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Journal articles and book chapters

Parris, K, Steven, R, Vogel, B, Lentini, PE, Hartel, J, West, M, Ramalho, CE, and Soanes, K (in press) The value of question-first citizen science in urban ecology and conservation. Conservation Science and Practice, e12917. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.12917.

Lausen, CL, Lentini, PE, Dulc, S, Rensel, L, Threlfall, CG, de Freitas, E and Kellner, M (2023) Bat Boxes as Roosting Habitat in Urban Centres: ‘Thinking Outside the Box’. In: Urban Bats: Biology, Ecology, and Human Dimensions (pp. 75-93). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Griffiths, SR, Lentini, PE, Semmens, K, and Robert, KA (2023) ‘Set and forget’ doesn’t work when it comes to fissure roosts carved into live trees for bats. Restoration Ecology 31, e13751. DOI: 10.1111/rec.13751

Eyre, A, Briscoe, NJ, Harley, DKP, Lumsden, LF, McComb, LB, and Lentini, PE (2022) Using species distribution models and decision tools to direct surveys and identify potential translocation sites for a critically endangered species. Diversity and Distributions 28, 700-711. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13469 

McComb, LB, Lentini, PE, Harley, DKP, Lumsden, LF, Eyre, A, and Briscoe, NJ (2022)  Climate and behaviour influence thermal suitability of artificial hollows for a critically endangered mammal. Animal Conservation 25, 401-413. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12750

Van Harten, E, Lentini, PE, Eastick, DL, Bender, R, Lumsden, LF, Visintin, C, and Griffiths, SR (2021) Low rates of PIT-tag loss in an insectivorous bat species. Wildlife Research 85, 1739-1743. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.22114

Saunders, ME, Hall, MA, Lentini, PE, Brown, J, and Cunningham, SA (2021) Scholarly shortcomings and a lack of evidence beleaguer bee sampling critique: a response to Prendergast and Hogendoorn. Austral Ecology 46, 885-887. DOI: 10.1111/aec.13042

Griffiths, SR, Lumsden, LF, and Robert, KA, Lentini, PE (2020) Nest boxes do not cause a shift in bat community composition in an urbanised landscape. Scientific Reports 10, 6210. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-63003-w 

Straka, T, Lentini, PE, Lumsden, LF, Wintle, BA, and van der Ree, R (2020) Clean, green urban wetlands benefit nocturnal flying insects and associated insectivorous bat predators. Sustainability 12, 2634. DOI: 10.3390/su12072634

Visintin, C, Briscoe, N, Woolley, SNC, Lentini, PE, Tingley, R, Wintle, BA and Golding, N (2020) steps: software for spatially- and temporally-explicit population simulations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11, 596-603. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13354

Soanes, K, and Lentini, PE (2019) When cities are the last chance for saving species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17, 225-231. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2032

Wintle, BA, Bekessy, SA, Kujala, K, Moilanen, A, Cameron, A, Veloz, S, Whitehead, A, Kukkala, A, Cadenhead, N, Gordon, A, and Lentini, PE (2019) Global synthesis of conservation studies reveals the importance of small habitat patches for biodiversity. PNAS 116, 909-914. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1813051115

Griffiths, SR, Lumsden, LF, Bender, R, Irvine, R, Godinho, LN, Visintin, C, Eastick, DL, Robert, KA, and Lentini, PE (2019) Long-term monitoring suggests bat boxes may alter local bat community structure. Australian Mammalogy 41, 272-278. DOI: 10.1071/AM18026

McComb, LB, Lentini, PE, Harley, DKP, Lumsden, LF, Antrobus, JS, Eyre, AC, and Briscoe, NJ (2019) Feral cat predation upon Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) and observations of arboreal hunting at nest boxes. Australian Mammalogy 41, 262-265.  DOI: 10.1071/AM18010

Smith, A, Kujala, H, Lahoz-Monfort, JJ, Guja, L, Burns, E, Nathan, R, Alacs, E, Barton, PS, Bau, S, Driscoll, D, Lentini, PE, Mortelliti, A, Nathan, R, Rowe, R, and Buckley, Y (2019) Managing uncertainty in movement knowledge for environmental decisions. Conservation Letters 12, p.e12620. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12620 (Open Access)

Currey, KC, Kendal, D, van der Ree, R, and Lentini, PE (2018) Land manager perspectives on conflict mitigation strategies for urban flying-fox camps. Diversity 10, 39. DOI: 10.3390/d10020039 (Open Access).

Griffiths, SR, Lentini, PE, Semmens, K, Watson, SJ, Lumsden, LF, and Robert, KA (2018) Chainsaw-carved cavities better mimic the thermal properties of natural tree hollows than nest boxes and log hollows. Forests 9, 235. DOI: 10.3390/f9050235 (Open Access)

Lentini, PE*, Stirnemann, IA*, Stojanovic, D, Worthy, TH and Stein, JA (2018) Using fossil records to inform reintroduction of the kakapo as a refugee species. Biological Conservation 217, 157-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.10.027  *Both authors contributed equally

Griffiths, SR, Bender, R, Godinho, LN, Lentini, PE, Lumsden, LF and Robert, KA (2017) Bat boxes are not a silver bullet conservation tool. Mammal Review 47, 261-265. DOI: 10.1111/mam.12097

Griffiths, SR, Rowland, JA, Briscoe, NJ, Lentini, PE, Handasyde, KA, Lumsden, LF and Robert, KA (2017) Surface reflectance drives nest box temperature profiles and thermal suitability for target wildlife. PLoS ONE 12, e0176951. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176951 (Open Access)

McGowan, J, Beger, M, Lewison, R, Harcourt, R, Campbell, H, Priest, M, Dwyer, R, Lin, H-Y, Lentini, PE, Dudgeon, C, McMahon, C, Watts, M and Possingham, HP (2017) Linking research using animal-borne telemetry with the needs of conservation management. Journal of Applied Ecology 54, 423-429DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12755

Carrié, R, Andrieu, E, Cunningham, S, Lentini, PE, Loreau, M and Ouin, A (2017) Relationships among ecological traits of wild bee communities along ecological gradients of habitat amount and fragmentation. Ecography 40, 85-97. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02632

Hudson, LH, Newbold, T, Contu, S, Hill, SLL, Lysenko, I, De Palma, A, Phillips, HRP… Lentini, PE… Collen, B, Ewers, RM, Mace, GM, Purves, DW, Scharlemann, JPW and Purvis, A  (2017) The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project. Ecology and Evolution 7, 145-188. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2579 (Open Access)

De Palma, A, Abrahamczyk, S, Aizen, M, Albrecht, M, Basset, Y, Bates, A, Blake, RJ, Boutin, C, Bugter, R, Connop, S, Cruz-López, L, Cunningham, SA… Lentini, PE… and Purvis, A (2016) Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports 6, 31153. DOI: 10.1038/srep31153  (Open Access)

Straka, T, Lentini, PE, Lumsden, LF, Wintle, BA, and van der Ree, R (2016) Urban bat communities are affected by wetland size, quality and pollution levels. Ecology and Evolution 6, 4761–4774. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2224 (Open Access)

Maron M, Ives, CD, Kujala, H, Bull, JW, Maseyk, F, Bekessy, S, Gordon, A, Watson, JEM, Lentini, PE, Gibbons, P, Possingham, HP, Hobbs, RJ, Keith, DA, Wintle, BA, Evans, MC (2016). Taming a wicked problem: resolving controversies in biodiversity offsetting. BioScience 66, 489-498.  DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw038

Ives, C*, Lentini, PE*, Threlfall, C, Ikin, K, Shanahan, D, Garrard, G, Bekessy, S, Fuller, R, Mumaw, L, Rayner, L, Rowe, R, Valentine, LE, and Kendal, D (2016). Cities are hotspots for threatened species. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25, 117-126.  DOI: 10.1111/geb.12404 *Both authors contributed equally

Lentini, PE, Bird, T, Griffiths, SR, Godinho, LN, and Wintle, BA (2015) A global synthesis of survival estimates for microbats. Biology Letters 11, 20150371. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0371

Barton, PS, Lentini, PE, Alacs, E, Bau, S, Buckley, YM, Burns, EL, Driscoll, DA, Guja, LK, Kujala, H, Lahoz-Monfort, JJ, Mortelliti, A, Nathan, R, Rowe, R, and Smith, AL (2015) Guidelines for using movement science to inform biodiversity policy. Environmental Management 56, 791-801DOI: 10.1007/s00267-015-0570-5

Lentini, PE, and Wintle, BA (2015) Spatial conservation priorities are highly sensitive to choice of biodiversity surrogates and species distribution model type. Ecography 38, 1101-1111. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01252

Guillera-Arroita, G, Lahoz-Monfort, JJ, Elith, J, Gordon, A, Kujala, H, Lentini, PE, McCarthy, M, Tingley, R, and Wintle, BA (2015) Is my species distribution model fit for purpose? Matching data and models to applications. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, 276-292. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12268

Driscoll, DA, Banks, SC, Barton, PS, Ikin, K, Lentini, PE, Lindenmayer, DB, Smith, AL, Berry, LE, Burns, EL, Edworthy, A, Evans, MJ, Gibson, R, Heinsohn, R, Howland, B, Kay, G, Munro, N, Scheele, BC, Stirnemann, I, Stojanovic, D, Sweaney, N, Villasenor, NR, and Westgate, MJ  (2014) The trajectory of dispersal research in conservation biology. Systematic review. PLoS ONE 9, e95053. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095053  (Open Access)

Whitehead, AL, Kujala, H, Ives, CD, Gordon, A, Lentini, PE, Wintle, BA, Nicholson, E, and Raymond, CM (2014) Integrating biological and social values when prioritising places for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 28, 992-1003. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12257

Lentini, PE, Gibbons, P, Carwardine, J, Fischer, J, Drielsma, M, and Martin, TG (2013) Effect of planning for connectivity on linear reserve networks. Conservation Biology 27, 796-807. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12060

Lentini, PE, Gibbons, P, Fischer, J, Law, B, Hanspach, J, and Martin, TG (2012) Bats in a farming landscape benefit from linear remnants and unimproved pastures. PLoS ONE 7, e48201. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048201  (Open Access)

Lentini, PE, Martin, TG, Gibbons, P, Fischer, J and Cunningham, SA (2012) Supporting wild pollinators in a temperate agricultural landscape: maintaining mosaics of natural features and production. Biological Conservation 149, 84-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.02.004

Lentini, PE, Fischer, J, Gibbons, P, Lindenmayer, DB, and Martin, TG (2011) Australia’s Stock Route Network: 2. Representation of fertile landscapes. Ecological Management and Restoration 12, 148-151. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2011.00585.x

Lentini, PE, Fischer, J, Gibbons, P, Lindenmayer, DB, and Martin, TG (2011) Australia’s Stock Route Network: 1. A review of its values, and implications for future management. Ecological Management and Restoration, 12, 119-127. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2011.00591.x

Lentini, PE, Fischer, J, Gibbons, P, Hanspach, J and Martin, TG (2011) Value of large-scale linear networks for bird conservation: a case study from Travelling Stock Routes, Australia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 141, 302-309. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2011.03.008


Other popular and non-refereed publications

Lentini, PE, Peel, A, Field, H, and Welbergen, JA (2020) No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think. The Conversation, 30 April: 

Kirk, H, Wintle, B, Visintin, C, Thomas, F, Parris, K, Soanes, K, Lentini, PE, and Bekessy, S (2020) Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyard. The Conversation, 25 February:

Soanes, K, and Lentini, PE (2019) The 39 endangered species in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and other Australian cities. The Conversation, 2 April:

Currey, KC, Kendal, D, van der Ree, R, and Lentini, PE (2018) Manager perspectives on strategies used at flying-fox camps. National Environmental Research Program Threatened Species Recovery (TSR) and Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hubs, Melbourne. Download here

Lentini, PE and Welbergen, JA (2016). Managing tensions around urban flying-fox roosts. Ecological Society of Australia Hot Topics,

Lentini, PE (2016) Deriving survival estimates for microbats: from banding to Bayesian analysis. Decision Point 98, 12

Lentini, PE, Ives, C, Threlfall, C, Ikin, K, Shanahan, D, Garrard, G, Bekessy, S, Fuller, R, Mumaw, L, Rayner, L, Rowe, R, Valentine, LE and Kendal, D (2016). Where does Australia’s wildlife hide? Earth Science Journal for Kids  V1, February, ed. Tanya Dimtirova.

LentiniPE, Smith, AL, and Barton, PS (2014) Movement science and biodiversity policy: a NERP ED workshop. Decision Point 76, 14

Lentini, PE (2012) A road to nowhere? What next for the stock route network? Decision Point 59, 4-5

Lentini, PE (2011) Managing Travelling Stock Routes and private property for the persistence of woodland birds across the South Western Slopes. Woodland Wanderings 8, 1-3



Lentini, PE (2012) The conservation value of Australia’s Stock Route Network: a multi-taxonomic approach to management and planning. Doctoral Thesis. Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra (download here, 6.9MB)

Lentini, PE (2007) Effects of salinity and intraspecific competition on tadpoles of the brown tree frog, Litoria ewingii. Honours Thesis. School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton.


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