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New Publications

We’ve published a number of new research articles recently (see publications section), and have a number in press.

Nicola Kent’s Honours research has to a publication in the Journal of Urban Ecology entitled “Maternal nesting behaviour in city dragons: a species with temperature-dependent sex determination” . This research also featured on Envirobites.

Work undertaken by Dr Bethan-Littleford-Colquhoun as part of her PhD entitled “How sexual and natural selection shape sexual size dimorphism: evidence from multiple evolutionary scales” has also been published in Functional Ecology. This research was also highlighted on Functional Ecologists: a blog for the people behind the research.

Bethan talks to Totally Wild

I encourage my graduate students to disseminate their research to the general public and take part in community discourses about science through presentations and media opportunities. Last year PhD candidate Bethan Littleford-Colquhoun shared our research on the kids TV series 'Scope', and recently this year appeared on another kids science program 'Totally Wild'. She shares her experience:

"Science communication and outreach has always been something I’ve wanted to integrate into my science career as its extremely important that we as scientists let the wider community know what kind of research we do and the awesome results we have..….and its fun! Whilst being a part of Celine Frere's lab I have been given many opportunities to participate in science communication projects, including filming for the TV shows Totally Wild and Scope".

"Filming short interviews for TV has allowed me to interact with a multitude of people and chat about the research we do within our lab group, from production crew to the TV audience. Filming these short segments first involves chatting to the program coordinator about the content of the interview, then from the information we provide we get given a loose script for the day. Once the day of filming arrives we meet the crew and presenter, and scope out the best places to film. Once we are all happy we then start filing the interview and extra shots. These filming days have always been a lot of fun and are a nice break from data collection and analysis".  

Watch us on Brainbuzz

Welcome to our new blog! We'll use this page to post updates on our research activities.

Dr Celine Frere and Bethan Littleford-Colquhoun recently filmed a segment on eastern water dragons for the young people's science program 'BrainBuzz'. Watch us in action on Thursday 3 May 2018 at 8am, or anytime on 9Now once it has aired!

PhD candidate Bethan Littleford-Colquhoun, presenter Clare Von Dorssen and Dr Celine Frere in Roma Street Parkland during filming.

PhD candidate Bethan Littleford-Colquhoun, presenter Clare Von Dorssen and Dr Celine Frere in Roma Street Parkland during filming.