(Peer-reviewed since 2016)


Whisson DA, McKinnon F, Lefoe M, Rendall AR. 2021. Passive acoustic monitoring for detecting the Yellow-bellied Glider, a highly vocal arboreal marsupial. PLOS ONE.

Hynes EF, Whisson DA, Di Stefano J. 2021. Response of an arboreal species to plantation harvest. Forest Ecology and Management 490(5):119092.

Rendall, A.R., White, J.G., Cooke, R., Whisson, D.A., Schneider, T., Beilharz, L., Poelsma, E., Ryeland, J. and Weston, M.A. 2021. Taking the bait: The influence of attractants and microhabitat on detections of fauna by remote‐sensing cameras. Ecological Management and Restoration.

Whisson D, Rendall, A.R., and Gibson, M.2020.  History of Australian plant and vertebrate pests: introductions and impacts. The Victorian Naturalist 137(6), 62-169.


Weston, M., Yarwood, M., Whisson, D., and Symonds, M. 2020. Persistent spatial gaps in ornithological study in Australia, 1901-2011. Archives of Natural History 47, 264 – 271.

Ashman, K. R., Page, N. and Whisson, D. A. 2020. Ranging behaviour of an arboreal marsupial in a plantation landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management.

Whisson, D. A., Zylinski, S., Ferrari, A., Yokochi, K., and Ashman, A. R. 2020. Patchy resources and multiple threats: How do koalas navigate an urban landscape? Landscape and Urban Planning 201, 103854.

Whisson, D. A. and Ashman, K. R. 2020. When an iconic native animal is overabundant: the koala in southern Australia. Conservation Science and Practice.

Ashman, K. R. and Whisson, D. A. 2020. Developing guidelines for the use of traps to capture koalas. Australian Mammalogy.

Madani, G. F., Ashman, K. R., Mella, V. S. A. and Whisson, D. A. 2020. A review of the ‘noose and flag’ method to capture free ranging koalas. Australian Mammalogy.

Ashman, K. R., Rendall, A. R., Symonds, M. R. E., and Whisson, D. A. 2020. Understanding the role of plantations in the abundance of an arboreal folivore. Landscape and Urban Planning 193, 103684.


Menkhorst, P., Ramsey, D., O’Brien, T., Hynes, E., and Whisson, D. 2019. Survival and movements of koalas translocated from an over-abundant population. Wildlife Research 46(7), 557-565.

Blyton, M. D. J, Soo, M., Whisson, D., Marsh, K. J., Pascoe, J., Le Pla, M., Foley, W., Hugenholtz, P. and Moore, B. D. 2019. Faecal inoculations alter the gastrointestinal microbiome and allow dietary expansion in a wild specialist herbivore, the koala. Animal Microbiome 1(6).

Ashman, K., Watchorn, D., and Whisson, D. 2019. Prioritising research efforts for effective species conservation: a review of 145 years of koala research. Mammal Review 49, 189-200.

Watchorn, D. and Whisson, D. 2019. Quantifying the interactions between koalas in a high-density population during the breeding period. Australian Mammalogy,1-10.

Carter, N., Cooke, R., White, J. G., Whisson, D. A., Isaac, B. and Bradsworth, N. 2019. Joining the dots: How does an apex predator move through an urbanizing landscape? Global Ecology and Conservation.17:e00532.

Schneider, T. J., Maguire, G. S., Whisson, D. A. and Weston, M. A. 2019. Regulations fail to constrain dog space use in threatened species beach habitats. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2019.1628012.


Guay, P., Van Dongen, W.F.D., Mcleod, E.M., Whisson, D.A., Quan Vu, H., Wang, H. and, Weston, M.A. 2018. Does zonation and accessibility of wetlands influence human presence and mediate wildlife disturbance? Wetlands Ecology and Management

Hagens, S.V., Rendall, A., Whisson, D.A. 2018. Passive acoustic surveys for predicting species’ distributions: optimising detection probability. PLoS ONE. 13(7): e0199396.

Whisson, D.A, Orlowski, A, Weston, M.A. 2018. Tree canopy defoliation impacts avifauna. Forest Ecology and Management. 428, 81-86.

Ekanayake, K., Whisson, D., Schlacher, T., Weston, M. 2018. Urban corvids on the move: habitat use and movement ecology of the little raven Corvus mellori at a peri-urban wetland. Corella 42, 29-37.


Charlton, B., Watchorn, D. and Whisson, D.A. 2017. Subharmonics increase the auditory impact of female koala rejection calls. Ethology 123, 571-579.

Weston, M., Ekanayake, K., Lomas, S., Glover, H., Mead, R., Cribbin, A., Tan, L., Whisson, D., Maguire, G., Cardilini, A. 2017. Case studies of motion-sensing cameras to study clutch survival and fate of real and artificial ground-nests in Australia. Bird Study 64, 476-491.

Beilharz, L.V. and Whisson, D.A. 2017. Habitat selection by two sympatric rodent species in an alpine resort. Australian Journal of Zoology. 64(5), 327-334.


Whisson, D. A., Dixon, V., Taylor, M.L. and Melzer, A. 2016. Failure to respond to food resource decline has catastrophic consequences for koalas in a southern high-density population. Plos One,

Adams-Hosking et al. 2016. Using expert knowledge to elicit national population trends for an iconic species – the koala. Diversity and Distributions, 22 3, 249-262.