Dr Angela Crean

BSc(Hons), PhD Research Fellow in Animal Reproduction

B19 - R.M.C. Gunn Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 6461

Research interests

  • Non-genetic inheritance
  • Sexual selection
  • Environmental effects on sperm and offspring quality
  • Nutrition and ageing

Teaching and supervision

  • Evolution
  • Animal Reproduction

Current projects

  • Does variation in seminal fluid influence reproductive success and offspring health?
  • Inheriting Dad’s diet

Associations

  • Society for Reproductive Biology
  • Australasian Evolution Society
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology

Awards and honours

  • Young Tall Poppy of the Year in NSW- 2017
  • Australian L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship- 2016
  • CPC Intramural Fellowship
  • ARC DECRA Fellow

In the media

Sex Selection researcher wins Young Tall Poppy Science Award Aug 2017

Sun Herald reported Dr Angela Crean from the School of Veterinary Science had been awarded the Young Tall Poppy Science award for 2017 for her research into how diet affects fertility. The article was syndicated across Fairfax online mastheads.

Aug

2017

Marie Claire featured a portrait of Dr Angela Crean from the Faculty of Science covering her fight to change common perceptions of infertility.

Feb 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times reported the University of Sydney has gained two out of three Australian L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships

Oct 2016

Selected publications

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Journals

  • van Oppen, M., Gates, R., Blackall, L., Cantin, N., Chakravarti, L., Chan, W., Cormick, C., Crean, A., Damjanovic, K., Epstein, H., et al (2017). Shifting paradigms in restoration of the world�s coral reefs. Global Change Biology, in press. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Adler, M., Bonduriansky, R. (2016). Seminal Fluid and Mate Choice: New Predictions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31(4), 253-255. [More Information]
  • Bonduriansky, R., Runagall-McNaull, A., Crean, A. (2016). The nutritional geometry of parental effects: maternal and paternal macronutrient consumption and offspring phenotype in a neriid fly. Functional Ecology, 30(10), 1675-1686. [More Information]
  • Bonduriansky, R., Runagall-McNaull, A., Crean, A. (2016). The nutritional geometry of parental effects: maternal and paternal macronutrient consumption and offspring phenotype in a neriid fly. Functional Ecology, 30, 1675-1686. [More Information]
  • Runagall-McNaull, A., Bonduriansky, R., Crean, A. (2015). Dietary protein and lifespan across the metamorphic boundary: protein-restricted larvae develop into short-lived adults. Scientific Reports, 5, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Marshall, D. (2015). Eggs with larger accessory structures are more likely to be fertilized in both low and high sperm concentrations in Styela plicata (Ascidiaceae). Marine Biology, 162(11), 2251-2256. [More Information]
  • Nicovich, P., Macartney, E., Whan, R., Crean, A. (2015). Measuring Sperm Movement within the Female Reproductive Tract using Fourier Analysis. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21(1), 256-263. [More Information]
  • Burke, N., Crean, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2015). The role of sexual conflict in the evolution of facultative parthenogenesis: a study on the spiny leaf stick insect. Animal Behaviour, 101, 117-127. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Kopps, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2014). Revisiting telegony: offspring inherit an acquired characteristic of their mother's previous mate. Ecology Letters, 17, 1545-1552. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2014). What is a paternal effect? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(10), 554-559. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Dwyer, J., Marshall, D. (2013). Adaptive paternal effects? Experimental evidence that the paternal environment affects offspring performance. Ecology, 94(11), 2575-2582.
  • Sentinella, A., Crean, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2013). Dietary protein mediates a trade-off between larval survival and the development of male secondary sexual traits. Functional Ecology, 27(5), 1134-1144. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Dwyer, J., Marshall, D. (2012). Fertilization Is Not a New Beginning: The Relationship between Sperm Longevity and Offspring Performance. PloS One, 7(11), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Kopps, A., Bonduriansky, R., Gilchrist, A., Crean, A. (2012). Isolation and characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the neriid fly Telostylinus angusticollis using MiSeq sequencing. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(6), 388-391. [More Information]
  • Bonduriansky, R., Crean, A., Day, T. (2012). The implications of nongenetic inheritance for evolution in changing environments. Evolutionary Applications, 5(2), 192-201. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Monro, K., Marshall, D. (2011). Fitness Consequences of Larval Traits Persist Across the Metamorphic Boundary. Evolution, 65(11), 3079-3089. [More Information]
  • Grutter, A., Crean, A., Curtis, L., Kuris, A., Warner, R., McCormick, M. (2011). Indirect effects of an ectoparasite reduce successful establishment of a damselfish at settlement. Functional Ecology, 25(3), 586-594. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Swearer, S., Patterson, H. (2010). Larval supply is a good predictor of recruitment in endemic but not non-endemic fish populations at a high latitude coral reef. Coral Reefs, 29, 137-143. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Marshall, D. (2009). Coping with environmental uncertainty: dynamic bet hedging as a maternal effect. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions B. Biological Sciences, 364, 1087-1096. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Marshall, D. (2008). Gamete plasticity in a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 105(36), 13508-13513. [More Information]

2017

  • van Oppen, M., Gates, R., Blackall, L., Cantin, N., Chakravarti, L., Chan, W., Cormick, C., Crean, A., Damjanovic, K., Epstein, H., et al (2017). Shifting paradigms in restoration of the world�s coral reefs. Global Change Biology, in press. [More Information]

2016

  • Crean, A., Adler, M., Bonduriansky, R. (2016). Seminal Fluid and Mate Choice: New Predictions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31(4), 253-255. [More Information]
  • Bonduriansky, R., Runagall-McNaull, A., Crean, A. (2016). The nutritional geometry of parental effects: maternal and paternal macronutrient consumption and offspring phenotype in a neriid fly. Functional Ecology, 30(10), 1675-1686. [More Information]
  • Bonduriansky, R., Runagall-McNaull, A., Crean, A. (2016). The nutritional geometry of parental effects: maternal and paternal macronutrient consumption and offspring phenotype in a neriid fly. Functional Ecology, 30, 1675-1686. [More Information]

2015

  • Runagall-McNaull, A., Bonduriansky, R., Crean, A. (2015). Dietary protein and lifespan across the metamorphic boundary: protein-restricted larvae develop into short-lived adults. Scientific Reports, 5, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Marshall, D. (2015). Eggs with larger accessory structures are more likely to be fertilized in both low and high sperm concentrations in Styela plicata (Ascidiaceae). Marine Biology, 162(11), 2251-2256. [More Information]
  • Nicovich, P., Macartney, E., Whan, R., Crean, A. (2015). Measuring Sperm Movement within the Female Reproductive Tract using Fourier Analysis. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21(1), 256-263. [More Information]
  • Burke, N., Crean, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2015). The role of sexual conflict in the evolution of facultative parthenogenesis: a study on the spiny leaf stick insect. Animal Behaviour, 101, 117-127. [More Information]

2014

  • Crean, A., Kopps, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2014). Revisiting telegony: offspring inherit an acquired characteristic of their mother's previous mate. Ecology Letters, 17, 1545-1552. [More Information]
  • Crean, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2014). What is a paternal effect? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(10), 554-559. [More Information]

2013

  • Crean, A., Dwyer, J., Marshall, D. (2013). Adaptive paternal effects? Experimental evidence that the paternal environment affects offspring performance. Ecology, 94(11), 2575-2582.
  • Sentinella, A., Crean, A., Bonduriansky, R. (2013). Dietary protein mediates a trade-off between larval survival and the development of male secondary sexual traits. Functional Ecology, 27(5), 1134-1144. [More Information]

2012

  • Crean, A., Dwyer, J., Marshall, D. (2012). Fertilization Is Not a New Beginning: The Relationship between Sperm Longevity and Offspring Performance. PloS One, 7(11), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Kopps, A., Bonduriansky, R., Gilchrist, A., Crean, A. (2012). Isolation and characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the neriid fly Telostylinus angusticollis using MiSeq sequencing. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(6), 388-391. [More Information]
  • Bonduriansky, R., Crean, A., Day, T. (2012). The implications of nongenetic inheritance for evolution in changing environments. Evolutionary Applications, 5(2), 192-201. [More Information]

2011

  • Crean, A., Monro, K., Marshall, D. (2011). Fitness Consequences of Larval Traits Persist Across the Metamorphic Boundary. Evolution, 65(11), 3079-3089. [More Information]
  • Grutter, A., Crean, A., Curtis, L., Kuris, A., Warner, R., McCormick, M. (2011). Indirect effects of an ectoparasite reduce successful establishment of a damselfish at settlement. Functional Ecology, 25(3), 586-594. [More Information]

2010

  • Crean, A., Swearer, S., Patterson, H. (2010). Larval supply is a good predictor of recruitment in endemic but not non-endemic fish populations at a high latitude coral reef. Coral Reefs, 29, 137-143. [More Information]

2009

  • Crean, A., Marshall, D. (2009). Coping with environmental uncertainty: dynamic bet hedging as a maternal effect. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions B. Biological Sciences, 364, 1087-1096. [More Information]

2008

  • Crean, A., Marshall, D. (2008). Gamete plasticity in a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 105(36), 13508-13513. [More Information]

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