Oliver Manlik

Conjoint Associate Lecturer
Areas of Expertise

Molecular ecology; conservation genetics; population genetics, population dynamics, demography, dolphins; bottlenose dolphin; cetaceans; conservation biology

My broad research interest is evolutionary ecology, behaviour, population & conservation genetics. I am fascinated by the interplay between genetics, fitness and population dynamics in a variety of taxa. I also have a keen interest in the evolutionary and ecological forces that maintain or erode biodiversity. My PhD research was on the relationship between fitness, population viability and genetic variation of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). I am also a passionate teacher and enjoy to pass on my experience and skills to others.

Publications

Journal articles
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Manlik O; Krützen M; Kopps AM; Mann J; Bejder L; Allen SJ; Frère C; Connor RC; Sherwin WB, 2019, 'Is MHC diversity a better marker for conservation than neutral genetic diversity? A case study of two contrasting dolphin populations', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 6986 - 6998, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5265
2019
Manlik O, 2019, 'The importance of reproduction for the conservation of slow-growing animal populations', Adv Exp Med Biol, vol. 1200, pp. 13 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23633-5_2
2019
Manlik O; Lacy RC; Sherwin WB, 2018, 'Applicability and limitations of sensitivity analyses for wildlife management', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 55, pp. 1430 - 1440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13044
2018
Manlik O; Chabanne D; Daniel C; Bejder L; Allen S; Sherwin W, 2018, 'Demography and genetics suggest reversal of dolphin source‐sink dynamics, with implications for conservation', Marine Mammal Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mms.12555
2018
Manlik O; Schmid-Hempel R; Schmid-Hempel P, 2017, 'Parasite infection of specific host genotypes relates to changes in prevalence in two natural populations of bumblebees', Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol. 56, pp. 125 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2017.11.019
2017
Manlik O; McDonald JA; Mann J; Raudino HC; Bejder L; Krützen M; Connor RC; Heithaus MR; Lacy RC; Sherwin WB, 2016, 'The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the conservation of two dolphin populations', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 3496 - 3512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2130
2016
Sprogis KR; Pollock KH; Raudino HC; Allen SJ; Kopps AM; Manlik O; Tyne JA; Bejder L, 2016, 'Sex-Specific Patterns in Abundance, Temporary Emigration and Survival of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Coastal and Estuarine Waters', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00012
2016
Theses / Dissertations
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Manlik O, 2016, Fitness & major histocompatibility complex diversity of two bottlenose dolphin populations, University of New South Wales, University of New South Wales
2016
Manlik O, 2011, Long-term study of two natural populations of bumblebees reveals a temporal shift in host mitotype-specific infectivity of the microsporidian parasite Nosema bombi, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), ETH Zurich
2011
Conference Presentations
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Manlik O; Mann J; Krützen M; Connor RC; Allen SJ; Raudino HC; Sprogis K; Bejder L; Kopps AM; Vardeh S; Sherwin W, 2015, 'Fitness and major histocompatibility complex variation in bottlenose dolphins', presented at 34th International Ethological Conference—Behaviour, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 09 August 2015 - 14 August 2015
2015
Manlik O; Mann J; Krützen M; Kopps AM; Smith HC; Sprogis KR; Bejder L; Allen SJ; Connor RC; Sherwin WB, 2015, 'Female dolphins who are heterozygous for MHC do not produce more offspring, but their offspring are more viable', presented at Society for Marine Mammalogy 21st Biennial Conference, San Francisco, U.S.A., 14 December 2015 - 18 December 2015
2015
Manlik O; Krützen M; Mann J; Smith HC; McDonald JA; Allen SJ; Bejder L; Connor RC; Heithaus MR; Daniel C; Lacy RC; Sherwin WB, 2014, 'Population viability and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genetic diversity of two dolphin populations in Western Australia', presented at Genetics Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia, 06 July 2014 - 09 July 2014
2014
Manlik O; Mann J; Krützen M; Smith H; McDonald JA; Allen SJ; Bejder L; Connor RC; Heithaus MR; Daniel C; Lacy RC; Sherwin WB, 2014, 'Population viability and major histocompatibility complex genetic diversity of two dolphin populations in Western Australia', presented at Society for Conservation Biology Oceania 2014, Suva, Fiji, 07 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
2014
Manlik O; Mcdonald JA; Mann J; Raudino HC; Bejder L; Krutzen M; Connor RC; Heithaus MR; Lacy RC; Sherwin W, 2013, 'The relative importance of reproduction and survival for the viability of slow-growing animal populations: lessons learned from two dolphin populations', presented at 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals,, Dunedin, New Zealand, 09 August 2013 - 16 August 2013
2013