PhD (University of Adelaide)
Position: Senior Lecturer

Room: 337 Goddard Building 8
Phone: +61 7 3365 2138

Research Interests

Dr Booth's research interests include the energetics and biology of reproduction and incubation in reptiles and birds, the effect of temperature on physiological processes and respiratory gas exchange between animals and their environment.

Current studies include respiratory gas exchange, embryonic development and reproductive ecology of amphibians, reptiles and birds and the influence of temperature on the energetics of development in ectotherms.

Selected Publications

Eiby, Y. A., and D.T. Booth (2009). The effects of incubation temperature on the morphology and composition of Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) chicks. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 179:875-882. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-009-0370-4.

Ischer, T., K. Ireland and D.T. Booth (2009). Locomotion performance of green turtle hatchlings from the Heron Island rookery, Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology 156:1399-1409. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-009-1180-7

Booth, D.T. and Chung Yan Yu (2009). Influence of the hydric environment on water exchange and hatchlings of rigid-shelled turtle eggs. Physiological and Biochemial Zoology. 82: DOI: 10.1086/589870

Booth, D. T. (2009). Swimming for your life: locomotor effort and oxygen consumption during the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling frenzy. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.019778

Booth, D. T., C. T. Chu, K. and T. Ischer. (2008). The significance of incubation temperature to sea turtle biology. Pages 339-348 in Proceedings of the 4th CPB meeting in Africa: Mara 2008 “Molecules to migration: the pressures of life” (eds S. Morris and A. Vosloo), Medimond, Bologna, Italy.

Professional Associations

  • Society Integrative and Comparative Biology

  • Australian Society of Herpetologists

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