Abstracts, and in some cases full-text manuscripts, can be accessed from the Murdoch University Research Repository.


  • Brown MJ., Sainsbury AW, Vaughan-Higgins RJ, Measures GH, Jones CM, Gammans N. 2016. Bringing Back a Healthy Buzz? Invertebrate Parasites and Reintroductions: A Case Study in Bumblebees. Ecohealth. Pp1-10 Available:
  • Jackson B, Heath A, Harvey C, Holyoake C, Jakob-Hoff R, Varsini A, Robertson I and Warren K, First report of knemidokoptinid (Epidermoptidae: Knemidokoptinae) mite infestation in wild red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae); correlations between macroscopic and microscopic findings, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, In press.
  • Vaughan-Higgins, R. Vitali, S. Reiss, A. Besser, S. Hollingsworth, T. Smith G. 2016. Development of reference ranges for plasma total cholinesterase and brain acetylcholinesterase activity in free ranging Carnaby's cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. In press 53(3)
  • Warren K, Le Souef, Cooey C and Klandorf H, 2016, Aging birds and the science behind pentosidine analysis, In Speer B (Ed) Current Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery, Elsevier, pp 527-530.


  • Jackson B, Varsani A, Holyoake C, Jakob-Hoff R, Robertson I, McInnes K, Empson R, Gray R, Nakagawa K and Warren K, 2015, Emerging infectious disease or evidence of endemicity? A multi season study of Beak and feather disease virus in wild Red-crowned Parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae), Archives of Virology, 160:2283-2292.
  • Le Souef A, Holyoake C, Vitali S and Warren K, 2015, Presentation and prognostic indicators for free-living black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.) admitted to an Australian zoo veterinary hospital over 10 years, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 51(2):380-388.
  • Nater A, Greminger MP, Arora N, van Schaik CP, Goossens B, Singleton I, Verschoor EJ, Warren KS, and Krützen M, 2015, Reconstructing the Demographic History of Orang-utans using Approximate Bayesian Computation, Molecular Ecology, 24: 310-327.
  • Warren K, Holyoake C, Friend T, Yeap L and McConnell M, 2015, Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals for the bilby (Macrotis lagotis), Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 51(4):889-895.
  • Yeap L, Shephard J, Le Souef A, Holyoake C, Groom C, Dawson R, Kirkby T and Warren K, 2015, Satellite tracking of Baudin’s Cockatoos (Calyptorhychus baudinii): A feasibility trial to track black cockatoos, Pacific Conservation Biology, 21, 163-167.


  • Buitendijk H, Fagrouch Z, Niphuis H, Bogers W, Warren K and Verschoor E, 2014, Retrospective serology study of respiratory virus infections in captive great apes, Viruses, 6:1442-1453.
  • Groom C, Warren K, Le Souef A and Dawson R, 2014, Attachment and performance of Argos satellite tracking devices fitted to black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.), Wildlife Research, 41, 571-583.
  • Jackson B, Harvey C, Galbraith J, Robertson M, Warren K, Holyoake C, Julian L and Varasini A, 2014, Clinical beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) infection in wild juvenile eastern rosellas of New Zealand; biosecurity implications for wildlife care facilities, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 62 (5):297-301.
  • Macgregor JW, Holyoake C, Fleming PA, Robertson ID, Connolly JH, Warren KS, 2014, Investigation into the characteristics, triggers and mechanism of apnoea and bradycardia in the anaesthetized platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Conserv Physiol 2: doi:10.1093/conphys/cou053.
  • MacGregor J, Holyoake C, Munks S, Connolly J, Fleming P and Warren K, 2014, Novel use of in-stream microchip readers to monitor wild platypuses, Pacific Conservation Biology, 20, 4:376-384.
  • Paparini A, Macgregor J, Irwin P, Warren K, Ryan U, 2014, Novel genotypes of Trypanosoma binneyi from wild platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and identification of a leech as a potential vector, Experimental Parasitology, 145 (1): 42-50.
  • Saunders A, Dawson R, Doley A, Lauri J, Le Souef A, Mawson P, Warren K, White N, 2014, Nature conservation on agricultural land: a case study of the endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris breeding at Koobabbie in the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia, Nature Conservation, 9: 19–43 doi: 10.3897/natureconservation.9.8385
  • Warren K, 2014, Reptile euthanasia – No easy solution? Pacific Conservation Biology, 20(1):25-27.
  • Warren K (Contributing Author) – Hazard Identification, In Jakob-Hoff RM, MacDiarmid SC, Lees C, Miller PS, Travis D and Kock R (Eds), 2014, Manual of Procedures for Wildlife Disease Risk Analysis. World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Paris, 160pp. Published in association with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission.


  • Clarke J, Warren K, De Tores P, Calver M, Mills J and Robertson I, 2013, Hematologic and serum biochemical reference ranges for threatened western ringtail possums, and assessment of exposure to infectious diseases, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49(4):831-840.
  • Flacke G, Spiering P, Cooper D, Micaela Szyman, Robertson I, Donaldson B and Warren K, 2013, An infectious disease and mortality survey in a free-ranging population of African wild dogs and sympatric domestic dogs, International Journal of Biodiversity, Article ID 497623
  • Jeanes, C., Vaughan-Higgins, R., Green, R.E., Sainsbury, A.W., Marshall, R.N., & Blake, D.P. 2013. Two new Eimeria sp. parasitic in corncrakes (Crex crex) (Gruiformes: Rallidae) in the United Kingdom. Journal of Parasitology. doi: Available:
  • Le Souef A, Holyoake C, Vitali S and Warren K, 2013, Hematologic and serum biochemical reference values for three species of Western Australian black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.), Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 27(1):14-22.
  • Le Souef A, Stonjanovic D, Burbidge A, Vitali S, Robert Heinhosn, Dawson R and Warren K, 2013, Retention of transmitter attachments on black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.), Pacific Conservation Biology, 19: 55-57.
  • Vaughan-Higgins, R.J., Bradfield, K., Friend, J.A., Riley, T.V., & Vitali, S. 2013. Erysipelas in a numbat (Myrmecobious fasciatus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 44(1): 208-211.


  • Bryant GL, de Tores PJ, Warren KS and Fleming PA, 2012, Does body size influence thermal biology and diet of a python (Morelia spilota imbricata)? Austral Ecology, 37:583-591. FoR: 80% 060806 30% 070799 SEO code: 100% 960806
  • Bryant GL, Fleming PA, Twomey L and Warren KS, 2012, Factors affecting haematology and plasma biochemistry in the southwest carpet python (Morelia spilota imbricata), Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(2):282-294. FoR code: 70% 070709 30% 060899; SEO code: 100% 960806
  • Paparini A, Ryan UM, Warren K, McInnes LM, de Tores P and Irwin PJ, 2012, Identification of novel Babesia and Theileria genotypes in the endangered marsupials, the woylie (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi) and boodie (Bettongia lesueur), Experimental Parasitology, 131:25-30. FoR: 070708 SEO code: 100% 960806


  • Death, CE, Taggart, DA, Williams, DB, Milne, R, Schultz, DJ, Holyoake C and Warren K, 2011, Pharmacokinetics of moxidectin in the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons), Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47:643-9.
  • Jakob-Hoff R and Warren K, 2011, Conservation medicine for zoo veterinarians, In: E. Miller and M Fowler (Eds) Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy 7th Edition, Elsevier, pp:15-23, ISBN: 1437719864. Leading Authoritative Textbook in fields of zoo and wildlife medicine.
  • Jakob-Hoff R and Warren K, 2011, Zoo veterinarians and conservation medicine, In: E Miller and M Fowler (Eds) Zoo and wild animal medicine: current therapy 7th Edition, Elsevier.
  • Nater A,1 Nietlisbach P, Arora N, van Schaik C, van Noordwijk M, Willems E, Singleton I, Wich S, Goossens B, Warren K, Verschoor E, 2011, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Pamungkas J, and Krutzen M, Sex-Biased Dispersal and Volcanic Activities Shaped Phylogeographic Patterns of Extant Orangutans (genus: Pongo), Mol. Biol. Evol. 28(8):2275–2288.
  • Peniche, G., Vaughan-Higgins, R., Carter, I., Pocknell, A., Simpson, D., & Sainsbury, T. 2011. Long-term health effects of harness-mounted radio-transmitters in red kites (Milvus milvus) in England. Veterinary Record. 169:311 doi:10.1136/vr.d4600
  • Sainsbury, A.W., & R.J. Vaughan-Higgins. 2011. Analyzing disease risks associated with translocations for conservation purposes. Conservation Biology. 26(3):442-52
  • Vaughan-Higgins, R.J., Buller, N., Friend, A., Robertson, I., Monaghan, C.L., Fenwick, S., & Warren, K.S., 2011. Balanoposthitis, dyspareunia and Treponema in the critically endangered Gilbert’s potoroo (Potorous gilbertii). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47 (4):1019-1025.

2010 - 1996

  • Arora N, Alexander N, van Schaik C, Willems E, van Noordwijk M, Goossens B, Morf N, Bastian M, Knott C, Morrogh-Bernard H, Kuze N, Kanamori T, Pamungkas J, Perwitasari-Farajallah D,
  • Bennett MD, Reiss A, Stevens H, Heylen E, Van Ranst M, Wayne A, Michael S, Mills J, Warren KS, O’Hara AJ and Nicholls PK, 2010. Genomic characterization of a novel marsupial papillomavirus: Bettongia penicillata papillomavirus type 1. Journal of Virology, 84(10): 5448-5453.
  • Donaldson R, Finn H and Calver M, 2010. Illegal feeding increases risk of boat-strike and entanglement in bottlenose dolphins in Perth, Western Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 16: 157-161.
  • Flacke G, Spiering P, Cooper D, Gunther MS, Robertson I, Palmer C and Warren K, 2010, A survey of internal parasites in free-ranging African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 40(2): 176-180.
  • Groenewoud M, Fagrouch Z, van Gessel S, Warren KS, Heeney JL, and Verschoor EJ, 2010.Characterization of novel polyomaviruses from Bornean and Sumatran orangutans. Journal of General Virology, VIR/2009/017673: 91: 653-658.
  • Verschoor E, Warren K and Krützen M, 2010, The effects of Pleistocene glaciations and rivers on the population structure of Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus), PNAS, 107(50)”21376-21381
  • Warren K, 2010. Orang-utan conservation – epidemiological aspects of health management and population genetics. VDM Publishers, Germany. ISBN:978-3-639-20192-5.
  • Macgregor J, Palmer C, Monks S, Robertson I, and Warren KS, 2010. Preliminary investigation into the prevalence of mucormycosis in the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, in three catchments in northwest Tasmania. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88(5): 190-195.
  • Bryant G, Eden P, de Tores P and Warren K, 2010, Improved procedure for implanting radiotransmitters in the coelomic cavity of snakes, Australian Veterinary Journal, 88(11):443-448
  • Woolford LW, Bennett MD, Sims C, Thomas N, Friend JA, Nicholls PK, and Warren KS and O’Hara AJ, 2010. Prevalence, emergence, and factors associated with a viral papillomatosis and carcinomatosis syndrome in wild, reintroduced, and captive western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville), EcoHealth, 12pp, DOI: 10.1007/s10393-009-0258-5, Published online 7 November 2009.
  • Ditcham W, Palmer C, Warren K, Monaghan C, Kappelle W and Matson P, 2009. Development of an immunoassay to measure progesterone using printed biosensors, and its application to the assessment of ovarian function in the Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry, 1, 30: 232–243.
  • Vaughan RJ, Warren KS, Mills J, Palmer C, Fenwick S, Monaghan CL, Friend JA, 2009. Haematological and serum biochemical reference values and cohort analysis in the Gilbert’s potoroo (Potorous gilbertii). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 40(2): 276–288.
  • Trocini S, Warren K, O’Hara M, Bradley S and Robertson I, 2008. Health and hatching success of Western Australian loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting populations, Discovering Ningaloo – Latest Findings and their Implications for Management: Ningaloo Research Program Progress Report, 22-25.
  • Matson P, Ditcham W, Palmer C, Warren K, Monaghan C, Kappelle W, 2008. The development of an immunoassay to measure progestogen using printed biosensors, and its application to the assessment of ovarian function in the Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 20 SRB Abstracts (supplement), 273.
  • Bennett MD, Woolford L, Stevens H, van Ranst M, Oldfield T, Slaven M, O’Hara AJ, Warren KS, Nicholls P, 2008. Genomic characterisation of a novel virus found in papillomatous lesions from a southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) in Western Australia. Virology, 376, 173-182.
  • Bennett MD, Woolford L, Nicholls PK, Warren KS, and O'Hara AJ, 2008. Hepatic intranuclear glycogen inclusions in western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 20: 376-379.
  • Bennett, MD, Woolford L, O’Hara AJ, Nicholls PK, Warren KS, 2008. Clinical chemistry and tissue enzyme activities in western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville). Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 37(2):221-224.
  • Woolford L, O'Hara AJ, Bennett MD, Slaven M, Swan RA, Friend JA, Ducki A, Sims C, Hill S, Nicholls PK & Warren KS, 2008. Cutaneous papillomatosis and carcinomatosis in the western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville). Veterinary Pathology, 45(1):95-103.
  • Bennett MD, Woolford L, O’Hara AJ, Warren KS and Nicholls PK, 2008. In-situ hybridization to detect bandicoot papillomatosis carcinomatosis virus type 1 in biopsies from endangered western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville). Journal of General Virology, 89(2):419-23.
  • Woolford L, Rector A, Van Ranst M, Ducki A, Bennett MD, Nicholls PK, Warren KS, Swan RA, Wilcox GE & O’Hara AJ, 2007. A novel virus detected in papillomas and carcinomas of the endangered western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville) exhibits genomic features of both the Papillomaviridae and Polyomaviridae. Journal of Virology, 81(21):13280-90.
  • Vaughan RJ, Vitali SD, Eden PA, Payne KL, Warren KS, Forshaw D, Friend JA, Horwitz AM, Main C, Krockenberger MB and Malik R, 2007. Cryptococcus in Gilbert’s and long-nosed potoroo. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 38(4): 567-573.
  • Bennett MD, Woolford L, O'Hara AJ, Nicholls PK, Warren KS, Friend JA and Swan RA, 2007. Klossiella quimrensis (Apicomplexa: Klossiellidae) causes renal coccidiosis in western barred bandicoots Perameles bougainville (Marsupialia: Peramelidae) in Western Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 93(1):89-92.
  • Bennett MD, Woolford L, O'Hara AJ, Nicholls PK, Warren KS, Hulme-Moir KL & Clark P, 2007. Haematologic characteristics of captive western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville) from Western Australia. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Vol 36 (No 4), pp. 348-353.
  • Bennett MD, Woolford L, O’Hara AJ, Nicholls PK, Warren KS and Hobbs RP, 2006. A new Eimeria species parasitic in western barred bandicoots Perameles bougainville (Marsupialia: Peramelidae) in Western Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 92(6):1292-1294.
  • Vaughan, R.J., Vitali, S.D., Payne, K.P. & Eden, P.A. 2006. A Splendid Tree Frog with oedema syndrome and Intestinal Adenocarcinoma, Veterinary Clinics of North America – Exotic Animal Practice 9 Sept pp.583-587.
  • Vitali, S.D., Eden, P.A., Payne, K.P & Vaughan, R.J. 2006. An outbreak of Mycobacteriosis in Gouldian Finches caused by Mycobacterium peregrinum, Veterinary Clinics of North America – Exotic Animal Practice 9 Sept pp.519-522.
  • Warren KS, 2006. Postgraduate Veterinary Training in Conservation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Program at Murdoch University, Ecohealth, 3:57-65.
  • Warren KS, Swan RA, Bodetti T, Friend JA, Hill S and Timms P, 2005. Ocular chlamydia infections of western barred bandicoots (Perameles bougainville) on Bernier Island, Western Australia. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 36(1):100-102.
  • O’Hara AJ, Warren KS, Swan RA Ducki A, Sims C, Hill S and Friend JA, 2004. Cutaneous papillomatosis and carcinomatosis in the highly endangered western barred bandicoots. Veterinary Dermatology, Vol 15, Supp 1:25.
  • Verschoor EJ, Langehuizen S, Bontjer I, Fagrouch Z, Niphuis H, Warren KS, Eulenberger K and Heeney JL, 2004. The phylogeography of orang-utan foamy viruses supports the theory of ancient repopulation of Sumatra. Journal of Virology, 78.12712-12716.
  • Warren KS, Swan RA, Morgan-Ryan UM, Friend JA and Elliot A, 2003. Cryptosporidium muris infection in bilbies (Macrotis lagotis). Australian Veterinary Journal, 81(12):739-741.
  • Bodetti TJ, Viggers K, Warren K, Swan R, Conaughty S, Sims C and Timms P, 2003. Wide range of Chlamydiales types detected in native Australian mammals. Veterinary Microbiology, 96:177-187.
  • Verschoor EJ, Langenhuijzen S, van den Engel S, Niphuis H, Warren KS and Heeney JL, 2003. Structural and evolutionary analysis of an orang-utan foamy virus. Journal of Virology, 77(15):8584-8587.
  • Warren K and Swan R, 2002. Re-introduction of orang-utans back in Indonesia. In: Re-introduction News – Special Primate Issue, Newsletter of the Re-introduction Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), ISSN 1560-3709, No. 21:24-26.
  • Warren KS, Verschoor EJ, Langenhuijzen S, Heriyanto, Swan RA, Vigilant L and Heeney JL, 2001. Speciation and intrasubspecific variation of Bornean orang-utans, Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18: 472-480.
  • Verschoor EJ, Warren KS, Langenhuijzen S, Heriyanto, Swan RA and Heeney JL, 2001. Analysis of two genomic variants of orang-utan hepadnavirus and their relationship to other primate hepatitis B-like viruses. Journal of General Virology, 82:893-897.
  • Warren KS, Nijman IJ, Lenstra JA, Swan RA, Heriyanto and den Boer MH, 2000. Microsatellite DNA variation Bornean orang-utans(Pongo pygmaeus). Journal of Medical Primatology, 29: 57-62.
  • Warren KS, Heeney JL, Swan RA, Heriyanto and Verschoor EJ, 1999. A new group of Hepadnaviruses naturally infecting orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Journal of Virology, 73:7860-7865.
  • Warren KS, Niphuis H, Heriyanto, Verschoor E, Swan RA and Heeney JL, 1998. Seroprevalence of specific viral infections in confiscated orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Journal of Medical Primatology, 27 (1):33-37.
  • Warren KS, Swan RA, Hobbs R, Heriyanto, 1998. Incidence of Platynosomum fastosum in ex-captive orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 34(3): 644-646.
  • Verschoor EJ, Warren KS, Niphuis H, Heriyanto, Swan RA and Heeney JL, 1998. Characterisation of a simian T-lymphotropic virus from a wild-caught orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) from Kalimantan, Indonesia. Journal of General Virology, 79(1):51-55.
  • Warren K, Bolton J, Swan R, Gaynor W and Pond L, 1996. Treatment of clay impaction in the gastro-intestinal tract of a two year old Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Australian Veterinary Journal, 73 (1):37-38.