Publications

Publications  – journal articles and books

2015 and journal website Thompson, G. and Thompson, S. Termitaria are an important refuge for reptiles in the Pilbara of Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology.
2015 and journal website  Thompson, S. and Thompson, G. Fauna-rescue programs can successfully relocate vertebrate fauna prior to and during vegetation-clearing programs. Pacific Conservation Biology.
2015 and journal website Thompson, S., Thompson, G., Sackmann, J., Spark, J. and Brown, T. Using high-definition aerial photography to search in 3D for malleefowl mounds is a cost-effective alternative to ground searches. Pacific Conservation Biology.
2014 and journal website Thompson, GG and Thompson, SA. Detecting burrows and trapping for mulgaras (Dasycercus cristcauda and D. blythi) can be difficult. Australian Mammalogy. 36:116-120
2013 Turnbull, R, Thompson S, Thompson G. Selected fauna of the Onslow region. Published by Terrestrial Ecosystems. Available at www.terrestrialecosystems.com
2012 Clemente CJ, Withers PC, Thompson GG. Optimal body size with respect to maximal speed for the Yellow-Spotted Monitor lizard (Varanus panoptes; Varanidae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 85:265-273.
2011 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Do possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis; Trichosurus vulpecular hypoleucos) counts vary with time in a survey? Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 94:445-448.
2011 Clemente CJ, Withers PC, Thompson G, Lloyd D. Evolution of limb bone loading and body size in varanid lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:3013-3020.
2010 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Terrestrial Vertebrate Fauna Assessments for Ecological Impact Assessment. Published by Terrestrial Ecosystems. Available at www.terrestrialecosystems.com
2010 Finlayson GR, Diment AN, Mitrovski P, Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Estimating western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) density using distance sampling: a case study. Australian Mammalogy 32:197-200.
2010 Thompson GG, Thompson SA, Finlayson GR. Spatial and temporal variations in the trapped vertebrate fauna of the Hamersley Range, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 93:51-64.
2009 Clemente CJ, Thompson GG, Withers PC. Evolutionary relationships of sprint speed in Australian varanid lizards. Journal of Zoology, 270-280.
2009 Clemente CJ, Withers PC, Thompson GG. Metabolic rate and endurance capacity in Australian varanid lizards (Squamata; Varanidae; Varanus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97:664-676.
2009 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Comparative temperature in funnel and pit traps. Australian Journal of Zoology 57:311-316.
2009 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. A case for in-situ management of Western Ringtail Possums, Pseudocheirus occidentalis, in development areas. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 92:269-276.
2009 Thompson SA, Thompson GG, Finlayson GR. Range extension for the Barking Gecko, Nephrurus milii (Squamata; Gekkonidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 92:27-29.
2008 Thompson SA, Thompson GG, Withers PC. Rehabilitation index for evaluating restoration of terrestrial ecosystems using the reptile assemblage as the bio-indicator. Ecological Indicators 8:530-549.
2008 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Monitoring Malleefowl mounds using their thermal profile. Malleefowl Preservation Group Inc. Edition 45 March 2008, 4-6
2008 Thompson SA, Thompson GG, Oates JE. Range extension for the Western Heath Dragon, Rankinia adelaidensis adelaidensis (Squamata: Agamidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91: 207-208.
2008 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Range extension for the Black-headed Worm-lizard, Aprasia picturata (Squamata: Pypopodidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91:51-52.
2008 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Vertebrate by-catch in invertebrate wet pitfall traps. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91:237-241.
2008 Thompson GG, Clemente CJ, Withers PC, Fry BG, Norman JA. Is body shape of varanids linked with retreat choice? Australian Journal of Zoology 56:351-262.
2008 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) burrows, diggings and scats in the Pilbara. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91:21-25.
2008 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Abundance and spatial distribution of five small mammals at a local scale. Australian Mammalogy 30: 65-70.
2008 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Spatial variability in terrestrial fauna surveys; a case study from the Goldfields of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91:219-228.
2008 Clemente CJ, Withers PC, Thompson GG. Higher than predicted endurance for juvenile goannas (Varanidae; Varanus). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 91:265-267.
2008 Clemente CJ, Withers PC, Thompson GG, Lloyd D. Why go bipedal? Locomotion and morphology in Australian agamid lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 221:2058-2065.
2008 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Searching and monitoring for Malleefowl: Ground, aerial and thermal surveys. Kalgoorlie. Goldfields Environmental Management Group. p 17-28.
2007 Thompson GG, Thompson SA, Withers PC, Fraser J. Determining adequate trapping effort and species richness using species accumulation curves for environmental impact assessments. Austral Ecology 32:570-580.
2007 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Using species accumulation curves to estimate trapping effort in fauna surveys and species richness. Austral Ecology 32:564-569.
2007 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Shape and spatial distribution of Mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda) burrows, with comments on their presence in a burnt habitat and a translocation protocol. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 90:195-202.
2007 (suppl.) Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Usefulness of funnel traps in catching small reptiles and mammals, with comments on the effectiveness of the alternatives. Wildlife Research 34:491-497.
2007 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Temporal variations in ground-dwelling invertebrate biomass in the Goldfields of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23:235-240.
2007 Thompson GG. Terrestrial vertebrate fauna surveys for the preparation of environmental impact assessments; how can we do it better? A Western Australian example. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 27:41-61.
2007 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Early and late colonisers in mine site rehabilitated waste dumps in the Goldfields of Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology in press.
2007 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Are backfilled burrows a predator protection strategy for the Spinifex Hopping Mouse. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 90:111-113.
2007 Smith JG, Brook BW, Griffiths AD, Thompson GG. Can morphometrics predict sex in varanids? Journal of Herpetology 41(1):133-140.
2006 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Reptiles of the Western Australian Goldfields. Kalgoorlie, WA: Goldfields Environmental Management Group.
2006 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Quantification of rehabilitation success on mine site waste dumps. In: Fourie A, Tibbett M, editors; Perth. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, University of Western Australia. p 731-740.
2006 Thompson GG. The impact of land clearing and mining on arid-adapted frogs; Kalgoorlie. Goldfields Environmental Management Group. p 18-35.
2006 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Small vertebrate colonisers of mine site rehabilitated waste dumps in the Goldfields of Western Australia. In: Fourie A, Tibbett M, editors; Perth. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, University of Western Australia. p 309-318.
2006 Cartledge VA, Withers PC, McMaster KA, Thompson GG, Bradshaw SD. Water balance of field-excavated aestivating Australian desert frogs, the cocoon-forming Neobatrachus aquilonius and the non-cocooning Notaden nichollsi (Amphibia-Reptilia). Journal of Experimental Biology 209(17):3309-3321.
2006  Cartledge VA, Withers PC, Thompson GG, McMaster KA. Water relations of the burrowing sandhill frog, Arenophryne rotunda (Myobatrachidae). Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 176:295-302.
2005  Thompson GG, Heger, NA, Heger TG, Withers PC. Standard metabolic rate of the largest Australian lizard, Varanus giganteus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 111A(4):603-608
2005  Thompson GG. Foraging patterns and behaviours, body postures and movement speed for goannas, Varanus gouldii (Reptilia: Varanidae), in a semi-urban environment. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 78:107-114.
2005 Thompson SA, Withers PC, Thompson GG, Robinson D. Range extension of the Perentie, Varanus giganteus (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88(1):41-43.
2005 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Temporal variation in reptile assemblages in the Goldfields of Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88(1):25-36.
2005 Thompson SA, Thompson GG, Withers PC. Influence of pit-trap type on the interpretation of fauna diversity. Wildlife Research 32:131-137.
2005 Thompson SA, Thompson GG, Withers PC. Capture rates of small vertebrates decrease as the pit-trapping effort increase at Ora Banda. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88(1):37-39.
2005 Thompson GG, Withers PC. The relationship between size-free body shape and choice of retreat for Western Australian Ctenophorus (Agamidae) dragon lizards. Amphibia-Reptilia 26:65-72.
2005 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Size-free shape differences in male and female Western Australian dragon lizards (Agamidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 26:55-63.
2005 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Shape of Western Australian dragon lizards (Agamidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 26:73-85.
2005 Thompson GG, Withers PC, McMaster KA, Cartledge VA. Burrows of desert-adapted frogs, Neobatrachus aquilonius and Notaden nichollsi. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88(1):17-23.
2005 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Mammals or reptiles, as surveyed by pit-traps, as bio-indicators of rehabilitation success for mine sites in the goldfields region of Western Australia? Pacific Conservation Biology 11:268-286.
2005 Mayes PJ, Thompson GG, Withers PC. Diet and foraging behaviour of the semi-aquatic Varanus mertensi (Reptilia: Varanidae). Wildlife Research 32:67-74.
2005 Cartledge VA, Withers PC, Thompson GG, McMaster KA. Water relations of the burrowing sandhill frog, Arenophryne rotunda (Myobatrachidae). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 176(4):295-302.
2004 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. Adequacy of rehabilitation monitoring practices in the Western Australian mining industry. Ecological Management and Restoration 5(1):30-33.
2004 Thompson GG. Varanus gouldii. In: Pianka ER, King DR, editors. Varanoid lizards of the World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p 380-400.
2004 Thompson GG. Varanus caudolineatus. In: Pianka ER, King DR, editors. Varanoid lizards of the World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p 318-327.
2004 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Rehabilitation: Being environmentally neutral; Kalgoorlie. Goldfields Environmental Management Group, PO Box 2412, Boulder, WA 6432. p 129-134.
2004 Shalan AG, Bradshaw SD, Withers PC, Thompson G, Bayomy MFF, Bradshaw FJ, Stewart T. Spermatogenesis and plasma testosterone levels in Western Australian burrowing desert frogs, Cyclorana platycephala, Cyclorana maini, and Neobatrachus sutor, during aestivation. General and Comparative Endocrinology 136:90-100.
2004 Clemente CJ, Thompson GG, Withers PC, Lloyd D. Kinematics, maximal metabolic rate, sprint and endurance for a slow moving lizard, the thorny devil (Moloch horridus). Australian Journal of Zoology 52:487-502.
2003 Thompson SA. Reproductive observations of a Thorny Devil, Moloch horridus, in a natural semi-arid environment. Western Australian Naturalist 24(1):73-78.
2003 Thompson SA, Thompson GG. The western bearded dragon, Pogona minor, (Squamata: Agamidae): An early lizard coloniser of rehabilitated areas. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 86(1):1-6.
2003 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Effect of species richness and relative abundance on the shape of the species accumulation curve. Austral Ecology 28:355-360.
2003 Thompson GG, Withers PC, Pianka ER, Thompson SA. Assessing biodiversity with species accumulation curves; inventories of small reptiles by pit-trapping in Western Australia. Austral Ecology 28:361-383.
2003 Thompson GG, Thompson SA, Withers PC, Pianka ER. Diversity and abundance of pit-trapped reptiles of arid and mesic habitats in Australia: Biodiversity for environmental impact assessments. Pacific Conservation Biology 9:120-135.
2003 Thompson GG, Thompson SA, Fraser JL. Surface activity of arid-adapted frogs. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 86:115-116.
2003 Ladyman MT, Thompson SA. Clutch hydration following oviposition by urination may reduce desiccation in thorny devil (Moloch horridus) eggs. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 86(2):83-84.
2003 Fraser JL, Thompson GG, Moro D. Adequacy of terrestrial fauna surveys for the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments in the mining industry of Western Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration 4(3):189-192.
2002 Thompson SA. Rehabilitation index based on reptile community structure for mine site monitoring; Kalgoorlie. Goldfields Environmental Management Group. p 13-24.
2002 Thompson GG. The feasibility of using body proportions in Western Australian varanids (Varanus) as a method for determining a specimen’s sex. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20:437-439.
2002 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Clutch of Varanus caudolineatus (Varanidae). Western Australian Naturalist 23(3):228.
2002  Thompson GG. Do we need a terrestrial fauna survey database in Western Australia? Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 85:115-117
2002 Thompson GG, Withers PC, Pianka ER, Thompson SA. Assessing reptile diversity using species accumulation curves; Birrigai, ACT, Australia. Australian Society of Herpetologists. p 42.
2002 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Terrestrial fauna surveys: Why, when and how much? Kalgoorlie. Goldfields Environmental Management Group. p 25-36.
2002 Thompson, GG, Withers, PC. Aerial and aquatic respiration of the Australian desert goby, Chlamydogobius eremius. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 131 871–879
2001 Thompson GG, Thompson SA. Behaviour and spatial ecology of Gilbert’s dragon Lophognathus gilberti (Agamidae: Reptilia). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 84:153-158.
2001 Thompson GG, Pianka ER. Allometry of clutch and neonate sizes in monitor lizards (Varanidae: Varanus). Copeia 2001(2):443-458.
2001 Bayomy MFF, Shalan AG, Bradshaw SD, Withers PC, Stewart T, Thompson G. Water content, body weight and acid mucopolysaccarides, hyaluronidase and B-glucuronidase in response to aestivation in Australian desert frogs. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 131:881-892.
2000 Withers PC, Thompson GG. Cocoon formation and metabolic depression by the aestivating hylid frogs Cyclorana australis and Cyclorana cultripes (Amphibia: Hylidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 83:39-40.
2000 Withers PC, Thompson GG, Seymour RS. Metabolic physiology of the north-western marsupial mole, Notoryctes caurinus (Marsupialia : Notoryctidae). Australian Journal of Zoology, 48:241-258.
2000 Thompson, G, Withers, P, Seymour R. Blind diggers in the desert. Nature Australia, 26(11):26-31.
1999 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Effects of sloughing and digestion on metabolic rate in the Australian carpet python, Morelia spilota imbricata. Australian Journal of Zoology 47:605-610.
1999 Thompson GG, Pianka ER. Reproductive ecology of the black-headed goanna Varanus tristis (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 82:27-31.
1999 Thompson GG, Pianka ER, de Boer M. Body temperatures of an arboreal monitor lizard, Varanus tristis (Squamata: Varanidae), during the breeding season. Amphibia-Reptilia 20:82-88.
1999 Thompson GG, de Boer M, Pianka ER. Activity areas and daily movements of an arboreal monitor lizard, Varanus tristis, (Squamata: Varanidae) during the breeding season. Australian Journal of Ecology 24:117-122.
1999 Thompson G. Goanna metabolism: different to other lizards, and if so what are the ecological consequences? Mertensiella 11:79-90.
1999 Thompson G, Pianka ER, De Boer M. Body temperatures of an arboreal monitor lizard, Varanus tristis (Squamata: Varanidae) during the breeding season. Amphibia-Reptilia 20:82-88.
1999 Tenhu H, Schildger B, Kuchling G, Thompson G. Ultrasonographic examination and anatomy of monitors (Varanus gouldii, V. indicus and V. griseus) (Sauria: Varanidae). Mertensiella 11:181-187.
1999 Schildger B, Tenhu H, Kramer M, Gerwing M, Kuchling G, Thompson G, Wicker R. Comparative diagnostic imaging of the reproductive tract in monitors: radiology – Ultrasonography – Coelioscopy. Mertensiella 11:193-211.
1999 Jennings WB Thompson GG. Territorial Behavior in the Australian Scincid Lizard Ctenotus fallens. Herpetologica, 55(3) 352:361.
1998 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Standard evaporative water loss and metabolism of juvenile Varanus mertensi (Squamata: Varanidae). Copeia 1998:1054-1059.
 1998  Thompson GG, Withers PC. Metabolic rate of neonate goannas (Squamata: Varanidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 120:625-631.
1998 Pianka G, Pianka ER, Thompson G. Natural history of the thorny devils Moloch horridus (Lacertilia: Agamidae) in the Great Victoria Desert. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 81:183-190.
1997 Thompson GG. Do training and captivity affect maximal metabolic rate of Varanus gouldii (Squamata: Varanidae)? Amphibia-Reptilia 18:112-116.
1997 Thompson GG. Breeding Varanus brevicauda. Western Australian Naturalist 22:119-121.
1997 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Standard and maximal metabolic rates of goannas (Squamata: Varanidae). Physiological Zoology 70(3):307-323.
1997 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Patterns of gas exchange and extended non-ventilatory periods in small goannas (Squamata: Varanidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 118A(4):1411-1417.
1997 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Evaporative water loss of Australian goannas (Squamata: Varanidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 18:177-190.
1997 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Comparative morphology of Western Australian varanid lizards (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of Morphology 233:127-152.
1996 Thompson GG. Breeding Varanus brevicauda. Western Australian Naturalist 21(2):119-121.
1996 Thompson G. Notes on the diet of Varanus gouldii in a semi-urban environment. Western Australian Naturalist 21(1):49-55.
1996 Thompson G. Goannas in the graveyard. Nature Australia 25(7):30-37.
1996 Thompson G. A lizard and snake census on Atley Station. Western Australian Naturalist 21(1):59-63.
1996 Pianka G, Pianka ER, Thompson GG. Egg laying by thorny devils (Moloch horridus) under natural conditions in the Great Victoria Desert. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 79:195-197.
1995 Thompson GG. Foraging patterns and behaviours, body postures and movement speed for goannas, Varanus gouldii (Reptilia: Varanidae), in a semi-urban environment. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 78:107-114.
1995 Thompson GG, King DR. Diet of Varanus caudolineatus (Reptilia:Varanidae). Western Australian Naturalist 20:199-204.
1995 Thompson GG, Heger NA, Heger TG, Withers PC. Standard metabolic rate of the largest Australian lizard, Varanus giganteus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 111A(4):603-608.
1995 Thompson G, King D. Diet of Varanus caudolineatus (Reptilia: Varanidae). Western Australian Naturalist 20(4):199-204.
1994 Thompson GG. Activity area during the breeding season of Varanus gouldii (Reptilia:Varanidae) in an urban environment. Wildlife Research 21:633-641.
1994 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Standard metabolic rates of two small Australian varanid lizards (Varanus caudolineatus and V. acanthurus). Herpetologica 50(4):494-502.
1993 Thompson G. Daily movement patterns and habitat preferences of Varanus caudolineatus (Reptilia: Varanidae). Wildlife Research 20:227-231.
1992 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Osmoregulatory adjustments by three atherinids (Leptatherina presbyteroides; Craterocephalus mugiloides, Leptatherina wallacei) to a range of salinities. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 103A(4):725-728.
1992 Thompson GG, Withers PC. Effects of body mass and temperature on standard metabolic rates for two Australian varanid lizards (Varanus gouldii and V. panoptes). Copeia 1992(2):343-335.
1992 Thompson GG, Withers PC, Thompson SA. The combat ritual of two monitor lizards, Varanus caudolineatus and Varanus gouldii. Western Australian Naturalist 19(1):21-25.
1992 Thompson G. Daily distance travelled and foraging areas of Varanus gouldii (Reptilia: Varanidae) in an urban environment. Wildlife Research 19:743-753.
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