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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2016

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

Claus Bech, Prof Lee Astheimer, Gustavo Londono, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, Dr Brianne Addison, Prof Lee Astheimer

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

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

Dr Mylene Mariette, Prof Kate Buchanan, Prof Bill Buttemer, Dr Vincent Careau

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

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2014

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

Dr Vincent Careau, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Kate Buchanan

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

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Developmental stress can uncouple relationships between physiology and behaviour

Dr Vincent Careau, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Kate Buchanan

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

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

Dr Vincent Careau, Dr Bethany Hoye, Terence O Dwyer, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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2013

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

Terence J Dawson, Koa Webster, Enhua Lee, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Megan A Kelly, Adam P. Zieba, Prof Bill Buttemer, A. J. Hulbert

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

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2012

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

Magdalene K. Montgomery, A. J. Hulbert, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Sarah R. Pryke, Prof Lee Astheimer, Simon C. Griffith, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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Ecophysiology of avian migration in the face of current global hazards

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Dr Bethany Hoye, Bart A. Nolet, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Magdalene K. Montgomery, Prof Bill Buttemer, A. J. Hulbert

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

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

Magdalene K. Montgomery, A. J. Hulbert, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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2011

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

Paul G. Story, Michael J Hooper, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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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, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Lee Astheimer

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

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

M. Kitulagodage, John Isanhart, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper, Prof Lee Astheimer

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

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

Dr Bethany Hoye, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Simon C. Griffith, Sarah R. Pryke, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Magdalene K. Montgomery, A. J. Hulbert, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Sarah R. Pryke, Dr Lee Rollins, Prof Bill Buttemer, Simon C. Griffith

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

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2010

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

H. Battam, M. Richardson, A. W. T. Watson, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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From bivalves to birds : oxidative stress and longevity

Prof Bill Buttemer, Doris Abele, David Costantini

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

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Ecological and environmental physiology of birds

J. Eduardo, P. W. Bicudo, Prof Bill Buttemer, M. A. Chappell, James Pearson, C. Bech

(2010), Oxford, England, A1-1

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Membrane fatty acid composition and longevity of mammals and birds

A. J. Hulbert, Magdalene Trzcionka, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, C. Bech, M. A. Chappell

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

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2009

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

Karen Fildes, Judit K. Szabo, Michael J Hooper, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Lee Astheimer

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

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

Karen Fildes, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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2008

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, S. Warne, C. Bech, Prof Lee Astheimer

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

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

M. Kitulagodage, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

H. Battam, M. A. Chappell, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, H. Battam, A. J. Hulbert

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

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

X B Huang, Yingxu Liu, Gita L. Rahardjo, A/Prof Peter Mc Lennan, Linda C. Tapsell, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2008), Vol. 65, pp. S53-S59, Nutrition and dietetics, Milton, Qld, C1-1

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

C.G. Threlfall, D.F. Jolley, N. Evershed, R. Goldingay, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, Paul G. Story, Karen Fildes, Russell V. Baudinette, Prof Lee Astheimer

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

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2007

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

A. J. Hulbert, Reinald Pamplona, Rochelle Buffenstein, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Terence W. O'Dwyer, Prof Bill Buttemer, David M. Priddel

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

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

S. S. Oppenheimer, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, M.J. Anderson

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

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Frequency-dependent physiological trade-offs between competing colour morphs

Sarah R. Pryke, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, Simon C. Griffith

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

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2006

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

Michael W Roberts, Nick Dexter, Paul D. Meek, Matt Hudson, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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Size matters : extraordinary rodent abundance on an Australian tropical floodplain

Thomas Madsen, Dr Beata Ujvari, Prof Richard Shine, Prof Bill Buttemer, M. Olsson

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

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

Terence W. O'Dwyer, David M. Priddel, N. Carlile, Jarryd Andrew Bartle, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Karen Fildes, Prof Lee Astheimer, Paul G. Story, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper

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

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

Terence W. O'Dwyer, Prof Bill Buttemer, David M. Priddel

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

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

Terence W. O'Dwyer, Prof Bill Buttemer, David M. Priddel

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

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2004

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

N. A. Knott, A. R. Davis, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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

Phil C Withers, C. E. Cooper, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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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)

David Bain, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Lee Astheimer, Karen Fildes, Michael J Hooper

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

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

Judit K. Szabo, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper

(2004), pp. -, 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 - 20, Pensacola, Fla., E1-1

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2003

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, Stewart C Nicol, A. Sharman

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

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

Prof Bill Buttemer, Craig Thomas

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

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

Roy K Winstanley, Prof Bill Buttemer, Glen Saunders

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

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

Paul G. Story, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper, Karen Fildes, Judit K. Szabo

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

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Avian-locust interactions : implications for risk of pesticide exposure

Judit K. Szabo, Prof Lee Astheimer, Paul G. Story, Michael J Hooper, Prof Bill Buttemer

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

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