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Researcher: Beeton, N (Dr Nicholas Beeton)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Population ecology
Behavioural ecology
Biological mathematics
Host-parasite interactions
Terrestrial ecology
Environmental management
Animal physiological ecology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Global change biology
Wildlife and habitat management
Ecological physiology
Plant physiology
Microbial ecology
Plant biology
Landscape ecology
Applied statistics

Research Objectives

Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Marine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Fisheries - wild caught
Other environmental management
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

Models predict that culling is not a feasible strategy to prevent extinction of Tasmanian devils from facial tumour disease; Journal of Applied Ecology

Research Publications

A comprehensive database of quality-rated fossil ages for Sahul's Quaternary vertebrates; Scientific Data
A model for the dynamics of Ross River Virus in the Australian environment; Letters in Biomathmatics
A model for the treatment of environmentally transmitted sarcoptic mange in bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus); Journal of Theoretical Biology
A tool for simulating and communicating uncertainty when modelling species distributions under future climates; Ecology and Evolution
Adaptive responses to cool climate promotes persistence of a non-native lizard; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
An integrated approach to understanding climate change on snow skinks; Australian Society of Herpetologists Annual meeting
Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia; Nature Communications
Criteria for assessing the quality of Middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages; Quaternary Geochronology
Dynamical systems analysis of a model describing Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; The ANZIAM Journal
Editors' Announcement: Winner of the Southwood Prize 2011: Nicholas Beeton
Habitat type and dispersal mode underlie the capacity for plant migration across an intermittent seaway; Annuals of Botany
Links between environment and stomatal size through evolutionary time in Proteaceae; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences
Managing invasive plant species using spatially explicit population modelling; Australian Plant Conservation
Models predict that culling is not a feasible strategy to prevent extinction of Tasmanian devils from facial tumour disease; Journal of Applied Ecology
Potential for thermal tolerance to mediate climate change effects on three members of a cool temperate lizard genus, Niveoscincus; Journal of Thermal Biology
Predicting the future range and abundance of fallow deer in Tasmania, Australia; Wildlife Research
Quantifying floristic and structural forest maturity: an attribute-based method for wet eucalypt forests; Journal of Applied Ecology
Some snow skinks like it hot; 8th Biannual Meeting of the Australasian Evolution Society
The potential role of phenotypic plasticity in buffering climate change in a viviparous lizard; 11th INTECOL Congress
To Be Or Not to Be? Variable selection can change the projected fate of a threatened species under future climate; Ecological Management and Restoration
Transmission dynamics of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease may lead to disease-induced extinction; Ecology
Untangling the model muddle: Empirical tumour growth in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Scientific Reports
Using the Spatial Population Abundance Dynamics Engine for conservation management; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Research Projects

Climatic variability and harvest impacts on the demography of the short-tailed shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris): A trans-hemisphere migrant; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Improving understanding of Ross River virus transmission, impacts of current mosquito management and alternative vector control ; Department of Health Western Australia (DoHWA)

Research Candidate Supervision