Dr Christa Beckmann

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Biological Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

c.beckmann@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72880

Research interests

Wildlife Conservation

Human-wildlife Conflict Ecology

Invasive Species

Life History Theory

Animal Behaviour

Teaching interests

Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

Animal Behaviour

Independent Research Projects

Units taught

SLE314 Research Project

SLE224 Animal Behaviour

SLE354 Disease Ecology

Publications

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2016

Avian influenza infection dynamics under variable climatic conditions, viral prevalence is rainfall driven in waterfowl from temperate, south-east Australia

Mrs Marta Ferenczi, Dr Christa Beckmann, Simone Warner, Mr Richard Loyn, Kim O`Riley, Xinlong Wang, Prof Marcel Klaassen

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 1-12, Veterinary research, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Do the numbers and locations of road-killed anuran carcasses accurately reflect impacts of vehicular traffic?

Dr Christa Beckmann, Prof Richard Shine

(2015), Vol. 79, pp. 92-101, Journal of wildlife management, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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Hierarchical analysis of avian re-nesting behavior: mean, across-individual, and intra-individual responses

Dr Christa Beckmann, A/Prof Peter Biro, Kathy Martin

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 1631-1638, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, New York, N.Y., C1

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Noisy neighbours at the frog pond: effects of invasive cane toads on the calling behaviour of native Australian frogs

Iris Bleach, Dr Christa Beckmann, Camila Both, Gregory P. Brown, Prof Richard Shine

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 675-683, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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Widespread convergence in toxin resistance by predictable molecular evolution

Nicholas R Casewell, Kartik Sunagar, Kevin Arbuckle, Wolfgang Wuster, Nathan Lo, Denis OMeally, Dr Christa Beckmann, Glenn F King, Evelyne Deplazes

(2015), Vol. 112, pp. 11911-11916, National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, Washington, D.C., C1

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2013

On the validity of a single (boldness) assay in personality research

Dr Christa Beckmann, A/Prof Peter Biro

(2013), Vol. 119, pp. 937-947, Ethology, London, England, C1

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Effects of an invasive species on refuge-site selection by native fauna : the impact of cane toads on native frogs in the Australian tropics

Iris Bleach, Dr Christa Beckmann, Gregory P. Brown, Prof Richard Shine

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 50-59, Austral ecology, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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2012

How many of Australia's ground-nesting birds are likely to be at risk from the invasive Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)?

Dr Christa Beckmann, Prof Richard Shine

(2012), Vol. 112, pp. 83-89, Emu, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Do drivers intentionally target wildlife on roads?

Dr Christa Beckmann, Prof Richard Shine

(2012), Vol. 37, pp. 629-632, Austral ecology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

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2011

Toad's tongue for breakfast : exploitation of a novel prey type, the invasive cane toad, by scavenging raptors in tropical Australia

Dr Christa Beckmann, Prof Richard Shine

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 1447-1455, Biological invasions, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Responses of Australian wading birds to a novel toxic prey type, the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina

Dr Christa Beckmann, Michael R. Crossland, Prof Richard Shine

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 2925-2934, Biological invasions, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2010

Small within-day increases in temperature affects boldness and alters personality in coral reef fish

A/Prof Peter Biro, Dr Christa Beckmann, Judy A. Stamps

(2010), Vol. 277, pp. 71-77, Royal society of London. Proceedings B. Biological sciences, London, England, C1-1

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The power of myth : the (non) impact of invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus) on domestic chickens (Gallus gallus)

Dr Christa Beckmann, Prof Richard Shine

(2010), Vol. 50, pp. 847-851, Animal production science, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

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2009

Impact of invasive cane toads on Australian birds

Dr Christa Beckmann, Prof Richard Shine

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 1544-1549, Conservation biology, Boston, Mass., C1-1

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2008

An intraspecific killing in adult Pacific reef egrets (Egretta sacra)

Dr Christa Beckmann

(2008), Vol. 120, pp. 422-424, Wilson journal of ornithology, Albion, Mich., C1-1

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Early microhabitat use by age 0 year brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis in lakes

A/Prof Peter Biro, Dr Christa Beckmann, Mark S. Ridgway

(2008), Vol. 73, pp. 226-240, Journal of fish biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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2006

Asymmetric impact of piscivorous birds on size-structured fish populations

Dr Christa Beckmann, A/Prof Peter Biro, John R. Post

(2006), Vol. 84, pp. 1584-1593, Canadian journal of zoology, Ottawa, Ont., C1-1

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Influence of nest box design on box choice by mountain bluebirds and tree swallows

M Pearman, Dr Christa Beckmann

(2006), Vol. 64, pp. 186-190, Blue jay, Regina, Canada, C1-1

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