B. Env.Sc (Hons) University of Wollongong, PhD Griffith University, Gold Coast
Research Fellow, International Centre for Ecotourism Research
Clare's primary research interest areas are terrestrial ecology and conservation biology – particularly involving fauna in Australasia and Pacific Island countries.
- Diversity and distribution of terrestrial fauna
- Impacts of tourism on biodiversity
- Tourism as a conservation tool in developing regions
- Conservation management of resources – particularly in developing countries, including identifying alternative and sustainable activities for local communities living in conservation hotspots
- Long-term impacts of climate change on island biodiversity
- Ecological characteristics and habitat requirements of endangered species
- Impacts of invasive alien species on species and ecosystems
- Local capacity building in developing countries
- Natural history of terrestrial fauna species and baseline data collection
- Morrison, C., Simpkins, C., Castley, J.G. and Buckley, R.C. 2012. Tourism and the Conservation of Critically Endangered Frogs. PLoS ONE 7(9): e43757. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.
- Keppel, G., Morrison, C., Rounds, I.A., Hardcastle, J., Hurahura, F. and Shed, P.K. 2012. Conservation in Pacific Island countries: case studies of successful programs. PARKS 18(1), September 2012: 111-123.
- Keppel, G., Morrison, C., Watling, D. Tuiwawa, M. and Rounds, I. 2012. Conservation in tropical Pacific Island countries: why most current approaches are failing. Conservation Letters.doi:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00243.x
- Morrison, C. and Pickering, C.M. 2012. Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Limits to Adaption in the Australian Alps: the Ski-tourism Industry and Key Stakeholders. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2012.681789
- Morrison, C. and Pickering, C.M. 2012. Limits to climate change adaptation: case study of the Australian Alps. Geographical Research. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2012.00758.x
- Morrison, C., Rounds, I. and Watling, D.W. 2012. Conservation and management of the endangered Fiji sago palm, Metroxylon vitense, in Fiji. Environmental Management 49: 929-941.
- Morrison, C. In press. Impacts of tourism on threatened species in the South Pacific. Pacific Conservation Biology.
- Morrison, C. and Buckley, R. 2010. Oceania. In: Conservation Tourism (R. Buckley). CAB Publishing, pp. 78-87.
- Thomas, N., Morrison, C., Winder, L. and Morley, C. 2011. Spatial distributions and habitat preferences of co-occurring vertebrate species: Case study of an endangered frog and an introduced toad in Fiji. Pacific Conservation Biology 17: 68-77.
- Osborne, T., Morrison, C. and Morley, C. G. 2008. Habitat selection and phenology of the Fiji Tree Frog, Platymantis vitiensis, implications for conservation. Journal of Herpetology 42(4): 699-707.
- Pikacha, P. Morrison, C. and Richards, S. 2008. Frogs of the Solomon Islands. Institute of Applied Sciences, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji. 73pp.
- Morrison, C., Keppel, G., Thomas, N., Rounds, I., and Harlow, P. S. 2009. Critically endangered Fijian crested iguana shows habitat preference for globally threatened tropical dry forest. Pacific Science 62(2): 223-232.
- Morrison, C., Pikacha, P., Boseto, D. and Pitakia, T. 2007. Herpetofauna, community education and logging on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands: implications for conservation. Pacific Conservation Biology 13: 250-258.
- Hero, J-M., Morrison, C., Gillespie, G., Roberts, D., Newell, D., Meyer, E., McDonald, K., Lemckert, F., Mahony, M., Osborne, W., Hines, H., Richards, S., Hoskin, C., Clarke, J., Doak, N. and Shoo, L. 2006. Overview of the conservation status of Australian frogs. Pacific Conservation Biology 12: 313-320.
- Morrison, C. 2005. Distribution and diversity of Fiji’s terrestrial herpetofauna: implications for forest conservation. Pacific Science 59(4): 481-490.
- Morrison, C., Naikatini, A., Thomas, N., Rounds, I., Thaman, B. & Niukula, J. 2004. Rediscovery of an endangered frog Platymantis vitianus, on mainland Fiji: implications for conservation and management. Pacific Conservation Biology 10: 237-240.
- Morrison, C., Naikatini, A., Thomas, N., Rounds, I., Thaman, B. & Niukula, J. 2004. Importance of Waisali Reserve, Vanua Levu for herpetofauna conservation in Fiji. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 22: 71-74.
- Morrison, C., Hero, J-M., & Browning, J. 2004. Altitudinal variation in longevity, age at maturity and reproductive life-span in anurans from subtropical Queensland. Herpetologica 60(1): 34-44.
- Morrison, C. & Hero, J-M. 2003. Geographic variation in the life-history characteristics of amphibians: a review. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 270-279.
- Morrison, C. & Hero, J-M. 2003. Altitudinal variation in growth and development rates of Litoria chloris and L. pearsoniana tadpoles in southeast Queensland. Journal of Herpetology 37(1): 59-64.
Current Supervised PhD Projects
Rochelle Steven (Associate Supervisor)