David Roshier

David Roshier

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I'm an ecologist with research interests in spatial processes in populations, movement and migration, reintroduction biology, arid zone ecology, introduced predators and waterbirds. Currently, I provide design and technical support for the deployment of telemetry systems, both VHF and GPS, for monitoring the reintroduction of terrestrial vertebrates or studies in movement ecology. At the moment, this effort is directed to the Marna Banggara rewilding project on Yorke Peninsula. I am a member of the FAUNA Research Alliance. I continue to supervise doctoral students and publish research in my areas of interest.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Associate Professor (Adjunct) University of Adelaide
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Broekman, M. J. E., Hilbers, J. P., Huijbregts, M. A. J., Mueller, T., Ali, A. H., Andrén, H., . . . Tucker, M. A. (2022). Evaluating expert-based habitat suitability information of terrestrial mammals with GPS-tracking data. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 31(8), 1526-1541.
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    2022 Briscoe, N. J., McGregor, H., Roshier, D., Carter, A., Wintle, B. A., & Kearney, M. R. (2022). Too hot to hunt: Mechanistic predictions of thermal refuge from cat predation risk. Conservation Letters, 15(5), e12906-1-e12906-10.
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    2022 Carter, A., Potts, J. M., Stephens, J., & Roshier, D. A. (2022). A comparison of methods for monitoring a sparse population of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) subject to lethal control using GPS telemetry, camera traps and sand plots. Wildlife Research, 15 pages.
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    2021 Roshier, D. A., & Carter, A. (2021). Space use and interactions of two introduced mesopredators, European red fox and feral cat, in an arid landscape. Ecosphere, 12(7), 32 pages.
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    2021 Kemp, J. E., Jensen, R., Hall, M. L., Roshier, D. A., & Kanowski, J. (2021). Consequences of the reintroduction of regionally extinct mammals for vegetation composition and structure at two established reintroduction sites in semi-arid Australia. Austral Ecology, 46(4), 653-669.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2021 Brown, J. I., Lavretsky, P., Joseph, L., Roshier, D., Guay, P. -J., & Peters, J. L. (2021). A multi-locus approach to discern conservation units and adaptive potential of Pacific black ducks across Australia and surrounding islands. Emu - Austral Ornithology, 121(1-2), 124-135.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Tatler, J., Prowse, T. A. A., Roshier, D. A., Cairns, K. M., & Cassey, P. (2021). Phenotypic variation and promiscuity in a wild population of pure dingoes (Canis dingo). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 59(1), 311-322.
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    2021 Boardman, W. S. J., Roshier, D., Reardon, T., Burbidge, K., McKeown, A., Westcott, D. A., . . . Prowse, T. A. A. (2021). Spring foraging movements of an urban population of grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus). Journal of Urban Ecology, 6(1), 1-10.
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    2021 Tatler, J., Currie, S. E., Cassey, P., Scharf, A. K., Roshier, D. A., & Prowse, T. A. A. (2021). Accelerometer informed time-energy budgets reveal the importance of temperature to the activity of a wild, arid zone canid. Movement Ecology, 9(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2021 Roshier, D. A., Signer, J., & Carter, A. (2021). Visitation of artificial watering points by the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in semiarid Australia. Ecology and Evolution, 11(14), 9815-9826.
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    2020 Roshier, D. A., Hotellier, F. L., Carter, A., Kemp, L., Potts, J., Hayward, M. W., & Legge, S. M. (2020). Long-term benefits and short-term costs: Small vertebrate responses to predator exclusion and native mammal reintroductions in south-western New South Wales, Australia. Wildlife Research, 47(8), 570-579.
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    2019 Carter, A., Potts, J. M., & Roshier, D. A. (2019). Toward reliable population density estimates of partially marked populations using spatially explicit mark–resight methods. Ecology and Evolution, 9(4), 2131-2141.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2019 Berry, L. E., L’ Hotellier, F. A., Carter, A., Kemp, L., Kavanagh, R. P., & Roshier, D. A. (2019). Patterns of habitat use by three threatened mammals 10 years after reintroduction into a fenced reserve free of introduced predators. Biological Conservation, 230, 1-9.
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    2019 Reside, A. E., Briscoe, N. J., Dickman, C. R., Greenville, A. C., Hradsky, B. A., Kark, S., . . . Fisher, D. O. (2019). Persistence through tough times: fixed and shifting refuges in threatened species conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 28(6), 1303-1330.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS29 Europe PMC1
    2019 Tatler, J., Prowse, T. A. A., Roshier, D. A., Allen, B. L., & Cassey, P. (2019). Resource pulses affect prey selection and reduce dietary diversity of dingoes in arid Australia. Mammal Review, 49(3), 263-275.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2019 Wille, M., Lisovski, S., Risely, A., Ferenczi, M., Roshier, D., Wong, F. Y. K., . . . Hurt, A. C. (2019). Serologic evidence of exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 viruses in migratory shorebirds, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(10), 1903-1910.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC8
    2016 Dhami, K. K., Joseph, L., Roshier, D. A., & Peters, J. L. (2016). Recent speciation and elevated Z-chromosome differentiation between sexually monochromatic and dichromatic species of Australian teals. Journal of Avian Biology, 47(1), 92-102.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS17
    2016 Peters, A., Raidal, S. R., & Roshier, D. A. (2016). Field techniques in the study of Australian pigeons and doves. Australian Field Ornithology, 33, 187-197.
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    2015 Stojanovic, D., Terauds, A., Westgate, M. J., Webb, M. H., Roshier, D. A., & Heinsohn, R. (2015). Exploiting the richest patch has a fitness pay-off for the migratory swift parrot. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84(5), 1194-1201.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS19 Europe PMC3
    2015 Grillo, V. L., Arzey, K. E., Hansbro, P. M., Hurt, A. C., Warner, S., Bergfeld, J., . . . Post, L. (2015). Avian influenza in Australia: a summary of 5 years of wild bird surveillance. Australian Veterinary Journal, 93(11), 387-393.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS30 Europe PMC17
    2015 McEvoy, J. F., Roshier, D. A., Ribot, R. F. H., & Bennett, A. T. D. (2015). Proximate cues to phases of movement in a highly dispersive waterfowl, Anas superciliosa. Movement Ecology, 3(1), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16 Europe PMC7
    2015 Janse, I., Kloecker, U., Roshier, D., & Witte, I. (2015). Breeding diet and behaviour of a pair of Grey Falcons Falco hypoleucos and their offspring in north-western New South Wales. Corella, 39(2), 46-51.
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    2014 Stojanovic, D., Koch, A. J., Webb, M., Cunningham, R., Roshier, D., & Heinsohn, R. (2014). Validation of a landscape-scale planning tool for cavity-dependent wildlife. Austral Ecology, 39(5), 579-586.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC2
    2014 Winkler, D. W., Jørgensen, C., Both, C., Houston, A. I., McNamara, J. M., Levey, D. J., . . . Piersma, T. (2014). Cues, strategies, and outcomes: How migrating vertebrates track environmental change. Movement Ecology, 2(1).
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    2013 Dhami, K. K., Joseph, L., Roshier, D. A., Heinsohn, R., & Peters, J. L. (2013). Multilocus phylogeography of Australian teals (Anas spp.): a case study of the relationship between vagility and genetic structure. Journal of Avian Biology, 44(2), 169-178.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS10
    2012 Stojanovic, D., Webb, M., Roshier, D., Saunders, D., & Heinsohn, R. (2012). Ground-based survey methods both overestimate and underestimate the abundance of suitable tree-cavities for the endangered Swift Parrot. Emu, 112(4), 350-356.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS36
    2012 Roshier, D. A., Heinsohn, R., Adcock, G. J., Beerli, P., & Joseph, L. (2012). Biogeographic models of gene flow in two waterfowl of the australo-papuan tropics. Ecology and Evolution, 2(11), 2803-2814.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS13 Europe PMC6
    2012 Rawsthorne, J., Watson, D. M., & Roshier, D. A. (2012). The restricted seed rain of a mistletoe specialist. Journal of Avian Biology, 43(1), 9-14.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS17
    2011 Morton, S. R., Stafford Smith, D. M., Dickman, C. R., Dunkerley, D. L., Friedel, M. H., McAllister, R. R. J., . . . Westoby, M. (2011). A fresh framework for the ecology of arid Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 75(4), 313-329.
    DOI Scopus257 WoS241 Europe PMC38
    2011 Klaassen, M., Hoye, B. J., & Roshier, D. A. (2011). Identifying crucial gaps in our knowledge of the life-history of avian influenza viruses - An Australian perspective. Emu, 111(2), 103-112.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13
    2011 Rawsthorne, J., Watson, D. M., & Roshier, D. A. (2011). Implications of movement patterns of a dietary generalist for mistletoe seed dispersal. Austral Ecology, 36(6), 650-655.
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    2010 Kingsford, R. T., Roshier, D. A., & Porter, J. L. (2010). Australian waterbirds time and space travellers in dynamic desert landscapes. Marine and Freshwater Research, 61(8), 875-884.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS62
    2009 Joseph, L., Adcock, G. J., Linde, C., Omland, K. E., Heinsohn, R., Terry Chesser, R., & Roshier, D. (2009). A tangled tale of two teal: Population history of the grey Anas gracilis and chestnut teal a. castanea of Australia. Journal of Avian Biology, 40(4), 430-439.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS18
    2009 Roshier, D. A., & Asmus, M. W. (2009). Use of satellite telemetry on small-bodied waterfowl in Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 60(4), 299-305.
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    2009 Rawsthorne, J., Roshier, D. A., & Murphy, S. R. (2009). A simple parametric method for reducing sample sizes in gut passage time trials. Ecology, 90(8), 2328-2331.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC5
    2008 McCallum, H. I., Roshier, D. A., Tracey, J. P., Joseph, L., & Heinsohn, R. (2008). Will Wallace's line save Australia from avian influenza?. Ecology and Society, 13(2), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14
    2008 Wassens, S., Watts, R. J., Jansen, A., & Roshier, D. (2008). Movement patterns of southern bell frogs (Litoria raniformis) in response to flooding. Wildlife Research, 35(1), 50-58.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS36
    2008 Roshier, D., Asmus, M., & Klaassen, M. (2008). What drives long-distance movements in the nomadic Grey Teal Anas gracilis in Australia?. Ibis, 150(3), 474-484.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS51
    2008 Roshier, D. A., Doerr, V. A. J., & Doerr, E. D. (2008). Animal movement in dynamic landscapes: Interaction between behavioural strategies and resource distributions. Oecologia, 156(2), 465-477.
    DOI Scopus98 WoS93 Europe PMC28
    2007 Watson, D. M., Roshier, D. A., & Wiegand, T. (2007). Spatial ecology of a root parasite - From pattern to process. Austral Ecology, 32(4), 359-369.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS28 Europe PMC7
    2007 Wassens, S., Roshier, D. A., Watts, R. J., & Robertson, A. I. (2007). Spatial patterns of a Southern Bell Frog Litoria raniformis population in an agricultural landscape. Pacific Conservation Biology, 13(2), 104-110.
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    2006 Edmonds, T., Lunt, I. D., Roshier, D. A., & Louis, J. (2006). Annual variation in the distribution of summer snowdrifts in the Kosciuszko alpine area, Australia, and its effect on the composition and structure of alpine vegetation. Austral Ecology, 31(7), 837-848.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS26 Europe PMC8
    2004 Roshier, D. A., & Rumbachs, R. M. (2004). Broad-scale mapping of temporary wetlands in arid Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 56(2), 249-263.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS32 Europe PMC5
    2004 Tracey, J. P., Woods, R., Roshier, D., West, P., & Saunders, G. R. (2004). The role of wild birds in the transmission of avian influenza for Australia: An ecological perspective. Emu, 104(2), 109-124.
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    2003 Roshier, D. A., & Reid, J. R. W. (2003). On animal distributions in dynamic landscapes. Ecography, 26(4), 539-544.
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    2002 Roshier, D. A., Robertson, A. I., & Kingsford, R. T. (2002). Responses of waterbirds to flooding in an arid region of Australia and implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 106(3), 399-411.
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    2001 Roshier, D. A., Robertson, A. I., Kingsford, R. T., & Green, D. G. (2001). Continental-scale interactions with temporary resources may explain the paradox of large populations of desert waterbirds in Australia. Landscape Ecology, 16(6), 547-556.
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    2001 Roshier, D. A., Whetton, P. H., Allan, R. J., & Robertson, A. I. (2001). Distribution and persistence of temporary wetland habitats in arid Australia in relation to climate. Austral Ecology, 26(4), 371-384.
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    1998 Roshier, D. A., & Nicol, H. I. (1998). Implications of spatio-temporal variation in forage production and utilisation for animal productivity in extensive grazing systems. Rangeland Journal, 20(1), 3-25.
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    1997 Launay, F., Roshier, D., Loughland, R., & Aspinall, S. J. (1997). Habitat use by houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii) in arid shrubland in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Arid Environments, 35(1), 111-121.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS26 Europe PMC4
    1997 Roshier, D., Lee, S., & Boreland, F. (1997). A digital technique for recording of plant population data in permanent plots. Journal of Range Management, 50(1), 106-109.
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    Wille, M., Lisovski, S., Roshier, D., Ferenczi, M., Hoye, B. J., Leen, T., . . . Klaassen, M. (n.d.). Strong phylogenetic and ecological effects on host competency for avian influenza in Australian wild birds.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2012 Roshier, D., & Joseph, L. (2012). Weak migratory interchange by birds between Australia and Asia. In Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory: Insights from a Continent in Transformation (pp. 389-413). Cambridge University Press.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2011 Klaassen, M., Hoye, B., & Roshier, D. (2011). Drought-Rainfall Cycles as Potential Environmental Drivers of Fowl Plague and Newcastle Disease Outbreaks in Australian Poultry. In ECOHEALTH Vol. 7 (pp. S75-S76). SPRINGER.
    2006 Roshier, D. A., Klomp, N. I., & Asmus, M. (2006). Movements of a nomadic waterfowl, Grey Teal Anas gracilis, across inland Australia - Results from satellite telemetry spanning fifteen months. In Ardea Vol. 94 (pp. 461-475). NEDERLANDSE ORNITHOLOGISCHE UNIE.
    Scopus53 WoS44
    2002 Roshier, D. A., & Reid, J. R. W. (2002). Broad scale processes in dynamic landscapes and the paradox of large populations of desert waterbirds. In D. Chamberlain, & A. Wilson (Eds.), AVIAN LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY: PURE AND APPLIED ISSUES IN THE LARGE-SCALE ECOLOGY OF BIRDS (pp. 148-155). Univ E Anglia, Norwich, ENGLAND: IALE (UK), INT ASSOC LANDSCAPEECOL.
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