Research Topics

Sean Tomlinson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Location: Perth, Australia
Grants:
2011: ARC Linkage Grant LP110200304.
2008: Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment
2007: Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment
2004: Pest Animal Control CRC Honours Funding Assistance
Publications:
Tomlinson, S.; Withers, P.C. and Maloney, S.K. (2012) Comparative thermoregulatory physiology of two dunnarts, Sminthopsis macroura and Sminthopsis ooldea (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae). Australian Journal of Zoology IN PRESS.

Mason, L.D.; Tomlinson, S.; Withers, P.C. and Main, B.Y. (2012) Thermal and hygric physiology of Australian burrowing mygalomorph spiders (Aganippe spp.). Journal of Comparative Physiology B IN PRESS.

Tomlinson, S. and Phillips, R.D. (2012) Metabolic rate, evaporative water loss and field activity in response to temperature in an ichneumonid wasp. Journal of Zoology 287: 81–90. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00903.x

Tomlinson, S. and Withers, P.C. (2009) Biogeographical effects on body mass of native Australian and introduced mice, Pseudomys hermannsburgensis and Mus domesticus: an inquiry into Bergmann’s Rule. Australian Journal of Zoology 56:423–430.

Tomlinson, S.; Withers, P.C. and Cooper, C. (2007). Hypothermia versus torpor in response to cold stress in the native Australian mouse Pseudomys hermannsburgensis and the introduced house mouse Mus musculus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 148:645-650.

Bradshaw, S.D.; Phillips, R.D.; Tomlinson, S.; Holley, B.J.; Jennings, S. and Bradshaw, F.J. (2007). Ecology of the Honey possum, Tarsipes rostratus, in Scott National Park, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 29: 25-38.

Publications

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    Tomlinson S, Withers P, Cooper C. Hypothermia versus torpor in response to cold stress in the native Australian mouse Pseudomys hermannsburgensis and the introduced house mouse Mus musculus. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2007;148:645-50 pubmed
    ..This may reflect a general phylogenetic pattern of metabolic reduction in rodents. On the other hand, this may be related to differences in the social structure of house mice (solitary) and sandy inland mice (communal). ..
  2. Tomlinson S, Dixon K, Didham R, Bradshaw S. Physiological plasticity of metabolic rates in the invasive honey bee and an endemic Australian bee species. J Comp Physiol B. 2015;185:835-44 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may have important implications for understanding the responses of these and other pollinators to changing environments and for their conservation management. ..
  3. Tomlinson S, Menz M. Does metabolic rate and evaporative water loss reflect differences in migratory strategy in sexually dimorphic hoverflies?. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2015;190:61-7 pubmed publisher
    ..We infer that partial migration probably results from the imperatives of their reproductive strategies. ..
  4. Tomlinson S. Novel approaches to the calculation and comparison of thermoregulatory parameters: Non-linear regression of metabolic rate and evaporative water loss in Australian rodents. J Therm Biol. 2016;57:54-65 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach may allow broader and more flexible comparison of characteristics of thermoregulation, but it needs testing with a broader array of taxa than those used here. ..
  5. Ayton S, Tomlinson S, Phillips R, Dixon K, Withers P. Phenophysiological variation of a bee that regulates hive humidity, but not hive temperature. J Exp Biol. 2016;219:1552-62 pubmed publisher
  6. Tomlinson S, Dixon K, Didham R, Bradshaw S. Landscape context alters cost of living in honeybee metabolism and feeding. Proc Biol Sci. 2017;284: pubmed publisher
    ..If this is generally the case with increasing landscape degradation, this will have important implications for the provision of pollination services and the effectiveness and resilience of ecological restoration practice. ..

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