Dr Philip Barton

B.Sc. M.Sc. (Deakin) Ph.D. (ANU)
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society
T: (02) 6125 9389

Areas of expertise

  • Community Ecology (Excl. Invasive Species Ecology) 060202
  • Ecosystem Function 050102
  • Forensic Biology 069901
  • Invertebrate Biology 060808
  • Landscape Ecology 050104

Available student projects

If you are highly motivated, have strong writing and data analysis skills, and want to do a PhD on insect ecology, please contact me to discuss potential projects.

Current student projects

 

Blake Dawson, PhD Scholar (University of Wollongong)

Thesis topic: Comparison of the entomofauna colonising dead pigs and humans. Co-supervised with Prof James Wallman (UTS).

Emma Spencer, PhD Scholar (University of Sydney)

Thesis topic: The ecological role of carrion in Australian ecosystems. Co-supervised with Dr Tom Newsome (USyd), Dr Aaron Grenville (USyd), Prof Chris Dickman USyd).

Stefanie Bonat, PhD Scholar (University of Sydney)

Thesis topic: The Ecological Effects of Animal Mass Mortality Events on Scavenging Food Web Dynamics. Co-supervised with Dr Tom Newsome (USyd) and Dr Aaron Geenville (USyd).

 

 

Past student projects

Catherine Ross, PhD Scholar. Completed 2020.

Thesis topic: Ecosystem engineering: how does the reintroduction of locally extinct native mammals affect soil condition, plant and invertebrate diversity in Mulligan’s Flat Woodland Sanctuary? Co-supervised with Prof Adrian Manning (ANU), Prof Sue McIntyre (CSIRO), Prof Saul Cunningham (ANU).

Kat Ng, PhD Scholar. Completed 2018.

Thesis topic: From plantings to the paddock: are ground-dwelling beetles and beneficial arthropods moving through fragmented agricultural landscapes? Supervised with Prof David Lindenmayer (ANU), Prof Don Driscoll (Deakin), Dr Sarina Macfadyen (CSIRO), Dr Sue McIntyre (CSIRO).

Tim Andrewartha, Honours scholar. Completed 2017.

Thesis topic: Fox responses to novel odours in a landscape, Canberra ACT. (co-supervised with Dr Will Batson (ACT Gov) and Prof Adrian Manning (ANU)).

Yong Ding Li, PhD Scholar. Completed 2017.

Thesis topic: Cross-taxon surrogacy in modified landscapes. Supervised with Prof David Lindenmayer (ANU) and Prof Saul Cunningham (ANU).

Ciara Fitzgerald, MSc Scholar. Completed 2017

Thesis topic: Response of insects to luminous pavements, Canberra ACT. (co-supervised with Dr Karen Ikin (ANU)).

Christine Mauger, Honours scholar. Completed 2017

Thesis topic: Native animal responses to predator odours, Canberra ACT. (co-supervised with Dr Will Batson (ACT Gov) and Prof Adrian Manning (ANU)).

Stephanie Pulsford, PhD Scholar. Completed 2017

Thesis topic: Easy and cost effective methods for improving connectivity of poor dispersing reptiles, frogs and invertebrates in south-east Australia. Co-supervised with Prof David Lindenmayer (ANU), Prof Don Driscoll (Deakin).

Claire Foster, PhD Scholar. Completed 2016.

Thesis topic: The interactive effects of grazing and fire on vegetation and its dependent biota. Co-supervised with Prof David Lindenmayer (ANU) and Dr Chloe Sato (ANU).

 

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