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Dale Roberts

Emeritus Professor, BSc PhD Adel.

  • The University of Western Australia (M701), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 2022 Citations
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Personal profile

Biography

B Sc Honours, Ph D - Zoology, Univesity of Adelaide
Employed: Murray Park CAE, 1976-1977
University of Western Australia: 1978 - current
Inaugural Head, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, 2001-2006
Editorial Board: Animal Behaviour, 2004-2006

Roles and responsibilities

Emeritus Professor & Senior Honorary Research Fellow - University of Western Australia

Frog biology
Speciation
Animal acoustics

Ph D supervision: 23 Ph D completions, 6 current students, 3 in negotiation

Honours Supervision: 2 current students working on sperm competition, and, bird acoustics

Future research

Biogeography - southwestern Australia

Evolution of frog calls: Myobatrachidae and Limnodynastidae

Sperm competition: Crinia georgiana

Genetics and mine site rehabilitation

Funding overview

ARC Discovery: 2013-2015, $368,000. L Simmons (University of Western Australia) & JD Roberts,Testing new theoretical models of sperm allocation: does competition for mates compromise male fertility?
ARC Linkage:

ARC Linkage: $300,000, 2012-2014. Managing genetic diversity and evolutionary processes in foundation species for landscape restoration in the Midwest of Western Australia, with M Byrne & D Coates, Department of Environment & Conservation, Western Australia
Australian Department of Environment: review of the Conservation Status of Australian frogs

Previous positions

Senior Tutor: 1978
Lecturer: 1987
Senior lecturer: 1993
Associate Professor:2000
Winthrop Professor: 2006

Current projects

Managing genetic diversity and evolutionary processes in foundation species for landscape
restoration in the Midwest of Western Australia. With M Byrne, D Coates & M Millar (DEC, WA), ARC Linkage $300,000 (2012-2014).

South-west biogeography: origins of diversity in a biodiversity hotspot. Review article with Michael Rix (WA Museum), Dan Edwards (Yale), Margaret Byrne (DEC, WA), Leo Joseph (CSIRO).

Evolution of myobatrachid frogs: systematics, call, collur, shape & life history evolution, with Scott Keogh (ANU) and Phil Byrne (Wollongong)

Industrial relevance

Strong links with Department of Environment & Conservation, WA (Margaret Byrne, David Coates,Melissa Millar) and Western Australian Museum (Paul Doughty). Links through DEC to Cliffs Mining and Karara Mining

Teaching overview

Specialist lectures in: Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Processes and Wildlife Management

Postgraduate supervision: completed 20 Ph D, 3 M Sc, under examination revision 2 Ph D, current students 4.

Research

Biogeography & speciation: Australia - particularly south-western Australia
Anuran biology: frogs
Sexual selection and sperm competition: polyandrous mating systems
Animal acoustics
Conservation and restoration biology

Languages

English

Keywords

  • Amphibian biology
  • Speciation and biogeography
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Evolutionary biology

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Projects 1996 2015

Research Output 1993 2018

life history trait
semiarid region
Western Australia
genetic structure
life history

Incorporating climate change into recovery planning for threatened vertebrate species in southwestern Australia

Stewart, B. A., Ford, B. M., van Helden, B. E., Roberts, J. D., Close, P. G. & Speldewinde, P. C., 1 Jan 2018, In : Biodiversity and Conservation. 27, 1, p. 147-165 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vertebrate
planning
vertebrates
climate change
threatened species

Latitudinal gradients of dispersal and niche processes mediating neutral assembly of marine fish communities

Ford, B. M. & Roberts, J. D., 1 May 2018, In : Marine Biology. 165, 5, 94.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

latitudinal gradient
marine fish
niche
niches
fish

Living with fire: Ecology and genetics of the dasyurid mammal Dasykaluta rosamondae

Hayes, G. L., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Triodia
fire ecology
mammals
Metatheria
arid zones
1 Citations
telemetry
resource use
endangered species
ecology
DNA