Position

Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Biography

I have been at Flinders University since 1973, and since 2003 have been Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
I have been president of the Australian Society of Herpetologists, Assistant Secretary General of the World Congress of Herpetology and Vice president of the Royal Society of SA.
I have been first named CI on 24 ARC grants, have published over 240 papers in the peer reviewed literature, and have been principal supervisor for 49 research higher degree students.
I have served on the ARC College of Experts Biological Science panel, and have been Managing Editor of the journal "Austral Ecology" since 1997. In that role I also serve on the Council of the Ecological Society of Australia.
I have been chair of the Scientific Program Committee for INTECOL10 (2009) and the 2nd and 4th World Congresses of Herpetology (1993, 2001)

Qualifications

B.Sc (Hons) Uninversity of Adelaide 1969
PhD Uninversity of Western Australia  1973

Honours, awards and grants

2001 Gold medal of the Ecological Society of Australia
2009 Verco medal of the Royal Society of South Australia
2011 Finalist in the SA Scientist of the Year

Topic Coordinator:

  • BIOD1102  Introduction to Biodiversity and Conservation

Research expertise

  • Ecology
  • Zoology

Research interests

Behavioural and social ecology of Ausatralian lizards, focussing on skinks of the Egernia group.

1) Conservation of endangered lizards.  The pygmy bluetongue lizard has recently been rediscovered after it was considered extinct. Slater's skink was once widespread in the MacDonnell ranges rgion around Alice Springs, but now is under threat as buffle grass spreads through its habitat. For both species we are exploring  behaviour and ecology to recommend management for conservation.
2) Lizard social behaviour. Australian skinks show a remarkable range of social behaviours from long-term pair fidelity in sleepy lizards to family group living in Stoke's skinks. We are exploring the nature and implications of these behaviours and developing social network descriptors of their behaviours.
3) Parasite-host interactions.  Social networks are the pathways for parasite transmission.  Exotic pathogens are a likley future threat to endemic species. Our research investigates the dynamics of parasite transmission of endemic parasites around lizard populations. If we know more about these systesm we will be better equipped to manage future threats from exotic pathogens

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Supervisory interests

  • Host-parasite interactions
  • Lizard conservation, ecology and behaviour

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : lizard conservation, ecology and behaviour (7) ;

Associate supervisor : lizard conservation, ecology and behaviour (5) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : lizard conservation, ecology and behaviour (24) ;

Associate supervisor : lizard conservation, ecology and behaviour (7) ;

Publications

  • Duffield, G.A. and Bull, C.M. (2002). Egernia stokesii (Gidgee Skink) Opportunistic dispersal. Herpetological Review, 33(3) pp. 204-205.
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2001). An Observed Behaviour in the Sleepy Lizard Tiliqua rugosa: Pairing With a Dead Female. South Australian Naturalist, 75(1,2) pp. 11-13.
  • Tohl, D., Li, J.S. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Pre-Processing Techniques to Improve the Efficiency of Video Identification for the Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2015. Scitepress: Scitepress. 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2015. Berlin, Germany. Mar 2015, pp. 623-629.
    [Scopus]
  • Tohl, D., Li, J.S., Shamiminoori, L. and Bull, C. (2013). Image Asymmetry Measurement for the Study of Endangered Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard. In T Rhee, R Rayudu, C Hollitt, J Lewis & M Zhang, ed. Proceedings of 2013 IVCNZ. Piscataway, USA: IEEE Xplore. 28th International Conference of Image and Vision Computing New Zealand. Wellington, NZ. Nov 2013, pp. 76-81.
    [10.1109/IVCNZ.2013.6726995] [Scopus]
  • Li, J.S., Tohl, D., Randhawa, S., Shamiminoori, L. and Bull, C.M. (2009). Non-invasive lizard identification using signature curves. In Guang-Bin HUANG, ed. Proceedings of TENCON2009: IEEE Region 10 Conference. Singapore: IEEE. IEEE TENCON2009. Singapore. Nov 2009.
    [10.1109/TENCON.2009.5395852] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A., Landguth, E.L., Bull, C.M., Banks, S.C., Gardner, M.G. and Driscoll, D.A. (2016). Dispersal responses override density effects on genetic diversity during post-disturbance succession. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 283(1827) pp. Art: 20152934.
    [10.1098/rspb.2015.2934] [Scopus]
  • Leu, S.T., Farine, D., Wey, T., Sih, A. and Bull, C.M. (2016). Environment modulates population social structure: experimental evidence from replicated social networks of wild lizards. Animal Behaviour, 111(1) pp. 23-31.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.10.001] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M., Godfrey, S.S., Ebrahimi, M. and Fenner, A.L. (2015). Long and short term residence in refuge burrows by endangered pygmy bluetongue lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia, 36 pp. 119-124.
    [10.1163/15685381-00002984] [Scopus]
  • Clayton, J.L. and Bull, C.M. (2015). The impact of sheep grazing on burrows for pygmy bluetongue lizards and on burrow digging spiders. Journal of Zoology, 297(1) pp. 44-53.
    [10.1111/jzo.12247] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Behavioural changes in an endangered grassland lizard resulting from simulated agricultural activities. Journal of Arid Environments, 113 pp. 102-107.
    [10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.10.004] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Ebrahimie, E. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Minimising the cost of translocation failure with using decision-tree models that predict species behavioural response in translocation sites. Conservation Biology, 29(4) pp. 1208-1216.
    [10.1111/cobi.12479] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Godfrey, S.S., Fenner, A.L. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Interactions between pygmy bluetongue lizards and co-existing species. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(2) pp. 145-151.
    [10.1080/03721426.2015.1051644] [Scopus]
  • Shamiminoori, L., Fenner, A.L., Schofield, J.A. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Variation in size and condition of neonate pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(2) pp. 131-144.
    [10.1080/03721426.2015.1045312] [Scopus]
  • Leu, S.T., Burzacott, D.A., Whiting, M.J. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Mate familiarity affects pairing behaviour in a long-term monogamous lizard: evidence from a detailed bio-logging and a thirty-one-year field study. Ethology, 121(8) pp. 760-768.
    [10.1111/eth.12390] [Scopus]
  • Lindenmayer, D., Burns, E., Tennant, P., Dickman, C., Green, P., Keith, D., et al. (2015). Contemplating the future: acting now on long-term monitoring to answer 2050's questions. Austral Ecology, 40(3) pp. 213-224.
    [10.1111/aec.12207] [Scopus]
  • Maute, K., French, K., Bull, C.M., Story, P. and Hose, G. (2015). Current insecticide treatments used in locust control have less of a short-term impact on Australian arid zone reptile communities than does temporal variation. Wildlife Research, 42(1) pp. 50-59.
    [10.1071/WR14194] [Scopus]
  • Parsons, S.K., Bull, C.M. and Gordon, D. (2015). Spatial variation and survival of Salmonella enterica subspecies in a population of Australian sleepy lizards, Tiliqua rugosa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(17) pp. 5804-5811.
    [10.1128/AEM.00997-15] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A.L., Majoros, P. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Scatting behaviour of the sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(2) pp. 152-163.
    [Scopus]
  • Andersen, A., Beringer, J., Bull, C.M., Byrne, M., Cleugh, H., Christensen, R., et al. (2014). Foundations for the future. A long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science. Austral Ecology, 39 pp. 739-748.
    [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Resources and their distribution can influence social behaviour at translocation sites: lessons from a lizard. APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE, 156 pp. 94-104.
    [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Short term dispersal response of an endangered Australian lizard varies with time of year. PLoS One, 9(8)
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0106002] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Visual conspecific cues will not help in pygmy bluetongue lizard translocations. APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE, 151 pp. 102-109.
    [10.1016/j.applanim.2013.11.005] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Godfrey, S., Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Mating behaviour in pygmy bluetongue lizards: do females 'attract' male lizards? Australian Journal of Zoology, 62 pp. 491-497.
    [Scopus]
  • Smith, A., Bull, C.M., Gardner, M. and Driscoll, D. (2014). Life history influences how fire affects genetic diversity in two lizard species. Molecular Ecology, 23(10) pp. 2428-2441.
    [10.1111/mec.12757] [Scopus]
  • Pearson, S., Tobe, S., Fusco, D., Bull, C.M. and Gardner, M. (2014). Piles of scats for piles of DNA: deriving DNA of lizards from their faeces. Australian Journal of Zoology, 62 pp. 507-514.
    [Scopus]
  • Pelgrim, K., Fenner, A., Schofield, J. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Dynamics of a temperate grassland reptile community in the mid-north of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 138(2) pp. 257-266.
    [Scopus]
  • Pettigrew, M.G. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Prey capture behaviour by pygmy bluetongue lizards with simulated grazing. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 38(1) pp. 45-52.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Schofield, J., Gardner, M., Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Promiscuous mating in the endangered Australian lizard Tiliqua adelaidensis: a potential windfall for its conservation. Conservation Genetics, 15(1) pp. 177-185.
    [10.1007/s10592-013-0529-0] [Scopus]
  • Shamiminoori, L., Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2014). Weight watching in burrows: variation in body condition in pygmy bluetongue lizards. Australian Journal of Zoology, 62 pp. 284-293.
    [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S., Hojat Ansari Komachali, T.M., Gardner, M., Farine, D. and Bull, C.M. (2014). A contact-based social network of lizards is defined by low genetic relatedness among strongly connected individuals. Animal Behaviour, 97 pp. 35-43.
    [Scopus]
  • Delean, S., Bull, C.M., Brook, B., Heard, L.M.B. and Fordham, D. (2013). Using plant distributions to predict the current and future range of a rare lizard. Diversity and Distributions, 19(9) pp. 1125-1137.
    [10.1111/ddi.12050] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2013). Determining the success of varying short-term confinement time during simulated translocations of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis) Amphibia-Reptilia, 34(1) pp. 31-39.
    [10.1163/15685381-00002863] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S., Sih, A. and Bull, C.M. (2013). The response of a sleepy lizard social network to altered ecological conditions. Animal Behaviour, 86(4) pp. 763-772.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.07.016] [Scopus]
  • Wohlfeil, C.K., Leu, S., Godfrey, S. and Bull, C.M. (2013). Testing the robustness of transmission network models to predict ectoparasite loads. One lizard, two ticks and four years. International Journal For Parasitology, 2 pp. 271-277.
    [10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.09.005] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A., Bull, C.M. and Driscoll, D. (2013). Successional specialization in a reptile community cautions against widespread planned burning and complete fire suppression. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(5) pp. 1178-1186.
    [10.1111/1365-2664.12119] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A.L., Bull, C.M. and Driscoll, D.A. (2013). Skeletochronological analysis of age in three "fire-specialist" lizard species. South Australian Naturalist, 87(1) pp. 6-17.
    [Web Link]
  • Staugas, E.J., Fenner, A., Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2013). Artificial burrows with basal chambers are preferred by pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Amphibia-Reptilia, 34(1) pp. 114-118.
    [10.1163/15685381-00002864] [Scopus]
  • Hagen, I., Herfindal, I., Donnellan, S. and Bull, C.M. (2013). Fine scale genetic structure in a population of the prehensile tailed skink, Corucia zebrata. Journal of Herpetology, 47(2) pp. 308-313.
    [10.1670/11-234] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M., Godfrey, S. and Gordon, D. (2012). Social networks and the spread of Salmonella in a sleepy lizard population. Molecular Ecology, 21(17) pp. 4386-4392.
    [10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05653.x] [Scopus]
  • Williams, J., Driscoll, D. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Roadside connectivity does not increase reptile abundance or richness in a fragmented mallee landscape. Austral Ecology, 37(3) pp. 383-391.
    [10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02292.x] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Lycosid spiders are friends and enemies of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis) Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 136(1) pp. 45-49.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Lizard behaviour suggests a new design for artificial burrows. Wildlife Research, 39(4) pp. 295-300.
    [10.1071/WR11155] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Schofield, J. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Getting your feet wet: Responses of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis) to rain induced burrow flooding. Herpetology Notes, 5 pp. 297-301.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Schofield, J.A. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Tiliqua adelaidensis (pygmy bluetongue lizard) alternative refuge. Herpetological Review, 43 pp. 652-653.
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Accidental disturbance allows pygmy bluetongue lizards (Tiliqua adelaidensis) to survive predation attempts by eastern brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis). Herpetofauna, 42 pp. 20-23.
  • Fenner, A., Pavey, C. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Behavioural observations and use of burrow systems by an endnagered Australian arid-zone lizard, Slater's skink (Liopholis slateri) Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(2) pp. 127-132.
    [10.1071/ZO12047] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Pavey, C. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Characteristics of burrows of Slater's skinks, Liopholis slateri. Herpetological Journal, 22(2) pp. 115-121.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Fordham, D., Watts, M.J., Delean, S., Brook, B., Heard, L.M.B. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Managed relocation as an adaptation strategy for mitigating climate change threats to the persistence of an endangered lizard. Global Change Biology, 18(9) pp. 2743-2755.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02742.x] [Scopus]
  • Gardner, M.G., Godfrey, S., Fenner, A., Donnellan, S. and Bull, C. (2012). Fine-scale spatial structuring as an inbreeding avoidance mechanism in the social skink Egernia stokesii. Australian Journal of Zoology, 60(4) pp. 272-277.
    [10.1071/ZO12089] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S., Bradley, J., Sih, A. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Lovers and fighters in sleepy lizard land: where do aggressive males fit in a social network? Animal Behaviour, 83(1) pp. 209-215.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.10.028] [Scopus]
  • Hagen, I., Donnellan, S. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Phylogeography of the prehensile-tailed skink Corucia zebrata on the Solomon Archipelago. Ecology and Evolution, 2(6) pp. 1220-1234.
    [10.1002/ece3.84] [Scopus]
  • Lindenmayer, D., Likens, G., Andersen, A., Bowman, D., Bull, C.M., Burns, E., et al. (2012). Value of long-term ecological studies. Austral Ecology, 37(7) pp. 745-757.
    [10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02351.x] [Scopus]
  • New, S.T., Hemmi, J.M., Kerr, G. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Ocular anatomy and retinal photoreceptors in a skink, the sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) Anatomical Record, 295(10) pp. 1727-1735.
    [10.1002/ar.22546] [Scopus]
  • Pettigrew, M. and Bull, C.M. (2012). The response of pygmy bluetongue lizards to simulated grazing in the field during three drought years. Wildlife Research, 39(6) pp. 540-545.
    [10.1071/WR12086] [Scopus]
  • Schofield, J., Fenner, A., Pelgrim, K. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Male-biased movement in pygmy bluetongue lizards: implications for conservation. Wildlife Research, 39(8) pp. 677-684.
    [10.1071/WR12098] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A., Bull, C.M. and Driscoll, D. (2012). Post-fire succession affects abundance and survival but not detectability in a knob-tailed gecko. Biological Conservation, 145(1) pp. 139-147.
    [10.1016/j.biocon.2011.10.023] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A.L., Meulders, B., Bull, C.M. and Driscoll, D.A. (2012). Wildfire induced mortality of Australian reptiles. Herpetology Notes, 5 pp. 233-235.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Ebrahimi, M. and Bull, C.M. (2012). Food supplementation reduces post-release dispersal during simulated translocation of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis) Endangered Species Research, 18(2) pp. 169-178.
    [10.3354/esr00446] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Central place territorial defence in a burrow dwelling skink: aggressive responses to conspecific models in pygmy bluetongue lizards. Journal of Zoology, 283(1) pp. 45-51.
    [10.1111/j.1469-7998.2010.00742.x] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Responses of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard to conspecific scats. Journal of Ethology, 29 pp. 69-77.
    [10.1007/S10164-010-0225-1] [10.1007/s10164-010-0225-1] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Godfrey, S. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Using social networks to deduce whether residents or dispersers spread parasites in a lizard population. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(4) pp. 835-843.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01825.x] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Smales, L. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Pharyngodon asterostoma Adamson, 1984 (Nematoda: Pharyngodonidae), a new parasitic record for the endangered Slater's skink, Liopholis slateri Storr, 1968 (Sauria: Scincidae), from the Northern Territory, Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 135(2) pp. 140-142.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Godfrey, S., Nelson, N. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Microhabitat choice and host-seeking behaviour of the tuatara tick, Amblyomma sphenodonti (Acari: Ixodidae) New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 35(1) pp. 52-60.
    [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Nelson, N. and Bull, C. (2011). Ecology and dynamics of the blood parasite, Hepatozoon tuatarae (Apicomplexa), in tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) on Stephens Island, New Zealand. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47(1) pp. 126-139.
    [Scopus]
  • smith, A.L., Gardner, M.G., Bull, C.M. and Driscoll, D.A. (2011). Primers for novel microsatellite markers in "fire-specialist" lizards (Amphibolurus norrisi, Ctenotus atlas and Nephrurus stellatus) and their performance across multiple populations. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3 pp. 345-350.
    [10.1007/s12686-010-9359-2] [Scopus]
  • Leu, S., Kappeler, P. and Bull, C.M. (2011). The influence of refuge sharing on social behaviour in the lizard Tiliqua rugosa. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(4) pp. 837-847.
    [10.1007/s00265-010-1087-9] [Scopus]
  • Leu, S., Kappler, P. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Pair-living in the absence of obligate biparental care in a lizard: trading off sex and food? Ethology, 117(9) pp. 758-768.
    [10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01934.x] [Scopus]
  • New, S. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Retinal ganglion cell topography and visual acuity of the sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) Journal of Comparative Physiology A-Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 197(6) pp. 703-709.
    [10.1007/s00359-011-0635-8] [Scopus]
  • Parsons, S., Bull, C.M. and Gordon, D. (2011). Substructure within Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica isolated from Australian wildlife. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(9) pp. 3151-3153.
    [10.1128/AEM.02764-10] [Scopus]
  • Pettigrew, M. and Bull, C.M. (2011). The impact of heavy grazing on burrow choice in the pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Wildlife Research, 38(4) pp. 299-306.
    [10.1071/WR11052] [Scopus]
  • Hagen, I. and Bull, C.M. (2011). Home ranges in the trees: radiotelemetry of the prehensile tailed skink, Corucia zebrata. Journal of Herpetology, 45(1) pp. 36-39.
    [10.1670/10-074.1] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2010). The use of scats as social signals in a solitary, endangered scincid lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Wildlife Research, 37 pp. 582-587.
    [10.1071/WR10122] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Moore, J.A., Nelson, N. and Bull, C.M. (2010). Social network structure and parasite infection patterns in a territorial reptile, the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) International Journal For Parasitology, 40 pp. 1575-1585.
    [10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.06.002] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Moore, J.A., Nelson, N. and Bull, C.M. (2010). Unravelling causality from correlations: revealling the impacts of endemic ectoparasites on a protected species (tuatara) Parasitology, 17(1) pp. 275-286.
    [10.1017/S0031182009991314] [Scopus]
  • Herbert, J., Godfrey, S.S., Bull, C.M. and Menz, R.I. (2010). Developmental stages and molecular phylogeny of Hepatozoon tuatarae, a parasite infecting the New Zealand tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus and the tick, Amblyomma sphenodonti. International Journal For Parasitology, pp. 1311-1315.
    [10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.03.018] [Scopus]
  • Leu, S.T., Bashford, J., Kappeler, P. and Bull, C.M. (2010). Association networks reveal social organisation in the sleepy lizard. Animal Behaviour, 79(1) pp. 217-225.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.11.002] [Scopus]
  • Leu, S.T., Kappeler, P. and Bull, C.M. (2010). Transmission network predicts ectoparasite load in a lizard. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(9) pp. 1495-1503.
    [10.1007/s00265-010-0964-6] [Scopus]
  • Parsons, S.K., Bull, C.M. and Gordon, D.M. (2010). Low prevalence of Salmonella enterica in Australian wildlife. Environmental Microbiology Reports, pp. 657-659.
    [10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00152.x] [Scopus]
  • Fellows, H.L., Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2009). Spiders provide important resources for an endangered lizard. Journal of Zoology, 279(2) pp. 156-163.
    [10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00600.x] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2009). Tiliqua adelaidensis (pygmy bluetongue lizard) mating behaviour. Herpetological Review, 40(1) pp. 91-92.
  • Chilton, N.B., Bull, C.M. and Andrews, R.H. (2009). Unique biological rhythm in the reproductive behaviour of female ticks of reptiles. Parasitology, 136(1) pp. 77-84.
    [10.1017/S0031182008005234] [Scopus]
  • Auburn, Z.M., Bull, C.M. and Kerr, G.D. (2009). The visual perceptual range of a lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Journal of Ethology, 27(1) pp. 75-81.
    [10.1007/s10164-008-0086-z] [Scopus]
  • Uller, T., While, G.M., Wapstra, E., Warner, D., Goodman, B., Schwarzkopf, L., et al. (2009). Evaluation of offspring size-number invariants in 12 species of lizard. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(1) pp. 143-151.
    [10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01629.x] [Scopus]
  • Guzinski, J., Bull, C.M., Donnellan, S.C. and Gardner, M.G. (2009). Molecular genetic data provide support for a model of transmission dynamics in an Australian reptile tick, Bothriocroton hydrosauri. Molecular Ecology, 18(2) pp. 227-234.
    [10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.04023.x] [Scopus]
  • Mayner, L., Sanderson, K.J. and Bull, C.M. (2009). Brain organisation and retinal pathways in the sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 133(2) pp. 195-198.
    [Scopus]
  • Smith, A.L., Fenner, A., Bull, C.M. and Gardner, M.G. (2009). Genotypes and nematode infestations in an endangered lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Applied Herpetology, 6(3) pp. 300-305.
    [10.1163/157075408X386150] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A.L., Gardner, M.G., Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2009). Restricted gene flow in the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis, in a fragmented agricultural landscape. Wildlife Research, 36(6) pp. 466-478.
    [10.1071/WR08171] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Bull, C.M., James, R. and Murray, K. (2009). Network structure and parasite transmission in a group living lizard, the gidgee skink, Egernia stokesii. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63(7) pp. 1045-1056.
    [10.1007/s00265-009-0730-9] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Fenner, A. (2008). The impact of nematode parasites on the behaviour of an Australian lizard, the gidgee skink Egernia stokesii. Ecological Research, 23(5) pp. 897-903.
    [10.1007/s11284-007-0453-1] [Scopus]
  • Arida, E. and Bull, C.M. (2008). Optimising the design of artificial refuges for the Australian skink, Egernia stokesii. Applied Herpetology, 5(2) pp. 161-172.
    [10.1163/157075408784648826] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Bull, C.M. and Hutchinson, M. (2008). Injuries to lizards: conservation implications for the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis) Wildlife Research, 35(2) pp. 158-161.
    [10.1071/WR07103] [Scopus]
  • Mensforth, C. and Bull, C.M. (2008). Selection of artificial refuge structures in the Australian skink, Egernia stokesii. Pacific Conservation Biology, 14(1) pp. 63-68.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Kerr, G.D., Bottema, M.J. and Bull, C.M. (2008). Lizards with rhythm? Multi-day patterns in total daily movement. Journal of Zoology, 275(1) pp. 79-88.
    [10.1111/j.1469-7998.2008.00413.x] [Scopus]
  • Guzinski, J., Saint, K.M., Gardner, M.G., Donnellan, S.C. and Bull, C.M. (2008). Development of microsatellite markers and analysis of their inheritance in the Australian reptile tick, Bothriocroton hydrosauri. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8(2) pp. 443-445.
    [10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01987.x] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Bull, C.M. and Nelson, N. (2008). Seasonal and spatial dynamics of ectoparasite infestation of a threatened reptile, the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 22(4) pp. 374-385.
    [10.1111/j.1365-2915.2008.00751.x] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Smales, L.R. and Bull, C.M. (2008). Pharyngodon wandillahensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Pharyngodonidae) from the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard Tiliqua adelaidensis Peters, 1863 (Sauria: Scincidae), South Australia, Australia. Comparative Parasitology, 75(1) pp. 69-75.
    [10.1654/4316.1] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Schofield, J., Smith, A.L. and Bull, C.M. (2008). Observations of snake predation on the pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Herpetofauna, 38(2) pp. 105-109.
  • Gardner, M.G., Bull, C.M., Fenner, A., Murray, K. and Donnellan, S.C. (2007). Consistent social structure within aggregations of the Australian lizard, Egernia stokesii across seven disconnected rocky outcrops. Journal of Ethology, 25(3) pp. 263-270.
    [10.1007/s10164-006-0022-z] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A., Bull, C.M. and Hutchinson, M. (2007). Omnivorous diet of the endangered Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Amphibia-Reptilia, 28(4) pp. 560-565.
    [10.1163/156853807782152462] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2007). Short-term impact of grassland fire on the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard. Journal of Zoology, 272(4) pp. 444-450.
    [10.1111/j.1469-7998.2007.00287.x] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A. and Bull, C.M. (2007). Bothriocroton hydrosauri (Formerly; Aponomma hydrosauri) (Denny, 1843) (Acari: Ixodidae), new parasite record for the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis (Scincidae) from Australia. Comparative Parasitology, 74(2) pp. 378-379.
    [10.1654/4272.1] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M., Souter, N.J., Lethbridge, M.R. and Hutchinson, M. (2007). Habitat requirements of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Biological Conservation, 135(1) pp. 33-45.
    [10.1016/j.biocon.2006.09.014] [Scopus]
  • Bouma, M., Smallridge, C.J., Bull, C.M. and Komdeur, J. (2007). Susceptibility to infection by a haemogregarine parasite, and the impact of infection in the Australian sleepy lizard Tiliqua rugosa. Parasitology Research, 100(5) pp. 949-954.
    [10.1007/s00436-006-0379-5] [Scopus]
  • Tyre, A.J., Kerr, G.D., Tenhumberg, B. and Bull, C.M. (2007). Identifying mechanistic models of spatial behaviour using pattern-based modelling: an example from lizard home ranges. Ecological Modelling, 208(2-4) pp. 307-316.
    [10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.06.004] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Bull, C.M., Murray, K. and Gardner, M.G. (2006). Transmission mode and distribution of parasites among groups of the social lizard Egernia stokesii. Parasitology Research, 99(3) pp. 223-230.
    [10.1007/s00436-005-0120-9] [Scopus]
  • Godfrey, S.S., Bull, C.M. and Gardner, M.G. (2006). Associations between blood parasite infection and a microsatellite DNA allele in an Australian scincid lizard (Egernia stokesii) Parasitology Research, 100(1) pp. 107-109.
    [10.1007/s00436-006-0254-4] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Burzacott, D.A. (2006). The influence of parasites on the retention of long-term partnerships in the Australian sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Oecologia, 146(4) pp. 675-680.
    [10.1007/s00442-005-0224-z] [Scopus]
  • Andrews, R.H., Beveridge, I., Bull, C.M., Chilton, N.B., Dixon, B. and Petney, T. (2006). Systematic status of Aponomma tachyglossi Roberts (Acari: Ixodidae) from echidnas, Tachyglossus aculeatus, from Queensland, Australia. Systematic and Applied Acarology (Annual) 11(1) pp. 23-39.
  • Hallas, G. and Bull, C.M. (2006). Influence of drying time on nematode eggs in scats of Scincid lizard Egernia Stokesii. Journal of Parasitology, 92(1) pp. 192-194.
    [10.1645/GE-3531RN.1] [Scopus]
  • Tyre, A.J., Tenhumberg, B. and Bull, C.M. (2006). Identifying landscape scale patterns from individual scale processes. Ecological Modelling, 199(4) pp. 442-450.
    [10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.12.001] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2006). Movement patterns in the monogamous sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa): effects of gender, drought, time of year and time of day. Journal of Zoology, 269(2) pp. 137-147.
    [10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00091.x] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2006). Interactions between climate, host refuge use, and tick population dynamics. Parasitology Research, 99(3) pp. 214-222.
    [10.1007/s00436-005-0110-y] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2006). Exclusive core areas in overlapping ranges of the sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Behavioral Ecology, 17(3) pp. 380-391.
    [10.1093/beheco/arj041] [Scopus]
  • Hallas, G., Bull, C.M. and Bursey, C.R. (2005). Pharyngodon tiliquae and Thelandros trachysauri (Nematoda: Pharyngodonidae), new parasite records for Egernia stokesii. Comparative Parasitology, 72(1) pp. 119-120.
    [10.1654/4153] [Scopus]
  • Fuller, S.J., Bull, C.M., Murray, K. and Spencer, R.J. (2005). Clustering of related individuals in a population of the Australian lizard, Egernia frerei. Molecular Ecology, 14(4) pp. 1207-1213.
    [10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02478.x] [Scopus]
  • Souter, N.J., Bull, C.M. and Hutchinson, M. (2004). Adding burrows to enhance a population of the endangered pygmy blue tongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Biological Conservation, 116(3) pp. 403-408.
    [10.1016/S0006-3207(03)00232-5] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D., Bull, C.M. and Cottrell, G.R. (2004). Use of an 'on board' datalogger to determine lizard activity patterns, body temperature and microhabitat use for extended periods in the field. Wildlife Research, 31(2) pp. 171-176.
    [10.1071/WR03048] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D., Bull, C.M. and Mackay, D.A. (2004). Human disturbance and stride frequency in the sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa): implications for behaviour studies. Journal of Herpetology, 38(4) pp. 519-526.
    [10.1670/13-04A] [Scopus]
  • Lanham, E.J. and Bull, C.M. (2004). Enhanced vigilance in groups in Egernia stokesii, a lizard with stable social aggregations. Journal of Zoology, 263(1) pp. 95-99.
    [10.1017/S0952836904004923] [Scopus]
  • Murray, K. and Bull, C.M. (2004). Aggressiveness during monogamous pairing in the sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa: a test of the mate guarding hypothesis. Acta Ethologica, 7(1) pp. 19-27.
    [10.1007/s10211-004-0092-2] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2004). Field observations of extended locomotor activity at sub-optimal body temperatures in a diurnal heliothermic lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) Journal of Zoology, 264(2) pp. 179-188.
    [10.1017/S0952836904005734] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Bonnett, M. (2004). Egernia striolata (tree skink) reproduction. Herpetological Review, 35(4) pp. 389-389.
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2004). Microhabitat use by the Scincid Lizard Tiliqua rugosa: exploiting natural temperature gradients beneath plant canopies. Journal of Herpetology, 38(4) pp. 536-545.
    [10.1670/82-04A] [Scopus]
  • Milne, T.I., Bull, C.M. and Hutchinson, M. (2003). Fitness of the endangered pygmy blue tongue lizard tiliqua adelaidensis in artificial burrows. Journal of Herpetology, 37(4) pp. 762-765.
    [10.1670/38-03N] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D., Bull, C.M. and Burzacott, D.A. (2003). Refuge sites used by the scincid lizard Tiliqua rugosa. Austral Ecology, 28(2) pp. 152-160.
    [10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01268.x] [Scopus]
  • Milne, T.I., Bull, C.M. and Hutchinson, M. (2003). Use of burrows by the endangered pygmy blue-tongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis (Scincidae) Wildlife Research, 30(5) pp. 523-528.
    [10.1071/WR02087] [Scopus]
  • Tyre, A.J., Bull, C.M., Tenhumberg, and Chilton, N.B. (2003). Indirect evidence of density-dependent population regulation in Aponomma hydrosauri (Acari: Ixodidae), an ectoparasite of reptiles. Austral Ecology, 28(2) pp. 196-203.
    [10.1046/j.1442-9993.2003.01270.x] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Burzacott, D.A. (2002). Changes in climate and in the timing of pairing of the Australian lizard, Tiliqua rugosa: A 15-year study. Journal of Zoology, 256(3) pp. 383-387.
    [10.1017/S0952836902000420] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Lindle, C. (2002). Following trails of partners in the monogamous lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Acta Ethologica, 5(1) pp. 25-28.
    [10.1007/s10211-002-0063-4] [Scopus]
  • Duffield, G.A. and Bull, C.M. (2002). Stable social aggregations in an Australian lizard, Egernia stokesii. Naturwissenschaften, 89(9) pp. 424-427.
    [10.1007/s00114-002-0346-7] [Scopus]
  • Gardner, M., Bull, C.M. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2002). High levels of genetic monogamy in the group-living Australian lizard Egernia stokesii. Molecular Ecology, 11(9) pp. 1787-1794.
    [10.1046/j.1365-294X.2002.01552.x] [Scopus]
  • How, T.L. and Bull, C.M. (2002). Reunion vigour: An experimental test of the mate guarding hypothesis in the monogamous sleepy lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) Journal of Zoology, 257(4) pp. 333-338.
    [10.1017/S0952836902000936] [Scopus]
  • Kerr, G.D. and Bull, C.M. (2002). Field observations of aggressive encounters between male sleepy lizards (Tiliqua rugosa) Herpetological Review, 33(1) pp. 24-26.
    [Scopus]
  • Milne, T.I., Bull, C.M. and Hutchinson, M. (2002). Characteristics of litters and juvenile dispersal in the endangered Australian skink Tiliqua adelaidensis. Journal of Herpetology, 36(1) pp. 110-112.
    [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M., Gardner, M.G., Duffield, G.A. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2001). Genetic Evidence for a Family Structure in Stable Social Aggregations of the Australian Lizard Egernia stokesii. Molecular Ecology, 10 pp. 175-183.
    [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Smallridge, C.J. (2001). Prevalence of infection by the protozoan, Hemolivia mariae, in ticks. Parasitology Research, 87(2) pp. 169-172.
    [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Smallridge, C.J. (2001). Infection dynamics of Hemolivia mariae in the sleepy lizard Tiliqua rugosa. Parasitology Research, 87(8) pp. 657-661.
    [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M. and Burzacott, D.A. (2001). Temporal and spatial dynamics of a parapatric boundary between two Australian reptile ticks. Molecular Ecology, 10 pp. 639-648.
    [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M., Griffin, C.L., Bonnett, M., Gardner, M.G. and Cooper, S.J.B. (2001). Discrimination between related and unrelated individuals in the Australian lizard Egernia striolata. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50 pp. 173-179.
    [Scopus]
  • Leu, S.T., Farine, D., Wey, T., Sih, A. and Bull, C.M. (2016). Environment modulates population social structure: experimental evidence from replicated social networks of wild lizards. Animal Behaviour, 111(1) pp. 23-31.
    [10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.10.001] [Scopus]
  • Smith, A., Landguth, E.L., Bull, C.M., Banks, S.C., Gardner, M.G. and Driscoll, D.A. (2016). Dispersal responses override density effects on genetic diversity during post-disturbance succession. Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 283(1827) pp. Art: 20152934.
    [10.1098/rspb.2015.2934] [Scopus]
  • Shamiminoori, L., Fenner, A.L., Schofield, J.A. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Variation in size and condition of neonate pygmy bluetongue lizards, Tiliqua adelaidensis. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(2) pp. 131-144.
    [10.1080/03721426.2015.1045312] [Scopus]
  • Fenner, A.L., Majoros, P. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Scatting behaviour of the sleepy lizard, Tiliqua rugosa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(2) pp. 152-163.
    [Scopus]
  • Leu, S.T., Burzacott, D.A., Whiting, M.J. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Mate familiarity affects pairing behaviour in a long-term monogamous lizard: evidence from a detailed bio-logging and a thirty-one-year field study. Ethology, 121(8) pp. 760-768.
    [10.1111/eth.12390] [Scopus]
  • Maute, K., French, K., Bull, C.M., Story, P. and Hose, G. (2015). Current insecticide treatments used in locust control have less of a short-term impact on Australian arid zone reptile communities than does temporal variation. Wildlife Research, 42(1) pp. 50-59.
    [10.1071/WR14194] [Scopus]
  • Parsons, S.K., Bull, C.M. and Gordon, D. (2015). Spatial variation and survival of Salmonella enterica subspecies in a population of Australian sleepy lizards, Tiliqua rugosa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(17) pp. 5804-5811.
    [10.1128/AEM.00997-15] [Scopus]
  • Clayton, J.L. and Bull, C.M. (2015). The impact of sheep grazing on burrows for pygmy bluetongue lizards and on burrow digging spiders. Journal of Zoology, 297(1) pp. 44-53.
    [10.1111/jzo.12247] [Scopus]
  • Bull, C.M., Godfrey, S.S., Ebrahimi, M. and Fenner, A.L. (2015). Long and short term residence in refuge burrows by endangered pygmy bluetongue lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia, 36 pp. 119-124.
    [10.1163/15685381-00002984] [Scopus]
  • Ebrahimi, M., Godfrey, S.S., Fenner, A.L. and Bull, C.M. (2015). Interactions between pygmy bluetongue lizards and co-existing species. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 139(2) pp. 145-151.
    [10.1080/03721426.2015.1051644] [Scopus]

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