Dr Catherine Herbert

B01 - J.D. Stewart Building
The University of Sydney

Selected grants

2012

  • Assessing the health, welfare and survival of hand-raised marsupials post-release: Are we killing them with kindness?; Herbert C; Whitehead Bequest in Wildlife Conservation/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.

2009

  • Fertility Management of Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies; Herbert C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Genetic Management of Endangered Marsupial Populations; Herbert C; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Start-up Research Fund.
  • : Koala's in the US? Invited presentation to The United States Wildlife Society's 16th Annual Conference; Herbert C; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.

2008

  • Population Management of Southern African Megafauna; Herbert C; The Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney/Postdoctoral fellow and new academic staff travel funds.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Coulson, G., Shaw, G., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2010). Advances in fertility control technologies for managing overabundant macropodid populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 313-324). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Herbert, C. (2010). Breeding and Genetic Management of Captive Marsupial Populations. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 5-32). Australia: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Roberts, M., Neaves, L., Claassens, R., Herbert, C. (2010). Darting eastern grey kangaroos: a protocol for free-ranging populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 325-339). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance and paternity in the tammar wallaby. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 77-86). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Eymann, J., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2013). Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in metropolitan Sydney: population biology and response to Suprelorin contraceptive implants. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 78-86. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2013). Chronic treatment of female tammar wallabies with deslorelin implants during pouch life: Effects on reproductive maturation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 25(6), 879-889. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Belov, K. (2013). Desmond Wishart Cooper: A life in science. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J., Cooper, D. (2013). The incidence of road-killed possums in the Ku-ring-gai area of Sydney. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 87-94. [More Information]
  • Deakin, J., Cooper, D., Sinclair, J., Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Wakefield, M. (2013). Towards an understanding of the genetic basis behind 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) tolerance and an investigation of the candidate gene ACO2. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 69-77. [More Information]
  • Drews, B., Roellig, K., Menzies, B., Shaw, G., Buentjen, I., Herbert, C., Hildebrandt, T., Renfree, M. (2013). Ultrasonography of wallaby prenatal development shows that the climb to the pouch begins in utero. Scientific Reports, 3, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Neaves, L., Herbert, C. (2011). Allocating sex in road-killed possums using PCR. Australian Mammalogy, 33(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Morris, K., Zenger, K., Herbert, C. (2011). Genetic consequences of isolation: island tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) populations and the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Genetics, 12(6), 1619-1631. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Bowman, B., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2011). Suburban attitudes towards the common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and the common ringtail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Australian Zoologist, 35(3), 888-894.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance, body size and internal relatedness influence male reproductive success in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(3), 539-549. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Thomas, N., Marlow, N., Herbert, C. (2010). The genetic mating system, male reproductive success and lack of selection on male traits in the greater bilby. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(2), 113-120. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2009). High possum mortality on urban roads: implications for the population viability of the common brushtail and the common ringtail possum. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(6), 391-397. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Cahill, V., Sherwin, W., Handasyde, K., Carolyn, K., Whisson, D., Herbert, C., Carlsson, B., Wilton, A., Cooper, D. (2009). Inbreeding and Testicular Abnormalities in a Bottlenecked Population of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Wildlife Research, 36(4), 299-308. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Wakefield, M., Siddle, H., Coggill, P., Herbert, C., Beck, S., Belov, K., Eldridge, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Chronic Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants During Pouch Life: Effects on Development, Puberty, and Reproduction in Adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76(6), 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Thomson, B., Trigg, T., Cooper, D., Eckery, D. (2007). Effects of Deslorelin Implants on Reproduction in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19(8), 899-909. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Smythe, L., Symonds, M., Dohnt, M., Barnett, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Leptospirosis serology in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 43(3), 492-497.
  • Eymann, J., Neaves, L., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Surprise in the pouch - a case of adoption in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Australian Mammalogy, 29(1), 63-68.
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants during Pouch Life: Effects on development, puberty and reproduction in adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76, 1054-1061.
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 1. Effects on reproduction. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Woodward, R., Heberstein, M., Herbert, C. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 2. Effects on behaviour. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D. (2006). Management issues of urban brushtail possums Trichosurust Vulpecula - a loved or hated neighbour. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 153-171.
  • Eymann, J., Webley, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2006). Performance of passive integrated transponders (PITs) as a marking system for brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) - a cautionary tale. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 209-214.
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D., Dubey, J. (2006). Serologic survey for Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 92(2), 267-272.
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T. (2005). Applications of GnRH in the control and management of fertility in female animals. Animal Reproduction Science, 88(1-2), 141-153. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2005). Long-term effects of deslorelin implants on reproduction in the female tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Reproduction, 129(3), 361-369. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2004). Effect of deslorelin implants on follicular development, parturition and post-partum oestrus in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii ). Reproduction, 127(2), 265-273. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2004). Effects of a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Implant on Reproduction in a Male Marsupial, Macropus eugenii. Biology Of Reproduction, 70(6), 1836-1842. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2004). Long-acting contraceptives: a new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy, 26, 67-74.

Conferences

  • Herbert, C. (2013). The intersection of reproductive and genetic approaches to marsupial population management: Why is it important for conservation. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Phillips, C., Higgins, D., Herbert, C., Spielman, D. (2012). Investigating the efficacy of “5 in 1�? vaccines in macropods. Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.
  • Herbert, C. (2007). From the Urban Fringe to the Abrolhos Islands: Management challenges of burgeoning marsupial populations. 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.
  • Herbert, C. (2006). Koalas and Kangaroos: Managing Australia's charismatic icons on the world's stage. Twenty-Second Vertebrate Pest Control Conference, US: University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

2013

  • Eymann, J., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2013). Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in metropolitan Sydney: population biology and response to Suprelorin contraceptive implants. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 78-86. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2013). Chronic treatment of female tammar wallabies with deslorelin implants during pouch life: Effects on reproductive maturation. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 25(6), 879-889. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Belov, K. (2013). Desmond Wishart Cooper: A life in science. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J., Cooper, D. (2013). The incidence of road-killed possums in the Ku-ring-gai area of Sydney. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61, 87-94. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2013). The intersection of reproductive and genetic approaches to marsupial population management: Why is it important for conservation. Genetics Society of AustralAsia Inc Annual Conference Sydney - Genetics in the Harbour City, Sydney: Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Inc.
  • Deakin, J., Cooper, D., Sinclair, J., Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Wakefield, M. (2013). Towards an understanding of the genetic basis behind 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) tolerance and an investigation of the candidate gene ACO2. Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(1), 69-77. [More Information]
  • Drews, B., Roellig, K., Menzies, B., Shaw, G., Buentjen, I., Herbert, C., Hildebrandt, T., Renfree, M. (2013). Ultrasonography of wallaby prenatal development shows that the climb to the pouch begins in utero. Scientific Reports, 3, 1-8. [More Information]

2012

  • Phillips, C., Higgins, D., Herbert, C., Spielman, D. (2012). Investigating the efficacy of “5 in 1�? vaccines in macropods. Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference, N/A: N/A.

2011

  • Russell, T., Neaves, L., Herbert, C. (2011). Allocating sex in road-killed possums using PCR. Australian Mammalogy, 33(1), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Morris, K., Zenger, K., Herbert, C. (2011). Genetic consequences of isolation: island tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) populations and the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Genetics, 12(6), 1619-1631. [More Information]
  • Russell, T., Bowman, B., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2011). Suburban attitudes towards the common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and the common ringtail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Australian Zoologist, 35(3), 888-894.

2010

  • Herbert, C., Renfree, M., Coulson, G., Shaw, G., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2010). Advances in fertility control technologies for managing overabundant macropodid populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 313-324). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Herbert, C. (2010). Breeding and Genetic Management of Captive Marsupial Populations. In Janine E. Deakin, Paul D. Waters and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves (Eds.), Marsupial Genetics and Genomics, (pp. 5-32). Australia: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Roberts, M., Neaves, L., Claassens, R., Herbert, C. (2010). Darting eastern grey kangaroos: a protocol for free-ranging populations. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 325-339). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance and paternity in the tammar wallaby. In Graeme Coulson, Mark Eldridge (Eds.), Macropods: The Biology of Kangaroos, Wallabies & Rat-kangaroos, (pp. 77-86). Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2010). Dominance, body size and internal relatedness influence male reproductive success in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22(3), 539-549. [More Information]
  • Miller, E., Eldridge, M., Thomas, N., Marlow, N., Herbert, C. (2010). The genetic mating system, male reproductive success and lack of selection on male traits in the greater bilby. Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(2), 113-120. [More Information]

2009

  • Russell, T., Herbert, C., Kohen, J. (2009). High possum mortality on urban roads: implications for the population viability of the common brushtail and the common ringtail possum. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57(6), 391-397. [More Information]
  • Cristescu, R., Cahill, V., Sherwin, W., Handasyde, K., Carolyn, K., Whisson, D., Herbert, C., Carlsson, B., Wilton, A., Cooper, D. (2009). Inbreeding and Testicular Abnormalities in a Bottlenecked Population of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Wildlife Research, 36(4), 299-308. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Wakefield, M., Siddle, H., Coggill, P., Herbert, C., Beck, S., Belov, K., Eldridge, M. (2009). Isolation and characterization of 10 MHC Class I-associated microsatellite loci in tammar wallaby (macropus eugenii). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(1), 346-349. [More Information]

2007

  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Chronic Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants During Pouch Life: Effects on Development, Puberty, and Reproduction in Adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76(6), 1054-1061. [More Information]
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Thomson, B., Trigg, T., Cooper, D., Eckery, D. (2007). Effects of Deslorelin Implants on Reproduction in the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19(8), 899-909. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2007). From the Urban Fringe to the Abrolhos Islands: Management challenges of burgeoning marsupial populations. 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.
  • Eymann, J., Smythe, L., Symonds, M., Dohnt, M., Barnett, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Leptospirosis serology in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 43(3), 492-497.
  • Eymann, J., Neaves, L., Eldridge, M., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2007). Surprise in the pouch - a case of adoption in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Australian Mammalogy, 29(1), 63-68.
  • Herbert, C., Eckery, D., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2007). Treatment of Male Tammar Wallabies with Deslorelin Implants during Pouch Life: Effects on development, puberty and reproduction in adulthood. Biology Of Reproduction, 76, 1054-1061.

2006

  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 1. Effects on reproduction. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 41-46. [More Information]
  • Woodward, R., Heberstein, M., Herbert, C. (2006). Fertility control in female eastern grey kangaroos using the GnRH agonist deslorelin. 2. Effects on behaviour. Wildlife Research, 33(1), 47-55. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2006). Koalas and Kangaroos: Managing Australia's charismatic icons on the world's stage. Twenty-Second Vertebrate Pest Control Conference, US: University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D. (2006). Management issues of urban brushtail possums Trichosurust Vulpecula - a loved or hated neighbour. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 153-171.
  • Eymann, J., Webley, L., Cooper, D., Herbert, C. (2006). Performance of passive integrated transponders (PITs) as a marking system for brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) - a cautionary tale. Australian Mammalogy, 28, 209-214.
  • Eymann, J., Herbert, C., Cooper, D., Dubey, J. (2006). Serologic survey for Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) from urban Sydney, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 92(2), 267-272.

2005

  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T. (2005). Applications of GnRH in the control and management of fertility in female animals. Animal Reproduction Science, 88(1-2), 141-153. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2005). Long-term effects of deslorelin implants on reproduction in the female tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Reproduction, 129(3), 361-369. [More Information]

2004

  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Cooper, D. (2004). Effect of deslorelin implants on follicular development, parturition and post-partum oestrus in the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii ). Reproduction, 127(2), 265-273. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C., Trigg, T., Renfree, M., Shaw, G., Eckery, D., Cooper, D. (2004). Effects of a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Implant on Reproduction in a Male Marsupial, Macropus eugenii. Biology Of Reproduction, 70(6), 1836-1842. [More Information]
  • Herbert, C. (2004). Long-acting contraceptives: a new tool to manage overabundant kangaroo populations in nature reserves and urban areas. Australian Mammalogy, 26, 67-74.

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