This is a full list of publications by Dr Celine Frere. It does not include articles by research group members published prior to joining this research group.

* denotes equal first authorship.

^ denotes graduate students under the supervision of CH Frere.


33. CH Frère, Nugent D, Littleford-Colquhoun B, Strickland K (2015). Intellagama lesueurii Eastern water dragon: Cannibalism. The Herpetological Bulletin . 133. Online


32. Sexton G, Frere CH, Kalinganire A, Uwamariya A, Lowe AJ, Godwin ID, Prentis PJ, Dieters MJ. (2015) Influence of putative forest refugia and biogeographic barriers on the level and distribution of genetic variation in an African savannah tree, Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 11 (5). Online


31. Kosanic K, Anderson K, Frère CH, Harrison S. (2015) Regional vegetation change and implication for local conservation on example from West Cornwall (United Kingdom). Global Ecology and Conservation. Vol 5, pg 405-13. Doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.08.006. Online

30. Frère, CH., Chandrasoma, D. and Whiting, M. J. (2015) Polyandry in dragon lizards: inbred paternal genotypes sire fewer offspring. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1447 Online


29. Cristescu R, Foley E, Markula A, Jackson G, Jones D, Frère CH(2015) Accuracy and efficiency of detection dogs: a powerful new tool for koala conservation and management. Scientific Reports 5Article number: 8349. pdf


28. Wenzhi Lin, CH Frère, Jia Xia, Duan Gui, Yuping Wu (2014) Phylogeography of the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena): testing the stepwise divergence hypothesis in the northwestern Pacific” 4 : 6572 | DOI: 10.1038/srep06572 Scientific Reportspdf

Image: Kasha Strickland

27. ^Strickland K, ^Gardiner R, Schultz AJ, Frere CH (2014) The social lives of Eastern Water Dragons: sex differences, spatial overlap and genetic relatedness. Animal BehaviourDOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.08.009 Online


26. ^Brown AM, Kopps AM, Allen SJ, Bejder L, ^Littleford-Colqhoun B, Parra GJ, Cagnazzi D, Thiele D, Palmer C, Frère CH (2014)  Population differentiation and hybridisation of Australian snubfin (Orcaella heinsohni) and Indo-Pacific humpback (Sousa chinensis) dolphins in north-western Australia PLoS ONE 9(7): e101427. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101427 pdf


25. ^Gardiner R, ^Doran E, ^Strickland K, Carpenter L, Frère CH (2014) A face in the crowd: a non-invasive and cost effective photo-identification methodology to understand the fine scale movement of eastern water dragons. PLoS One. 9(5): e96992. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096992 pdf


24. ^Cristescu R, Carrick F, Banks P, Frère CH (2013) Potential ‘Ecological Traps’ of restored landscapes: koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) re-occupy a rehabilitated mine site. PLoS One 8 (11), e80469 pdf


23. Emma S Mace, Shuaishuai Tai, Edward K Gilding, Yanhong Li, Peter J Prentis, Lianle Bian, Bradley C Campbell, Wushu Hu, David J Innes, Xuelian Han, Alan Cruickshank, Changming Dai, Frère CH, Haikuan Zhang, Colleen H Hunt, Xianyuan Wang, Tracey Shatte, Miao Wang, Zhe Su, Jun Li, Xiaozhen Lin, Ian D Godwin, David R Jordan, Jun Wang. (2013) “Whole genome sequencing reveals untapped genetic potential in Africa’s indigenous cereal crop Sorghum”. Nature Communications. Article number 2320. Online


22. ^Cristescu R, Rhodes J, Banks P, Frère CH(2013) Is restoring flora the same as restoring fauna? Lessons learned from koalas and mining rehabilitationJournal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12046. Online (recommended by F1000 Prime)


21. Carter KD, Seddon JM, Frère CH, Carter JK, Goldizen AW (2013) Fission-fusion dynamics in wild giraffes may be driven by kinship, spatial overlap and individual preferences. Animal Behaviour. 85: 385–394. Online


20. *Gilding. E and *Frère CH et al. (2013) Allelic variation at a single gene increases food value in a drought tolerant staple cereal? Nature Communications. Article number:1483. DOI:10.1038/ncomms2450. Online


19. Lambrides C, Zhou Y, Fukai S, Jewell M, Loch D, Godwin I, Holton T, Innes D, Frere CH, Hanna W, Ye C, Van Tran T, Le T, Cao N, Al Dabbagh H, O’Brien C, Roche M, Fullelove G, Ballard E, Kearns R, Pearce W, Hacker A, Puachuay M, Shelton M, Dalzell S, Anderson B, Harris-Shultz K, Cremer J (2013) Ecoturf-a case study on genetic variation and agronomic potential of bermudagrass (cynodon spp.) germplasm collected from Australian biodiversity. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 12: 263-266.


18. Peter J. Prentis, Edward K. Gilding, Ana Pavasovic, Frere CH, and Ian D. Godwin (2012) Molecular Markers in Plants. Molecular Markers in Plant ImprovementFirst Edition. Edited by Robert J. Henry 


17.  Jewell M, Frère CH, Harris-Shultz K, Anderson WF, Godwin ID, Lambrides CJ (2012) Phylogenetic analyses reveals multiple introductions of Cynodonspecies into Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65(2):390-396. Online



16. ^Cristescu R, Goethals K, Banks P, Carrick F, Frère CH (2012) Experimental evaluation of koala scat persistence and detectability with implication for pellet-based fauna census. International Journal of Zoology. 2012: 1-12. DOI:10.1155/2012/631856. pdf


15. ^Cristescu, R, Frere, CH, and Banks, PB. (2012). A review of fauna in mine rehabilitation in Australia: Current state and future directions. Biological Conservation. 149: 60-72. Online


14. Lin W, Chang L, Zhou R, Mo D, Frère CH, Chen J, Chen X, Wu Y (2012) Differentiated or not? An assessment of current knowledge of genetic structure of Sousa chinensisin China. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 416-417: 17-20. Online


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13. Frère CH, Prentis PJ, Ezaz T, Georges A (2011) Isolation and characterisation of novel microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA markers for the Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii). Conservation Genetics Resources. 4(1): 113-116. pdf


12. Frère CH, Seddon J, Palmer C, Porter L, Parra G (2011) Multiple lines of evidence for an Australasian geographic boundary in the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis): population or species divergence? Conservation Genetics. 12: 1633-1638. pdf

Low frequency

11. Frère CH, Prentis PJ, Gilding E, Mudge AM, Cruikshank A and Godwin ID (2011) Lack of low frequency variants masks patterns of non-neutral evolution following domestication. PLoS ONE. 6(8): e23041. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0023041. pdf

2005-11-05 14.12.29

10. Frère CH, Mann J, Krützen M, Connor R, Bejder L, Sherwin WB (2011) Nature and nurture: A step towards investigating their interactions in the wild. Communicative and Integrative Biology. 4(2), 192-193. Addendum Article: Volume 4, Issue 2 March/April 2011. Online



9. ^Cristescu R, Ellis W, de Villiers D, Lee K, Woosnam-Merchez O, Frère CH, Banks P, Dique D, Hodgkison S, Carrick, H, Carter D, Smith P and Carrick F (2012) North Stradbroke Island: an island ark for Queensland’s koala population? Proceedings of Royal Society Queensland. 117:309-333. pdf

8. Frère CH, Krützen M, Mann J, Connor R, Bejder L, Sherwin WB (2010) Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a wild population of bottlenose dolphin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 107(46), 19949-19954. pdf


7. *Sexton G, *Frère CH, Dieters M, Godwin I, Prentis P (2010) Development and characterisation of microsatellite loci of Kahya senegalensisAmerican Journal of Botany. 97: e111-e113. pdf


6. Jewell M, Frère CH, Prentis P, Lambrides C, Godwin I (2010) Characterisation and multiplexing of EST-SSR primers in Cynondon(Poaceae) species. American Journal of Botany97: e99-e101. pdf

2009-10-01 14.03.14

5. Frère CH, Krützen M, Mann J, Watson-Capps JJ, Tsai YJ, Patterson EM, Connor R, Bejder L, Sherwin WB,  (2010) Home Range Overlap, matrilineal and biparental kinship drive female associations in bottlenose dolphins. Animal Behaviour. 80, 481-486. Online


4. Frère CH, Patterson EM, Ewa Krzyszczyk & Mann (2010) Thar she blows! A novel method for DNA collection from cetacean blow. PLoS ONE. 5(8): e12299. pdf


3. Frère CH, Krützen M, Kopps AM, Ward P, Mann J, Sherwin WB (2010) Inbreeding tolerance and fitness costs in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.). Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B227: 2667-2673. Online

2. Frère CH, Hale PT, Porter L, Cockcroft VG, Dalebout ML (2008) Phylogenetic analysis of mtDNA sequences suggests revision of humpback dolphin (Sousa sp.) taxonomy is needed. Marine and Freshwater Research. 59: 259-268. Online

1. Frère CH,Hale, P. and Ross, G. (2003). Molecular taxonomy and population genetic processes in the genus Sousa. In: John N. A. Hooper, Narelle Hall and Bernard M. Degnan. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on the Australian Marine Sciences Association. Marine Biocomplexity: Brisbane, Queensland, (77-77). 9 – 11 July, 2003