Dr Dan Lunney

Adjunct Professor
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney


Selected grants

2017

  • Conserving and recovering the koala populations on NSW Far North Coast; Lunney D, McAlpine C, Rhodes J, Goldingay R, Fielding K, Brown G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2015

  • A stitch in time: evidence-based strategy to keep platypus from extinction; Kingsford R, Sherwin W, Wintle B, Gongora J, Lunney D, Grant T, Spindler R, Rose K, Fleming M, Koehn J, Munks S, Ronan M, Lang S, Griffiths J, Papps D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Lunney, D., Hutchings, P., Hochuli, D. (2011). The Natural History of Sydney. Mosman NSW 2088: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Munn, A., Meikle, W. (2008). Too close for comfort:contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Crowther, M., Lunney, D., Parnaby, H. (2012). Are Journal Impact Factors Another Key Threatening Process to the Australian Fauna? The potential bias of journal impact factors in the selection of subjects for research and publishing. In P. Banks, D. Lunney, C. Dickman (Eds.), Science Under Siege. Australia: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). Campbelltown's koalas: their place in the natural history of Australia. In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Dieter Hochuli (Eds.), The Natural History of Sydney, (pp. 319-325). Mosman NSW 2088: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). The koalas of Campbelltown, south-western Sydney: does their natural history fortell of an unnatural future? In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Dieter Hochuli (Eds.), The Natural History of Sydney, (pp. 339-370). Mosman NSW 2088: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Munn, A., Meikle, W. (2008). Contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters: perennial problems needing new answers. In Daniel Lunney, Adam Munn, Will Meikle (Eds.), Too close for comfort: Contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D., Burgin, S. (2007). Animals of arid Australia: Out on their own, or hung out to dry? In Chris Dickman, Daniel Lunney and Shelley Burgin (Eds.), Animals of arid Australia: out on their own?, (pp. 224-239). Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Matthews, A., Cogger, H., Dickman, C. (2004). The Neglected 74% - The Non-Threatened Vertebrates - And A Reflection On The Limitations Of The Process That Fashioned The Current Schedules Of Threatened Species In New South Wales. In Pat Hutchings, Daniel Lunney and Chris Dickman (Eds.), Threatened species legislation: is it just an Act?, (pp. 145-157). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Dickman, C., Hutchings, P., Lunney, D. (2004). Threatened species legislation: just one act in the play. In Pat Hutchings, Daniel Lunney and Chris Dickman (Eds.), Threatened species legislation: is it just an Act?, (pp. 180-192). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D. (2002). A zoological revolution: rethinking our interactions with native fauna to increase the conservation options. In Daniel Lunney (Editor), C. R. Dickman (Editor) (Eds.), A Zoological Revolution: Using Native Fauna to Assist in Its Own Survival, (pp. 1-11). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D. (2002). A zoological revolution: utilising wildlife to conserve wildlife and landscapes. In Daniel Lunney (Editor), C. R. Dickman (Editor) (Eds.), A Zoological Revolution: Using Native Fauna to Assist in Its Own Survival, (pp. 166-174). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

Journals

  • Lunney, D. (2017). A dangerous idea in action: the hegemony of endangered species legislation and how it hinders biodiversity conservation. Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 289-307. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Lunney, D., Predavec, M. (2017). An introduction to Dangerous ideas in zoology. Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 261-266. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D. (2017). Dangerous? Necessary: we must conserve all our native fauna. Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 281-288. [More Information]
  • McAlpine, C., Brearley, G., Rhodes, J., Bradley, A., Baxter, G., Seabrook, L., Lunney, D., Liu, Y., Cottin, M., Smith, A., et al (2017). Time-delayed influence of urban landscape change on the susceptibility of koalas to chlamydiosis. Landscape Ecology, 32, 663-679. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D., Predavec, M., Miller, I., Shannon, I., Fisher, M., Moon, C., Matthews, A., Turbill, J., Rhodes, J. (2016). Interpreting patterns of population change in koalas from long-term datasets in Coffs Harbour on the north coast of New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy, 38, 29-43. [More Information]
  • Matthews, A., Lunney, D., Gresser, S., Maitz, W. (2016). Movement patterns of koalas in remnant forest after fire. Australian Mammalogy, 38(1), 91-104. [More Information]
  • Predavec, M., Lunney, D., Hope, B., Stalenberg, E., Shannon, I., Crowther, M., Miller, I. (2016). The contribution of community wisdom to conservation ecology. Conservation Biology, 30(3), 496-505. [More Information]
  • Adams-Hosking, C., McBride, M., Baxter, G., Burgman, M., de Villiers, D., Kavanagh, R., Lawler, I., Lunney, D., Melzer, A., Menkhorst, P., Phalen, D., et al (2016). Use of expert knowledge to elicit population trends for the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Diversity and Distributions, 22, 249-262. [More Information]
  • Santika, T., McAlpine, C., Lunney, D., Wilson, K., Rhodes, J. (2015). Assessing spatio-temporal priorities for species' recovery in broad-scale dynamic landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(4), 832-840. [More Information]
  • McAlpine, C., Lunney, D., Melzer, A., Menkhorst, P., Phillips, S., Phalen, D., Ellis, W., Foley, W., Baxter, G., de Villiers, D., et al (2015). Conserving koalas: A review of the contrasting regional trends, outlooks and policy challenges. Biological Conservation, 192, 226-236. [More Information]
  • Predavec, M., Lunney, D., Shannon, I., Scotts, D., Turbill, J., Faulkner, B. (2015). Mapping the likelihood of koalas across New South Wales for use in Private Native Forestry: Developing a simple, species distribution model that deals with opportunistic data. Australian Mammalogy, 37(2), 182-193. [More Information]
  • Shumway, N., Lunney, D., Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C. (2015). Saving our national icon: An ecological analysis of the 2011 Australian Senate inquiry into status of the koala. Environmental Science and Policy, 54, 297-303. [More Information]
  • Rhodes, J., Lunney, D., O'Callaghan, J., McAlpine, C. (2014). A Few Large Roads or Many Small Ones? How to Accommodate Growth in Vehicle Numbers to Minimise Impacts on Wildlife. PloS One, 9(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Crowther, M., Lunney, D., Lemon, J., Stalenberg, E., Wheeler, R., Madani, G., Ross, K., Ellis, M. (2014). Climate-mediated habitat selection in an arboreal folivore. Ecography, 37(4), 336-343. [More Information]
  • Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C., Rhodes, J., Baxter, G., Bradley, A., Lunney, D. (2014). Determining range edges: Habitat quality, climate or climate extremes? Diversity and Distributions, 20(1), 95-106. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D. (2014). Integrating History and Ecological Thinking: Royal National Park in Historical Perspective. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 136, 157-200.
  • Lunney, D. (2014). What's in a name? Well, 'this ere "tortis" is a insect'. Animal Studies Journal, 3(1), 46-72.
  • Matthews, A., Ruykys, L., Ellis, B., FitzGibbon, S., Lunney, D., Crowther, M., Glen, A., Purcell, B., Moseby, K., Stott, J., Newsome, T., Dickman, C., et al (2013). The success of GPS collar deployments on mammals in Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 35(1), 65-83. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D., Crowther, M., Bryant, J., Shannon, I. (2009). Combining a map-based public survey with an estimation of site occupancy to determine the recent and changing distribution of the koala in New South Wales. Wildlife Research, 36, 262-273. [More Information]
  • Crowther, M., McAlpine, C., Lunney, D., Shannon, I., Bryant, J. (2009). Using broad-scale, community survey data to compare species conservation strategies across regions: A case study of the Koala in a set of adjacent 'catchments'. Ecological Management and Restoration, 10(S1), 88-96. [More Information]
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D., Matthews, A. (2001). Ecological attributes and conservation of dasyurid marsupials in New South Wales, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 7, 124-133.

Conferences

  • Lunney, D., Lemon, J., Crowther, M., Stalenberg, E., Ross, K., Wheeler, R. (2012). An Ecological Approach to Koala Conservation in a Mined Landscape. Life-of-Mine Conference 2012, South Carlton, Victoria: AusIMM.
  • Lunney, D., Crowther, M., Wallis, I., Foley, W., Lemon, J., Wheeler, R., Madani, G., Orscheg, C., Griffith, J., Krockenberger, M., Retamales, M., et al (2012). Koalas and climate change: A case study on the Liverpool Plains, north-west New South Wales. Royal Zoological Society Forum 2010: Wildlife and climate change: towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). Campbelltown's koalas: their place in the natural history of Sydney. Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Hutchings, P., Hochuli, D., Recher, H. (2010). Is the natural history of Sydney so camouflaged that it will not survive? Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). The koalas of campbelltown, south-western Sydney: does their natural history foretell of an unnatural future? Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D., Baker, J., Matthews, A., Waples, K., Dickman, C., Cogger, H. (2007). Overabundant native vertebrates in New South Wales: characterising populations, gauging perceptions and developing an ethical management framework. 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.
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D. (2001). Last howl of the dingo: the legislative, ecological and practical issues arising from the kill-or-conserve dilemma. A Symposium on the Dingo, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

2017

  • Lunney, D. (2017). A dangerous idea in action: the hegemony of endangered species legislation and how it hinders biodiversity conservation. Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 289-307. [More Information]
  • Banks, P., Lunney, D., Predavec, M. (2017). An introduction to Dangerous ideas in zoology. Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 261-266. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D. (2017). Dangerous? Necessary: we must conserve all our native fauna. Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 281-288. [More Information]
  • McAlpine, C., Brearley, G., Rhodes, J., Bradley, A., Baxter, G., Seabrook, L., Lunney, D., Liu, Y., Cottin, M., Smith, A., et al (2017). Time-delayed influence of urban landscape change on the susceptibility of koalas to chlamydiosis. Landscape Ecology, 32, 663-679. [More Information]

2016

  • Lunney, D., Predavec, M., Miller, I., Shannon, I., Fisher, M., Moon, C., Matthews, A., Turbill, J., Rhodes, J. (2016). Interpreting patterns of population change in koalas from long-term datasets in Coffs Harbour on the north coast of New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy, 38, 29-43. [More Information]
  • Matthews, A., Lunney, D., Gresser, S., Maitz, W. (2016). Movement patterns of koalas in remnant forest after fire. Australian Mammalogy, 38(1), 91-104. [More Information]
  • Predavec, M., Lunney, D., Hope, B., Stalenberg, E., Shannon, I., Crowther, M., Miller, I. (2016). The contribution of community wisdom to conservation ecology. Conservation Biology, 30(3), 496-505. [More Information]
  • Adams-Hosking, C., McBride, M., Baxter, G., Burgman, M., de Villiers, D., Kavanagh, R., Lawler, I., Lunney, D., Melzer, A., Menkhorst, P., Phalen, D., et al (2016). Use of expert knowledge to elicit population trends for the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Diversity and Distributions, 22, 249-262. [More Information]

2015

  • Santika, T., McAlpine, C., Lunney, D., Wilson, K., Rhodes, J. (2015). Assessing spatio-temporal priorities for species' recovery in broad-scale dynamic landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(4), 832-840. [More Information]
  • McAlpine, C., Lunney, D., Melzer, A., Menkhorst, P., Phillips, S., Phalen, D., Ellis, W., Foley, W., Baxter, G., de Villiers, D., et al (2015). Conserving koalas: A review of the contrasting regional trends, outlooks and policy challenges. Biological Conservation, 192, 226-236. [More Information]
  • Predavec, M., Lunney, D., Shannon, I., Scotts, D., Turbill, J., Faulkner, B. (2015). Mapping the likelihood of koalas across New South Wales for use in Private Native Forestry: Developing a simple, species distribution model that deals with opportunistic data. Australian Mammalogy, 37(2), 182-193. [More Information]
  • Shumway, N., Lunney, D., Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C. (2015). Saving our national icon: An ecological analysis of the 2011 Australian Senate inquiry into status of the koala. Environmental Science and Policy, 54, 297-303. [More Information]

2014

  • Rhodes, J., Lunney, D., O'Callaghan, J., McAlpine, C. (2014). A Few Large Roads or Many Small Ones? How to Accommodate Growth in Vehicle Numbers to Minimise Impacts on Wildlife. PloS One, 9(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Crowther, M., Lunney, D., Lemon, J., Stalenberg, E., Wheeler, R., Madani, G., Ross, K., Ellis, M. (2014). Climate-mediated habitat selection in an arboreal folivore. Ecography, 37(4), 336-343. [More Information]
  • Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C., Rhodes, J., Baxter, G., Bradley, A., Lunney, D. (2014). Determining range edges: Habitat quality, climate or climate extremes? Diversity and Distributions, 20(1), 95-106. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D. (2014). Integrating History and Ecological Thinking: Royal National Park in Historical Perspective. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 136, 157-200.
  • Lunney, D. (2014). What's in a name? Well, 'this ere "tortis" is a insect'. Animal Studies Journal, 3(1), 46-72.

2013

  • Matthews, A., Ruykys, L., Ellis, B., FitzGibbon, S., Lunney, D., Crowther, M., Glen, A., Purcell, B., Moseby, K., Stott, J., Newsome, T., Dickman, C., et al (2013). The success of GPS collar deployments on mammals in Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 35(1), 65-83. [More Information]

2012

  • Lunney, D., Lemon, J., Crowther, M., Stalenberg, E., Ross, K., Wheeler, R. (2012). An Ecological Approach to Koala Conservation in a Mined Landscape. Life-of-Mine Conference 2012, South Carlton, Victoria: AusIMM.
  • Crowther, M., Lunney, D., Parnaby, H. (2012). Are Journal Impact Factors Another Key Threatening Process to the Australian Fauna? The potential bias of journal impact factors in the selection of subjects for research and publishing. In P. Banks, D. Lunney, C. Dickman (Eds.), Science Under Siege. Australia: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.
  • Lunney, D., Crowther, M., Wallis, I., Foley, W., Lemon, J., Wheeler, R., Madani, G., Orscheg, C., Griffith, J., Krockenberger, M., Retamales, M., et al (2012). Koalas and climate change: A case study on the Liverpool Plains, north-west New South Wales. Royal Zoological Society Forum 2010: Wildlife and climate change: towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2011

  • Lunney, D., Hutchings, P., Hochuli, D. (2011). The Natural History of Sydney. Mosman NSW 2088: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2010

  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). Campbelltown's koalas: their place in the natural history of Australia. In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Dieter Hochuli (Eds.), The Natural History of Sydney, (pp. 319-325). Mosman NSW 2088: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). Campbelltown's koalas: their place in the natural history of Sydney. Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Hutchings, P., Hochuli, D., Recher, H. (2010). Is the natural history of Sydney so camouflaged that it will not survive? Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). The koalas of campbelltown, south-western Sydney: does their natural history foretell of an unnatural future? Royal Zoological Society of NSW 2007 Forum The Natural History of Sydney, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]
  • Lunney, D., Close, R., Bryant, J., Crowther, M., Shannon, I., Madden, K., Ward, S. (2010). The koalas of Campbelltown, south-western Sydney: does their natural history fortell of an unnatural future? In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Dieter Hochuli (Eds.), The Natural History of Sydney, (pp. 339-370). Mosman NSW 2088: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2009

  • Lunney, D., Crowther, M., Bryant, J., Shannon, I. (2009). Combining a map-based public survey with an estimation of site occupancy to determine the recent and changing distribution of the koala in New South Wales. Wildlife Research, 36, 262-273. [More Information]
  • Crowther, M., McAlpine, C., Lunney, D., Shannon, I., Bryant, J. (2009). Using broad-scale, community survey data to compare species conservation strategies across regions: A case study of the Koala in a set of adjacent 'catchments'. Ecological Management and Restoration, 10(S1), 88-96. [More Information]

2008

  • Lunney, D., Munn, A., Meikle, W. (2008). Contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters: perennial problems needing new answers. In Daniel Lunney, Adam Munn, Will Meikle (Eds.), Too close for comfort: Contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Munn, A., Meikle, W. (2008). Too close for comfort:contentious issues in human-wildlife encounters. Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]

2007

  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D., Burgin, S. (2007). Animals of arid Australia: Out on their own, or hung out to dry? In Chris Dickman, Daniel Lunney and Shelley Burgin (Eds.), Animals of arid Australia: out on their own?, (pp. 224-239). Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Lunney, D., Baker, J., Matthews, A., Waples, K., Dickman, C., Cogger, H. (2007). Overabundant native vertebrates in New South Wales: characterising populations, gauging perceptions and developing an ethical management framework. 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.

2004

  • Lunney, D., Matthews, A., Cogger, H., Dickman, C. (2004). The Neglected 74% - The Non-Threatened Vertebrates - And A Reflection On The Limitations Of The Process That Fashioned The Current Schedules Of Threatened Species In New South Wales. In Pat Hutchings, Daniel Lunney and Chris Dickman (Eds.), Threatened species legislation: is it just an Act?, (pp. 145-157). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Dickman, C., Hutchings, P., Lunney, D. (2004). Threatened species legislation: just one act in the play. In Pat Hutchings, Daniel Lunney and Chris Dickman (Eds.), Threatened species legislation: is it just an Act?, (pp. 180-192). Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2002

  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D. (2002). A zoological revolution: rethinking our interactions with native fauna to increase the conservation options. In Daniel Lunney (Editor), C. R. Dickman (Editor) (Eds.), A Zoological Revolution: Using Native Fauna to Assist in Its Own Survival, (pp. 1-11). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D. (2002). A zoological revolution: utilising wildlife to conserve wildlife and landscapes. In Daniel Lunney (Editor), C. R. Dickman (Editor) (Eds.), A Zoological Revolution: Using Native Fauna to Assist in Its Own Survival, (pp. 166-174). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

2001

  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D., Matthews, A. (2001). Ecological attributes and conservation of dasyurid marsupials in New South Wales, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 7, 124-133.
  • Dickman, C., Lunney, D. (2001). Last howl of the dingo: the legislative, ecological and practical issues arising from the kill-or-conserve dilemma. A Symposium on the Dingo, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

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