Dr Sean FitzGibbon

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
s.fitzgibbon@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51670

Overview

Research Interests

  • Koala behavioural ecology
  • Wildlife survival in urbanised landscapes

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Edwards, M. C., Hoy, J. M., Martin, S., Fitzgibbon, S. and Murray, P. J. (2017). Knock knock, who’s there? Microchip-automation for individualised animal access. In: Proceedings of the 30th Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference. Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference: 30th Annual Conference Wildlife Management: Past, Present and Future, Katoomba, NSW, Australia, (29-29). 5 - 7 December 2017.

  • Ellis, William, Johnston, Steve, Melzer, Alistair, Carrick, Frank, Pyne, Michael and Fitzgibbon, Sean (2013). Disease and ecology in Central Queensland. In: Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (62-69). 1–3 February 2012.

  • Melzer, Alistair, Ellis, William, FitzGibbon, Sean and Carrick, Frank (2013). Drought and the koala: two case studies from the central highlands. In: Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (95-99). 1–3 February 2012.

  • FitzGibbon, Sean, Ellis, William and Carrick, Frank (2013). Koala reproduction and the effect of drought in central Queensland; lessons from the Koala Venture project. In: Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (91-94). 1–3 February 2012.

  • Melzer, Alistair, Ellis, William, FitzGibbon, Sean and Carrick, Frank (2013). Managing Central Queensland’s koala islands. In: Nicole Flint and Alistair Melzer, Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (25-28). 1–3 February 2012.

  • Melzer, Alistair, Ellis, William, FitzGibbon, Sean and Carrick, Frank (2013). Overview of Koala Research Centre study sites. In: Nicole Flint and Alistair Melzer, Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (20-24). 1–3 February 2012.

  • Ellis, William, FitzGibbon, Sean and Melzer, Alistair (2013). Regional research: perspectives from the field in central Queensland. In: Nicole Flint and Alistair Melzer, Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas: A Koala Research Centre of Central Queensland Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (11-15). 1-3 February, 2012.

  • FitzGibbon, Sean, Ellis, William and Carrick, Frank (2013). The Koala Venture Partnership: habitat clearing and restoration. In: Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (138-142). 1–3 February 2012.

  • FitzGibbon, Sean, Ellis, William and Carrick, Frank (2013). The Koala Venture research partnership: an overview of 24 years of regional koala research in central Queensland. In: Nicole Flint and Alistair Melzer, Conserving Central Queensland’s Koalas. Conserving Central Queensland's Koalas Workshop, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, (16-19). 1–3 February 2012.

  • Ellis, WA, Fitzgibbon, SI, Roe, P, Bercovitch, FB and Wilson, R (2010). Unraveling the mystery of koala vocalisations: acoustic sensor network and GPS technology reveals males bellow to serenade females. In: INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology, Seattle WA, (E49-E49). JAN 03-07, 2010.

  • Carrick, F. N., Fitzgibbon, S. and Ellis, W. A. (2007). Long-term research on a long-lived species in a variable environment. In: Book of Abstracts of the Ecological Society of Australia 2007 Conference: Adapting to Change: Society - Environment - Science. Ecological Society of Australia 2007 Conference: Adapting to Change: Society - Environment - Science, Perth Convention Centre, Perth, Australia, (90-90). 25-30 November, 2007.

  • Carrick, Frank, Ellis, Bill, Fitzgibbon, Sean and Melzer, Alistair (2007). Planned Long-term Ecological Research Sites Preview Likely Effects of Climate Change on Tropical Koalas. In: Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia Conference 2007: Adapting to Change. Ecological Society of Australia Conference 2007: Adapting to Change (EAS 2007), Perth Convention Centre, Perth, Western Australia, (). 25-30 November 2007.

  • Carrick, F. N., Ellis, W. A. and Fitzgibbon, S. (2007). Seeing Forest (Fauna) instead of Trees - Lessons from the Long-term Study of an Arid Zone Koala Population. In: Fenner Conference on the Environment. Fenner Conference on the Environment, Canberra, ACT, (). 2nd - 5th December 2007.

  • Ellis, Bill and Fitzgibbon, Sean (2006). Koala ecology: "Known knowns, known unknowns or unknown unknowns?". In: Ecology Across the Tasman - 3rd Joint Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society, Wellington, New Zealand, (). 28 August - 1 September 2006.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision