Tiana Pirtle

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Tiana Pirtle


Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2094 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Animal physiological ecology (310907)
  • Animal developmental and reproductive biology (310903)
  • Animal physiology - cell (310909)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences (280101)


Total publications


Journal Article

(1 outputs)
2019Fitzpatrick LJ, Olsson M, Parsley LM, Pauliny A, Pinfold TL, et al., 'Temperature and telomeres: thermal treatment influences telomere dynamics through a complex interplay of cellular processes in a cold‑climate skink', Oecologia, 191, (4) pp. 767-776. ISSN 0029-8549 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04530-w [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Fitzpatrick LJ; Parsley LM; Pinfold TL; While GM; Wapstra E


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Paternal sex allocation: investigating sperm sex ratios and a potential hormonal mechanism for adjustment (2017)$1,500
We will investigate the extent to which fathers are able to influence offspring sex ratios by determining whether sperm sex ratios vary among and within individuals and if these sperm sex ratios correlate with offspring sex ratios. We will also be investigating a hormonal mechanism by which sex allocation occurs. Because of testosterones intimate relationship with reproductive physiology and behavior, it is a likely candidate by which sex ratios are adjusted at conception. Manipulating sex ratios can be used as a management tool in reducing or increasing populations. By identifying factors that result in a sex bias, those factors can be managed to skew sex ratios in a desirable direction.
Ecological Society of Australia Limited ($1,500)
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cameron EZ; Wapstra E; Pirtle TS