Robyn Wilson

Senior Lecturer

PhD in Zoology (James Cook University, Australia)

Dip. Ed. in Science Methods (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Telephone: (+603) 5514 6000, ext: 46118 (DID: 5514 6118)
Room number: 4-8-22 (Building 4, Level 8, No. 22)

Impact of climate change and human impacts (landscape change) on wildlife. Distribution and habitat use of invasive species. Urbanisation and its impact on the distribution and habitat use of native species. Sustainable tourism. 


Wilson, R., Sarim, D. & Rahman, S. (2015). Factors influencing the distribution of the invasive house crow (Corvus splendens) in rural and urban landscapes. Urban Ecosystems. Urban Ecosystems On-line pp 1-12 

Chou, L.Y., Wilson, R. F., Dykes, G. A. & Clarke, C. M. (2015). Why are Aedes mosquitoes rare colonizers of Nepenthes pitcher plants? Ecological Entomology (accepted in press)

Krzeminska, U., Wilson, R., Rahman, S., Song, B. K., Sampath, S., Gan, H. M., Austin, C. M. (2015). Mitochondrial genomes of the jungle crow Corvus macrorhynchos (Passeriformes: Corvidae) from shed feathers and a phylogenetic analysis of genus Corvus using mitochondrial protein coding genes. Mitochondrial DNA (accepted)

Chou, L.Y., Dykes, G. A., Wilson, R. F. & Clarke, C. M. (2015). Nepenthes ampullaria (Nepenthaceae) pitchers are visually unattractive to gravid Aedes mosquitoes Environmental Entomology (in press)

Krzeminska, U., Wilson, R., Rahman, S., Song, B. K., Gan, H. M., Tan, M. H. & Austin, C. M. (2014). The complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive house crow Corvus splendens (Passeriformes: Corvidae). Mitochondrial DNA, Early Online: 1–2. DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2014.9265

Weston, N., Goosem, M., Marsh, H., Cohen, M., and Wilson, R. (2011) Using canopy bridges to link habitat for arboreal mammals: successful trials in the Wet Tropics of Queensland. Australian Mammalogy, 33 (1). pp. 93-105

Turton, S., Dickson, T., Hawden, W., Jorgensen, B., Pham, T., Simmons, D., Pascal, T., Wilson, R. 2010. Developing an approach for tourism climate change assessment: evidence from four contrasting Australian case studies. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 18(3): 429 – 447

Wilson, R. (2010). Adapting to the likely impacts of climate change on our tropical forests. Newsletter of Adaptation Research Network for Terrestrial Biodiversity. Edition (6) Oct. 2010. Pg. 3

Wilson, R. F., Goosem, M. W. and Wilson, G. W. (2008). Resilience of an arboreal folivore to habitat damage by a severe tropical cyclone. Austral Ecology. 33(4): 573-579.

Wilson, R. F., Marsh, H. and Winter, J. (2007). Importance of canopy connectivity for home range and movements of the rainforest arboreal ringtail possum, Hemibelideus lemuroides. Wildlife Research. 34: 177-184. 

Tropical Ecology – birds and mammals, human impacts on wildlife 

Wilson, R. (2014). Ch 4. Cairns Case Study – Climate change, impacts, and response strategies for rainforest tourism. Ed. B. Prideau. Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development. Earthscan

Wilson, R. and Turton, S. (2011). Climate change adaptation options, tools and vulnerability. Contribution of Work Package 4 to the Forest Vulnerability Assessment, Gold Coast, Australia, national Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. Pp 124.

Wilson, R. F. and Turton, S.M. (2010). Ch 17.The Impact of Climate Change on Reef-based Tourism in Cairns, Australia - Adaptation and Response Strategies for a Highly Vulnerable Destination In Keys to the Disappearing Destinations: Climate Change and the Future Challenges for Coastal Tourism edited by Andrew Jones and Mike Phillips. CABI, UK.

Wilson, R. (in press) Climate change impacts and response strategies for rainforest tourism – Cairns Case Study In Rainforest tourism, conservtion and management: Challenges for sustainable development

Winter, J., Goudberg, N., Wilson, R. F. (2008). Lemuroid ringtail possum. In The mammals of Australia. Eds. Van Dyck, S. and Strahan, R. Reed New Holland, Sydney. Pp 238-240 

Endeavour Award to PhD student (2014-2015) – Urszula Krzeminska 

PhD Students (Present)

  1. Krzeminska, U.
  2. Singh, R.K.R (in review)
  3. Nur Omar Macha

PhD Students (Completed)

  1. Katrina Geurts
  2. Lee Yiung Chou

Honours Students (Present)

  1. Josheena Naggea
  2. Nityasa Namaskari

Honours Students (Completed)

  1. Kah Mern Lee
  2. Steven Wong 
  3. Dillon Sarin
  4. Jenny Butler

Adjunct Lecturer (James Cook University, Australia)