Dr Adrian Gleiss
BSc (Hons.), PhD

ARC DECRA Fellow

About me

I am physiological/behavioural ecologist, broadly interested in understanding the interactions of ecology and physiology in driving the evolution of organisms.

 I am interested in a diverse range of unconventional model systems, I am interested in the functional consequences of buoyancy in marine vertebrates, the implications of temperature for ectotherm performance and the ecology and evolution of locomotor capacity. These questions are being addressed in a range of organisms ranging from jellyfish to whale sharks.

I am always looking for eager students to participate in my research. If you are interested in pursuing graduate research or bolstering your CV while doing your undergrad; get in touch!

Awards and grants

2015 ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award

2014 Human Frontier Science Program Long Term Fellowship

2011 Endeavour Research Fellow

2009 Wingate Foundation Scholar

Professional and community service

Peer Review Service

Metrics: Number of Reviews: 43, in the past 12 month: 13, Mean Impact Factor: 3.09

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 National Science Foundation,Natural Environmental Research Council, Proceeding of the Royal Society B, Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Marine Ecology Progress Series Marine Biology, Endangered Species Research, Aquatic Living Resources, Revista Biologica Tropical, Marine and Freshwater Research, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Journal of Experimental Biology,Functional Ecology, PlosOne, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Fish Biology, Nature Scientific Reports, National Geographic, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Animal Behaviour, Movement Ecology, Biology Letters

Doctoral and masters supervisions

2010-2011 Serena Wright (MSc, Swansea University) – Diel activity patterns of Whale   Sharks at Ningaloo Reef

2013-present Lauran Brewster (PhD, University of Hull) – Ecological Energetics of the Lemon Shark

2015 – present Samantha Andrzejaczek (PhD, University of Western Australia) – Drivers of vertical movement in elasmobranch fishes

2016-present Karissa Lear (PhD, Murdoch University) – The thermal ecology of riverine elasmobranchs

2016 – present Andrew Broadley (PhD, University of Western Australia) – The eco-hydrology of the Fitzroy River in relation to Climate Change

2016 – present Garry Ogston (PhD, Murdoch University) – The energetic consequences of environmental flows on the freshwater cobbler

Publications

Journals

  • Whitty, J., Keleher, J., Ebner, B., Gleiss, A., Simpfendorfer, C., Morgan, D., (2017), Habitat use of a Critically Endangered elasmobranch, the largetooth sawfish Pristis pristis, in an intermittently flowing riverine nursery, Endangered Species Research: international and multidisciplinary journal, 34, , pages 211 - 227.
  • Gleiss, A., Morgan, D., Whitty, J., Keleher, J., Fossette, S., Hays, G., (2017), Are vertical migrations driven by circadian behaviour? Decoupling of activity and depth use in a large riverine elasmobranch, the freshwater sawfish (Pristis pristis), Hydrobiologia: the international journal on limnology and marine sciences, 787, 1, pages 181 - 191.
  • Morgan, D., Somaweera, R., Gleiss, A., Beatty, S., Whitty, J., (2017), An upstream migration fought with danger: freshwater sawfish fending off sharks and crocodiles, Ecology, 98, 5, pages 1465 - 1467.
  • Morgan, D., Ebner, B., Allen, M., Gleiss, A., Beatty, S., Whitty, J., (2017), Habitat use and site fidelity of neonate and juvenile green sawfish Pristis zijsron in a nursery area in Western Australia, Endangered Species Research: international and multidisciplinary journal, 34, , .
  • Whitney, N., Lear, K., Gaskins, L., Gleiss, A., (2016), The effects of temperature and swimming speed on the metabolic rate of the nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum, Bonaterre), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 477, , pages 40 - 46.
  • Payne, N., Iosilevskii, G., Barnett, A., Fischer, C., Graham, R., Gleiss, A., Watanabe, Y., (2016), Great hammerhead sharks swim on their side to reduce transport costs, Nature Communications, 7, , pages -.
  • Whitmore, B., White, C., Gleiss, A., Whitney, N., (2016), A float-release package for recovering data-loggers from wild sharks, Journal of Experimental Biology, 475, , pages 49 - 53.
  • Ciancio, J., Venerus, L., Trobbiani, G., Beltramino, L., Gleiss, A., Wright, S., Norman, B., Holton, M., Wilson, R., (2016), Extreme roll angles in Argentine sea bass: Could refuge ease posture and buoyancy control of marine coastal fishes?, Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 163, , pages doi:10.1007/s00227-016-2869-z -.
  • Whitney, N., White, C., Gleiss, A., Schwieterman, G., Anderson, P., Hueter, R., Skomal, G., (2016), A novel method for determining post-release mortality, behavior, and recovery period using acceleration data loggers, Fisheries Research, 183, , pages 210 - 221.
  • Gleiss, A., Potvin, J., Keleher, J., Whitty, J., Morgan, D., Goldbogen, A., (2015), Mechanical challenges to freshwater residency in sharks and rays, Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 7, pages 1099 - 1110.
  • Qasem, L., Cardew, A., Wilson, A., Griffiths, I., Halsey, L., Shepard, E., Gleiss, A., Wilson, R., (2012), Tri-axial dynamic acceleration as a proxy for animal energy expenditure; should we be summing values or calculating the vector?, PLoS One, 7, 2, pages to.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Gleiss A.C., Potvin J., Whitty J., Keleher J, Morgan D.T. , Goldbogen J. (2015) Mechanical challenges to freshwater residency in sharks and rays. Journal of Experimental Biology 
  2. Fossette S*., Gleiss A.C.*, Chalumeau J., Bastian T., Armstrong C.D.,Vandenabeele S., Karpytchev M., Hays G.C.  (2015) Current-oriented swimming by jellyfish in the absence of a fixed reference frame and the role in bloom maintenance. Current Biology *joint first author with equal contribution
  3. Fossette S., Schofield G., Lilley M. K.S., Gleiss A.C. &  Hays G.C. (2012) Acceleration data reveals the energy management strategy of a marine ectotherm during reproduction. Functional Ecology 26 (2): 324-333.  
  4. Fossette S., Gleiss A.C., Lewis A.R., Hays G.C. (2012) Does prey size matter? Novel observations of feeding in the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) allow a test of predator–prey size relationships. Biology Letters 8 (3): 351-354.
  5. Hays G.C., Hobson V.J., Fossette S., Bastian T., Gleiss A.C., Pade N. & Sims D.W. (2012) High activity and levy searches: jellyfish can search the water-column like fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B:279 (1728): 465-473.
  6. Gleiss A.C., Jorgensen J. Liebsch N.,,Block B.A., Campagna C., Grundy E., Hays G., Norman B. Quintana F., Sala J., Trites A., Wilson R.P. (2011) Convergent evolution in locomotory patterns of flying and swimming animals. Nature Communications 2: 352
  7. Gleiss A.C., Norman B. & Wilson R.P. (2011) Moved by that sinking feeling: variable diving geometry underlies movement strategies in whale sharks. Functional Ecology 25 (3): 595-607.
  8. Gleiss A.C., Shepard E.L.C. & Wilson R.P. (2011) Making Overall Dynamic Body Acceleration work: on the theory of acceleration as a proxy for energy expenditure. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2 (1): 23-33.

Book Chapters

  1. Whitney N.M., Papastamatiou Y.P. & Gleiss A.C. (2012) Emerging techniques in physiological ecology of elasmobranchs in Biology of Sharks and their relatives III. Edited by Carrier J., Musick J., Heithaus M. (Invited book chapter). CRC Press, Boca Raton.