Monica Gagliano

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M085), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 593 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
20092018
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Personal profile

Biography

2007 PhD Marine Ecology, James Cook University (Australia)
1999 MSc Marine & Fisheries Science (University of Aberdeen, UK & University of Cape Town, SA)
1998 BSc (Hon) Marine Biology (University of North Wales Bangor, UK)

Funding overview

2013 Discovery Early Career Research Award (Australian Research Council; $403,000)
2013 Early Career Research Fellowship Support (University of Western Australia; $30,000)
2011 Research Collaboration Award (University of Western Australia; $15,000)
2011 Research Development Award (University of Western Australia; $30,000)
2009 University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (University of Western Australia; $267,000)
2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (James Cook University & AIMS; $225,000)

Previous positions

2016 – 2018 Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology (UWA)
2013 – 2015 ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology (UWA)
2009 – 2012 UPRF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology (UWA)
2008 – 2011 Adjunct Lecturer in Plant Biology (UWA)
2007 – 2009 AIMS@JCU Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Climate Change Ecology (JCU & AIMS)

Research

My main research is broadly focusing on key aspects of the ecological processes by which organisms are able to gather information on the variable conditions of their surrounding environment in order to survive. In collaboration with various disciplines across the Sciences and the Humanities, my research aims at expanding our perception of animals, plants and more generally Nature. In the process of learning how to do this, I have pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics and extended the concept of cognition to plants, re-igniting the discourse on plant subjectivity, sentience and ethical standing.

Languages

English
Italian
Spanish

Keywords

  • Behavioural ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Marine ecology
  • Coral reef fish ecology
  • Parental effects
  • Early life history theory
  • Mimicry and biomimicry
  • Plant behaviour and cognition
  • Plant bioacoustics
  • Ethics
  • Ecopsychology

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Projects 2009 2015

Research Output 2010 2018

Plants learn and remember: lets get used to it

Gagliano, M., Abramson, C. I. & Depczynski, M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Oecologia. 186, 1, p. 29-31 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Breaking the silence: Green mudras and the faculty of language in plants

Gagliano, M., 2017, The language of plants: Science, philosophy, literature. Gagliano, M., Ryan, J. C. & Vieira, P. (eds.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, p. 84-100 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Introduction

Vieira, P., Gagliano, M. & Ryan, J. C., 2017, (Unpublished) The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature. Vieira, P., Gagliano, M. & Ryan, J. C. (eds.). Lanham, MD: University of Minnesota, p. ix-xxvii 352 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

The feminist plant: Changing relations with the water lily

Gibson, P. & Gagliano, M., 1 Sep 2017, In : Ethics and the Environment. 22, 2, p. 125-146 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water
surface water
Water
Lily
plant biology

The mind of plants: Thinking the unthinkable

Gagliano, M., 2017, In : Communicative & Integrative Biology. 10, 2, p. e1288333

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
learning
Association Learning
Learning
Cognitive Science
Aptitude