Publications

Steve Phillips
Australian Mammalogy
Abstract:

This paper explores the reasons behind different mortality rates we have observed in some of our radio-tracked koala populations. It examines issues of inbreeding, genetics and disturbance, including such things as research activities. 

Steve Phillips
Abstract:

This is a presentation that formed the basis of a 2016 seminar at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Hosted by Prof. Peter Timms, the intent of the presentation was to examine some of the ecological data from areas supporting 'diseased' koala populations, aspects of which are contrary to what me might otherwise expect to see if disease per se was a key driving force of koala population decline.

A bit about us......

Biolink has been working with community and all levels of government for more than 15 years now. We apply the highest ethical and professional standards, striving for scientifically objective and data driven decision making. Our approach enables informed threatened species management and biodiversity conservation outcomes in keeping with the underlying principles and objectives of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD).

Current projects

2018

Under the auspices of the Save our Species Iconic Koala Project we are working with Clarence Valley Council to investigate the status of koalas in a 63,000 ha area south of the Clarence River between Coutt's Crossing, Glenugie, Shannondale and Chambigne. Our job is to determine any changes in the distribution and abundance of koalas over time, to identify the locations of any local source populations or 'hubs', and to review available data regarding the potential risks posed by such things as disease, domestic dog attack and vehicle-strike.