Nicki Mitchell

Nicki trained as an ecophysiologist in Roger Seymour's lab at the University of Adelaide in the late 1990s, studying the reproductive ecology of terrestrial-breeding frog species. After a series of postdocs, which included modelling the impact of climate change on sex ratios of tuatara, she began a teaching and research role at The University of Western Australia in 2009. Her recent research is applied and interdisciplinary, aiming to understand the capacity of threatened vertebrates to adapt to rapid environmental change, and modelling and evaluating conservation initiatives such as assisted colonisation. Lab members work on freshwater turtles, sea turtles, skinks, geckos and frogs (and mammals…) – mostly in the biodiverse south west of Australia, but also on Christmas Island and the cloud forests of Malaysia. Nicki is a past president of the Australian Society of Herpetologists, and a member of Australia's Threatened Species Scientific Committee.
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