Rebecca Wheatley

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Tasmania

I'm a postdoctoral research fellow in the DEEP group at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Tasmania
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2018 
    The University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2012 
    The University of Queensland, BSc (Hons)


  • 2018
    Surface friction alters the agility of a small Australian marsupial, Journal of Experimental Biology
  • 2018
    Ecological context and the probability of mistakes underlie speed choice, Functional Ecology
  • 2015
    How fast should an animal run when escaping? An optimality model based on the trade-off between speed and accuracy, Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • 2012
    Initial offspring size mediates trade-off between fecundity and longevity in the field, Marine Ecology Progress Series

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Australian Mammal Society
  • Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour