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Our staff, students and research partners regularly write and contribute to articles for scientific papers and journals to share findings from our research.

2022

Saving species beyond the protected area fence: Threats must be managed across multiple land tenure types to secure Australia's endangered species
Stephen G. Kearney, Josie Carwardine, April E. Reside,Vanessa M. Adams, Rebecca Nelson, Anthea Coggan, Rebecca Spindler, James E. M. Watson
CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.617. January 2022: 

Dynamics and predicted distribution of an irrupting ‘sleeper’ population: fallow deer in Tasmania
Calum X. Cunningham, George L. W. Perry, David M. J. S. Bowman, David M. Forsyth, Michael M. Driessen, Matt Appleby, Barry W. Brook, Greg Hocking, Jessie C. Buettel, Ben J. French, Rowena Hamer, Sally L. Bryant, Matt Taylor, Riana Gardiner, Kirstin Proft, Vincent P. Scoleri, Antje Chiu-Werner, Toby Travers, Liam Thompson, Tom Guy & Christopher N. Johnson 
BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02703-4. January 2022.

2021

Sex role similarity and sexual selection predict male and female song elaboration and dimorphism in fairy-wrens 
Odom, Karan J.; Cain, Kristal E.; Hall, Michelle L.; Langmore, Naomi E.; Mulder, Raoul A.; et al.
ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, December 2021.

Global meta-analysis reveals incomplete recovery of soil conditions and invertebrate assemblages after ecological restoration in agricultural landscapes
Parkhurst, Tina; Prober, Suzanne M.; Hobbs, Richard J.; Standish, Rachel J.
JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, December 2021

Male and female Australian magpie-larks respond differently to variation in song frequency (pitch)
Dickerson, Ashton L.; Rowland, Jessica A.; Trama, Asher J. E.; Wraith-Franck, Daniel M.; Hall, Michelle L.
ETHOLOGY, December 2021.

Accounting for both automated recording unit detection space and signal recognition performance in acoustic surveys: A protocol applied to the cryptic and critically endangered Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis)
Leseberg, Nicholas P.; Venables, William N.; Murphy, Stephen A.; Jackett, Nigel A.; Watson, James E. M.
AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, December 2021

Tasmanian Midlands: A case study of increasing sophistication in conservation planning and action over four decades
Gilfedder, L (Gilfedder, Louise) 1, 2Appleby, MW (Appleby, Matt W.) 3Lechner, AM (Lechner, Alex M.) 4Sprod, D (Sprod, Daniel) 5, 6Carter, O (Carter, Oberon) 7Burgess, S (Burgess, Sebastian) 8Davidson, NJ (Davidson, Neil J.) 8, 9, 10Harris, R (Harris, Rowan)
ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION, December 2021

The effect of natural and artificial light at night on nocturnal song in the diurnal willie wagtail
Ashton L. Dickerson, Michelle L. Hall, Therésa M. Jones
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151986. November 2021.

Old-field restoration improves habitat for ants in a semi-arid landscape 
Parkhurst, Tina
; Standish, Rachel J.; Andersen, Alan N.; Prober, Suzanne M.
RESTORATION ECOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13605 
November 2021

Kangaroo management in the South Australian rangelands: Impacts and challenges for conservation management
Finlayson, Graeme; Tschirner, Kurt; McCann, Justin; Appleby, Matt 

ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION, https://doi.org/10.1111/emr.12451. November 2021

Recovery of woody but not herbaceous native flora 10 years post old-field restoration
Tina Parkhurst, Suzanne M. Prober, Rachel J. Standish
ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS AND EVIDENCE, https://doi.org/10.1002/2688-8319.12097. August 2021.

Establishing a climate-ready revegetation trial in central Victoria – A case study
McDonald, Garrick; Appleby, Matthew W.; Sime, Hayley; Radford, Julie; Hoffmann, Ary A.
ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION, https://doi.org/10.1111/emr.12497, August 2021.

Experimentally testing the response of feral cats and their prey to poison baiting
Tim S Doherty; Michelle L. Hall; Ben Parkhurst; Vanessa Westcott
WILDLIFE RESEARCH, https://doi.org/10.1071/WR21008. August 2021.

Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts
Nancy Shackelford, Gustavo B. Paterno, Daniel E. Winkler, Todd E. Erickson, Elizabeth A. Leger, Lauren N. Svejcar, Martin F. Breed, Akasha M. Faist, Peter A. Harrison, Michael F. Curran, Qinfeng Guo, Anita Kirmer, Darin J. Law, Kevin Z. Mganga, Seth M. Munson, Lauren M. Porensky, R. Emiliano Quiroga, Péter Török, Claire E. Wainwright, Ali Abdullahi, Matt A. Bahm, Elizabeth A. Ballenger, Nichole Barger, Owen W. Baughman, Carina Becker, Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja, Chad S. Boyd, Carla M. Burton, Philip J. Burton, Eman Calleja, Peter J. Carrick, Alex Caruana, Charlie D. Clements, Kirk W. Davies, Balázs Deák, Jessica Drake, Sandra Dullau, Joshua Eldridge, Erin Espeland, Hannah L. Farrell, Stephen E. Fick, Magda Garbowski, Enrique G. de la Riva, Peter J. Golos, Penelope A. Grey, Barry Heydenrych, Patricia M. Holmes, Jeremy J. James, Jayne Jonas-Bratten, Réka Kiss, Andrea T. Kramer, Julie E. Larson, Juan Lorite, C. Ellery Mayence, Luis Merino-Martín, Tamás Miglécz, Suanne Jane Milton, Thomas A. Monaco, Arlee M. Montalvo, Jose A. Navarro-Cano, Mark W. Paschke, Pablo Luis Peri, Monica L. Pokorny, Matthew J. Rinella, Nelmarie Saayman, Merilynn C. Schantz, Tina Parkhurst, Eric W. Seabloom, Katharine L. Stuble, Shauna M. Uselman, Orsolya Valkó, Kari Veblen, Scott Wilson, Megan Wong, Zhiwei Xu & Katharine L. Suding
NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01510-3. July 2021.

Effects on the embryonic and larval development of cane toads (Rhinella marina) reared in alkaline artesian spring water 
Lundsgaard, NU; Cramp, RL; Franklin, CE.; Kern, PL.
AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.13090, July 2021.

The diet of dingoes, feral cats and eastern barn owl on Pullen Pullen Reserve, southwest Queensland
Stephen G. Kearney, Pippa L. Kern, Stephen A. Murphy, Heather Janetzki and Alex S. Kutt
AUSTRALIAN MAMMOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1071/AM21008. July 2021.

Using anecdotal reports to clarify the distribution and status of a near mythical species: Australia's Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis)
Nicholas P. Leseberg, Ian A. W. McAllan, Stephen A Murphy, Allan H. Burbidge, Leo Joseph, Shane A. Parker, Nigel A. Jackett, Richard A Fuller, James E. M. Watson 
EMU-AUSTRAL ORNITHOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1080/01584197.2021.1927760, June 2021.

Carcasses attract invasive species and increase artificial nest predation in a desert environment
Emma E.Spencer, Chris R.Dickman, AaronGreenville, Mathew S.Crowther, AlexKuttb, Thomas M.Newsome 
GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION: 27:e01588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01588, June 2021.

Female and male plumage color is linked to parental quality, pairing, and extrapair mating in a tropical passerine
Ana, V Leitao, Michelle L Hall, Raoul A Mulder
BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa154. June 2021.

Birds of Edgbaston Reserve, central-western Queensland, including notes on significant and threatened species
PL Kern & AS Kutt, 
AUSTRALIAN FIELD ORNITHOLOGY 2021, 38, 66–77,  http://dx.doi.org/10.20938/afo38066077 . May 2021.

Adaptive Management of Malkumba-Coongie Lakes Ramsar Site in Arid Australia—A Free Flowing River and Wetland System
Richard T. Kingsford, Craig A. McLoughlin, Robert Brandle, Gilad Bino, Bernie Cockayne, David Schmarr, Travis Gotch, Vol Norris, Justin McCann
SUSTAINABILITY, https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063043. March 2021.

Impact Indicators for Biodiversity Conservation Research: Measuring Influence within and beyond Academia
TH Lavery, R Morgain, J Fitzsimons, J Fluin, NA Macgregor, N Robinson, BC Scheele, K Selwood, R Spindler, H Vuong, S West, B Wintle, D Lindenmayer
PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST, January 2021.

Urban noise restricts, fragments, and lightens sleep in Australian magpies
Connelly F, Johnsson RD, Aulsebrook AE, Mulder RA, Hall, ML, Vyssotski AL, Leskub JA
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, January 2021.

More than just Night Parrots: A baseline bird survey of Pullen Pullen Reserve, south-western  Queensland
Kutt AS, Kearney SG. Kern PL
AUSTRALIAN FIELD ORNITHOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.20938/afo38001012, January 2021

Field studies of a high elevation population of northern Greater glider Petauroides volans minor in the Bluff State Forest, Far North Queensland 
C.R. Starr, A, R.T. Hughes, A, M.S. Hemmings, A, J.F. Coase, A, & M. D. Jess.
AUSTRALIAN ZOOLOGIST, https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2021.003, January 2021

Carbon isotope analysis shows introduced bovines have broader dietary range than the largest native herbivores in an Australian tropical savanna
Angela M. Reid, Brett P. Murphy, Tom Vigilante, Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation, Linda A. Barry, David M.J.S. Bowman.
AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12834

Consequences of the reintroduction of regionally extinct mammals for vegetation composition and  structure at two established reintroduction sites in semi-arid Australia
JE Kemp, R Jensen, ML Hall, DA Roshier, J Kanowski
AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, February 2021 

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