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Ecological research and investigations conducted by Authority staff and independent researchers is published in scientific journals and elsewhere. The Authority isnot able to provide copies of these articles due to copyright restrictions –they may be sourced through the respective journal publisher or through university libraries.

Other Environment Reports are available in the Resource Centre.

Staff publications

Darcovich K. and O’Meara J. (2008) An Olympic legacy: Green and Golden Bell Frog conservation at Sydney Olympic Park 1993–2006. Australian Zoologist 34(3), pp236–248.

Darcovich K (2008)  Biodiversity management programs at Sydney Olympic Park  Ecological Management & Restoration 9(2) s3.21.  pp148-150

Kay S (2004)  Wastelands to Wetlands: saltmarsh conservation at Sydney Olympic Park.  Australian Plant Conservation  Vol 13(3) pp12-13

O’Meara J. and Darcovich K. (2008) Manipulation of water levels for the control of Gambusia. Australian Zoologist 34(3), 285– 290.

O’Meara J and Darcovich K. (2015) Integrating restoration and rehabilitation within an urban landscape.  Ecological Management and Restoration  16(1), 14-28

O’Meara J and Jack A (2012) Measuring success in endangered species management, the Brickpit, Sydney Olympic Park 2006-2011. Australasian Plant Conservation 20(5), 20-22

O’Meara J et al (2011)  Sydney Olympic Park Biodiversity.  Newsletter of the Cumberland Bird Observers Club 33(1) 

Paul S. (2013) (Editor and Chapters author) Workbook for managing urban wetlands in Australia. Sydney Olympic Park Authority, pp. 430.

Paul S. (2008) Challenges in managing the urban wetlands within Sydney Olympic Park.   In: Constructed Wetlands. J Kandaswamy & S Vigneswaram (eds). Nova Publications, NY

Paul S  (2014)  Successful rehabilitation of a Waterbird Refuge.  Wetlands Australia. National wetlands update February 2014—Issue No 24  Australian Government, Department of Environment.  Pp37-38

Paul S. and Hsu T. (2013) Horned Pondweed at Sydney Olympic Park.  Australian Plant Conservation, 21(3): 31-33.

Paul S and Farran M. (2009) Experimental and field regeneration of coastal saltmarsh within Sydney Olympic Park. Wetlands (Australia), 25(2): 38-54.

Paul S., Young R. and MacKay A. (2007) Experimental control of Juncus acutus.   Wetlands (Australia), 24(2): 90-104.

Paul S and Young R. (2006) Experimental control of Juncus acutus. Wetlands (Australia), 23(2): 1-13.

External publications


Blanche M (2000)  New habitat for Green and Golden Bell Frog, Brickpit.  LandscapeAustralia Vol 22(3)  pp230-231

Bower D. S., Stockwell M. P., Pollard C. al. (2012) Life stage specific variation in the occupancy of ponds by Litoria aurea, a threatened amphibian. Austral Ecology 38, pp543–547.

Bower DS, Pickett EJ, Stockwell MP, Pollard CJ, Garnham JI, Sanders MR (2014) Evaluating monitoring methods to guide adaptive management of a threatened amphibian (Litoria aurea) Ecology and Evolution 4(8), pp1361-1368

Bower D, Pickett E, Garnham J, Deboo M, McCurry M, Mengerink R… (2014) Diet of a threatened pond frog differs over a small spatial scale Endangered Species Research

Mahony MJ, Hamer AJ, Pickett EJ, McKenzie DJ, Stockwell MP Garnham JI, Keely CC, L Deboo M, O'Meara J, Pollard CJ, Clulow S, Lemckert FL, BowerDS, Clulow J (2013) Identifying conservation and research priorities in the face of uncertainty: a review of the threatened bell frog complex in eastern Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8(3), pp519-538

Muir G (2008)  Design of a movement corridor for the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea at Sydney Olympic Park.  Australian Zoologist 4(3), pp297-302.

NSW Department of Environment & Climate Change (2008) Protecting and restoring Green and Golden Bell Frog habitat

Penman T et al (2008)  Impact of a chytrid mortality event on a population of Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea  Australian Zoologist 4(3), pp314-318.

Pickett E, Stockwell M, Pollard CJ, Garnham J, Clulow J, Mahony M (2012) Estimates of sex ratio require the incorporation of unequal catchability between sexes.  Wildlife Research 39 (4), pp350-354

Pickett J. E., Stockwell M. P., Bower D. S. et al. (2013b) Six year demographic study reveals threat of stochastic extinction for remnant populations of a threatened amphibian.  Austral Ecology 39, pp244–253.

Pickett EJ, Stockwell MP, Bower DS, Garnham JI, Pollard CJ, Clulow J (2013) Achieving no net loss in habitat offset of a threatened frog required high offset ratio and intensive monitoring. Biological Conservation 157, pp156-162

Threlfall C et al (2008)  Do Green and Golden Bell Frogs Litoria aurea occupy sites with antifungal properties ?  Australian Zoologist 34(3)pp350-360.


Turton, M (2010) Monitoring a maternity colony of White-striped Free-tailed Bats (Tadarida australis) in a building.  AustralasianBat Society newsletter (34)

Turton, M., and G. Hoye. (2011) The use of a building for breeding by the white-striped freetail-bat Tadarida australis at Newington, Sydney. New South Wales. In: Law, B., Eby, P., Lunney, D., Lumsden, LF (Eds.), The Biology and Conservation of Australasian Bats. Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman: 460-463

Turton M (2012) Impact of light at a Tadarida austalisroost entrance, Australian Bat Society Journal, Vol 39, p14


NSW Department of Environment & Climate Change (2008) Best practice guidelines for coastal saltmarsh. 

Sommerville, K., et al.(2012), Reproductive biology of a threatened Australian saltmarsh plant – Wilsoniabackhousei   Aquatic Botany,doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2011.12.010

Sommerville K, Rossetto M, Pulkownik A (2013) Maximising adaptive potential in translocated populations of clonal saltmarsh plants: a case study on Wilsoniabackhousei, Convolvulaceae. Wetlands Ecology and Management 21(3)

Webb C (2011) Observations on the foraging behaviour of the introduced honeybee Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on the saltmarsh plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora t Sydney Olympic Park.  Australian Zoologist 35(3) pp884-887


Jansen C et al (2009)  Blood Sources of Mosquitoes Collected from Urban and Peri-Urban Environments in Eastern Australia with Species-Specific Molecular Analysis of Avian Blood Meals.  American Journal of TropicalMedicine and Hygiene 81(5), pp. 849–857

Kassim N, Webb C, & Russell R (2011)  Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia: colonisation, stenogamy, autogeny, oviposition and larval development.   Australian Journal of Entomology 834 1..11

Manning T, Ross G, Symons R (2008)  Environmental contaminants found in White-bellied Sea-eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) found in Sydney, Australia.   Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology. Vol 14 pp 21-30

Olympic Coordination Authority 1996.  Homebush Bay Ecological studies 1993-1995 Volume 1.  CSIRO

Olympic Coordination Authority 1996.  Homebush Bay Ecological studies 1993-1995 Volume 2.  CSIRO