Marian Wong

Postdoctoral Associate (2011 – 2012)

  • Title Postdoctoral Associate
    (2011 – 2012)
  • Office 3
  • Education PhD, James Cook University

After beginning life in London, Marian graduated with a BA in Zoology from the University of Cambridge U.K. (1998-2001). She followed this up with a PhD at James Cook University in Australia (2003-2007), advised by Philip Munday and Geoff Jones. From there she moved to a postdoc at McMaster University in Canada (2008-2010), collaborating with Sigal Balshine. She then spent two years in the Buston Lab using fishes as model systems to test key theoretical concepts in social evolution. After doing her postdoc with us, in January 2013, Marian started a faculty position at the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Lab Publications (Google Scholar Profile)

Branconi, R. D, Wong, M. Y. L. & Buston, P. (2019) Comparison of efficiency of direct observations by SCUBA diver and indirect observations via video camera for measuring reef fish behavior. Journal of Fish Biology 94: 489-497.

Branconi, R. D, Garner, J. M, Buston, P. M. & Wong, M. Y. L. (2019) A new non-invasive technique for temporarily tagging coral reef fishes. Copeia 107: 85-91.

Rueger, T. P, Barbasch, T. D, Wong, M. Y. L., Srinivasan, M., Jones, G. P. & Buston, P. M. (2018) Reproductive control via the threat of eviction in the clown anemonefish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 285: 20181295.

Wong, M. Y. L. P, Uppaluri, C. U, Medina, A. U, Seymour, J M. & Buston, P. M. (2016) The four elements of within group conflict in animal societies: an experimental test using the clownfish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70: 1467-1475.

Buston P. M. & Wong M. Y. L. P (2016) Animales que renuncian la reproducción. Investigación y Ciencia Febrero 2016: 76-84.

Buston P. M. & Wong M. Y. L. P (2014) Why some animals forgo reproduction in complex societies. American Scientist 102: 290-297.

Wong, M. Y. L. P & Buston P. M. (2013) Social systems of habitat specialist reef fishes: tests of key concepts in evolutionary ecology. BioScience 63: 453-463.

Wong, M. Y. L. P, Medina, A. U, Uppaluri, C. U, Arnold, S. U, Seymour, J. M, & Buston, P. M. (2013) Consistent behavioral traits and behavioral syndromes in pairs of the false clown anemonefish. Journal of Fish Biology 83: 207-213.

Wong, M. Y. L. P, Fauvelot, C., Planes, S. & Buston, P. M. (2012) Discrete and continuous reproductive tactics in a hermaphroditic society. Animal Behaviour 84: 897-906.

Buston, P. M., Fauvelot, C., Wong, M. Y. L. & Planes, S. (2009) Genetic relatedness in groups of humbug damselfish Dascyllus aruanus: small, similarly-sized individuals may be close kin. Molecular Ecology 18: 4707-4715. (Cover photo).

Wong, M. Y. L., Munday, P. L., Buston, P. M. & Jones, G. P. (2008) Fasting or feasting in a fish social hierarchy. Current Biology 18: R372-R373.

Wong, M. Y. L., Munday, P. L., Buston, P. M. & Jones, G. P. (2008) Monogamy when there is the potential for polygyny: tests of multiple hypotheses in a group-living fish. Behavioral Ecology 19: 353-361.

Wong, M. Y. L., Buston, P. M., Munday, P. L. & Jones, G. P. (2007) The threat of punishment enforces peaceful cooperation and stabilizes queues in a coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 274: 1093-1099.

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