Hugh Davies


Charles Darwin University

Hugh is a NESP funded post-doc at Charles Darwin University working with the Tiwi Land Council to better understand the threats to native mammal populations in northern Australian savannas, and the how we can effectively conserve these species through remedial management actions. The project is primarily focussed on whether the manipulation of vegetation structure through fire management can mitigate the predation pressure imposed on small to medium sized native mammals, especially by feral cats.

Publications
Targeted sampling successfully detects the cryptic and declining arboreal marsupial (Phascogale pirata) in northern Australia
Pacific Conservation Biology
Feral cats are more abundant under severe disturbance regimes in an Australian tropical savanna
Wildlife Research
Designing better monitoring programs: Lessons from the brush-tailed rabbit-rat
TSR Hub
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 14 Summer 2020
TSR Hub
Bottom-up and top-down processes influence contemporary patterns of mammal species richness in Australia's monsoonal tropics
Biological Conservation
Status of mammals on Groote Eylandt: Safe haven or slow burn?
Austral Ecology
Status of Tiwi Island mammals and lessons for management
TSR Hub
An experimental test of whether pyrodiversity promotes mammal diversity in a northern Australian savanna
Wiley
Top-down control of species distributions: feral cats driving the regional extinction of a threatened rodent in northern Australia
Wiley - Diversity and Distributions
Estimating site occupancy and detectability of the threatened partridge pigeon (Geophaps smithii) using camera traps
Austral Ecology
Towards meaningful monitoring: A case study of a threatened rodent
Wiley
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 8 Winter 2018
TSR Hub
Tiwi Island mammals: Saving the brush-tailed rabbit-rat
TSR Hub
Mitigating cat impacts on the brush-tailed rabbit-rat
TSR Hub
Cats, fire and small mammals on the Tiwi Islands
TSR Hub
Declining populations in one of the last refuges for threatened mammal species in northern Australia
Wiley