Researcher biography

Shamia is a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland, School of the Environment, being supervised by Associate Professor Diana Fisher and Dr. Simone Blomberg, along with Professor Roberto Salguero-Gomez from the University of Oxford. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Zoology from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. As an Australia Awards Scholar, she also pursued another Master's degree in Conservation Science from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Shamia's doctoral research focuses on the evolution of semelparity in animals. Her project aims to determine the mechanisms of age-specific mortality associated with selection for semelparity and early reproduction, and to assess whether these associations align with theoretical predictions of mortality schedules. This investigation will provide insight into the applicability of life history theory predictions across taxa, including demographic and reproductive effort models for the evolution of semelparity.