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Dr Philip Stott

Telephone +61 8 8521 2838
Position Senior Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 7956
Building J.S. Davies building
Floor/Room G 13
Campus Roseworthy
Org Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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BVSc (Melb) 1971, DipEd (Adel) 1978, MSc (Adel) 1988, PhD (Bristol) 2004

Teaching Interests

Wildlife ecology and management of vertebrate animal species ranging from endangered species through exploited populations to pest species.

Research Interests

Wildlife ecology and management. Species of interest in the present and past are European hares, European rabbits, tammar wallabies, red foxes, eastern long-necked tortoises, moose, and the Philippines tarsier. Aspects of interest are home range, habitat associations, demography, growth, diet, environmental adaptations, and diseases including nematode parasites.


Scientific Papers

 Gong, W., Yuan, L., Fan, W. and Stott, P. (2015). Analysis and simulation of land use spatial pattern in Harbin prefecture based on trajectories and cellular automata - Markov modelling. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 34, 207-216.

 Stott, P. The perils of a lack of student engagement: reflections of a “lonely, brave, and rather exposed” online instructor. British Journal of Educational Technology; published online on 15th October 2014.

Zhang, W., Stott, P., and Zhang, M. (2014). The moose, purine degradation and environmental adaptation. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60, 937-939.

Xu, Yan, Zhou, Xiaoli, Yan, Hua, and Stott, P. (2014). Effectiveness of femur bone indexes to segregate wild from captive minks, Mustela vison, and forensic implications for small mammals. Journal of Forensic Sciences; published online on 17th July 2014.

Yu, B., Stott, P. Yu, H. and Li, X. (2013). Methane emissions and production potentials of forest swamp wetlands in the eastern Great Xing’an Mountains, northeast China. Environmental Management 52, 1149-1160.

Zhang, C., Zhang, M., and Stott, P. (2013). Tigers and their prey: what limits the tiger recovery in northeast China Wildlife Biology 19, 452-461


Tai, M.H.H, O’Handley, R., Hemmatzadeh, F., Jenkins, D.J. and Stott, P. (2013). Ovine nematodes in wild lagomorphs in Australia and first record of Trichostrongylus rugatus in free living lagomorphs. Veterinary Parasitology 197, 370-373.


Dou, H., Jiang, G., Stott, P. and Piao, R. (2013). Climate change impacts population dynamics and distribution shift of moose (Alces alces) in Heilongjiang Province of China. Ecological Research 28, 625-632.

Athorn, R.Z., Stott, P., Bouwman, E.G., Edwards, A., Blackberry, M., Martin, G.,and Langendijk, P. (2013). Feeding level and dietary energy source have no effect on embryo survival in gilts despite decreases in systemic progesterone levels. Animal Production Science 53, 30-37.

Athorn, R.Z., Stott, P., Bouwman, E.G., Chen, T.Y., Kennaway, D.J., and Langendijk, P. (2013). Effect of feeding level on luteal function and progesterone concentration in the vena cava during early pregnancy in gilts. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 25, 531-538.

Chen, T.Y., Stott, P., Bouwman, E.G. and Langendijk, P. (2012). Effects of pre-weaning energy substitutions on post-weaning follicle development, steroid hormones and subsequent litter size in primiparous sows. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 14 (3): 512-519.

Chen, T.Y., Stott, P., O’Leary, S., Athorn, R.Z., Bouman, E.G., and Langendjik, P. (2012). Effects of pre-weaning dietary substitutions on plasma insulin and glucose profiles in primiparous sows. Accepted on 1st June 2012 for publication in the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition.

Yu, B., Stott, P., Di, X.Y., and Yu, H. (2012). Assessment of land cover changes and their effect on soil organic carbon and soil total nitrogen in Daqing Prefecture, China. Published on-line 18th June 2012 in Land Degradation and Development.

Murphy, T., Cargill, C., Rutley, D., and Stott, P. (2012). Pig-shed air polluted by alpah haemolytic cocci and ammonia causes subclinical diseases and production losses. Veterinary Record 171 (5), 123-128..

Chen, T.Y., Stott, P., Bouwman, E.G. and Langendijk, P. (2012). Undernutrition during early follicle development has irreversible effects on ovulation rate and embryos. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 24, 886-892.

Banhazi, T., Stott, P., Rutley, D., Blanes-Vidal, V., and Pitchford, W. (2011). Air exchanges and indoor carbon dioxide concentration in Australian pig buildings: effect of housing and management factors. Biosystems Engineering 110, 272-279.

Athorn, R.Z., Stott, P., Bouwman, E.G., Ashman, R., O’Leary, S., Nottle, M., and. Langendijk, P. (2011). Direct ovarian-uterine transfer of progesterone increases embryo survival in gilts. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23, 921-928.

Stott, P., Jennings, N., and Harris, S. (2010). Is the large size of the pinna of the ear of the European hare (Lepus europaeus) due to its role in thermoregulation, or in anterior capital shock absorption? Journal of Morphology 271, 674-681

Jiang, G., Ma, J., Zhang, M., and Stott, P.  (2010). Multi-scale selection of winter foraging habitat and interactions by sympatric cervids.  Journal of Wildlife Management 74, 678-689

Bartlett, A., Pain, S.J., Hughes, P.E., Stott, P., and van Wettere, W.H.E.J. (2009). The effects of PG600 and boar exposure on oestrus detection and potential litter size following mating at either the hormonally-induced (pubertal) or second oestrus. Animal Reproduction Science 114, 219-227.

Jiang, G., Ma, J., Zhang, M., and Stott, P. (2009). Assessing microhabitat use by roe deer and moose in northeastern China. Wildlife Research 36, 134-142.

Jiang, G., Ma, J., Zhang, M., and Stott, P. (2009). Effects of human activities on spatial distribution of roe deer in northwestern slope of Lesser Khingan Mountains, northeastern China. Acta Theriologica 54(1), 61-76.  

Jiang, G., Ma, J., Zhang, M., and Stott, P. (2009). Multiple spatial scale resource selection function models in relation to human disturbance for moose in northeastern China. Ecological Research 24: 423-440. 

Stott, P., O’Callaghan, M., Phillips, P. and Verbyla, A. (2009).  The experimental establishment of ruminant nematodes in European hares (Lepus europaeus). Veterinary Parasitology 159, 82-85.

van Wettere, W., Pain, S., Stott, P. and Hughes, P. (2008). Mixing gilts in early pregnancy does not affect embryo survival. Animal Reproduction Science 104, 382-388.

Stott, P. (2008). “Comparisons of digestive function between the European hare (Lepus europaeus) and the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): mastication, gut passage, and digestibility”.  Mammalian Biology 73 (4), 276-286.

Stott, P. and Harris, S. (2006). “Demographics of the European hare (Lepus europaeus) in the Mediterranean climate zone of Australia”. Mammalian Biology 71, 214-226.

Stott, P. and Wight, N. (2004). “Female reproductive tract abnormalities in European hares (Lepus europaeus) in Australia”. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40, 695-702

Stott, P. (2003). “Use of space by sympatric European hares (Lepus europaeus) and European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Australia”. Mammalian Biology 68, 317-327.

Neri-Arboleda, I., Stott, P., and Arboleda, N. (2002). “Home ranges, spatial movements and habitat associations of the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) in Corella, Bohol”. Journal of Zoology, London 257, 387-402. 

Adkins, C. and Stott, P. (1998) “Home ranges, movements, and habitat associations of Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes)  in suburban Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Zoology, London 244, 335-346

Stott, P. (1996).  “Ground-penetrating radar : a technique for investigating the burrow structure of fossorial vertebrates”.  Wildlife Research, 23: 519-530.

Stott, P. (1994).  “Climate change and its implications for terrestrial fauna”.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 118: 59-68.

Stott, P. (1988).  “The use of growth rings to determine age in the freshwater tortoise Chelodina longicollis:  a cautionary note”.  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 112: 179-180.

Stott, P. (1987).  “Terrestrial movements of the freshwater tortoise Chelodina longicollis  Shaw as monitored using a spool tracking device.”  Australian Wildlife Research, 14, 559-567.


Professional Interests

Past member of the governing Councils of Roseworthy Agricultural College (1984 - 1988), the Australian Veterinary Association (1987 - 1990), and The University of Adelaide (1988 - 1997). South Australian state president of the Australian Veterinary Association (1989; 2011-2012). Member of numerous committees of these organisations over the years.

Associate Dean, External Relations, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, University of Adelaide (1996 - 2001); Inaugural Program Leader, Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) (2003 - 2006), Program Coordinator (2012).

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesAnimals & Veterinary Science, Environment
ExpertiseWild animals; wildlife diseases; rabbit; fox; hare; tortoise; wallaby; pig; moose; zoology; veterinary science
NotesAlt phone: (08) 8521 2838

Entry last updated: Saturday, 11 Jun 2016

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