Prof Kate Buchanan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

ARC Future Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 1997

Contact

kate.buchanan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71321

Biography

I gained my B.Sc. Zoology from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and my Ph.D. from Royal Holloway University of London in 1997, working with Prof Clive Catchpole. After 2 postdocs at University of Stirling I held a Personal Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at Cardiff University. I was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer there from 2003 - early 2008 when I moved across the globe to take up a position at Deakin University, based at the Geelong campus. In 2014 I was awarded a Future Fellowship (2015-2018) from the Australian Research Council.

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Research interests

My research interests lie in the evolution of signalling behaviour in birds. Having conudcted my PhD work on bird song this remains my principle area of interest. However, I have active research projects examining the evolution of a range of other signals including colour and colour perception. Currently I have active involvment in the following research projects : 1) the condition-dependence of song learning in zebra finches, 2) the factors controlling reproductive readiness in opportunistically breeding birds 3) the evolution of invasive starlings 4) the impact of nest pathogens on the immunocompetence of wild zebra finches 5) signalling and health in wild rosella parrots 6) egg hormones and maternal effects.

Teaching interests

I teach into and coordinate the second year unit SLE224 (Animal Behaviour) and the third year unit SLE397 (Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour). I have interests in animal behaviour and the evolution of signalling behaviour. Honours students are welcome to contact me regarding projects on animal behaviour, physiological stress, bird song, endocrine control of behaviour, mate choice and sexual selection in birds or humans.

Units taught

SLE224 Animal Behaviour

SLE397 Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour

Knowledge areas

  1. Evolution of signals in birds
  2. Neural control of acoustic signalling and perception in birds
  3. Assessing endocrine levels in birds
  4. Endocrine control of begging behaviour
  5. Avian neurobiology

Media appearances

I have had a variety of media interactions. The international press (BBC Radio, UK Press, NY Times) covered my PhD and postdoctoral research on song evolution and honest signalling in the sedge warbler. In 2008 ABC Radio National's Science Show ran a feature on my research into the effects of endocrine distupters on song production in starlings. This followed from considerable international interest in this issue (NY Times, Fox news, BBC, ABC radio).

Research groups

Centre for Integrative Ecology

Sensory Ecology

Projects

1. Effects of early life stress on avian behaviour and sexual signalling. Under funding from the ARC through their Future Fellowship scheme I am testing the transgenerational effects of early life stress in birds. This project integrates experimental manipulations of condition with tests of neural development, behaviour and key physiological traits. This project combines assessment of epigentic effects which underly the evolution of  sexual signals.

2. Physiological control of opportunistic breeding in the zebra finch. Using both captive and wild zebra finches in collaboration with Assoc Prof Simon Griffith (Macquarie University) I am testing the mechanisms controlling opportunistic breeding in the model species for much avian lab work, the zebra finch. This project tests the impact of environmental factors on the decision to breed and the overall investment.

3. Physiological stress and endocrine disruption. My work in the UK has demonstrated the ecological relevance of endocrine distrupting chemicals for wild birds. These chemcials have a range of potential effects on breeding and non-breeding birds, through a range of untested routes. Combining both wild and captive studies I seek to quantify the main routes of impact in Australia.

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

Sex steroid profiles in zebra finches: effects of reproductive state and domestication

N Prior, K Yap, M Mainwaring, H Adomat, O Crino, C Ma, E Guns, S Griffith, K Buchanan, K Soma

(2017), Vol. 244, pp. 108-117, General and comparative endocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Variation in reproductive success across captive populations: methodological differences, potential biases and opportunities

S Griffith, O Crino, S Andrew, F Nomano, E Adkins-Regan, C Alonso-Alvarez, I Bailey, S Bittner, P Bolton, W Boner, N Boogert, I Boucaud, M Briga, K Buchanan, B Caspers, M Cicho?, D Clayton, S Derégnaucourt, W Forstmeier, L Guillette, I Hartley, S Healy, D Hill, M Holveck, L Hurley, M Ihle, E Krause, M Mainwaring, V Marasco, M Mariette, M Martin-Wintle, L McCowan, M McMahon, P Monaghan, R Nager, M Naguib, A Nord, D Potvin, N Prior, K Riebel, A Romero-Haro, N Royle, J Rutkowska, W Schuett, J Swaddle, M Tobler, L Trompf, C Varian-Ramos, C Vignal, A Villain, T Williams

(2017), Vol. 123, pp. 1-29, Ethology: international journal of behavioural biology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Ecoimmunology and microbial ecology: contributions to avian behavior, physiology, and life history

J Evans, K Buchanan, S Griffith, K Klasing, B Addison

(2017), Vol. 88, pp. 112-121, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Divorce in the socially monogamous zebra finch: hormonal mechanisms and reproductive consequences

O Crino, K Buchanan, B Fanson, L Hurley, K Smiley, S Griffith

(2017), Vol. 87, pp. 155-163, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Inter-laboratory variation in corticosterone measurement: implications for comparative ecological and evolutionary studies

K Fanson, Z Németh, M Ramenofsky, J Wingfield, K Buchanan

(2017), pp. 1-10, Methods in ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Sex steroid profiles and pair-maintenance behavior of captive wild-caught zebra finches (taeniopygia guttata)

N Prior, K Yap, H Adomat, M Mainwaring, H Fokidis, E Guns, K Buchanan, S Griffith, K Soma

(2016), Vol. 202, pp. 35-44, Journal of comparative physiology A, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Stress reactivity, condition, and foraging behavior in zebra finches : effects on boldness, exploration, and sociality

O Crino, K Buchanan, L Trompf, M Mainwaring, S Griffith

(2016), pp. 1-7, General and comparative endocrinology, Cambridge, Mass., C1

journal

Tests of ecogeographical relationships in a non-native species: what rules avian morphology?

A Cardilini, K Buchanan, C Sherman, P Cassey, M Symonds

(2016), Vol. 181, pp. 783-793, Oecologia, Berlin, Gemany, C1

journal

Impact of nest sanitation on the immune system of parents and nestlings in a passerine bird

J Evans, S Griffith, K Klasing, K Buchanan

(2016), Vol. 219, pp. 1985-1993, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

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

Prenatal acoustic communication programs offspring for high posthatching temperatures in a songbird.

M Mariette, K Buchanan

(2016), Vol. 353, pp. 812-814, Science, Washington D.C., Wash., C1

journal
2015

A quantum leap in avian biology

L Joseph, K Buchanan

(2015), Vol. 115, pp. 1-5, Emu, Moonee Ponds, Vic, C1

journal

Prevalence of beak and feather disease virus in wild Platycercus elegans: comparison of three tissue types using a probe-based real-time qPCR test

J Eastwood, M Berg, B Spolding, K Buchanan, A Bennett, K Walder

(2015), Vol. 63, pp. 1-8, Australian journal of zoology, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal

Cover, not caging, influences chronic physiological stress in a ground-nesting bird

L Tan, K Buchanan, G Maguire, M Weston

(2015), Vol. 46, pp. 482-488, Journal of avian biology, Chichester, Eng., 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

How does nest box temperature affect nestling growth rate and breeding success in a parrot?

E Larson, J Eastwood, K Buchanan, A Bennett, M Berg

(2015), Vol. 115, pp. 247-255, Emu, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2014

Phylogenetic analysis of beak and feather disease virus across a host ring-species complex

J Eastwood, M Berg, R Ribot, S Raidal, K Buchanan, K Walder, A Bennett

(2014), Vol. 111, pp. 14153-14158, Proceedings of the national scademy of sciences of the USA, Washington, DC, C1

journal

Odour-based discrimination of subspecies, species and sexes in an avian species complex, the crimson rosella

M Mihailova, M Berg, K Buchanan, A Bennett

(2014), Vol. 95, pp. 155-164, Animal Behaviour, Camden, London, C1

journal

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

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

Condition dependence, developmental plasticity, and cognition: implications for ecology and evolution

K Buchanan, J Grindstaff, V Pravosudov

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 290-296, Trends in ecology and evolution, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Environmental and genetic control of brain and song structure in the zebra finch

J Woodgate, K Buchanan, A Bennett, C Catchpole, R Brighton, S Leitner

(2013), Vol. 68, pp. 230-240, Evolution, London, England, C1

journal

Is there variation in the response to contact call playbacks across the hybrid zone of the parrot Platycercus elegans?

R Ribot, M Berg, K Buchanan, A Bennett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 399-407, Journal of avian biology, London, England, C1-1

journal

Embedded library services : beyond chance encounters for students from low SES backgrounds

A Horn, A Maddox, P Hagel, M Currie, S Owen

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 235-250, Australian academic & research libraries, Kingston, ACT, C1

journal

How parrots see their colours : novelty in the visual pigments of Platycercus elegans

B Knott, W Davies, L Carvalho, M Berg, K Buchanan, J Bowmaker, A Bennett, D Hunt

(2013), Vol. 216, pp. 4454-4461, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2012

Short-term physiological and behavioural effects of high- versus low-frequency fluorescent light on captive birds

J Evans, E Smith, A Bennett, I Cuthill, K Buchanan

(2012), Vol. 83, pp. 25-33, Animal behaviour, Oxford, U. K., C1

journal

Male song structure predicts reproductive success in a wild zebra finch population

J Woodgate, M Mariette, A Bennett, S Griffith, K Buchanan

(2012), Vol. 83, pp. 773-781, Animal behaviour, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Genes and song : genetic and social connections in fragmented habitat in a woodland bird with limited dispersal

A Pavlova, J Amos, M Goretskaia, I Beme, K Buchanan, N Takeuchi, J Radford, P Sunnucks

(2012), Vol. 93, pp. 1717-1727, Ecology, Ithaca, N. Y., C1

journal

The role of testosterone in bib size determination in the male house sparrow Passer domesticus, is age dependent

M Roberts, K Buchanan, A Goldsmith, M Evans

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 264-272, Journal of avian biology, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

How can we help? The contribution of university libraries to student retention

P Hagel, A Horn, S Owen, M Currie

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 214-230, Australian academic and research libraries, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

Learned vocal variation is associated with abrupt cryptic genetic change in a parrot species complex

R Ribot, K Buchanan, J Endler, L Joseph, A Bennett, M Berg

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

The endocrine system: can homeostasis be maintained in a changing world?

K Buchanan, J Partecke

(2012), pp. 32-45, Behavioural responses to a changing world: mechanisms and consequences, Oxford, Eng., B1

chapter
2011

Developmental stressors that impair song learning in males do not appear to affect female preferences for song complexity in the zebra finch

J Woodgate, S Leitner, C Catchpole, M Berg, A Bennett, K Buchanan

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 566-573, Behavioral ecology, Cary, N.C., C1

journal

Correlated response to selection of testosterone levels and immunocompetence in lines selected for avian personality

K van Oers, K Buchanan, T Thomas, P Drent

(2011), Vol. 81, pp. 1055-1061, Animal behaviour, Oxford, U. K., C1

journal

Pollutants affect development in nestling starlings Sturnus vulgaris

S Markman, C Muller, D Pascoe, A Dawson, K Buchanan

(2011), Vol. 48, pp. 391-397, Journal of applied ecology, Oxford, U. K., C1

journal

The developmental stress hypothesis: A special case of the evolution of condition-dependent sexual traits

K Buchanan

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 12-13, Behavioral Ecology, United States, C1

journal

Fruitful use of bioacoustic alarm stimuli as a deterrent for Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans)

R Ribot, M Berg, K Buchanan, A Bennett

(2011), Vol. 111, pp. 360-367, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2010

Avian retinal oil droplets : dietary manipulation of colour vision?

B Knott, M Berg, E Morgan, K Buchanan, J Bowmaker, A Bennett

(2010), Vol. 277, pp. 953-962, Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological sciences, London, England, C1

journal

Does testosterone determine dominance in the house sparrow Passer domesticus? An experimental test

K Buchanan, M Evans, M Roberts, L Rowe, A Goldsmith

(2010), Vol. 41, pp. 445-451, Journal of avian biology, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1

journal

Developmental stress and female mate choice behaviour in the zebra finch

J Woodgate, A Bennett, S Leitner, C Catchpole, K Buchanan

(2010), Vol. 79, pp. 1381-1390, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1

journal

Maternal effects in the Zebra Finch : a model mother reviewed

S Griffith, K Buchanan

(2010), Vol. 110, pp. 251-267, Emu, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The Zebra Finch: a synthesis revised

K Buchanan, S Griffith, S Pryke

(2010), Vol. 110, Emu, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Testosterone manipulation post-castration does not alter cloacal gland growth differences in male quail selected for divergent plasma corticosterone stress response

J Busso, D Satterlee, M Roberts, K Buchanan, M Evans, R Marin

(2010), Vol. 89, pp. 2691-2698, Poultry science, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2009

Does the ring species concept predict vocal variation in the crimson rosella, Platycercus elegans, complex?

R Ribot, M Berg, K Buchanan, J Komdeur, L Joseph, A Bennett

(2009), Vol. 77, pp. 581-593, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1

journal

Detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals in aerial invertebrates at sewage treatment works

K Park, C Müller, S Markman, O Swinscow-Hall, D Pascoe, K Buchanan

(2009), Vol. 77, pp. 1459-1464, Chemosphere, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Prenatal environmental effects match offspring begging to parental provisioning

C Hinde, K Buchanan, R Kilner

(2009), Vol. 276, pp. 2787-2794, Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences, London, England, C1

journal

The effects of testosterone on immune function in quail selected for divergent plasma corticosterone response

M Roberts, K Buchanan, M Evans, R Marin, D Satterlee

(2009), Vol. 212, pp. 3125-3131, The Journal of Experimental Biology, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2008

Pollutants increase song complexity and the volume of the brain area HVC in a songbird

S Markman, S Leitner, C Catchpole, S Barnsley, C Muller, D Pascoe, K Buchanan

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 1-6, Plos one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

journal
2007

Physiological, morphological and behavioural effects of selecting zebra finches for divergent levels of corticosterone

M Roberts, K Buchanan, D Hasselquist, A Bennett, M Evans

(2007), Vol. 210, pp. 4368-4378, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge England, C1-1

journal

Does testosterone mediate the trade-off between nestling begging and growth in the canary (Serinus canaria)?

K Buchanan, A Goldsmith, C Hinde, S Griffith, R Kilner

(2007), Vol. 52, pp. 664-671, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Nestling testosterone controls begging behaviour in the pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca

N Goodship, K Buchanan

(2007), Vol. 52, pp. 454-460, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Effects of testosterone and corticosterone on immunocompetence in the zebra finch

M Roberts, K Buchanan, D Hasselquist, M Evans

(2007), Vol. 51, pp. 126-134, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Endocrine disrupting chemicals accumulate in earthworms exposed to sewage effluent

S Markman, I Guschina, S Barnsley, K Buchanan, D Pascoe, C Muller

(2007), Vol. 70, pp. 119-125, Chemosphere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Song and female choice for extrapair copulations in the sedge warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

R Marshall, K Buchanan, C Catchpole

(2007), Vol. 73, pp. 629-635, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1-1

journal

Song sharing and repertoire size in the sedge warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus: changes within and between years

J Nicolson, K Buchanan, R Marshall, C Catchpole

(2007), Vol. 74, pp. 1585-1592, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1-1

journal

Mate choice in zebra finches: does corticosterone play a role?

M Roberts, K Buchanan, A Bennett, M Evans

(2007), Vol. 74, pp. 921-929, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1-1

journal

Spatial ability is impaired and mineralcorticoid receptor mRNA expression in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) selected for acute high corticosterone response to stress

Z Hodgson, S Meddle, M Roberts, K Buchanan, M Evans, R Metzdorf, M Gahr, S Healy

(2007), Vol. 274, pp. 239-245, Proceedings of the royal society : B supplement, London, England, C1-1

journal

Is sex-specific mass gain in Cory's shearwaters Calonectris diomedea related to begging and steroid hormone expression?

P Quillfeldt, I Träger, K Griffith, K Buchanan, J Masello

(2007), Vol. 61, pp. 793-800, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Color signals in the Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) : signal properties and their condition dependency

H Siitari, R Alatalo, P Halme, K Buchanan, J Kilpimaa

(2007), Vol. 169, American naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1-1

journal
2006

Begging and provisioning of thin-billed prions, Pachyptila belcheri, are related to testosterone and corticosterone

P Quillfeldt, J Masello, I Strange, K Buchanan

(2006), Vol. 71, pp. 1359-1369, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1-1

journal

Heritability of corticosterone response and changes in life history traits during selection in the zebra finch

M Evans, M Roberts, K Buchanan, A Goldsmith

(2006), Vol. 19, pp. 343-352, Journal of evolutionary biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Nestling testosterone is associated with begging behaviour and fledging success in the pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca

N Goodship, K Buchanan

(2006), Vol. 273, pp. 71-76, Proceedings of the royal society : B supplement, London, England, C1-1

journal
2005

Stress, resource allocation and mortality

J McNamara, K Buchanan

(2005), Vol. 16, pp. 1008-1017, Behavioral ecology, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Parasites affect song complexity and neural development in a songbird

K Spencer, K Buchanan, S Leitner, A Goldsmith, C Catchpole

(2005), Vol. 272, pp. 2037-2043, Proceedings of the royal society : B supplement, London, England, C1-1

journal

Developmental stress affects the attractiveness of male song and female choice in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Spencer, J Wimpenny, K Buchanan, P Lovell, A Goldsmith, C Catchpole

(2005), Vol. 58, pp. 423-428, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Optimal immune responses : immunocompetence revisited

M Viney, E Riley, K Buchanan

(2005), Vol. 20, pp. 665-669, Trends in ecology and evolution, London, England, C1-1

journal
2004

Noninvasive endocrine data for behavioural studies : the importance of validation

K Buchanan, A Goldsmith

(2004), Vol. 67, pp. 183-185, Animal behaviour, Essex, England, C1-1

journal

Testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis : a review of the evidence

M Roberts, K Buchanan, M Evans

(2004), Vol. 68, pp. 227-239, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1-1

journal

Object classification under ignorance using CaRBS : the case of the European barn swallow

M Beynon, K Buchanan

(2004), Vol. 27, pp. 403-415, Expert systems with applications, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

The application of a fuzzy rule based system in an exposition of the antecedents of sedge warbler song flight

M Beynon, K Buchanan, Y Tang

(2004), Vol. 21, pp. 1-10, Expert systems, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Developmental stress selectively affects the song control nucleus HVC in the zebra finch brain

K Buchanan, S Leitner, K Spencer, A Goldsmith, C Catchpole

(2004), Vol. 271, pp. 2381-2386, Proceedings of the royal society : B supplement, London, England, C1-1

journal

Developmental stress, social rank and song complexity in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

K Spencer, K Buchanan, A Goldsmith, C Catchpole

(2004), Vol. 271, Proceedings of the royal society : B supplement, London, England, C1-1

journal
2003

Song as an honest signal of developmental stress in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

K Spencer, K Buchanan, A Goldsmith, C Catchpole

(2003), Vol. 44, pp. 132-139, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

An illustration of variable precision rough set theory : The gender classification of the European barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)

M Beynon, K Buchanan

(2003), Vol. 65, pp. 835-858, Bulletin of mathematical biology, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Testosterone, dominance signalling and immunosuppression in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus

K Buchanan, M Evans, A Goldsmith

(2003), Vol. 55, pp. 50-59, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Song as an honest signal of past developmental stress in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

K Buchanan, K Spencer, A Goldsmith, C Catchpole

(2003), Vol. 270, pp. 1149-1156, Proceedings of the royal society : B supplement, London, England, C1-1

journal

Sexual selection and individual genetic diversity in a songbird

R Marshall, K Buchanan, C Catchpole

(2003), Vol. 270, Proceedings of the Royal Society : B, London, England, C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Reproductive plasticity and climate change: insights from an opportunistic breeder

Dr Simon Griffith, Prof Kate Buchanan, Dr Melissah Rowe

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $45,000
  • 2014: $45,000
  • 2013: $45,000

Threats of avian pathogens to endangered parrots and human health: developing and utilizing tools for risk reduction

Prof Andy Bennett, A/Prof Shane Raidal, Prof Marcel Klaassen, Prof Kate Buchanan, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Michael Magrath, Dr Yonatan Segal, Prof Martyn Jeggo

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2017: $54,016
  • 2016: $105,523
  • 2015: $112,909
  • 2014: $60,397

Learning in a changing world: Maternal effects on offspring development and behaviour

Prof Kate Buchanan

ARC Fellowships - Future Fellowships

  • 2017: $148,315
  • 2016: $198,303
  • 2015: $202,446
  • 2014: $102,064

The role of pre-natal communication in adaptation to hot climate

Dr Mylene Mariette, Prof Kate Buchanan

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2017: $97,279

Other Public Sector Funding

A study of seed digestion by birds in Australia

Prof Kate Buchanan

  • 2011: $46,611

Threats of avian pathogens to endangered parrots and human health: developing and utilizing tools for risk reduction

Prof Andy Bennett, A/Prof Shane Raidal, Prof Marcel Klaassen, Prof Kate Buchanan, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Michael Magrath, Dr Yonatan Segal, Prof Martyn Jeggo

  • 2017: $25,000
  • 2016: $25,000
  • 2015: $30,000

Industry and Other Funding

Extraction and Quantification of Avian Corticosterone Via Egg Yolk Sampling

Prof Kate Buchanan, Ms Anna Miltiadous

  • 2014: $1,800

The ecological role of parental incubation calling in an Australian arid adapted bird

Prof Kate Buchanan, Mr Andrew Katsis

  • 2017: $4,335
  • 2016: $6,500

Other Funding Sources

Evolution of song in Acrocephalus warblers: evidence from historic and contemporary populations

Dr Mathew Berg, Miss Sarah Beebe, Prof Kate Buchanan

  • 2014: $640

Olfactory signalling in an avian species complex: the crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Prof Andy Bennett, Dr Mathew Berg, Ms Milla Mihailova, Prof Kate Buchanan, Dr Jacqui Adcock

  • 2015: $909

Evidence for pathogen infection influencing age dependent pairing in the crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans) - young and infected males rarely mate

Prof Andy Bennett, Mr Justin Eastwood, Prof Kate Buchanan

  • 2015: $1,000

The Extraction and Quantification of Yolk Corticosterone and its Role in Facilitating Offspring Sex-Determination in the Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)

Prof Kate Buchanan, Ms Anna Miltiadous

  • 2015: $909

The ecological role of parental incubation calling in an Australian arid adapted bird

Prof Kate Buchanan, Mr Andrew Katsis, Prof Sonia Kleindorfer

  • 2016: $754

Effects of prenatal acoustic tutoring on postnatal Zebra Finch behaviour and song development

Prof Kate Buchanan, Miss Mzuri Davies

  • 2016: $909

Listening inside the egg: the adaptive significance of prenatal auditory learning in the zebra finch

Prof Kate Buchanan, Mr Andrew Katsis

  • 2017: $560

Experimentally manipulated maternal CORT: transfer to the egg in Taeniopygia guttata

Prof Kate Buchanan, Ms Anna Miltiadous

  • 2017: $560

Transgenerational effects of stress in zebra finches

Prof Kate Buchanan, Mr Harry Eyck

  • 2017: $280

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

Eliza Rachael Larson

Thesis entitled: Microclimate and reproductive success in Adelaide Rosellas

Master of Science (Ecology & Environment), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2016

Adam Cardilini

Thesis entitled: Phenotypic and genetic variation of non-native common starling, Sturnus vulgaris

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

2015

Justin Eastwood

Thesis entitled: The Ecology and Evolution of Beak and Feather Disease Virus in Platycercus elegans

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

Milla Mihailova

Thesis entitled: Olfactory Signalling in an Avian Species Complex: the Crimson Rosella

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