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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2019

Zonation of a small mammal community within coastal dunes

A Rendall, R Cooke, J White, M Weston

(2019), Vol. 217, pp. 206-210, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Joining the dots: how does an apex predator move through an urbanizing landscape?

N Carter, R Cooke, J White, D Whisson, B Isaac, N Bradsworth

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, Global ecology and conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2018

Urbanization and raptors: trends and research approaches

R Cooke, F Hogan, B Isaac, M Weaving, J White

(2018), pp. 64-75, Urban raptors: ecology and conservation of birds of prey in cities, Washington, D. C., B1

chapter

Powerful owls: possum assassins move into town

R Cooke, F Hogan, B Isaac, M Weaving, J White

(2018), pp. 152-165, Urban raptors : ecology and conservation of birds of prey in cities, Washington, D. C., B1

chapter
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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

(2008), pp. 467-477, Environment Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management 8th International Symposium, E1

conference
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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, 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

  • 2019: $24,000
  • 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 Martin Ritchie, A/Prof John White

  • 2011: $8,200

Grampians Ark Predator Monitoring Project 2015

A/Prof Euan Martin Ritchie, A/Prof John White

  • 2019: $16,500
  • 2016: $40,000

Movement ecology of a top-order predator in an urbanizing landscape: Powerful owls and their response to urbanisation

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Mr Nicholas Bradsworth, A/Prof John White

  • 2019: $500
  • 2018: $2,000

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 Martin 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

Examining the effects of urbanisation on bird assemblages in Melbourne's urban fringe and riparian networks

A/Prof John White, A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Ms Erin Lennox

  • 2019: $6,605

Movement ecology of a top-order predator in an urbanizing landscape: Powerful owls and their response to urbanisation

A/Prof Raylene Cooke, Mr Nicholas Bradsworth, A/Prof John White

  • 2019: $8,989

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Christine Connelly

Thesis entitled: Exploring the effects of urbanisation on Eastern Yellow Robins.

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

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