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Cane toads (Rhinella marina) rely on water access, not drought tolerance, to invade xeric Australian environments

Brusch, G. A., Christian, K., Brown, G. P., Shine, R. & DeNardo, D. F., Feb 2019, In : Oecologia. 189, 2, p. 307-316 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bufo marinus
toad
toads
marina
drought tolerance

Characteristics of hollows and hollow-bearing trees in semi-arid river red gum woodland and potential limitations for hollow-dependent wildlife

Westerhuis, E. L., Schlesinger, C. A., Nano, C. E. M., Morton, S. R. & Christian, K. A., Sep 2019, In : Austral Ecology. 44, 6, p. 995-1004 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Eucalyptus camaldulensis
woodlands
woodland
wildlife
river

Dehydration enhances innate immunity in a semiaquatic snake from the wet-dry tropics

Brusch, G. A., Christian, K., Brown, G. P., Shine, R. & DeNardo, D. F., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology. 331, 4, p. 245-252 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Snakes
immunity
snake
Dehydration
Innate Immunity
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Disease Exposure and Antifungal Bacteria on Skin of Invasive Cane Toads, Australia

Weitzman, C. L., Kaestli, M., Gibb, K., Brown, G. P., Shine, R. & Christian, K., Sep 2019, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25, 9, p. 1770-1771 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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File
Canes
Anura
Bacteria
Skin
Chytridiomycota

Don't put all your eggs in one basket – Lessons learned from the largest-scale and longest-term wildlife conservation program in the Amazon Basin

Eisemberg, C. C., Vogt, R. C., Balestra, R. A. M., Reynolds, S. J. & Christian, K. A., Oct 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 238, p. 1-8 8 p., 108182.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

conservation programs
wildlife management
nature conservation
turtle
basins

New Pond-Indicator bacteria to complement routine monitoring in a Wet/Dry Tropical wastewater stabilization system

Rose, A., Padovan, A., Christian, K., Kaestli, M., McGuinness, K., Tsoukalis, S. & Gibb, K., 19 Nov 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 11, p. 1-22 22 p., 2422.

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Open Access
File
system stabilization
Ponds
Waste Water
indicator species
wastewater
2018
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Differences in structure of northern Australian hypolithic communities according to location, rock type, and gross morphology

Guenther, S., Gibb, K., Rose, A. M., Kaestli, M. & Christian, K., 25 Jun 2018, In : AIMS Microbiology. 4, 3, p. 469-481 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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File
rock
nematode
cyanobacterium
prehnite
rainfall
6 Downloads (Pure)

Ecological patterns in the skin microbiota of frogs from tropical Australia

Christian, K., Weitzman, C., Rose, A., Kaestli, M. & Gibb, K., Nov 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 21, p. 10510-10519 10 p.

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File
skin (animal)
frog
microbial communities
frogs
skin
5 Downloads (Pure)

Skin bacterial diversity is higher on lizards than sympatric frogs in tropical Australia

Weitzman, C. L., Gibb, K. & Christian, K., 14 Nov 2018, In : PEERJ. 2018, 11, p. 1-15 15 p., e5960.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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File
Lizards
skin (animal)
Anura
lizards
frogs
8 Downloads (Pure)

The thermal dependency of locomotor performance evolves rapidly within an invasive species

Kosmala, G. K., Brown, G. P., Christian, K. A., Hudson, C. M. & Shine, R., 1 May 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 9, p. 4403-4408 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Bufo marinus
toad
invasive species
heat
biological invasion
2017

Diet of Amazon river turtles (Podocnemididae): A review of the effects of body size, phylogeny, season and habitat

Eisemberg, C. C., Reynolds, S. J., Christian, K. A. & Vogt, R. C., Feb 2017, In : Zoology. 120, p. 92-100 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Amazon River
turtles
river water
body size
vegetables
8 Downloads (Pure)

Frogs host faecal bacteria typically associated with humans

Gibb, K., Schobben, X. & Christian, K., Jul 2017, In : Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 63, 7, p. 633-637 5 p.

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File
Anura
Bacteria
Enterococcus faecium
Sewage
Feces
7 Downloads (Pure)

Locomotor performance of cane toads differs between native-range and invasive populations

Kosmala, G., Christian, K., Brown, G. & Shine, R., Jul 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, p. 1-11 11 p., 170517.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Canes
Anura
Population
Introduced Species
Bufo marinus

Northern Australia and Northern Brazil Connections

Sutcliffe, S., Barrett, S., Schneide, L. & Christian, K., 2017, An Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon: A View from Northern Australia. Darwin: Brazilian Amazon Field Intensive, p. 73-88 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Brazil
6 Downloads (Pure)

Ontogenetic comparisons of standard metabolism in three species of crocodilians

Gienger, C. M., Brien, M. L., Tracy, C. R., Manolis, S. C., Webb, G. J. W., Seymour, R. S. & Christian, K. A., 9 Feb 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 2, p. 1-7 7 p., e0171082.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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File
Crocodylia
Crocodylus porosus
Alligator mississippiensis
Metabolism
metabolism

Physical calculations of resistance to water loss improve predictions of species range models: comment

Christian, K., Tracy, C. & Tracy, C. R., 2017, In : Ecology. 98, 11, p. 2962-2964 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

prediction
water
loss
calculation
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Spatial patterns of hypolithic cyanobacterial diversity in Northern Australia

Christian, K., Kaestli, M. & Gibb, K., Sep 2017, In : Ecology and Evolution. 7, 17, p. 7023-7033 11 p.

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File
rocks
rock
community composition
transect
arid region
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Temperature rise and parasitic infection interact to increase the impact of an invasive species

Laverty, C., Brenner, D., McIlwaine, C., Lennon, J. J., Dick, J. T. A., Lucy, F. E. & Christian, K. A., Apr 2017, In : International Journal for Parasitology. 47, 5, p. 291-296 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Introduced Species
Parasitic Diseases
Temperature
Parasites
Infection
2016

Body temperatures and the thermal environment

Christian, K., Tracy, CR. & Tracy, C. R., 2016, Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Dodd, C. K. (ed.). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, p. 337-351 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Effect of housing density on growth, agonistic behaviour, and activity in hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)

Brien, M. L., Webb, G. J., McGuinness, K. A. & Christian, K. A., 1 Nov 2016, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 184, p. 141-149 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Agonistic Behavior
Crocodylus porosus
Alligators and Crocodiles
agonistic behavior
Growth

Notes on Chelodina mccordi timorensis Biology, Harvest, Current Threats, and Community Perceptions in the Lake Iralalaro Region, Timor-Leste

De Alvarenga, C. C. E., da Costa, B., Guterres, E., Reynolds, S. & Christian, K., Jun 2016, In : Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 15, 1, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

East Timor
turtle
turtles
Biological Sciences
lakes
2015

Alligators and Crocodiles Have High Paracellular Absorption of Nutrients, but Differ in Digestive Morphology and Physiology

Tracy, C. R., McWhorter, T. J., Gienger, C. M., Starck, J. M., Medley, P., Manolis, S. C., Webb, G. J. W. & Christian, K. A., 1 Dec 2015, In : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55, 6, p. 986-1004 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Alligator (Alligatoridae)
Crocodylus porosus
Alligator mississippiensis
crocodiles
Crocodylia
2014

Assessment of Chelodina mccordi current status and community awareness along the Lake Iralalaro, Timor-Leste

De Alvarenga, C. C. E., da Costa, B., Guterres, E., Reynolds, S. & Christian, K., 2014

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportResearch

Field hydration state varies among tropical frog species with different habitat use

Tracy, C., Tixier, T., Le NoENe, C. & Christian, K., 2014, In : Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 87, 2, p. 197-202 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anura
Ecosystem
frogs
Habits
habitats

Out of sight or in too deep: Effect of visual barriers and water depth on agonistic behaviour and growth in hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)

Brien, M., Gienger, C., Webb, G., Mcguinness, K. & Christian, K., 2014, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 158, p. 102-110 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Agonistic Behavior
Crocodylus porosus
Alligators and Crocodiles
agonistic behavior
Water
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The relationship between early growth and survival of hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in captivity

Brien, M., Webb, G., Mcguinness, K. & Christian, K., 24 Jun 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 6, p. 1-10 10 p.

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File
Crocodylus porosus
failure to thrive
Alligators and Crocodiles
Failure to Thrive
Clutches

Weaver ant role in cashew orchards in Vietnam

Peng, R., Lan, L. P. & Christian, K., 1 Aug 2014, In : Journal of Economic Entomology. 107, 4, p. 1330-1338 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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File
cashew fruit
orchard
Vietnam
ant
Formicidae
2013

Born to be bad: Agonistic behaviour in hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)

Brien, M. L., Webb, G. J., Christian, K. A., Lang, J. W. & McGuinness, K. A., 2013, In : Behaviour: an international journal of behaviourial biology. 150, 7, p. 737-762 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Agonistic Behavior
Crocodylus porosus
Alligators and Crocodiles
agonistic behavior
Aggression

Do Weaver Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Marks Affect Mango Internal Quality and Storage Life?

Peng, R. & Christian, K., 2013, In : Journal of Economic Entomology. 106, 1, p. 299-304 6 p.

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File
quality of life
mangoes
ant
shelf life
Formicidae

Do weaver ants affect arthropod diversity and the natural-enemy-to-pest ratio in horticultural systems?

Peng, R. & Christian, K., 2013, In : Journal of Applied Entomology. 137, p. 711-720 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ants
Arthropods
natural enemies
arthropods
Formicidae

Intra- and interspecific agonistic behaviour in hatchling Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) and saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)

Brien, M., Webb, G., Lang, J. & Christian, K., 2013, In : Australian Journal of Zoology. 61, 3, p. 196-205 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Crocodylus porosus
Crocodylus
agonistic behavior
crocodiles
posture

Scaling of standard metabolic rate in estuarine crocodiles Crocodylus porosus

Seymour, R., Gienger, C., Brien, M., Tracy, C., Manolis, C., Webb, G. & Christian, K., 2013, In : Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology. 183, 4, p. 491-500 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crocodylus porosus
Alligators and Crocodiles
Animals
body mass
animal
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The good, the bad, and the ugly: Agonistic behaviour in juvenile crocodilians

Brien, M. L., Lang, J. W., Webb, G. J., Stevenson, C. & Christian, K. A., 11 Dec 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 12, p. 1-12 12 p., e80872.

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Open Access
File
Agonistic Behavior
Crocodylia
agonistic behavior
Head
Ecology

Thermal and hydric implications of diurnal activity by a small tropical frog during the dry season

Tracy, C. R., Christian, K. A., Burnip, N., Austin, B. J., Cornall, A., Iglesias, S., Reynolds, S. J., Tixier, T. & Le Noëne, C., Jun 2013, In : Austral Ecology. 38, 4, p. 476-483 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

diurnal activity
frog
dry season
frogs
heat

Using weaver ants Oecophylla smaragdina to control two important pests on African mahogany Khaya senegalensis in the Northern Territory of Australia

Peng, R., Christian, K. & Reilly, D., 2013, In : Australian Forestry. 76, 2, p. 76-82 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Khaya senegalensis
Oecophylla smaragdina
Meliaceae
Northern Territory
ant
2012

Biological control of the fruit-spotting bug Amblypelta lutescens using weaver ants Oecophylla smaragdina on African mahoganies in Australia

Peng, R., Christian, K. & Reilly, D., 2012, In : Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 14, 4, p. 428-433 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Amblypelta lutescens
Amblypelta nitida
Oecophylla smaragdina
biological control
ant
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Cane toads lack physiological enhancements for dispersal at the invasive front in Northern Australia

Tracy, C. R., Christian, K. A., Baldwin, J. & Phillips, B. L., 15 Jan 2012, In : Biology Open. 1, 1, p. 37-42 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Bufo marinus
Canes
Physiology
toads
Anura
7 Downloads (Pure)

Cocoon and Epidermis of Australian Cyclorana Frogs Differ in Composition of Lipid Classes That Affect Water Loss

Sadowski-Fugitt, L., Tracy, C., Christian, K. & Williams, J., 2012, In : Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. 85, 1, p. 40-50 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
epidermis (animal)
cocoons
lipid composition
Epidermis
Anura

Energetic costs of digestion in Australian crocodiles

Gienger, C. M., Tracy, C. R., Brien, M. L., Manolis, S. C., Webb, G. J. W., Seymour, R. S. & Christian, K. A., 2012, In : Australian Journal of Zoology. 59, 6, p. 416-421 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

crocodiles
digestion
energetics
metabolism
Crocodylus porosus

Good vibrations? Sibling embryos expedite hatching in a turtle

Doody, S., Stewart, B., Camacho, C. & Christian, K., 2012, In : Animal Behaviour. 83, p. 645-651 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

vibration
turtle
turtles
hatching
embryo

Habitat Differences in Body Size and Shape of the Australian Agamid Lizard, Lophognathus temporalis

Iglesias, S., Tracy, C., Bedford, G. & Christian, K., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Herpetology. 46, 3, p. 297-303 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

animal morphology
body shape
lizard
lizards
body size

The best time of day to monitor and manipulate weaver ant colonies in biological control

Peng, R., Christian, K. & Gibb, K., Feb 2012, In : Journal of Applied Entomology. 136, 1-2, p. 155-160 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ants
Formicidae
biological control
Oecophylla smaragdina
ant colonies

Thermal preferences of hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in response to time of day, social aggregation and feeding

Brien, M., Webb, G., Gienger, C., Lang, J. & Christian, K., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Thermal Biology. 37, 8, p. 625 -630 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crocodylus porosus
Alligators and Crocodiles
Agglomeration
Hot Temperature
heat
2011

Changes in body fluids of the cocooning fossorial frog Cyclorana australis in a seasonally dry environment

Reynolds, S., Christian, K., Tracy, C. & Hutley, L., 2011, In : Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology. 160, 3, p. 348-354 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Body fluids
Body Fluids
Lymph
Anura
Urea
2 Downloads (Pure)

Condensation onto the Skin as a Means for Water Gain by Tree Frogs in Tropical Australia

Tracy, C. R., Laurence, N. & Christian, K. A., Oct 2011, In : American Naturalist. 178, 4, p. 553-558 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hylidae
skin (animal)
frog
condensation
skin

Integrated pest management using weaver ants as a major component for cashew

Peng, R., Christian, K., Binh, N. T. & Lan, L. P., 2011, 12 p. Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Australian Government AusAID .

Research output: Other contributionOther types of outputsResearch

Removing the rubbish: frogs eliminate foreign objects from the body cavity through the bladder

Tracy, C., Christian, K. & Gienger, C., 2011, In : Biology Letters. 7, 3, p. 465-467 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Bufo marinus
Telemetry
body cavities
telemetry
Foreign Bodies

The effect of weaver ants Oecophylla smaragdina on the shoot borer Hypsipyla robusta on African mahoganies in Australia

Peng, R., Christian, K. & Reilly, D., 2011, In : Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 13, 2, p. 165-171 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hypsipyla
Oecophylla smaragdina
ant
Formicidae
shoot