Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    Bachelor in Chemistry at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • 1990
    Bachelor in biology at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • 1995
    Master in biology at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • 2001
    Doctorate (PhD) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia

  • 2001
    Lecturer Academic level B (full time, fixed term) for botany and zoology at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia

  • 2002
    Research Fellow of the Max Planck Society am Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen

  • 2003 – 2004
    Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen

  • 2004 – 2010
    Head of a research group (W2) in the Max Planck Society MINERVA special programme for the advancement of outstanding female scientists, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell Ornithological Station

  • Since 2011
    Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the Monash University in Australia

  • Since 2012
    ARC Future Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences at the Monash University in Australia

Selected publications

  • Peters, A. et al.: Testosterone increases UV reflectance of sexually selected crown plumage in male blue tits. In: Behav Ecol 20(3), 2009. pp. 535-541.

  • Peters, A. et al.: Radical loss of an extreme extra-pair mating system. In: BMC Ecology 9, 15, 2009.

  • Hall, M.L., Peters, A.: Do male paternity-guards ensure female fidelity in a duetting fairy-wren? In: Behav Ecol 20(1), 2009. pp. 222-228.

  • Roberts, M.L., Peters, A.: Is testosterone immunosuppressive in a condition-dependent manner? An experimental test in blue tits. In: J Exp Biol 212, 2009. pp. 1811-1818.

  • Peters, A. et al.: The carotenoid-continuum: carotenoid-based plumage ranges from conspicuous to cryptic and back again. In: BMC Ecology 10, 2010. p. 13.

  • Peters, A. et al.: Seasonal changes in colour: a comparison of structural, melanin- and carotenoid-based colours in birds. In: PLoS ONE 2010.

  • Peters, A. et al.: Multiple benefits of cooperative breeding in purple-crowned fairy-wrens: a consequence of fidelity? In: J Anim Ecol 79, 2010. pp. 757-768.

  • Peters A, RHJM Kurvers, ML Roberts & K Delhey. 2011. No evidence for general condition-dependence of structural plumage colour in blue tits: an experiment. J Evol Biol 24(5): 976-987

  • Peters A, SA Kingma & K Delhey. 2013. Seasonal male plumage as a multicomponent sexual signal: insights and opportunities. Emu 113 (3), 232-247

  • Delhey K, SA Kingma, ML Hall & A Peters. 2013. Increased conspicuousness can explain the match between visual sensitivities and blue plumage colours in fairy-wrens. Proc R Soc Lond B 280: 20121771


Selected projects

  • Behavioural ecology of purple-crowned fairy-wrens: social and genetic mating system, visual and acoustic communication

  • Signalling function of avian coloration

  • Carotenoids in avian ornaments and health

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate editor of Emu-Austral Ornithology

  • PhD dissertation reviewer, 2009 (Laboratoire Evolution, Diversité Biologique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Toulouse, France), 2008 (Institute for Zoology, University of Tartu, Estonia)

  • External Review German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Life Sciences

  • National Science Foundation (NSF, USA)

  • Integrative Organismal Biology

  • Functional and Regulatory Systems Cluster

Additional qualifications

  • ARC Future Fellow, School of Biological Sciences at the Monash University in Australia, since 2012

  • Senior lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Australia, since 2011

  • Head of a research group (W2) in the Max Planck Society MINERVA special programme for the advancement of outstanding female scientists, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell Ornithological Station, 2004 – 2010

  • Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, 2003 – 2004

  • Research Fellow of the Max Planck Society, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, 2002

  • Lecturer Academic level B, full time, fixed term, Botany and Zoology, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, 2001


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Parental leave (part time) 2006, 2008 – 2010


Contact

You can only see the contact information of the academics in the database if you are a registered user of AcademiaNet.
Please register here

Testimonials

  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

No more excuses!

  1. Please download the brochure "No more excuses" and read more about female experts in Europe, and about AcademiaNet.

Similar profiles

  1. Prof. Lital Alfonta

    Biological and related sciences , Physical sciencesBioelectrochemistry, Synthetic Biology, Chemical Biology

  2. Prof. Dr. Heike Allgayer

    Biological and related sciences , Health

  3. PhD Sonja Aits

    Biological and related sciences cell biology, molecular biology, biomedicine

  4. Prof. Patrizia Agostinis

    Biological and related sciences , HealthCell Biology, Cellular signaling, Cancer biology, Cancer therapy