Dr David Booth

Senior Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
d.booth@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52138

Overview

Dr Booth's research interests include the energetics and biology of reproduction and incubation in reptiles and birds, the effect of temperature on physiological processes and respiratory gas exchange between animals and their environment.

Current studies include respiratory gas exchange and embryonic development in lungfish, reproductive ecology and physiology of sea and fresh water turtles and lizards, water economy during aestivation of burrowing desert frogs and the effects of hypoxia on embryonic development in crocodiles and turtles.

Research Interests

  • General
    Dr Booth's research interests include the energetics and biology of reproduction and incubation in reptiles and birds, the effect of temperature on physiological processes and respiratory gas exchange between animals and their environment. Current studies include respiratory gas exchange and embryonic development in lungfish, reproductive ecology and physiology of sea and fresh water turtles and lizards, water economy during aestivation of burrowing desert frogs and the effects of hypoxia on embryonic development in crocodiles and turtles.

Research Impacts

My research on how incubation temperature impacts on physiological and biological processes has broad implications for managing and understanding the influence of global climate change on biological systems. In particular knowing how increases in incubation temperature of reptiles influences the hatching sucess and hatcling quality helps us to understand how increases in global temperature is likely to influence the species survival.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Monash University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Booth, D. T. (2004). Artificial Incubation. In D.C. Deeming (Ed.), Reptilian Incubation: Environment, Evolution and Behaviour 1 ed. (pp. 253-263) UK: Nottingham University Press.

  • Booth, D. T. and Jones, D. N. (2002). Underground nesting in the megapodes. In D.C. Deeming (Ed.), Avian Incubation - Behaviour, Environment, and Evolution (pp. 192-206) New York, USA: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Booth, D.T., Chu, C.T., Ireland, K. and Ischer, T. (2008). The Significance of Incubation Temperature to Sea Turtle Biology. In: S. Morris and A. Vosloo, Proceedings of 4th CPB Meeting in Africa: MARA 2008. Molecules to Migration: The Pressures of Life. 4th CPB Meeting in Africa: MARA 2008, Kenya, (339-347). 19-25 July 2008.

  • Booth, D. T. (2003). Ecology and Dispersal of Coral Reef Fishes outside their Ranges. In: Understanding and protecting coral reefs: program and abstracts from Australian Coral Reef Society 80th Annual Conference, 26-29 September 2003, Jupiters Hotel/Casino, Townsville. Australian Coral Reef Society 80th Annual Conference, Jupiters Hotel/Casino, Townsville, Queensland, (21-21). 26 - 29 September 2003.

  • Burgess, E., Booth, D. T. and Lanyon, J. M. (2003). The effect of incubation temperature on morphology and swimming performance of the green sea turtle hatchling. In: Wayne N. Witzell, Proceedings of the Twenty-second Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. 22nd Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Miami, Florida, USA, (184-184). 4 - 7 April 2002.

  • Booth, D. T. and Burgess, E. (2001). Effect of incubation temperature on yolk reserves and energy content of hatchling green turtles (Chelonia mydas). In: S. Orgeig and S. Munns, Proceedings of 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Sociy, Adelaide, (12-12). 6-9 December 2001.

  • Booth, D. T. (2000). Soil selection in a burrowing frog, Cyclorana alboguttata. In: Hulbert, Tony and Baudinette, Russell, Proceedings 17th Annual Meeting Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. 17th Annual Meeting Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Deakin University, Melbourne, (2-2). 8-10 Dec 2000.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision