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”

New publication!

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”

New Publication!

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!”

Australia’s coolest lizard species

Very excited to find my first thorny devil (Moloch horridus)- these little dragons are incredible, they are they covered in spikes and exceptionally good at camouflaging into the bush, and also have a “false head” on their neck, which when they dip their head helps to hide their real head from predators! They also useContinue reading “Australia’s coolest lizard species”