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Dr Jennifer Taylor Name: Dr Jennifer Taylor
Deputy Head,School of Behavioural and Health Sciences NSW/NSydCan
+612 9739 2874
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (NSW)
North Sydney
Building 532 - Tenison Woods House (8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060)-Level 7-Room 532.7.08
Biographical Information
I am a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science in the School of Science at the ACU. 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (UNSW)
  • Master of Science (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (University of Sydney)
Refereed Journal Articles
Taylor JE, Ellis MV, Rayner L, Ross KA (2016) Variability in allometric relationships for temperate woodland Eucalyptus trees. Forest Ecology and Management 360: 122-32. 
Ellis MV, Taylor JE, Rayner L (2015) Remotely-sensed foliage cover and ground-measured stand attributes are complimentary when estimating tree hollow abundances across relictual woodlands in agricultural landscapes. Ecological Management and Restoration 16(2): 114- 23. doi: 10.1111/emr.12168
Ellis MV & Taylor JE (2014) Reporting rates of bird species in remnant woodland vegetation plateau three years after a drought breaks. Australian Zoologist 37(2): 201- 5.  DOI: 
Taylor JE, Ellis MV & Rayner L (2014) Growth, recruitment and attrition of Eucalyptus tree species in semi-arid temperate woodland. Forest Ecology and Managment 331: 25-34 , 
Ellis MV & Taylor JE (2014) After the 2010 rains: changes in reporting rates of birds in remnant woodland vegetation in the central wheatbelt of New South Wales, Australia, from drought to post-drought. Australian Zoologist 37(1): 29-39.
Rayner L, Ellis M & Taylor JE (2014) Hollow occurrence and abundance varies with tree characteristics and among species in temperate woodland EucalyptusAustral Ecology
Monamy V, Taylor JE, Gonsalves L, & Ellis M. (2013) Bassian bats in the Eyrean sub-region? Preliminary acoustic data from the Bogan and Macquarie Rivers in semi-arid NSW. Australian Zoologist 36(4): 461-9. DOI: 10.7882/AZ.2013.016
Ellis MV & Taylor JE (2013) Birds in remnant woodland vegetation in the central wheatbelt of New South Wales during the drought declared years 2005 to 2009. Australian Zoologist 36(3): 332-48
Tasker EM, Denham AJ, Taylor JE & Strevens TC (2011) Post-fire seed predation: Does distance to unburnt vegetation matter?  Austral Ecology 36: 755-66
Rayner L, Ellis M, & Taylor JE (2011) Double sampling to assess the accuracy of ground-based surveys of tree hollows in eucalypt woodlands. Austral Ecology 36: 252-60
Bragg J, Taylor JE & Fox BJ. (2005) Variation in edge response among lizards at forest-mined boundaries. Austral Ecology 30: 188-200.
Taylor JE. (2004) Reproduction in sympatric lizards: comparison of two species of Ctenotus (Scincidae) in south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 52: 649-66.
Ross KA, Taylor JE, Fox MD & Fox BJ. (2004) Interaction of multiple disturbances: importance of disturbance interval in the effects of fire on rehabilitating mined areas. Austral Ecology 29: 508-529.
Fox BJ, Taylor JE & Thompson PT. (2003) Experimental manipulation of habitat structure: a retrogression of the small mammal succession. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 927-940.
Taylor JE & Fox BJ. (2001a) Disturbance effects from fire and mining produce different lizard communities in eastern Australian forests. Austral Ecology 26: 193-204.
Taylor JE & Fox BJ. (2001b) Assessing the disturbance impact on vegetation and lizard communities of fluoride pollution interacting with fire and mining in eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 26: 321-37.
Harlow PS & Taylor JE. (2000) Reproductive ecology of the jacky dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus): an agamid lizard with temperature-dependent sex determination. Austral Ecology 25: 640-52.
Kingsford RT & Taylor JE. (2006) Determination of wetlands of high conservation value and their threats in the Tweed Catchment. Published as CCA20 in NSW Department of Planning. 2007. Protecting Our Coast: The Comprehensive Coastal Assessment Toolkit. DVD.
Taylor JE, Harlow PS & Niukula J. 2005. Invasive Plant Assessment and Weed Management Plan for the Fijian Crested Iguana Sanctuary Island of Yadua Taba, Bua. Report to the National Trust of Fiji Islands. Pp.60.  
Conference presentations
Taylor JE, Lesseguince E, Simpson C, Ellis M. 2012. Rapid population turnover of the mistletoe Korthalsella rubra (Viscaceae) during drought. Ecological Society of Australia, Ecology: Fundamental Science of the Biosphere, December 2012, Melbourne, Victoria. 
Tasker E, Denham A, Taylor JE, Strevens T. 2011. Post-fire seed predation: does distance to unburnt vegetation matter?  Ecological Society of Australia, November 2011, Hobart, Tasmania
Ellis MV, Taylor JE, Bedward M. 2011. Woodland birds in an agricultural landscape. At &ldquoReading the landscape: Linking biodiversity, research and management&rdquo, a conference organised by the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Central West CMA, Dubbo, NSW, October 2011.
Taylor JE, Ellis M, Bedward M 2008. Woodland bird survival: are linear strips enough? Ecological Society of Australia, December 2008, Sydney, NSW
Rayner L, Taylor JE, Ellis M 2008. Variations in hollow availability for four species of eucalypts in semi-arid woodlands of central-western NSW. Ecological Society of Australia, December 2008, Sydney, NSW.
Rayner L., Ellis M., Taylor JE. 2008. Variations in hollow availability for four species of eucalypts in semi-arid woodlands of central-western NSW. Australasian Bat Society, March 2008, Albury, NSW.
Taylor JE, Harlow PS & Biciloa P. (2007) Restoration potential of tropical dry forest on small islands in Fiji. Biodiversity Extinction Crisis Conference: A Pacific Response, July 2007. Sydney, NSW. 
Taylor JE & Kingsford RT. (2005) Can existing data be used to assess conservation value of wetlands? Ecological Society of Australia, Brisbane, Queensland.
Taylor JE. (2005) Differing responses to fire by adult and juvenile lizards.  Australian Society of Herpetologists, Springbrook Queensland.
Taylor JE. (2004)  Effects of patchy fires on a lizard community of coastal dunes in NSW. Ecological Society of Australia, Adelaide, South Australia.
Taylor JE, Kinsella W, Harlow PS, et al. (2004)Managing invasive plants on the Fijian Crested Iguana Sanctuary Island of Yadua Taba. Invited presentation to IUCN Iguana Specialists Group Recovery Plan Workshop for Fijian Iguanas, Suva, Fiji.
Taylor JE & Kingsford RT. (2004)  Wetlands of high conservation value and their threats: Tweed Catchment. Wetland Innovation Series: Innovations, Obligations and Incentives, Shortland, NSW.
Taylor JE. (2003)Coexistence in the sympatric lizards, Ctenotus robustus and Ctenotus taeniolatus (Scincidae). Ecological Society of Australia,. Armidale, NSW. 
Taylor JE & Fox BJ. (2002) Competition between the sympatric skinks, Ctenotus robustus and C. taeniolatus. Joint meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia and New Zealand Ecological Society, Cairns, Queensland.
Taylor JE & Fox BJ (2001) Microhabitat use by the sympatric lizards, Ctenotus taeniolatus and C. robustus. Ecological Society of Australia, Wollongong, NSW. 
Taylor JE. (2001) Comparison of thermal biology of sympatric Ctenotus robustus and Ctenotus taeniolatus. Australian Society of Herpetologists, Little Swanport, Tasmania. 
My research examines how natural and human-induced disturbances affect plant and animal population and community dynamics. 
Currently I'm collaborating with researchers from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and ANSTO on projects examining population and community dynamics of woodland fauna and trees in relation to land management and wildfire.
Other research with which I've been involved includes: how vegetation regeneration after mineral sand mining influences lizard and plant communities effects of post-fire regeneration on small mammal succession the interactions of multiple disturbance on plant and animal communities and the effects of altered fire regimes on plant-animal interactions.


I currently teach courses to Bachelor of Environmental Science students in Introduction to Data Analysis, Vegetation Ecology, Animal Ecology and Applied Studies.
Professional Memberships
Editorial Board of Austral Ecology (Journal of the Ecological Society of Australia)
Ecological Society of Australia
Society for Conservation Biology

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