Publications

Bower, D. S. (2018) Commentary: Strategic conservation action for frogs. Animal Conservation 21: 106-107 https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12410

Agha, M., Ennen, J.R., Bower, D. S., Nowakowski, J.A., Sweat, S.C, Todd, B.D., (2018) Salinity tolerances and use of saline environments by freshwater turtles: implications of sea level rise. Biological Reviews. Early view. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12410

Bower, D. S, Clulow, S.,, Richards, S., Amepou, Y. and Georges, A. 2017. Frogs of Wau Creek. Rokrok bilong Hanwara Wau. Poster prepared for public circulation.
http://georges.biomatix.org/storage/app/uploads/public/5a1/dc4/eb5/5a1dc4eb545d9110888882.pdf

Greenspan, S., Bower, D.S., Webb, R. J., Berger, L., Rudd, D., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford. R. A., (2017) White blood cell profiles in amphibians help to explain disease susceptibility following temperature shifts. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 77, 280-286.

McKnight, D., Alford, R. A., Hoskin, C., Schwarzkopf, L., Greenspan, S., Zenger, K., Bower, D.S. (2017) Fighting an uphill battle: The recovery of frogs in Australia’s Wet Tropics. Ecology. 98:3221-3223 https://t.co/ED0LMhFZx8

Bower, D. S., Lips, K., Schwarzkopf, L., Georges, A., Clulow, S. (2017). Amphibians on the brink: Pre-emptive policies can protect amphibians from devastating fungal diseases. Science 357:454-455

Greenspan, S., Bower, D.S.; Roznik, L., Marantelli, G., Pike, D., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford, R., Scheffers, B. (2017) Infection increases vulnerability to climate change via effects on host thermal tolerance. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 9349

Greenspan, S., Bower, D.S.; Webb, R., Roznik, E., Stevenson, L., Berger, L., Marantelli, G., Pike, D., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford, R (2017) Realistic heat pulses protect frogs from disease under simulated rainforest frog thermal regimes. Functional Ecology (2017) DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12944

Bower, D. S., Mengersen, K., Alford, R.A. , Schwarzkopf, L. (2017) Using a Bayesian Network to clarify areas requiring research in a host-pathogen system. Conservation Biology 31:1373–1382.

McKnight, D., Schwarzkopf, L., Alford, R.A., Bower, D. S. Zenger, K.R (2017) Effects of emerging infectious diseases on host population genetics: a review. Conservation Genetics 18(6), 1235-1245

Pollard, C. Stockwell, M. P., Pickett E. J., Garnham, J.I., Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J., (2017) Removal of an exotic fish influences breeding site selection by a threatened amphibian. Journal of Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 81 (4), 720-727 DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21232

Pollard C. J., Stockwell, M.P, Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J., (2017) Combining ex-situ and in-situ methods to improve water quality testing for the conservation of aquatic species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems: 27 (2), 559-568

Stockwell, S.P., Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J. (2016) The role of non-declining amphibian species as reservoirs for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in an amphibian community. Wildlife Research 43(4):341-347. 2016

Bower, D. S., Scheltinga, D., Franklin, C., Clulow, J., Clulow, S., Georges, A. (2016) Salinity tolerances of two Australian freshwater turtles, Chelodina expansa and Emydura macquarii (Testudinata:Chelidae). Conservation Physiology. 4 (1), cow042

Stockwell, S.P.,  Garnham, J.I, Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J., (2016) Low disease causing threshold in a frog species susceptible to chytridiomycosis. FEMS Microbiology Letters 363 (12), fnw111

Abu Bakar, A., Bower, D.S., Stockwell, S.P., Clulow, S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J., (2016) Susceptibility to disease varies with ontogeny and immunocompetence in a threatened amphibian. Oecologia 181 (4), 997-1009

Remon, J., Bower, D.S., Gaston, T.F, Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J. (2016) Stable isotope analyses reveal predation on amphibians by a globally invasive fish (Gambusia holbrooki). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26 (4), 724-735

Sanders, M.R., Clulow, S., Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J. (2015) Predator presence and vegetation density affect capture rates and detectability of Litoria aurea tadpoles: Wide-ranging implications for a common survey technique.” PloS one 10:e0143733.

Stockwell, M.P, Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J. (2015). Island provides a pathogen refuge within a climatically suitable area. Biodiversity and Conservation 24 (10): 2583-2592.

Garnham, J.I, Stockwelll, M.P, Bower, D.S., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.J. (2015) The winter microhabitat selection of a threatened pond amphibian in constructed urban wetlands. Austral Ecology 40 (7), 816-826

Bower, D.S., Valentine L.E., Grice, A., Hodgson, L., Schwarzkopf, L., (2014) A trade-off in conservation: weed management decreases the abundance of common reptile and frog species while restoring an invaded floodplain. Biological Conservation 127:123-128

Bower, D.S., Stockwell M. P., Pickett, E.J., Pollard C. J., Garnham J. I., Sanders, M., Clulow J. & Mahony M. J. (2014) Evaluating monitoring methods to guide adaptive management of a threatened amphibian (Litoria aurea). Ecology and Evolution 4: 1361–1368

Yeager, A., Commito, J., Wilson, A., Bower, D.S., Schwarzkopf, L, (2014) Sex, light and sound: Location and combination of multiple attractants affect detectability of cane toads (Rhinella marina). Journal of Pest Science 87:323–329

Bower, D.S., Pickett, E.J., Garnham, J.I., DeBoo, M. McCurry, M., Mengerik, R., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.M. (2014) Variability in the diet of a threatened pond frog over a small spatial scale. Endangered Species Research 23: 93–98

Bower, D.S., Hodges, K. (2014) Chelodina expansa.– broad-shelled turtle, giant snake-necked turtle. In: Rhodin, A. G. J., Pritchard, P. C. H., van Dijk, P. P., Saumure, R. A., Buhlmann, K. A., Iverson, J. B., and Mittermeier, R. A. (Eds). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Chelonian conservation and Biology Monographs 5:071.1-071.8

Pickett E. J., Stockwell M. P., Bower, D. S., Pollard C. J., Garnham J. I., Clulow J. & Mahony M. J. (2014). Six-year demographic study reveals threat of stochastic extinction for remnant populations of a threatened amphibian. Austral Ecology 39:244–253

Mahony, M. J.,,…coauthors… Bower, D.S., (2013) Identifying conservation and research priorities in the face of uncertainty: A review of the threatened bell frog complex in eastern Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:519-538

Pickett, E.J, Stockwell, M.P., Bower, D.S., Garnham, J.I., Pollard, C.J., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.M. (2013) Achieving no net loss in habitat offset of a threatened frog required high offset ratio and intensive monitoring. Biological Conservation 157:156–162

Bower, D.S., Stockwell, M.P., Pollard, C.J., Pickett, E.J., Garnham, J.I., Clulow, J., Mahony, M.M. (2013) Life stage specific variation in the occupancy of ponds by Litoria aurea, a threatened amphibian. Austral Ecology 38:543-547

Bower, D.S., Hodges, K.M., Georges, A. (2013) Salinity of incubation media influences embryonic development of a freshwater turtle. Journal of Comparative Physiology B183: 235-241

Bower, D.S., Hutchinson, M., Georges, A. (2012) Movement and habitat use of Australia’s largest snake necked turtle: Implications for water management. Journal of Zoology 287:76-80

Bower, D.S., Death, C., Georges, A. (2012) Ecological and physiological impacts of salinisation in freshwater turtles of the lower Murray River. Wildlife Research 39:705-710

Bower, D.S. (2009) Response of a Ctenophorus fordii to temporary surface water at Billiatt Conservation Park, South Australia. Herpetofauna: 39:78

Bower, D.S., Trembath, D. (2006) Range extension for the Slatey-grey snake, Stegonotus cucullatus. Herpetological Review: 37:500

Bower, D.S., Valentine L.E., Grice, A., Schwarzkopf, L., (2006) Reducing weed biomass by burning and grazing can adversely affect frogs. Pp. 831-834 in C. Preston, J.H. Watts and N.D. Crossman (Eds). 15th Australian Weeds Conference Proceedings: Managing weeds in a changing climate. Weed Management Society of SA Inc., Adelaide. ISBN 0646463446

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