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......

We have been working with community and all levels of government for more than 15 years. 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

2017

We are working with Port Stephens Council on a couple of projects. The first one is looking at Council's vegetation mapping layer from a koala's perspective while also looking at habitat occupancy rates by koalas across the LGA, the second examining the data layers currently informing koala management across the LGA, but includes a connectivity analysis.