Our staff have written numerous professional reports whilst employed by other consulting companies and non-government organisations. Further details are available on request.

The following is a list of peer-reviewed academic publications and theses authored and co-authored by Drs Morrant and Gill. Please send us an email request if you would like an electronic copy of any of these works.

  • Waudby, H.P., Alberthsen, C., Lunney, D., Smith, B.P., Wilkinson, L.L., Morrant, D.S. and Roger, E. (In Press) Contentious and emerging issues in wildlife research (Chapter 3) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.

  • Smith, B.P., Waudby, H.P., Dickman, C.R., Soennichsen, K., Mills, C.,Howe, A., Woolley, L-A., Griffiths, S., Cox, T.E., Clayton, J., Penton, C., Morrant, D.S., Letnic, M., Cullen, D., Stobo-Wilson, A., Taggart, D.A., Gleeson, G., Cripps, J.K., Gill, M.J., and MacDonald, A.J. (In Press) Observing wildlife and its signs (Chapter 4). In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.

  • Lumsden, L.F., Waudby, H.P., Meek, P., Crisp, H.A., Cripps, J.K., Cristescu, R., Jamieson, L.T., Nelson, J.L., Teixeira, D., Hodgens, N., Rutter, N., Morrant, D.S., Bower, D.S., Dickman, C.R., Soennichsen, K. (In Press) Detecting and monitoring wildlife remotely (Chapter 5) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.

  • Waudby, H.P., Turner, J.M., Coulson, G., Taggart, D., Watson, D.M., Bengsen, A.J., Meek, P., Bower, D.S., Thompson, S, Lumsden, L.F., Hampton, J.O., Death, C., Thompson, G, Finlayson, G., Hamilton, D.G., Petit, S., Dunlop, J., Bentley, J., Vanderduys, E., Ballard, G.A. and Morrant, D.S. (In Press) Wildlife capture methods (Chapter 7) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.

  • Morrant, D.S., Turner, J.M., Jensen, M.A., Hampton, J.O., Bower, D.S., Körtner, G., Meek, P. Pestell, A.J.L., Rismiller, P.D.,Waudby, H.P., Amos, C. (In Press) Wildlife tracking methods (Chapter 9) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.

  • Hampton, J.O, Gill, S.J., Spielman, D., Peters, A., Vitali, S., Boardman, W., Portas, T. and Coulson, G. (In Press) Veterinary procedures for Australian wildlife (Chapter 9) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.
  • Berris, K.K.,Ruykys, R., Goldingay, R.L., Morrant, D.S., Packer, J.G., Descovich, K., Matthews, A., Coetsee, A., Nicolson, V., Horsup, A., Moseby, K., Jose, H.L., Gill, S.J. and Taggart D.A. (In Press) Wombats, bandicoots, bilby, possums and gliders (Chapter 19) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.
  • Lumsden, L.F., Morrant, D.S., Broken-Brow, J., Holz, P.H., McKeown, A, Gill, S.J., Vanderduys, E. (In Press) Bats (Chapter 23) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jones, D., Ziembicki, M., Morrant, D.S., and Gill, S.J. (In Press) Megapodes, bustard and ratites (Chapter 36) In: Ethical Wildlife Research in Australia: A Practical Guide (Eds B. Smith, H. Waudby, C. Alberthsen, & J. Hampton) pp. xx-xx. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Australia.
  • Smith, B.P., Morrant, D.S., Vague, A-L. & Doherty, T.S. (2019) High rates of cannibalism and food waste consumption by dingoes living at a remote mining operation in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy
  • Smith, B.P., Cairns, K.M., Adams, J.W., Newsome, T.M., Fillios, M., Deaux, E.C., Parr, W.C.H., Letnic, M., van Eeden, L.M., Appleby, R.G., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Savolainen, P., Ritchie, E.G., Nimmo, D.G., Archer-Lean, C., Greenville, A.C., Dickman, C.R., Watson, L., Moseby, K.E., Doherty, T.S., Wallach, A.D., Morrant, D.S. & Crowther, M.S. (2019). Taxonomic status of the Australian dingo: the case for Canis dingo Meyer, 1793. Zootaxa, 4564: 173-197.
  • Morrant, D.S., Wurster, C.M., Johnson, C.N., Butler, J.R.A. & Congdon, B. (2017) Prey use by dingoes in a contested landscape: ecosystem service provider or biodiversity threat? Ecology and Evolution 7: 8927–8935
  • Morrant, D.S., Johnson, C. N., Butler, J.R.A. & Congdon, B. (2017) Biodiversity friend or foe: land use by a top predator, the dingo in contested landscapes of the Australian Wet Tropics. Austral Ecology 42: 252-264
  • Morrant, D.S. (2015) Chasing the yellow dog’s tale: the science of studying dingoes. Chapter 7 in: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation. (Editor Bradley Smith), CSIRO Publishing, Clayton
  • Morrant, D.S. (2015) Potential for spillover predation on native fauna by dingoes in peri-urban and agricultural landscapes in Australia’s lowland Wet Tropics. PhD thesis, James Cook University.
  • Hedges, L., Morrant, D.S., Campos-Arceiz, A. and Clements, G.R. (2015) Feasibility of using scent-baited hair traps to monitor carnivore populations in Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Conservation Science 8: 975-982
  • Boardman, W.S., Caraguel, C.G., Gill, S., Herman, K., McEwen, M.M., Haghighi, L.C. & Smith, I. (2014). Mass capture and anesthesia of Australian bridled nailtail wallabies (Onychogalea fraenata) with the use of medetomidine and ketamine. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 50: 858-863
  • Butler, J.R.A., Linnell, J.D.C., Morrant, D.S., Athreya, V., Lescureux, N. and McKeown, A. (2013) Dog eat dog, cat eat dog: social-ecological dimensions and implications of dog predation by wild carnivores. Chapter 5 in: Free-ranging dogs and wildlife conservation (Editor Matthew Gompper), Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • Morrant, D.S. and Petit, S. (2012) Strategies of a small nectarivorous marsupial, the western pygmy-possum, in response to seasonal variation in food availability. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 1525-1535
  • Morrant, D.S. and Petit, S. (2011) Nest use by western pygmy-possums (Cercartetus concinnus) (Marsupialia: Burramyidae) at Innes National Park, South Australia. Australian Mammalogy 33: 28-32
  • Morrant, D.S., Petit, S. and Schumann, R. (2010) Floral nectar sugar composition and flowering phenology of the food plants used by the western pygmy possum, Cercartetus concinnus, at Innes National Park, South Australia. Ecological Research 25: 579-589
  • Morrant, D.S., Schumann, R. and Petit, S. (2009) Field methods for sampling and storing nectar from flowers with low nectar volumes. Annals of Botany 103: 533-542
  • Morrant, D.S. (2007) Foraging patterns and resource use strategies of the western pygmy possum, Cercartetus concinnus Gould (Marsupialia: Burramyidae), at Innes National Park. South Australia. Honours thesis, University of South Australia.
  • Gill, S.J. (1998) An investigation into a chronic paresis/paralysis syndrome seen in the diamond python (Morelia spilota spilota). Honours thesis, University of Sydney.