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Researcher: Fancourt, BA (Miss Bronwyn Fancourt)

Fields of Research

Conservation and Biodiversity
Population Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Animal Behaviour
Terrestrial Ecology
Invasive Species Ecology
Ecology
Ecosystem Function
Ecological Physiology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge

Research Objectives

Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Australia's surviving marsupial carnivores: threats and conservation; Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future
Avoiding the subject: the implications of avoidance behaviour for detecting predators; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Beyond the disease: is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Devil declines and catastrophic cascades: is mesopredator release of feral cats inhibiting recovery of the eastern quoll?; PLoS ONE
Diagnosing species decline: a contextual review of threats, causes and future directions for management and conservation of the eastern quoll; Wildlife Research
Down but not out: Spatial and temporal variation in declining eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) populations in Tasmania
Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus); Wild
Eastern quoll - a turbulent history
Enumerating a continental-scale threat: How many feral cats are in Australia?; Biological Conservation
Evidence of rapid population decline of the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) in Tasmania; Australian Mammalogy
Making a killing: photographic evidence of predation of a Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii) by a feral cat (Felis catus); Australian Mammalogy
More haste, less speed: pilot study suggests camera trap detection zone could be more important than trigger speed to maximise species detections; Australian Mammalogy
Rapid decline in detections of the Tasmanian bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) following local incursion of feral cats (Felis catus); Australian Mammalogy
Regional seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in feral and stray cats (Felis catus) from Tasmania; Australian Journal of Zoology
Survival histories of marsupial carnivores on Australian continental shelf islands highlight climate change and Europeans as likely extirpation factors: implications for island predator restoration; Biodiversity and Conservation
Tasmanian devils are likely a blunt instrument: A comment on Hunter et al. (2015); Biological Conservation
Testing the role of climate change in species decline: is the eastern quoll a victim of a change in the weather?; PLoS ONE

Research Projects

Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Australian Wildlife Society (AWSoc)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Drought, disease or destiny? Identifying the causes of decline of the eastern quoll ; Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF)
Key threats to eastern quolls (Dasyurus Viverrinus); Foundation For National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW)
Spatial and Temporal Variation in Declining Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) Populations in Tasmania; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Spatial and temporal variation in declining eastern quoll populations in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision