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David MitchellPostdoctor

About me

Current: Postdoctoral Researcher with Alexander Kotrschal.
2015 – 2018: PhD in the Pete Biro group, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds
            ‘Individuals to populations: Linking hierarchical levels of behavioural variation’

2015 – 2018: Demonstrating 'Research Methods and Data Analysis' and 'Animal Behaviour' practicals

2013: Honours in Science (Biology) in the John Endler Group, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds



Mitchell, D. J., T. M. Houslay. 2021. Context-dependent trait covariances: how plasticity shapes behavioural syndromes. Behav. Ecol.

Mitchell, D. J., C. Beckmann, and P. A. Biro. (submitted/preprint) Predation as a driver of behavioural variation and trait integration: effects on personality, plasticity, and predictability. EcoEvoRxiv.

Mitchell, D. J., R. Vega Trejo, and A. Kotrschal. 2020. Experimental translocations to low predation lead to non-parallel increases in relative brain size. Biol. Lett. 16:20190654.

Mitchell, D. J., A. M. Dujon, C. Beckmann, and P. A. Biro. 2020. Temporal autocorrelation: a neglected factor in the study of behavioral repeatability and plasticity. Behav. Ecol. 31:222-231

Stamps, J. A., P. A. Biro, D. J. Mitchell, and J. B. Saltz. 2018. Bayesian updating during development predicts genotypic differences in plasticity. Evol. 72:2167-2180.

Mitchell, D. J., and P. A. Biro. 2017. Is behavioural plasticity consistent across different environmental gradients and through time? Proc. R. Soc. B 284:20170893.

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