Dr Gemma Cole

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Centre for Integrative Ecology

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Research interests

I am interested in the evolution of animal communication signals under different environmental parameters.  I am particularly interested in the evolution of colour signals and how these are linked to the visual system and behavioural responses.  My research often involves the long-term monitoring of populations under different environmental regimes to identify divergence in characters of interest. 

My current research uses guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to answer questions such as how does light environment influence the evolution of behaviours, the visual system and colour signals?

I am always excited to hear from collaborators and students so please don't hesitate to get in touch!

See what I'm up to: https://colelabresearch.weebly.com/

Follow me on Twitter....@GemmaLCole

Research groups

Evolutionary Ecology Lab (P.I. John Endler)

Publications

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2019

How viewing objects with the dorsal or ventral retina affects colour-related behaviour in guppies (Poecilia reticulata)

Adlade Sibeaux, Madison Keser, Gemma Cole, Alexandrea Kranz, John Endler

(2019), Vol. 158, pp. 78-89, Vision research, Amsterdam, The Nethelands, C1

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The effect of against-background contrast on female preferences for a polymorphic colour sexual signal

J Lynn, G Cole

(2019), Vol. 150, pp. 1-13, Animal behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Colour-based foraging diverges after multiple generations under different light environments

G Cole, J Lynn, A Kranz, J Endler

(2019), Vol. 125, pp. 212-221, Ethology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Success of the receptor noise model in predicting colour discrimination in guppies depends upon the colours tested

Adlade Sibeaux, Gemma Cole, John Endler

(2019), Vol. 159, pp. 86-95, Vision research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The relative importance of local and global visual contrast in mate choice

Adelaide Sibeaux, Gemma Cole, John Endler

(2019), Vol. 154, pp. 143-159, Animal behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2018

Change in male coloration associated with artificial selection on foraging colour preference

Gemma Cole, John Endler

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 1227-1238, Journal of evolutionary biology, London, Eng., C1

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Light environment change induces differential expression of guppy opsins in a multi-generational evolution experiment

Alexandrea Kranz, Leonard Forgan, Gemma Cole, John Endler

(2018), Vol. 72, pp. 1656-1676, Evolution, London, Eng., C1

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Colour pattern component phenotypic divergence can be predicted by the light environment

Alexandrea Kranz, Gemma Cole, Priti Singh, John Endler

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 1459-1476, Journal of evolutionary biology, London, Eng., C1

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Courtship diverges with foraging behaviour in artificially selected populations

G Cole, J Endler

(2018), Vol. 144, pp. 9-15, Animal behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Boundary strength analysis: combining colour pattern geometry and coloured patch visual properties for use in predicting behaviour and fitness

J Endler, G Cole, A Kranz

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 2334-2348, Methods in ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2016

Male courtship decisions are influenced by light environment and female receptivity.

G Cole, J Endler

(2016), Vol. 283, pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Variable environmental effects on a multicomponent sexually selected trait

G Cole, J Endler

(2015), Vol. 185, pp. 452-468, American Naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1

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Artificial selection for food colour preferences

G Cole, J Endler

(2015), Vol. 282, pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the royal society of London: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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2013

Lost in translation: adaptation of mating signals in changing environments

G Cole

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 25-40, Springer science reviews, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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