[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE150101774]
Researchers Dr Daniel Noble
Brief description Early developmental environments can profoundly influence the survival and reproductive success of organisms, including humans. The project aims to use an exceptional model lizard system to test a new theory about how personality and learning are influenced through the manipulation of offspring environment and how this affects lifetime fitness. Understanding these effects is important for predicting the responses to selection imposed by changing environments, the success of re-introduction programs for threatened species, and for understanding the long-term viability of populations. This project aims to merge theoretical developments in life history theory and evolutionary biology and contribute important empirical advances to a new research field.
Funding Amount 372000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award