Dr Gemma Cole

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Research interests

I am interested in the evolution of animal communication signals under different environmental parameters.  I am particularly interested in the evolution of colour signals and how these are linked to the visual system and behavioural responses.  My research often involves the long-term monitoring of populations under different environmental regimes to identify divergence in characters of interest. 

My current research uses guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to answer questions such as how does light environment influence the evolution of behaviours, the visual system and colour signals?

I am always excited to hear from collaborators and students so please don't hesitate to get in touch!

See what I'm up to: https://colelabresearch.weebly.com/

Follow me on Twitter....@GemmaLCole

Research groups

Evolutionary Ecology Lab (P.I. John Endler)

Publications

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2016

Male courtship decisions are influenced by light environment and female receptivity.

G Cole, J Endler

(2016), Vol. 283, pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Variable environmental effects on a multicomponent sexually selected trait

G Cole, J Endler

(2015), Vol. 185, pp. 452-468, American Naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1

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Artificial selection for food colour preferences

G Cole, J Endler

(2015), Vol. 282, pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the royal society of London: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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2013

Lost in translation: adaptation of mating signals in changing environments

G Cole

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 25-40, Springer science reviews, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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