Publications

2013

McFadden M, Hobbs R, Marantelli G, Harlow P, Banks C, Hunter D. (2013). Captive management and breeding of the Critically Endangered Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) (Moore 1953) at Taronga and Melbourne Zoos. Amphibian Research & Conservation 5(3): 70–87

Rafferty AR, Evan RG, Scheelings TF, Reina RD. (2013).  Limited oxygen availability in utero may constrain the evolution of live birth in reptiles.  The American Naturalist 181(2): 245-253 

Ramos P, Lynch M, Hu M, Arnould JPY, Norman R, Beveridge I. (2013). Morphometric and molecular characterization of the species of Uncinaria Fro¨lich, 1789 (Nematoda) parasitic in the Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Schreber),with notes on hookworms in three other pinniped hosts. Systematic Parasitology Vol 18 (1):65-78

2012

Scheelings TF, Tesdorpf R, Hooper C, Stalder K. (2012). Chromobacterium violaceum isolation from a Macquarie turtle. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 22: 1-2.

Harley, D. (2012). The application of Zoos Victoria’s ‘Fighting Extinction’ commitment to the conservation of Leadbeater’s Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. The Victorian Naturalist. Vol 129 (5): 175-180

Jessop TS, Smissen P, Scheelings F, Dempster T.  (2012).  Demographic and phenotypic effects of human mediated trophic subsidy on a large Australian lizard (Varanus varius): Meal ticket or last supper?  PLoS ONE 7: e34069

Scheelings TF, Rafferty AR.  (2012).  Hematologic and serum biochemical values of gravid freshwater Australian chelonians.  Journal of Wildlife Disease 48(2): 314-321.

Scheelings TF, Haynes L.  (2012).  The impact of diet on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus).  Australian Veterinary Journal 90: 325-328.

2011

Anmarkrud JA, Kleven O, Augustin J, Magrath MLJ et al. (2011). Factors affecting germline mutations in a hypervariable microsatellite: A comparative analysis of six species of swallows (Ayes: Hirundinidae).  Mutation Research – Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis 708: 37-43.

Gillespie GR (2011). Life history variation in the spotted tree frog, Litoria spenceri (Anura: Hylidae), from South-eastern Australia. Herpetologica 67: 10-22.

Koh JMS, Haynes L, Belov K, et al. (2011). L-to-D-peptide isomerase in male echidna venom. Australian Journal of Zoology 58: 284-288.

Lynch M, Duignan PJ, Taylor T,  Nielsen O, Kirkwood R, Gibbens J, Arnould JPY (2011) Epizootiology of Brucella infections in Australian fur seals. Journal of Wildlife Disease 47: 352-363.

Lynch M, Kirkwood R,  Mitchell A, Duignan P,  Arnould JPY (2011). Prevalence and significance of an alopecia syndrome in Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Journal of Mammology 92: 342-351   

Phalen DN, Holz PH, Rassmussen L and Bayley C (2011). Fatal Columbid Herpesvirus-1 infections in three species of Australian birds of prey. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 89: 193-196.

Scheelings TF, Lightfoot D, Holz P.  (2011).  Prevalence of Salmonella in Australian reptiles.  Journal of Wildlife Disease 47(1): 1-11

Scheelings TF, Jessop TS.  (2011).  The influence of capture method, habitat quality and individual status on blood parameters of free-ranging lace monitors (Varanus varius).  Australian Veterinary Journal 88: 360-365

Scheelings TF, Baker RT, Hammersley G, Hollis K, Elton I, Holz P.  (2011).  A Preliminary Investigation into the Chemical Restraint with Alfaxalone of Selected Australian Squamate Species.  Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 21: 1-5 

Vedder O, Komdeur J, van der Velde M, Magrath MJL (2011). Polygyny and extra-pair paternity enhance the opportunity for sexual selection in blue tits. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 741-752.

2010

Bull JJ, Jessop TS, Whiteley M (2010). Deathly Drool: Evolutionary and Ecological Basis of Septic Bacteria in Komodo Dragon Mouths. PLOS One 5: e11097.

Gillespie G (2010). Population age structure of the spotted tree frog (Litoria spenceri): insights into population decline. Wildlife Research 37: 19-26

Harlow HJ, Purwandana D, Jessop TS, Phillips JA (2010). Body temperature and thermoregulation of Komodo dragons in the field. Journal of Thermal Biology 35: 338-347.

Harlow HJ, Purwandana D, Jessop TS, Phillips JA (2010). Size-related differences in the thermoregulatory habits of free-ranging Komodo dragons. International Journal of Zoology: doi:10.1155/2010/921371.

Jessop TS, Sumner J, Rudiharto H, Phillips JA, Ciofi C (2010). Associations in the host-parasite dynamics between Komodo dragons and their ectoparasites. Australian Zoologist 35: 122-129.

Jessop TS, Urlus J, Lockwood T and Gillespie G (2010). Preying Possum: Assessment of the diet of lace monitors (Varanus varius) from coastal forests in Eastern Victoria. Biawak 4: 59-66.

Lancaster P, Jessop TS, Stuart-Fox D (2010). Testing the independent effects of population and shelter density on behavioural and corticosterone responses of tree skinks. Australian Journal of Zoology 58: 295-302 

Parkar U, Traub RJ, Vitali S, Elliot A, Levecke B, Robertson I, Geurden T, Steele J, Drake B and Thompson RCA (2010) Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from zoo animals and their animal-keepers. Veterinary Parasitology 169: 8-17.

Singh D, Dixson BJ, Jessop TS, Morgan B and Dixson AF (2010). Cross-cultural attractiveness of the female hourglass figure. Evolution and Human Behavior 31:171-176.

Stokeld Davenport, D. 2010. Gould’s Wattled Bat (Chalinolobus gouldii) at Melbourne Zoo. In: Barnard, S. M. (ed.) Bats in Captivity Volume 2: Aspects of Rehabilitation. Washington D.C.: Logos Press

2009

Banks CB (2009) Gifts to help Kenyan wildlife. Zoo News 29: 10–12.

Banks C and Thomas J (2009) Joint venture. World Conservation (IUCN), April 2009: 17.

Chan R, Stuart-Fox D and Jessop TS (2009) Why are females ornamented? A test of the courtship stimulation and courtship rejection hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 20: 1334–1342.

Doody JS, Green B, Rhind D, Castellano CM, Sims R and Robinson T (2009) Population-level declines in Australian predators caused by an invasive species. Animal Conservation 12: 46–53.

Haynes L, Arzey E, Bell C, Buchanan N, Burgess G, Cronan V, Dickason C, Field H, Gibbs S, Hansbro PM, Hollingsworth T, Hurt AC, Kirkland P, McCracken H, O'Connor J, Tracey J, Wallner J, Warner S, Woods R and Bunn C (2009) Australian surveillance for avian influenza viruses in wild birds between July 2005 and June 2007. Australian Veterinary Journal 87: 266–272.

Imansyah J, Jessop TS, Sumner JS, Purwandana A and Agento S (2009) Distribution, seasonal use, and predation of incubation mounds of Orange-footed Scrubfowl on Komodo Island, Indonesia. Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 119–126.

Jessop TS, Chan R and Stuart-Fox, D (2009) Sex steroid correlates of female-specific colouration, behaviour and reproductive state in Lake Eyre dragons lizards, Ctenophorus. Journal of Comparative physiology A – Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology 195: 619–630.

McLelland DJ, Rich BG and Holz PH (2009) The pharmacokinetics of single dose intramuscular amoxicillin trihydrate in tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 40: 113–116

Scheelings F (2009)  Diseases and disorders of Australian lizards.  In: Keeping and Breeding Australian Lizards.  Ed: Swan M, Mike Swan Herp Books.  Pp. 58–71

Scheelings TF, Jones HI, Slocombe RF.  (2009).  Nematodes of the Superfamilies Diplotrienoidea and Physalopteroidea in the coelomic cavity of a pygmy dessert monitor (Varanus eremius). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 19(3): 78-80

2008

Banks CB, Lau MWN and Dudgeon D (2008) Captive management and breeding of Romer’s Tree Frog Chirixalus romeri. International Zoo Yearbook 42: 99–108.

Banks CB (2008) The Philippine Crocodile National Recovery Plan: a key tool in guiding conservation of the world’s most endangered crocodile. In, Ross, C.A. (ed.); National Museum of the Philippines Papers (Special Issue) – Proceedings of the Forum on Crocodiles in the Philippines 14: 55–67

Blanshard W and Bodley K (2008) Koalas. In: Medicine of Australian Mammals. Vogelnest L and Woods R (eds). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. Pp. 227–327.

Castellano CM, Behler JL and Amato A (2008) Genetic diversity and population genetic structure of the Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, USA. Conservation Genetics 10: 76–81.

Castellano CM, Behler JL, and Ultsch G (2008) Terrestrial movements of hatchling Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in agricultural fields. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7: 113–118.

Christopher JH, Brown RM, Gillespie G, Setiadi MI, Linkem CW, Iskandar DT, Umilaela, Bickford DP, Riyanto A, Mumpuni and McGuire JA (2008) A New species of benttoed gecko Cyrtodactylus Gray 1827, (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the islands of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Herpetologica 64: 109–120

Honan P (2008) Notes on the biology, captive management and conservation status of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (Dryococelus australis) (Phasmatodea). Journal of Insect Conservation 12: 399–413

Imansyah MJ, Jessop TS, Ciofi C, Akbar Z (2008) Ontogenetic differences in the spatial ecology of immature Komodo Dragons. Journal of Zoology 274: 107–115

Jessop TS and Imansyah J (2008) Varanus komodoensis Parasites. Herpetological Review 39: 96–97

Jessop TS, Sahu A and Opat D (2008) Varanus komodoensis Occurrence. Herpetological Review 39: 95–96

Jessop TS (2008) Komodo Dragons In: Encylopedia of Islands (Eds R. Gillespie & D. Clague). University of California Press, Los Angeles, USA

Lau MWN, Banks C (2008) Translocation of Romer’s Tree Frog in Hong Kong SAR, China. In, Soorae, P.S. (ed.) Global Reintroduction Perspectives: reintroduction case studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pp. 47–50.

Lynch M (2008) Bandicoots and bilbies. In: Medicine of Australian Mammals. Vogelnest L and Woods R (eds). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. Pp. 439–464.

McCracken H (2008)  Veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials. In: Medicine of Australian Mammals. Vogelnest L and Woods R (eds). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. Pp. 13–37.

Scheelings TF (2008)  Surgical management of maxillary and mandibular fractures in an eastern bluetongue skink, Tiliqua scincoides scincoides. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 17: 136–140.

Scheelings TF (2008)  Pre-ovulatory follicular stasis in a yellow-spotted monitor, Varanus panoptes panoptes.  Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 18: 18–20

Scheelings TF (2008) Surgical management of maxillary and mandibular fractures in an eastern bluetongue skink, Tiliqua scincoides scincoides. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 17: 136–140

Young LJ, Booth RJ, Harrison GA and Holz PH (2008) Generation of reactive oxygen responses by monotreme and marsupial granulocytes. Comparative Clinical Pathology 17: 29–34

2007

Banks CB (2007) Australia support tree kangaroo conservation in Papua New Guinea. Oryx (Conservation News)  41: 15–16

Gillespie GR, Anstis M, Howard SD and Lockie D (2007) Description of the tadpole of the Rhacophorid frog Rhacophorus georgii Roux (Rhacophoridae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 41: 150–153

Hamann M, Jessop TS, Schauble C (2007) Profiles of plasma steroids and metabolic indicators during nest emergence and natal dispersal in hatchling green turtles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353:13–21

Holz P (2007) Monotremes. In: Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. West, G., D. Heard, and N. Caulkett, eds. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa. Pp. 337–339

Holz P (2007) Marsupials. In: Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. West, G., D. Heard, and N. Caulkett, eds. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa. Pp. 341–346

Honan P (2007) The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect: an example of the benefits of captive management. Victorian Naturalist 124: 258–261

Howard SD and Gillespie GR (2007) Two New Calamaria (Serpentes) species from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 41: 237–262

Howard S, Gillespie GR, Riyanto A and Iskandar DT (2007) A new species of large Eutropis (Scincidae) from Buton island, south east Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 41: 604–610

Jessop TS, Madsen T, Sumner J, Rudiharto H, Phillips JA, and Ciofi C (2007) Differences in population size structure and body condition: conservation implications for Komodo Dragons. Biological Conservation 135: 247–255.

Kakiyama G, Tamegai H, Iida T, Mitamura K, Ikegawa S, Goto T, Mano N, Goto J, Holz PH, Hagey LR and Hofman AF (2007) Isolation and chemical synthesis of a major, novel biliary bile acid in the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus): 15 -lithocholic acid. Journal of Lipid Research 48: 2682–2692

Lowry R (2007) Werribee Open Range Zoo takes sustainability education to Zimbabwe. International Zoo Educators Journal 43. Pp.16–17

Lynch M, Bodley K (2007) Anesthesia of phocid seals. In: Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia. Eds. West G, Heard D, and Caulkett N. Blackwell Publishing, Iowa, USA. Pp. 459–468

Pearce-Kelly P, Honan P, Barrett P, Morgan R, Perrotti L, Sullivan E, Daniel BA, Veltman K, Clarke D, Moxey T and Spencer W (2007) The conservation value of insect breeding programmes: rationale and example case studies. In: Insect Conservation Biology.  Eds. Stewart AJA, New TR and Lewis OT (eds) CABI, Wallingford, UK. Pp. 57–75

Scheelings TF (2007) Diseases and disorders of Australian pythons. In: Keeping and breeding Australian pythons, Ed. Mike Swan. Pp. 44–53

Swan M, editor (2007) Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons. Mike Swan Herp. Books, Lilydale Victoria

Tabrett H (2007) Chocolates, earrings and the pygmy possum: Emma’s alpine journal. Let’s Find Out 24: 6–8.

2006

Holz PH (2006) Renal anatomy and physiology. Reptile Medicine and Surgery, 2nd Edition. Ed. Mader DR. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. Pp 135–144.

Holz PH, Raidal SR (2006) Comparative renal anatomy of exotic species. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice 9: 1–11.

Holz PH, Naisbitt R, and Mansell P (2006) Fitness level as a determining factor in the survival of rehabilitated peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) and brown goshawks (Accipiter fasciatus) released back into the wild. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 20: 15–20.

Holz PH and Desch CE (2006) Demodex tortellinioides n. sp. (Acari: Demodecidae) from the agile antechinus, Antechinus agilis Dickman, Parnaby, Crowther and King, 1998 (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in Australia. International Journal of Acarology 32: 81–84.

Holz PH, Schmidt AL, Taggart DA, Temple-Smith PD, and Bradley AJ (2006) Plasma steroids and steroid-binding capacity in male semelparous dasyurid marsupials (Phascogale tapoatafa) that survive beyond the breeding season in captivity. General and Comparative Endocrinology 149: 236–243.

Hudson, R. (2006) Healesville Sanctuary – A haven for learning. Interaction – Journal of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria 34: 14.

Jessop TS, Madsen T, Sumner J, Rudiharto H, Phillips JA, and Ciofi C (2006) Maximum body size among insular Komodo dragon populations covaries with large prey density. Oikos 112: 422–429.

Jessop TS, Lanyon JM, Slade RW, Sneath HL, Broderick D, Kirkwood JM, Limpus D, and Limpus CJ (2006) A method for capturing dugongs (Dugong dugon) in open water. Aquatic Mammals 32: 196–201.

Lowry R (2006) Trees, Paws and Claws – Taking action at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Interaction – Journal of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria 34: 13.