Dr Carolyn Hogg

Research Manager
Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

B19 - R.M.C. Gunn Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 4896

Biographical details

I have been working on the conservation of threatened species for over twenty years both in Australia and overseas. I am currently the Research Manager for the Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group in the Faculty of Veterinary Science and have been working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program for the past six years. Working closely with both my academic and conservation management partners we are developing better tools and technologies to integrate molecular genetics into real-time conservation management decisions.

Research interests

Integrating academic research into on-the-ground management decisions in real-time for conservation of threatened species. Population biology and modelling. Conservation genetics.

Teaching and supervision

Genetics and genomics

Conservation biology

Current research students

Project title Research student
Reproductive and Genetic Management of Individuals within Conservation Programs: Implementing a new approach Holly COPE
Investigating adaptation to captivity in phylogenetically diverse species Kate FARQUHARSON
Genetic and ecological monitoring of an introduced island population of Tasmanian devils Elle MCLENNAN
Conservation genomics of the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) Caitlin MORRISON

Current projects

Tasmanian devils

Orang-bellied parrots

Koalas

Associations

  • IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group
  • IUCN CBSG – Molecular Genetics Advisory Group
  • Society of Conservation Biology
  • Genetics Society of Australasia
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australasian Wildlife Management Society

Awards and honours

2015

Management Practioner’s Award – Australasian Wildlife Management Society

2010

Wood Award – 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Marine Mammalogy (Invited Keynote Address)

2005

Frederick Franklin Award for Innovative Research – 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Marine Mammalogy.

In the media

Dr Carolyn Hogg from Research & Innovation was interviewed by ABC News, the Canberra Times and the Hobart Mercury about new research that she co-authored, which shows Tasmanian Devils raised in captivity for multiple generations are less likely to survive in the wild May 2017

The Sunday Tasmanian and The Mercury quoted Dr Carolyn Hogg, Research Manager for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), in an article about the imminent release of Tasmanian Devils bred on Maria Island into the wild.

May 2017
Dr Carolyn Hogg from the Faculty of Veterinary Science was quoted in The New Scientist about antelopes being revived in the Sahara years after their extinction in the wild. Jan 2017
Dr Hogg was quoted in a Courier Mail story about managing Tasmanian devil population Aug 2016

Droppings Reveal That Not All Tasmanian Devils Are Clones

May 2016

The Age reported PhD researcher Rebecca Gooley confirmed the discovery of a new Tasmanian devil population. Professor Katherine Belov, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement), was quoted on how the discovery of nine new genetic variants would aid the species’ outlook. 936 ABC Hobart mentioned University of Sydney research on the Tasmanian devil population

Clones no more as a secret population of Tasmanian devils discovered

May 2016

America and Australia in partnership to save the Tassie devil

Feb 2014

There has been coverage around the partnership announced between the University and San Diego Zoo to save the Tasmanian Devil: ABC Northern Tasmania, 936 ABC Hobart and 702 ABC Sydney.

Captive breeding last hope for Tassie devil

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/08/27/3576669.htm

August 2012

Selected grants

2017

  • Molecular diet analysis of an introduced island population of Tasmanian devils; Belov K, Grueber C, Hogg C, McLennan E; Equity Trustees Limited/Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment.

2014

  • Mitigating ecosystem impacts by improving the way we breed and manage devils.; Belov K, Grueber C, Hogg C, Hogg C, Papenfuss A, Barrs V, Pemberton D, Peck S, Goldstone-Henry C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Grueber, C., Reid-Wainscoat, E., Fox, S., Belov, K., Shier, D., Hogg, C., Pemberton, D. (2017). Increasing generations in captivity is associated with increased vulnerability of Tasmanian devils to vehicle strike following release to the wild. Scientific Reports, 7, 2161. [More Information]
  • Farquharson, K., Hogg, C., Grueber, C. (2017). Pedigree analysis reveals a generational decline in reproductive success of captive Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii): implications for captive management of threatened species. Journal of Heredity, , 488-495. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Heasman, K., Peck, S., Peel, E., Gooley, R., Papenfuss, A., Hogg, C., Belov, K. (2017). Significant decline in anticancer immune capacity during puberty in the Tasmanian devil. Scientific Reports, 7, 44716. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Lee, A., Srb, C., Hibbard, C. (2016). Metapopulation management of an Endangered species with limited genetic diversity in the presence of disease: the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii. International Zoo Yearbook, 51, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Wheelhouse, J., Hulst, F., Beatty, J., Hogg, C., Child, G., Wade, C., Barrs, V. (2015). Congenital vestibular disease in captive Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris ssp. sumatrae) in Australasia. The Veterinary Journal, 206, 178-182. [More Information]
  • Wright, B., Morris, K., Grueber, C., Willet, C., Gooley, R., Hogg, C., O'Meally, D., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Wade, C., Belov, K. (2015). Development of a SNP-based assay for measuring genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil insurance population. BMC Genomics, 16(791), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Cassey, P., Hogg, C. (2015). Escaping captivity: The biological invasion risk from vertebrate species in zoos. Biological Conservation, 181, 18-26. [More Information]
  • Grueber, C., Hogg, C., Ivy, J., Belov, K. (2015). Impacts of early viability selection on management of inbreeding and genetic diversity in conservation. Molecular Ecology, 24, 1645-1653. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Ivy, J., Srb, C., Hockley, J., Lees, C., Hibbard, C., Jones, M. (2015). Influence of genetic provenance and birth origin on productivity of the Tasmanian devil insurance population. Conservation Genetics, 16(6), 1465-1473. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Wright, B., Grueber, C., Hogg, C., Belov, K. (2015). Lack of genetic diversity across diverse immune genes in an endangered mammal, the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Molecular Ecology, 24, 3860-3872. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Fox, S., Pemberton, D., Hogg, C., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2015). The Tasmanian devil microbiome- implications for conservation and management. Microbiome, 3, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Frankham, G., Hogg, C., Gillespie, J., King, A., Johnson, R. (2013). Characterisation of 16 microsatellite markers via 454 sequencing, to aid ex-situ conservation of the scimitar-horned oryx, Oryx dammah. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5(3), 795-797. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C. (2013). Preserving Australian native fauna: zoo-based breeding programs as part of a more unified strategic approach. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 101-108. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Hibbard, C., Ford, C., Embury, A. (2013). Species Management Benchmarking: Outcomes Over Outputs in a Changing Operating Environment. Zoo Biology, 32(2), 230-237. [More Information]
  • Tripovich, J., Purdy, S., Hogg, C., Rogers, T. (2011). Toneburst-evoked auditory brainstem response in a leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(1), 483-487. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Rodgers, T., Shorter, A., Barton, K., Miller, P., Nowacek, D. (2009). Determination of steroid hormones in whale blow: It is possible. Marine Mammal Science, 25(3), 605-618. [More Information]
  • Vickers, E., Hogg, C., Rogers, T. (2005). Determination of testosterone in saliva and blow of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) using Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 814(2), 339-346. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Vickers, E., Rodgers, T. (2005). Determination of testosterone in saliva and blow of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 814(2), 339-346. [More Information]
  • Rodgers, T., Hogg, C., Irvine, A. (2005). Spatial movement of adult leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx ) in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. Polar Biology, 28(6), 456-463. [More Information]
  • Rogers, T., Hogg, C., Irvine, A. (2005). Spatial movement of adult Leopard Seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. Polar Biology, 28, 456-463. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Wright, B., Willet, C., Hogg, C., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Wade, C., Belov, K. (2013). Using next generation sequencing to develop a genotyping assay for the Tasmanian devil. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.

2017

  • Grueber, C., Reid-Wainscoat, E., Fox, S., Belov, K., Shier, D., Hogg, C., Pemberton, D. (2017). Increasing generations in captivity is associated with increased vulnerability of Tasmanian devils to vehicle strike following release to the wild. Scientific Reports, 7, 2161. [More Information]
  • Farquharson, K., Hogg, C., Grueber, C. (2017). Pedigree analysis reveals a generational decline in reproductive success of captive Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii): implications for captive management of threatened species. Journal of Heredity, , 488-495. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Heasman, K., Peck, S., Peel, E., Gooley, R., Papenfuss, A., Hogg, C., Belov, K. (2017). Significant decline in anticancer immune capacity during puberty in the Tasmanian devil. Scientific Reports, 7, 44716. [More Information]

2016

  • Hogg, C., Lee, A., Srb, C., Hibbard, C. (2016). Metapopulation management of an Endangered species with limited genetic diversity in the presence of disease: the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii. International Zoo Yearbook, 51, 1-17. [More Information]

2015

  • Wheelhouse, J., Hulst, F., Beatty, J., Hogg, C., Child, G., Wade, C., Barrs, V. (2015). Congenital vestibular disease in captive Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris ssp. sumatrae) in Australasia. The Veterinary Journal, 206, 178-182. [More Information]
  • Wright, B., Morris, K., Grueber, C., Willet, C., Gooley, R., Hogg, C., O'Meally, D., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Wade, C., Belov, K. (2015). Development of a SNP-based assay for measuring genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil insurance population. BMC Genomics, 16(791), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Cassey, P., Hogg, C. (2015). Escaping captivity: The biological invasion risk from vertebrate species in zoos. Biological Conservation, 181, 18-26. [More Information]
  • Grueber, C., Hogg, C., Ivy, J., Belov, K. (2015). Impacts of early viability selection on management of inbreeding and genetic diversity in conservation. Molecular Ecology, 24, 1645-1653. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Ivy, J., Srb, C., Hockley, J., Lees, C., Hibbard, C., Jones, M. (2015). Influence of genetic provenance and birth origin on productivity of the Tasmanian devil insurance population. Conservation Genetics, 16(6), 1465-1473. [More Information]
  • Morris, K., Wright, B., Grueber, C., Hogg, C., Belov, K. (2015). Lack of genetic diversity across diverse immune genes in an endangered mammal, the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii). Molecular Ecology, 24, 3860-3872. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Fox, S., Pemberton, D., Hogg, C., Papenfuss, A., Belov, K. (2015). The Tasmanian devil microbiome- implications for conservation and management. Microbiome, 3, 1-11. [More Information]

2013

  • Frankham, G., Hogg, C., Gillespie, J., King, A., Johnson, R. (2013). Characterisation of 16 microsatellite markers via 454 sequencing, to aid ex-situ conservation of the scimitar-horned oryx, Oryx dammah. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5(3), 795-797. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C. (2013). Preserving Australian native fauna: zoo-based breeding programs as part of a more unified strategic approach. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 101-108. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Hibbard, C., Ford, C., Embury, A. (2013). Species Management Benchmarking: Outcomes Over Outputs in a Changing Operating Environment. Zoo Biology, 32(2), 230-237. [More Information]
  • Wright, B., Willet, C., Hogg, C., Hamede, R., Jones, M., Wade, C., Belov, K. (2013). Using next generation sequencing to develop a genotyping assay for the Tasmanian devil. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.

2011

  • Tripovich, J., Purdy, S., Hogg, C., Rogers, T. (2011). Toneburst-evoked auditory brainstem response in a leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(1), 483-487. [More Information]

2009

  • Hogg, C., Rodgers, T., Shorter, A., Barton, K., Miller, P., Nowacek, D. (2009). Determination of steroid hormones in whale blow: It is possible. Marine Mammal Science, 25(3), 605-618. [More Information]

2005

  • Vickers, E., Hogg, C., Rogers, T. (2005). Determination of testosterone in saliva and blow of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) using Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 814(2), 339-346. [More Information]
  • Hogg, C., Vickers, E., Rodgers, T. (2005). Determination of testosterone in saliva and blow of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 814(2), 339-346. [More Information]
  • Rodgers, T., Hogg, C., Irvine, A. (2005). Spatial movement of adult leopard seals (Hydrurga leptonyx ) in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. Polar Biology, 28(6), 456-463. [More Information]
  • Rogers, T., Hogg, C., Irvine, A. (2005). Spatial movement of adult Leopard Seals (Hydrurga leptonyx) in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica. Polar Biology, 28, 456-463. [More Information]

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