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Dr Stephanie Godfrey

Phone: 64-3-479-7963

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Research Interests

I am currently recruiting PhD and MSc students – if you are interested in joining our research group, contact me directly to discuss potential postgraduate projects.

  • Influence of host behaviour (social structure, behavioural variation) on parasite and disease ecology
  • Understanding how contact patterns in wildlife populations are structured, and how they respond to perturbations.
  • Impacts of conservation management activities on host-parasite communities, and the conservation of unique parasites
  • Reptilian host-parasite ecology and social behaviour/organisation

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Godfrey, S. S., Keatley, S., Botero, A., Thompson, C. K., Wayne, A. F., Lymbery, A. J., … Thompson, R. C. A. (2018). Trypanosome co-infections increase in a declining marsupial population. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites & Wildlife, 7(2), 221-227. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.06.002

Northover, A. S., Lymbery, A. J., Wayne, A. F., Godfrey, S. S., & Thompson, R. C. A. (2018). The hidden consequences of altering host-parasite relationships during fauna translocations. Biological Conservation, 220, 140-148. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.037

Thompson, R. C. A., Lymbery, A. J., & Godfrey, S. S. (2018). Parasites at risk: Insights from an endangered marsupial. Trends in Parasitology, 34(1), 12-22. doi: 10.1016/

Sih, A., Spiegel, O., Godfrey, S., Leu, S., & Bull, C. M. (2018). Integrating social networks, animal personalities, movement ecology and parasites: A framework with examples from a lizard. Animal Behaviour, 136, 195-205. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.09.008

Northover, A. S., Godfrey, S. S., Lymbery, A. J., Morris, K., Wayne, A. F., & Thompson, R. C. A. (2017). Evaluating the effects of ivermectin treatment on communities of gastrointestinal parasites in translocated woylies (Bettongia penicillata). EcoHealth, 14(Suppl. 1), 117-127. doi: 10.1007/s10393-015-1088-2

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