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Behaviour, reproduction and ecology
Does body size predict dates of species description among North American and Australian reptiles and amphibians? (2002) REED RN, BOBACK SM. Global Ecology & Biogeography 11:41–47 © Blackwell Science Ltd
Reduced Rates of Water Loss and Chemical Properties of Skin Secretions of the Frogs Litoria caerulea and Cyclorana australis. (1997). CHRISTIAN K and PARRY D. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.45, pp.13-20 © CSIRO Publishing.
Nest-site selection in a terrestrially breeding frog with protracted development. (2002) MITCHELL NJ. Australian Journal of Zoology. 50:225-235. © CSIRO Publishing.
Frog ecology in modified Australian landscapes: a review. (2003) HAZELL D Wildlife Research 30:193-205 © CSIRO Publishing
Influence of temperature on evaporative water loss and cutaneous resistance to water vapour diffusion in the orange-thighed frog (Litoria xanthomera). (2003) BUTTEMER WA, THOMAS C. Australian Journal of Zoology. 51:111-118. © CSIRO Publishing.
Movements and home ranges of Crocodylus johnstoni in the Lynd river, Queensland. (1998). TUCKER AD, LIMPUS CJ, McCALLUM HI, and McDONALD KR. CSIRO Wildlife Research. Vol.24 pp.379-296. © CSIRO Publishing.
Crocodylus porosus populations in the Northern Territory of Australia: a retrospective power
analysis. (2001) STIRRAT SC, LAWSON D, FREELAND WJ, MORTON R. Wildlife
Research. 28:547-554. ©
Mapping the nesting habitats of saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in Melacca Swamp and the Adelaide River wetlands, Northern Territory: an approach using remote sensing and GIS. (2003) HARVEY KR, HILL GJE. Wildlife Research. 30:365-375. © CSIRO Publishing.
Ontogenetic changes of swimming kinematics in a semi-aquatic reptile (Crocodylus porosus). (2003) SEEBACHER F, ELSWORTH PG, FRANKLIN CE. Australian Journal of Zoology. 51: 15-24. © CSIRO Publishing
Nest temperature and respiratory gases during natural incubation in the broad-shelled river turtle, Chelodina expansa (Testudinata:Chelidae). (1998). BOOTH DT. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.48 pp.183-191. © CSIRO Publishing.
Aggressive interactions between freshwater turtle, Chelodina oblonga, hatchlings and freshwater crayfish, Cherax spp.: implications for the conservation of the critically endangered western swamp turtle, Pseudemydura umbrina. (2002) BRADSELL P, PRINCE J, KUCHLING G, KNOTT B. Wildlife Research. 29:295-301. © CSIRO Publishing
Growth patterns of two widely distributed freshwater turtles and a comparison of common methods used to estimate age. (2002) SPENCER RJ. Australian Journal of Zoology. 50:477-490. © CSIRO Publishing.
Energetic consequences of metabolic depression in tropical and temperate-zone lizards. (1999). CHRISTIAN KA, BEDFORD GS and SCHULTZ TJ. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.47, pp133-141. © CSIRO Publishing.
Home-range fidelity in the Australian sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. (1999). BULL CM and FREAKE MJ. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.47, pp125-132. © CSIRO Publishing.
Passive body movement and gas exchange in the frilled lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) and goanna (Varanus gouldii) (1998) FRAPPELL PB and MORTOLA JP The Journal of Experimental Biology Vol.201, pp2307–2311 © The Company of Biologists Limited 1998.
Longevity, reproductive effort and movements of three sympatric Australian arid-zone geckos. (1999). READ JL. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.47, pp.307-316 © CSIRO Publishing.
Home-range characteristics of an alpine lizard, Niveoscincus microlepidotus (Scincidae), on Mt Wellington, southern Tasmania (1999) MELVILLE J and SWAIN R Wildlife Research, 1999, 26, pp263-70 © CSIRO 1999.
Epaxial muscle function during locomotion in a lizard (Varanus salvator) and the proposal of a key innovation in the vertebrate axial musculoskeletal system (1995) RITTER D The Journal of Experimental Biology Vol.198, pp2477–2490 (1995) © The Company of Biologists Limited 1995
Thermoregulation of monitor lizards in Australia: An evaluation of methods in thermal biology (1996) CHRISTIAN KA and WEAVERS BW Ecological Monographs Vol.66(2) pp139-157. © 1996 Ecological Society of America.
Longterm effects of incubation temperatures on the morphology and locomotor performance of hatchling lizards (Bassiana duperreyi, Scincidae) (1998) ELPHICK MJ and SHINE R Biological Journal of the Linnean Society Vol.63 pp429–47. © 1998 The Linnean Society of London.
Heat, safety or solitude? Using habitat selection experiments to identify a lizard’s priorities (1998) DOWNES S and SHINE R Animal Behaviour Vol.55 pp1387-96 © The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
Mother-offspring recognition in two Australian lizards, Tiliqua rugosa and Egernia stokesii (1996) MAIN AR and BULL MC. Animal Behaviour, Vol.52(1), pp.193-200. © The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
Heat Transfer in a Microvascular Network: the Effect of Heart Rate on Heating and Cooling in Reptiles (Pogona barbata and Varanus varius) SEEBACHER F. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 203(2), pp.97-109. © Academic Press.
Seasonal Patterns of Plasma Steroid Hormones in Males and Females of the Bearded Dragon Lizard, Pogona barbata (2000) AMEY AP and WHITTIER JM General and Comparative Endocrinology, Vol.117(3) pp.335-342 © Academic Press.
Contribution of pits dug by goannas (Varanus gouldii) to the dynamics of banded mulga landscapes in eastern Australia (1998) WHITFORD WG Journal of Arid Environments, Vol.40(4), pp.453-457. © US Government.
Influence of shade covers on pitfall trap temperatures and capture success of reptiles and small mammals in arid Australia (1999) HOBBS TJ and JAMES CD Wildlife Research, 1999, 26, pp341-49 © CSIRO Publishing.
Differential avoidance of snake odours by a lizard: evidence for prioritized avoidance based on risk. (2003) STAPLEY J. Ethology 109:785-796 © Blackwell Science Ltd.
Facultative sex allocation in the viviparous lizard Eulamprus tympanum, a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. (2003) ROBERT KA, THOMPSON MB, SEEBACHER F. Australian Journal of Zoology. 51:367-370. © CSIRO Publishing.
Diet of a large carnivorous lizard, Varanus varius. (2001) GUARINO F. Wildlife Research. 28:627-630. © CSIRO Publishing.
The feeding ecology and field energetics of the Pedra Branca skink (Niveoscincus palfreymani). (2003) BROTHERS N, WILTSHIRE A, PEMBERTON D, MOONEY N, GREEN B. Wildlife Research. 30:81-87. © CSIRO Publishing.
Reproductive biology and diets of goannas (Reptilia: Varanidae) from Australia. (1992) JAMES CD, LOSOS JB, KING DR. Journal of Herpetology. 26(2):128-136. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
The ecology of an Australian reptile icon: how do blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua scincoides) survive in suburbia? (2001) KOENIG J, SHINE R, SHEA G. Wildlife Research. 28:215-227. © CSIRO Publishing.
Sympatry of desert lizards (Ctenotus) in western Australia. (1969) PIANKA ER. Ecology. 50:1012-1030. © The Ecological Society of America.
Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. (1969) PIANKA ER. Ecology. 50:498-502. © The Ecological Society of America.
Notes on the biology of Varanus caudolineatus and Varanus gilleni. (1969) PIANKA ER. The Western Australian Naturalist 11(4):76-82.
Notes on the biology of Varanus eremius. (1968) PIANKA ER. The Western Australian Naturalist 11(2):39-44.
Notes on Varanus brevicauda. (1970) PIANKA ER. The Western Australian Naturalist. 11(5):113-116.
Notes on the biology of Varanus gouldi flavirufus. (1970) PIANKA ER. The Western Australian Naturalist. 11(6):141-144.
Australia's thorny devil (1997) PIANKA ER. Reptiles. Nov:14-19.
Long-term changes in lizard assemblages in the Great Victoria Desert. (1996) PIANKA ER. In: Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities. pp191-215. © Academic Press.
Evolution of body size: Varanid lizards as a model system. (1995) PIANKA ER. The American Naturalist. 146(3):398-414. © The University of Chicago.
Observations on the ecology of Varanus in the Great Victoria Desert. (1982) PIANKA ER. The Western Australian Naturalist. 15:37-44.
Notes on the biology of Varanus tristis. (1971) PIANKA ER. The Western Australian Naturalist. 11(8):180-183.
Comparative ecology of Varanus in the Great Victoria Desert. (1994) PIANKA ER. Australia Journal of Ecology. 19:395-408.
Allometry of clutch and neonate sizes in monitor lizards (Varanidae: Varanus). (2001) THOMPSON GG, PIANKA ER. Copeia. 2:443-458.
Body temperatures of an aboreal monitor lizard, Varanus tristis (Squamata: Varanidae), during the breeding season. (1998) THOMPSON GG, PIANKA ER, DE BOER M. Amphibia-Reptilia 20:82-88. © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.
Growth to death in lizards. (2002) OLSSON M, SHINE R. Evolution. 56(9):1867-1870.
Organisation in natural assemblages of desert lizards and tropical fishes. (1990) WINEMILLER KO, PIANKA ER. Ecological Monographs. 60(1):27-55. © The Ecological Society of America.
Conspicuous males suffer higher predation risk: visual modelling and experimental evidence from lizards. (2003) STUART-FOX DM, MOUSSALLI A, MARSHALL NJ, OWENS IPF. Animal Behaviour. 66:541-550. © Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
The influence of natural incubation environments on the phenotypic traits of hatchling lizards. (1997) SHINE R, ELPHICK MJ, HARLOW PS. Ecology. 78(8):2559-2568. © The Ecological Society of America.
Desert lizard diversity: Additional comments and some data. (1989) PIANKA ER. The American Naturalist. 134(3):344-364. © The University of Chicago.
Death Adders (1992) DAVIDSON TM, SCHAFER SF, CAPELOTO B. Journal of Wilderness Medicine. 3:9-17. © Chapman & Hall
Do snakes shrink. (2001) MADSEN T, SHINE R. Oikos. 92(1):187-188.
The taipan. (1950) KINGHORN JR. Australian Museum Magazine. 73-75. © Australian Museum (Syd).
Activity times and body temperature in Australian copperheads (Serpentes: Elapidae) (2001) ROHR DH, MALONE BS. Australian Journal of Zoology. 49:223-233. © CSIRO Publishing.
South Australian records of the inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus McCoy, 1879). (1981) MIRTSCHIN P. Herpetofauna. 13(1):20-23. © Australian Herpetological Society.
Large snakes in a mosaic rural landscape: The ecology of carpet pythons Morelia spilota (Serpentes: Pythonidae) in coastal eastern Australia. (1996) SHINE R, FITZGERALD M. Biological Conservation. 76:113-122. © Elsevier Science Limited.
Biological aspects of the adaptive radiation of Australasian pythons (Serpentes: Boidae). (1990) SHINE R, SLIP DJ. Herpetologica. 46(3):283-290. © The Herpetologists League.
Intraspecific variation in thermoregulation, movements and habitat use by Australian blacksnakes Pseudechis porphyriacus (Elapidae). (1987) SHINE R. Journal of Herpetology. 21(3):165-177. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Ecological ramifications of prey size: Food habits and reproductive biology of Australian copperhead snakes (Austrelaps: Elapidae). (1987) SHINE R. Journal of Herpetology. 21(1):21-28. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
The evolution of viviparity: Ecological correlates of reproductive mode within a genus of Australian snakes (Pseudechis: Elapidae). (1987) SHINE R. Copeia. 3:551-563.
Ecology of highly venomous snakes: the Australian genus Oxyuranus (Elapidae). (1983) SHINE R, COVACEVICH J. Journal of Herpetology. 17(1):60-69. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Influence of weather conditions on activity of tropical snakes. (2002) BROWN GP, SHINE R. Austral. Ecology 27:596–605.
Metabolic response to feeding and fasting in the water python (Liasis fuscus). (2001) BEDFORD GS, CHRISTIAN KA. Australian Journal of Zoology 49:379-387. © CSIRO Publishing.
Miscellaneous notes on the reproductive biology of reptiles. 4. Eight species of the Family Boidae, Genera Acrantophis, Aspidites, Candoia, Liasis and Python. (1981) MURPHY JB, LAMOREAUX WE, BARKER DG. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences. 84(1):39-49.
Mating and male combat in Australian blacksnakes, Pseudechis porphyriacus. (1981) SHINE R, GRIGG GC, SHINE TG, HARLOW P. Journal of Herpetology. 15(1):101-107. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Ecology of eastern Australian whipsnakes of the Genus Demansia. (1980) SHINE R. Journal of Herpetology. 14(4):381-389. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Activity patterns in Australian elapid snakes (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae). (1979) SHINE R. Herpetologica. 35(1):1-11. © The Herpetologists League.
Reproduction in Australian elapid snakes I: Testicular cycles and mating seasons. (1977) SHINE R. Australian Journal of Zoology. 25:647-653.
Reproduction in Australian elapid snakes II: Female reproductive cycles. (1977) SHINE R. Australian Journal of Zoology. 25:655-666.
Venomous snakes in cold climates: Ecology of the Australian genus Drysdalia (Serpentes: Elapidae). (1981) SHINE R. Copeia 1:14-25. © American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
Seasonal changes in dorsal reflectance of two species of Australian elapid snakes. (1994) JOHNSTON GR. Journal of Herpetology. 28(1):109-112. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Silver spoons and snake body sizes: prey availability early in life influences long-term growth rates of free-ranging pythons. (2000) MADSEN T, SHINE R. Journal of Animal Ecology. 69:952-958. © British Ecological Society.
Spatial ecology of arboreal snakes (Hoplocephalus stephensii, Elapidae) in an eastern Australian forest. (2002) FITZGERALD M, SHINE R, LEMCKERT F. Austral. Ecology 27:537–545.
Lying in wait for extinction: Ecological correlates of conservation status among Australian elapid snakes. (2000) REED RN, SHINE R. Conservation Biology. 16(2):451-461.
Pythons in the pergola: the ecology of "nuisance" carpet pythons (Morelia spilota) from suburban habitats in south-eastern Queensland. (2001) FEARN S, ROBINSON B, SAMBONO J, SHINE R. Wildlife Research. 28:573-579. © CSIRO Publishing.
Snakes in the garden: an analysis of reptiles "rescued" by community-based wildlife carers. (2001) SHINE R, KOENIG J. Biological Conservation. 102:271-283. © Elsevier Science Ltd.
Sex-specific niche partitioning and sexual size dimorphism in Australian pythons (Morelia spilota imbricata). (2002) PEARSON D, SHINE R, HOW R. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 77:113-125. © The Linnean Society of London.
Geographic variation in sexual size dimorphism within a single snake species (Morelia spilota, Pythonidae). (2002) PEARSON D, SHINE R, WILLIAMS A. Oecologia. 131:418-426. © Springer-Verlag.
The reproductive biology and mating system of diamond pythons, Morelia spilota (Serpentes: Boidae). (1988) SLIP DJ, SHINE R. Herpetologica. 44(4):396-404. © The Herpetologists League.
Feeding habits of the diamond python, Morelia s. spilota: Ambush predation by a boid snake. (1988) SLIP DJ, SHINE R. Journal of Herpetology. 22(3):323-330. © Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Thermophilic response to feeding of the diamond python,
Morelia s. spilota (Serpentes: Boidae). (1988) SLIP DJ, SHINE R.
Comp.Biochem.Physiol. 89A(4):645-650. © Pergamon Press PLC.
Habitat use, movements and activity patterns in free-ranging diamond pythons Morelia spilota spilota (Serpentes: Boidae): a radiotelemetric study. (1988) SLIP DJ, SHINE R. Australian Wildlife Research. 15:515-531. © CSIRO Publishing.
Reptilian endothermy: a field study of thermoregulation by brooding diamond pythons. (1988) SLIP DJ, SHINE R. Journal of Zoology, London. 216:367-378.
Experimental rock outcrops reveal continuing habitat disturbance for an endangered Australian snake. (2000) GOLDINGAY RL, NEWELL DA. Conservation Biology 14(6):1908-1912.
Notes on Stephen's banded snake Hoplocephalus stephensii Krefft, 1869. (1988) WELLS RW, WELLINGTON CR, WILLIAMS DJ. The Australian Herpetologist. 512:1-17. © ABS Natural History Publishers.
Paving the way for habitat restoration: Can artificial rocks restore degraded habitats of endangered reptiles? (2000) WEBB JK, SHINE R. Biological Conservation. 92:93-99. © Elsevier Science Ltd.
Ecological characterisitics of a threatened snake species, Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Serpentes: Elapidae). (1998) WEBB JK, SHINE R. Animal Conservation. 1:185-193. © The Zoological Society of London.
A field study of spatial ecology and movements of a threatened snake species, Hoplocephalus bungaroides. (1997) WEBB JK, SHINE R. Biological Conservation. 82:203-217. © Elsevier Science Ltd.
Ecological traits and conservation biology of five fossorial 'sand-swimming' snake species (Simoselaps: Elapidae) in south-western Australia. (1999) HOW RA, SHINE R. Journal of Zoology, London. 249:269-282. © The Zoological Society of London.
Sexual dimorphism and niche divergence: Feeding habits of the Arafura filesnake. (1993) HOUSTON D, SHINE R. Journal of Animal Ecology. 62(4):737-748. © British Ecological Society.
The impact of bush-rock removal on an endangered species Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Serpentes:Elapidae). (1998) SHINE R, WEBB JK, FITZGERALD M, and SUMNER J. CSIRO Wildlife Research. Vol.25 pp.285-295. © CSIRO Publishing.
Sedentary snakes and gullible geckos: predator–prey coevolution in nocturnal rock-dwelling reptiles (1998) DOWNES S and SHINE R Animal Behaviour Vol.55 pp1373-85. © The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
When, where and why do people encounter Australian brownsnakes (Pseudonaja textilis : Elapidae)? (1999) WHITAKER PB and SHINE R Wildlife Research, 1999, 26, pp675-88 © CSIRO 1999
Responses of free-ranging brownsnakes (Pseudonaja textilis : Elapidae) to encounters with humans (1999) WHITAKER PB and SHINE R Wildlife Research, 1999, 26, pp689-704 © CSIRO 1999
Seasonal Testicular Development and Sperm Storage in Tropical and Subtropical Populations of the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) (1997). BULL KH, MASON RT and WHITTIER J. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.45, pp.479–488. © CSIRO Publishing.
Implications of brown tree snake captures from fences (1999) ENGEMAN RM, LINNELL MA, AGUON P, MANIBUSAN A, SAYAMA S and TECHAIRA A. Wildlife Research Vol.26, pp111-16 © CSIRO 1999
Standard metabolic rate and preferred body temperatures in some Australian pythons. (1998). BEDFORD GS and CHRISTIAN KA. Australian Journal of Zoology, Vol.46, pp317-328. © CSIRO Publishing.
Life history consequences of nest-site variation in tropical pythons (1999) MADSEN T and SHINE R Ecology Vol.80(3) p989-97 © 1999 Ecological Society of America.
Seasonal migration of predators and prey - A study of pythons and rats in tropical Australia (1996) MADSEN T and SHINE R Ecology Vol.77(1) pp149-56 © 1996 Ecological Society of America.
The influence of nest temperatures and maternal brooding on hatchling phenotypes in water pythons (1997) SHINE R, MADSEN TRL, ELPHICK MJ and HARLOW PS Ecology Vol.78(6) pp1713-21 © 1997 Ecological Society of America.
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