Michael A McCarthy

Summary

Affiliation: University of Melbourne
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Theory for designing nature reserves for single species
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 165:250-7. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Allometric scaling and Bayesian priors for annual survival of birds and mammals
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 172:216-22. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Resource allocation for efficient environmental management
    Michael A McCarthy
    School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Ecol Lett 13:1280-9. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Breathing some air into the single-species vacuum: multi-species responses to environmental change
    Michael A McCarthy
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 80:1-3. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Active adaptive management for conservation
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne c The School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 21:956-63. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Info-gap decision theory for assessing the management of catchments for timber production and urban water supply
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, c o The School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Environ Manage 39:553-62. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Designing nature reserves in the face of uncertainty
    Michael A McCarthy
    School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Ecol Lett 14:470-5. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Logic for designing nature reserves for multiple species
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 167:717-27. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Considering extinction of dependent species during translocation, ex situ conservation, and assisted migration of threatened hosts
    Melinda L Moir
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 26:199-207. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Incorporating uncertainty of management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models
    Yacov Salomon
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 27:134-44. 2013

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Theory for designing nature reserves for single species
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 165:250-7. 2005
    ..A small number of reserves is optimal when the mean time to extinction increases rapidly with habitat area or when risks of extinction are high...
  2. doi request reprint Allometric scaling and Bayesian priors for annual survival of birds and mammals
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 172:216-22. 2008
    ..The regression models can be used to provide objective and informative Bayesian priors for annual adult survival rates of birds and mammals or to act as a point of comparison in new studies...
  3. doi request reprint Resource allocation for efficient environmental management
    Michael A McCarthy
    School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Ecol Lett 13:1280-9. 2010
    ..Environmental management decisions are similar to decisions about financial investments, with trade-offs between risk and reward...
  4. ncbi request reprint Breathing some air into the single-species vacuum: multi-species responses to environmental change
    Michael A McCarthy
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 80:1-3. 2011
    ..These analyses provide an approach for synthesising across species and can better inform ecological responses to environmental change...
  5. ncbi request reprint Active adaptive management for conservation
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne c The School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 21:956-63. 2007
    ..In a case study of Merri Creek, Melbourne, Australia, we applied the approach to determining revegetation strategies. Our approach can be used to determine how best to manage ecological systems in the face of uncertainty...
  6. ncbi request reprint Info-gap decision theory for assessing the management of catchments for timber production and urban water supply
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, c o The School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Environ Manage 39:553-62. 2007
    ..If costs of native revegetation are sufficiently small, this option is more robust to uncertainty than revegetation with a commercial pine plantation...
  7. doi request reprint Designing nature reserves in the face of uncertainty
    Michael A McCarthy
    School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Ecol Lett 14:470-5. 2011
    ..This result shows counter-intuitively that considering uncertainty actually simplifies rather than complicates decisions about designing nature reserves...
  8. ncbi request reprint Logic for designing nature reserves for multiple species
    Michael A McCarthy
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 167:717-27. 2006
    ..A case study in the city of Melbourne, Australia, demonstrates the conservation value of small (approximately 1 ha) grassland reserves and the underrepresentation of Melbourne's volcanic plains in the region's conservation network...
  9. doi request reprint Considering extinction of dependent species during translocation, ex situ conservation, and assisted migration of threatened hosts
    Melinda L Moir
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 26:199-207. 2012
    ..However, moving dependent species with their hosts may be insufficient to maintain viable populations of the dependent species, and additional conservation strategies such as supplementing populations may be needed...
  10. doi request reprint Incorporating uncertainty of management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models
    Yacov Salomon
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 27:134-44. 2013
    ..Our approach provides a tool to improve decision making...
  11. doi request reprint Identifying and managing threatened invertebrates through assessment of coextinction risk
    Melinda L Moir
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 25:787-96. 2011
    ..The models and decision protocol have added objectivity and rigor to the process of deciding which dependent invertebrates require conservation action, particularly when dealing with largely unknown and speciose faunas...
  12. doi request reprint Streamlining 'search and destroy': cost-effective surveillance for invasive species management
    Cindy E Hauser
    Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Ecol Lett 12:683-92. 2009
    ..Intensive surveillance effort may be allocated to other sites if the probability of occurrence, budget and/or expected benefits is sufficiently high...
  13. doi request reprint Optimal allocation of conservation resources to species that may be extinct
    Tracy M Rout
    Commonwealth Environment Research Facility Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Conserv Biol 24:1111-8. 2010
    ..If the value of management is high enough, continued intervention can be cost-effective even if the species is likely to be extinct...
  14. doi request reprint A global synthesis of plant extinction rates in urban areas
    Amy K Hahs
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, South Yarra, Vic 3141, Australia
    Ecol Lett 12:1165-73. 2009
    ..This finding highlights the importance of preserving native vegetation in urban areas and the need for mitigation to minimize potential plant extinctions in the future...
  15. doi request reprint A predictive model of avian natal dispersal distance provides prior information for investigating response to landscape change
    Georgia E Garrard
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Anim Ecol 81:14-23. 2012
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  16. ncbi request reprint Cost-effective suppression and eradication of invasive predators
    Peter W J Baxter
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 22:89-98. 2008
    ..This suggests that controlling predators only when they are most abundant is the "best" strategy when financial resources are limited and eradication is unlikely...
  17. ncbi request reprint Estimating detection-effort curves for plants using search experiments
    Joslin L Moore
    Applied Environment Decision Analysis CERF, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Ecol Appl 21:601-7. 2011
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  18. doi request reprint On valuing information in adaptive-management models
    Alana L Moore
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 24:984-93. 2010
    ..Our results emphasize that spending resources on monitoring is only optimal when the expected benefits of the options being considered are similar and when the pay-off for learning about their benefits is large...
  19. doi request reprint Current constraints and future directions in estimating coextinction
    Melinda L Moir
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 24:682-90. 2010
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  20. ncbi request reprint Accounting for management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models
    Peter W J Baxter
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 20:893-905. 2006
    ..Our results demonstrate that decisions that ignore economic factors will reduce management efficiency...
  21. ncbi request reprint Local extinction of grassland plants: the landscape matrix is more important than patch attributes
    Nicholas S G Williams
    Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
    Ecology 87:3000-6. 2006
    ..The latter is strongly influenced by the landscape matrix surrounding remnant patches through changes in fire regimes and increased exogenous disturbance...
  22. doi request reprint Optimal marking of threatened species to balance benefits of information with impacts of marking
    Michael A McCarthy
    Commonwealth Environmental Research Facility in Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
    Conserv Biol 22:1506-12. 2008
    ..We show how to determine objectively the optimal proportion of animals to mark to enhance the management of threatened species...
  23. ncbi request reprint How we value the future affects our desire to learn
    Alana L Moore
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Ecol Appl 18:1061-9. 2008
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  24. doi request reprint Predicting the effect of urban noise on the active space of avian vocal signals
    Kirsten M Parris
    School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Am Nat 182:452-64. 2013
    ..Our generally applicable model, along with three predictions regarding the behavioral and population-level responses of birds to urban noise, represents an important step toward a theory of acoustic communication in urban habitats...
  25. ncbi request reprint Optimal eradication: when to stop looking for an invasive plant
    Tracey J Regan
    The Ecology Centre, School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Ecol Lett 9:759-66. 2006
    ..Application of the approach to the eradication programme of Helenium amarum reveals that the actual stopping time was a precautionary one given the ranges for each parameter...
  26. pmc When to stop managing or surveying cryptic threatened species
    Iadine Chadès
    Unité de Biométrie et Intelligence Artificielle, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Unité Mixte de Recherche 875, BP 27 F 31326 Castanet Tolosan, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13936-40. 2008
    ..Using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes in conservation science, we determine the conditions under which it is better to abandon management for that species because our belief that it continues to exist is too low...
  27. ncbi request reprint Accounting for uncertainty in marine reserve design
    Benjamin S Halpern
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
    Ecol Lett 9:2-11; discussion 11-4. 2006
    ..We also argue that incorporating rather than avoiding uncertainty will increase the chances of successfully achieving conservation and management goals...