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Researcher: Hawkins, CE (Dr Clare Hawkins)

Fields of Research

Conservation and Biodiversity
Population Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Terrestrial Ecology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Animal Reproduction
Behavioural Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Zoology
Speciation and Extinction
Animal Physiological Ecology
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge

Research Objectives

Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Land and Water Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A novel mating system in a solitary carnivore: the fossa; Journal of Zoology
Action needed to prevent extinctions caused by disease; Nature
Beyond the disease: is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Density trends and demographic signals uncover the long-term impact of transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Journal of Applied Ecology
Devil declines and catastrophic cascades: is mesopredator release of feral cats inhibiting recovery of the eastern quoll?; PLoS ONE
Distribution and impacts of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease; EcoHealth
Efficiently locating conservation boundaries: Searching for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease front; Biological Conservation
Emerging disease and population decline of an island endemic, the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii; Biological Conservation
Evidence of rapid population decline of the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) in Tasmania; Australian Mammalogy
Food habits of an endangered carnivore, Cryptoprocta ferox , in the dry deciduous forests of western Madagascar; Journal of Mammalogy
Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Testing the role of climate change in species decline: is the eastern quoll a victim of a change in the weather?; PLoS ONE
The status of the world's land and marine mammals: Diversity, threat, and knowledge; Science
Transmission dynamics of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease may lead to disease-induced extinction; Ecology

Research Projects

Conservation of the Ptunarra Brown Butterfly; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Wildlife Disease Association - Australasian section (WDAA)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Australian Wildlife Society (AWSoc)
Drought, disease or destiny? Identifying the causes of decline of the eastern quoll ; Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF)
Key threats to eastern quolls (Dasyurus Viverrinus); Foundation For National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW)

Research Candidate Supervision

Population and Disease Modelling in the Tasmanian Devil
Spatial Ecology of the Tasmanian Spotted-Tailed Quoll
The Ecology and Epidemiology of Devil Facial Tumour Disease