Andrew Katsis

Andrew Katsis

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Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds
Supervisor Kate Buchanan,
Mylene Mariette,
Sonia Kleindorfer (Flinders University)

Thesis title
Listening inside the egg: the ecological role of incubation calling in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Research interests
1. Animal personality
2. Vocal learning

2016 – Current: PhD, Deakin University, Australia
2015 – 2016: Communications Manager, Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB)
2015 – 2016: Life Sciences editor, Lateral magazine
2015: Lab assistant, DNA extractions and PCR to support a long-term fairy-wren study, University of Melbourne
2012 – 2013: Master of Science (Zoology), University of Melbourne. Studied the effects of personality on vocal learning in the superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)
2007 – 2011: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

Key publications
M.L. Hall, T. van Asten, A.C. Katsis, N.J. Dingemanse, M.J. Magrath, R.A. Mulder (2015) Animal personality and pace-of-life syndromes: do fast-exploring fairy-wrens die young? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution3:28. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00028


  • Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB) ‒ Social media and outreach officer (2016 – Current)
  • Australian Society for Fish Biology ‒ Communications Manager (2015 – Current)
  • Birdlife Australia ‒ Member