Kris Descovich

Lecturer
Environmental and Animal Sciences
Location: Building 115, Room 1003

Publications

Descovich, K. A., Johnston, S., Lisle, A., Nicolson, V., Janssen, T., Brooks, P., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2017). Long-term measurement of body temperature in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Australian Mammalogy (Vol. 39).

Descovich, K., Wathan, J., Leach, M., Buchanan-Smith, H., Flecknell, P., Farningham, D., & Vick, S. J. (2016). What can facial behaviour reveal about animal welfare? New Zealand Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3741

Descovich, K. A., Tribe, A., McDonald, I. J., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). The eastern grey kangaroo: current management and future directions. Wildlife Research (Vol. 43).

Connor, R., Jakob-Hoff, R., Kingan, M., Mason, H., & Descovich, K. (2016). Does Ambient Sound affect the behaviour and welfare of selected animals housed at Auckland Zoo: Pilot Study. International Society for Applied Ethology, Regional Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand.

Descovich, K. A., Johnston, S., Lisle, A., Nicolson, V., Janssen, T., Brooks, P., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2016). Long-term body temperature measurement in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Australian Mammalogy (Vol. In Press).

Connor, R., Jakob-Hoff, R., Kingan, M., Mason, H., & Descovich, K. (2016). Impact of ambient sound on the behaviour and welfare of selected animals housed at Auckland Zoo: Pilot study. New Zealand Applied Behaviour Analysis Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Descovich, K. A., McDonald, I. J., Tribe, A., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2015). A welfare assessment of methods used for harvesting, hunting and population control of kangaroos and wallabies. Animal Welfare (Vol. 24(3)).

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2013). The effect of group size on vigilance in a semi-solitary, fossorial marsupial (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Behavioural Processes (Vol. 100).

Descovich, K. A., Reints Bok, T. E., Lisle, A. T., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2013). Auditory laterality in a nocturnal, fossorial marsupial (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in response to bilateral stimuli. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition (Vol. 18 (1)).

Descovich, K. (2013). The behavioural biology of captive wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons): Examining social dynamics and spatial demands. Student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., Keeley, T., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). Intrasample variation and the effect of storage delay on faecal metabolite concentrations in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Australian Mammalogy (Vol. 34(2)).

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). Space allowance and the behaviour of captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Vol. 140(1)).

Descovich, K. A. (2012). Wombats: Behaviour and welfare in captivity. Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Science Week, Gold Coast, Australia.

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A. T., Johnston, S., Nicolson, V., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). Differential responses of captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) to the presence of faeces from different species and male and female conspecifics. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Vol. 138(1)).

Descovich, K. A. (2012). The behavioural biology and management of southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) in captivity. University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia.

Descovich, K. A., Lisle, A., Johnston, S., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2012). The behavioural biology of captive wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons): Examining social dynamics and spatial demands. European Conference of Behavioural Biology, Essen, Germany.

Descovich, K. A., Galdikas, B. M., Tribe, A., Lisle, A., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2011). Fostering appropriate behavior in rehabilitant orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). International Journal of Primatology (Vol. 32(2)).

Descovich, K., Lisle, A., Johnston, S., Nicolson, V., & Phillips, C. (2011). The response of captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) to the presence of faeces. International Ethological Conference / Animal Behavior Society 'Behavior 2011', Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.