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Tiana Pirtle

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Tiana Pirtle

Postgraduate

Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2094 (phone)

Tiana.Pirtle@utas.edu.au

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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)

Publications

Total publications

1

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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 - 2Web of Science - 2

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

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$1,500

Projects

Paternal sex allocation: investigating sperm sex ratios and a potential hormonal mechanism for adjustment (2017)$1,500
Description
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.
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Limited ($1,500)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cameron EZ; Wapstra E; Pirtle TS
Year
2017