List of publications by the Phillip Island Nature Parks' Research team since 2006.

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Amélineau, F., C. Saraux, Y. Ropert-Coudert, A. Kato, K. A. Hobson, B. Raymond, I. Zimmer and A. Chiaradia (2021).  Intra- and inter-individual changes in little penguin diving and isotopic composition over the breeding season.  Marine Biology 168(5): 62.

Fischer M, Stillfried M, Coulson G, Sutherland DR, Kramer-Schadt S, Di Stefano J. (2021). Spatial and temporal responses of swamp wallabies to roads in a human-modified landscape. Wildlife Biology 2021. DOI: wlb.00691

Kirkwood, R. J., and R. R. McIntosh. 2021. Australian Fur Seal: Adapting to Coexist in a Shared Ecosystem. Pages 585-619 in C. Campagna and R. Harcourt, editors. Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Otariids and the Odobenid. Springer Nature Switzerland.

Lees, D., Cardilini, A., Sherman, C., Dann,P. and Weston, M. (2021). Adult capture on the nest does not affect hatching success of Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles eggs on a fox-free island.  Wildlife Research 48: 361-365. 

Lundbäck, I. C., McDougall, F., Dann, P., Slip, D., Gray, R. and Power, M. L. (2021).  Into the sea: antimicrobial resistance determinants in the microbiota of little penguins (Eudyptula minor).  Infection,Genetics and Evolution 88:104697.

McGuirk, M. T., D. M. Kennedy, T. Konlechner and A. Chiaradia (2021).  Quantifying Changes in Surface Elevation in Conjunction with Growth Characteristics of Incipient and Foredune Vegetation.  Journal of Coastal Research 37(1): 216-224.

McIntosh, R. R., and B. J. Pitcher. 2021. The Enigmatic Life History of the Australian Sea Lion. Pages 557-585 in C. Campagna and R. Harcourt, editors. Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Otariids and the Odobenid. Springer Nature Switzerland.

Ramírez, F., A. Chiaradia, D. A. O'Leary and R. D. Reina (2021).  Making the most of the old age: Autumn breeding as an extra reproductive investment in older seabirds.  Ecology and Evolution. 11, Issue 10, 5393-5401

Rendall AR, Sutherland DR, Baker CM, Raymond B, Cooke R, White JG. (2021). Managing ecosystems in a sea of uncertainty: invasive species management and assisted colonizations. Ecological Applications 31:e02306. DOI: 10.1002/eap.2306

Salton, M., M. Carr, L. M. Tarjan, J. Clarke, R. Kirkwood, D. Slip and R. Harcourt (2021). Protected area use by two sympatric marine predators repopulating their historical range." Endangered Species Research 45: 181-194.

Sydeman, W. J., D. S. Schoeman, S. A. Thompson, B. A. Hoover, M. García-Reyes, F. Daunt, P. Agnew, T. Anker-Nilssen, C. Barbraud, R. Barrett, P. H. Becker, E. Bell, P. D. Boersma, S. Bouwhuis, B. Cannell, R. J. M. Crawford, P. Dann, K. Delord, G. Elliott, K. E. Erikstad, E. Flint, R. W. Furness, M. P. Harris, S. Hatch, K. Hilwig, J. T. Hinke, J. Jahncke, J. A. Mills, T. K. Reiertsen, H. Renner, R. B. Sherley, C. Surman, G. Taylor, J. A. Thayer, P. N. Trathan, E. Velarde, K. Walker, S. Wanless, P. Warzybok and Y. Watanuki (2021). "Hemispheric asymmetry in ocean change and the productivity of ecosystem sentinels. Science 372(6545): 980-983.

Tan LXL, van Dongen WFD, Sherman CDH, Ekanayake KB, Dann P, Sutherland DR, Weston MA. (2021). Transmission of a novel predatory behaviour is not restricted to kin. Biological Invasions: DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02517-4

Taylor, S., M. Terkildsen, G. Stevenson, J. de Araujo, C. Yu, A. Yates, R. R. McIntosh and R. Gray (2021). Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at high concentrations in neonatal Australian pinnipeds. Science of The Total Environment 786: 147446.


Adriaanse, K., M. Lynch, S. Firestone, A. Rendall, D. R. Sutherland, J. Hufschmid and R. Traub (2020). Comparison of the modified agglutination test and real-time PCR for detection of Toxoplasma gondii exposure in feral cats from Phillip Island, Australia, and risk factors associated with infection. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 12: 126-133. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2020.05.006.

Boersma, P. D., P. G. Borboroglu, N. J. Gownaris, C. A. Bost, A. Chiaradia, S. Ellis, T. Schneider, P. J. Seddon, A. Simeone, P. N. Trathan, L. J. Waller and B. Wienecke (2020). "Applying science to pressing conservation needs for penguins." Conservation Biology 34 (1): 103-112.

Cavallo, C., A. Chiaradia, B. E. Deagle, G. C. Hays, S. Jarman, J. C. McInnes, Y. Ropert-Coudert, S. Sánchez and R. D. Reina (2020). Quantifying prey availability using the foraging plasticity of a marine predator, the little penguin. Functional Ecology

Charuvi, A., Cardilini, A.P.A, Lees, D., Dann, P., Wouter F.D. van Dongen, Patrick-Jean Guay, Hayley K. Glover, Michael A. Weston (2020). A physiological cost to behavioural tolerance.  Behavioural Processes 161. 104250.

Colvin, J, Dann, P. and Nugegoda, D. (2020). Chapter 22.  Plastic Food for Fledgling Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris): A Case Study. In Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments.  Bolan, N. (Ed.), Kirkham, M. (Ed.), Halsband, C. (Ed.), Nugegoda, D. (Ed.), Ok, Y. (Ed). CRC Press: Boca Raton.

Fromant A., N. Schumann, P. Dann, Y. Cherel,J. P. Y. Arnould (2020). Trophic niches of a seabird assemblage in Bass Strait, south-eastern Australia. PeerJ 8: e8700

Halstead, L. M., D. R. Sutherland, L. E. Valentine, A. L. Coetsee, A. R. Rendall and E. G. Richie (2020). Digging up the dirt: quantifying the effects on soil of a translocated ecosystem engineer. Austral Ecology 45: 97-108. doi: 10.1111/aec.12833.

Lewis, P. J., T. J. McGrath, A. Chiaradia, C. R. McMahon, L. Emmerson, G. Allinson and J. Shimeta (2020). A baseline for POPs contamination in Australian seabirds: little penguins vs. short-tailed shearwaters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 159: 111488.

Meyer, X., A. J. J. MacIntosh, A. Chiaradia, A. Kato, F. Ramírez, C. Sueur and Y. Ropert-Coudert (2020). Oceanic thermal structure mediates dive sequences in a foraging seabird. Ecology and Evolution

Phillip Island Nature Parks (2020). Fieldwork procedures for working with little penguins. PINP Internal Report.

Ritchie, E. G., A. L. Coetsee, A. R. Rendall, D. R. Sutherland and L. E. Valentine (2020). One little bandicoot can dig up an elephant’s worth of soil a year – and our ecosystem loves it. The Conversation

Sheppard, N., Butler, S., Dann, P., Maguire G. S. and Weston, M. A. (2020).  Foraging behaviour of an obligate, sandy shore predator.   Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Science 246; 1-11.



Cardilini, A. P. A., Lees, D., Dann, P. and Weston, M. A. (2019).  Higher rates of non-breeding territory occupancy of urban compared with rural Masked Lapwings Vanellus miles on Phillip Island, Victoria. Victorian Naturalist

Claro,F., Fossi,MC. LIoakeimidis, C., Baini, M., Lusher,A., McFee, WE., McIntosh, RR., Pelamatti,T., Sorce, M., Galgani,FG., Hardesty, BD. (2019) Tools and constraints in monitoring interactions between marine litter and megafauna: Insights from case studies around the world. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Fischer, M., Di Stefano, J., Gras, P., Kramer-Schadt, S., Sutherland, D. R., Coulson, G., and Stillfried, M. (2019). Circadian rhythms enable efficient resource selection in a human-modified landscape. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5283. 

Hays, G. C., H. Bailey, S. J. Bograd, W. D. Bowen, C. Campagna, R. H. Carmichael, P. Casale, A. Chiaradia, D. P. Costa, E. Cuevas, P. J. Nico de Bruyn, M. P. Dias, C. M. Duarte, D. C. Dunn, P. H. Dutton, N. Esteban, A. Friedlaender, K. T. Goetz, B. J. Godley, P. N. Halpin, M. Hamann, N. Hammerschlag, R. Harcourt, A.-L. Harrison, E. L. Hazen, M. R. Heupel, E. Hoyt, N. E. Humphries, C. Y. Kot, J. S. E. Lea, H. Marsh, S. M. Maxwell, C. R. McMahon, G. Notarbartolo di Sciara, D. M. Palacios, R. A. Phillips, D. Righton, G. Schofield, J. A. Seminoff, C. A. Simpfendorfer, D. W. Sims, A. Takahashi, M. J. Tetley, M. Thums, P. N. Trathan, S. Villegas-Amtmann, R. S. Wells, S. D. Whiting, N. E. Wildermann and A. M. M. Sequeira (2019). Translating Marine Animal Tracking Data into Conservation Policy and Management. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 34(5): 459-473.

Lees, D., Schmidt, T., Sherman, C., Maguire, G., Dann, P. and Weston, M. (2019).  Equitable chick survival in three species of non-migratory shorebird despite species-specific sex size dimorphism of young.  Animals

Rodríguez, A., J. M. Arcos, V. Bretagnolle, M. P. Dias, N. D. Holmes, M. Louzao, J. Provencher, A. F. Raine, F. Ramírez, B. Rodríguez, R. A. Ronconi, R. S. Taylor, E. Bonnaud, S. B. Borrelle, V. Cortés, S. Descamps, V. L. Friesen, M. Genovart, A. Hedd, P. Hodum, G. R. W. Humphries, M. Le Corre, C. Lebarbenchon, R. Martin, E. F. Melvin, W. A. Montevecchi, P. Pinet, I. L. Pollet, R. Ramos, J. C. Russell, P. G. Ryan, A. Sanz-Aguilar, D. R. Spatz, M. Travers, S. C. Votier, R. M. Wanless, E. Woehler and A. Chiaradia (2019).  Future Directions in Conservation Research on Petrels and Shearwaters.  Frontiers in Marine Science.

Ropert-Coudert, Y., Chiaradia, A., Ainley,D.,  Barbosa, A.,  Boersma, PD., Brasso, R., Dewar, M., Ellenberg, U., Borboroglu, PG.,  Emmerson, L., Hickcox, R., Jenouvrier, S., Kato, A., McIntosh, RR., Lewis, P., Ramirez, F., Ruoppolo, V.,  Ryan, PG., Seddon, PJ., Sherley, RB., Vanstreels, RET., Waller, L., Woehler, EJ., Trathan PN. (2019). Happy Feet in a hostile world? The future of penguins depends on proactive management of current and predictable threats. Frontiers in Marine Science

Salton, M., R. Kirkwood, D. J. Slip and R. Harcourt (2019). Mechanisms for sex-based segregation in foraging behaviour by a polygynous marine carnivore. Marine Ecology Progress Series 624: 213-226.
Sorrell, K. J., Clarke, R. H., Holmberg, R. and McIntosh, R. R. (2019) Remotely piloted aircraft improve precision of capture-mark-resight population estimates. Ecosphere 10(8):

Tucker, M. A., O. Alexandrou, R. O. Bierregaard Jr., K. L. Bildstein, K. Böhning-Gaese, C. Bracis, J. N. Brzorad, E. R. Buechley, D. Cabot, J. M. Calabrese, C. Carrapato, A. Chiaradia, L. C. Davenport, S. C. Davidson, M. Desholm, C. R. DeSorbo, R. Domenech, P. Enggist, W. F. Fagan, N. Farwig, W. Fiedler, C. H. Fleming, A. Franke, J. M. Fryxell, C. García-Ripollés, D. Grémillet, L. R. Griffin, R. Harel, A. Kane, R. Kays, E. Kleyheeg, A. E. Lacy, S. LaPoint, R. Limiñana, P. López-López, A. D. Maccarone, U. Mellone, E. K. Mojica, R. Nathan, S. H. Newman, M. J. Noonan, S. Oppel, M. Prostor, E. C. Rees, Y. Ropert-Coudert, S. Rösner, N. Sapir, D. Schabo, M. Schmidt, H. Schulz, M. Shariati, A. Shreading, J. Paulo Silva, H. Skov, O. Spiegel, J. Y. Takekawa, C. S. Teitelbaum, M. L. van Toor, V. Urios, J. Vidal-Mateo, Q. Wang, B. D. Watts, M. Wikelski, K. Wolter, R. Žydelis and T. Mueller (2019). Large birds travel farther in homogeneous environments. Global Ecology and Biogeography



Cavallo, C., A. Chiaradia, B. E. Deagle, J. C. McInnes, S. Sánchez, G. C. Hays and R. D. Reina. (2018). Molecular Analysis of Predator Scats Reveals Role of Salps in Temperate Inshore Food Webs. Frontiers in Marine Science

Dann, P., Robertson, B. and Sutherland D.  (2018). Seabird Islands No. 46/1:  Granite Island, Corner Inlet, Victoria. Corella 42: 99-101.

Fischer, M., Parkins, K. A., Maizels, K. J., Sutherland, D. R., Allan, B. M., Coulson, G., and Di Stefano, J. (2018). Biotelemetry marches on: a cost-effective GPS device for monitoring terrestrial wildlife. PLoS ONE 13, e0199617. doi: PONE-D-18-09009.

Keogan, K., F. Daunt, S. Wanless, R. A. Phillips, C. A. Walling, P. Agnew, D. G. Ainley, T. Anker-Nilssen, G. Ballard, R. T. Barrett, K. J. Barton, C. Bech, P. Becker, P.-A. Berglund, L. Bollache, A. L. Bond, S. Bouwhuis, R. W. Bradley, Z. M. Burr, K. Camphuysen, P. Catry, A. Chiaradia, S. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. Cuthbert, N. Dehnhard, S. Descamps, T. Diamond, G. Divoky, H. Drummond, K. M. Dugger, M. J. Dunn, L. Emmerson, K. E. Erikstad, J. Fort, W. Fraser, M. Genovart, O. Gilg, J. González-Solís, J. P. Granadeiro, D. Grémillet, J. Hansen, S. A. Hanssen, M. Harris, A. Hedd, J. Hinke, J. M. Igual, J. Jahncke, I. Jones, P. J. Kappes, J. Lang, M. Langset, A. Lescroël, S.-H. Lorentsen, P. O. B. Lyver, M. Mallory, B. Moe, W. A. Montevecchi, D. Monticelli, C. Mostello, M. Newell, L. Nicholson, I. Nisbet, O. Olsson, D. Oro, V. Pattison, M. Poisbleau, T. Pyk, F. Quintana, J. A. Ramos, R. Ramos, T. K. Reiertsen, C. Rodríguez, P. Ryan, A. Sanz-Aguilar, N. M. Schmidt, P. Shannon, B. Sittler, C. Southwell, C. Surman, W. S. Svagelj, W. Trivelpiece, P. Warzybok, Y. Watanuki, H. Weimerskirch, P. R. Wilson, A. G. Wood, A. B. Phillimore and S. Lewis (2018). Global phenological insensitivity to shifting ocean temperatures among seabirds. Nature Climate Change 8(4): 313-318.

Ladds, M., Salton, M., Hocking, D., McIntosh, R., Thompson, A., Slip, D., and Harcourt, R. (2018). Using accelerometers to develop time-energy budgets of wild fur seals from captive surrogates.  PeerJ

Loyn, R. H., Dann, P., Hansen, B. and Menkhorst, P. W. (2018). Population trends in waterbirds in Western Port: what do they tell us?  Understanding the Western Port Environment.  Melbourne Water: Melbourne. Pp. 78-95.  In Understanding the Western Port Environment 2018. Melbourne Water. Coleman R, Bathgate R and Keough MJK (eds). Melbourne Water, Victoria.

McLean, L. J., S. George, D. Ierodiaconou, R. J. Kirkwood and J. P. Y. Arnould (2018). "Impact of rising sea levels on Australian fur seals." PeerJ 6: e5786.

McIntosh, R. R., Kirkman, S. P., Thalmann, S., Sutherland, D. R., Mitchell, T., Arnould, J. P. Y., Salton, M. ., Slip, D. J., Dann, P. and Kirkwood, R. (2018). Understanding meta-population trends of the Australian fur seal, with insights for adaptive monitoring. PLoS One 13(9): e0200253

McIntosh, R. R., Holmberg, R., and Dann, P. (2018). Looking without landing – using Remote Piloted Aircraft to monitor fur seal populations without disturbance. Frontiers in Marine Science 10 (8): e02812

Norman, F. I., Dann, P., Unthank, S. and Sutherland, D.  (2018). Recoveries of Little Penguins Eudyptula minor banded at Gabo Island, Victoria. Corella

Rodríguez, A., R. Holmberg, P. Dann and A. Chiaradia (2018). Penguin colony attendance under artificial lights for ecotourism. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology 329(8-9): 457-464.

Rodríguez, A., F. Ramírez, M. N. Carrasco and A. Chiaradia (2018). "Seabird plastic ingestion differs among collection methods: Examples from the short-tailed shearwater." Environmental Pollution 243: 1750-1757.

Sánchez, S., R. D. Reina, A. Kato, Y. Ropert-Coudert, C. Cavallo, G. C. Hays and A. Chiaradia (2018).  Within-colony spatial segregation leads to foraging behaviour variation in a seabird.  Marine Ecology Progress Series

Tucker, M. A., K. Böhning-Gaese, W. F. Fagan, J. M. Fryxell, B. Van Moorter, S. C. Alberts, A. H. Ali, A. M. Allen, N. Attias, T. Avgar, H. Bartlam-Brooks, B. Bayarbaatar, J. L. Belant, A. Bertassoni, D. Beyer, L. Bidner, F. M. van Beest, S. Blake, N. Blaum, C. Bracis, D. Brown, P. J. N. de Bruyn, F. Cagnacci, J. M. Calabrese, C. Camilo-Alves, S. Chamaillé-Jammes, A. Chiaradia, S. C. Davidson, T. Dennis, S. DeStefano, D. Diefenbach, I. Douglas-Hamilton, J. Fennessy, C. Fichtel, W. Fiedler, C. Fischer, I. Fischhoff, C. H. Fleming, A. T. Ford, S. A. Fritz, B. Gehr, J. R. Goheen, E. Gurarie, M. Hebblewhite, M. Heurich, A. J. M. Hewison, C. Hof, E. Hurme, L. A. Isbell, R. Janssen, F. Jeltsch, P. Kaczensky, A. Kane, P. M. Kappeler, M. Kauffman, R. Kays, D. Kimuyu, F. Koch, B. Kranstauber, S. LaPoint, P. Leimgruber, J. D. C. Linnell, P. López-López, A. C. Markham, J. Mattisson, E. P. Medici, U. Mellone, E. Merrill, G. de Miranda Mourão, R. G. Morato, N. Morellet, T. A. Morrison, S. L. Díaz-Muñoz, A. Mysterud, D. Nandintsetseg, R. Nathan, A. Niamir, J. Odden, R. B. O’Hara, L. G. R. Oliveira-Santos, K. A. Olson, B. D. Patterson, R. Cunha de Paula, L. Pedrotti, B. Reineking, M. Rimmler, T. L. Rogers, C. M. Rolandsen, C. S. Rosenberry, D. I. Rubenstein, K. Safi, S. Saïd, N. Sapir, H. Sawyer, N. M. Schmidt, N. Selva, A. Sergiel, E. Shiilegdamba, J. P. Silva, N. Singh, E. J. Solberg, O. Spiegel, O. Strand, S. Sundaresan, W. Ullmann, U. Voigt, J. Wall, D. Wattles, M. Wikelski, C. C. Wilmers, J. W. Wilson, G. Wittemyer, F. Zięba, T. Zwijacz-Kozica and T. Mueller (2018). "Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements." Science 359(6374): 466-469.



Bigger. S. W., Ngeh, L. N., Dann, P. and Orbell, J. D. (2017). Towards a quantitative indicator of feather damage following the cleansing of oiled birds. Marine Pollution Bulletin 120:268-273.

BirdLife International. 2017. Eudyptula minor. (amended version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22697805A112478911.

Boersma, P. D., Garcia‐Borboroglu, P., Ellis S., Crawford, R.J.M., Cárdenas‐Alayza, S., Chiaradia, A., Mattern, T.,Moreno, R., Pütz, K., Schneider, T., Seddon, P.J., Simeone, A., Steinfurth, A., Trathan, P.N., Waller, L.J., and B. Wienecke (2017). “Evaluating the Status and Trends of Penguin Populations”. Penguin Conservation 21(1): 4-12.

Crawford, Ellenberg, Frere, Hagen, Baird, Brewin, Crofts, Glass, Mattern, Pompert, Ross, Kemper, Ludynia, Sherley, Steinfurth, Suazo, Yorio, Tamini, Mangel, Bugoni, Uzcátegui, Simeone, Luna-Jorquera, Gandini, Woehler, Pütz, Dann, Chiaradia and Small  (2017). Tangled and drowned: A global review of penguin bycatch in fisheries.  Endangered Species Research"

Dewar, M. L, Arnould, J.P.Y, Allnut, T.R., Crowley, T., Krause, L Reynolds, J, Dann, P, Smith, S.C. (2017). Microbiota of Little Penguins and Short-tailed Shearwaters during development.  PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183117.

Finger, A., Lavers, J. L., Dann, P., Kowalczyk, N. C., Scarpaci, C., Nugegoda, D. and Orbell, J. D. (2017). Metals and metalloids in Little Penguin prey, blood and faeces. Environmental Pollution 223: 567-574.

James W. Pearce-Higgins et al. (2017). A global threats overview for Numeniini populations: synthesising expert knowledge for a group of declining migratory birds. Bird Conservation International 27: 6–34. http://dx.doi:10.1017/S0959270916000678

Legg, S., Murphy, B.P., McGregor, H., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Augusteyne, J., Ballard, G., Baseler, M., Buckmaster, T., Dickman, C., Doherty, T., Edwards, G., Eyrel, T., Ferguson, D., Forsyth, D.M., Geary, W.L., Gentle, M., Gillespie, G., Greenwood, L., Hohnen, R., Hume, S., Johnson, C.N., Maxwell, M., McDonald, P., Morris, K., Moseby, K., Newsome, T., Nimmo, D., Paltridge, R., Ramsey, D., Read, J., Rendall, A., Rich, M., Ritchie, E., Rowland, J., Short, J., Stokeld, D., Sutherland, D.R., Wayne, A.F., Woodford, L., and Zewe, F. (2017) Enumerating a continental-scale threat: how many feral cats are in Australia? Biological Conservation. 206, 293;303.

Meyer, X., A. J. J. MacIntosh, A. Chiaradia, A. Kato, T. Mattern, C. Sueur and Y. Ropert-Coudert (2017). "Shallow divers, deep waters and the rise of behavioural stochasticity." Marine Biology 164(6): 149. DOI 10.1007/s00227-017-3177-y

Ramírez, F., I. Afán, L. S. Davis and A. Chiaradia (2017). "Climate impacts on global hot spots of marine biodiversity." Science Advances 3(2):e1601198

Rodríguez, A., N. D. Holmes, P. G. Ryan, K.-J. Wilson, L. Faulquier, Y. Murillo, A. F. Raine, J. Penniman, V. Neves, B. Rodríguez, J. J. Negro, A. Chiaradia, P. Dann, T. Anderson, B. Metzger, M. Shirai, L. Deppe, J. Wheeler, P. Hodum, C. Gouveia, V. Carmo, G. P. Carreira, L. Delgado-Alburqueque, C. Guerra-Correa, F.-X. Couzi, M. Travers and M. Le Corre (2017). "A global review of seabird mortality caused by land-based artificial lights." Conservation Biology: doi:10.1111/cobi.12900.

Rodríguez, A., P. Dann and A. Chiaradia (2017). Reducing light-induced mortality of seabirds: High pressure sodium lights decrease the fatal attraction of shearwaters. Journal for Nature Conservation 39: 68-72.

Rodríguez, A., J. Moffett, A. Revoltós, P. Wasiak, R. R. McIntosh, D. R. Sutherland, L. Renwick, P. Dann and A. Chiaradia (2017). "Light pollution and seabird fledglings: Targeting efforts in rescue programs." The Journal of Wildlife Management: 81 (4): 734–741. DOI 10.1002/jwmg.21237.



Chiaradia, A., F. Ramirez, M. G. Forero and K. A. Hobson (2016). Stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N) combined with conventional dietary approaches reveal plasticity in central-place foraging behaviour of little penguins (Eudyptula minor). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00154.

Litzow, M.A., Hobday, A.J., Frusher, S.D., Dann, P., Tuck, G.N. (2016). Detecting regime shifts in marine systems with limited biological data: an example from southeast Australia. Progress in Oceanography 141: 96-108.

Ganendran, L.B., Sidhu, L.A., Catchpole, E.A., Chambers L.E. and Dann, P. (2016) Effects of ambient air temperature, humidity and rainfall on survival of adult little penguins Eudyptula minor in south-eastern Australia. International Journal of Biometeorology 31: 194-204. 10.1007/s00484-015-1119-2.

Roche, D. V., Lees, D., Cardilini, A. P., Maguire, G. S., Dann, P. and Weston, M. A. (2016). Pitfall trapping does not reliably index the diet or prey resources of lapwing. Wader Study 123: 16-20.

Roche, D. V., Cardilini, A. P., Lees, D., Maguire, G. S., Dann, P., Sherman, C. and Weston, M. A. (2016). Human residential status and habitat quality affect the likelihood but not the success of lapwing breeding in an urban matrix. Science of the Total Environment.

Rodríguez, A., A. Chiaradia, P. Wasiak, L. Renwick and P. Dann (2016). Waddling on the Dark Side: Ambient Light Affects Attendance Behavior of Little Penguins. Journal of Biological Rhythms. DOI: 10.1177/0748730415626010.

Saraux C, Chiaradia A, Salton M, Dann P and Viblanc VA (2016). On a wind and a prayer? Negative effects of wind speed on the foraging performance and breeding success of a marine top predator.  Ecological Monographs 86: 61–77. DOI: 10.1890/14-2124.1.

Stoklosa, J., Dann, P., Huggins, R. and Hwang, W.(2016). Estimation of survival and capture probabilities in open population capture-recapture models when covariates are subject to measurement error. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 96: 74–86.

Turner, E., Carroll, G., Dann, P. and Harcourt, R. (2016). Prior exposure to capture heightens the corticosterone and behavioural responses of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) to acute stress.  Conservation Physiology 4(1):cov061"> 10.1093/conphys/cov061



Afán I, Chiaradia A, Forero MG, Dann P and  Ramírez F. (2015) A novel spatio-temporal scale based on ocean currents unravel environmental drivers of reproductive timing in a marine predator. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20150721. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2015.0721.

Brasso, R. L., A. Chiaradia, M. J. Polito, A. Raya Rey and S. D. Emslie (2015). A comprehensive assessment of mercury exposure in penguin populations throughout the southern hemisphere: using trophic calculations to identify sources of population-level variation. Marine Pollution Bulletin 97:408-418.DOI:

Burridge, C., Peucker, A. J., Valautham, S. K., Styan, C. A. and Dann, P. (2015). Non-equilibrium conditions explain spatial variability in genetic structuring of little penguin (Eudyptula minor). Journal of Heredity 106 (3): 228–237.

Burridge, C. P., Peucker, A. J., Valautham, S. K., Overeem, R., Styan, C. and Dann, P. (2015). Spatial variability in population genetic structuring of Eudyptula minor. Proceedings of the 9th Oamaru Penguin Symposium 2014. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 42: 27-34.

Cardilini, A. P., Weston, M. A., Dann, P., Sherman, C. D. H. (2015). Sharing the load: Sex role equity in the incubation of a monomorphic shorebird. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 127(4): 730-733.

Chambers, L. E., Patterson , T., Hobday, A. J., Arnould, J. P. Y., Tuck , G., Wilcox, C. and Dann, P. (2015).  Determining trends and environmental drivers from long-term marine mammal and seabird data: examples from southern Australia.  Regional Environmental Change 15(1):197-209. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-014-0634-8

Ekanayake, K. B., Weston, M. A., Dann, P. and Sutherland, D. R. (2015). Out of sight but not out of mind: corvids prey extensively on eggs of burrow-nesting penguins. Wildlife Research 42: 509-517

Evans, J.K., Dann, P. and Frankel, T. (2015). Variation in innate immune function during incubation, chick-rearing and moult in Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor). Emu 115, 63-71. DOI:

Finger, A., Lavers, J. L., Dann, P., Nugegoda, D., Orbell, J. D., Robertson, B. and Scarpaci, C. (2015) The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) as an indicator of coastal trace metal pollution. Environmental Pollution 205: 365-377.

Kowalczyk N D, Reina R D, Preston T J and Chiaradia A. (2015). Environmental variability drives shifts in the foraging behaviour and reproductive success of an inshore seabird. Oecologia: 1-13. 10.1007/s00442-015-3294-6.

Kowalczyk N D, Reina R D, Preston T J and Chiaradia A. (2015). "Selective foraging within estuarine plume fronts by an inshore resident seabird." Frontiers in Marine Science 2. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00042.

Kowalczyk N D, Chiaradia A, Preston T J and Reina R D. (2015). Fine-scale dietary changes between the breeding and non-breeding diet of a resident seabird. Royal Society Open Science: 2 :140291.

Lawson, T. J., Wilcox, C., Johns, K., Dann, P. and Hardesty, B. D. (2015). Characteristics of marine debris that entangle Australian Fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) in southern Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 98(1-2): 354-7.

McIntosh, R. R., Kirkwood, R., Sutherland D. R. and Dann, P. (2015). Detecting change in fur seal entanglement rates.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 101(20): 716–725.  http://dx. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.10.007

Meyer, X., A. J. J. MacIntosh, A. Kato, A. Chiaradia and Y. Ropert-Coudert (2015). "Hydrodynamic handicaps and organizational complexity in the foraging behavior of two free-ranging penguin species." Animal Biotelemetry 3: 25. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-015-0061-8.

Ramírez F, Forero MF, Hobson K A, and Chiaradia A (2015). Older Female Little Penguins Adjust Nutrient Allocations to Both Eggs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.03.X.

Reynolds, A. M., Y. Ropert-Coudert, A. Kato, A. Chiaradia and A. J. J. MacIntosh (2015). A priority-based queuing process explanation for scale-free foraging behaviours. Animal Behaviour 108: 67-71. DOI:

Salton M, Saraux C, Dann D and Chiaradia A (2015) Carry-over body mass effect from non-breeding to breeding in a resident seabird, the Little penguin. Royal Society Open Science. 2: 140390. DOI:

Trathan, P. N., García-Borboroglu, P., Boersma, D., Bost, C-A., Crawford, R. J.M., Crossin, G.T., Cuthbert, R.J., Dann, P., Davis, L.S., De la Puente, S., Lynch, H.J., Mattern, T., Pütz, K., Seddon, P.J., Trivelpiece, W. and Wienecke, B. (2015). In the face of climate change, pollution, habitat loss and fishing remain as critical threats for penguins.  Biological Conservation 29 (1): 31–41.  DOI:10.1111/cobi.12349

Vanstreels R.E.T., Woehler E.J., Ruoppolo V., Vertigan P., Carlile N., Priddel D., Finger A., Dann P., Herrin KV., Thompson, P., Ferreira F.C. Jr., Braga E.M, Hurtado R., Epiphanio S. and Catão-Dias J.L.  (2015). Epidemiology and molecular phylogeny of Babesia sp. in Little Penguins Eudyptula minor in Australia.  International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 4: 198–205.



Antos, M. and Dann, P.  (2014). Are Mound Springs important refugia for Eastern Grass Owls Tyto longimembris in south-western Queensland?  Australian Field Ornithology 31: 208-212.

Chiaradia A, Forero M, McInnes J and Ramirez F (2014). Searching for the True Diet of Marine Predators: Incorporating Bayesian Priors into Stable Isotope Mixing Models. PLOS ONE: DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0092665

Cowling M, Kirkwood R, Boren L and Scarpaci C (2014) The effects of seal-swim activities on the New Zealand fur seal (Arctophoca australis forsteri) in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, and recommendations for a sustainable tourism industry. Marine Policy 45: 39-44

Dann, P. (2014).  Prey behaviour and availability, and not energy content, explain diet and prey choice of Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis during the austral spring and summer in southern Australia. Ardea 102:213-224. doi:10.5253/arde.v102i2.a11

Dann P, Sidhu L, Jessop R, Renwick L, Healy M, Dettmann B, Baker G B and Catchpole T (2014). The effects of flipper bands and injected transponders on the survival of adult Little Penguins Eudyptula minor. Ibis 156: 73-83

Dewar, M.L, Arnould, J.P.Y, Krause, L, Trathan, P, Dann, P and Smith, S. C.  (2014). Influence of Fasting during Moult on the Faecal Microbiota of Penguins.  PLoS ONE 9(6): e99996. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0099996

Dewar, M.L, Arnould, J.P.Y., Krause, L, Dann, P, and Smith, S.C. (2014). Inter-Specific Variations in the Faecal Microbiota of Procellariiform Seabirds.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology 89(1): 47–55. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12332

Fuentes, M.M.P.B., Chambers, L.E., Chin, A., Dann, P., Dobbs, K., Poloczanska, E., Maison, K., Turner, M., Pressey, R. L and Marsh, H. (2014). Adaptive management of marine mega-fauna in a changing climate. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change DOI: 10.1007/s11027-014-9590-3

Leitch,T. N., Dann, P. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2014).  The diet of Pacific gulls (Larus pacificus) breeding at Seal Island in northern Bass Strait.  Australian Journal of Zoology 62(3): 216-222. DOI: 10.1071/ZO13066

Kirkwood, R., Sutherland, D., Murphy, S. and Dann, P. (2014).  Lessons from long-term predator control – a case study with the red fox. Wildlife Research 41(3) 222-232.  DOI: 10.1071/WR13196

Kowalczyk N D, Chiaradia A, Preston T J and Reina R D (2014). Linking dietary shifts and reproductive failure in seabirds: a stable isotope approach. Functional Ecology: DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12216.

Pelletier L, Chiaradia A, Kato A and Ropert-Coudert Y (2014) Fine-scale spatial age segregation in the limited foraging area of an inshore seabird species, the little penguin. Oecologia DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3018-3

Rendall A, White J, Sutherland D R, and Cooke R (2014) Camera trapping: A contemporary approach to monitoring invasive rodents in high conservation priority ecosystems. PLOS ONE 9:e86592

Rodríguez a, Burgan g, Dann p, Jessop r,  Negro j and Chiaradia A. (2014). Fatal attraction of short-tailed shearwaters to artificial lights. PLOS ONE: DOI 10.1371/journal.pone. 0110114

Rout, T.M., Kirkwood, R., Sutherland, D.R., Murphy, S., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014) When to declare successful eradication of an invasive predator. Animal Conservation 17(2), 125–132.

Schumann, N., Dann, P. and Arnould, J.P.Y. (2014). The significance of north-central Bass Strait in south-eastern Australia as seabird habitat –Emu DOI.10.1071/MU13048

Stoklosa, J., Dann, P. and Huggins, R. (2014).  Semi-varying Coefficient Models for Capture-recapture data: Population Size Estimation for the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor. Mathematical Biosciences 255: 43–51

Sutherland, DR, Bryant, GL (2014) Reptilian predators: the forgotten majority? In 'Carnivores of Australia: past, present and future.' (Eds AS Glen, CR Dickman.) pp. 263-278. (CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood, Victoria)
Sutherland, D. R. and Dann, P. (2014).  Population trends in a substantial colony of Little Penguins: three independent measures over three decades.  Biodiversity and Conservation 23:241-250.DOI: 10.1007/s10531-013-0597-y

Sutherland, D. R., Dann, P. and Jessop, R. (2014).  Evaluating the provision of artificial nest-sites for long-term conservation of a burrow-nesting seabird. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(8):1415–1424; 2014; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.783



Little Penguins

Brasso R L, Drummond B E, Borrett S R, Chiaradia A, Polito M J, and Raya Rey A. (2013). Unique pattern of molt leads to low intra-individual variation in feather mercury concentrations in penguins. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2303

Dann, P. and Chambers, L., E. (2013).  Ecological effects of climate change on Little Penguins Eudyptula minor and the potential economic impact on tourism.  Climate Research 58, 67-79.DOI 10.3354/cr01187

Dewar, M.L., Arnould, J.P.Y., Dann, P., Trathan, P., Groscolas, R. and Smith, S.C. (2013). Inter-specific variations in the gastrointestinal microbiota of penguins.  Microbiology Open 2, 195–204.

MacIntosh A, Pelletier L, Chiaradia A, Kato A and Ropert-Coudert Y (2013) Temporal fractals in seabird foraging behaviour: diving through the scales of time. Nature Scientific Reports 3, 1884; DOI:10.1038/srep01884 (first online June 2013).

Schumann, N., Dann, P. and Arnould, J.P.Y. (2013). Use of terrestrial habitats by burrow-nesting seabirds in south-eastern Australia.  Emu 113:133-144.

Coastal birds

Cardilini, A. P., Weston, M. A., Nimmo, D. G., Dann, P. and Sherman, C. D. H. (2013).  Surviving in sprawling suburbs: suburban environments represent high quality breeding habitat for a widespread shorebird.   Landscape and Urban Planning 115, 72–80.

Chambers, L. E., Dann, P., Cannell, B. and Woehler, E. (2013). Climate as a driver of phenological change in southern seabirds.  International Journal of Biometeorology 58(4), 603-612.  DOI 10.1007/s00484-013-0711-6

Lees, D., Sherman, C. D. H., Maguire, G. S., Dann P., Cardilini, A. P. and Weston, M. A. (2013).  Swooping in the Suburbs; Parental Defence of an Abundant Aggressive Urban Bird against Humans. Animals 3(3), 754-766.  DOI: 10.3390/ani3030754

Lees, D., Weston, M. A., Sherman, C., Maguire, G., Dann, P., Cardilini, A. P. and Tan, L.  (2013). Occurrences of co-operative breeding in the Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles.  Victorian Naturalist 130, 84-85.

Minton, C., Dann, P., Ewing, A., Taylor, S., Jessop, R., Anton, P. and Clemens R. (2012).  Trends of Shorebirds in Corner Inlet, Victoria 1982-2011.  Stilt 61, 3-18.

Schumann, N., Dann, P. Hoskings, A. and Arnould, J.P.Y. (2013). Optimising survey effort for burrow-nesting seabirds.  Journal of Field Ornithology 84, 69-85.

Taylor, A. R., Dann, P. and Arnould, J.P.Y. (2013). Timing of breeding and diet of the Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens. Marine Ornithology 41,

Warneke, R. and Dann, P. (2013).  Birds of Seal Rocks in northern Bass Strait: changes over forty years (1965–2005).  Victorian Naturalist 130, 4-21.


Kirkwood, R. and Goldsworthy, S. D. (2013) ‘Fur seals and sea lions’. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Book chapters

Chiaradia A (2013). The smallest penguin faces big challenges. Book chapter in: Penguins: their world, their ways by Tui de Roy. CSIRO Publishing.

Dann, P. (2013).  Book Chapter-17.  Little Penguins. In Penguins: Natural History and Conservation (Boroboroglue, P. & Boersma, D. eds.).  University of Washington Press, Seattle, USA.

Magnetic Particle Technology

Bigger, S. W., Munaweera, K, Ngeh, L. N., Dann, P. and Orbell, J. D. (2013). Mathematical Model for the Sequential Pick-Up of Chemical Contaminants by Magnetic Particles.  Journal of Environmental Engineering 139:796-802.

Ngeh, L. N., Orbell,  J. D., Bigger, S. W., Munaweera, K. and Dann, P.  (2012). “Magnetic Cleansing” for the Provision of a ‘Quick Clean’ to Oiled Wildlife.  World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 72, 406-8.

Other studies

Cruz, J., Sutherland, D.R., Anderson, D.P., Glen, A.S., De Tores, P.J., and Leung, L.K.-P. (in press) Antipredator responses of koomal (Trichosurus vulpecula hypoleucus) against introduced and native predator species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Rout, T.M., Kirkwood, R., Sutherland, D.R., Murphy, S., and McCarthy, M.A. (in press) When to declare successful eradication of an invasive predator. Animal Conservation.



Little Penguin

Chiaradia, A., Forero, M. G., Hobson, K., Swearer, S., Hume, F., Renwick, L. and Dann, P. (2012). Diet segregation between two colonies of little penguins Eudyptula minor in southeast Australia. Austral Ecology 37: 610-619

Norman, F. I., Dann, P., Unthank, S. and Montague, T. (2012). Movements of Little Penguins Eudyptula minor banded at Rabbit Island and the Seal Island Group, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Corella 36:57-62

Oswald S A, Nisbet I C T , Chiaradia A and Arnold J M (2012). FlexParamCurve: Flexible R package to fit non-linear parametric curves. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00231.x

Pelletier, L., Kato, A., Chiaradia, A., Ropert-Coudert, Y. (2012) Can thermoclines be a cue to prey distribution for marine top predators? A case study with little penguins. PLOS ONE 7(4): e31768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031768

Sidhu, L.A., Dann, P., Chambers, L. and Catchpole, E.A. (2012). Seasonal ocean temperature and the survival of first-year little penguins Eudyptula minor in south-eastern Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 454: 263-272.

Sutherland, D. R. and Dann, P. (2012). Improving accuracy of population size estimates for burrow nesting seabirds. Ibis 154: 488-498.

Other studies

Berry, O., Algar, D., Angus, J., Hamilton, N., Hilmer, S. and Sutherland, D.R. (2012) Genetic tagging reveals a significant impact of poison baiting on an invasive species. Journal of Wildlife Management 76, 729–739.

Cruz, J., Sutherland, D.R., and Leung, L.K.-P. (2012) Den use, home range and territoriality of the koomal (Trichosurus vulpecula hypoleucus) with implications for current forest management strategies. Australian Journal of Zoology 60(3), 141-151.

Cruz, J., Sutherland, D.R., Leung, L.K.-P., and Martin, G.R. (2012) Are smaller subspecies of common brushtail possums more omnivorous that larger ones? Austral Ecology 37, 893-902.

Lynch, M., Kirkwood, R., Gray, R., Robson, D., Burton, G., Jones, L., Sinclair, R. and Arnould, J.P.Y. (2012) Characterization and causality investigations of an alopecia syndrome in Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Journal of Mammalogy 93(2): 504-513



Little Penguins

Chambers, L. E., Devney, C. A., Congdon, B. C., Dunlop, N., Woehler, E. J. and Dann, P. (2011). Observed and predicted effects of climate on Australian seabirds. Emu 111: 235-251.

Chambers, L.E., Renwick, L., and Dann, P. (2011). Climate, fire and Little Penguins. Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions (Eds. K. Richardson, W. Steffen and D. Liverman), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp 275-276.

Ganendran, L. B., Sidhu, L., Catchpole, E., Dann, P. and Chambers, L. (2011). The effect of directional wind components on the survival of little penguins Eudytula minor. Australian & New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathmatics Journal 52: 1012-1030.

McCutcheon, C., Dann, P., Salton, M., Renwick, L., Gormley, A. and Arnould, J. (2011). Winter foraging of Little Penguins. Emu:111: 235-251.

Norman, F. I., Unthank, S., Montague, T. & Dann, P. (in press). Movements of Little Penguins Eudyptula minor banded at Rabbit Island and the Seal Island Group, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Corella.

Saraux, C., Chiaradia, A., Le Maho, Y. and Ropert-Coudert, Y. (2011). Everybody needs somebody: unequal parental effort in little penguins. Behavioral Ecology DOI:10.1093/beheco/arr049

Saraux, C., Robinson-Laverick, S. M., Le Maho, Y., Ropert-Coudert, Y. and Chiaradia, A. (2011). Plasticity in foraging strategies of inshore birds: how little penguins maintain body reserves while feeding the chicks. Ecology DOI:10.1890/11-0407.1

Sidhu, L., Catchpole, E. and Dann, P. (2011). Modelling banding effect and tag loss for Little Penguins Eudyptula minor using Matlab. Australian & New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal 52: 206-221.

Stoklosa, J., Dann, P. and Huggins, R. (2011). Inference on partially observed quasi-stationary Markov chains with applications to multistate population models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 17: 321-329.

Zimmer, I.; Ropert-Coudert, Y.; Kato, A., Ancel, A. and Chiaradia, A. (2011). Does Foraging Performance Change with Age in Female Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor)? PLOS ONE 6(1): e16098.

Zimmer, I., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Poulin, N., Kato, A. and Chiaradia, A. (2011). Evaluating the relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on the foraging activity of top predators: a case study on female little penguins. Marine Biology 158: 715–722.

Coastal birds

Norman, F. I., Dann, P., Montague, T., Unthank, S. and Thoday, R. (2010). Long term changes in the flora and avifauna of Rabbit Island, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 127, 160-167.

Marine mammals

Kirkwood, R. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2011). Foraging trip strategies and habitat use during late pup rearing by lactating Australian fur seals. Australian Journal of Zoology 59: 216-226.

Lynch, M., Duignan, P. J., Taylor, T., Nielsen, O., Kirkwood, R., Gibbens, J. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2011). Epidemiology of Brucella infection in Australian fur seals. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(2): 352-363.

Lynch, M., Kirkwood, R., Grey, R., Robson, D., Burton, G., Sinclair, R., Jones, L. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2011). Girls losing their hair: investigation of an alopecia syndrome in an Australian fur seal population. Australian Journal of Dermatology 52(S12): 7.

Lynch, M., Kirkwood, R., Mitchell, A. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2011). Prevalence and significance of an alopecia syndrome in Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Journal of Mammalogy 92(2): 342-351.

Lynch, M., Nielsen, O., Duignan, P. J., Kirkwood, R., Hoskins, A. J. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2011). Serologic survey for potential pathogens and assessment of disease risk in Australian fur seals. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(3): 555-565.

Lynch, M., Taylor, T., Duignan, P. J., Swingler, J., Marenda, M., Arnould, J. P. Y. and Kirkwood, R. (2011). Mycoplasma spp. in Australian fur seals: prevalence and association with abortion. Journal of Vet Diagnostic Investigation 23(6): 1123-1130.

Other studies

Sutherland D. R. (2011). Dietary niche overlap and size partitioning in sympatric varanid lizards. Herpetologica 67:42-49. DOI: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-10-00053.1

Sutherland D. R., Glen A. S., de Tores P. J. (2011). Could controlling mammalian carnivores lead to mesopredator release of carnivorous reptiles? Proceedings B 278:641-648.

de Tores, P.J., Sutherland, D.R., Clarke, J.R., Hill, R.F., Garretson, S.W., Bloomfield, L., Strümpher, L., Glen, A.S. & Cruz, J. (2011) Assessment of risks to non-target species from an encapsulated toxin in a bait proposed for control of feral cats. Wildlife Research,38, 39-50.

Book chapter

Dann, P. (2011). Chapter 12. Birds and Marine Mammals. In ‘Understanding the Western Port environment.’ (Keough, M. & Quinn, G. eds.). Melbourne Water, Melbourne.



Little Penguin

Chiaradia, A., Forero, M. G., Cullen, M. and Hobson, K. A. (2010). Changes in diet and trophic position of a top predator ten years after a mass mortality of a key prey. ICES Journal of Marine Science: 67: 1710–1720.

Deagle, B. E. Chiaradia, A., McInnes, J. and Jarman, S. N. (2010). Pyrosequencing faecal DNA to determine diet of little penguins: is what goes in what comes out? Conservation Genetics:11:2039-2048

Preston, T. J., Chiaradia, A. and Reina, R. (2010). Fine scale tracking and biologging for conservation of an inshore marine animal. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology: 390 196–202

Ritchie, W. J., Green, J. A., Dann, P. and Frappell, P. (2010). Do implanted data loggers affect the foraging trip durations of Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor)? Emu 110: 71-77.

Marine mammals

Kirkwood, R., Pemberton, D., Gales, R., Hoskins, A., Mitchell, T., Shaughnessy, P. D. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2010). Continued population recovery by Australian fur seals. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 695-701.

Lancaster, M., Arnould, J. P. Y. and Kirkwood (2010). Genetic status of an endemic mammal, the Australian fur seal, following historical over-harvesting. Animal Conservation 13(3): 247-255.

Other studies

Berry, O. and Kirkwood, R. (2010). An assessment of eradication potential: demographics of recruitment in an invasive species by serial sampling, dental aging and microsatellite genotyping. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8): 1661-1670.

Glen, A. S., Berry, O., Sutherland, D. R., Garretson, S., Robinson, T. and de Tores, P. J. (2010). Forensic DNA confirms intraguild killing of a chuditch (Dasyurus geoffroii) by a feral cat (Felis catus). Conservation Genetics 11: 1099-1001.

Glen, A. S., Sutherland, D. R. and Cruz, J. (2010) An improved method of microhabitat assessment relevant to predation risk. Ecological Research 25: 311-314.

Sutherland, D. R. and Predavic, M. (2010). Universal trap timer design to examine temporal activity of wildlife. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: DOI: 10.2193/2009-2217.

Book & CD

Kirkwood, R. (2010). 'The Emperor's Kingdom: penguins on ice'. Black Dog Books, Melbourne.

Kirkwood, R. & others (2010). Australian fur seals. CD and web-page education package.



 Little penguins

Chambers, L. E., Congdon, B., Dunlop, N. and Dann, P. (2009). Seabirds, climate change and the marine environment report card. CSIRO Melbourne.

Chambers, L. E., Congdon, B., Dunlop, N., Dann, P. and Devney, C. (2009). Seabirds and Climate Change. In A Marine Climate Change Impacts and adaptation Report Card for Australia 2009. Eds Poloczanska, E. S., Hobday, A. J. and Richardson, A. J.), NCCARF Publication 05/09, ISBN 978-1-921609-03-9.

Chambers, L. E., Renwick, L. and Dann. P. (2009). Climate, fire and the little penguins. In Australia’s biodiversity and climate change: a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity to climate change. Eds Steffen, W., Burbidge, A. A., Hughes, L., Kitching, R., Lindenmayer, D., Musgrave, W., Stafford Smith, M. and Werner, P. Report to the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Cullen, J. M., Chambers, L. E., Coutin, P. C. and Dann, P. (2009). Predicting the onset and success of breeding of Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) on Phillip Island from ocean temperatures off south-eastern Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 378: 269-278.

Dann, P. and Chambers, L. (2009). Little penguins and climate change. Report to the Greenhouse Alliance and Department of Sustainability and Environment. Pp46.

Fallow, P. M., Chiaradia, A., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Kato, A. and Reina, R. (2009). Flipper bands modify the short-term diving behavior of little penguins. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(8), 1348-1354.

Nisbet, I. C. T. and Dann, P. (2009). Reproductive performance of Little Penguins in relation to Year, Age, Pair-Bond Duration, Breeding Date and Individual Quality. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 296-308.

Peucker, A. J., Dann, P. and Burridge, C. R. (2009). Range-wide phylogeography of the Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor): evidence of long-distance dispersal. Auk 126(2): 397-408.

Ropert-Coudert, Y., Kato, A. and Chiaradia, A. (2009). The impact of small-scale environmental perturbations on marine predators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 276, 4105-4109

Coastal birds

Weston, M. A., Liu, X., Tsuzuki, T., Fallaw, J. and Dann, P. (2009). Forensic fibre analysis to determine the origins of leg-entangleing threads on shorebirds: a case study. Wader Study Group Bulletin 116(1): 46-48.

Marine mammals

Deagle, B., Kirkwood, R. and Jarman, S. (2009). Analysis of Australian fur seal diet by pyrosequencing prey DNA in faeces. Molecular Ecology 18: 2022-2038.

Kirkwood, R., Warneke, R. M. and Arnould, J. P. Y. (2009). Recolonization of Bass Strait, Australia, by the New Zealand fur seal Arctocephalus forsteri. Marine Mammal Science 25(2): 441-449.

Other studies

Glen, A. S., Cruz, J. and Sutherland, D. R. (2009). Predators and prey in the northern jarrah forest. Australian Wildlife 4: 24.

Glen, A. S., de Tores, P. J., Sutherland, D. R. and Morris, K. D. (2009). The chuditch Dasyurus geoffroii and its interactions with introduced predators: a review. Australian Journal of Zoology 57: 347-356.

Book reviews

Dann, P. (2009). 'Penguins of the World' by Wayne Lynch. 2nd Edition. Published by Firefly Books Ltd., Buffalo. Waterbirds 32: 476-478. Kirkwood, R. (2009). ‘Albatross: their world, their ways’ by T. de Roy, M. Jones & J. Fitter. Published by CSIRO, Melbourne. Emu 109: 89.




  Little penguins

Hoskins, A. J., Dann, P., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Kato, A., Chiaradia, A., Costa, D. P. and Arnould, J. P.Y. (2008). Foraging behaviour and habitat selection at sea in Little Penguins Eudyptula minor during the chick-guard stage of breeding. Marine Ecology Progress Series 366: 293-303.

Kato, A., Ropert-Coudert, Y. and Chiaradia, A. (2008). Foraging strategies of an inshore forager: regulation of trip duration by Little Penguins during incubation. Auk 125: 588-593.

Overeem, R. L., Peucker A. J. (nee Mitchelson), Austin, C. M., Dann, P. and Burridge, C. P. (2008). Contrasting genetic structuring between colonies of the world’s smallest penguin, Eudyptula minor (Aves: Spheniscidae). Conservation Genetics 9: 893-905.

Preston, T.J., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Kato, A., Chiaradia, A., Kirkwood, R., Dann, P. and Reina, R. D. (2008). Foraging behaviour of Little Penguins Eudyptula minor in an artificially modified environment. Endangered Species Research 4: 95-103.

Coastal birds

Schumann, N., Arnould, J. P.Y. and Dann, P. (2008). The diet of the Common Diving-petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix in south-eastern Australia during chick-rearing. Waterbirds 31(4): 620-624.

Weston, M. A., Dann, P., Jessop, R., Fallaw, J., Dakin, R. and Ball, D. (2008). Can oiled shorebirds and their nests be successfully rehabilitated? A case study involving the threatened Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis in south-eastern Australia. Waterbirds 31(1): 127-132.

Marine mammals

Arnould, J. P. Y and Kirkwood, R. (2008). Habitat selection in a benthic diver: the foraging areas of female Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Aquatic Conservation 17: S53-S67.

Kirkwood, R., Hume, F. and Hindell, M. (2008). Sea temperature variations mediate annual changes in the diet of Australian fur seals in Bass Strait. Marine Ecology Progress Series 369: 297-309.

Kirkwood, R. and Arnould J. P. Y. (2008). Australian fur seal. Pages 723–725 In ‘Mammals of Australia: 3rd Edition’ (ed. van Dyke, S. and Strahan, R.). Reed New Holland Publishing, Sydney.

Other studies

Lawton, K., Kirkwood, R., Robertson, G. and Raymond, B. (2008). Preferred foraging areas of Heard Island albatrosses during chick raising and implications for management with regard to fisheries bycatch. Aquatic Conservation 18: 309-320.

Robertson, G., Moreno, C., Lawton, K., Kirkwood, R. and Valencia, J. (2008). Comparison of census methods for Black-browed Albatrosses breeding at the Ildefonso Archipelago, Chile. Polar Biology 31: 153-162.


Kirkwood, R. (2008). 'Antarctica'. Young Reed, New Holland Publishing, Sydney.                             



 Little penguins

Billing, T. M., Guay, P. -J., Peucker, A. J., Mulder, R. A. (2007). Isolation and charcterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the study of paternity and population structure in the little penguin Eudyptula minor. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 425-427.

Chiaradia, A., McBride, J., Murray, T. and Dann, P. (2007). Late arrival at colony under fog: evidence of visual navigation in the little penguins? Journal of Ornithology 148: 229-233.

Chiaradia, A., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Kato, A., Mattern, T. and Yorke, J. (2007). Diving behaviour of little penguins from four colonies across their whole distribution range: bathymetry affecting diving effort and fledging success. Marine Biology 151: 1535-1542.

Daniel, T., Chiaradia, A., Logan, M., Quinn, G. and Reina, R. (2007). Synchronised group association in little penguins (Eudyptula minor). Animal Behaviour 74: 1241-1248.

Ropert-Coudert,Y., Knott, N., Chiaradia, A. and Kato, A. (2007). How do different data logger sizes and attachment positions affect the diving behaviour?: A case-study with the Little Penguin. Deep Sea Research II 54: 415–423.

Sidhu, L. A., Catchpole, E. A. and Dann, P. (2007). Mark-recapture-recovery modelling and age-related survival in Little Penguins Eudyptula minor. Auk 124: 815-827.

Coastal birds and other studies

Dann, P. (2007). The Population Status of the Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus in Victoria. Corella 31: 73-75.

Kirkwood, R., Lawton, K., Moreno, C., Valencia, J., Schlatter, R. and Robertson, G. (2007). Estimates of Southern Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguin numbers at the Ildefonso and Diego Ramírez Archipelagos, Chile, using quadrat and distance-sampling techniques. Waterbirds 30: 258-267.

McLean, S., Brandon, S. and Kirkwood, R. (2007). Stability of cabergoline in fox baits during laboratory and field trials. Wildlife Research 34: 239-246.

Orbell, J. D., van Dao, H., Kapadia, J., Ngeh, L. N., Bigger, S. W., Healy, M., Jessop, R. and Dann, P. (2007). An investigation into the removal of oil from rock utilising magnetic particle technology. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54: 1958-1961.

Robertson, G., Moreno, C. A., Lawton, K., Arata, J., Valencia, J. and Kirkwood, R. (2007). The status of Black-browed and Grey-headed albatrosses at the Diego Ramírez Archipelago, Chile. Emu 107: 239-244.

Wienecke, B., Robertson, G., Kirkwood, R. and Lawton, K. (2007). Extreme dives of free-ranging Emperor penguins. Polar Biology 30: 133-142.




 Little penguins

Chiaradia, A. and Nisbet, I. C. T. (2006). Plasticity in parental provisioning and chick growth in little penguins in years of high and low breeding success. Ardea 94: 257-270.

Dann, P. and Norman, I. (2006). Population Regulation in Little Penguins Eudyptula minor: the role of intra specific competition for nesting sites and food during breeding. Emu 106: 1-8.

Marine mammals, coastal birds and other studies

Kirkwood, R., Lynch, M., Gales, N., Dann, P. and Sumner, M. (2006). At sea movements and habitat use of adult male Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1781-1788.

Kirkwood, R. and Johnson, M. (2006). Terrestrial mammals of Phillip and French Islands, Western Port, Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 123: 146-156.

Lawton, K., Robertson, G., Kirkwood, R., Valencia, J., Schlatter, R. and Smith, D. (2006) An estimate of population sizes of burrowing seabirds at the Diego Ramirez Archipelago using distance sampling and burrow-scoping. Polar Biology 29: 229-238.

Minton, C., Jessop, R., Collins, P. and Hassell, C. (2006). Arctic breeding success in 2005, based on juvenile ratios in waders in Australia in the 2005/2006 Austral summer. The Stilt 49: 32-35.

Minton, C., Jessop, R., Collins, P. and Wilson, J. (2006). The migratory movements of Curlew Sandpipers which visit Australia. International Wader Studies 19: 171-183.

Minton, C., Rogers, K., Jessop, R., Graham, D. and Lowther, A. (2006). Biometrics and moult of the Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea in Australia. International Wader Studies 19: 195-204.

Minton, C., Wilson, J., Jessop, R. and Collins, P. (2006). Site faithfulness and migratory movements of Curlew Sandpipers within Australia. International Wader Studies 19: 184-194.

van Dao, H., Ngeh, L. N., Bigger, S. W., Orbell, J. D., Healy, M., Jessop, R. and Dann, P. (2006). Magnetic cleansing of weathered/tarry oiled feathers – the role of pre-conditioners. Marine Pollution Bulletin 52: 1591-1594.

van Dao, H., Maher, L. A., Ngeh, L. N., Bigger, S. W., Orbell, J. D., Healy, M., Jessop, R. and Dann, P. (2006). Removal of petroleum tar from bird feathers utilizing magnetic particles. Environment Chemical Letters 4: 111-113.