SCU Staff Directory

Ross Goldingay
Associate Professor Ross Goldingay
BSc(Hons)(UNSW), PhD(UOW)
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering

Telephone: 02 6620 3776
Facsimile: 02 6621 2669
Location: O209
Campus: Lismore

Ross teaches the 1st year unit Biology and the 2nd year unit Wildlife Conservation. He also supervises 3-5 students per year in the 3rd year research project unit Integrated Project, where he provides projects to students on topics such as management uses of nest boxes, monitoring of wildlife road crossing structures and surveys for threatened species such as the koala.

His research interests currently encompass improving the management uses of nest and roost boxes (artificial hollows) for wildlife, determining whether specialised road crossing structures for gliding mammals are effective, and how to manage threatened species such as the broad-headed snake and eastern pygmy-possum within National Parks.

Ross is currently the editor of Australian Mammalogy, the journal of the Australian Mammal Society.

Some recent publications include:

Goldingay, R. L., and Dobner, B. (2014). Home range areas of koalas in an urban area of north-east New South Wales. Australian Mammalogy 36, 74-80.

Goldingay, R.L., Harrisson, K.A., Taylor, A.C., Ball, T.M., Sharpe, D.J., and Taylor, B.D. (2013). Fine-scale genetic response to landscape change in a gliding mammal. PLoS ONE 8(3): e80383.

Newell, D.A., Goldingay, R.L. and Brooks, L.O. (2013). Population recovery following decline in an endangered stream-breeding frog (Mixophyes fleayi) from subtropical Australia. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58559.

Taylor, B. D., and Goldingay, R. L. (2013). Squirrel gliders use road-side glide poles to cross a road gap. Australian Mammalogy 35, 119-122.

Goldingay, R.L. (2012). Characteristics of tree hollows used by Australian arboreal and scansorial mammals. Australian Journal of Zoology 59: 277–294.

Taylor, A.C., Walker, F.M., Goldingay, R.L., Ball, T., van der Ree, R. (2011). Degree of landscape fragmentation influences genetic isolation among populations of a gliding mammal. PLoS ONE 6 (10): e26651.

Goldingay, R.L., Taylor, B.D. & Ball, T. (2011). Wooden poles can provide habitat connectivity for a gliding mammal. Australian Mammalogy 33: 36-43.

Taylor, B.D. & Goldingay, R.L. (2010). Roads and wildlife: impacts, mitigation and implications for wildlife management in Australia. Wildlife Research 37: 320-331.

Goldingay, R.L. & Taylor, B.D. (2009). Gliding performance and its relevance to gap crossing by the squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis). Australian Journal of Zoology 57: 99-104.