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Researcher: McCallum, HI (Professor Hamish McCallum)

Fields of Research

Conservation and biodiversity
Terrestrial ecology
Wildlife and habitat management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Evolutionary biology
Forestry management and environment
Ecosystem function
Zoology
Animal physiological ecology
Applied ethics
Biogeography and phylogeography
Freshwater ecology
Infectious agents
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Host-parasite interactions
Genetics
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Veterinary epidemiology
Ecological physiology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Animal immunology
Population ecology
Epidemiology
Life histories
Microbial ecology
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Behavioural ecology
Medical biotechnology
Animal physiology - biophysics
Natural resource management
Landscape ecology
Biological mathematics
Veterinary parasitology
Fish pests and diseases

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Other environmental management
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Marine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Environmental ethics
Economic issues in tourism
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Bioethics
Clinical health
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in fresh, ground and surface water
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Native and residual pastures

Career Best Publications

Disease, habitat fragmentation and conservation; Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences
Endemic infection of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a frog community post-decline; PLoS Biology
How should pathogen transmission be modelled?; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Inconclusiveness of Chytridiomycosis as the agent in widespread frog declines; Conservation Biology

Research Publications

A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii); Animal Welfare
A systematic evaluation of the conservation plans for the pantanal wetland in Brazil; Wetlands: The Journal of The Society of Wetland Scientists
Achievement and challenge; Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Alternatives of 1080 Program - Home Range Shifts in Response to Lethal Control
Avoiding the techniques syndrome
Beyond SIR
Beyond SIR
Biological control of the cane toad in Australia: a review; Animal Conservation
Biting injuries and transmission of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Journal of Animal Ecology
Conservation management of Tasmanian devils in the context of an emerging, extinction-threatening disease: Devil Facial Tumor Disease; EcoHealth
Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Ecology Letters
Demography of bridled nailtail wallabies translocated to the edge of their former range from captive and wild stock; Biological Conservation
Demography, disease and the devil: life-history changes in a disease-affected population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Journal of Animal Ecology
Density dependence in an island population of silvereyes; Ecology Letters
Disease and connectivity; Connectivity Conservation
Disease, habitat fragmentation and conservation; Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences
Distribution and impacts of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease; EcoHealth
Does infectious disease influence the efficacy of marine protected areas? A theoretical framework; Journal of Applied Ecology
Does terrestrial epidemiology apply to marine systems?; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Dynamics of chytridiomycosis in a Tasmanian frog community; Herpetological Review
Effects of parasites on larval and juvenile stages of the coral reef fish Pomacentrus moluccensis ; Coral Reefs
Endemic infection of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a frog community post-decline; PLoS Biology
Evaluating the links between climate, disease spread, and amphibian declines; Proceedings National Academy of Sciences
Evaluation of selective culling of infected individuals to control Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease; Conservation Biology
Exposing extinction risk analysis to pathogens: Is disease just another form of density dependence?; Ecological Applications
Growth dynamics of freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) in the Lynd River, Queensland; Australian Journal of Zoology
Habitat requirements for the conservation of arboreal marsupials in dry sclerophyll forests of southeast Queensland, Australia; Forest Science
Home range and movements of radio-tracked estuarine crocodiles (crocodylus porosus) within a non-tidal waterhole; Wildlife Research
How should pathogen transmission be modelled?; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Impact and Dynamics of Disease in Species Threatened by the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; Conservation Biology
Impact of micropredatory gnathiid isopods on young coral reef fishes; Coral Reefs
Inconclusiveness of Chytridiomycosis as the agent in widespread frog declines; Conservation Biology
Infectious Cancers in Wildlife; New Directions in Conservation Medicine
Landscape Structure, Disturbance, and Disease Dynamics; Infectious Disease Ecology, Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems
Leaf nutrient concentrations and timber productivity in the dry sclerophyll forests of south-east Queensland, Australia: Implications for arboreal marsupials; Forest Science
Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Modelling transmission: mass action and beyond; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Models predict that culling is not a feasible strategy to prevent extinction of Tasmanian devils from facial tumour disease; Journal of Applied Ecology
Optimising cleaning behaviour: minimising the costs and maximising ectoparasite removal; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Pathogens in Patches : Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on the Impact of Disease; Journal of Parasitology Research
Phylogeography of the parastic fly Batrachomyis in the Wet Tropics of north-east Australia, and susceptibility of host frog lineages in a mosaic contact zone; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models; Blackwell Science Ltd
Rates of spread of marine pathogens; Ecology Letters
Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front; Conservation Biology
Reflecting on ethical and legal issues in wildlife disease; Ethics and Infectious Disease
Reflecting on ethical and legal issues in wildlife disease; Bioethics
Reflecting on ethical and legal issues in wildlife disease; Ethics and Infectious Diseases
Role of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) in the epidemiology of urban visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil; Emerging Infectious Diseases
Seasonal, demographic and density-related patterns of contact between Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii): Implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Austral Ecology
Shifts in macropod home ranges in response to wildlife management interventions; Wildlife Research
Sins of omission and sins of commission: St Thomas Aquinas and the devil; Australian Zoologist
Six degrees of Apodemus separation; Journal of Animal Ecology
Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease: lessons for conservation biology; Trends in Ecology & Evolution
The characteristics of six species of living hollow-bearing trees and their importance for arboreal marsupials in the dry sclerophyll forests of southeast Queensland, Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
The current decline of tropical marsupials in Australia: is history repeating?; Global Ecology and Biogeography
The Devil is in the detail: Conservation biology, animal philosophies and the role of animal ethics committees; Science Under Siege: Zoology under Threat
The Devil's Cancer
The impact of disease on the survival and population growth rate of the Tasmanian devil; Journal of Animal Ecology
The rising tide of ocean diseases: unsolved problems and research priorities; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
The status of hollow-bearing trees required for the conservation of arboreal marsupials in the dry sclerophyll forests of south-east Queensland, Australia; Pacific Conservation Biology
To lose both would look like carelessness: Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Public Library of Science Biology
Transmission dynamics of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease may lead to disease-induced extinction; Ecology
Trophic cascades following the disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian Devil; Conservation Biology
Wildlife disease ecology in changing landscapes: Mesopredator release and toxoplasmosis; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Will Wallace's Line Save Australia from Avian Influenza?; Ecology and Society

Research Projects

Beyond the Remnant: Local and Landscape Level Factors that Influence the Remnant Use and Persistence of Bats in the Landscape; Ecological Society of Australia Limited (ESAI)
Beyond the Remnant: The Influence of Local and Landscape Level Factors on Forest Dwelling Bats; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Beyond the Remnant: The Influence of Local and Landscape Level Factors on the Remnant Use and Persistence of Bats in the Landscape; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Contribution of Forest Remnants to the Persistence of Insectivorous Bats in the Landscape: Local and Landscape Level Factors that Affect their Use; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Contribution of Forest Remnants to the Persistence of Insectivorous Bats in the Landscape: Local and Landscape Level Factors that Affect their Use; Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF)
Disease in Endangered Species: The Importance of Multiple-host Infection and Spatial Structure; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Ecosystem Impacts of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Ecosystem Impacts of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); Ecological Society of Australia Limited (ESAI)
Equipment Support for Project - Value of Forest Remnants to Microchiropteran Bats; IDEA WILD (IDEAWILD)
Investigating the genomic basis for heterogeneity in susceptibility of Tasmanian devils to a novel infectious cancer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Keystone effects of Australia's top predators: dingoes, devils and biodiversity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted Tailed Quoll; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll; Ecological Society of Australia Limited (ESAI)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Modelling the Feasibility of Biocontrol Approaches to Cane Toad Control; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Network Structure, Connectivity and Wildlife Disease; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Refine and Test Frog Monitoring using Acoustic Monitoring and Chytrid Detection and Monitoring; Conservation International (CONSINT)
Scientific Leadership and Direction: Tasmanian Devil Disease Program; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
The Value of Forest Remnants to Microchiropteran Bats; Bat Conservation International (BAT)
The Value of Forest Remnants to Microchiropteran Bats; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecological Effects of Disease-induced Apex Predator Decline- The Tasmanian Devil and Devil Facial Tumour Disease
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
The Effectiveness of the Multi-Spatial Scale Approach to Forest Management- A Case Study of Tasmanian Bats