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Dr Harriet Mills

Research Assistant

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5460
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.341  

Harriet is also the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator for the Science discipline.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Science (Natural Resource Management), The University of Western Australia, 1997.


Recent Research Grants

  • An investigation into the spatial distribution, habitat selection and resource usage of the red fox inhabiting urban reserves,  Ecological Society of Australia,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2017 - 2020,  $3,200.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Main, M., Davis, R., Blake, D., Mills, H., Doherty, T., (2020), Human impact overrides bioclimatic drivers of red fox home range size globally. Diversity and Distributions, 26(9), 1083-1092, DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13115.
  • Thavornkanlapachai, R., Mills, H., Ottewell, K., Dunlop, J., Sims, C., Morris, K., Donaldson, F., Kennington, W., (2019), Mixing Genetically and Morphologically Distinct Populations in Translocations: Asymmetrical Introgression in A Newly Established Population of the Boodie (Bettongia lesueur). Genes, 10(9), Article number 729, DOI: 10.3390/genes10090729.
  • Hayes, G., Simmons, L., Dugand, R., Mills, H., Roberts, J., Tomkins, J., Fisher, D., (2019), Male semelparity and multiple paternity confirmed in an arid-zone dasyurid. Journal of Zoology, 308(4), 266-273, DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12672.
  • Thavornkanlapachai, R., Kennington, W., Ottewell, K., Friend, J., Mills, H., (2019), Dispersal, philopatry and population genetic structure of the mainland dibbler, Parantechinus apicalis. Conservation Genetics, 20(5), 1087-1099, DOI: 10.1007/s10592-019-01196-y.
  • Miller, A., Mills, H., Ralantoharijaona, T., Andriaholinirina Volasoa, N., Misandeau, C., Chikhi, L., Bencini, R., Salmona, J., (2018), Forest type influences population densities of nocturnal lemurs in Manompana, northeastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology, 39(4), 646-669, DOI: 10.1007/s10764-018-0055-5.
  • Yeatman, GJ., Wayne, AF., Mills, H., Prince, J., (2016), Temporal patterns in the abundance of a critically endangered marsupial relates to disturbance by roads and agriculture. PLoS One, 11(8), Article number e0160790, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160790.
  • Yeatman, GJ., Wayne, AF., Mills, H., Prince, J., (2016), It's not all about the creeks: Protection of multiple habitats will improve biodiversity conservation in a eucalypt forest. Australian Journal of Zoology, 64(4), 292-301, Australia, CSIRO, DOI: 10.1071/ZO16007.
  • Bennison, C., Friend, JA., Button, T., Mills, H., Lambert, C., Bencini, R., (2016), Potential impacts of poison baiting for introduced house mice on native animals on islands in Jurien Bay, Western Australia. Wildlife Research, 43(1), 61-68, CSIRO, DOI: 10.1071/WR15126.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences),  An investigation into the spatial distribution, habitat selection and resource usage of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) inhabiting urban reserves within Perth, Western Australia
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