Professor Barry Fox
Honorary Professor

Professor Barry Fox

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1965               Bachelor of Science                 University of N.S.W., (Newcastle).

1966               Diploma in Education              University of Newcastle.

1972               Master of Science                    University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

1980               Doctor of Philosophy               Macquarie University, Sydney.

Science
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

   

I grew up in Swansea, NSW, Australia and attended nearby Belmont High School, where I won both a Commonwealth Scholarship and a Teachers College Scholarship to put me through University.  My graduation with a BSc in Physics from the University of Newcastle was in 1964 and in 1965 undertook a Diploma in Education year at Newcastle Teachers College. Towards the end of that year I married Marilyn Dale Jackson, who was completing her teacher training at the college, and we were both appointed to teaching positions in Wollongong, NSW, Australia in 1966. 

After three years we returned to teach in Newcastle for the first two terms of 1969 before heading to Canada to broaden our teaching experience with two years teaching at W.F. Herman, Collegiate Institute, a High School in Windsor, Ontario.  Teaching in Canada was lucrative and we saved enough money to take a full time year of study for me to complete a Master of Science degree in Solid State Physics. We then bought a VW Kombi from the factory in Germany and spent a year and a half to travel in Europe and North America, before returning to Australia at the end of 1973.  We both began post-graduate studies in Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney, NSW, where I completed research for my doctoral thesis in Myall Lakes National Park, graduating in 1980.  I began my University teaching in the School of Zoology, that became the School of Biological Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.  I progressed well and won promotion to full Professor at the end of 1996.  From 1992 I set up and was in charge of the Environmental Science Program at UNSW, Sydney.  I took early retirement in 2001 to nurse my wife  Marilyn Dale Fox, who died from Ovarian Cancer in 2002.  Although retired, I still retain a position as a Honorary Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UNSW, Sydney.  I continue to write up research from the 25 years that I spent working on bushfire and sandmining effects on the flora and fauna in the Myall Lakes National Park.

 

Mobile
0405324505
Phone
+61-2-4944 9710
Location
48 Seacourt Avenue, Dudley, NSW 2290 Australia
  • Book Chapters | 1999
    Fox BJ, 1999, 'The genesis and development of guild assembly rules', in Ecological Assembly Rules, edn. Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,UK
    Book Chapters | 1998
    Fox BJ, 1998, 'Loss of vertebrate diversity following European settlement of Australian Mediterranean regions', in Landscape degradation in mediterranean type ecosystems, edn. Original, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 333 - 347
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Fox BJ, 1996, 'Long-Term Studies of Small-Mammal Communities from Disturbed Habitats in Eastern Australia', in Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities, Elsevier, pp. 467 - 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-012178075-3/50016-7
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Fox BJ, 1996, 'Long-term studies of small mammal communities in disturbed habitats of eastern Australia', in Long-term studies of vertebrate communities, edn. Original, Academic Press, San Diego, California, pp. 467 - 501
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Fox BJ, 2022, 'How habitat selection, succession, and assembly rules can influence landscape ecology in natural and disturbed areas', Therya, vol. 13, pp. 5 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.12933/therya-22-1106
    Journal articles | 2022
    Heske EJ; Ostfeld RS; Alvarez-Casteñeda ST; Fox BJ; Laurance WF, 2022, 'Special Issue in honor of Dr. William Z. Lidicker, Jr.', Therya, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.12933/therya-22-2055
    Journal articles | 2019
    Eldridge MDB; Beck RMD; Croft DA; Travouillon KJ; Fox BJ, 2019, 'An emerging consensus in the evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of marsupials and their fossil relatives (Metatheria)', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 100, pp. 802 - 837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz018
    Journal articles | 2017
    Smith WP; Fox BJ, 2017, 'Habitat Selection, Interspecific Competition, and Coexistence of a Habitat Generalist and Specialist in Temperate Rainforest of Southeastern Alaska', Northwest Science, vol. 91, pp. 103 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.3955/046.091.0204
    Journal articles | 2011
    Fox BJ, 2011, 'Review of small mammal trophic structure in drylands: resource availability, use, and disturbance', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 92, pp. 1179 - 1192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/10-MAMM-S-227.1
    Journal articles | 2010
    Monamy V; Fox BJ, 2010, 'Responses of two species of heathland rodent to habitat manipulation: Vegetation density thresholds and the habitat accommodation model.', Austral Ecology, vol. 35, pp. 334 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02042.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ritchie EG; Martin JK; Johnson CN; Fox BJ, 2009, 'Separating the influences of environment and species interactions on patterns of distribution and abundance: Competition between large herbivores', Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 78, pp. 724 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01520.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Hayward MW; De Tores PJ; Fox BJ, 2008, 'Post-fire vegetation succession in Taxandria linearifolia swamps in the northern jarrah forest of Western Australia', Conservation Science Western Australia, vol. 7, pp. 35 - 42
    Journal articles | 2007
    Fox BJ; Monamy V, 2007, 'A review of habitat selection by the swamp rat, Rattus lutreolus (Rodentia:Muridae)', Austral Ecology, vol. 32, pp. 837 - 849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01849.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Bragg J; Taylor JE; Fox BJ, 2005, 'Distributions of lizard species across edges delimiting open-forest and sand-mined areas', Austral Ecology, vol. 30, pp. 188 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01436.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Hayward MW; De Tores PJ; Dillon MJ; Fox BJ; Banks P, 2005, 'Using faecal pellet counts along transects to estimate quokka (Setonix brachyurus) population density', Wildlife Research, vol. 32, pp. 503 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR03046
    Journal articles | 2005
    Monamy V; Fox BJ, 2005, 'Differential habitat use by a local population of subadult common dunnarts, Sminthopsis murina, following wildfire in coastal wet heath, New South Wales, Australia', Wildlife Research, vol. 32, pp. 617 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR04105
    Journal articles | 2005
    Sanders MG; Filewood LW; Fox BJ, 2005, 'Differential use of habitat aids local coexistence of three species of wrens (Maluridae) and the White-browed Scrubwren Sericornis frontalis: Pardalotidae in Myall Lakes National Park', Australian Zoologist, vol. 33, pp. 223 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2005.019
    Journal articles | 2004
    Harden G; Fox MD; Fox BJ, 2004, 'Monitoring and assessment of restoration of a rainforest remnant atWingham Brush, NSW', Austral Ecology, vol. 29, pp. 489 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2004.01421.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Hayward MW; Augee ML; Fox BJ; Banks P; de Tores P, 2004, 'Home range and movements of the quokka Setonix brachyurus (Macropodidae: Marsupialia), and its impact on the viability of the metapopulationon the Australian mainland', Journal of Zoology, vol. 263, pp. 219 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0952836904005060
    Journal articles | 2004
    Ross KA; Taylor JE; Fox MD; Fox BJ, 2004, 'Interaction of multiple disturbances: importance of disturbanceinterval in the effects of fire on rehabilitating mined areas', Austral Ecology, vol. 29, pp. 508 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2004.01405.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Fox BJ; Taylor JE; Thompson PT, 2003, 'Experimental manipulation of habitat structure: a retrogression of the small mammal succession', Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 72, pp. 927 - 940, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2656.2003.00765.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Hayward MW; De Tores PJ; Dillon MJ; Fox BJ, 2003, 'Local population structure of a naturally occurring metapopulation of the quokka (Setonix brachyurus Macropodidae: Marsupialia)', Biological Conservation, vol. 110, pp. 343 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(02)00240-9
    Journal articles | 2002
    Brown JH; Kelt D; Fox BJ, 2002, 'Assembly rules and competition in desert rodents', American Naturalist, vol. 160, pp. 815 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/343882
    Journal articles | 2002
    Ross KA; Fox BJ; Fox MD, 2002, 'Changes to plant species richness in forest fragments: fragment age, disturbance and fire history may be as important as area', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 29, pp. 749 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2002.00722.x
    Journal articles | 2001
    Jefferys E; Fox BJ, 2001, 'The diet of the Pilliga Mouse, Pseudomys pilligaensis (Rodentia:Muridae) from the Pilliga Scrub, Northern New South Wales', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 123, pp. 89 - 99
    Journal articles | 2001
    Taylor JE; Fox BJ, 2001, 'Assessing the disturbance impact on vegetation and lizrd communities of fluoride pollution interacting with fire abd mining in eastern Australia', Austral Ecology, vol. 26, pp. 321 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2001.01117.x
    Journal articles | 2001
    Taylor JE; Fox BJ, 2001, 'Disturbance effects from fire and mining produce different lizard communities in eastern Australian forests', Austral Ecology, vol. 26, pp. 193 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-9993.2001.01105.x
    Journal articles | 2000
    Brown JR; Fox BJ; Kelt D, 2000, 'Assembly rules: Desert rodent communities are structured at scales from local to continental', American Naturalist, vol. 156, pp. 314 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/303385
    Journal articles | 2000
    Fox BJ; Fox MD, 2000, 'Factors determining mammal species richness on habitat islands and isolates: habitat diversity, disturbance, species interactions and guild assembly rules', Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, vol. 9, pp. 19 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2000.00184.x
    Journal articles | 2000
    Knight E; Fox BJ, 2000, 'Does habitat structure mediate the effects of forest fragmentation and human-induced disturbance on the abundance of Antechinus stusartii?', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol. 48, pp. 577 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO00018
    Journal articles | 2000
    Monamy V; Fox BJ, 2000, 'Small mammal succession is determined by vegetation density rather than time elapsed since disturbance', Austral Ecology, vol. 25, pp. 580 - 587, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2000.tb00063.x
    Journal articles | 2000
    Morris DL; Fox BJ; Luo J; Monamy V, 2000, 'Habitat-dependent competition and the co-existence of Australian heathland rodents', Oikos, vol. 91, pp. 294 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0706.2000.910210.x
    Journal articles | 2000
    Righetti J; Fox BJ; Croft DB, 2000, 'Behavioural mechanisms of competition in small dasyurid marsupials', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol. 48, pp. 561 - 576, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO00023
    Journal articles | 1999
    Monamy V; Fox BJ, 1999, 'Habitat selection by female swamp rats (Rattus lutreolus) drives asymmetric competition and coexistence with long-tailed mice (Pseudomys higginsi)', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 80, pp. 232 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1383223
    Journal articles | 1998
    Luo J; Monamy V; Fox BJ, 1998, 'Competition between two Australian rodent species: a regression analysis', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 79, pp. 962 - 971, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1383104
    Journal articles | 1998
    Taylor JE; Monamy V; Fox BJ, 1998, 'Flowering of Xanthorrhoes fulva: the effect of fire and clipping', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 46, pp. 241 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT96100
    Journal articles | 1997
    Fox BJ, 1997, 'The impacts of animal invasions in Temperate Regions of Australia', Noticiero de la Sociedad de Biologia de Chile, pp. 70 - 70
    Journal articles | 1997
    Fox BJ; Taylor J; Fox MD; Williams C, 1997, 'Vegetation changes across edges of rainforest remnants', Biological Conservation, vol. 82, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(97)00011-6
    Journal articles | 1997
    Haering R; Fox BJ, 1997, 'Habitat use by sympatric populations of Pseudomys novaehollandiae and Mus domesticus in coastal heathland', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 22, pp. 69 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1997.tb00642.x
    Journal articles | 1997
    Letnic M; Fox BJ, 1997, 'The impact of industrial fluoride fallout on faunal succession following sand mining of dry sclerophyll forest at Tomago, N.S.W.: II Myobatrachid frog recolinsation', Biological Conservation, vol. 82, pp. 137 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(97)00029-3
    Journal articles | 1997
    Letnic M; Fox BJ, 1997, 'The impact of industrial fluoride fallout on faunal succession following sand mining of dry sclerophyll forest', Biological Conservation, vol. 80, pp. 63 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(96)00064-X
    Journal articles | 1997
    Madden KE; Fox BJ, 1997, 'Arthropods as indicators of the effects of fluoride pollution on the succession following sand mining', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 34, pp. 1239 - 1256, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2405235
    Journal articles | 1996
    Dunstan CE; Fox BJ, 1996, 'The effects of fragmentation and distrubance of rainforests on ground-dwelling small mammals on the Robertson Plateau, NSW, Australia', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 23, pp. 187 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2699.1996.d01-220.x
    Journal articles | 1996
    Fox BJ; Fox MD; Taylor J; Jackson GP; Simpson JR; Higgs P; Rebec L; Avery R; Higgs P, 1996, 'Comparison of regeneration following burning, clearing or mineral sand mining at Tomago, NSW: I. Structure and growth of vegetation', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 21, pp. 184 - 199
    Journal articles | 1996
    Fox BJ; Luo J, 1996, 'Estimating competition coefficients from census data: A re-examination of the regression technique.', OIKOS, vol. 77, pp. 291 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3546068
    Journal articles | 1996
    Fox BJ; Luo J, 1996, 'Estimating competition coefficients in the field: a validity test of the regression method', Oikos, pp. 291 - 300
    Journal articles | 1996
    Jackson GP; Fox BJ, 1996, 'Comparison of regeneratin following burning, clearing or mineral sand mining at Tomago, NSW: II. Succession of ant assemblages in a coastal forest', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 21, pp. 200 - 216
    Journal articles | 1996
    Luo J; Fox BJ, 1996, 'A review of the Mantel test in animal dietary studies: effect of sample size and inequalit of sample sizes', Wildlife Research, vol. 23, pp. 267 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9960267
    Journal articles | 1996
    Luo J; Fox BJ, 1996, 'Seasonal and successinal dietary shifts of two sympatric rodents in coastal heathland: a possible mechanism for coexistence', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 21, pp. 121 - 132
    Journal articles | 1996
    Wu DL; Luo J; Fox BJ, 1996, 'A comparison of ground-dwelling small mammal communities in primary and secondary tropical rainforests in China', Journal of Tropical Ecology, vol. 12, pp. 215 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266467400009421
    Journal articles | 1995
    Fox BJ; Brown JR, 1995, 'Reaffirming the validity of the assembly rule for functional groups or guilds', Oikos, vol. 73, pp. 125 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3545735
    Journal articles | 1995
    Haering R; Fox BJ, 1995, 'Habitat utilization patterns of sympatric populations of pseudomys gracilicaudatus and rattus lutreolus in coastal heathland: a multivariate analysis', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 20, pp. 427 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1995.tb00559.x
    Journal articles | 1995
    Luo J; Fox BJ, 1995, 'Competitive effects of Rattus lutreolus presence on food resource use by pseudomys gracilicaudatus', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 20, pp. 556 - 564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1995.tb00575.x
    Journal articles | 1994
    Fox BJ; Read DG; Jefferys E; Luo J, 1994, 'Diet of the Hastings River mouse (Pseudomys oralis)', Wildlife Research, vol. 21, pp. 491 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9940491
    Journal articles | 1994
    Luo J; Fox BJ, 1994, 'Diet of the eastern chestnut mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus). II. seasonal and successional patterns', Wildlife Research, vol. 21, pp. 189 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9940419
    Journal articles | 1994
    Luo J; Fox BJ; Jefferys E, 1994, 'Diet of the eastern chestnut mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus). I. composition, diversity and individual variation', Wildlife Research, vol. 21, pp. 175 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9940401
    Journal articles | 1993
    FOX BJ; BROWN JH, 1993, 'ASSEMBLY RULES FOR FUNCTIONAL-GROUPS IN NORTH-AMERICAN DESERT RODENT COMMUNITIES', OIKOS, vol. 67, pp. 358 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3545483
    Journal articles | 1993
    Fox BJ; Higgs P; Luo J, 1993, 'Extension of the breeding season of the New Holland Mouse: A response to above-average rainfall', Wildlife Research, vol. 20, pp. 599 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9930599
    Journal articles | 1993
    HIGGS P; FOX BJ, 1993, 'Interspecific competition: A mechanism for rodent succession after fire in wet heathland', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 18, pp. 193 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1993.tb00443.x
    Journal articles | 1993
    THOMPSON P; FOX BJ, 1993, 'ASYMMETRIC COMPETITION IN AUSTRALIAN HEATHLAND RODENTS - A RECIPROCAL REMOVAL EXPERIMENT DEMONSTRATING THE INFLUENCE OF SIZE-CLASS STRUCTURE', OIKOS, vol. 67, pp. 264 - 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3545471
    Journal articles | 1992
    FOX BJ; KIRKLAND GL, 1992, 'AN ASSEMBLY RULE FOR FUNCTIONAL-GROUPS APPLIED TO NORTH-AMERICAN SORICID COMMUNITIES', JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, vol. 73, pp. 491 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1382015
    Journal articles | 1991
    FOX BJ; TWIGG LE, 1991, 'Experimental transplants of mice (Pseudomys and Mus) on to early stages of post‐mining regeneration in open forest', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 16, pp. 281 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1991.tb01055.x
    Journal articles | 1991
    Read DG; Fox BJ, 1991, 'Assessing the habitat of the parma wallaby, macropus parma (Marsupialia: Macropodidae)', Wildlife Research, vol. 18, pp. 469 - 478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9910469
    Journal articles | 1991
    TWIGG LE; FOX BJ, 1991, 'Recolonization of regenerating open forest by terrestrial lizards following sand mining', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 16, pp. 137 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1991.tb01041.x
    Journal articles | 1990
    Journal articles | 1990
    LUO J; FOX BJ, 1990, 'LIFE-TABLE COMPARISONS BETWEEN 2 GROUND-SQUIRRELS', JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, vol. 71, pp. 364 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1381947
    Journal articles | 1989
    FOX BJ; GULLICK G, 1989, 'Interspecific competition between mice: A reciprocal field manipulation experiment', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 14, pp. 357 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1989.tb01444.x
    Journal articles | 1989
    TWIGG LE; FOX BJ; JIA L, 1989, 'The modified primary succession following sand mining: A validation of the use of chronosequence analysis', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 14, pp. 441 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1989.tb01453.x
    Journal articles | 1987
    Fox BJ, 1987, 'Species assembly and the evolution of community structure', Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 1, pp. 201 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02067551
    Journal articles | 1987
    HAERING R; FOX BJ, 1987, 'SHORT-TERM COEXISTENCE AND LONG-TERM COMPETITIVE DISPLACEMENT OF 2 DOMINANT SPECIES OF IRIDOMYRMEX - THE SUCCESSIONAL RESPONSE OF ANTS TO REGENERATING HABITATS', JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, vol. 56, pp. 495 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/5063
    Journal articles | 1986
    FOX MD; FOX BJ, 1986, 'The effect of fire frequency on the structure and floristic composition of a woodland understorey', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 11, pp. 77 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1986.tb00919.x
    Journal articles | 1985
    FOX BJ, 1985, 'A GRAPHICAL-METHOD FOR ESTIMATING LENGTH OF GESTATION AND ESTROUS-CYCLE LENGTH FROM BIRTH INTERVALS IN RODENTS', JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, vol. 66, pp. 168 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1380977
    Journal articles | 1985
    FOX BJ; FOX MD; ARCHER E, 1985, 'Experimental confirmation of competition between two dominant species of Iridomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 10, pp. 105 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1985.tb00871.x
    Journal articles | 1984
    FOX BJ; FOX MD, 1984, 'SMALL-MAMMAL RECOLONIZATION OF OPEN-FOREST FOLLOWING SAND MINING', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, vol. 9, pp. 241 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1984.tb01361.x
    Journal articles | 1984
    FOX BJ; POPLE AR, 1984, 'Experimental confirmation of interspecific competition between native and introduced mice', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 9, pp. 323 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1984.tb01370.x
    Journal articles | 1984
    Fox BJ; Archer E, 1984, 'The diets of sminthopsis murina and antechinus stuartii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in sympatry', Wildlife Research, vol. 11, pp. 235 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9840235
    Journal articles | 1983
    FOX BJ, 1983, 'MAMMAL SPECIES-DIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIAN HEATHLANDS - THE IMPORTANCE OF PYRIC SUCCESSION AND HABITAT DIVERSITY', ECOLOGICAL STUDIES, vol. 43, pp. 473 - 489, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1983QY83000024&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 1982
    Fox BJ; Kemper CM, 1982, 'Growth and development of pseudomys gracilicaudatus (Rodentia:Muridae) in the laboratory', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol. 30, pp. 159 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO9820175
    Journal articles | 1979
    Fox BJ, 1979, 'An objective method of measuring the vegetation structure of animal habitats', Wildlife Research, vol. 6, pp. 297 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR9790297
    Journal articles | 1979
    Fox BJ, 1979, 'Growth and development of Rattus lutreolus (Rodentia: Muridae) in the laboratory', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol. 27, pp. 913 - 926, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO9790945
  • Conference Papers | 1998
    Fox BJ, 1998, 'The distribution of fauna in natural and disturbed landscapes in relation to appropriate habitat', in Asher C; Bell L (ed.), Fauna Habitat Reconstruction after mining, Fauna Habitat Reconstruction after mining, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 1 - 10, presented at Fauna Habitat Reconstruction after mining, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 10 October 1998 - 11 October 1998
    Conference Papers | 1990
    FOX BJ, 1990, 'CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF MAMMAL COMMUNITIES OVER SUCCESSIONAL TIME SCALES', in OIKOS, WILEY, ROME, ITALY, pp. 321 - 329, presented at SYMP OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL THERIOLOGICAL CONGRESS - TEMPORAL CHANGES IN COMMUNITIES : SEASONAL, ANNUAL, SUCCESSIONAL AND GEOLOGICAL, ROME, ITALY, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3545142

1984      Invited Keynote speaker, 4th International Conference on Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems, Perth. 

1986  Three-week visit Institutes of Ecology (Kunming & Beijing) hosted Chinese Academy of Science.     

1989-93 Elected Australian representative Steering Committee for the Mammalogy Section, IUBS.

1990      Invited 14 day visit, Institute of Evolutionary Animal Morphology & Ecology, Moscow, USSR Academy of Science.

1990      USSR / Australia Science & Technology Agreement - travel grant to USSR.

1992      Selected in Australian delegation to Tripartite Workshop "Climate Change & Biodiversity", ANU, Canberra and University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

1992      Ecological Society of Australia delegate invited to Fenner Conference "Biological Diversity", Australian Academy of Science, Canberra.

1993-97 Re-elected Australian representative on Steering Committee for the Mammalogy Section, IUBS.

1994      10 day visit to Institute of Ecology in Warsaw, hosted by Polish Academy of Science.

1996      Member of the Advisory Cttee visiting site of 7th International Theriological Congress in Mexico.

1997      Patron Member American Society of Mammalogists

2009      Honorary Life Member of Australian Mammal Society

2009-present   Elected and relected as Treasurer for the International Federation of Mammalogists

After taking early retirement in 2001, to care for my wife until she died from ovarian cancer in late 2002, I have been concentrating my research activities on writing up the backlog of data collected by myself and my previous research students over more than two decades of research based at UNSW.  Publications over this period have been co-authored with several of these students who now have teaching and research positions at other universities.  The main focus of this research has been on trying to improve our understand of habitat use and experimental manipulations of habitat to illuminate the mechanisms involved. 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

DISTURBANCE ECOLOGY - studies of rehabilitation on areas following sand mining for heavy minerals, and also the effects of fluoride fallout from aluminium smelters.

FIRE ECOLOGY - the effects of wildfire and intentional burning on plant and animal communities, particularly with respect to the frequency component of the fire regime.

COMMUNITY ECOLOGY - covering a wide range of topics: competition, habitat selection, species packing and succession.  These are being investigated in small mammal, ant and plant communities.

HEATHLANDS and SHRUBLANDS - their plants and animals are another special interest , in particular, responses to the moisture gradient from the coastal to the arid zone.

BIOGEOGRAPHY - distribution and island biogeography of plant and animal groups with particular emphasis on the the effects of fragmentation of habitats and the study of remnant vegetation.

SMALL MAMMALS - taxonomy, growth, reproduction and population ecology.

MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS - use of multivariate methods of data analysis in plant and animal ecology, particularly multiple regression and ordination techniques.