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Dr. Fiona Hogan

Senior Lecturer, Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology



Berwick Campus, Online

Field of Research

  • Genomics
  • Population ecology
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Hybridisation rates, population structure, and dispersal of sambar deer (Cervus unicolor) and rusa deer (Cervus timorensis) in south-eastern Australia

Delineating genetic management units of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) in south-eastern Australia, using opportunistic tissue sampling and targeted scat collection

Phylogenetic and geographical analysis of a retrovirus during the early stages of endogenous adaptation and exogenous spread in a new host

Most retroviral endogenization and host adaptation happened in the distant past, with the...

A DNA toolbox for non-invasive genetic studies of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor)

Invasive sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) are having significant detrimental impacts on natural...

Detectability and activity patterns of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) in Baw Baw National Park, Victoria

Introduced sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) are increasing in abundance and distribution across much...

Predicting deer-vehicle collision risk across Victoria, Australia

The risk of deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) is increasing in south-east Australia as populations...

Isolating DNA sourced non-invasively from koala scats: a comparison of four commercial DNA stool kits

Genetic sampling from faeces is a useful method for obtaining DNA samples non-invasively. The...

Genetic structure and diversity of the koala population in South Gippsland, Victoria: a remnant population of high conservation significance

In the Australian state of Victoria, the history of koalas and their management has resulted in...

Powerful Owls: Possum Assassins Move into Town

Reduced gene flow in a vulnerable species reflects two centuries of habitat loss and fragmentation:

Understanding the effects of landscape modification on gene flow of fauna is central to informing...

Urbanization and Raptors: Trends and Research Approaches

Using non-invasive sampling methods to determine the prevalence and distribution of Chlamydia pecorum and koala retrovirus in a remnant koala population with conservation importance

Context Pathogenic infections are an important consideration for the conservation of native...

Validating the use of non-invasively sourced DNA for population genetic studies using pedigree data

Non-invasive genetic sampling has provided valuable ecological data for many species - data which...

A non-invasive tool for assessing pathogen prevalence in koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations: detection of Chlamydia pecorum and koala retrovirus (KoRV) DNA in genetic material sourced from scats

Pathogenic diseases may threaten the viability of wild animal populations, especially when...

Genetic structure and sex-biased dispersal of a declining cooperative-breeder, the Grey-crowned Babbler, Pomatostomus temporalis, at the southern edge of its range

Loss and fragmentation of habitat can disrupt genetic exchange between populations, which is...

Molecular data contradicts historical records and cautions translocation of the Lord Howe Island masked owl

Masked owls, reputedly all of the Tasmanian race (Tyto novaehollandiae castanops) were introduced...

Reliable genotyping of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) using DNA isolated from a single faecal pellet

The koala, an Australian icon, has been added to the threatened species list. Rationale for the...

Isolation and characterisation via 454 sequencing of microsatellites from the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides (Class Aves, Family Podargidae)

We isolated 24 novel polymorphic microsatellite markers from the tawny frogmouth, a nocturnal...

Insights into the breeding behaviour and dispersal of the Powerful Owl (Ninox Strenua) through the collection of shed feathers

The Powerful Owl is an elusive species inhabiting the forests of mainland eastern Australia....

Conservation biology: a 'crisis discipline'

  • Journals

Reverse ascertainment bias in microsatellite allelic diversity in owls (Aves, Strigiformes)

  • Journals

Optimizing the use of shed feathers for genetic analysis

  • Journals

Predictive mapping of powerful owl (Ninox strenua) breeding sites using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in urban Melbourne, Australia

  • Journals

Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci to DNA fingerprint the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)

The diet of powerful owls (Ninox strenua) and prey availability in a continuum of habitats from disturbed urban fringe to protected forest environments in south-eastern Australia