Prof Don Driscoll

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Director, Centre For Integrative Ecology

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Western Australia, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Australian National University, 1991

Biography summary

PhD, UNI WA, metapopulation ecology of endangered frogs.

CSIRO Post-Doc, Canberra. Impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on reptiles and beetles in agricultural landscapes.

ARC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UTAS. Habitat fragmentation and metapopulations.

Lecturer in Biodiversity, Flinders University. Coordinating/teaching a post-graduate biodiversity course. Fire and fragmentation research.

Associate Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian Natrional University. Ecological synthesis, dispersal, fragmentation and fire research.

Professor of Terrestrial Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria.

Knowledge areas

All of my research has conservation biology as a central theme, with a focus on how species use whole landscapes, particularly the role of dispersal. I take a range of approaches, including manipulative experiments, natural experiments and the application of population genetic techniques. I place a strong emphasis on testing ecological theory using applied conservation problems.

Projects under way are examining how reptiles, beetles and butterflies respond to habitat fragmentation and degradation, including examining the influence of the matrix on species that depend on remnant vegetation.

Professional activities

Chief Editor Ecological Society of Australia Hot Topics

Chair Ecological Society of Australia Media Working Group

Editor Austral Ecology, Plos1, Journal of Applied Ecology

Projects

Honours Project Available. 

Title: Reconnecting landscapes through the matrix. A test using invertebrates.
Principal Supervisor: Professor Don Driscoll
Principal Supervisor contact details: d.driscoll@deakin.edu.au
Associate Supervisor: Dr Nick Porch nicholas.porch@deakin.edu.au
Associate Supervisor, external: Stephanie Pulsford, PhD Candidate, ANU.
Start date: February 2016

Wildlife movement is critical.  It enables effective foraging within a home range, dispersal to new home ranges and range changes in response to climate change.  However, movement is severely curtailed by habitat loss associated with intensive agriculture. Our project aims to discover if wildlife movement can be improved through productive farmland by altering management within paddocks. By understanding the connectivity value of rotational grazing, fences, linear tree plantings, and addition of course woody debris, we will define new methods for enhancing ecological sustainability in production landscapes. Without this knowledge, opportunities for increasing connectivity may be foregone.

This project will involve converting a large invertebrate collection into data in Nick's lab, undertaking statistical analysis with the close guidance of Don and Stephanie, then writing up the project with input from all supervisors.  For the right student, this project has the potential to lead to one or more publications, and a great early start to your career.

Publications

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2020

Movement patterns of an arboreal gecko in fragmented agricultural landscapes reveal matrix avoidance

N Hansen, D Driscoll, D Michael, D Lindenmayer

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 48-59, Animal conservation, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Measuring competitive impact: joint-species modelling of invaded plant communities

A O?Reilly-Nugent, E Wandrag, J Catford, B Gruber, D Driscoll, R Duncan

(2020), Vol. 108, pp. 449-459, Journal of ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Fine-scale variables associated with the presence of native forbs in natural temperate grassland

D Johnson, D Driscoll, J Catford, P Gibbons

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 366-375, Austral Ecology, London, Eng., C1

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Reptile responses to anthropogenic habitat modification: A global meta-analysis

Tim Doherty, Sara Balouch, Kristian Bell, Thomas Burns, Anat Feldman, Charles Fist, Timothy Garvey, Tim Jessop, Shai Meiri, Don Driscoll

(2020), pp. 1-15, Global Ecology and Biogeography, London, Eng., C1

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Consequences of information suppression in ecological and conservation sciences

D Driscoll, G Garrard, A Kusmanoff, S Dovers, M Maron, N Preece, R Pressey, E Ritchie

(2020), pp. 1-13, Conservation letters, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Reptiles on the brink: identifying the Australian terrestrial snake and lizard species most at risk of extinction

Hayley Geyle, Reid Tingley, Andrew Amey, Hal Cogger, Patrick Couper, Mark Cowan, Michael Craig, Paul Doughty, Don Driscoll, Ryan Ellis, Jon-Paul Emery, Aaron Fenner, Michael Gardner, Stephen Garnett, Graeme Gillespie, Matthew Greenlees, Conrad Hoskin, J Keogh, Ray Lloyd, Jane Melville, Peter McDonald, Damian Michael, Nicola Mitchell, Chris Sanderson, Glenn Shea, Joanna Sumner, Erik Wapstra, John Woinarski, David Chapple

(2020), Pacific Conservation Biology, Clayton, Vic., C1

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2019

Amphibians in agricultural landscapes: the habitat value of crop areas, linear plantings and remnant woodland patches

N Hansen, B Scheele, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 72-82, Animal conservation, London, Eng., C1

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Predation risk for reptiles is highest at remnant edges in agricultural landscapes

N Hansen, C Sato, D Michael, D Lindenmayer, D Driscoll

(2019), Vol. 56, pp. 31-43, Journal of applied ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Managing uncertainty in movement knowledge for environmental decisions

A Smith, H Kujala, J Lahoz-Monfort, L Guja, E Burns, R Nathan, E Alacs, P Barton, S Bau, D Driscoll, P Lentini, A Mortelliti, R Rowe, Y Buckley

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, Conservation letters, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Animal movements in fire-prone landscapes

Dale Nimmo, Sarah Avitabile, Sam Banks, Rebecca Bird, Kate Callister, Michael Clarke, Chris Dickman, Tim Doherty, Don Driscoll, Aaron Greenville, Angie Haslem, Luke Kelly, Sally Kenny, Jose Lahoz-Monfort, Connie Lee, Steven Leonard, Harry Moore, Thomas Newsome, Catherine Parr, E Ritchie, Kathryn Schneider, James Turner, Simon Watson, Martin Westbrooke, Mike Wouters, Matthew White, Andrew Bennett

(2019), Vol. 94, pp. 981-998, Biological reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Science denialism and compassionate conservation: response to Wallach et al. 2018

Don Driscoll, Maggie Watson

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 777-780, Conservation biology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Feral horse impacts on threatened plants and animals in sub?alpine and montane environments in Victoria, Australia

R Cherubin, S Venn, D Driscoll, T Doherty, E Ritchie

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 47-56, Ecological management and restoration, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Impacts of feral horses in the Australian Alps and evidence-based solutions

D Driscoll, G Worboys, H Allan, S Banks, N Beeton, R Cherubin, T Doherty, C Finlayson, K Green, R Hartley, G Hope, C Johnson, M Lintermans, B Mackey, D Paull, J Pittock, L Porfirio, E Ritchie, C Sato, B Scheele, D Slattery, S Venn, D Watson, M Watson, R Williams

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 63-72, Ecological management and restoration, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Conservation or politics? Australia's target to kill 2 million cats

Tim Doherty, Don Driscoll, Dale Nimmo, Euan Ritchie, Ricky-John Spencer

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1-6, Conservation letters, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Season of fire influences seed dispersal by wind in a serotinous obligate seeding tree

B Dunker, C Bull, D Keith, D Driscoll

(2019), Vol. 220, pp. 405-416, Plant ecology, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Animal movement varies with resource availability, landscape configuration and body size: a conceptual model and empirical example

T Doherty, C Fist, D Driscoll

(2019), Vol. 34, pp. 603-614, Landscape ecology, New York, N.Y., C1

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Interactive effects of land use, grazing and environment on frogs in an agricultural landscape

S Pulsford, P Barton, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2019), Vol. 281, pp. 25-34, Agriculture, ecosystems and environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Interactions among body size, trophic level, and dispersal traits predict beetle detectability and occurrence responses to fire

D Driscoll, A Smith, S Blight, I Sellar

(2019), Ecological entomology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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A critique of 'countryside biogeography' as a guide to research in human-dominated landscapes

Don Driscoll, Sara Balouch, Thomas Burns, Tim Garvey, Tricia Wevill, Kaori Yokochi, Tim Doherty

(2019), Vol. 46, pp. 2850-2859, Journal of biogeography, London, Eng., C1

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2018

Somewhat saved : a captive breeding programme for two endemic Christmas Island lizard species, now extinct in the wild

P Andrew, H Cogger, D Driscoll, S Flakus, P Harlow, D Maple, M Misso, C Pink, K Retallick, K Rose, B Tiernan, J West, J Woinarski

(2018), Vol. 52, pp. 171-174, Oryx : the journal of the Fauna Preservation Society, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Species co-occurrence networks show reptile community reorganization under agricultural transformation

G Kay, A Tulloch, P Barton, S Cunningham, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 113-125, Ecography, Malden, Mass., C1

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Beetle's responses to edges in fragmented landscapes are driven by adjacent farmland use, season and cross-habitat movement

K Ng, P Barton, S Macfadyen, D Lindenmayer, D Driscoll

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 109-125, Landscape ecology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Effects of time since fire on frog occurrence are altered by isolation, vegetation and fire frequency gradients

M Westgate, C MacGregor, B Scheele, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 82-91, Diversity and distributions, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Coupling movement and landscape ecology for animal conservation in production landscapes

T Doherty, D Driscoll

(2018), Vol. 285, pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the royal society b: biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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A long-term habitat fragmentation experiment leads to morphological change in a species of carabid beetle

M Evans, S Banks, P Barton, K Davies, D Driscoll

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 282-293, Ecological entomology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Covariation of soil nutrients drives occurrence of exotic and native plant species

D Driscoll, C Strong

(2018), Vol. 55, pp. 777-785, Journal of applied ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Dynamic effects of ground-layer plant communities on beetles in a fragmented farming landscape

K Ng, S McIntyre, S Macfadyen, P Barton, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 2131-2153, Biodiversity and conservation, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Reptiles and frogs use most land cover types as habitat in a fine-grained agricultural landscape

S Pulsford, P Barton, D Driscoll, G Kay, D Lindenmayer

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 502-513, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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A biodiversity-crisis hierarchy to evaluate and refine conservation indicators

D Driscoll, L Bland, B Bryan, T Newsome, E Nicholson, E Ritchie, T Doherty

(2018), pp. 775-781, Nature ecology and evolution, London, Eng., C1

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Seed addition and biomass removal key to restoring native forbs in degraded temperate grassland

D Johnson, J Catford, D Driscoll, P Gibbons

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 219-228, Applied vegetation science, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Disentangling the effects of farmland use, habitat edges, and vegetation structure on ground beetle morphological traits

Katherina Ng, Philip Barton, Wade Blanchard, Maldwyn Evans, David Lindenmayer, Sarina Macfadyen, Sue McIntyre, Don Driscoll

(2018), Vol. 188, pp. 645-657, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Expanding the role of targets in conservation policy

Tim Doherty, Lucie Bland, Brett Bryan, Timothy Neale, Emily Nicholson, Euan Ritchie, Don Driscoll

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 809-812, Trends in ecology and evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Automatic detection of moving baw baw frogs in camera trap videos

G Golkarnarenji, A Kouzani, N Semianiw, D Goodall, D Gilbert, D Driscoll

(2018), pp. 1112-1116, ICMA 2018 : Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Changchun, China, E1

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2017

The relative importance of aquatic and terrestrial variables for frogs in an urbanizing landscape: key insights for sustainable urban development

N Villaseor, D Driscoll, P Gibbons, A Calhoun, D Lindenmayer

(2017), Vol. 157, pp. 26-35, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Reservoir-host amplification of disease impact in an endangered amphibian.

B Scheele, D Hunter, L Brannelly, L Skerratt, D Driscoll

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 592-600, Conservation biology, Hoboken, N. J., C1

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Short- and long-term effects of habitat fragmentation differ but are predicted by response to the matrix

M Evans, S Banks, D Driscoll, A Hicks, B Melbourne, K Davies

(2017), Vol. 98, pp. 807-819, Ecology, New York, N.Y., C1

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Compact development minimizes the impacts of urban growth on native mammals

N Villaseor, A Tulloch, D Driscoll, P Gibbons, D Lindenmayer

(2017), Vol. 54, pp. 794-804, Journal of applied ecology, London, Eng., C1

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Fragmentation affects plant community composition over time

C Collins, C Banks-Leite, L Brudvig, B Foster, W Cook, E Damschen, A Andrade, M Austin, J Camargo, D Driscoll, R Holt, W Laurance, A Nicholls, J Orrock

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 119-130, Ecography, London, Eng., C1

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Disturbance maintains native and exotic plant species richness in invaded grassy woodlands

D Driscoll

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 573-584, Journal of vegetation science, London, Eng., C1

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Monitoring ecological consequences of efforts to restore landscape-scale connectivity

D Watson, V Doerr, S Banks, D Driscoll, R van der Ree, E Doerr, P Sunnucks

(2017), Vol. 206, pp. 201-209, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Remnant vegetation, plantings and fences are beneficial for reptiles in agricultural landscapes

S Pulsford, D Driscoll, P Barton, D Lindenmayer

(2017), Vol. 54, pp. 1710-1719, Journal of Applied Ecology, C1

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Disease-associated change in an amphibian life-history trait

B Scheele, L Skerratt, D Hunter, S Banks, J Pierson, D Driscoll, P Byrne, L Berger

(2017), Vol. 184, pp. 825-833, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Reptiles and frogs conform to multiple conceptual landscape models in an agricultural landscape

S Pulsford, D Lindenmayer, D Driscoll

(2017), pp. 1-15, Diversity and Distributions, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Contrasting beetle assemblage responses to cultivated farmlands and native woodlands in a dynamic agricultural landscape

K Ng, D Driscoll, S MacFadyen, P Barton, S McIntyre, D Lindenmayer

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1-17, Ecosphere, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Automatic detection of lizards

Y Nguwi, A Kouzani, J Kumar, D Driscoll

(2017), pp. 300-305, ICAMechS 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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2016

Resolving future fire management conflicts using multicriteria decision making

D Driscoll, M Bode, R Bradstock, D Keith, T Penman, O Price

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 196-205, Conservation biology, London, Eng., C1

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A succession of theories : purging redundancy from disturbance theory

S Pulsford, D Lindenmayer, D Driscoll

(2016), Vol. 91, pp. 148-167, Biological reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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The dynamic regeneration niche of a forest following a rare disturbance event

A Smith, W Blanchard, D Blair, L Mcburney, S Banks, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 457-467, Diversity and distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography, London, Eng., C1

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Determinants of growth of the flammable grass, Triodia scariosa: consequences for fuel dynamics under climate change in the Mediterranean region of South Eastern Australia

R Gibson, R Bradstock, T Penman, D Keith, D Driscoll

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 594-603, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Incorporating regional-scale ecological knowledge to improve the effectiveness of large-scale conservation programmes

G Kay, P Barton, D Driscoll, S Cunningham, W Blanchard, S Mcintyre, D Lindenmayer

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 515-525, Animal conservation, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Dispersal responses override density effects on genetic diversity during post-disturbance succession.

A Smith, E Landguth, C Bull, S Banks, M Gardner, D Driscoll

(2016), Vol. 283, pp. 1-10, Proceedings of the royal society b: biological science, London, Eng., C1

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The use of traits to interpret responses to large scale - edge effects: a study of epigaeic beetle assemblages across a Eucalyptus forest and pine plantation edge

M Evans, S Banks, K Davies, J Mcclenahan, B Melbourne, D Driscoll

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 1-17, Landscape ecology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Restoration rocks: integrating abiotic and biotic habitat restoration to conserve threatened species and reduce fire fuel load

A McDougall, R Milner, D Driscoll, A Smith

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 1529-1542, Biodiversity and conservation, Berlin, Germany, C1

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High adult mortality in disease-challenged frog populations increases vulnerability to drought

B Scheele, D Hunter, S Banks, J Pierson, L Skerratt, R Webb, D Driscoll

(2016), Vol. 85, pp. 1453-1460, Journal of animal ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Pasture height and crop direction influence reptile movement in an agricultural matrix

G Kay, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer, S Pulsford, A Mortelliti

(2016), Vol. 235, pp. 164-171, Agriculture, ecosystems and environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Fire severity alters spatio-temporal movements and habitat utilisation by an arboreal marsupial, the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus cunninghami)

L Berry, D Lindenmayer, T Dennis, D Driscoll, S Banks

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 1291-1302, International journal of wildland fire, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

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2015

Plantations, not farmlands, cause biotic homogenisation of ground-active beetles in South-Eastern Australia

N Sweaney, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer, N Porch

(2015), Vol. 186, pp. 1-11, Biological Conservation, C1

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Guidelines for using movement science to inform biodiversity policy

P Barton, P Lentin, E Alacs, S Bau, Y Buckley, Emma Burns, D Driscoll, L Guja, H Kujala, J Lahoz-Monfort, A Mortelliti, R Nathan, R Rowe, A Smith

(2015), Vol. 56, pp. 791-801, Environmental management (New York): an international journal for decision-makers, scientists and environmental auditors, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Local environmental covariates are important for predicting fire history from tree stem diameters

J Lazzari, H Yoon, D Keith, D Driscoll

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 871-882, International journal of wildland fire, Clayton, VIC, C1-1

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Climatic, vegetation and edaphic influences on the probability of fire across mediterranean woodlands of south-eastern Australia

R Gibson, R Bradstock, T Penman, D Keith, D Driscoll

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 1750-1760, Journal of biogeography, Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

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Detectability of the global weed Hypochaeris radicata is influenced by species, environment and observer characteristics

K Ng, D Driscoll

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 449-455, Journal of plant ecology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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The use of topographic fire refuges by the greater glider (Petauroides volans) and the mountain brushtail possum (Trichosurus cunninghami) following a landscape-scale fire

L Berry, D Driscoll, S Banks, D Lindenmayer

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 39-45, Australian mammalogy, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Landscape context influences chytrid fungus distribution in an endangered European amphibian

B Scheele, D Driscoll, J Fischer, A Fletcher, J Hanspach, J Vrs, T Hartel

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 480-488, Animal conservation, London, Eng., C1-1

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Large unburnt areas, not small unburnt patches, are needed to conserve avian diversity in fire-prone landscapes

L Berry, D Lindenmayer, D Driscoll

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 486-495, Journal of applied ecology, London, Eng, C1-1

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Strong influence of local habitat structure on mammals reveals mismatch with edge effects models

N Villaseor, W Blanchard, D Driscoll, P Gibbons, D Lindenmayer

(2015), Vol. 30, pp. 229-245, Landscape ecology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Low impact of chytridiomycosis on frog recruitment enables persistence in refuges despite high adult mortality

B Scheele, D Hunter, L Skerratt, L Brannelly, D Driscoll

(2015), Vol. 182, pp. 36-43, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Citizen science program shows urban areas have lower occurrence of frog species, but not accelerated declines

M Westgate, B Scheele, K Ikin, A Hoefer, R Beaty, M Evans, W Osborne, D Hunter, L Rayner, D Driscoll

(2015), Vol. 10, PLoS ONE, C1

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Identifying the location of fire refuges in wet forest ecosystems

L Berry, D Driscoll, J Stein, W Blanchard, S Banks, R Bradstock, D Lindenmayer

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 2337-2348, Ecological applications, London, Eng., C1-1

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2014

Ecological connectivity or barrier fence? Critical choices on the agricultural margins of Western Australia

K Bradby, J Fitzsimons, A Del Marco, D Driscoll, E Ritchie, J Lau, C Bradshaw, R Hobbs

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 180-190, Ecological management and restoration, London, Eng., C1

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Reptiles in restored agricultural landscapes: the value of linear strips, patches and habitat condition

S Jellinek, K Parris, M McCarthy, B Wintle, D Driscoll

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 544-554, Animal conservation, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Population and individual-scale responses to patch size, isolation and quality in the hazel dormouse

A Mortelliti, G Sozio, D Driscoll, L Bani, L Boitani, D Lindenmayer

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 1-21, Ecosphere, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Is the matrix important to butterflies in fragmented landscapes?

N Sweaney, D Lindenmayer, D Driscoll

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 283-294, Journal of insect conservation, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk

D Driscoll, J Catford, J Barney, P Hulme, Inderjit, T Martin, A Pauchard, P Py?ek, D Richardson, S Riley, V Visser

(2014), Vol. 111, pp. 16622-16627, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Complex responses of birds to landscape-level fire extent, fire severity and environmental drivers

D Lindenmayer, W Blanchard, L McBurney, D Blair, S Banks, D Driscoll, A Smith, A Gill

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 467-477, Diversity and distributions, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Life history influences how fire affects genetic diversity in two lizard species

A Smith, C Bull, M Gardner, D Driscoll

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 2428-2441, Molecular ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Urbanization impacts on mammals across urban-forest edges and a predictive model of edge effects

N Villaseor, D Driscoll, M Escobar, P Gibbons, D Lindenmayer

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-12, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Changing dominance of key plant species across a Mediterranean climate region: implications for fuel types and future fire regimes

R Gibson, R Bradstock, T Penman, D Keith, D Driscoll

(2014), Vol. 215, pp. 83-95, Plant ecology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Decline and re-expansion of an amphibian with high prevalence of chytrid fungus

B Scheele, F Guarino, W Osborne, D Hunter, L Skerratt, D Driscoll

(2014), Vol. 170, pp. 86-91, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Dominant drivers of seedling establishment in a fire-dependent obligate seeder: climate or fire regimes?

A Smith, D Blair, L McBurney, S Banks, P Barton, W Blanchard, D Driscoll, A Gill, D Lindenmayer

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 258-270, Ecosystems, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Modelling the benefits of habitat restoration in socio-ecological systems

S Jellinek, L Rumpff, D Driscoll, K Parris, B Wintle

(2014), Vol. 169, pp. 60-67, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Interventions for reducing extinction risk in chytridiomycosis-threatened amphibians

B Scheele, D Hunter, L Grogan, L Berger, J Kolby, M McFadden, G Marantelli, L Skerratt, D Driscoll

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 1195-1205, Conservation biology, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

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The trajectory of dispersal research in conservation biology. Systematic review

D Driscoll, S Banks, P Barton, K Ikin, P Lentini, D Lindenmayer, A Smith, L Berry, E Burns, A Edworthy, M Evans, R Gibson, R Heinsohn, B Howland, G Kay, N Munro, B Scheele, I Stirnemann, D Stojanovic, N Sweaney, N Villaseor, M Westgate

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-18, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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2013

Successional specialization in a reptile community cautions against widespread planned burning and complete fire suppression

A Smith, C Michael Bull, D Driscoll

(2013), Vol. 50, pp. 1178-1186, Journal of applied ecology, London, Eng, C1-1

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How does ecological disturbance influence genetic diversity?

S Banks, G Cary, A Smith, I Davies, D Driscoll, A Gill, D Lindenmayer, R Peakall

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 670-679, Trends in ecology & evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Detecting invertebrate responses to fire depends on sampling method and taxonomic resolution

L Teasdale, A Smith, M Thomas, C Whitehead, D Driscoll

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 874-883, Austral ecology, London, Eng, C1-1

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Are incentive programs working? Landowner attitudes to ecological restoration of agricultural landscapes

S Jellinek, K Parris, D Driscoll, P Dwyer

(2013), Vol. 127, pp. 69-76, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Fire severity and landscape context effects on arboreal marsupials

D Lindenmayer, W Blanchard, L McBurney, D Blair, S Banks, D Driscoll, A Smith, A Gill

(2013), Vol. 167, pp. 137-148, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Conceptual domain of the matrix in fragmented landscapes

D Driscoll, S Banks, P Barton, D Lindenmayer, A Smith

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 605-613, Trends in ecology & evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Are only the strong surviving? Little influence of restoration on beetles (Coleoptera) in an agricultural landscape

S Jellinek, K Parris, D Driscoll

(2013), Vol. 162, pp. 17-23, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2012

Land use intensification impacts on biodiversity in the mallee/wheat landscape of central NSW

D Driscoll, S Cunningham, D Duncan

(2012), pp. 93-103, Land use intensification effects on agriculture, biodiversity and ecological processes, Collingwood, Vic., B1-1

book chapter

Wildfire-induced mortality of Australian reptiles

A Smith, B Meulders, C Michael Bull, D Driscoll

(2012), Vol. 5, pp. 233-235, Herpetology notes, Constanta, Romania, C1-1

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Limited influence of stream networks on the terrestrial movements of three wetland-dependent frog species

M Westgate, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2012), Vol. 153, pp. 169-176, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Reptile responses to fire and the risk of post-disturbance sampling bias

D Driscoll, A Smith, S Blight, J Maindonald

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 1607-1625, Biodiversity and conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Roadside connectivity does not increase reptile abundance or richness in a fragmented mallee landscape

J Williams, D Driscoll, C Bull

(2012), Vol. 37, pp. 383-391, Austral ecology, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Spatial dynamics of the knob-tailed gecko Nephrurus stellatus in a fragmented agricultural landscape

D Driscoll, C Whitehead, J Lazzari

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 829-841, Landscape ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Priorities in policy and management when existing biodiversity stressors interact with climate-change

D Driscoll, A Felton, P Gibbons, A Felton, N Munro, D Lindenmayer

(2012), Vol. 111, pp. 533-557, Climatic change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Framework to improve the application of theory in ecology and conservation

D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2012), Vol. 82, pp. 129-147, Ecological monographs, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Post-fire succession affects abundance and survival but not detectability in a knob-tailed gecko

A Smith, C Bull, D Driscoll

(2012), Vol. 145, pp. 139-147, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Land management practices associated with house loss in wildfires

P Gibbons, L van Bommel, A Gill, G Cary, D Driscoll, R Bradstock, E Knight, M Moritz, S Stephens, D Lindenmayer

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-7, PLoS One, San Fransico, Calif., C1-1

journal article

Can the intermediate disturbance hypothesis and information on species traits predict anuran responses to fire?

M Westgate, D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2012), Vol. 121, pp. 1516-1524, Oikos, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Decline of an endangered amphibian during an extreme climatic event

B Scheele, D Driscoll, J Fischer, D Hunter

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 1-15, Ecosphere, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article
2011

Primers for novel microsatellite markers in "fire-specialist" lizards (Amphibolurus norrisi, Ctenotus atlas and Nephrurus stellatus) and their performance across multiple populations

A Smith, M Gardner, C Bull, D Driscoll

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 345-350, Conservation genetics resources, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2010

Fire management for biodiversity conservation: Key research questions and our capacity to answer them

D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer, A Bennett, M Bode, R Bradstock, G Cary, M Clarke, N Dexter, R Fensham, G Friend, M Gill, S James, G Kay, D Keith, C MacGregor, J Russell-Smith, D Salt, J Watson James, R Williams Richard J., A York

(2010), Vol. 143, pp. 1928-1939, Biological Conservation, C1

journal article

Resolving conflicts in fire management using decision theory: Asset-protection versus biodiversity conservation

D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer, A Bennett, M Bode, R Bradstock, G Cary, M Clarke, N Dexter, R Fensham, G Friend, M Gill, S James, G Kay, D Keith, C Macgregor, H Possingham, J Russel-Smith, D Salt, J Watson, D Williams, A York

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 215-223, Conservation Letters, C1

journal article

Classic metapopulations are rare among common beetle species from a naturally fragmented landscape

D Driscoll, J Kirkpatrick, P McQuillan, K Bonham

(2010), Vol. 79, pp. 294-303, Journal of animal ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Few beetle species can be detected with 95% confidence using pitfall traps

D Driscoll

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 13-23, Austral ecology, Milton, Qld., C1-1

journal article

Assembly rules are rare in SE Australian bird communities, but sometimes apply in fragmented agricultural landscapes

D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2010), Vol. 33, pp. 854-865, Ecography, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2009

Empirical tests of metacommunity theory using an isolation gradient

D Driscoll, D Lindenmayer

(2009), Vol. 79, pp. 485-501, Ecological monographs, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article
2008

A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation

D Lindenmayer, R Hobbs, R Montague-Drake, J Alexandra, A Bennett, M Burgman, P Cale, A Calhoun, V Cramer, P Cullen, D Driscoll, L Fahrig, J Fischer, J Franklin, Y Haila, M Hunter, P Gibbons, S Lake, G Luck, C MacGregor, S McIntyre, R Mac Nally, A Manning, J Miller, H Mooney, R Noss, H Possingham, D Saunders, F Schmiegelow, M Scott, D Simberloff, T Sisk, G Tabor, B Walker, J Wiens, J Woinarski, E Zavaleta

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 78-91, Ecology Letters, C1

journal article

Common reptiles unaffected by connectivity or condition in a fragmented farming landscape

A Schutz, D Driscoll

(2008), Vol. 33, pp. 641-652, Austral Ecology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Does hollow occurrence vary with forest type? A case study in wet and dry Eucalyptus obliqua forest

A Koch, S Munks, D Driscoll, J Kirkpatrick

(2008), Vol. 255, pp. 3938-3951, Forest Ecology and Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

The use of hollow-bearing trees by vertebrate fauna in wet and dry Eucalyptus obliqua forest, Tasmania

A Koch, S Munks, D Driscoll

(2008), Vol. 35, pp. 727-746, Wildlife research, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

How many common reptile species are fire specialists? a replicated natural experiment highlights the predictive weakness of a fire succession model

D Driscoll, M Henderson

(2008), Vol. 141, pp. 460-471, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

How predictable are reptile responses to wildfire?

D Lindenmayer, J Wood, C MacGregor, D Michael, R Cunningham, M Crane, R Montague-Drake, D Brown, R Muntz, D Driscoll

(2008), Vol. 117, pp. 1086-1097, Oikos, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The frequency of metapopulations, metacommunities and nestedness in a fragmented landscape

D Driscoll

(2008), Vol. 117, pp. 297-309, Oikos, Chichester, United Kingdom, C1-1

journal article
2007

The diverse impacts of grazing, fire and weeds: how ecological theory can inform conservation management

D Driscoll

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 111-130, Managing and designing landscapes for conservation : moving from perspectives to principles, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

How to find a metapopulation

D Driscoll

(2007), Vol. 85, pp. 1031-1048, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Ottawa, Ont., C1-1

journal article

A hybrid zone defined by allozymes and ventral colour in Geocrinia rosea (Anura:Myobatrachidae)

D Driscoll, J Roberts

(2007), Vol. 55, pp. 371-376, Australian Journal of Zoology, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2005

Beetle responses to habitat fragmentation depend on ecological traits, habitat condition, and remnant size

D Driscoll, T Weir

(2005), Vol. 19, pp. 182-194, Conservation Biology, C1-1

journal article

Is the matrix a sea? Habitat specificity in a naturally fragmented landscape

D Driscoll

(2005), Vol. 30, pp. 8-16, Ecological entomology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Dispersal and phylogeography of the agamid lizard Amphibolurus nobbi in fragmented and continuous habitat

D Driscoll, C Hardy

(2005), Vol. 14, pp. 1613-1629, Molecular ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2004

Environmental and vegetation variables have a greater influence than habitat fragmentation in structuring lizard communities in remnant urban bushland

S Jellinek, D Driscoll, J Kirkpatrick

(2004), Vol. 29, pp. 294-304, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The role of connectivity in Australian conservation

M Soul, B Mackey, H Recher, J Williams, J Woinarski, D Driscoll, W Dennison, M Jones

(2004), Vol. 10, pp. 266-279, Pacific conservation biology, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Extinction and outbreaks accompany fragmentation of a reptile community

D Driscoll

(2004), Vol. 14, pp. 220-240, Ecological applications, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2002

Extent of invasion of Tasmanian native vegetation by the exotic bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apoidea: Apidae)

A Hingston, J Marsden-Smedley, D Driscoll, S Corbett, J Fenton, R Anderson, C Plowman, F Mowling, M Jenkin, K Matsui, K Bonham, M Ilowski, P Mcquillan, B Yaxley, T Reid, D Storey, L Poole, S Mallick, N Fitzgerald, J Kirkpatrick

(2002), Vol. 27, pp. 162-172, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1999

Genetic neighbourhood and effective population size for two endangered frogs

D Driscoll

(1999), Vol. 88, pp. 221-229, Biological Conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Skeletochronological assessment of age structure and population stability for two threatened frog species

D Driscoll

(1999), Vol. 24, pp. 182-189, Austral Ecology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article
1998

Genetic structure, metapopulation processes and evolution influence the conservation strategies for two endangered frog species

D Driscoll

(1998), Vol. 83, pp. 43-54, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Counts of calling males as estimates of population size in the endangered frogs Geocrinia alba and G. vitellina

D Driscoll

(1998), Vol. 32, pp. 475-481, Journal of herpetology, Granville, Ohio, C1-1

journal article
1997

Impact of fuel-reduction burning on the frog Geocrinia lutea in southwest Western Australia

D Driscoll, J Dale Roberts

(1997), Vol. 22, pp. 334-339, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Mobility and metapopulation structure of Geocrinia alba and Geocrinia vitellina, two endangered frog species from southwestern Australia

D Driscoll

(1997), Vol. 22, pp. 185-195, Austral ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Conserving threatened mammals in the face of fire and predation

Prof Don Driscoll, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Dr Mark Garkaklis, Dr TIm Doherty

Hermon Slade Foundation CAT1-A2

  • 2020: $16,966
  • 2019: $30,000
  • 2018: $29,892

Integrating fire and predator management to conserve threatened species

A/Prof Brendan Wintle, Prof Don Driscoll, Prof John Woinarski, A/Prof Alan York, Dr Julian Di Stefano, Dr Katherine Giljohann, Dr Hugh McGregor, Dr Natasha Robinson, Dr Thorsten Wiegand, Dr Alan Robley, Dr John Wright, Dr Jack Pascoe

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2020: $12,700
  • 2019: $12,300

Impacts of severe and extensive fire and interactions with feral herbivores

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Chloe Sato, Dr Desley Whisson, A/Prof Euan Ritchie

Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program

  • 2020: $164,065

Refuges for narrow range endemic invertebrates, butterflies and jewel beetles

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Nicholas Porch, Dr Chloe Sato

Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program

  • 2020: $192,791

Other Public Sector Funding

Chytrid sampling and frog susceptibility trials

Prof Don Driscoll, Mr Thomas Burns

  • 2018: $9,960
  • 2017: $18,300

Stemming the tide: can dingoes mediate the distribution, behaviour and impacts of feral herbivores in the Australian Alps?

A/Prof Euan Ritchie, Ms Eilysh Rosalie Thompson, Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Susanna Venn

  • 2018: $5,000

Integrating fire and predator management to conserve threatened species

A/Prof Brendan Wintle, Prof Don Driscoll, Prof John Woinarski, A/Prof Alan York, Dr Julian Di Stefano, Dr Katherine Giljohann, Dr Hugh McGregor, Dr Natasha Robinson, Dr Thorsten Wiegand, Dr Alan Robley, Dr John Wright, Dr Jack Pascoe

  • 2020: $2,000
  • 2019: $2,000

Wildlife to Wellbeing; the multiple values of citizen science and new technology.

Prof Don Driscoll

  • 2018: $25,000

Understanding the response of reptiles and frogs to fire and predation

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Tim Doherty, Ms Kristina Macdonald

  • 2020: $5,000

Conserving threatened mammals in the face of fire and predation

Prof Don Driscoll, Mr Darcy James Watchorn

  • 2020: $5,000

Is eDNA (Environmental DNA) a better way to monitor Australia's wildlife? Gaur

Prof Don Driscoll, Ms Kendrika Gaur, Dr Stella Loke

  • 2020: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

Paying the debt: reptile extinctions in agricultural landscapes of south-eastern Australia

Dr Tim Doherty, Prof Don Driscoll

  • 2018: $1,000

Exploring the impact of chytrid fungus on Baw Baw Frogs

Prof Don Driscoll, Mr Thomas Burns

  • 2019: $5,525
  • 2017: $3,200
  • 2016: $7,500

Arresting the pernicious decline of keystone habitats in agricultural landscapes

Prof Don Driscoll, A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, Dr TIm Doherty

  • 2019: $3,520
  • 2018: $40,934
  • 2017: $11,814

Devising Commercial Forest Practices that Support Metapopulations of Threatened Tasmanian Frogs L. raniformis and L. peronii.

Prof Don Driscoll, Mr Timothy Frederick Garvey

  • 2019: $4,000
  • 2017: $6,000

Consequences of Keystone Plant Decline for Reptiles

Prof Don Driscoll, Ms Sara Balouch

  • 2019: $2,500
  • 2017: $6,000

Impact of Agriculture Land Management on Reptile Assemblages

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Tim Doherty, Ms Sara Balouch

  • 2018: $8,458

Impact of Agricultural Land Management on Reptile Assemblages in Chakwal, Pakistan

Prof Don Driscoll, Miss Sara Balouch, Dr Tim Doherty

  • 2018: $10,089

The ecological effects and management of large feral herbivores in alpine ecosystems

Ms Eilysh Rosalie Thompson, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Susanna Venn

  • 2019: $6,000
  • 2018: $6,750

Ecological consequences of predator removal for a native mesopredator and ecosystem engineer

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr TIm Doherty

  • 2018: $19,000

Interactions between dingoes and feral herbivores in Victoria¿s Alps

A/Prof Euan Ritchie, Ms Eilysh Rosalie Thompson, Dr Susanna Venn, Prof Don Driscoll

  • 2019: $2,500

The mechanisms and consequences of habitat degradation in agricultural landscapes

Dr Tim Doherty, Prof Don Driscoll, Mr Kristian Bell

  • 2020: $6,815
  • 2019: $5,780

Does Fire History effect the occurrence of Autumn calling frogs in the Otway¿s National Park

Prof Don Driscoll, Ms Emma Therese O'Dwyer-Hall, Dr Mark Le Pa

  • 2019: $4,545

The response of reptiles and frogs to fire and predation

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Tim Doherty, Ms Kristina Macdonald, Dr Bronwyn Hradsky

  • 2020: $6,750

A field experiment to discover how drought and environmental-water interacts with disease to influence frog survival

Prof Don Driscoll, Mr Muhammad Jawad Jilani

  • 2020: $7,000

PhD project - Conservation research of traopical forest birds in community lands of Meghalaya India

Mr Biang La Nam Syiem, Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Varun R Goswami, Dr Divya Vasudev

  • 2020: $14,545

Discovering the secrets and securing a bright future for the Broad-toothed Rat

Prof Don Driscoll, Dr Desley Whisson, A/Prof Euan Ritchie

  • 2020: $100,000

Conservation Ecology of the pink-tailed worm lizard (Aprasia parapulchella).

Prof Don Driscoll

  • 2020: $10,000

Other Funding Sources

ERP 22 - Ecosystem Resilience - Technological Advances.

Prof Don Driscoll, A/Prof Euan Ritchie, Dr Tim Doherty, Prof Abbas Kouzani, Dr Duc Thanh Nguyen

  • 2020: $20,000
  • 2019: $70,000

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2020

Kita Ashman

Thesis entitled: Distribution and spatial dynamics of koalas in a plantation landscape

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