Using monitors to monitor ecological restoration Did you know that across Australia there are around 60,000 abandoned mine sites, and among active sites, around 75% are on land of considered to be of high conservation value? Habitat loss is a leading driver of biodiversity loss globally, and restoring lands degraded through human activities is essentialContinue reading “New Publication in Austral Ecology”
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Particle WA Podcast
Excited to be a part of this weeks Scitech Particle Podcast! Head over to the Particle WA website to have a listen to me chat about monitor lizards, conservation, working in the outback, and cool lizard facts!
Cover Image for the Australian Journal of Zoology
My perentie and her mate were featured on the cover of the newest issue of the Australian Journal of Zoology. You can check out all the great wildlife papers in the issue here, including our article which discusses the need for assessments of animal behaviour in studies of restoration success and tracks a perentie throughContinue reading “Cover Image for the Australian Journal of Zoology”
I walked 1,200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why
Check out my recent article “I walked 1,200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why” published in The Conversation today.
Research featured in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Check out the great article in the Dispatches of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment “Meat‐eating lizards survive desert by eating crickets” featuring our research here!
Animals are often overlooked in assessments of mine site restoration success, or when considered, primarily assessed in terms of their presence or absence from restored landscapes. Understanding how animals behaviorally respond to habitat change and restoration is key to facilitating their conservation in the face of ever increasing rates of habitat destruction. We present aContinue reading “New publication!”
Society for Ecological Restoration, Cape Town South Africa
In assessments of mine site restoration success, animals are often overlooked and assumed to return following the return of vegetation. This is commonly known as the Field of Dreams hypothesis, as in practice, recovering biodiversity to a level representative of the pre-disturbance system can be a very challenging task. Among existing studies, there is aContinue reading “Society for Ecological Restoration, Cape Town South Africa”
Data chapter published
We recently published an article on the diet of three sympatric Western Australian species of Varanus (V. gouldii, V. tristis, V. panoptes) occurring in the arid Mid West region. If you’re interested, you can find the article in the Journal of Zoology here
Restoration goals: Why are fauna still overlooked in the process of recovering functioning ecosystems and what can be done about it? S. L. Cross, P. W. Bateman, and A. T. Cross Animals are often overlooked in assessments of restoration success and assumed to return following the return of vegetation. However, in practice, recovering diverse and representativeContinue reading “New Publication!”
Research featured in ARC 2018/19 Annual Report
Head to page 58 to see our research featured in the Australian Research Council’s 2018/19 Annual Report.