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Researcher: Statham, M (Dr Michael Statham)

Fields of Research

Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Wildlife and habitat management
Veterinary anatomy and physiology
Animal production
Veterinary parasitology
Animal nutrition
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Agricultural land management
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Animal reproduction and breeding
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Forestry management and environment
Population ecology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Forest health and pathology
Crop and pasture production
Terrestrial ecology
Crop and pasture nutrition

Research Objectives

Other animal production and animal primary products
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Browse crops
Table grapes
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Sheep for wool
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Native and residual pastures
Other environmental management
Hardwood plantations
Other plant production and plant primary products
Terrestrial biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Beef cattle
Sheep for meat

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

1080 Alternatives in Tasmania - Baiting Strategies; Australian Vertebrate Pest Conference
Advancing a humane alternative to sodium fluoroacetate (1080) for wildlife management - welfare and wallaby control; Wildlife Research
Alternatives to 1080 poison for control of native animals in Tasmania: A response to public concerns; 24th Vertebrate Pest Conference
Case Studies of Control Strategies? The Tasmanian Story
Day Use of Nest Sites by the Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia Gaimardi); Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Development of a Species-Specific Bait Delivery System
Effects of wildlife grazing on the production, ground cover and plant species composition of an established perennial pasture in the Midlands region, Tasmania; Wildlife Research
Feratox ® as a humane control agent for wallabies in Tasmania; 24th Vertebrate Pest Conference
GrassGro: targeted information for profitable grazing businesses; 45th Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc
Home Ranges of Sympatric Red-Necked Wallabies, Red-Bellied Pademelons and Common Brushtail Possums in a Temperate Eucalypt Forestry Environment; Australian Mammalogy
Iodine Deficiency in Grazing Livestock in Tasmania : Thyroid hormone activity in the newborn foal; In: Goitre Monitor, The History of Iodine Deficiency in Tasmania
Managing the Impacts of Browsing Wildlife on Tasmanian Farms - A report to the Alternatives to the Use of 1080 Program administered jointly by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment and Australian Government for UTas Project N0016050
Movements of fallow deer (Dama dama) in Tasmania and the effects of population sampling on dispersal; 12th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference
The development of 1080 use for rabbit control in Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
The Search for a Goitrogen : The Elusive Goitrogen - Goitrogens in Tasmanian milk?; In: Goitre Monitor, The History of Iodine Deficiency in Tasmania
Wallaby Proof Fencing : A planning guide for Tasmanian primary producers

Research Projects

Additional Grant Funding Proposal for Research Under the Alternatives to 1080 Program; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Comparison of eucalypt plantation use by three herbivorous marsupial species in Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Control of European Wasps in Vineyards by Baiting; Vineyards Association of Tasmania Inc (VAOTI)
Demonstration of the economic benefits to grazing from effective wallaby fencing; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Development of a Species-Specific Bait Delivery System; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
King Island Alternatives to 1080 Phase 2 ; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Methods for Introducing RCD Virus into Rabbit Populations; New South Wales Agriculture (NSWA)
Monitoring the effect of RCD in a cool temperate climate; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
New Decision Support Tools to Quantify and Monitor the Impact of Native Wildlife on Pasture and Objectively Identify Alternative Control Mechanisms; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Testing Simulation Programs at Farm and Regional Scale in Tasmania; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Chemical Registration review
Opinion Regarding Rabbit Activity

Research Candidate Supervision

Impacts of Wildlife Grazing on Pastures in the Midlands, Tasmania
Spatial utilization by herbivores in Tasmania