Staff profile: Dr Jodi Rowley

Position title:
Co-ordinator, Australian Museum Research Institute
Section:
Herpetology Collection
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I am an amphibian biologist with a focus on amphibian diversity, ecology and conservation, and a passion for communicating biodiversity conservation.

My research integrates ecological, behavioural, bioacoustic, molecular and morphological data to uncover and document amphibian biodiversity, understand its drivers, and inform conservation decisions. I am also interested in how interspecific differences in behaviour relate to vulnerability to extinction due to threats such as disease, habitat modification and over-harvesting.

My research involves expeditions in search of amphibians in often remote, forested mountains in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam.

I am currently a Tier I Member of the IUCN Amphibian Red List Authority and co-chair for Mainland Southeast Asia of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group.

More on amphibian research and conservation in Southeast Asia.

See my personal website www.jodirowley.com 

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Qualifications

  • PhD, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (2007). Why does Chytridiomycosis drive some frog populations to extinction and not others? The effects of interspecific variation in host behaviour. 
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Biology) (Hons. Class 1), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2002).

Teaching & Student Supervision

  • Undergraduate students- University of Sydney, Australia, 2nd year Zoology Advanced Students.
  • Honours studnts- University of Sydney.
  • Masters students- University of Natural Science Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vinh University, Vietnam; Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia; James Cook University.
  • PhD students- University of New South Wales, Australia.

Other Appointments

Selected Grants, Awards & Scholarships

  • 2012-2014, National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration grant. Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: expeditions in search of unknown amphibian diversity in Vietnam
  • 2011-2012, Hong Kong Ocean Park Conservation Foundation. Amphibian Conservation in Vietnam. Discovering amphibian diversity and building conservation capacity in Vietnam.
  • 2009-2011, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (P.I. Bryan L. Stuart, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)
  • 2007-2016, ADM Capital Foundation. Accelerating amphibian conservation in Indo-Burma.
  • 2008-2009, Hong Kong Ocean Park Conservation Foundation. Amphibian Conservation in Vietnam.
  • 2008, Richard Menzel. Accelerating amphibian conservation in Indo-Burma.
  • 2007, Manna Foundation. Accelerating amphibian conservation in Indo-Burma.
  • 2007, Lawrence Foundation. Initiating amphibian conservation in Cambodia.
  • 2007-2008, National Geographic Conservation Trust. Amphibian conservation in Indo-Burma.
  • 2005, Grants in Herpetology, Conservation Category. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)
  • 2004, Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology (Australian Museum)

Publications

2014

  • Rowley, J. J. ., Le, D. T.T., Dau, V. Q., Hoang, H. D., & Cao, T. T. (2014) A striking new species of phytotelm-breeding tree frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa. 3785: 25–37. Full text. 

2013

  • Rowley, J. J. L., Dau, V. Q., & Nguyen, T.T. (2013) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from the highest mountain in Indochina. Zootaxa. 3737: 415–428. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Gleason, F.H., Andreou, D., Marshall, W., Lilje, O. & Goslan, R. (2013). Impacts of mesomycetozoean parasites on amphibian and freshwater fish populations. Fungal Biology Reviews. 27: 100-111. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang, H. D., Le, D. T. T., Dau, V. Q., Neang, T., & Cao, T. T. (2013). Low Prevalence or Apparent Absence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection in Amphibians from Sites in Vietnam and Cambodia. Herpetological Review 44(3) 466-469.
  • Dau, V.Q., Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang, Q.X. (2013). Rhacophorus feae (Thao Whipping Frog). Habitat. Herpetological Review. 44: 129
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Alford, R. A. (2013) Hot bodies protect amphibians against chytrid infection in nature. Scientific Reports 3, 1515; DOI:10.1038/srep01515 Paper
  • Ocock, J.F., Rowley, J. J. L., Penman, T.D., Rayner, T.S. & Kingsford, R.T. (2013). Amphibian Chytrid Prevalence in an Amphibian Community in Arid Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 10.1007/s10393-013-0824-8

2012

  • Rowley, J. J. L., Tran, D. T. A., Hoang D. H., Dau Q. V., & Le T. T. D. (2012). A New Species of Large Flying Frog (Rhacophoridae: Rhacophorus) from Lowland Forests in Southern Vietnam. Journal of Herpetology 46: 480-487.
  • Rowley, J.J.L. , D.T.A. Tran, D.T.T. Le, H.D. Hoang, & R. Altig (2012). The strangest tadpole: the oophagous, tree-hole dwelling tadpole of Rhacophorus vampyrus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam Journal of Natural History 46, 47-48. Abstract
  • Sunderasan, L., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2012). Leptobrachium pullum (Vietnam Spadefoot Toad). Situs Inversus. Herpetological Review 43: 464.
  • Gascon C., Collins J., Church D., Moore R.D., Andreone F., Bishop P., Biju S.D., Bolanos F., Feng X., Pipeng L., Zhang L., Shi H., Lotters S., Mitchell P.N., Mora-Benavides J.M., Garcia Moreno J., Randriamahazo H., Reardon J.T., Molina C., Ron S., Rowley J. J. L., Silvano D., Valdijo P., Verdade V.K. (2012). Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation. Alytes 29 (1-4): 15-27.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang D. H., Dau Q. V., Le T. T. D., & Cao T. T. (2012). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 3321: 56–68. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Altig, R. (2012). Nidicolous development in Limnonectes limborgi (Anura, Dicroglossidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 33: 145-149. Abstract.

2011

  • Rowley, J. J. L., Dau Q. V., Nguyen T. T., Cao T. T., & Nguyen, S. V. (2011). A new species of Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) with a hyperextended vocal repertoire from Vietnam. Zootaxa 3125: 22-38. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le T. T., D.Hoang D. H., Dau Q. V., & Cao T. T. (2011). Two new species of Theloderma (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam. Zootaxa 3098: 1-20. Abstract.
  • Swei, A., Rowley, J. J. L., Rödder, D., Diesmos, M. L. L., Diesmos, A. C., Briggs, C. J., Brown, R., Cao T. T., Cheng, T. L., Chong, R. A., Han, B., Hero J.-M., Hoang H. D., Kusrini, M. D., Le, T. T. D., McGuire, J. A., Meegaskumbura, M., Min, M.-S., Mulcahy, D. G., Neang T., Phimmachak, S., Rao, D.-Q., Reeder, N. M., Schoville, S. D., Sivongxay, N., Srei, N., Stöck, M., Stuart, B. L., Torres, L. S., Tran, D. T. A., Tunstall, T. S., Vieites, D., Vredenburg, V. T. (2011). Is chytridiomycosis an emerging amphibian disease in Asia? PLoS ONE 6: e23179 Paper
  • Stuart, B. L., Rowley, J. J. L., Tran, D. T. A., Le, D. T. T., Hoang, D. H. (2011). The Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) of the Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 2804: 25-40. Paper
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le, D. T. T., Tran, D. T. A., Hoang, D. H. (2011). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2796: 15-28. Paper

2010

  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le T. T. D., Tran T. A. D., Stuart, B. L., & Hoang D. H. (2010). A new tree frog of the genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2727: 45-55. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Stuart, B. L., Richards, S. J., Phimmachak, S., & Sivongxay, N. (2010). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Laos. Zootaxa 2681: 35-46. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Srei, N, (2010) Chiromantis vittatus (Burmese Bushfrog). Coloration. Herpetological Review. 41: 335. Paper
  • Le T.T.D & Rowley, J. J. L. (2010) Rhacophorus feae (Thao Whipping Frog). Defensive Behavior. Herpetological Review. 41: 342. Paper
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang D. H., Le T. T. D., Dau Q. V., & Cao T. T. (2010). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Vietnam and further information on Leptolalax tuberosus. Zootaxa 2660: 33-45. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Stuart B. L. S, Neang, T. & Emmett, D. A. (2010) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Cambodia. Zootaxa 2567: 57-68. Abstract
  • Stuart, B. L., Rowley, J. J. L., Emmett, D. A., Som, S. (2010). Significant new records of amphibians and reptiles from Virachey National Park, northeastern Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2010:38-47. Paper
  • Rowley, J., Brown, R., Kusrini, M., Inger, R., Stuart, B., Wogan, G., Chan-ard, T., Cao, T. T., Diesmos, A., Iskandar, D. T., Lau, M., Ming, L. T., Makchai, S., Neang, T., Nguyen, Q. T., Phimmachak, S. (2010) Impending conservation crisis for Southeast Asian amphibians. Biology Letters. 6: 336-338. Abstract

2009

  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Cao, T. T. (2009) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 2198: 51-60. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Alford, R. A. (2009) Models in Field Studies of Temperature and Moisture. Chapter 21. pp 387-406 In Dodd, C. K., ed., Amphibian Ecology and Conservation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Alford, R. A. (2009) Factors affecting interspecific variation in susceptibility to disease in amphibians. Pp. 3053-3066 In Heatwole, H., ed., Amphibian Biology, Volume 8. Conservation and Ecology. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, Australia.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2009) Movement and habitat use of the endangered Australian frog Nyctimystes dayi. Herpetological Review. 40: 29-32.

2008

  • Alford, R. A., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2008). The history of amphibian declines in Australia. Pp. 72. In S. N. Stuart , M. Hoffmann, J. S. Chanson , N. A. Cox , R.J. Berridge , P. Ramani , B. E. Young (eds). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe, Barcelona. Book descript.
  • Puschendorf, R., Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R .A. (2008). Climate change and amphibian declines. Pp. 50. In S. N. Stuart, M. Hoffmann , J.S. Chanson , N.A. Cox , R.J. Berridge , P. Ramani , B.E. Young (eds). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe, Barcelona. Book descript.
  • Alemu, J. B. II. & J .J. L Rowley (2008) Siphlophis compressus (Red-eyed Liana Snake). Cannibalism. Herpetological Review. 39: 472-473. Paper 
  • Pyke, G.H., Rowley, J., Shoulder, J., White, A.W. (2008) Attempted introduction of the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog to Long Reef Golf Course: A step towards recovery. Australian Zoologist 34: 361-372.
  • Pyke, G.H. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2008) Interactions between tadpoles of the Australian frogs Litoria aurea and Limnodynastes peronii. Australian Zoologist 34: 570-576.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Emmett, D. A., Voen, S. (2008). Harvest, trade and conservation of the Asian Arowana Scleropages formosus in Cambodia. Aquatic Conservation.18: 1255-1262. Paper

2007

  • Rowley, J. J. L., Chan, S. K. F., Tang, W.S., Speare, R., Skerratt, L. F., Alford, R. A., Cheung, S., Ho, C. Y., Campbell, R. (2007) Survey for the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Hong Kong in native amphibians and in the international amphibian trade. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 78: 87-95. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Behaviour of Australian rain forest stream frogs may affect the transmission of chytridiomycosis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 77: 1-9. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Movement patterns and habitat use of rainforest stream frogs in northern Queensland, Australia: implications for extinction vulnerability. Wildlife Research 34: 371-378. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Techniques for tracking amphibians: Harmonic radar versus radio telemetry, and the effects of tag attachment. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 367-376. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., (2007) Observations of physical interactions between conspecific male rain forest stream frogs Litoria genimaculata and Nyctimystes dayi (Anura: Hylidae). Herpetofauna 37: 11-15.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Puschendorf, R., & Cashins, S. (2007) Plant consumption in Australian geckos: sap feeding by the Ocellated Velvet Gecko Oedura monilis. Herpetofauna. 37: 8-10.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Non-contact infrared thermometers can accurately measure amphibian body temperatures. Herpetological Review 38: 308-311. Paper
  • Alford, R. A. & Rowley, J. J. L. (2007) Comment on papers by Hare et al. and Rowley and Alford. Herpetological Review 38: 316. Paper
  • Trembath, D. F., Blackburn, J. L. III, Rowley, J. J. L. (2007). Roadkill predation by the childrens python Antaresia childreni (Serpentes: Boidiae) at Adelaide River, Northern Territory. Northern Territory Naturalist 19: 58-59.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Skerratt, L. F., Alford, R. A., Campbell, R. (2007) Retreat sites of rainforest stream frogs are not a reservoir for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in North Queensland, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 74: 7-12. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hemingway, V., Alford, R. A., Waycott, M., Skerratt, L. F.,Campbell, R., & Webb, R. (2007). Experimental infection and repeat survey data indicate that the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis may not occur on freshwater crustaceans in northern Queensland, Australia. Ecohealth. 4:31-36. Paper

2006 

  • Trembath, D., Rowley, J.J.L., Jensen, O. (2006) An observation of male combat in the Dugite Pseudonaja affinis (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Grey, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. Herpetofauna.36(2)80-82.
  • Rowley, J. J. L. (2006) Potentially fatal ingestion of prey by the green-eyed tree frog (Litoria genimaculata). Herpetofauna. 36(2) 97-98.
  • Rowley, J. J. L. (2006) Litoria jungguy (Stoney Creek Frog). Predation. Herpetological Review. 37(4): 445.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Atwood, T. F., & Trembath, D. (2006) Observations of the short-term movement, microhabitat and temperature of a free-ranging keelback, Tropidonophis mairii (Serpentes: Colubridae) in a tropical rainforest stream. Herpetofauna 36(1) 57-60.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Alford, R. A. & Skerratt, L. F. (2006) The amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis occurs on freshwater shrimp in rain forest streams in northern Queensland, Australia. EcoHealth 3(1) 53-56

2005
 

  • Trembath, D. & Rowley, J. J. L. (2005) An observation of the foraging behaviour of the black whip snake Demansia vestigiata (Serpentes: Elapidae): successful predation of a frog Limnodynastes ornatus (Anura:Myobatrachidae) buried underground. Herpetofauna 35(2) 114-115.
  • Bulbert, M., Rowley, J. J. L., & Miehs, A. (2005) Observed agonistic behaviour between male giant banjo frogs Limnodynastes interioris. Herpetofauna 35(2) 78-82.
  • Rowley, J. J.L., Bulbert, M. & Miehs, A. (2005) Observations of calling and breeding frogs in central western New South Wales. Herpetofauna 35(1) 25-29.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Rayner, T. S. & Pyke, G. H. (2005) New records and invasive potential of the poeciliid fish Phalloceros caudimaculatus. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39(5) 1013-1022.

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