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Dr Danny Wotherspoon

Publications

Wotherspoon, A. D. and Burgin, S. (2007) Lizard testes volume measurements: are they always underpinned by the correct assumptions? European Journal of Anatomy 11(3):163-167

 

Burgin, S., Wotherspoon, D. (2009) The potential for golf courses to support restoration of biodiversity for BioBanking offsets. Urban Ecosystems. 12:145–155

 

Wotherspoon, D., Burgin, S. (2009) The consultant ecologist’s role in an Australian approach to biodiversity offsets: ‘BioBanking’. Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability, 14(1)61–71 January 2009.

 

Wotherspoon, D., Burgin, S., (in press), Impact on the natural history due to intensifying urbanisation of western Sydney: death by a thousand cuts. A Natural History of Sydney. Eds Lunney, D., Hutchings P. and Hochuli, D.

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Burgin, S. (2007) Diet in the lizard Pogona barbata (Submitted)

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Burgin, S. (2007) Allometric change in the agamid lizard Pogona barbata (Submitted)

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Burgin, S. (2007) A model to accommodate small data sets to estimate home range for management (Submitted)

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Burgin, S. (2007) Habitat use by adult Bearded Dragons (Pogona barbata) in endemic woodland remnants of peri-urban Western Sydney (Submitted)

 

Aubusson, P., Relich, J. and Wotherspoon, D. (1991) Professional Development  and Perceived Needs of Science Teachers.  Research In Science Education 21:10-19.

 

Wotherspoon, D. (1990) Key to the Lizards and Frogs of the Sydney Region. UWS Nepean.

 

Wotherspoon, D. (1982) A short guide to getting more Herpetological education in schools. Herpetofauna, 14(1):77-78. (Paper presented at 1981 International Herpetological Societies Conference, Auckland, N.Z.)

 

Wotherspoon, D. (1981) The Great Barred Frog - Mouth Breeder? Herpetofauna, 12(2):30.

 

Wotherspoon, D. (1981) Note on the range of the Sphagnum Frog, Philoria sphagnicolus. Herpetofauna  12(2):36.

 

Conference presentations

Wotherspoon, D. (2008) Research and its social context. Keynote address, Annual Innovations Research Conference, University of Western Sydney.

 

Wotherspoon, A. D. and Burgin, S. (2008) Home range estimation for wildlife management. Presented at the sixth World Congress of Herpetology, Brazil.

 

Wotherspoon, D. (2006) A novel approach to determine animal home range. Innovation Conference, University of Western Sydney.

 

Wotherspoon, D. and S. Burgin (2005) A novel approach to determine lizard home range using the Agamid Jacky Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus. Presented at the Fifth World Congress of Herpetology, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

 

Wotherspoon, D. (2004) Frog and reptile community response to woodland habitat restoration on an Australian golf course: Ten years of Camden Lakeside Country Club.  Invited paper presented at The XIXth International Congress of Zoology 23-27 August, 2004, Beijing, China

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Hope, B. (2004) Micro-Habitat selection of the Jacky Dragon Amphibolurus muricatus in  remnants  of  Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub Paper presented 2004. Annual Conference Ecological Society of Australia, Adelaide.

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Sherring, M. (2004) Demography of a Persoonia nutans population in a rehabilitated mine site area, and comparison to an undisturbed population. Paper presented 2004 Annual Conference Ecological Society of Australia, Adelaide.

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Burgin, S. (2004) Critical habitat resources for Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata in relation to woodland habitat restoration. Invited paper presented to The XIXth International Congress of Zoology 23-27 August, 2004, Beijing, China

 

Wotherspoon, D. and Burgin, S. (2001) Impact of Cumberland Plain habitat fragmentation on the Bearded Dragon, Pogona barbata. Paper presented at the Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

Wotherspoon, D., Adams, M. and Powell, F. (1999) Habitat and home range selection by a rehabilitated Koala. Presented at the conference on the status of the Koala in 1999  Proceedings, Australian Koala Foundation: Brisbane

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Dr Daniel McDonald

Doctoral thesis

McDonald, D. B. (2006) Genetics and breeding of the Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Sydney.

 

Publications

McDonald, D. B., McIntosh, R. A., Wellings, C. R., Singh, R. P. and Nelson, J. C. (2004) Cytogenetical studies in wheat XIX. Location and linkage studies on gene Yr27 for resistance to stripe (yellow) rust. Euphytica 136(3):239-248.

 

Posters

McDonald, D. B., Oates, J. D. and Marshall, D. R. (200) Cytological studies of the Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum. Opportunities Through Diversity. Fifth Australian Society of Horticultural Science Conference. University of Sydney.

 

McDonald, D. B., Oates, J. D. and Marshall, D. R. (2002) Reproductive biology in the Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum. Opportunities Through Diversity. Fifth Australian Society of Horticultural Science Conference. University of Sydney.

 

Oral Presentations

McDonald, D. B. (2007) Breeding Flowering Pot Plants for the World Market (particularly Australian Native Plants). Invited speaker at the Australian Plants Society, Macarthur Group.

 

Cultivars Released

Over thirty cultivars have been released and registered under Plant Breeder’s Rights (or similar) in a range of genera, primarily Argyranthemum spp. (Marguerite Daisies) but also in the genera: Oenothera, Osteospermum, and Leucanthemum. These have currently sold more than 40 million worldwide to date and the Argyranthemum cultivars are recognised as the leading range worldwide. The best selling cultivar sold more than 2.5 million plants annually. The plants are sold and/or grown in North America (USA and Canada); Central/South America (Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile); Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland); Asia (Japan and China); South Africa; and Oceania (Australia and New Zealand). My PhD project directly led to the release of the Shasta Daisy cultivar Angel in the USA, Canada and Europe.

 

Over 1000 selected lines have been distributed internationally. These lines were tested at many locations and led to the cultivars discussed above. Many lines are still undergoing trials and will probably lead to further releases in the future.

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