Prof Bill Buttemer

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Research interests

Physiological examination of life history tradeoffs


Animal longevity from an evolutionary physiology perspective


Immune/endocrine/nutritional interactions with aerobic performance


Thermal physiology of animals

Publications

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2017

An experimental examination of interindividual variation in feather corticosterone content in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus in southeast Australia

Y Aharon-Rotman, K Buchanan, M Klaassen, W Buttemer

(2017), Vol. 244, pp. 93-100, General and comparative endocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Personality and innate immune defenses in a wild bird: evidence for the pace-of-life hypothesis

R Jacques-Hamilton, M Hall, W Buttemer, K Matson, A da Silva, R Mulder, A Peters

(2017), Vol. 88, pp. 31-40, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

A 'slow pace of life' in Australian old-endemic passerine birds is not accompanied by low basal metabolic rates

C Bech, M Chappell, L Astheimer, G Londoño, W Buttemer

(2016), Vol. 186, pp. 503-512, Journal of comparative physiology b: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Why fly the extra mile? Using stress biomarkers to assess wintering habitat quality in migratory shorebirds

Y Aharon-Rotman, K Buchanan, N Clark, M Klaassen, W Buttemer

(2016), Vol. 182, pp. 385-395, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Energetics of communal roosting in chestnut-crowned babblers: implications for group dynamics and breeding phenology

M Chappell, W Buttemer, A Russell

(2016), Vol. 219, pp. 3321-3328, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2015

Lack of seasonal and moult-related stress modulation in an opportunistically breeding bird: The white-plumed honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus).

W Buttemer, B Addison, L Astheimer

(2015), Vol. 76, pp. 34-40, Hormones and Behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Tough decisions: Reproductive timing and output vary with individuals' physiology, behavior and past success in a social opportunistic breeder

M Mariette, K Buchanan, W Buttemer, V Careau

(2015), Vol. 76, pp. 23-33, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2014

Early-developmental stress, repeatability, and canalization in a suite of physiological and behavioral traits in female zebra finches.

V Careau, W Buttemer, K Buchanan

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 539-554, Integrative and comparative biology, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Among- and within-individual correlations between basal and maximal metabolic rates in birds

V Careau, B Hoye, T O'Dwyer, W Buttemer

(2014), Vol. 217, pp. 3593-3596, The Journal of Experimental Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Developmental stress can uncouple relationships between physiology and behaviour

V Careau, W Buttemer, K Buchanan

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 1-4, Biology letters, London, Eng., C1

journal
2013

High muscle mitochondrial volume and aerobic capacity in a small marsupial (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) reveals flexible links between energy-use levels in mammals

T Dawson, K Webster, E Lee, W Buttemer

(2013), Vol. 216, pp. 1330-1337, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Effect of temperature on the rate of ageing : an experimental study of the Blowfly Calliphora stygia

M Kelly, A Zieba, W Buttemer, A Hulbert

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal
2012

Metabolic rate and membrane fatty acid composition in birds : a comparison between long-living parrots and short-living fowl

M Montgomery, A Hulbert, W Buttemer

(2012), Vol. 182, pp. 127-137, Journal of comparative physiology B : biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Ecophysiology of avian migration in the face of current global hazards

M Klaassen, B Hoye, B Nolet, W Buttemer

(2012), Vol. 367, pp. 1719-1732, Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, England, C1

journal

Covariation in life-history traits : differential effects of diet on condition, hormones, behavior, and reproduction in genetic finch morphs

S Pryke, L Astheimer, S Griffith, W Buttemer

(2012), Vol. 179, pp. 375-390, American naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal

Does the oxidative stress theory of aging explain longevity differences in birds? I. Mitochondrial ROS production

M Montgomery, A Hulbert, W Buttemer

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 203-210, Experimental gerontology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Does the oxidative stress theory of aging explain longevity differences in birds? II. Antioxidant systems and oxidative

M Montgomery, W Buttemer, A Hulbert

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 211-222, Experimental gerontology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2011

Constrained mate choice in social monogamy and the stress of having an unattractive partner

S Griffith, S Pryke, W Buttemer

(2011), Vol. 278, pp. 2798-2805, Proceedings of the Royal Society B : Biological Sciences, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Inexplicable inefficiency of avian molt? Insights from an opportunistically breeding arid-zone species, Lichenostomus penicillatus

B Hoye, W Buttemer

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 1-7, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Ca., C1

journal

Maternal stress to partner quality is linked to adaptive offspring sex ratio adjustment

S Pryke, L Rollins, W Buttemer, S Griffith

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 717-722, Behavioral ecology, Cary, N. C., C1

journal

The long life of birds : the rat-pigeon comparison revisited

M Montgomery, A Hulbert, W Buttemer

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 1-15, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Ca., C1

journal

Acute oral toxicity of the organophosphorus pesticide fenitrothion to fat-tailed and stripe-faced dunnarts and its relevance for pesticide risk assessments in Australia

P Story, M Hooper, L Astheimer, W Buttemer

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 1163-1169, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

journal

Adverse effects of fipronil on avian reproduction and development : maternal transfer of fipronil to eggs in zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata and in ovo exposure in chickens Gallus domesticus

M Kitulagodage, W Buttemer, L Astheimer

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 653-660, Ecotoxicology, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

Fipronil toxicity in northern bobwhite quail colinus virginianus : reduced feeding behaviour and sulfone metabolite formation

M Kitulagodage, J Isanhart, W Buttemer, M Hooper, L Astheimer

(2011), Vol. 83, pp. 524-530, Chemosphere, Oxford, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal
2010

Citrate synthase activity does not account for age-related differences in maximum aerobic performance in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus).

W Buttemer, C Bech, M Chappell

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 378-382, Australian zoologist, [Sydney, N.S.W.], C1-1

journal

From bivalves to birds : oxidative stress and longevity

W Buttemer, D Abele, D Costantini

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 971-983, Functional ecology, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Chemical composition and tissue energy density of the cuttlefish (Sepia apama) and its assimilation efficiency by Diomedea albatrosses.

H Battam, M Richardson, A Watson, W Buttemer

(2010), Vol. 180, pp. 1247-1255, Journal of comparative physiology B : biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Ecological and environmental physiology of birds

J Eduardo, P Bicudo, W Buttemer, M Chappell, J Pearson, C Bech

(2010), Oxford, England, A1-1

book

Membrane fatty acid composition and longevity of mammals and birds

A Hulbert, M Trzcionka, W Buttemer

(2010), pp. 79-93, Longevity, mitochondria and oxygen free radicals, Kerala, India, B1-1

chapter
2009

Plasma cholinesterase characteristics in native Australian birds : significance for monitoring avian species for pesticide exposure

K Fildes, J Szabo, M Hooper, W Buttemer, L Astheimer

(2009), Vol. 109, pp. 41-47, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal

The effect of acute fenitrotion exposure on a variety of physiological indices, including avian aerobic metabolism during exercise and cold exposure

K Fildes, L Astheimer, W Buttemer

(2009), Vol. 28, pp. 388-394, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

journal
2008

Fenitrothion, an organophosphate, affects running endurance but not aerobic capacity in fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata)

W Buttemer, P Story, K Fildes, R Baudinette, L Astheimer

(2008), Vol. 72, pp. 1315-1320, Chemosphere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Diacetone alcohol, a dispersant solvent, contributes to acute toxicity of a fipronil-based insecticide in a passerine bird

M Kitulagodage, L Astheimer, W Buttemer

(2008), Vol. 71, pp. 597-600, Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, London, England, C1-1

journal

Testosterone effects on avian basal metabolic rate and aerobic performance : facts and artefacts

W Buttemer, S Warne, C Bech, L Astheimer

(2008), Vol. 150, pp. 204-210, Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A : molecular and integrative physiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

The effect of food temperature on post-prandial metabolism in albatrosses

H Battam, M Chappell, W Buttemer

(2008), Vol. 211, pp. 1093-1101, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal

Fowl play and the price of petrel: long-living Procellariiformes have peroxidation-resistant membrane composition compared with short-living Galliformes

W Buttemer, H Battam, A Hulbert

(2008), Vol. 4, pp. 351-354, Biology letters, London, England, C1-1

journal

Effects of diets high in whey, soy, red meat and milk protein on body weight maintenance in diet-induced obesity in mice

X Huang, Y Liu, G Rahardjo, P McLennan, L Tapsell, W Buttemer

(2008), Vol. 65, Nutrition and dietetics, Milton, Qld, C1-1

journal

Do green and golden bell frogs (Litoria aurea) occupy habitats with fungicidal properties?

C Threlfall, D Jolley, N Evershed, R Goldingay, W Buttemer

(2008), Vol. 34, pp. 350-360, Australian zoologist, [Sydney, N.S.W.], C1-1

journal
2007

Frequency-dependent physiological trade-offs between competing colour morphs

S Pryke, L Astheimer, W Buttemer, S Griffith

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 494-497, Biology letter, London, England, C1-1

journal

Morphometric measures as a moderate predictor of gender in the white-browed Babbler Pomatostomus supercilious gilgandra

S Oppenheimer, L Astheimer, W Buttemer, M Anderson

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 15-18, Corella, Sydney South, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Life and death : metabolic rate, membrane composition, and life span of animals

A Hulbert, R Pamplona, R Buffenstein, W Buttemer

(2007), Vol. 87, pp. 1175-1213, Physiological reviews, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Differential rates of offspring provisioning in Gould's petrels: are better feeders better breeders?

T O'Dwyer, W Buttemer, D Priddel

(2007), Vol. 55, pp. 155-160, Australian journal of zoology, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal
2006

Cholinesterase response in native birds exposed to fenitrothion during locust control operations in Eastern Australia

K Fildes, L Astheimer, P Story, W Buttemer, M Hooper

(2006), Vol. 25, pp. 2964-2970, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

journal

Size matters : extraordinary rodent abundance on an Australian tropical floodplain

T Madsen, B Ujvari, R Shine, W Buttemer, M Olsson

(2006), Vol. 31, pp. 361-365, Austral ecology, Milton, Qld, C1-1

journal

Prolactin, body condition and the cost of good parenting: an interyear study in a long-lived seabird, Gould's Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera)

T O'Dwyer, W Buttemer, D Priddel

(2006), Vol. 20, pp. 806-811, Functional ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Investigator disturbance does not influence chick growth or survivorship in the threatened Gould's petrel pterodroma leucoptera

T O'Dwyer, W Buttemer, D Priddel

(2006), Vol. 148, pp. 368-372, Ibis, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

An evaluation of three field techniques for sexing live Gould's petrels (Pterodroma leucoptera) (Procellariidae)

T O'Dwyer, D Priddel, N Carlile, J Bartle, W Buttemer

(2006), Vol. 106, pp. 245-252, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal

Does baiting influence the relative composition of the diet of foxes?

M Roberts, N Dexter, P Meek, M Hudson, W Buttemer

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 481-488, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal
2004

Effects of sublethal fenitrothion ingestion on cholinesterase inhibition, standard metabolism, thermal preference, and prey-capture ability in the Australian central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps, Agamidae)

D Bain, W Buttemer, L Astheimer, K Fildes, M Hooper

(2004), Vol. 23, pp. 109-116, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

journal

Landscape-level modeling of risk to Australian birds from locusts control pesticides

J Szabo, L Astheimer, W Buttemer, M Hooper

(2004), SETAC 2004 : Abstract book, fourth SETAC world congress and 25th annual meeting in North America : 25 years of interdisciplinary science serving global society ; 14 - 18 November 2004, Portland Convention Center ; 25th anniversary of SETAC, 1979 - 2004., Portland, Oregon, E1-1

conference

Passive flow through an unstalked intertidal ascidian: Orientation and morphology enhance suspension feeding in Pyura stolonifera

N Knott, A Davis, W Buttemer

(2004), Vol. 207, pp. 217-224, Biological bulletin, Woods Hole, Mass., C1-1

journal

Are day-active small mammals rare and small birds abundant in Australian desert environments because small mammals are inferior thermoregulators?

P Withers, C Cooper, W Buttemer

(2004), Vol. 26, pp. 117-124, Australian mammalogy, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal
2003

Avian-locust interactions : implications for risk of pesticide exposure

J Szabo, L Astheimer, P Story, M Hooper, W Buttemer

(2003), SETAC/ASE Asia Pacific 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand : programme and abstracts, 28 September - 1st October 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Walking the talk : why mere legislative compliance is no longer enough for environmentally responsible locust control in Australia

P Story, L Astheimer, W Buttemer, M Hooper, K Fildes, J Szabo

(2003), SETAC/ASE Asia Pacific 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand : programme and abstracts, 28 September - 1st October 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Thermoenergetics of pre-moulting and moulting kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae): they're laughing.

W Buttemer, S Nicol, A Sharman

(2003), Vol. 173, pp. 223-230, Journal of comparative physiology B : biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Influence of temperature on evaporative water loss and cutaneous resistance to water vapour diffusion in the orange-thighed frog (Litoria xanthomera)

W Buttemer, C Thomas

(2003), Vol. 51, pp. 111-118, Australian journal of zoology, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal

Field metabolic rate and body water turnover of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Australia

R Winstanley, W Buttemer, G Saunders

(2003), Vol. 33, pp. 295-301, Mammal review, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Grants

Other Funding Sources

Collaborative High Bio-Containment immunological Research Facility

Prof Alister Ward, Dr Linfa Wang, A/Prof John Stambas, Dr John Lowenthal, Prof Ralph Tripp, Prof Johnson Mak, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Tania De Koning-Ward

  • 2012: $105,000
  • 2011: $100,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Meijuan Zhao

Thesis entitled: Constraints and strategies of long-distance migratory shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Marta Ferenczi

Thesis entitled: Avian influenza virus dynamics in Australian wild birds

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Simeon Lisovski

Thesis entitled: Wildlife infectious disease dynamics in the context of seasonality and bird migration

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Yaara Aharon-Rotman

Thesis entitled: Challenges within the annual cycle of long-distance migratory waders along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences