Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James Cook University
Tasmin Rymer am a passionate animal behaviourist withh a fondness for rodents. She studied a BSc majoring in Zoology and Ecology, Environment and Conservation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, and followed this with a BSc Honours in Zoology, focusing on the behavioural ecology of Kalahari tree skinks Mabyua spilogaster. She then moved to the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to study an MSc with specialisation in Mammalogy. She returned to Wits to study my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Neville Pillay. My project focused on the ontogeny and function of paternal care behaviour in the African striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio. She moved to James Cook University in 2012, where her am currently employed in the College of Science and Engineering.
Her current research focuses on the behaviour of Australian mammals, specifically the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat Melomys cervinipes, although She have some students favouring marine gastropods.