Theresa Rueger

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Title Postdoctoral Associate
  • Office 2
  • Education PhD, James Cook University

Originally from Germany, I completed my PhD at James Cook University in Australia under supervision of Prof Geoff Jones and Dr Naomi Gardiner. Thus far I have conducted behavioral experiments and used DNA markers to answer question pertaining to the evolution and maintenance of coral reef fish mating systems, group structures and small-scale population dynamics. As a European Union, Marie Curie Fellow in the labs of Pete Buston at Boston University and Mike Cant at the University of Exeter, I aim to investigate the evolution of social systems through long term experiments, molecular tools and mathematical modelling using the clown anemonefish and the emerald gobies as model organisms

Lab Publications (Google Scholar Profile; CV)

Rueger, T. P, Harrison, H. B., Buston, P. M, Gardiner N. M., Berumen, M. L. & Jones, G. P. (2020) Natal philopatry increases relatedness within groups of coral reef cardinalfish. Proceedings of Royal Society of London, Series B 287: 20201133.

Barbasch, T. D, Rüger, T. P, Srinvasan, M., Wong, M. Y. L., Jones, G. & Buston, P. M. (2020) Substantial plasticity of reproduction and parental care in response to local resource variability in a wild population of clownfish. Oikos online.

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.

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