Jennifer Kelley

Dr, BSc Liv., PhD St And.

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 772 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
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Personal profile

Funding overview

UWA Research Development Award (2009): Colour vision and communication in rainbowfish

Previous positions

Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New South Wales (2005-2007).

Teaching overview

Behavioural Ecology ANIM3365
Marine Neuroecology BIOL5505


My core research focuses on the behaviour and ecology of fishes. I have a particular interest in understanding how the interacting roles of animal vision, colouration and the light environment determine behavioural and ecological interactions. My latest project investigates how freshwater fishes cope with environmental variability through changes in their physiology, morphology and behaviour.


  • Behavioural ecology
  • Freshwater fish ecology
  • Predator–prey interactions
  • Animal colouration
  • Visual ecology

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 772 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Dynamic Optical Signal in a Nocturnal Moth

Kelley, J. L., Tatarnic, N. J., Schröder-Turk, G. E., Endler, J. A. & Wilts, B. D., 9 Sep 2019, In : Current Biology. 29, 17, p. 2919-2925 e2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
habitat conservation
aquatic ecosystem

Phenotypic assortment by body shape in wild-caught fish shoals

Kelley, J. L. & Evans, J. P., 1 Oct 2018, In : Science of Nature. 105, 9-10, 53.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

animal morphology
body shape
social organization
body size
2 Citations (Scopus)

Scary clowns: adaptive function of anemonefish coloration

Merilaita, S. & Kelley, J. L., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31, 10, p. 1558-1571 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

host range
2 Citations (Scopus)

Sensory system responses to human-induced environmental change

Kelley, J. L., Chapuis, L., Davies, W. I. L. & Collin, S. P., 9 Jul 2018, In : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6, JUL, 95.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
sensory system
environmental change
anthropogenic activities
climate change

Projects 2018 2021