Integrative Ecology Lab

Scroll down to see some of the things we've done in the past. Most of the links to people's individual pages are as they were when they left... we take no responsibility for any character judgements you may wish to make based on hairstyles and dress sense. All are listed in alphabetical order, and honours and graduate students are mixed together, just as they were in the lab.

Past Projects & People

Warrick Angus

Angus Warrick

Project: Habitat use and feeding ecology of the redback spider, Latrodectus hasselti (Co-supervised with Dr Mike Gray, Australian Museum).
Position: Honours Student, 1998

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De-anne Attard

De-anne Attard

Project: Delving beneath the surface: thermal ecology of a fossorial skink, Saiphos equalis.
Position: Honours Student, 2011


Robert Blackburn

Rob Blackburn

Project: Ecosystem degradation along an urban-rural gradient: linking diversity to ecosystem processes.
Position: Honours student, 2009


Sean Blamires

Sean Blamires

Project: The ecological and physiological costs of orb weaving spider foraging.
Position: PhD Student, 2007


Beatrice Brennan

Beatrice Brennan

Project: Habitat use by the Major Pancake spider (Hemicloea major).
Position: Honours Student, 2002


Susan Burrows

Susan Burrows

Project: Dieback of Eucalyptus botryoides in urban forest remnants in the Sydney Basin.
Position: MSc (Env) Student, 1999


Evelyn Chia

Evelyn Chia

Project: Habitat use by koalas in a restored landscape (Co-supervised with Prof Ian Hume).
Position: Honours Student, 2001


Fiona Christie

Fiona Christie

Project: Urban bushland remnants in the Sydney region: biodiversity in Australia's biggest backyard (Co-supervised with Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum, funded by an ARC SPIRT grant).
Position: PhD Student, 2004

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Suzanne Dobbie

Suzanne Dobbie

Project: Ecological communities as a unit of conservation.
Position: MSc (Env) Student, 1999

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Heloise Gibb

Heloise Gibb

Project: The role of small mammals in regulating trophic relationships in leaf litter assemblages.
Position: MSc Student, 2001

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Sue Giles

Sue Giles

Project: The role of small mammals in regulating trophic relationships in leaf litter assemblages.
Position: MSc Student, 2001

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Claire Goldsbrough

Project: The ecology of rock-dwelling fauna of the Hawkesbury sandstone (Co-supervised with Prof Rick Shine).
Position: Honours Student, 1998


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Kristin Graham

Kristin Graham

Project: Faunal responses to hard and soft edges in Eucalypt forests (Co-supervised with Dr Grant Blackwell).
Position: Honours Student, 2003


Jayne Hanford

Jayne Hanford

Project: Biodiversity Banking Surrogates: are they effective?
Position: Honours Student, 2011


Scott Lassau

Scott Lassau

Project: The influence of natural barriers, habitat complexity and spatial proximity on arthropod assemblages in the Sydney sandstone area (Co-supervised with Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum, funded by an ARC SPIRT grant).
Position: MSc Student, 1999

Project Effects of road edges on distribution and abundance of ground dwelling invertebrates and small mammals in Sydney, New South Wales
Position: PhD Student, 2005

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Boris Lomov

Boris Lomov

Project: Does ecological restoration work? Bush regeneration in western Sydney (Co-supervised with Dr David Keith, NSW NPWS, funded by an ARC linkage grant).
Position: PhD Student, 2006

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Petah Low

Petah Low

Project: Direct and indirect effects of host plant quality on insect herbivores.
Position: Honours Student, 2011

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Miguel Matias

Miguel Matias

Project: Effects of structure of habitat on diversity of benthic assemblages.
Position: PhD Student, 2010


Lauren McIntosh

Laruen McIntosh

Project: Nutrient enrichment in urban bushland fragments of Sydney: Effects on the native Angophora costata and the native environmental weed Pittosporum undulatum
Position: Honours Student, 2003


Fiona Powell

Fiona Powell

Project: Co-extinction on endangered plants: threatened acacias and their affiliate communities (Co-supervised with Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum).
Position: PhD Student, 2011


Adele Reid

Adele Reid

Project: Effect of grazing and nutrient inputs on the grassland arthropod diversity and the implications for sustainability (Co-supervised with Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum, funded by Meat and Livestock Australia).
Position: PhD Student, 2004

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Lachlan Robinson

Lachlan Robinson

Project: The effect of Asparagus aethiopicus on ant assemblages and seed removal in urban dry sclerophyll fragments.
Position: Honours Student, 2007


Tom Reader

Tom Reader

Project: Gregariousness in larval lepidopterans (Royal Society Banks-Alecto Fellow).
Position: Visiting Scholar, 2002


Brendan Ryan

Brendan Ryan

Project: The influence of roads on small mammal ecology in the north-west of Sydney (Co-supervised with Dr Chris Dickman).
Position: MSc (Env) Student, 1999


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James Schlunke

James Schlunke

Project: Responses of ant assemblages to revegetation.
Position: Honours Student, 2008


Michelle Sutherland

Michelle Sutherland

Project: The nutritional and behavioural ecology of Doratifera casta and Mnesampela privata
Position:Honours Student, 1999

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Celia Symonds

Celia Symonds

Project: Cospeciation of Plantbugs and Native Cypress Pines (Co-supervised with Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum, partially funded by an NSF Planetary Biodiversity initiative grant).
Position: Honours Student, 2005


Nik Tartanic

Nik Tartanic

Project: Systematics and Sexual Selection in the Phylinae and Orthotylinae (Co-supervised with Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum, funded by an NSF Planetary Biodiversity initiative grant).
Position: 2008


Luke Tilly

Luke Tilly

Project: Should I stay or should I go? Foraging strategies of orb weaving spiders.
Position: Honours Student, 2010


Scott van Barneveld

Scot van Barneveld

Project: Ecology behaviour and physiology of the highly invasive lizard
Position: PhD Student, 2011


Francesca van den Berg

Fran van den Berg

Project: Hot and hungry: thermal biology of sit-and-wait predator in a thermally extreme/nutrient poor environment.
Position: Honours Student, 2009