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Dr Stephanie Godfrey

Email: stephanie.godfrey@otago.ac.nz

Dr Stephanie Godfrey

Phone: 64-3-479-7963

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Teaching

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  

skink family

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Publications

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/j.pt.2017.09.001

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Hing, S., Narayan, E. J., Thompson, R. C. A., & Godfrey, S. S. (2016). The relationship between physiological stress and wildlife disease: Consequences for health and conservation. Wildlife Research, 43(1), 51-60. doi: 10.1071/WR15183

Spiegel, O., Leu, S. T., Sih, A., Godfrey, S. S., & Bull, C. M. (2015). When the going gets tough: Behavioural type-dependent space use in the sleepy lizard changes as the season dries. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282(1819), 20151768. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1768

Godfrey, S. S., Ansari, T. H., Gardner, M. G., Farine, D. R., & Bull, C. M. (2014). A contact-based social network of lizards is defined by low genetic relatedness among strongly connected individuals. Animal Behaviour, 97, 35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.019

Godfrey, S. S. (2013). Networks and the ecology of parasite transmission: A framework for wildlife parasitology. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites & Wildlife, 2(1), 235-245. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.09.001

Godfrey, S. S., Sih, A., & Bull, C. M. (2013). The response of a sleepy lizard social network to altered ecological conditions. Animal Behaviour, 86(4), 763-772. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.07.016

Bull, C. M., Godfrey, S. S., & Gordon, D. M. (2012). Social networks and the spread of Salmonella in a sleepy lizard population. Molecular Ecology, 21(17), 4386-4392. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05653.x

Godfrey, S. S., Bradley, J. K., Sih, A., & Bull, C. M. (2012). Lovers and fighters in sleepy lizard land: Where do aggressive males fit in a social network? Animal Behaviour, 83(1), 209-215. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.10.028

Godfrey, S. S., Moore, J. A., Nelson, N. J., & Bull, C. M. (2010). Social network structure and parasite infection patterns in a territorial reptile, the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus). International Journal for Parasitology, 40(13), 1575-1585. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.06.002

Godfrey, S. S., Bull, C. M., James, R., & Murray, K. (2009). Network structure and parasite transmission in a group living lizard, the gidgee skink, Egernia stokesii. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 63(7), 1045-1056. doi: 10.1007/s00265-009-0730-9

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Journal - Research Other

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/j.pt.2017.09.001

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

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