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[47]   Soanes K, Cranney K, Dade M, Edwards AM, Palavalli-Nettimi R, Doherty TS* (2020) How to work with children and animals: A guide for school-based citizen science wildlife researchAustral Ecology.

[46]   Geary WL, Doherty TS, Nimmo DG, Tulloch AIT, Ritchie EG (accepted) Predator responses to fire: a global systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of Animal Ecology.

[45]   Doherty TS, Russell JC (accepted) Ethical dimensions of invasive animal management in Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics (ed. Fischer B), Routledge.


[44]  Smith BP, Morrant DS, Vague AL, Doherty TS* (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.

[43]   Driscoll DA, Balouch S, Burns TJ, Garvey T, Wevill T, Yokochi K, Doherty TS* (2019) A critique of ‘countryside biogeography’ as a guide to research in human-dominated landscapes. Journal of Biogeography.

[42]   Wooley LA et al., including Doherty TS (2019) Introduced cats (Felis catus) eating a continental fauna: inventory and traits of Australian mammal species killedMammal Review.

[41]   Murphy B et al., including Doherty TS (2019) Introduced cats (Felis catus) eating a continental fauna: the number of mammals killed in AustraliaBiological Conservation.

[40]   Geary WL, Nimmo DG, Doherty TS, Ritchie, EG, Tulloch AIT (2019). Threat webs: reframing the co-occurrence and interactions of threats to biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology.

[39]   Doherty TS, Fist CN, Driscoll DA (2019) Animal movement varies with resource availability, landscape configuration and body size: a conceptual model and empirical example. Landscape Ecology.

[38]   Doherty TS, Driscoll DA, Nimmo DG, Ritchie EG, Spencer RJ (2019) Conservation or politics? Australia’s target to kill two million cats. Conservation Letters. [Open Access]

[37]   Driscoll DA et al., including Doherty TS (2019) Impacts of feral horses in the Australian Alps and evidence-based solutions. Ecological Management & Restoration.

[36]   Cherubin B et al., including Doherty TS (2019) Feral horse impacts on threatened plants and animals in sub-alpine and montane environments in Victoria, Australia. Ecological Management & Restoration.

[35]   Nimmo DG et al., including Doherty TS (2019Animal movements in fire-prone landscapesBiological Reviews.

[34]   Kearney SG, Carwardine J, Reside AE, Fisher DO, Maron M, Doherty TS, Legge S, Silcock J, Woinarski JCZ, Garnett ST, Wintle BA, Watson JEM (2019) The threats to Australia’s imperilled species and implications for a national conservation response. Pacific Conservation Biology.

[33]  Smith BP, Cairns KM, Adams JW, Newsome TM, Fillios M, Deaux EC, Parr WCH, Letnic M, van Eeden LM, Appleby RG, Bradshaw CJA, Savolainen P, Ritchie EG, Nimmo DG, Archer-Lean C, Greenville AC, Dickman CR, Watson L, Moseby KE, Doherty TS, Wallach AD, Morrant DS, Crowther MS (2019) Taxonomic status and nomenclature of Australia’s native canid: the case to retain Canis dingo (Meyer 1793)Zootaxa.

[32]   Doherty TS, Davis NE, Dickman CR, Forsyth DM, Letnic M, Nimmo DG, Palmer R, Ritchie EG, Benshemesh J, Edwards G, Lawrence J, Lumsden L, Pascoe C, Sharp A, Stokeld D, Myers C, Story G, Story P, Triggs B, Venosta M, Wysong M, Newsome TM (2019) Continental patterns in the diet of a top predator: Australia’s dingo. Mammal Review.


[31]   Doherty TS, Bland LM, Bryan BA, Neale T, Nicholson E, Ritchie EG, Driscoll DA (2018) Expanding the role of targets in conservation policy. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

[30]   Dornelas M and 100+ co-authors, including Doherty TS (2018) BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the anthropoceneGlobal Ecology and Biogeography. [Open Access]

[29]   Woinarski JCZ, Murphy BP, Palmer R, Legge SM, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Edwards G, Nankivell A, Read JL, Stokeld D (2018) How many reptiles are killed by cats in Australia? Wildlife Research.

[28]   Driscoll DA, Bland LM, Bryan BA, Newsome TM, Nicholson E, Ritchie EG, Doherty TS* (2018) A biodiversity-crisis hierarchy to evaluate and refine conservation indicators. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

[27]   Davis H, Ritchie EG, Avitabile S, Doherty TS, Nimmo DG (2018) Testing the assumptions of the pyrodiversity begets biodiversity hypothesis for termites in semi-arid AustraliaRoyal Society Open Science. [Open Access]

[26]   Doherty TS, Driscoll DA (2018) Coupling movement and landscape ecology for animal conservation in production landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. [Open Access]

[25]   Doherty TS, Driscoll DA (2018) Competition in the historical niche: response to Scheele et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.


[24]   Woinarski J, Woolley LA, Garnett S, Legge S, Murphy B, Lawes M, Comer S, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Edwards G, Nankivell A,Palmer R, Paton D (2017) Compilation and traits of Australian bird species killed by catsBiological Conservation.

[23]   Woinarski J, Murphy B, Legge S, Garnett S, Lawes M, Comer S, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Edwards G, Nankivell A, Paton D, Palmer R, Woolley LA (2017) How many birds are killed by cats in Australia? Biological Conservation.

[22]   Virens J, Davis RA, Doherty TS (2017). Two records of amelanism in the Australian skink Ctenotus fallens (Storr, 1974). Herpetology Notes.

[21]   Doherty TS, Dickman CR, Glen AS, Newsome TM, Nimmo DG, Ritchie EG, Vanak AT, Wising AJ (2017) The global impacts of domestic dogs on threatened vertebrates. Biological Conservation.

[20]   Newsome TM, Fleming PJS, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Ripple WJ, Ritchie EG, Wirsing AJ (2017) Making a new dog? BioScience.

[19]   Dunlop JA, Rayner K, Doherty TS* (2017) Dietary flexibility in small carnivores: a case study on the endangered northern quoll Dasyurus hallucatus. Journal of Mammalogy.

[18]   Doherty TS, van Etten EJB, Davis RA, Knuckey CG, Radford JQ, Dalgleish S (2017) Ecosystem responses to fire: identifying cross-taxa contrasts and complementarities to inform management strategies. Ecosystems.

[17]   Legge SM et al. including Doherty TS (2017) Enumerating a continental-scale threat: how many feral cats are in Australia? Biological Conservation.

[16]   Doherty TS, Dickman CR, Johnson CN, Legge SM, Ritchie EG, Woinarski JCZ (2017) Impacts and management of feral cats Felis catus in Australia. Mammal Review. 

[15]   Doherty TS, Ritchie EG (2017) Stop jumping the gun: a call for evidence-based invasive predator management. Conservation Letters. [Open Access]


[14]   Davis RA^, Doherty TS^, van Etten EJB, Radford JQ, Holmes F, Knuckey CG, Davis B (2016) Conserving long unburnt vegetation is important for bird species, guilds and diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation. ^joint lead authors

[13]   Doherty TS, Glen AS, Nimmo DG, Ritchie EG, Dickman CR. (2016) Invasive predators and global biodiversity lossProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. *Featured in Nature and Science.

[12]   Doherty TS, Maron M (2016) Fanning the flames of Australian wildfires. Nature. [Correspondence]

[11]   Doherty TS, Wingfield BN, Stokes VL, Craig MD, Lee J, Finn HC, Calver MC (2016) Successional changes in feeding activity by threatened black cockatoos in revegetated mine sites. Wildlife Research.

[10]   Knuckey CG, van Etten EJB, Doherty TS (2016) Effects of long-term fire exclusion and frequent fire on plant community composition: a case study from semi-arid shrublands. Austral Ecology.


[9]   Doherty TS (2015) Dietary overlap between sympatric dingoes and feral cats at a semi-arid rangeland site in Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy.

[8]   Doherty TS, Dickman CR, Nimmo DG, Ritchie EG (2015) Multiple threats, or multiplying the threats? Interactions between invasive predators and other ecological disturbances. Biological Conservation.

[7]   Davis RA^, Doherty TS^ (2015) Rapid recovery of an urban reptile community following summer wildfire. PLOS ONE ^joint lead authors. [Open Access]

[6]   Doherty TS, Algar D (2015) Response of feral cats to a track-based baiting programme using Eradicat baits. Ecological Management & Restoration.

[5]   Doherty TS, Davis RA, van Etten EJB (2015) A game of cat-and-mouse: microhabitat influences rodent foraging in recently burnt, but not long unburnt shrublands. Journal of Mammalogy.

[4]   Doherty TS, Davis RA, van Etten EJB, Collier N, Krawiec J (2015) Response of a shrubland mammal and reptile community to a history of landscape-scale wildfire. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

[3]   Doherty TS, Davis RA, van Etten EJB, Algar D, Collier N, Dickman CR, Edwards G, Masters P, Palmer R, Robinson S (2015) A continental-scale analysis of feral cat diet in Australia. Journal of Biogeography.


[2]   Doherty TS, Bengsen AJ, Davis RA (2014) A critical review of habitat use by feral cats and key directions for future research and management. Wildlife Research.

[1]   Doherty TS, Davis RA, van Etten EJB (2013) A game of cat-and-mouse: does habitat structure and fire history influence native rodent foraging behaviour? Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia

Online media

A hidden toll: Australia’s cats kill almost 650 million reptiles a year. The Conversation, June 2018.

Passing the brumby bill is a backward step for environmental protection in Australia. The Conversation, June 2018.

Australia’s species need an independent champion. The Conversation, October 2017.

For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day. The Conversation, October 2017.

The bark side: domestic dogs threaten endangered species worldwide. The Conversation, May 2017.

Invasive predators are eating the world’s animals to extinction – and the worst is close to homeThe Conversation, September 2016.

Bushfires are pushing species towards extinction. The Conversation, February 2016.

Killing cats, rats and foxes is no silver bullet for saving wildlifeThe Conversation, June 2015.

ESA Hot Topic Killer Cats: the devastating impact of feral cats on Australian biodiversity February 2015

Feral feast: cats kill hundreds of Australian animalsThe Conversation, February 2015.

To eradicate feral cats, we need to know how many are out thereThe Conversation, October 2014.

Ferals, strays, pets: how to control the cats that are eating our wildlife. The Conversation, September 2014.

How desexing cats saves lives. The Conversation, November 2013.

Feral felines: managing their impact on native fauna. The Conversation, February 2013.

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