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Peer-reviewed scientific papers
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Mott R, Hodgson JC, Herrod A & Clarke RH. 2020. Nest-site fidelity in Red-tailed Tropicbirds informs costing a localised ant baiting strategy at Ashmore Reef. Emu – Austral Ornithology. DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2020.1787847

Hodgson JC, Holman D, Terauds A, Koh LP & Goldsworthy SD. 2020. Rapid condition monitoring of an endangered marine vertebrate using precise, non-invasive morphometrics. Biological Conservation, 242, 108402. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108402

Lada H, Yen JDL, Cunningham SC, Selwood KE, Falcke P, Hodgson JC & Mac Nally R. 2019. Influence of climate on individual tree growth and carbon sequestration in native-tree plantings. Austral Ecology, 44, 859-870. DOI: 10.1111/aec.12756

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, 9, 1160-1167. 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


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

2020: The Conversation, “Australian sea lions are declining. Using drones to check their health can help us understand why
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