Prof Lee Astheimer

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research and Innovation Strategy Advisor

Faculty

Office of DVC (Research)

Department

Office of DVC (Research)

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

l.astheimer@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71147

Biography

Professor Lee Astheimer
BSc (Hons) (Lakehead), PhD (UC Davis)

Professor Lee Astheimer has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Deakin University since 2009, leading a portfolio that includes responsibility for:

  • Deakin Research
  • Deakin Research Commercial
  • Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)
  • Centre for Intelligent Systems Research

Professor Astheimer's role at Deakin is to provide academic leadership to advance Deakin’s distinctive research and research training and promoting, both nationally and internationally. This includes research development, industry-focused research and commercialisation and research promotion.

Professor Astheimer received her BSc Hon. from Lakehead University, Ontario Canada and her PhD in Ecology from University California, Davis, USA (1984). She was awarded a National Institutes of Health-NIMH Postdoctoral Award (1988-91) in comparative endocrinology and behaviour at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research has focussed on comparative endocrinology and behaviour related to nutrition, reproduction and stress in vertebrates including humans. Prior to joining Deakin Professor Astheimer was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and served as Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) 2007-2008. She has also held academic positions at Rutgers University USA and the University of Tasmania.

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Publications

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2016

A 'slow pace of life' in Australian old-endemic passerine birds is not accompanied by low basal metabolic rates

Claus Bech, Prof Lee Astheimer, Gustavo Londono, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2016), Vol. 186, pp. 503-512, Journal of comparative physiology b: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2015

A landscape-scale, applied fire management experiment promotes recovery of a population of the threatened Gouldian Finch, Erythrura gouldiae, in Australia's tropical savannas

Sarah Legge, Stephen Garnett, Kim Maute, Joanne Heathcote, Steve Murphy, John C Z Woinarski, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-27, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Lack of seasonal and moult-related stress modulation in an opportunistically breeding bird: the white-plumed honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus).

Prof Bill Buttemer, Dr Brianne Addison, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2015), Vol. 76, pp. 34-40, Hormones and Behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2013

Seasonal stress physiology and body condition differ among co-occurring tropical finch species.

Kimberly Maute, Kristine French, Sarah Legge, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2013), Vol. 183, pp. 1023-1037, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

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2012

Covariation in life-history traits : differential effects of diet on condition, hormones, behavior, and reproduction in genetic finch morphs

Sarah R. Pryke, Prof Lee Astheimer, Simon C. Griffith, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2012), Vol. 179, pp. 375-390, American naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1

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2011

Acute oral toxicity of the organophosphorus pesticide fenitrothion to fat-tailed and stripe-faced dunnarts and its relevance for pesticide risk assessments in Australia

Paul G. Story, Michael J Hooper, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 1163-1169, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

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Adverse effects of fipronil on avian reproduction and development : maternal transfer of fipronil to eggs in zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata and in ovo exposure in chickens Gallus domesticus

M. Kitulagodage, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 653-660, Ecotoxicology, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Fipronil toxicity in northern bobwhite quail colinus virginianus : reduced feeding behaviour and sulfone metabolite formation

M. Kitulagodage, John Isanhart, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2011), Vol. 83, pp. 524-530, Chemosphere, Oxford, United Kingdom, C1-1

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Resource allocation across the egg laying sequence in the wild zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata

Simon C. Griffith, Emma C Pariser, Barbara Tschirren, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 480-484, Journal of Avian Biology, Chichester, England, C1-1

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2010

Dynamics and spatio-temporal variability of environmental factors in Eastern Australia using functional principal component analysis

Judit K. Szabo, E M Fedriani, M M Segovia-Gonzalez, Prof Lee Astheimer, Mike J Hooper

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 763-785, Journal of Biological Systems, Singapore, C1-1

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Attacks on humans by Australian Magpies (Cracticus tibicen): Territoriality, brood-defence or testosterone?

R M Warne, Darryl N. Jones, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2010), Vol. 110, pp. 332-338, Emu : Austral ornithology, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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2009

Sex-specific developmental plasticity in response to yolk corticosterone in an oviparous lizard

T. Uller, Johan Hollander, Prof Lee Astheimer, M. Olsson

(2009), Vol. 212, pp. 1087-1091, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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Plasma cholinesterase characteristics in native Australian birds : significance for monitoring avian species for pesticide exposure

Karen Fildes, Judit K. Szabo, Michael J Hooper, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2009), Vol. 109, pp. 41-47, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

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The effect of acute fenitrotion exposure on a variety of physiological indices, including avian aerobic metabolism during exercise and cold exposure

Karen Fildes, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2009), Vol. 28, pp. 388-394, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

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Dietary combination of soy with a probiotic or prebiotic food significantly reduces total and LDL cholesterol in mildly hypercholesterolaemic subjects

Theresa A. Larkin, Prof Lee Astheimer, William E. Price

(2009), Vol. 63, pp. 238-245, European journal of clinical nutrition, London, England, C1-1

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Predicting avian distributions to evaluate spatiotemporal overlap with locust control operations in eastern Australia.

Judit K. Szabo, Pam J Davy, Michael J Hooper, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 2026-2037, Ecological Applications, Washington DC, C1-1

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2008

Testosterone effects on avian basal metabolic rate and aerobic performance : facts and artefacts

Prof Bill Buttemer, S. Warne, C. Bech, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2008), Vol. 150, pp. 204-210, Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A : molecular and integrative physiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Diacetone alcohol, a dispersant solvent, contributes to acute toxicity of a fipronil-based insecticide in a passerine bird

M. Kitulagodage, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2008), Vol. 71, pp. 597-600, Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, London, England, C1-1

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Short-term changes in endogenous estrogen levels and consumption of soy isoflavones affect working and verbal memory in young adult females

Fariha Islam, Cassandra Sparkes, Steven Roodenrys, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 251-262, Nutritional neuroscience, London, England, C1-1

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Fenitrothion, an organophosphate, affects running endurance but not aerobic capacity in fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata)

Prof Bill Buttemer, Paul G. Story, Karen Fildes, Russell V. Baudinette, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2008), Vol. 72, pp. 1315-1320, Chemosphere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The key importance of soy isoflavone bioavailability to understanding health benefits

Theresa A. Larkin, William E. Price, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2008), Vol. 48, pp. 538-552, Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, London, England, C1-1

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2007

Predicting spatio-temporal distribution for eastern Australian birds using birds Australia's atlas data : survey method, habitat and seasonal effects

Judit K. Szabo, Pam J Davy, Michael J Hooper, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2007), Vol. 107, pp. 89-99, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

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Increased probiotic yogurt or resistant starch intake does not affect isoflavone bioavailability in subjects consuming a high soy diet

Theresa A. Larkin, William E. Price, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 709-718, Nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Reduced egg investment can conceal helper effects in cooperatively breeding birds

A. F. Russell, N. E. Langmore, A. Cockburn, Prof Lee Astheimer, Rebecca M. Kilner

(2007), Vol. 317, pp. 941-944, Science, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Morphometric measures as a moderate predictor of gender in the white-browed Babbler Pomatostomus supercilious gilgandra

S. S. Oppenheimer, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, M.J. Anderson

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 15-18, Corella, Sydney South, N.S.W., C1-1

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Frequency-dependent physiological trade-offs between competing colour morphs

Sarah R. Pryke, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, Simon C. Griffith

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 494-497, Biology letter, London, England, C1-1

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Tissue distribution of lignans in rats in response to diet, dose−response, and competition with isoflavones

Prof Timothy Andrew Murray, Jinguo Kang, Prof Lee Astheimer, William E. Price

(2007), Vol. 55, pp. 4907-4912, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, Columbus, Ohio, C1-1

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Afternoon T : Testosterone level is higher in red than yellow male polychromatic lizards

M. Olsson, Mo Healey, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2007), Vol. 91, pp. 531-534, Physiology and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Consequences of maternal yolk testosterone for offspring development and survival : experimental test in a lizard

T. Uller, Prof Lee Astheimer, M. Olsson

(2007), Vol. 21, pp. 544-551, Functional ecology, London, England, C1-1

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2006

Cholinesterase response in native birds exposed to fenitrothion during locust control operations in Eastern Australia

Karen Fildes, Prof Lee Astheimer, Paul G. Story, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper

(2006), Vol. 25, pp. 2964-2970, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

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Development of mound-building in Australian brush-turkeys (Alectura lathami) : the role of learning, testosterone and body mass

Ann Goth, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2006), Vol. 54, pp. 71-78, Australian journal of zoology, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

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2005

Short term soy consumption affects working memory in your females

Fariha Islam, Cassandra Sparkes, Steven Roodenrys, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2005), pp. -, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing and Treating Chronic Disease, Bethesda, Md., E1-1

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2004

Effects of sublethal fenitrothion ingestion on cholinesterase inhibition, standard metabolism, thermal preference, and prey-capture ability in the Australian central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps, Agamidae)

David Bain, Prof Bill Buttemer, Prof Lee Astheimer, Karen Fildes, Michael J Hooper

(2004), Vol. 23, pp. 109-116, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1-1

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Limited lipid-lowering effects of regular consumption of whole soybean foods

A/Prof Barbara J Meyer, Theresa A. Larkin, Alice J. Owen, Prof Lee Astheimer, Linda C. Tapsell, Peter Howe

(2004), Vol. 48, pp. 67-78, Annals of nutrition and metabolism, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

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Landscape-level modeling of risk to Australian birds from locusts control pesticides

Judit K. Szabo, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper

(2004), pp. -, SETAC 2004 : Abstract book, fourth SETAC world congress and 25th annual meeting in North America : 25 years of interdisciplinary science serving global society ; 14 - 18 November 2004, Portland Convention Center ; 25th anniversary of SETAC, 1979 - 20, Pensacola, Fla., E1-1

conference
2003

Effect of a prebiotic or probiotic on soy isoflavone bioavailability

T Larkin, William E. Price, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2003), pp. -, Dietary polyphenols and health : proceedings of the 1st International Conference on polyphenols and health held in Vichy, France, November 18-21, 2003, Bethesda, Md., E1-1

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Cholesterol-lowering effect of soy : Is it related to Equol?

T Larkin, William E. Price, Prof Lee Astheimer

(2003), pp. -, Dietary polyphenols and health : proceedings of the 1st International Conference on polyphenols and health held in Vichy, France, November 18-21, 2003, Bethesda, Md., E1-1

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Influence of dietary omega-6 fatty acid uptake on utilisation of omega-3 fatty acids

L. Ridges, E. Grigonis-Deane, A/Prof Barbara J Meyer, Prof Lee Astheimer, A/Prof Peter Mc Lennan, Peter Howe

(2003), pp. -, MRW 2003 : Medical Research Week conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

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Walking the talk : why mere legislative compliance is no longer enough for environmentally responsible locust control in Australia

Paul G. Story, Prof Lee Astheimer, Prof Bill Buttemer, Michael J Hooper, Karen Fildes, Judit K. Szabo

(2003), pp. -, SETAC/ASE Asia Pacific 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand : programme and abstracts, 28 September - 1st October 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1-1

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Avian-locust interactions : implications for risk of pesticide exposure

Judit K. Szabo, Prof Lee Astheimer, Paul G. Story, Michael J Hooper, Prof Bill Buttemer

(2003), pp. -, SETAC/ASE Asia Pacific 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand : programme and abstracts, 28 September - 1st October 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1-1

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2002

Hypocholestrolemic effect of chronic soy consumption may be linked to equol.

A/Prof Barbara J Meyer, Theresa A. Larkin, Alice J. Owen, Prof Lee Astheimer, L C Lapsell, Peter Howe

(2002), pp. 53-61, 2002: Soy & Health : clinical evidence, dietetic applications, Antwerpen, Belgium, E1-1

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