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Thomas Botterill-James

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Thomas Botterill-James

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Fields of Research

  • Behavioural ecology (310301)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Evolutionary biology (310499)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Other environmental management (189999)

Publications

Total publications

10

Journal Article

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Cvitanovic C, Mackay M, Kelly R, Wilson SK, Waples K, et al., 'Thirty critical research needs for managing an ecologically and culturally unique remote marine environment: the Kimberley region of Western Australia', Ocean and Coastal Management, 212 Article 105771. ISSN 0964-5691 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105771 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cvitanovic C; Kelly R; Nash KL; van Putten EI

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2019Botterill-James T, Munch KL, Halliwell B, Chapple DG, Gardner MG, et al., 'Low food availability during gestation enhances offspring post-natal growth, but reduces survival, in a viviparous lizard', Oecologia, 189, (3) pp. 611-620. ISSN 0029-8549 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04349-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Munch KL; Halliwell B; Wapstra E; While GM

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2018Munch KL, Noble DWA, Botterill-James T, Koolhof IS, Halliwell B, et al., 'Maternal effects impact decision-making in a viviparous lizard', Biology Letters, 14, (4) Article 20170556. ISSN 1744-9561 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0556 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Munch KL; Noble DWA; Koolhof IS; Halliwell B; Wapstra E; While GM

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2017Botterill-James T, Ford L, While GM, Smiseth PT, 'Resource availability, but not polyandry, influences sibling conflict in a burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides', Behavioral Ecology, 28, (4) pp. 1093-1100. ISSN 1045-2249 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx073 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: While GM

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Halliwell B; McKeown S; Uller T; Wapstra E; While GM

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wapstra E; 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. 1-10. ISSN 2296-701X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Halliwell B; Cooper-Scott E; Wapstra E; While GM

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Wapstra E; 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: Halliwell B; Barnes EA; McEvoy J; Wapstra E; While GM

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; Barnes EA; Wapstra E; While GM

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$17,735

Projects

Female promiscuity, environmental variation and the evolution of family living (2016 - 2018)$17,735
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 ($17,735)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
While GM; Wapstra E; Botterill-James T
Period
2016 - 2018