Dr Lee Rollins

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Faculty Office

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.