• 4541 Citations
  • 36 h-Index

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Culum has made a significant contribution to the study of behavioural ecology of fishes over his research career. His research niche lies in the study of fish behaviour and its application to fisheries science with his most significant contribution being enhancing our understanding of fish cognition and behaviour. Culum is a well-known champion of fish intelligence. All but six of his 100+ peer reviewed papers and one of his 9 book chapters have fishes as the primary focus. Collectively he has 100+ publications which have been cited over 5000 times and he has an H-index of 36. He is in the top 2.5% of researchers in Research Gate.

Culum has worked with a wide variety of model organisms including salmoniids, sticklebacks, rainbowfish, guppies and sharks. Much of his PhD research at the University of Queensland (2000) and post docs at Cambridge University focused on predator recognition and the social behaviour of fishes with a particular emphasis on social learning. His two reviews of social learning in fishes have been cited over 300 times each. Culum has applied his knowledge of fish cognition to enhancing the post-release survival of hatchery-reared fish (life-skills training). His review of this topic has been cited 250 times and life-skills training is now common practice in hatcheries world-wide.

Culum was the guest editor of a special issue on learning and memory in fishes in the review journal Fish and Fisheries. This collection of work was later released as a book entitled Fish Cognition and Behaviour published in 2006 & 2011 by Blackwell Scientific.
He is also Editor of The Journal of Fish Biology.

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How do brains become lateralised?

Hart, N., Hudson, N. & Brown, C.


Project: Research

Movement, migration and social networks in wild shark populations

Brown, C., Guttridge, T., Day, J., Gregor, M., Knott, N., PhD Contribution (ARC), P. C. (. & MQRES, M.

10/11/14 → …

Project: Research

Does laterality enhance counting ability

Brown, C.


Project: Research

Tool Use in Fishes

Brown, C.


Project: Research

Research Outputs

Social learning in solitary juvenile sharks

Vila Pouca, C., Heinrich, D., Huveneers, C. & Brown, C., Jan 2020, In : Animal Behaviour. 159, p. 21-27 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Transgenerational disrupting impacts of atrazine in zebrafish: beneficial effects of dietary spirulina

    Hedayatirad, M., Mirvaghefi, A., Nematollahi, M. A., Forsatkar, M. N. & Brown, C., Apr 2020, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part - C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. 230, p. 1-7 7 p., 108685.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Acoustic accelerometry reveals diel activity patterns in premigratory Port Jackson sharks

    Kadar, J., Ladds, M., Mourier, J., Day, J. & Brown, C., Aug 2019, In : Ecology and Evolution. 9, 16, p. 8933-8944 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    A large-scale automated radio telemetry network for monitoring movements of terrestrial wildlife in Australia

    Griffin, A. S., Brown, C., Woodworth, B. K., Ballard, G-A., Blanch, S., Campbell, H. A., Crewe, T. L., Hansbro, P. M., Herbert, C. A., Hosking, T., Hoye, B. J., Law, B., Leigh, K., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Rasmussen, T., McDonald, P. G., Roderick, M., Slade, C., Mackenzie, S. A. & Taylor, P. D., 16 Sep 2019, In : Australian Zoologist.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Barriers to hybridisation and their conservation implications for a highly threatened Australian fish species

    Moy, K. G., Unmack, P. J., Lintermans, M., Duncan, R. P. & Brown, C., Mar 2019, In : Ethology. 125, 3, p. 142-152 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)