Dr Christa Beckmann

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

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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2017

Curvilinear telomere length dynamics in a squamate reptile

B Ujvari, P Biro, J Charters, G Brown, K Heasman, C Beckmann, T Madsen

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 753-759, Functional ecology, London, Eng., C1

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Changes in diet associated with cancer: an evolutionary perspective

F Thomas, S Rome, F Mery, E Dawson, J Montagne, P Biro, C Beckmann, F Renaud, R Poulin, M Raymond, B Ujvari

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 651-657, Evolutionary applications, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

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

M Ferenczi, C Beckmann, S Warner, R Loyn, K O'Riley, X Wang, M Klaassen

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

journal

Placement of re-nests following predation: are birds managing risk?

C Beckmann, P McDonald

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 9-13, Emu: austral ornithology, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Cancer and life-history traits: lessons from host-parasite interactions

B Ujvari, C Beckmann, P Biro, A Arnal, A Tasiemski, F Massol, M Salzet, F Mery, C Boidin-Wichlacz, D Misse, F Renaud, M Vittecoq, T Tissot, B Roche, R Poulin, F Thomas

(2016), Vol. 143, pp. 533-541, Parasitology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

High atmospheric temperatures and 'ambient incubation' drive embryonic development and lead to earlier hatching in a passerine bird.

S Griffith, M Mainwaring, E Sorato, C Beckmann

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Royal society open science, London, Eng., C1

journal

Testing hypotheses about the function of repeated nest abandonment as a life history strategy in a passerine bird

C Beckmann, K Martin

(2016), Vol. 158, pp. 335-342, IBIS: the international journal of avian science, London, Eng., C1

journal

Individual boldness traits influenced by temperature in male Siamese fighting fish.

M Forsatkar, M Nematollahi, P Biro, C Beckmann

(2016), Vol. 165, pp. 267-272, Physiology and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Towards powerful experimental and statistical approaches to study intraindividual variability in labile traits

D Mitchell, B Fanson, C Beckmann, P Biro

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-10, Royal society open science, London, Eng., C1

journal

Cancer: a disease at the crossroads of trade-offs

C Jacqueline, P Biro, C Beckmann, A Moller, F Renaud, G Sorci, A Tasiemski, B Ujvari, F Thomas

(2016), pp. 1-11, Evolutionary applications: evolutionary approaches to environmental, biomedical and socio-economic issues, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

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

C Beckmann, R Shine

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

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

I Bleach, C Beckmann, C Both, G Brown, R Shine

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

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

C Beckmann, P Biro, K Martin

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

journal

Widespread convergence in toxin resistance by predictable molecular evolution

B Ujvari, N Casewell, K Sunagar, K Arbuckle, W Wüster, N Lo, D O'Meally, C Beckmann, G King, E Deplazes, T Madsen

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

journal
2013

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

I Bleach, C Beckmann, G Brown, R Shine

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

journal

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

C Beckmann, P Biro

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

journal
2012

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

C Beckmann, R Shine

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

journal

Do drivers intentionally target wildlife on roads?

C Beckmann, R Shine

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

journal
2011

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

C Beckmann, M Crossland, R Shine

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

journal

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

C Beckmann, R Shine

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

journal
2010

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

C Beckmann, R Shine

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

journal

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

P Biro, C Beckmann, J Stamps

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

journal
2009

Impact of invasive cane toads on Australian birds

C Beckmann, R Shine

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

journal
2008

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

C Beckmann

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

journal

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

P Biro, C Beckmann, M Ridgway

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

journal
2006

Asymmetric impact of piscivorous birds on size-structured fish populations

C Beckmann, P Biro, J 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, C Beckmann

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

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Grants

Other Funding Sources

Avian influenza virus dynamics in a waterbird community in Australia

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Mrs Marta Ferenczi, Dr Christa Beckmann

  • 2014: $800

What is the function of female song?

Dr Christa Beckmann, Miss Meagan Thornton

  • 2016: $1,000

Does the use of spider silk as nest material result in higher avian egg predation rates in the grey fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)?

Dr Christa Beckmann, Ms Michelle Green

  • 2016: $909

Does the use of spider web as nest material result in higher nest predation rates in the Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)

Dr Christa Beckmann

  • 2017: $333

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Marta Ferenczi

Thesis entitled: Avian influenza virus dynamics in Australian wild birds

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