Christopher Turbill

Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecology, Western Sydney University

Christopher is an animal physiological ecologist. His research integrates physiology, behaviour and life-history ecology to understand how animals 'solve the problem of survival' and successfully reproduce in the face of natural and human-induced environmental challenges.

He is interested particularly in the functional significance of thermoregulatory effects on metabolism and his research often aims to discover the ecological consequences of variation in body temperature and its links with metabolic energy expenditure, particularly in mammals.

He addresses these questions with lab-based measurements, field-based observational and experimental studies and desk-bound studies of comparative (evolutionary) physiology and life-history ecology.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecology, Western Sydney University

Education

  • 2006 
    University of New England, PhD