I completed my BSc at the Australian National University with a major in biochemistry, but decided after a field trip to Kakadu National Park at the end of my degree that I would much rather spend my research career in the field than in the laboratory. My honours and PhD research was carried out under the supervision of Andrew Cockburn, teasing out aspects of the bizarre mating system of superb fairy-wrens.
Five years of working on birds in a botanic garden whetted my appetite for wilder places and I embarked in 1992 on a six-month journey to explore Madagascar. I spent a year working as technical advisor to the World Wide Fund for Nature in southern Madagascar, then joined World Learning as academic director of two semester abroad programs, firstly in Botswana and then in Madagascar. I held an ARC postdoctoral fellowship at the ANU from 1996-1998 before joining the Department of Zoology as a lecturer in 1999. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004 and Associate Professor and Reader in 2007. I am currently Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Head of the School of BioSciences.Mulder lab webpage: raoulmulder.org
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Experimental increase in eviction load does not impose a growth cost for cuckoo chicks
It Might Get Loud: The Effect Anthropogenic Noise Pollution Has On Cognitive Performance I..
Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model So..
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Conspicuous Plumage Does Not Increase Predation Risk: A Continent-Wide Test Using Model Songbirds
Kristal E Cain, Michelle L Hall, Illiana Medina, Ana V Leitao, Kaspar Delhey, Lyanne Brouwer, Anne Peters, Stephen Pruett-Jones, Michael S Webster, Naomi E Langmore, Raoul A Mulder
Journal article | 2019 | The American Naturalist
Exploring mechanisms and origins of reduced dispersal in island Komodo dragons
Tim S Jessop, Achmad Ariefiandy, Deni Purwandana, Claudio Ciofi, Jeri Imansyah, Yunias Jackson Benu, Damien A Fordham, David M Forsyth, Raoul A Mulder, Benjamin L Phillips
Journal article | 2018 | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Opportunity for female mate choice improves reproductive outcomes in the conservation breeding program of the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)
Christine M Hartnett, Marissa L Parrott, Raoul A Mulder, Graeme Coulson, Michael JL Magrath
Journal article | 2018 | Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Multiple hypotheses explain variation in extra-pair paternity at different levels in a single bird family
Lyanne Brouwer, Martijn van de Pol, Nataly Hidalgo Aranzamendi, Glen Bain, Daniel T Baldassarre, Lesley C Brooker, Michael G Brooker, Diane Colombelli-Negrel, Erik Enbody, Kurt Gielow, Michelle L Hall, Allison E Johnson, Jordan Karubian, Sjouke A Kingma, Sonia Kleindorfer, Marina Louter, Raoul A Mulder, Anne Peters, Stephen Pruett-Jones, Keith A Tarvin, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Molecular Ecology
Misconceptions as a trigger for enhancing student learning in higher education
H Verkade, TD Mulhern, J Lodge, K Elliott, S Cropper, B Rubinstein, A Horton, C Elliott, A Espinosa, L Dooley, S Frankland, R Mulder, M Livett
Book | 2017
This handbook presents practical information for university educators looking to confront and correct misconceptions held by their..
New data from basal Australian songbird lineages show that complex structure of MHC class II beta genes has early evolutionary origins within passerines
Shandiya Balasubramaniam, Rebecca D Bray, Raoul A Mulder, Paul Sunnucks, Alexandra Pavlova, Jane Melville
Journal article | 2016 | BMC Evolutionary Biology
A Conceptual Framework linking Learning Design with Learning Analytics
Aneesha Bakharia, Linda Corrin, Paula de Barba, Gregor Kennedy, Dragan Gasevic, Raoul Mulder, David Williams, Shane Dawson, Lori Lockyer
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge - LAK '16
Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of psychological distress among students at an Australian university
Wendy Larcombe, Sue Finch, Rachel Sore, Christina M Murray, Sandra Kentish, Raoul A Mulder, Parshia Lee-Stecum, Chi Baik, Orania Tokatlidis, David A Williams
Journal article | 2016 | Studies in Higher Education
Completing the loop: returning learning analytics to teachers
G Kennedy, L CORRIN, L Lockyer, S Dawson, D Williams, R Mulder, S Khamis, S Copeland
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | Proceedings of ASCILITE 2014: Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
This paper provides an outline of an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching project that aims to investigate and th..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Deans award for excellence in teaching (Faculty of Science)
The Michael White Travel Award for Evolutionary Biology
Australian Postgraduate Research Award
Australasian Evolution Society
Doctor of Philosophy
The Australian National University
Bachelor of Science with Honours
The Australian National University