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Menna Jones

UTAS Home Assoc Prof Menna Jones

Menna Jones

ARC Future Fellow

Room Rm 124b, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

0407 815 606 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2745 (fax)

menna.jones@utas.edu.au

A love of the natural world, and particularly the lives and intelligent personalities of our native carnivores, has fascinated Associate Professor Menna Jones since she was a child. Today, she is working with scientists all over the world to save the critically endangered Tasmanian Devil.  But it is not just the Devil whose life is on the line.

Uncovering our ecosystems vulnerable places

A love of the natural world, and particularly the lives and intelligent personalities of our native carnivores, has fascinated Associate Professor Menna Jones since she was a child.

Today, she is working with scientists all over the world to save the critically endangered Tasmanian devil. But it is not just the devil whose life is on the line.

The devil plays a vital role in the Tasmanian ecosystem. If the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease forces the devil into extinction, it could also be harmful for many other Tasmanian species.

Associate Professor Menna Jones is working hard to ensure that doesn't happen. By gaining a deep understanding of how the devil interacts with other animals in the ecosystem, she can find the ecosystem's vulnerable places.

'When you lose an important species that interacts strongly with the broader food web, it upsets the balance of the whole system. This affects other species. If we understand these interactions, we can put plans in place to reset the natural balance,' said Associate Professor Jones.

'If the devil disappears from the Tasmanian food web, it could allow alien species like feral cats to take hold. This will devastate native species further down the food chain.'

Associate Professor Jones is working with state and federal governments, farmers, communities, PhD students and other researchers across the globe to stop this from happening.

'Putting research into practice is where you make a difference. It is not enough to make the discoveries; you need to talk to the right people and make the necessary changes happen.'

Associate Professor Jones also talks to school and community groups about the importance of looking after our vulnerable ecosystems.

'Conservation starts at home and in your workplace or industry. We can all takes steps to look after our environment. It will reward us by being a more productive landscape.'

Associate Professor Jones says there is nowhere better on earth to study ecology than in Tasmania.

'Tasmania is a wonderful natural outdoor laboratory. The mammal fauna is largely intact. It has been less affected by invasive species and extinctions than in other places.

'I believe that Tasmania could be the hub of ecological research for the world. We have an opportunity here to study evolution and animal extinctions. We can turn the lessons learned into management tools to share with the rest of Australia and the world.

'By understanding how healthy ecosystems function, and how disruptions to an ecosystem, such as disease and changes in land use, impact the broader natural environment, we can make a significant contribution to the world.'

Teaching Responsibilities

Units

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Publications

  • McCallum H. & Jones M. E., 2010, 'Infectious cancer in wildlife. ', Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health. (Eds. A. Alonso Aguirre, Peter Daszak and Richard S. Ostfeld)., Oxford University Press.
  • Lachish, S., Miller, K. & Jones, M., 2010, 'Dispersal in disease-affected populations of Tasmanian devils: Genetic evidence that an infectious disease epidemic alters dispersal patterns in a wild mammal. ', Heredity , 1-11
  • Lachish S., McCallum H., Mann D., Pukk C., & Jones M., 2010, 'Evaluating selective culling of infected individuals to control Tasmanian devil Facial Tumor Disease ', Conservation Biology, 78 (2, pgs. 427-436
  • Hamede R. K., Bashford J., McCallum H., & Jones, M. , 2009, 'Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease. ', Ecology Letters, 12 (11), pgs. 1147-1157
  • Jones, M.E., Cockburn, A., Hawkins, C., Hesterman, H., Lachish, S., Mann, D., McCallum, H., Pemberton, D., 2008, 'Life history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations.', Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 205, pgs. 10023 - 10027
  • McCallum, H. and Jones, M., 2006, 'To lose both would look like carelessness... Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease. Unsolved Mystery', Public Library of Science, Biology 4 , (10), pgs. 1671 – 1674
  • Jones, M.E., Oakwood, M., Belcher, C., Morris, K., Murray, A., Woolley, P.A., Firestone, K.B., Johnson, B., Burnett, S., 2003, 'Carnivore concerns: problems, issues and solutions for conserving Australasia's marsupial carnivores', Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials

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Fields of Research

  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Zoology (060899)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Host-Parasite Interactions (060307)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Animal Physiological Ecology (060806)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Ecology (060299)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (070704)
  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Life Histories (060308)
  • Animal Physiology - Biophysics (060601)
  • Genetic Immunology (060406)
  • Cell Metabolism (060104)
  • Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics) (060412)
  • Genomics (060408)
  • Biological Adaptation (060303)
  • Molecular Evolution (060409)
  • Animal Physiology - Cell (060602)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Veterinary Immunology (070705)
  • Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics) (060109)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Vertebrate Biology (060809)
  • Speciation and Extinction (060311)
  • Palaeoecology (060206)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Animal Immunology (060804)
  • Education Policy (160506)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Tumour Immunology (110709)
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
  • Comparative Physiology (060604)
  • Veterinary Parasitology (070708)
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  • Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies) (110702)
  • Animal Reproduction (070206)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) (050207)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge (050201)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Microbial Genetics (060503)

Research Objectives

  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales (960405)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960804)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments (960404)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960811)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments (961203)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)
  • Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) (960608)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments (961306)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas at Regional or Larger Scales (961308)
  • Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection) (960401)
  • Forest and Woodlands Land Management (960906)
  • Gender Aspects of Education (939904)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species (960499)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Tourism (900399)
  • Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) (920404)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960403)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Recreational Services (909902)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments (961299)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)

Publications

Total publications

100

Highlighted publications

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YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2012Journal ArticleHamede R, Lachish S, Belov K, Woods G, Kreiss A, et al., 'Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front', Conservation Biology, 26, (1) pp. 124-134. ISSN 0888-8892 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01747.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Hamede R; Lachish S; Woods G; Kreiss A; McCallum H

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2012Chapter in BookMcCallum HI, Jones M, 'Infectious Cancers in Wildlife', New Directions in Conservation Medicine, Oxford University Press, A. Alonso Aguirre, R.S. Ostfeld, P. Daszak (ed), Madison Ave, New York, pp. 270-283. ISBN 978-0-19-973147-3 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: McCallum HI

2009Journal ArticleHamede Ross RK, Bashford JD, McCallum HI, Jones Menna, 'Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease', Ecology Letters, 12, (11) pp. 1147-1157. ISSN 1461-023X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01370.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 130Web of Science - 121

Co-authors: Hamede Ross RK; Bashford JD; McCallum HI

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2008Journal ArticleJones Menna, Cockburn A, Hamede Ross RK, Hawkins CE, Hesterman H, et al., 'Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 105, (29) pp. 10023-10027. ISSN 0027-8424 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0711236105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 88Web of Science - 80

Co-authors: Hamede Ross RK; Hawkins CE; Hesterman H; Lachish S; McCallum HI

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2006Journal ArticleMcCallum HI, Jones ME, 'To lose both would look like carelessness: Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease', Public Library of Science Biology, 4, (10) pp. 1671-1674. ISSN 1545-7885 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040342 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: McCallum HI

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2004Journal ArticleJones ME, Smith GC, Jones SM, 'Is anti-predator behaviour in Tasmanian eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) effective against introduced predators?', Animal Conservation, 7 pp. 155-160. ISSN 1367-9430 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S136794300400126X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Jones SM

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2004Journal ArticleSoule ME, Mackey BG, Recher HF, Williams JE, Woinarski CZ, et al., 'The role of connectivity in Australian conservation', Pacific Conservation Biology, 10, (10) pp. 266-279. ISSN 1038-2097 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 82

2003Chapter in BookJones ME, 'Convergence in ecomorphology and guild structure among marsupial and placental carnivores', Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials, CSIRO Publishing, Menna Jones, Chris Dickman & Mike Archer (ed), Collingwood, pp. 285-296. ISBN 0643006439 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Journal ArticleJones ME, Mandelik Y, Dayan T, 'Coexistence of temporally partitioned spiny mice: Roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior', Ecology, 82, (8) pp. 2164-2176. ISSN 0012-9658 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/2680223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 74

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1997Journal ArticleJones ME, 'Character displacement in Australian dasyurid carnivores: size relationships and prey size patterns', Ecology, 78, (8) pp. 2569-2587. ISSN 0012-9658 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/2265915 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 59

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hamede R, Beeton NJ, Carver S, Jones ME, 'Untangling the model muddle: Empirical tumour growth in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 6217. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06166-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hamede R; Beeton NJ; Carver S

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2017Hendricks S, Epstein B, Schonfeld B, Wiench C, Hamede R, et al., 'Conservation implications of limited genetic diversity and population structure in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Conservation Genetics pp. 1-6. ISSN 1566-0621 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-017-0939-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Schonfeld B; Hamede R

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2017Storfer A, Epstein B, Jones M, Micheletti S, Spear SF, et al., 'Landscape genetics of the Tasmanian devil: implications for spread of an infectious cancer', Conservation Genetics pp. 1-11. ISSN 1566-0621 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-017-0980-4 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Wells K, Hamede RK, Kerlin DH, Storfer A, Hohenlohe PA, et al., 'Infection of the fittest: devil facial tumour disease has greatest effect on individuals with highest reproductive output', Ecology Letters, 20, (6) pp. 770-778. ISSN 1461-0248 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ele.12776 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hamede RK

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2017Wright B, Willet CE, Hamede R, Jones M, Belov K, et al., 'Variants in the host genome may inhibit tumour growth in devil facial tumours: evidence from genome-wide association', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 423. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00439-7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hamede R

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2017Parsons MH, Apfelback R, Banks PB, Cameron EZ, Dickman CR, et al., 'Biologically meaningful scents: a framework for understanding predator-prey research across disciplines', Biological Reviews pp. 1-17. ISSN 1464-7931 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/brv.12334 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cameron EZ; Frank ASK; McLean S

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2016Bruniche-Olsen A, Austin JJ, Jones ME, Holland BR, Burridge CP, 'Detecting selection on temporal and spatial scales: a genomic time-series assessment of selective responses to devil facial tumor disease', PLoS One, 11, (3) Article e0147875. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147875 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Holland BR; Burridge CP

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2016Pye R, Hamede R, Siddle HV, Caldwell A, Knowles GW, et al., 'Demonstration of immune responses against devil facial tumour disease in wild Tasmanian devils', Biology Letters, 12, (10) Article 20160553. ISSN 1744-9561 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0553 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hamede R; Kreiss A; Lyons AB; Woods GM

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2016Hardy A, McDonald J, Guijt R, Leane E, Martin A, et al., 'Academic parenting: work-family conflict and strategies across child age, disciplines and career level', Studies in Higher Education pp. 1-19. ISSN 0307-5079 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1185777 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hardy A; McDonald J; Guijt R; Leane E; Martin A; James A; Corban M; Green B

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2016Hollings TA, Jones M, Mooney N, McCallum H, 'Disease-induced decline of an apex predator drives invasive dominated states and threatens biodiversity', Ecology, 97, (2) pp. 394-405. ISSN 0012-9658 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/15-0204.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hollings TA

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2016Hunter DO, Britz T, Jones ME, Letnic M, 'Reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia can restore top-down control in ecosystems where dingoes have been extirpated: A response to Baker et al. 2016 and Fancourt & Mooney 2016', Biological Conservation, 196 pp. 20-21. ISSN 0006-3207 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.01.021 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Jones ME, Apfelbach R, Banks PB, Cameron EZ, Dickman CR, et al., 'A nose for death: integrating trophic and informational networks for conservation and management', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 4 Article 124. ISSN 2296-701X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00124 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cameron EZ; Frank A; McLean S

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2016Jones ME, Davidson NJ, 'Applying an animal-centric approach to improve ecological restoration', Restoration Ecology, 24, (6) pp. 836-842. ISSN 1061-2971 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12447 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Davidson NJ

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2016Karu N, Wilson R, Hamede R, Jones M, Woods GM, et al., 'Discovery of biomarkers for Tasmanian devil cancer (DFTD) by metabolic profiling of serum', Journal of Proteome Research, 15, (10) pp. 3827-3840. ISSN 1535-3907 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00629 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Karu N; Wilson R; Hamede R; Woods GM; Hilder EF; Shellie RA

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2016Leahy L, Legge SM, Tuft K, McGregor HW, Barmuta LA, et al., 'Amplified predation after fire suppresses rodent populations in Australia's tropical savannas', Wildlife Research, 42, (8) pp. 705-716. ISSN 1035-3712 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR15011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Leahy L; McGregor HW; Barmuta LA; Johnson CN

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2016McGregor HW, Legge S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Extraterritorial hunting expeditions to intense fire scars by feral cats', Scientific Reports, 6 Article 22559. ISSN 2045-2322 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep22559 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: McGregor HW; Johnson CN

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2016McGregor HW, Legge SM, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'GPS collars are more efficient when collecting high-frequency data', Australian Mammalogy, 38, (2) pp. 237-240. ISSN 0310-0049 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AM15034 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McGregor HW; Johnson CN

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2016Peck S, Corkrey R, Hamede R, Jones M, Canfield P, 'Hematologic and serum biochemical changes associated with Devil Facial Tumor Disease in Tasmanian Devils', Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 45, (3) pp. 417-429. ISSN 0275-6382 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/vcp.12391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Corkrey R; Hamede R

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2016Andersen GE, Johnson CN, Jones ME, 'Sympatric predator odour reveals a competitive relationship in size-structured mammalian carnivores', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70, (11) pp. 1831-1841. ISSN 0340-5443 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2189-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Andersen GE; Johnson CN

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2016Ujvari B, Hamede R, Peck S, Pemberton D, Jones M, et al., 'Immunoglubolin dynamics and cancer prevalence in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Scientific Reports, 6 Article 25093. ISSN 2045-2322 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/srep25093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Hamede R

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2016Epstein B, Jones M, Hamede R, Hendricks S, McCallum H, et al., 'Rapid evolutionary response to a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils', Nature Communications, 7 Article 12684. ISSN 2041-1723 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12684 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

Co-authors: Hamede R; Schonfeld B

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2015Peck S, Corkrey R, Hamede R, Jones M, Canfield P, 'Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals for wild Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 44, (4) pp. 519-529. ISSN 0275-6382 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/vcp.12304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Corkrey R; Hamede R

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2015Fancourt BA, Bateman BL, VanDerWal J, Nicol SC, Hawkins CE, et al., 'Testing the role of climate change in species decline: is the eastern quoll a victim of a change in the weather?', PLoS ONE, 10, (6) Article e0129420. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129420 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Fancourt BA; Hawkins CE; Johnson CN

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2015Hogg CJ, Ivy JA, Srb C, Hockley J, Lees C, et al., 'Influence of genetic provenance and birth origin on productivity of the Tasmanian devil insurance population', Conservation Genetics, 16, (6) pp. 1465-1473. ISSN 1566-0621 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-015-0754-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2015Hollings T, McCallum H, Kreger K, Mooney N, Jones M, 'Relaxation of risk-sensitive behaviour of prey following disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian devil', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, (1810) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0962-8452 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0124 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hollings T; Kreger K

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2015Hunter DO, Britz T, Jones M, Letnic M, 'Reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia can restore top-down control in ecosystems where dingoes have been extirpated', Biological Conservation, 191 pp. 428-435. ISSN 0006-3207 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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2015McGregor H, Legge S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Feral cats are better killers in open habitats, revealed by animal-borne video', PLoS ONE, 10, (8) Article e0133915. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133915 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: McGregor H; Johnson CN

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2015McGregor HW, Legge S, Potts J, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Density and home range of feral cats in north-western Australia', Wildlife Research, 42, (3) pp. 223-231. ISSN 1035-3712 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR14180 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: McGregor HW; Johnson CN

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2015Hamede RK, Pearse A-M, Swift K, Barmuta LA, Murchison EP, et al., 'Transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils: localized lineage replacement and host population response', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, (1814) Article 20151468. ISSN 0962-8452 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1468 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hamede RK; Barmuta LA

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2015Tompkins DM, Carver S, Jones ME, Krkosek M, Skerratt LF, 'Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: a critical perspective', Trends in Parasitology, 31, (4) pp. 149-159. ISSN 1471-4922 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2015.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Carver S

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2015Wright B, Morris K, Grueber CE, Willet CE, Gooley R, et al., 'Development of a SNP-based assay for measuring genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil insurance population', BMC Genomics, 16, (791) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1471-2164 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-2020-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hamede R

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2015Fancourt BA, Hawkins CE, Cameron EZ, Jones ME, Nicol SC, 'Devil declines and catastrophic cascades: is mesopredator release of feral cats inhibiting recovery of the eastern quoll?', PLoS ONE, 10, (3) Article e0119303. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Fancourt BA; Hawkins CE; Cameron EZ

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2014Bruniche-Olsen A, Jones ME, Austin JJ, Burridge CP, Holland BR, 'Extensive population decline in the Tasmanian devil predates European settlement and devil facial tumour disease', Biology Letters, 10, (11) Article 20140619. ISSN 1744-9561 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0619 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Burridge CP; Holland BR

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2014Fancourt BA, Nicol SC, Hawkins CE, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Beyond the disease: is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?', International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 3, (2) pp. 102-112. ISSN 2213-2244 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2014.05.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Fancourt BA; Nicol SC; Hawkins CE; Johnson CN

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2014McGregor HW, Legge S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Landscape management of fire and grazing regimes alters the fine-scale habitat utilisation by feral cats', PLoS One, 9, (10) Article e109097. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: McGregor HW; Johnson CN

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2014Sinn DL, Cawthen L, Jones SM, Pukk C, Jones ME, 'Boldness towards novelty and translocation success in captive-raised, orphaned Tasmanian devils', Zoo Biology, 33, (1) pp. 36-48. ISSN 0733-3188 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Sinn DL; Cawthen L; Jones SM

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2013Bruniche-Olsen A, Burridge CP, Austin JJ, Jones M, 'Disease induced changes in gene flow patterns among Tasmanian devil populations', Biological Conservation, 165 pp. 69-78. ISSN 0006-3207 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Burridge CP

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2013Fisher DO, Dickman CR, Jones ME, Blomberg SP, 'Sperm competition drives the evolution of suicidal reproduction in mammals', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, (44) pp. 17910-17914. ISSN 0027-8424 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1310691110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23

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2013Hamede RK, McCallum HI, Jones M, 'Biting injuries and transmission of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease', Journal of Animal Ecology, 82, (1) pp. 182-190. ISSN 0021-8790 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02025.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Hamede RK; McCallum HI

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2013Hollings T, Jones M, Mooney N, McCallum HI, 'Trophic cascades following the disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian Devil', Conservation Biology, 28, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 0888-8892 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Hollings T; McCallum HI

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2013Hollings T, Jones M, Mooney N, McCallum HI, 'Wildlife disease ecology in changing landscapes: Mesopredator release and toxoplasmosis', International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2 pp. 110-118. ISSN 2213-2244 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.02.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

Co-authors: Hollings T; McCallum HI

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2013Moore JL, Rout TM, Hauser CE, Moro D, Jones M, et al., 'Protecting islands from pest invasion: Response to Greenslade et al', Biological Conservation, 157 pp. 435-436. ISSN 0006-3207 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.08.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2013Siddle HV, Kreiss A, Tovar C, Yuen CK, Cheng Y, et al., 'Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumour disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, (13) pp. 5103-5108. ISSN 0027-8424 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1219920110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 61Web of Science - 56

Co-authors: Kreiss A; Tovar C; Hamede R; Woods GM

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2013Ujvari B, Pearse A-M, Swift K, Hodson P, Hua B, et al., 'Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours', Evolutionary Applications, 7, (2) pp. 260-265. ISSN 1752-4571 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/eva.12117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hamede R

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2012Cheng Y, Sanderson C, Jones M, Belov K, 'Low MHC class II diversity in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Immunogenetics, 64, (7) pp. 525-533. ISSN 0093-7711 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00251-012-0614-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

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2012Cheng Y, Stuart A, Morris K, Taylor R, Siddle HV, et al., 'Antigen-presenting genes and genomic copy number variations in the Tasmanian devil MHC', BMC Genomics, 13, (1) Article 87. ISSN 1471-2164 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-87 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22

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2012Hamede R, Lachish S, Belov K, Woods G, Kreiss A, et al., 'Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front', Conservation Biology, 26, (1) pp. 124-134. ISSN 0888-8892 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01747.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Hamede R; Lachish S; Woods G; Kreiss A; McCallum H

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2012Lane A, Cheng Y, Wright B, Hamede R, Levan L, et al., 'New Insights into the Role of MHC Diversity in Devil Facial Tumour Disease', PLoS-One, 7, (6) Article e36955. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036955 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Hamede R

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2012Hamede R, Bashford J, Jones M, McCallum H, 'Simulating devil facial tumour disease outbreaks across empirically derived contact networks', Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, (2) pp. 447-456. ISSN 0021-8901 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02103.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Hamede R; Bashford J

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2011Lachish S, Miller KJ, Storfer A, Goldizen AW, Jones ME, 'Evidence that disease-induced population decline changes genetic structure and alters dispersal patterns in the Tasmanian devil ', Heredity, 106, (1) pp. 172-182. ISSN 0018-067X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2010.17 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Miller KJ

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2011Miller W, Hayes VM, Ratan A, Peterson DC, Wittekindt NE, et al., 'Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered marsupial Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil)', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 108, (30) pp. 12348-12353. ISSN 0027-8424 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1102838108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 91Web of Science - 88

Co-authors: Kreiss A; Woods GM

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2011Flynn EM, Jones SM, Jones ME, Jordan GJ, Munks SA, 'Characteristics of mammal communities in Tasmanian forests: exploring the influence of forest type and disturbance history', Wildlife Research, 38, (1) pp. 13-29. ISSN 1035-3712 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR10025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Flynn EM; Jones SM; Jordan GJ; Munks SA

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2011Lachish S, Passmore A, Jones M, 'A new PCR assay for reliable molecular sexing of endangered Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) from non-invasive genetic samples', Conservation Genetics Resources, 3, (2) pp. 279-281. ISSN 1877-7252 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12686-010-9341-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lachish S; Passmore A

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2010McCallum HI, Jones M, 'Sins of omission and sins of commission: St Thomas Aquinas and the devil', Australian Zoologist, 35, (2) pp. 1-8. ISSN 0067-2238 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: McCallum HI

2010McDonald-Madden E, Probert WJM, Hauser CE, Runge MC, Possingham HP, et al., 'Active adaptive conservation of threatened species in the face of uncertainty ', Ecological Applications, 20, (5) pp. 1476-1489. ISSN 1051-0761 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/09-0647.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 42

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2010Moore JL, Rout TM, Hauser CE, Moro D, Jones M, et al., 'Protecting islands from pest invasion: optimal allocation of biosecurity resources between quarantine and surveillance', Biological Conservation, 143, (5) pp. 1068-1078. ISSN 0006-3207 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.01.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

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2010Lachish S, McCallum H, Mann D, Pukk CE, Jones ME, 'Evaluation of selective culling of infected individuals to control Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease', Conservation Biology, 24, (3) pp. 841-851. ISSN 0888-8892 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01429.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Lachish S; McCallum H

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2010Siddle HV, Marzec J, Cheng Y, Jones M, Belov K, 'MHC gene copy number variation in Tasmanian devils: implications for the spread of a contagious cancer', Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences, 277, (1690) pp. 2001-2006 . ISSN 0962-8452 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.2362 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 75Web of Science - 67

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2009Hamede Ross RK, Bashford JD, McCallum HI, Jones Menna, 'Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease', Ecology Letters, 12, (11) pp. 1147-1157. ISSN 1461-023X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2009.01370.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 130Web of Science - 121

Co-authors: Hamede Ross RK; Bashford JD; McCallum HI

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2009Lachish S, McCallum HI, Jones Menna, 'Demography, disease and the devil: life-history changes in a disease-affected population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, (2) pp. 427-436. ISSN 0021-8790 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01494.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 44

Co-authors: Lachish S; McCallum HI

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2009McCallum HI, Jones M, Hawkins CE, Hamede Ross RK, Lachish S, et al., 'Transmission dynamics of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease may lead to disease-induced extinction', Ecology, 90, (12) pp. 3379-3392. ISSN 0012-9658 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/08-1763.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 96Web of Science - 92

Co-authors: McCallum HI; Hawkins CE; Hamede Ross RK; Lachish S; Sinn DL; Beeton N

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2008Hamede RK, McCallum HI, Jones Menna, 'Seasonal, demographic and density-related patterns of contact between Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii): Implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease', Austral Ecology: a journey of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 33, (5) pp. 614-622. ISSN 1442-9985 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01827.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Hamede RK; McCallum HI

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2008Jones Menna, Cockburn A, Hamede Ross RK, Hawkins CE, Hesterman H, et al., 'Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 105, (29) pp. 10023-10027. ISSN 0027-8424 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0711236105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 88Web of Science - 80

Co-authors: Hamede Ross RK; Hawkins CE; Hesterman H; Lachish S; McCallum HI

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2007Jones ME, Jarman PJ, Lees CM, Hesterman H, Hamede RK, et al., 'Conservation management of Tasmanian devils in the context of an emerging, extinction-threatening disease: Devil Facial Tumor Disease', EcoHealth, 4, (3) pp. 326-337. ISSN 1612-9202 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-007-0120-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 55

Co-authors: Hesterman H; Hamede RK; McCallum HI

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2007Lachich S, Jones ME, McCallum HI, 'The impact of disease on the survival and population growth rate of the Tasmanian devil', Journal of Animal Ecology, 76, (5) pp. 926-936 . ISSN 0021-8790 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01272.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 89Web of Science - 86

Co-authors: McCallum HI

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2007McCallum HI, Tompkins DM, Jones ME, Lachish S, Marvanek S, et al., 'Distribution and impacts of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease', EcoHealth, 4, (3) pp. 318-325. ISSN 1612-9202 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-007-0118-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 104Web of Science - 90

Co-authors: McCallum HI; Hawkins CE

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2006Hawkins CE, Baars C, Hesterman H, Hocking GJ, Jones ME, et al., 'Emerging disease and population decline of an island endemic, the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii', Biological Conservation, 131, (2) pp. 307-324. ISSN 0006-3207 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2006.04.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 160Web of Science - 148

Co-authors: Hawkins CE; Hesterman H; Mann D

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2006McCallum HI, Jones ME, 'To lose both would look like carelessness: Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease', Public Library of Science Biology, 4, (10) pp. 1671-1674. ISSN 1545-7885 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040342 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: McCallum HI

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2004Jones ME, Paetkau D, Geffen E, Moritz C, 'Genetic diversity and population structure of Tasmanian devils, the largest marsupial carnivore', Molecular Ecology, 13, (8) pp. 2197-2209. ISSN 0962-1083 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02239.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 105Web of Science - 97

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2004Jones ME, Smith GC, Jones SM, 'Is anti-predator behaviour in Tasmanian eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) effective against introduced predators?', Animal Conservation, 7 pp. 155-160. ISSN 1367-9430 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S136794300400126X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Jones SM

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2004Soule ME, Mackey BG, Recher HF, Williams JE, Woinarski CZ, et al., 'The role of connectivity in Australian conservation', Pacific Conservation Biology, 10, (10) pp. 266-279. ISSN 1038-2097 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 82

2003Jones ME, Paetkau D, Geffen E, Moritz C, 'Microsatellites for the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus laniarius)', Molecular Ecology Notes, 3, (2) pp. 277-279. ISSN 1471-8278 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00425.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

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2003Mandelik Y, Jones ME, Dayan T, 'Structurally complex habitat and sensory adaptations mediate the behavioural responses of a desert rodent to an indirect cue for increased predation risk', Evolutionary Ecology Research, 5, (4) pp. 501-515. ISSN 1522-0613 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 37

2001Jones ME, Mandelik Y, Dayan T, 'Coexistence of temporally partitioned spiny mice: Roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior', Ecology, 82, (8) pp. 2164-2176. ISSN 0012-9658 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/2680223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 74

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2000Jones ME, 'Road upgrade, road mortality and remedial measures: impacts on a population of eastern quolls and Tasmanian devils', Wildlife Research, 27 pp. 289-296. ISSN 1035-3712 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR98069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 71

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2000Jones ME, Barmuta LA, 'Niche differentiation among sympatric Australian dasyurid carnivores', Journal of Mammalogy, 81, (2) pp. 434-447. ISSN 0022-2372 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1644/1545-1542(2000)081<0434:NDASAD>2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Barmuta LA

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2000Jones ME, Dayan T, 'Foraging behavior and microhabitat use by spiny mice, Acomys cahirinus and A. russatus, in the presence of Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana) odor', Journal of Chemical Ecology, 26, (2) pp. 455-469. ISSN 0098-0331 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005417707588 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 43

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1998Jones ME, 'The function of vigilance in sympatric marsupial carnivores: the eastern quoll and the Tasmanian Devil', Animal Behaviour, 56 pp. 1279-1284. ISSN 0003-3472 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/anbe.1998.0893 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 31

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1998Jones ME, Barmuta LA, 'Diet overlap and relative abundance of sympatric dasyurid carnivores: a hypothesis of competition', Journal of Animal Ecology, 67, (3) pp. 410-421. ISSN 0021-8790 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2656.1998.00203.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 75Web of Science - 65

Co-authors: Barmuta LA

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1998Jones ME, Stoddart DM, 'Reconstruction of the predatory behaviour of the extinct marsupial thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus)', Journal of Zoology, 246 pp. 239-246. ISSN 0952-8369 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0952836998010127 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Stoddart DM

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1997Jones ME, 'Character displacement in Australian dasyurid carnivores: size relationships and prey size patterns', Ecology, 78, (8) pp. 2569-2587. ISSN 0012-9658 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/2265915 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 59

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1997Jones ME, Grigg GC, Beard LA, 'Body temperatures and activity patterns of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) and eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) through a subalpine winter', Physiological Zoology, 70, (1) pp. 53-60. ISSN 0031-935X (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/639541 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2003Jones ME, Dickman C, Archer M, 'Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials', CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, pp. 475. ISBN 0643006439 (2003) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Dickman CR, Glen AS, Jones ME, Soule ME, Ritchie EG, et al., 'Strongly interactive carnivore species: maintaining and restoring ecosystem function', Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future, CSIRO Publishing, AS Glen, CR Dickman (ed), Collingwood, Australia, pp. 307-330. ISBN 9780643103108 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Jones ME, Burnett S, Claridge A, Fancourt B, Kortner G, et al., 'Australia's surviving marsupial carnivores: threats and conservation', Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future, CSIRO Publishing, AS Glen, CR Dickman (ed), Collingwood, Australia, pp. 201-246. ISBN 9780643103108 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Fancourt B; Troy S

2012Jones M, Hamede R, McCallum H, 'The Devil is in the detail: Conservation biology, animal philosophies and the role of animal ethics committees', Science Under Siege: Zoology under Threat, The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, P Banks, D Lunney and C Dickman (ed), Sydney, Australia, pp. 79-88. ISBN 978-0-9803272-7-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.028 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hamede R; McCallum H

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2012McCallum HI, Jones M, 'Infectious Cancers in Wildlife', New Directions in Conservation Medicine, Oxford University Press, A. Alonso Aguirre, R.S. Ostfeld, P. Daszak (ed), Madison Ave, New York, pp. 270-283. ISBN 978-0-19-973147-3 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: McCallum HI

2007Jones M, 'Reduced genetic variation and the emergence of an extinction-threatening disease in the Tasmanian devil', Conservation and the genetics of populations, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, F Allendorf et al (ed), Oxford UK, pp. 96-116. ISBN 978-0470671450 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Jones Menna, 'Tasmanian Devil', A fragile balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials, Craftsmans House, Kathie Stove ELS (ed), Melbourne, pp. 246. ISBN 9780980354010 (2007) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Soule ME, Mackey BG, Recher HF, Williams JE, Woinarski JCZ, et al., 'The role of connectivity in Australian conservation', Connectivity Conservation, Cambridge University Press, KR Crooks and M Sanjayan (ed), New York, USA, pp. 649-675. ISBN 978-0-521-85706-2 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2003Jones ME, 'Convergence in ecomorphology and guild structure among marsupial and placental carnivores', Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials, CSIRO Publishing, Menna Jones, Chris Dickman & Mike Archer (ed), Collingwood, pp. 285-296. ISBN 0643006439 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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2003Jones ME, Oakwood M, Belcher CA, Morris K, Murray AJ, et al., 'Carnivore concerns: Problems, issues and solutions for conserving Australasia's marsupial carnivores', Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials, CSIRO Publishing, Menna Jones, Chris Dickman & Mike Archer (ed), Collingwood, pp. 422-434. ISBN 0643006439 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Jones ME, 'Historical Ecology for Conservation Managers', Conservation Biology, 18, (1) pp. 281-282. (2004) [Review Single Work]

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2004Magnus ZC, Kriwoken LK, Mooney NJ, Jones ME, 'Reducing the Incidence of Wildlife Roadkill: Improving the visitor experience in Tasmania', CRC Sustainable Tourism Technical Report pp. i-vi, 1-35. (2004) [Substantial Review]

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Co-authors: Kriwoken LK

Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Karu N, Patchett AL, Wilson RR, Hamede Ross RK, Jones Menna, et al., 'Application of metabolomics and proteomics for biomarker discovery and development of therapies for the transmissible cancer, Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease', February 2nd-5th 2017, Lorne, VIC, pp. Page 22. (2017) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Karu N; Patchett AL; Wilson RR; Hamede Ross RK; Lyons AB; Woods GM

2016Karu N, Wilson RR, Hamede Ross RK, Jones Menna, Woods GM, et al., 'Discovery of serum biomarkers for Tasmanian Devil cancer (DFTD)', Proceedings of The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference, 31st March - 1st April, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Karu N; Wilson RR; Hamede Ross RK; Woods GM; Hilder EF; Shellie RA

Thesis

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YearCitationAltmetrics
1995Jones ME, 'Guild structure of the large marsupial carnivores in Tasmania' (1995) [PhD]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1995Jones ME, 'Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii', The Mammals of Australia, R. Strahan (ed), Chatswood, Australia, pp. 82-84 (1995) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Jones ME, McCallum H, 'The Devil's Cancer', Scientific American, Scientific American Inc, 415 Madison Ave, New York, USA, NY, 10017, 304, 6 (2011) [Magazine Article]

DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0611-72 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: McCallum H

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2011Jones Menna, 'ARC-Funded Researchers 2007-2008', Australian Research Council Annual Report 2010 - 2011, Australian Research Council, Canberra, ACT, p. 28. (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

72

Total funding

$7,326,673

Projects

Distribution, prevalence and epidemiology of DFTD and DFT2 on the d Entrecasteaux channel area (2017)$31,130
Description
Two different transmissible cancers (DFTD and DFT2) are present in south-eastern Tasmania. This study will assess the distribution, prevalence, infection dynamics and survival after infection in both cancers. This information will create a baseline dataset for evaluating the threat of DFT2 and its possible interactions and selective processes with DFTD.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($31,130)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hamede Ross RK; Jones ME; Woods GM; Darby JM
Year
2017
Evaluating the benefits in Tasmanian devils of immune responses to transmissible cancer (2017)$25,000
Description
A one year field and laboratory study to further our work on the evolution of resistance and tolerance in Tasmanian devils to facial tumor disease and to advance knowledge of immunology of devils for vaccine research. This work is a collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK; Carver SS; Woods GM
Year
2017
Measuring chronic stress in superb fairy-wrens of the Tasmanian Midlands (2017)$1,500
Description
The project will involve the capture and blood sampling of superb fairy-wrens that occupy habitat with varying degrees of disturbance (e.g. noisy miner abundance) and fragmentation. Chronic stress in wrens will be measured in the laboratory via white blood cell ratios.
Funding
Australian Wildlife Society ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-University Students Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Bain G
Year
2017
From epidemic to endemic? Modelling coexistence and evolutionary adaptations in Tasmanian devils and devil facial tumour disease (2016)$15,441
Description
Using immunological and epidemiological data to detect differences in pathogen fitness and host selective adaptations to infection
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($15,441)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hamede Ross RK; Jones ME
Year
2016
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devil populations and DFTD in long-diseased areas (2016)$25,000
Description
Tasmanian devils persist in areas long affected by facial tumour disease. We will reveal how epidemic anddemographic patterns are changing, and how devil's social and spatial organisation, breeding and dispersal maintainpopulations in the landscape. The project will help predict the epidemic outcome and the future of the devil.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK; Carver SS
Year
2016
Long-term ecological effects of Tasmanian devil decline (2016 - 2017)$11,750
Description
This project investigates how the disease-induced decline of the Tasmanian devil affects prey behaviour and the composition of the mammal community.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($11,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Cunningham C
Period
2016 - 2017
Interactions among predators and impacts on prey on Maria Island: Devils, cats, possums and seabirds (2016 - 2017)$11,250
Description
This project will use remote cameras, GPS tracking technology, and monitoring of seabird numbers and survival to study the effects of an increasing devil population on the population dynamics, behaviour, activity and resource-use of brushtail possums, feral cats, shearwaters and other small-medium sized mammal species. The aim of the project is to enhance knowledge of the role of Tasmanian Devils as ecosystem architects in protecting biodiversity and guiding conservation mitigation and restoration programs in Tasmania and mainland Australia.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($11,250)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Scoleri V
Period
2016 - 2017
Using a novel approach to assess microhabitat use under predation risk of declining ground-foraging birds in fragmented farmland (2016)$2,087
Description
This is a field study to assess the influence of predation risk on microhabitat selection of ground-foraging woodland birds in the Tasmanian Midlands.
Funding
British Ornithologist’s Union ($2,087)
Scheme
Grant-Small Ornithological Research Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Bain G
Year
2016
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations: devils, quolls and cats in the Tasmanian Midlands (2016)$6,000
Description
Determining the processes driving the distribution, abundance and behaviour of mammalian carnivores in the Tasmanian Midlands, with a view to improving the effectiveness of habitat restoration projects being undertaken by our industry partners.
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($6,000)
Scheme
Award-Nature Conservancy Applied Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Hamer RP
Year
2016
Is the Felixer cat trap safe for native carnivores? (2016)$5,000
Description
Feral cats are a huge threat to our native wildlife and agriculture but are notoriously hard to control via shooting, trapping and baiting. We aim to test whether the Felixer, a new robotic grooming trap for feral cats, is safe for native cat-like animals such as the vulnerable spotted-tailed quoll. If it can avoid impacts on these native carnivores, this device could be a vital weapon in the fight against feral cats.
Funding
Experiment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant - Cats Challenge Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; McGregor H; Hamer RP
Year
2016
Arthur River long-term eco-system monitoring project (2015)$16,000
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($16,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN
Year
2015
Landscape and conservation genetics of Tasmanian bettongs (2015 - 2017)$11,650
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($11,650)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Burridge CP; Jones ME; Johnson CN; Proft KM
Period
2015 - 2017
Social networks, behaviour and transmission of facial tumour disease in the Tasmanian devil (2015 - 2016)$14,400
Description
This project wilt investigate contact networks and behaviours associated with infection risk in wild Tasmanian devils, and how these translate to bltin inuries and transmission d namics of Devil Facial Tumour Disease DFTD
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($14,400)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hamede Ross RK; Jones ME; Cameron EZ; Hamilton D
Period
2015 - 2016
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas (2015 - 2017)$16,250
Description
This project will reveal the mechanisms underlying continued persistence of low density wild devil populations in areas where population and stochastic modelling have predicted a genuine risk of local extinction.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,250)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK; Carver SS; Comte S
Period
2015 - 2017
Tasmanian devil conservation physiology: Role of devil immune system in Devil Facial Tumour Disease progression (2015 - 2017)$16,100
Description
The project aims to establish the biochemistry blood indicator baseline in wild devils and assess how it changes at different stages of infection.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,100)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Carver SS; Hamede Ross RK; Ruiz Aravena MIA
Period
2015 - 2017
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations: devils, quolls and feral cats in the Tasmanian Midlands. (2015)$1,500
Description
Aims1. Determine the nature and relative importance of factors driving the distribution and abundanceof large mammalian predators in the Tasmanian Midlands.2. Investigate the fine-scale habitat use of each species, with a view to defining important habitatfeatures and parameters for the conservation of native predators.3. Examine the behavioural interactions between the four species of large mammalian predatorspresent, in order to further understand how these may be affecting these species habitat useand distribution.4. Quantify the relative impact of these four predators on native prey, and provide an indication ofwhether this impact can be limited by habitat complexity.5. Provide preliminary information on the impact of current predator control and managementpractices.
Funding
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Ethel Mary Read
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Hamer RP
Year
2015
Ecological restoration for Critical Weight Range Mammals in Tasmania's Midlands (2015 - 2016)$13,000
Description
The main aim of this project is to provide an animal centric approach for restoration efforts and conservationmanagement for Tasmania's CWR mammals, by studying individual decision making across the landscape.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Jones ME; Gardiner R
Period
2015 - 2016
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations: devils, quolls and cats in the Tasmanian Midlands (2015 - 2016)$15,000
Description
Determining the processes driving the distribution, abundance and behaviour of mammalian carnivores in the Tasmanian Midlands,with a view to improving the effectiveness of habitat restoration projects being undertaken by our industry partners.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Hamer RP
Period
2015 - 2016
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas (2015)$2,000
Description
The aim of the project is to understand the demographic processes in the devil populations and the epidemiology of DFTD in a framework of microevolution of the host and tumour in two long diseased areas. Mt William National Park, home of the first described case of DFTD, has been studied since the 1980s with continuous trapping and sampling since 2004. In Freycinet National Park, data and genetic samples have been collected continuously since 1999, two years before the emergence of DFTD. In both areas, demographic and epidemiological modelling forecasted a potential extinction of the devil populations around 2011-16. Though these populations have decreased by at least 90%, devils seem to persist at very low density while DFTD prevalence stays around 50%. In this context, local or temporal extinction should still be considered. Spatial analyses based on trapping success, camera trap surveys and GPS collar data will help to understand whether devils are still present over the entirety of both areas or concentrated on the most favourable habitats. Dispersal patterns will give additional insight on the respective weights recruitment and immigration have in the resilience of devil populations. In parallel, recent and concurrent studies focusing on genetic analyses of the devil and the tumours are opening new perspectives toward the understanding of host-pathogen coevolution at a regional scale. We will provide fundamental knowledge on the force of infection of DFTD regarding the local bioclimatic parameters, habitat and topographic barriers that may limit devil movements and genetic diversity of devils and the tumours. This epidemiological and landscape genetics work will be supported by complementary research in the evolutionary genomics of the tumour (Dr Elizabeth Murchison, Cambridge University) and the host (Dr Andrew Storfer, Washington State University; Dr Paul Hohenlohe, University of Idaho; Menna Jones and Barbara Schonfeld, UTAS).
Funding
Devils in Danger Foundation Inc ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2015
Does differential growth rate of tumour strains contribute to the variant epidemic patters of facial tumour disease in northwest Tasmania? (2015)$25,000
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK
Year
2015
Environmental Restoration: Linking Science and Governance (2015)$6,866
Description
A workshop and accompanying research paper that examines eco-restoration in Australia and the development of more scientifically-informed governance and policy.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,866)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Jones ME; Vince JZ
Year
2015
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations (2013 - 2016)$624,261
Description
Restoration and revegetation is now firmly on the agenda for Australias management of its biodiversity, including some of its most vulnerable ecological systems. This project will create the first ever landscape models for eco-restoration based on how individual animals perceive habitat quality and predation risk. These ecological processes will be linked to structural elements of the habitat and scaled up to landscape models to ensure that restored and revegetated areas will support wildlife. It will provide a new conceptual approach for restoration projects outcomes that will be used immediately to improve restoration design by the partner organisation and collaborators.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($497,261)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Burridge CP; Davidson NJ
Period
2013 - 2016
Grant Reference
LP130100949
Emergence, transmission and evolution of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease (2013 - 2016)$2,492,071
Funding
National Science Foundation ($2,492,071)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Washington State University
Research Team
Storfer A; Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK
Period
2013 - 2016
Demographic history of the Tasmanian devil from Pleistocene to present (2013)$35,000
Description
This project will infer the demographic history of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). We have little knowledge of historic population dynamics of the Tasmanian devil. Fossil material has left evidence of the species that was previously widespread in Australia, but is now only found in Tasmania. During the last two decades the population has been reduced even further by the spread of the devil facial tumour disease (DFTD), causing substantial population declines, questioning the survival of the species in the wild. The aim of this study is to evaluate the evolutionary history of the Tasmanian devil, addressing changes in genetic diversity, gene flow and population size from the Pleistocene to present. This knowledge will allow us to trace the demographic history of the species, inferring impacts of past events such as: i) the last glacial maximum ~20 kya; ii) the separation of the Tasmania from mainland Australia ~12 kya; iii) introduction of the dingo ~4 kya; and iv) the arrival of Europeans to Tasmania ~200 years ago, along with possible effects these have had on the species. Using DNA material from contemporary devils and museum specimens this project will: compare genetic diversity among the extinct mainland population and the extant Tasmanian devil populations; infer changes in demographic history and population dynamics over the last ~80 kya years of Tasmanian devil history. The study will provide a detailed assessment of demographic history of the Tasmanian devil from Pleistocene to today. This new knowledge will have direct application to conservation of the species, enabling informed management of previous fluctuations in genetic diversity and population size.
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($35,000)
Scheme
Grant-Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Gran
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Burridge CP
Year
2013
Assessment of adequacy of possible high conservation Tasmania eucalypt forest (2012)$14,850
Funding
Professor Jonathan West ($14,850)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Jones ME; Bateman BL
Year
2012
Impacts of DFTD on nuclear genetic diversity in the Tasmanian Devil (2012)$32,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($32,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Burridge CP; Austin JJ; Bruniche-Olsen A
Year
2012
Understanding variant disease susceptibility to save the Tasmanian devil and the biodiversity it protects from extinction (2012)$19,170
Funding
National Geographic Society ($19,170)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK
Year
2012
Predator dynamics: the effect of top predator decline on mesopredators (2012 - 2015)$28,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($28,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson CN; Andersen G
Period
2012 - 2015
Drought, disease or destiny? Identifying the causes of decline of the eastern quoll (2012)$5,000
Funding
Norman Wettenhall Foundation ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Nicol SC; Jones ME; Hawkins CE; Fancourt BA
Year
2012
Predator Dynamics: the effect of top predator decline on mesopredators (2012)$24,950
Funding
University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($24,950)
Scheme
Award-Eric Guiler Foundation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Johnson Christopher
Year
2012
Rapid Evolution in Disease-Ravaged Tasmanian Devil Populations to Inform Development of Conservation Management Strategies (2011)$37,500
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($37,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2011
Investigating the genomic basis for heterogeneity in susceptibility of Tasmanian devils to a novel infectious cancer (2011 - 2013)$370,000
Description
Tasmanian devils are threatened with extinction from a new, unusual infectious cancer, facial tumour disease (DFTD). The project uses an innovative combination of field research, genomics and modelling to reveal why some devils at the disease front in northwest Tasmania are not dying from this otherwise fatal disease. DFTD provides an ideal opportunity for exploring the consequences of loss of genetic diversity for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), both recognised as major threats to biodiversity. Outcomes include predictions of disease spread and extinction risk, predicted outcomes of alternative management scenarios, and a new template for managing EIDs in wildlife.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($370,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; McCallum HI; Belov K; Wade CM; Storfer A
Period
2011 - 2013
Grant Reference
DP110102656
Keystone effects of Australia's top predators: dingoes, devils and biodiversity (2011 - 2015)$1,360,000
Description
We will study the ways in which Australia's two largest land predators, the dingo and Tasmanian devil, structure ecosystems and sustain biodiversity in diverse landscapes across Australia. The project will be the first to use largescale experiments to understand the roles played by these species in Australia's ecology. It will provide new fundamental understanding of the ecological value of large predators, and will guide future management of the dingo and devil.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($1,360,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
Australian Research Council
Research Team
Johnson CN; Jones ME; Letnic M; McCallum HI
Period
2011 - 2015
Grant Reference
DP110103069
Can Tasmanian devils survive by adapting to Devil Facial Tumour Disease? (2011)$55,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($55,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2011
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll (2011 - 2013)$20,500
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($20,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Nicol SC; Jones ME; Hawkins CE; Fancourt BA
Period
2011 - 2013
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll (2011)$2,000
Funding
Wildlife Disease Association - Australasian section ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Nicol SC; Jones ME; Hawkins CE
Year
2011
Evaluating temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian Devil (2011 - 2012)$14,500
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($14,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Burridge CP; Austin JJ; Bruniche-Olsen A
Period
2011 - 2012
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll (2011)$1,000
Funding
Trust of M.A. Ingram ($1,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Jones ME; Hawkins CE; Fancourt BA
Year
2011
Evaluation of temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) (2011)$3,000
Funding
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ($3,000)
Scheme
Grant-NCCARF Terrestrial Biodiversity PhD Visit
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Burridge CP; Austin JJ; Bruniche-Olsen A
Year
2011
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll (2011)$1,500
Funding
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Ethel Mary Read
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Nicol SC; Jones ME; Hawkins CE; Fancourt BA
Year
2011
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll (2011)$1,000
Funding
Australian Wildlife Society ($1,000)
Scheme
Grant-University Students Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Nicol SC; Jones ME; Hawkins CE; Fancourt BA
Year
2011
Evaluating temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian Devil (2011)$1,500
Funding
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Ethel Mary Read
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Burridge CP; Austin JJ; Bruniche-Olsen A
Year
2011
Evaluating temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian Devil (2011)$1,500
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($1,500)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Burridge CP; Austin JJ; Bruniche-Olsen A
Year
2011
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll (2011)$3,000
Funding
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ($3,000)
Scheme
Grant-NCCARF Terrestrial Biodiversity PhD Visit
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson CN; Nicol SC; Jones ME; Hawkins CE; Fancourt BA
Year
2011
Saving the Tasmanian Devil from extinction in the wild through understanding the interaction between the devil and its contagious tumour (2011)$12,000
Funding
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund ($12,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK
Year
2011
Can Tasmanian Devils survive by adapting to devil facial tumour disease? (2010 - 2014)$706,534
Description
Tasmanian devils are threatened with extinction from a novel contagious cancer, Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), which kills all devils it infects. This project uses unique long term data sets to reveal whether the devil is adapting to DFTD in meaningful ways that will help it survive the disease epidemic. This will be the first study of adaptation in a wild mammal to an emerging infectious disease in real time. The research will set a new benchmark for investigating and managing DFTD and wildlife diseases worldwide by establishing whether the rate of host adaptation is sufficient to prevent extinction.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($706,534)
Scheme
Fellowship-Future
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Period
2010 - 2014
Grant Reference
FT100100250
Research Funding for Shannon Troy (2009 - 2010)$17,996
Funding
Australian Geographic Society ($15,996); Forest Practices Authority ($2,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Troy SN
Period
2009 - 2010
Evolution, Disease and Extinction - Using Ancient and Modern Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) to Investigate Molecular Evolution in the Tasmanian Devil (2009 - 2011)$258,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($168,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Adelaide
Research Team
Austin JJ; Belov K; Burridge CP; Murchison E; Jones ME
Period
2009 - 2011
Grant Reference
LP0989613
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted Tailed Quoll (2009)$41,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($41,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Troy SN
Year
2009
Rapid Evolution in Disease-ravaged Tasmanian Devil Populations (2009)$53,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($53,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2009
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll (2009)$1,500
Funding
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Ethel Mary Read
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; McCallum HI; Troy SN
Year
2009
Developing and Applying Non-invasive Methods for Conserving Tasmanian Devils and Quolls Threatened with Extinction (2009)$45,000
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($45,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Troy SN
Year
2009
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll (2009)$1,000
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($1,000)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Munks SA; Troy SN; McCallum HI
Year
2009
Ecosystem Impacts of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) (2009)$600
Funding
Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated ($600)
Scheme
Award-Student Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hollings TA; McCallum HI
Year
2009
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll (2009)$1,500
Funding
Trust of M.A. Ingram ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Munks SA; Troy SN; McCallum HI
Year
2009
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted Tailed Quoll (2008 - 2010)$19,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($19,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Munks SA; Troy SN; McCallum HI
Period
2008 - 2010
Ecosystem Impacts of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) (2008 - 2010)$17,500
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($17,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hollings TA; McCallum HI
Period
2008 - 2010
Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) (2007)$5,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; Hamede Ross RK
Year
2007
Immunology, Ecology and Management of the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (2007)$15,000
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2007
Menna Jones Wildlife Conservation Research - Disease, Evolution and Extinction in the Tasmanian Devil (2006 - 2011)$163,657
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($15,000); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc ($46,657); Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($102,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Period
2006 - 2011
Investigating Causal Factors Underlying Changes in Genetic Diversity in Tasmanian Devils associated with Population Decline from Devil Facial Tumour Disease (2006)$15,000
Funding
Australian Academy of Science ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation of Endangered Aust Vertebrates
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2006
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (2005 - 2009)$91,388
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($78,888); Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($12,500)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; McCallum HI; Hamede Ross RK
Period
2005 - 2009
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (2005 - 2008)$161,687
Funding
Australian Research Council ($161,687)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME; McCallum HI; Hamede Ross RK
Period
2005 - 2008
Grant Reference
LP0561120
Safeguarding Tasmania's quolls and their ancient forest home: Practical conservation outcomes for the threatened spotted-tailed quoll in fragmented forest landscapes in Tasmania, Australia. (2003)$15,965
Funding
People's Trust for Endangered Species ($15,965)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2003
Conservation biology of spotted-tailed quolls in fragmented forest landscapes (2002)$48,000
Funding
Estate of Winifred Violet Scott ($48,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
2002
Life history and sexual selection in a large dasyurid (2002)$18,200
Funding
Faculties Internal Research Grant Scheme ($18,200)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Jones ME; Cockburn A
Year
2002
Optimising Captive Reproduction of the Tasmanian Devil and Spotted Tailed Quoll (2001)$6,920
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,420)
Collaborators
Australia Zoo ($2,000); Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-collaborative:industry
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones SM; Jones ME
Year
2001
Sexual selection in a large dasyurid marsupial (2000 - 2002)$103,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($103,000)
Scheme
Large Research Grant
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Jones ME; Cockburn A
Period
2000 - 2002
Social structure and dispersal of the largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil (2000)$50,000
Funding
Estate of Winifred Violet Scott ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones Menna
Year
2000
Desktop Environmnet Assessment & Scoping Study for Tasmanian Animal Road Kill (1999)$5,000
Funding
Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources ($5,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
1999
Social structure and dispersal of the largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil (1999)$33,000
Funding
National Geographic Society ($33,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Jones ME; Cockburn A; Moritz C; Geffen E
Year
1999
Habitat requirements and the ecology of marsupial carnivores (1991)$1,000
Funding
Trust of M.A. Ingram ($1,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones ME
Year
1991

Research Supervision

Current

14

Completed

10

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersDistribution of Native and Invasive Mammalian Carnivores in a Forestry and Agricultural Landscape in Northwest Tasmania2012
PhDImmune Recognition of Devil Facial Tumour Disease by the Tasmanian Devil2013
PhDRestoring resilience to wildlife populations - bats and owls2014
PhDLandscape genetics of Tasmanian mammals vulnerable to foxes and land alteration2014
PhDCo-infection, Stress and Contagious Cancer in the Tasmanian Devil2014
PhDThe microbial ecology of transmission sites of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease2014
PhDRestoring resilience in wildlife populations: Critical Weight Range marsupial carnivores2014
PhDDemography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas2014
PhDSocial networks, behaviour and transmission of facial tumour disease in Tasmanian devils2014
PhDRestoring resilience in Tasmania's critical weight range (CWR) mammals2014
PhDRestoring Resilience in Wildlife Populations in the Tasmanian Midlands - Woodland Birds2015
PhDPredator-Prey Interactions Resulting From the Disease-Induced Decline of Tasmania's Apex Predator, theTasmanian Devil2015
PhDInteractions Among Predators and Impacts on Prey on Maria Island: Devils, Cats, Possums and Seabirds2015
PhDUsing Ecological Science to Control the Impact of Feral Cats on Native Mammals2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDResource Use and Coexistence of Sympatric Tasmanian Devils and Spotted-Tailed Quolls
Candidate: Georgina Elizabeth Andersen
2016
PhDDemographic history of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) from Pleistocene to present
Candidate: Anna Brueniche-Olsen
2015
PhDDrought, Disease or Devil Declines? Identifying the Cause of Decline of the Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
Candidate: Bronwyn Anne Fancourt
2015
PhDDensity, Movements and Hunting of Feral Cats in Relation to Fire and Grazing in Northern Australia
Candidate: Hugh William Mcgregor
2015
PhDSpatial Ecology of the Tasmanian Spotted-Tailed Quoll
Candidate: Shannon Nichole Troy
2014
PhDEcological Effects of Disease-induced Apex Predator Decline: The Tasmanian Devil and Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Candidate: Tracey Anne Hollings
2013
PhDThe Ecology and Epidemiology of Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Candidate: Rodrigo Karim Hamede Ross
2012
PhDExploring the Influence of Disturbance History and Forest Type on an Arboreal Marsupial, the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), using a Multi-disciplinary Approach
Candidate: Erin Margaret Flynn
2011
PhDThe Immune Responses of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarchphilus harrissi) and the Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Candidate: Alexandre Kreiss
2009
PhDReproductive Physiology of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii) and Spotted-Tailed Quoll (Dasyurus Maculatus)
Candidate: Heather Hesterman
2008