Publications

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Peer-reviewed scientific papers
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Lada H, Yen JDL, Cunningham SC, Selwood KE, Falcke P, Hodgson JC & Mac Nally R. (in prep). Improving growth and carbon sequestration in native tree plantings in future climates.

Hodgson JC, Mott R, Baylis SM, Pham TT, Wotherspoon S, Kilpatrick AD, Raja Segaran R, Reid I, Terauds A & Koh LP. 2018. Drones count wildlife more accurately and precisely than humans. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12974 (open access)

Baker CM, Hodgson JC, Tartaglia E & Clarke RH. 2017. Modelling tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata) dynamics and detection to inform an eradication project. Biological Invasions, 19(10), 2959-2970.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1499-9

Hodgson JC & Koh LP. 2016. Best practice for minimising unmanned aerial vehicle disturbance to wildlife in biological field research. Current Biology, 26(10), R404-R405.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.001

Hodgson JC, Baylis SM, Mott R, Herrod A & Clarke RH. 2016. Precision wildlife monitoring using unmanned aerial vehicles. Scientific Reports, 6, 22574.
DOI: 10.1038/srep22574 (open access)

Mott R, Herrod A, Hodgson JC & Clarke RH. 2015. An evaluation of the use of predicted harness spans for correctly fitting leg‑loop harnesses in seabird research. Waterbirds, 38(4), 420-424.
DOI: 10.1675/063.038.0406

Lavers JL, Hodgson JC & Clarke RH. 2013. Prevalence and composition of marine debris in Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) nests at Ashmore Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 77, 320-324.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.09.026


Reports

Hodgson JC, Abbott KL & Clarke RH. 2014. Eradication plan ‐ Tropical Fire Ant Solenopsis geminata at Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve. Monash University.

Hodgson JC & Clarke RH. 2014. A review of the Tropical Fire Ant Solenopsis geminata pilot control program at Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve. Monash University, School of Biological Sciences.


Science communication

2018: The Conversation, “‘Epic Duck Challenge’ shows drones can outdo people at surveying wildlife
2016: The Conversation, “A guide to using drones to study wildlife: first, do no harm


Select media

2018: CNN, “Drones are helping scientists fight wildlife extinction
2018: Audubon, “Ecologists bested by drone in a competition to count birds
2018: Earther, “This study with plastic birds and drones is science at its best
2018: Mongabay, “Drones enable fast, accurate wildlife counts, study shows
2018: Wired, “The fake ducks prove it: drones beat humans at counting birds
2018: Newsweek, “Thousands of rubber ducks prove drones and computers can successfully count wild animals
2017: New Scientist, “Fake duck test shows drones and AI beat humans at bird census
2017: Mashable, “Tech in the wild: Drones are up-ending animal research
2016: Quartz, “Flying fieldwork: Modified drones are keeping an eye on the world’s wildlife
2016: Daily Planet, Discovery Channel (Fall 2017)
2016: SA Life, “Young Einsteins” (July 2016)
2016: Cosmos Magazine, “Send in the drones” (#69 June-July 2016)
2016: Mashable, “A new code of conduct to protect animals from drones
2016: ABC Online, “Animals need protection from drones via code of practice, researcher says
2016: Australia Geographic, “Eye in the sky” (#132 May-June 2016)
2016: ABC Science, “Drones ‘more precise’ than ground counts for monitoring seabirds
2015: New Scientist, “Flying high: Drones keep tabs on wildlife from above
2014: The Guardian, “Drones striking a high-tech blow for conservation and the environment