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Biography

  • Leading international figure in marsupial gamete biology for over 30 years
  • First to study fertilization in a marsupial
  • First to collect and study marsupial semen
  • First to develop assisted breeding technologies for marsupials
  • First to succesfully freeze marsupial sperm
  • First to develop reliable superovulation methods for marsupials
  • Leader in the development of fertility control vaccines for marsupial population management
  • Leader in the development of vaccines for use in marsupial disease management

For 8 years (1995-2003) I was full time Director/CEO of the CRC for Marsupial Conservation and Management. I remained involved in leadership in the above areas but my direct involvement in research was reduced.

From 2005 I have been half time Director of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment. Establishment and leadership oin this university-wide multi-disciplinary Institute has reduced my time for research.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Master of Science, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

  • Marsupials
  • Reproduction
  • Wildlife BIotechnology
  • Wildlife Management

Research expertise

The broad area of my research is mammalian reproduction and development. The major emphasis has been marsupials and their use as model species to examine basic phenomena in developmental biology and the application of this basic biology for marsupial management. Involvement with marsupial reproduction dates from the late 1960s and has led to 89 refereed publications in journals and books of international standing. My early work dealt mainly with the male marsupial, the comparative anatomy of the reproductive tract and the biochemistry and physiology of semen. During my post doctoral years in the USA the focus shifted to a current major interest marsupial fertilization and the critical maturation events which lead to gamete interaction. At ANU I began a second major research area early mammalian development and the immunology of reproduction.

At the University of Newcastle I initiated a research program which exploited this background and moved into a very new area of marsupial biology practical manipulation of breeding. This applied task was initiated because it is an essential first step in my long term goal of studying the developmental biology of marsupials at the cellular and molecular level. In addition the ability to manipulate fertility and productivity has application in the conservation and management of marsupials.

This growing expertise is being recognised for its contribution to basic science and in the practical assessment of fertility and the manipulation of marsupial breeding. This work led to my major collaborations and funding from New Zealand and formed the basis for a large component of the successful application for a Cooperative Research Centre for the Conservation and Management of Marsupials of which I was Director.

This role lead to a major interest in the management of science and its integration in interdisciplinary applied programs for environmental and conservation outcomes. I have published in the area, chaired the committee overseeing the redevelopment of the Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at the University of Newcastle in line with this experience and have advised government agencies and commercial organisations on these issues. From 2005 I was Project Director leading the establishment of an Environmental Institute at the University of Newcastle.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060899Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified70
111400Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine15
130399Specialist Studies In Education Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Chair - ACT Kangaroo Advisory Committee
  • Member - Newcastle Environmental Advisory Panel
  • Chair - North Head Sanctuary Scientific Committee

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Chair & Member - Australian Society for Reproductive Biology
  • Chair - International Conference on Biotechnology for Wildlife
  • Member Organisiing Committee - Zool. Soc. London Symposium - Reproduction and the conservation and management of wild species

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Chair ACT Kangaroo Advisory Committee (1995-97)

Chairman, Australian Society for Reproductive Biology (1989-91)

Chair, Scientific Committee, North Head Sanctuary, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (2004-2006)

Director/CEO CRC for Conservation & Management of Marsupials (1995-2003)

Director Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment (2005-)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Animal Form & Function
  • Application of Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Biology

Teaching expertise

UNDERGRADUATE 1986-1995

I was responsible for the development, presentation and examination of two courses offered by the then Department of Biological Sciences.Biology 100: Animal Diversity - Form & Function (average approx 400 students)

As well as developing a new lecture course I significantly reorganised the practical course. This has involved new exercises and substantial revision and reorganisation of the laboratory manual. My aim in the course was to prepare those students proceeding to higher level study in biology and to provide an appreciation of the broad principles of animal function for those not planning a career as biologists. With the increasing numbers of students enrolled in science courses and their lower standard of entry this course has required major reappraisal.

Biology 300: Animal Development (average approx 40 students)

This course, originally 'Mammalian Development', was new to Newcastle when I introduced it in 1986. It seeks to bring senior students to an understanding of the fundamental and applied aspects of this rapidly developing field. Practical work is project based and aims to give students hands on experience in some of the main techniques used and exposure to the practical problems faced by the experimental embryologist.

POST-GRADUATE COURSE IN INDONESIA (1989-1991)

For three years I was a lecturer in biology for the second semester program of a year long upgrading program for young Indonesian science academics (a total of 40/year across Physics, Maths, Chemistry & Biology) organised by the International Development Program of the Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP). The 'Basic Sciences Bridging Program' operated at the premier science university in Indonesia the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Western Java. From this program around 20 students were selected to come to Australia for post-graduate training. This demanding exercise required the development of a lecture and laboratory program suitable for the English and science level of the students and the facilities available in Bandung.

Newcastle 2003 -2006

Since returning to a normal academic role in the School of Environmental & Life Sciences I have had an active teaching and leadership role in the area of Environmental Biology/Science.

BIOL3190: Wetlands Ecology

In 2003 I coordinated, lectured in and examined this course.

BIOL2070: Ecology

Commencing in Semester 2 2003 I presented and examined about 1/3 of the lecture content of this course in the area of animal population biology. This is a large class of approximately 90-100 students. As well as being a major offering in Environmental Biology the course forms part of the compulsory core of the B Env Sci program.

ENVS3020: Allied Environmental Science

This course, offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2004, was developed by me to fill a need for more environmental management focused courses in Biology at the 3000 level. It has now developed into a core unit of the Env Sci & Mgt Program whish seeks to bridge the University to workplace transition.

Bachelor of Environmental Science & Management Program

In October 2003 I took over responsibility for leading the Action Group appointed by the HoS SELs to develop the first school-based structure for this program. This has been completed and the revised program and related new courses began to role out in Semester 1 2005.

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Highlighted Publications

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2005Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Characterisation of an epitope shared by an acrosomal acrosin-like protein and the surface of tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) spermatozoa', Journal of Experimental Zoology Part a-Comparative Experimental Biology, 303A 713-721 (2005) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (4 outputs)

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2012Mate KE, Rodger JC, Lidbury B, 'Language support for first year human physiology and biology', Sustainable language support practices in science education : Technologies and solutions, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 129-159 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: Karen Mate

2004Rodger JC, 'Integrating Experimental Research with the Needs of Natural-Resource and Land Managers: Case Studies from Australia and New Zealand', Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology, University of California Press, California 269-281 (2004) [B1]
2003Rodger JC, 'Fertility control for wildlife', Reproductive Science and Integrated Conservation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 281-290 (2003) [B1]
2003Rodger JC, 'Postscript sex, wildlife and vindication', Reproductive science and integrated conservation, Cambridge Unviersity Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom 396-400 (2003) [B1]
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Journal article (55 outputs)

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2010Czarny NA, Rodger JC, 'The spermatozoa of the dasyurid marsupial, Sminthopsis crassicaudata, are highly susceptible to cold shock', Reproduction Fertility and Development, 22 580-585 (2010) [C1]
2010Czarny NA, Rodger JC, 'Vitrification as a method for genome resource banking oocytes from the endangered Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Cryobiology, 60 322-325 (2010) [C1]
2010Zhang F, Lidbury B, Schulte J, Yates B, Bridgeman A, Rodger JC, 'Integrating language learning practices in first year science disciplines', International Journal of Learning, 17 481-502 (2010) [C1]
2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Dissociation and preservation of preantral follicles and immature oocytes from female dasyurid marsupials', Reproduction Fertility and Development, 21 640-648 (2009) [C1]
2009Grezl K, Lucas JA, Ebrill N, Rodger JC, 'Science in technology and the progression of ideas through innovation', The International Journal of Science in Society, 1 71-85 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: John Lucas

2009Rodger JC, Paris DBBP, Czarny NA, Harris MS, Molinia FC, Taggart DA, et al., 'Artificial insemination in marsupials', Theriogenology, 71 176-189 (2009) [C1]
2009Czarny NA, Garnham JI, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Comparison of the production, quality, and in vitro maturation capacity of oocytes from untreated cycling and intermediate phase equine serum gonadotropin-treated fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata)', Reproduction, 138 23-31 (2009) [C1]
2009McLean CM, Koller CE, Rodger JC, Macfarlane GR, 'Mammalian hair as an accumulative bioindicator of metal bioavailability in Australian terrestrial environments', Science of the Total Environment, 407 3588-3596 (2009) [C1]
2009Kitchener AL, Kay DJ, Walters B, Menkhorst P, McCartney CA, Buist JM, et al., 'The immune response and fertility of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) immunised with porcine zonae pellucidae or recombinant brushtail possum ZP3 protein', Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 82 40-47 (2009) [C1]
2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, De Iuliis GN, Rodger JC, 'Acrosomal integrity, viability, and DNA damage of sperm from dasyurid marsupials after freezing or freeze drying', Theriogenology, 72 817-825 (2009) [C1]
2009Kitchener AL, Harman A, Kay DJ, McCartney CA, Mate KE, Rodger JC, 'Immunocontraception of Eastern Grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) with recombinant brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) ZP3 protein', Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 79 156-162 (2009) [C1]
2009Grezl K, Rodger JC, 'Landscape reclamation: Science, art or business?', The International Journal of Science in Society, 1 13-29 (2009) [C1]
2008Czarny NA, Mate KE, Rodger JC, 'Acrosome stability in the spermatoza of dasyurid marsupials', Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 20 295-302 (2008) [C1]

DOI: 10.1071/RD07178

Co-authors: Karen Mate

2007Molinia FC, Myers JV, Glazier AM, Duckworth JA, Rodger JC, 'Uterine and vaginal insemination optimised in brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) superovulated with pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin and porcine luteinising hormone', Reproduction Fertility and Development, 19 521-529 (2007) [C1]
2007McCartney CA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, Mate KE, 'Towards a ZP-Based contraceptive for marsupials: Comparative analysis and developmental expression of marsupial ZP genes', Molecular Reproduction and Development, 74 1581-1589 (2007) [C1]
2005Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Characterisation of an epitope shared by an acrosomal acrosin-like protein and the surface of tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) spermatozoa', Journal of Experimental Zoology Part a-Comparative Experimental Biology, 303A 713-721 (2005) [C1]
2004Sidhu KS, Mate KE, Gunasekera T, Veal D, Hetherington L, Baker MA, et al., 'A flow cytometric assay for global estimation of tyrosine phosphorylation associated with capacitation of spermatozoa from two marsupial species, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)', Reproduction, 127 95-103 (2004) [C1]
2003Sidhu KS, Mate KE, Molinia FC, Berg DK, Rodger JC, 'Ionic calcium levels in oviduct explant-conditioned media from an Australian marsupial, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) and its relevance to in vitro fertilization', ZYGOTE, 11 285-291 (2003) [C1]
2003Magarey GM, Rodger JC, Buist JM, Mate KE, 'Effects of repeated superovulation and surgical oocyte collection on ovarian response and natural breeding ability of the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', REPRODUCTION, 125 701-707 (2003) [C1]
2002Glazier AM, Mate KE, Rodger JC, 'In vitro and in vivo maturation of oocytes from gonadotrophin-treated brushtail possums', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 62 504-512 (2002) [C1]
2000Mate KE, Sidhu KS, Molinia FC, Glazier AM, Rodger JC, 'Sperm binding and penetration of the zona pellucida in vitro but not sperm-egg fusion in an Australian marsupial, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)', ZYGOTE, 8 189-196 (2000) [C1]
2000Jungnickel MK, Molinia FC, Harman AJ, Rodger JC, 'Sperm transport in the female reproductive tract of the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, following superovulation and artificial insemination', ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, 59 213-228 (2000) [C1]
1999Lin M, Rodger JC, 'Acrosome formation during sperm transit through the epididymis in two marsupials, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and the brushtailpossum (Trichosurus vulpecula)', Journal of Anatomy, 194 223-232 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: Minjie Lin

1999Sidhu KS, Mate KE, Molinia FC, Rodger JC, 'Induction of thumbtack sperm during coculture with oviduct epithelial cell monolayers in a marsupial, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)', BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION, 61 1356-1361 (1999) [C1]
1999Sidhu KS, Mate KE, Molinia FC, Glazier AM, Rodger JC, 'Secretory proteins from the female reproductive tract of the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula): binding to sperm and effects on sperm survival in vitro', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 11 329-336 (1999) [C1]
1999Jungnickel MK, Bielanowicz AJ, Roger SD, 'Ultrastructural observations on in vitro fertilisation in the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, following PMSG/LH superovulation and artificial insemination', Zygote, 7 307-320 (1999) [C1]
1998Molinia FC, Gibson RJ, Brown AM, Glazier AM, Rodger JC, 'Successful fertilization after superovulation and laparoscopic intrauterine insemination of the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, and tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 113 9-17 (1998)
1998Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Characterisation of fibrous sheath and midpiece fibre network polypeptides of marsupial spermatozoa with a monoclonal antibody', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 50 461-473 (1998)
1998Molinia FC, Gibson RJ, Smedley MA, Rodger JC, 'Further observations of the ovarian response of the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) to exogenous gonadotrophins: an improved method for superovulation using FSH/LH', ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, 53 253-263 (1998)
1997Setiadi D, Lin MJ, Rodger JC, 'Posttesticular development of spermatozoa of the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', JOURNAL OF ANATOMY, 190 275-288 (1997)
1997Lin MJ, Harman A, Rodger JC, 'Spermiogenesis and spermiation in a marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', JOURNAL OF ANATOMY, 190 377-395 (1997)
1997Sistina Y, Rodger JC, 'Arachidonic acid-induced acrosomal loss in the spermatozoa of a marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 9 803-809 (1997)
1996Mate KE, Rodger JC, 'Capacitation and the acrosome reaction in marsupial spermatozoa', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 8 595-603 (1996)
1996Molinia FC, Rodger JC, 'Pellet-freezing spermatozoa of two marsupials: The tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii, and the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 8 681-684 (1996)
1996Hinds LA, Fletcher TP, Rodger JC, 'Hormones of oestrus and ovulation and their manipulation in marsupials', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 8 661-672 (1996)
1995LIN MJ, SISTINA Y, RODGER JC, 'ELECTRON-MICROSCOPIC LOCALIZATION OF THIOL AND DISULFIDE GROUPS BY DIRECT MONOMALEIMIDO-NANOGOLD LABELING IN THE SPERMATOZOA OF A MARSUPIAL, THE TAMMAR WALLABY (MACROPUS-EUGENII)', CELL AND TISSUE RESEARCH, 282 291-296 (1995)
1994MATE KE, KOSOWER NS, WHITE IG, RODGER JC, 'FLUORESCENT LOCALIZATION OF THIOLS AND DISULFIDES IN MARSUPIAL SPERMATOZOA BY BROMOBIMANE LABELING', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 37 318-325 (1994)
1993KING NJC, MULLBACHER A, TIAN L, RODGER JC, LIDBURY B, HLA RT, 'WEST NILE VIRUS-INFECTION INDUCES SUSCEPTIBILITY OF INVITRO OUTGROWN MURINE BLASTOCYSTS TO SPECIFIC LYSIS BY PATERNALLY DIRECTED ALLO-IMMUNE AND VIRUS-IMMUNE CYTOTOXIC T-CELLS', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 23 131-144 (1993)
1993MATE KE, RODGER JC, 'INVITRO MATURATION OF OOCYTES FROM A MARSUPIAL, THE TAMMAR WALLABY (MACROPUS-EUGENII)', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 34 329-336 (1993)
1993RODGER JC, COUSINS SJ, MATE KE, HINDS LA, 'OVARIAN-FUNCTION AND ITS MANIPULATION IN THE TAMMAR WALLABY, MACROPUS-EUGENII', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 5 27-38 (1993)
1993SISTINA Y, LIN MJ, MATE KE, ROBINSON ES, RODGER JC, 'THE UNIQUE STABILITY OF THE MARSUPIAL SPERM ACROSOMAL MEMBRANES EXAMINED BY UNPROTECTED FREEZE-THAWING AND TREATMENT WITH THE DETERGENT TRITON-X-100', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 5 1-14 (1993)
1993SISTINA Y, LIN M, MATE KE, RODGER JC, 'INDUCTION OF THE MARSUPIAL SPERM ACROSOME REACTION IN-VITRO BY TREATMENT WITH DIACYLGLYCEROLS', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 99 335-341 (1993)
1993MATE KE, RODGER JC, 'ROLE OF DIACYLGLYCEROLS AND CALCIUM IN THE MARSUPIAL ACROSOME REACTION', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 99 367-373 (1993)
1993SISTINA Y, LIN MJ, RODGER JC, 'LYSOPHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE DISRUPTS THE ACROSOME OF TAMMAR WALLABY (MACROPUS-EUGENII) SPERMATOZOA', MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 35 277-284 (1993)
1992RODGER JC, GILES I, MATE KE, 'UNEXPECTED OOCYTE GROWTH AFTER FOLLICULAR ANTRUM FORMATION IN 4 MARSUPIAL SPECIES', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 96 755-763 (1992)
1992RODGER JC, BREED WG, BENNETT JH, 'GONADOTROPIN-INDUCED ESTRUS AND OVULATION IN THE POLYOVULATORY MARSUPIAL SMINTHOPSIS-CRASSICAUDATA', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 4 145-152 (1992)
1992MATE KE, GILES I, RODGER JC, 'EVIDENCE THAT CORTICAL GRANULE FORMATION IS A PERIOVULATORY EVENT IN MARSUPIALS', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 95 719-728 (1992)
1991RODGER JC, COUSINS SJ, MATE KE, 'A SIMPLE GLYCEROL-BASED FREEZING PROTOCOL FOR THE SEMEN OF A MARSUPIAL TRICHOSURUS-VULPECULA, THE COMMON BRUSHTAIL POSSUM', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, 3 119-125 (1991)
1991MATE KE, RODGER JC, 'STABILITY OF THE ACROSOME OF THE BRUSH-TAILED POSSUM (TRICHOSURUS-VULPECULA) AND TAMMAR WALLABY (MACROPUS-EUGENII) INVITRO AND AFTER EXPOSURE TO CONDITIONS AND AGENTS KNOWN TO CAUSE CAPACITATION OR ACROSOME REACTION OF EUTHERIAN SPERMATOZOA', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 91 41-48 (1991)
1990HAYMAN DL, SMITH MJ, RODGER JC, 'A COMPARATIVE-STUDY OF CHIASMATA IN MALE AND FEMALE BETTONGIA-PENICILLATA (MARSUPIALIA)', GENETICA, 83 45-49 (1990)
1990HAYMAN DL, RODGER JC, 'MEIOSIS IN MALE AND FEMALE TRICHOSURUS-VULPECULA (MARSUPIALIA)', HEREDITY, 64 251-254 (1990)
1990RODGER JC, 'PROSPECTS FOR THE ARTIFICIAL MANIPULATION OF MARSUPIAL REPRODUCTION AND ITS APPLICATION IN RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 37 249-258 (1990)
1988RODGER JC, MATE KE, 'A PMSG GNRH METHOD FOR THE SUPEROVULATION OF THE MONOVULATORY BRUSH-TAILED POSSUM (TRICHOSURUS-VULPECULA)', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY, 83 885-891 (1988)
1987KING NJC, DRAKE BL, MAXWELL LE, RODGER JC, 'CLASS-I MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX ANTIGEN EXPRESSION ON EARLY MURINE TROPHOBLAST AND ITS INDUCTION BY LYMPHOKINES INVITRO .2. THE ROLE OF GAMMA INTERFERON IN THE RESPONSES OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY GIANT-CELLS', JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 12 13-21 (1987)
1987RODGER JC, DRAKE BL, 'THE ENIGMA OF THE FETAL GRAFT', AMERICAN SCIENTIST, 75 51-57 (1987)
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Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Zhang F, Lidbury B, Schulte J, Bridgeman A, Yates B, Rodger JC, 'Embedding in-discipline language support for first year students in the sciences', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, Canberra (2010) [E1]
2010Zhang F, Lidbury B, Schulte J, Bridgeman A, Yates B, Rodger JC, 'Catering for the language needs of diverse first year science students', 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]
2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Enzymatic dissociation and vitrification of preantral follicles from threatened carnivorous maruspials', Reproduction Fertility and Development, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Merrilee Harris

2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'ENZYMATIC DISSOCIATION AND VITRIFICATION OF PREANTRAL FOLLICLES FROM THREATENED CARNIVOROUS MARSUPIALS', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT (2009) [E3]
2007Moberg A, Richardson RT, Rodger JC, O'Rand MG, Harris MS, 'Cloning and functional analysis of proacrosin from a marsupial, the Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Merrilee Harris

2007Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Preservation of spermatozoa from Dasyurid marsupials', Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Merrilee Harris

2007Czarny NA, Mate KE, Rodger JC, 'Acrosome stability in Dasyurid marsupials', Australian Mammal Society 53rd Scientific Meeting. Programme and Abstracts, Armidale (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Karen Mate

2001Sidhu KS, Mate KE, Molinia FC, Rodger JC, 'Zymographic evaluation of proacrosin/acrosin system in spermatozoa of two marsupial species, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) and the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)' (2001) [E1]
1994RODGER JC, 'PREFERTILIZATION GAMETE MATURATION EVENTS IN MARSUPIALS', REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (1994)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants41
Total funding$14,708,315

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2014 (1 grants)

OvoControl contraception as a myna management tool $73,751
Funding Body: NSW Environmental Trust

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Andrea Griffin
SchemeRole
Environmental Research (Major Grant)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73,75120142015
GNo:G1300311

2009 (3 grants)

Biotechnology for Biodiversity CRC - Planning Meeting$24,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,00020092009
GNo:G0190626

Indian Myna Population Control$6,000
Funding Body: Port Stephens Council

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020092009
GNo:G0190343

Development of Oocyte Preservation Protocols in Tasmanian Devil$3,750
Funding Body: University of Tasmania

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Ms Natasha Czarny
SchemeRole
Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,75020092009
GNo:G0189691

2008 (5 grants)

Process fundamentals of algae production$75,000
Funding Body: Crucible Group Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Gary Ellem, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020082010
GNo:G0188560

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$37,500
Funding Body: Port Stephens Council

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,50020082010
GNo:G0189223

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000
Funding Body: Landcom

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020082008
GNo:G0189224

Chlamydia Vaccine for the Koala$1,818
Funding Body: Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,81820082008
GNo:G0188679

Marsupial Research$1,500
Funding Body: Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
ConsultancyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020082008
GNo:G0189680

2007 (4 grants)

A primary assessment of mammalian taxa as bioindicators of heavy metal contaminant availability in areas adjacent to a disused lead and zinc smelter, Lake Macquarie$9,178
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger, Mr Christopher McLean
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,17820072007
GNo:G0187328

(31) Wildlife Biology and Management$8,910
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Publication Performance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,91020072008
GNo:G0187986

A cross-disciplinary approach to language support for first year students in the science disciplines$7,874
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Gary Ellem
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,87420072008
GNo:G0188861

Short and long term preservation and fertility of dasyurid sperm$7,465
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Merrilee Harris, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,46520072007
GNo:G0187900

2006 (4 grants)

Zona Pellucida Based Contraceptives for Overabundant Koalas and Kangaroos. $177,197
Funding Body: Morris Animal Foundation

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$177,19720062008
GNo:G0185979

Farrell Institute Partnership Projects$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Farrell Institute PartnershipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020062007
GNo:G0187210

Non-injection Chlamydia vaccine for the koala$30,000
Funding Body: Pfizer Australia

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020062008
GNo:G0186841

Non-injection chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186230

2005 (6 grants)

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$240,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Mr M Evans
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$240,00020052007
GNo:G0184259

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$45,000
Funding Body: Environment ACT

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,00020052007
GNo:G0185715

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$45,000
Funding Body: Fetility Control Ltd

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,00020052007
GNo:G0185714

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$30,000
Funding Body: Department of Defence

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020052007
GNo:G0185716

Scholarship - Matching - Semester 2, 2005$29,326
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Multi-Year Project Grant ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29,32620052008
GNo:G0185742

2005 RIBG allocation$6,937
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,93720052005
GNo:G0185838

2004 (4 grants)

Upgrade and expansion of Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$329,504
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$329,50420042004
GNo:G0183029

Sperm-based contraception for marsupials$158,274
Funding Body: Morris Animal Foundation

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$158,27420042006
GNo:G0184010

Fertility control for overabundant koalas and kangaroos$97,898
Funding Body: Morris Animal Foundation

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$97,89820042005
GNo:G0183097

Marsupial fertilisation and its manipulation.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020042004
GNo:G0183469

1995 (3 grants)

Conservation and Management of Marsupials.$11,664,000
Funding Body: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Cooperative Research Centres ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,664,00019952001
GNo:G0176060

Possum Gamete Biology - sperm and female tract interactions$455,204
Funding Body: Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (New Zealand)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$455,20419951996
GNo:G0175542

Cell and molecular biology of the marsupial egg.$15,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019951995
GNo:G0174855

1994 (4 grants)

94 MECH C. Australian wildlife conservation research centre./ Wallaby Breeding Colony$314,000
Funding Body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Mechanism C InfrastructureChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$314,00019941994
GNo:G0174404

Possum Gamete Biology$200,000
Funding Body: Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (New Zealand)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00019941994
GNo:G0175411

Characterisation of Proteins from the Reproductive Tract and Gametes of the Tammar Wallaby$6,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50019941994
GNo:G0174773

Gordon Conference - Mammalian Gamaetogenesis & Embryogenesis - 31 July-5 August 1994$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50019941994
GNo:G0175124

1993 (4 grants)

93,94,95 GRANT. Minimally Invasive Reproductive Technology for Marsupials.$151,979
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$151,97919931995
GNo:G0173093

Fertility targetted biological control of possums$80,000
Funding Body: Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,00019931993
GNo:G0173388

The Marsupial Embryo In Vitro: Preimplantation Development$8,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,50019931993
GNo:G0172795

Establishment Of Collaborative Research Aimed At The Control Of Possum Fertility In New Zealand$3,650
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
DIST Biology & Biotechnology (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,65019931993
GNo:G0173432

1992 (2 grants)

92,93,94 GRANT. Pre-fertilization Maturation of Marsupial Gametes$244,600
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$244,60019921994
GNo:G0173094

The Preimplantation Marsupial Embryo In Vitro$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019921992
GNo:G0174210

1991 (1 grants)

Fertilisation And Early Development In Marsupials And Its Experimental Manipulation In Vivo And In Vitro$29,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29,50019911991
GNo:G0173854
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.7

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142021PhD (Environmental Sc)Principal SupervisorHypothalamic-Pituitary Down Regulation by Application of the Long Acting GnRH Agonist Lucrin Depot and Comparative Endocrinology: The Development of a Synchronisation Strategy for Marsupials
20122014PhD (Environmental Sc)Principal SupervisorAn Assessment of the Biomass Availability in the Muswellbrook Local Government Area to Support a Pyrolysis/Biochar Industry, Including a Review of the Regulatory, Economic and Physical Constraints
20062009Masters Zoology
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorOral Vaccine Delivery for Macropod Marsupials
20062010M Philosophy (Biological Sc)Principal SupervisorChlamydial Disease and Other Environmental Pressures Affecting an Opportunistically Sampled Wild Koala Population in the Port Stephens Region

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2009PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorAdvances in Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Conservation of Australian Carnivorous Marsupials
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Professor John Rodger

Work Phone0419 211 071
Fax(02) 4921 5033
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Wildlife Biology & Biotechnology
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaBiological Sciences
Office
SB304,
Science,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-rodger