Over the years research staff employed by the Government of Western Australia have produced many papers on the Western Australian flora and fauna.

Research dating back to 1896 is available and represents the first database of the research conducted on Western Australia's flora, fauna and forest since the establishment of Government in the 1890s.

Research by the following departments and agencies is available:

  • Forests Department (1896–1984)
  • Departments of Fisheries, Fisheries & Fauna and Fisheries & Wildlife (1898-1984)
  • State Gardens Board (1920–1956)
  • National Parks Board & Authority (1956–1984)
  • Government Botanist & forest entomologists of the Department of Agriculture (1897-1928)
  • State & Western Australian Herbarium (Department of Agriculture, 1921–1988)
  • Department of Conservation and Land Management (now Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions) Research Division (RD), Science and Information Division (SID), CALMScience Division (CSD), Science Division (SD), Science and Conservation Division (SCD) and Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BCS; 1985–present)

What is included? What is excluded?

Journal articles, books, unpublished reports, abstracts, 16 mm films, videos, slides, CDs and ephemeral items such as posters, pamphlets and wall charts have all been included.

As this bibliography is on Western Australian flora and fauna by staff of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and its predecessors, papers and reports on topics such as general departmental management, sheep, wheat, commercial marine fisheries, trout, etc. have been excluded. Also excluded are papers by staff of other Government departments and authorities such as the Western Australian Museum.

For more information

Most of the titles in this database can be found within the catalogue of the DBCA Library.


Found 14 items


Arnall SG, Mitchell NJ, Kuchling G, Durell B, Kooijman SALM, Kearney MR (2019). Life in the slow lane? A dynamic energy budget model for the western swamp turtle, Pseudemydura umbrina. Journal of Sea Research 143, pp. 89–99

Bessey C, Rule MJ, Dasey M, Brearley A, Huisman JM, Wilson SK et al. [Kendrick AJ ] (2019). Geology is a significant indicator of algal cover and invertebrate species composition on intertidal reefs of Ngari Capes Marine Park, south-western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 70, pp. 270–279

Binks RM, Byrne M, McMahon K, Pitt G, Murray K, Evans RD (2019). Habitat discontinuities form strong barriers to gene flow among mangrove populations, despite the capacity for long-distance dispersal. Diversity and Distributions 25, pp. 298–309

Cale D, Pinder A (2019). Wheatbelt wetland biodiversity monitoring: fauna monitoring at Lake Pleasant View 1999-2012. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 28 p.

Davis RA, Lohr CA, Roberts JD (2019). Frog survival and population viability in an agricultural landscape with a drying climate. Population Ecology 61, pp. 102–112

Doherty TS, Davis NE, Dickman CR, Forsyth DM, Letnic M, Nimmo DG et al. [Palmer R] (2019). Continental patterns in the diet of a top predator: Australia’s dingo. Mammal Review 49, pp. 31–44

Evans RD, Ryan NM, Travers MJ, Feng M, Hitchen Y, Kennington WJ (2019). A seascape genetic analysis of a stress-tolerant coral species along the Western Australian coast. Coral Reefs 38, pp. 63–78

Gosper CR, Fox E, Burbidge AH, Craig MD, Douglas TK, Fitzsimons JA et al. [Yates CJ] (2019). Multi-century periods since fire in an intact woodland landscape favour bird species declining in an adjacent agricultural region. Biological Conservation 230, pp. 82–90

Johnson GB, Taylor BM, Robbins WD, Franklin EC, Toonen R, Bowen B et al. (2019). Diversity and structure of parrotfish assemblages across the northern Great Barrier Reef. Diversity 11, pp. 1–14

Ringma J, Legge S, Woinarski J, Radford J, Wintle B, Bentley J et al. [Morris K, Page M, Palmer R] (2019). Systematic planning can rapidly close the protection gap in Australian mammal havens. Conservation Letters 12, pp. 1–8

Rutherford J (2019). Identifying water sources that sustain mound springs in the Walyarta Conservation Park. Available at 93/2018, 2 p.

Ruthrof K (2019). Fire ecology and Banksia woodland regeneration. City of Greater Geraldton, Geraldton. 1 p.

Rycken S, Warren KS, Yeap L, Jackson B, Riley K, Page M et al. [Dawson R, Smith K, Mawson P] (2019). Assessing integration of black cockatoos using behavioural change point analysis. Journal of Wildlife Management 83, pp. 334–342

Southgate R, Dziminski MA, Paltridge R, Schubert A, Gaikhorst G (2019). Verifying bilby presence and the systematic sampling of wild populations using sign-based protocols: with notes on aerial and ground survey techniques and asserting absence. Australian Mammalogy 41, pp. 27–38