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Dr Benjamin Allen

Dr Benjamin Allen
Name Benjamin Allen
Position Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow (Wildlife Research)
Section Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (Operations)
Office Q523
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2025
Extension 2025
Email
Qualifications BAppSc Qld , BAppSc(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Vertebrate Biology ( 060809 )
  • Terrestrial Ecology ( 060208 )
  • Population Ecology ( 060207 )
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management ( 050211 )
  • Invasive Species Ecology ( 050103 )
  • Animal Behaviour ( 060801 )
  • Vertebrate Biology ( 310914 )
  • Terrestrial Ecology ( 310308 )
  • Population Ecology ( 310307 )
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management ( 410407 )
  • Animal Behaviour ( 310901 )
  • Biosecurity Science And Invasive Species Ecology ( 410202 )

Research interests
Wild canid ecology, conservation and management
Wildlife ecology, conservation and management
Invasive species control and management
Human-wildlife conflicts
Virtual fencing
OneHealth

Professional memberships
Australasian Wildlife Management Society (Vice president)
Southern African Wildlife Management Society

Industry affiliations
Editorial board - Food Webs
Editorial board - PLoS ONE
Editorial board - Scientific Reports
Editorial board - African Journal of Wildlife Research

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment (IAgE)

Research most recent
Campbell G., Coffey A., Miller H., Read J. L., Brook A., Fleming P. J. S., Bird P., Eldridge S., Allen B. L. (In press) Dingo baiting did not reduce foetal/calf loss in beef cattle in northern South Australia. Animal Production Science xx, xx-xx.

Allen B. L., Fawcett A., Anker A., Engeman R. M., Lisle A., Leung L. K.-P. (2018) Environmental effects are stronger than human effects on mammalian predator-prey relationships in arid Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 610-611C, 451-461.

Allen, B.L., Allen, L.R., Ballard, G., Jackson, S.M., Fleming, P.J.S. (2017) A roadmap to meaningful dingo conservation. Canid Biology & Conservation 20, 45-56.


Research most notable
Allen, B.L., Engeman, R.M., Allen, L.R. (2011) Wild dogma I: An examination of recent “evidence” for dingo regulation of invasive mesopredator release in Australia. Current Zoology 57, 568-583.

Allen, B.L., Fleming, P.J.S (2012) Reintroducing the dingo: the risk of dingo predation to threatened vertebrates of western New South Wales. Wildlife Research 39, 35-50.

Allen, B.L., Fleming, P.J.S., Allen, L.R., Engeman, R.M., Ballard, G., Leung, L.K-P. (2013) As clear as mud: a critical review of evidence for the ecological roles of Australian dingoes. Biological Conservation 159, 158-174.

Allen, B.L., West, P. (2013) The influence of dingoes on sheep distribution in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal 91, 261-267.

Allen, B.L., Allen, L.R., Engeman, R.M., Leung, L.K.-P. (2013) Intraguild relationships between sympatric predators exposed to lethal control: predator manipulation experiments. Frontiers in Zoology 10, 39.

Allen, B.L., Allen, L.R., Engeman, R.M, Leung, L.K.-P. (2014) Sympatric prey responses to lethal top-predator control: predator manipulation experiments. Frontiers in Zoology 11, 56.

Allen, B.L. (2015) More buck for less bang: reconciling competing wildlife management interests in agricultural food webs. Food Webs 2, 1-9.

Allen, B.L., Allen, L.R., Andrén, H., Ballard, G., Boitani, L., Engeman, R.M., Fleming, P.J.S., Ford, A.T., Haswell, P.M., Kowalczyk, R., Linnell, J.D.C., Mech, L.D., Parker, D.M. (2017) Can we save large carnivores without losing large carnivore science? Food Webs 12, 64-75.

Allen, B.L., Fawcett, A., Anker, A., Engeman, R.M., Lisle, A., Leung, L.K.-P. (2018) Environmental effects are stronger than human effects on mammalian predator-prey relationships in arid Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 610-611C, 451-461.

Allen, B.L., Allen, L.R., Ballard, G., Jackson, S.M., Fleming, P.J.S. (2017) A roadmap to meaningful dingo conservation. Canid Biology & Conservation 20, 45-56.


Publications in ePrints

Smith, Deane and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 (2021) Habitat use by yellow-footed rock-wallabies in predator exclusion fences. Journal of Arid Environments, 184:104329. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0140-1963

Pant, Ganesh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1463-9273 and Maraseni, Tek and Apan, ArmandoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5412-8881 and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 (2020) Climate change vulnerability of Asia’s most iconic megaherbivore: greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis). Global Ecology and Conservation, 23:e01180. pp. 1-14.

Callen, Alex and Hayward, Matt W. and Klop-Toker, Kaya and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 and Ballard, Guy and Beranek, Chad T. and Broekhuis, Femke and Bugir, Cassandra K. and Clarke, Rohan H. and Clulow, John and Clulow, Simon and Daltry, Jennifer C. and Davies-Mostert, Harriet T. and Di Blanco, Yamil E. and Dixon, Victoria and Fleming, Peter J. S. and Howell, Lachlan G. and Kerley, Graham I. H. and Legge, Sarah M. and Lenga, Dean J. and Major, Tom and Montgomery, Robert A. and Moseby, Katherine and Meyer, Ninon and Parker, Dan M. and Periquet, Stephanie and Read, John and Scanlon, Robert J. and Shuttleworth, Craig and Tamessar, Cottrell T. and Taylor, William Andrew and Tuft, Katherine and Upton, Rose M. O. and Valenzuela, Marcia and Witt, Ryan R. and Wuster, Wolfgang (2020) Envisioning the future with ‘compassionate conservation’: An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 241:108365. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0006-3207

Smith, Deane and Waddell, Kristy and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 (2020) Expansion of Vertebrate Pest Exclusion Fencing and Its Potential Benefits for Threatened Fauna Recovery in Australia. Animals, 10 (9):1550. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2076-2615

Smith, Deane and King, RachelORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3302-0919 and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 (2020) Impacts of exclusion fencing on target and non‐target fauna: a global review. Biological Reviews, 95 (6). pp. 1590-1906. ISSN 1464-7931

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Vertebrate Biology ( 060809 )
  • Terrestrial Ecology ( 060208 )
  • Population Ecology ( 060207 )
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management ( 050211 )
  • Invasive Species Ecology ( 050103 )
  • Animal Behaviour ( 060801 )
  • Vertebrate Biology ( 310914 )
  • Terrestrial Ecology ( 310308 )
  • Population Ecology ( 310307 )
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management ( 410407 )
  • Animal Behaviour ( 310901 )
  • Biosecurity Science And Invasive Species Ecology ( 410202 )