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Dr Benjamin Allen

Dr Benjamin Allen
Name Benjamin Allen
Position Senior Research Fellow (Wildlife)
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

I've been involved with wildlife management and research since I was a child, and have been employed in the private, public and university sectors as a wildlife ecologist, conservationist and manager since 2005, specialising in predation management and human-wildlife conflict. I am a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Australia, a Research Associate with Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in South Africa, and the co-chair of the IUCN Canid Specialist Group's Dingo Working Group. I investigate practical solutions to a variety of complex wildlife management problems around Australia and internationally, often in extensive cropping and livestock grazing systems and peri-urban areas.


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 )
  • Zoology ( 310900 )
  • Ecology ( 310300 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Ecological Applications ( 410200 )

Research interests
1. Ecology and management of dingoes and other wild dogs
2. Diet, movement and management of feral cats
3. Genetic health and management of dingoes on Fraser Island
4. Effects of fire, grazing and feral animals on threatened reptiles and birds
5. Eradication of vertebrate pests from offshore and mainland islands
6. Reintroduction of threatened fauna to conservation-fenced livestock production lands
7. Development of aversive geofencing devices to constrain animal movement
8. Interactions between dingoes and cattle in extensive beef production areas
9. Fauna use of crossing structures along linear infrastructure in peri-urban areas

Professional memberships
IUCN Canid Specialist Group (Co-Chair, Dingo Working Group)
Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Nelson Mandela University (Research Associate)
Australasian Wildlife Management Society (International Partnerships Officer)
Southern African Wildlife Management Society (Committee member)

Industry affiliations
Editorial board - Food Webs
Editorial board - PLoS ONE
Editorial board - Scientific Reports
Editorial board - African Journal of Wildlife Research
Editorial board - Mammal Review
Editorial board - Animals
Editorial board - Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (ILSE)
  • Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CSAS)

Administrative responsibilities
R&I Safety sub-committee

Research most recent
Scopus profile: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36493877100
ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163



Publications in ePrints

Pant, Ganesh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1463-9273 and Maraseni, TekORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9361-1983 and Apan, ArmandoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5412-8881 and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 (2022) Identifying and prioritising climate change adaptation actions for greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) conservation in Nepal. Peerj, 10:e12795. pp. 1-23.

Allen, Benjamin L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 and Ballard, Guy and Fleming, Peter J. S. and Meek, Paul D. and Smith, Deane (2022) Improving Animal Welfare Outcomes for Live-Trapped Terrestrial Mammals in Australia. In: Mammal Trapping Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Alberta, Canada, pp. 97-120. ISBN 9780980959826

Proulx, Gilbert and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 and Cattet, Marc and Feldstein, Pauline and Iossa, Graziella and Meek, Paul D. and Serfass, Thomas L. and Soulsbury, Carl D. (2022) International Mammal Trapping Standards ̶- Part I: Prerequisites. In: Mammal Trapping: Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Alberta, Canada, pp. 233-258. ISBN 9780980959826

Proulx, Gilbert and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 and Cattet, Marc and Feldstein, Pauline and Iossa, Graziella and Meek, Paul D. and Serfass, Thomas L. and Soulsbury, Carl D. (2022) International Mammal Trapping Standards ̶- Part II: Killing Trap Systems. In: Mammal Trapping: Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Alberta, Canada, pp. 259-272. ISBN 9780980959826

Proulx, Gilbert and Allen, Benjamin L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1533-0163 and Cattet, Marc and Feldstein, Pauline and Iossa, Graziella and Meek, Paul D. and Serfass, Thomas L. and Soulsbury, Carl D. (2022) International mammal trapping standards, Part III: Restraining trap systems. In: Mammal Trapping: Wildlife Management, Animal Welfare & International Standards. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Alberta, Canada, pp. 273-286. ISBN 9780980959826

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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 )
  • Zoology ( 310900 )
  • Ecology ( 310300 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Ecological Applications ( 410200 )