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A selection of our published work

Peer reviewed

Schlagloth, R., Golding, B., Kentish, B., McGinnis, G., Clark, I., Cadman, T., Cahir, F., & Santamaria, F. (2022) Koalas - Agents for Change: A case study from regional Victoria, Journal of Sustainability Education, 26, 1-16.

Santamaria, F., Schlagloth, R., Palme, R., & Henning, J. (2021). Over time Decay of Cortisol Metabolites in Faecal Pellets of Koalas in Central Queensland. Animals. 11(12).

Schlagloth, R., Santamaria, F., Melzer, A., Keatley, M. R., & Houston, W. (2021). Vehicle collisions and dog attacks on Victorian koalas as evidenced by a retrospective analysis of sightings and admission records 1997–2011. Australian Zoologist.


Cahir, F., Schlagloth, R., & Clark, I. D. (2021). The Importance of the Koala in Aboriginal Society in Nineteenth-Century Queensland (Australia): A Reconsideration of the Archival Record. Anthrozoös, 1-15.

Santamaria, F.; Barlow, CK.; Schlagloth, R., Schittenhelm, RB., Palme, R., and Henning, J. (2021). Identification of Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Faecal Cortisol Metabolites Using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Enzyme Immunoassays. Metabolites. 11(6):393. 

Santamaria, F.; Palme, R.; Schlagloth, R.; Klobetz-Rassam, E. and Henning, J. (2021). Seasonal Variations of Faecal Cortisol Metabolites in Koalas in South East Queensland. Animals, 11, 1622. 10.33

Cahir, F.; Schlagloth, R. and Clark, I. (2020). The Historic Importance of the Koala in Aboriginal Society in New South Wales (Australia): A Reconsideration of the Archival Record Koala in literature. ab-original.

Clark, I.; Schlagloth, R.; Cahir, F. and McGinnis (2020). Kurrburra the Boonwurrung wirrirrap and bard (1797–1849)—a man of high degree. Aus J Biography and History 4, 73-91.

Schlagloth, R.; Cahir, F. and Clark, I. (2018). The Historic Importance of the Koala in Aboriginal Society in Victoria (Australia): A Reconsideration of the Archival Record Koala in literature. Anthrozoös; 31(4), 433-441, DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2018.1482115

Schlagloth, R.; Santamaria, F.; Golding, B. & Thomson, H. (2018). Why is it Important to Use Flagship Species in Community Education? The Koala as a Case Study. Animal Studies Journal, 7(1): 127-148.:

Wedrowicz, F.; Wright, W.; Schlagloth, R.; Santamaria, F. & Cahir, F. (2017). Landscape, koalas and people: A historical account of koala populations and their environment in South Gippsland. Australian Zoologist, 38 (4): 518–536.

Santamaria, F. & Schlagloth, R. (2016). The effect of translocation on Chlamydia-naïve koalas. A case study. Australian Zoologist. DOI:

Santamaria, F.; Keatley M.R. & Schlagloth, R. (2004). Does size matter? Tree use by translocated koalas. The Victorian Naturalist 122: 4–13.


Hewson, M., Melzer, A., & Santamaria, F. (2019). Project Report: Koala Habitat Health – Remote Sensing Based, Landscape Scale Habitat Management Toolbox. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University. Retrieved from

Hewson, M., Santamaria, F., Melzer, A., & Melzer, R. (2019). Tools for Assessing Queensland’s Koala Habitat Condition. Rockhampton QLD: Central Queensland University.

Melzer, A., Santamaria, F., & Allen, S. E. (2018). The koalas, koala habitat and conservation management in the Clarke-Connors Ranges and associated landscapes: A report to the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Rockhampton, Queensland: Koala Research-CQ, School of Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity. Retrieved from

Schlagloth, R. (2018). Managing Central Queensland’s Clarke Connors Range koala population. Predicting future koala-road kill hotspots. Koala Research Project – Eton Range Realignment. Koala Research – CQ, Central Queensland University.

Schlagloth, R., Mitchell, D. and Rhodes, J. (2008). Use of Blue Gum Plantations by Koalas. A report to stakeholders in the plantation industry.

Schlagloth, R., Thomson, H. and Mitchell, (2006). Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for Ballarat City Council (Part 1- The Plan, part 2 – resource document)

Schlagloth, R. and Santamaria, F. (2001). Koala Survey for Ballarat. Report on an extensive survey of ratepayers’ attitude to, and experiences with, koala conservation. City of Ballarat / Australian Koala Foundation.

Prevett, P. T., Pope, R., Smithyman, S., & Schlagloth, R. (1995). Interaction between Koalas and Roads on the Midland Highway and Western Freeway in Victoria: University of Ballarat