Dr Ben Knott

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Project Officer

Faculty

Equity and Diversity

Department

Diversity and Inclusion

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2010

Contact

ben.knott@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72242

Affiliations

• Institute for the Study of Behavioral Ecology (ISBE)
• Australasian Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB)
• Applied Vision Association (AVA)

Units taught

Deakin University School of Ophthalmology – sessional lecturer during December 2015-January 2016, preparing and teaching new lectures for first year courses on ocular physiology in units HMO202 and HMO305.

Deakin University Life and Environmental Sciences course SLE397 Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour: substitute lectures during April 2014 on eye structure and evolution, comparative vision, and neural processing.

Conferences

Knott, B., 2015 Platycercus elegans: Intraspecific variation in avian visual physiology?, Behaviour 15 conference, Cairns conference centre, Cairns, Australia.

Knott, B., 2013 Intraspecific variation in avian visual physiology, Australasian Evolution Society (AES) conference, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Invited speaker at Macquarie University colour vision workshop, 2011.

Knott, B., Davies, W.I.L, Carvalho, L.S., Berg, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Bowmaker, J.K., Bennett, A.T.D, Hunt, D.M. 2011, Altered Images? Visual physiology in a parrot showing intraspecific plumage variation Australian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Knott, B., Davies, W.I.L, Carvalho, L.S., Berg, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Bowmaker, J.K., Bennett, A.T.D, Hunt, D.M. 2010, Altered Images? Visual physiology in a parrot showing intraspecific plumage variation International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Congress, 2010, University of Western Australia.

Knott, B. 2009, Seeing the light: Diet related variation in avian vision Applied Vision Association (AVA) animal visual ecology symposium, Regensburg, Germany.

Knott, B. 2008, Seeing the light: Diet related variation in avian vision, International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Congress, 2008, Cornell University, USA.

Knott, B. 2008, Seeing the light: Diet related variation in the visual physiology of Platycercus elegans, Association for the Study of Animal behaviour (ASAB) conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Knott, B. 2007, Altered images? Unusual opsin sequences in a parrot ring species, Edward Grey Institute conference, University of Oxford, England.

Publications

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2017

Intraspecific geographic variation in rod and cone visual pigment sensitivity of a parrot, Platycercus elegans

B Knott, M Berg, R Ribot, J Endler, A Bennett

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-8, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Spectral sensitivity of cone photoreceptors and opsin expression in two colour-divergent lineages of the lizard Ctenophorus decresii

M Yewers, C McLean, A Moussalli, D Stuart-Fox, A Bennett, B Knott

(2015), Vol. 218, pp. 1556-1563, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2014

Photoreceptor topography and spectral sensitivity in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

L Vlahos, B Knott, K Valter, J Hemmi

(2014), Vol. 522, pp. 3423-3436, Journal of comparative neurology, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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2013

How parrots see their colours : novelty in the visual pigments of Platycercus elegans

B Knott, W Davies, L Carvalho, M Berg, K Buchanan, J Bowmaker, A Bennett, D Hunt

(2013), Vol. 216, pp. 4454-4461, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, England, C1

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2012

Absorbance of retinal oil droplets of the budgerigar : sex, spatial and plumage morph-related variation

B Knott, J Bowmaker, M Berg, A Bennett

(2012), Vol. 198, pp. 43-51, Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2011

Ultraviolet-sensitive vision in long-lived birds

L Carvalho, B Knott, M Berg, A Bennett, D Hunt

(2011), Vol. 278, pp. 107-114, Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences, London, England, C1

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2010

Avian retinal oil droplets : dietary manipulation of colour vision?

B Knott, M Berg, E Morgan, K Buchanan, J Bowmaker, A Bennett

(2010), Vol. 277, pp. 953-962, Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological sciences, London, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report