Dr Belinda Appleton





Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus



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Chromosome-level alpaca reference genome VicPac3.1 improves genomic insight into the biology of new world camelids

M Richardson, K Munyard, L Croft, T Allnutt, F Jackling, F Alshanbari, M Jevit, G Wright, R Cransberg, A Tibary, P Perelman, B Appleton, T Raudsepp

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, Frontiers in genetics, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1


Oxytocin enhances the appropriate use of human social cues by the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in an object choice task

J Oliva, J Rault, B Appleton, A Lill

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 767-775, Animal cognition, Berlin, Germany, C1


An integrative approach to characterize Malagasy bats of the subfamily Vespertilioninae Gray, 1821, with the description of a new species of Hypsugo

S Goodman, C Rakotondramanana, B Ramasindrazana, T Kearney, A Monadjem, M Schoeman, P Taylor, K Naughton, B Appleton

(2015), Vol. 173, pp. 988-1018, Zoological journal of the linnean society, London, Eng., C1


Description of a new species of the Miniopterus aelleni group (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from upland areas of central and northern Madagascar

S Goodman, B Ramasindrazana, K Naughton, B Appleton

(2015), Vol. 3936, pp. 538-558, Zootaxa, C1


Insights into the evolution of a cryptic radiation of bats: dispersal and ecological radiation of Malagasy Miniopterus (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae)

L Christidis, S Goodman, K Naughton, B Appleton

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-10, PLoS one, San Francisco, CA, C1


Antitropical distributions and species delimitation in a group of ophiocomid brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiocomidae)

K Naughton, T O'Hara, B Appleton, P Cisternas

(2014), Vol. 78, pp. 232-244, Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, Maryland Heights, MO, C1-1


A molecular and morphological investigation of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in Australian free-tailed bats Mormopterus (Chiroptera:Molossidae)

T Reardon, N Mckenzie, S Cooper, B Appleton, S Carthew, M Adams

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 109-136, Australian journal of zoology, Clayton, Vic, C1


Sympatric cryptic species in the crinoid genus Cenolia (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae) delineated by sequence and microsatellite markers

K Naughton, T O'Hara, B Appleton, M Gardner

(2014), Vol. 78, pp. 160-171, Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


A cryptic new species of miniopterus from south-eastern africa based on molecular and morphological characters

A Monadjem, S Goodman, W Stanley, B Appleton

(2013), Vol. 3746, pp. 123-142, Zootaxa, C1


Identification of cryptic species of Miniopterus bats (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) from Madagascar and the Comoros using bioacoustics overlaid on molecular genetic and morphological characters

B Ramasindrazana, S Goodman, M Schoeman, B Appleton

(2011), Vol. 104, pp. 284-302, Biological journal of the Linnean Society, Oxford, England, C1-1


Characterisation of 22 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Broadbill Swordfish, Xiphias gladius

H Bradman, P Grewe, J Bourjea, D Muths, B Appleton

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 263-266, Conservation genetics resources, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1


Development and characterisation of 20 microsatellite loci isolated from the large bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae) and their cross-taxa utility in the family Miniopteridae

R Wood, N Weyeneth, B Appleton

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 675-685, Molecular ecology resources, Oxford, England, C1-1


Morphological, bioacoustical, and genetic variation in Miniopterus bats from eastern Madagascar, with the description of a new species

S Goodman, B Ramasindrazana, C Maminirina, M Schoeman, B Appleton

(2011), Vol. May, pp. 1-19, Zootaxa, Auckland, N. Z., C1-1


Direct comparison of mitochondrial markers for the analysis of swordfish population structure

H Bradman, P Grewe, B Appleton

(2011), Vol. 109, pp. 95-99, Fisheries research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Wings or winds : inferring bat migration in a stepping-stone archipelago

N Weyeneth, S Goodman, B Appleton, R Wood, M Ruedi

(2011), Vol. 24, pp. 1298-1306, Journal of evolutionary biology, Oxford, England, C1-1


Patterns of morphological and genetic variation in the endemic Malagasy bat Miniopterus gleni (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae), with the description of a new species, M. griffithsi

S Goodman, C Maminirina, H Bradman, L Christidis, B Appleton

(2010), Vol. 48, pp. 75-86, Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Copy number variation and transposable elements feature in recent, ongoing adaptation at the Cyp6g1 locus

J Schmidt, R Good, B Appleton, J Sherrard, G Raymant, M Bogwitz, J Martin, P Daborn, M Goddard, P Batterham, C Robin

(2010), Vol. 6, pp. 1-11, PLoS genetics, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1


The use of molecular phylogenetic and morphological tools to identify cryptic and paraphyletic species : examples from the diminutive long-fingered bats (Chiroptera : Miniopteridae : Miniopterus) on Madagascar

S Goodman, C Maminirina, H Bradman, L Christidis, B Appleton

(2009), pp. 1-34, American museum novitates, New York, N. Y., C1-1


Shedding new light on old species identifications : morphological and genetic evidence suggest a need for conservation status review of the critically endangered bat, Saccolaimus saccolaimus

D Milne, F Jackling, M Sidhu, B Appleton

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 496-508, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1


The use of molecular and morphological characters to resolve the taxonomic identity of cryptic species : the case of Miniopterus manavi (Chiroptera, Miniopteridae)

S Goodman, C Maminirina, N Weyeneth, H Bradman, L Christidis, M Ruedi, B Appleton

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 339-363, Zoologica scripta, Oxford, England, C1-1


Variation gographique et molculaires de Miniopterus majori (Chiroptera : Miniopteridae) de Madagascar

C Mamanirina, B Appleton, H Bradman, L Christidis, S Goodman

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 127-143, Malagasy nature, Antananarivo, Madagascar, C1-1


A new species of Miniopterus (Chiroptera : Miniopteridae) from lowland southeastern Madagascar

S Goodman, H Bradman, C Maminirina, K Ryan, L Christidis, B Appleton

(2008), Vol. 73, pp. 199-213, Mammalian biology, Jena, Germany, C1-1


The Bassian Isthmus and the major ocean currents of southeast Australia influence the phylogeography and population structure of a southern Australian intertidal barnacle Catomerus polymerus (Darwin)

K York, M Blacket, B Appleton

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 1948-1961, Molecular ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1


Mitochondrial DNA analysis of field populations of Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) and of its relationship to H. zea

G Behere, W Tay, D Russell, D Heckel, B Appleton, K Kranthi, P Batterham

(2007), Vol. 7, BMC evolutionary biology, London, England, C1-1


Specific status of populations on Madagascar referred to Miniopterus fraterculus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with description of a new species

S Goodman, K Ryan, C Maminirina, J Fahr, L Christidis, B Appleton

(2007), Vol. 88, pp. 1216-1229, Journal of mammalogy, Provo, UT, C1-1


Molecular systematics and biogeography of the bent-wing bat complex Miniopterus schreibersii (Kuhl, 1817) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)

B Appleton, J McKenzie, L Christidis

(2004), Vol. 31, pp. 431-439, Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Narrowing the genomic location of choanal atresia in alpaca

Dr Belinda Appleton

  • 2014: $6,493
  • 2013: $18,533

Improving the alpaca genome assembly to allow efficient discovery of the underlying genetic causes of diseases, disorders and traits

A/Prof Terje Raudsepp, Dr Mark Richardson, Dr Belinda Appleton

  • 2015: $32,000


No completed student supervisions to report