Jenna Bytheway

jennaPosition: Research Assistant
Phone: +61 2 9351 3023
Location: Room 103, A10 – Science Road Cottage, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

Page at the Behavioural Ecology & Conservation Research Group


I am currently involved in research on the diet of lizards in the Simpson Desert and how they are influenced by competitor abundance and rainfall.



Weerakoon, M.K., Ruffino, L., Cleary, G.P., Heavener, S., Bytheway, J.P., and Banks, P.B. (in press) Can cameras be used to estimate small mammal population size? In The Hidden Eye: camera trapping in wildlife management and research (Meek P, et al. eds), CSIRO publishing.

Bytheway, J.P. and Dickman, C.R. (2014) Identifying the diets of insectivorous vertebrates: a photographic reference guide of invertebrate parts. Desert Ecology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Doi: 10.4227/11/54405D08E80E4 (URL:

Banks, P.B., Bytheway, J.P., Carthey, A.J.R., Hughes, N.K., and Price, C.J. (2014) Olfaction and predator-prey interactions amongst mammals in Australia. In: Carnivores of Australia: past, present and future. Eds AS Glen and CR Dickman. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia. Pp. 389-404.

Bytheway, J.P., Carthey, A.J.R., and Banks, P.B. (2013) Risk vs. reward: how predators and prey respond to aging olfactory cues. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, DOI 10.1007/s00265-013-1494-9.

Carthey, A.J.R., Bytheway, J.P., and Banks, P.B. (2011) Negotiating a noisy, information rich environment in search of cryptic prey: olfactory predators need patchiness in prey cues. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80, 742-752.


Banks, P.B., Carthey, A.J.R., and Bytheway, J.P. (2010 – 2012) Unravelling the multiple levels of prey naïveté to alien predators in Australian critical weight range mammals. Herman Slade Foundation.