Birdsong Behavior Evolution
Please contact me if you would like to work on one of these projects. The research office currently has grants for graduate students.
We have placed recorders around a popular Queensland eco-tourist resort to measure the impact of noise on local bird and frog communities.
Together with Drs Kate Buchanan and Alizee Melliere, we investigate how egg-bound zebra finches develop in noisy human environments.
This international collaboration uses genomic techniques to trace the song evolution of Darwin's finches.
This collaboration with Dr Kathy Townsend investigates how much birds interact with plastics from the ocean.
This work considers how traffic noise interferes with native female frogs trying to mate.
Dr Dominique Potvin
Lecturer of Animal Ecology at the University of the Sunshine Coast
In addition to my research I coordinate Animal Form, Function and Evolution. I teach for Terrestrial Vertebrates, Conservation Biology, Population Ecology and Genetics, and Animal Behaviour.