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  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Shine R (2020) Rainforest pythons flexibly adjust foraging ecology to exploit seasonal concentrations of prey. Journal of Zoology (in press, online). Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Mears L, Shine R (2020) Biting off more than you can chew: Attempted predation on a human by a giant snake (Simalia amethistina). Austral Ecology (in press, online). Available at:

  • Natusch, DJD, Esquerré D, Lyons J, Hamidy A, Lemmon AR, Lemmon EM, Riyanto A, Keogh S, Donnellan S (2020) Phylogenomics, biogeography and taxonomic revision of New Guinean pythons (Pythonidae, Leiopython) harvested for international trade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press, online). Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Mumpuni, Riyanto A, Khadiejah S (2020) Applying skin size limits for management of trade in Asian reptile skins. Wildlife Research 47(1):89-98. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Esquerré D, Lyons JA, Hamidy A, Lemmon AR, Moriarty E, Riyanto A, Keogh JS, Donnellan S (2020) Species delimitation and systematics of the green pythons (Morelia viridis complex) of Melanesia and Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 142:106640. Available at:



  • Oommen MA, Cooney R, Ramesh M, Archer M, Brockington D, Buscher B, Fletcher R, Natusch DJD, Vanak AT, Webb G, Shanker K (2019) The fatal flaws of compassionate conservation. Conservation Biology 33:784-787. Available at: https://doi:10.1111/cobi.13329doi:10.1111/cobi.13329

  • Khadiejah S, Razak N, Ward-Fear G, Shine R, Natusch DJD (2019) Asian water monitors (Varanus salvator) remain common in Peninsular Malaysia, despite intense harvesting. Wildlife Research 46(3):265-275. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Mumpuni, Riyanto A, Shine R (2019) Harvest effects on blood pythons in North Sumatra. Journal of Wildlife Management 84(2):249-255. Available at: https://doi:10.1002/jwmg.21790

  • Mayer M, Natusch DJD, Frank S (2019) Water body type and group size affect the flight initiation distance of European Waterbirds. PLoS ONE 14(7):e0219845. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Riyanto A, Mumpuni, Shine R (2019) Interspecific divergence in biological attributes of short-tailed pythons (Python breitensteini and P. brongersmai) from Kalimantan and Sumatra. Australian Journal of Zoology 66:272–278. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Riyanto A, Mumpuni, Khadiejah S, Shine R (2019) Detailed biological data are informative, but robust trends are needed for informing sustainability of wildlife harvesting: A case study of reptile offtake in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation 233:83–92. Available at:



  • Natusch DJD (2018). Solutions to wildlife laundering in Indonesia: reply to Janssen and Chng (2017) Conservation Biology 32:731-733. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Dubey S, Shine R (2018) Ticks on snakes: The ecological correlates of ectoparasite infection in free‐ranging snakes in tropical Australia. Austral Ecology 43:534–546. Available at: https://doi:10.1111/aec.12590

  • Natusch DJD (2018) Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep. Excerpt from Oil Palm and Biodiversity. A situation analysis by the IUCN Oil Palm Task Force. IUCN Oil Palm Task Force. Gland, Switzerland. Available to download here.

  • Mayer M, Lyons JA, Shine R, Natusch DJD (2018) Air-pressure waves generated by vehicles do not imperil road-crossing amphibians. Salamandra 54(1):80–82.



  • Wassermann M, Raisch L, Lyons JA, Natusch DJD, Richter S, Wirth M, Preeprem P, Khoprasert Y, Ginting S, Mackenstedt U, Jäkel T (2017) Examination of Sarcocystis spp. of giant snakes from Australia and Southeast Asia confirms presence of a known pathogen – Sarcocystis nesbitti. PLoS ONE 12(11):e0187984. Available at:

  • Lettoof DC, Lyons JA, Shine R, Maniel G, Mayer M, Natusch DJD (2017) Cane toads beneath bird rookeries: utilization of a natural disturbance by an invasive species. Current Zoology 64(4):433–439. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Carter JF, Aust PW, Tri NV, Tinggi U, Mumpuni, Riyanto A, Lyons JA (2017) Serpent's source: Determining the source and geographic origin of traded python skins using isotopic and elemental markers. Biological Conservation 209:406–414. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Shine R (2017) Safety first: terrestrial predators drive selection of highly specific nesting sites in colonial‐breeding birds. Journal of Avian Biology 48:1104–1113. Available at: https://doi:10.1111/jav.01380

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA (2017) Notes on the natural history of blue-tailed monitors (Varanus doreanus) in Australia. Biawak 11(1):8–14.

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Brown GP, Shine R (2017) Biotic interactions mediate the influence of bird colonies on vegetation and soil chemistry at aggregation sites. Austral Ecology 98:382–392. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Mayer M, Lyons JA, Shine R (2017) Interspecific interactions between feral pigs and native birds reveal both positive and negative effects. Austral Ecology 42:479–485. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Shine R (2017) How do predators and scavengers locate resource hotspots within a tropical forest? Austral Ecology 42:742–749. Available at: https://doi:10.1111/aec.12492



  • Aust PW, Tri N, Natusch DJD, Alexander GJ (2016) Asian snake farms: conservation curse or sustainable enterprise? Oryx 51:498-505. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Brown G, Shine R (2016) Communally nesting migratory birds create ecological hot-spots in tropical Australia. PLoS ONE 11(10):e0162651. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Mumpuni, Riyanto A, Shine R (2016) Jungle giants: assessing sustainable harvesting in a difficult-to-survey species (Python reticulatus). PLoS ONE 11(7):e0158397. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA, Mumpuni, Riyanto A, Khadiejah S, Mustapha N, Badiah, Ratnaningsih S (2016) Sustainable management of the trade in reticulated python skins in Indonesia and Malaysia. A report under the ‘Python Conservation Partnership’ programme of research. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 61. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 46pp. Available at:

  • Nossal K, Livingston DG, Aust P, Bozzola M, Kasterine A, Ngo Viet C, Nguyen V, Thai T, Natusch DJD (2016) The impact of the python skin trade on livelihoods in Viet Nam. International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. Available to download here.

  • Nossal K, Mustapha N, Ithnin H, Khadiejah Syed Mohd Kamil S, Lettoof D, Lyons JA, Natusch DJD (2016) The impacts of python skin trade on livelihoods in Peninsular Malaysia. International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. Available at:


  • Lettoof D, Natusch DJD (2015) Furina tristis: diet. Herpetological Review. 46(4):644.


  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA (2014) Geographic and sexual variations in body size, morphology, and diet among five populations of green pythons (Morelia viridis). Journal of Herpetology 48(3):317–323. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA (2014) Assessment of python breeding farms supplying the international high-end leather industry. A report under the ‘Python Conservation Partnership’ programme of research. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 50. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 56pp. Available at:



  • Lyons JA, Natusch DJD (2013) Effects of consumer preferences for rarity on the harvest of wild populations within a species. Ecological Economics 93:278–283. Available at:

  • Lyons JA, Natusch DJD, Shepherd, CR (2013) The harvest of freshwater turtles (Chelidae) from Papua, Indonesia, for the international pet trade. Oryx 47(2):298–302. Available at:





  • Lyons JA, Natusch DJD (2011) Wildlife laundering through breeding farms: Illegal harvest, population declines and a means of regulating the trade of green pythons (Morelia viridis) from Indonesia. Biological Conservation 144:3073–3081. Available at:

  • Natusch DJD, Lyons JA (2011) The harvest of Antaresia maculosa from West Papua, Indonesia. Herpetological Review 42:509–511.

  • Natusch, DJD, Natusch DFS (2011) Distribution, abundance and demography of the green python (Morelia viridis) in Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 53:145-155. Available at:

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