- The comparative method in conservation biologyDiana O Fisher
School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Trends Ecol Evol 19:391-8. 2004..Correlates of vulnerability to conservation problems are often taxon, region and threat specific, so models must be narrowly focused to be of maximum practical use...
- Extrinsic versus intrinsic factors in the decline and extinction of Australian marsupialsDiana O Fisher
Division of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Proc Biol Sci 270:1801-8. 2003..We conclude that recent anthropogenic changes have been profound enough to affect species on a continent-wide scale, regardless of their intrinsic biology...
- Post-mating sexual selection increases lifetime fitness of polyandrous females in the wildDiana O Fisher
School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
Nature 444:89-92. 2006..The threefold increase in offspring survival is not negated by a decline in maternal lifespan and is too large to be offset by an equivalent decline in the reproductive performance of surviving offspring...
- Rarity of a top predator triggers continent-wide collapse of mammal prey: dingoes and marsupials in AustraliaChristopher N Johnson
School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Proc Biol Sci 274:341-6. 2007..This is evidence of a crucial role of top predators in maintaining prey biodiversity at large scales in terrestrial ecosystems and suggests that many remaining Australian mammals would benefit from the positive management of dingoes...