Michael McCarthy's Curriculum Vitae
Michael Andrew McCarthy

Address

Australian Research Center for Urban Ecology
c/- School of Botany
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Phone: (61) (3) 8344 6856
Fax: (61) (3) 9347 5460
Email: mamcca@unimelb.edu.au


Major Research Interests

Environmental risk assessment; fragmentation and disturbance of ecosystems; wildlife management; conservation biology; population ecology; ecological modelling.


Qualifications

Postgraduate
1992 - 1995, Ph.D., The University of Melbourne (conferred September 1995)
Thesis: Stochastic population models for wildlife management

Undergraduate
1987, 1989 - 1991, Bachelor of Forest Science (First Class Honours), The University of Melbourne


Awards and Scholarships

1996 - 2000, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (currently deferred for 1 year)

1992 - 1995, Australian Postgraduate Award (Priority)

1992, Elizabeth Crespin Scholarship, The University of Melbourne

1986, Dux, De La Salle College, Malvern


Research

2001 - present, Senior Ecologist, Australian Research Center for Urban Ecology.

2000 - 01, Lecturer, School of Botany, University of Melbourne.

1999 - 2000, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara.

1998 - 99, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Applied and Molecular Ecology, University of Adelaide. I conduct research in population ecology, with an emphasis on the response of ecosystems to fragmentation and disturbance. I develop models examining interactions between wildlife species, fires, fragmentation, management, climate, and water and timber yields.

1999, Member of the Managing Variability Working Group at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara.

1996 - 99, ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, The Australian National University. My research focussed on modelling the population ecology of vertebrates, including the response of species to disturbances such as fire and timber harvesting.

1995 - 96, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, The Australian National University. My research involved various aspects of population ecology.

1992 - 95, Ph.D. candidate at The University of Melbourne, conducting research on stochastic modelling, and developing population models of helmeted honeyeaters, orange-bellied parrots and red kangaroos.

1993, Visitor at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA, conducting research on predator-prey models.


Teaching

2000 - present, Lecturer, Enviromental Measurement, and Flora of Victoria, University of Melbourne.

2000 - present, Subject Coordinator, Enviromental Measurement, University of Melbourne.

2000 - 01, Subject Coordinator, Problem Solving in Environmental Science, University of Melbourne.

2000 - 01, Lecturer, Conservation Biology, and Problem Solving in Environmental Science, University of Melbourne.

2000, Guest lecturer, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

1998, Guest lecturer, Vegetation and Wildlife Ecology, University of Canberra

1998, Demonstrator, Population Ecology, The Australian National University

1997, 1998 Guest lecturer, Landscape Ecology, The Australian National University

1996, Guest lecturer, Human Ecology, The Australian National University

1994, Guest lecturer, Conservation Biology, The University of Melbourne

1992, Developer of computer-aided learning packages for tertiary biology students, The University of Melbourne

1992, Demonstrator, Biology of Australian Flora and Fauna, The University of Melbourne

1992, Contributor to a student text on the biology of Australian flora and fauna, The University of Melbourne


Grants and Consultancies >= $10,000

2004-2007, Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, Re-imagining the Australian Suburbs: Biodiversity Planning in urban fringe landscapes, $497,000 (Bekessy, McCarthy et al.)

2003-2007, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Optimal management of complex ecological systems, $649,000 (Possingham & McCarthy)

2003-2005, Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, Practical, powerful and cost effective indicators of sustainable forest management for the conservation of biological diversity, $280,000 (Burgman, McCarthy et al.)

2003, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Food availability, attractants and deterrents of grey-headed flying-foxes in the greater Melbourne area, $166,000 (McDonnell, van der Ree, McCarthy & Williams)

2002-2004, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Testing the utility of habitat models in making conservation planning decisions, $156,000 (Burgm,an, McCarthy & Keith)

2000, Melbourne University Collaborative Grants Scheme, Integration of expert knowledge for wildlife habitat modelling, $11,000

1996-1999, Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, $169,530

1996-1999, Environment Australia, The development and application of methods for assessing effects of fire and climate change on flora and fauna refugia in the Central Highlands of Victoria, $318,200 (Mackey, Lindenmayer, Lindesay, Gill & McCarthy)

1997, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Fire regimes of forests of SW Western Australia, $16,000

1997, Department of Natural Resources and Environment (Victoria), Population viability analysis of powerful owls, $15,000

1997-1998, Environment Australia, Advice on data needs and methodologies for modelling of disturbance processes in forested environments, $10,000

1995-1996, Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Development of a methodology for identifying declining species from existing data, $23,500 (McCarthy & Burgman)

1995-1996, Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Development of methods for evaluating sampling adequacy for flora and fauna spatial data, $11,000

1995-1996, Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Strategies for conserving arboreal marsupials at regional scales, $37,000 (McCarthy & Lindenmayer)

1992-1995, Australian Postgraduate Award (Priority), $55,000


Professional activities

Member of the Editorial Board of Animal Conservation

Fellow of the Zoological Society of London

Manuscript reviewer for Acta Oecologia; American Naturalist; Austral Ecology; Australian Mammalogy; Biological Conservation; Conservation Biology; Ecography; Ecological Applications; Ecological Economics; Ecological Modelling; Ecology; Ecology Letters; Environmental Modelling & Software; Forest Science; International Journal of Wildland Fire; Muelleria; Oikos; Population Ecology and Wildlife Research

Member of the Ecological Society of Australia, and Modelling & Simulation Society of Australia & NZ

ACT Regional Councillor for the Ecological Society of Australia (1996-1999)

Co-convenor of the CRES seminar series (1996)


Authored books

Mackey, B., Lindenmayer, D., Gill, M., McCarthy, M., and Lindesay, J. (2002). Wildfire, Fire & Future Climate: a Forest Ecosystem Analysis. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Editted books

Akcakaya, H.R. Burgman, M.A. Kindvall, O. Wood, C.C. Sjogren-Gulve, P. Hatfield J., and McCarthy, M.A. (2004) Species Conservation and Management. Oxford University Press, New York.

Refereed Papers

Baxter, P.W.J., McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Menkhorst, P.W., and McLean, N. (in press). Accounting for management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models. Conservation Biology.

Lindenmayer D.B., and McCarthy M.A. (in press). Evaluation of PVA models of arboreal marsupials: coupling models with long-term monitoring data. Biodiversity and Conservation.

McCarthy M.A., Thompson C.J., and Williams, N.S.G. (in press). Logic for designing nature reserves for multiple species. American Naturalist.

Shukuroglou, P., and McCarthy, M.A. (in press). Modelling the occurrence of rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) in Melbourne. Austral Ecology.

Wintle, B.A., Burgman, M.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Kavanagh, R.P. (in press). The magnitude and management consequences of false negative observation error in surveys of arboreal marsupials and large forest owls. Journal of Wildlife Management.

Halpern, B.S., Regan, H., Possingham, H.P., and McCarthy, M.A. (2006). Accounting for uncertainty in marine reserve design. Ecology Letters 9: 2-11.

Halpern, B.S., Regan, H.M., Possingham, H.P., and McCarthy, M.A. (2006). Rejoinder: uncertainty and decision making. Ecology Letters 9: 13-14.

Gerber, L.R., Beger, M., McCarthy, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2005). A theory for optimal monitoring of marine reserves. Ecology Letters 8: 829–837.

Harper, M.J., McCarthy, M.A., and van der Ree, R. (2005). The abundance of hollow-bearing trees in urban dry sclerophyll forest and the effect of wind on hollow development. Biological Conservation 122: 181-192.

Harper, M.J., McCarthy, M.A., and van der Ree, R. (2005). The use of nest boxes in urban natural vegetation remnants by vertebrate fauna. Wildlife Research 32: 509-516.

McCarthy, M.A., and Masters, P. (2005). Profiting from prior information in Bayesian analyses of ecological data. Journal of Applied Ecology 42:1012-1019.

McCarthy M.A., Thompson C.J., and Possingham H.P. (2005). Theory for designing nature reserves for single species. American Naturalist 165: 250-257.

Regan, T.R., Burgman, M.A., McCarthy, M.A., Master, L.L., Keith, D.A., Mace, G.M., and Andelman, S.J. (2005). The consistency of extinction risk classification protocols. Conservation Biology 19: 1967-1977.

van der Ree, R., and McCarthy, M.A. (2005). Inferring the persistence of indigenous mammals in response to urbanisation. Animal Conservation 8: 309-319.

Williams, N.S.G., Morgan , J.W., McDonnell1, M.J., and McCarthy, M.A. (2005). Plant traits and local extinctions in natural grasslands along an urban­rural gradient. Journal of Ecology 93: 1203–1213.

Fox, J.C., Mesibov, R., McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (2004). Giant Velvet Worm Tasmanipatus barretti (Onychophora) in Tasmania, Australia. In (eds H.R. Akcakaya, M.A. Burgman, O. Kindvall, C.C. Wood, P. Sjogren-Gulve, J. Hatfield and M.A. McCarthy) Species Conservation and Management. pp. 150-161. Oxford University Press, New York.

Harper, M.J., McCarthy, M.A., van der Ree, R., and Fox, J.C. (2004). Overcoming bias in ground-based surveys of hollow-bearing trees using double sampling. Forest Ecology and Management 190: 291-300.

Keith, D.A., McCarthy, M.A. Regan, H., Regan, T., Bowles, C., Drill, C., Craig, C., Pellow, B., Burgman, M.A., Master, L.L., Ruckelshaus, M., Mackenzie, B., Andelman, S.J., and Wade, P.R. (2004). Protocols for listing threatened species can forecast extinction. Ecology Letters 7: 1101-1108

McCarthy, M.A. (2004). Mammal population viability modeling: an overview. In (eds H.R. Akcakaya, M.A. Burgman, O. Kindvall, C.C. Wood, P. Sjogren-Gulve, J. Hatfield and M.A. McCarthy) Species Conservation and Management. pp. 433-437. Oxford University Press, New York.

McCarthy, M.A., Menkhorst, P.W., Quin, B.R., Smales, I.J., and Burgman, M.A. (2004). Helmeted honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix) in southern Australia: assessing options for establishing a new wild population. In (eds H.R. Akcakaya, M.A. Burgman, O. Kindvall, C.C. Wood, P. Sjogren-Gulve, J. Hatfield and M.A. McCarthy) Species Conservation and Management. pp. 410-420. Oxford University Press, New York.

McCarthy, M.A., Keith, D., Tietjen, J., Burgman, M.A., Maunder, M., Master, L., Brook, B.W., Mace, G., Possingham, H.P., Medellin, R., Andelman, S., Regan, H., Regan, T., and Ruckelshaus, M. (2004). Comparing predictions of extinction risk using models and subjective judgement. Acta Oecologica 26: 67-74.

McCarthy, M.A., Parris, K.M., van der Ree, R., McDonnell, M.J., Burgman, M.A., Williams, N.S.G., McLean, N., Harper, M., Meyer, R., Hahs A., and Coates, T. (2004). The habitat hectares approach to vegetation assessment: an evaluation and suggestions for improvement. Ecological Management and Restoration 5: 24-27.

McCarthy, M.A., and Parris, K.M. (2004). Clarifying the effect of toe clipping on frogs with Bayesian statistics. Journal of Applied Ecology 41: 780-786.

Wintle, B.A., McCarthy, M.A., Parris, K.M., and Burgman, M.A. (2004) Precision and bias of methods for estimating point survey detection probabilities. Ecological Applications 14: 703-712.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Possingham, H.P., Lacy, R.C., McCarthy, M.A., and Pope, M. L. (2003). How accurate are population models? Lessons from landscape-scale tests in a fragmented system. Ecology Letters 6: 41-47.

McCarthy, M.A., Andelman, S. A., and Possingham, H.P. (2003). Reliability of relative predictions in population viability analysis. Conservation Biology 17: 982-989.

Wintle, B.A., McCarthy, M.A., Volinsky, C.T., and Kavanagh, R.P. (2003) The use of Bayesian Model Averaging to better represent uncertainty in ecological models. Conservation Biology 17: 1579-1590.

Yamada, K., Elith, J., McCarthy, M., and Zerger, A. (2003). Eliciting and integrating expert knowledge for wildlife habitat modelling. Ecological Modelling 165: 251–264.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Manning, A.D., Smith, P.L., Possingham, H.P., Fischer, J., Oliver, I., and McCarthy, M.A. (2002). The focal-species approach and landscape restoration: a critique. Conservation Biology 16: 338-345.

Lindenmayer, D.B., and McCarthy, M.A. (2002). Congruence between natural and human forest disturbance: a case study from Australian montane ash forests. Forest Ecology and Management 155: 319-335.

McCarthy, M.A., and Cary, G.J. (2002). Fire regimes in landscapes: models and realities. In (eds R.A. Bradstock, J.E. Williams and A.M. Gill) Flammable Australia: the Fire Regimes and Biodiversity of a Continent. pp. 76-93. Cambridge University Press.

McKenney, D.W., Venier, L.A., Heerdegen, A., McCarthy, M.A. (2002). A Monte Carlo experiment for species mapping problems. In (eds J.M. Scott, P.J. Heglund, M.L. Morrison, J.B. Haufler, M.G. Raphael, W.A. Wall, F.B. Samson) Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy. pp. 377-381. Island Press, Covelo, California.

Burgman, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Keith, D., McCarthy, M.A., Andelman, S. and Passioura, J. (2001). A method for setting the size of plant conservation target areas. Conservation Biology 15: 603-616.

Lindenmayer, D.B., and McCarthy, M.A. (2001). The spatial distribution of non-native plant invaders in a pine-eucalypt landscape mosaic in south-eastern Australia. Biological Conservation 102: 77-87 .

Lindenmayer, D.B., Ball, I., Possingham, H.P., McCarthy, M.A., and Pope, M.L. (2001). A landscape-scale test of the predictive ability of a spatially-explicit model for population viability analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 38: 36-48.

Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P., and Legge, S. (2001). A simple landscape-scale test of a spatially explicit population model: patch occupancy in fragmented south-eastern Australian forests. Oikos 92: 445-458.

McCarthy, M.A., and Thompson, C. (2001). Expected minimum population size as a measure of threat. Animal Conservation 4:351-355.

McCarthy, M.A., Gill, A.M., and Bradstock R.A. (2001). Theoretical fire interval distributions. International Journal of Wildland Fire 10: 73-77.

McCarthy, M.A., Lindenmayer, D.B., and Possingham, H.P. (2001). Assessing spatial PVA models of arboreal marsupials using significance tests and Bayesian statistics. Biological Conservation 98: 191-200.

McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P., and Gill, A.M. (2001). Using stochastic dynamic programming to determine optimal fire management for Banksia ornata. Journal of Applied Ecology 38: 585-592.

McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Day, J.R., and Tyre, A.J. (2001). Testing the accuracy of population viability analysis. Conservation Biology 15: 1030-1038.

Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2001). Identifying effects of toe-clipping on anuran return rates: the importance of statistical power. Amphibia Reptilia 22: 275-289.

Possingham, H.P., Lindenmayer, D.B., and McCarthy, M.A. (2001). Population viability analysis. In (Ed. S.A. Levin) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 831-843.

Burgman, M., Maslin, B.R., Andrewartha, D., Keatley, M.R., Boek, C., and McCarthy, M.A. (2000). Inferring threat from scientific collections: power tests and an application to Western Australian Acacia species. In (eds S. Ferson and M. Burgman) Quantitative Methods for Conservation Biology, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 7-26.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Mackey, B.G., Cunningham, R.B., Donnelly, C.F., Mullen, I.C., McCarthy, M.A., and Gill, A.M. (2000). Factors affecting the presence of the cool temperate rain forest tree myrtle beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii) in southern Australia: integrating climatic, terrain and disturbance predictors of distribution patterns. Journal of Biogeography 27: 1001-1009.

Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M.A., Parris, K.M., and Pope, M.L. (2000). Habitat fragmentation, landscape context, and mammalian assemblages in southeastern Australia. Journal of Mammalogy 81: 787-797.

McCarthy, M.A., and Broome, L.S. (2000). A method for validating stochastic models of population viability: a case study of the mountain pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus). Journal of Animal Ecology 69: 599-607.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2000). Spatially-correlated extinction in a metapopulation of Leadbeater's possum. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 47-63.

McCarthy, M.A., Lindenmayer, D.B., and Possingham, H.P. (2000). Testing spatial PVA models of Australian treecreepers (Aves: Climacteridae) in fragmented forests. Ecological Applications 10: 1722-1731.

Tyre, A.J., Tenhumberg, B., McCarthy, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2000). Swapping space for time and unfair tests of ecological models. Austral Ecology 25: 327-331.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Cunningham, R.B., and McCarthy, M.A. (1999). The conservation of arboreal marsupials in the montane ash forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia. VIII. landscape analysis of the occurrence of arboreal marsupials. Biological Conservation 89: 83-92.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Mackey, B.G., Mullen, I.C., McCarthy, M.A., Gill, A.M., Cunningham, R.B., and Donnelly, C.F. (1999). Stand structure within forest types: are there environmental determinants? Forest Ecology and Management. 123: 55-63.

Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M.A., and Pope, M.L. (1999). Arboreal marsupial incidence in eucalypt patches in south-eastern Australia: a test of Hanski's incidence function metapopulation model for patch occupancy. Oikos 84: 99-109.

McCarthy, M.A. (1999). Effects of competition on natal dispersal distance. Ecological Modelling 114: 305-310.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1999). Conservation of the greater glider (Petauroides volans) in remnant vegetation within exotic plantation forest. Animal Conservation 2: 203-209.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1999). Incorporating metapopulation dynamics of greater gliders into reserve design in disturbed landscapes. Ecology 80: 651-667.

McCarthy, M.A., Gill, A.M., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1999). Fire regimes in mountain ash forests: evidence from forest age structure, extinction models and wildlife habitat. Forest Ecology and Management 124: 193-203.

McCarthy, M.A., Webster, A., Loyn, R.H., and Lowe, K.W. (1999). Uncertainty in assessing the viability of the Powerful Owl Ninox strenua in Victoria, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology 5: 144-154.

Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (1999). What influences the structure of frog assemblages at forest streams? Australian Journal of Ecology. 24: 495-502.

Gill, A.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (1998). Intervals between prescribed fires in Australia: what intrinsic variation should apply? Biological Conservation 85: 161-169.

McCarthy, M.A. (1998). Identifying declining and threatened species with museum data. Biological Conservation 83: 9-17.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Population density and movement data for predicting mating systems of arboreal marsupials. Ecological Modelling 109: 193-202.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Multi-aged mountain ash forest, wildlife conservation and timber harvesting. Forest Ecology and Management 104: 43-56.

McCarthy, M.A. (1997). The Allee effect, finding mates and theoretical models. Ecological Modelling 103: 99-102.

McCarthy, M.A. (1997). Competition and dispersal from multiple nests. Ecology 78: 873-883.

McCarthy, M.A. and Gill, A.M. (1997). Fire and biodiversity. In (eds N. Klomp & I. Lunt) Frontiers in Ecology: Building the Links. Elsevier, Oxford.

McCarthy, M.A., Lindenmayer, D.B., and Drechsler, M. (1997). Extinction debts and risks faced by abundant species. Conservation Biology 11: 221-226.

McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Modelling extinction dynamics of the helmeted honeyeater: effects of demography, stochasticity, inbreeding and spatial structure. Ecological Modelling 85: 151-163.

McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Natal dispersal distance under the influence of competition. In (eds R.B. Floyd & A.W. Sheppard) Frontiers and Applications of Population Ecology. CSIRO, Melbourne.

McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Red kangaroos dynamics: effects of rainfall, harvesting, density dependence and environmental stochasticity. Journal of Applied Ecology 33: 45-53.

McCarthy, M.A., Burgman, M.A., and Ferson, S. (1996). Logistic sensitivity and bounds for extinction risks. Ecological Modelling 86: 297-303.

Akçakaya, H.R., McCarthy, M.A., and Pearce, J.L. (1995). Linking landscape data with population viability analysis: management options for the helmeted honeyeater. Biological Conservation 73: 169-176.

McCarthy, M.A. (1995). Population viability analysis of the helmeted honeyeater: risk assessment of captive breeding and reintroduction. In (ed. M. Serena) Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna. Surrey Beatty, Chipping Norton, pp. 21-25.

McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (1995). Coping with uncertainty in forest wildlife planning. Forest Ecology and Management 74: 23-36.

McCarthy, M.A., Burgman, M.A., and Ferson, S. (1995). Sensitivity analysis for models of population viability. Biological Conservation 73: 93-100.

McCarthy, M.A., Ginzburg, L.R., and Akçakaya, H.R. (1995). Predator interference across trophic chains. Ecology 76: 1310-1319.

Burgman, M., Church, R., Ferguson, I., Gjisbers, R., Lau, A., Lindenmayer, D., Loyn, R., McCarthy, M., and Vandenburg, W. (1994). Wildlife planning using FORPLAN: a review and examples from Victorian forests. Australian Forestry 57: 131-140.

McCarthy, M.A., Franklin, D.C., and Burgman, M.A. (1994). The importance of demographic uncertainty: an example from the helmeted honeyeater. Biological Conservation 67: 135-142.

McCarthy, M.A., Pearce, J.L., and Burgman, M.A. (1994). Use and abuse of wildlife models for determining habitat requirements of forest fauna. Australian Forestry 57: 82-85.

Witting, L., McCarthy, M.A., and Loeschcke, V. (1994). Multi-species risk analysis, species evaluation and biodiversity conservation. In (eds V. Loeschcke and S.K. Jain) Conservation Genetics. pp. 239-249. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland.

McKenney, D.W., Venier, L.A., Heerdegen, A., McCarthy, M.A. (in press). A Monte Carlo experiment for species mapping problems. In (Eds J.M. Scott, P.J. Heglund, M. Morrison, M. Raphael, J. Haufler, B. Wall) Predicting Species Occurences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy. Island Press, Covello, California.


Conference Papers (incomplete list)

McCarthy, M.A., Andelman, S.J., and Possingham, H.P. (2001). Reliability of relative predictions in population viability analysis. Ecological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin.

McCarthy, M.A., Andelman, S.J., and Possingham, H.P. (2001). Relative risks in PVA: accuracy in the face of uncertainty. Society for Conservation Biology, Hilo, Hawaii.

Wintle, B., McCarthy, M.A., & Kavanagh R.P. (2001). Using Bayesian Model Averaging to better represent uncertainty in predictions of ecological models. In (eds F. Ghassemi, P. Whetton, R. Little & M. Littleboy) International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings. pp. 849-854. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, Australia.

McCarthy, M.A., and Parris, K.M. (2001). Considering statistical power and effect sizes when evaluating the effects of clipping toes from frogs. Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Conference, Melbourne.

McCarthy, M.A., and Broome, L.S. (2000). Testing a model of the population dynamics of the mountain pygmy-possum. Society for Conservation Biology, Missoula, Montana.

McCarthy, M.A., and Broome, L.S. (2000). Assessing the predicted risk of extinction faced by mountain pygmy-possums. Ecological Society of Australia, Melbourne.

McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Lindenmayer, D.B., and Broome, L.S. (1999). Methods for testing PVA models. Population viability analysis: assessing models for recovering endangered species, San Diego, California.

McCarthy, M.A., Broome, L.S., Lindenmayer, D.B., and Possingham, H.P. (1998). Testing PVA models. Australian Wildlife Management Society, Gatton, QLD.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1998). Testing stochastic metapopulation models. Society for Conservation Biology, Sydney, NSW.

Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (1998). Toe-clipping and amphibian mortality: myth and reality. Society for Conservation Biology, Sydney, NSW.

McCarthy, M.A., and Gill, A.M. (1997). Landscape fires as spatially correlated events. Ecological Society of Australia, Albury, NSW.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1997). Correlated extinction in a metapopulation of Leadbeater's possum. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, USA.

Parris, K.M. and McCarthy, M.A. (1997). Correlations between amphibian assemblages and habitat variables in the forests of south-east Queensland, Australia. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, USA.

Parris, K.M. and McCarthy, M.A. (1997). Relating amphibian assemblages to habitat variables using the Mantel test. Ecological Society of Australia, Albury, New South Wales.

McCarthy, M.A. (1995). Natal dispersal under the influence of competition. Frontiers in Population Ecology, Nicholson Centenary Conference, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia.

McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (1995). Forest structure and random disturbance. Ecological Society of Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (1995). Stochastic disturbance and forest structure. In International Forest Biodiversity Conference. pp. 138-139. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Pearce, J.L., and McCarthy, M.A. (1994). Linking statistical habitat models with population viability analysis. Resource Technology Conference, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Akçakaya, H.R., McCarthy, M.A., and Pearce, J.L. (1993). RAMAS/GIS: linking landscape data with population viability analysis. In (eds M. McAleer and A. Jakeman) International Congress on Ecological Modelling and Simulation Proceedings. pp. 627-632. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia, Perth, Australia.

McCarthy, M.A. (1993). Population viability analysis of the helmeted honeyeater: risk assessment of captive breeding and reintroduction. In Reintroduction Biology of Australasian Fauna. Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, Australia.

McCarthy, M.A., Burgman, M.A., and Ferson, S. (1993). Logistic sensitivity analysis of stochastic population models. In (eds M. McAleer and A. Jakeman) International Congress on Ecological Modelling and Simulation Proceedings. pp. 151-156. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia, Perth, Australia.


Student texts

Ladiges, P., Gleadow, R., Handasyde, K., Dodds, A., Lawrence, J., Burgman, M., McCarthy, M., and Turner, V. (1992). Biology of Australian Flora and Fauna, Activity Manual, Biology 111. The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria.


Computer-aided learning packages

McCarthy, M., Burgman, M., Campbell, H., and Gleadow, R. Conservation and Management of the Helmeted Honeyeater. Hypercard Program for Macintosh Computers, Biology 111. Department of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria.

Gleadow, R., McCarthy, M., and Ladiges, P. Sclerophylly: Plants in the Australian Environment. Hypercard Program for Macintosh Computers, Biology 111. Department of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria.


Consultancy reports

McCarthy, M.A. (1997). OWLEX: a model for population viability analysis of powerful owls (Ninox strenua). Unpublished report to Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria.

McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Development of methods for evaluating sampling adequacy for flora/fauna spatial data. Unpublished report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (1996). Development of a methodology for identifying declining species from existing data. Unpublished report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (1996). Strategies for conserving arboreal marsupials at landscape and regional scales Unpublished report to Australian Nature Conservation Agency.

McCarthy, M.A., Van Praagh, B. and Yen, A. (1994). A preliminary population viability analysis of the giant Gippsland earthworm. Unpublished report to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Victoria.


Bibliographies

Incoll, R.D., Lindenmayer, D.B., Mackey, B.G., Gill, A.M., McCarthy, M.A., and Mullen, I.C. (1997). Montane ash and associated cool temperate rainforest environments in south-east Australia: a bibliography. CRES Working Paper 1997/3.


Invited Seminars

Possums in space and other aspects of population ecology. Applied Ecology Research Group Seminar, University of Canberra, 25 August 1998.

Fire history of mountain ash forests in central Victoria. Special Seminar, School of Forestry, Universtiy of Melbourne, 13 October 1998.


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