Dr Lee Rollins

STAFF PROFILE

Position

ARC DECRA 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 New South Wales, 2009

Contact

lee.rollins@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72084

Biography

Deakin University, ARC DECRA (2015-Present)

Deakin University, Research Fellow (2012-2015)

Macquarie University, Research Fellow (2011-2012)

University of New South Wales, Research Associate (2010-2011)

Macquarie University, Research Fellow (2009-2010)

University of New South Wales, PhD (Conservation Genetics), Awarded 2009

University of New South Wales, Master (Marine Science), Awarded 2000

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Biography summary

I am broadly interested in the molecular ecology of invasive species, conservation genetics, avian behaviour, the genetics of social systems and how genes behave at a population level. Much of my work has focused on the role of dispersal in range expansions and the use of genetic analyses to understand contemporary population dynamics including rates of exchange between genetically separated populations. I am now investigating genes important to dispersal in order to examine the role of genetics in range expansion of invasive species.

Knowledge areas

Population genetics

Molecular ecology

Conservation genetics

Conferences

2016:

Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vienna, Austria, Avian Molecular Evolution Symposium (organiser)

Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, Katoomba,  Australia, Public Lecture

2015:

Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vienna, Austria

Behaviour 2015, Cairns, Australia (oral presentation and symposium orgnaiser)

2014:

Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbens Legacy, Asilomar, California, USA

Genetics Society of Australasia 2014, Sydney Australia

2013:

Genetics Society of Australasia 2013, Sydney, Australia

Australasian Evolution Society Conference, Geelong, Australia

2012:

Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, Geelong,  Australia

Genetics Society of Australasia 59th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia

2008:

International Invasive Bird Conference, Fremantle, Australia

Australasian Wildlife Management Society 21st Annual Conference, Fremantle, Australia

2007:

The 6th International Zoo and Wildlife Research Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics, Berlin, Germany 

ConGen3: The 3rd International Conservation Genetics Symposium, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

Australasian Evolution Society 5th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia

Genetics Society of Australasia 54th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia

Biodiversity Extinction Crisis Conference – A Pacific Response, (Society for Conservation Biology Australasian Section), Sydney, Australia.

2005:

13th Annual Australasian Pest Management Conference, Wellington, NZ. (Full paper).

Professional activities

Genetics Society of Australasia, Treasurer, 2013-present

Australasian Evolution Society, Treasurer, 2013-present

Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Membership Officer, 2012-2016

Projects

Honours and PhD projects are available to investigate genetic and epigenetic drivers of invasion using cane toads and starlings as model species. We also welcome students interested in studying bioinformatics.

Publications

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2016

Assessing the economic benefits of starling detection and control to Western Australia

S. Campbell, Emily C. Roberts, R Craemer, C Pacioni, Dr Lee Rollins, Andrew P. Woolnough

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 81-99, Australasian journal of environmental management, London, Eng., C1

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The relative importance of spatial proximity, kin selection and potential ‘greenbeard’ signals on provisioning behaviour among helpers in a cooperative bird

Paul McDonald, Dr Lee Rollins, Stephanie Godfrey

(2016), Vol. 70, pp. 133-143, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Berlin, Gemany, C1

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Selection on mitochondrial variants occurs between and within individuals in an expanding invasion

Dr Lee Rollins, Andrew P. Woolnough, Dr Benjamin Fanson, Mrs Michelle Cummins, Dr Tamsyn Crowley, Alan N. Wilton, Ron Sinclair, Ms Ashleigh Butler, William B Sherwin

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 995-1007, Molecular biology and evolution, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Extra-pair paternity in the long-tailed finch Poephila acuticauda

Erica P. van Rooij, Dr Lee Rollins, Clare E Holleley, Simon C. Griffith

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-10, PeerJ, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Expected shannon entropy and shannon differentiation between subpopulations for neutral genes under the finite island model

Anne Chao, Lou Jost, T Hsieh, K Ma, William B Sherwin, Dr Lee Rollins

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-24, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Sequential polyandry through divorce and re-pairing in a cooperatively breeding bird reduces helper-offspring relatedness

Miyako Warrington, Dr Lee Rollins, Andrew F Russell, Dr Simon Griffith

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 1311-1321, Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Unrelated helpers neither signal contributions nor suffer retribution in chestnut-crowed babblers

Fumiaki Y Nomano, Lucy E Browning, James L. Savage, Dr Lee Rollins, Dr Simon Griffith, Andrew F Russell

(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 986-995, Behavioral ecology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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A genetic perspective on rapid evolution in cane toads (Rhinella marina)

Dr Lee Rollins, Dr Mark Richardson, Prof Richard Shine

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 2264-2276, Molecular ecology, London, Eng., C1

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The danger within: the role of genetic, behavioural and ecological factors in population persistence of colour polymorphic species

Peri Bolton, Dr Lee Rollins, Dr Simon Griffith

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 2907-2915, Molecular ecology, London, Eng, C1

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Is there evidence of selection in the dopamine receptor D4 gene in Australian invasive starling populations?

Dr Lee Rollins, Michael Whitehead, Andrew P. Woolnough, Ron Sinclair, William B Sherwin

(2015), Vol. 61, pp. 505-519, Current zoology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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2014

Causes of male sexual trait divergence in introduced populations of guppies

Anna K Lindholm, M. L. Head, Robert C Brooks, Dr Lee Rollins, F C Ingleby, S Zajitschek

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 437-448, Journal of evolutionary biology, London, England, C1

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Personality in captivity: more exploratory males reproduce better in an aviary population

Luke McCowan, Dr Lee Rollins, Simon C. Griffith

(2014), Vol. 107, pp. 150-157, Behavioural processes, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

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All signals are not equal: acoustic signalling of individuality, sex and breeding status in a cooperative breeder

Miyako Warrington, Paul McDonald, Dr Lee Rollins, Simon C. Griffith

(2014), Vol. 93, pp. 249-260, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1

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2013

Isolation and characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for Noisy Miners Manorina melanocephala, with successful cross-amplification in Bell Miners M. melanophrys

Anna M. Kopps, Paul McDonald, Dr Lee Rollins

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 39-41, Conservation genetics resources, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Feeding nestlings does not function as a signal of social prestige incooperatively breeding chestnut-crowned babblers

Fumiaki Y Nomano, Lucy E Browning, Dr Lee Rollins, Shinichi Nakagawa, Simon C. Griffith, Andrew F Russell

(2013), Vol. 86, pp. 277-289, Animal behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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High genetic diversity is not essential for successful introduction

Dr Lee Rollins, Angela T Moles, Serena Lam, Robert Buitenwerf, Joanna M Buswell, Claire R Brandenburger, Habacuc Flores-Moreno, Knud B Nielsen, Ellen Couchman, Gordon S Brown, F Thomson, Frank Hemmings, Richard Frankham, William B Sherwin

(2013), pp. -, Ecology and evolution, West Sussex, England, C1

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Genetic monogamy despite variable ecological conditions and social environment in the cooperatively breeding apostlebird

Miyako Warrington, Dr Lee Rollins, Nichola J Raihani, Andrew F Russell, Simon C. Griffith

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 4669-4682, Ecology and evolution, London, England, C1-1

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2012

The role of the ord arid intrusion in the historical and contemporary genetic division of long-tailed finch subspecies in northern Australia

Dr Lee Rollins, Nina Svedin, Sarah R. Pryke, Simon C. Griffith

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1208-1219, Ecology and evolution, West Sussex, England, C1-1

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Building genetic networks using relatedness information : a novel approach for the estimation of dispersal and characterization of group structure in social animals

Dr Lee Rollins, Lucy E Browning, C.E Holleley, James L. Savage, A. F. Russell, Simon C. Griffith

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 1727-1740, Molecular ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Mothers adjust offspring sex to match the quality of the rearing environment

Sarah R. Pryke, Dr Lee Rollins

(2012), Vol. 279, pp. 4051-4057, Proceedings of the Royal Society B : biological sciences, London, England, C1-1

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Kin selection, not group augmentation, predicts helping in an obligate cooperatively breeding bird

Lucy E Browning, S. C. Patrick, Dr Lee Rollins, Simon C. Griffith, A. F. Russell

(2012), Vol. 279, pp. 3861-3869, Royal society of London. Proceedings B. Biological sciences, London, England, C1-1

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2011

Maternal stress to partner quality is linked to adaptive offspring sex ratio adjustment

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

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 717-722, Behavioral ecology, Cary, N. C., C1

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Parental care in wild and captive zebra finches : measuring food delivery to quantify parental effort

Amanda J. Gilby, Mark C. Mainwaring, Dr Lee Rollins, Simon C. Griffith

(2011), Vol. 81, pp. 289-295, Animal behaviour, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Mitochondrial DNA offers unique insights into invasion history of the common starling

Dr Lee Rollins, Andrew P. Woolnough, Ron Sinclair, Nick J. Mooney, William B Sherwin

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 2307-2317, Molecular ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Sex-dependent selection differentially shapes genetic variation on and off the guppy Y chromosome

Erik Postma, Nicolle Spyrou, Dr Lee Rollins, Robert C Brooks

(2011), Vol. 65, pp. 2145-2156, Evolution, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Context-dependent sex allocation: constraints on the expression and evolution of maternal effects

Sarah R. Pryke, Dr Lee Rollins, Simon C. Griffith

(2011), Vol. 65, pp. 2792-2799, Evolution, Oxford, England, C1-1

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2010

Females use multiple mating and genetically loaded sperm competition to target compatible genes

Sarah R. Pryke, Dr Lee Rollins, Simon C. Griffith

(2010), Vol. 329, pp. 964-967, Science, Washington, D. C., C1-1

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2009

Isolation and characterization of 12 polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite loci in the apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)

Dr Lee Rollins, C.E Holleley, Jonathan L C Wright, A. F. Russell, Simon C. Griffith

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 229-231, Conservation genetics resources, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Invasive species can't cover their tracks : using microsatellites to assist management of starling (Sturnus vulgaris) populations in Western Australia

Dr Lee Rollins, Andrew P. Woolnough, Alan N. Wilton, Ron Sinclair, William B Sherwin

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 1560-1573, Molecular ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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2006

Population genetic tools for pest management : a review

Dr Lee Rollins, Andrew P. Woolnough, William B Sherwin

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 251-261, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic, C1-1

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Genetic architecture of sexually selected traits - lessons from guppies

Robert C Brooks, Dr Lee Rollins, Nicolle Spyrou

(2006), pp. 1-4, Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production 2006, Minas Gerais, Brazil, E1-1

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