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Researcher: Fountain-Jones, NM (Dr Nicholas Fountain-Jones)

Fields of Research

Veterinary parasitology
Terrestrial ecology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Host-parasite interactions
Biological adaptation
Microbial ecology
Veterinary epidemiology
Forestry management and environment
Forest biodiversity
Biological mathematics

Research Objectives

Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Native forests
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in fresh, ground and surface water

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Beetle communities associated with the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica Labill. in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Entomology
Distance, environmental and substrate factors impacting recovery of bryophyte communities after harvesting; Applied Vegetation Science
Emerging phylogenetic structure of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; Virus Evolution
Frequent cross-species transmissions of foamy virus between domestic and wild felids; Virus Evolution
Host relatedness and landscape connectivity shape pathogen spread in the puma, a large secretive carnivore; Communications Biology
Hunting alters viral transmission and evolution in a large carnivore; Nature Ecology & Evolution
Living near the edge: being close to mature forest increases the rate of succession in beetle communities; Ecological Applications
Mainstreaming microbes across biomes; Bioscience
Microclimate through space and time: microclimatic variation at the edge of regeneration forests over daily, yearly and decadal time scales; Forest Ecology and Management
Moving beyond the guild concept: developing a practical functional trait framework for terrestrial beetles; Ecological Entomology
MrIML: Multi-response interpretable machine learning to model genomic landscapes; Molecular Ecology Resources
Parasites as conservation tools; Conservation Biology
Temporal persistence of edge effects on bryophytes within harvested forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Towards an eco-phylogenetic framework for infectious disease ecology; Biological Reviews
Trophic position determines functional and phylogenetic recovery after disturbance within a community; Functional Ecology
Urban Landscapes can change virus gene flow and evolution in a fragmentation-sensitive carnivore; Molecular Ecology
Urbanization impacts apex predator gene flow but not genetic diversity across an urban-rural divide; Molecular Ecology

Research Projects

A functional trait approach to understanding the impacts of current forest management practices on beetle diversity; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Effects of Forest Influence and Successional Stage on beetle Diversity; Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA)

Research Candidate Supervision