Dr Kerry Fanson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Faculty Office

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue Univeristy, 2009

Biography

2015-now     Lecturer – Deakin University
2012-2014   Post-doctoral research associate – Deakin University
2011              Lecturer – University of New South Wales
2010-2011   Practical coordinator and demonstrator – Macquarie University
2009-2013   Reproductive biologist – Taronga Western Plains Zoo
2008-2013   Research associate – Macquarie University

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Biography summary

My research interests lie at the interface of endocrinology, ecology, and animal behavior.  I study basic endocrine physiology, such as patterns of adrenal biosynthesis and sources of female androgens, as well as applied physiology, such as the role of stress physiology in conservation outcomes and factors affecting animal welfare.

Research interests

I am broadly interested in the interaction between physiology and behaviour, and understanding the ecological and evolutionary implications of this interaction. Much of my research focuses on stress and reproduction.

Units taught

SLE 204 - Animal Diversity

SLE 397 - Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour

Knowledge areas

Endocrinology

Physiology

Stress

Reproduction

Animal Behaviour

Ecology

Evolution

Publications

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2017

One size does not fit all : monitoring faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in marsupials

K Fanson, E Best, A Bunce, B Fanson, L Hogan, T Keeley, E Narayan, R Palme, M Parrott, T Sharp, K Skogvold, L Tuthill, K Webster, M Bashaw

(2017), Vol. 244, pp. 146-156, General and comparative endocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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

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

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1745-1754, Methods in ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Variation in the number of sperm trapped on the perivitelline layer of the egg in three species of estrildid finch

L Hurley, K Fanson, S Griffith

(2017), Vol. 134, pp. 832-841, Auk, Chicago, Ill., C1

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Effects of invasion history on physiological responses to immune system activation in invasive Australian cane toads

D Selechnik, A West, G Brown, K Fanson, B Addison, L Rollins, R Shine

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 1-19, PeerJ, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Effects of isolation on stress responses to novel stimuli in Subadult chickens (Gallus gallus)

K Weldon, K Fanson, C Smith

(2016), Vol. 122, pp. 818-827, Ethology, London, Eng., C1

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Stress-induced peak (but not resting) metabolism correlates with mating display intensity in male guppies.

P Biro, K Fanson, F Santostefano

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 6537-6545, Ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Differential genotypic effects of sexual trait size on offspring mating success and viability

M Polak, K Fanson, P Taylor, S Yap

(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 444-451, Behavioral ecology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal
2015

Effects of visual contact with zoo visitors on black-capped capuchin welfare

S Sherwen, T Harvey, M Magrath, K Butler, K Fanson, P Hemsworth

(2015), Vol. 167, pp. 65-73, Applied animal behaviour science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Impacts of visitor number on Kangaroos housed in free-range exhibits

S Sherwen, P Hemsworth, K Butler, K Fanson, M Magrath

(2015), Vol. 34, pp. 287-295, Zoo biology, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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The value of eutherian-marsupial comparisons for understanding the function of glucocorticoids in female mammal reproduction.

K Fanson, M Parrott

(2015), Vol. 76, pp. 41-47, Hormones and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Validation of an assay to measure glucocorticoid metabolites in the droppings of little penguins (Eudyptula minor)

S Sherwen, K Fanson

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 134-136, Journal of zoo and aquarium research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2014

Gender differences in conference presentations: a consequence of self-selection?

T Jones, K Fanson, R Lanfear, M Symonds, M Higgie

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 1-15, PeerJ, Corte Madera, Calif., C1

journal

Sex, androgens, and whole-organism performance in an Australian lizard

D Noble, K Fanson, M Whiting

(2014), Vol. 111, pp. 834-849, Biological journal of the Linnean Society, London, Eng., C1

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Cyclic changes in cortisol across the estrous cycle in parous and nulliparous Asian elephants

K Fanson, T Keeley, B Fanson

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 57-66, Endocrine Connections, Bristol, United Kingdom, C1

journal
2013

Response to long-distance relocation in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) : monitoring adrenocortical activity via serum, urine, and feces

K Fanson, M Lynch, L Vogelnest, G Miller, T Keeley

(2013), Vol. 59, pp. 655-664, European journal of wildlife research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Sex differences in insect immune function : a consequence of diet choice?

B Fanson, K Fanson, P Taylor

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 937-947, Evolutionary ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Effect of housing and husbandry practices on adrenocortical activity in captive Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

K Fanson, N Wielebnowski

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 159-165, Animal welfare, Hertfordshire, England, C1

journal
2012

Comparative patterns of adrenal activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

K Fanson, N Wielebnowski, T Shenk, J Lucas

(2012), Vol. 182, pp. 157-165, Journal of comparative physiology B : biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Cost of reproduction in the Queensland fruit fly: Y-model versus lethal protein hypothesis

B Fanson, K Fanson, P Taylor

(2012), Vol. 279, pp. 4893-4900, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, London, UK, C1-1

journal
2011

Using path analysis to explore vigilance behavior in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis)

K Fanson, B Fanson, J Brown

(2011), Vol. 92, pp. 78-85, Journal of mammalogy, Provo, UT, C1-1

journal
2010

Ecological factors affecting the foraging behaviour of Xerus rutilus

B Fanson, K Fanson, J Brown

(2010), Vol. 45, pp. 265-272, African zoology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, C1-1

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Patterns of ovarian and luteal activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

K Fanson, N Wielebnowski, T Shenk, J Vashon, J Squires, J Lucas

(2010), Vol. 169, pp. 217-224, General and comparative endocrinology, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1

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Patterns of testicular activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)

K Fanson, N Wielebnowski, T Shenk, W Jakubas, J Squires, J Lucas

(2010), Vol. 169, pp. 210-216, General and comparative endocrinology, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1

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Comparative metabolism of gestagens and estrogens in the four lynx species, the Eurasian (Lynx lynx), the Iberian (L. pardinus), the Canada lynx (L. canadensis) and the bobcat (L. rufus)

M Dehnhard, K Fanson, A Frank, S Naidenko, A Vargas, K Jewgenow

(2010), Vol. 167, pp. 287-296, General and comparative endocrinology, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1

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2008

Foraging behaviour of two rodent species inhabiting a kopje (rocky outcrop) in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

B Fanson, K Fanson, J Brown

(2008), Vol. 43, pp. 184-191, African zoology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Human-animal relationships in zoos: Optimising animal and visitor experiences - Not DU Led - University of Melbourne

Prof Paul Hemsworth, Prof Grahame Coleman, Dr Roger Rassool, Dr Kerry Fanson, A/Prof Geoffrey Hosey, Mr Kym Butler, Dr Michael Magrath, Dr Victoria Melfi, Dr Kira Husher, Dr David Peake

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2018: $17,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report