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Researcher: Driessen, MM (Mr Michael Driessen)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial ecology
Wildlife and habitat management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Vertebrate biology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Life histories
Environmental marine biotechnology
Pollution and contamination
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Marine biodiversity
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Isoodon obesulus (Peramelemorphia: Peramelidae); Mammalian Species
Fire resilience of a rare, freshwater crustacean in a fireprone ecosystem and the implications for fire management; Austral Ecology
Habitat of the eastern barred bandicoot, Perameles gunnii, in Tasmania: an analysis of road-kills; Wildlife Research
Higher taxa can be effective surrogates for species-level data in detecting changes in invertebrate assemblage structure due to disturbance: a case study using a broad range of orders; Austral Entomology
Invertebrate community succession following fire in buttongrass moorlands; School of Geography & Environmental Studies, 2010
Marine and Estuarine Ecosystems in the Port Davey-Bathurst Harbour Region: Biodiversity, Threats and Management Options
Observations on the diets of the long-tailed mouse, Pseudomys higginsi, and the velvet-furred rat, Rattus lutreolus velutinus, in southern Tasmania; Australian Mammalogy
Quantitative interpretation of images of long-nosed potoroos at baited camera-traps: Defining a 'visit'; Australian Mammalogy
Shifts in composition of monthly invertebrate assemblages in moorland differed between lowland and montane locations but not fire-ages; Environmental Entomology
Status and conservation of bats in Tasmania; Australian Zoologist
Terrestrial mammals of a sheep-grazing property on Bruny Island, Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania.
The impacts of non-native species on the invertebrates of Southern Ocean Islands; Journal of Insect Conservation
The implications of succession after fire for the conservation management of moorland invertebrate assemblages; Journal of Insect Conservation
The life cycle of a southern hemisphere cricket Bobilla poene (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) and variation in its size, sex ratio and egg production; Austral Entomology
Trends in abundance of three marsupial species after fire; Australian Mammalogy

Research Projects

Protecting the Tasmanian wilderness from an expanding deer population; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision