Jaime Heiniger


PhD Candidate


Jaime works on the endangered marsupial carnivore, the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus). On Groote Eylandt, where Jaime works, this species of quoll is partially semelparous - meaning that a proportion of the population completely die off after their first and only breeding season. 


 Jaime wants to understand differences in performance among individual quolls, and see if it's related to factors like longevity or reproductive success.



Heiniger J and Gillespie G. 2018. High variation in camera trap model sensitivity for surveying mammal species in northern Australia. Wildlife Research 45(7):578-585 https://doi.org/10.1071/WR18078

Heiniger J, Cameron SF and Gillespe G. 2018. Evaluation of risks of feral cat baiting for non-target native mammal species in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia. Wildlife Research 45(6) 518-527 https://doi.org/10.1071/WR17171.

van Uitregt, V, Alton LA, Heiniger J & Wilson RS. 2016. Warmer temperatures reduce the costs of inducible defences in the marine toad, Rhinella marinus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186: 123-130. doi:10.1007/s00360-015-0938-0