Bob Wong


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Bob Wong's research focuses on the evolution of animal mating systems and behaviour, and how investment in sex influenced reproductive strategies and biological diversity. In recent years, he has also expanded his research to investigate the impacts of environmental change on animal behaviour and the evolutionary process. Research in the group encompasses a wide range of taxa, from insects to fish.

Research area keywords

  • Evolution
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Sexual Selection
  • Parental Care
  • Animal Communication Systems

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Projects 2007 2023

Research Output 1998 2020

Spatial learning in captive and wild-born lizards: heritability and environmental effects

Vardi, R., Goulet, C., Matthews, G., Berger-Tal, O., Wong, B. B. M. & Chapple, D., 27 Jan 2020, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 74, 2, 10 p., 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Antidepressants in Surface Waters: Fluoxetine Influences Mosquitofish Anxiety-Related Behavior at Environmentally Relevant Levels

Martin, J. M., Bertram, M. G., Saaristo, M., Fursdon, J. B., Hannington, S. L., Brooks, B. W., Burket, S. R., Mole, R. A., Deal, N. D. S. & Wong, B. B. M., 21 May 2019, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 53, 10, p. 6035-6043 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioral syndromes vary among geographically distinct populations in a reptile

Michelangeli, M., Chapple, D. G., Goulet, C. T., Bertram, M. G. & Wong, B. B. M., 5 Apr 2019, In : Behavioral Ecology. 30, 2, p. 393-401 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Behavioural effects of psychoactive pharmaceutical exposure on European perch (Perca fluviatilis) in a multi-stressor environment

Saaristo, M., Lagesson, A., Bertram, M. G., Fick, J., Klaminder, J., Johnstone, C. P., Wong, B. B. M. & Brodin, T., 10 Mar 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 655, p. 1311-1320 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Colour preferences of Tetragonula carbonaria Sm. stingless bees for colour morphs of the Australian native orchid Caladenia carnea

Dyer, A. G., Boyd-Gerny, S., Shrestha, M., Garcia, J. E., van der Kooi, C. J. & Wong, B. B. M., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 205, 3, p. 347-361 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Fostering innovation in science by teaching leadership skills early

Rowan Brookes, Bob B M Wong & Susie Siew Yuen Ho


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment