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Shaun Collin

Professor Shaun Collin

Professor/WA Premier's Research Fellow
Animal Biology, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Animal Biology
The University of Western Australia (M317)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2632
Fax
+61 8 6488 7527
Email
shaun.collin@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 111b, Curnow Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
BSc MSc Melb., PhD Qld
Biography
Professor Shaun Collin is a world leader in comparative neurobiology and vision. He has a BSc (Hons) and a MSc from The University of Melbourne and a PhD from The University of Queensland.

Shaun is a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia and a Western Australian Premier’s Research Fellow. His research centres around using a range of vertebrate models to investigate their sensory systems (vision, olfaction, audition and electroreception) in the context of evolution, development and plasticity. Shaun heads a large laboratory (The Neuroecology Group) dedicated to investiogating the neural basis of behavior in a range of vertebrates with a particular focus on sharks. His research on environmental cues and their impact on biodiversity and health in WA concentrates on a range of aquatic animals from shallow water reef ecosystems to the deep-sea.

He has held many of the world’s most prestigious fellowships in places such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the United States (US); the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole in the US; The University of Tuebingen in Germany; the University of Montreal in Canada; the University of Washington (Friday Harbor) in the US; and The University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Shaun is the author of over 250 international scientific publications on sensory systems of primarily aquatic vertebrates including six books.
Key research
Western Australia has an exceptionally rich biodiversity that is ranked second in the world in terms of its endemism. The habitats for native animals are unsurpassed from arid deserts to rainforests to estuarine mangroves to deep ocean canyons. Management of these different ecosystems is dependent on a sound understanding of the diverse fauna and how it is likely to fair in the face of coastal development, farming, recreation and climate change. Within every ecosystem, the ability to detect light by all living things is crucial for survival e.g. for setting circadian rhythms, avoiding predation, finding food and reproductive success. As a Premier’s Fellow, I have introduced a series of innovative technologies combined with both basic and applied research to trace the evolution of light detection and image formation and to explore the impacts of light on biodiversity, sustainability of animals native to Western Australia and (animal and human) health. In addition to research on vision, we also investigate the neural basis of behaviour and sensory ecology. Using models from the extant relatives of the first vertebrates (agnathans) to marine mammals, various aquatic sensory systems (including audition, olfaction and electroreception) are investigated to establish broad concepts of plasticity and adaptation to environments as diverse as coral reefs and the deep-sea. Our multidisciplinary research galvanises existing strengths in eco-physiology, neuroscience and marine science at UWA and within other sectors in Western Australia (WA Museum, Murdoch University, WAMSI, CSIRO and AIMS), providing a world class platform for research and educational outreach. We are currently applying what we know about the sensory systems of sharks to help mitigate negative interactions between sharks and humans through the testing and development of shark deterrents.
Publications


Book Edited

Lamb, T. D., Arendt, D and Collin, S. P. (2009) Editors of a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society dedicated to the ‘Evolution of Phototransduction and Eyes’ Comprising 12 contributors/chapters on the evolution of vertebrate and invertebrate eyes. Issue 364, 2009.

Ladich F, Collin, S. P., Moller, P. and Kapoor, B. G (2006) (eds.) Communication in Fishes. Science Publishers Enfield (NH) and Plymouth (UK). Pp 1-880 (in 2 Volumes).

Collin, S. P. and N. J. Marshall (eds.) (2003) Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Collin, S. P. and Marshall, N. J. (2000) Editors of a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society dedicated to "Sensory Processing of the Aquatic Environment" Volume 355. Number 1401. pp. 1105-1327.

Book Chapter (Commercial)

Hunt, D. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2013) Sensory Systems. In: Eel Physiology (eds Trischitta, F., Takei, Y., and Damasceno-Oliveira, A.), Science Publisher, Enfield New Hampshire. pp. X-X. (in press)

Marshall, N. J., Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S. and Bailes, H. J. (2011) Vision in lungfish. In: The Biology of Lungfishes. (eds JM Jorgensen, J Joss) Science Publishers and CRC Press, Enfield USA. pp 447-476.

Atkinson C. J. L. and Collin S. P. (2010) Taste: Vertebrates. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 3, pp. 386-393 Oxford: Academic Press.

Collin S.P. (2010) Electroreception in Vertebrates and Invertebrates. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1, pp. 611-620 Oxford: Academic Press.

Collin, S. P. (2009) Having the world at your feet: clinching and optimising postdoctoral research fellowships in science. In: Doctored downunder: maximizing the impact of your Australian or New Zealand doctorate. Eds. Denholm, C and Evans, T. Acer Press, Melbourne. Pp. 98-105.

Collin, S. P. (2008) Evolution of the Visual System in Fishes. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Binder, M. D., Hirokawa, N., and Windhorst, U. and Hirsch, M. C. eds). Springer, New York pp. 1459-1466.

Collin, S. P. (2007) Nervous and Sensory systems. In: Primitive Fishes. Volume 26. Fish Physiology Series (ed by D. J. McKenzie, A. P. Farrell and C. J. Brauner). Elsevier. Pp. 121-179.

Collin, S. P. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2006) Evolution of colour discrimination and its implications for visual communication. In: Ladich F, Collin, S. P., Moller, P. and Kapoor, B. G (Editors) Communication in Fishes. Science Publishers Enfield (NH) and Plymouth (UK), pp. 303-335.

Hart, N. S., Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2006) Visual communication in elasmobranchs. In: Ladich F, Collin, S. P., Moller, P. and Kapoor, B. G (Editors) Communication in Fishes. Science Publishers Enfield (NH) and Plymouth (UK), pp. 337-392.

Collin, S. P. (2003) Vision in catfishes. In: Catfishes (BG Kapoor, G. Arratia, M. Chardon and R. Diogo eds). Oxford and IBH Publishing Co.. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.pp. 669-700.

Collin, S. P. and Shand, J. (2003) Retinal sampling and the visual field in fishes. In: Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environment. (eds. S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall). Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 139-169.

Warrant, E. J, Collin, S. P. and Locket, N. A. (2003) Eye design and vision in deep-sea fishes. In: Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments. (S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall eds.). Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 303-322.

Collin, S. P. (1999) Behavioural ecology and retinal cell topography. In: Adaptive mechanisms in the ecology of vision. (eds. S. N. Archer, M. B. A. Djamgoz, E. Loew, J. C. Partridge and S. Vallerga). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Great Britain, pp. 509-535.

Vaney, D. I., Collin, S. P. and Young, H. M. (1989) Dendritic relationships between cholinergic amacrine cells and direction-selective retinal ganglion cells. In: The Neurobiology of the Inner Retina (eds. R. Weiler and N. N. Osbourne), Nato Scientific Affairs Division, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Pp 157-168.

Journal Article (School Refereed Journal)

Collin, S. P. (1981) A proprioceptor with central cell bodies in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana (Insecta). Zoomorphology 98(3):227-231.

Collin, S. P. (1985) Spatial interaction between the giant interneurons and thoracic motor neurons in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana . Journal of Neurobiology 16: 249-267.

Collin, S. P. (1985) The central morphology of mechanoreceptor afferents in the metathoracic leg of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana Journal of Neurobiology 16: 269-282.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1988) The cornea of the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae). Cornea 7(3): 190-203.

Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (1988) Retinal topography in reef teleosts. I. Some species with well developed areae but poorly developed streaks. Brain Behavior and Evolution 31: 269-282.

Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (1988) Retinal topography in reef teleosts. II. Some species with prominent horizontal streaks and high density areae. Brain Behavior and Evolution 31: 283-295.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1988) The morphology of the retina and lens of the sandlance Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae). Experimental Biology 47: 208-218.

Collin, S. P. (1988) The retinal structure of the shovel-nosed ray, Rhinobatos batillum (Rhinobatidae). Morphology and quantitative analysis of ganglion, amacrine and bipolar cell populations. Experimental Biology 47: 195-207.

Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (1988) Retinal ganglion cell topography in teleosts: A comparison between Nissl-stained material and retrograde labelling from the optic nerve. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 276: 412-422.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1988) Topographic analysis of the retinal ganglion cell layer and the optic nerve in the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae, Perciformes). The Journal of Comparative Neurology 278: 226-241.

Collin, S. P. (1989) Topographic organization of the ganglion cell layer and intraocular vascularization in the retinae of two reef teleosts. Vision Research 29: 765-775.

Collin, S. P. (1989) The topography and morphology of retinal ganglion cells in the coral trout, Plectropoma leopardus (Serranidae): A retrograde cobaltous-lysine study. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 281: 143-158.

Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (1989) Quantitative comparison of the limits on visual spatial resolution set by the ganglion cell layer in twelve species of reef teleosts. Brain Behavior and Evolution 34: 184-192.

Collin, S. P. (1989) Anterograde labelling from the optic nerve reveals multiple central targets in the teleost, Lethrinus chrysostomus (Perciformes). Cell and Tissue Research 256: 327-335.

Wong, R. O. L. and Collin, S. P. (1989) Dendritic maturation of displaced putative cholinergic amacrine cells in the rabbit retina. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 287: 164-178.

Sakurai, S., Ali, M. A. and Collin, S. P. (1990) Adaptive radiation of the retina in Galaxiidae (Salmoniformes). Australian Journal of Zoology 38: 173-186.

Von Bartheld, C. S., Collin, S. P. and Meyer, D. L. (1990) The dorsomedial telencephalon of lungfish: A pallial or subpallial structure? Criteria based on histology, connectivity, and histochemistry. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 294: 14-29.

Fritzsch, B. and Collin, S. P. (1990) The distribution and dendritic fields of two populations of ganglion cells and the retinopetal fibers in the retina of the lamprey, Ichthyomyzon unicuspis. Visual Neuroscience 4: 533-545.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1993) The visual system of the Florida garfish, Lepisosteus platyrhincus. (Ginglymodi): I. Retina. Brain Behavior and Evolution 42: 77-97.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1993) The visual system of the Florida garfish, Lepisosteus platyrhincus. (Ginglymodi): II. Cornea and lens. Brain Behavior and Evolution 42: 98-115.

Collin, S. P. and Fritzsch, B. (1993) Observations on the shape of the lens in the eye of the silver lamprey, Ichthyomyzon unicuspis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 71: 31-41.

Collin, S. P. and Northcutt, R. G. (1993) The visual system of the Florida garfish, Lepisosteus platyrhincus (Ginglymodi): III. Retinal ganglion cells. Brain Behavior and Evolution 42: 295-320.

Collin, S. P. and Ali, M. A. (1994) Multiple areas of acute vision in two freshwater teleosts, the creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus (Mitchill) and the cutlips minnow, Exoglossum maxillingua (Lesuer). Canadian Journal of Zoology 72: 721-730.

Collin, S. P. and Northcutt, R. G. (1995) The visual system of the Florida garfish, Lepisosteus platyrhincus.(Ginglymodi): IV. Bilateral projections and the binocular visual field. Brain Behavior and Evolution 45: 34-53.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1995) Ultrastructure and organisation of the cornea, lens and iris in the pipefish, Corythoichthys paxtoni (Syngnathidae, Teleostei). Histology and Histopathology 10: 313-323.

Pettigrew, J. D. and Collin, S. P. (1995) Terrestrial optics in an aquatic eye: the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creediidae, Teleostei). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 177: 397-408.

Collin, S. P., Collin, H. B. and Ali, M. A. (1996) Ultrastructure and organisation of the retina and pigment epithelium in the cutlips minnow, Exoglossum maxillingua (Cyprinidae, Teleostei). Histology and Histopathology 11: 55-69.

Collin, S. P., Collin, H. B. and Ali, M. A. (1996) Fine structure of the retina and pigment epithelium in the creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus (Cyprinidae, Teleostei). Histology and Histopathology 11: 41-53.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1996) Fine structure of the cornea in the freshwater salamanderfish, Lepidogalaxias salamandroides. Cornea 15: 414-426.

Collin, S. P. and Partridge, J. C. (1996) Retinal specialisations in the eyes of deepsea teleosts. Journal of Fish Biology. (Suppl. A). 49: 157-174.

Collin, S. P. Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. (1997) Tubular eyes of deepsea fishes: a comparative study of retinal topography. Brain Behavior and Evolution 50: 335-357.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1997) The head and eye of the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creediidae). A field emission scanning electron microscopy study. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 80: 133-138.

Collin, S. P. (1997) Specialisations of the teleost visual system: Adaptive diversity from shallow-water to deep-sea. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica 161 Supplement 638: 5-24.

Collin, S. P., Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. (1998) Seven retinal specialisations in the tubular eye of the deepsea pearleye, Scopelarchus michaelsarsi: A case study in visual optimisation. Brain Behavior and Evolution 51: 291-314.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1998) The deep-sea teleost cornea: A comparative study of Gadiform fishes. Histology and Histopathology 13: 325-336.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1998) Retinal and lenticular ultrastructure in the aestivating salamanderfish, Lepidogalaxias salamandroides (Galaxiidae, Teleostei) with special reference to a new type of photoreceptor mosaic. Histol. Histopathol. 13: 1037-1048.

Wagner, H. -J., Fröhlich, E., Negishi, K. and Collin, S. P. (1998) The eyes of deep-sea fishes. II. Functional morphology of the retina. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 17: 637-685

Shand, J., Doving, K. and Collin, S. P. (1999) Optics of the developing fish eye: Comparisons of Matthiessen’s ratio and the focal length of the lens in the black bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri. Vision Research 39: 1071-1079.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1999) A comparative study of the corneal endothelium in vertebrates. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 81(6): 245-254.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1999) The foveal photoreceptor mosaic in the pipefish, Corythoichthyes paxtoni (Syngnathidae, Teleostei). Histology and Histopathol. 14: 369-382.

Shand, J., Archer, M. A. and Collin, S. P. (1999) Ontogenetic changes in the retinal photoreceptor mosaic of the black bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae, Teleostei). Journal of Comparative Neurology 412 (2): 203-217.

Collin, S. P., Potter, I. C. and Braekevelt, C. (1999) The ocular morphology of the southern hemisphere lamprey Geotria australis Gray, with special reference to the characterisation and phylogeny of photoreceptor types. Brain Behav. Evol. 54: 96-118.

Pettigrew, J. D., Collin, S. P. and Ott, M. (1999) Convergence of specialised behaviour, eye movements and visual optics in the sandlance (Teleostei) and the chameleon (Reptilia). Current Biology 9 (8): 421-424.

Priede, I. G., Williams, L. M., Wagner, H-J., Thom, A., Collins, M. A. Collin, S. P., Merrett, N. R. and Yau, C. (1999) Implication of the visual system in regulation of activity cycles in the absence of solar light: 2-[125I]iodomelatonin binding sites and melatonin receptor gene expression in the brains of demersal deep-sea gadiform fishes. Proc. Royal Soc Lond B. 266: 2295-2302

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (2000) The corneal endothelium in the blowfish (Torquigena pleurogramma). Cornea 19 (2): 231-235.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (2000) A comparative SEM study of the vertebrate corneal epithelium. Cornea. 19 (2): 218-230.

Shand, J., Chin, S. M., Harman, A. M., Moore, S. and Collin, S. P. (2000) Variability in the location of the retinal ganglion cell area centralis correlates with ontogenetic changes in feeding behaviour in the black bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae, Teleostei). Brain Behav. Evol. 55: 176-190.

Collin, S. P. and Potter, I. C. (2000) The ocular morphology of the southern hemisphere lamprey Mordacia mordax Richardson with special reference to a single class of photoreceptor and a retinal tapetum. Brain Behav. Evol. 55(3): 120-138.

Bozzano, A. and Collin, S. P. (2000) Retinal ganglion cell topography in elasmobranchs. Brain Behav. Evol. 55: 191-208.

Collin, S.P., Lloyd, D., and Wagner, H-J. (2000) Foveate vision in deep-sea teleosts: a comparison of primary visual and olfactory inputs Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 355: 1315-1320.

Shand, J., Chin, S. M., Harman, A. M. and Collin, S. P. (2000) The relationship between the position of the retinal ganglion cell area centralis and feeding behaviour in juvenile black bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae, Teleostei). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Lond B. 355: 1183-1186.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (2000) The corneal surface structure in aquatic vertebrates: microprojections with optical and nutritional function? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Lond B. 355: 1171-1176.

Pettigrew, J. D., Collin, S. P. and Fritsches, K (2000) Prey capture and accommodation in the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creediidae, Teleostei). J. Comp. Physiol. A 186: 247-260.

Collin, S. P. and Marshall, N. J. (2000) Preface to Sensory Processes in the Aquatic Environment. A theme issue published by the Royal Society. Organised and edited by S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B. 355: 1109.

Douglas, R. H., Collin, S. P. and Corrigan, J. (2002) The eyes of suckermouth armoured catfish (Loricariidae, subfamily Hypostomus): pupil response, lenticular spherical aberration and retinal topography. Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 3425-3433.

Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S., Shand, J. and Potter, I. C. (2003) Morphology and spectral absorption characteristics of retinal photoreceptors in the southern hemisphere lamprey (Geotria australis). Visual Neuroscience 20: 119-130.

Collin, S. P. and Marshall, N. J. (2003) Preface to Sensory Processing in the Aquatic Environment. (S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall, editors). Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. vii-ix.

Siebeck, U. E., Collin, S. P., Ghoddusi, M. and Marshall, N. J. (2003) Occlusable corneas in toadfishes: Light transmission, movement and ultrastructure of pigment during light and dark adaptation. Journal of Experimental Biology 206: 2177-2190.

Collin, S. P., Knight, M. A., Davies, W. L., Potter, I. C., Hunt, D. M. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2003) Ancient colour vision: multiple opsin genes in the ancestral vertebrates. Current Biology 13(22): R864-865.

Collin, S. P. and Whitehead, D. (2004) The functional roles of passive electroreception in non-electric fishes. Animal Biology 54: 1-25.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (2004) Primary cilia in vertebrate corneal endothelial cells. Cell Biology International. 28: 125-130.

Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S., Wallace, K. M., Shand, J. and Potter, I. C. (2004) Vision in the southern hemisphere lamprey Mordacia mordax: spatial distribution, spectral absorption characteristics and optical sensitivity of a single class of retinal photoreceptor Visual Neuroscience 21: 765-773.

Collin, S. P. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2004) The origins of colour vision in vertebrates. Clinical and Experimental Optometry 87: 217-223.

Hart, N. S., Lisney, T. J., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Multiple cone visual pigments and the potential for trichromatic colour vision in two species of elasmobranch. Journal of Experimental Biology. 207: 4587-4594.

Trezise, A. E. O. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Opsins: Evolution in waiting. Current Biology 15 (19): R794-796.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2006) Brain morphology in large pelagic fishes: a comparison between sharks and teleosts. J. Fish Biology 68: 532-554.

Bailes, H. J., Robinson, S. R., Trezise, A. E. O. and Collin, S. P. (2006) Morphology, characterisation and distribution of retinal photoreceptors in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870). Journal of Comparative Neurology 494: 381-397.

Bailes, H, J., Trezise, A. E. O. and Collin, S. P. (2006) The number, morphology and distribution of retinal ganglion cells and optic axons in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft 1870). Visual Neuroscience 23: 257-273.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (2006) The corneal epithelial surface in the eyes of vertebrates: environmental and evolutionary influences on structure and function. J. Morphology 267: 273-291.

Collin, S. P. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2006) Response to Pisani et al. Current Biology 16 (9): R320.

Hart, N. S., Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2006) Cone photoreceptor oil droplet pigmentation is affected by ambient light intensity. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 4776-4787.

Lisney, T. J., S. P. Collin and M. B. Bennett (2007) Volumetric analysis of sensory brain areas indicates ontogenetic shifts in the relative importance of sensory systems in elasmobranchs. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 14. 7-15.

Bailes, H., Trezise, A. E. O., and Collin, S. P. (2007) The optics of the growing lungfish eye: lens shape, focal ratio and pupillary movements in Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870). Visual Neuroscience 24: 377-387.

Yopak, K, E., Lisney, T. J., Collin, S. P., and Montgomery, J. C. (2007) Variation in brain organization and cerebellar foliation in Chondrichthyans: sharks and holocephalans. Brain Behaviour and Evolution 69: 280-300.

Theiss, S. M., Lisney, T. J., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2007) Colour vision and visual ecology of the blue-spotted maskray, Dasyatis kuhlii (Müller and Henle, 1814). Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193: 67-79.

Harahush, B. K., Fischer, A. B. P. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Captive breeding and embryonic development of Chiloscyllium punctatum Muller & Henle, 1838 (Elasmobranchii, Hemiscyllidae). Journal of Fish Biology 71: 1007-1022.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. .P. (2007) Relative eye size in elasmobranchs. Brain Behavior and Evolution 69: 266-279.

Davies, W. L., Cowing, J. A., Carvalho, L. S., Potter, I. C., Trezise, A. E. O., Hunt, D. M. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Functional characterization, tuning and regulation of visual pigment gene expression in an anadromous lamprey. FASEB J. 21, 1-12.

Bailes, H. J., Davies, W. L., Trezise, A. E. O. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Visual pigments in a living fossil, the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 200 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-200.

Lamb, T. D., Collin, S. P. and Pugh, E. N. Jr. (2007) Evolution of the vertebrate eye: opsins, photoreceptors, retina and eye cup. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 8: 960-975.

Collin, S. P. (2008) A web-based archive for topographic maps of retinal cell distribution in vertebrates. Clinical and Experimental Optometry 91(1): 85-95.

Lisney, T. J., Yopak, K. E., Montgomery, J. C. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Variation in brain organization and cerebellar foliation in Chondrichthyans: Batoids. Brain Behavior and Evolution 72: 262-282.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Retinal ganglion cell distribution and spatial resolving power in elasmobranchs. Brain Behavior and Evolution 72: 59-77.

Shand, J., Davies, W. L., Thomas, N., Balmer, L., Cowing, J. A., Pointer, M., Carvalho, L. S., Collin, S. P., Beazley, L. D., and Hunt, D. M. (2008) The influence of ontogeny and light environment on the expression of visual pigment opsins in the retina of the black bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri. J. Exp. Biol. 211: 1495-1503.

Schluessel, V., Bennett, M. B., Bleckmann, H., Blomberg, S. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Morphometric and ultrastructural comparison of the olfactory system in elasmobranchs: the significance of structure-function relationships based on phylogeny and ecology. J. Morphology. 269(11): 1365-1386.

Gustafsson, O. S. E., Collin, S. P., and Kröger, R. H. H. (2008) Early evolution of multifocal optics for well focussed colour vision in vertebrates. J. Exp. Biol 211: 1559-1564.

Litherland, L. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Comparative visual function in elasmobranchs: spatial arrangement and ecological correlates of photoreceptor and ganglion cell distributions. Visual Neuroscience 25: 549-561.

Lamb, T. D., Pugh Jr. E. N. and Collin, S. P. (2008) The origin of the vertebrate eye. Evolution, Education and Outreach. 1(4): 415-426.

Hart, N. S., Bailes, H. J., Vorobyev, M., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Visual ecology of the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri). BMC Ecology 8, 21, pp. 1-14.

Harahush, B. K., Hart, N. S., Green, K. and Collin, S. P. (2009) Retinal neurogenesis and ontogenetic changes in the visual system of the brown banded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum (Hemiscyllidae, Elasmobranchii). J. Comp. Neurol. 513: 83-97.

Collin, S. P. (2009) The early evolution of photoreception: Lessons from lampreys and lungfish. Integrative Zoology 4: 87-98.

Lamb, T. D., Arendt, D. and Collin, S. P. (2009) Evolution of phototransduction and eyes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Lond B. 364: 2791-2793.

Litherland, L., Collin, S. P. and Fritsches, K. A. (2009) Visual optics and ecomorphology of the growing shark eye: a comparison between deep and shallow water species. J. Exp. Biol 212: 3583-3594.

Davies, W. L., Collin, S. P. and Hunt, D. M. (2009) Adaptive gene loss reflects differences in visual ecology in ancient vertebrates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26: 1803-1809.

von Bartheld, C.S., S. P. Collin, O. Gunturkun. (2009) To each citation, a purpose. Science 323: 36-37

Theiss, S. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2009) Morphological indicators of olfactory ability in wobbegong sharks (Family Orectolobidae). Brain Behav and Evol 73: 91-101.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire, L. Jnr and Collin, S. P. (2009) The biology of extinct and extant sawfish (Batoidea: Pristidae and Sclerorhynchidae). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 19(4) 445-464.

Litherland, L, Collin, S. P., Fritsches K.A. (2009) Eye growth in sharks: ecological implications for changes in retinal topography and visual resolution. Visual Neuroscience 26: 397-409.

Collin SP, Davies, WL, Hart NS and Hunt DM (2009) The evolution of early vertebrate photoreceptors. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Lond. B. 364: 2925-2940

Temple, S. E., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2009) A spitting image: visual specializations of the archerfish (Toxotes chatereus). Brain Behav Evol. 73: 309.10

Schluessel, V., Broderick, D., Collin, S. P. and Ovenden, J. R. (2010) Evidence for extensive population structure in the white spotted eagle ray within the Indo-Pacific inferred from mitochondrial gene sequences. Journal of Zoology 281: 46-55.

Evangelista, C., Mills, M., Siebeck, U. E. and Collin, S. P. (2010) A comparison of the external morphology of the membranous inner ear in elasmobranchs. J. Morphology 271: 483-495.

Schluessel, V., Bennett, M. B., Bleckmann and Collin, S. P. (2010) The role of olfaction throughout juvenile development: functional adaptations in elasmobranchs. J. Morphology 271: 451-461.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G., Kurniawan, N. D. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Magnetic resonance histology of the adult zebrafish brain: optimization of fixation and gadolinium contrast enhancement. NMR in Biomedicine 23: 341-346.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G., Kurniawan, N. D. and Collin, S. P. (2010) A three dimensional digital atlas of the zebrafish brain. NeuroImage 51: 76-82.

Schluessel, V, Bennett, M. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Diet and reproduction in the white spotted eagle ray Aetobatus narinari from Queensland, Australia and the Penghu Islands, Taiwan. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 1-12.

Temple, S. E., Hart, N. S., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2010) A spitting image: specialisations in archerfish eyes for vision at the interface between air and water. Proc Roy Soc London B 277(1694): 2607-2615.

Yopak, K. E., Lisney, T. J., Darlington, R., Collin, S. P. Montgomery, J. and Finlay, B. (2010) Brain scaling from sharks to primates: a highly conserved vertebrate pattern. PNAS 107: 12946-12951.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Magnetic resonance microscopy of the barramundi brain. J. Morphology 271:1446–1456.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Quantitative assessment of brain volumes in teleosts: Comparison of methodologies. Brain Behavior and Evolution 76: 262-270.

Collin, S. P. (2010) The evolution and ecology of retinal photoreception in early vertebrates. Brain Behaviour and Evolution 75: 174-185.

Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2011) Interspecific visual adaptations among in wobbegong sharks (Orectolobidae). Brain Behaviour and Evolution 76: 248-260.

Pignatelli, V, Temple, S. E., Chiou, T-H., Roberts, N. W. Collin, S. P., and Marshall, N. J. (2011) Behavioural relevance of polarization sensitivity as a target detection mechanism in cephalopods and fishes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 366: 734-741.

Kempster R. M. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Aquatic Biology 11: 225-228.
Wueringer BE, Peverell SC, Seymour J, Squire Jr L, Kajiura SM, Collin SP. 2011. Sensory systems in sawfishes. 1. The ampullae of Lorezini. Brain Behavior and Evolution 78: 139-149

Hart, N. S., Theiss, S. M., Harahush, B. K. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Microspectrophotometric evidence for cone monochromacy in sharks. Naturwissenschaften 98: 193–201.

Mills, M., Rash, R., Siebeck, U. E. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Exogenous material in the inner ear of the adult Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Elasmobranchii). Anatomical Record. Part A. 294: 373-378.

Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2011) Morphology and distribution of the ampullary electroreceptors in wobbegong sharks: Implications for feeding behaviour. Marine Biology 158: 723-735.

Kempster, R. M. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus (Lamniformes, Cetorhinidae). Aquatic Biology 12: 33–36.

Wueringer BE, Peverell SC, Seymour J, Squire Jr L, Collin SP. (2011) Sensory systems in sawfishes. 2. The lateral line. Brain Behavior and Evolution 78:150-161.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Gallagher, T., Hart, N. S., Barnes, A., Smullen, R. P., Collin, S. P., and Temple, S. E. (2011) Tank colour increases growth, and alters colour preference and spectral sensitivity, in barramundi (Lates calcifera). Aquaculture 322-323: 235-240.

Marzullo, T. A., Wueringer, B. E. Squire Jnr, L. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Description of the mechanoreceptive lateral line and electroreceptive ampullary systems in the freshwater whipray, Himantura dalyensis. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 771-779.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Temple, S. E., Fernandez-Juricic, E. and Collin, S. P. (2012) The retinal wholemount technique: a window to understanding the brain and behavior. Brain Behavior and Evolution 79: 26-44.

Hart, N. S., Coimbre, J. P., Collin, S. P. and Westhoff G. (2012) Photoreceptor types, visual pigments and topographic specializations in the retinas of hydrophiid sea snakes. J. Comp. Neurol. 520: 1246-1261.

Davies, W. L., Collin, S. P. and Hunt, D. M. (2012). Molecular ecology and adaptation of the vertebrate visual system. Molecular Ecology 21: 3121-3158

Davies, W. I. L., Tay, B. H., Zheng, L., Danks, J. A., Brenner, S., Foster, R. G., Collin, S. P., Hankins, M. W., Venkatesh, B., and Hunt, D. M. (2012) Evolution and functional characterisation of melanopsins in a deep-sea chimaera (elephant shark, Callorhinchus milii). PLoS One. 2012: 7(12):e51276. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051276. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

Fitzpatrick, J. L., Kempster, R., Daly-Engel, T., Collin, S. P. and Evans, J. P. (2012) Assessing the potential for postcopulatory sexual selection in elasmobranchs. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 1141-1158.

Wueringer BE, Squire Jr L, Kajiura SM, Hart NS, Collin SP. (2012) The function of the sawfish’s saw. Current Biology 22: R150-R151.

Kempster, R. M., McCarthy, I. D. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Morphological, phylogenetic and ecological factors influencing the number and distribution of electroreceptors in elasmobranchs. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 2055-2088.

Moore, B.A., Collin, S.P., Warrant, E.J., Loew, E.R., Johnsen, S., Hall, M.I., Heesy, C.P., Iwaniuk, A.N., Kamilar, J.M., Yopak, K.E., Moritz, G., Lisney, T.J., Dominy, N.J., Corfield, J.R., Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P. & Fernandez-Juricic, E. (2012) A novel method to measure avian and mammalian retinal specialization traits from topographic maps. Journal of Vision (in press).

Lisney, T. J., Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2012) Vision in elasmobranchs and their relatives: 21st century advances. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 2024-2054.

Atkinson, C. J. L. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Structure and topographic distribution of oral denticles in elasmobranch fishes. Biological Bulletin 222(1): 26-34.

Harahush, B. K., Green, K., Webb, R. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Optimal preservation of the shark retina for ultrastructural analysis: an assessment of chemical, microwave andhigh-pressure freezing fixation techniques. Microscopy Research and Technique. 75(9): 1218-1228.

Simmich, J., Temple, S. E. and Collin, S. P. (2012) 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 95: 140-145.

Temple, S. E., Manietta, D and Collin, S. P. (2012) A comparison of behavioural (Landholt C) and anatomical estimates of visual acuity in archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix). Vision Research (submitted).

Kempster, R. M., Hunt, D. M., Human, B., Egeberg, C. A. and Collin, S. P. (2012) First record of the Mandarin dogfish (Cirrhigaleus barbifer) from Western Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records (in press).

Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2012) The mechanosensory lateral line system in two species of wobbegong shark (Orectolobidae). Zoomorphology 131: 339-348.

Theiss S. M., Davies, W. L., Hart, N. S., Collin, S. P., and Hunt, D. M. (2012) Cone monochromacy and visual pigment spectral tuning in wobbegong sharks. Biological Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0663.

Newman, A., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Quantitative analysis of the photoreceptor layer in deep-sea sharks. Brain Behavior and Evolution (submitted)

Collin, S. P. (2012) The neuroecology of cartilaginous fishes: Sensory strategies for survival. Brain Behavior and Evolution. 80(2): 80-96.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire, L. Jnr, Kajiura, S. N., Tibbetts, I. R., Hart, N. S., and Collin, S. P. (2012) Electric field detection in sawfish and shovelnose rays. PLoS ONE, 7 (7): e41605 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041605.

Kempster, R. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Survival of the stillest: predator avoidance in shark embryos. PLoS One (in press)

Coimbre, J. P., Nolan, P. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2012) Retinal ganglion cell topography and spatial resolving power in penguins. Brain Behav. Evol. 80: 254-268.

Talbot, C., Jordan, T. M., Roberts, N. W., Collin, S. P., Marshall, N. J. and Temple, S. E. (2012) Corneal microprojections in coleoid cephalopods. J. Comp. Physiol. A 21(13): 3121-3158.

Coimbra, J. P., Hart, N. S., Collin, S. P. and Manger, P. R. (2012) Scene from above: Retinal ganglion cell topography and spatial resolving power in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). J. Comp. Neurol. (in press).

Nivison-Smith, L., Collin, S. P., Zhu, Y., Ready, S., Acosta, M. L., Hunt, D. M., Potter, I. C., and Kalloniatis, M. (2012) Retinal aminoacid neurochemistry of the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis. PLoS One (accepted with minor changes).

Kempster, R. M., Garza, E., Egeberg, C. A., Hart, N. S., O’Shea, O., Collin, S. P. (2012) Sexual dimorphism in the electrosensory system: a quantitative analysis of nerve axons in the dorsal anterior lateral line nerve of the fantail stingray Taeniura lymma (Forsskael, 1775). Brain Behavior and Evolution (submitted).

De Busserolles, F., Fitzpatrick, J. L., Paxton, J. R., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Eye size variability in deep-sea lanternfishes (Myctophidae): an ecological and phylogenetic study. PLoS One (accepted with minor changes).

Other Contribution to Refereed Journal

Schwab, I. R., Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (2005) Chameleon of the sea. British Journal of Ophthalmology 89: 4.

Schwab, I. R. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Are you calling me primitive? British Journal of Ophthalmology 89: 1553.

Schwab, I. R., Collin, S. P. and Bailes, H. J. (2006). Bringing the eyes along. British Journal of Ophthalmology 90: 818.

Extract of Conference Paper

Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (1985) Retinal topography in two reef teleosts. Proceedings of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society 16(2): 211P.

Collin, S. P. and Pettigrew, J. D. (1986) Horizontal areas of acute vision in the eyes of reef teleosts. Neuroscience Letters Supplement 23:S37.

Collin, S. P. (1988) The topography and morphology of retinal ganglion cells in the coral trout. Clinical and Experimental Optometry Conference. 71(1): 7.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1988) The cornea of the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae). Clinical and Experimental Optometry Conference 71(1): 8.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1988) Topographic analysis of the ganglion cell layer and optic nerve in the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae, Perciformes). Society for Neuroscience Abstract 14(2): 1119.

Vaney, D. I., Collin, S. P. and Young, H. M. (1989) Dendritic relationships between cholinergic amacrine cells and direction-selective ganglion cells in the rabbit retina. Neuroscience Letters Supplement 34: S162.

Wong, R. O. L. and Collin, S. P. (1989) Dendritic growth of type "b" cholinergic amacrine cells in the rabbit retina. Neuroscience Letters Supplement 34: S172.

Wong, R. O. L. and Collin, S. P. (1989) Dendritic growth of displaced cholinergic amacrine cells in the postnatal rabbit retina. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 15(1): 494.

Collin, S. P. and Northcutt, R. G. (1990) Topographic analysis of subpopulations of retinal ganglion cells in the Florida garfish, Lepisosteus platyrhincus. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 16(1): 127.

Collin, S. P. and Northcutt, R. G. (1991) The development and evolution of ipsilateral projections in the retinofugal pathway of ray-finned fishes. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 32: 1033.

Collin, S. P. and Northcutt, R. G. (1993) Subpopulations of retinal ganglion cells, bilateral retinofugal projections and the binocular visual field in the Florida garfish. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 4: 68.

Collin, S. P. and Partridge, J. C. (1994) Unique retinal specialisations in deepsea fishes. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 4: 106.

Pettigrew, J. D. and Collin, S. P. (1994) A marine chameleon: the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 4: 112.

Collin, S.P., Lloyd, D.J., Partridge, J.C. (1994) 'Retinal ganglion cell topography in deepsea fishes: intrafamilial variation with the family alepocephalidae', Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne, 4, pp. 205.

Collin, S. P., Lloyd, D. J. and Partridge, J. C. (1994) Retinal ganglion cell topography in deepsea fishes: intrafamilial variation within the family alepocephalidae. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 4: 205.

Pettigrew, J. D. and Collin, S. P. (1994) A marine chameleon: the sandlance Limnichthyes fasciatus. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 20: 997.

Collin, S. P., Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. (1995) Tubular eyes of deepsea fishes: photoreceptor and retinal ganglion cell topography. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 21: 1418.

Pettigrew, J. D., Wildsoet, C., Fritsches, K., Wallman, J. and Collin, S. P. (1995) Chameleons and sandlances: Optical and behavioural convergence between terrestrial and marine lifestyles. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 21 (1): 455.

Collin, S. P., Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. (1995) Tubular eyes of deepsea fishes: photoreceptor and ganglion cell topography. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 6: 202.

Pettigrew, J. D., Fritsches, K. A., Collin, S. P. and Wallman, J. (1996) Evolutionary convergence of lifestyle, prey capture, eye movements and visual optics in the teleost sandlance and the chameleon. Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. 7: 34.

Collin, S.P., Hoskins, R.V., Partridge, J.C. (1996) An unusual retinal specialisation subtending the binocular field in the tubular eye of the deepsea pearleye, Scopelarchus michaelsarsi, Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Adelaide, 7, pp. 34.

Collin, S. P., Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. (1996) An unusual retinal specialisation subtending the binocular field in the tubular eye of the deepsea pearleye, Scopelarchus michaelsarsi. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc. 7: 34.

Collin, S. P., Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. (1996) Retinal specialisations in the eyes of deepsea teleosts. Proceedings of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles. J. Fish Biology 49: 1

Collin, S. P. and Hoskins, R. V. (1997) Topographic mismatching of the displaced amacrine and ganglion cell populations in the retina of deep-sea lanternfish. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 23: 729.

Collin, S. P. and Hoskins, R. V. (1997) Maximising sensitivity and spatial resolution in deep-sea fish: Topographic mismatching of the displaced amacrine and ganglion cell populations in the lanternfish, Lampanyctus macdonaldi. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc 8: 25

Shand, J., Collin, S. P. and Archer, M. A. (1998) Retinal photoreceptor mosaic formation in larval fish. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 9: 80

Collin, S. P., Braekevelt, C. R. and Potter, I. C. (1999) The ontogeny of refractile inclusions in the photoreceptors of the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 10: 191.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1999) The corneal surface of vertebrates. Presented at the 8th Scientific Meeting in Optometry, The University of New South Wales 1st - 3rd July 1999. Clinical and Experimental Optometry.

Shand, J, Harman, A. M., Moore, S. and Collin, S. P. (1999) Ontogenetic relocation of the area centralis in the black bream. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 10: 87.

Shand, J., Chin, S. M. Harman, A. M. and Collin, S. P. (2000) Mechanisms for changing the position of the area centralis in a retina that undergoes continual growth. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 11: 100.

Collin, S. P. and Potter, I. C. (2000) The evolution of photoreception in vertebrates: the significance of a single type of photoreceptor and a retinal tapetum in the southern hemisphere lamprey, Mordacia mordax. Society for Neuroscience Abstract 26: 1191.

Collin, S. P., Shand, J, Tee, L. B. G. and Beazley, L. D. (2001) Transient ipsilateral projections in a developing teleost is related to the relocation of the area centralis. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 12: 179.

Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S., Shand, J. and Potter, I. C. (2002) The potential for colour vision in a jawless fish. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 13: 35.

Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S., A. E. O. Trezise., J. Shand and I. C. Potter (2002) A jawless fish (Agnatha) with the potential for colour vision. Program No: 843.22 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington DC: Society for Neuroscience 2002 CD Rom.

Collin, S. P. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2003) Evolution of visual pigments: multiple opsin genes in the first vertebrates. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 14: 07-02

Carter, O., S. P. Collin, F. Hasler, G.B. Liu, F.X. Vollenweider, & J. D. Pettigrew (2003) A double-blind, placebo controlled study of the effect of the hallucinogenic 5-HT1A&2A agonist psilocybin on binocular rivalry rate and rhythmicity. Program No: Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington DC: Society for Neuroscience 2003 CD Rom.

Thomas, N., Collin, S. P., Trezise, A. E. O., and Shand, J. (2003) Molecular basis for ontogenetic changes in visual pigments. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 14: 287

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2003) Brain morphology and sensory specialisation in elasmobranches. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 14: 275

Siebeck, U. E., Collin, S. P. and Marshall, N. J. (2003) Occlusable corneas in toadfishes: Light transmission, movement and ultrastructure of pigment during light and dark adaptation. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 14: 295.

Hart N.S., Lisney T.J., Collin S.P. and Marshall N.J. (2004) Colour vision in elasmobranchs? Visual pigments in sharks and rays measured using microspectrophotometry. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 15: Pos-Thu-134, p83.

Marshall, J. N., Collin S.P., Hart N.S, Vorobyev M. and Bailes H.J. (2004) The visual ecology of the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 15: Oral-02-01, p21.

Lisney, T. J., Bedi, K. S. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Sensory brain areas and neuroethology in elasmobranches: Interspecific and ontogenetic variation. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, San Diego, California.: Society for Neuroscience 2004 CD Rom.

Bailes, H. J., Trezise, A. E. O., Vaney, D. I. and Collin, S. P. (2004) The retina of an ancient vertebrate: Topographic characterisation of photoreceptors and ganglion cells in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, San Diego, California.: Society for Neuroscience 2004 CD Rom.

Collin, S. P., Davies, W. L., Cowing, J. A., Hunt, D. M., Potter, I. C. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2004) Characterisation of photoreceptors and visual pigments confirm the potential for pentachromatic vision in the lamprey, Geotria australis. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, San Diego, California.: Society for Neuroscience 2004 CD Rom.

Lisney J. T. and Collin, S.P. (2004) Matthiessen’s ratio and lens shape in elasmobranches. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 15: Pos-Wed-141, p84.

Collin, S. P., Knight, M. A., Davies, W. L., Potter, I. C.,Hunt, D. M. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2004) Molecular evolutionary analysis of ancient vertebrate opsin genes predicts full scotopic vision is unique to the jawed vertebrates. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 15: Pos-Thu-190. p96.

Bailes, H. J., Trezise, A. E. O., Marshall, N. J., and Collin, S. P. (2004) The visual system of an ancient vertebrate: the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft 1870). Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 15: Pos-Thu-140, p83.

Bailes, H. J., Trezise, A. E. O., Davies, W. L. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Molecular evolution of colour vision in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri. Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. 16: ORAL-05-1.

Kleinlogel, S., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2005) A crustacean retina with 12 spectral and 4 polarization sensitivities. Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, San Diego, California.: Society for Neuroscience 2005 CD Rom.

Collin, S. P. Davies, W. L., Knight, M. A., Potter, I. C., Hunt, D. M., and Trezise, A. E. O. (2005) The evolution of visual and non-visual opsin genes in early vertebrates. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 16: POS-MON-150.

Davies, W. L., Trezise, A. E. O., Cowing, J. A., Hunt, D. M., Potter, I. C. and Collin, S. P. (2005). The expression of cone opsin genes is differentially regulated throughout the lifecycle of the lamprey, Geotria australis. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 16: POS-MON-145.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2005) The brain and neuroethology in elasmobranchs. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. 16: POS-MON-161.

Gustafsson, O., Collin, S. P. and Kröger, R. H. H. (2006) Multifocal lenses in lampreys. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 47: E-Abstract 802.

Schluessel, V., Hofmann, M. B., Bleckmann, H. and Collin, S. P. (2006) Morphometric and ultrastructural analyses of olfactory organs and their input to the CNS in elasmobranches. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. POS-THURS-70.

Starkey, G., Hart, N. S., Davies, W. L., Collin, S. P. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2006). Complete reprogramming of mammalian retinal opsin gene expression induced by short term changes in environmental light. Proc. Aust. Neurosc. Soc. ORAL-14-01.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G, Barnes, A. and Collin S.P. (2007). Sensory input to the CNS in fishes: a new quantitative methodology using three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging. Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, USA.

Davies, W. L., Cowing, J. A. Carvalho, L. S., Potter, I. C., Trezise, A. E. O., Hunt, D. M. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Functional characterisation, tuning and regulation of visual pigment gene expression in an anadromous lamprey, Geotria australis. Society for Neuroscience 2007 San Diego. CD Rom.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G., Barnes, A. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Sensory input to the CNS in fishes: a new quantitative methodology using three dimensional magnetic resonance imaging. Society for Neuroscience 2007 San Diego CD Rom.

Theiss, S. M., Davies, W. L., Collin, S. P., Hunt, D. M., and Hart, N. S. (2008) Visual pigments in Wobbegong sharks. Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Brisbane 18th-21st July 2008. Poster Presentation. Perception.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G, Kurniawan, ND and Collin, S.P. (2008). Three-dimensional, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the zebrafish brain. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington, USA.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G., Barnes, A. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Three dimensional, high resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the zebrafish brain. Society for Neuroscience 2008 Washington DC. CD Rom.

Carter, A. N., Hall, W. D. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Can addicts consent to research that administers their drug of addiction? Society for Neuroscience 2008 Washington DC. CD Rom.

Hart, N. S., Bailes, H. J., Vorobyev, M., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Tetrachromacy in lungfish: clues to the origins of tetrapod colour vision. Society for Neuroscience 2008, Washington DC. CD Rom.

Lamb, T. D., Collin, S. P. and Pugh, E. N. Jr. (2008) Evolution of the Vertebrate Eye, Retina, and Photoreceptors: Hypotheses and Tests. To be presented at the ARVO Meeting in April 2008.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G, Kurniawan, ND and Collin, S.P. (2009). High-resolution magnetic resonance histology of the zebrafish brain: a 3D atlas and online database. Society for Neuroscience Conference, USA.

Lamb, T. D., Collin, S. P. and Pugh, E. N. Jr. (2009) Evolution of the vertebrate eyecup and retina. 29th Annual Meeting Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting Canberra 27-30th Jan 2009. Presented in the Symposium on “Evolution of vertebrate photoreceptors and retina”. Organiser T. D. Lamb. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc. Vol 19, 2009.

Collin, S. P. (2009) Evolution of vertebrate colour vision and rod vision. 29th Annual Meeting Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting Canberra 27-30th Jan 2009. Presented in the Symposium on “Evolution of vertebrate photoreceptors and retina”. Organiser T. D. Lamb. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc. Vol 19, 2009.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G., Kurniawan, N., and Collin, S. P. (2009) High resolution magnetic histology of the zebrafish brain: a 3D atlas and online database. Society for Neuroscience 2009 Chicago DC. CD Rom.

Talbot, C. M., Marshall, N. J., Collin, S. P. and Norman, M. (2009) Visual ecology of cephalopods. 29th Annual Meeting Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting Canberra 27-30th January 2009. POS-THU-142. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc. Vol 19, 2009.

Litherland, L., Brill, R. W., Collin, S. P. and Fritsches, K. A. (2009) Visual physiology of carcharinid sharks: motion perception and irradiance sensitivity. 29th Annual Meeting Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting Canberra 27-30th Jan 2009. POS-THU-140. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc. Vol 19, 2009.

Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Cone monochromacy in sharks: colour blind killers? J. B. Johnson Club Abstract San Diego Brain Behavior and Evolution.

Hart N. S., Harahush, B. K. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Colour blind sharks: embryogenesis and development of a single class of long wavelength sensitive cone photoreceptor. Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA.

Davies, W. L., Venkatesh B., Foster R.G., Hankins M.W., Collin S.P. and Hunt D.M. (2011) Irradiance detection in vertebrates: Evolution of melanopsin genes. Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting 2011. 31 January - 3 February 2011, Skycity, Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Coimbra, J. P., Collin, S. P., and Hart, N. S. (2011) Colour vision and retinal topography in a pollinating bird, the red wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata. Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting 2011. 31 January - 3 February 2011, Skycity, Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Fletcher, L. N., Coimbra, J. P., Rodger, J., Potter, I. C., Gill, H. S., Dunlop, S. A. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Quantitative, morphological classification of retinal ganglion cell in the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis (Agnatha). Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting, Gold Coast January 29-Feb 1, 2012. POS-Wed-046.

Hart, N. S, Coimbra, J. P., Westhoff G.. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Vision in sea snakes. Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting 2011. 31 January - 3 February 2011, Skycity, Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

Fletcher, L. N., Coimbra J. P., Rodger, J., Potter, I. C., Gill, H. S., Dunlop, S. A. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Quantitative, morphological classification of retinal ganglion cells in the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis (Agnatha). Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting Gold Coast, Qld, Australia 29th Jan-1st Feb 2012

Salas, C., Warrington, R. E., Hart, N. S., Gill, H. S., Potter, I. C., and Collin, S. P. (2013) Allometric variation of sensory brain regions during the ontogeny of the southern hemisphere lamp[rey, Geotria australis. Proc. Aust. Neuroscience Soc. (in press)

Extract of Conference Paper (Non-Refereed)

Collin, S. P. (1986) Adaptations of the teleost retina to niche. Presented at the "Australian Society for Fish Biology" 13th Annual Conference. August 15-18 Darwin, Northern Territory, p26.

Collin, S. P. (1986) Topographic organization of the ganglion cell layer and overlying vitreal vessels in the retina of the blue tusk fish, Choerodon albigena. Presented at "Developments in Retinal Topography" July 12-13 Sydney, New South Wales, p24.

Collin, S. P. (1987) The application of retino-tectal projections in the cladistic taxonomy of teleosts. Presented at "Australian Society for Fish Biology" 14th Annual Conference. July 10-12 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, p20.

Collin, S. P. (1989) Topographic analysis of the retinal ganglion cell layer, retinofugal projections and visual spatial resolution in the teleost, Lethrinus chrysostomus (Perciformes). Presented at a Satellite Meeting "Fish Vision: A multidisciplinary approach to a model system" of the 12th Annual Meeting of the European Neuroscience Association August 27-31st 1989 Sardinia, Italy, p29.

Collin, S. P. (1989) Topographic organization of the retinal ganglion cell layer in teleosts and elasmobranchs: A morphological and ethological comparison. Presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the 5th Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society. 17-23 June 1989 San Francisco USA.

Collin, S. P. (1992) Are two eyes better than one? A fishy story. UWA Psychology Conference, 18th June, 1992, City West Conference Centre, W. A. Australia

Collin, S. P. (1992) The evolution of bilateral visual projections in fishes. UWA Psychology Conference, 18th June, 1992, City West Conference Centre, W. A. Australia.

Collin, S. P. (1992) The evolution of binocular vision in fishes. Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Meeting, 5-8th July 1992, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia.

Collin, S. P. (1992) The evolution of bilateral visual projections in fishes. 13th West Australian Neuroscience Colloquium. 19-20th November 1992, Fremantle, Australia.

Collin, S. P. (1993) Seeing in the dark: Unique visual specialisations in deepsea fishes. University of Western Australia, Department of Psychology Conference. 17th June, 1993. City West Conference Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

Collin, S. P. and Collin, H. B. (1993) Topographic analysis of the ganglion cell layer and optic nerve in the sandlance, Limnichthyes fasciatus (Creeiidae, Perciformes). Poster for the Marine Education Society of Australasia, "Seaweek", 27th March - 4th April, 1993, Underwater World, Perth, Western Australia.

Collin, S. P. (1993) The evolution of bilateral visual projections in fishes. Robertson Symposium. Sensory Strategems: A Festschrift for Adrian Horridge. 7-11th February 1993.

Collin, S. P. (1993) Seeing in the dark: Unique visual specialisations in deepsea fishes. Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 24th-28th August 1993. Perth, Western Australia.

Collin, S. P. (1994) Retinal topography and the visual environment of sharks and fishes. Invited speaker at the International Conference on "The Ecology of Vision" in honour of John Lythgoe. International Marine Centre (IMC), Sardinia, Italy, 6th -10th April, 1994.

Collin, S. P. (1996) Ocular specialisations of the teleost visual system: Adaptive diversity from the Great Barrier Reef to the deepsea. Presented at the VII International Symposium on Fish Physiology held at the Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway 3-6 August 1996.

Collin, S. P. (1996) Vision in deepsea fishes. Presented at the 11th International Neuro-Ophthalmology Symposium at Heron Island, Australia 17-21st August, 1996.

Collin, S. P. (1996) Vision and eye movements in marine vertebrates. Presented at the 11th International Neuro-Ophthalmology Symposium " at Heron Island, Australia 17-21st August, 1996.

Collin, S. P. and Hoskins, R. V. (1997) Topographic mismatching of the displaced amacrine and ganglion cell populations in the retina of deep-sea lanternfish. Presented at the 8th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Monterey Bay, California, USA. 22nd to 27th September 1997.

Collin, S. P. (1997) Retinal design in marine teleosts: Visual optimisation from shallow-water to deep-sea to be presented at the Boden Research Conference on 'Retinal biology and retinal diseases', a Festschrift for William R. Levick. Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. 30th January - 2 February 1997.

Collin, S. P. (1997) Retinal design in marine teleosts: Visual optimisation from shallow-water to deep-sea to be presented at the Boden Research Conference on 'Retinal biology and retinal diseases', a Festschrift for William R. Levick. Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. 30th January - 2 February 1997.

Collin, S. P. (1998) The olfactory and olfactoretinalis systems in fishes. Presented at a “Deep-Sea Fish Brain” workshop at the Natural History Museum in London 15-16th May 1998.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1998) What is interesting about fish eyes? Presented to the Optometrists Association of Australia (South Australia), State Congress. June 19-20, 1998.

Collin, S. P. (1998) “International Workshop on Ecophysiological aspects of fish vision” at the Institute of Marine Biology, Kotor, Yugoslavia. Invitation from the Russian Academy of Sciences.18th – 20th September 1998.

Shand, J., Chin, S. M., Harman, A. M. and Collin, S. P. (1999) Variability in the position of the area centralis in the developing black bream. Presented at the 1st International Conference on "Sensory Processing of the Aquatic Environment" held on Heron Island, Queensland, Australia 22nd - 28th March 1999.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1999) The anterior corneal surface of vertebrates. Presented at the APOC Meeting, Cebu, Malaysia, in March 1999.

Wagner, H.-J. and Collin S. P. (1999) The relative importance of olfactory and optic inputs into the CNS in bottom dwelling deep-sea and freshwater (shallow-water) fishes. Presented at the 1st International Conference on "Sensory Processing of the Aquatic Environment" held on Heron Island, Queensland, Australia 22nd - 28th March 1999.

Collin, H. B. and Collin, S. P. (1999) The corneal surface in aquatic vertebrates: Microstructures with optical and nutritional function? Presented at the 1st International Conference on "Sensory Processing of the Aquatic Environment" held on Heron Island, Queensland, Australia 22nd - 28th March 1999.

Collin, S. P., Braekevelt, C. R. and Potter, I. C. (1999) The ontogeny of refractile inclusions in the photoreceptors of the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis. Presented at the 1st International Conference on "Sensory Processing of the Aquatic Environment" held on Heron Island, Queensland, Australia 22nd - 28th March 1999.

Tee, L.B.G., Dunlop, S.A., Shand, J., Collin, S.P. and Beazley, L.D. (2000) Imaging the brain with carbocyanine dyes and confocal microscopy: Techniques and applications. University of Western Australia Confocal Microscopy Workshop. May 2000.

Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S., Shand, S. and Potter I. C. (2001) Tracing the evolution of colour vision and spectral filtering in vertebrates. Satellite Meeting of IUPS “Visual Processing in Health and Disease” in Sydney, Australia 18th – 21st August 2001.

Collin, S. P., Hart, N. S., Shand, J. and Potter, I. C. (2001) The evolution of colour vision: multiples in a lamprey. 6th International Conference of Neuroethology. 29th July – 3rd August 2001. Bonn, Germany

Collin, S. P., Shand, J., Tee, L. B. and Beazley, L. D. (2001) A putative switch in binocular processing in fish. 6th International Conference of Neuroethology. 29th July – 3rd August 2001. Bonn, Germany

Wallace, K. M., Potter, I. C. and Collin, S. P. (2001) Vision in Lampreys: Topographic Analysis of the Retina in Two Southern Hemisphere Species. Presented at the Australian marine sciences Association Meeting, Townsville, Australia. July 3-6th 2001.

Litherland, L. E. and Collin, S. P. (2001) Retinal topography in elasmobranchs: A study of ontogenetic change & interspecific variation. Presented at the Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, Townsville, Australia. July 3-6th 2001

Lisney, T. J., Bozzano, A. and Collin, S. P. (2001) The role of vision in reef elasmobranchs: a topographic study of visual input to the optic tectum. Presented at the Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, Townsville, Australia. July 3-6th 2001

Marshall, J; Phinn, S; Hoegh-Guldberg, O; Duke, N; Collin, S. P.; Pettigrew, S; Vaney, D; Bryceson, K; Zeil, J; Ball, M. (2002) Can Prawns in Space Help? Using Nature’s Technology to Look Back at the World. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 2-6 September 2002. Brisbane Qld.

Marshall, N. J., Vorobyev, M., Pettigrew, J. D., Vaney, D. I., Collin, S. P., Phinn, S., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Duke, N., Bryceson, K. and Zeil, J. (2002) Vision and signals on coral reefs and coastal areas: Can nature’s technology help improve remote sensing? Ocean optics XIV Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. November 18-22, 2002.

Bailes, H. J.*, Hart, N. S., Marshall, N. J., Trezise, A. E. O. and Collin, S. P. (2003) Visual Ecology of the Australian Lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870). Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, The University of Queensland, Brisbane July 8th – 11th, 2003.

Collin, S. P., Knight, M. A., Davies, W. L. Potter, I. C., Hunt, D. M. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2003) Oral Presentation Prehistoric colour vision: multiple opsin genes in the ancestral vertebrates. Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, The University of Queensland, Brisbane July 8th – 11th, 2003.

Collin, S. P., Davies, W., Hunt, D, M. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2003) The evolution of visual pigments and colour vision in vertebrates. Invitation to present at a 1 day symposium on “New Perspectives in Vision” organised by the Institute of Biomedical Research at the University of Sydney (Organisers Bogdan Dreher and Jan Provis).

Trezise, A. E. O., Knight, M, Potter, I. C. and Collin, S. P. (2003) Independent gene duplication events in the lampreys, and in the jawed vertebrate lineage, gave rise to the two rod opsin genes in each group. Lorne Genome Conference, February 16-20th, Lorne, Victoria.

Litherland, L. E. and Collin, S. P. (2003) Visual ecology in elasmobranchs: photoreceptor and ganglion cell distributions predict interspecific variation in lifestyle and feeding strategy. Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, The University of Queensland, Brisbane July 8th – 11th, 2003.

Litherland, L. and S. P. Collin (2003) Visual ecology in elasmobranchs: photoreceptor and ganglion cell distributions predict interspecific variation in lifestyle and feeding strategy. Joint Meeting of the American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the American Elasmobranch Society. Manaus, Brazil. June 26-July 1, 2003.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2003) Brain morphology and sensory brain areas in carcharhinid and sphyrnid sharks. Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, The University of Queensland, Brisbane July 8th – 11th, 2003.

Whitehead, D. and Collin, S. P. (2003) The functional roles of electroreception in fishes. International Congress of Physiology and Biochemistry. 2nd-7th February 2003.

Bailes, H. J., Trezise, A. E. O., Davies, W. L. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Photoreception and the potential for trichromatic colour vision in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870). Presented at the Annual Meting of the Australian Society for Fish Biology, Adelaide 22nd – 24th September, 2004.

McPherson, K., Collin, S. P. and Fritsches, K. A. (2004) Retinal adaptations in two species of tuna: the southern bluefin tuna and the mackeral tuna. Satellite Meeting on the ‘Eye and the Brain’ of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Litherland, L. E. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Retinal topography in elasmbranchs: variations in photoreceptor ad ganglion cell density. Satellite Meeting on the ‘Eye and the Brain’ of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Collin, S. P., Davies, W. L., Potter, I. C., Hunt, D. M. Trezise, A. E. O. (2004) The evolution of photopic and scotopic vision in vertebrates. Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER), Sydney August 28th to 3rd September.

Rico Roa, D., Collin, S. P., Marshall, N. J. and Hart, N. S. (2004) Testing the behavioural capacity for colour vision in the ray, Rhinobatos typus. Satellite Meeting on the ‘Eye and the Brain’ of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Fern, D., Fritsches, K. A. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Optical sensitivity of the brown banded bamboo shark Chiloscyllium punctactum. Satellite Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Davies, W. L., Trezise, A. E. O., Cowing, J. A., Hunt, D. M., Potter, I. C. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Differential expression of visual pigments in the lamprey is regulated throughout the lifecycle. Satellite Meeting on the ‘Eye and the Brain’ of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Harahush, B., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2004) The structure, differentiation and growth of the elasmobranch retina. Satellite Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Bailes, H. J., Trezise, A. E. O., Davies, W. L. and Collin, S. P. (2004) Characterisation of photoreceptors in the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870): ultrastructure and visual pigments. Satellite Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Schluessel, V., Collin, S. P. and Bleckmann, H. (2004) Spatial memory and orientation strategies in the elasmobranch Potamotrygon motoro. Satellite Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Collin, S. P., Davies, W. L., Potter, I. C., Hunt, D. M., and Trezise, A. E. O. (2004) evolution of photopic and scotopic vision in vertebrates. Satellite Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Shand, J. Thomas, N., Collin, S. P., Trezise, A. E. O., Hunt, D. M. and Beazley, L. D. (2004) Ontogeny of retinal organisation: the molecular basis for visual pigment changes. Meeting of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER), Sydney August 28th to 3rd September.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2004) The brain and the importance of vision in elasmobranchs: interspecific and ontogenetic variation. Satellite Meeting on the ‘Eye and the Brain’ of the XIV International Congress for Eye Research (ICER) to be held 4th –7th September 2004 on Fraser Island, Queensland.

Collin, S. P., Maree A. Knight, Wayne L. Davies, Ian C. Potter, David M. Hunt & Ann E. O. Trezise (2004) Colour vision came first, with dim-light rod based vision evolving only in the jawed vertebrates. The 25th Annual Lorne Genome Conference; The Organization and Expression of the Genome; February 2004; Erskine House, Lorne, Victoria, Australia *Selected for oral presentation and written up in Australian Life Scientist.

Harahush, B. K. Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Visual development in an oviparous elasmobranch, Chiloscyllium punctatum. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Fish Biology, Darwin 11th-15th July 2005.

Trezise, A. E. O., Knight, M. A., Davies, W. L., Bailes, H. J., Lisney, T. J., Potter, I. C. Hunt, D. M. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Molecular Evolution of the Vertebrate Visual System: Colour vision came first!.Presented at the Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference 19-23rd June 2005 in Auckland New Zealand.

Harahush, B. K. Fischer, A and Collin, S. P. (2005) The embryonic development of the brown-banded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Marine Science Association, Darwin 10th-13th July 2005.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2005) A review of retinal ganglion cell topography and spatial resolving power in elasmobranches. Presented at the 7th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference 16th – 21st May 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2005) Volumetric analysis of sensory brain areas indicates ontogenetic shifts in sensory orientation in sharks and rays. Presented at the 7th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference 16th – 21st May 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.

Bailes, H. J., Trezise, A. E. O., Davies, W. L. and Collin, S. P. (2005) The molecular basis of spectral tuning in visual pigments of the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri). To be presented at the Molecular Biology and Evolution Conference 19-23rd June 2005 in Auckland New Zealand.

Marshall, N. J., Vorbyev, M., Collin, S. P., Bailes, H. J. and Hart, N. S. (2006) Trichromatic colour vision in the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri. Presented at the 29th European Conference on Visual Perception. St. Petersburg, Russia. 20th-25th August 2006. in the Symposium “The evolution of vision” (Organised by M. Vorobyev).

Collin, S. P. (2006) Ancient Vision: The evolution of photoreception. John Curtin School of Medicine and the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University. 2nd Feburary 2006.

Collin, S. P. (2006) Evolution of vision. Neuroscience Seminar Series, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland. Brisbane. 10th May 2006.

Collin, S. P., Hunt, D. M., Davies, W. L., Potter, I. C., Bailes, H. J., Hart, N. S. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2006) Ancient vertebrate photoreceptors: the evolution and function of rods and cones. Presented at the 29th European Conference on Visual Perception. St. Petersburg, Russia. 20th-25th August 2006. In the Symposium “The cone/Rod dichotomy: molecules, physiology, and cell morphology” (Organised by V. Govardovskii).

Collin, S. P. (2006) Insights into primitive behaviour: photoreception in lampreys and lungfish. At the International Satellite Symposium on Visual Sciences entitled “Seeing Connections”. Held at the University of Sydney. 31st January 2006.

Collin, S. P. (2006) Ancient photoreception. At the EEEF Meeting May 26-29) at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, USA. Memorial Conference for the late William McFarland.

Collin, S. P. (2006) Photoreception in lampreys and lungfish. IPSI-2006 Conferences in France (Hotel de la Cite 27th - 30th April), Spain (S'Agaro, Costa Brava, Hotel Hostal de la Gavina 4th – 7th May) and Montreal, Canada (University UQAM 30th June – 3rd July 2006).

Barnett, N. and Collin, S. P. (2006) Electroretinography in the southern hemisphere lamprey, Geotria australis. IOVS Meeting In November 2006, Australian National University.

Harahush, B., Webb, R., Green, K. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Assessing the ultrastructure of the elasmobranch retina: the application of microwave and high pressure freezing techniques. SBMS. Postgraduate Symposium, The University of Queensland Nov. 29th. 2007, Brisbane, Australia

Rogers, S , Fritsches, K. and Collin, S. P. (2007). Retinal topography in fours species of commercially-important teleosts from the United States. . Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Schieber, N. L., Collin, S. P., and Hart, N. S. (2007) Comparative ultrastructure of shark and ray photoreceptors. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire, L. Jr., Hart, N. S., Collin, S. P. (2007) The role of sensory systems in feeding behaviour of freshwater sawfish, Pristis microdon, Latham 974 (Elasmobranchii). Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Talbot, C. M., Collin, S. P. and Marshall, N. J. (2007) The visual ecology of cephalopods. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2007) Visual sensitivity in wobbegong sharks. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2007) Visual pigments and colour vision in elasmobranchs. Animal Vision Meeting, City University (London), Dept. Optometry & Visual Science 20th September 2007.

Harahush, B. K. and Collin, S. P. (2007) The development of the elasmobrancsh retina: changing retinal ganglion cell sampling. Oceania Chondrichthyes Society Meeting Queenscliff, Victoria, October 2007.

Schluessel, V, Bleckmann, H, Bennett, M. B. and Collin, S. P. (2007). Olfaction in elasmobranches. OCS Meeting Oceania Chrondrichthyes Society Meeting Queenscliff, Victoria, October 2007.

Collin, S. P. (2007) The evolution of vision and photoreception in ancient fishes. Presented at the Meeting “New Perspectives on Fish Neurobiology: Evolution, Development and Function” (Organisers J. Song and A. N. Popper). Shanghai Fishery University, Shanghai China. Nov 28th – Dec 2nd 2007. (Invited speaker).

Collin, S. P. (2007) The evolution of colour vision. Presented as part of the Vision Sciences Seminar series, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. March 2007.

Collin, S. P. (2007) Ancient vision. Presented in the University of Sydney Seminar Series June 2007. Invited by Prof. Bogdan Dreher.

Collin, S. P. (2007) Vision in ancient fishes: implications for fisheries management. To be presented at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, CA. September 2-6, 2007. Invited speaker in the Symposium on ‘Visual Ecology in Fisheries’.

Collin, S. P. (2007). Ancient color vision. Presented at the Summer Colour Conference, National Vision Research Institute (NVRI), Melbourne, Australia. 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2007.

Harahush, B. K., Hart, N. S., Fritsches, K. A., and Collin, S. P. (2007) Embryogenesis, differentiation and topographic development of retinal neurons in the brown banded bamboo shark, Chilosyllium punctatum (Hemiscyllidae, Elasmobranchii). Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Collin, S. P., Trezise, A. E. O., Davies, W. L., Hart, N. S., Kalloniatis, M., Cowing, J. A., Carvalho, L. S., Potter, I. C., and Hunt, D. M. (2007) The evolution of rods and cones: equivocal differentiation of structure and function in the eyes of jawless fishes. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Hart, N. S., Collin, S. P., and Lisney, S. P. (2007) Cone photoreceptor oil droplet pigmentation is affected by ambient light intensity during development. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Lamb, T. D., Collin, S. P., and Pugh, E. N. Jr. (2007) Hagfish and lampreys provide clues to the evolution of the vertebrate eye. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Hunt, D. M., Davies, W. L., Pan, L., Qin, M., Cowing, J. A., Potter, I. C., Trezise, A. E. O., and Collin, S. P. (2007) The evolution of vertebrate vision: the phototransduction genes of lamprey, Geotria australis. Vision Downunder: Eye to brain. Satellite Meeting of the 7th International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Congress of Neuroscience, July 19-22nd, 2007.

Yopak, K., Lisney, T. J., Collin, S. P. and Montgomery, J. (2007) The batoid brain: correlations with ecology, locomotory mode and fin development. American Elasmobranch Society: 23rd Annual Meeting. July 11-16, 2007. Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, USA

Lisney, T. J. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Retinal topography in elasmobranches: implications for behavioural ecology and spatial resolving power. American Elasmobranch Society: 23rd Annual Meeting. July 11-16, 2007. Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, USA

Wueringer, B. E., Squire, L. Jnr., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Sensory biology and prey manipulation behaviour in sawfishes. American Elasmobranch Society: 23rd Annual Meeting. July 11-16, 2007. Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, USA

Harahush, B. K., Hart, N. S., Fritsches, K. A. & Collin, S. P. (2007) Retinal Development Of The Visual System In The Brown Banded Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum (Hemiscylliidae). American Elasmobranch Society: 23rd Annual Meeting. July 11-16, 2007. Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, USA

Hunt, D. M., Davies, W. L., Trezise, A. E. O., Cowing, J. A., Potter, I. C., Pan, L., Qin, M. and Collin, S. P. (2007). The evolution of vertebrate vision: the phototransduction genes of the lamprey, Geotria australis. To be presented at the Vision Downunder Conference, 19-22nd July 2007.

Litherland, L., Fritsches, K. A., Brill, R. and Collin, S. P. (2007) Visual capabilities of a coastal charcharinid, the sandbar shark. To be presented at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, CA. September 2-6, 2007. Invited speaker in the Symposium on ‘Visual Ecology in Fisheries’.

Collin, S. P., Hunt, D. M., Davies, W. L., Potter, I. C., Bailes, H. J., Hart, N. S. and Trezise, A. E. O. (2007) Vision in ancient fishes: evolutionary implications for fisheries management. To be presented at the American Fisheries Society Meeting 4-9th September 2007.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Barnes, A. and Collin S.P. (2007) Sensory perception in Barramundi. Australian Barramundi and Prawn Conference. Brisbane, Australia

Theiss, S. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Olfaction in wobbegong sharks: morphological indicators of chemoreceptive ability Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Chemosensory Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, December 4-6 2008.

Collin, S. P. (2008). Evolution and development of colour vision in ancient fishes. International Myopia Conference in Palm Cove Queensland, Australia July 2008. Invited to speak within the Symposium on ‘Animal models and comparative approaches to studying optical development and myopia’ (Organiser Dr. Sally McFadden).

Collin, S. P., Bailes, H. J., Hart, N. S., Davies, W. L., Trezise, A. E. O., Marshall, N. J., and Hunt, D. M. (2008) Colour vision in our vertebrate ancestors: evolutionary strategies for vision in water and for venturing onto land. Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Brisbane 18th-21st July 2008. Poster Presentation. Perception.

Atkinson, C. J. L. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Gustation in elasmobranchs: eco-morphology and topographic distribution of taste buds. Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Chemosensory Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, December 4-6 2008.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Cowin, G. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Fixation methods for magnetic resonance microscopy and application for imaging of the barramundi brain. Brain Imaging Symposium. Queensland Brain Institute November 2008.

Atkinson, C. J. L. and Collin, S. P. (2008) The elasmobranch gustatory system: new frontiers. OCS Meeting Oceania Chrondrichthyes Society Meeting Sydney, September 2008.

Theiss, S. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Morphological indicators of olfactory capability in wobbegong sharks (Orectolobidae). OCS Meeting Oceania Chrondrichthyes Society Meeting Sydney, September 2008.

Litherland, L., Brill, R., Collin, S. P. Warrant, E. and Fritsches, K. A. (2008) Motion detection: temporal response properties of shark visual systems. OCS Meeting Oceania Chrondrichthyes Society Meeting Sydney, September 2008.

Westhoff, G and Collin, S. P. (2008) A new type of infrared sensitive organ in the python Aspidites sp. Presented at the 6th World Congress of Herpetology (17-22nd August in Manaus Brazil 2008.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire, Jr., L., Kajiura, S. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Electroreception in turbid waters: comparison of 2 species of euryhaline elasmobrachs from northern Australia, Pristis microdon and Glyphis sp. A. American Elasmobranch Society Meeting in Montreal, Canada. July 2008.

Harahush, B., Hart, N. S., Fritsches, K. A., and Collin, S. P. (2008) The development of visual function in the embryonic brown banded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum (Elasmobranchii). American Elasmobranch Society Meeting in Montreal, Canada. July 2008.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Barnes, A. and Collin S.P (2008). A novel neuroethological approach for assessing sensory processing in finfish: the development of alternate diets in barramundi. Australian Aquaculture Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G, Barnes, A. and Collin S.P. (2008). Fixation methods for magnetic resonance microscopy and application for the imaging of the barramundi brain. Brain Imaging Symposium, Brisbane, Australia.

Harahush, B. K., Green, K., Webb, R. and Collin, S. P. (2008) Assessing the ultrastructure of the elasmobranch retina: the application of microwave and high pressure freezing techniques. American Elasmobranch Society Meeting in Montreal, Canada. July 2008.

Harahush, B. K., Hart, N. S., Fritsches, K. A. and Collin, S. P. (2008) The development of visual function in the embryonic brown banded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum (Elasmobranchii). American Elasmobranch Society Meeting in Montreal, Canada. July 2008.

Ullmann, J. F. P., Barnes, A. C. and Collin, S. P. (2008) A novel neuroethological approach for assessing sensory processing in fihfish: the development of alternate diets in barramundi. To be presented at the Aquaculture Conference, Brisbane, August 2008, Brisbane Convention Centre.

Schluessel, V. Bennett, MB. and Collin, S. P. (2009). Life history of the white spotted eagle ray, Aetobatus narinari. Presented at the European Elasmobranch Association meeting in Mallorca, Spain.

Bozzano, A., Lombarte, A., Colmenero, A. I., and Collin, S. P. (2009) Retinal ganglion cell distribution in labrid fish: the influences of visual environment and phylogeny. Presented at Visionarium VIII, 24th-27th Spetember 2009, Tvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Ullmann, J.F.P., Cowin, G, Kurniawan, ND and Collin, S.P. (2009). Magnetic resonance histology of the zebrafish brain. QWAG Symposium, Brisbane, Australia.

Collin, S. P. (2009) An Eye for chromatic detail: Assembling the pieces of an evolutionary puzzle. Vision with an eye to ecology: A tribute to Barrie Frost. Karger workshop Chicago 2009.

Collin, S. P. (2009) Evolution of vertebrate colour vision and rod vision. 29th Annual Meeting Australian Neuroscience Society Meeting Canberra 27-30th Jan 2009. Invited Speaker in the ANS Symposium “Evolution of vertebrate photoreceptors and retina. Organiser T. D. Lamb.

Temple, S. E., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2009) A spitting image: visual specialisations of the archerfish (Toxotes chatareus). Presented at the J. B. Johnston Club Meeting. Chicago October 2009.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire Jr., L., Kajiura, N. S., and Collin, S. P. (2009) Functional adaptations of the elongated rostrum of pristid sawfish. Proceedings of the Americal Elasmobranch Society Meting August 2009, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Talbot, C. M., Collin, S. P., Norman, M. and Marshall, N. J. (2009) Visual ecology of cephalopods. International Ethology Conference, Rennes France, 19th-24th August 2009.

Temple, S. E., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2009) Vision in archerfish (Toxotes chatareus): spectral sensitivity, optics and visual acuity. 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference and 2009 ASFB Workshop and Conference, Fremantle, Australia.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire Jnr., L., Kajiura, S. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2009) The prey manipulation behaviour of juvenile freshwater sawfish. 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference and 2009 ASFB Workshop and Conference, Fremantle, Australia.

Hart, N. S., Bailes, H. J., Vorobyev, M., Marshyall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2009) Visual ecology of the Australian lungfish: the origins of tetrapod colour vision. 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference and 2009 ASFB Workshop and Conference, Fremantle, Australia.

Litherland, L., Collin, S. P. and Fritsches, K. A. (2009) A neuroethological study assessing the role of vision in shark behaviour. 8th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference and 2009 ASFB Workshop and Conference, Fremantle, Australia.

Hart, NS, and Collin, S. P. (2010) Colour vision in sharks? JB Johnson Club Meeting, San Diego November 12, 2010.

Neidermueller, S. K. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Shedding light on the evolution 0f the vertebrate eye: photoreceptive systems in hagfishes, lampreys and teleosts. ANNiMS Conference, Townsville, Queensland. September 2010.

De Busserolles, F., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Deep-sea myctophid vision: morphological measures of spatial resolving power and sensitivity. Presented at the International Conference for Behavioural Ecology, 26th – 1st October 2010, Perth, Australia.

Iwaniuk, A. N., Collin, S. P. and Ullmann, J. F. P. (2010) Around the world in 80 slides (or less): specimens and databases in Australia, Canada and major U. S. museums. ‘New Studies of Neurobehavioural Evolution’ June 25-28th 2010. A dedication to Wally Welker. National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington D. C.

Collin, S. P. (2010) The vertebrate cornea: adaptations for aerial and aquatic vision. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Ophthalmology Chapter. Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. June 2010.

Collin, S. P. (2010) Evolution of the vertebrate eye: insights from hagfishes and lampreys. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Ophthalmology Chapter. Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. June 2010.

Collin, S. P. (2010) Visual ecology in sharks and birds. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Ophthalmology Chapter. Annual Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. June 2010.

De Busserolles, F., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Deep-sea myctophid vision: morphological measures of spatial resolving power and sensitivity. Presented at the Sharks International Conference, 6th – 11th June, 2010, Cairns, Australia.

Garza, E. G., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Visual ecology in chimaeras (Holocephali, Chondrichthyes): light detection in the deep sea. Presented at the International Conference for Behavioural Ecology, 26th – 1st October 2010, Perth, Australia.

Marzullo,, T., Wueringer, B. E., Squire Jnr, L., and Collin, S. P. (2010) Description of the mechanoreceptive lateral line and electroreceptive ampullary systems of the freshwater whipray, Himantura dalyensis. Presented at the Sharks International Conference, 6th – 11th June, 2010, Cairns, Australia.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire Jnr, L., Kajiura, S. M., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2010) The use of the rostrum in pristid sawfish. Presented at the Sharks International Conference, 6th – 11th June, 2010, Cairns, Australia.

Kempster, R, M., McCarthy, I. D., Summerville, R. and Collin, S. P. (2010) The role of electroreception in the feeding behaviour of elasmobranchs. Presented at the Sharks International Conference, 6th – 11th June, 2010, Cairns, Australia.

Kempster, R, M., McCarthy, I. D., Summerville, R. and Collin, S. P. (2010) The role of electroreception in the feeding behaviour of elasmobranchs. Presented at the International Conference for Behavioural Ecology, 26th – 1st October 2010, Perth, Australia

Niedermueller, S., Hart, N. S., Potter, I. C., Wagner, H.J. and Collin, S. P. (2010) A window to an ancient environment: How photoreception reflects behaviour and ecology in lampreys. Presented at the International Conference for Behavioural Ecology, 26th – 1st October 2010, Perth, Australia

Newman, A., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Sensory ecology in deep-sea sharks. Presented at the International Conference for Behavioural Ecology, 26th – 1st October 2010, Perth, Australia

Newman, A., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Sensory ecology in deep-sea sharks. Presented at the Sharks International Conference, 6th – 11th June, 2010, Cairns, Australia.

Atkinson, C. J. L., Tibbetts, I. and Collin, S. P. (2010) Gustation in sharks: taste bud morphology and distribution in the developing brown-banded bamboo shark. Chiloscyllium punctatum. Presented at the Annual Elasmobranch Society Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 7th – 12th July 2010.

Wueringer, B. E., Squire, L Jnr., Kajiura, S. M., Hart, N. S., and Collin, S. P. (2010) The use of the rostrum in pristid sawfish. Presented at the International Conference for Behavioural Ecology, 26th – 1st October 2010, Perth, Australia.

Kurniawan, N. D., Cowin, G., Collin, S. P. and Ullmann, J. F. P. (2011) High-resolution zebrafish white matter fiber tracks. Presented at the 19th Annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Montreal, Quebec, April 2011.

Collin, S. P. (2011). The evolution and function of visual and non-visual pigments in early vertebrates. Presented at the International Asia-Oceania Conference on Photobiology. Nara, Japan. July 30 – Aug 1, 2011.

Collin, S. P. (2011) The neuroecology of cartilaginous fishes: Sensory strategies for survival. Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCS) Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, 13-15th September 2011.

Collin, S. P. (2011) The neuroecology of cartilaginous fishes: Sensory strategies for survival. Karger Invited Lecture, Karger Workshop, J. B. Johnstone Club. Washington DC, USA, November 10-11th, 2011.

Newman, A., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Visual-eyes: a look at the distribution and total number of photoreceptor cells in the retina of rare deep-sea sharks. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity. Aberdeen, Scotland. 26-30th September 2011.

Collin, S. P. (2011) Vision underwater: beauty in the eye of the beholder. Presented at SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia 17th June 2011.

Newman, A., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Visual-eyes: a look at the distribution and total number of photoreceptor cells in the retina of rare deep-sea sharks. Australian Marine Science Association Meeting Perth July 2011.

Theiss, S. M., Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. (2011) Morphology and spatial arrangement of the mechanosensory lateral line system in wobbegong sharks. Abstract In: Program and Abstracts for the 2011 Workshop and Conference of the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society, 13th-15th September 2011, Sea World Resort and Water Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Kempster, R. & Hart, N.S. and Collin, S.P. (2011) Electrosensory prey detection in benthic elasmobranchs. Abstract In: Program and Abstracts for the 2011 Workshop and Conference of the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society, 13th-15th September 2011, Sea World Resort and Water Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

De Busserolles, F., Marshall, N. J., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2011) Visual adaptations to the deep-sea environment in lanternfishes (Myctophidae). ANNIMS Conference, Western Australia, November 2011.

Wueringer, W. E., Squire Jr., L, Kajiura, S. M. and Collin, S. P. (2011) The sawfish’s saw – antenna and weapon. Presented at the 15th European Elasmobranch Association Scientific Conference 28th – 30th October 2011.

Collin, S. P. (2011) Evolution and eco-physiology of sensory systems. Presented at the School of Animal Biology Research Conference, UWA Business School. 16th December 2011.

Appudurai, A., Hart, N. S., Zurr, I. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Exploring the visual experience of the animal: then and now. Minding Animals Conference Utrecht, Netherlands. July 3rd to July 5th 2012.

Wueringer, B. M., Squire L. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Interspecific interactions in sawfish. Presented at the American Elasmobranch Society Meeting in August 8 - 14, 2012: Vancouver, BC Canada, 2012.

Claes, J. M., Mallefet, J and Collin, S. P. (2012) The visual system of luminous deep-sea sharks. AMSA Meeting July 2012, Hobart

De Busserolles, F, Marshall, N. J. Yopak, K. E. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Approaching the extremes of vision: Retinal Specialisations in lanternfishes (Myctophidae). AMSA Conference Hobart July 1st – 5th July, 2012.

De Busserolles, F., Yopak, K. E, Archer, M., Partridge, J. C., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Visual adaptations to low light conditions and bioluminescence in lanternfishes (Myctophidae). The Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB). Deakin University, Victoria. 26th-28th June, 2012.

De Busserolles F., Hart, N. S., Hunt, D. M., Marshall, N. J. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Spectral tuning in the eye of lanternfishes. 13th International Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington New Zealand 3-7 December 2012.

Kuhar, A., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. (2012) The limits of vision: specializations in the small eyes of the deep-sea bristlemouth Cyclothone microdon (Teleostei). 13th International Deep-sea Biology Symposium, Wellington New Zealand 3-7 December 2012.

Hunt, D. M., Davies, W. L., Venkatesh, B., Hart, N. S., Potter, I. C., Gill, H., and Collin, S. P. (2012) Vision Downunder. Evolution of non-visual pigments. O’Reillys. Feschrift for Trevor lamb and 80th birthday of William Levick.

Collin, S. P. (2012) Light and vision. IBRO/UNESCO Neuroscience School on the ‘Evolution of Vision’. Bushbuckridge, South Africa, 11th – 21st March 2012.

Collin, S. P. (2012) The evolution of eyes. IBRO/UNESCO Neuroscience School on the ‘Evolution of Vision’. Bushbuckridge, South Africa, 11th – 21st March 2012.

Collin, S. P. (2012) Retinal sampling: Fishes. IBRO/UNESCO Neuroscience School on the ‘Evolution of Vision’. Bushbuckridge, South Africa , 11th – 21st March 2012.

Collin, S. P. (2012) Sensory strategies of fishes for overcoming natural and anthropogenic perturbations. Presented at “The Sensory World of Fish and Fisheries: The Impact of Human Activities” held in Shanghai, China 29th October to 1st November 2012.


Other output

Hart, N. S., Hunt, D. M. and Collin, S. P. (2012) Predicting cryptic and conspicuous wetsuit colours and patterns for the purposes of shark attack mitigation in Western Australia. Report completed for Dunbar Harper Ptd Ltd as part of the WA Innovation Voucher Scheme.

Collin, S. P. (2012) Review of the “Evolution’s witness: how eyes evolved”. (Oxford University Press). Clinical Experimental Optometry (in press).
Roles, responsibilities and expertise

  • West Australian Premier’s Research Fellow (funded by the WA State Government and hosted by The University of Western Australia)

  • Winthrop Professor, School of Animal Biology and the UWA Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia

  • Affiliate Professor – Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

  • Honorary Research Fellow - Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, UWA

  • Member of the Technology and Innovation Advisory Council for WA (TIAC)

  • Previous Member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts

  • Member, Control Group for the new Indian Ocean Marine Science Centre

  • Member, Steering Committee for the new Indian Ocean Marine Science Centre

  • Member, Executive Committee for the new Indian Ocean Marine Science Centre

  • Member, Research Committee for the new Indian Ocean Marine Science Centre

  • Member, WA State Government Premiers Roundtable for the Blueprint for Marine Science 2050, Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Member of the WA Blueprint Steering Committee

  • Panel of Experts for the Canada Research Chairs Program

  • Lions Eye Institute Scientific Advisory Committee, The University of Western Australia

  • Member of UWA Faculty of Science ‘Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Task Force

  • Chair of the Ningaloo Alliance Scientific and Advisory Committee

  • Executive Board Member, Centre for Microscopy, Characterisatiopn and Analysis, The University of Western Australia

  • Editorial Board member for the Journal ‘Brain Behaviour and Evolution’

  • Editorial Board member for the journal ‘Visual Neuroscience’

  • Editorial Board member for the journal ‘Journal of Morphology’

  • Editorial Board member for the journal ‘Open Ophthalmology’

  • Editorial Board Member for the journal “Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology’

Funding received
1991: Research funding of $5,000 for C. J. Martin Fellowship from NH&MRC.

1992: International collaborative grant from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC; $1.25 million) to fund scientific expedition on the RRS Challenger to trawl for deep-sea fishes to 4,000 meters in the North Atlantic Ocean.

1992: Overseas Travel Grant from the Division of Agriculture and Science, University of Western Australia to join the RRS Challenger Cruise in Scotland ($1,650).

1992: Ian Potter Foundation grant ($2,000) and George Alexander Foundation grant ($2,000) for travel, subsistence and maintenance for the project "Ecology, behaviour and the visual systems of demersal fishes in the Porcupine Sea Bight".

1993: Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Special Research Grant ($6,000) for research on the deep-sea material collected in the North Atlantic.

1993: Research funding of $52,500 ($10,500 p.a. for 5 years) for QE II Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.

1993: Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Resources Committee Grant of $6,000 to allow Prof. K. Negishi to spend 6 months sabbatical in collaborative research at the University of Western Australia.

1993: International collaborative grant from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC; $1.25 million) to fund scientific expedition on the RRS Discovery to trawl mesopelagic deep-sea fishes to a depth of 2,000 meters in the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

1993: British Council Grant (Academic Links and Interchange Scheme) of $3,000 for travel to London and onto join scientific expedition ("Photobiology and Vision") off the West coast of Africa on board the RRS Discovery 14th October - 1st November 1993.

1993: Ian Potter Foundation grant ($2,000) and George Alexander Foundation grant ($2,000) for travel, subsistence and maintenance for the project "Photobiology and Vision in Deep-sea Fishes".

1994: Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation grant-in-aid ($10,000) for the purchase of an image analysis system.

1994: Project grant from NH&MRC ($120,800) for the project "Transient neural projections in the developing visual system".

1994: ARC Small Grant ($86,654) for 3 years for the project "Vision in Deep-sea Fishes: Retinal Specialisations, Visual Fields, and Binocular Visual Pathways".

1994: Overseas Travel Grant ($1,650) from the Faculty of Science and the Departments of Psychology and Zoology, University of Western Australia.

1995: National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (one of four principle investigators – Beazley, Dunlop and Harman) to study the "Development and regeneration of the vertebrate visual system". ($0.5 million per year for 5 years).

1995: Distinguished Visitors Grant from the Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia ($2,000) to invite Professor John D. Pettigrew FRS to the Department of Zoology to continue our research collaboration.

1995: Travel, subsistence and maintenance grants from the Ian Potter ($1,000) and George Alexander ($1,000) Foundations, Melbourne, Australia for the project "Vision and Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea" on board the RRS Challenger over the Madeira Abyssal Plain.

1996: Relocation funds to transport newly acquired microspectrophotometer from Monash University, Melbourne. $3,400 from Department of Zoology and Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia.

1998: Support Funding for the University of Western Australia for the 1st International Conference on Sensory Processing of the Aquatic environment” to be held on Heron Island, 22nd – 28th March 1999. (S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall Organisers). $20,000.

1998: Grant-in-Aid for the upgrade of a Microspectrophotometer (J. Shand and S. P. Collin). Faculty of Science, The University of Western Australia. $20,000.

1998: Grant-in-Aid for the upgrade of a Microspectrophotometer (J. Shand and S. P. Collin). Department of Zoology, The University of Western Australia. $7,000.

1998: Research Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (RIEF) Grant (J. Marshall, J. D. Pettigrew, I. Owens, J. H. Choat, J. Zeil, R. Mark, A. Cockburn, P. Martin, S. P. Collin). University of Queensland $140,000.

1999: University of Queensland. Set up grant. $150,000

2001: University of Queensland Small Grant (N. J. Marshall, J. D. Pettigrew, S. P. Collin, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, A. Goldizen and I. Owens). Light in reef, rainforest and bush. An interdisciplinary approach using Australia’s first UV-MSP to examine questions from molecules to behaviour. $30,000.

2001: University of Queensland enabling grant. The evolution and development of colour vision in lampreys and lungfish: tracing the prehistoric origins of visual pigments. $15,000

2001: UQ First Link Fund Grant. Vision and remote sensing: using nature's technology to examine the health of the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay. Marshall NJ, O Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dennison WC, Phinn SR, Pettigrew JD, Vaney DI, Collin SP, Bryceson K, Zeil J, Ball MC. $2,000

2001: Travel Grant, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, $3,500

2001: Travel Grant, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland. $2,000

2001: Australia Research Council RIEF Grant, Infrastructure support for the purchase of a multi-photon confocal microscope Adams DJ, Nurcombe V, Collin SP et al. $300,000

2002: Support Grant for the production of a book entitled “Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments” (SP Collin and NJ Marshall Editors), School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, $2,000

2002: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, SP Collin, AEO Trezise, NJ Marshall, DM Hunt, IC Potter, The evolution of colour vision in vertebrates. ARC Discovery grant (3 years) $345,000

2002: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, NJ Marshall, O Hoegh-Guldberg, WC Dennison, SR Phinn, JD Pettigrew, DI Vaney, SP Collin, K Bryceson, J Zeil, MC Ball Vision and remote sensing: using nature's technology to examine the health of the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay (5 years) $2,000,000

2002: Ultracolour vision: A proposal for the Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, Vorobyev M, Marshall NJ, Pettigrew JD, Hart NS, Fritsches KA, Vaney DI, Barnett N, Collin SP. The University of Queensland, $450,000

2003: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Environmental regulation of opsin expression and spectral filtering. SP Collin, AEO Trezise, NS Hart and JK Bowmaker (1 year) $65,000.

2004: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Environmental regulation of opsin expression and spectral tuning in the vertebrate retina. SP Collin, AEO Trezise, NS Hart and JK Bowmaker (3 years) $210,000.

2004: Australian Research Council Network Grant (Special Research Initiative). Netvision: Australia’s national vision research network. I. G. Morgan, S. P. Collin et al.,. $10,000.

2004. Australian Research Council Network Grant (Special Research Initiative). Interdisciplinary network for aquatic animal health. Nowak, B. F., S. P. Collin et al., $10,000

2004. Collin, S. P. and Bennett, M. B. Sharks of Moreton Bay: Movement patterns and conservation status. Project Aware: Asia Pacific. $2,500.

2005: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, S. P Collin, A. E. O Trezise, D. M. Hunt, M. Kalloniatis and I. C. Potter, The evolution of dim-light vision in vertebrates. ARC Discovery grant (3 years) $330,000.

2005: National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grant, Drennan, J., Parton, R. G., McDowall, A. W. Cribb, B. W., Collin, S. P. Degnan, B. M., and Webb, R. J. Purchase of a biological transmission electron microscope (TEM). $399,000.

2005: Contract Research Grant. Collin, S. P. and Whitehead, D. Affects of shark repulsion devices in surfboards on large sharks. Blue Pulse Technologies, Canada. $10,000. (2005-2006).

2006: First Link Grant. S. P. Collin and Andrew Barnes. Sensory indicators to optimize feeding and growth in the aquaculture industry: The development of a new biosynthetic microdiet for finfish”. The University of Queensland. $2,000.

2006: The University of Queensland Major Equipment and Infrastructure Grant. Parton, R., Drennan, J., Hancock, J., Marsh, B., Yap, A., Stow, J., Webb, R., Pollitt, C., Johnston, S., Collin, S. P., Fuerst, J., Schembri, M. and Degnan, B. High pressure freezing system for Correlative light and electron microscopy. $335,250.

2006: Australian Research Council Linkage Project. Marshall, JN, Collin, SP, McCauley, RD, Fritsches, KA, Hart, NS, Degnan, BM, Norman, MD, Hooper, JN, Hutchins, PA, Meekan, MG, Widder, EA, Frank, T, Partridge JC, Diebel, CE, Warrant, EJ, Johnsen, S, Worheide, G. and Lindsay, DJ. Deep Downunder: designing a deep-sea exploration and discovery capability for Australia. $1,090,000 (3 years).

2007: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Collin, S. P., Barnes, A., Porter, M. J., and Smullen, R. P. Alternate diets for a sustainable aquaculture industry: neuroethology of feeding in barramundi. $200,880 (3 years).

2007: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Collin, S. P., Hunt, D. M., Foster, R. G. and Potter, I. C. Seeing without eyes: the evolution of non-visual photoreceptors in vertebrates. $345,000 (4 years)

2007: Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Degnan, B., Collin, S. P., Cribb, T., Degnan, S. and Phinn, S. University of Queensland Major Equipment & Infrastructure (MEI) & NH&MRC Equipment Grant. Heron Island Station Connectivity Upgrade. $249,733.

2007: Pandolfi, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Collin, S. P. and Lovelock, C. MicroCT scanner for the study of present and past ocean calcification rates. Collin, S. P., Cribb, T., Degnan, S. and Phinn, S. University of Queensland Major Equipment & Infrastructure (MEI) & NH&MRC Equipment Grant. $125,495

2007: Wueringer, B and Collin, S. P. Sensory biology and prey manipulation behaviour of sawfish. Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation. $7,810.

2008: Pandolfi, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Lovelock, C., Dove, S. and Collin, S. P. Analysis system for studying ocean acidification. The University of Queensland Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) and NH&MRC Equipment Grant. $203,495 (including UQ contributions).

2008: Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Degnan, B., Collin, S. P., Cribb, T., Degnan, S. and Phinn, S. Heron Island Research Station connectivity upgrade. The University of Queensland Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) and NH&MRC Equipment Grant. $269,489 (including UQ contributions).

2008: Collin, S. P. Sensory biology and prey manipulation behaviour of sawfish. First Link Grant. Research and Research Training Division of UQ. $2,000.

2008: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Collin, S. P. Sensory strategies for protecting endangered sawfishes. $84,000 (2 years)

2009: Collin SP. West Australian Premier’s Fellowship. Joint between WA State Government and The University of Western Australia $4.6 million (4 years).

2009: National Evolutionary Synthesis Centre (NASCent) Collaborative Grant USA “Evolutionary shifts in vertebrate visual ecology and visual system morphology” (M. Hall, C. Heesy and A. Iwaniuk, PIs). One of 10 invited participants for 4 international meetings over 2 years. $140,000.

2010: Sampson, DD, Clode, PL, Collin SP et al. In-vivo multispectral and X-ray micro-CT Imaging: Founding a Western Australian small animal imaging core facility. ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Grant. $450,000.

2010: Harvey, A, Plant, G, Collin, S. P., Rodger, J., Dunlop, SA, Fitzgerald L, Grounds, M, Hodgetts, S., Hool, L, Mark, P., Muhling, J, Mulders, H., Sherrard, R. Shavlakadze, T. and Waddell, B. Purchase of a surgical microscope and electroporator. NH&MRC Equipment Grant. The University of Western Australia. $30,000.

2010: Dr Peter Mark, Winthrop Professor Brendan Waddell, Associate Professor Tea Shavlakadze, Professor Miranda Grounds, Winthrop Professor Alan Harvey, Dr Giles Plant, Dr Stuart Hodgetts, Emeritus Professor Arunasalam Dharmarajan, Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Assistant Professor Jennifer Rodger, Assistant Professor Melinda Fitzgerald, Professor Shaun Collin, Associate Professor Livia Hool 2009, 'NHMRC Equipment Grants - 2009 - Agilent Bioanalyser 2100',

2010: Collin, S. P., Theiss, S. Hart, N. S. and Johnson R. 2010, 'Applying Emergent Sensor Network Technologies to Elasmobranch Sensory Research - the Significance of Environmental Electromagnetic Fields', UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award. $19,740.

2011: Collin, S. P., Raston, C. L., Sampson, D. D., Whelan, J. M., Dunlop, S. A., Martins, R. N., Verdile, G., Ogden, M. I., Watson, C. R., Li, Q., Lou, X., and Massi, M. Multiphoton confocal microscope for high speed, deep tissue imaging and multimodal nanoscale characterisation. ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant. $500,000 (total of $855,000).

2011: Collin, S. P., Lamb, T. D., Hunt, D. M., Potter, I. C. and Hart, N. S. The evolution of light detection and its impacts on early vertebrate evolution. ARC Discovery Project Grant. $375,000 (3 years).

2011: Hunt, D. M. and Collin, S. P. Role of a novel miRNA in the dominant syndromic disorder of macular dystrophy and split hand and foot malformation. Retina Australia. $30,000.

2011: Part of a National Environmental Research Program (NERP) for the formation of a Marine Biodiversity Hub (submitted by the University of Tasmania. Part of a cooperative submission within the UWA Oceans Institute for “Environmental drivers of biodiversity and behaviour in shallow and deep water marine fauna” (Collin, S. P. part of submission. $11,000,000.

2011: Collin, S. P., Yopak, K. and Northcutt, R. G. Developing quantitative measures of brain evolution in early vertebrates. Research Collaboration Award. $10,000.

2011: Hunt, DM., Key, B., Collin, SP, Hart, NS and Gaudin A. The zebrafish as a model organism for the study of visual processes and associated inherited disorders in humans. UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award. $11,000.

2011: Hunt, DM, Key, B, Hart, NS and Collin SP. The role of potassium channels in photoreceptor function. NH&MRC Project Grant (3 years 2012-2014). $349,338.

2011: Collin, SP, Hart, NS and Garza, E. Vision and light detection in Chondrichthyans. Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation. $6,450.

2011: Collin, S. P. and Northcutt, R. G. Quantitative measures of brain evolution in early vertebrates. ARC Discovery Project Grant. $360,000 (3 years).

2012: Jolly, H., Anderson, C., Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. Shark attack mitigation wetsuit design (zebra suit). Department of Commerce, Industry, Science and Innovation, Government of Western Australia Innovation Vouchers Program Grant. $25,000

2012: Babcock, R. and Collin, S. P. Managing the conservation significance of coral reef ecosystems in the Pilbara/Ningaloo region: The Pilbara Marine Conservation Partnership. Gorgon Barrow Island Net Conservation Benefits Program Grant. $7,224,356 (5 years).

2012: Chapuis, L., Collin, S. P. and McCauley. Auditory abilities of sharks and their relatives. Australian Geographic Society, $3,000.

2012: Collin, S. P., Duarte, C. M., Erskine, W., Marshall, B. J., Heel, K. A., Ziman, M., Sharman, M. J., Gray, E. S., Thompson, R. C., Ryan, U. M., and Stumbles, P. A. Expanding capability in Western Australian flow cytometry for earth, oceans, environmental and biomedical sciences: state-of-the-art four laser and 12 colour analysis. ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant. $295,000

2012: Yopak K. E. and Collin, S. P. In search of a magnetoreceptor in the shark CNS. National Imaging Facility for subsidised access. $3,375.

2012: Grierson, P. F., Collin, S. P. and Davies, P. M. Ecological responses of native fishes to dynamic water flows in northwest arid Australia. ARC Linkage Grant with RioTinto and BHP Billiton. $400,000 (3 years)

2012: Yopak, K. E., Cowin, G. J. and Collin, S. P. In search of a magnetoreceptopr in the Shark CNS. UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award (BRCA). $14,871.

2012: Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. Testing and enhancement of existing shark deterrents. WA State Government Applied Research Program - Shark Hazard Mitigation Round 1, $220,500.

2012: Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. Development and Testing of Novel Shark Deterrents. WA State Government Applied Research Program - Shark Hazard Mitigation Round 1 . $222,000.

Grants

2012
2012: Yopak K. E. and Collin, S. P. In search of a magnetoreceptor in the shark CNS. National Imaging Facility for subsidised access.

2012: Sampson, DD, Clode, PL, Collin SP et al. In-vivo multispectral and X-ray micro-CT Imaging: Founding a Western Australian small animal imaging core facility. ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Grant.

2012: Professor Shaun Collin, Professor Carlos Duarte, Dr William Erskine, Professor Barry Marshall, Assistant Professor Kathryn Heel, Dr Melanie Ziman, Dr Matthew Sharman, Dr Elin Gray, Professor Richard Thompson, A/Prof Una Ryan, Dr Philip Stumbles 2012, 'Extending Capability in WA Flow Cytometry for Earth Oceans Environmental & Biomedical Science - State of the Art Four Laser & 12 Colour Analysis', ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment Facilities.

2012: Hart, N. S. and Collin, S. P. Development and Testing of Novel Shark Deterrents. WA State Government Applied Research Program - Shark Hazard Mitigation Round 1. 2012.

2012: Dr Kara Shaw, Dr Gary Cowin, Professor Shaun Collin 2012, 'In Search of a Magnetoreceptor in the Shark CNS', UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award.

2012: Collin, S. P. and Hart, N. S. Testing and enhancement of existing shark deterrents. WA State Government Applied Research Program - Shark Hazard Mitigation Round 1, 2012.

2012: Chapuis, L., Collin, S. P. and McCauley. Auditory abilities of sharks and their relatives. Australian Geographic Society.

2012: Babcock, R. and Collin, S. P. 2012. Managing the conservation significance of coral reef ecosystems in the Pilbara/Ningaloo region: The Pilbara Marine Conservation Partnership. Gorgon Barrow Island Net Conservation Benefits Program Grant. Joint CSIRO/UWA Partnership 2012 (5 years).

2012: Associate Professor Nathan Hart, Professor Shaun Collin, Winthrop Professor David Hunt 2012, 'Shark Attack Mitigation Wetsuit Design (Zebra Suit)', WA Department of Commerce.

2011
2011: Winthrop Professor David Hunt, Professor Brian Key, Professor Shaun Collin, Associate Professor Nathan Hart, Dr Arnaud Gaudin 2011, 'The zebrafish as a model organism for the study of visual processes and associated inherited disorders in humans', UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award.

2011: Winthrop Professor David Hunt, Professor Brian Key, Associate Professor Nathan Hart, Professor Shaun Collin 2011, 'The Role of Potassium Channels in Photoreceptor Function', NHMRC Project Grants.

2011: Professor Shaun Collin, Professor Richard Northcutt, Dr Kara Shaw, Assistant Professor Kathryn Heel 2011, 'Developing Quantitative Measures of Brain Evolution in Early Vertebrates', UWA Research Collaboration Awards.

2011: Professor Shaun Collin, Professor Richard Northcutt 2011, 'Quantitative Measures of Brain Evolution in Early Vertebrates', ARC Discovery Projects.

2011: Professor Shaun Collin, Associate Professor Nathan Hart, Mr Eduardo Garza Gisholt 2011, 'Vision and Light Detection in Chondrichthyans', Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation.

2011: Dr Pauline Grierson, Professor Shaun Collin, Winthrop Professor Peter Davies 2011, 'Ecological responses of native fishes to dynamic water flows in northwest arid Australia', ARC Linkage Projects.

2010
2010: Winthrop Professor David Hunt, Professor Shaun Collin 2010, 'Role of a novel miRNA in the dominant syndromic disorder of macular dystrophy and split hand and foot malformation', Retina Australia.

2010: Professor Shaun Collin, Winthrop Professor Colin Raston, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, Professor James Whelan, Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Adjunct Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Giuseppe Verdile, A/Prof Mark Ogden, Professor Charles Watson, Doctor Qin Li, Associate Professor Xia Lou, Doctor Massimiliano Massi 2010, 'Multiphoton confocal microscope for high speed, deep tissue imaging and multimodal nanoscale characterization', ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment Facilities.

2010: Professor Shaun Collin, Winthrop Professor Colin Raston, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, Professor James Whelan, Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Adjunct Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Giuseppe Verdile, A/Prof Mark Ogden, Professor Charles Watson, Doctor Qin Li, Associate Professor Xia Lou, Doctor Massimiliano Massi 2010, 'Multiphoton confocal microscope for high speed, deep tissue imaging and multimodal nanoscale characterization', Curtin University of Technology.

2010: Professor Shaun Collin, Winthrop Professor Colin Raston, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, Professor James Whelan, Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Adjunct Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Giuseppe Verdile, A/Prof Mark Ogden, Professor Charles Watson, Doctor Qin Li, Associate Professor Xia Lou, Doctor Massimiliano Massi 2010, 'Multiphoton confocal microscope for high speed, deep tissue imaging and multimodal nanoscale characterization', Edith Cowan University.

2010: Professor Shaun Collin, Professor Trevor Lamb, Winthrop Professor David Hunt, Emeritus Professor Ian Potter, Associate Professor Nathan Hart 2010, 'The Evolution of Light Detection & its Impacts on Early Vertebrate Evolution', ARC Discovery Projects.

2010: Professor Shaun Collin, Miss Susan Theiss, Associate Professor Nathan Hart 2010, 'Applying Emergent Sensor Network Technologies to Elasmobranch Sensory Research - the Significance of Environmental Electromagnetic Fields', UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award.

2009
2009: Winthrop Professor Alan Harvey, Assistant Professor Jennifer Rodger, Dr Giles Plant, Professor Shaun Collin, Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Assistant Professor Melinda Fitzgerald, Professor Miranda Grounds, Dr Stuart Hodgetts, Associate Professor Livia Hool, Dr Peter Mark, Dr Jillian Muhling, Associate Professor Wilhelmina Mulders, Associate Professor Tea Shavlakadze, Dr Rachel Sherrard, Winthrop Professor Brendan Waddell 2009, 'NHMRC Equipment Grants - 2009 - Surgical Microscope & Electroporator for PCF Animal Facility', NHMRC Equipment Grants.

2009: Professor Shaun Collin, Professor David Hunt, Emeritus Professor Ian Potter, Professor Russell Foster 2009, 'Seeing Without Eyes - The Evolution of Non Visual Photoreceptors', ARC Discovery Projects.

2009: Dr Peter Mark, Winthrop Professor Brendan Waddell, Associate Professor Tea Shavlakadze, Professor Miranda Grounds, Winthrop Professor Alan Harvey, Dr Giles Plant, Dr Stuart Hodgetts, Emeritus Professor Arunasalam Dharmarajan, Winthrop Professor Sarah Dunlop, Assistant Professor Jennifer Rodger, Assistant Professor Melinda Fitzgerald, Professor Shaun Collin, Associate Professor Livia Hool 2009, 'NHMRC Equipment Grants - 2009 - Agilent Bioanalyser 2100', NHMRC Equipment Grants.

2008
2008: Professor Shaun Collin, Mr Lyle Squire 2008, 'Sensory Strategies for Protecting Endangered Sawfishes', Cairns Marine Aquarium Fish Pty Ltd.

2008: Professor Shaun Collin, Mr Lyle Squire 2008, 'Sensory Strategies for Protecting Endangered Sawfishes', ARC Linkage Projects.

2008: Professor Shaun Collin 2008, 'WA Premiers Research Fellowship Program - Professor Shaun Collin', WA Department of Premier & Cabinet.

2008: Professor Shaun Collin 1995, 'Vision and bioluminescence in the deep sea', Ian Potter Foundation.

2008: Pandolfi, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Lovelock, C., Dove, S. and Collin, S. P. Analysis system for studying ocean acidification. The University of Queensland Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) and NH&MRC Equipment Grant. $203,495

2008: Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Degnan, B., Collin, S. P., Cribb, T., Degnan, S. and Phinn, S. Heron Island Research Station connectivity upgrade. The University of Queensland Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) and NH&MRC Equipment Grant. $269,489

2008: Collin, S. P. Sensory biology and prey manipulation behaviour of sawfish. First Link Grant. Research and Research Training Division of UQ. $2,000.

2007
2007: Wueringer, B and Collin, S. P. Sensory biology and prey manipulation behaviour of sawfish. Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation. $7,810.

2007: Pandolfi, J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Collin, S. P. and Lovelock, C. MicroCT scanner for the study of present and past ocean calcification rates. Collin, S. P., Cribb, T., Degnan, S. and Phinn, S. University of Queensland Major Equipment & Infrastructure (MEI) & NH&MRC Equipment Grant. $125,495

2007: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Collin, S. P., Barnes, A., Porter, M. J., and Smullen, R. P. Alternate diets for a sustainable aquaculture industry: neuroethology of feeding in barramundi. $200,880 (3 years).

2006
2006: The University of Queensland Major Equipment and Infrastructure Grant. Parton, R., Drennan, J., Hancock, J., Marsh, B., Yap, A., Stow, J., Webb, R., Pollitt, C., Johnston, S., Collin, S. P., Fuerst, J., Schembri, M. and Degnan, B. High pressure freezing system for Correlative light and electron microscopy. $335,250.

2006: First Link Grant. S. P. Collin and Andrew Barnes. Sensory indicators to optimize feeding and growth in the aquaculture industry: The development of a new biosynthetic microdiet for finfish”. The University of Queensland. $2,000.

2006: Australian Research Council Linkage Project. Marshall, JN, Collin, SP, McCauley, RD, Fritsches, KA, Hart, NS, Degnan, BM, Norman, MD, Hooper, JN, Hutchins, PA, Meekan, MG, Widder, EA, Frank, T, Partridge JC, Diebel, CE, Warrant, EJ, Johnsen, S, Worheide, G. and Lindsay, DJ. Deep Downunder: designing a deep-sea exploration and discovery capability for Australia. $1,090,000 (3 years).

2005
2005: National Health and Medical Research Council Equipment Grant, Drennan, J., Parton, R. G., McDowall, A. W. Cribb, B. W., Collin, S. P. Degnan, B. M., and Webb, R. J. Purchase of a biological transmission electron microscope (TEM). $399,000.

2005: Contract Research Grant. Collin, S. P. and Whitehead, D. Affects of shark repulsion devices in surfboards on large sharks. Blue Pulse Technologies, Canada. $10,000. (2005-2006).

2005: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, S. P Collin, A. E. O Trezise, D. M. Hunt, M. Kalloniatis and I. C. Potter, The evolution of dim-light vision in vertebrates. ARC Discovery grant (3 years) $330,000.

2004
2004: Australian Research Council Network Grant (Special Research Initiative). Netvision: Australia’s national vision research network. I. G. Morgan, S. P. Collin et al. $10,000.

2004: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Environmental regulation of opsin expression and spectral tuning in the vertebrate retina. SP Collin, AEO Trezise, NS Hart and JK Bowmaker (3 years) $210,000.

2004. Collin, S. P. and Bennett, M. B. Sharks of Moreton Bay: Movement patterns and conservation status. Project Aware: Asia Pacific. $2,500.

2004. Australian Research Council Network Grant (Special Research Initiative). Interdisciplinary network for aquatic animal health. Nowak, B. F., S. P. Collin et al., $10,000

2003
2003: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Environmental regulation of opsin expression and spectral filtering. SP Collin, AEO Trezise, NS Hart and JK Bowmaker (1 year) $65,000.

2002
2002: Ultracolour vision: A proposal for the Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, Vorobyev M, Marshall NJ, Pettigrew JD, Hart NS, Fritsches KA, Vaney DI, Barnett N, Collin SP. The University of Queensland, $450,000

2002: Support Grant for the production of a book entitled “Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments” (SP Collin and NJ Marshall Editors), School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, $2,000

2002: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, NJ Marshall, O Hoegh-Guldberg, WC Dennison, SR Phinn, JD Pettigrew, DI Vaney, SP Collin, K Bryceson, J Zeil, MC Ball Vision and remote sensing: using nature's technology to examine the health of the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay (5 years) $2,000,000

2002: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, SP Collin, AEO Trezise, NJ Marshall, DM Hunt, IC Potter, The evolution of colour vision in vertebrates. ARC Discovery grant (3 years) $345,000

2001
2001: UQ First Link Fund Grant. Vision and remote sensing: using nature's technology to examine the health of the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay. Marshall NJ, O Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dennison WC, Phinn SR, Pettigrew JD, Vaney DI, Collin SP, Bryceson K, Zeil J, Ball MC. $2,000

2001: University of Queensland Small Grant (N. J. Marshall, J. D. Pettigrew, S. P. Collin, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, A. Goldizen and I. Owens). Light in reef, rainforest and bush. An interdisciplinary approach using Australia’s first UV-MSP to examine questions from molecules to behaviour. $30,000.

2001: University of Queensland enabling grant. The evolution and development of colour vision in lampreys and lungfish: tracing the prehistoric origins of visual pigments. $15,000

2001: Travel Grant, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland. $2,000

2001: Travel Grant, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, $3,500

2001: Australia Research Council RIEF Grant, Infrastructure support for the purchase of a multi-photon confocal microscope Adams DJ, Nurcombe V, Collin SP et al. $300,000.

1998
1998: Support Funding for the University of Western Australia for the 1st International Conference on Sensory Processing of the Aquatic environment” to be held on Heron Island, 22nd – 28th March 1999. (S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall Organisers). UWA. $20,000.

1998: Research Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (RIEF) Grant (J. Marshall, J. D. Pettigrew, I. Owens, J. H. Choat, J. Zeil, R. Mark, A. Cockburn, P. Martin, S. P. Collin). University of Queensland $140,000.

1998: Grant-in-Aid for the upgrade of a Microspectrophotometer (J. Shand and S. P. Collin). Faculty of Science, The University of Western Australia. $20,000.
1998: Grant-in-Aid for the upgrade of a Microspectrophotometer (J. Shand and S. P.Collin). Department of Zoology, The University of Western Australia. $7,000.

1996
1996: Relocation funds to transport newly acquired microspectrophotometer from Monash University, Melbourne. $3,400 from Department of Zoology and Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia.

1995
1995: Travel, subsistence and maintenance grants from the Ian Potter ($1,000) and George Alexander ($1,000) Foundations, Melbourne, Australia for the project "Vision and Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea" on board the RRS Challenger over the Madeira Abyssal Plain.

1995: National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (one of four principle investigators – Beazley, Dunlop and Harman) to study the "Development and regeneration of the vertebrate visual system". ($0.5 million per year for 5 years).

1995: Distinguished Visitors Grant from the Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia ($2,000) to invite Professor John D. Pettigrew FRS to the Department of Zoology to continue our research collaboration.

1994
1994: Project grant from NH&MRC ($120,800) for the project "Transient neural projections in the developing visual system".

1994: Overseas Travel Grant ($1,650) from the Faculty of Science and the Departments of Psychology and Zoology, University of Western Australia.

1994: Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation grant-in-aid ($10,000) for the purchase of an image analysis system.

1994: ARC Small Grant ($86,654) for 3 years for the project "Vision in Deep-sea Fishes: Retinal Specialisations, Visual Fields, and Binocular Visual Pathways".

1993
1993: Ian Potter Foundation grant ($2,000) and George Alexander Foundation grant ($2,000) for travel, subsistence and maintenance for the project "Photobiology and Vision in Deep-sea Fishes".

1993: Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Special Research Grant ($6,000) for research on the deep-sea material collected in the North Atlantic.

1993: Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Resources Committee Grant of $6,000 to allow Prof. K. Negishi to spend 6 months sabbatical in collaborative research at the University of Western Australia.

1993: British Council Grant (Academic Links and Interchange Scheme) of $3,000 for travel to London and onto join scientific expedition ("Photobiology and Vision") off the West coast of Africa on board the RRS Discovery 14th October - 1st November 1993.

1993: Research funding of $52,500 ($10,500 p.a. for 5 years) for QE II Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.


1992
1992: Overseas Travel Grant from the Division of Agriculture and Science, University of Western Australia to join the RRS Challenger Cruise in Scotland ($1,650).

1992: International collaborative grant from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC; $1.25 million) to fund scientific expedition on the RRS Challenger to trawl for deep-sea fishes to 4,000 meters in the North Atlantic Ocean.

1992: Ian Potter Foundation grant ($2,000) and George Alexander Foundation grant ($2,000) for travel, subsistence and maintenance for the project "Ecology, behaviour and the visual systems of demersal fishes in the Porcupine Sea Bight".

1991
1991: Research funding of $5,000 for C. J. Martin Fellowship from NH&MRC. UWA
Languages
English, German and French
Memberships

  • Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS)

  • Society for Neuroscience (USA)

  • J. B. Johnston Club (JBJC)(USA)

  • International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

  • Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB)

  • Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA)

  • Oceanic Chondrichthyes Society (OCS)

  • International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE)

  • Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS)


Honours and awards

  • Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, University of Melbourne (1981)

  • F. G. Meade Doctoral Fellowship, University of Queensland (1984)

  • Gilbert P. Whitely Award, Australian Society for Fish Biology (1984)

  • NH&MRC C. J. Martin Postdoctoral Fellowship, Scripps Oceanography Institute, UCSD, USA (1988)

  • Fulbright Research Fellowship, Scripps Oceanography Institute, UCSD, USA (1988)

  • Grass Fellowship in Electrophysiology, Marine Biology Laboratory, Wood Hole, USA (1990)

  • Grass Fellowship Electrophysiology, Friday Harbor, Univ. Washington Seattle, USA (1991)

  • ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, University of Western Australia (1993)

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Universität Tübingen, Germany (1996)

  • WA Premier’s Research Fellow, University of Western Australia (2009)

  • Winner, UQ Teaching Award Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2006)

  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for University Teaching. Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning (2006)

Previous positions

  • Professor, Deputy Head and Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland (2006-2009)

  • Professor of the Centre for Marine Studies, The University of Queensland (2006-2009)

  • Professor of the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland (2006-2009)

  • Laboratory Head of The Marine Neurobiology Laboratory, The University of Queensland (1999-2009)

  • Director of the Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences Neuroscience Program (2000-2008)

  • President of the Queensland (Australia) Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (USA) (2003-2009)

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