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Dr Bridie Allan

Contact DetailsBridieAllan

Office: 310 Castle Street, room 149
Tel: 64 3 479 8327
Email: bridie.allan[at]otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

BSc Otago University
MSc, James Cook University
PhD, James Cook University

Research Interests

  • Marine ecology
  • Swimming performance in fishes
  • Chemical ecology of predator-prey interactions
  • Environmental influences on predator-prey interactions.

My research explores how environmental changes can alter the mechanisms underlying population processes and how these changes scale to community dynamics. To do this, I investigate a wide range of impacts including climate change, oil pollution, habitat disturbances, microplastic pollution, and other human activities that influence the behavior and survival of fish.

Courses

  • OCEN 322 Biological Oceanography

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Publications

McCormick, M. I., Watson, S.-A., Simpson, S. D., & Allan, B. J. M. (2018). Effect of elevated CO2 and small boat noise on the kinematics of predator-prey interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1875), 20172650. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2650

Watson, S.-A., Allan, B. J. M., McQueen, D. E., Nicol, S., Parsons, D. M., Pether, S. M. J., … Munday, P. L. (2018). Ocean warming has a greater effect than acidification on the early life history development and swimming performance of a large circumglobal pelagic fish. Global Change Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14290

McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., Harding, H., & Simpson, S. D. (2018). Boat noise impacts risk assessment in a coral reef fish but effects depend on engine type. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 3847. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22104-3

McCormick, M. I., & Allan, B. J. M. (2017). Interspecific differences in how habitat degradation affects escape response. Scientific Reports, 7, 426. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00521-0

Ferrari, M. C. O., McCormick, M. I., Mitchell, M. D., Allan, B. J. M., Gonçalves, E. J., & Chivers, D. P. (2017). Daily variation in behavioural lateralization is linked to predation stress in a coral reef fish. Animal Behaviour, 133, 189-193. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.020

Journal - Research Article

McCormick, M. I., Watson, S.-A., Simpson, S. D., & Allan, B. J. M. (2018). Effect of elevated CO2 and small boat noise on the kinematics of predator-prey interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1875), 20172650. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2650

McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., Harding, H., & Simpson, S. D. (2018). Boat noise impacts risk assessment in a coral reef fish but effects depend on engine type. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 3847. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22104-3

Watson, S.-A., Allan, B. J. M., McQueen, D. E., Nicol, S., Parsons, D. M., Pether, S. M. J., … Munday, P. L. (2018). Ocean warming has a greater effect than acidification on the early life history development and swimming performance of a large circumglobal pelagic fish. Global Change Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14290

McCormick, M. I., & Allan, B. J. M. (2017). Interspecific differences in how habitat degradation affects escape response. Scientific Reports, 7, 426. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00521-0

Ferrari, M. C. O., McCormick, M. I., Mitchell, M. D., Allan, B. J. M., Gonçalves, E. J., & Chivers, D. P. (2017). Daily variation in behavioural lateralization is linked to predation stress in a coral reef fish. Animal Behaviour, 133, 189-193. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.020

Allan, B. J. M., Domenici, P., Watson, S. A., Munday, P. L., & McCormick, M. I. (2017). Warming has a greater effect than elevated CO2 on predator-prey interactions in coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284(1857), 20170784. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0784

Ramasamy, R. A., Allan, B. J. M., McCormick, M. I., Chivers, D. P., Mitchell, M. D., & Ferrari, M. C. O. (2017). Juvenile coral reef fish alter escape responses when exposed to changes in background and acute risk levels. Animal Behaviour, 134, 15-22. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.026

McCormick, M. I., Fakan, E., & Allan, B. J. M. (2017). Behavioural measures determine survivorship within the hierarchy of whole-organism phenotypic traits. Functional Ecology, 32(4), 958-969. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13033

Ferrari, M. C. O., McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., & Chivers, D. P. (2017). Not equal in the face of habitat change: Closely related fishes differ in their ability to use predation-related information in degraded coral. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284(1852), 20162758. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2758

McCormick, M. I., Chivers, D. P., Allan, B. J. M., & Ferrari, M. C. O. (2017). Habitat degradation disrupts neophobia in juvenile coral reef fish. Global Change Biology, 23(2), 719-727. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13393

Chivers, D. P., McCormick, M. I., Warren, D. T., Allan, B. J. M., Ramasamy, R. A., Arvizu, B. K., … Ferrari, M. C. O. (2017). Competitive superiority versus predation savvy: The two sides of behavioural lateralization. Animal Behaviour, 130, 9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.05.006

McCormick, M. I., Barry, R. P., & Allan, B. J. M. (2017). Algae associated with coral degradation affects risk assessment in coral reef fishes. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 16937. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17197-1

Johansen, J. L., Allan, B. J. M., Rummer, J. L., & Esbaugh, A. J. (2017). Oil exposure disrupts early life-history stages of coral reef fishes via behavioural impairments. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1146-1152. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0232-5

Chivers, D. P., McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., Mitchell, M. D., Gonçalves, E. J., Bryshun, R., & Ferrari, M. C. O. (2016). At odds with the group: Changes in lateralization and escape performance reveal conformity and conflict in fish schools. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1841), 20161127. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1127

McCormick, M. I., & Allan, B. J. M. (2016). Lionfish misidentification circumvents an optimized escape response by prey. Conservation Physiology, 4(1), cow064. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cow064

Munday, P. L., Welch, M. J., Allan, B. J. M., Watson, S.-A., McMahon, S. J., & McCormick, M. I. (2016). Effects of elevated CO2 on predator avoidance behaviour by reef fishes is not altered by experimental test water. PeerJ, 4, e2501. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2501

Munday, P. L., Watson, S.-A., Parsons, D. M., King, A., Barr, N. G., Mcleod, I. M., Allan, B. J. M., & Pether, S. M. J. (2016). Effects of elevated CO2 on early life history development of the yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi, a large pelagic fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73(3), 641-649. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv210

Chivers, D. P., McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., & Ferrari, M. C. O. (2016). Risk assessment and predator learning in a changing world: Understanding the impacts of coral reef degradation. Scientific Reports, 6, 32542. doi: 10.1038/srep32542

Ramasamy, R. A., Allan, B. J. M., & McCormick, M. I. (2015). Plasticity of escape responses: Prior predator experience enhances escape performance in a coral reef fish. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0132790. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132790

Allan, B. J. M., Domenici, P., Munday, P. L., & McCormick, M. I. (2015). Feeling the heat: The effect of acute temperature changes on predator-prey interactions in coral reef fish. Conservation Physiology, 3(1), cov011. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cov011

Ferrari, M. C. O., McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., Choi, R. B., Ramasamy, R. A., & Chivers, D. P. (2015). The effects of background risk on behavioural lateralization in a coral reef fish. Functional Ecology, 29(12), 1553-1559. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12483

Ferrari, M. C. O., McCormick, M. I., Allan, B. J. M., Choi, R., Ramasamy, R. A., Johansen, J. L., … Chivers, D. P. (2015). Living in a risky world: The onset and ontogeny of an integrated antipredator phenotype in a coral reef fish. Scientific Reports, 5, 15537. doi: 10.1038/srep15537

Ferrari, M. C. O., Munday, P. L., Rummer, J. L., McCormick, M. I., Corkill, K., Watson, S.-A., Allan, B. J. M., … Chivers, D. P. (2015). Interactive effects of ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures alter predation rate and predator selectivity in reef fish communities. Global Change Biology, 21(5), 1848-1855. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12818

Domenici, P., Allan, B. J. M., Watson, S.-A., McCormick, M. I., & Munday, P. L. (2014). Shifting from right to left: The combined effect of elevated CO2and temperature on behavioural lateralization in a coral reef fish. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e87969. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087969

Allan, B. J. M., Miller, G. M., McCormick, M. I., Domenici, P., & Munday, P. L. (2014). Parental effects improve escape performance of juvenile reef fish in a high-CO2 world. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281(1777), 20132179. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2179

Allan, B. J. M., Domenici, P., McCormick, M. I., Watson, S.-A., & Munday, P. L. (2013). Elevated CO2 affects predator-prey interactions through altered performance. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e58520. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058520

Domenici, P., Allan, B., McCormick, M. I., & Munday, P. L. (2012). Elevated carbon dioxide affects behavioural lateralization in a coral reef fish. Biology Letters, 8(1), 78-81. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0591

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