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Dr Sheena Townsend

Email sheena.townsend@otago.ac.nz

Sheena Townsend

Phone 64-3-479-7970

Teaching

Research Interests

  • Heterozygosity
  • fitness correlations
  • The effects of inbreeding on reproductive success in small populations

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Publications

O'Byrne, C., McIntyre, G., Townsend, S., Schonthal, B., & Shephard, K. (2018). Can ‘pooling teaching tips’ be more than ‘pooling teaching tips’? Tertiary Education & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13583883.2018.1465117

O'Byrne, C., Schonthal, B., Shephard, K., Lie, C., & Townsend, S. (2016). Exploring the value and potential of peer-led models of teacher education. Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. Retrieved from http://herdsa.org.nz/ternz/2016

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2013). Inbreeding influences within-brood heterozygosity-fitness correlations (HFCs) in an isolated passerine population. Evolution, 67(8), 2299-2308. doi: 10.1111/evo.12113

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2013). Molecular and pedigree measures of relatedness provide similar estimates of inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(4), 889-899. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12109

Townsend, S. M., King, T. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2012). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers from the South Island robin (Petroica australis). Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(3), 633-636. doi: 10.1007/s12686-012-9610-0

Journal - Research Article

O'Byrne, C., McIntyre, G., Townsend, S., Schonthal, B., & Shephard, K. (2018). Can ‘pooling teaching tips’ be more than ‘pooling teaching tips’? Tertiary Education & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13583883.2018.1465117

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2013). Inbreeding influences within-brood heterozygosity-fitness correlations (HFCs) in an isolated passerine population. Evolution, 67(8), 2299-2308. doi: 10.1111/evo.12113

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2013). Molecular and pedigree measures of relatedness provide similar estimates of inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 26(4), 889-899. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12109

Townsend, S. M., King, T. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2012). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers from the South Island robin (Petroica australis). Conservation Genetics Resources, 4(3), 633-636. doi: 10.1007/s12686-012-9610-0

Laws, R. J., Townsend, S. M., Nakagawa, S., & Jamieson, I. G. (2010). Limited inbreeding depression in a bottlenecked population is age but not environment dependent. Journal of Avian Biology, 41(6), 645-652. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.05164.x

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

O'Byrne, C., Schonthal, B., Shephard, K., Lie, C., & Townsend, S. (2016). Exploring the value and potential of peer-led models of teacher education. Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. Retrieved from http://herdsa.org.nz/ternz/2016

Townsend, S. M., & Jamieson, I. G. (2010). Inbreeding depression, multilocus heterozygosity and fitness in a small, inbred population of South Island robins. New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Conference: Biodiversity: 2010 and Beyond. (pp. 125). Retrieved from http://www.nzesconference.org.nz/programme

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