The evolutionary race between predators and their prey is a never ending one, so when does anything relax enough to rest? In my honours project I will attempt to understand whether heat conserving practices in bird (tucking beak into feathers) has an associated cost to their vigilance. Essentially, are birds who appear less alert actually less alert and therefore more susceptible to predation? My project will focus on common shorebird species that inhabit the wetlands between Melbourne and Geelong. Co-supervisor: Mike Weston
Describe yourself in three words or less
Passionate and adventurous
What is your earliest memory?
Having my toy rabbit glued to my hat for the Easter bonnet parade in kindergarten
What (or who) inspired your interest in biology?
High school teachers, my older sister and David Attenborough of course
What was your favourite book as a child?
The ‘who’s behind the door’ series
Name your three favourite films
The sword in the stone
Without a paddle
Which do you prefer – Cheese or chocolate?
Who would play you in a film about your life?
Which three people would you invite to your dream dinner party?
3 alternate versions of myself from other dimensions where interdimensional travel exists.
What is your fancy dress costume of choice?
What would your super power be?
Instant cell regeneration
What TV programme best describes your personality?
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would it be?
The dodo bird