Senior Research Scientist, Plant Science and Herbarium Program, Biodiversity and Conservation Science.
My current research projects are:
Past projects include:
PhD University of Wollongong, 2004
Thesis: Implications of Bitou Bush Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata invasion and control on bird communities and plant-bird interactions.
B. Natural Resources (Hons) University of New England, 1994
2019 - present: Senior Research Scientist, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
2007 - present: Research Scientist, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and CSIRO Land and Water
2003 - 2006: Post-doctoral fellow, Weeds Cooperative Research Centre and Qld Dept. of Natural Resources and Mines. Researched techniques to manage the spread of bird-dispersed weeds.
2000 - 2003: Biodiversity Survey Coordinator and Field Survey Team Leader, Western Regional Assessments Unit, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Conducted biodiversity surveys in western NSW.
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Past projects were jointly supported by CSIRO Land and Water.
Gosper CR, Vivian-Smith G (2010). Fruit traits of vertebrate-dispersed alien plants: smaller seeds and more pulp sugar than indigenous species. Biological Invasions 12, pp. 1387-3547
Vivian-Smith G, Gosper CR, Panetta FD (2010) Comparative seed and dispersal ecology of three exotic subtropical Asparagus species. Invasive Plant Science and Management 3, pp. 93-103
Gosper CR, Vivian-Smith G (2009). Approaches to selecting native plant replacements for fleshy-fruited invasive species. Restoration Ecology 17, pp. 196-204
Gosper CR, Vivian-Smith G (2009). The role of fruit traits of bird-dispersed plants in invasiveness and weed risk assessment. Diversity and Distributions 15, pp. 1037-1046
French K, Ens E, Gosper CR, Lindsay E, Mason T, Owers B, Sullivan N (2008). Management implications of recent research into the effect of bitou bush invasion. Plant Protection Quarterly 23, pp. 24-28
Gosper CR, Gosper DG (2008). Foods of pigeons and doves in fragmented landscapes of subtropical eastern Australia. Australian Field Ornithology 25, pp. 76–86
Buckley YM, Anderson S, Catterall CP, Corlett RT, Engel T, Gosper CR, Nathan R, Richardson DM, Setter M, Spiegel O, Vivian-Smith G, Voigt FA, Weir JES, Westcott DA (2006). Management of plant invasions mediated by frugivore interactions. Journal of Applied Ecology 43, pp. 848-857
Gosper CR, Vivian-Smith G (2006). Selecting replacements for invasive plants to support frugivores at highly modified sites: A case study focusing on Lantana camara. Ecological Management and Restoration 7, pp. 197-203
Gosper CR, Vivian-Smith G, & Hoad K. (2006). Reproductive ecology of invasive Ochna serrulata (Ochnaceae) in south-eastern Queensland. Australian Journal of Botany 54, pp. 43-52
Gosper CR, Whelan RJ, French K (2006). The effect of invasive plant management on the rate of removal of vertebrate-dispersed fruits. Plant Ecology 184, pp. 351-363
Vivian-Smith G, Gosper CR, Wilson A, Hoad K. (2006). Lantana camara and the fruit- and seed-damaging fly, Ophiomyia lantanae (Agromyzidae): Seed predator, recruitment promoter or dispersal disrupter? Biological Control 36, pp. 247-257
Gosper CR, Stansbury CD, Vivian-Smith G (2005). Seed dispersal of fleshy-fruited invasive plants by birds: contributing factors and management options. Diversity and Distributions 11, pp. 549-558
Gosper CR (2004). Fruit characteristics of invasive bitou bush, Chrysanthemoides monilifera (Asteraceae), and a comparison with co-occurring native plant species. Australian Journal of Botany 52, pp. 223-230
Gosper CR (1999). Plant food resources of birds in coastal dune communities in New South Wales. Corella 23, pp. 53-62
Gosper CR, Baker J (1997). Notes on the birds of Nadgee, particularly the Striated Fieldwren Calamanthus fuliginosus. Australian Bird Watcher 17, pp. 111-25