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Dr Benjamin Allen

Dr Benjamin Allen
Name Benjamin Allen
Position Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow (Wildlife Research)
Section Strategic Research Projects
Office Q526
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 )

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

Campbell, Greg and Coffey, Andrew and Miller, Heather and Read, John L. and Brook, Anthony and Fleming, Peter J. S. and Bird, Peter and Eldridge, Steve and Allen, Benjamin L. (2019) Dingo baiting did not reduce foetal/calf loss in beef cattle in northern South Australia. Animal Production Science, 59 (2). pp. 319-330. ISSN 1836-0939

Allen, B. L. (2018) And the people’s choice award goes to… dogs: a comment on Home et al. Animal Conservation, 21 (4). pp. 283-284. ISSN 1367-9430

Behrendorff, Linda and Leung, Luke K.-P. and Allen, Benjamin L. (2018) Dingo utilisation of stranded marine fauna washed ashore on K’gari (Fraser Island), Australia, by dingoes. Australian Journal of Zoology, 66 (2). pp. 128-138. ISSN 0004-959X

Allen, Benjamin L. and Fawcett, Alana and Anker, Alison and Engeman, Richard M. and Lisle, Allan and Leung, Luke K.-P. (2018) Environmental effects are stronger than human effects on mammalian predator-prey relationships in arid Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment, 610-611. pp. 451-461. ISSN 0048-9697

Allen, Benjamin L. and Cox, Tarnya E. and Fleming, Peter J. S. and Meek, Paul D. and Russell, James C. (2018) Wildlife conservation management on inhabited islands. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 25 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1448-6563

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