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Wong, Marian Y. L. Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions
  • School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences 2013 -

Overview


My research interests lie in the behavioural ecology and conservation behaviour of social fishes. My lab uses social fishes from both marine and freshwater environments as model species to test key hypotheses related to the evolution of conflict, cooperation, group-living and mating systems. The techniques we use range from observational and experimental approaches in the field, genetic and phylogenetic analyses, and physiological assessments of underlying proximate mechanisms in the laboratory. We are also interested in understanding the impacts of abiotic stressors on the behaviour of social fishes and how this impacts higher levels of their social organisation. Therefore, my lab draws on a wide variety of techniques to address both pure and applied questions in behavioural ecology. I welcome any enquiries from prospective undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs and collaborators who may be interested in these lines of research.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The evolution of sociality in the genus Gobiodon and its maintenance under a changing climate Hing, Martin
    Doctor of Philosophy Using Tropical Vagrants to Investigate the Causes and Consequences of Heterospecific Shoaling in Temperate Fish Communities Paijmans, Kai
    Doctor of Philosophy The evolution and variability of social behaviour in anemonefishes (genus Amphiprion) Heatwole, Siobhan
    Doctor of Philosophy What Lies Beneath the Surface: Quantifying Differences in Social Behaviour and Living Systems of Burrowing Shrimp Kirby, Renae
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the Causes and Consequences of Sociality in the Coral-Dwelling Gobies (genus Gobiodon) Froehlich, Catheline
    Doctor of Philosophy Assessing Key Threatening Processes to the Critically Endangered Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish O'Hea Miller, Sarah

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The evolution of sociality in the genus Gobiodon and its maintenance under a changing climate Hing, Martin
    Doctor of Philosophy Using Tropical Vagrants to Investigate the Causes and Consequences of Heterospecific Shoaling in Temperate Fish Communities Paijmans, Kai
    Doctor of Philosophy The evolution and variability of social behaviour in anemonefishes (genus Amphiprion) Heatwole, Siobhan
    Doctor of Philosophy What Lies Beneath the Surface: Quantifying Differences in Social Behaviour and Living Systems of Burrowing Shrimp Kirby, Renae
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the Causes and Consequences of Sociality in the Coral-Dwelling Gobies (genus Gobiodon) Froehlich, Catheline
    Doctor of Philosophy Assessing Key Threatening Processes to the Critically Endangered Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish O'Hea Miller, Sarah
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