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>Arthur, A.D., Pech, R.P. & Dickman, C.R. (2004). Habitat structure mediates the non-lethal effects of predation on enclosed populations of house mice. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 867-877.

>Arthur, A.D., Pech, R.P. & Dickman, C.R. (2005). Effects of predation and habitat structure on the population dynamics of house mice in large outdoor enclosures. Oikos 108: 562-572.

>Banks, P.B. & Dickman, C.R. (2000). Effects of winter food supplementation on reproduction, body mass, and numbers of small mammals in montane Australia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1775-1783.

>Banks, P.B. & Dickman, C.R. (2007). Alien predation and the effects of multiple levels of prey naiveté. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 229-230.

>Banks, P.B., Dickman, C.R. & Newsome, A.E. (1998). Ecological costs of feral predator control: Foxes and rabbits. Journal of Wildlife Management 62: 766-772.

>Banks, P.B., Newsome, A.E. & Dickman, C.R. (2000). Predation by red foxes limits recruitment in populations of eastern grey kangaroos. Austral Ecology 25: 283-291.

>Bladon, R.V., Dickman, C.R. & Hume, I.D. (2002). Effects of habitat fragmentation on the demography, movements and social organisation of the eastern pygmy-possum (Cercartetus nanus) in northern New South Wales. Wildlife Research 29: 105-116.

>Chambers, L.K. & Dickman, C.R. (2002). Habitat selection of the long-nosed bandicoot, Perameles nasuta (Mammalia, Peramelidae), in a patchy urban environment. Austral Ecology 27: 334-342.

>Christy, M.T. & Dickman, C.R. (2002). Effects of salinity on tadpoles of the green and golden bell frog (Litoria aurea). Amphibia - Reptilia 23: 1-11.

>Cox, M.P., Dickman, C.R. & Hunter, J.T. (2003). Effects of rainforest fragmentation on non-flying mammals of the eastern Dorrigo Plateau, Australia. Biological Conservation 115: 175-189.

>Cox, M.P.G., Dickman, C.R. & Cox, W.G. (2000). Use of habitat by the black rat (Rattus rattus) at North Head, New South Wales: an observational and
experimental study. Austral Ecology 25: 375-385.

>Crowther, M.S., Dickman, C.R. & Lynam, A.J. (1999). Sminthopsis griseoventer boullangerensis (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), a new subspecies in the S. murina complex from Boullanger Island, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 47: 215-243.

>Crowther, M.S., Spencer, P.B.S., Alpers, D. & Dickman, C.R. (2002). Taxonomic status of the mardo, Antechinus flavipes leucogaster (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae): a morphological, molecular, reproductive and bioclimatic approach. Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 627-647.

>Crowther, M.S., Sumner, J. & Dickman, C.R. (2003). Speciation of Antechinus stuartii and A. subtropicus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in eastern Australia: molecular and morphological evidence. Australian Journal of Zoology 51: 443-462.

>Denny, E., Yakovlevich, P., Eldridge, M.D.B. & Dickman, C.R. (2002). Social and genetic analysis of a population of free-living cats (Felis catus L.) exploiting a resource-rich habitat. Wildlife Research 29: 405-413.

>Dickman, C.R. (2008). Indirect interactions and conservation in human-modified environments. Animal Conservation 11: 11-12.

>Dickman, C.R., Green, K., Carron, P.L., Happold, D.C.D., & Osborne, W.S. (1983). Coexistence, convergence and competition among Antechinus (Marsupialia) in the Australian high country. Proc. Ecol. Soc. Aust 12: 79-99.

>Dickman, C.R., King, D.H., Happold, D.C.D., & Howell, M.J. (1983). Identification of the filial relationships of free-living small mammals by 35Sulfur. Australian Journal of Zoology 31: 467-474.

>Dickman, C.R., Lunney, D. & Matthews, A. (2000). Ecological attributes and conservation of native rodents in New South Wales. Wildlife Research 27: 347-355.

>Dickman, C.R., Parnaby, H.E., Crowther, M.S. & King, D.H. (1998). Antechinus agilis (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), a new species from the A. stuartii complex in south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 46: 1-26.

>Dorfman, E.J., Lamont, A. & Dickman, C.R. (2001). Foraging behaviour and success of black-necked storks (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) in Australia: implications for management. Emu 101: 145-149.

>Finlayson, G.R., Vieira, E.M., Priddel, D, Wheeler, R. & Dickman, C.R. (2008). Multi-scale patterns of habitat use by re-introduced mammals: a case study using medium-sized marsupials. Biological Conservation 141: 320-331.

>Gentle, M.N., Saunders, G.R. & Dickman, C.R. (2007). Persistence of sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) in fox baits, and implications for fox management in south-eastern Australia. Wildlife Research 34: 325-333.

>Gentle, M.N., Saunders, G.R. & Dickman, C.R. (2007). Poisoning for production: how effective is fox baiting in south-eastern Australia? Mammal Review 37: 177-190.

>Glen, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2003). Monitoring bait removal in vertebrate pest control: a comparison using track identification and remote photography. Wildlife Research 30: 29-33.

>Glen, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2003).Effects of bait-station design on the uptake of baits by non-target animals during control programmes for foxes and wild dogs. Wildlife Research 30: 147-149.

>Glen, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2005). Complex interactions among mammalian carnivores in Australia, and their implications for wildlife management. Biological Reviews 80: 387-401.

>Glen, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2006). Diet of the spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) in eastern Australia: effects of season, sex and size. Journal of Zoology 269: 241-248.

>Glen, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2006). Home range, denning behaviour and microhabitat use of the carnivorous marsupial Dasyurus maculatus in eastern Australia. Journal of Zoology 268: 347-354.

>Glen, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2008). Niche overlap between marsupial and eutherian carnivores: does competition threaten the endangered spotted-tailed quoll? Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 700-707.

>Glen, A.S., Dickman, C.R., Soulé, M.E. & Mackey, B.G. (2007). Evaluating the role of the dingo as a trophic regulator in Australian ecosystems. Austral Ecology 32: 492-501.

>Glen, A.S., Gentle, M.N. & Dickman, C.R. (2007). Non-target impacts of poison baiting for predator control in Australia. Mammal Review 37: 191-205.

>Hart, R.K., Calver, M.C. & Dickman, C.R. (2002). The index of relative importance: an alternative approach to reducing bias in descriptive studies of animal diets. Wildlife Research 29: 415-421.

>Holleley, C.E., Dickman, C.R., Crowther, M.S. & Oldroyd, B.P. (2006). Size breeds success: multiple paternity, multivariate selection and male semelparity in a small marsupial, Antechinus stuartii. Molecular Ecology 15: 3439-3448.

>Law, B.S. & Dickman, C.R. (1998). The use of habitat mosaics by terrestrial vertebrate fauna: implications for conservation and management. Biodiversity and Conservation 7: 323-333.

>Maitz, W.E. & Dickman, C.R. (2001). Competition and habitat use in two species of native Australian Rattus: is competition intense, or important? Oecologia 128: 526-538.

>Matthews, A., Dickman, C.R. & Major, R.E. (1999). The influence of fragment size and edge on nest predation in urban bushland. Ecography 22: 349-356.

>McAllan, B.M., Dickman, C.R. & Crowther, M.S. (2006). Photoperiod as a reproductive cue in the marsupial genus Antechinus: ecological and evolutionary consequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 87: 365-379.

>McAllan, B.M., Westman, W., Crowther, M.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2008). Morphology, growth and reproduction in the Australian house mouse: differential effects of moderate temperatures. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 21-30.

>Molsher, R., Dickman, C.R., Newsome, A.E. & Müller, W. (2005). Home ranges of feral cats (Felis catus) in central-western New South Wales, Australia. Wildlife Research 32: 587-595.

>Molsher, R., Newsome, A.E. & Dickman, C.R. (1999). Feeding ecology and population dynamics of the feral cat (Felis catus) in relation to the availability of prey in central-eastern New South Wales. Wildlife Research 26: 593-607.

>Murray, B.R. & Dickman, C.R. (2000). Relationships between body size and geographical range size among Australian mammals: has human impact distorted macroecological patterns? Ecography 23: 92-100.

>Nye, E.R. & Dickman, C.R. (2005). Activity budgets and habitat use of the green pygmy-goose (Nettapus pulchellus) on dry-season refuges in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Emu 105: 217-222. 

>Nye, E.R., Dickman, C.R. & Kingsford, R.T. (2007). A wild goose chase – temporal and spatial variation in the distribution of the Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata) in Australia. Emu 107: 28-37.

>Pizzuto, T.A., Finlayson, G.R., Crowther, M.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2007). Microhabitat use of the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) and burrowing bettong (B. lesueur) in semi-arid New South Wales: implications for reintroduction programs. Wildlife Research 34: 271-279.

>Scott, L.K., Hume, I.D. & Dickman, C.R. (1999). Ecology and population biology of long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta) at North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Wildlife Research 26: 805-821.

>Sinclair, A.R.E., Pech, R.P., Dickman, C.R., Hik, D., Mahon, P. & Newsome, A.E. (1998). Predicting effects of predation on conservation of endangered prey. Conservation Biology 12: 564-575.

>Sumner, J. & Dickman, C.R. (1998). Distribution and identity of species in the Antechinus stuartii - A. flavipes group (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 46: 27-41.

>Sutherland, E.F. & Dickman, C.R. (1999). Mechanisms of recovery after fire by rodents in the Australian environment: a review. Wildlife Research 26: 405-419.

>Towerton, A.L., Penman, T.D., Blake, M.E., Deane, A.T., Kavanagh, R.P & Dickman, C.R. (2008). The potential for remote cameras to monitor visitation by birds and predators at malleefowl mounds. Ecological Management and Restoration 9: 66-69.

>Tulloch, A.I. & Dickman, C.R. (2006). Floristic and structural components of habitat use by the eastern pygmy-possum (Cercartetus nanus) in burnt and unburnt habitats. Wildlife Research 33: 627-637.

>Tulloch, A.I. & Dickman, C.R. (2007). Effects of food and fire on the demography of a nectar-feeding marsupial: a field experiment. Journal of Zoology 273: 382-388.

>Wroe, S., Argot, C. & Dickman, C.R. (2004). On the rarity of big fierce carnivores and primacy of isolation and area: tracking large mammalian carnivore diversity on two isolated continents. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B, 271: 1203-1211.

>Dickman Lab Desert Papers

>Chen, X., Dickman, C.R. & Thompson, M.B. (1998). Diet of the mulgara, Dasycercus cristicauda (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae), in the Simpson Desert, central Australia. Wildlife Research 25: 233-242.

>Chen, X., Dickman, C.R. & Thompson, M.B. (2004). Selective consumption by predators of different body regions of prey: is rate of energy intake important? Journal of Zoology, London 264: 189-196.

>Chen, X., Thompson, M.B. & Dickman, C.R. (2004). Energy density and its seasonal variation in desert beetles. Journal of Arid Environments 56: 559 – 567.

>Daly, B.G., Dickman, C.R. & Crowther, M.S. (2007). Selection of habitat components by two species of agamid lizards in sandridge desert, central Australia. Austral Ecology 32: 825-833.

>Daly, B.G., Dickman, C.R. & Crowther, M.S. (2008). Causes of habitat divergence in two species of agamid lizards in arid central Australia. Ecology 89: 65-76.

>Dickman, C.R., Haythornthwaite, A.S., McNaught, G.H., Mahon, P.S., Tamayo, B. & Letnic, M. (2001). Population dynamics of three species of dasyurid marsupials in arid central Australia: a 10-year study. Wildlife Research 28: 493-506.

>Dickman, C.R., Letnic, M. & Mahon, P.S. (1999). Population dynamics of two species of dragon lizards in arid Australia: the effects of rainfall. Oecologia 119: 357-366.

>Dickman, C.R., Leung, L.K.P. & Van Dyck, S.M. (2000). Status, ecological attributes and conservation of native rodents in Queensland. Wildlife Research 27: 333-346.

>Dickman, C.R., Mahon, P.S., Masters, P. & Gibson, D.F. (1999). Long-term dynamics of rodent populations in arid Australia: the influence of rainfall. Wildlife Research 26: 389-403.

>Dickman, C.R., Predavec, M. & Downey, F.J. (1995) Long-range movements of small mammals in arid Australia: implications for land management. Journal of Arid Environments 31: 441-452.

>Duncan, F.D. & Dickman, C.R. (2001). Respiratory patterns and metabolism in tenebrionid and carabid beetles from the Simpson Desert, Australia. Oecologia 129: 509-517.

>Fisher, D.O. & Dickman, C.R. (1993). Diets of insectivorous marsupials in arid Australia: selection for prey type, size or hardness? Journal of Arid Environments 25: 397-410.

>Greenville, A.C. & Dickman, C.R. (2005). The ecology of Lerista labialis (Scincidae) in the Simpson Desert: reproduction and diet. Journal of Arid Environments 60:611-625.

>Haythornthwaite, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2000). Foraging strategies of an insectivorous marsupial, Sminthopsis youngsoni (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), in Australian sandridge desert. Austral Ecology 25: 193-198.

>Haythornthwaite, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2006). Distribution, abundance, and individual strategies: a multi-scale analysis of dasyurid marsupials in arid central Australia. Ecography 29: 285-300.

>Haythornthwaite, A.S. & Dickman, C.R. (2006). Long-distance movements by a small carnivorous marsupial: how Sminthopsis youngsoni (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) uses habitat in an Australian sandridge desert. Journal of Zoology 270: 543-549.

>Holmgren, M., Stapp, P., Dickman, C.R., Gracia, C., Graham, S., Gutiérrez, J.R., Hice, C., Jaksic, F., Kelt, D.A., Letnic, M., Lima, M., López, B.C., Meserve, P. latifolius., Milstead, W.B., Polis, G.A., Previtali, M.A., Richter, M., Sabaté, S. & Squeo, F.A. (2006). Extreme climatic events shape arid and semiarid ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecological Environments 4: 87-95.

>Kotler, B.P., Dickman, C.R. & Brown, J.S. (1998). The effects of water on patch use by two Simpson Desert granivores (Corvus coronoides and Pseudomys hermannsburgensis). Australian Journal of Ecology 23: 574-578.

>Letnic, M. & Dickman, C.R. (2004). The responses of small mammals to patches regenerating after fire and rainfall in the Simpson Desert, central Australia. Austral Ecology 30: 24-39.

>Letnic, M. & Dickman, C.R. (2006). Boom means bust: interactions between the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), rainfall and the processes threatening mammal species in arid Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 3847-3880.

>Letnic, M. (2003). The effects of experimental patch burning and rainfall on small mammals in the Simpson Desert, Queensland. Wildlife Research 30: 547-563.

>Letnic, M. (2004). Cattle grazing in a hummock grassland regenerating after fire: the short-term effects of cattle exclusion on vegetation in South-western Queensland. The Rangeland Journal 26: 34-48.

>Letnic, M., Dickman, C.R. & McNaught, G. (2000). Bet-hedging and germination in the Australian arid zone shrub Acacia ligulata. Austral Ecology 25: 368-374.

>Letnic, M., Dickman, C.R., Tischler, M.K., Tamayo, B. & Beh, C.-L. (2004). The responses of small mammals and lizards to post-fire succession and rainfall in arid Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 59: 85-114.

>Letnic, M., Tamayo, B. & Dickman, C.R. (2005). The responses of mammals to La Nin˜a (El Niño Southern Oscillation) –associated rainfall, predation, and wildfire in Central Australia. Journal of Mammalogy 86: 689-703.

>Mahon, P.S., Banks, P.B. & Dickman, C.R. (1998). Population indices for wild carnivores: a critical study in sand-dune habitat, south-western Queensland. Wildlife Research 25: 11-22.

>Masters, P., Dickman, C.R. & Crowther, M.S. (2003). Effects of cover reduction on mulgara Dasycercus cristicauda (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), rodent and invertebrate populations in central Australia: implications for land management. Austral Ecology 28: 658-665.

>Murray, B.R. & Dickman, C.R. (1994). Food preferences and seed selection in two species of Australian desert rodents. Wildlife Research 21: 647-655.

>Murray, B.R. & Dickman, C.R. (1994). Granivory and microhabitat use in Australian desert rodents: are seeds important? Oecologia 99: 216-225.

>Murray, B.R. & Dickman, C.R. (1997). Factors affecting selection of native seeds in two species of Australian desert rodents. Journal of Arid Environments 35: 517-525.

>Murray, B.R., Brown, A.H.D., Dickman, C.R. & Crowther, M.S. (2004). Geographical gradients in seed mass in relation to climate. Journal of Biogeography 31: 379-388.

>Murray, B.R., Dickman, C.R., Watts, C.H.S. & Morton, S.R. (1999). The dietary ecology of Australian desert rodents. Wildlife Research 26: 857-858.

>Murray, B.R., Hume, I.D. & Dickman, C.R. (1995). Digestive tract characteristics of the spinifex hopping-mouse, Notomys alexis and the sandy island mouse, Pseudomys hermannsburgensis in relation to diet. Australian Mammalogy 18: 93-97.

>Predavec, M. & Dickman, C.R. (1994). Population Dynamics and Habitat Use of the Long-haired Rat (Rattus villosissimus) in South-western Queensland. Wildlife Research 21: 1-10.

>Withers, P.C. & Dickman, C.R. (1995). The role of diet in determining water, energy and salt intake in the thorny devil Moloch horridus (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 78: 3-11.




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