Dr Gemma Morrow

Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Gemma Morrow

Phone: +61 2 6773 3756

Email: gmorrow4@une.edu.au


  • 2017 Certificate III in Captive Animals, Taronga Training Institute, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
  • 2013 PhD in zoology, University of Tasmania
  • 2007 Honours (first class) in zoology, University of Tasmania
  • 2006 Bachelor of Science (double major in zoology), University of Tasmania

Teaching Areas

Primary Research Area/s

Economics; history

Research Interests

  • Reproductive behaviour and physiology
  • Thermoregulation
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Animal husbandry techniques


Morrow GE, Jones SM and Nicol SC (2016) Interaction of hibernation and male reproductive function in wild Tasmanian echidnas Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus. Journal of Mammalogy. 97(3): 852- 860. http://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyw013.

Morrow GE, Jones SM and Nicol SC (2015) Frozen embryos? Torpor during pregnancy in the Tasmanian short-beaked echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus. Journal of General and Comparative Endocrinology.

Hogan L and Morrow G (2015) Communication and Social Behaviour. In ‘Marsupials and Monotremes: Nature’s Enigmatic Mammals’ Klieve A, Hogan L,  Johnston S, Murray P. (ed) p 261 – 314 (Nova Publishing, New York)

Morrow GE and Nicol SC (2012) Maternal care in the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus). Australian Journal of Zoology. 60(5): 289 – 298.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO12066

Nicol SC and Morrow GE (2012) Sex and seasonality: reproduction in the echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus) In ‘Living in a seasonal world’ Ruf T, Bieber C, Arnold W and Millesi E (eds) p 143 – 153. (Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg)

Nicol SC, Vanpé C, Sprent J, Morrow G, Andersen NA (2011) Spatial ecology of a ubiquitous Australian anteater, the short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Journal of Mammalogy 92(1), 101-110. (doi:10.1644/09-MAMM-A-398.1)

Morrow G, Andersen NA, Nicol SC (2009) Reproductive strategies of the short-beaked echidna - a review with new data from a long-term study on the Tasmanian subspecies (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus). Australian Journal of Zoology 57:275-282.

Morrow GE and Nicol SC (2009) Cool Sex? Hibernation and reproduction overlap in the echidna. PLoS One. 4(6):e6070.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006070.

Vanpé C, Buschiazzo E, Abdelkrim J, Morrow G, Nicol SC, Gemmell NJ (2009) Development of microsatellite markers for the short-beaked echidna using three different approaches. Australian Journal of Zoology 57, 219-224.

Nicol SC, Morrow G, Andersen NA (2008) Hibernation in monotremes: a review. In: ‘Hypometabolism in animals: hibernation, torpor and cryobiology’. p 251-262. (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) ISBN 9780620414821