A/Prof. Raylene Cooke

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

raylene.cooke@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17608

Research interests

Raptors

Urban Ecology

Urban Gradients and Biodiversity

Units taught

SLE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation

SLE225 Global Environmental Placement

SLE301 Professional Practice

Research groups

Centre for Integrative Ecology

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

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

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

Genetic structure and sex-biased dispersal of a declining cooperative-breeder, the Grey-crowned Babbler, Pomatostomus temporalis, at the southern edge of its range

K Stevens, K Harrisson, R Clarke, R Cooke, F Hogan

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 323-332, Emu: Austral Ornithology, Melbourne, VIC, 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

What determines habitat quality for a declining woodland bird in a fragmented environment: the grey-crowned babbler pomatostomus temporalis in South-Eastern Australia?

K Stevens, G Holland, R Clarke, R Cooke, A Bennett

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, PLoS one, San Fransico, Calif., 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

Molecular data contradicts historical records and cautions translocation of the Lord Howe Island masked owl

E Hogan, C Campbell, K Harrison, D Milledge, R Cooke

(2013), Vol. 159, pp. 313-320, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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

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

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

Insights into the breeding behaviour and dispersal of the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) through the collection of shed feathers

F Hogan, R Cooke

(2010), Vol. 110, pp. 178-184, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

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

The effect of artificial night light on the abundance of nocturnal birds

M Weaving, R Cooke

(2010), Vol. 127, pp. 192-195, Victorian naturalist, Blackburn, Vic., C1-1

journal
2009

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

Reverse ascertainment bias in microsatellite allelic diversity in owls (Aves, Strigiformes)

F Hogan, R Cooke, J Norman

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 635-638, Conservation genetics, Dordrecht , Netherlands, C1

journal

Conservation biology : a crisis discipline

F Hogan, R Cooke

(2009), Vol. 126, pp. 92-97, The Victorian naturalist, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2008

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

Predictive mapping of powerful owl (Ninox strenua) breeding sites using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in urban Melbourne, Australia

B Isaac, R Cooke, D Simmons, F Hogan

(2008), Vol. 84, pp. 212-218, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Optimizing the use of shed feathers for genetic analysis

F Hogan, R Cooke, C Burridge, J Norman

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 561-567, Molecular ecology resources, Oxford, England, 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

Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci to DNA fingerprint the powerful owl (Ninox Strenua)

F Hogan, C Burridge, R Cooke, J Norman

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 1305-1307, Molecular ecology notes, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2006

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
2005

Methods of marking juvenile Powerful Owls in Melbourne, Australia

R Cooke, F Hogan, R Wallis, V Hurley

(2005), pp. 1-13, Towards conservation of Asian raptors through science and action : Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Asian Raptors 2005, Perak, Malaysia, E1-1

conference

A non-invasive sampling strategy for mapping genetic variation of the Powerful Owl in Australia

F Hogan, R Cooke, J Norman, C Burridge

(2005), pp. 200-208, Towards conservation of Asian raptors through science and action : Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Asian Raptors 2005, Perak, Malaysia, E1-1

conference
2002

Urbanisation and the ecology of powerful owls ninox strenua in outer Melbourne, Victoria

R Cooke, R Wallis, A Webster

(2002), pp. 100-106, Ecology and conservation of owls, Collingwood, Vic., B1

chapter

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
1999

Diet, roosts and breeding of Powerful Owls Ninox strenua in a disturbed, urban environment: a case for cannibalism? Or a case of infanticide?

A Webster, R Cooke, G Jameson, R Wallis

(1999), Vol. 99, pp. 80-83, Emu: Austral Ornithology, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
1997

Relating physical activity to health status, social connections and community facilities

C MacDougall, R Cooke, N Owen, K Willson, A Bauman

(1997), Vol. 21, pp. 631-637, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

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

A/Prof John White, A/Prof Raylene Cooke

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

DNA fingerprinting the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) across Victoria

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Dr Janette Norman

  • 2007: $2,300

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

Industry and Other Funding

Spatial ecology of top-order predators using innovative GPS technologies

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Miss Bronwyn Isaac

  • 2007: $1,364

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

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

The Ecology and Behaviour of the Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Ms Kate Stevens, Prof Andrew Bennett, Dr Rohan Clarke

  • 2010: $4,545

The Ecology and Behaviour of the Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Ms Kate Stevens, Prof Andrew Bennett, Dr Rohan Clarke

  • 2012: $7,500
  • 2011: $6,000
  • 2010: $6,000

Mesopredator interactions and prey preferences in Australia

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

  • 2012: $6,000

The ecology and biology of the Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Ms Kate Stevens

  • 2012: $2,000

The Ecology and Behaviour of the Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Ms Kate Stevens, Prof Andrew Bennett

  • 2012: $6,000

Effects of habitat fragmentation on breeding behaviour, mating systems and relatedness of family groups in the co-operatively breeding Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Ms Kate Stevens, Prof Andrew Bennett, Dr Rohan Clarke

  • 2013: $750

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

  • 2016: $7,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Kate Stevens

Thesis entitled: Species conservation in fragmented landscapes: Implications for the Grey-crowned Babbler

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

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

2009

Rohan Bilney

Thesis entitled: Sooty Owl Ecology and Recent Small Mammal Decline

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

2008

Fiona Hogan

Thesis entitled: DNA Fingerprinting the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

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

Associate Supervisor
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

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