Research note: caudal autotomy in a large skink

Ontogenetic & evolutionary change in an anti-predation mechanism. James Barr, a PhD student working with Ruchira Somaweera and the Ecosystem Change Ecology team out of Curtin University and CSIRO Land & Water, is currently researching how anti-predation tactics change ontogenetically and evolutionary in the King’s skink (Egernia kingii). Caudal autotomy, or the ability to ‘drop’ … Continue reading Research note: caudal autotomy in a large skink

New team members: Shilu Zheng & James Barr

Welcome to Shilu and James who will be undertaking their PhDs in the Ecosystem Change Ecology team. Shilu will be working on a collaboration between CSIRO, the University of Western Australia and Zhejiang University.  Her doctoral research will investigate the impact of habitat fragmentation on functional structure of subtropical plant communities in the Thousand Island … Continue reading New team members: Shilu Zheng & James Barr