Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

John Martin 

Name
John Martin

Position
Wildlife Officer (Ecology)

Branch
Science & Conservation

Email
john.martin@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Phone
(02) 9231 8058

Fax
(02) 9251 5161

Research interests

Keywords

Ecology, grey-headed flying-fox, black flying-fox, heat stress, extreme climate, white ibis, cockatoo, wingtag

Current research projects

  • Grey-headed flying-fox dispersal from the Royal Botanic Garden; includes population monitoring across the Sydney region, site-fidelity through band resighting, spatial ecology through satellite tracking 
  • Grey-headed and black flying-fox interactions and responses to extreme climatic events (heat stress)
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo site-fidelity, foraging movements and preferences
  • Australian white ibis fledgling dispersal, natal philopatry, adult site-fidelity, annual and seasonal population variation (local (RBG), regional (Sydney), State (NSW))
  • Phenology of Ficus macrophylla and F. rubiginosa

Key publications

  • Martin, J.M., French, K., and Major, R.E. (2012). Behavioural Adaptation of a Bird from Transient Wetland Specialist to an Urban Resident. PLoS ONE 7(11)- e50006. doi-10.1371/journal.pone.0050006.
  • Martin, J.M., French, K., Ross, G.A. and Major, R.E. (2011). Foraging distances and habitat preferences of a recent urban coloniser: The Australian white ibis. Landscape and Urban Planning 102: 65-72.
  • Martin, J.M. and Major, R.E. (2010). The use of cattle eartags as patagial markers for large birds - a field assessment on adult and nestling Australian white ibis. Waterbirds 33: 264-268.
  • Martin, J.M., French, K., and Major, R.E. (2010). Population and breeding trends of an urban coloniser: the Australian white ibis 2006-08. Wildlife Research 37: 230-239.
  • Martin, J.M., French, K., and Major, R.E. (2007). The pest status of Australian white ibis in urban situations and the effectiveness of egg-oil in reproductive control. Wildlife Research 34: 319-324.
 

John-Martin

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Grey-headed-Flying-fox-Royal-Botanic-Garden-Sydney-Sept-2010-photo-by-Simone-Cottrell

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