Rowan Mott

Dr Rowan Mott

Grant Funded Researcher (A)

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a spatial ecologist working in the Invasion Science and Wildlife Ecology Lab under Phill Cassey. I use tracking data and observation records of wildlife, especially birds, and combine these with landscape-scale environment data to understand why wildlife occur where they do.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Halpin, L. R., Mott, R., Clay, T. A., Humphries, G. R. W., Chatwin, T. A., Carlile, N., & Clarke, R. H. (2022). Predicting the Foraging Habitats of Sympatrically Breeding Gadfly Petrels in the South Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 19 pages.
    2021 Selwood, K. E., Antos, M., Bramwell, M., Lee, A., Lynch, M., Magrath, M. J. L., . . . Clarke, R. H. (2021). Emergency conservation interventions during times of crisis: A case study for a threatened bird species in the Australian Black Summer bushfires. CONSERVATION SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, 4(2), 13 pages.
    2021 Mott, R., Herrod, A., & Clarke, R. H. (2021). Transboundary priorities for protection of frigatebird non-breeding habitat in a heavily impacted region. Global Ecology and Conservation, 27, 1-16.
    2021 Halpin, L. R., Terrington, D. I., Jones, H. P., Mott, R., Wong, W. W., Dow, D. C., . . . Clarke, R. H. (2021). Arthropod predation of vertebrates structures trophic dynamics in island ecosystems. American Naturalist, 198(4), 540-550.
    2021 Halpin, L. R., Ross, J. D., Ramos, R., Mott, R., Carlile, N., Golding, N., . . . Clarke, R. H. (2021). Double-tagging scores of seabirds reveals that light-level geolocator accuracy is limited by species idiosyncrasies and equatorial solar profiles. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(11), 2243-2255.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2020 Mott, R., Hodgson, J. C., Herrod, A., & Clarke, R. H. (2020). Nest-site fidelity in Red-tailed Tropicbirds informs costing a localised ant baiting strategy at Ashmore Reef. Emu, 120(3), 263-273.
    2018 Mott, R., & Clarke, R. (2018). Systematic review of geographic biases in the collection of at-sea distribution data for seabirds. Emu, 118(3), 235-246.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2018 Hodgson, J., Mott, R., Baylis, S., Pham, T., Wotherspoon, S., Kilpatrick, A., . . . Koh, L. (2018). Drones count wildlife more accurately and precisely than humans. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9(5), 1160-1167.
    DOI Scopus194 WoS179
    2017 Clarke, R. H., Swann, G., Carter, M. J., Mott, R. M., & Herrod, A. (2017). The avifauna of Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve, north-Western Australia. Australian Field Ornithology, 34, 18-25.
    DOI Scopus1
    2017 Mott, R., Herrod, A., & Clarke, R. (2017). Post-breeding dispersal of frigatebirds increases their exposure to mercury. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 119(1), 204-210.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2016 Mott, R., Herrod, A., & Clarke, R. (2016). Interpopulation resource partitioning of Lesser Frigatebirds and the influence of environmental context. Ecology and Evolution, 6(23), 8583-8594.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2016 Hodgson, J. C., Baylis, S. M., Mott, R., Herrod, A., & Clarke, R. H. (2016). Precision wildlife monitoring using unmanned aerial vehicles. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 22574-1-22574-7.
    DOI Scopus244 WoS216 Europe PMC31
    2016 Mott, R., Herrod, A., & Clarke, R. (2016). Resource partitioning between species and sexes in Great Frigatebirds and Lesser Frigatebirds. Auk, 134(1), 153-167.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2015 Mott, R., Herrod, A., Hodgson, J., & Clarke, R. (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 Scopus4 WoS4
    Mott, R., Prowse, T., Jackson, M., Rogers, D., O'Connor, J., Brookes, J., & Cassey, P. (n.d.). Measuring habitat quality for waterbirds: a review.
  • Position: Grant Funded Researcher (A)
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Benham, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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