Tuatara near experimental sc
Tuatara in a semi-natural enclosure at the Otorohanga Kiwi House, New Zealand. Image by N. Wu.
A graceful tree frog from Karawatha. Image by N. Wu.
Me and perentie
Me with a large male perentie in Central Australia. Image by C. Derez.
Microscopic photograph of various larval fish. Image by N. Wu
Me with panoptes
Image by K. Berry
A desert skink (Liopholis inornata). Image by N. Wu.
Radio tracking animals
Radio tracking perenties in Central Australia. Image by N. Wu.
WCH8 opening ceremony
World Congress of Herpetology 8 conference, Hangzhou, China opening ceremony.
Lizard team. Image by Drone.
Electrofishing at the University of Waikato campus Knighton lake. Image by N. Guest.
A laughing tree frog found in one of our herp trips. Image by N. Wu.
Eastern water dragon
Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii) from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Image by N. Wu.
Large longfin eel
A large female longfin eel caught in the Serpentine lakes, New Zealand. Image by J. Garret-Walker.
Preparation for sample collection from Crocodylus porosus. Image by R. Heurer.
A black-headed python (Aspidites melanocephalus) from Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Image by N. Wu
I am broadly interested in the diversity of form and function from an ecological and evolutionary framework, particularly in species with unique biology. However, my main research drive is on how changing environments constrain the physiology and life history of organisms while understanding the mechanisms for how they cope with environmental stressors. My work primarily utilise ectotherms like reptiles, amphibians, and fish as model systems, and I approach my research from an integrative perspective, from molecular to whole-organism to macroecological responses.
PhD in Ecological Physiology, The University of Queensland (2014 – 2019)
BSc (Hons) in Zoology, The University of Queensland (2013)
BSc (Tech) in Biological Sciences, The University of Waikato (2009 – 2012)