Australian Institute of Alpine Studies


dr Michelle Dawson (nee Walter)

Michelle Walter

affiliation

Institute for Conservation Biology and Environmental Management

email

mdawson[at]uow.edu.au

contact details

Institute for Conservation Biology and Environmental Mangement, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia, Tel: (02) 4221 3431

research interests

publications

PEER REVIEWED

Dawson, M.J. and Miller, C. (2008). Aerial mark – recapture estimates of wild horses using natural markings. Wildlife Research 35: 365 – 370.

Laake, J. Dawson, M. J. and Hone, J. (2008). Visibility bias in aerial survey: mark-recapture, line-transect or both? Wildlife Research 35: 299 – 309.

Walter, M.J. and Hone, J.  (2003). The comparison of three aerial survey techniques to estimate the abundance of wild horses in the Australian Alps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31: 1138-1149.

Walter, M.J. and Broome, L. (1997).  Snow as a factor in animal hibernation and dormancy. Pages 165–191.  In K. Green, editor. Snow: A Natural History; an Uncertain Future.  Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra, Australia.
 
REPORTS FOR GOVERNMENT

Dawson, M. J. (2010). Literature Review of Feral Horse Impacts - Barmah Forest. Report prepared for Parks Victoria.

Dawson, M.J. (2009). Aerial survey of feral horses in the Australian Alps. Report prepared for the Australian Alps Liaison Committee. Online: www.australianalps.environment.gov.au/publications/research-reports/pubs/2009feralhorsealpssurvey.pdf

Dawson, M.J. (2009). SCOPING STUDY Assessing the Impact of Feral Horses on Frost Hollow Communities (bogs/fens, streams, wet heath and wet grasslands) in the Australian Alps National Parks. Prepared for the Australian Alps National Parks Natural Heritage Working Group.

Dawson, M.J. (2009). Report Recommending Methods for Monitoring Feral Horse Abundance and Distribution in Barmah Forest. Prepared for Parks Victoria.

McLeod, L., Saunders, G. McLeod, S. and Walter, M. (2007). Effective implication of regional fox control programs. Final Report. Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Broome, L. Dawson, M.J., Ford, F. Green, K., Little, D. and McElhinney, N.(2005). Re-assessment of Mountain Pygmy-possum Burramys parvus population size and distribution of habitat in Kosciuszko National Park. NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, Sydney. Unpublished report.

Walter, M.J. (2003). The Effect of Fire on Wild Horses in the Australian Alps National Parks. A Report to the Australian Alps National Parks.

Walter, M.J. (1997). The Effect of fire on Fauna in the Australian Alps National Parks. A Report to the Australian Alps Liaison Committee.
 
CONFERENCE OR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

Dawson, M. J., Lane, C. and Saunders, G. (Eds)(2006). Proceedings of the National Feral Horse Management Workshop. Canberra, August 2006. Invasive Animals CRC, Canberra.

Dawson, M.J. (2006). Estimating Abundance of Wild Horses using aerial survey. In Dawson, M. J., Lane, C. and Saunders, G. (Eds)(2006). Proceedings of the National Feral Horse Management Workshop. Canberra, August 2006. Invasive Animals CRC, Canberra. Pp. 57-59.

Saunders, G., Walter, M., McLeod, L. West, P. and McLeod, S. (2005). Fox Management and Production Outcomes in NSW- Benefits and Future Directions. 13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference. Wellington New Zealand.

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