David Mitchell


Email midavi@deakin.edu.au
Phone 0498 048 658
Campus Waurn Ponds
Supervisor Pete Biro

Thesis title
Individuals to populations: Linking hierarchical levels of behavioural variation

Research interests
1. Animal behaviour
2. Behavioural plasticity
3. Predator-prey interactions
4. Intraindividual variability
5. Developmental plasticity
6. Experimental evolution
7. Applied statistics; Mixed effect and residual side modelling

2015 – Current: PhD candidate in the Pete Biro group, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds
2015 – Current: Demonstrating Research Methods and Data Analysis and Animal                                    Behaviour practicals
2013: Honours in Science (Biology) in the John Endler Group, Deakin University, Waurn           Ponds
2010 – 2012: Bachelor of Biological Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood

Key publications

Mitchell, D. J., Biro, P. A. 2017 Is behavioural plasticity consistent across different environmental gradients and through time? Proceedings of The Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0893

Mitchell, D. J., Fanson, B. G., Beckmann, C., Biro, P. A. 2016 Towards powerful experimental and statistical approaches to study intraindividual variability in labile traits. R. Soc. Open Sci. 3, 160352. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160352.