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Dr Christina Kindermann

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Dr Christina Kindermann

Senior Environmental Scientist and Ecologist
PhD in Australian Amphibians, B.Sc. Conservation Biology with Hons

Christina is a Senior Environmental Scientist with Redleaf Environmental with a background in amphibian biology and restoration ecology. Christina has developed a variety of skills including fauna and flora identification, targeted mammal trapping, professional report writing, GIS mapping using QGIS platforms, ecological assessments, and EVNT surveys. She has also been involved in terrestrial habitat assessments, and identification of TECs in regional Queensland. Christina has also gained previous experience in project management and has organised multiple field trips and lead multiple teams in the field, showing knowledge of producing safety documentation such as SWMS and daily pre-starts. She has experience in delivering projects from start to finish and ensures projects are delivered on budget and values building strong client relationships.

Christina is an authority on amphibian conservation and biology. She has various published works in amphibian ecology and disease research and has been granted several awards in her field.

  • Kindermann, C., Narayan, E. J., & Hero, J. M. (2016). Does physiological response to disease incur cost to reproductive ecology in a sexually dichromatic amphibian species? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology.
  • Kindermann, C and Hero, J-M (2016) Rapid dynamic colour change is an intrasexual signal in a lek breeding frog (Litoria wilcoxii). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology: 1-9.
  • Kindermann, C. and Hero, J.-M. (2016). Pigment cell distribution in a rapid colour changing amphibian (Litoria wilcoxii). Zoomorphology 135 (2), 197-203
  • Kindermann, C (2015). Natural History Note: Litoria wilcoxii (Stony Creek frog) interspecific amplexus. Herpetological Review 46 (2), 235
  • Kindermann, C., Narayan, E. J., & Hero, J.-M. (2014). The Neuro-Hormonal Control of Rapid Dynamic Skin Colour Change in an Amphibian during Amplexus. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e114120.
  • Kindermann, C., Narayan, E. J., Wild, F., Wild, C. H., & Hero, J.-M. (2013). The effect of stress and stress hormones on dynamic colour-change in a sexually dichromatic Australian frog. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 165(2), 223-227
  • Kindermann, C., Narayan, E. J., & Hero, J. M. (2012). Urinary corticosterone metabolites and chytridiomycosis disease prevalence in a free-living population of male Stony Creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology.
  • Narayan, E. J., Molinia, F. C., Kindermann, C., Cockrem, J. F., & Hero, J. M. (2011). Urinary corticosterone responses to capture and toe-clipping in the cane toad (Rhinella marina) indicate that toe-clipping is a stressor for amphibians. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 174(2), 238-245.Publications