Dr Catherine Herbert

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

B01 - J.D. Stewart Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6879
Fax +61 2 9351 6880

Website Room 331 - B01 J.D Stewart Building

Current research students

Project title Research student
Reproductive and Genetic Management of Individuals within Conservation Programs: Implementing a new approach Holly COPE
Assessment of fertility control technologies for the management and control of overabundant iconic populations Fabiola RODRIGUES DE OLIVEIRA SILVA
Characterisation of factors influencing male reproductive success in the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). Georgia THOMAS

Awards and honours

  • 2013, Faculty of Veterainry Science Learning and Teaching Award

Themes

Wildlife and conservation

Selected grants

2017

  • NSW Industry and Community Engagement SEED Program - Catherine Herbert - Providing a scientific evidence base to support volunteer wildlife carers; Herbert C; NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc/Research Partner.
  • Kangaroos in Coffs Harbour: Non-lethal management and movement studies; Herbert C, Storrie G; Coffs Harbour City Council/Environmental Levy Program.
  • Characterisation of factors influencing male reproductive success in the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus); Herbert C, Thomas G; Equity Trustees Limited/Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment.
  • Too much of a good thing? Ecology and Management of suburban kangaroo populations; Herbert C; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.

2016

  • Non-lethal management of Coffs Harbour kangaroos by fertility control (Coffs Harbour Environmental Grants); Herbert C, Storrie G; Coffs Harbour City Council/Environmental Levy Program.

2012

  • Assessing the health, welfare and survival of hand-raised marsupials post-release: Are we killing them with kindness?; Herbert C; Whitehead Bequest in Wildlife Conservation/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.

2009

  • Fertility Management of Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies; Herbert C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • : Koala's in the US? Invited presentation to The United States Wildlife Society's 16th Annual Conference; Herbert C; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.
  • Genetic Management of Endangered Marsupial Populations; Herbert C; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.

2008

  • Population Management of Southern African Megafauna; Herbert C; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Coulson, G., Shaw, G., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2010). Advances in fertility control technologies for managing overabundant macropodid populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 313-324). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Herbert, C. (2010). Breeding and Genetic Management of Captive Marsupial Populations. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 5-32). Australia: Springer Science+Business Media. [More Information]
  • Roberts, M., Neaves, L., Claassens, R., Herbert, C. (2010). Darting eastern grey kangaroos: a protocol for free-ranging populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 325-339). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance and paternity in the tammar wallaby. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 77-86). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Eldridge, M., Miller, E., Neaves, L., Zenger, K., Herbert, C. (2017). Extensive genetic differentiation detected within a model marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Notamacropus eugenii). PloS One, 12(3), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Neaves, L., Roberts, M., Herbert, C., Eldridge, M. (2017). Limited sex bias in the fine-scale spatial genetic structure of the eastern grey kangaroo and its relationship to habitat. Australian Journal of Zoology, 65(1), 33-44. [More Information]
  • Hendry, G., White, P., Herbert, C. (2016). Providing exemplar-based 'feedforward' before an assessment: The role of teacher explanation. Active Learning in Higher Education, 17(2), 99-109. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Morris, K., Thomas, N., Herbert, C. (2015). Captive management and the maintenance of genetic diversity in a vulnerable marsupial, the greater bilby. Australian Mammalogy, 37(2), 170-181. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2013). Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in metropolitan Sydney: population biology and response to Suprelorin contraceptive implants. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 78-86. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2013). Chronic treatment of female tammar wallabies with deslorelin implants during pouch life: Effects on reproductive maturation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 25(6), 879-889. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Belov, K. (2013). Desmond Wishart Cooper: A life in science. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J., Cooper, D. (2013). The incidence of road-killed possums in the Ku-ring-gai area of Sydney. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 87-94. [More Information]
  • Deakin, J., Cooper, D., Sinclair, J., Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Wakefield, M. (2013). Towards an understanding of the genetic basis behind 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) tolerance and an investigation of the candidate gene ACO2. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 69-77. [More Information]
  • Drews, B., Roellig, K., Menzies, B., Shaw, G., Buentjen, I., Herbert, C., Hildebrandt, T., Renfree, M. (2013). Ultrasonography of wallaby prenatal development shows that the climb to the pouch begins in utero. Scientific Reports, 3, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Neaves, L., Herbert, C. (2011). Allocating sex in road-killed possums using PCR. Australian Mammalogy, 33(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Morris, K., Zenger, K., Herbert, C. (2011). Genetic consequences of isolation: island tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) populations and the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Genetics, 12(6), 1619-1631. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Bowman, B., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2011). Suburban attitudes towards the common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and the common ringtail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Australian Zoologist, 35(3), 888-894. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance, body size and internal relatedness influence male reproductive success in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(3), 539-549. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Thomas, N., Marlow, N., Herbert, C. (2010). The genetic mating system, male reproductive success and lack of selection on male traits in the greater bilby. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(2), 113-120. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2009). High possum mortality on urban roads: implications for the population viability of the common brushtail and the common ringtail possum. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(6), 391-397. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Cahill, V., Sherwin, W., Handasyde, K., Carolyn, K., Whisson, D., Herbert, C., Carlsson, B., Wilton, A., Cooper, D. (2009). Inbreeding and Testicular Abnormalities in a Bottlenecked Population of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Wildlife Research, 36(4), 299-308. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Wakefield, M., Siddle, H., Coggill, P., Herbert, C., Beck, S., Belov, K., Eldridge, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Chronic Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants During Pouch Life: Effects on Development, Puberty, and Reproduction in Adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76(6), 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Thomson, B., Trigg, T., Cooper, D., Eckery, D. (2007). Effects of Deslorelin Implants on Reproduction in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19(8), 899-909. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Smythe, L., Symonds, M., Dohnt, M., Barnett, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Leptospirosis serology in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 43(3), 492-497.
  • Eymann, J., Neaves, L., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Surprise in the pouch - a case of adoption in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Australian Mammalogy, 29(1), 63-68.
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants during Pouch Life: Effects on development, puberty and reproduction in adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76, 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 1. Effects on reproduction. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Woodward, R., Heberstein, M., Herbert, C. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 2. Effects on behaviour. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D. (2006). Management issues of urban brushtail possums Trichosurust Vulpecula - a loved or hated neighbour. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 153-171.
  • Eymann, J., Webley, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2006). Performance of passive integrated transponders (PITs) as a marking system for brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) - a cautionary tale. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 209-214.
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D., Dubey, J. (2006). Serologic survey for Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 92(2), 267-272. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T. (2005). Applications of GnRH in the control and management of fertility in female animals. Animal Reproduction Science, 88(1-2), 141-153. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2005). Long-term effects of deslorelin implants on reproduction in the female tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Reproduction, 129(3), 361-369. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2004). Effect of deslorelin implants on follicular development, parturition and post-partum oestrus in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii ). Reproduction, 127(2), 265-273. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2004). Effects of a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Implant on Reproduction in a Male Marsupial, Macropus eugenii. Biology Of Reproduction, 70(6), 1836-1842. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2004). Long-acting contraceptives: a new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy, 26, 67-74.

Conferences

  • Herbert, C. (2013). The intersection of reproductive and genetic approaches to marsupial population management: Why is it important for conservation. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Phillips, C., Higgins, D., Herbert, C., Spielman, D. (2012). Investigating the efficacy of “5 in 1�? vaccines in macropods. Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Herbert, C. (2007). From the Urban Fringe to the Abrolhos Islands: Management challenges of burgeoning marsupial populations. 2005 forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance, Mosman NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Herbert, C. (2006). Koalas and Kangaroos: Managing Australia's charismatic icons on the world's stage. Twenty-Second Vertebrate Pest Control Conference, US: University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

2017

  • Eldridge, M., Miller, E., Neaves, L., Zenger, K., Herbert, C. (2017). Extensive genetic differentiation detected within a model marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Notamacropus eugenii). PloS One, 12(3), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Neaves, L., Roberts, M., Herbert, C., Eldridge, M. (2017). Limited sex bias in the fine-scale spatial genetic structure of the eastern grey kangaroo and its relationship to habitat. Australian Journal of Zoology, 65(1), 33-44. [More Information]

2016

  • Hendry, G., White, P., Herbert, C. (2016). Providing exemplar-based 'feedforward' before an assessment: The role of teacher explanation. Active Learning in Higher Education, 17(2), 99-109. [More Information]

2015

  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Morris, K., Thomas, N., Herbert, C. (2015). Captive management and the maintenance of genetic diversity in a vulnerable marsupial, the greater bilby. Australian Mammalogy, 37(2), 170-181. [More Information]

2013

  • Eymann, J., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2013). Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in metropolitan Sydney: population biology and response to Suprelorin contraceptive implants. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 78-86. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2013). Chronic treatment of female tammar wallabies with deslorelin implants during pouch life: Effects on reproductive maturation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 25(6), 879-889. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Belov, K. (2013). Desmond Wishart Cooper: A life in science. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J., Cooper, D. (2013). The incidence of road-killed possums in the Ku-ring-gai area of Sydney. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 87-94. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2013). The intersection of reproductive and genetic approaches to marsupial population management: Why is it important for conservation. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Deakin, J., Cooper, D., Sinclair, J., Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Wakefield, M. (2013). Towards an understanding of the genetic basis behind 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) tolerance and an investigation of the candidate gene ACO2. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 69-77. [More Information]
  • Drews, B., Roellig, K., Menzies, B., Shaw, G., Buentjen, I., Herbert, C., Hildebrandt, T., Renfree, M. (2013). Ultrasonography of wallaby prenatal development shows that the climb to the pouch begins in utero. Scientific Reports, 3, 1-8. [More Information]

2012

  • Phillips, C., Higgins, D., Herbert, C., Spielman, D. (2012). Investigating the efficacy of “5 in 1�? vaccines in macropods. Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.

2011

  • Russell, T., Neaves, L., Herbert, C. (2011). Allocating sex in road-killed possums using PCR. Australian Mammalogy, 33(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Morris, K., Zenger, K., Herbert, C. (2011). Genetic consequences of isolation: island tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) populations and the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Genetics, 12(6), 1619-1631. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Bowman, B., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2011). Suburban attitudes towards the common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and the common ringtail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Australian Zoologist, 35(3), 888-894. [More Information]

2010

  • Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Coulson, G., Shaw, G., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2010). Advances in fertility control technologies for managing overabundant macropodid populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 313-324). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Herbert, C. (2010). Breeding and Genetic Management of Captive Marsupial Populations. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 5-32). Australia: Springer Science+Business Media. [More Information]
  • Roberts, M., Neaves, L., Claassens, R., Herbert, C. (2010). Darting eastern grey kangaroos: a protocol for free-ranging populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 325-339). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance and paternity in the tammar wallaby. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 77-86). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance, body size and internal relatedness influence male reproductive success in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(3), 539-549. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Thomas, N., Marlow, N., Herbert, C. (2010). The genetic mating system, male reproductive success and lack of selection on male traits in the greater bilby. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(2), 113-120. [More Information]

2009

  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2009). High possum mortality on urban roads: implications for the population viability of the common brushtail and the common ringtail possum. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(6), 391-397. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Cahill, V., Sherwin, W., Handasyde, K., Carolyn, K., Whisson, D., Herbert, C., Carlsson, B., Wilton, A., Cooper, D. (2009). Inbreeding and Testicular Abnormalities in a Bottlenecked Population of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Wildlife Research, 36(4), 299-308. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Wakefield, M., Siddle, H., Coggill, P., Herbert, C., Beck, S., Belov, K., Eldridge, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 346-349. [More Information]

2007

  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Chronic Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants During Pouch Life: Effects on Development, Puberty, and Reproduction in Adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76(6), 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Thomson, B., Trigg, T., Cooper, D., Eckery, D. (2007). Effects of Deslorelin Implants on Reproduction in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19(8), 899-909. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2007). From the Urban Fringe to the Abrolhos Islands: Management challenges of burgeoning marsupial populations. 2005 forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance, Mosman NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Eymann, J., Smythe, L., Symonds, M., Dohnt, M., Barnett, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Leptospirosis serology in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 43(3), 492-497.
  • Eymann, J., Neaves, L., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Surprise in the pouch - a case of adoption in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Australian Mammalogy, 29(1), 63-68.
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants during Pouch Life: Effects on development, puberty and reproduction in adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76, 1054-1061. [More Information]

2006

  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 1. Effects on reproduction. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Woodward, R., Heberstein, M., Herbert, C. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 2. Effects on behaviour. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2006). Koalas and Kangaroos: Managing Australia's charismatic icons on the world's stage. Twenty-Second Vertebrate Pest Control Conference, US: University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D. (2006). Management issues of urban brushtail possums Trichosurust Vulpecula - a loved or hated neighbour. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 153-171.
  • Eymann, J., Webley, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2006). Performance of passive integrated transponders (PITs) as a marking system for brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) - a cautionary tale. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 209-214.
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D., Dubey, J. (2006). Serologic survey for Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 92(2), 267-272. [More Information]

2005

  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T. (2005). Applications of GnRH in the control and management of fertility in female animals. Animal Reproduction Science, 88(1-2), 141-153. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2005). Long-term effects of deslorelin implants on reproduction in the female tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Reproduction, 129(3), 361-369. [More Information]

2004

  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2004). Effect of deslorelin implants on follicular development, parturition and post-partum oestrus in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii ). Reproduction, 127(2), 265-273. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2004). Effects of a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Implant on Reproduction in a Male Marsupial, Macropus eugenii. Biology Of Reproduction, 70(6), 1836-1842. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2004). Long-acting contraceptives: a new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy, 26, 67-74.

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