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The following is a list of research papers and media productions which have used the Inala property to study its special inhabitants:


Fancourt B (2010) Spatial and temporal variation in declining eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) populations in Tasmania. Hons. Thesis, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania. (copy sent to Inala)

Fancourt B (2015) Drought, disease or devil declines? Identifying the cause of decline of the eastern quoll, Dasyuris viverrinus. PhD Thesis, School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania. (copy sent to Inala)

Gartrell BD (2002) Nutritional and Physiological Constraints on Reproduction in the Endangered Swift Parrot. PhD Thesis, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania. (copy sent to Inala)

Hui TCY (2005) Resource partitioning and interspecific territoriality in flame, scarlet and dusky robins. Hons. Thesis, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania.

Hui TCY (2016) Intraspecific and interspecific aggression among Flame, Scarlet and Dusky Robins. Australian Field Ornithology 33, 143-147. (copy sent to Inala)

Hui, T.C.Y. & Rose, R.W.. (2010). Habitat partitioning and interspecific territoriality in flame, Scarlet and Dusky Robins. Corella. 34. 61-68. (copy sent to Inala)

Edworthy, A. Ecology and Conservation of the Endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote. PhD Thesis, The Australian National University. Copy sent to Inala?

Stojanovic D et al. (2017) Effect of nest cavity morphology on reproductive success of a critically endangered bird. Emu 117, 247-253. (copy sent to Inala)

Stojanovic et al. (2018) Genetic evidence confirms severe extinction risk for critically endangered swift parrots: implications for conservation management. Animal Conservation 21, (copy sent to Inala)

Swart, I (2017) Forty-spotted pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus) tree use and the influence of tree and manna variation. Hons. Thesis, University of Tasmania. (copy sent to Inala)

Wing, A. (2020). Variation in the manna of Eucalyptus viminalis. Thesis submitted for BSc (Hons), University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Catalyst program – Parrots versus Possums – Catalyst  interview with D at Inala

Cardoso, M.J, N Mooney, MDB Eldridge, KB Firestone & WB Sherwin (2014). Genetic monitoring reveals significant population structure in eastern quolls: implications for the conservation of a threatened carnivorous marsupial. Australian Mammalogy 36. 169-177. CSIRO publishing.

Bryant, S.L (2010). Conservation assessment of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote 2009-2010. Report to Threatened Species Section, DPIPWE and NRM South, Hobart Tasmania. 

Natural and Cultural Heritage Division (2015). South Bruny and its Offshore Islands, Natural Values Survey 2013. Hamish Saunders Memorial Trust, New Zealand and Natural and Cultural Heritage Division, DPIPWE, Hobart. Nature Conservation Report Series 15/1


Threatened Species Section (2012). Listing Statement for Pardalotus quadragintus (Forty-spotted Pardalote). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania.

Threatened Species Section (2006). Fauna Recovery Plan: Forty-Spotted

Pardalote 2006-2010. Department of Primary Industries and Water, Hobart.

Bryant, S.L. (2018). Tasmania’s forty-spotted pardalote: a woodland survivor in Garnett, S, J. Woinarski, D. Lindenmayer & P. Latch (Editors). Recovering Threatened species: a book of Hope. CSIRO Publishing.

Vine, S (2015). A Swift Exit. Australian Birdlife Magazine. June 2015. BirdLife Australia.

Schultz, C (2020).  Such is Birdlife. Australian Birdlife Magazine. June 2020. BirdLife Australia. 

Hingston, A (2015) Tasmanian Geographic article on Inala

Relevant publication by Tonia:

Publications by Dr Andrew Hingston:


Hingston A, Cochran T (2016) Inala – A sanctuary for endangered pardalotes. Tasmanian Geographic 41. 

Hingston A, Cochran T (2015) Inala, Bruny Island: safe haven for Swift Parrots. Parrot Society of Australia News 25, 24-27.

Hingston AB, Wapstra H, Wapstra A (2005) Where City meets Bush…A Guide to Our Local Bushland. Mt Nelson, Tolmans Hill, Sandy Bay. Mt Nelson and Lambert Gully Bushcare Groups, Hobart, Tasmania.

Hingston AB, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE (2003) The risk of genetic pollution of native eucalypts from plantations and farm forestry in Victoria. Report to Environmental Health, Private Forestry Victoria.

Potts BM, Barbour RC, Hingston AB (2001) Genetic pollution from farm forestry using eucalypt species and hybrids. A report for the RIRDC/L & WA/FWPRDC Joint Venture Agroforestry Program. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. 108 pp. 

Hingston AB, Potts BM (1998) A pictorial catalogue of the insects collected from flowers of Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus in Eastern Tasmania. Technical Report No.5. Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry, Hobart.

Hingston A, Cameron M (1997) Plant communities of Mt Arthur, north-east Tasmania. Technical Report 1997/1. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.


Ollerton J, Johnson SD, Hingston AB (2006) Geographical variation in diversity and specificity of pollination systems. Chapter 13 in ‘Plant-pollinator interactions: from specialization to generalization’ (eds Waser NM and Ollerton J). pp. 283-308. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.


Hingston AB, Wardlaw TJ, Baker SC, Jordan GJ (2018) Data obtained from acoustic recording units and from field observer point counts of Tasmanian forest birds are similar but not the same. Australian Field Ornithology 35, 30-39. Doi: 10.20938/afo35030039

Wardlaw TJ, Grove SJ, Hingston AB, Balmer JM, Forster LG, Musk RA, Read SM (2018) Responses of flora and fauna in wet eucalypt production forest to the intensity of disturbance in the surrounding landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 409, 694-706. Doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.060

Fung E, Hill K, Hogendoorn K, Hingston AB, Glatz RV (2017) Co-occurrence of RNA viruses in Tasmanian-introduced bumble bees (Bombus terrestris) and honey bees (Apis mellifera).Apidologie 49, 243-251. Doi: 10.1007/s13592-017-0549-8

Hingston AB, Wotherspoon S (2017) Introduced social bees reduce nectar availability during the breeding season of the Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor). Pacific Conservation Biology 23, 52-62. Doi: 10.1071/PC16025

Hingston AB, Jordan GJ, Wardlaw TJ, Baker SC (2014) Bird assemblages in Tasmanian clearcuts are influenced by the age of eucalypt regeneration but not by distance from mature forest. Global Ecology and Conservation 2, 138-147. Doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2014.09.003

Hingston AB, Piech M (2011) Parrots, people and plants: urban tree removal and habitat loss for the endangered Swift Parrot, Lathamus discolor. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 145, 1-4. 

Hingston AB, Piech M (2011) Eucalypt flower production in the suburbs and bush: implications for the endangered Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor. Pacific Conservation Biology 17, 338-346. 

Hingston AB, Grove S (2010) From clearfell coupe to old-growth forest: Succession of bird assemblages in Tasmanian lowland wet eucalypt forests. Forest Ecology and Management 259, 459-468. Doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.11.001

Ollerton J, Alarcón R, Waser NM, Price MV, Watts S, Cranmer L, Hingston A, Peter CI, Rotenberry J (2009) A global test of the pollination syndrome hypothesis. Annals of Botany 103, 1471-1480. Doi: 10.1093/aob/mcp031

Griffin AR, Hingston AB, Ohmart CP (2009) The effective pollinators of Eucalyptus regnans (Myrtaceae), the world’s tallest flowering plant species. Australian Journal of Botany 57, 18-25. Doi: 10.1071/BT08168

Hingston AB (2007) The potential impact of the Large Earth Bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apidae) on the Australian mainland: Lessons from Tasmania. The Victorian Naturalist 124, 110-117. 

Hingston AB (2006) Is the introduced Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) assisting the naturalization of Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis in Tasmania? Ecological Management and Restoration 7, 236-238. 

Hingston AB (2006) Is the exotic bumblebee Bombus terrestris really invading Tasmanian native vegetation? Journal of Insect Conservation 10, 289-293. Doi: 10.1007/s10841-006-6711-7 

Hingston AB, Herrmann W, Jordan GJ (2006) Reproductive success of a colony of the introduced bumblebee Bombus terrestris (L.) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in a Tasmanian National Park. Australian Journal of Entomology 45, 137-141. Doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2006.00527.x

Hingston AB (2005) Inbreeding in the introduced Bumblebee Bombus terrestris causes uncertainty in predictions of impacts on native ecosystems. Ecological Management and Restoration 6, 151-153. 

Hingston AB (2005) Does the introduced bumblebee, Bombus terrestris (Apidae), prefer flowers of introduced or native plants in Australia? Australian Journal of Zoology 53, 29-34. Doi: 10.1071/ZO04048

Hingston AB, Potts BM (2005) Pollinator activity can explain variation in outcrossing rates within individual trees. Austral Ecology 30, 319-324. 

Hingston AB, Gartrell BD, Pinchbeck G (2004) How specialized is the plant-pollinator association between Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus and the swift parrot Lathamus discolor? Austral Ecology 29, 624-630. 

Hingston AB, McQuillan PB, Potts BM (2004) Pollinators in seed orchards of Eucalyptus nitens (Myrtaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 52, 209-222. Doi: 10.1071/BT03015

Hingston AB, Potts BM, McQuillan PB (2004) Pollination services provided by various size classes of flower visitors to Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus (Myrtaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 52, 353-369. Doi:10.1071/BT03002

Hingston AB, Potts BM, McQuillan PB (2004) The swift parrot Lathamus discolor (Psittacidae), social bees (Apidae) and native insects as pollinators of Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus (Myrtaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 52, 371-379. Doi: 10.1071/BT03018

Potts BM, Barbour RC, Hingston AB, Vaillancourt RE (2003) Turner Review No. 6 Genetic pollution of native eucalypt gene pools ― identifying the risks. Australian Journal of Botany 51, 1-25. Doi: 10.1071/BT02035_CO

Hingston AB, Marsden-Smedley J, Driscoll DA, Corbett S, Fenton J, Anderson R, Plowman C, Mowling F, Jenkin M, Matsui K, Bonham KJ, Ilowski M, McQuillan PB, Yaxley B, Reid T, Storey D, Poole L, Mallick SA, Fitzgerald N, Kirkpatrick JB, Febey J, Harwood AG, Michaels KF, Russell MJ, Black PG, Emmerson L, Visoiu M, Morgan J, Breen S, Gates S, Bantich M, Desmarchelier JM (2002) Extent of invasion of Tasmanian native vegetation by the exotic bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apoidea: Apidae). Austral Ecology 27, 162-172. 

Hingston AB (2000) Impacts of logging on autumn bird populations in the southern forests of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 134, 19-28. 

Hingston AB, McQuillan PB (2000) Are pollination syndromes useful predictors of floral visitors in Tasmania? Austral Ecology 25, 600-609. 

Hingston AB (1999) Affinities between southern Tasmanian plants in native bee visitor profiles. Australian Journal of Zoology 47, 361-384. Doi: 10.1071/ZO98043

Hingston AB, McQuillan PB (1999) Displacement of Tasmanian native megachilid bees by the recently introduced bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 47, 59-65. Doi: 10.1071/ZO98016

Hingston AB (1998) Temporal and spatial variation in abundances of native bee species on an altitudinal gradient in southern Tasmania. Australian Journal of Zoology 46, 497-507.  Doi: 10.1071/ZO97049

Hingston AB, Black PG (1998) The short-term effects of fire and its intensity on avian abundance in Eucalyptus pulchella woodland. The Tasmanian Naturalist 120, 31-43.

Hingston AB, McQuillan PB (1998) Does the recently introduced bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apidae) threaten Australian ecosystems? Australian Journal of Ecology 23, 539-549. 

Hingston AB, McQuillan PB (1998) Nectar robbing in Epacris impressa (Epacridaceae) by the recently introduced bumblebee Bombus terrestris (Apidae) in Tasmania. The Victorian Naturalist 115, 116-119.

Hingston AB, Potts BM (1998) Floral visitors of Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus in eastern Tasmania. Tasforests 10, 125-139. 

Battaglia M, Cherry ML, Beadle CL, Sands PJ, Hingston A (1998) Prediction of leaf area index in eucalypt plantations: effects of water stress and temperature. Tree Physiology 18, 521-528. 

Cherry M, Hingston A, Battaglia M, Beadle C (1998) Calibrating the LI-COR LAI-2000 for estimating leaf area index in eucalypt plantations. Tasforests 10, 75-82. 


Hingston AB (2006) How extensively is the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, invading Tasmanian native vegetation? pp. 95-97 in ‘Feral Animals, Threatened Species and the Role of the Community’. Conference convened by the Threatened Species Network, Tasmania at Hobart Tas. Australia, March 2005. World Wildlife Fund, Australia.

Hingston AB, Mallick SA (2003) Are introduced social bees a threat to the endangered swift parrot? Proceedings of the Birds Australia Members’ Day and Annual General Meeting. Hobart Tasmania Australia, 31 May 2003.

Ollerton J, Johnson S, Hingston A (2002) Patterns of specialization and generalization across ecosystems.  Symposium on Specialization and Generalization in Plant-Pollinator Interactions, Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Tucson Arizona USA, 4 -9 Aug. 2002.

Hingston AB, McQuillan PB (1998) The impact of the large earth bumblebee Bombus terrestris on Australian ecosystems. p. 209 in ‘Social Insects at the turn of the Millenium’ eds Michael P. Schwarz and Katja Hogendoorn. 13th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects IUSSI, Adelaide SA Australia, 29 Dec. 1998 - 3 Jan. 1999.