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Journal articles, books, unpublished reports, abstracts, 16 mm films, videos, slides, CDs and ephemeral items such as posters, pamphlets and wall charts have all been included.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 32 items


Algar D, Johnston M, Tiller C, Onus M, Fletcher J, Desmond G et al. [Hamilton N] (2020). Feral cat eradication on Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia. Biological Invasions 22, pp. 1037–1054

Anderson H, Valentine LE, Hardy GE St J, Flemming PA (2020). Relationship between the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) and tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) tree decline in Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy 42, pp. 67–76

Bain K, Wayne AF, Bencini R (2020). Spatial ecology of the quokka (Setonix brachyurus) in the southern forests of Western Australia: implications for the maintenance, or restoration, of functional metapopulations. Australian Mammalogy 42, pp. 38–47

Bates B, Dowdy A, McCaw L (2020). Investigation of relationship between large-scale climate variability modes and lightning-ignited wildfires in the Warren region, Western Australia: preliminary results (ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: AMOS Annual Conference 2020, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, 10-14 February 2020 p. 224

Cochrane A (2020). Temperature thresholds for germination in 20 short-range endemic plant species from a greenstone belt in southern Western Australia. Plant Biology 22, pp. 103–112

Corey B, Andersen AN, Legge S, Woinarski JCZ, Radford IJ, Perry JJ (2020). Better biodiversity accounting is needed to prevent bioperversity and maximize co-benefits from savanna burning. Conservation Letters 31,

Crayn DM, Hislop M, Puente-Lelievre C (2020). A phylogenetic recircumscription of Styphelia (Ericaceae: Epacridoideae: Styphelieae). Australian Systematic Botany 33, pp. 137–168

Davison E, Knight K, Hart R (2020). Obituary: Margaret Helen Brims, 23 April 1932-13 December 2018. Western Australian Naturalist 31, pp. 182–186

Dunlop J, Peacock D, Moore H, Cowan M (2020). Albinism in Dasyurus species: a collation of historical and modern records. Australian Mammalogy 42, pp. 114–118

Farr JD (2020). Herbarium specimens provide historical evidence of Cardiaspina jerramungae (Hemiptera: Psylloidea, Aphalaridae) outbreaks on Eucalyptus occidentalis in the lower great southern of Western Australia. Austral Entomology 59,

Khoshravesh R, Stata M, Busch FA, Saladié M, Castelli JM, Dakin N et al. [Macfarlane TD] (2020). The evolutionary origin of C4 photosynthesis in the grass subtribe Neurachninae. Plant Physiology 182, pp. 566–583

Knight KJ, Lado C (2020). Clastoderma confusum (Myxomycetes: Amoebozoa), a remarkable new species of slime mould from Western Australia. Nuytsia 31, pp. 35–40

Macfarlane TD, French CJ, Conran JG (2020). A new fringe lily from Kalbarri National Park (Thysanotus kalbarriensis, Asparagaceae). Nuytsia 31, pp. 23–27

McCaw L (2020). Prescribed fire as a tool for land management and bushfire risk mitigation in southern Australia. PowerPoint presentation at 64th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Perth, 11-14 February 2020. 10 p.

McLay T, Dillon S (2020). The golden-goo hibiscus (Hibiscus chrysinocolla, Malvaceae), a new species from Katjarra, Western Australia. Nuytsia 31, pp. 41–45

Molloy SW, Burbidge AH, Comer S, Davis RA (2020). Using climate change models to inform the recovery of the western ground parrot Pezoporus flaviventris. Oryx 54, pp. 52–61

Nevill PG, Zhong X, Tonti-Filippini J, Byrne M, Hislop M, Thiele K, van Leeuwen S et al. (2020). Large scale genome skimming from herbarium material for accurate plant identification and phylogenomics. Plant Methods 16,

O’Donnell A, McCaw L, Cook E, Grierson P (2020). Drought risk for WA’s major agricultural region: insights from a 500-year proxy rainfall record (ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: AMOS Annual Conference 2020, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, 10-14 February 2020 p. 132

Ohtaka A, Hirabayashi K, Wetzel MJ, Schenková J, Pinder A (eds) (2020). Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta. Magnolia Press, Auckland. Zoosymposia 17, 189 p.

Parker CM, Davis RW (2020). Plant of the month, January 2020: Pentapeltis peltigera (Hook.) Bunge. Available at Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 2 p.

Penton CE, Woolley L-A, Radford IJ, Murphy BP (2020). Blocked-off: termitaria cause the overestimation of tree hollow availability by ground-based surveys in northern Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 458, pp.

Pinder A (2020). Saving the boordenitj boom. Society of Wetland Scientists Oceania Chapter Newsletter Feb, p. 2

Pinder A, Lewis L, Shiel R (2020). Aquatic invertebrates of three wetlands in the Great Sandy Desert sampled in September 2018. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 14 p.

Rutherford J (2020). Hydrological conceptualisation of Toolibin Lake and catchment. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 280 p.

Rye BL (2020). Babingtonia peteriana (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), an ornate novelty from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 31, pp. 29–33

Rye BL (2020). Calytrix insperata (Myrtaceae: Chamelaucieae), a new Western Australian species opportunistically discovered on vacation. Nuytsia 31, pp. 19–22

Rye BL, Wilson PG, Heslewood MM, Perkins AJ, Thiele KR (2020). A new subtribal classification of Myrtaceae tribe Chamelaucieae. Australian Systematic Botany 33, pp. 191–206

Schramm KD, Harvey ES, Goetze JS, Travers MJ, Warnock B, Saunders BJ (2020). A comparison of stereo-BRUV, diver operated and remote stereo-video transects for assessing reef fish assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 524,

Shepherd KA, Hislop M (2020). Dancing lechenaultia (Lechenaultia orchestris, Goodeniaceae), a new species with horticultural potential from southern Western Australia. Nuytsia 31, pp. 15–18

Swiatek P, Pinder A, Gajda L (2020). Description of ovary organization and oogenesis in a phreodrilid clitellate. Journal of Morphology 281, pp. 81–94

Wege JA, Hislop M (2020). Few and far between: Philotheca richardsoniana (Rutaceae), a new rarity from Western Australia’s Avon wheatbelt. Nuytsia 31, pp. 9–13

Wege JA, Shepherd KA (2020). 50 years of botanical discovery: a golden anniversary edition of Nuytsia, the journal of the Western Australian Herbarium. Nuytsia 31, pp. 1–7