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Amery-Gale J et al. (2017). A high prevalence of beak and feather disease virus in non-psittacine Australian birds. Journal of Medical Microbiology 66: 1005-1013

Banks CB, Robertson P, Magrath MJL, Harley D. (2017).  Searching for the Grassland Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis pinguicolla in western Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 134(6): 187-198

Burns P et al. (2017). Identification of threatened rodent species using infrared and white-flash camera traps. Australian Mammalogy -

Fanson KV, Best EC, Bunce A,  Fanson BG, Hogan LA, Keeley T, Narayan EJ, Palme R, Parrott ML, et al. (2017). One size does not fit all: Monitoring faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in marsupials. In Clinging to the edge of Gondwana: comparative endocrinology in a landscape of extremes, General and Comparative Endocrinology 244: 146-156

Gray J. (2017). Zoo Ethics: The Challenges of Compassionate Conservation. Cornell University Press.

Groenewegen R, Harley D, Hill R, Coulson G. (2017). Assisted colonisation trial of the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) to a fox-free island. Wildlife Research 44: 484–496

Hanamseth R, Baker B, Sherwen S, Hindell M, Lea MI. (2017). Assessing the importance of net colour as a seabird bycatch mitigation measure in gillnet fishing. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2805

Hartnett CM, Parrott ML, Mulder RA, Coulson G, Magrath, MJL. (2017). Opportunity for female mate choice improves reproductive outcomes in the conservation breeding program of the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii). Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Kwak ML et al.(2017). The first record of infection by a native tick on the Australian emu and a review of tick paralysis in Australian birds. Experimental and Applied Acarology 73: 103-107

Legione A et al. (2017). Koala retrovirus genotyping analysis reveal a low prevalence of KoRV-A in Victoria koalas and an association with clinical disease. Journal of Medical Microbiology 66: 236-244

Lynch M et al. (2017). Hereditary factor VII deficiency in the Asian elephant caused by F7 missense mutation. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53: 248-257

McGrath S et al. (2017). Determining host plant preferences for the critically endangered Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis) to assist reintroduction. Journal of Insect Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10841-017-0002-3

Mellish S et al. (2017). An investigation of the impact of Melbourne Zoos’s “Seal-the-loop” donate call-to-action on visitor satisfaction and behaviour. Zoo Biology 36: 237-242

MikheyevAS, Zwick A, Magrath MJL, GrauML, Qiu L, Su YN, Yeates D. (2017) Museum Genomics Confirm that the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Survived Extinction. Current Biology 27(20): 3157-3161.

Parrott ML, Coetsee AL, Hartnett CM, Magrath, MJL. (2017). New hope for the Eastern barred bandicoot Perameles gunnii after 27 years of recovery effort. International Zoo Yearbook 51(1): 154-164

Phalen DN et al. (2017). Prevalence of columbid herpesvirus infection in feral pigeons from New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, with spill-over into a wild powerful owl (Ninox struena). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53: 543-551

Scheelings TF et al. (2017). Metastatic mineralisation caused by vitamin D intoxication in hand-raised short-beaked echidnas. Australian Veterinary Journal 95: 427-430

Skibins J et al. (2017). Exploring the influence of charismatic characteristics on flagship outcomes in zoo visitors. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22: 157-171

Taylor S et al. (2017). Utility of fur as a biomarker for persistent organic pollutants in Australian fur seals. Environmental Sciences 610: 1310-1320

Webber S, Carter M, Sherwen S, Smith W, Joukhadar Z, Vetere F.  (2017) Kinecting with Orangutans: Zoo Visitors’ Empathetic Responses to Animals’ Use of Interactive Technology. In Proceedings of the 19th international conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 6075-6088. Denver, USA



Amininasab SM, Vedder O, Schut E, de Jong B, Magrath MJL, et al. (2016). Influence of fine-scale habitat structure on nest-site occupancy, laying date and clutch size in Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology 70: 37-44 DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2015.11.006

Coetsee A, Harley D, Lynch M, et al. (2016). Radio-transmitter attachment methods for monitoring the endangered eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii).  Australian Mammalogy

Dunstan E, Fairbrother B, Van Sluys M. (2016). Empowering citizens to effect change – a case study of zoo-based community conservation. Pacific Conservation Biology 22(2) 90-97

Harrisson KA, Pavlova A, da Silva AG, et al. (2016). Scope for genetic rescue of an endangered subspecies though re-establishing natural gene flow with another subspecies. Molecular Ecology 25(6): 1242-1258 DOI: 10.1111/mec.13547

Hill AG. (2016). Obesity and gastrointestinal impaction in giant burrowing cockroaches (Macropanesthia rhinoceros): a potential effect of the thrifty phenotype. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 25(1): 30-33   

Hocking DP, Fitzgerald EMG, Salverson M, Evans AR. (2016). Prey capture and processing behaviors vary with prey size and shape in Australian and subantarctic fur seals. Marine Mammal Science 32(2): 568-587 DOI: 10.1111/mms.12285

Mellish S, Pearson EL, Sanders B, Litchfield CA. (2016). Marine wildlife entanglement and the Seal the Loop initiative: a comparison of two free-choice learning approaches on visitor knowledge, attitudes and conservation behaviour. International Zoo Yearbook 50:1-26 DOI:10.1111/izy.12132

de Miliano J, Di Stefano J, Courtney P, et al. (2016). Soft-release versus hard-release for reintroduction of an endangered species: an experimental comparison using eastern barred bandicoots (Perameles gunnii). Wildlife Research 43(1): 1-12

Squires B, Lowry R, Banks C. (2016). Utilizing Zoos Victoria's Connect-Understand-Act model to enable social and biological gains in northern Kenya. International Zoo Yearbook 50: 1-16 doi: 10.1111/izy.12128

Webber S, Carter M, Smith W, Vetere F. (2016). Interactive technology and human-animal encounters at the zoo. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.05.003



Bloomfield RC, Gillespie GR, Kerswell KJ, et al. (2015). Effect of partial covering of the visitor viewing area window on positioning and orientation of zoo orang-utans: A preference test.  Zoo Biology 34(3): 223-229

Canessa S, Converse SJ, West M, et al. (2015). Planning for ex situ conservation in the face of uncertainty.  Conservation Biology 30(3): 599-609 doi: 10.1111/cobi.12613

Fanson KV, Parrott ML. (2015). The value of eutherian-marsupial comparisons for understanding the function of glucocorticoids in female mammal reproduction.  Hormones and Behaviour 76 (Special Issue: SI): 41-47 

Gray JH. (2015). An Ethical Defense of Modern Zoos. PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne.

Harley D. (2015). The use of call imitation to establish territory occupancy by Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri).  Australian Mammalogy 37(1): 116-119

Hocking DP, Salverson M, Evans AR. (2015). Foraging-Based Enrichment Promotes More Varied Behaviour in Captive Australian Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus).  PLoS ONE 10(5): e0124615   

Hogg CJ, Ivy JA, Srb C, et al. (2015). Influence of genetic provenance and birth origin on productivity of the Tasmanian devil insurance population. Conservation Genetics 16(6): 1465-1473

Hradsky BA, Loschiavo J, Hradsky M, Di Stefano J. (2015). Shrub expansion alters forest structure but has little impact on native mammal occurrence.  Austral Ecology 40(5): 611-624 DOI: 10.1111/aec.12229

Jakob-Hoff R, Harley D, Magrath MJL, et al. (2015). Advances in the contribution of zoos to reintroduction programs. Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna. (Armstrong DP, Hayward MW, Moro D, et al. Eds.). CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia. Pages 201-215.

Li Y, Lancaster ML, Cooper SJB, et al. (2015). Population structure and gene flow in the endangered southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus obesulus) across a fragmented landscape. Conservation Genetics 16(2): 331-345

Malekian M, Cooper SJB, Saint KM, et al. (2015). Effects of landscape matrix on population connectivity of an arboreal mammal, Petaurus breviceps.  Ecology and Evolution 5(18): 3939-3953

Parrott ML, Ward SJ, Temple-Smith PD, et al. (2015). Females Choose Mates Based on Genetic Relatedness in a Small Dasyurid Marsupial, the Agile Antechinus (Antechinus agilis).  PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122381   

Patterson JLS, Lynch M, Anderson, GA, et al. (2015). The Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Chlamydia Infection in Island and Mainland Populations of Victorian Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(2): 309-317

Scheelings TF. (2015). Morbidity and Mortality of Reptiles Admitted to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, Healesville Sanctuary, Australia, 2000-13. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(3): 712-718

Scheelings TF, Devi JL, Woodward, AP, et al. (2015). Pharmacokinetics of enrofloxacin following oral and subcutaneous administration in the common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 38(5): 482-487

Scheelings TF, Dobson EC. (2015). Retrospective analysis of causes of death in mountain pygmy-possums (Burramys parvus) at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal 93(11): 424-429

Scheelings TF, Dobson EC, Hooper C, et al. (2015). Cutaneous and systemic mycoses from infection with Lecanicillium spp. in captive Guthega skinks (Liopholis guthega). Australian Veterinary Journal 93(7): 248-251

Scheelings TF, Frith SE. (2015). Anthropogenic Factors Are the Major Cause of Hospital Admission of a Threatened Species, the Grey-Headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus), in Victoria, Australia. PLOS ONE 10 (7): Article Number: e0133638   

Scheelings TF, Slocombe RF, Crameri S, et al. (2015). Encephalitozoon hellem Infection in a Captive Juvenile Freshwater Crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni). Journal of Comparative Pathology 153(4): 352-356

Sherwen SL, Harvey TJ, Magrath MJL, et al. (2015). Effects of visual contact with zoo visitors on black-capped capuchin welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 167: 65-73

Sherwen SL, Hemsworth PH, Butler KL et al. (2015). Impacts of visitor number on Kangaroos housed in free-range exhibits.  Zoo Biology 34(4): 287-295

Sherwen SL, Magrath MJL, Butler KL, et al. (2015). Little penguins, Eudyptula minor, show increased avoidance, aggression and vigilance in response to zoo visitors.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science 168: 71-76

Stalder K, Vaz PK, Gilkerson JR, et al. (2015). Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Herpes Virus Infection in Populations of Australian Marsupials. PLoS ONE 10(7): Article Number e0133807   

Woinarski JCZ, Burbidge AH, Comer S, et al. (2015). Fire and biodiversity in Australia. (Stow A, Maclean, N, Holwell GI, Eds.) Austral Ark: The State of Wildlife in Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge University Press, Sydney, Australia. Pages: 537-559.  



Banks C, Birkett J, Gilbert D. (2014). Developing Baw Baw Frog husbandry at Melbourne Zoo. AArk Newsletter 26: 11-12

Banks C, Dunstan E. (2014). Zoos Victoria influencing consumer palm oil purchasing behaviour. Oryx 48 (2): 171

Banks C, Traher R, Hobbs R. (2014). Captive management and breeding of the Stuttering Frog (Mixophyes balbus) at Melbourne Zoo. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 43-49

Bodley K, Schmitt TL. (2014). ‘Penguins’ in Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anaesthesia, 2nd Edition (West G, Heard D, Caulkett N, Eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Iowa, USA. Pages: 435-443.

Cleave R, Birkett J, Pearce K, Dowsett N, Anderson R, Silcocks S, van Weerd H. (2014) Connecting people with Invertebrates: Observations of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect,  Dryococelus australis. Thylacine 38(1): 2-4

Cox-Witton K, Reiss A, Woods R, et al. (2014). Emerging Infectious Diseases in Free-Ranging Wildlife - Australian Zoo Based Wildlife Hospitals Contribute to National Surveillance. PLoS ONE 9(5): Article Number e95127   

Gillespie GR, Chang-Kum K, De Angelis DA, Jenner BD. (2014). Gone but not forgotten: The status of the Stuttering Frog Mixophyes balbus in Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 131(3): 64–71.

Hocking DP, Salverson M, Fitzgerald, EMG, et al. (2014). Australian Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) Use Raptorial Biting and Suction Feeding When Targeting Prey in Different Foraging Scenarios. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112521   

Keith DA, Mahony M, Hines H, et al. (2014). Detecting Extinction Risk from Climate Change by IUCN Red List Criteria. Conservation Biology 28(3): 810-819

Li Y, Lancaster ML, Carthew SM, et al. (2014). Delineation of conservation units in an endangered marsupial, the southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus obesulus), in South Australia/western Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 62(5): 345-359

Lowry R. (2014). Zoo-based Education and the Decade of Biodiversity. World Association of Zoos and Aquaria News 14(1-2): pages 195-208

Lynch M, Bodley K. (2014).  ‘Phocid Seals’ in Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anaesthesia, 2nd Edition (West G, Heard D, Caulkett N, Eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Iowa, USA. Pages: 647-659

McLean AL, Cooper SJB, Lancaster ML, et al. (2014). Development of 16 microsatellite loci for the endangered sandhill dunnart (Sminthopsis psammophila). Conservation Genetics Resources 6(2): 323-326

O'Brien CR, Handasyde KA, Hibble J, et al. (2014). Clinical, Microbiological and Pathological Findings of Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection in Three Australian Possum Species. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(1): Article Number e2666   

O’Brien J. (2014). Fighting Extinction (Werribee Open Range Zoo). Australasian Leisure Management Magazine. Pages 36-39

Parnell, T, Narayan, EJ, Magrath, MJL, Roe, S et al. (2014). Evaluating physiological stress in Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris ssp sumatrae) managed in Australian zoos. Conservation Physiology 2(1). Article Number: cou038. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cou038

Pearson EL, Lowry R, Dorrian J, et al. (2014). Evaluating the Conservation Impact of an Innovative Zoo-Based Educational Campaign: 'Don't Palm Us Off' for Orang-utan Conservation. Zoo Biology 33(3): 184-196

Pearson E, Mellish S, Sanders B, et al. (2014). Marine wildlife entanglement: Assessing knowledge, attitudes, and relevant behaviour in the Australian community. Marine Pollution Bulletin 89(1-2): 136-148

Portas T, Fletcher D, Spratt D, et al. (2014). Health Evaluation of free-ranging Eastern Bettongs (Bettongia gaimardi) during translocation for reintroduction in Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(2): 210-223

Prins EF, van Weerd H. (2014). Studbook analysis on birth sex-bias, predictors for sex of the offspring and survival in three captive giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) populations. Giraffid: Newsletter of the IUCN Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group 8(1): 27

Rafferty AR, Scheelings TF, Foley LJ, Johnstone CP, Reina RD. (2014). Reproductive investment compromises maternal health in three species of freshwater turtle. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87: 411-419

Schut E, Vedder O, Komdeur J, Magrath MJL. (2014). Sperm depletion does not account for undeveloped eggs in Blue Tits, Cyanistes caeruleus. Ibis 156: 366-373

Scheelings TF.  (2014). Coracoid fractures in wild birds: a comparison of surgical repair versus conservative treatment.  Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 28: 304-308.

Scheelings TF, Dobson EC, Hooper C. (2014). Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in two captive Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(2): 368-372

Sherwen SL, Magrath MJL, Butler KL, Phillips CJ, Hemsworth PH. (2014). A multi-enclosure study investigating the behavioural response of meerkats to zoo visitors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 156: 70-77

Slade B, Parrott ML, Paproth A, et al. (2014). Assortative mating among animals of captive and wild origin following experimental conservation releases. Biology Letters 10(11): Article Number 20140656   

Suarez L, Banks C. (2014). ZAP – building zookeeper outputs in the Philippines. WAZA News 1-2/14:4



Cleave R, Pearce K, Courtney P, van Weerd H. (2013). A conservation program for the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (Dryococelus australis) at Melbourne Zoo. International Zoo News No 401, July/August.

Fanson KV, Lynch M, Vogelnest L, Miller G, Keeley T. (2013). Response to long-distance relocation in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Monitoring adrenocortical activity via serum, urine, and faeces. European Journal of Wildlife Research. DOI 10.1007/s10344-013-0718-7

Harley DKP, Holland GJ, Hradsky BAK, Antrobus JS. (2014). The use of camera traps to detect arboreal mammals: lessons from targeted surveys for the cryptic Leadbeater’s Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri. ‘Camera Trapping’ in Wildlife Research and Management (Meek PD, Ballard AG, Banks PB, Claridge AW, Fleming PJS, Sanderson JG, and Swann DE, Eds.), CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.

Lowry R, Yoong K. (2013) Zoos Victoria - Carbon Neutral Zoos. World Association of Zoos and Aquaria News 3(3-4)

Li Y, Lancaster ML, Cooper SJB, et al. (2013). Characterization of nine microsatellite loci from the endangered southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) using 454 pyrosequencing. Conservation Genetics Resources 5(1): 105-107

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

Miller AD, Good RT, Coleman RA, et al. (2013). Microsatellite loci and the complete mitochondrial DNA sequence characterized through next generation sequencing and de novo genome assembly for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot, Neophema chrysogaster. Molecular Biology Reports 40(1): 35-42

Nadler SA, Lyons ET, Pagan C, et al. (2013). Molecular systematics of pinniped hookworms (Nematoda: Uncinaria): species delimitation, host associations and host-induced morphometric variation. International Journal for Parasitology 43(14): 1119-1132

Pearson, EL, Dorrian, J, Litchfield, CA. (2013). Measuring zoo visitor learning and understanding about orang-utans: evaluation to enhance learning outcomes and to foster conservation action. Environmental Education Research 19(6): 823-843. DOI: 10: 1080/ 13504622.2012.763112

Rafferty AR, Evan RG, Scheelings TF, Reina RD. (2013). Limited oxygen availability in utero may constrain the evolution of live birth in reptiles. 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 Frölich, 1789 (Nematoda) parasitic in the Australian fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Schreber), with notes on hookworms in three other pinniped hosts. Systematic Parasitology 85: 65-78

Scheelings TF. (2013). Use of intravenous and intramuscular alfaxalone in Macquarie River turtles (Emydura macquarii). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 23(3-4): 1-4

Slocombe RF, McCowan C, Wang J, et al. (2013). Avian pox in crimson rosellas (Platycercus elegans) in southern Australia. Avian Pathology 42(2):147-150

Vedder O, Magrath M, van der Velde M, Komdeur J. (2013). Covariance of paternity and sex with laying order explains male bias in extra-pair offspring in a wild bird population. Biology Letters 9(5): 20130616



Coleman S. (2012). Can iPads Enhance Environmental Education? IZE Journal 48

Coleman S. (2012). Creating Early Connections – Keeper Kids at Melbourne Zoo Ethos. The Journal of Social Education Victoria Inc. 20(4): 32-33

Grundon RA, Anderson GA, Lynch M, Hardman C, O’Reilly A, Stanley RG. (2012). Schirmer tear tests and intraocular pressures in conscious and anesthetized koalas (Phascolarctus cinereus). Veterinary Ophthalmology 14(5): 292-295

Guay PJ, Parrott M, Selwood L. (2012). Captive Breeding Does Not Alter Brain Volume in a Marsupial Over a Few Generations. Zoo Biology 31(1): 82-86

Hammond R. (2012). It’s time to Act Wild. IZE Journal 42: 4-6

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

Hemmings N, West M, Birkhead TR. (2012). Causes of hatching failure in endangered birds. Biology Letters 8(6): 964-967

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

Keeley T, Eastley T. (2012). Evaluation of the reproductive potential of 1-year-old female Tasmanian devils and their prospective contribution to the captive breeding program. In Reproduction in Domestic Animals Volume 47 (Special Issue Supplement 4): 552-552. Wiley-Blackwell NJ, USA

Lynch M, Kirkwood R, Gray R, et al. (2012). Characterization and causal investigations of an alopecia syndrome in Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Journal of Mammalogy 93(2): 504-513   

Scheelings TF, Haynes L. (2012). Effect of diet on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Australian Veterinary Journal 90(8): 325-328

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

Schut E, Magrath MJL, van Oers K, et al. (2012). Volume of the cloacal protuberance as an indication of reproductive state in male Blue Tits, Cyanistes caeruleus. ARDEA 100(2): 202-205   

Symonds MRE, Magrath MJL, Latty TM. (2012). Reproductive Consequences of Male Arrival Order in the Bark Beetle, Ips grandicollis. Journal of Insect Behaviour 25(4): 401-407   

Van Weerd H, Courtney P, Birkett J, Vaartjes SJ. (2012) Ex situ rescue: accommodating threatened frog species in Melbourne Zoo’s animal collection. Amphibian Ark Newsletter 21: 7-8

Vedder O, Magrath MJL, Niehoff DL, et al. (2012).  Declining extra-pair paternity with laying order associated with initial incubation behaviour, but independent of final clutch size in the blue tit. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 66(4): 603-612



Gillepie GR, Chang-Kum K. (2011). The Bleating Tree Frog Litoria dentata Keferstein (Anura: Hylidae): an addition to the frog fauna of Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 128 (6): 256–259

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, 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



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, 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, 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, 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



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

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

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

McLelland DJ, Rich BG, 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



Banks CB, Lau MWN, Dudgeon D. (2008). Captive management and breeding of Romer’s Tree Frog Chirixalus romeriInternational 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Imansyah J. (2008). Varanus komodoensis Parasites. Herpetological Review 39: 96–97

Jessop TS, Sahu A, 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 scincoidesJournal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 17: 136–140

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



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

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

Howard S, Gillespie GR, Riyanto A, 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, 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, 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, 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



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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.