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See the Publications page for project outputs or contact Paul for reprints.


Postdoctoral researchers

John McEvoy: Waterfowl movements and density in NSW.


Graham Hall: Monitoring pigeon, quail and waterfowl density in NSW.


Christa Beckmann: female song in passerines.


PhD projects

Ahmad Barati (2017). Cooperative breeding in the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala): the role of genetic relatedness, sex, extra-pair paternity and acoustic signals.


Christine L. Morton (2015). Vocal behaviour as an indicator of lamb vigour.


Kathryn T. A. Lambert (2015). Quantifying the importance of lantana removal, soil nutrient profiles, insect assemblages and bell miner density on Bell Miner Associated Dieback (BMAD).


Leah R. Tsang (2019). Facultative zygodactyly in the Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris): a comparative study.



Masters Projects

Salwa Eraeh (2013). Quantification of heterophil:lymphocyte ratios in the blood smears of Australian birds: an indicator of stress?


Nicholas Leseberg (2013). Factors affecting the impact of Bell Miners and their colonies on the diversity,

spatial distribution and behaviour of other bird species.



Honours Projects

Rebekah Davenport (2017). Factors that shape dominance hierarchies in Noisy Miners.


Jarrod Mesken (2017). Patterns of variation in the calls of a highly social avian species, the Noisy Miner.


Alice Bauer (2016). Raptor and raven competition in a sheep-wheat belt region of NSW.


Bernadette Lai (2016). Can Stubble Quail vocalisations be used as a tool for population monitoring?


Lucy F. Farrow (2015). Alarm signalling in a cooperative bird, the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala).


Samantha Doohan (2014). The impact of habitat fragmentation on predator-prey interactions, using Noisy Miner, Manorina melanocephala, as an indicator species.


Annalie Dorph (2014). Vocal communication in the spotted-tailed (Dasyurus maculatus maculatus) and eastern quoll (D. viverrinus).


Penny Wright (2014). Lantana (Lantana camara) Invasion in areas of Bell Miner (Manorina melanophrys)

Associated Dieback and its implications on terrestrial mammal and microbat population biodiversity.


Juliana Holt (2013). The acoustic repertoire of the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala).


For more information, contact Prof. Paul McDonald