Dr Jonathan Webb
My Recent Publications
|Taste aversion learning
We used CTA to train endangered quolls to avoid attacking toxic cane toads. Read more...
How do sympatric competitors and predators coexist? Read more...
What cues do juvenile snakes use to select diurnal retreat-sites?. Read more...
85. Price-Rees SJ, Webb JK, Shine R. 2011. School for skinks: Can conditioned taste aversion enable bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) to avoid toxic cane toads (Rhinella marina) as prey? Ethology, in press.
84. Dubey S, Sumner J, Pike DA, Keogh JS, Webb JK, Shine R. 2011.Genetic connectivity among populations of an endangered snake species from southeastern Australia (Hoplocephalus bungaroides, Elapidae). Ecology and Evolution, in press.
83. Somaweera R, Webb JK, Brown GP, Shine R. 2011. Hatchling Australian freshwater crocodiles rapidly learn to avoid toxic invasive cane toads. Behaviour 148:501-517.
82. Pike DA, Webb JK, Andrews RM. 2011. Social and thermal cues influence nest-site selection in a nocturnal gecko, Oedura lesueurii. Ethology, in press.
81. Somaweera R, Webb JK, Shine R. 2011. It’s a dog-eat-croc world: dingo predation on the nests of freshwater crocodiles in northern Australia. Ecological Research, in press.
80. Florance D, Webb JK, Dempster T, Kearney MR, Worthing A, Letnic M. 2011. Excluding access to invasion hubs can contain the spread of an invasive vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, in press.
79. Pike DA, Webb JK, Shine R. 2011. Removing forest canopy cover restores a reptile assemblage. Ecological Applications 21:274-280.
78. Webb JK, Pike DA, Du WG, Shine R. 2010. Generalization of predator recognition: velvet geckos display anti-predator behaviours in response to chemicals from non-dangerous elapid snakes. Current Zoology 56:337-342.
77. O’Donnell S, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Conditioned taste aversion enhances the survival of an endangered predator imperilled by a toxic invader. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:558-565.
76. Pike DA, Croak BM, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Subtle - but easily reversible - anthropogenic disturbance seriously degrades habitat quality for rock-dwelling reptiles. Animal Conservation 13:411-418.
75. Llewelyn J., Webb JK, Schwarzkopf L, Alford R, Shine R. 2010. Behavioural responses of carnivorous marsupials (Planigale maculata) to toxic invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus). Austral Ecology 35:560-567.
74. Webb JK, Pike DA, Shine R. 2010. Olfactory recognition of predators by nocturnal lizards: safety outweighs thermal benefits. Behavioural Ecology 21:72-77.
73. Penman TD, Pike DA, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Predicting the impact of climate change on Australia’s most endangered snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides. Diversity and Distributions 16:109-118.
72. Pike DP, Croak B, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Context-dependent avoidance of predatory centipedes by nocturnal geckos (Oedura lesueurii). Behaviour 147:397-412.
71. Pike DA, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Nesting in a thermally challenging environment: nest-site selection in a rock-dwelling gecko, Oedura lesueurii (Reptilia:Geckonidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99:250-259.
70. Llewelyn J, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Flexible defense: context-dependent antipredator responses of two species of Australian elapid snakes. Herpetological Monographs, 66:1-11.
69. Du WG, Webb JK, Shine R. 2010. Heat, sight and scent: multiple cues influence foraging site selection by an ambush-foraging snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides, Elapidae). Current Zoology 55:266-271.
68. Sumner J, Webb JK, Keogh JS, Shine R. 2010. Molecular and morphological assessment of Australia’s most endangered snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides, reveals two evolutionarily significant units for conservation. Conservation Genetics 11:747-758.
67. Webb JK, Du WG, Pike DP, Shine R. 2009. Chemical cues from both dangerous and non-dangerous snakes elicit antipredator behaviours from a nocturnal lizard. Animal Behaviour 77:1471-1478.
66. Kelehear C, Webb JK, Shine R. 2009. Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala infection in Bufo marinus: lung nematodes reduce viability of metamorph cane toads. Parasitology 136:919-927.
65. Pringle RM, Syfert M, Webb JK, Shine R. 2009. Quantifying historical changes in habitat availability for endangered species: used of pixel- and object-based remote sensing. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:544-553.
64. Whiting MJ, Webb JK, Keogh SK. 2009. Flat lizard female mimics use sexual deception in visual but not chemical signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 276:1585-1591.
63. Webb JK, Pringle RM, Shine R. 2009. An intraguild predator influences microhabitat selection by juveniles of an endangered snake. Behavioural Ecology 20:271-277.
62. Croak BM, Pike DA, Webb JK, Shine R. 2009. Using artificial rocks to restore non-renewable shelter sites in anthropogenically degraded systems: colonization and use by fauna. Restoration Ecology, in press.
61. Croak BM, Pike DA, Webb JK, Shine R. 2008. Three-dimensional crevice structure affects retreat site selection by reptiles. Animal Behaviour 76:1875-1884.
60. Letnic M, Webb JK, Shine R. 2008. Invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus) cause mass mortality of freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) in tropical Australia. Biological Conservation 141:1773-1782.
59. Webb JK, Shine R. 2008. Differential effects of an intense wildfire on survival of sympatric snakes. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1394-1398.
58. Webb JK, Pike D, Shine R. 2008. Population ecology of the velvet gecko, Oedura lesueurii in southern Australia: implications for the persistence of an endangered snake. Austral Ecology 33:839-847.
57. Schultz TJ, Webb JK, Christian KA. 2008. The physiological cost of pregnancy in a live-bearing snake. Copeia 2008:637-642.
56. Webb JK, Brown GP, Child T, Greenless MJ, Phillips BL, Shine R. 2008. A native dasyurid predator (common planigale, Planigale maculata) rapidly learns to avoid toxic cane toads. Austral Ecology 33:821-839.
55. Greenlees MJ, Brown GP, Webb JK, Phillips BL, Shine R. 2007. Do invasive cane toads (Chaunus marinus) compete with Australian frogs (Cyclorana australis)? Austral Ecology 32:900-907.
54. Christian KA, Webb JK, Schultz TJ, Green BW. 2007. Effects of seasonal variation in prey abundance on field metabolism, water flux and activity of a tropical ambush foraging snake. Journal of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80:522-523.
53. Keogh JS, Webb JK, Shine R. 2007. Fine-scale spatial genetic and long-term mark-recapture data demonstrate male-biased dispersal in a snake. Biology Letters 3:33-35.
52. Phillips B, Brown GP, Greenlees M, Webb JK, Shine R. 2007. Rapid expansion of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) invasion front in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology 32:169-176.
51. Shine R, Branch WR, Webb JK, Harlow PS, Shine T, Keogh JS. 2007. Ecology of cobras (Aspidelaps, Hemachatus, and Naja; Elapidae) from southern Africa. Journal of Zoology 272:183-193.