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Dr Peter Biro
My research is currently exploring linkages between animal physiology, behaviour, life-history, and
natural and human-caused selection in fish and other organisms. In particular, I want to know what
promotes the existence (& maintenance) of consistent individual differences in behavior, often termed
‘personality’ or ‘temperament’, and what this means for predator-prey interactions, and practical issues
such as sampling bias and the effects of human harvesting of animal populations.
Career2009 ARC Future Fellow, UNSW.
2009 Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia.
2006 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UTS.
2006 Endeavour Research Fellow, UTS.
2003 NSERC Postdoctoral fellow, University of Manitoba, Canada.
Key publicationsBiro, P.A., J.A. Stamps. 2010. (2010) Do consistent individual differences in metabolic rate promote consistent individual differences in behavior? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25, 653-659
Biro, P.A., and N.J. Dingemanse (2009) Sampling bias resulting from animal personality. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24, 66-68
Biro, P.A., and J.A. Stamps. (2008) Are animal personality traits linked to life-history productivity? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23, 361-368
Biro, P.A., and J.R. Post. (2008) Rapid depletion of genotypes with fast growth and bold personality traits from harvested fish populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 105, 2919-2922
Biro, P.A., J.R. Post, and D.J. Booth (2007) Mechanisms for climate-induced mortality of fish populations in whole-lake experiments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104, 9715-9719
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Postdoctoral fellowsNameProject title
Dr Kerry FansonMetabolism and animal personality Dr Bart AdriaenssensMetabolism and animal personality