Dr Greg Johnston

Position/s:Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Qualifications

BSc Zoology   University of Adelaide   1989
BSc(Hons)    Anatomy & Histology    University of Adelaide   1990
PhD   Biological Sciences Flinders University    1997

Honours, awards and grants

  • Kreitman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ben Gurion University, Israel 1997-1999
  • Smithsonian Research Fellowship 2000
  • Churchill Fellowship 2004
  • Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Adelaide

Research and supervision

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor: Biology (2);

Publications

Book chapters
  • Johnston, G. and Wiebkin, A. (2008). Birds of Gulf St Vincent. In S A Shepherd, S Bryars, I kirkegaard, P harbison & J Jennings, ed. Natural History of Gulf St Vincent. Adelaide, South Australia: Royal Society of South Australia, pp. 324-338.
  • Johnston, G. and Harbison, P. (2005). The Barker Inlet-Port River Estuary. In Christopher B Daniels & Catherine J tait, ed. Adelaide: nature of a city. Adelaide, SA: Biocity: Centre for Urban Habitats, pp. 286-311.
Refereed journal articles
  • Hogan, F., Weaving, M., Johnston, G. and Gardner, M.G. (2012). Isolation and characterisation via 454 sequencing of microsatellites from the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides (Class Aves, Family Podargidae) Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2) pp. 133-136. [10.1071/ZO12062]
  • Riordan, J.A., Gardner, M.G., Fitch, A.J. and Johnston, G. (2012). Isolation, via 454 sequencing, and characterisation of microsatellites for Phalacrocorax fuscescens, the black-faced cormorant (Aves:Phalacrocoracidae) Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(5) pp. 340-342. [10.1071/ZO12084]
  • Boonseub, S., Johnston, G. and Linacre, A.M.T. (2012). Identification of protected avian species using a single feather barb. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57(6) pp. 1574-1577. [10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02206.x]
  • McGuire, A.L., Johnston, G., Robertson, G. and Kleindorfer, S.M. (2011). Comparison of survey methods for detection of the elusive Western Whipbird, Psophodes nigrogularis, with notes on its distribution. South Australian Ornithologist, 37(2) pp. 49-59.
  • Read, J., Johnston, G. and Morley, T. (2011). Predation by snakes thwarts trial reintroduction of the endangered woma python aspidites ramsayi. Oryx, 45(4) pp. 505-512. [10.1017/S0030605310001110]
  • Sanderson, K.J., Napier, G.M. and Johnston, G. (2010). Observations of a large colony of bats roosting in a church. Australian Mammalogy, 32 pp. 161-163.
  • Caldwell, M.S., Johnston, G., McDaniel, J.G. and Warkentin, K.M. (2010). Vibrational signalling in the agonistic interactions of red-eyed treefrogs. Current Biology, 20(11) pp. 1012-1017. [10.1016/j.cub.2010.03.069]
  • Johnston, G. (2010). Growth and survivorship as proximate causes of sexual size dimorphism in peninsula dragon lizards Ctenophorus fionni. Austral Ecology, [doiL10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02113.x]

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Book chapters
  • Daniels, C.B., Johnston, G. and Gray, C. (2010). Biodiversity of the waterways. In C.B. Daniels, ed. Adelaide : Water of a city. Adelaide, South Australia: Wakefield Press, pp. 103-127. [Link]
  • Johnston, G., Read, J. and Morley, T. (2010). Trial reintroduction of the woma python in northern South Australia. In Pritpal S. Soorae, ed. Global Re-introduction Perspectives 2010: Additional case-studies from around the globe. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: IUCB/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, pp. 104-107.
  • Johnston, G. and Wiebkin, A. (2008). Birds of Gulf St Vincent. In S A Shepherd, S Bryars, I kirkegaard, P harbison & J Jennings, ed. Natural History of Gulf St Vincent. Adelaide, South Australia: Royal Society of South Australia, pp. 324-338.
  • Johnston, G. and Harbison, P. (2005). The Barker Inlet-Port River Estuary. In Christopher B Daniels & Catherine J tait, ed. Adelaide: nature of a city. Adelaide, SA: Biocity: Centre for Urban Habitats, pp. 286-311.
Refereed journal articles
  • Riordan, J.A., Gardner, M.G., Fitch, A.J. and Johnston, G. (2012). Isolation, via 454 sequencing, and characterisation of microsatellites for Phalacrocorax fuscescens, the black-faced cormorant (Aves:Phalacrocoracidae) Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(5) pp. 340-342. [10.1071/ZO12084]
  • Boonseub, S., Johnston, G. and Linacre, A.M.T. (2012). Identification of protected avian species using a single feather barb. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57(6) pp. 1574-1577. [10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02206.x]
  • Hogan, F., Weaving, M., Johnston, G. and Gardner, M.G. (2012). Isolation and characterisation via 454 sequencing of microsatellites from the tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides (Class Aves, Family Podargidae) Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2) pp. 133-136. [10.1071/ZO12062]
  • McGuire, A.L., Johnston, G., Robertson, G. and Kleindorfer, S.M. (2011). Comparison of survey methods for detection of the elusive Western Whipbird, Psophodes nigrogularis, with notes on its distribution. South Australian Ornithologist, 37(2) pp. 49-59.
  • Read, J., Johnston, G. and Morley, T. (2011). Predation by snakes thwarts trial reintroduction of the endangered woma python aspidites ramsayi. Oryx, 45(4) pp. 505-512. [10.1017/S0030605310001110]
  • Sanderson, K.J., Napier, G.M. and Johnston, G. (2010). Observations of a large colony of bats roosting in a church. Australian Mammalogy, 32 pp. 161-163.
  • Johnston, G. (2010). Growth and survivorship as proximate causes of sexual size dimorphism in peninsula dragon lizards Ctenophorus fionni. Austral Ecology, [doiL10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02113.x]
  • Caldwell, M.S., Johnston, G., McDaniel, J.G. and Warkentin, K.M. (2010). Vibrational signalling in the agonistic interactions of red-eyed treefrogs. Current Biology, 20(11) pp. 1012-1017. [10.1016/j.cub.2010.03.069]
  • Stirnemann, I., Johnston, G., Rich, B., Robertson, G.J. and Kleindorfer, S.M. (2009). Phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) response and bill-hue wavelength increase with carotenoid supplementation in Diamond Firetails (Stagonopleura guttata) . Emu, 109(4) pp. 344-351. [doi:10.1071/MU08069]
  • Young, K.M., Daniels, C.B. and Johnston, G. (2007). Species of street tree is important for southern hemisphere bird trophic guilds. Austral Ecology, 32(5) pp. 541-550. [doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01726.x]
  • Johnston, G. and McCarthy, P. (2007). Susceptibility of bush stone-curlews (Burhinus grallarius) to sodium fluoroacetate (1080) poisoning. Emu, 107(1) pp. 69-73. [doi:10.1071/MU06034]
  • Stuart-Fox, D. and Johnston, G. (2005). Experience overrides colour in lizard contests. Behaviour, 142(3) pp. 329-350. [doi:10.1163/1568539053778265]
  • Johnston, G. (2005). Ctenophorus fionni (Peninsula Dragon Lizard). Cannibalism. Herpetological Review, 36(2) pp. 175-175.
  • Stuart-Fox, D., Moussalli, A., Johnston, G. and Owens, I. (2004). Evolution of color variation in dragon lizards: quantitative tests of the role of crypsis and local adaptation. Evolution, 58(7) pp. 1549-1559.
Refereed conference papers
  • Johnston, G., Bird, T. and Sanderson, K.J. (2003). Quantifying calls for conservation: we talk to the animals. In Mark Craig, ed. Education: the key to conservation. Australia: APRAZA. Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria Conference. Adelaide.
Journal articles
  • Morley, T. and Johnston, G. (2005). An albino Hosmer's Skink, Egernia hosmeri. Herpetofauna, 35(1) pp. 62-62.
Other public research outputs
  • Johnston, G. and Daniels, C.B. (2006). Guest editor. Austral Ecology Special Issue - City life: new perspectives in urban ecology. Australia: Blackwell Publishing. 31(2) pp. 113-292.

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Professional and community engagement

Expertise for media contact

  • Animal Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution & Conservation

Subject/s

  • Aggression
  • Animals
  • Behaviour
  • Biodiversity
  • Birds
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Family
  • Lizards
  • Reptiles
  • Wildlife
  • Zoology


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