Publications: Spencer, Peter
Spencer, P.B.S., Yurchenko, A.A., David, V.A., Scott, R., Koepfli, K-P, Driscoll, C., O’Brien, S.J. and Menotti-Raymond, M. (2016) The population origins and expansion of feral cats in Australia. Journal of Heredity, 107 (2). pp. 104-114.
Ellis, R.J., Spencer, P.B.S., Doody, J.S. and Parkin, T. (2016) A significant south-western range extension for the desert mouse (Pseudomys desertor) in Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 38 (1). pp. 120-123.
Mijangos, J.L., Pacioni, C., Spencer, P.B.S. and Craig, M.D (2015) Contribution of genetics to ecological restoration. Molecular Ecology, 24 (1). pp. 22-37.
Spencer, P.B.S., Hampton, J.O., Pacioni, C., Kennedy, M.S., Saalfeld, K., Rose, K. and Woolnough, A.P. (2015) Genetic relationships within social groups influence the application of the Judas technique: A case study with wild dromedary camels. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 79 (1). pp. 102-111.
Harradine, E.L., Andrew, M.E., Thomas, J.W., How, R.A., Schmitt, L.H. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2015) Importance of dispersal routes that minimize open-ocean movement to the genetic structure of island populations. Conservation Biology, 29 (6). pp. 1704-1714.
Spencer, P., Andrew, M. and Harradine, E. (2015) Island hopping: insights from Kimberley island skinks inform conservation of island systems. 2015 Research Findings: Bulletin 6.07 Wildlife Biology & Conservation .
Harradine, E., How, R.A., Schmitt, L.H. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2015) Island size and remoteness have major conservation significance for how spatial diversity is partitioned in skinks. Biodiversity and Conservation, 24 (8). pp. 2011-2029.
Krawiec, J., Krauss, S.L., Davis, R.A. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2015) Weak genetic structuring suggests historically high genetic connectivity among recently fragmented urban populations of the scincid lizard, Ctenotus fallens. Australian Journal of Zoology, 63 (4). pp. 279-286.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Marshall, K. (2013) Food forensics in the human and pet-food industry: Use of a simple technology to identify commercially important species of kangaroos from Western Australia. Journal of Forensic Research, 04 (03).
Pacioni, C., Wayne, A.F. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2013) Genetic outcomes from the translocations of the critically endangered woylie. Current Zoology, 59 (3). pp. 294-310.
Harradine, E., How, R.A., Schmitt, L.H., de Hass, C. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2013) Isolation and characterisation of 36 polymorphic microsatellite markers using 454 sequencing in the bar-shouldered skink, Ctenotus inornatus. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5 (1). pp. 207-210.
Krützen, K., Ludwig, A., Spencer, P., Beasley, I., Ackermann, C., Parra, G., Bejder, L. and Brownell, B. (2013) Markedly reduced genetic variation and population collapse of the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris). In: 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, 9 - 13 December, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Holyoake, C., Holley, D., Spencer, P.B.S., Salgado-Kent, C., Coughran, D. and Bejder, L. (2013) Northernmost record of Shepherd’s beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) – a morphological and genetic description from a stranding from Shark Bay, Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 19 (2). pp. 169-174.
Haouchar, D., Haile, J., Spencer, P.B.S. and Bunce, M. (2013) The identity of the Depuch Island rock-wallaby revealed through ancient DNA. Australian Mammalogy, 35 (1). pp. 101-106.
Coghlan, M.L., White, N.E., Parkinson, L., Haile, J., Spencer, P.B.S. and Bunce, M. (2012) Egg forensics: An appraisal of DNA sequencing to assist in species identification of illegally smuggled eggs. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 6 (2). pp. 268-273.
Spencer, P.B.S., Giustiniano, D., Hampton, J.O., Gee, P., Burrows, N., Rose, K., Martin, G.R. and Woolnough, A.P. (2012) Identification and management of a single large population of wild dromedary camels. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 76 (6). pp. 1254-1263.
Dixon, R.R.M., Huisman, J.M., Buchanan, J., Gurgel, C.F.D. and Spencer, P. (2012) A morphological and molecular study of austral sargassum (fucales, phaeophyceae) supports the recognition of phyllotricha at genus level, with further additions to the genus sargassopsis. Journal of Phycology, 48 (5). pp. 1119-1129.
Pacioni, C., Wayne, A.F. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2011) Effects of habitat fragmentation on population structure and long-distance gene flow in an endangered marsupial: the woylie. Journal of Zoology, 283 (2). pp. 98-107.
Alacs, E.A., Spencer, P.B.S., Tores, P.J. and Krauss, S.L. (2011) Population genetic structure of island and mainland populations of the quokka, Setonix brachyurus (Macropodidae): a comparison of AFLP and microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics, 12 (1). pp. 297-309.
Allentoft, M.E., Oskam, C.L., Houston, J., Hale, M.L., Gilbert, M.T.P, Rasmussen, M., Spencer, P., Jacomb, C., Willerslev, E., Holdaway, R.N. and Bunce, M. (2011) Profiling the dead: generating microsatellite data from fossil bones of extinct Megafauna — protocols, problems, and prospects. PLoS ONE, 6 (1). e16670.
White, N.E., Phillips, M.J., Gilbert, M.T.P., Alfaro-Núñez, A., Willerslev, E., Mawson, P.R., Spencer, P.B.S. and Bunce, M. (2011) The evolutionary history of cockatoos (Aves: Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 59 (3). pp. 615-622.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Woolnough, A.P. (2010) Assessment and genetic characterisation of Australian camels using microsatellite polymorphisms. Livestock Science, 129 (1-3). pp. 241-245.
Pacioni, C. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2010) Capturing genetic information using non-target species markers in a species that has undergone a population crash. Australian Mammalogy, 32 (1). pp. 33-38.
Spencer, P.B.S., Schmidt, D. and Hummel, S. (2010) Identification of historical specimens and wildlife seizures originating from highly degraded sources of kangaroos and other macropods. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 6 (3). pp. 225-232.
Spencer, P.B.S., Wilson, K.J. and Tinson, A. (2010) Parentage testing of racing camels (Camelus dromedarius) using microsatellite DNA typing. Animal Genetics, 41 (6). pp. 662-665.
de Tores, P., Wayne, A., Warren, K., Calver, M., Fleming, P., Spencer, P., Bencini, R., Clarke, J., Grimm, H., Bryant, G., Wilson, K., Yokochi, K. and Elscot, S. (2010) The western ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus occidentalis, (Thomas, 1888). In: Threatened Species Research Forum, 9 July, Perth, Western Australia.
White, N.E., Mawson, P.R., Dawson, R., Bunce, M.A. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2009) Characterisation and cross-species utility of 20 microsatellite markers for population and forensic applications in the endangered Carnaby’s Black-cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus latirostris. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1 (1). pp. 341-345.
Salinas, M., Bunce, M., Cancilla, D., Alpers, D.L. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2009) Divergent lineages in the heath mouse (Pseudomys shortridgei) are indicative of major contraction to geographically isolated refugia on the eastern and western sides of Australia during the early Pleistocene. Australian Journal of Zoology, 57 (1). pp. 41-47.
Allentoft, M.E., Schuster, S., Holdaway, R., Hale, M., McLay, E., Oskam, C.L., Gilbert, M.T.P., Spencer, P., Willerslev, E. and Bunce, M. (2009) Identification of microsatellites from an extinct moa species using high-throughput (454) sequence data. BioTechniques, 46 (3). pp. 195-200.
How, R.A., Spencer, P.B.S. and Schmitt, L.H. (2009) Island populations have high conservation value for northern Australia's top marsupial predator ahead of a threatening process. Journal of Zoology, 278 (3). pp. 206-217.
Wilson, K., de Tores, P. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2009) Isolation and characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the western ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus occidentalis. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1 (1). pp. 123-125.
Spencer, P.B.S., Giustiniano, D., Woolnough, A.P. and Burrows, N. (2008) Quantifying the population dynamics of camels in the arid and semiarid rangelands of Australia. Final Report to the Bureau of Rural Sciences Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia Prepared for the. Unpublished report to the Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra.
Pacioni, C., Spencer, P. and Wayne, A. (2008) Understanding woylie decline: a molecular perspective. In: 21st Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference, 24 - 27 November, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Clark, P. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2007) Description of three new species of Theileria bettencourt, franca & borges, 1907 from macropodoidea in Western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 131 (1). pp. 100-106.
Spencer, P.B.S., Cardoso, M., How, R.A., Williams, J., Bunce, M. and Schmitt, L.H. (2007) Cross-species amplification at microsatellite loci in Australian quolls including the description of five new markers from the Chuditch (Dasyurus geoffroii). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7 (6). pp. 1100-1103.
White, N.E., Spencer, P. and Bunce, M. (2007) Development of genetic tools for Conservation, management and protection of Black-cockatoos. In: Fourth Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference, 3 - 5 December, Perth, Western Australia.
Cowled, B.D., Lapidge, S.J., Hampton, J.O. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2006) Measuring the Demographic and Genetic Effects of Pest Control in a Highly Persecuted Feral Pig Population. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70 (6). pp. 1690-1697.
Hulme-Moir, K.L., Clark, P. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2006) Effects of temperature and duration of sample storage on the haematological characteristics of western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus). Australian Veterinary Journal, 84 (4). pp. 143-147.
Clark, P. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2006) Haematological characteristics of wild quokka (Setonix brachyurus). Comparative Clinical Pathology, 15 (2). pp. 82-86.
Graham, B.F., Spencer, P., Bunce, M. and Trengove, R. (2006) Identification of bear bile products using GC-MS and LC-MS. In: INTERACT 2006 : air, water & earth, 24 - 28 September, Perth, Western Australia.
Wicks, R.M., Spencer, P.B.S., Moolhuijzen, P. and Clark, P. (2006) Morphological and molecular characteristics of a species of Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina) from the blood of Isoodon obesulus (Marsupialia: Peramelidae) in Western Australia. Systematic Parasitology, 65 (1). pp. 19-25.
Hampton, J., Spencer, P.B.S., Elliot, A.D. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2006) Prevalence of zoonotic pathogens from feral pigs in major public drinking water catchments in Western Australia. EcoHealth, 3 (2). pp. 103-108.
Spencer, P.B.S., Hampton, J., Lapidge, S.J., Mitchell, J., Lee, J. and Pluske, J.R. (2006) An assessment of the genetic diversity and structure within and among populations of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from Australia and Papua New Guinea. Journal of Genetics, 85 (1). pp. 63-66.
McInnes, L.M., Dadour, I.R., Stewart, M.E., Ditcham, W.G.F., Mawson, P. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2005) Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the Carnaby's cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and related black cockatoo species. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5 (3). pp. 504-506.
Hampton, J.O., Higgs, T., Knight, T. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2005) DNA-based detection of free-ranging pigs of domestic origin, in Western Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration, 6 (1). pp. 76-78.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Hampton, J.O. (2005) Illegal translocation and genetic structure of feral pigs in Western Australia. Journal of Wildlife Management, 69 (1). pp. 377-384.
Sutherland, D.R., Spencer, P.B.S., Singleton, G.R. and Taylor, A.C. (2005) Kin interactions and changing social structure during a population outbreak of feral house mice. Molecular Ecology, 14 (9). pp. 2803-2814.
Cowled, B., Lapidge, S., Scanlon, J., Spencer, P. and Hampton, J. (2005) A novel-molecular ecology approach to ascertaining emigration/immigration and potential disease spread in feral pigs. In: Wildlife Disease Association International Conference, 26 June - 1 July, Cairns, Qld, Australia.
Spencer, P.B.S., Lapidge, S.J., Hampton, J.O. and Pluske, J.R. (2005) The sociogenetic structure of a controlled feral pig population. Wildlife Research, 32 (4). pp. 297-304.
Mills, H.R., Moro, D. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2004) Conservation significance of island versus mainland populations: a case study of dibblers (Parantechinus apicalis) in Western Australia. Animal Conservation, 7 (4). pp. 387-395.
Spencer, P. (2004) Forensic methods for investigations related to Australian wildlife and endangered species. Department of Environment and Heritage (CITES), Canberra.
Eldridge, M.D.B., Kinnear, J.E., Zenger, K.R., McKenzie, L.M. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2004) Genetic diversity in remnant mainland and "pristine" island populations of three endemic Australian macropodids (Marsupialia): Macropus eugenii, Lagorchestes hirsutus and Petrogale lateralis. Conservation Genetics, 5 (3). pp. 325-338.
Nilsson, M.A., Arnason, U., Spencer, P.B.S. and Janke, A. (2004) Marsupial relationships and a timeline for marsupial radiation in South Gondwana. Gene, 340 (2). pp. 189-196.
Hampton, J.O., Spencer, P.B.S., Alpers, D.L., Twigg, L.E., Woolnough, A.P., Doust, J., Higgs, T. and Pluske, J.R. (2004) Molecular techniques, wildlife management and the importance of genetic population structure and dispersal: a case study with feral pigs. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41 (4). pp. 735-743.
Gongora, J., Fleming, P., Spencer, P.B.S., Mason, R., Garkavenko, O., Meyer, J-N, Droegemueller, C., Lee, J.H. and Moran, C. (2004) Phylogenetic relationships of Australian and New Zealand feral pigs assessed by mitochondrial control region sequence and nuclear GPIP genotype. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33 (2). pp. 339-348.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Woolnough, A.P. (2004) Size should matter: Distribution and genetic considerations for pest animal management. Ecological Management and Restoration, 5 (3). pp. 231-234.
Hampton, J., Pluske, J.R. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2004) A preliminary genetic study of the social biology of feral pigs in south-western Australia and the implications for management. Wildlife Research, 31 (4). pp. 375-381.
Munshi, M.A., Taylor, N.M., Mikosza, A.S.J., Spencer, P.B.S. and Hampson, D.J. (2003) Detection by PCR and isolation assays of the anaerobic intestinal spirochete Brachyspira aalborgi from the feces of captive nonhuman primates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41 (3). pp. 1187-1191.
Alacs, E., Alpers, D., de Tores, P.J., Dillon, M. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2003) Identifying the presence of quokkas (Setonix brachyurus) and other macropods using cytochrome b analyses from faeces. Wildlife Research, 30 (1). pp. 41-47.
Spencer, P.B.S., Fletcher, T.P. and Woolley, P.A. (2003) Microsatellite markers from the Julia Creek dunnart, Sminthopsis douglasi (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3 (4). pp. 570-571.
Moro, D. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2003) Microsatellite primers for the Western Pebble-mound Mouse (Pseudomys chapmani) that show cross amplification for other species of Australian rodent. Molecular Ecology Notes, 3 (2). pp. 259-261.
Mills, H.R. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2003) Polymorphic microsatellites identified in an endangered dasyurid marsupial, the dibbler (Parantechinus apicalis). Molecular Ecology Notes, 3 (2). pp. 218-220.
Alpers, D.L., Gaikhorst, G., Lambert, C., Fletcher, T. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2003) An extension to the known range of the desert mouse Pseudomys desertor south into the Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 25 (1). pp. 95-96.
Hinds, F.E., Close, R.L., Campbell, M.T. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2002) Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the water rat (Hydromys chrysogaster). Molecular Ecology Notes, 2 (1). pp. 42-44.
Clark, P., Foster, S.F. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2002) Detection of Haemobartonella felis (Candidatus Mycoplasma haemofelis) in Australia that is similar to the ‘Ohio’ strain. Australian Veterinary Journal, 80 (11). pp. 703-704.
Yap, E.S., Sezmiş, E., Chaplin, J.A., Potter, I.C. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2002) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in Portunus pelagicus (Crustacea: Portunidae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 2 (1). pp. 30-32.
Crowther, M.S., Spencer, P.B.S., Alpers, D. and Dickman, C.R. (2002) Taxonomic status of the mardo, Antechinus flavipes leucogaster (Marsupialia : Dasyuridae): a morphological, molecular, reproductive and bioclimatic approach. Australian Journal of Zoology, 50 (6). pp. 627-647.
Spencer, P.B.S., Rhind, S.G. and Eldridge, M.D.B. (2001) Phylogeographic structure within Phascogale (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) based on partial cytochrome b sequence. Australian Journal of Zoology, 49 (4). pp. 369-377.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Bryant, K.A. (2000) Characterization of highly polymorphic microsatellite markers in the marsupial honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus). Molecular Ecology Notes, 9 (4). pp. 492-494.
Lebas, N.R. and Spencer, P.B.S. (2000) Polymorphic microsatellite markers in the ornate dragon lizard, Ctenophorus ornatus. Molecular Ecology, 9 (3). pp. 365-366.
Yap, E.S., Spencer, P.B.S., Chaplin, J.A. and Potter, I.C. (2000) The estuarine teleost, Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae), shows low levels of polymorphism at five microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology, 9 (12). pp. 2224-2225.
Eldridge, M.D.B., King, J.M., Loupis, A.K., Spencer, P.B.S., Taylor, A.C., Pope, L.C. and Hall, G.P. (1999) Unprecedented low levels of genetic variation and inbreeding depression in an island population of the black-footed rock-wallaby. Conservation Biology, 13 (3). pp. 531-541.
Spencer, P.B.S., Horsup, A.B. and Marsh, H.D. (1998) Enhancement of reproductive success through mate choice in a social rock-wallaby, Petrogale assimilis (Macropodidae) as revealed by microsatellite markers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 43 (1). pp. 1-9.
Spencer, P.B.S., Adams, M., Marsh, H., Miller, D.J. and Eldridge, M.D.B. (1997) High levels of genetic variability in an isolated colony of rock-wallabies (Petrogale assimilis): Evidence from three classes of molecular markers. Australian Journal of Zoology, 45 (2). pp. 199-210.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Marsh, H.D. (1997) Microsatellite DNA fingerprinting confirms dizygotic twinning and paternity in the allied rock-wallaby, Petrogale assimilis (Marsupialia: Macropodidae). Australian Mammalogy, 19 . pp. 279-280.
Eldridge, M.D.B. and Spencer, P.B.S. (1997) Sources and uses of genetic material in the study of Petrogale (rock wallabies) and other mammals. Australian Mammalogy, 19 . pp. 265-278.
Agar, N.S., Gay, C.A., Gallagher, C., Steele, V.R. and Spencer, P.B.S. (1996) Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and oxidant sensitivity of erythrocytes of three species of wombats. Comparative Haematology International, 6 (4). pp. 225-231.
Merchant, J.C., Marsh, H., Spencer, P. and Death, G. (1996) Milk composition and production in free-living allied rock-wallabies, Petrogale assimilis. Australian Journal of Zoology, 44 (6). pp. 659-674.
Spencer, P.B.S., Odorico, D.M., Jones, S.J., Marsh, H.D. and Miller, D.J. (1995) Highly variable microsatellites in isolated colonies of the rock-wallaby (Petrogale assimilis). Molecular Ecology, 4 (4). pp. 523-5.
Parkinson, A.L., Whittington, A.T., Spencer, P.B.S., Grigg, G., Hinds, L., Gallagher, C., Kuchel, P. and Agar, N.S. (1995) Comparative erythrocyte metabolism in marsupials and monotremes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology, 110 (3). pp. 261-265.
Whittington, A.T., Parkinson, A.L., Spencer, P.B.S., Grigg, G., Hinds, L., Gallagher, C.H., Kuchel, P.W. and Agar, N.S. (1995) Comparative study of the antioxidant defence systems in the erythrocytes of australian marsupials and monotremes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Endocrinology, 110 (3). pp. 267-272.
Baker, M.L., Canfield, P.J., Gernmell, R.T., Spencer, P.B.S. and Agar, N.S. (1995) Erythrocyte metabolism in the Koala, the common brushtail possum and the whiptail wallaby. Comparative Haematology International, 5 (3). pp. 163-169.
Agar, N.S. and Spencer, P.B.S. (1993) Hematology and erythrocyte biochemistry of spectacled hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes conspicillatus (Macropodidae Marsupialia). International Journal of Hematology, 58 (1-2). pp. 9-13.
Agar, N.S. and Spencer, P.B.S. (1993) Levels of glycolytic enzymes and metabolites in the red blood cells of the red-legged pademelon, Thylogale stigmatica (macropodidae: marsupialia). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Comparative Biochemistry, 105 (1). pp. 199-202.
Spencer, P.B.S. and Speare, R. (1992) Hematology of Wild Allied Rock-Wallabies, Petrogale-Assimilis Ramsay, 1877 (Marsupialia, Macropodidae), in North Queensland. Australian Journal of Zoology, 40 (4). pp. 355-364.
Odorico, D.M., Spencer, P.B.S. and Miller, D.J. (1992) Improved DNA fingerprints for macropods generated with a (CA)n-containing satellite fragment derived from the allied rock wallaby, Petrogale assimilis. Wildlife Research, 19 . pp. 397-404.
Spencer, P. (1991) Evidence of predation by a feral cat, Felis catus (Carnivora: Felidae) on an isolated rock-wallaby colony in tropical Queensland. Australian Mammalogy, 14 . pp. 143-144.