Welcome to the Performance Lab where Professor 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
And with submission THEY ARE OFF!Congratulations to Carmen and Jules on submitting their PhD theses - the awesome party and now the sad farewell! The Performance lab wish you all the best with your future careers and exciting lives! Enjoy freezing Melbourne!
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!
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!
Watching the sun come up over one of our permanent Northern quoll trapping grid 'Gorge' one morning after checking traps - Photo: Skye Cameron
Wayne's World - where the team members on Groote Eylandt go to have min breaks from the work...... Photo - Skye Cameron
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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!
The ‘NOT SO TWINS’ Ellie and Hannah graduated with First Class Honours this week! Congratulations Ladies - well deserved!
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
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!!