PhD (Michigan State University)
Position: Associate Professor

Room: 329 Goddard Building 8
Phone: +61 7 3365 4824


Research Interests

Anne Goldizen's research interests focus on vertebrate social systems, including mating systems, social networks, cooperative breeding, parental care patterns and communication, and on conservation biology. She has carried out and supervised long-term studies of social and mating systems on wild primates, birds and macropods. Other studies have focused on endangered or potentially threatened species, including bridled nailtail wallabies, brush-tailed rock-wallabies, black-faced impalas, pademelons and black mongooses and have related aspects of species' behavioural ecology and genetics to their conservation and management. Current studies are based mostly in Queensland and Namibia, including studies of individual differences in sociality and social networks in eastern grey kangaroos and giraffes.

Selected Publications

 Carter, K. C., J. M. Seddon, C. H. Frère, J. K, Carter, A. W. Goldizen (2013). Fission-fusion dynamics in wild giraffes may be driven by kinship, spatial overlap and individual social preferences. Anim. Behav. 85:385-394.

Garland, E. C., A. W. Goldizen, M. L. Rekdahl, R. Constantine, C. Garrigue, N. Daeschler Hauser, M. M. Poole, J. Robbins, and M. J. Noad (2011). Dynamic horizontal cultural transmission of humpback whale song at the ocean basin scale. Curr. Biol. 21: 687-691.

Macqueen, P., J. M. Seddon, J. J. Austin, S. Hamilton and A. W. Goldizen (2010). Phylogenetics of the pademelons (Macropodidae: Thylogale) and historical biogeography of the Australo-Papuan region. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 57:1134-1148.

Favreau, F-R., A. W. Goldizen and O. Pays (2010). Interactions among social monitoring, anti-predator vigilance and group size in eastern grey kangaroos. Proc. R. Soc. B 277:2089-2095.

Carter, A. J., S. L. Macdonald, V. Thomson and A. W. Goldizen (2009). Structured association patterns and their energetic benefits in female eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Anim. Behav. 77: 839-846.


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