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2009. Superficial lizards in cold climates: Nest site choice along an elevational gradient. Austral Ecology 34:7733-779
2009. Population-level declines in Australian predators caused by an invasive species. Animal conservation 12:46-53
2009. Telemetry tagging methods for some freshwater reptiles. Marine and Freshwater Research 60:293-298.
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2007. Demographic response of snake-necked turtles correlates with indigenous harvest and feral pig predation in tropical northern Australia. Journal of Animal Ecology 76:1231-1243.
2007. Optimal conditions for egg storage, incubation and post-hatching growth for the freshwater turtle, Chelodina rugosa: Science in support of an indigenous enterprise. Aquaculture 270:105-114.
2007. From molecules to organisms: Research applications of modern genetic tools for turtle biology and conservation. Chelonian Research Monographs 4:47-72.
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2006. Nest site choice compensates for climate effects on sex ratios in a lizard with environmental sex determination. Evolutionary Ecology 20:307-330.
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2006. Freshwater turtles of the TransFly Region of Papua New Guinea - Notes on diversity, distribution, reproduction, harvest and trade. Wildlife Research 33:373-384.
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2006. A new species of freshwater turtle in the genus Elseya (Testudines: Chelidae) from central coastal Queensland, Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5:74-86.
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2005. First glimpses into the ecology of the red-faced turtle, Emydura victoriae, in tropical Australia. Herpetofauna 35:11-14
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2004. Determinants of reproductive success and offpring sex in a turtle with environmental sex determination. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 80:1-16.
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2004. Pivotal range and thermosensitive period of the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta (Testudines: Carettochelydidae) from northern Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82:1251-1257.
2003. Twice every second year reproduction in the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, in the wet-dry tropics of Australia. Journal of Zoology, London 259:179-188. [pdf]
2003. Gregarious behaviour does not dilute predation risk in pig-nosed turtles. Copeia 2003:894-898.
2003. Beach selection in nesting pig-nosed turtles, Carettochelys insculpta. Journal of Herpetology 37:178-182
2003. Fauna by-catch in pipeline trenches: Conservation, animal ethics, and current practises in Australia. Australian Zoologist 32:410-419.
2003. Special Issue: Freshwater Biodiversity in Australia Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 6:3-4.
2003. Domestic trade of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Cambodia. Chelonian Biology and Conservation 4:733-734.
2002. Sex differences in activity and movements in the Pig-Nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, in the wet-dry tropics of Australia. Copeia. 2002:93-103
2002. Electrophoretic delineation of species boundaries within the genus Chelodina (Testudines: Chelidae) of Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 134:401-21.
2002. Spatial ecology of a large carnivorous lizard, Varanus varius (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of Zoology 258:449-57.
2002. Variation in energy metabolism and water flux of free-ranging male lace monitors, Varanus varius (Squmata: Varanidae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 75:294-304
2002. A new species of Chelodina (Testudines: Pleurodira: Chelidae) from Northern Australia. Journal of Herpetology. 36:255-67.
2001. Embryonic aestivation and emergence behaviour in the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:1062-1072
2001. Use of localized thermal springs to elevate body temperatures by the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:81-87
2001. Validity of taxonomic changes for turtles proposed by Wells and Wellington Journal of Herpetology. 35:361-368
2000. Ageing the eggs and nests of the pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta from northern Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:373-392.
2000. Do development equivalents produce phenotypic equivalents? A test of the comparative influences of constant and fluctuating incubation temperatures on phenotypes of hatchling turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 3:529-531
2000. A novel technique for gathering turtle nesting and emergence phenology data. Herpetological Review 31:220-222
2000. On the identification of the holotype of Chelodina oblonga (Testudinata: Chelidae) with a discussion of the taxonomic implications. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:745-749.
2000. A new species of long necked turtle (Chelidae:Chelodina) from the sandstone plateau of Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:675-685 [pdf]
2000. A revision of the fossil chelid turtles (Pleurodira) described by C.W. De Vis (1897). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45:593-598
1999. Diet of a sibling species pair of freshwater turtles, Elseya purvisi and Elseya georgesi (Testudinata: chelidae), from eastern Australia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:473-476.
1999. A phylogeny for side-necked turtles (Chelonia: Pleurodira) based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequence variation. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London 67:213-246. [pdf]
1999. Fossil turtles from the early pliocene bluff downs local fauna, with a description of a new species of Elseya Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 123:101-105
1998. Temperature fails to influence hatchling sex in another genus and species of chelid turtle, Elusor macrurus. Journal of Herpetology 32:596-598.
1998. The environmental contaminant DDE fails to influence the outcome of sexual differentiation in the marine turtle Chelonia mydas. Environmental Health Perspectives 106:185-188.
1998. The rate of mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene evolution is similar in freshwater turtles and marsupials. Journal of Molecular Evolution 46:460-464.
1997. Predation by house cats, Felis catus in Canberra, Australia. Prey composition and preference. Wildlife Research 24:263-277.
1997. A note on the foraging behaviour of Dendrolaphis punctulatus in the Northern Territory. Herpetofauna. 27:55-56.
1997. Benefits of self-paced learning modules for teaching quantitiative methods in environmental science. International Journal of Science Education 19:835-848.
1997. Phylogenetic relationships of chelid turtles (Pleurodira: Chelidae) based on mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene sequence variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 7:55-61.
1997. Re-evaluation of Emydura lavarackorum: Identification of a living fossil. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42:327-336.
1996. Biology of the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor on Bowen Island and other Australian colonies. Pp. 364-394 in Dann, P., Norman, I. and Reilly, P. (eds) The Penguins. Ecology and Management. Surrey Beatty, Chipping North, Sydney
1996. Breeding success and foraging patterns of the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor on the east coast of Australia. Pp. 16-17 proceedings of the Third Interantional Penguin Conference, Capetown, South Africa, 2-6 September 1996. African Seabird Group
1996. Electrophoretic delineation of species boundaries within the short-necked chelid turtles of Australia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London 118:241-260.
1996. Terrestrial migration by the eastern long-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis from Australia. Journal of Herpetology 30:467-477. [pdf]
1996. Neural bones in chelid turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2:82-86.
1996. Taxonomy of the Litoria aurea comples: A re-evaluation of the Southern Tableland populations of the ACT and NSW. In: Pyke, G.H. and Osborne, W.S. (eds). Biology and Conservation of the Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea). Australian Zoologist 30:158-169.
1995. Ecological impacts of domestic cats in the ACT suggested from predation and movement data. Pp. 182-187 in Proceedings of the 10th Australian Vertebrate Pest Control Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 29 May-2 June 1995
1995. Predation and movement by house-based domestic cats (Felis catus L.) in suburban and rural habitats: preliminary findings. Pp:181-187 in Bennett, A., Backhouse, G. and Clark, T. (eds). People and Nature Conservation. Perspectives on private land use and endangered species recovery. Beatty and Sons, Sydney.
1995. Conservation management and the future. Pp. 179-188, in Cho, G., Stoutjesdijk, R. and Georges, A. (eds) Jervis Bay: A Cultural, Scientific, and Educational Resource. Kowari 5.
1995. The Eastern Long-necked Turtle: Dispersal is the key to survival. Pp. 104-106 in Cho, G., Georges, A. and Stoujesdijk, R. (Eds) (1995). Jervis Bay: A place of cultural, scientific and educational value. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.
1995. Vertebrate pests and weeds. Pp. 115-122 in Cho, G., Georges, A, & Stoutjesdijk, R. (eds). Jervis Bay: A Cultural, Scientific and Educational Resource. Kowari 5.
1995. Use of two humane leg-hold traps for catching pest species. Wildlife Research 22:733-739.
1994. Biology of the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor on Bowen Island and at other Australian colonies: a case for scientific reference reserves. In: Penguins of the World. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping North, NSW.
1994. Setting conservation priorities for Australian freshwater turtles. In: Lunney, D. and Ayers, D. Herpetology in Australia: A diverse discipline. Trans. Roy. Soc. NSW. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping North.
1994. The influence of fluctuating temperatures on hatchling sex ratios: a model and proposed test. Pp. 156-162 in James, R. (Ed.). Proceedings of the Australian Marine Turtle Conservation Workshop, Gold Coast, 14-17 November, 1990. Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.
1994. Proportion of development at a temperature, not daily duration of exposure, determines sex in the marine turtle Caretta caretta. Journal of Experimental Zoology 270:432-444. [pdf]
1994. The application of fluctuating asymmetry in the monitoring of wildlife populations. Pacific Conservation Biology 1:118-122.
1993. Conservation biology of the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1:1-12. [pdf]
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1993. Analysis and interpretation of benthic surveys. In: Resh, V.H. and Rosenberg, D.M., Biomonitoring and Freshwater Benthic Invertebrates. Chapman and Hall, N.Y.
1993. Do peregrine falcon fledglings reach independence during peak abundance of their main prey? Journal of Raptor Research 27:149-153.
1992. Management of Little Penguin Eudyptula minor nesting habitat. Corella 16:137-154.
1992. Thermal characteristics and sex determination in field nests of the pig-nosed turtle Carettochelys insculpta (Chelonia: Carettochelydidae) from northern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 40:511-521.
1992. A phylogeny for Australian chelid turtles based on allozyme electrophoresis. Australian Journal of Zoology 40:453-476.
1992. Distribution of the long-necked freshwater turtle Chelodina novaeguineae and information on its ecology. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 32:179-182. [pdf]
1991. Hatchling sex ratios are independent of temperature in field nests of the long-necked turtle Chelodina longicollis (Testudinata: Chelidae). Australian Wildlife Research 18:225-231.
1990. Habitat utilization and its relationship to growth and reproduction of the eastern long-necked turtle Chelodina longicollis (Testudinata: Chelidae). Herpetologica 46:22-33. [pdf]
1990. Genetic variation among populations of the sleepy lizard Trachydosaurus rugosus (Squamata: Scincidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 38:603-616.
1989. Female turtles from hot nests: Is it amount of development or duration of incubation at high temperatures that matters? Oecologia (Berlin) 81:323-328. [pdf]
1989. Dry season distribution and ecology of Carettochelys insculpta (Chelonia: Carettochelydidae) in Kakadu National Park, northern Australia. Australian Wildlife Research 16:323-335. [pdf]
1988. Sex-determination is independent of temperature in another chelid turtle: Chelodina longicollis. Copeia 1988:248-254. [pdf]
1986. Diet of the Eastern Long-necked Tortoise, Chelodina longicollis, from the coastal dune lakes of the Jervis Bay Nature Reserves. Austalian Wildlife Research 13:301-308.
1986. Design and analysis for assessment of water quality. Pp. 555-572 in Limnology in Australia ed. by P. DeDekker and W.D. Williams. C.S.I.R.O. & Dr W.R. Junk.
1985. Reproduction and reduced body size of reptiles in unproductive insular environments. Pp. 311-318 in Biology of Australasian Frogs and Reptiles ed. by G. Grigg, R. Shine and H. Ehmann. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Sydney. [pdf]
1985. The Australian Snapping Tortoise Elseya latisternum: A successful predator on the Introduced Cane Toad? Australian Zoologist 21:605-608.
1983. Reproduction of the Australian Freshwater Tortoise, Emydura krefftii (Chelonia: Chelidae). Journal of Zoolology, London 201:331-350.
1982. Diet of the Australian Freshwater Turtle Emydura krefftii (Chelonia: Chelidae), in an unproductive lentic environment. Copeia 1982:331-336.
1979. Head-body temperate differences in the Australian Blue-tongued Lizard, Tiliqua scincoides, during radiant heating. Journal of Thermal Biology 4:213-217.
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