Last week some of us flew to Cairns to attended "Behaviour 2015 conference" which was a joint meeting of the International Ethological Conference (IEC), Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB), Australasian Evolution Society (AES), and Australasia, New Zealand and Africa Region of Applied Ethology. It was a great opportunity to present our work and learn from leading researchers across the globe. Kasha was invited to present a poster on her work on the social lives of eastern water dragons (see pic below), and Celine made an oral presentation on her recently published work undertaken in collaboration with Martin Whiting, on polyandry. Congratulations to organisers and participants for an exciting few days.
We are also very pleased to welcome Anthony Schultz (right) to our research team! Anthony is developing new techniques to investigate koala population health in south-east Queensland using non-invasive health and fitness measures.
Kasha and Bethan are getting stuck into their research. Kasha has started to investigate the effects of relatedness on the social environment of Eastern Water Dragons at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane. Bethan is compiling a distribution map for dragons on the Sunshine Coast.