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Researcher: Bell, PJ (Dr Phillip Bell)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial ecology
Microbiology
Zoology
Vertebrate biology
Conservation and biodiversity
Population ecology
Biogeography and phylogeography
Genetics

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in fresh, ground and surface water
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Immediate action required to prevent another Australian avian extinction: the King Island Scrubtit; Emu: Austral Ornithology
Location matters: using spatially explicit occupancy models to predict the distribution of the highly mobile, endangered swift parrot; Biological Conservation
Survey of the nasal mite fauna (Rhinonyssidae and Kytoditidae) of the Gouldian finch, Erythrura gouldiae, and some co-occurring birds in the Northern Territory; Wildlife Research
The effects of introduced vespid wasps (Vespula germanica and V. vulgaris) on threatened native butterfly (Oreixenica ptunarra) populations in Tasmania; Journal of Insect Conservation
The endoparasitic mite Sternostoma tracheocolum Lawrence (Rhinonyssidae) and the endangered Gouldian Finch (Estrilidae): a parasite:host relationship.
The importance of incorporating functional habitats into conservation planning for highly mobile species in dynamic systems; Conservation Biology

Research Projects

Conservation of the Ptunarra Brown Butterfly; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)

Research Candidate Supervision