Welcome to the Performance Lab where A-Prof Wilson leads a research team of eclectic mis-fits to observe, quantify & test all things performance-related from the animal kingdom to the sporting world.

Check out our recent news & stories from the field – we have had a lot of fun making them.

 

Recent news & updates


Another big congratulations this week to our very own   Carmen da Silva   who was awarded an   ‘Endeavour Research Leadership Award’   to investigate the Thermal adaptation in Fijian highland bees with The University of the South Pacific!   Here is an overview of her research project…   .

Another big congratulations this week to our very own Carmen da Silva who was awarded an ‘Endeavour Research Leadership Award’ to investigate the Thermal adaptation in Fijian highland bees with The University of the South Pacific! Here is an overview of her research project….

Congratulations  Dr    Ami (aka Dhillah)     for a well deserved ‘  Dean’s Award for Outstanding HDR Theses  ’ from the University of Queensland! Those 3 years living and working on a remote island with the feisty little furries paid off!

Congratulations Dr Ami (aka Dhillah) for a well deserved ‘Dean’s Award for Outstanding HDR Theses’ from the University of Queensland! Those 3 years living and working on a remote island with the feisty little furries paid off!

Miranda’s latest blog post on the quoll team’s first trip for 2019 is live! Check it out:  Bad weather, blue-tongues and baby quolls - it's the start of a new year on Groote!

Miranda’s latest blog post on the quoll team’s first trip for 2019 is live! Check it out: Bad weather, blue-tongues and baby quolls - it's the start of a new year on Groote!

WINNERS!   The Performance Lab  and  Anindilyakwa Land Council  were awarded UQ’s Faculty of Science’s Award for best Partnership and Collaboration in 2018! Thanks Kaylah, Amanda, Ami and mini member Malik - receiving the award for the entire team!

WINNERS! The Performance Lab and Anindilyakwa Land Council were awarded UQ’s Faculty of Science’s Award for best Partnership and Collaboration in 2018! Thanks Kaylah, Amanda, Ami and mini member Malik - receiving the award for the entire team!

It’s time to go    Gwen    and    Be   c!!  After 18 years of combined input into the Performance Lab - it is with great sadness we say goodby to these two - who are off to do bigger and much better things! You will be intensely missed!

It’s time to go Gwen and Bec!! After 18 years of combined input into the Performance Lab - it is with great sadness we say goodby to these two - who are off to do bigger and much better things! You will be intensely missed!


Watching the sun come up over one of our permanent Northern quoll trapping grid 'Gorge' one morning after checking traps - Photo: Skye Cameron

Watching the sun come up over one of our permanent Northern quoll trapping grid 'Gorge' one morning after checking traps - Photo: Skye Cameron


Blog Posts 


Wayne's World - where the team members on Groote Eylandt go to have min breaks from the work...... Photo - Skye Cameron

Wayne's World - where the team members on Groote Eylandt go to have min breaks from the work...... Photo - Skye Cameron


Old news stories…

The ‘NOT SO TWINS’  Ellie  and  Hannah  graduated with First Class Honours this week! Congratulations Ladies - well deserved!

The ‘NOT SO TWINS’ Ellie and Hannah graduated with First Class Honours this week! Congratulations Ladies - well deserved!

The Anindilyakwa Rangers hit Bris-Vegas for some scientific fun!  Link to blog story

The Anindilyakwa Rangers hit Bris-Vegas for some scientific fun! Link to blog story

Nat  tells it like it is - quolls are multiplying like rabbits! 2018 wrap up for our long term monitoring program on northern quolls - what will 2019 bring?. Check out Nat’s story and many great photos   here   .

Nat tells it like it is - quolls are multiplying like rabbits! 2018 wrap up for our long term monitoring program on northern quolls - what will 2019 bring?. Check out Nat’s story and many great photos here.

Chopper - aka  Andrew ’s latest paper from his PhD is out on behaviors of shooter and goalkeeper interact to determine the outcome of soccer penalties - check out Huner et al  here

Chopper - aka Andrew’s latest paper from his PhD is out on behaviors of shooter and goalkeeper interact to determine the outcome of soccer penalties - check out Huner et al here

Jess  is awarded on of the TOP 3 Presentations at the UQ Advanced Science Undergraduate Research Program wrap up for 2017-2018! Go Jess - the Wilson Lab couldn’t be more proud!

Jess is awarded on of the TOP 3 Presentations at the UQ Advanced Science Undergraduate Research Program wrap up for 2017-2018! Go Jess - the Wilson Lab couldn’t be more proud!

Wowsa  Bec , all green!! Over 2 months of counting down the crazy amounts of sensitivity analyses for the super exciting & new Predator-Prey-Habitat model, stay tuned for its impending release to the world!!

Wowsa Bec, all green!! Over 2 months of counting down the crazy amounts of sensitivity analyses for the super exciting & new Predator-Prey-Habitat model, stay tuned for its impending release to the world!!