Dr Shelby Temple
I spent my childhood in Ontario, Canada, mostly on a small farm in Hopetown. I moved to Ottawa as a teenager, and went to Lisgar Collegiate Institute. After high school I travelled to Togo, West Africa on an exchange, before attending the University of Victoria for my undergraduate degree. I spent one year at Carleton University in Ottawa taking courses not offered at UVic, as well as a summer at Bamfield Marine Station doing biology field courses.
During my undergrad I was part of the Co-operative program that placed me in several work posts including: Saltspring Aquafarms (bivalve & salmon aquaculture), British Columbia Ministry of Environment (monitoring industrial pollution), Institute of Applied Sciences, University of South Pacific, Fiji (testing mangroves for tertiary sewage treatment), and on a Goshawk crew in British Columbia (species and population inventory of temperate rainforests).
My masters incorporated aquaculture studies and research at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as field research at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil.
For my PhD, I returned to the University of Victoria and worked on a multidisciplenary research project, joint funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, under the supervision of Prof. Craig Hawryshyn (investigating the functional significance of visual pigment chromophore shifting).
I received a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship, as well as postdoctoral fellowship from The University of Queensland, to support my continued visual ecology research in the Sensory Neurobiology Group, with Prof. Shaun Collin and Prof. Justin Marshall at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Quantifying polarization sensitivity, and the visual world in the polarized light dimension
Understanding the functional significance of intraretinal variability in spectral sensitivity
Investigating the functional significance of visual pigment chromophore shifting
Identifying optimal conditions for rearing larval and juvenile fishes in captivity
- Temple, S, Pignatelli, V, Cook, T, How, M, Chiou, T-S, Roberts, N & Marshall, N 2012, ‘High-resolution polarisation vision in a cuttlefish’. Current Biology, vol 22., pp. R121 - R122
- Talbot, C, Jordan, TM, Roberts, NW, Collin, SP, Marshall, NJ & Temple, SE 2012, ‘Corneal microprojections in coleoid cephalopods’. Journal of Comparative Physiology A.
- Simon, K, Bakar, Y, Mazlan, A, Zaildi, C, Samat, A & Temple, S 2012, ‘Aspects of the reproductive biology of two archer fishes Toxotes chatareus, (Hamilton 1822) and Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas 1767)’. Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol Accepted Sept 6, 2011.
- Ullmann, J, Gallagher, T, Hart, N, Barnes, A, Smullen, R, Collin, S & Temple, S 2012, ‘Tank colour increases growth, and alters colour preference and spectral sensitivity, in barramundi (Lates calcarifer)’. Aquaculture, vol Accepted Sept 13, 2011.
- Pignatelli, V, Temple, S, Chiou, T-H, Roberts, N, Collin, S & Marshall, N 2011, ‘Behavioural relevance of polarization sensitivity as a target detection mechanism in cephalopods and fishes’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 366., pp. 734 - 741
- Simon, K, Bakar, Y, Temple, S & Mazlan, A 2011, ‘Spitting success and accuracy in archer fishes Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822) and Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas, 1767)’. Scientific Research and Essays, vol 6(7)., pp. 1627 - 1633
- Simmich, J, Temple, S & Collin, S 2011, ‘A fish eye out of water: epithelial surface projections on aerial and aquatic corneas of the ‘four eyed fish’ Anableps anableps’. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol 95., pp. 140-145
- Ullmann, J, Moore, B, Temple, S, Fernandez-Juicic, E & Collin, S 2011, ‘The Retinal Wholemount Technique: A Window to Understanding the Brain and Behaviour’. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, vol 79., pp. 26-44
- Temple, S 2011, ‘Why different regions of the retina have different spectral sensitivities: A review of mechanisms and functional significance of intraretinal variability in spectral sensitivity in vertebrates’. Visual Neuroscience, vol 28., pp. 281 - 293
- Temple, S, Hart, N, Marshall, N & Collin, S 2010, ‘A spitting image: specializations in archerfish eyes for vision at the interface between air and water’. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, vol 277., pp. 2607 - 2615