Dr Gregory Brown

A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
The University of Sydney

Research interests

Ecology of Tropical Snakes. Working at the Tropical Ecology Research Facility in the Northen Territory.

Selected grants

2012

  • Snakes under stress: integrating ecoimmunology and population ecology to understand how tropical reptiles deal with novel challenges; Brown G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

2000

  • When to breed?: The costs and benefits of alternative reproductive timing in tropical snakes; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Pearson, D., Webb, J., Greenlees, M., Phillips, B., Bedford, G., Brown, G., Thomas, J., Shine, R. (2014). Behavioural responses of reptile predators to invasive cane toads in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 39(4), 448-454. [More Information]
  • Bleach, I., Beckmann, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2014). Effects of an invasive species on refuge-site selection by native fauna: The impact of cane toads on native frogs in the Australian tropics. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 39(1), 50-59. [More Information]
  • Price-Rees, S., Lindstrom, T., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2014). The effects of weather conditions on dispersal behaviour of free-ranging lizards (Tiliqua, Scincidae) in tropical Australia. Functional Ecology, 28(2), 440-489. [More Information]
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Habitat selection by bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua, Scincidae) in tropical Australia: a study using GPS telemetry. Animal Biotelemetry, 1, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Tingley, R., Phillips, B., Letnic, M., Brown, G., Shine, R., Baird, S. (2013). Identifying optimal barriers to halt the invasion of cane toads Rhinella marina in arid Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 50(1), 129-137. [More Information]
  • Gonzalez Bernal, E., Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Interacting biocontrol programs: Invasive cane toads reduce rates of breakdown of cowpats by dung beetles. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38(8), 891-895. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Ujvari, B., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2013). Invader impact clarifies the roles of top-down and bottom-up effects on tropical snake populations. Functional Ecology, 27(2), 351-361. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Invasive parasites in multiple invasive hosts: the arrival of a new host revives a stalled prior parasite invasion. OIKOS Synthesising Ecology, 122(9), 1317-1324. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Larger Body Size at Metamorphosis Enhances Survival, Growth and Performance of Young Cane Toads (Rhinella marina). PLoS One, 8(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Lindstrom, T., Brown, G., Sisson, S., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2013). Rapid shifts in dispersal behavior on an expanding range edge. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(33), 13452-13456. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Greenlees, M., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2013). Road transect surveys do not reveal any consistent effects of a toxic invasive species on tropical reptiles. Biological invasions, 15(5), 1005-1015. [More Information]
  • Bowcock, H., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Sexual selection in cane toads Rhinella marina: A male’s body size affects his success and his tactics. Current Zoology, 59(6), 747-753.
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Spatial ecology of bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua spp.) in the Australian wet-dry tropics. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38(5), 493-503. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Kelehear, C., Shine, R. (2013). The early toad gets the worm: Cane toads at an invasion front benefit from higher prey availability. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82(4), 854-862. [More Information]
  • Finger Jr, J., Adams, A., Thomson, P., Shilton, C., Brown, G., Moran, C., Miles, L., Glenn, T., Isberg, S. (2013). Using phytohaemagglutinin to determine immune responsiveness in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(4), 301-311. [More Information]
  • Gonzalez Bernal, E., Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Cane Toads on Cowpats: Commercial Livestock Production Facilitates Toad Invasion in Tropical Australia. PLoS One, 7(11), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Graham, S., Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Corticosterone-immune interactions during captive stress in invading Australian cane toads (Rhinella marina). Hormones and Behavior, 62(2), 146-153. [More Information]
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Interacting impacts of invasive plants and invasive toads on native lizards. The American Naturalist, 179(3), 413-422. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Rapid evolution of parasite life history traits on an expanding range-edge. Ecology Letters, 15(4), 329-337. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Thompson, M., Brown, G., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2012). Reduced investment in immune function in invasion-front populations of the cane toad (Rhinella marina) in Australia. Biological invasions, 14(5), 999-1008. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Size and sex matter: Infection dynamics of an invading parasite (the pentastome Raillietiella frenatus) in an invading host (the cane toad Rhinella marina). Parasitology (Cambridge), 139(12), 1596-1604. [More Information]
  • Llewelyn, J., Phillips, B., Brown, G., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford, R., Shine, R. (2011). Adaptation or preadaptation: why are keelback snakes (Tropidonophis mairii) less vulnerable to invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus) than are other Australian snakes? Evolutionary Ecology, 25(1), 13-24. [More Information]
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Phillips, B. (2011). An evolutionary process that assembles phenotypes through space rather than through time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 108(14), 5708-5711. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Brown, G., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2011). Behavioral Responses to Immune-System Activation in an Anuran (the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus): Field and Laboratory Studies. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 84(1), 77-86. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Kelehear, C., Shine, R. (2011). Effects of seasonal aridity on the ecology and behaviour of invasive cane toads in the Australian wet-dry tropics. Functional Ecology, 25(6), 1339-1347. [More Information]
  • Gonzalez Bernal, E., Brown, G., Cabrera-Guzman, E., Shine, R. (2011). Foraging tactics of an ambush predator: the effects of substrate attributes on prey availability and predator feeding success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(7), 1367-1375. [More Information]
  • Somaweera, R., Webb, J., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2011). Hatchling Australian freshwater crocodiles rapidly learn to avoid toxic invasive cane toads. Behaviour: an international journal of behaviourial biology, 148(4), 501-517. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Shilton, C., Shine, R. (2011). Measuring amphibian immunocompetence: validation of the phytohemagglutinin skin-swelling assay in the cane toad, Rhinella marina. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2(4), 341-348. [More Information]
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Phillips, B. (2011). Reply to Lee: Spatial sorting, assortative mating, and natural selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 108(31), E348-same. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2011). The ecological impact of invasive cane toads on tropical snakes: Field data do not support laboratory-based predictions. Ecology, 92(2), 422-431. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2011). The enduring toxicity of road-killed cane toads (Rhinella marina). Biological invasions, 13(9), 2135-2145. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Spratt, D., Dubey, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2011). Using Combined Morphological, Allometric and Molecular Approaches to Identify Species of the Genus Raillietiella (Pentastomida). PLoS One, 6(9), e24936-1-e24936-10. [More Information]
  • Ujvari, B., Andersson, S., Brown, G., Shine, R., Madsen, T. (2010). Climate-driven impacts of prey abundance on the population structure of a tropical aquatic predator. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 119, 188-196. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Evolutionarily accelerated invasions: the rate of dispersal evolves upwards during the range advance of cane toads. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 2595-2601.
  • Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Factors affecting the vulnerability of cane toads (Bufo marinus) to predation by ants. Linnean Society. Botanical Journal, 99, 738-751.
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Influence of lung parasites on the growth rates of free-ranging and captive adult cane toads. Oecologia, , 1-8. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Life-history evolution in range-shifting populations. Ecology, 91(6), 1617-1627.
  • Phillips, B., Kelehear, C., Mendeleh do Prado (Pizzatto), L., Brown, G., Barton, D., Shine, R. (2010). Parasites and pathogens lag behind their host during periods of host range advance. Ecology, 91(3), 872-881.
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Predation on toxic cane toads (Bufo marinus) may imperil bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia, Scincidae) in tropical Australia. Wildlife Research, 37(2), 166-173. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Predator behaviour and morphology mediates the impact of an invasive species: Cane toads and death adders in Australia. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 13(1), 53-59.
  • Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Using a native predator (the meat ant, Iridomyrmex reburrus) to reduce the abundance of an invasive species (the cane toad, Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 47, 273-280.
  • Bowcock, H., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2009). Beastly bondage: The costs of amplexus in Cane Toads (Bufo marinus). Copeia, 2009 (1), 29-36.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2009). Beyond size-number trade-offs: clutch size as a maternal effect. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 364(1520), 1097-1106.
  • Alford, R., Brown, G., Schwarzkopf, L., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2009). Comparisons through time and space suggest rapid evolution of dispersal behaviour in an invasive species. Wildlife Research, 36(1), 23-28.
  • Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G., Greenlees, M., Shine, R. (2009). Maladaptive traits in invasive species: in Australia, cane toads are more vulnerable to predatory ants than are native frogs. Functional Ecology, 23, 559-568.
  • Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2009). Sexual selection favours large body size in males of a tropical snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Animal Behaviour, 77(1), 177-182. [More Information]
  • Mendeleh do Prado (Pizzatto), L., Madsen, T., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2009). Spatial ecology of hatchling water pythons (Liasis fuscus) in tropical Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25(2), 181-191.
  • Webb, J., Brown, G., Child, T., Greenlees, M., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2008). A native dasyurid predator (common planigale, Planigale maculata) rapidly learns to avoid a toxic invader. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 33, 821-829.
  • Shine, R., Brown, G. (2008). Adapting to the unpredictable: reproductive biology of vertebrates in the Australian wet–dry tropics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 363, 363-373.
  • Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2008). Characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the slatey-grey snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 8(2), 431-433.
  • Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2008). Male-biased dispersal in a tropical Australian snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Molecular Ecology, 17(15), 3506-3514.
  • Crossland, M., Brown, G., Anstis, M., Shilton, C., Shine, R. (2008). Mass mortality of native anuran tadpoles in tropical Australia due to the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus). Biological Conservation, 141, 2387-2394. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Travis, J., Shine, R. (2008). Reid's paradox revisited: The evolution of dispersal kernels during range expansion. The American Naturalist, 172, S34-S48.
  • Bowcock, H., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2008). Sexual communication in cane toads, Chaunus marinus: what cues influence the duration of amplexus? Animal Behaviour, 75, 1571-1579. [More Information]
  • Shilton, C., Brown, G., Benedict, S., Shine, R. (2008). Spinal arthropathy associated with Ochrobactrum anthropi in free-ranging cane toads (Chaunus [Bufo] marinus) in Australia. Veterinary Pathology, 45(1), 85-94.
  • Child, T., Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2008). The spatial ecology of cane toads (Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia: Why do metamorph toads stay near the water? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 33(5), 630-640.
  • Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Webb, J., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2007). Do invasive cane toads (Chaunus marinus) compete with Australian frogs (Cyclorana australis)? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(8), 900-907.
  • Brown, G., Cathy, S., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2007). Invasion, stress, and spinal arthritis in cane toads. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 104(45), 17698-17700.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2007). Like mother, like daughter: inheritance of nest-site location in snakes. Biology Letters, 3(2), 131-133.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2007). Rain, prey and predators: climatically driven shifts in frog abundance modify reproductive allometry in a tropical snake. Oecologia, 154(2), 361-368. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Greenlees, M., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2007). Rapid expansion of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) invasion front in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(2), 169-176.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2007). Repeatability and heritability of reproductive traits in free-ranging snakes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2), 588-596.
  • Brown, G., Shilton, C., Shine, R. (2006). Do parasites matter? Assessing the fitness consequences of haemogregarine infection in snakes. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie, 84(5), 668-676.
  • Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Webb, J., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2006). Effects of an invasive anuran [the cane toad (Bufo marinus)] on the invertebrate fauna of a tropical Australian floodplain. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 9(4), 431-438.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2006). Effects of nest temperature and moisture on phenotypic traits of hatchling snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) from tropical Australia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 89(1), 159-168.
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2006). Invasion and the evolution of speed in toads. Nature, 439, 803-803.
  • Brown, G., Phillips, B., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2006). Toad on the road: Use of roads as dispersal corridors by cane toads (Bufo marinus) at an invasion front in tropical Australia. Biological Conservation, 133(1), 88-94. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2006). Why do most tropical animals reproduce seasonally? Testing hypotheses on an Australian snake. Ecology, 87(1), 133-143.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2005). Do changing moisture levels during incubation influence phenotypic traits of hatchling snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae)? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 78(4), 524-530.
  • Vincent, S., Shine, R., Brown, G. (2005). Does foraging mode influence sensory modalities for prey detection in male and female filesnakes, Acrochordus arafurae? Animal Behaviour, 70(3), 715-721. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2005). Female phenotype, life history, and reproductive success in free-ranging snakes (Tropidonophis mairii). Ecology, 86(10), 2763-2770.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2005). Nesting snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) selectively oviposit in sites that provide evidence of previous successful hatching. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie, 83(8), 1134-1137.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R., Madsen, T. (2005). Spatial ecology of slatey-grey snakes (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae) on a tropical Australian floodplain. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 21, 605-612.
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2004). Assessing The Potential For An Evolutionary Response To Rapid Environmental Change: Invasive Toads And An Australian Snake. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 6(6), 799-811.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2004). Effects Of Reproduction On The Antipredator Tactics Of Snakes (Tropidonophis Mairii, Colubridae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56(3), 257-262.
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Elphick, M. (2004). Field Experiments On Foraging In Free-Ranging Water Snakes Enhydris Polylepis (Homalopsinae). Animal Behaviour, 68(6), 1313-1324.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2004). Maternal Nest-Site Choice And Offspring Fitness In A Tropical Snake (Tropidonophis Mairii, Colubridae). Ecology, 85(6), 1627-1634.
  • Brown, G., Weatherhead, P. (2004). Sexual Abstinence And The Cost Of Reproduction In Adult Male Water Snakes, Nerodia Sipedon. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 104(2), 269-276.
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2003). Assessing the potential impact of cane toads on Australian snakes. Conservation Biology, 17(6), 1738-1747.
  • Shine, R., Brown, G. (2002). Effects of seasonally varying hydric conditions on hatchling phenotypes of keelback snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) from the Australian wet-dry tropics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76(3), 339-347.
  • Prosser, M., Weatherhead, P., Gibbs, H., Brown, G. (2002). Genetic analysis of the mating system and opportunity for sexual selection in northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon). Behavioral Ecology, 13(6), 800-807.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2002). Influence of weather conditions on activity of tropical snakes. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 27(6), 596-605.
  • Weatherhead, P., Prosser, M., Gibbs, H., Brown, G. (2002). Male reproductive success and sexual selection in northern water snakes determined by microsatellite DNA analysis. Behavioral Ecology, 13(6), 808-815.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2002). Reproductive ecology of a tropical natricine snake, Tropidonophis mairii (Colubridae). Journal of Zoology, 258(1), 63-72.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R., Madsen, T. (2002). Responses of three sympatric snake species to tropical seasonality in northern Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 18(4), 549-568.
  • Webb, J., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2001). Body size, locomotor speed and antipredator behaviour in a tropical snake (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae): the influence of incubation environments and genetic factors. Functional Ecology, 15, 561-568.

Conferences

  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Phillips, B., Webb, J., Hagman, M. (2006). The biology, control and impact of cane toads: an overview of the University of Sydney's research program. Invasive Animals CRC. CSIRO.

2014

  • Pearson, D., Webb, J., Greenlees, M., Phillips, B., Bedford, G., Brown, G., Thomas, J., Shine, R. (2014). Behavioural responses of reptile predators to invasive cane toads in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 39(4), 448-454. [More Information]
  • Bleach, I., Beckmann, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2014). Effects of an invasive species on refuge-site selection by native fauna: The impact of cane toads on native frogs in the Australian tropics. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 39(1), 50-59. [More Information]
  • Price-Rees, S., Lindstrom, T., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2014). The effects of weather conditions on dispersal behaviour of free-ranging lizards (Tiliqua, Scincidae) in tropical Australia. Functional Ecology, 28(2), 440-489. [More Information]

2013

  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Habitat selection by bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua, Scincidae) in tropical Australia: a study using GPS telemetry. Animal Biotelemetry, 1, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Tingley, R., Phillips, B., Letnic, M., Brown, G., Shine, R., Baird, S. (2013). Identifying optimal barriers to halt the invasion of cane toads Rhinella marina in arid Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 50(1), 129-137. [More Information]
  • Gonzalez Bernal, E., Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Interacting biocontrol programs: Invasive cane toads reduce rates of breakdown of cowpats by dung beetles. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38(8), 891-895. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Ujvari, B., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2013). Invader impact clarifies the roles of top-down and bottom-up effects on tropical snake populations. Functional Ecology, 27(2), 351-361. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Invasive parasites in multiple invasive hosts: the arrival of a new host revives a stalled prior parasite invasion. OIKOS Synthesising Ecology, 122(9), 1317-1324. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Larger Body Size at Metamorphosis Enhances Survival, Growth and Performance of Young Cane Toads (Rhinella marina). PLoS One, 8(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Lindstrom, T., Brown, G., Sisson, S., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2013). Rapid shifts in dispersal behavior on an expanding range edge. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(33), 13452-13456. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Greenlees, M., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2013). Road transect surveys do not reveal any consistent effects of a toxic invasive species on tropical reptiles. Biological invasions, 15(5), 1005-1015. [More Information]
  • Bowcock, H., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Sexual selection in cane toads Rhinella marina: A male’s body size affects his success and his tactics. Current Zoology, 59(6), 747-753.
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2013). Spatial ecology of bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua spp.) in the Australian wet-dry tropics. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38(5), 493-503. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Kelehear, C., Shine, R. (2013). The early toad gets the worm: Cane toads at an invasion front benefit from higher prey availability. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82(4), 854-862. [More Information]
  • Finger Jr, J., Adams, A., Thomson, P., Shilton, C., Brown, G., Moran, C., Miles, L., Glenn, T., Isberg, S. (2013). Using phytohaemagglutinin to determine immune responsiveness in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(4), 301-311. [More Information]

2012

  • Gonzalez Bernal, E., Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Cane Toads on Cowpats: Commercial Livestock Production Facilitates Toad Invasion in Tropical Australia. PLoS One, 7(11), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Graham, S., Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Corticosterone-immune interactions during captive stress in invading Australian cane toads (Rhinella marina). Hormones and Behavior, 62(2), 146-153. [More Information]
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Interacting impacts of invasive plants and invasive toads on native lizards. The American Naturalist, 179(3), 413-422. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Rapid evolution of parasite life history traits on an expanding range-edge. Ecology Letters, 15(4), 329-337. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Thompson, M., Brown, G., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2012). Reduced investment in immune function in invasion-front populations of the cane toad (Rhinella marina) in Australia. Biological invasions, 14(5), 999-1008. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2012). Size and sex matter: Infection dynamics of an invading parasite (the pentastome Raillietiella frenatus) in an invading host (the cane toad Rhinella marina). Parasitology (Cambridge), 139(12), 1596-1604. [More Information]

2011

  • Llewelyn, J., Phillips, B., Brown, G., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford, R., Shine, R. (2011). Adaptation or preadaptation: why are keelback snakes (Tropidonophis mairii) less vulnerable to invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus) than are other Australian snakes? Evolutionary Ecology, 25(1), 13-24. [More Information]
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Phillips, B. (2011). An evolutionary process that assembles phenotypes through space rather than through time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 108(14), 5708-5711. [More Information]
  • Llewellyn, D., Brown, G., Thompson, M., Shine, R. (2011). Behavioral Responses to Immune-System Activation in an Anuran (the Cane Toad, Bufo marinus): Field and Laboratory Studies. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 84(1), 77-86. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Kelehear, C., Shine, R. (2011). Effects of seasonal aridity on the ecology and behaviour of invasive cane toads in the Australian wet-dry tropics. Functional Ecology, 25(6), 1339-1347. [More Information]
  • Gonzalez Bernal, E., Brown, G., Cabrera-Guzman, E., Shine, R. (2011). Foraging tactics of an ambush predator: the effects of substrate attributes on prey availability and predator feeding success. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(7), 1367-1375. [More Information]
  • Somaweera, R., Webb, J., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2011). Hatchling Australian freshwater crocodiles rapidly learn to avoid toxic invasive cane toads. Behaviour: an international journal of behaviourial biology, 148(4), 501-517. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Shilton, C., Shine, R. (2011). Measuring amphibian immunocompetence: validation of the phytohemagglutinin skin-swelling assay in the cane toad, Rhinella marina. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2(4), 341-348. [More Information]
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Phillips, B. (2011). Reply to Lee: Spatial sorting, assortative mating, and natural selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 108(31), E348-same. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2011). The ecological impact of invasive cane toads on tropical snakes: Field data do not support laboratory-based predictions. Ecology, 92(2), 422-431. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2011). The enduring toxicity of road-killed cane toads (Rhinella marina). Biological invasions, 13(9), 2135-2145. [More Information]
  • Kelehear, C., Spratt, D., Dubey, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2011). Using Combined Morphological, Allometric and Molecular Approaches to Identify Species of the Genus Raillietiella (Pentastomida). PLoS One, 6(9), e24936-1-e24936-10. [More Information]

2010

  • Ujvari, B., Andersson, S., Brown, G., Shine, R., Madsen, T. (2010). Climate-driven impacts of prey abundance on the population structure of a tropical aquatic predator. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 119, 188-196. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Evolutionarily accelerated invasions: the rate of dispersal evolves upwards during the range advance of cane toads. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23, 2595-2601.
  • Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Factors affecting the vulnerability of cane toads (Bufo marinus) to predation by ants. Linnean Society. Botanical Journal, 99, 738-751.
  • Kelehear, C., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Influence of lung parasites on the growth rates of free-ranging and captive adult cane toads. Oecologia, , 1-8. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Life-history evolution in range-shifting populations. Ecology, 91(6), 1617-1627.
  • Phillips, B., Kelehear, C., Mendeleh do Prado (Pizzatto), L., Brown, G., Barton, D., Shine, R. (2010). Parasites and pathogens lag behind their host during periods of host range advance. Ecology, 91(3), 872-881.
  • Price-Rees, S., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Predation on toxic cane toads (Bufo marinus) may imperil bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia, Scincidae) in tropical Australia. Wildlife Research, 37(2), 166-173. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Predator behaviour and morphology mediates the impact of an invasive species: Cane toads and death adders in Australia. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 13(1), 53-59.
  • Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2010). Using a native predator (the meat ant, Iridomyrmex reburrus) to reduce the abundance of an invasive species (the cane toad, Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 47, 273-280.

2009

  • Bowcock, H., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2009). Beastly bondage: The costs of amplexus in Cane Toads (Bufo marinus). Copeia, 2009 (1), 29-36.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2009). Beyond size-number trade-offs: clutch size as a maternal effect. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 364(1520), 1097-1106.
  • Alford, R., Brown, G., Schwarzkopf, L., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2009). Comparisons through time and space suggest rapid evolution of dispersal behaviour in an invasive species. Wildlife Research, 36(1), 23-28.
  • Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G., Greenlees, M., Shine, R. (2009). Maladaptive traits in invasive species: in Australia, cane toads are more vulnerable to predatory ants than are native frogs. Functional Ecology, 23, 559-568.
  • Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2009). Sexual selection favours large body size in males of a tropical snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Animal Behaviour, 77(1), 177-182. [More Information]
  • Mendeleh do Prado (Pizzatto), L., Madsen, T., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2009). Spatial ecology of hatchling water pythons (Liasis fuscus) in tropical Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25(2), 181-191.

2008

  • Webb, J., Brown, G., Child, T., Greenlees, M., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2008). A native dasyurid predator (common planigale, Planigale maculata) rapidly learns to avoid a toxic invader. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 33, 821-829.
  • Shine, R., Brown, G. (2008). Adapting to the unpredictable: reproductive biology of vertebrates in the Australian wet–dry tropics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 363, 363-373.
  • Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2008). Characterization of tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellite loci for the slatey-grey snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 8(2), 431-433.
  • Dubey, S., Brown, G., Madsen, T., Shine, R. (2008). Male-biased dispersal in a tropical Australian snake (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae). Molecular Ecology, 17(15), 3506-3514.
  • Crossland, M., Brown, G., Anstis, M., Shilton, C., Shine, R. (2008). Mass mortality of native anuran tadpoles in tropical Australia due to the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus). Biological Conservation, 141, 2387-2394. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Travis, J., Shine, R. (2008). Reid's paradox revisited: The evolution of dispersal kernels during range expansion. The American Naturalist, 172, S34-S48.
  • Bowcock, H., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2008). Sexual communication in cane toads, Chaunus marinus: what cues influence the duration of amplexus? Animal Behaviour, 75, 1571-1579. [More Information]
  • Shilton, C., Brown, G., Benedict, S., Shine, R. (2008). Spinal arthropathy associated with Ochrobactrum anthropi in free-ranging cane toads (Chaunus [Bufo] marinus) in Australia. Veterinary Pathology, 45(1), 85-94.
  • Child, T., Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2008). The spatial ecology of cane toads (Bufo marinus) in tropical Australia: Why do metamorph toads stay near the water? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 33(5), 630-640.

2007

  • Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Webb, J., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2007). Do invasive cane toads (Chaunus marinus) compete with Australian frogs (Cyclorana australis)? Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(8), 900-907.
  • Brown, G., Cathy, S., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2007). Invasion, stress, and spinal arthritis in cane toads. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 104(45), 17698-17700.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2007). Like mother, like daughter: inheritance of nest-site location in snakes. Biology Letters, 3(2), 131-133.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2007). Rain, prey and predators: climatically driven shifts in frog abundance modify reproductive allometry in a tropical snake. Oecologia, 154(2), 361-368. [More Information]
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Greenlees, M., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2007). Rapid expansion of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) invasion front in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(2), 169-176.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2007). Repeatability and heritability of reproductive traits in free-ranging snakes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 20(2), 588-596.

2006

  • Brown, G., Shilton, C., Shine, R. (2006). Do parasites matter? Assessing the fitness consequences of haemogregarine infection in snakes. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie, 84(5), 668-676.
  • Greenlees, M., Brown, G., Webb, J., Phillips, B., Shine, R. (2006). Effects of an invasive anuran [the cane toad (Bufo marinus)] on the invertebrate fauna of a tropical Australian floodplain. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 9(4), 431-438.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2006). Effects of nest temperature and moisture on phenotypic traits of hatchling snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) from tropical Australia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 89(1), 159-168.
  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2006). Invasion and the evolution of speed in toads. Nature, 439, 803-803.
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Phillips, B., Webb, J., Hagman, M. (2006). The biology, control and impact of cane toads: an overview of the University of Sydney's research program. Invasive Animals CRC. CSIRO.
  • Brown, G., Phillips, B., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2006). Toad on the road: Use of roads as dispersal corridors by cane toads (Bufo marinus) at an invasion front in tropical Australia. Biological Conservation, 133(1), 88-94. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2006). Why do most tropical animals reproduce seasonally? Testing hypotheses on an Australian snake. Ecology, 87(1), 133-143.

2005

  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2005). Do changing moisture levels during incubation influence phenotypic traits of hatchling snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae)? Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: ecological and evolutionary approaches, 78(4), 524-530.
  • Vincent, S., Shine, R., Brown, G. (2005). Does foraging mode influence sensory modalities for prey detection in male and female filesnakes, Acrochordus arafurae? Animal Behaviour, 70(3), 715-721. [More Information]
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2005). Female phenotype, life history, and reproductive success in free-ranging snakes (Tropidonophis mairii). Ecology, 86(10), 2763-2770.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2005). Nesting snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) selectively oviposit in sites that provide evidence of previous successful hatching. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie, 83(8), 1134-1137.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R., Madsen, T. (2005). Spatial ecology of slatey-grey snakes (Stegonotus cucullatus, Colubridae) on a tropical Australian floodplain. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 21, 605-612.

2004

  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2004). Assessing The Potential For An Evolutionary Response To Rapid Environmental Change: Invasive Toads And An Australian Snake. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 6(6), 799-811.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2004). Effects Of Reproduction On The Antipredator Tactics Of Snakes (Tropidonophis Mairii, Colubridae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56(3), 257-262.
  • Shine, R., Brown, G., Elphick, M. (2004). Field Experiments On Foraging In Free-Ranging Water Snakes Enhydris Polylepis (Homalopsinae). Animal Behaviour, 68(6), 1313-1324.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2004). Maternal Nest-Site Choice And Offspring Fitness In A Tropical Snake (Tropidonophis Mairii, Colubridae). Ecology, 85(6), 1627-1634.
  • Brown, G., Weatherhead, P. (2004). Sexual Abstinence And The Cost Of Reproduction In Adult Male Water Snakes, Nerodia Sipedon. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 104(2), 269-276.

2003

  • Phillips, B., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2003). Assessing the potential impact of cane toads on Australian snakes. Conservation Biology, 17(6), 1738-1747.

2002

  • Shine, R., Brown, G. (2002). Effects of seasonally varying hydric conditions on hatchling phenotypes of keelback snakes (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae) from the Australian wet-dry tropics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76(3), 339-347.
  • Prosser, M., Weatherhead, P., Gibbs, H., Brown, G. (2002). Genetic analysis of the mating system and opportunity for sexual selection in northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon). Behavioral Ecology, 13(6), 800-807.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2002). Influence of weather conditions on activity of tropical snakes. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 27(6), 596-605.
  • Weatherhead, P., Prosser, M., Gibbs, H., Brown, G. (2002). Male reproductive success and sexual selection in northern water snakes determined by microsatellite DNA analysis. Behavioral Ecology, 13(6), 808-815.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R. (2002). Reproductive ecology of a tropical natricine snake, Tropidonophis mairii (Colubridae). Journal of Zoology, 258(1), 63-72.
  • Brown, G., Shine, R., Madsen, T. (2002). Responses of three sympatric snake species to tropical seasonality in northern Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 18(4), 549-568.

2001

  • Webb, J., Brown, G., Shine, R. (2001). Body size, locomotor speed and antipredator behaviour in a tropical snake (Tropidonophis mairii, Colubridae): the influence of incubation environments and genetic factors. Functional Ecology, 15, 561-568.

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