• 35 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20032020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Damian Michael is a postdoctoral researcher within the Murrumbidgee Long-Term Intervention Monitoring team. Over the past 18 years Damian has been involved in monitoring the response of arboreal marsupials to fire and forestry practices in the Central Highlands of Victoria, monitoring birds, reptiles and small mammal responses to ecological fire regimes and invasive weed control in Booderee National Park, and monitoring the response of terrestrial biodiversity and vegetation condition to temperate woodland intervention management and restoration in the box gum grassy woodland ecosystem of south-eastern Australia.

Damian’s research focuses on restoration ecology and applied herpetology in agricultural landscapes where he has worked on understanding the spatial ecology of pythons, sociality in lizards and snakes, morphological plasticity, habitat preferences and developing standardised methods for surveying reptiles. Damian’s PhD focused on understanding the ecological roles of insular granite outcrops in farming landscapes and he is the lead author of Reptiles in the NSW Murray Catchment: A Guide to their Identification, Ecology and Conservation and the award winning Rocky Outcrops in Australia: Ecology, Conservation and Management.

Research Interests

  • Wildlife conservation in agricultural landscapes
  • Applied herpetology
  • Rocky outcrop (inselberg) ecology
  • Restoration ecology and adaptive management

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Inselberg Ecology/Herpetology), Australian National University

20062009

Bachelor of Applied Science (Ecosystem Management and Ecology) (Honours), Charles Sturt University

19962001

Physical Sciences, University of Technology

1993

External positions

Senior Manager - Ecologist & Herpetologist, Australian National University

Mar 2010Nov 2018

Senior Research Officer, Australian National University

Aug 2005Mar 2010

Research Officer, Australian National University

20012005

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Research Output

  • 35 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 8 Commissioned report
  • 8 Article
  • 4 Communication
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Cane Toad Wars: Book Review

Michael, D., May 2020, In : Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere. 45, 3, p. 404 1 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Movement patterns of an arboreal gecko in fragmented agricultural landscapes reveal matrix avoidance

    Hansen, N., Driscol, D., Michael, D. & Lindenmayer, D., Feb 2020, In : Animal Conservation. 23, 1, p. 48-59 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Murrumbidgee Wetlands Monitoring: 2020-2021 water year calendar

    Michael, D., Bourke, G. & Wassens, S., 20 Apr 2020.

    Research output: Resource/documentCommunication

    File
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Reptiles on the brink: Identifying the Australian terrestrial snake and lizard species most at risk of extinction

    Geyle, H. M., Tingley, R., Amy, A., Cogger, H., Couper, P., Cowan, M., Craig, M., Doughty, P., Driscoll, D., Ellis, R., Emery, J-P., Fenner, A., Gardner, M., Garnett, S., Gillespie, G., Greenless, M., Hoskin, C., Keogh, S., Lloyd, R., Melville, J. & 9 others, McDonald, P., Michael, D., Mitchell, N., Sanderson, C., Shea, G., Sumner, J., Wapstra, E., Woinarski, J. & Chapple, D., 14 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Pacific Conservation Biology. 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    Zoology (Journal)

    Damian Michael (Reviewer)

    29 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    EWAG- Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research update June 2020

    Gayleen Bourke (Speaker), Damian Michael (Participant) & Skye Wassens (Advisor)

    23 Jun 2020

    Activity: Other EngagementPublic outreachCommunity

    Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere (Journal)

    Damian Michael (Reviewer)

    10 Jul 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    EWAG - Murrumbidgee Monitoring, Evaluation and Research update - Jan 2020

    Damian Michael (Speaker), Skye Wassens (Participant), Gayleen Bourke (Participant) & Andrew Hall (Member)

    11 Mar 2020

    Activity: Other EngagementPublic outreachCommunity

    Herpetological Conservation and Biology (Journal)

    Damian Michael (Reviewer)

    05 Mar 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

    Press / Media

    Rare snake sighted for first time in 65 years

    Damian Michael

    02/09/20

    120 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    'Kakadu of the South' awash with life as birds, fish return after rains

    Damian Michael

    02/09/20

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media