Charlene Janion-ScheepersDr. Charlene Janion-Scheepers

Monash University

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Dr. Charlene Janion-Scheepers is a terrestrial ecologist and invertebrate physiologist. She is interested in the adaptation and plasticity of organisms’ responses to climate change and how these responses differ between introduced and indigenous species. To answer these questions she mainly works on Collembola (springtails), using a multidisciplinary approach incorporating physiology, traditional taxonomy, DNA barcoding and ecology. Previously, she has studied and sampled a wide range of sub-Antarctic terrestrial invertebrates, and has participated in expeditions to Marion Island, South Georgia and Svalbard. She has extensive experience in the logistics of sub-Antarctic research voyages and conducting field collections and experiments in remote regions. Charlene is a Research Fellow at Monash University, Australia and an Associate of the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology.


Key publications

Porco D, Bedos A, Greenslade P, Janion C, Skarzynski D, Stevens MI, Jansen van Vuuren B, Deharveng L (2012) Challenging species delimitation in Collembola: cryptic diversity among common springtails unveiled by DNA barcoding. Invertebrate Systematics, 26: 470-477. DOI: 10.1071/IS12026

Janion C, Leinaas HP, Terblanche JS, and Chown SL (2010) Trait means and reaction norms: the consequences of climate change/invasion interactions at the organism level. Evolutionary Ecology, 24: 1365-1380. DOI: 10.​1007/​s10682-010-9405-2

Lee JE, Janion C, Marais E, Jansen van Vuuren B, and Chown SL (2009) Physiological tolerances account for range limits and abundance structure in an invasive slug. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 276: 1459-1468. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1240

Chown SL, Slabber S, McGeoch MA, Janion C, and Leinaas HP (2007) Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 274: 2661-2667. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.0772 

Terblanche JS, Deere JA, Clusella-Trullas S, Janion C, and Chown SL (2007) Critical thermal limits depend on methodological context. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 274: 2935-2942. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.0985