Staff profile - Tim Jessop

Staff image

Dr Tim Jessop

Position: Lecturer In Physiology
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Life & Env. Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 73275 +61 3 522 73275



Dr Tim Jessop is an integrative ecologist who studies the effects of environmental, ecological and anthropogenic disturbances on animal physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology. His primary research goal is to understand how disturbance processes act on the fitness of individuals to shape population and even community dynamics.


Subjects and units currently teaching

SLE355 Evolutionary and Ecological Physiology

Knowledge areas

Ecophysiology, Terrestrial Ecology, Applied Ecology, Island Biology


Research interests

Comparative physiology; Population Ecology;  Applied Wildlife Ecology; Island Biology, Invasion Ecology



Selected Publications:

Cavallo, C., Dempster, T., Kearney, M. R., Kelly, E., Booth, D., Hadden, K. M., Jessop, T. S. (2015), Predicting climate warming effects on green turtle hatchling viability and dispersal performance. Functional Ecology, 29: 768–778. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12389.

Purwandana, D., Ariefiandy, A., Imansyah, M. J., Ciofi, C., Forsyth, D. M., Gormley, A. M., Rudiharto, H., Seno, A., Fordham, D. A., Gillespie, G. and Jessop, T. S. (2015), Evaluating environmental, demographic and genetic effects on population-level survival in an island endemic. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01300

Jessop T. S.; Anson J. R.; Narayan E. and Lockwood T. (2015)  An Introduced Competitor Elevates Corticosterone Responses of a Native Lizard (Varanus varius). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 88: 237-245.

Letnic, M., Webb, J. K., Jessop, T. S., Dempster, T. (2015), Restricting access to invasion hubs enables sustained control of an invasive vertebrate. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 341–347. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12390.

Anson, J. R., Dickman, C. R., Handasyde, K. and Jessop, T. S. (2014), Effects of multiple disturbance processes on arboreal vertebrates in eastern Australia: implications for management. Ecography, 37: 357–366. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00340.x

Jessop, T. S., Letnic, M., Webb, J. K., & Dempster, T. (2013). Adrenocortical stress responses influence an invasive vertebrate's fitness in an extreme environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 280(1768), 20131444.

Link to publications

Page custodian: External Relations Group
Last updated: