Ms Rachel Correll

Casual Academic

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (120)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I completed my BSc at Flinders University in 1998, majoring in animal, plant and environmental biology. The following year, I undertook an Honours degree in Southern California under the Flinders Study Abroad Program. My project examined foraging theory using kangaroo rats, a small North American rodent, as a model species. In 2009, I began a PhD under the supervision of Drs Mike Gardner, Gavin Prideaux, Duncan Mackay and Tom Prowse in mammalian evolutionary ecology. My project will investigate determinants of geographic body size variation within nine Australian mammal species by correlating skull and dental measurements (proxy indicators for body size) with climatic/environmental variables. My aim is to identify which climatic and/or environmental factor(s) are most responsible for determining body size patterns in Australian mammal species, a fundamental, yet poorly understood aspect of their biology.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Animal, Plant and Environmental)
Flinders University

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants
Nature Foundation SA Scholarship

Joyce Vickery Scientific Research Fund (Linnean Society of NSW)
Teaching interests

2002-2007 Undergraduate demonstrating of first and second year Flinders biological topics

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