David A Pike
Affiliation: University of Sydney
- The benefits of nest relocation extend far beyond recruitment: a rejoinder to MrosovskyDavid A Pike
School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia
Environ Manage 41:461-4. 2008....
- Estimating survival rates of uncatchable animals: the myth of high juvenile mortality in reptilesDavid A Pike
School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Ecology 89:607-11. 2008..Our analyses challenge the widely held belief that juvenile reptiles have low rates of annual survival and suggest instead that sampling problems and the elusive biology of juvenile reptiles have misled researchers in this respect...
- Natural beaches confer fitness benefits to nesting marine turtlesDavid A Pike
School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
Biol Lett 4:704-6. 2008..Consequently, populations nesting on natural beaches may be able to recover more quickly from the historic population declines that have plagued marine turtles, and some species may recover more quickly than others...
- Habitat selection in a rocky landscape: experimentally decoupling the influence of retreat site attributes from that of landscape featuresBenjamin M Croak
School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
PLoS ONE 7:e37982. 2012..Standardized retreat sites can provide robust experimental data on the effects of landscape-scale attributes on retreat site selection, revealing interspecific divergences among sympatric taxa that use similar habitats...
- Offspring sex in a lizard depends on egg sizeRajkumar S Radder
School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Curr Biol 19:1102-5. 2009..Remarkably, then, offspring sex in this species is the end result of an interaction between three mechanisms: sex chromosomes, nest temperatures, and yolk allocation...
- Removing forest canopy cover restores a reptile assemblageDavid A Pike
School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
Ecol Appl 21:274-80. 2011..One such species is Australia's most endangered snake, the broadheaded snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)...
- Sea turtle species vary in their susceptibility to tropical cyclonesDavid A Pike
School of Biological Sciences A08, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Oecologia 153:471-8. 2007..Our data clearly indicate that sympatric species using the same resources are affected differently by tropical cyclones due to slight variations in the seasonal timing of nesting, a key life history process...