Penelope Carbia

Penelope Carbia
Macquarie University · Department of Biological Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Completed my PhD at Macqarie University. My research focused on the effects of rearing environment on the spatial learning and behavioural plasticity in intertidal gobies. Research interests include fish cognition and behaviour, mapping niches using spatial applications and stable isotopes, animal welfare/husbandry and marine pathogens in fishes

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Resource partitioning facilitates the coexistence of sympatric species through spatial, temporal, and/or trophic strategies. Fishes living in the intertidal zone demonstrate highly adaptive plastic behaviour, including resource partitioning, through spatial and temporal shifts in diet and micro‐habitat. Although intertidal fish assemblages are infl...
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Spatial learning is an important cognitive function found across a multitude of species. Natural selection can enhance specific cognitive abilities depending on species ecology but, under certain conditions, spatial learning is also known to vary between sexes according to reproductive status. Despite abundant studies on spatial learning across ani...
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Behavioural plasticity is an advantageous trait for animals living in dynamic environments, and can be induced through learning. While some behavioural traits are innate, others are framed by experience and learning during an individual’s lifetime. Many studies have investigated cognitive abilities in fish species from contrasting environments, but...
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Translocation of fishes within and between drainage basins is widely recognised as a threatening process to Australian native fishes. While many translocations are deliberate, for example for fisheries enhancement, it is possible that translocation can occur naturally. In the Wet Tropic region of Australia, the widespread eastern rainbowfish, Melan...

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Can anyone help me identify this crab species? Found in rock pools of Dee Why, Sydney, Australia. That's not a bucket either, but a disposable cup, so it may well be a juvenile. Carapace about an inch diameter.

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I'm looking into several species of intertidal gobies found around Sydney, and investigating their cognitive abilities, particularly in relation to their navigation.