Kirstin Proft

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Kirstin Proft

Adjunct Researcher


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Fields of Research

  • Genetics (310599)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy (310411)
  • Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)

Research Objectives

  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments (180602)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)


Total publications


Journal Article

(7 outputs)
2021Dominguez JC, Calero-Riestra M, Olea PP, Malo JE, Burridge CP, et al., 'Lack of detectable genetic isolation in the cyclic rodent Microtus arvalis despite large landscape fragmentation owing to transportation infrastructures', Scientific Reports, 11, (1) Article 12534. ISSN 2045-2322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-91824-w [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Burridge CP


2021Proft KM, Bateman BL, Johnson CN, Jones ME, Pauza M, et al., 'The effects of weather variability on patterns of genetic diversity in Tasmanian bettongs', Molecular Ecology, 30, (8) pp. 1777-1790. ISSN 0962-1083 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/mec.15847 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Johnson CN; Jones ME; Burridge CP


2020Hamer RP, Gardiner RZ, Proft KM, Johnson CN, Jones ME, 'A triple threat: high population density, high foraging intensity and flexible habitat preferences explain high impact of feral cats on prey', Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences, 288 Article 20201194. ISSN 0962-8452 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Hamer RP; Gardiner RZ; Johnson CN; Jones ME


2019Gardiner R, Proft K, Comte S, Jones ME, Johnson CN, 'Home range size scales to habitat amount and increasing fragmentation in a mobile woodland specialist', Ecology and Evolution, 9, (24) pp. 14005-14014. ISSN 2045-7758 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5837 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Gardiner R; Comte S; Jones ME; Johnson CN


2019Martin A, Carver S, Proft K, Fraser TA, Polkinghorne A, et al., 'Isolation, marine transgression and translocation of the bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus)', Evolutionary Applications, 12, (6) pp. 1114-1123. ISSN 1752-4571 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/eva.12785 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Martin A; Carver S; Fraser TA; Burridge CP


2018Proft KM, Jones ME, Johnson CN, Burridge CP, 'Making the connection: expanding the role of restoration genetics in restoring and evaluating connectivity', Restoration Ecology, 26, (3) pp. 411-418. ISSN 1061-2971 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12692 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Jones ME; Johnson CN; Burridge CP


2016Conn BJ, Henwood MJ, Proft KM, Wilson TC, 'Molecular phylogenetics reveals a new species of Prostanthera from tropical Queensland with links to more southerly taxa', Telopea, 19 pp. 13-22. ISSN 0312-9764 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7751/telopea10037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Landscape and conservation genetics of Tasmanian bettongs (2015 - 2017)$11,650
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($11,650)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Burridge CP; Jones ME; Johnson CN; Proft KM
2015 - 2017