Position: Research Assistant
Year: 2000 - 2003
My involvement with the Shine Lab started by "volunteering" to feed geckos for Sharon Downes, this sparked an interest in continuing studies and reptiles in general. For my honours project I studied various aspects of the ecology of koalas in the Pilliga forests of north-western New South Wales. The following year I started working for Professor Shine as a Research Assistant. When I'm not chasing lizards or helping Mel keep up with the day to day running of the lab I can usually be found at the computer trying to work out new programs or learn old ones.
Barrott, E.G., Kavanagh, R.P. and Dickman, C.R. (1999) "Census Techniques, Habitat Use and Distribution of Koalas in the Pilliga State Forests." The Australian Mammal Society, 45th Scientific Conference, Hawkesbury NSW.
Barrott, E.G., Kavanagh, R.P. and Dickman, C.R. (1999) "Census Techniques, Habitat Use and Distribution of Koalas in the Pilliga State Forests." Pilliga Forests Collaborative Koala Research Conference, Coonabarabran, NSW.
Kavanagh R andBarrott E. 2001. Koala populations in the Pilliga forests. In: Dargavel J, Hart D and Libbis B, eds.Perfumed Pineries: Environmental History of Australia'sCallitrisForests.pp. 93-103. CRES, Australian National University, Canberra. 209 pp.
Shine, R.,Barrott, E.G., and Elphick, M. J. 2002. Some like it hot: effects of forest clearing on nest temperatures of montane reptiles.Ecology 83:2808-2815.
Langkilde, T., Smith, V., Phillips, S.,Barrott, E., and Shine, R. 2002. Ornamental plant traps lizard.Herpetofauna 32:131.
Shine, R., Elphick, M., andBarrott, E.G.2002. Sunny side up: lethally high, not low, temperatures may prevent oviparous reptiles from reproducing at high elevations.Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78:325-334.