Current Teaching Units Include:
BIO1022 Biology 2, a first-year unit in which I teach animal systems of homeostasis, metabolism and behaviour
BIO3021 Marine Biology , a third year unit in which I teach marine animal adaptations, ecosystems and human impacts on the ocean. I lead a 9-day field camp to the Heron Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef each year, where students undertake projects including studies of birds, coral, fish and turtles.
BIO3820 Tropical Terrestrial Biology, a third year unit that I coordinate and teach advanced tropical ecology. I lead a week-long field camp to Malaysian Borneo each year, including time at Mulu World Heritage Area, which is a tropical biodiversity hotspot. We spend a week exploring the ecology of Borneo and students undertake research projects investigating the ecology of native frogs, insects, pitcher plants and dipterocarp forest.
I also supervise honours projects in line with my research interests.
I really enjoy my teaching and have been awarded two Dean’s, two Vice Chancellor’s and two National teaching awards for excellence.
I encourage my PhD students to do some teaching to gain experience, and they are involved in units including BIO2011 Ecology & Biodiversity, BIO2040 Conservation Biology, BIO2231 Animal Diversity, BIO2242 Animal Structure and Function, BIO3011 Research Methods, BIO3021 Marine Biology and BIO3052 Animal Behaviour.