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Publications in international science journals include the following:

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Hampton, J. O. (2018). Gunpowder-powered captive bolts for the euthanasia of kangaroo pouch young. Australian Mammalogy Online early.

Hampton, J. O., Finch, N., Amos, M., Pople, T., Watter, K., Brennan, M., Moriarty, A., Jacotine, A., Panther, D., McGhie, C., Davies, C., Mitchell, J., and Forsyth, D. M. (2018). A review of methods used for the capture and restraint of introduced wild deer in Australia. Australian Mammalogy Online early.

Hampton, J. O., Laidlaw, M., Buenz, E., and Arnemo, J. M. (2018). Heads in the sand: recognising the public health and ecological risks associated with the use of lead (Pb) ammunition in Australia. Wildlife Research Online early.

Hampton, J. O., Edwards, G. P., Cowled, B. D., Forsyth, D. M., Hyndman, T. H., Perry, A. L., Miller, C. J., Adams, P. J., and Collins, T. (2017). Assessment of animal welfare for helicopter shooting of feral horses. Wildlife Research 44, 97–105.

Davis, N., Bennett, A., Forsyth, D., Bowman, D., Lefroy, E., Wood, S., Woolnough, A., West, P., Hampton, J. O., and Johnson, C. (2016). A systematic review of the impacts and management of introduced deer (Family: Cervidae) in Australia. Wildlife Research 43, 515–532.

Hampton, J. O., Hyndman, T. H., Laurence, M., Perry, A. L., Adams, P., and Collins, T. (2016). Animal welfare and the use of procedural documents: limitations and refinement. Wildlife Research 43, 599–603. 

Hampton, J. O., Skroblin, A. J., De Ridder, T. R., and Perry, A. L. (2016). Chemical immobilisation and rangeland species: assessment of a helicopter darting method for Australian cattle. The Rangeland Journal  38, 533–540.

Hampton, J. O., Skroblin, A. J., Perry, A. L., and De Ridder, T. R. (2016). Remote chemical immobilisation method for capturing free-ranging Australian cattle. Australian Veterinary Journal 94, 438–444.

Hampton, J. O., Adams, P., Forsyth, D. M., Cowled, B. D., Stuart, I. G., Hyndman, T. H., and Collins, T. (2016). Improving animal welfare in wildlife shooting: the importance of projectile energy. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40, 678–686.  

Hampton, J. O., and Forsyth, D. M. (2016). An assessment of animal welfare for the culling of peri-urban kangaroos. Wildlife Research43, 261–266.

Hampton, J. O.Perry, A. L.Miller, C. J., Jones, B., and Hart, Q. (2016). Integrating animal welfare into wild herbivore management: lessons from the Australian Feral Camel Management Project. The Rangeland Journal 38, 163–171.

Hampton, J. O., Robertson, H., Adams, P., Hyndman, T. H., and Collins, T. (2016). An animal welfare assessment framework for helicopter darting: a case study with a newly developed method for feral horses. Wildlife Research 43, 429–437. 

Mawson, P. R., Hampton, J. O., and Dooley, B. (2016). Subsidized commercial harvesting for cost-effective wildlife management in urban areas: a case study with kangaroo sharpshooting. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40, 251–260.

McGregor, H. W., Hampton, J. O., Lisle, D., and Legge, S. (2016). Live-capture of feral cats using tracking dogs and darting, with comparisons to leg-hold trapping. Wildlife Research 43, 312–322.

Hampton, J. O., Forsyth, D. M., McKenzie, D. I., and Stuart, I. G. (2015). A simple quantitative method for assessing animal welfare outcomes in terrestrial wildlife shooting: the European rabbit as a case study. Animal Welfare 24, 307−317. 

Hampton, J. O., Hyndman, T. H., Barnes, A., and Collins, T. (2015). Is wildlife fertility control always humane? Animals 5, 1047−1071.

Hampton, J. O., Mawson, P. R., Coughlan, D. K., and Vitali, S. D. (2015). Validation of the use of firearms for euthanising stranded cetaceans. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 14, 117−123.

Spencer, P. B. S., Hampton, J. O., Pacioni, C., Kennedy, M. S., Saalfeld, K., Rose, K., and Woolnough, A. P. (2015). Genetic relationships within social groups influence the application of the 'Judas' technique: a case study with wild dromedary camels. Journal of Wildlife Management 79, 102−111.

Zabek, M. A., Wright, J., Berman, D. M., Hampton, J. O., and Collins, C. W. (2015). Assessing the efficacy of medetomidine and tiletamine–zolazepam for remote immobilisation of feral horses (Equus caballus). Wildlife Research 41, 615−622.

Boardman, W. S. J., Lethbridge, M. R., Hampton, J. O., Smith, I., Woolnough, A. P., McEwen, M. M., Miller, G. J. W., and Caraguel, C. G. B. (2014). Evaluation of medetomidine-ketamine and medetomidine-ketamine-butorphanol for the field anesthesia of free-ranging dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50, 873−882.

Forsyth. D. M., Woodford, L., Moloney P. D., Hampton, J. O., Woolnough, A. P., and Tucker, M. (2014). How does a carnivore guild utilise a substantial but unpredictable anthropogenic food source? Scavenging on hunter-shot ungulate carcasses by wild dogs/dingoes, red foxes and feral cats in south-eastern Australia revealed by camera traps. Plos One 9, e97937.

Hampton, J. O., Cowled, B. D., Perry, A. L.Miller, C. J., Jones, B., and Hart, Q. (2014). A quantitative analysis of animal welfare outcomes in helicopter shooting: a case study with feral dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius). Wildlife Research 41, 127−145.

Spencer, P. B. S., Gustianiano, D., Hampton, J. O., Gee, P., Burrows, N., Rose, K., Martin, G. R., and Woolnough, A. P. (2012). Identification and management of a single large population of wild dromedary camels. Journal of Wildlife Management 76, 1254−1263.

Woolnough, A. P., Hampton, J. O., Campbell, S., Lethbridge, M. R., Boardman, W. S. J., Sharp, T., and Rose, K. (2012). Field Immobilisation of feral ‘Judas’ donkeys (Equus asinus) by remote injection of medetomidine and ketamine and antagonism with atipamezole. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48, 435−443. 

Cowled, B. D., Lapidge, S. J., Hampton, J. O., and Spencer, P. B. S. (2006). Measuring the demographic and genetic effects of pest control in a highly persecuted feral pig population. Journal of Wildlife Management 70, 1690−1697.

Hampton, J. O., Spencer, P. B. S., Elliot, A. D., and Thompson, R. C. A. (2006). Prevalence of zoonotic water-borne pathogens and associated public health risks from feral pig populations in drinking water catchments from the south-west of Australia. EcoHealth 5, 64−66. 

Spencer, P. B. S., Hampton, J. O., Lapidge, S. J., Mitchell, J., Lee, J., and Pluske, J. R. (2006). An assessment of the genetic diversity and structure within and among populations of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from Australia and Papua New Guinea. Journal of Genetics 85, 63−66. 

Hampton, J. O., Higgs, T. Knight, T., and Spencer, P. B. S. (2005). DNA-based detection of free-ranging pigs of domestic origin in Western Australia. Ecosystem Management and Restoration 6, 76−78. 

Spencer, P. B. S., and Hampton, J. O. (2005). Illegal translocation and genetic structure of feral pigs in Western Australia. Journal of Wildlife Management 69, 377−384. 

Spencer, P. B. S., Hampton, J. O., Lapidge, S. J., and Pluske, J. R. (2005). The socio-genetic structure of a controlled feral pig population. Wildlife Research 32, 297−304.

Hampton, J. O., Pluske, J. R., and Spencer, P. B. S. (2004). A preliminary genetic study of the social biology of feral pigs in south-western Australia and the implication for management. Wildlife Research 33, 375−381. 

Hampton, J. O., Spencer, P. B. S., Alpers, D., Twigg, L., Woolnough, A., Doust, J., Higgs, T., and Pluske, J. (2004). Molecular techniques, wildlife management and the importance of genetic population structure and dispersal: a case study with feral pigs. Journal of Applied Ecology 41, 735−743. 

Hampton, J. O. (2015). Animal Welfare and Procedure Compliance for Non-Commercial Kangaroo Shooting: Australian Capital Territory, 2015. http://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/902452/Ecotone-Wildlife-Report-11Feb2016.pdf

Hampton, J. O., Mawson, P. R., and Coughran, D. (2014). Standard Operating Procedure: Euthanasia of Small Stranded Cetaceans Using Firearms.   https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/plants-animals/monitoring/sop/sop15.5_cetaceaneuthanasia_v1.0.pdf

Woolnough, A. P., Campbell, Rose, K., and Hampton, J. O. (2014). Standard Operating Procedure DON003: Capture of Feral Donkeys. http://www.pestsmart.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DON003_capture_feral_donkeys.pdf?c33539

Woolnough, A. P., Lethbridge, M., Hampton, J., Boardman, W., Rose, K., Campbell, S., and Sharp, T. (2011). Development of SOPs and a Training Package for the Field Immobilisation of Large Herbivores in Judas Control Programs. http://www.pestsmart.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Woolnough2011_APARPfinalreport.pdf

Published reports             include the following: