Dr Catherine Price

A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3023

Website Room 103, A10 - Science Cottage
BECR

Research interests

BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION

Current Research - Constraints and opportunities for the conservation of a critical weight range mammal in Sydney's suburbs. Six out of the eight species of bandicoots are either extinct or threatened, yet Long-nosed Bandicoots Parameles nasuta still occur in some suburban areas of Sydney. How they are able to remain in urban areas, full of domestic pets, cars and altered habitat is unclear. Using a range of techniques, including community surveys, trapping, radio-tracking and experimental habitat manipulations, we aim to find out how this critical weight range mammal survives in Manly on Sydney's northern beaches, and what is limiting its spread into other areas. A crucial element of the project involves engaging the local residents, through social media as well as direct involvement in research activities.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Banks, P., Bytheway, J., Carthey, A., Hughes, N., Price, C. (2014). Olfaction and predator-prey interactions amongst mammals in Australia. In Alistair Glen, Christopher Dickman (Eds.), Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future, (pp. 389-404). Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Weerakoon, M., Price, C., Banks, P. (2013). Hair type, intake, and detection method influence Rhodamine B detectability. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(2), 306-312. [More Information]
  • Mason, R., Price, C., Boles, W., Gray, K., Rickard, E., Eldridge, M., Johnson, R. (2013). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius), a declining Australian bird. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 421-423. [More Information]
  • Price, C., Banks, P. (2012). Exploiting olfactory learning in alien rats to protect birds' eggs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 109(47), 19304-19309. [More Information]

2014

  • Banks, P., Bytheway, J., Carthey, A., Hughes, N., Price, C. (2014). Olfaction and predator-prey interactions amongst mammals in Australia. In Alistair Glen, Christopher Dickman (Eds.), Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future, (pp. 389-404). Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

2013

  • Weerakoon, M., Price, C., Banks, P. (2013). Hair type, intake, and detection method influence Rhodamine B detectability. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(2), 306-312. [More Information]
  • Mason, R., Price, C., Boles, W., Gray, K., Rickard, E., Eldridge, M., Johnson, R. (2013). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the bush stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius), a declining Australian bird. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 421-423. [More Information]

2012

  • Price, C., Banks, P. (2012). Exploiting olfactory learning in alien rats to protect birds' eggs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 109(47), 19304-19309. [More Information]

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