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Researcher: Jones, ME (Associate Professor Menna Jones)

Research Fields

Conservation and Biodiversity
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Terrestrial Ecology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Zoology
Community Ecology
Host-Parasite Interactions
Population Ecology
Animal Behaviour
Behavioural Ecology
Animal Physiological Ecology
Ecosystem Function
Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Invasive Species Ecology
Veterinary Epidemiology
Infectious Agents
Life Histories
Cell Metabolism
Genetic Immunology
Animal Physiology - Biophysics
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Genomics
Biological Adaptation
Molecular Evolution
Animal Physiology - Cell
Veterinary Immunology
Palaeoecology
Speciation and Extinction
Vertebrate Biology
Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)
Animal Immunology
Education Policy
Microbial Ecology
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Biological Mathematics
Landscape Ecology
Tumour Immunology
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Veterinary Parasitology
Comparative Physiology
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Animal Reproduction
Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies)
Environmental Management
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Forestry Management and Environment
Microbial Genetics

Research Impact

Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Economic Issues in Tourism
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Diagnostic Methods
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas at Regional or Larger Scales
Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection)
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Cancer and Related Disorders
Gender Aspects of Education
Tourism
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Recreational Services
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products

Career Best Publications

Character displacement in Australian dasyurid carnivores: size relationships and prey size patterns; Ecology
Coexistence of temporally partitioned spiny mice: Roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior; Ecology
Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Ecology Letters
Convergence in ecomorphology and guild structure among marsupial and placental carnivores; Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials
Infectious Cancers in Wildlife; New Directions in Conservation Medicine
Is anti-predator behaviour in Tasmanian eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) effective against introduced predators?; Animal Conservation
Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front; Conservation Biology
The role of connectivity in Australian conservation; Pacific Conservation Biology
To lose both would look like carelessness: Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Public Library of Science Biology

Research Publications

A new PCR assay for reliable molecular sexing of endangered Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) from non-invasive genetic samples; Conservation Genetics Resources
A nose for death: integrating trophic and informational networks for conservation and management; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Academic parenting: work–family conflict and strategies across child age, disciplines and career level; Studies in Higher Education
Active adaptive conservation of threatened species in the face of uncertainty ; Ecological Applications
Amplified predation after fire suppresses rodent populations in Australia’s tropical savannas; Wildlife Research
Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours; Evolutionary Applications
Antigen-presenting genes and genomic copy number variations in the Tasmanian devil MHC; BMC Genomics
Application of metabolomics and proteomics for biomarker discovery and development of therapies for the transmissible cancer, Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease; The 22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium 2017
ARC-Funded Researchers 2007-2008
Australia's surviving marsupial carnivores: threats and conservation; Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future
Beyond the disease: is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Biting injuries and transmission of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease; Journal of Animal Ecology
Body temperatures and activity patterns of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) and eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) through a subalpine winter; Physiological Zoology
Boldness towards novelty and translocation success in captive-raised, orphaned Tasmanian devils; Zoo Biology
Carnivore concerns: Problems, issues and solutions for conserving Australasia's marsupial carnivores; Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials
Character displacement in Australian dasyurid carnivores: size relationships and prey size patterns; Ecology
Characteristics of mammal communities in Tasmanian forests: exploring the influence of forest type and disturbance history; Wildlife Research
Coexistence of temporally partitioned spiny mice: Roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior; Ecology
Conservation management of Tasmanian devils in the context of an emerging, extinction-threatening disease: Devil Facial Tumor Disease; EcoHealth
Contact networks in a wild Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population: using social network analysis to reveal seasonal variability in social behaviour and its implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Ecology Letters
Convergence in ecomorphology and guild structure among marsupial and placental carnivores; Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials
Demography, disease and the devil: life-history changes in a disease-affected population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Journal of Animal Ecology
Demonstration of immune responses against devil facial tumour disease in wild Tasmanian devils; Biology Letters
Density and home range of feral cats in north-western Australia; Wildlife Research
Detecting selection on temporal and spatial scales: A genomic time-series assessment of selective responses to devil facial tumor disease; PLoS One
Development of a SNP-based assay for measuring genetic diversity in the Tasmanian devil insurance population; BMC Genomics
Devil declines and catastrophic cascades: is mesopredator release of feral cats inhibiting recovery of the eastern quoll?; PLoS ONE
Diet overlap and relative abundance of sympatric dasyurid carnivores: a hypothesis of competition; Journal of Animal Ecology
Discovery of biomarkers for Tasmanian devil cancer (DFTD) by metabolic profiling of serum; Journal of Proteome Research
Discovery of serum biomarkers for Tasmanian Devil cancer (DFTD); The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference (ANZMET)
Disease induced changes in gene flow patterns among Tasmanian devil populations; Biological Conservation
Distribution and impacts of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease; EcoHealth
Emerging disease and population decline of an island endemic, the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii; Biological Conservation
Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: a critical perspective; Trends in Parasitology
Evaluation of selective culling of infected individuals to control Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease; Conservation Biology
Evidence that disease-induced population decline changes genetic structure and alters dispersal patterns in the Tasmanian devil ; Heredity
Extensive population decline in the Tasmanian devil predates European settlement and devil facial tumour disease; Biology Letters
Extraterritorial hunting expeditions to intense fire scars by feral cats; Scientific Reports
Feral cats are better killers in open habitats, revealed by animal-borne video; PLoS ONE
Foraging behavior and microhabitat use by spiny mice, Acomys cahirinus and A. russatus, in the presence of Blanford's fox (Vulpes cana) odor; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Genetic diversity and population structure of Tasmanian devils, the largest marsupial carnivore; Molecular Ecology
Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered marsupial Sarcophilus harrisii (Tasmanian devil); National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
GPS collars are more efficient when collecting high-frequency data; Australian Mammalogy
Guild structure of the large marsupial carnivores in Tasmania
Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals for wild Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Historical Ecology for Conservation Managers
Infectious Cancers in Wildlife; New Directions in Conservation Medicine
Influence of genetic provenance and birth origin on productivity of the Tasmanian devil insurance population; Conservation Genetics
Is anti-predator behaviour in Tasmanian eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) effective against introduced predators?; Animal Conservation
Landscape management of fire and grazing regimes alters the fine-scale habitat utilisation by feral cats; PLoS One
Life-history change in disease-ravaged Tasmanian devil populations; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Low MHC class II diversity in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii); Immunogenetics
MHC gene copy number variation in Tasmanian devils: implications for the spread of a contagious cancer; Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences
Microsatellites for the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus laniarius); Molecular Ecology Notes
New Insights into the Role of MHC Diversity in Devil Facial Tumour Disease; PLoS-One
Niche differentiation among sympatric Australian dasyurid carnivores; Journal of Mammalogy
Predators with Pouches: The Biology of Carnivorous Marsupials; CSIRO Publishing
Protecting islands from pest invasion: optimal allocation of biosecurity resources between quarantine and surveillance; Biological Conservation
Protecting islands from pest invasion: Response to Greenslade et al; Biological Conservation
Rapid evolutionary response to a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Nature Communications
Reconstruction of the predatory behaviour of the extinct marsupial thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus); Journal of Zoology
Reduced effect of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease at the disease front; Conservation Biology
Reduced genetic variation and the emergence of an extinction-threatening disease in the Tasmanian devil; Conservation and the genetics of populations
Reducing the Incidence of Wildlife Roadkill: Improving the visitor experience in Tasmania
Reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia can restore top-down control in ecosystems where dingoes have been extirpated; Biological Conservation
Relaxation of risk-sensitive behaviour of prey following disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian devil; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumour disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Road upgrade, road mortality and remedial measures: impacts on a population of eastern quolls and Tasmanian devils; Wildlife Research
Seasonal, demographic and density-related patterns of contact between Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii): Implications for transmission of devil facial tumour disease; Austral Ecology: a journey of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere
Simulating devil facial tumour disease outbreaks across empirically derived contact networks; Journal of Applied Ecology
Sins of omission and sins of commission: St Thomas Aquinas and the devil; Australian Zoologist
Sperm competition drives the evolution of suicidal reproduction in mammals; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Strongly interactive carnivore species: maintaining and restoring ecosystem function; Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future
Structurally complex habitat and sensory adaptations mediate the behavioural responses of a desert rodent to an indirect cue for increased predation risk; Evolutionary Ecology Research
Sympatric predator odour reveals a competitive relationship in size-structured mammalian carnivores; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Tasmanian Devil; A fragile balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials
Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii
Testing the role of climate change in species decline: is the eastern quoll a victim of a change in the weather?; PLoS ONE
The Devil is in the detail: Conservation biology, animal philosophies and the role of animal ethics committees; Science Under Siege: Zoology under Threat
The Devil's Cancer
The function of vigilance in sympatric marsupial carnivores: the eastern quoll and the Tasmanian Devil; Animal Behaviour
The impact of disease on the survival and population growth rate of the Tasmanian devil; Journal of Animal Ecology
The role of connectivity in Australian conservation; Connectivity Conservation
The role of connectivity in Australian conservation; Pacific Conservation Biology
To lose both would look like carelessness: Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Public Library of Science Biology
Transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils: localized lineage replacement and host population response; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Transmission dynamics of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease may lead to disease-induced extinction; Ecology
Trophic cascades following the disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian Devil; Conservation Biology
Wildlife disease ecology in changing landscapes: Mesopredator release and toxoplasmosis; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife

Research Projects

Can Tasmanian devils survive by adapting to Devil Facial Tumour Disease?; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Can Tasmanian Devils survive by adapting to devil facial tumour disease?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Demographic history of the Tasmanian devil from Pleistocene to present; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devil populations and DFTD in long-diseased areas; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas; Devils in Danger Foundation Inc (DIDF)
Developing and Applying Non-invasive Methods for Conserving Tasmanian Devils and Quolls Threatened with Extinction; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Does differential growth rate of tumour strains contribute to the variant epidemic patters of facial tumour disease in northwest Tasmania?; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Drought, Disease or Destiny? Identifying Causes of Decline of the Eastern Quoll; Wildlife Disease Association - Australasian section (WDAA)
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; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
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; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
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 the causes of decline of the eastern quoll ; Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF)
Ecological restoration for Critical Weight Range Mammals in Tasmania's Midlands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Ecosystem Impacts of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Ecosystem Impacts of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Elucidate the Reproductive Biology of the Threatened Swift Parrot; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Emergence, transmission and evolution of Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Environmental Restoration: Linking Science and Governance; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Evaluating temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian Devil; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Evaluating temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian Devil; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Evaluating temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian Devil; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Evaluation of temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii); Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Evolution, Disease and Extinction - Using Ancient and Modern Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) to Investigate Molecular Evolution in the Tasmanian Devil; Australian Research Council (ARC)
From epidemic to endemic? Modelling coexistence and evolutionary adaptations in Tasmanian devils and devil facial tumour disease; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Habitat requirements and the ecology of marsupial carnivores; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Immunology, Ecology and Management of the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Impacts of DFTD on nuclear genetic diversity in the Tasmanian Devil ; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Interactions among predators and impacts on prey on Maria Island: Devils, cats, possums and seabirds ; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Investigating Causal Factors Underlying Changes in Genetic Diversity in Tasmanian Devils associated with Population Decline from Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Investigating the genomic basis for heterogeneity in susceptibility of Tasmanian devils to a novel infectious cancer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Is the Felixer cat trap safe for native carnivores?; Experiment (EXP)
Keystone effects of Australia's top predators: dingoes, devils and biodiversity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Landscape and conservation genetics of Tasmanian bettongs; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted Tailed Quoll; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted Tailed Quoll; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
Landscape Ecology of the Spotted-Tailed Quoll; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Long-term ecological effects of Tasmanian devil decline; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Optimising Captive Reproduction of the Tasmanian Devil and Spotted Tailed Quoll; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Predator dynamics: the effect of top predator decline on mesopredators; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Predator Dynamics: the effect of top predator decline on mesopredators; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Rapid Evolution in Disease-ravaged Tasmanian Devil Populations; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Rapid Evolution in Disease-Ravaged Tasmanian Devil Populations to Inform Development of Conservation Management Strategies; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations: devils, quolls and cats in the Tasmanian Midlands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations: devils, quolls and cats in the Tasmanian Midlands; Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESAI)
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations: devils, quolls and feral cats in the Tasmanian Midlands.; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Saving the Tasmanian Devil from extinction in the wild through understanding the interaction between the devil and its contagious tumour; Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZSCF)
Social networks, behaviour and transmission of facial tumour disease in the Tasmanian devil; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Tasmanian devil conservation physiology: Role of devil immune system in Devil Facial Tumour Disease progression; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Understanding variant disease susceptibility to save the Tasmanian devil and the biodiversity it protects from extinction; National Geographic Society (NGS)
Using a novel approach to assess microhabitat use under predation risk of declining ground-foraging birds in fragmented farmland; British Ornithologist’s Union (BOU)
Arthur River long-term eco-system monitoring project
Assessment of adequacy of possible high conservation Tasmania eucalypt forest
Desktop Environmnet Assessment & Scoping Study for Tasmanian Animal Road Kill
Managing Tasmanian Devil Populations Affected by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Menna Jones Wildlife Conservation Research - Disease, Evolution and Extinction in the Tasmanian Devil
Research Funding for Shannon Troy
Conservation biology of spotted-tailed quolls in fragmented forest landscapes
Life history and sexual selection in a large dasyurid
Safeguarding Tasmania's quolls and their ancient forest home: Practical conservation outcomes for the threatened spotted-tailed quoll in fragmented forest landscapes in Tasmania, Australia.
Sexual selection in a large dasyurid marsupial
Social structure and dispersal of the largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil
Social structure and dispersal of the largest marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil

Research Candidate Supervision

A multifaceted approach towards the development of a protective vaccine for DFTD
Co-infection, Stress and Contagious Cancer in the Tasmanian Devil
Density, Movements and Hunting of Feral Cats in Relation to Fire and Grazing in Northern Australia
Ecological Effects of Disease-induced Apex Predator Decline- The Tasmanian Devil and Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Exploring the Influence of Disturbance History and Forest Type on an Arboreal Marsupial, the Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), using a Multi-disciplinary Approach
Interactions Between Predatory Mammals in Tasmania (Spotted Tailed Quolls, Tasmanian Devils and Feral Cats) and the Effects on Behaviour and Abundance within Very Differenct Environments in Central Northwest Tasmania
Landscape genetics of Tasmanian mammals vulnerable to foxes and land alteration
Molecular Evolution of the Tasmanian Devil
Population Decline in Eastern Quolls
Predator Dynamics- the Effect of Top Predator Decline on Mesopredators
Reproductive Physiology of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii) and Spotted-Tailed Quoll (Dasyurus Maculatus)
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations- Critical Weight Range marsupial carnivores
Restoring resilience to wildlife populations - bats and owls
Social networks, behaviour and transmission of facial tumour disease in Tasmanian devils
Spatial Ecology of the Tasmanian Spotted-Tailed Quoll
The Ecology and Epidemiology of Devil Facial Tumour Disease
The Ecology of Feral Cats in a Marsupial Carnivore Guild with Decline of the Apex Predator, the Tasmanian Devil
The Immune Responses of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarchphilus harrissi) and the Devil Facial Tumour Disease
The microbial ecology of transmission sites of Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease