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Research Fellow
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I am a marine ecologist with research interests spanning behavioural, evolutionary and sensory ecology. I investigate the role of colour patterns in animal communication systems and am particularly interested in the mechanisms that drive the evolution of bright and vivid colour patterns in coral reef organisms. I am also interested in understanding reef fish mimicry systems, in which fish resemble other species to fool potential predators or attack their own prey. My research also covers cleaning sysmbioses in which small fish or shrimp remove ectoparasites, mucus and scales from coral reef fish clients. I am currently employed on a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship and work primarily with Dr. Lexa Grutter and Prof. Justin Marshall (QBI).