour, 144, (9) pp. 1087-1102. ISSN 0005-7959 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1163/156853907781871833 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; Swain R

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2007Uller T, Pen I, Wapstra E, Beukeboom LW, Komdeur J, 'The evolution of sex ratios and sex-determining systems', Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 22, (6) pp. 292-297. ISSN 0169-5347 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2007.03.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 57

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2007Wapstra E, Uller T, Pen I, Komdeur J, Olsson M, et al., 'Disentangling the complexities of vertebrate sex allocation: a role for squamate reptiles?', Oikos, 116, (6) pp. 1051-1057. ISSN 0030-1299 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.15811.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

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2007While GM, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Birthing asynchrony is not a consequence of asynchronous offspring development in a non-avian vertebrate, the Australian skink Egernia whitii', Functional Ecology, 21, (3) pp. 513-519. ISSN 0269-8463 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01272.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: While GM; Jones SM

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2007Olsson M, Healey M, Wapstra E, Schwartz T, Lebas N, et al., 'Mating system variation and morph fluctuations in a polymorphic lizard', Molecular Ecology, 16, (24) pp. 5307-5315. ISSN 0962-1083 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03578.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

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2006Neaves L, Wapstra E, Birch D, Girling JE, Joss JMP, 'Embryonic gonadal and sexual organ development in a small viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus', Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 305A, (1) pp. 74-82. ISSN 1932-5223 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jez.a.249 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 13

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2005Olsson M, Madsen T, Uller T, Wapstra E, Ujvari B, 'The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation', Evolution, 59, (1) pp. 221-225. ISSN 0014-3820 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2005.tb00908.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2005Olsson M, Madsen T, Wapstra E, Silverin B, Ujvari B, et al., 'MHC, health, color and reproductive success in sand lizards', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 58, (3) pp. 289-294. ISSN 0340-5443 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-005-0921-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 25

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2005Olsson M, Ujvari B, Wapstra E, Madsen T, Shine R, et al., 'Does mate guarding prevent rival mating in snow skinks? A test using AFLP', Herpetologica, 61, (4) pp. 389-394. ISSN 0018-0831 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1655/04-85.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2005Olsson M, Wapstra E, Madsen T, Ujvari B, Rugfelt C, 'Costly parasite resistance: a genotype-dependent handicap in sand lizards?', Biology Letters, 1, (3) pp. 375-377. ISSN 1744-9561 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0339 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

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2005Olsson M, Wapstra E, Swan G, Snaith E, Clarke R, et al., 'Effects of long-term fox baiting on species composition and abundance in an Australian lizard community', Austral Ecology, 30, (8) pp. 907-913. ISSN 1442-9985 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01534.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 7

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2005Olsson M, Wapstra E, Uller T, 'Differential sex allocation in sand lizards: bright males induce daughter production in a species with heteromorphic sex chromosomes', Biology Letters, 1, (3) pp. 378-380. ISSN 1744-9561 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

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2005Wapstra E, 'A simple method to accurately measure small squamate offspring', Herpetological Review, 36, (2) pp. 138-139. ISSN 0018-084X (2005) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Citations: Scopus - 3

2004Anderholm S, Olsson M, Wapstra E, Ryberg K, 'Fit and fat from enlarged badges: a field experiment on male sand lizards', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences, 271, (Supplement 4) pp. S142-S144 . ISSN 0962-8452 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0094 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 20

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2004Olsson M, Madsen T, Ujvari B, Wapstra E, 'Fecundity and MHC affects ejaculation tactics and paternity bias in sand lizards', Evolution, 58, (4) pp. 906-909. ISSN 0014-3820 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb00423.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 31

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2004Olsson M, Ujvaroi B, Madsen T, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Haldane rules: cost of outbreeding of production of daughters in sand lizards', Ecology Letters, 7, (10) pp. 924-928. ISSN 1461-023X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00652.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2004Ryberg K, Olsson M, Wapstra E, Madsen T, Anderholm S, et al., 'Offspring-driven local dispersal in female sand lizards (Lacerta agilis)', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 17, (6) pp. 1215-1220. ISSN 1010-061X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2004.00798.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2004Wapstra E, Olsson M, Shine R, Edwards A, Swain R, et al., 'Maternal basking behaviour determines offspring sex in a viviparous reptile', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences, 271, (Supplement 4) pp. S230-S232 . ISSN 0962-8452 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Edwards A; Swain R

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2004Atkins N, Wapstra E, 'Successful treatment of a mite infestation in gravid spotted snow skinks (Niveoscincus ocellatus)', Herpetofauna - Sydney, 34, (2) pp. 66-69. ISSN 0725-1424 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Olsson M, Madsen T, Nordby J, Wapstra E, Ujvari B, et al., 'Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in sand lizards', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences, 270 pp. S254-S256. ISSN 0962-8452 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0079 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 164

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2002Edwards A, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Multiennial reproduction in females of a viviparous, temperate-zone skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea', Herpetologica, 58, (4) pp. 407-414. ISSN 0018-0831 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1655/0018-0831(2002)058[0407:MRIFOA]2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Edwards A; Jones SM

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2002Olsson M, Shine R, Wapstra E, Ujvari B, Madsen T, 'Sexual dimorphism in lizard body shape: The role of sexual selection and fecundity selection', Evolution, 56, (7) pp. 1538-1542. ISSN 0014-3820 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb01464.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 123

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2002Olsson M, Wapstra E, Olofsson C, 'Offspring size-number strategies: experimental manipulation of offspring size in viviparous lizard (Lacerta vivipara)', Functional Ecology, 16 pp. 135-140. ISSN 0269-8463 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.0269-8463.2001.00600.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36

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2001Olsson M, Shine R, Wapstra E, 'Costs of reproduction in a lizard species: a comparison of observational and experimental data', Oikos, 93, (1) pp. 121-125. ISSN 0030-1299 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2001.930113.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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2001Wapstra E, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, 'Potential 'costs of reproduction' in a skink: Inter- and intrapopulational variation', Austral Ecology, 26, (2) pp. 179-186. ISSN 1442-9985 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.2001.01104.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

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2001Wapstra E, Swain R, 'Geographic and annual variation in life-history traits in a temperate zone Australian skink', Journal of Herpetology, 35, (2) pp. 194-203. ISSN 0022-1511 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/1566108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40

Co-authors: Swain R

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2001Wapstra E, Swain R, 'Reproductive Correlates of Abdominal Fat Body Mass in Niveoscincus occellatus, a Skink with an Asynchronous Reproductive Cycle', Journal of Herpetology, 35, (3) pp. 403-409. ISSN 0022-1511 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/1565958 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Swain R

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2001Wapstra E, Swain R, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, 'Geographic variation in age and size at maturity in a small Australian viviparous skink', Copeia, 2001, (3) pp. 646-655. ISSN 0045-8511 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2001)001[0646:GVIAAS]2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 44

Co-authors: Swain R; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

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2000Olsson M, Wapstra E, Madsen T, Silverin B, 'Testosterone, ticks and travels: a test of the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis in free-ranging male sand lizards', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences, 267, (1459 ) pp. 2339-2343. ISSN 0962-8452 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2000.1289 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 78

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2000Wapstra E, 'Maternal basking opportunity affects juvenile phenotype in a viviparous lizard', Functional Ecology, 14 pp. 345-352. ISSN 0269-8463 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2435.2000.00428.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 90Web of Science - 89

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1999Wapstra E, Swain R, Jones SM, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, 'Geographic and annual variation in reproductive cycles in the Tasmanian spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata : Scincidae)', Australian Journal of Zoology, 47, (6) pp. 539-550. ISSN 0004-959X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/ZO99038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 41

Co-authors: Swain R; Jones SM; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

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1997Jones SM, Wapstra E, Swain R, 'Asynchronous male and female gonadal cycles and plasma steroid concentrations in a viviparous lizard, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Scincidae), from Tasmania', General and Comparative Endocrinology, 108, (2) pp. 271-281. ISSN 0016-6480 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/gcen.1997.6971 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Jones SM; Swain R

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1996Wapstra E, Swain R, 'Feeding ecology of the Tasmanian spotted skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata : Scincidae)', Australian Journal of Zoology, 44, (2) pp. 205-13. ISSN 0004-959X (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/ZO9960205 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Swain R

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'The evolution of polyandry and patterns of multiple paternity in lizards', Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, JL Rheubert, DS Siegel, SE Trauth (ed), Florida, USA, pp. 564-589. ISBN 978-1-4665-7987-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011McEvoy J, While G, Wapstra E, 'Mammals of Tasmania's Alpine Zones', The Abels: A Comprehensive Guide to Tasmania's Mountains over 1100m High, Volume 2, Tasmanian Outdoors Collection, B Wilkinson (ed), Australia, pp. 34-39. ISBN 9780646554303 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; While G

2011Wapstra E, While G, 'Reptiles of Tasmania's Alpine Zones', The Abels: A Comprehensive Guide to Tasmania's Mountains over 1100m High, Volume 2, Tasmanian Outdoors Collection, B Wilkinson (ed), Australia, pp. 28-33. ISBN 9780646554303 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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2016Botterill-James T, Sillince J, Wapstra E, While GM, 'Female promiscuity, mate familiarity and family dynamics', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 16-19 February, Grindelwald, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Botterill-James T; While GM

2016Caldwell AJ, While GM, Kearney M, Wapstra E, 'Surviving and thriving? Climate change effects on widespread and alpine temperate lizard species', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 16-19 February, Grindelwald, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2016Cunningham GD, Ljungstrom G, While GM, Olsson M, Wapstra E, 'Reactive females: individual, annual and geographic variation in temperature effects on phenology', Species on the Move Conference Program, 09-12 February 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cunningham GD; While GM

2016Cunningham GD, Ljungstrom G, While GM, Olsson M, Wapstra E, 'Reactive females: individual, annual and geographic variation in temperature effects on phenology', Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM Conference, 16-19 February, Grindelwald, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cunningham GD; While GM

2016Cunningham GD, Schwanz L, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Sex in a cold climate: predicting sex determination in snow skinks across Tasmania', Australian Sex Summit, Yarra Valley, Victoria (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cunningham GD; While GM

2016Fitzpatrick L, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Female allocation across the geographic range of a viviparous skink', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 16-19 February, Grindelwald, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fitzpatrick L; While GM

2016Halliwell B, Sillince J, Wapstra E, Uller T, While GM, 'Habitat saturation influences offspring dispersal in Liopholis whitii', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 16-19 February, Grindelwald, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Halliwell B; While GM

2016Munch KL, Noble D, Wapstra E, While GM, 'Mate familiarity influences social learning strategies in a monogamous lizard', 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, 28 July - 03 August, Exeter, United Kingdom (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Munch KL; Noble D; While GM

2016While GM, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'The evolutionary ecology of family living in lizards', 16th congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, 28 July - 03 August, Exeter, United Kingdom (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Caldwell AJ, While GM, Kearney M, Wapstra E, 'Can behavior and physiology mitigate climate change impacts on snow skink persistence and distribution?', Species on the Move Conference Program, 09-12 February, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2015While GM, Halliwell B, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Polyandry, male care and the evolutionary origins of family living', Behaviour 2015 Conference, 09-14 August, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Halliwell B

2015Caldwell AJ, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Plasticity of thermoregulatory behavior in response to the thermal environment: a comparative test across specialist and generalist reptile species', Behaviour 2015 Conference, 09-14 August, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2015Halliwell B, Uller T, Wapstra E, While GM, 'Habitat structure, mating behavior and social organisation in Liopholis whitii, an experimental test', Behaviour 2015 Conference, 09-14 August, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Halliwell B; While GM

2015Munch KL, Wapstra E, While GM, 'The effect of personality on male-male interactions in a social lizard, Egernia whitii', Behaviour 2015 Conference, 09-14 August, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Munch KL; While GM

2015Munch KL, Wapstra E, While GM, 'The lizards and the bees: implementing bee tracking technology to unravel the social structure of lizard populations', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 21-24 January, Eildon, Victoria (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Munch KL; While GM

2015Wapstra E, Cunningham GD, While GM, 'Climate influences on phenology and sex ratios in snow skinks', Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM, Eidon, Victoria (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cunningham GD; While GM

2015Wapstra E, McEvoy J, While GM, 'Repeatable intra-individual variation in Testosterone and sex specific links to aggressive personalities in a social lizard, Egernia whitii', Behaviour 2015 Conference, 09-14 August, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM

2015While GM, Barnes EA, McEvoy J, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Marriage, death and divorce: insights from a social lizard', Australian Society of Herpetologists AGM Conference, 21-24 January, Eildon, Victoria (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Barnes EA; McEvoy J

2015Halliwell B, Botterill-James T, Barnes EA, Uller T, Wapstra E, et al., 'Habitat structure, promiscuity and social organisation in Liopholis whitii, an experimental test', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 21-24 January, Eildon, Victoria (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Halliwell B; Botterill-James T; Barnes EA; While GM

2015Botterill-James T, Halliwell B, Barnes EA, McEvoy J, Uller T, et al., 'Identifying the costs benefits and incidences of parental care in a social lizard', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 21-24 January, Eildon, Victoria (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Botterill-James T; Halliwell B; Barnes EA; McEvoy J; While GM

2015Gruber JE, Wapstra E, While GM, Cunningham GD, 'Disentangling sex allocation: a multifactorial approach', Behaviour 2015 Conference, 09-14 August, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gruber JE; While GM; Cunningham GD

2014McEvoy J, Wapstra E, While GM, 'The interplay between environment, aggression and fitness in a free living vertebrate', Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference, 28 September - 03 October, Alice Springs, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM

2014McEvoy J, While GM, Wapstra E, 'The interplay between environment, aggression and fitness in a free living vertebrate', Book of abstracts for the Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference, 28 September - 3 October 2014, Alice Springs, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM

2014Wapstra E, Caldwell AJ, Beeton N, While GM, 'An integrated approach to understanding climate change on snow skinks', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting, 29 January - 01 February, Greenhills, ACT (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; Beeton N; While GM

2014While GM, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of social systems', EGI Student Conference on Ecology and Evolution, 18-20 March, Oxford, UK (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Cunningham GD, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Degrees of change: the evolution of sex determination in shifting climates', Ecological Society of Australia 2014 Annual Conference, 28 September - 03 October 2014, Alice Springs, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cunningham GD; While GM

2013Wapstra E, Caldwell AJ, Cadby C, Beeton N, While GM, 'The potential role of phenotypic plasticity in buffering climate change in a viviparous lizard', 11th INTECOL Congress, 18-23 August, London, UK (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; Cadby C; Beeton N; While GM

2013Wapstra E, Caldwell AJ, Beeton N, While GM, 'Some snow skinks like it hot', 8th Biannual Meeting of the Australasian Evolution Society, 30 September - 03 October, Geelong, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; Beeton N; While GM

2012Caldwell AJ, While GM, Wapstra E, 'The role of phenotypic plasticity in buffering climate change', First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, 06-10 July, Ottawa, Ontario (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2012Wapstra E, 'Context dependent maternal effects in snow skinks', 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, 12-18 August, Lund, Sweden (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Caldwell AJ, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Can behaviour buffer climate change?', 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, 12-18 August, Lund, Sweden (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2012Cliff H, Burridge CP, Wapstra E, 'Evolution and dispersal in glaciated landscapes: the phylogeography of the spotted snow skink in Tasmania', Ecological Society of Australia 2012 Conference, 03-07 December, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cliff H; Burridge CP

2011Caldwell AJ, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Behavioural responses to environmental variation in cool temperate reptiles and the implications for species persistence under projected climate change', 28th Annual Meeting Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, December, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2011While GM, Wapstra E, Uller T, 'The causes and consequences of social organization in a reptile', British Herpetological Symposium 2011, 08-09 April, Bangor, Wales (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011McEvoy J, While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Intrasexual male competition in a social lizard', Behaviour Conference 2011: The 48th Animal Behavior Society Meeting, 27-30 July 2011, Indiana, USA (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM; Sinn DL

2011Parsley L, Wapstra E, Jones S, 'Atrazine: endocrine disrupting effects in vivaparous lizards', Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ANZSCPB), 01-04 December, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parsley L; Jones S

2011Parsley LM, Wapstra E, Jones SM, 'Female hormones: can a female lizard have too much of a good thing?', 28th Annual Meeting Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, December, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parsley LM; Jones SM

2011While GM, Uller T, Pen I, Cadby C, Wapstra E, 'Altitudinal divergence in maternal thermoregulatory behaviour may be driven by differences in selection on offspring survival in a viviparous lizard. Adaptation to climate from a spatial perspective', European Science Foundation workshop, 2011, Lammi biological station, Finland (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Cadby C

2011While GM, Wapstra E, Uller T, 'The causes and consequences of social organization in a reptile', British Herpetological Symposium, May 2011, Bangor, Wales (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Caldwell AJ, Wapstra E, While GM, 'Behavioural responses to the thermal environment and its implications for climate change impacts', Ecological Society of Australia Conference 2011, 21-25 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Caldwell AJ; While GM

2011Itonaga K, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Maternal carotenoid intake during gestation affects innate immune response of offspring in a matrotrophic viviparous reptile', ICCPB2011, 31 May - 5 June 2011, Nagoya Congress Center, Japan (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

2010McEvoy J, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Does fine scale situational variation influence behavioural correlations? A case study in native rats', International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) Conference, September 2010, Perth (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; Sinn DL

2010Pen I, Uller T, Feldmeyer B, Harts A, While GM, et al., 'Climate driven population divergence in sex determining systems', International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE), September, 2010, Perth (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM

2010Randall J, Hobday AJ, Wapstra E, 'Migratory cues and phenological change in southernbluefin tuna', Australian National Network in Marine Science (ANNiMS) Postgraduate Conference, 21-22 July 2010, Townsville (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Randall J; Hobday AJ

2010Randall J, Hobday AJ, Wapstra E, 'Phenological change in marine systems: migratory timing in southern bluefin tuna', Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB) Annual Conference and Symposium on Climate Change, 12-14 July 2010, Melbourne (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Randall J; Hobday AJ

2010Wapstra E, 'Integrating explorations of maternal effects, climate effects and the evolution of sex determination in skinks', 2010, Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University (2010) [Plenary Presentation]

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2010Wapstra E, Uller T, While GM, Cadby C, 'Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of social systems', International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference, September 2010, Perth (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Cadby C

2010Warr K, Pharo EJ, Davison AG, Booth S, Nursey-Bray MJ, et al., 'A climate of interdisciplinarity: A teaching collaboration for enhancing interdisciplinary student learning about climate change', HERDSA 2010 program: Concurrent session four, 6-9 July 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Warr K; Pharo EJ; Davison AG; Booth S; Nursey-Bray MJ; Jones Colin

2010While GM, Uller T, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of social systems', International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2010, Japan (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Sinn DL

2010McEvoy J, While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Five Axes of Personality in a free-living lizard population', International Society of Behavioural Ecology (ISBE) conference, September 2010, Perth (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; While GM; Sinn DL

2009Cadby C, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Are inceased levels of maternal corticosterone adaptive for offspring spotted skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus)? ', Annual meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist, 2009, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C; Jones SM

2009Cadby C, Uller T, O'Connor K, Mazurek K, Wapstra E, 'Climate change and reptiles: predictions, observations and future challenges', Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C; O'Connor K

2009Harts A, Feldmeyer B, Pen I, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'The evolution of temperature dependent sex determination in a viviparous lizard', Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Itonaga K, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Maternal effects in a viviparous lizard with a complex placenta: how variation in maternal basking and food quantity during gestation affect offspring phenotype', Annual Meeting of The Herpetological Society of Japan, 2009, Japan (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

2009Itonaga K, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'Maternal effects in a viviparous lizard with a complex placenta: how variation in maternal basking and food quantity during gestation affect offspring phenotype', Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Itonaga K; Jones SM

2009Wapstra E, 'The power of time: what do long term ecological studies tell us about climate change?', Climate change symposia, 2010, INTECOL, Brisbane (2009) [Plenary Presentation]

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2009Wapstra E, Cadby C, While GM, Uller T, 'The effects of climate variation on phenological and life history traits in spotted snow skinks (Niveoscincus ocellatus) across its climatic range', Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologist, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C; While GM

2009Wapstra E, Uller T, While GM, Cadby C, Feldmeyer B, et al., 'Different sex determination mechanisms between two populations of a viviparous skink: observations and potential explanations', Fifth International symposium on the biology of vertebrate sex determination, 2009, Kona Hawaii (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Cadby C

2009While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Conspecific aggression and its influence on key social strategies in a social lizard', Annual Meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Sinn DL

2008Cadby C, Jones E, Wapstra E, 'Climate change: what can maternal effects tell us? Maternal basking behaviour in the spotted skink (session: climate change: from genes to ecosystems)', Annual Meeting of Society of Experimental Biology, July 2008, Marseille, France (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C

2008Cadby C, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'The adaptive nature of maternal basking behaviour', 2nd Wollongong Workshop in Evolutionary Ecology: Evolution of parental effects: Conceptual issues and empirical patterns, January 2008, Wollongong, Australia (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C; Jones SM

2008Wapstra E, 'Too hot too handle? environmental effects, climate change, reproduction and offspring phenotypes in lizards', Society for Reproductive Biology and Endocrinological Society of Australia, 2008, Melbourne (2008) [Plenary Presentation]

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2008While GM, Wapstra E, 'Birthing asynchrony in reptiles: a little explored maternal effect', 2nd Wollongong Workshop in Evolutionary Ecology: Evolution of parental effects: Conceptual issues and empirical patterns, January 2008, Wollongong, Australia (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Davison A, Phara E, Warr K, Nurey-Bray M, Jones C, et al., 'A climate of interdisciplinarity: A teaching collaboration for enhancing disciplinary student learning about climate change', Teaching Matters, 2008, Launceston (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2007Wapstra E, 'Exploring sex allocation, sex determination and global warming in a squamate reptile', Department of Zoology, 2007, Goteborg University, Sweden (2007) [Plenary Presentation]

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2007Edwards A, Jones SM, Wapstra E, Richardson AMM, 'Engaging students through authentic research experiences', UniService Science Symposium Proceedings: Science Teaching and Learning Research, September 27 & 28, 2007, University of Sydney, pp. 168-171. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Edwards A; Jones SM; Richardson AMM

2007Uller R, Wapstra E, Sinn DL, Olsson M, Joss J, et al., 'Climate-driven maternal effects on offspring sex ratio', Annual Meeting for the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, August, 2007, Lund, Sweden (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Sinn DL

2007Cadby C, Jones SM, Wapstra E, 'The consequences of environmental maternal effects on the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) offspring', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual Conference, December 2007, Albany WA, Australia (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C; Jones SM

2007Wapstra E, 'What happens when an empiricist talks to theoretical modellers? exploring long term datasets on sex allocation in a viviparous skink with TSD', Theoretical Ecology Department, April 2007, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2007) [Plenary Presentation]

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2007Sherman CDH, Wapstra E, Olsson M, 'Sperm competition and siring success in the Peron's tree frog', International Evolution Meeting, June 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Wapstra E, Cadby C, While GM, Sinn DL, Uller T, 'Climate effects in birth dates and offspring sex ratios in two natural populations of a viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus', International Evolution Meeting, June 2007, International Evolution Meeting, New Zealand (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cadby C; While GM; Sinn DL

2007While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Linking variation in behaviour to variation in fitness: social aggression, territory size, and mating system in a social lizard', International Evolution Meeting, June 2007, International Evolution Meeting, New Zealand (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Sinn DL

2007While GM, Sinn DL, Wapstra E, 'Linking variation in behaviour to variation in fitness : social agressing, teritory size and mating system in a social lizard', 4th Australasian Evolution Society Meeting, June 2007, 4th Australasian Evolution Society Meeting, UNSW (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM; Sinn DL

2007While GM, Wapstra E, 'Effects of temperature on birth spread in a viviparous lizard (Egernia whitii): consequences for offspring phenotype and fitness', Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual Conference, December 2007, Albany WA, Australia (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM

2007Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Climate effects on offspring sex ratios in a viviparous lizard', Australasian Evolution Society Meeting, June 2007, Australasian Evolution Society Meeting UNSW (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2006Edwards A, Jones SM, Wapstra E, Richardson AMM, Talbot SR, 'Zoology undergraduates 'Reach into Research' : Student volunteers Program', Teaching Matters, 5th annual meeting, November, 2006, Teaching Matters, 5th annual meeting, UTas (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Edwards A; Jones SM; Richardson AMM; Talbot SR

2006McEvoy J, Wapstra E, Sinn DL, 'Behavioural types in a native rodent, Rattus lutreolus velutinus', Australian Society Animal Behaviour , April 2006, Australian Society Animal Behaviour, Macquarie Uni (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McEvoy J; Sinn DL

2006Olsson M, Madsen T, Wapstra E, Ujvari B, 'Reproductive strategies - MHC relatedness affects pre- and post-copulatory reproductive tactics in a lizard', 52nd NIBB Conference, Reproductive Strategies, Janury, 2006, 52nd NIBB Conference Reproductive Strategies Japan (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Wapstra E, 'Sex allocation in snow skinks: what patterns are there and how consistent are they?', Annual meeting, Society of Herpetologists, April 2006, Annual meeting Society of Herpetologists Melbourne (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Wapstra E, 'Sex allocation in squamates: does the story become clearer with more data?', 1st Evolution and Ecology meeting, April 2006, 1st Evolution & Ecology meeting, Uni of Wollongong (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006While GM, Wapstra E, 'Hatching asynchrony in birds: what can reptiles tell us?', International Evolution Meeting, June 2006, International Evolution Meeting, New York, USA (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM

2006While GM, Wapstra E, 'Hatching asynchrony in reptiles - a potential link to the evolution of sociality', Animal Behaviour meeting, August 2006, Animal Behaviour meeting, Salt Lake City, USA (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: While GM

2006While GM, Wapstra E, 'What can reptiles tell us about hatching processes in birds?', Annual Meeting, Society of Herpetologists, April, 2006, Annual Meeting, Society of Herpetologists, Melb (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006While GM, Wapstra E, 'Do female Niveoscincus ocellatus alter sex allocation based on mating experience?', 1st Evolution and Ecology meeting, April 2006, 1st Evolution & Ecology meeting, Uni of Wollongong (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2005Jahn M, Wapstra E, 'Climatic effects on offspring from viviparous skinks', 30th Meeting Australian Society of Herpetologists, February 2005, Gold Coast, Australia (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Olsson M, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'Differential sex allocation in a lizard: haldane rules', 4th Meeting Australasian Evolution Society, September 2005, 4th Meeting Australasian Evolution Society, Perth (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Wapstra E, Uller T, 'Sex allocation in squamates - the past, present and future', Proceedings of Fifth World Congress of Herpetology, June, 2005, South Africa (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005While GM, Wapstra E, 'Social and genetic architecture in a social lizard', Proceedings of Fifth World Congress of Herpetology , June 2005, Stellenbosch, South Africa (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005While GM, Wapstra E, 'Determinants of home range size and overlap in a social lizard (Egernia whittii)', 30th Meeting Australian Society of Herpetologists, February 2005, Gold Coast, Australia (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Olsson M, Uller T, Wapstra E, 'GSD and sex allocation in reptiles: an overlooked gold mine?', Proceedings of Fifth World Congress of Herpetology, June, 2005, Stellenbosch, South Africa (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2004Olsson M, Madsen T, Uller T, Wapstra E, Ujvari B, 'The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation', 10th International Behavioural Ecology Congress, July 2004, Jyvaskyla, Finland (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Olsson M, Madsen T, Uller T, Wapstra E, Ujvari B, 'The role of Haldane's rule in sex allocation', Joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution Socieity of Systematic Biologists and The American Society of Naturalists, June 2004, Fort Collins, Colorado (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2003Neaves L, Wapstra E, Birch D, Girling JE, Joss JMP, 'Embryo development in viviparous skinks and the timing of gonadal differentiation', 29th Meeting Australian Society of Herpetologists, December 2003, Northern Territory, Australia (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2003Neaves L, Wapstra E, Birch D, Girling JE, Joss JMP, 'Embryonic, gonadal and sexual organ development in the small viviparous skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus', 20th Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, December 2003, Hobart, Tasmania (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2003Neaves L, Wapstra E, Joss J, Birch D, Girling JE, 'Gonad differentiation in viviparous snow skinks', Third International Symposium on Vertebrate Sex Determination, March 2003, Kona, Hawaii (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2003Wapstra E, 'Giving offspring a head start in life: selection on female basking behaviour', 29th Meeting Australian Society of Herpetologists, December 2003, Northern Territory, Australia (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2003Wapstra E, Olsson M, Shine R, Edwards A, Swain R, 'Selection of offspring sex by a viviparous lizard: evidence for an adaptive explanation', Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Biology of Vertebrate Sex Determination, 2003, Kona, Hawaii, USA (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Edwards A; Swain R

2002Olsson M, Madsen T, Wapstra E, Silverin B, Rutger K, 'Sexual selection on MHC genes in testosterone-challenged male sand lizards', 9th Meeting of the International Society of Behavioural Ecology, July 2002, Quebec, Canada (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2002Wapstra E, 'Mother knows best: facultative sex allocation in spotted snow skinks', 28th Meeting Australian Society of Herpetologists, 2002, Canberra, Australia (2002) [Conference Extract]

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1997Wapstra E, Swain R, 'Factors influencing growth rate in the spotted skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus', Abstracts of the Third World Congress of Herpetology, Prague, pp. 223. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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1996Jones SM, Swain R, Wapstra E, 'The Annual Cycle of Reproduction and Reproductive Steroids in Plasma of Niveoscincus ocellatus , a cool-climate viviparous skink', Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, pp. 112-113. (1996) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Jones SM; Swain R

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Wapstra E, 'An assessment of fauna conservation values on the property of A and J Wark, van Morey Road, Margate', Hilder REal Estate Services (2001) [Consultants Report]

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2001Wapstra E, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, 'An assessment of fauna and flora conservation values prior to development of an 'artificial wetland' at Tioxide, Burnie', ICI (Tioxide) and Burnie Council (2001) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

2000Wapstra E, Hopkins K, 'Tioxide Burnie: A Biological Survey for ICI', Tioxide Burnie (2000) [Consultants Report]

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2000Wapstra E, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, 'A zoological survey and assessment of the Bass Highway from Victoria Bridge to the junction of Winspears Road and adjacent Bishton Creek', Pitt and Sherry Consulting Engineers (2000) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

1999Wapstra E, 'An assessment of and recommendations for the rehabilitation of a contiminated site containing the green and gold frog (Litoria raniformis). ', Threatened Species Unit, Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife and the Launceston Airport Authority (1999) [Consultants Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1998Wapstra E, 'Life history and reproductive variation in the spotted skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus (Gray 1845)' (1998) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

54

Total funding

$3,700,222

Projects

Live long and prosper: reproductive senescence in a viviparous skink (2017)$24,500
Description
Biological ageing of organisms (senescence) is associated with a decline in function and an increase inmortality. Senescence has been widely observed in natural populations of mammals and birds; however,more research is needed to understand the causes of reproductive senescence across species. The mosteffective way to understand reproductive senescence (and contribute to our understanding of suchprocesses in humans) is by combining long-term studies of wild populations with detailed experimentalapproaches. Our laboratory group has been studying wild populations of spotted snow skink in Tasmaniafor over 20 years and performing thermal manipulations in the laboratory that accelerate growth (and thusageing processes). Reproductive senescence and other age-related declines are underpinned by processesthat occur at the cellular level, through declines in telomere length. Telomeres are protective sequences ofnucleotides on DNA, which prevent errors in recombination. Telomeres shorten every time a cell dividesand when they no longer protect chromosomes, cellular senescence occurs. My project will combine long-termpopulation data with state-of-the-art molecular approaches to examine links between telomeredecline, age and reproductive output. This research will shed light on senescence in ectotherms, andincrease our knowledge of the links between lifestyle, ageing and telomere biology.
Funding
Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) ($24,500)
Scheme
Fellowship-Endeavour Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Fitzpatrick L
Year
2017
Research Enhancement Program 2017 (2017)$92,250
Funding
University of Tasmania ($92,250)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2017
Species on the Move International Conference (2016)$10,000
Description
Bringing several international keynote speakers to Hobart to present at the Species on the Move conference
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Conference
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pecl GT; Frusher SD; Wapstra E; Blanchard JL; Scheffers B; Williams S
Year
2016
The proximate mechanisms of flexibility in sex determining systems in a viviparous skink. (2016)$15,000
Description
Aim: to identify how the steroids testosterone and estradiol work in conjunction with temperature and genes todetermine sex in reptiles.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parsley LM; Wapstra E; Cameron EZ
Year
2016
Live long and prosper: reproductive senescence in a viviparous skink (2016 - 2017)$10,100
Description
Understanding how animals live across a wide climatic range is vital in the current period of climate uncertainty. The life history of reptiles is particularly important as their thermal environment directly influences them and little is known of the process of ageing in this group. Ageing, or senescence of wild animals is a key subject in the study of evolutionary biology today. Central to this is our growing knowledge of telomeres; caps on the end of chromosomes which slow age-related cell decline. There has been relatively little investigation into ageing in reptile taxa. Studying patterns of senescence in a reptile will make an important contribution to life history theories of ageing in the field of biogerontology. Building on an unparalleled dataset, this project uses the model system of the spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus) to explore biological theories of aging across different environments and examine the relationships between telomeres, life history and environment. Linking variation within populations and divergence between populations is particularly important in predicting and managing climate change effects as the ability of populations and species to respond to climate change will depend on how individuals adapt to novel environmental conditions.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($10,100)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; While GM; Fitzpatrick L
Period
2016 - 2017
Female promiscuity, environmental variation and the evolution of family living (2016 - 2017)$12,015
Description
The animal kingdom is characterised by diverse forms of social organisation. A key problem in evolutionary biology is understanding how sociality evolves despite costs to group living arising from conflicts between group members. This project will integrate experimental and observational methods to determine how female promiscuity and environmental variation modulate levels of within-family conflicts, thereby influencing the evolution of sociality in a social species of lizard. This is an excellent study system, as it is representative of simple family living, and so can help yield insights into the origins of family living from a solitary lifestyle
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($12,015)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
While GM; Wapstra E; Botterill-James T
Period
2016 - 2017
Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of family living (2015)$300
Description
Animal personality has recently been suggested to play a fundamental role in the emergence and diversification of social organization (Wolf and Weissing 2012), but this has yet to be empirically tested. This project will address this by integrating a large manipulative experiment, long-term data from a wild vertebrate population and The Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour theoretical modelling. This research will directly address the importance of behavioural responses for influencing the evolution of sociality and put the role of behaviour as a driver of evolution to the test.
Funding
Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour ($300)
Scheme
Grant-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
While GM; Wapstra E
Year
2015
Does mother know best? Unifying proximate causation and ultimate explanation in mammalian sex allocation (2014 - 2016)$350,000
Description
The study of parental effects is a fundamental area in evolutionary ecology, but is characterized by poor integration of theory (ultimate causation) and physiology (proximate causation). This is true in sex allocation research that focuses almost exclusively on ultimate causation without integrating the physiological mechanisms for sex ratio adjustment. Using a combination of experiments and modelling, the project will address this gap in understanding mammalian sex allocation, by specifically examining 1) the lack of known mechanism; 2) connections between proximate mechanistic explanation and adaptive fitness explanations; and 3) knowledge on constraints. The project proposes that one mechanism, pre-implantation glucose levels, links adaptive hypotheses with proximate causation.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($350,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Cameron EZ; Bennett NC
Period
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference
DP140103227
Secondary contact, genetic exchange and their consequences for evolutionary diversification (2014 - 2015)$8,800
Description
The proposed research will examine the fine scale genetic structure within one species of Tasmanian endemic snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus. Specifically, the project will focus on examining populations along the east coast of Tasmania and in particular, a putative contact zones between two major mitochondrial clades. It will address four key aims; i) characterize the fine scale genetic structure among populations; (ii) establish the extent of genetic mixing at contact zones between two clades; (iii) establish the relationship between geographic limits to dispersal and genetic structuring; (iv) establish the relationship between population genetic and phenotypic divergence. This project will provide important insights into the current and historical factors that influence rates of genetic exchange among populations of N. ocellatus, and their consequences for intraspecific genetic divergence. The findings will contribute to a better understanding of the processes that ultimately lead to the establishment of independent evolutionary lineages. Population studies such as this are a crucial step towards bridging the gap between micro-evolutionary processes and macro-evolutionary change.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($8,800)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
While GM; Wapstra E; Burridge CP; MacGregor HEA
Period
2014 - 2015
Degrees of change: the evolutionary ecology of sex determination in shifting climates (2014 - 2016)$22,300
Description
This is an ambitious research program that includes field and laboratory experiments with theoretical ecological and evolutionary modelling that addresses the functional and selective relationships between sex allocation, sex determination and species response to climate change research fields that have traditionally been artificially separated in many research programs. This goal will be achieved by modelling the current climatic evolutionary transition between GSD and TSD. Development of this mechanistic model requires a long-term data set, the collection of complete paternity information so that the effect of birth date on male reproductive success can be accounted for within the model, the integration the model with past climatic data over a range of temporal and geographic scales, and the application of the model to projections of future climate change.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($22,300)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; While GM; Cunningham GD
Period
2014 - 2016
Aggression and the evolutionary ecology of family living (2014 - 2016)$18,800
Description
This project will develop a framework for understanding how animal personality mediates the evolution and maintenance of social organisation. It will focus on key a personality trait, aggression. Aggression is a personality trait which has strong and persistent effects on fitness-related traits linked to social strategies (e.g. territory acquisition and defense, reproductive strategy, promiscuity, and dispersal). Therefore, differences in both the distribution and frequency of aggression are likely to have strong effects on social structure which may in turn influence social trajectories. To test this the project has three integrated aims: 1) to test how aggression influences social behavior and how this relationship changes under different ecological contexts; 2) to examine the consequences of variation in aggression and social behaviour for reproductive output and offspring survival; 3) to predict the long-term (evolutionary) consequences of the feedback between aggression and social behaviour for the emergence and maintenance of social organisation.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($18,800)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
While GM; Wapstra E; Munch KL
Period
2014 - 2016
Sex Ratio Investigations in Captive Breeding for Conservation (2013)$5,000
Description
The project investigates manipulating sex ratios in captive breeding for conservation. The project will attempt to manipulate the sex ratio of offspring by adjusting maternal glucose levels at conception. The project will also investigate the trans-generational effects of the modified stress environment experienced in captivity.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cameron EZ; Wapstra E; Edwards AM
Year
2013
Testing the causal relationship between ecology, promiscuity and social organisation in a lizard (2013 - 2015)$17,000
Description
This project will provide natural population observations and enclosure based manipulations of promiscuity in Egernia Whitee.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($17,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
While GM; Wapstra E; Halliwell B
Period
2013 - 2015
Can snow skinks survive climate change? (2012)$1,250
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($1,250)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; While GM; Caldwell AJ
Year
2012
Can snow skinks survive climate change? (2012)$11,000
Funding
Foundation For National Parks and Wildlife ($11,000)
Scheme
Grant-Agency
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; While GM; Caldwell AJ
Year
2012
Lamarckian lizards: novel integration of telomere epigenetics, free radicals and innate antioxidants in condition-dependant sexual signal evolution (2011 - 2013)$350,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($350,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Sydney
Research Team
Olsson MM; Wapstra E
Period
2011 - 2013
Grant Reference
DP110104266
Climate Change: Bridging the Gap Between Environmental Induced Phenotypic Change, Population Dynamics, and Long-Term Evolution (2011 - 2015)$745,096
Description
One of the greatest challenges in biology is to bridge the gap between short-term phenotypic change, population dynamics, and long-term evolution. This is particularly important in trying to understand how populations and species will respond to climate change. This project develops an ambitious research agenda that includes field and laboratory experiments with theoretical ecological and evolutionary modelling that addresses the functional and selective relationships between developmental plasticity - including maternal effects, sex allocation and sex determination - and a species response to climate change -research fields that traditionally have been (artificially) separated in many research programs.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($745,096)
Scheme
Fellowship-Future
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Period
2011 - 2015
Grant Reference
FT110100597
Sperm Storage Duration and its Consequences on Offspring Phenotypes in Cold-Climate Reptiles (2010)$1,000
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($1,000)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Russell MA
Year
2010
Hopeful or helpless: extinction risk under projected climate change in endemic snow skinks (2010 - 2012)$18,700
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($18,700)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; While GM; Caldwell AJ
Period
2010 - 2012
Skink Research - Yuni Kusuma (2009 - 2011)$10,000
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Period
2009 - 2011
Rising Stars (2009 - 2011)$75,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($75,000)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Period
2009 - 2011
Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii (2009)$600
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($600)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; McEvoy J
Year
2009
The Causes and Consequences of Multiple Mating in Niveoscincus ocellatus (2009 - 2010)$10,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Russell MA
Period
2009 - 2010
Maternal Effects in a Viviparous Lizard with a Complex Placenta (2008 - 2009)$6,400
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($6,400)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones SM; Wapstra E; Itonaga K
Period
2008 - 2009
The Impact of the Superb Lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae on Tasmanian Forest Ecosystems (2008)$2,000
Funding
Birds Australia ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant-Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Richardson AMM; Tassell S
Year
2008
Maternal Effects and Sex Allocation: An Integrated Approach (2008 - 2010)$181,752
Funding
Australian Research Council ($181,752)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Uller T
Period
2008 - 2010
Grant Reference
DP0877948
Molecular Aggression: Variation and Heritability of the Levels of Reactive Oxygen Species, and their Effects on the Evolution of Life Histories in the Wild (2008 - 2010)$342,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($342,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Olsson MM; Wapstra E
Period
2008 - 2010
Grant Reference
DP0881329
International travel (to Australia) of 2 keynote speakers `The Evolution of Parental Effects: Conceptual Issues and Empirical Patterns' at the University of Wollongong, Jan 30-Feb 1 2008. (2008)$6,000
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($6,000)
Scheme
Grant-Travel/Conference
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2008
Potential impacts of climate change in Niveoscincus Ocellatus, a reptile with temperature dependent sex determination (2008)$19,700
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($19,700)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Cadby-Bibari C; While GM
Year
2008
The Impact of Introduced Superb Lyrebird on Tasmanian Forest Soil Ecosystems (2007 - 2009)$17,100
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($17,100)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Richardson AMM; Tassell S
Period
2007 - 2009
Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii (2007)$20,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; McEvoy J; Sinn DL
Year
2007
Modelling Impacts of Climate Change on Ectotherm Vertebrates (2007 - 2009)$63,740
Funding
The Hermon Slade Foundation ($63,740)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Period
2007 - 2009
Assessing the Social and Genetic Architecture in Egernia Whitii (2007)$1,350
Funding
Australian Research Council ($1,350)
Scheme
Grant-Research Networks Program
Administered By
University of Adelaide
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2007
Population and Evolutionary Dynamics with Respect to Behavioural Variation in Egernia Whitii (2007 - 2009)$18,850
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($18,850)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; McEvoy J
Period
2007 - 2009
From Developmental Stability to Organismic Senility: Hox Genes and Telomere Impact on Life History Evolution (2006 - 2009)$38,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($38,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage International
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Olsson MM; Wapstra E
Period
2006 - 2009
Grant Reference
LX0774859
Impacts of Climate Change in Niveoscincus Ocellatus, a Reptile with TSD (2006 - 2008)$14,500
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($14,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Cadby-Bibari C
Period
2006 - 2008
Large-scale field test of female allocation to offspring: tests of size and sex effects using allometric engineering of snow skink offspring (2005)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Science and Engineering ($5,000)
Scheme
Early Career Research Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2005
Inbreeding and Amphibian Decline: From an Individual to a Global Perspective (2005 - 2007)$460,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($460,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Olsson MM; Wapstra E
Period
2005 - 2007
Grant Reference
DP0559867
Facility for Analyses of Evolutionary Immunology (2005)$150,887
Funding
Australian Research Council ($150,887)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Wapstra E; Olsson MM
Year
2005
Grant Reference
LE0561251
Sex Allocation in a Reptile Model System: Genotypic, Phenotypic and Environmental Influences (2005)$22,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($22,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2005
Understanding Patch Selection by a Native Mammalian Herbivore for Managing Browsing (2005)$1,500
Funding
Australian Academy of Science ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2005
Sexual and natural selection on MHC genotype in the sand lizard (2004)$6,300
Funding
Australian Academy of Science ($6,300)
Scheme
Travelling Fellowship to Europe
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2004
Understanding Patch Selection by a Native Mammalian Herbivore for Managing Browsing (2004)$2,500
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; Miller AM
Year
2004
Genetic and Social Architecture in Egernia (2004 - 2006)$13,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wapstra E; While GM
Period
2004 - 2006
Using lizards as models to study the evolution of vertebrate sex determination (declined on appointment to UTAS) (2003)$24,000
Funding
The University of Sydney ($24,000)
Scheme
SESQUI R&D Grants Scheme
Administered By
The University of Sydney
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2003
The origins of sex determination in vertebrates (final year declined on appointment to UTAS) (2003 - 2004)$180,000
Funding
The University of Sydney ($180,000)
Scheme
SESQUI Research Fellowship
Administered By
The University of Sydney
Research Team
Wapstra E
Period
2003 - 2004
The origins of sex determination in vertebrates (2003)$25,000
Funding
The University of Sydney ($25,000)
Scheme
Research Establishment Grant
Administered By
The University of Sydney
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2003
How to do it in the cold: male mating strategies in snow skinks (2002)$9,000
Funding
Macquarie University ($9,000)
Scheme
MURG Scheme
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2002
How and why do female lizards manipulate the sex and size of their offspring? (2002)$25,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($25,000)
Scheme
Discovery Grant (ECR intitiative)
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2002
Cryptic Female Choice Enhances Genetic Fitness in Cold Climate Lizards (2002)$17,472
Funding
University of Tasmania ($17,472)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swain R; Wapstra E
Year
2002
Patterns of sex allocation in snow skinks (2001)$18,960
Funding
Macquarie University ($18,960)
Scheme
New Staff Grant
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Wapstra E
Year
2001
How and why do female lizards manipulate the size and sex of their offpsring? (2001 - 2003)$180,000
Funding
Macquarie University ($180,000)
Scheme
Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MURF)
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Wapstra E
Period
2001 - 2003
Maternal Allocation to offspring: Can Female Snow Skinks Choose Between Sons and Daughters? (2001)$12,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($12,500)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swain R; Wapstra E
Year
2001
The impact of feral foxes and cats on small terrestrial vertebrate fauna (2000)$7,000
Funding
WV Scott Bequest Fund ($7,000)
Scheme
Research Grant
Administered By
The University of Sydney
Research Team
Wapstra E; Olsson M
Year
2000

Research Supervision

Current

8

Completed

15

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDBehaviour, Ecology and Social Organisation in Liopholis whitii: Insights into the evolutionary origins of sociality2013
PhDMother knows best: the how, when and why of sex allocation in snow skinks2013
PhDSea Anemones of the Southern Ocean: Ecology, phylogenetic relationships, life history, and population genomics2014
PhDThe role of aggressionfor the maintenance and evolution of social system2014
PhDSex-biased studies of sex bias: re-introducing fathers into sex allocation models2015
PhDSibling Cooperation and the Evolutionary Origins of Complex Sociality2015
PhDMaternal Effects and Female Allocation Decisions Across the Geographic Range of a Viviparous lLzard (Niveoscincus ocellatus)2015
PhDThe Mechanisms Behind Evolutionary Transitions Between Genetic Sex-determination and Temperature-dependent Sex-determination2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCan Snow Skinks Survive Climate Change? The potential for behaviour, physiology and competition to mitigate and enhance climate change impacts on snow skink life history, distribution and persistence
Candidate: Amanda Jane Caldwell
2016
PhDConstraints on Maternal Ability to Adjust Sex Ratios in Mammals
Candidate: Amy Margarett Edwards
2016
PhDThermal Biology of the Spotted Snow Skink, Niveoscincus Ocellatus, in a Warming World
Candidate: Luh Putu Eswaryanti Kusuma Yuni
2016
PhDThe Effect of the Non-Native Superb Lyrebird (Menura Novaehollandiae) on Tasmanian Forest Ecosystems
Candidate: Sarah Margaret Tassell
2014
PhDRoutes and mechanisms of embryonic hormone exposure and endocrine disruption in a viviparous lizard
Candidate: Laura Maeve Parsley
2014
PhDAggression as a Personality Trait in Egernia whitii: Mechanisms and Outcomes
Candidate: Joanne McEvoy
2013
MastersShould I Mate or Should I Wait? The Morphology of Sperm Storage, and its Consequences for Sperm Viability and Mating Strategies in a Temperate Skink Species, Niveoscincus ocellatus
Candidate: Mathieu Alexandre Russell
2012
PhDAn Approach to Understanding the Role of Maternal Effects in Adjusting to Changes in Environmental Conditions
Candidate: Chloe Deborah Cadby
2012
PhDMaternal Effects on Offspring Fitness in Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii: Selective Advantages and Physiological Mechanisms
Candidate: Keisuke Itonaga
2011
PhDThe Causes and Consequences of Social Structuring in Egernia whitii; Implications for Understanding the Evolution of Sociality
Candidate: Geoffrey Malcolm While
2009
PhDSize Dimorphism in the Agamid Rankinia Diemensis: Patterns, Adaptive Significance and Evolutionary Pathways
Candidate: Jemina Faria Stuart-Smith
2007
PhDParental Effects in Two Species of Viviparous Lizards: Niveoscinus micropidotus and N. ocellatus
Candidate: Natalia Michelle Atkins
2007
PhDLinks Between Ontogeny, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Foliage and Mammalian Herbivory in Eucalyptus nitens
Candidate: Prue Elizabeth Loney
2007
PhDVulnerability of a Focal Plant to Browsing by Generalist Mammalian Herbivores: Relative Importance of Self and Neighbours
Candidate: Alison May Miller
2006
PhDEffects of Plant Secondary Chemistry on Foraging Behaviour of Mammalian Herbivores
Candidate: Natasha Lee Wiggins
2006