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Book Chapters

Kingsford R; Brandis K; Bino G; Keith D, 2020, 'Freshwater Biome of the World', in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science,

Kingsford R; Brandis KJ; Jenkins K; Nairn LC; Rayner TS, 2010, 'Measuring ecosystem responses to flow across temporal and spatial scales', in Saintilan N; Overton I (ed.), Ecosystem response modelling in the Murray-Darling Basin, CSIRO, Canberra, pp. 15 - 35,

Journal articles

Kingsford RT; Porter JL; Brandis KJ; Ryall S, 2020, 'Aerial surveys of waterbirds in Australia', Scientific Data, vol. 7, pp. 172,

Francis RJ; Brandis KJ; Kingsford RT; Callaghan CT, 2020, 'Quantifying bird diversity at three sites of differing herbivore presence', Journal of Ornithology, vol. 161, pp. 1117 - 1127,

Wallach AD; Lundgren E; Batavia C; Nelson MP; Yanco E; Linklater WL; Carroll SP; Celermajer D; Brandis KJ; Steer J; Ramp D, 2020, 'When all life counts in conservation', Conservation Biology, vol. 34, pp. 997 - 1007,

Francis RJ; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2020, 'Counting mixed breeding aggregations of animal species using drones: Lessons from waterbirds on semi-automation', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, pp. 1185 - 1185,

Li J; Li Z; Brandis KJ; Bu J; Sun Z; Yu Q; Ramp D, 2020, 'Tracing geochemical pollutants in stream water and soil from mining activity in an alpine catchment', Chemosphere, vol. 242, pp. 125167 - 125167,

Bino G; Brandis K; Kingsford RT; Porter J, 2020, 'Waterbird synchrony across Australia's highly variable dryland rivers – Risks and opportunities for conservation', Biological Conservation, vol. 243, pp. 108497 - 108497,

Brandis KJ; Spencer J; Wolfenden B; Palmer D, 2020, 'Avian-botulism risk in waterbird breeding colonies and implications for environmental water management', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 71, pp. 179 - 190,

Wyrsch ER; Chowdhury PR; Jarocki VM; Brandis KJ; Djordjevic SP, 2020, 'Duplication and diversification of a unique chromosomal virulence island hosting the subtilase cytotoxin in escherichia coli st58', Microbial Genomics, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 8,

Wyrsch ER; Chowdhury PR; Wallis L; Cummins ML; Zingali T; Brandis KJ; Djordjevic SP, 2020, 'Whole-genome sequence analysis of environmental Escherichia coli from the faeces of straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) nesting on inland wetlands', Microbial Genomics, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 16,

Brandis K, 2019, 'The Past, Present, and Future of Glossy Ibis in Australia', SIS Conservation, vol. 1, pp. 33 - 38

Lyons MB; Brandis KJ; Murray NJ; Wilshire JH; McCann JA; Kingsford RT; Callaghan CT, 2019, 'Monitoring large and complex wildlife aggregations with drones', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, pp. 1024 - 1035,

Ocock JF; Brandis KJ; Wolfenden BJ; Jenkins KM; Wassens S, 2019, 'Gut content and stable isotope analysis of tadpoles in floodplain wetlands', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol. 66, pp. 261 - 271,

Sundar G; Grant J; Veltheim I; Kittur S; Brandis K; McCarthy M; Scambler E, 2018, 'Sympatric cranes in northern Australia: abundance, breeding success, habitat preference and diet', Emu: Austral Ornithology, vol. 119, pp. 79 - 89,

Brandis K; Meagher P; Tong L; Shaw M; Mazumder D; Gadd P; Ramp D, 2018, 'Novel detection of provenance in the illegal wildlife trade using elemental data', Scientific Reports, vol. 8,

Callaghan CT; Brandis KJ; Lyons MB; Ryall S; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'A comment on the limitations of UAVS in wildlife research – the example of colonial nesting waterbirds', Journal of Avian Biology, vol. 49,

Brandis KJ; Bino G; Spencer JA; Ramp D; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'Decline in colonial waterbird breeding highlights loss of Ramsar wetland function', Biological Conservation, vol. 225, pp. 22 - 30,

Lyons M; Brandis K; Callaghan C; McCann J; Mills C; Ryall S; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'Bird interactions with drones, from individuals to large colonies', Australian Field Ornithology, vol. 35, pp. 51 - 56,

Brandis KJ, 2016, 'Australia’s waterbirds are disappearing – but nuclear science can help save them', The Conversation,

Bino G; Kingsford RT; Brandis K, 2016, 'Australia's wetlands - Learning from the past to manage for the future', Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 22, pp. 116 - 129,

Brandis K; Koeltzow N; Ryall S; Ramp D, 2014, 'Assessing the use of remote camera traps to measure reproductive success in ibis breeding colonies', Australian Field Ornithology, vol. 31, pp. 99 - 106,;dn=353309584632596;res=IELHSS

Brandis KJ, 2011, 'Colonial Waterbird Breeding', The Bird Observer, vol. 868, pp. 9 - 10

Brandis KJ; Kingsford R; Ren SRSQRS; Ramp D, 2011, 'Crisis water management and Ibis breeding at Narran Lakes in arid Australia', Environmental Management, vol. 48, pp. 489 - 498,

Young W; Brandis KJ; Kingsford R, 2006, 'Modelling monthly streamflows in two Australian dryland rivers: Matching model complexity to spatial scale and data availability', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 331, pp. 242 - 256,

Kingsford R; Brandis KJ; Thomas RF; Knowles R; Crighton P; Gale E, 2004, 'Classifying landform at broad landscape scales: the distribution and conservation of wetlands in New South Wales, Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 55, pp. 17 - 31,

Brandis KJ; Jacobson C, 2003, 'Estimation of vegetative fuel loads using LandsatTM imagery in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 12, pp. 185 - 194,

Conference Posters

Francis R; Pickford R; Brandis KJ; Chessman B; Kingsford R, 2015, 'Do Turtles Respond to Environmental Flows? (EA-IR-MS)', Brisbane, presented at 25th Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry, Brisbane, 19 July 2015 - 22 July 2015

Brandis KJ; Mazumder D; Kingsford R; Hollins S, 2015, 'A New Frontier in Tracking Waterbird Movements and Wetland Health', Sydney, presented at 13th Australian Environmental Isotope Conference, Sydney, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

Porter JL; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2014, 'Long term changes in waterbird communities in eastern Australia – winners and losers over 30 years', Alice Springs, presented at Ecological Society Australia, Alice Springs, 28 September 2014 - 03 October 2014

Brandis KJ; Ramp D; Kingsford RT, 2011, 'Colonial Waterbirds: Wetland Use and Vulnerability at a Continental Scale', presented at The Wildlife Society Conference 2011, 05 November 2011 - 10 November 2011

Conference Presentations

Brandis K, 2019, 'Captive-bred or wild caught: Solving a critical problem in the illegal wildlife trade', presented at International Congress of Conservation Biology, Kuala Lumpur, 21 July 2019 - 25 July 2019

Francis R; Brandis KJ; Chessman B; Kingsford R, 2015, 'Do Turtles Respond to Environmental Flows', presented at 13th Australian Environmental Isotope Conference, Sydney, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

Brandis KJ; Mazumder D; Tenorio D, 2015, 'Understanding Waterbird Diets: Using Stable Isotope Analysis of Feathers and Scats', presented at 13th Australian Environmental Isotope Conference, Sydney, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015

Kingsford RT; Bino G; Porter JL; Brandis KJ, 2014, 'Changes in distribution, abundance and breeding of waterbirds in Australia – impacts on decision-making for rivers', presented at Society for Conservation Biology, Missoula, US, 13 July 2014 - 16 July 2014


Webster E; Kingsford RT; Lyons M; Brandis K; Fisher A, 2019, Tracking the Flow Water Pilot Technology Program Final Report

Bino G; Brandis K; Kingsford R; Porter J, 2019, Waterbird expected outcomes modelling analysis – priority scenarios for 2019 BWS update

McGinness H; Brandis K; Robinson F; Piper M; O'Brien L; Langston A; Hodgson J; Wenger L; Martin J; Bellio M; Callaghan D; Webster E; Francis R; McCann J; Lyons M; Doerr V; Kingsford R; Mac Nally R, 2019, Murray‒Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project — Waterbird Theme Research Report,

McInerney P; Bond N; Kopf K; Ryder D; Thompson R; Baldwin D; Brandis K; Butler G; Drouart R; Frost L; Gawne B; Growns I; Holt G; Koster W; Mac Nally R; Macqueen A; McGinness H; Petrie R; Robson B; Rolls R; Thiem J; Thurgate N; Watson G; Zampatti B, 2019, Murray–Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project: Food Webs Theme Research Report, La Trobe University,

Porter J; Kingsford R; Brandis K, 2018, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2018 Annual Summary Report, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Wassens S; Spencer J; Wolfenden B; Thiem J; Thomas R; Jenkins K; Brandis K; Lenon E; Hall A; Ocock J; Kobayashi T; Bino G; Heath J; Callaghan D, 2018, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long-Term Intervention Monitoring Project Murrumbidgee River System evaluation report 2014-17

Brandis KJ, 2017, Response of straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) to Commonwealth environmental watering in the lower Lachlan, 2015, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office

Porter J; Kingsford R; Brandis K, 2017, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia -October 2017 Annual Summary Report

Dyer F; Broadhurst B; Tschierschke A; Thiem J; Thompson R; Bowen S; Asmus M; Brandis K; Lyons M; Spencer J; Callaghan D; Lenehan J, 2017, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project: Lower Lachlan river system Selected Area 2016-17 Monitoring and Evaluation Report, Commonwealth of Australia

Brandis KJ, 2017, High resolution monitoring of waterbird colonies in the Macquarie Marshes, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office

McGinness H; Robinson F; Davies M; Piper M; Langston A; Martin J; Rees J; Webster E; Brandis K; Kingsford R; Doerr V; Mac Nally R, 2017, Waterbird movements and breeding success in the Macquarie Marshes, NSW 2016 -2017, Commonwealth of Australia,

Porter J; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2016, Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2016 Annual Summary Report, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage,

Brandis KJ; Bino G, 2016, Habitat Use by Waterbirds in and Adjacent to the Murray-Darling Basin, Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Brandis KJ; Bino G, 2016, A review of the relationship between flow and waterbird ecology in the Condamine-Balonne and Barwon-Darling River, Murray-Darling Basin Authority,

Merrit W; Spencer J; Brandis KJ; Bino G; Harding P; Thomas R, 2016, Review of the science behind the waterbird breeding indicator for the Narran Lakes, Murray-Darling Basin Authority

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