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Researcher: McArthur, C (Dr Clare McArthur)

Fields of Research

Forest health and pathology
Terrestrial ecology
Evolutionary biology
Forestry management and environment
Tree nutrition and physiology
Plant biology
Wildlife and habitat management
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Plant physiology
Behavioural ecology
Forestry sciences
Conservation and biodiversity
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)

Research Objectives

Other plant production and plant primary products
Hardwood plantations
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Softwood plantations
Integration of farm and forestry
Native forests
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Terrestrial biodiversity
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Environmentally sustainable animal production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An experimental field study of the effects of mammalian herbivore damage on Eucalyptus nitens seedlings; Forest Ecology and Management
Changes in marsupial herbivore densities in relation to a forestry 1080-poisoning operation; Australian Forestry
Damage to and intake of plantation seedlings by captive European rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus); Australian Forestry
Diet and diet selection of two species in the macropodid browser-grazer continuum: do they eat what they 'should'?; Australian Journal of Zoology
Differential distribution of leaf chemistry in eucalypt seedlings due to variation in whole-plant nutrient availability; Phytochemistry
Distance from cover affects artificial food-patch depletion by macropod herbivores; Wildlife Research
Effects of nutrient variability on the genetic-based resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to a mammalian herbivore and on plant defensive chemistry; Oecologia
Effects of two plant secondary metabolites, cineole and gallic acid, on nightly feeding patterns of the Common Brushtail Possum; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Evaluating effects of nursery and post-planting nutrient regimes on leaf chemistry and browsing of eucalypt seedlings in plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Evaluation of line-transect sampling to estimate nocturnal densities of macropods in open and closed habitats; Wildlife Research
Feeding preferences of captive brushtail possums for eucalypts and acacia foliage; Tasforests
Genetic and chemical variation in resistance of Eucalyptus globulus foliage to mammal browsing
Genetic variation in resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to marsupial browsers; Oecologia
Home Ranges of Sympatric Red-Necked Wallabies, Red-Bellied Pademelons and Common Brushtail Possums in a Temperate Eucalypt Forestry Environment; Australian Mammalogy
Inheritance of resistance to mammalian herbivores and of plant defensive chemistry in an Eucalyptus species; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Linking plant genotype, plant defensive chemistry and mammal browsing in a Eucalyptus species; Functional Ecology
Nursery conditions affect seedling chemistry, morphology and herbivore preferences for Eucalyptus nitens; Forest Ecology and Management
Observer errors in counts of macropod scats; Wildlife Research
Possum browsing - the downside to a eucalypt hybrid developed for frost tolerance in plantation forestry; Forest Ecology and Management
Preferences, selection and damage to seedlings under changing availability by two marsupial herbivores; Forest Ecology and Management
Proceedings of a workshop on managing pests of eucalypt plantations; Resource Protection Program of the CRC for Sustainable Production Forestry
Relocating radio-collared targeted marsupials after a 1080-poisoning operation; Tasforests
Rethinking the role of many plant phenolics - protection from photodamage not herbivores?; Oikos
Role of plant secondary metobolites in the nutritional ecology of mammalian herbivores: how far have we come in 25 years?; vth Internaional Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores
Salivary proline-rich proteins in mammals: roles in oral homeostasis and counteracting dietary tannin; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Spatial distribution of browsing damage and mammalian herbivores in Tasmanian eucalypt plantations; Australian Forestry
Technical report 195 TCFA research into alternatives to the use of 1080: Manipulating seedling palatability for non-lethal browsing management
The response of brushtail possums to Eucalyptus globulus x E. gunni F1 hybrids; QFRI/CRC-SPF Symposium

Research Projects

Comparison of eucalypt plantation use by three herbivorous marsupial species in Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Demonstration and Farm Surveys of Eucalypt Seedling Tolerance to Native Animal Browsing; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Manipulating Seedling Palatability for Non-Lethal Browsing Management; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Understanding and Manipulating Stress Physiology of Eucalypt Seedlings to Improve Survival and Growth; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Upgrade of Infra Red Analysis Facility ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Using Environmental Manipulation to Increase the Resistance of Eucalyptus Nitens Seedlings to Mammalian Herbivores; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Effects of Plant Secondary Chemistry on Foraging Behaviour of Mammalian Herbivores
Links Between Ontogeny, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Foliage and Mammalian Herbivory in Eucalyptus nitens
Mammalian Herbivore Damage in Eucalypt Plantations
Spatial utilization by herbivores in Tasmania
The Phenotypic and Genetic Basis of browsing resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to marsupial herbivores
Understorey dynamics following partial logging in Eucalyptus delegatensis forests on the Central Plateau, Tasmania
Vertebrate browsing in eucalypt plantations
Vulnerability of a Focal Plant to Browsing by Generalist Mammalian Herbivores- Relative Importance of Self and Neighbours