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Dr Stephen Hearth

Lecturer, Health Science

Dr Stephen Hearth

Job Title:

Lecturer, Health Science



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biology), Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), Macquarie University

Staff Profile

Contact Details

Telephone: 8061 2710

Teaching Interests

Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Statistics

Research Interests

Molecular ecology, population genetics, evolution, bioprospecting, invertebrate zoology

Journal Papers

Burden, C.T., Stow, A.J., Hoggard, S.J., Coleman, M.A. and Bishop, M.J. (2014). Genetic structure Carcinus maenas in southeast Australian estuaries. Marine Ecology Progress Series 500, 139-147 doi:10.3354/meps10704

Hoggard, S.J., Wilson, P.D., Beattie, A.J. and Stow, A.J. (2013). The effectiveness of antimicrobial defenses declines with increasing group size and genetic similarity. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106 (1), 53-58 doi:10.1603/AN11187.

Turnbull, C., Wilson, P.D., Hoggard, S., Gillings, M., Palmer, C., Smith, S., Beattie, D., Hussey, S., Stow, A. and Beattie, A. (2012). Primordial enemies: fungal pathogens in thrips societies. PLoS ONE 7 (11): e49737doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049737

Hoggard, S.J., Wilson, P.D., Beattie, A.J. and Stow, A.J. (2011). Socialcomplexity and nesting habits are factors in the evolution of antimicrobialdefences in wasps. PLoS ONE 6 (7), e21763 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021763

Turnbull, C., Hoggard, S., Gillings, M., Palmer, C., Stow, A., Beattie, D.,Briscoe, D., Smith, S., Wilson, P., and Beattie, A. (2011). Antimicrobial strengthincreases with group size: Implications for social evolution. Biology Lettersdoi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0719

Baldwin, H.J., Hoggard, S.J., Snoyman, S.T., Stow, A.J., and Brown, C. (2010). Non-invasive genetic sampling of faecal material and hair from the grey-headed flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus. Australian Mammalogy 32, 56-61

Hoggard, S.J., Beattie, A.J., Gillings, M.R., and Stow, A.J. (2009). Mating system and genetic structure in the paper wasp Polistes humilis. Australian Journal of Zoology 57, 73-76


Conference Presentations

Hoggard, S.J., Beattie, A.J. and Stow, A.J. (2007). Mating System, Group Size and Disease Risk in Polistes Wasps. Genetics Society of AustralAsia 2007

2010-11 Australian Postgraduate Award

2009 Vice-Chancellors International Travel Grant (Macquarie University)