Mick’s publications

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McCarthy, M.A. (2007). Bayesian Methods for Ecology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (Translated into Japanese 2009) [Book website] [Google books]

Mackey, B., Lindenmayer, D., Gill, M., McCarthy, M., and Lindesay, J. (2002). Wildlife, Fire & Future Climate: a Forest Ecosystem Analysis. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood. [Book website] [Google books]

Edited books

Akçakaya, 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. [Google books]

Refereed articles

In press

Baker, C.M., Holden, M., Plein, M., McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P. (in press). Informing network management using fuzzy cognitive maps. Biological Conservation.

Davies, H.F., McCarthy. M.A., Firth, R.S.C., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Gillespie, G.R., Andersen, A.N., Rioli, W., Puruntatameri, J., Roberts, W., Kerinaiua, C., Kerinauia, V., Brooks Womatakimi, K., and Murphy, B.P. (in press). Declining populations in one of the last refuges for threatened mammal species in northern Australia. Austral Ecology.

Davies, H.F., McCarthy, M.A., Rioli, W., Puruntatameri, J., Roberts, W., Kerinaiua, C., Kerinauia, V., Brooks Womatakimi, K., Andersen, A.N., and Murphy, B.P. (in press). An experimental test of whether pyrodiversity promotes mammal diversity in a northern Australian savanna. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13170

Fidler, F., Fraser, H., McCarthy, M.A., and Game, E.T. (in press). Improving the transparency of statistical reporting in Conservation Letters. Conservation Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12453

Southwell, D.M., Heard, G.W. and McCarthy, M.A. (2018). Optimal timing of biodiversity offsetting for metapopulations. Ecological Applications. doi:10.1002/eap.1666 [Online]


Giljohann K.M., Kelly L.T., Connell J., Clarke, M.F., Clarke, R.H., Regan, T.J., and McCarthy, M.A. (2018). Assessing the sensitivity of biodiversity indices used to inform fire management. J Appl Ecol. 55:461-471. [Online]

Silver, J.D., Sutherland, M.F., Johnston, F.H., McCarthy, M.A., Jacobs, S.J., Pezza, A.B., Newbigin, E.J. (2018). Seasonal asthma in Melbourne, Australia, and some observations on the occurrence of thunderstorm asthma and its predictability. PLoS ONE 13(4): e0194929. [Online]

Visintin, V. Golding, N., van der Ree, R., and McCarthy, M.A. (2018). Managing the timing and speed of vehicles reduces wildlife-transport collision risk. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 59: 86-95. [Online]


Benjamin, D.J. et al. (2017). Redefine statistical significance. Nature Human Behaviour 2: 6-10. [Online]

Bird, T., Lyon, J., Wotherspoon, S., King, R., and McCarthy, M. (2017). Accounting for false mortality in telemetry tag applications. Ecological Modelling 355: 116-125. [Online]

Brown, J., York, A., Christie, F., and McCarthy, M. (2017). Effects of fire on pollinators and pollination. Journal of Applied Ecology. 54: 313-322. [Online]

Davies, H., McCarthy, M., Firth, R., Woinarski, J., Gillespie, G., Andersen, A., Geyle, H., Nicholson, E., and Murphy, B. (2017). Top-down control of species distributions: feral cats driving the regional extinction of a threatened rodent in northern Australia. Diversity and Distributions 23: 272-283. [Online]

Dodd, A.J., Ainsworth, N., Hauser, C.E., Burgman, M.A., and McCarthy, M.A. (2017). Prioritizing plant eradication targets by re-framing the Project Prioritization Protocol (PPP) for use in biosecurity applications. Biological Invasions 19:859-873. [Online]

Fardila, D., Kelly, L.T., Moore, J.L., and McCarthy, M.A. (2017). A systematic review reveals changes in where and how we have studied habitat loss and fragmentation over 20 years. Biological Conservation 212: 130-138. [Online]

Fidler, F., Chee, Y., Wintle, B., Burgman, M., McCarthy, M., Gordon, A. (2017). Meta-research for evaluating reproducibility in ecology and evolution. Bioscience 67: 282-289. [Online]

Fraser, H., Hauser, C.E., Rumpff, L., Garrard, G.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2017). Classifying animals into ecologically meaningful groups: A case study on woodland birds. Biological Conservation 214: 184-194. [Online]

Gibson, F.L., Rogers, A.A., Smith, A.D.M., Roberts, A., Possingham, H., McCarthy, M., and Pannell, D.J. (2017). Factors influencing the use of decision support tools in the development and design of conservation policy. Environmental Science & Policy 70: 1-8. [Online]

Giljohann, K.M., McCarthy, M.A., Keith, D.A., Kelly, L.T., Tozer, M., Regan, T.J. (2017). Interactions between rainfall, fire and herbivory drive resprouter vital rates in a semi-arid ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 105: 1562-1570. [Online]

Kelly, L.T., Brotons, L., and McCarthy, M.A. (2017). Putting pyrodiversity to work for animal conservation. Conservation Biology 31: 952-955. [Online]

Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A., Holland, G.J., Leonard, S., MacHunter, J., Bassett, M., Bennett, A.F., Bruce, M.J., Clarke, M., Chia, E., Christie, F., Di Stefano, J., Loyn, R., McCarthy, M.A.,  Pung, A., Robinson, N., Sitters, H., Swan, M., York, A. (2017). Fire regimes and environmental gradients shape vertebrate and plant distributions in temperate eucalypt forests. Ecosphere 8(4):e01781. [Online]

Moore, A.L., L. Walker, M. C. Runge, E. McDonald-Madden, M. A. McCarthy (2017). Two-step adaptive management for choosing between two management actions. Ecological Applications 27: 1210–1222. [Online] [Blog post] [Blog post about conference presentation]

Palma, E., J.A. Catford, R. T. Corlett, R.P. Duncan, A. K. Hahs, M.A. McCarthy, M.J. McDonnell, K. Thompson, N.S.G. Williams, and P.A. Vesk (2017). Functional trait changes in the floras of 11 cities across the globe in response to urbanization. Ecography 40: 875-886 DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02516 [Online]

Rout, T.M., Hauser, C.E., McCarthy, M.A., and Moore, J.L. (2017). Adaptive management improves decisions about where to search for invasive species. Biological Conservation 212, Part A: 249-255. [Online]

Visintin, C., van der Ree, R., and McCarthy, M.A. (2017). Consistent patterns of vehicle collision risk for six mammal species. Journal of Environmental Management. 201: 397-406. [Online]


Baker, C.M., Bode, M. and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Models that predict ecosystem impacts of reintroductions should consider uncertainty and distinguish between direct and indirect effects. Biological Conservation 196: 211-212. [Online]

Canessa, S., Converse, S.J., West, M., Clemann, N., Gillespie, G., McFadden, M., Silla, A.J., Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Planning for ex-situ conservation in the face of uncertainty. Conservation Biology. 30: 599-509. [Online]

Canessa, S., Ewen, J.G., West, M., McCarthy, M.A, & Walshe, T.V. (in press). Stochastic dominance to account for uncertainty and risk in conservation decisions. Conservation Letters 9: 260-266. [Online – open access] [PDF]

Catford, J.A., Baumgartner, J.B., Vesk, P.A., White, M., Buckley, Y.M. and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Disentangling the four demographic dimensions of species invasiveness. Journal of Ecology 104: 1745-1758.  [Online] [Submitted version of manuscript]

Dodd, A.J., McCarthy, Ainsworth N., and Burgman, M.A. (2016). Identifying hotspots of alien plant naturalisation in Australia: approaches and predictions. Biological Invasions. 18: 631-645.[Online]

McCarthy, M.A., and Pollock, L J. (2016). Conserving phylogenetic diversity, with reference to Victorian eucalypts. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria. 128: 7-11. [Online, open access]

Moore, A.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Optimising ecological survey effort over space and time. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 891-899. [Online] [Submitted version of manuscript] [Blog]

Smart, A.S., Weeks, A.R., van Rooyen, A.R., Moore, A.L., McCarthy, M.A., and Tingley, R. (2016). Assessing the cost-efficiency of environmental DNA sampling. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 1291-1298. [Online] [Submitted version of manuscript]

Southwell, D.M., Hauser, C.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Learning about colonization when managing metapopulations under an adaptive management framework. Ecological Applications 26:  279-294. [Online]

Southwell, D.M., Rhodes, J.R., McDonald-Madden, E., Nicol, S., Helmstedt, K., McCarthy, M.A. and McCarthy, M.A. (2016). Abiotic and biotic interactions determine whether increased colonization is beneficial or detrimental to metapopulation management. Theoretical Population Biology 109: 44-53. [Online] [Submitted version of manuscript]

Visintin, C., van der Ree, R., McCarthy, M. A.  (2016). A simple framework for a complex problem? Predicting wildlife-vehicle collisions. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6409-6421. [Online open access]


Bates, A.E., Bird, T.J., Stuart-Smith, R.D., Wernberg, T., Sunday, J.M., Barrett, N.S., Edgar, G.J., Frusher, S., Hobday, A.J., Pecl, G.T., Smale, D.A., and McCarthy, M. (2015). Distinguishing geographical range shifts from artefacts of detectability and sampling effort. Diversity and Distributions. 21: 13-22. [Online]

Bland, L.M.,  Orme, C.D.L., Bielby, J., Collen, B., Nicholson, E., McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Cost-effective assessment of extinction risk with limited information. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 861-870. [Online] [PDF of submitted manuscript]

Dodd, A.J., Ainsworth, N., Burgman, M.A., and McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Plant extirpation at the site scale: implications for eradication programmes. Diversity and Distributions 21: 151–162. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Dodd, A.J., Burgman, M.A., McCarthy, and Ainsworth N. (2015). The changing patterns of plant naturalization in Australia. Diversity and Distributions 21: 1038-1050. [Online] [Blog]

Fraser, H., Garrard, G.E., Rumpff, L., Hauser, C.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Consequences of inconsistently classifying woodland birds. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3: 83. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00083. [Online – open access]

Garrard, G.E., Bekessy, S.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Wintle, B.A. (2015). Incorporating detectability into environmental impact assessment for threatened species. Conservation Biology 29: 216-225. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Giljohann, K.M., McCarthy, M.A., Kelly, L.T., and Regan, T.J. (2015). Choice of biodiversity index drives optimal fire management decisions. Ecological Applications 25: 264-277. [Online]

Guillera-Arroita, G., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., Elith, J., Gordon, A., Kujala, H., Lentini, P.E., McCarthy, M.A. , Tingley, R., and Wintle, B.A. (2015). Is my species distribution model fit for purpose? Matching data and models to applications. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 276-292. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Guillera-Arroita, G., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., McCarthy, M.A., and Wintle, B.A. (2015). Threatened species impact assessments: survey effort requirements based on criteria for cumulative impacts. Diversity and Distributions 21: 620-630. [Online]

Keith, D.A., Rodríguez, J.P., Brooks. T.M., Burgman, M.A., Barrow, E.G., Bland, L., Comer, P.J., Franklin, J., Link, J., McCarthy, M.A., Miller, R.M., Murray, N.J.,  Nel, J., Nicholson, E., Olivera-Miranda, M.A., Regan, T.J., Rodríguez-Clark, K.M., Rouget, M., and Spalding, M.D. (2015). The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: motivations, challenges and applications. Conservation Letters 8: 214-226. [Online – open access]

Kelly, L.T., Bennett, A.F., Clarke, M.F., and McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Optimal fire histories for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 29: 473-481. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Approaches to statistical inference. In Ecological Statistics: Contemporary Theory and Application, G.A. Fox, S. Negrete-Yankelevich, and V.J. Sosa (eds), pp. 15-43. Oxford University Press. [Book website] [Author-submitted manuscript]

McDonald, J.A., Carwardine, J., Joseph, L.N., Klein, C.J., Rout, T.M., Watson, J.E.M., Garnett, S.T., McCarthy, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2015). Improving policy efficiency and effectiveness to save more species: A case study of the megadiverse country Australia, Biological Conservation 182: 102-108. [Online]

Morris, W.K., Vesk, P.A., McCarthy, M.A., Bunyavejchewin, S., and Baker, P.J. (2015). The neglected tool in the Bayesian ecologist’s shed: a case study testing informative priors’ effect on model accuracy. Ecology and Evolution 5:102-108. [Online – open access]

Pollock, L.J., Rosauer, D.F., Thornhill, A.H. Kujala, H., Crisp, M.D., Miller J.T., and McCarthy M.A. (2015). Phylogenetic diversity meets conservation policy: small areas are key to preserving eucalypt lineages. Phil Trans Roy Soc B. 370: 20140007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0007 [Online] [Blog post]

Smart, A.S., Tingley, R., Weeks, A.R., van Rooyen, A.R., and McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Environmental DNA sampling is more sensitive than a traditional survey technique for detecting an aquatic invader. Ecological Applications 25:1944-1952. [Online]

Tingley, R., Weeks, A.R., Smart, A.S., van Rooyen, A., Woolnough, A.P., and McCarthy, M.A. (2015). European newts establish in Australia, marking the arrival of a new amphibian order. Biological Invasions 17: 31-37. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Vesk, P.A., Robinson, D., van der Ree, R., Wilson, C.M., Saywell, S., McCarthy, M.A. (2015). Demographic effects of habitat restoration for the grey-crowned babbler Pomatostomus temporalis, in Victoria, Australia. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0130153 [Online (open access)]. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130153


Bird, T., Lyon, J., McCarthy, M.A., Barker, R., and Nicol, S. (2014). Accounting for temporary migration using a joint analysis of telemetry and capture recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 615-625. [Online]

Canessa, S., Hunter, D., McFadden, M., Marantelli, G., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Optimal release strategies for cost-effective reintroductions. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1107-1115. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Guillera-Arroita, G., Hauser, C.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Optimal surveillance strategy for invasive species management when surveys stop after detection. Ecology and Evolution 4: 1751-1760. [Online – open access] [PDF – open access]

Guillera-Arroita, G., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J., MacKenzie,D.I., Wintle, B.A., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Ignoring imperfect detection in biological surveys is dangerous: a response to ‘Fitting and Interpreting Occupancy Models’. PLoS ONE 9(7): e99571. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099571 [Online – open access]

Jellinek, S., Parris, K.M., McCarthy, M.A., Wintle, B.A., and Driscoll, D.A. (2014). Reptiles in restored agricultural landscapes: the value of linear strips, patches and habitat condition. Animal Conservation 17: 544-554. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Lee, T.E., McCarthy, M.A., Wintle, B.A., Bode, M., Roberts, D.L., and Burgman, M.A. (2014). Inferring extinctions from sighting records of variable reliability. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 251-258. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Contending with uncertainty in conservation management decisions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 1322: 77-91. [Online – free]

McCarthy, M.A., Moore, A.L., Krauss, J., Morgan, J.W., and Clements, C.F. (2014). Linking indices for biodiversity monitoring to extinction risk theory. Conservation Biology 28: 1575-1583. [Online – open access] [Online – pdf]

Moore, A.L., McCarthy, M.A., Parris, K.M., Moore, J.L. (2014). The optimal number of surveys when detectability varies. PLoS One 9(12): e115345. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115345 [Blog post] [Online – open access]

Ng, C.F., McCarthy, M.A., Martin, T.G., and Possingham, H.P. (2014). Determining when to change course in management actions. Conservation Biology 28: 1617-1625. [Online]

Pollock, L.J., Tingley, R., Morris, W.K., Golding, N., O’Hara, R.B., Parris, K.M., Vesk, P.A., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Understanding co-occurrence by modelling species simultaneously with a Joint Species Distribution Model (JSDM). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 397-406. [Online (free)] [Online – pdf (free)]

Rout, T.M., Kirkwood, R., Sutherland, D.R., Murphy, S., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). When to declare successful eradication of an invasive predator. Animal Conservation 17: 125-132. [Online] [PDF of author manuscript]

Rout, T.M., Moore, J.L., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Prevent, search, or destroy? A partially observable model for invasive species management. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 804-813. [Online] [PDF of author manuscript]

Taylor, C., McCarthy, M.A., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2014). Non-linear effects of stand age on fire severity. Conservation Letters 7: 355-370. [Online] [Email me for a copy]

Thompson, C.J., Lee, T.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Species distributions and area relationships. Journal of Theoretical Biology 363: 129-133. [Online]

Tremblay, R. & McCarthy, M.A. (2014). Bayesian estimates of transition probabilities in seven small lithophytic orchid populations: Maximizing data availability from many small samples. PLoS ONE 9: e102859. [Online (free)]


Burgman, M.A., McCarthy, M.A., Robinson, A., Hester, S.M., McBride, M.F., Elith, J., and Panetta, F.D. (2013). Improving decisions for invasive species management: reformulation and extensions of the Panetta-Lawes eradication graph. Diversity and Distributions 19: 603-607. [Online] [PDF of author manuscript] [Email for PDF of printed article]

Di Stefano, J., McCarthy, M.A., York, A., Duff, T.J., Slingo, J., and Christie, F. (2013). Defining vegetation age class distributions for multispecies conservation in fire-prone landscapes. Biological Conservation 166: 111-117. [Online] [PDF of author submitted manuscript] [Email for PDF of printed article]

Garrard, G.E., McCarthy, M.A., Williams, N.S.G., Bekessy, S.A., and Wintle,B.A. (2013). A general model of detectability using species traits. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 45-52. [Online] [PDF of author manuscript] [Email for PDF of printed article] [Blog post]

Heard, G.W., McCarthy, M.A., Scroggie, M.P., Baumgartner, J.B., Parris, K.M. (2013). A Bayesian model of metapopulation viability, with application to an endangered amphibian. Diversity and Distributions 19: 555-566. [Online] [PDF of author manuscript] [Email for PDF of printed article] [Blog post]

Keith, D. A., Rodríguez, J.P., Rodríguez-Clark, K.M., Nicholson, E., Aapala, K., Alonso, A., Asmussen, M., Bachman, S., Basset, A., Barrow, E.G., Benson, J.S., Bishop, M.J., Bonifacio, R., Brooks, T.M., Burgman, M.A., Comer, P., Comín, F.A., Essl, F., Faber-Langendoen, D., Fairweather, Melanie J.G., Holdaway, R.J., Jennings, M., Kingsford, R.T., Lester, R.E., Mac Nally, R., McCarthy, M.A., Moat, J., Oliveira-Miranda, M.A., Pisanu, Poulin, B., Regan, T.J., Riecken, U., Spalding, M.D., Zambrano-Martínez, S. (2013). Scientific foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. PLOS ONE 8(5): e62111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062111 [Online openaccess]

McCarthy, M.A., Moore, J.L., Morris, W.K., Parris, K.M., Garrard, G.E., Vesk, P.A., Rumpff, L., Giljohann, K.M., Camac, J.S., Bau, S.S., Friend, T., Harrison, B., and Yue, B. (2013). The influence of abundance on detectabiliy. Oikos 122: 717–726. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [Blog post]

Morris, W.K., Vesk, P.A., and McCarthy, M.A. (2013). Profiting from pilot studies: Analysing mortality using Bayesian models with informative priors. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 81-89. [Online] [Email for PDF] [Blog post] [PDF]

Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2013). Predicting the effect of urban noise on the active space of avian vocal signals. American Naturalist 182: 452-464. [Online] [Overview] [PDF of author submitted manuscript]

Ritchie, E.G., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Dickman, C.R., Hobbs, R., Johnson, C.N., Johnston, E.L., Laurence, W.F., Lindenmayer, D., McCarthy, M.A., Nimmo, D.G., Possingham, H.P., Pressey, R.L., Watson, D.M., and Woinarski, J. (2013). Continental-scale governance failure will hasten loss of Australia’s biodiversity. Conservation Biology 27: 1133–1135. [Online] [PDF of author-submitted manuscript]

Salomon, Y., McCarthy, M.A., Taylor, P., and Wintle, B.A. (2013). Incorporating uncertainty of management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models. Conservation Biology 27: 134–144. [Online] [PDF]

Soanes, K., Carmody Lobo, M., Vesk, P.A., McCarthy, M.A., Moore, J.L., and van der Ree, R. (2013). Movement re-established but not restored: inferring the effectiveness of road-crossing mitigation by monitoring use. Biological Conservation. 159: 434–441. [Online] [PDF of submitted paper] [Conversation article] [Email for PDF]

Thompson,  C.J., Lee, T.L., Stone, L., McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (2013). Inferring extinction risks from sighting records. Journal of Theoretical Biology 338: 16-22. [Online]


Bekessy, S.A., White, M.,  Gordon, A., Moilanen, A., McCarthy, M.A., Wintle, B.A. (2012). Transparent planning for biodiversity and development in the urban fringe. Landscape and Urban Planning 108: 140-149. [Online] [Email for PDF]

Canessa, S., Heard, G.W., Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2012). Integrating variability in detection probabilities when designing wildlife surveys: a case study of amphibians from south-eastern Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 729-744. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [Blog post] [#PDFtribute]

Garrard, G.E., McCarthy, M.A., Vesk, P.A., Radford J.Q., and Bennett, A.F. (2012). A predictive model of avian natal dispersal distance provides prior information for investigating response to landscape change. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 14-23. [Abstract and PDF Online] [Email for PDF] [Blog post] [#PDFtribute]

Grantham, T.E., Newburn, D.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Merenlender, A.M. (2012). The role of stream flow and land use in limiting oversummer survival of juvenile steelhead trout in California streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141: 585-598.

McCarthy, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2012). Population viability analysis in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics Second Edition, A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 2016-2020. DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn149. [Book website] [PDF]

McCarthy, M.A., Armstrong, D.P., and Runge, M.C. (2012). Adaptive management of reintroduction. In: (eds, J.G. Ewen, D.P. Armstrong, K.A. Parker & P.J. Seddon). Reintroduction biology: integrating science and management. pp. 256-289. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. [Book website] [Google books] [Email for PDF of Chapter] [Blog post] [#PDFtribute]

Moir, M.L., Vesk, P.A., Brennan, K.E.C., Hughes, L., Keith, D.A., McCarthy, M.A., Coates, D.J., and Barrett, S. (2012). A preliminary assessment of changes in plant-dwelling insects when threatened plants are translocated. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 367-377. [Abstract] [PDF]

Moir, M.L., Vesk, P.A., Brennan, K.E.C., Poulin, R., Hughes, L., Keith, D.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Coates, D.J., (2012). Considering extinction of dependent species during translocation, ex situ conservation, and assisted migration of threatened hosts. Conservation Biology 26: 199-207. [Abstract] [PDF]

Wintle, B.A. Walshe, T.V., Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2012). Designing occupancy surveys and interpreting non-detection when observations are imperfect. Diversity and Distributions 18: 417-424. [Abstract] [Blog post] [#PDFtribute]


Bekessy, S.A., Wintle, B.A., Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M.A., Colyvan, M., Burgman, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2011). Growing biodiversity banking. In: Payments for ecosystem services and food security. pp. 104-107. Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Duncan, R.P., Clemants, S.E., Corlett, R.T., Hahs, A.K., McCarthy, M.A., McDonnell, M.J., Schwartz, M.W., Thompson, K., Vesk, P.A., and Williams, N.S.G. (2011). Plant traits and extinction in urban areas: a meta-analysis of eleven cities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 509-519.

McCarthy, M.A. (2011). Breathing some air into the single-species vacuum: multi-species responses to environmental change. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1-3.

McCarthy, M.A., Garrard, G.E., Moore, A.L., Parris, K.M., Regan, T.J., and Ryan, G.E. (2011). The SAFE index should not be used for prioritization. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 486–487.

McCarthy, M.A., Thompson, C.J., Moore, A.L, and Possingham, H.P. (2011). Designing nature reserves in the face of uncertainty. Ecology Letters 14: 470-475. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [Blog post]

McDonald-Madden E., Chadès I., McCarthy M. A., Linkie, M., and Possingham, H. P. (2011). Allocating conservation resources between areas where persistence of a species is uncertain. Ecological Applications 21: 844-858.

Moir, M.L., Vesk, P.A., Brennan, K.E.C., Keith, D.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Hughes, L. (2011). Identifying and managing threatened invertebrates through assessment of coextinction risk. Conservation Biology 25: 787-796.

Moore, J.L., Hauser, C.E., Bear, J.L., Williams, N.S.G., and McCarthy, M.A. (2011). Estimating detection-effort curves for plants using search experiments. Ecological Applications 21: 601-607.

Rout, T.M., Moore, J.L., Possingham, H.P., and McCarthy, M.A. (2011). Allocating biosecurity resources between preventing, detecting, and eradicating island invasions. Ecological Economics 71: 54-62.


Bekessy, S.A., Wintle, B.A., Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M.A., Colyvan, M., Burgman, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2010). The biodiversity bank cannot be a lending bank. Conservation Letters 3: 151-158.

McCall, S. C., McCarthy, M. A., van der Ree, R., Harper, M. J., Cesarini S., and Soanes, K. (2010). Evidence that a highway reduces apparent survival rates of squirrel gliders. Ecology and Society 15 (3): 27. [Article] [PDF]

McCarthy, M.A., Thompson, C.J., Hauser, C., Burgman, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Moir, M.L., Tiensin, T., and Gilbert, M. (2010). Resource allocation for efficient environmental management. Ecology Letters 13: 1280-1289. [Abstract] [Email for PDF]

Moir, M.L., Vesk, P.A., Brennan, K.E.C., Keith, D.A., Hughes, L., and McCarthy, M.A. (2010). Current constraints and future directions in estimating coextinction. Conservation Biology 24: 682-690.

Moore, A.L., and McCarthy, M.A. (2010). On valuing information in adaptive management models. Conservation Biology 24:984-993.

Newbound, M., McCarthy, M.A., and Lebel, T. (2010). Fungi and the urban environment: a review. Landscape and Urban Planning. 96: 138-145.

Newbound, M., McCarthy, M.A., and Lebel, T. (2010). Phenology of epigeous macrofungi found in red gum woodlands. Fungal Biology 114: 171-178.

Parris, K.M., McCall, S.C., McCarthy, M.A., Minteer, B.A., Steele, K., Bekessy, S., and Medvecky, F. (2010). Assessing ethical trade-offs in ecological field studies. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 227-234. [Abstract] [Online] [PDF]

Rout, T.M., Heinze, D., and McCarthy, M.A. (2010). Optimal allocation of conservation resources to species that may be extinct. Conservation Biology 24: 1111-1118.

Vesk, P.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Moir, M.L. (2010). How many hosts? Modelling host breadth from field samples. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 292-299.


Hahs, A.K., McDonnell, M.J., McCarthy, M.A., Vesk, P.A., Corlett, R.T., Norton, B.A. Clemants, S.E., Duncan, R.P. Thompson, K., Schwartz, M.W., and Williams, N.S.G. (2009). A global synthesis of plant extinction rates in urban areas. Ecology Letters 12: 1165-1173.

Hauser, C.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2009). Streamlining ‘search and destroy’: cost-effective surveillance for invasive species management. Ecology Letters 12: 683-692.

McCarthy, M.A. (2009). Spatial population viability analysis. In (eds A. Moilanen, H. Possingham and K., Wilson) Spatial Conservation Prioritization: Quantitative Methods and Computational Tools. pp. 122-134. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

McCarthy, M.A. (2009). Using models to compare the ecology of cities. In (eds M. J. McDonnell and A. Hahs) The Ecology of City and Towns: A Comparative Approach. pp. 112-125. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

McCarthy, M.A., Weller, W.F., and Parris, K.M. (2009). Effects of toe clipping on survival, recapture and return rates of Jefferson Salamanders (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Herpetology 43: 394-401.

Rout, T.M., Salomon, Y., and McCarthy, M.A. (2009). Using sighting records to declare eradication of an invasive species. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 110-117.

Rout, T.M., Thompson, C.J., and McCarthy, M.A. (2009). Robust decisions for declaring eradication of invasive species. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 782-786.

van der Ree, R., Heinze, D., McCarthy, M.A., Mansergh, I. (2009). Wildlife tunnel enhances population viability. Ecology and Society 14 (2): 7 [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss2/art7/

Williams, N.S.G., Schwartz, M.W., Vesk, P.A., McCarthy, M.A., Hahs, A.K., Clemants, S.E., Corlett, R.T., Duncan, R.P., Norton, B.A., Thompson, K., McDonnell, M.J. (2009). A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras. Journal of Ecology 97: 4-9. [Abstract] [PDF]


Baxter, P.J., Sabo, J.L., Wilcox, C., McCarthy, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2008). Cost-effective suppression and eradication of invasive predators. Conservation Biology 22: 89-98.

Chadès, I., McDonald-Madden, E., McCarthy, M.A., Wintle, B., Linkie, M., and Possingham, H.P. (2008) When to stop managing or monitoring cryptic threatened species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 13936-13940.

Garrard, G.E., Bekessy, S.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Wintle, B.A. (2008). When have we looked hard enough? A novel method for setting minimum survey effort protocols for flora surveys. Austral Ecology 33: 986-998.

Gibbons, P., Zammit, C., Youngentob, K., Possingham, H.P., Lindenmayer, D.B., Bekessy, S., Burgman, M., Colyvan, M., Considine, M., Felton. A., Hobbs, R.J., Hurley, K., McAlpine, C., McCarthy, M.A., Moore, J., Robinson, D, Salt, D. and Wintle, B. (2008). Some practical suggestions for improving engagement between researchers and policy-makers in natural resource management. Ecological Management and Restoration 9: 182-186.

Harper M.J., McCarthy M.A., and van der Ree R. (2008). Resources at the landscape scale influence possum abundance. Austral Ecology 33: 243-252.

McCarthy, M.A., and Parris, K.M. (2008). Optimal marking of threatened species to balance benefits of information with impacts of marking. Conservation Biology 22: 1506-1512.

McCarthy, M.A., Citroen, R., and McCall, S.C. (2008). Allometric scaling and Bayesian priors for annual survival of birds and mammals. American Naturalist 172: 216-222. [JSTOR]

McCarthy, M.A., Thompson, C.J., and Garnett, S.T. (2008). Optimal investment in conservation of species. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1428-1435. [Abstract] [PDF]

Moore, A.L., Hauser, C.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2008). How we value the future affects our desire to learn. Ecological Applications 18: 1061-1069.

Parris, K.M., and McCarthy, M.A. (2008) Toe clipping of anurans for mark-recapture studies: acceptable if justified. Herpetological Review 39: 148-149.

Spring, D.A., Kennedy, J., Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M. A., and Mac Nally, R. (2008). Optimal management of a flammable multi-stand forest for timber production and maintenance of nesting sites for wildlife. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3857-3865.

Thompson, C.J., and McCarthy M.A. (2008). Alternative measures to value at risk. Journal of Risk Finance 9: 81-88.

Thompson, K., and McCarthy, M.A. (2008). Traits of British alien and native urban plants. Journal of Ecology 96: 853-859. [Abstract] [PDF]


Armstrong, D.P., and McCarthy, M.A. (2007). Big decisions and sparse data: adapting scientific publishing to the needs of practical conservation. Avian Conservation and Ecology 2(2): 14 (on line).

Fox D.R., Ben-Haim Y., Hayes K.R., McCarthy, M., Wintle B., and Dunstan, P. (2007). An Info-gap approach to power and sample size calculations. Environmetrics 18: 189-203.

McCarthy M.A., and Lindenmayer D.B. (2007). Info-gap decision theory for assessing the management of catchments for timber production and urban water supply. Environmental Management 39: 553-562.

McCarthy M.A., and Possingham H.P. (2007). Active adaptive management for conservation. Conservation Biology 21: 956-963.


Baxter, P.W.J., McCarthy, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Menkhorst, P.W., and McLean, N. (2006). Accounting for management costs in sensitivity analyses of matrix population models. Conservation Biology 20: 893-905.

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.

Lindenmayer, D.B., and McCarthy, M.A. (2006). Evaluation of PVA models of arboreal marsupials: coupling models with long-term monitoring data. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 4079-4096.

McCarthy, M.A., Thompson, C.J., and Williams, N.S.G. (2006). Logic for designing nature reserves for multiple species. American Naturalist 167: 717-727.

Regan, T., McCarthy, M.A., Baxter, P., Panetta, D., and Possingham, H.P. (2006). Optimal eradication: when to stop looking for an invasive plant? Ecology Letters 9: 759-766.

Shukuroglou, P., and McCarthy, M.A. (2006). Modelling the occurrence of rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) in Melbourne. Austral Ecology 31: 240-253.

Williams N.S.G., Morgan J.W., McCarthy M.A., McDonnell M.J. (2006). Local extinction of grassland plants: the landscape matrix is more important than patch attributes. Ecology 87: 3000-3006.


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., McDonnell, 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.

Wintle, B.A., Kavanagh, R.P., McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (2005). Estimating and dealing with detectability in occupancy surveys for forest owls and arboreal marsupials. Journal of Wildlife Management 69: 905-917.


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. [Abstract] [Blog post]

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., Lynch, J.J., Keith, D.A., McCarthy, M.A., Hopper, S.D., Drury, W.L., Passioura, J.A., and Devries, R.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. [Online] [PDF]


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

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

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, pp. 79-88.

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


McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Extinction dynamics of the helmeted honeyeater: effects of demography, stochasticity, inbreeding and spatial structure. Ecological Modelling 85: 151-163. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [#PDFtribute]

McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Natal dispersal distance under the influence of competition. In (eds R.B. Floyd, A.W. Sheppard & P.J. Barro) Frontiers of Population Ecology. CSIRO, Melbourne, pp. 163-171.

McCarthy, M.A. (1996). Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) dynamics: effects of rainfall, harvesting, density dependence and environmental stochasticity. Journal of Applied Ecology 33: 45-53. [JSTOR] [PDF]

McCarthy, M.A., Burgman, M.A., and Ferson, S. (1996). Logistic sensitivity and bounds for extinction risks. Ecological Modelling 86: 297-303. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [#PDFtribute]


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. [Abstract] [PDF]

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. [PDF]

McCarthy, M.A., and Burgman, M.A. (1995). Coping with uncertainty in forest wildlife planning. Forest Ecology and Management 74: 23-36. [Online] [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [Blog post] [#PDFtribute]

McCarthy, M.A., Burgman, M.A., and Ferson, S. (1995). Sensitivity analysis for models of population viability. Biological Conservation 73: 93-100. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [#PDFtribute]

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


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. [Abstract] [Email for PDF] [#PDFtribute]

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, J. Tomiuk and S.K. Jain) Conservation Genetics. pp. 239-249. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland.