Carmody, J., Murphy, H., Hill, R., Catterall, C., Goosem, S., Dale, A., Westcott, D., Welbergen, J., Shoo, L., Stoeckl, N., Esparon, M. (2015) The Importance of Protecting and Conserving the Wet Tropics: A synthesis of NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub Tropical Rainforest Outputs 2011-2014.


Cambridge University Press


Prins, H.H.T., Gordon, I.J., eds. (2014) Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory - Insights from a Continent in Transformation. Cambridge University Press. [doi:10.1017/CBO9781139565424].


Chapter 8

Westcott, D.A., McKeown, A. Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory - Insights from a Continent in Transformation. Chapter 8 - Flying foxes and drifting continents. Cambridge University Press.[doi:10.1017/CBO9781139565424.010].


Related to Project 3.4

An update brochure of what's going on with the NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub Rainforest projects.


A snapshot of the research progress within the Rainforest node for January to June 2013.


A snapshot of the research progress within the Tropical Rainforest node for July to December 2013.


Monitoring of cassowaries and spectacled flying foxes provides valuable information on population sizes and trends, the distribution of their populations, their habitat requirements, and threats to their survival.

The project will:

• Improve monitoring methods for endangered species
• Update data on cassowary abundance and distribution
• Determine the size of and distribution of the flying fox population and
• Inform decision makers in agriculture, urban planning and biosecurity

Westcott, D., Metcalfe, S., Jones, D., Bradford, M., McKeown, A., Ford, A. (2014) Estimation of the population size and distribution of the southern cassowary, Casuarius casuariusin the Wet Tropics Region of Australia.



Westcott, D., McKeown, A. (2014) Spectacled flying-fox monitoring in the Wet Tropics Region.



PLoS One

Tait, J., Perotto-Baldivieso, H.L.,  McKeown, A., Westcott, D.A. (2014) Are Flying-Foxes Coming to Town? Urbanisation of the Spectacled Flying-Fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) in Australia. PLoS One. 9(10) e109810 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109810].


Austral Ecology


McKeown, A., Westcott, D.A. (2012) Assessing the accuracy of small satellite transmitters on free-living flying-foxes: a case study for the use of satellite transmitters with active terrestrial animals. Austral Ecology. 37 (3), 295-301 [doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02276.x].



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