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  • Mike Letnic

Current Students - PhD

MSc (Research)

MSc (Applied Science)


Previous PhD and MSc student list and thesis title

Kwapena, N. (1991) The ecology and behaviour of the superb lyrebird Menura superba (Davies) in the Royal National Park, New South Wales.

Law, B. (1992) Determinants of the local abundance and distribution of the Queensland blossom bat Syconyteris australis.

Seabrook, W. (1993) Habitat use of the cane toad Bufo marinus: implications for assessment of impact and control strategies.

Bubela, T. (1994) Social effects of sterilizing free-ranging vixen (Vulpes vulpes L) in subalpine Australia.

Choquenot, D. (1994) The dynamics of feral pig populations in the semi-arid rangelands of eastern Australia.

Leung, L. (1994) Ecology of three species of small mammals in the Iron Range area, Cape York Penninsula.

Predavec, M. (1994) Food limitation and demography in Australian desert rodents

Kavanagh, R. (1997) Ecology and management of large forest owls in south-eastern Australia.

Banks, P. (1997) Predator-prey interactions between foxes, rabbits and native mammals of the Australian Alps

Masters, P. (1997) An ecological study of the mulgara Dasycercus cristicauda in central Australia.

Mahon, P. (1998) Predation by feral cats (Felis catus) and foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and the dynamics of small mammal populations in arid Australia.

Sutherland, E (1998) Fire, resource limitation and small mammal populations in coastal eucalypt forest.

Firestone, K. (1999) The ecology and taxonomy of quolls.

Molsher, R. (1999) The ecology of the feral cat (Felis catus) in open forest in New South Wales: interactions with food resources and foxes.

Christy, M. (2000) The ecology and conservation biology of the green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea.

Arthur, A. (2001) Effects of predationand habitat structure on the population dynamics of prey: experiments in a model field based study.

Allen, C. (2001) Dietry competition between three sympatric herbivores in semi-arid Queensland.

Crowther, M. (2001) Variation and speciation within the Antechinus stuartii-A. flavipes complex.

Tasker, E. (2002) The impacts of cattle grazing and associated fire regimes on forest biodiversity and faunal communities.

Letnic, M (2003) Effects of fire and rainfall on small mammals of the Simpson Desert, Australia.

Cox, M (2003) The effects of rainforest fragmentation on non-flying mammals on the eastern Dorrigo plateau, New South Wales, Australia.

Nye, E. (2003) Distributional ecology of the magpie goose (Anseranas semipalmata) and the wandering whistling duck (Dendrocygna arcuata) in Australia.

Gibb, H. (2003) Factors affecting community structure of ants in Hawkesbury sandstone outcrops.

Ricci, S. (2003) Population dynamics and trophic ecology of two Australian desert rodents.

Denny, E. (2005) Ecology of free living cats exploiting waste disposal sites, diet, morphometrics, population dynamics and population genetics.

Haythornthwaite, A. (2005) Distributional ecology of dasyurids in the Simpson desert, central Australia.

Richards, J. (2003) Re-introduction of the western barred bandicoot.

Gentle, M. (2004) Factors affecting the efficiency of fox (Vulpes vulpes) baiting practices on the central tablelands, New South Wales.

Fennessey, J (2005) Ecology of desert dwelling giraffe in north eastern Namibia.

Glen, A. (2005) Ecology of the spotted quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) and its interaction with eutherian predators.

Williams, R. (2006). Small mammal ecology in coastal forests.

Frank, A. (2010). The ecological impacts of cattle grazing within Spinifex grasslands and gidgee woodlands in the Simpson Desert, central Australia.

Finlayson, G. (2010). The reintroduction of medium-sized marsupials in western New South Wales.

Diment, A. (2010). Monitoring the Ecological Impacts of Invasive Predator Control

Previous Honours students

Banks, P. (1991). Effects of winter food supplementation on three species of small mammals in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

Barrott, E. (1999). Census techniques, habitat use and distribution of koalas in the Pilliga State Forests.

Chambers, L. (1991). Habitat selection by the long-nosed bandicoot Perameles nasuta, at North Head New South Wales.

Cox, M. (1997). Habitat use by the black rat Rattus rattus at North Head, New South Wales.

Fisher, D. (1989). Three tests of Hypotheses concerning the prey size-body size relationship in dasyurid marsupials

Foster, A. (2005). High lizard diversity in central arid Australia: What is the role of termites?

Glen, A. (2001). Uptake of baits by target and non-target animals during control programmes for foxes and wild dogs.

Greenville, A. (2001). Microhabitat use of Lerista labialis (Scincidae) in the Simpson Desert, Queensland.

Gregory, D. (2008). The role of woodlands as micro-refugia in a desert sand dune environment.

Haynes, R. (1996). Resource partitioning and demography of twelve sympatric skinks (Ctenotus) in the Simpson Desert.

Holleley, C. (2003). Reproductive success and strategies of the brown antechinus, Antechinus stuartii.

Maitz, W. (1995). Habitat selection of sympatric populations of the bush rat Rattus fuscipes and the swamp rat R. lutreolus in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

Matthews, A. (1994). Nest predation in fragments of urban bushland in Sydney.

McNaught, G. (1994). The foraging behaviour of an Australian desert rodent Notomys alexis (Family Muridae).

Murray, B. (1993). Dietary patterns in two species of Australian desert rodents: Notomys alexis and Pseudomys hermannsburgensis.

O’Brien, C. (2005). The population dynamics of the broad toothed rat (Mastocomys fuscus) at Barrington Tops.

Predavec, M. (1990). Predation and prey size community structure: A study of the impact of Antechinus stuartii on leaf-litter invertebrate communities

Reid, A. (1995). Factors affecting the local distribution, abundance and species richness of ants in the Simpson Desert.

Steeves, T. (1990). The ecology and habitat use of two species of small mammals, the brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii) and the southern bush rat (Rattus fuscipes).

Tischler, M. (1998). Granivory in the Simpson Desert.

Williams, A. (2001). The ecology of insectivorous bats in the Simpson Desert, south-western Queensland.

Daly, B. (2006). Patterns of habitat use in two species of dragon lizards in the Simpson Desert, Queensland.

Sato, C. (2006). Life on the edge: risk-sensitive foraging behaviour in Australian desert dunnarts.

Gordon, C.E. (2008). What’s keeping Ctenotus pantherinus in the dark?




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