Dr Mathew Crowther

A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7661
Fax +61 2 9351 4119

Website Room 225C, A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building

Biographical details

Mathew has an extensive background in wildlife ecology and management with over ten years teaching, research and field survey experience. He has conducted research and field studies on terrestrial wildlife throughout eastern and northern Australia, particularly in New South Wales, western Queensland and the Northern Territory, along with international experience in Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, southern Africa and New Caledonia. The habitats ranged from tropical islands and savanna to temperate forests and sandy deserts, often in remote areas. He has comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the identification, taxonomy, distribution, habitat and ecology of terrestrial vertebrate fauna, especially mammals. He is an acknowledged expert in small dasyurid marsupials, and has discovered and described two species and one subspecies.

Mathew has a PhD in the ecology and evolution from the University of Sydney. He lectured in zoology, ecology, wildlife management and environmental impact assessment at the University of Sydney for 8 years, as well as being a Project Officer in Koala Survey at the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water for 3 years. Hence, he is a broad background in the wildlife management and conservation from the survey and research level through to the policy and legislative level. He has an extensive publication record and has authored or co-authored60 publications in various aspects of wildlife biology. He has also worked as a consultant in the Environmental Impact Assessment industry. Mathew has expertise in numerous areas of wildlife survey and management, including geographical information systems, high-level statistical analysis, report writing, and trapping, tracking and identification of Australian wildlife.

Research interests

My research covers a wide range of topics in the quantative analysis of the ecology and evolution of vetebrates. These include:

  • Responses of fauna to climate change.
  • Ecosystem regulation by apex predators.
  • GPS tracking of threatened fauna.
  • Morphological, ecological and molecular systematics of mammals.
  • Formation of mouse plagues.
  • Use of GIS in predictions of mammal habitat.
  • Population Viability Analysis and population dynamics of small mammals, particuarly in regards to predation and fire.
  • Conservation biology and ecology of mammals, birds and reptiles.
  • Population control in pest mammals.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • Tropical Wildlife Biology
  • Experimental design and data analysis
  • Terrestrial Field Ecology
  • Environmental Assessment

Supervision

James Schlunke (PhD)

Rochelle James (PhD)

Eveline Rijksen (PhD)

Teigan Cremora (PhD) (UTS)

Nicholas Colman (PhD) (UWS)

Elissa McFarlane (Honours)

Current projects

  • Ecosystem regulation by apex predators
  • Movement of koalas in response to climate
  • Taxonomic resolution of the dingo
  • Fire mediated competition in small mammals
  • Impacts of camp dogs
  • Population viability of northern quolls

Selected grants

2015

  • What is the future of Gunnedah's koalas, a critical population?; Crowther M; NSW Environmental Trust/Research Grant.

2010

  • A dingo for the modern age?; Crowther M, Letnic M, Fillios M; Australia & Pacific Science Foundation/Research Project Grant.

2006

  • Potential for resource competition between brush-tailed rock-wallabies and sympatric macropods; McArthur C, Crowther M, Tuft; Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)/Research Grants.

2005

  • Food Webs and Forest Functioning: The Influence of Mammalian Predation; Crowther M; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • 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, (pp. 345-354). The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne.
  • 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.
  • Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2009). Science and the environment. In M.C. Calver, A. Lymbery, J. McComb and M. Bamford (Eds.), Environmental Biology, (pp. 23-42). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Crowther, M., Braithwaite, R. (2008). Brown Antechinus Antechinus Stuartii. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 94-96). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Dee, J., Shrestha, K., Crowther, M. (2008). Rusty Antechinus Antechinus adustus. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 81-82). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Crowther, M., Barnett, S. (2008). Subtropical Antechinus Antechinus subtropicus. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 97-98). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus flavipes. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 86-88). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Crowther, M., Blacket, M. (2003). Biogeography and speciation in the Dasyuridae: why are there so many kinds of Dasyurids? In Jones, Dickman, Archer (Eds.), Predators with Pouches, (pp. 124-130). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Crowther, M., Fillios, M., Colman, N., Letnic, M. (2014). An updated description of the Australian dingo (Canis dingomeyer, 1793). Journal of Zoology, In Press.
  • 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, 336-343.
  • Newsome, T., Ballard, G., Crowther, M., Fleming, P., Dickman, C. (2014). Dietary niche overlap of free-roaming dingoes and domestic dogs: the role of human provided food. American Society of Mammalogists, In Press.
  • Johnson, C., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., Letnic, M., Newsome, T., Nimmo, D., Ritchie, E., Wallach, A. (2014). Experiments in no-impact control of dingoes: Comment on Allen et al. 2013. Frontiers in Biology, 11(1), Article number 17.
  • Colman, N., Gordon, C., Crowther, M., Letnic, M. (2014). Lethal control of an apex predator has cascading effects on forest mammal assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, In Press.
  • Pedersen, S., Andreassen, H., Keith, D., Skarpe, C., Dickman, C., Gordon, I., Crowther, M., McArthur, C. (2014). Relationships between native small mammals and native and introduced large herbivores. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 39, 236-243. [More Information]
  • Spencer, E., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2014). Risky business: Do native rodents use habitat and odor cues to manage predation risk in Australian deserts? PLoS One, 9(2), e90566.
  • Kamper, W., Webb, J., Crowther, M., Greenlees, M., Shine, R. (2013). Behaviour and survivorship of a dasyurid predator (Antechinus flavipes) in response to encounters with the toxic and invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina). Australian Mammalogy, 35, 136-143. [More Information]
  • Croak, B., Crowther, M., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2013). Movements and Habitat Use of an Endangered Snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Elapidae): Implications for Conservation. PLoS One, 8(4), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Letnic, M., Crowther, M. (2013). Patterns in the abundance of kangaroo populations in arid Australia are consistent with the exploitation ecosystems hypothesis. OIKOS Synthesising Ecology, 122(5), 761-769. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Radford, C., Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. (2012). An assessment of the taxonomic status of wild canids in south-eastern New South Wales: Phenotypic variation in dingoes. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2), 73-80. [More Information]
  • Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. (2012). Could direct killing by larger dingoes have caused the extinction of the thylacine from mainland Australia? PLoS One, 7(5), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., McArthur, C. (2012). Fire and grazing influence food resources of an endangered rock-wallaby. Wildlife Research, 39(5), 436-445.
  • Kovacs, E., Crowther, M., Webb, J., Dickman, C. (2012). Population and behavioural responses of native prey to alien predation. Oecologia, 168(4), 947-957. [More Information]
  • Fillios, M., Crowther, M., Letnic, M. (2012). The impact of the dingo on the thylacine in Holocene Australia. World Archaeology, 44(1), 118-134. [More Information]
  • Letnic, M., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., Ritchie, E. (2011). Demonising the dingo: How much wild dogma is enough? Current Zoology, 57(5), 668-670.
  • Cupples, J., Crowther, M., Story, G., Letnic, M. (2011). Dietary overlap and prey selectivity among sympatric carnivores: Could dingoes suppress foxes through competition for prey? Journal of Mammalogy, 92(3), 590-600. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., McArthur, C. (2011). Multiple scales of diet selection by brush-tailed rock-wallabies, Petrogale penicillata. Australian Mammalogy, 33(2), 169-180. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., Connell, K., Muller, S., McArthur, C. (2011). Predation risk and competitive interactions affect foraging of an endangered refuge-dependent herbivore. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 14(4), 447-457. [More Information]
  • Stojanovic, D., Maguire, G., Weston, M., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2009). Attempted incubation and nest-maintenance behaviour of artificially deployed quail egg clutches by Hooded Plovers Thinornis rubricollis. Wader Study Group Bulletin, 116(1), 41-43.
  • 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]
  • Vine, S., Crowther, M., Lapidge, S., Dickman, C., Mooney, N., Piggott, M., English, A. (2009). Comparison of methods to detect rare and cryptic species: a case study using the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Wildlife Research, 36(5), 436-446.
  • Letnic, M., Crowther, M., Koch, F. (2009). Does a top-predator provide an endangered rodent with refuge from an invasive mesopredator? Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 12(4), 302-312.
  • Letnic, M., Koch, F., Gordon, C., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2009). Keystone effects of an alien top-predator stem extinctions of native mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 276(1671), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Navinth, M., Finlayson, G., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2009). The diet of the re-introduced greater bilby Macrotis lagotis in the mallee woodlands of western New South Wales. Australian Zoologist, 35(1), 90-95.
  • 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]
  • Daly, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2008). Causes of habitat divergence in two species of agamid lizards in arid central Australia. Ecology, 89(1), 65-76.
  • O'Brien, C., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., Keating, J. (2008). Metapopulation dynamics and threatened species management: Why does the broad-toothed rat (Mastacomys fuscus) persist? Biological Conservation, 141, 1962-1971. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2008). Morphology, growth and reproduction in the Australian house mouse: differential effects of moderate temperatures. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(1), 21-30.
  • Pizzuto, T., Finlayson, G., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2007). Microhabitat use by the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) and burrowing bettong (B-lesueur) in semiarid New South Wales: implications for reintroduction programs. Wildlife Research, 34(4), 271-279.
  • Daly, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2007). Selection of habitat components by two species of agamid lizards in sandridge desert, central Australia. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(7), 825-833.
  • McAllan, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2006). Photoperiod as a reproductive cue in the marsupial genus Antechinus: ecological and evolutionary consequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 87(3), 365-379.
  • Holleley, C., Dickman, C., Crowther, M., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Size breeds success: multiple paternity, multivariate selection and male semelparity in a small marsupial, Antechinus stuartii. Molecular Ecology, 15(11), 3439-3448.
  • Murray, B., Brown, A., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2004). Geographical Gradients In Seed Mass In Relation To Climate. Journal of Biogeography, 31(3), 379-388.
  • Wroe, S., Crowther, M., Dortch, J., Chong, J. (2004). The Size Of The Largest Marsupial And Why It Matters. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 271, S34-S36.
  • Wroe, S., Myers, T., Seebacher, F., Kear, B., Gillespie, A., Crowther, M., Salisbury, S. (2003). An alternative method for predicting body mass: the case of the Pleistocence marsupial lion. Paleobiology, 29(3), 403-411.
  • Masters, P., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2003). Effects of cover reduction on mulgara Dasycercus cristicauda (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), rodent and invertebrate populations in central Australia: Implications for land management. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 28(6), 658-665.
  • Crowther, M., Sumner, J., Dickman, C. (2003). Speciation of Antechinus stuartii and A. subtropicus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in eastern Australia: molecular and morphological evidence. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(5), 443-462.
  • Crowther, M., Spencer, P., Alpers, D., Dickman, C. (2002). Taxonomic status of the mardo, Antechinus flavipes leucogaster (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae): a morphological, molecular, reproductive and bioclimatic approach. Australian Journal of Zoology, 50(6), 627-647.

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., 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.
  • Dee, J., Shrestha, K., Crowther, M. (2008). Environmental impact assessment environmental planning education: Value conflicts in Sydney's Port Botany Expansion. ANZAPS 2008: Planning Education in a Globalised World, Sydney: ANZAPS.
  • Crowther, M., McAllan, B., Dickman, C. (2003). Morphological variation within Australian populations of the house mouse: an observational and experimental approach. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2003). Reproduction and growth in house mice from cold, hot and thermally moderate environments. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Reference Works

  • Crowther, M. (2008). Brown Antechinus (Antechinus stuartii). In S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (Eds.), (pp. 94-96). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Rusty Antechinus (Antechinus adustus). In S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (Eds.), (pp. 81-82). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Subtropical Antechinus (Antechinus subtropicus). In S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (Eds.), (pp. 97-98). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes). (pp. 86-88).

2014

  • Crowther, M., Fillios, M., Colman, N., Letnic, M. (2014). An updated description of the Australian dingo (Canis dingomeyer, 1793). Journal of Zoology, In Press.
  • 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, 336-343.
  • Newsome, T., Ballard, G., Crowther, M., Fleming, P., Dickman, C. (2014). Dietary niche overlap of free-roaming dingoes and domestic dogs: the role of human provided food. American Society of Mammalogists, In Press.
  • Johnson, C., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., Letnic, M., Newsome, T., Nimmo, D., Ritchie, E., Wallach, A. (2014). Experiments in no-impact control of dingoes: Comment on Allen et al. 2013. Frontiers in Biology, 11(1), Article number 17.
  • Colman, N., Gordon, C., Crowther, M., Letnic, M. (2014). Lethal control of an apex predator has cascading effects on forest mammal assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, In Press.
  • Pedersen, S., Andreassen, H., Keith, D., Skarpe, C., Dickman, C., Gordon, I., Crowther, M., McArthur, C. (2014). Relationships between native small mammals and native and introduced large herbivores. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 39, 236-243. [More Information]
  • Spencer, E., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2014). Risky business: Do native rodents use habitat and odor cues to manage predation risk in Australian deserts? PLoS One, 9(2), e90566.

2013

  • Kamper, W., Webb, J., Crowther, M., Greenlees, M., Shine, R. (2013). Behaviour and survivorship of a dasyurid predator (Antechinus flavipes) in response to encounters with the toxic and invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina). Australian Mammalogy, 35, 136-143. [More Information]
  • Croak, B., Crowther, M., Webb, J., Shine, R. (2013). Movements and Habitat Use of an Endangered Snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Elapidae): Implications for Conservation. PLoS One, 8(4), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Letnic, M., Crowther, M. (2013). Patterns in the abundance of kangaroo populations in arid Australia are consistent with the exploitation ecosystems hypothesis. OIKOS Synthesising Ecology, 122(5), 761-769. [More Information]
  • 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

  • Radford, C., Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. (2012). An assessment of the taxonomic status of wild canids in south-eastern New South Wales: Phenotypic variation in dingoes. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2), 73-80. [More Information]
  • 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., 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, (pp. 345-354). The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne.
  • 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.
  • Letnic, M., Fillios, M., Crowther, M. (2012). Could direct killing by larger dingoes have caused the extinction of the thylacine from mainland Australia? PLoS One, 7(5), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., McArthur, C. (2012). Fire and grazing influence food resources of an endangered rock-wallaby. Wildlife Research, 39(5), 436-445.
  • 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.
  • Kovacs, E., Crowther, M., Webb, J., Dickman, C. (2012). Population and behavioural responses of native prey to alien predation. Oecologia, 168(4), 947-957. [More Information]
  • Fillios, M., Crowther, M., Letnic, M. (2012). The impact of the dingo on the thylacine in Holocene Australia. World Archaeology, 44(1), 118-134. [More Information]

2011

  • Letnic, M., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., Ritchie, E. (2011). Demonising the dingo: How much wild dogma is enough? Current Zoology, 57(5), 668-670.
  • Cupples, J., Crowther, M., Story, G., Letnic, M. (2011). Dietary overlap and prey selectivity among sympatric carnivores: Could dingoes suppress foxes through competition for prey? Journal of Mammalogy, 92(3), 590-600. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., McArthur, C. (2011). Multiple scales of diet selection by brush-tailed rock-wallabies, Petrogale penicillata. Australian Mammalogy, 33(2), 169-180. [More Information]
  • Tuft, K., Crowther, M., Connell, K., Muller, S., McArthur, C. (2011). Predation risk and competitive interactions affect foraging of an endangered refuge-dependent herbivore. Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 14(4), 447-457. [More Information]

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., 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.
  • 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

  • Stojanovic, D., Maguire, G., Weston, M., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2009). Attempted incubation and nest-maintenance behaviour of artificially deployed quail egg clutches by Hooded Plovers Thinornis rubricollis. Wader Study Group Bulletin, 116(1), 41-43.
  • 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]
  • Vine, S., Crowther, M., Lapidge, S., Dickman, C., Mooney, N., Piggott, M., English, A. (2009). Comparison of methods to detect rare and cryptic species: a case study using the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Wildlife Research, 36(5), 436-446.
  • Letnic, M., Crowther, M., Koch, F. (2009). Does a top-predator provide an endangered rodent with refuge from an invasive mesopredator? Animal Conservation: the rapid publication journal for quantitative studies in conservation, 12(4), 302-312.
  • Letnic, M., Koch, F., Gordon, C., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2009). Keystone effects of an alien top-predator stem extinctions of native mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 276(1671), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2009). Science and the environment. In M.C. Calver, A. Lymbery, J. McComb and M. Bamford (Eds.), Environmental Biology, (pp. 23-42). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Navinth, M., Finlayson, G., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2009). The diet of the re-introduced greater bilby Macrotis lagotis in the mallee woodlands of western New South Wales. Australian Zoologist, 35(1), 90-95.
  • 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

  • Crowther, M. (2008). Brown Antechinus (Antechinus stuartii). In S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (Eds.), (pp. 94-96). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Crowther, M., Braithwaite, R. (2008). Brown Antechinus Antechinus Stuartii. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 94-96). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Daly, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2008). Causes of habitat divergence in two species of agamid lizards in arid central Australia. Ecology, 89(1), 65-76.
  • Dee, J., Shrestha, K., Crowther, M. (2008). Environmental impact assessment environmental planning education: Value conflicts in Sydney's Port Botany Expansion. ANZAPS 2008: Planning Education in a Globalised World, Sydney: ANZAPS.
  • O'Brien, C., Crowther, M., Dickman, C., Keating, J. (2008). Metapopulation dynamics and threatened species management: Why does the broad-toothed rat (Mastacomys fuscus) persist? Biological Conservation, 141, 1962-1971. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2008). Morphology, growth and reproduction in the Australian house mouse: differential effects of moderate temperatures. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(1), 21-30.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Rusty Antechinus (Antechinus adustus). In S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (Eds.), (pp. 81-82). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Dee, J., Shrestha, K., Crowther, M. (2008). Rusty Antechinus Antechinus adustus. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 81-82). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Subtropical Antechinus (Antechinus subtropicus). In S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (Eds.), (pp. 97-98). New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Crowther, M., Barnett, S. (2008). Subtropical Antechinus Antechinus subtropicus. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 97-98). Sydney: Reed New Holland.
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes). (pp. 86-88).
  • Crowther, M. (2008). Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus flavipes. In Steve van Dyck and Ronald Strahan (Eds.), The Mammals of Australia, (pp. 86-88). Sydney: Reed New Holland.

2007

  • Pizzuto, T., Finlayson, G., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2007). Microhabitat use by the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) and burrowing bettong (B-lesueur) in semiarid New South Wales: implications for reintroduction programs. Wildlife Research, 34(4), 271-279.
  • Daly, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2007). Selection of habitat components by two species of agamid lizards in sandridge desert, central Australia. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 32(7), 825-833.

2006

  • McAllan, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2006). Photoperiod as a reproductive cue in the marsupial genus Antechinus: ecological and evolutionary consequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 87(3), 365-379.
  • Holleley, C., Dickman, C., Crowther, M., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Size breeds success: multiple paternity, multivariate selection and male semelparity in a small marsupial, Antechinus stuartii. Molecular Ecology, 15(11), 3439-3448.

2004

  • Murray, B., Brown, A., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2004). Geographical Gradients In Seed Mass In Relation To Climate. Journal of Biogeography, 31(3), 379-388.
  • Wroe, S., Crowther, M., Dortch, J., Chong, J. (2004). The Size Of The Largest Marsupial And Why It Matters. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 271, S34-S36.

2003

  • Wroe, S., Myers, T., Seebacher, F., Kear, B., Gillespie, A., Crowther, M., Salisbury, S. (2003). An alternative method for predicting body mass: the case of the Pleistocence marsupial lion. Paleobiology, 29(3), 403-411.
  • Crowther, M., Blacket, M. (2003). Biogeography and speciation in the Dasyuridae: why are there so many kinds of Dasyurids? In Jones, Dickman, Archer (Eds.), Predators with Pouches, (pp. 124-130). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Masters, P., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2003). Effects of cover reduction on mulgara Dasycercus cristicauda (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae), rodent and invertebrate populations in central Australia: Implications for land management. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 28(6), 658-665.
  • Crowther, M., McAllan, B., Dickman, C. (2003). Morphological variation within Australian populations of the house mouse: an observational and experimental approach. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2003). Reproduction and growth in house mice from cold, hot and thermally moderate environments. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • Crowther, M., Sumner, J., Dickman, C. (2003). Speciation of Antechinus stuartii and A. subtropicus (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in eastern Australia: molecular and morphological evidence. Australian Journal of Zoology, 51(5), 443-462.

2002

  • Crowther, M., Spencer, P., Alpers, D., Dickman, C. (2002). Taxonomic status of the mardo, Antechinus flavipes leucogaster (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae): a morphological, molecular, reproductive and bioclimatic approach. Australian Journal of Zoology, 50(6), 627-647.

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