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Assoc Prof Peter Murray

Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Name Peter Murray
Position Associate Professor (Wildlife Management)
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office T323
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2968
Extension 2968
Email
Qualifications BSc Murdoch , BSc(Hons) Murdoch , GCertEd Qld , MPhil Murdoch , PhD UWA

I was born in Broome, WA and went to school in Perth, the Cocos Keeling Islands, Kalgoorlie and Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea. My undergraduate degree was in Biology and in my Honours degree I majored in ecology and physiology. I did my MPhil part-time while firstly working as a Technical Officer then as a Research Officer in the WA Department of Agriculture where I explored the influence of nutrition on testicular growth in Merino rams. These three degrees were through Murdoch University in WA, then I did my PhD at UWA looking at interactions between nutrition, genotype and wool quality in two different strains of Merinos. In 1995 I was employed by UQ on a nine month appointment to teach animal production, and stayed there for over 25 years during which time I initiated, coordinated and taught several courses in the Wildlife Biology major, then Wildlife Science degree; plus, other courses in animal science and natural resource management. On my journey I have worked in a cordial factory, picked grapes and processed a lot of faeces as well as becoming an animal scientist who has worked with sheep, goats and a wide range of wild life! I enjoy learning and teaching and undertaking research on animals particularly the ecology and behaviour of wild animals ¿ which includes pest animals, and wildlife managed sustainably i.e. for conservation and utilisation. I also enjoy travel and have taken students overseas for them to learn about themselves, and natural resource management in Africa.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Animal Behaviour ( 060801 )
  • Animal Nutrition ( 070204 )
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management ( 050211 )
  • Population Ecology ( 060207 )
  • Animal Reproduction ( 070206 )
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management ( 410407 )
  • Animal Behaviour ( 310901 )
  • Animal Reproduction And Breeding ( 300305 )
  • Population Ecology ( 310307 )
  • Animal Nutrition ( 300303 )
  • Animal Production ( 300300 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Zoology ( 310900 )
  • Ecology ( 310300 )



Publications in ePrints

Webster, Patrick T. D. and Shimomura, Reisuke and Rush, Emily R. and Leung, Luke K.-P. and Murray, Peter J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 (2022) Distribution of Black-breasted Button-quail Turnix melanogaster in the Great Sandy Region, Queensland and associations with vegetation communities. Emu: austral ornithology, 122 (1). pp. 71-76. ISSN 0158-4197

Bista, Damber and Baxter, Greg S. and Hudson, Nicholas J. and Lama, Sonam Tashi and Murray, Peter JohnORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 (2022) Effect of disturbances and habitat fragmentation on an arboreal habitat specialist mammal using GPS telemetry: a case of the red panda. Landscape Ecology, 37 (3). pp. 795-809. ISSN 0921-2973

Watson, Shania J. and Hoy, Julia M. and Edwards, Megan C. and Murray, Peter J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 (2022) First use of a microchip-automated nest box in situ by a brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa). Australian Mammalogy, 44 (1). pp. 139-142. ISSN 0310-0049

Jiang, Alex Zijian and Tribe, Andrew and Phillips, Clive J. C. and Murray, Peter J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 (2022) Insights from Koala–Cattle Interaction Experiments: Koalas and Cattle May See Each Other as a Disturbance. Animals, 12 (7):872. pp. 1-17.

Jiang, Alex Zijian and Murray, PeterORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 and Phillips, Clive and Tribe, Andrew and Ellis, William (2022) Movement of free-ranging koalas in response to male vocalisation playbacks. Animals, 12 (3):287.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Animal Behaviour ( 060801 )
  • Animal Nutrition ( 070204 )
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management ( 050211 )
  • Population Ecology ( 060207 )
  • Animal Reproduction ( 070206 )
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management ( 410407 )
  • Animal Behaviour ( 310901 )
  • Animal Reproduction And Breeding ( 300305 )
  • Population Ecology ( 310307 )
  • Animal Nutrition ( 300303 )
  • Animal Production ( 300300 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Zoology ( 310900 )
  • Ecology ( 310300 )