Dr Michael Crossland

A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
The University of Sydney

Research interests

Tropical Ecology.

Based at the Tropical Ecology Research Facility in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory.

Selected grants

2005

  • Water quality and unexplained fish kills in sugarcane districts of northern Queensland; Crossland M, Pearson R, Butler B; Sugar Research and Development Corporation/Research Grant Scheme.

2001

  • Investigation into causes of fish kills in sugarcane districts in northern Queensland; Crossland M; Sugar Research and Development Corporation/Research Grant Scheme.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2013). Competing tadpoles: Australian native frogs affect invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) in natural waterbodies. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38, 896-904. [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]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2013). Mechanisms of competition between tadpoles of Australian frogs (Litoria spp.) and invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina). Freshwater Biology, 58(12), 2584-2600. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Gonzalez-Bernal, E., Shine, R. (2013). The interacting effects of ungulate hoofprints and predatory native ants on metamorph cane toads in tropical Australia. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2012). Embryonic exposure to conspecific chemicals suppresses cane toad growth and survival. Biology Letters, 8(2), 226-229. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Haramura, T., Salim, A., Capon, R., Shine, R. (2012). Exploiting intraspecific competitive mechanisms to control invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1742), 3436-3442. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2012). Predation on the eggs and larvae of invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) by native aquatic invertebrates in tropical Australia. Biological Conservation, 153, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Flint, N., Pearson, R., Crossland, M. (2012). Use of aquatic plants to create fluctuating hypoxia in an experimental environment. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63(4), 351-360. [More Information]
  • Somaweera, R., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Assessing the potential impact of invasive cane toads on a commercial freshwater fishery in tropical Australia. Wildlife Research, 38(5), 380-385. [More Information]
  • Nelson, D., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Behavioural responses of native predators to an invasive toxic prey species. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 36(6), 605-611. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Can we use the tadpoles of Australian frogs to reduce recruitment of invasive cane toads? Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 48(2), 462-470. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Cues for cannibalism: cane toad tadpoles use chemical signals to locate and consume conspecific eggs. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 120(3), 327-332. [More Information]
  • Nelson, D., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Foraging responses of predators to novel toxic prey: effects of predator learning and relative prey abundance. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 120(1), 152-158. [More Information]
  • Beckmann, C., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Responses of Australian wading birds to a novel toxic prey type, the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina. Biological invasions, 13(12), 2925-2934. [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]
  • Crossland, M., Hearnden, M., Mendeleh do Prado (Pizzatto), L., Alford, R., Shine, R. (2011). Why be a cannibal? The benefits to cane toad, Rhinella marina [=Bufo marinus], tadpoles of consuming conspecific eggs. Animal Behaviour, 82(4), 775-782. [More Information]
  • Nelson, D., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2010). Indirect ecological impacts of an invasive toad on predator-prey interactions among native species. Biological invasions, 12, 3363-3369.
  • Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2010). Vulnerability of an Australian anuran tadpole assemblage to the toxic eggs of the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus). Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 35, 197-203.
  • Crossland, M., Alford, R., Shine, R. (2009). Impact of the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus) on an Australian frog (Opisthodon ornatus) depends on minor variation in reproductive timing. Oecologia, 158(4), 625-632. [More Information]
  • Hayes, R., Crossland, M., Hagman, M., Capon, R., Shine, R. (2009). Ontogenetic Variation in the Chemical Defenses of Cane Toads (Bufo marinus): Toxin Profiles and Effects on Predators. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 35(4), 391-399. [More Information]
  • Shine, R., Greenlees, M., Crossland, M., Nelson, D. (2009). The myth of the toad-eating frog. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(7), 359-361.
  • 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]
  • Baber, M., Moulton, H., Smuts-Kennedy, C., Gemmell, N., Crossland, M. (2006). Discovery and spatial assessment of a Hochstetter’s frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) population found in Maungatautari Scenic Reserve, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 33(2), 147-156.
  • Crossland, M., MacKenzie, D., Holzapfel, S. (2005). Assessment of site-occupancy modelling as a technique to monitor Hochstetter's frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) populations. D O C Research and Development Series, 218, 1-23.
  • Connolly, N., Crossland, M., Pearson, R. (2004). Effect of low dissolved oxygen on survival, emergence and drift of tropical stream macroinvertebrates. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 23(2), 251-270.
  • Crossland, M. (2001). Ability of predatory native Australian fishes to learn to avoid toxic larvae of the introduced toad Bufo marinus. Journal of Fish Biology, 59, 319-329.

Report

  • Pearson, R., Crossland, M., Butler, B., Manwaring, S. (2003). Effects of cane-field drainage on the ecology of tropical waterways.
  • Pearson, R., Crossland, M., Butler, B., Manwaring, S. (2003). Water quality and unexplained fish kills in sugarcane districts of northern Queensland.

2013

  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2013). Competing tadpoles: Australian native frogs affect invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) in natural waterbodies. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 38, 896-904. [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]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2013). Mechanisms of competition between tadpoles of Australian frogs (Litoria spp.) and invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina). Freshwater Biology, 58(12), 2584-2600. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Gonzalez-Bernal, E., Shine, R. (2013). The interacting effects of ungulate hoofprints and predatory native ants on metamorph cane toads in tropical Australia. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-11. [More Information]

2012

  • Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2012). Embryonic exposure to conspecific chemicals suppresses cane toad growth and survival. Biology Letters, 8(2), 226-229. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Haramura, T., Salim, A., Capon, R., Shine, R. (2012). Exploiting intraspecific competitive mechanisms to control invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 279(1742), 3436-3442. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2012). Predation on the eggs and larvae of invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) by native aquatic invertebrates in tropical Australia. Biological Conservation, 153, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Flint, N., Pearson, R., Crossland, M. (2012). Use of aquatic plants to create fluctuating hypoxia in an experimental environment. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63(4), 351-360. [More Information]

2011

  • Somaweera, R., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Assessing the potential impact of invasive cane toads on a commercial freshwater fishery in tropical Australia. Wildlife Research, 38(5), 380-385. [More Information]
  • Nelson, D., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Behavioural responses of native predators to an invasive toxic prey species. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 36(6), 605-611. [More Information]
  • Cabrera-Guzman, E., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Can we use the tadpoles of Australian frogs to reduce recruitment of invasive cane toads? Journal of Applied Ecology: ecology with management relevance, 48(2), 462-470. [More Information]
  • Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Cues for cannibalism: cane toad tadpoles use chemical signals to locate and consume conspecific eggs. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 120(3), 327-332. [More Information]
  • Nelson, D., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Foraging responses of predators to novel toxic prey: effects of predator learning and relative prey abundance. Oikos: a journal of ecology, 120(1), 152-158. [More Information]
  • Beckmann, C., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2011). Responses of Australian wading birds to a novel toxic prey type, the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina. Biological invasions, 13(12), 2925-2934. [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]
  • Crossland, M., Hearnden, M., Mendeleh do Prado (Pizzatto), L., Alford, R., Shine, R. (2011). Why be a cannibal? The benefits to cane toad, Rhinella marina [=Bufo marinus], tadpoles of consuming conspecific eggs. Animal Behaviour, 82(4), 775-782. [More Information]

2010

  • Nelson, D., Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2010). Indirect ecological impacts of an invasive toad on predator-prey interactions among native species. Biological invasions, 12, 3363-3369.
  • Crossland, M., Shine, R. (2010). Vulnerability of an Australian anuran tadpole assemblage to the toxic eggs of the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus). Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 35, 197-203.

2009

  • Crossland, M., Alford, R., Shine, R. (2009). Impact of the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus) on an Australian frog (Opisthodon ornatus) depends on minor variation in reproductive timing. Oecologia, 158(4), 625-632. [More Information]
  • Hayes, R., Crossland, M., Hagman, M., Capon, R., Shine, R. (2009). Ontogenetic Variation in the Chemical Defenses of Cane Toads (Bufo marinus): Toxin Profiles and Effects on Predators. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 35(4), 391-399. [More Information]
  • Shine, R., Greenlees, M., Crossland, M., Nelson, D. (2009). The myth of the toad-eating frog. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(7), 359-361.

2008

  • 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]

2006

  • Baber, M., Moulton, H., Smuts-Kennedy, C., Gemmell, N., Crossland, M. (2006). Discovery and spatial assessment of a Hochstetter’s frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) population found in Maungatautari Scenic Reserve, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 33(2), 147-156.

2005

  • Crossland, M., MacKenzie, D., Holzapfel, S. (2005). Assessment of site-occupancy modelling as a technique to monitor Hochstetter's frog (Leiopelma hochstetteri) populations. D O C Research and Development Series, 218, 1-23.

2004

  • Connolly, N., Crossland, M., Pearson, R. (2004). Effect of low dissolved oxygen on survival, emergence and drift of tropical stream macroinvertebrates. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 23(2), 251-270.

2003

  • Pearson, R., Crossland, M., Butler, B., Manwaring, S. (2003). Effects of cane-field drainage on the ecology of tropical waterways.
  • Pearson, R., Crossland, M., Butler, B., Manwaring, S. (2003). Water quality and unexplained fish kills in sugarcane districts of northern Queensland.

2001

  • Crossland, M. (2001). Ability of predatory native Australian fishes to learn to avoid toxic larvae of the introduced toad Bufo marinus. Journal of Fish Biology, 59, 319-329.

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