Dr Wouter Van Dongen



Casual Academic


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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Embryonic vocalizations mediate parental care in Masked Lapwings (Vanellus miles) but not Red-capped Plovers (Charadrius ruficapillus)

K Kostoglou, W van Dongen, M Weston

(2022), Vol. 164, pp. 267-281, Ibis, C1

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L Tan, K Ekanayake, W VAN DONGEN, P Dann, D Sutherland, M Weston

(2022), Vol. 50, pp. 177-187, Marine Ornithology, Honolulu, Hawaii, C1

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Transmission of a novel predatory behaviour is not restricted to kin

L Tan, W van Dongen, C Sherman, K Ekanayake, P Dann, D Sutherland, M Weston

(2021), Vol. 23, pp. 2473-2484, Biological Invasions, C1

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Shorebird embryos exhibit anti-predator responses

K Kostoglou, W van Dongen, S Bowe, M Weston

(2021), Vol. 163, pp. 1425-1436, Ibis, C1

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Differences in flight initiation distances between African and Australian birds

M Weston, A Radkovic, L Kirao, P Guay, W Van Dongen, P Malaki, D Blumstein, M Symonds

(2021), Vol. 179, pp. 235-245, Animal Behaviour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Parental defence in shorebirds is mediated by embryonic calling, ambient temperature and predator latency

K Kostoglou, W van Dongen, M Weston

(2020), Vol. 161, pp. 1153-1165, Journal of Ornithology, C1

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Evaluating how the group size of domestic, invasive dogs affect coastal wildlife responses: The case of flight-initiation distance (fid) of birds on Southern Australian beaches

S Guinness, W Van Dongen, P Guay, R Robinson, M Weston

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 413-424, Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments: Coasts in Crisis, Cham, Switzerland, B1

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Birdwatchers evoke longer escape distances than pedestrians in some African birds

A Radkovic, W Van Dongen, L Kirao, P Guay, M Weston

(2019), Vol. 18, pp. 100-106, Journal of ecotourism, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Does zonation and accessibility of wetlands influence human presence and mediate wildlife disturbance?

P Guay, W Van Dongen, E McLeod, D Whisson, H Vu, H Wang, M Weston

(2019), Vol. 62, pp. 1306-1320, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, C1

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Connectivity of the seagrass Zostera muelleri within south-eastern Australia

R Stafford-Bell, W Van Dongen, R Robinson, A Chariton

(2019), Vol. 70, pp. 1056-1064, Marine and Freshwater Research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Experimental evidence of a sexually transmitted infection in a wild vertebrate, the black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

W Van Dongen, J White, H Brandl, S Leclaire, S Hatch, É Danchin, R Wagner

(2019), Vol. 127, pp. 292-298, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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A genetic assessment of the human-facilitated colonization history of black swans in Australia and New Zealand

V Montano, W van Dongen, M Weston, R Mulder, R Robinson, M Cowling, P Guay

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 364-375, Evolutionary Applications, C1

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Are the big and beautiful less bold? Differences in avian fearfulness between the sexes in relation to body size and colour

P Guay, R Leppitt, M Weston, T Yeager, W van Dongen, M Symonds

(2018), Vol. 304, pp. 252-259, Journal of zoology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Bicycles evoke longer flight-initiation distances and higher intensity escape behaviour of some birds in parks compared with pedestrians

G Bernard, W van Dongen, P Guay, M Symonds, R Robinson, M Weston

(2018), Vol. 178, pp. 276-280, Landscape and Urban Planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Joggers cause greater avian disturbance than walkers

H Lethlean, W Van Dongen, K Kostoglou, P Guay, M Weston

(2017), Vol. 159, pp. 42-47, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A comparison of the effectiveness and time efficiency of traditional and photographic environmental monitoring techniques

W van Dongen, R San Martin, P-J Guay, M Weston

(2017), Vol. 193, pp. 64-69, Journal of environmental management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Variation in public perceptions and attitudes towards terrestrial ecosystems

H Kiley, G Ainsworth, W van Dongen, M Weston

(2017), Vol. 590-591, pp. 440-451, Science of the Total Environment, Netherlands, C1

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Acoustic cues from within the egg do not heighten depredation risk to shorebird clutches

K Kostoglou, W Van Dongen, D Lees, G Maguire, M Weston

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 811-817, Behavioral ecology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Shared territorial defence in the suboscine Aphrastura spinicauda

S Ippi, W van Dongen, I Lazzoni, R Vásquez

(2017), Vol. 117, pp. 97-102, Emu: austral ornithology, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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AvianBuffer: An interactive tool for characterising and managing wildlife fear responses

P Guay, W van Dongen, R Robinson, D Blumstein, M Weston

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 841-851, Ambio, Sweden, C1

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Time since urbanization but not encephalisation is associated with increased tolerance of human proximity in birds

M Symonds, M Weston, W Van Dongen, A Lill, R Robinson, P Guay

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-1, Frontiers in ecology and evolution, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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The height of approaching humans does not affect flight-initiation distance

W Van Dongen, E McLeod, R Mulder, M Weston, P Guay

(2015), Vol. 62, pp. 285-288, Bird study: the science of pure and applied orinthology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Variation at the DRD4 locus is associated with wariness and local site selection in urban black swans

W van Dongen, R Robinson, M Weston, R Mulder, P Guay

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-11, BMC evolutionary biology, London, Eng., C1

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What the direction of matings can tell us of hybridisation mechanisms in ducks

P Guay, L Monie, R Robinson, W Van Dongen

(2015), Vol. 115, pp. 277-280, Emu, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Associate Supervisor

Kristal Kostoglou

Thesis entitled: Functions of communication across the eggshell in two ground-nesting shorebird species

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

Laura Xin Lu Tan

Thesis entitled: Towards adaptive predator management to protect ecotourism of an iconic species

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