Publications Library

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy's conservation scientists are constantly writing and contributing to papers and plans that inform and enhance the greater body of scientific knowledge. Some of our publications, reports and contributions can be found here.

We are working to make all our publications available. If would like a copy of any of the below, please email


Beer, M.A., Proft, K.M., Veillet, A., Kozakiewicz, C.P., Hamilton, D.G., Hamede, R.K., McCallum, H., Hohenlohe, P.A., Burridge, C.P., Margres, M.J., Jones, M.E., Storfer, A., 2024. Disease-driven top predator decline affects mesopredator population genemic structure. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2024, 1-11.

Raven, N., Klaasen, M., Madsen, T., Jones, M.E., Hamilton, D.G., Ruiz-Aravena, M., Thomas, F., Hamede, R.K., Ujvari, B., 2024. Complex associations between cancer progression and immune gene expression reveals early influence of tranmissible cancer on Tasmanian devils. Frontiers in Immunology 15, 1286352.


Quarmby J., Kutt A. S., Dickson C. R., Hamer R. (2023) Evaluating extinction risk in Tasmania’s vascular flora using rapid IUCN Red List assessments. Pacific Conservation Biology full text here

Vicente, S., Trindade, H., Máguas, C., Dickson, C.R., Pascoe, P.P., le Roux, J.J., 2023. Intraspecific Genetic and Ecological Differentiation in Australian Acacia Species: Insights from Acacia longifolia, In Wattles: Australian Acacia Species Around the World. eds D.M. Richardson, J.J. le Roux, E. Marchante, pp. 103 – 117. CAB International, Oxfordshire, UK.  https://doi/10.1079/9781800622197.0007


Fitzgerald, NB, Kirkpatrick JB, Dickson CR, Williams LK, Fergus AJ & Whinam J (2022) Determining the distributions of plant communities in subantarctic vegetation using species distribution models, Australian Journal of Botany, 70 (4), 311-322.

Waudby, H. P., Turner, J. M., Coulson, G., Taggart, D. A., Bengsen, A. J., Meek, P. D., Bower, D. S., Thompson, S., Lumsden, L., Hampton, J. O., Death, C., Thompson, G., Finlayson, G., Hamilton, D. G., Petit, S., Dunlop, J., Bentley, J., Vanderduys, E., Ballard, G. A., & Morrant, D. S. (2022). Wildlife capture methods. In B. Smith, H. P. Waudby, & C. A. Alberthsen (Eds.), Wildlife Research in Australia: Practical and Applied Methods CSIRO Publishing.

Cunningham, C.X., Aandahl, Z., Jones, M.E., Hamer, R. & Johnson, C.N. (2022). Regional patterns of continuing decline of the eastern quoll. Australian Mammalogy, 45(2) 151-59 text here

Ball D., Moro D., Bock E., & Bryant S.L. (2022) How do we drive a renaissance for national island conservation in Australia? Pacific Conservation Biology 28, 372-382.

Hamer, R.P., Robinson, N., Brewster, R., Barlow, M., Guinane, M., Humphrey, M., Mifsud, A., Hamilton, D.G. & Kutt, A.S. (2022). Not waiting for the death knell: a pilot study to examine supplementation and survivorship in a declining population of Tasmanian eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus). Australian Mammalogy, 45(2) 171-80. full text here

Cunningham, C.X., Perry, G.L.W, Bowman, D., Forsyth, D., Driessen, M.M., Appleby, M., Brook, B.W., Hocking, G., Buettel, J.C., French, B., Hamer, R., Bryant, S., Taylor, M., Gardiner, R., Proft, K., Scoleri, V.P., Chiu-Werner, A., Travers, T., Thompson, L., Guy, T., Johnson, C.N. (2022) Dynamics and predicted distribution of an irrupting ‘sleeper’ population: fallow deer in Tasmania, Biological Invasions

Kutt, A.S., Dickson, C.R., Quarmby, J., Kingdom, D., Hamer, R.P. (2022) Evaluating landscape predictors of ptunarra brown butterfly Oreixenica ptunarra abundance on a private conservation reserve to refine future monitoring for multiple threatened species. Ecological Restoration and Management, 23, 100-104.


Baker, D. J., Dickson, C. R., Bergstrom, D. M., Whinam, J., Maclean, I. M. D., & McGeoch, M. A. (2021). Evaluating models for predicting microclimates across sparsely vegetated and topographically diverse ecosystems. Diversity and Distributions, 27, 2093– 2103.

Bergstrom, D.M., Wienecke, B.C., van den Hoff, J., Hughes, L., Lindenmayer, D.B., Ainsworth, T.D., Baker, C.M., Bland, L., Bowman, D.M.J.S., Brooks, S.T., Canadell, J.G., Constable, A.J., Dafforn, K.A., Depledge, M.H., Dickson, C.R., Duke, N.C., Helmstedt, K.J., Holz, A., Johnson, C.R., McGeoch, M.A., Melbourne‐Thomas, J., Morgain, R., Nicholson, E., Prober, S.M., Raymond, B., Ritchie, E.G., Robinson, S.A., Ruthrof, K.X., Setterfield, S.A., Sgrò, C.M., Stark, J.S., Travers, T., Trebilco, R., Ward, D.F.L., Wardle, G.M., Williams, K.J., Zylstra, P.J. and Shaw, J.D. (2021), Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic. Global Change Biology

Bergstrom, D.M., C. R. Dickson, D. J. Baker, J. Whinam, P. M. Selkirk, M. A. McGeoch (2021) “Ecosystem collapse on a sub-Antarctic island” in Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change, J. G. Canadell, R. B. Jackson, Eds., Ecological Studies, Springer-Nature.

Bryant S.L., Bower H., Bower S., Copley P.B., Dann P., Matassoni D., Sprod D., Sutherland D.R. (2021) Island partnerships building collective impact. Pacific Conservation Biology

Dickson, C.R., Baker, D.J., Bergstrom, D.M., Brookes, R.H., Whinam, J. and McGeoch, M.A. (2021), Widespread dieback in a foundation species on a sub‐Antarctic World Heritage Island: Fine‐scale patterns and likely drivers. Austral Ecology, 46(1) 52-64.

Dudley T., Morgan H., Povey A. and Fitzgerald N. (2021) Restoring Skyline Tier: Decommissioning pine plantations in Tasmania. Ecological Management & Restoration 22, 233-245.

Hamer, R.P., Gardiner, R.Z., Proft, K.M., Johnson, C.N., and Jones, M.E. (2021) A triple threat: high population density, high foraging intensity and flexible habitat preferences explain high impact of feral cats on prey. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288 (1942), 20201194.

Harrison, P.A., Camarretta, N., Krisanski, S., Bailey, T.G., Bain, G., Hamer, R., Gardiner, R., Proft, K., Taskhiri, M.S., Turner, P., Turner, D., and Lucieer, A. (2021) From communities to individuals: Using remote sensing to inform and monitor woodland restoration. Ecological Management & Restoration

Jones, M.E., Bain, G.C., Hamer, R.P., Proft, K.M., Gardiner, R.Z., Dixon, K.J., Kittipalawattanapol, K., Zepeda de Alba, A.L., Ranyard, C.E., Munks, S.A., Barmuta, L.A., Burridge, C.P., Johnson, C.N., and Davidson, N.J. (2021) Research supporting restoration aiming to make a fragmented landscape ‘functional’ for native wildlife. Ecological Management & Restoration

Kearney, S.G, Kern, P.L., Murphy, S., Janetzki, H. and Kutt, A.S. (2021). The diet of dingoes, feral cats and eastern barn owl on Pullen Pullen Reserve, southwest Queensland. Australian Mammalogy

Kern, P. & Kutt A. (2021). Birds of Edgbaston Reserve, central-western Queensland, including notes on significant and threatened species. Australian Field Ornithology 38, 66-77.

Kozakiewicz, C.P., Fraik, A.K., Patton, A.H., Ruiz-Aravena, M., Hamilton, D.G., Hamede R., McCallum, H., Hohenlohe, P.A., Margres, M.J., Jones, M.E. & Storfer, A. (2021) Spatial variation in gene expression of Tasmanian devil facial tumors despite minimal host transcriptomic response to infection. BMC Genomics 22, 698. []( )

Kutt, A.S., Kearney, S.G., Kern, P.L. (2021). More than night parrots: a baseline bird survey of Pullen Pullen reserve in south-west Queensland. Queensland. Australian Field Ornithology 38, 1-12.

Kutt A. S., Kern P. L., Schoenefuss P., Moffatt K., Janetzki H., Hurwood D. & Baker A. M. (2021). Diet of the eastern barn owl (Tyto delicatula) in the Simpson Desert reveals significant new records and a different mammal fauna to survey data. Australian Mammalogy 43, 248-251.

Kutt, A., Hales, L., Hales, P., Young, P., Edwards, C., Warren, B., Shurcliff, K., & Harrington, G. (2021). Bird monitoring in a tropical savanna conservation reserve suggests Noisy Miners “Manorina melanocephala” and adaptive fire management should be a future management focus. Australian Field Ornithology, 38, 131–136.

Spencer, E.E., Dickman C.R., Greenville A., Crowther M.S., Kutt A. & Newsome T.M. (2021). Carcasses attract invasive species and increase artificial nest predation in a desert environment. Global Ecology and Conservation, e01588.


Bain, G. C., MacDonald, M. A., Hamer, R., Gardiner, R., Johnson, C. N., and Jones, M. E. (2020). Changing bird communities of an agricultural landscape: declines in arboreal foragers, increases in large species. Royal Society Open Science 7, 200076.

Bryant, S.L. and Harris, S. (2020). Overview of Tasmania’s offshore islands and their role in nature conservation. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania Vol. 154, pp. 83-106.

Collingwood T. D., Watson J. E. M., Kearney S., Brown A., Ross A., Kulka G., Kulka H., Kulka K., Royee F., Ross B., Mahney T., Huett K. and Kutt A. S. (2020). Native and exotic nest predators of Alwal (Golden-shouldered parrot Psephotellus chrysopterygius) on Olkola Country, Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Emu – Austral Ornithology 120, 168-72.

Kearney, S.G., Kern, P.L., Kutt, A.S. (2020). A baseline terrestrial vertebrate fauna survey of Pullen Pullen; a significant conservation reserve in south-west Queensland. Australian Zoologist 41, 231-240.

Kemp J. E. and Kutt A. S. (2020). Vegetation changes 10 years after cattle removal in a savanna landscape. The Rangeland Journal 42, 73-84.

Vanderduys E., Hoskinm Conrad J., Kutt, Alex S. , Wright, Justin M. and Zozaya, S.M. (2020) Beauty in the eye of the beholder: a new species of gecko (Diplodactylidae: Lucasium) from inland north Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 4877(2), 291–310.

van Dijk, K.-j.; Waycott, M.; Quarmby, J.; Bickerton, D.; Thornhill, A.H.; Cross, H.; Biffin, E. (2020) Genomic Screening Reveals That the Endangered Eucalyptus paludicola (Myrtaceae) Is a Hybrid. Diversity 12, 468.


Webb, M., Alves, F., Tulloch, A., Shaw, J., Bryant, S., Stojanovic, D., Crates, R. and Heinsohn, R., 2019. All the eggs in one basket: Are island refuges securing an endangered passerine? Austral Ecology, 44(3), pp.523-533.


Ball, D., Bryant, S.L. and Mau, R., 2018. The interplay between tourism and conservation on islands. Moro, D. Ball, D. and Bryant, S.(eds). Australian Island Arks: Conservation, Management and Opportunities, p.165.

Ball, D., Moro, D. and Bryant, S.L., 2018. Australian islands: current thinking, emerging themes and a way forward to manage these offshore assets. Moro, D. Ball, D. and Bryant, S.(eds). Australian Island Arks: Conservation, Management and Opportunities, p.235.

Bryant, S.L., 2018. Tasmania’s forty-spotted pardalote: a woodland survivor. Recovering Australian Threatened Species: A Book of Hope, p.125.

Bryant, S.L. and Copley, P.B., 2018. Partnerships for island conservation: it’s all about people. Australian Island Arks: Conservation, Management and Opportunities. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, pp.177-190.

Morris, K., Algar, D., Armstrong, D., Ball, D., Bryant, S.L., Canty, P., Copley, P.B., Dickman, C., Fisher, A., Gillespie, G.R. and Johnston, M., 2018. Values of islands across Australia’s states and territories. Moro, D. Ball, D. and Bryant, S.(eds). Australian Island Arks: Conservation, Management and Opportunities, pp.11-43.

Williams, L. & Kingdom, D. 2018 (14:xii): Residual presence and impact of herbicide for gorse control on native species diversity at Long Point Reserve, Tasmania, Australia. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 152: 17–19.

Older research

Lechner AM, Sprod D, Carter O and Lefroy EC 2016, Characterising landscape connectivity for conservation, Landscape Ecology: Review Article.

Lechner AM, Sprod D, Carter O and Lefroy EC 2015, Using dispersal guilds to assess connectivity at the landscape scale: a case study in the Tasmanian Midlands, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

Bryant SL 2014, Carnivorous Mammal Monitoring 2014: Five Rivers Reserve, Bronte, Report to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, UTAS Foundation, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Bryant SL 2014, Terrestrial mammals and birds of the Five Rivers Reserve, Tasmania during Bush Blitz 2014, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay and Bush Blitz

Bryant SL and Keble-Williams J 2014, The value of mammal monitoring on the Five Rivers Reserve, Bronte. The Tasmanian Naturalist 136: 168-173.

NRM South 2014, Miena Cider Gum Action Plan 2013-2023, Natural Resource Management South, Hobart, Tasmania.

Sprod D 2014, The feasibility of monetizing ecosystem services on the Five Rivers Reserve, Report to Conservation International, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Hobart, Tasmania.

BushBlitz 2014, Skullbone Plains Tasmania 2012, Bush Blitz Survey Report, Commonwealth of Australia.

Bryant, SL 2013, Potential impact of noise on the forty-spotted pardalote Pardalotus quadragintus, Report to Kingborough Council, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay.

Burke C, Bryant SL and Taylor M 2013, Analysis of the post-fire recovery of the Silver Peppermint Reserve in 2013, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Cowell S, Cameron A, Sprod D, Appleby M 2013, Midlandscapes: matching actions to opportunities landscape conservation and the Tasmanian Midlands. in Pulsford I, Fitzsimons J, Wescott G (eds), Linking Australia’s Landscapes: Lessons and Opportunities from Large-scale Conservation Networks, CSIRO Publishing, Canberra.

Hope G, Whinam J, and Hopf, F 2013, A Preliminary Report on a Peat Profile from Skullbone Plains, Central Plateau, Tasmania. Report to Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Iftekhar MS, Tisdell JG and Sprod D 2013, A review of conservation project selection criteria in the Midlands Biodiversity Hotspot Tender, Tasmania: sensitivity to project duration and auction budget, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

Keble-Williams J, 2013, A Survey of Threatened Stag Beetle Species on the Tasmanian Land Conservancy Blue Tier and West Pyengana Reserves in North East Tasmania, Report to the Board of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Keble-Williams J 2013, Invertebrate Fauna in a Peat Core from the Tasmanian Land Conservancy Skullbone Plains Reserve, Short Report to the Board of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Kingdom D 2013, The challenges of controlling an extensive radiata pine (Pinus radiata) infestation in native bushland, Nineteenth Australasian Weeds Conference proceedings, 365 – 368.

Sprod D, 2013, Bush birds – making your place their place too, Fact Sheet, NRM South.

Bryant SL, Webb M and Hume F 2012, Survey of Forty-spotted pardalote on Flinders Island in 2010 and 2011, Report to the Threatened Species Section Department of Primary Industry, Pollution, Water and Environment and Understorey Network, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay Tasmania.

Bryant SL 2012, Bird Fauna of Flat Rock, Porters Hill and Egg Islands Reserves, Report to BushBlitz, Commonwealth of Australia,

Bushblitz 2012, Bush Blitz Survey Report, Egg Islands, Flat Rock, Lower Porter Hill and Porter Hill, Murphys Flat, Seventeen Mile Plain, Vale of Belvoir Reserves Tasmania, Commonwealth of Australia.

Fitzgerald N 2012, Establishment Report Skullbone Plains montane conifer monitoring, Biodiversity Conservation Branch, DPIPWE, Tasmania.

Fixico L and Weingart M 2012, A Photogrammetric Analysis of the Forest Boundaries at Skullbone Plains and the Vale of Belvoir, Tasmania, Australia, WildFIRE PIRE International Internship, Report to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Sandy Bay.

Gilfedder L, Macgregor N, Bridle K, Carter O and Sprod D 2012, Implementing Adaptation to Climate Change in Terrestrial and Freshwater Natural Environments in Tasmania, Report on an expert workshop held in Hobart, Tasmania on 28 – 29 November 2011. Report to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment, Hobart.

Taylor M 2012, Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for the Miena cider gum (Eucalyptus gunnii subsp. divaricata), Fact Sheet, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF).

Taylor M, and Kingdom D 2011, The Tasmanian Land Conservancy: protecting Tasmania’s biodiversity through conservation on private land. Australasian Plant Conservation, Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc, 20:1.

Bryant SL 2010, Conservation Assessment of the Endangered Forty-spotted pardalote 2009 – 2010, Report to Tasmanian Government and NRM South, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Hobart.

Ingwersen D, Tzaros C, Robinson D, Bryant S and Jones N 2010, Woodland Birds for Biodiversity: Prioritising landscapes for conservation on private land, unpublished Report to the Australian Government from Birds Australia, Melbourne.

Males N 2009, Midlands Conservation Fund – an innovative conservation tool developed in response to the social, economic, and ecological conditions of the Tasmanian Midlands. The Nature Conservancy, USA.