A/Prof. John White

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Units taught

SLE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation

SLE226 Research Methods

SLE353 Asian Conservation and Environmental Sustainability: International Study Tour

SLE302 Wildlife Field Studies

Publications

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2017

Species distribution models derived from citizen science data predict the fine scale movements of owls in an urbanizing landscape

N Bradsworth, J White, B Isaac, R Cooke

(2017), Vol. 213 : Part A, pp. 27-35, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Can owls be used to monitor the impacts of urbanisation? A cautionary tale of variable detection

R Cooke, H Grant, I Ebsworth, A Rendall, B Isaac, J White

(2017), Vol. 44, pp. 573-581, Wildlife research, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal
2016

Adaptation to urban environments promotes high reproductive success in the tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), an endemic nocturnal bird species

M Weaving, J White, B Isaac, A Rendall, R Cooke

(2016), Vol. 150, pp. 87-95, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Fire and climatic extremes shape mammal distributions in a fire-prone landscape

S Hale, D Nimmo, R Cooke, G Holland, S James, M Stevens, N De Bondi, R Woods, M Castle, K Campbell, K Senior, S Cassidy, R Duffy, B Holmes, J White

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 1127-1138, Diversity and distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Environmental sustainability in higher education : What do academics think?

B Christie, K Miller, R Cooke, J White

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 655-686, Environmental Education Research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Sex-biased space-use response to urbanization in an endemic urban adapter

M Weaving, J White, K Hower, B Isaac, R Cooke

(2014), Vol. 130, pp. 73-80, Landscape and Urban Planning, Amsterdam , Netherlands, C1

journal

Camera trapping: a contemporary approach to monitoring invasive rodents in high conservation priority ecosystems

A Rendall, D Sutherland, R Cooke, J White

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-10, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Does urbanization have the potential to create an ecological trap for powerful owls (Ninox strenua)?

B Isaac, R Cooke, D Ierodiaconou, J White

(2014), Vol. 176, pp. 1-11, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Simplification of arboreal marsupial assemblages in response to increasing urbanization

B Isaac, J White, D Ierodiaconou, R Cooke

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-15, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Urban to forest gradients: suitability for hollow bearing trees and implications for obligate hollow nesters

Bronwyn Isaac, John White, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Raylene Cooke

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 963-972, Austral ecology, Richmond, Vic, C1

journal
2013

Environmental sustainability in higher education : how do academics teach?

B Christie, K Miller, R Cooke, J White

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 385-414, Environmental education research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Techniques for optimising long-term, large-scale capture-mark-resighting raptor studies : climb hard, band fast

V Hurley, J White, R Cooke

(2013), Vol. 40, pp. 269-280, Wildlife research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Response of a cryptic apex predator to a complete urban to forest gradient

B Isaac, J White, D Ierodiaconou, R Cooke

(2013), Vol. 40, pp. 427-436, Wildlife research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2012

Predicting the century-long post-fire responses of reptiles

D Nimmo, L Kelly, L Spence-Bailey, S Watson, A Haslem, J White, M Clarke, A Bennett

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 1062-1073, Global ecology and biogeography, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Short-term impact of a mega-fire on small mammal communities during prolonged drought

M Stevens, J White, R Cooke

(2012), Vol. 124, pp. 61-70, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2011

Potential competition between two top-order predators following a dramatic contraction in the diversity of their prey base

R Bilney, R Cooke, J White

(2011), Vol. 61, pp. 29-47, Animal biology, Leiden, Netherlands, C1

journal

Spatial ecology of sooty owls in south-eastern Australian coastal forests : implications for forest management and reserve design

R Bilney, J White, F L'Hotellier, R Cooke

(2011), Vol. 111, pp. 92-99, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Stable isotopes reveal inter-annual and inter-individual variation in the diet of female Australian fur seals

J Arnould, Y Cherel, J Gibbens, J White, C Littnan

(2011), Vol. 422, pp. 291-302, Marine ecology progress series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal

The distribution of three nocturnal bird species across a suburban forest gradient

M Weaving, J White, B Isaac, R Cooke

(2011), Vol. 111, pp. 52-58, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Reversed sexual dimorphism and altered prey base : the effect on sooty owl (Tyto tenebricosa tenebricosa) diet

R Bilney, J White, R Cooke

(2011), Vol. 59, pp. 302-311, Australian journal of zoology, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2010

A comparison of the effectiveness of camera trapping and live trapping for sampling terrestrial small-mammal communities

N De Bondi, J White, M Stevens, R Cooke

(2010), Vol. 37, pp. 456-465, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Underestimated and severe : small mammal decline from the forests of south-eastern Australia since European settlement, as revealed by a top-order predator

R Bilney, R Cooke, J White

(2010), Vol. 143, pp. 52-59, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2009

Surviving urbanisation : maintaining bird species diversity in urban Melbourne

J White, J Fitzsimons, G Palmer, M Antos

(2009), Vol. 126, pp. 73-78, Victorian naturalist, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The response of ground and bark foraging insectivorous birds across an urban-forest gradient

S Trollope, J White, R Cooke

(2009), Vol. 93, pp. 142-150, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2008

Towards ecological management of Australian powerline corridor vegetation

D Clarke, J White

(2008), Vol. 86, pp. 257-266, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Recolonisation of powerline corridor vegetation by small mammals : timing and the influence of vegetation management

D Clarke, J White

(2008), Vol. 87, pp. 108-116, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Determinants of native avian richness in suburban remnant vegetation : implications for conservation planning

G Palmer, J Fitzsimons, M Antos, J White

(2008), Vol. 141, pp. 2329-2341, Biological conservation, Netherlands, C1

journal

Where exactly do ground-foraging woodland birds forage? Foraging sites and microhabitat selection in temperate woodlands of southern Australia

M Antos, A Bennett, J White

(2008), Vol. 108, pp. 201-211, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Detection of owls, owlet nightjars and arboreal mammals in edge environments of Cape Otway, south?western Victoria

J Pascoe, R Cooke, J White

(2008), Vol. 120, pp. 206-215, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2007

A morphological model for sexing nestling peregrine falcons (Falco Peregrinus Macropus) verified through genetic analysis

V Hurley, F Hogan, J White, R Cooke

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 54-58, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2006

Powerline corridors: degraded ecosystems or wildlife havens?

D Clarke, K Pearce, J White

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 615-626, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Understanding student expectations in developing environmental science courses

R Cooke, K Miller, J White

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 9-20, International journal of learning, Altona, Vic, C1

journal

The diet of powerful owls (Ninox strenua) and prey availability in a continuum of habitats from disturbed urban fringe to protected forest environments in south-eastern Australia

R Cooke, R Wallis, F Hogan, J White, A Webster

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 199-206, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Change in the diet of sooty owls (Tyto tenebricosa) since European settlement: from terrestrial to arboreal prey and increased overlap with powerful owls

R Bilney, R Cooke, J White

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 17-24, Wildlife research, East Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Home range, habitat selection and diet of foxes (vulpes vulpes) in a semi-urban riparian environment

J White, R Gubiani, N Smallman, K Snell, A Morton

(2006), Vol. 33, pp. 175-180, Wildlife research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Introduced birds in urban remnant vegetation : does remnant size really matter?

M Antos, J Fitzsimons, G Palmer, J White

(2006), Vol. 31, pp. 254-261, Austral ecology, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2005

Non-uniform bird assemblages in urban environments : the influence of streetscape vegetation

J White, M Antos, J Fitzsimons, G Palmer

(2005), Vol. 71, pp. 123-135, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2004

Birds of remnant vegetation on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia: the role of interiors, edges and roadsides

M Antos, J White

(2004), Vol. 9, pp. 294-301, Pacific conservation biology, Chipping Norton, N.S.W., C1

journal

Management of power line easement vegetation for small mammal conservation in Australia : a case study of the broad-toothed rat (Mastacomys fuscus)

D Clarke, J White

(2004), pp. 467-477, The Eighth International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., E1

conference
2003

Refugees and residents: densities and habitat preferences of lorikeets in urban Melbourne

J Fitzsimons, G Palmer, M Antos, J White

(2003), Vol. 20, pp. 2-7, Australian field ornithology, Nunawading, Vic., C1

journal

Habitat manipulation and rodent damage control: reducing rodent damage in Australian macadamia orchards

J White, J Wilson, K Horskins

(2003), pp. 213-216, Rats, mice and people : rodent biology and management, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

conference
2002

The red fox Vulpes vuples L. in the Dandenong Creek Valley: impacts on wildlife and an integrated program for their control

A Morton, D Tagg, R Wallis, J White

(2002), Vol. 119, pp. 269-275, Victorian naturalist, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Use of vegetative structure by powerful owls in outer urban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Implications for management

R Cooke, R Wallis, J White

(2002), Vol. 36, pp. 294-299, Journal of raptor research, Hastings, Minn., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Revegetation and restoration in rural landscapes: identifying the benefits for biodiversity

Prof Andrew Bennett, A/Prof John White, Dr Jim Radford

  • 2008: $135,087
  • 2007: $131,380
  • 2006: $138,504

Long-term responses of wildlife populations to landscape-scale wildfire: Grampians National Park case study

A/Prof John White, A/Prof Raylene Cooke

  • 2018: $9,000
  • 2017: $20,000
  • 2016: $36,500
  • 2015: $35,000
  • 2013: $30,000
  • 2012: $25,000
  • 2010: $10,000
  • 2009: $5,000
  • 2008: $15,000

Spatial ecology of top-order predators across a gradient of urbanized parks

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White

  • 2007: $8,400

Response of masked and sooty owls to intensive and long-term fox baiting in Cape Conran Coastal park

A/Prof John White, A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Mr Andrew Murray

  • 2007: $5,200

Springing ecological traps: Prompting Powerful Owl breeding in urban remnants by manipulating breeding resources

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White

  • 2008: $2,000
  • 2006: $9,500

Research and monitoring protocols for selected vertebrates

Prof Andrew Bennett, A/Prof John White

  • 2009: $15,000

The effective management and monitoring of cats and foxes in the Grampians national park

A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof John White

  • 2011: $8,200

Grampians Ark Predator Monitoring Project 2015

A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof John White

  • 2016: $40,000

Industry and Other Funding

Factors affecting the breeding success of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus macropus): Implications for management and conservation

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White, Mr Victor Hurley

  • 2006: $2,000

Co-existing native top order predators: their response to mass extinction and decline of ground mammals

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White, Mr Rohan Bilney

  • 2008: $5,000
  • 2007: $5,000
  • 2006: $4,000

A preliminary study of the distribution and habitat requirements of the Broad-toothed Rat, Mastacomys fuscus, in the Mt Buller Alpine Resort

Dr Desley Whisson, A/Prof John White

  • 2009: $5,279
  • 2008: $5,279

Spatial ecology of the tawny frogmouth in an urban landscape

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White, Ms Marian Weaving

  • 2012: $7,500
  • 2010: $2,500
  • 2009: $10,400

Geographical Information Systems: Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) home ranges and resource use in habitats with varying gradients of urbanization

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White, Miss Bronwyn Isaac

  • 2006: $4,500

Behaviour and ecology of the tawny frogmouth in an urban landscape

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, A/Prof John White, Dr Fiona Hogan, Ms Marian Weaving

  • 2010: $2,500

Coping in the big city: Investigating the effects of urbanization on eastern yellow robin populations in Melbourne, Victoria

A/Prof John White, Ms Christine Connelly

  • 2013: $7,500
  • 2012: $7,000
  • 2011: $6,500

Coping in the big city: Investigating the effects of urbanization on eastern yellow robin populations in Melbourne, Victoria

A/Prof John White, Ms Christine Connelly

  • 2011: $5,000

Mesopredator interactions and prey preferences in Australia

A/Prof John White, Ms Eloise Dowd, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, A/Prof Raylene Cooke

  • 2012: $6,000

Climate change, fire, and small mammals: The Grampians National Park case study

A/Prof John White, A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Dr Dale Nimmo, Miss Susannah Hale

  • 2016: $3,500
  • 2015: $7,300
  • 2014: $5,000

Invasive species on islands: Trophic Cascades, Diet and Impact

A/Prof John White, A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Mr Anthony Rendall, Dr Duncan Sutherland

  • 2017: $3,200
  • 2016: $7,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Anna Moodie

Thesis entitled: Effects of prescribed burning on the yellow-footed antechinus Antechinus flavipes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Victor Hurley

Thesis entitled: Factors affecting breeding success in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus macropus) across Victoria 1991 - 2012

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Bronwyn Isaac

Thesis entitled: Spatial Ecology of an Apex Predator over an Urban to Forest Gradient

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009

Meghan Cullen

Thesis entitled: Vascular Plant and Small Mammal Communities over an Elevational Gradient

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2008

Donna Clarke

Thesis entitled: The Effect of Powerline Corridor Management on Small Mammal Communities

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2005

Ian Temby

Thesis entitled: Superabundance and Economic Impacts of the Silver Gull in Melbourne

Master of Applied Science, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2016

Marian Jane Weaving

Thesis entitled: Ecology of an urban-adapted species over an urbanization gradient

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Belinda Christie

Thesis entitled: Environmental Sustainability in Higher Education: Academic opinion, practice, pedagogy & philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Amy Shaw

Thesis entitled: BACKYARD BIODIVERSITY: COMMUNITY AND WILDLIFE GARDENER ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Dale Nimmo

Thesis entitled: Fire, Energy and the Ecology of Reptiles in Semi-arid Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Luke Kelly

Thesis entitled: Distribution, Ecology and Conservation of Small Mammals in Fire-prone Landscapes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009

Rohan Bilney

Thesis entitled: Sooty Owl Ecology and Recent Small Mammal Decline

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2007

Grant Palmer

Thesis entitled: Ecological Value of Riparian Zones to Birds in Forest Landscapes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2006

Mark Antos

Thesis entitled: Ecology and Conservation of Ground-Foraging Birds of Temperate Woodlands

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2002

Christopher Tzaros

Thesis entitled: Importance of Reparian Vegetation to Terrestrial Avifauna along the Murray River, SE Australia

Master of Science (Ecology & Environment), School of Life and Environmental Sciences