Publications: 2020, the year that was

January 5th, 2021

Publications from the Ecosystem Change Ecology Team during 2020.

In 2020 the team produced 23 peer reviewed publications, including papers in the highly regarded journals Biological Reviews , Nature and Ecography. We’re really pleased that this list included four papers involving our PhD students and three involving our Honorary Fellows.


A. Raman (2020) Gall-inducing insects and plants: the induction conundrum. Current Science, 120, 66-78. [View Article]

• Liu J-L, Zheng, S., Tiwari R. M., Liu, L., Han, W. & Liu J-J. (2020) Similar mechanisms underlie beta diversity of bryophytes in two archipelagos with different isolation time. Ecosphere, 11 e03296. [View Article]

• Ridsdill‐Smith, T.J. (2020) Dance of the Dung Beetles: Their Role in a Changing World by Marcus Byrne and Helen Lunn. Wits University Press, 2019. pp. 228. ISBN‐13: 978‐1776142347. Paperback. Austral Entomology, 59, 639-640. [View Article]

 Cámara-Leret, R., and 98 others, including Webber, B.L. (2020) New Guinea has the world’s richest flora. Nature, 584, 579–583. [View Article]

• Abrams, K.M., Huey, J., Hillyer, M.J., Didham, R.K. and Harvey, M.S. (2020). A systematic revision of Draculoides (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) of the Pilbara, Western Australia, Part I: the Western Pilbara. Zootaxa 4864. [View Article].

• Shokirov, S., Levick, S., Jucker, T., Youngentob, K., and Yeoh, P.B. (2020) Comparison of TLS and ULS data for wildlife habitat assessments in temperate woodlands.  IEEE 2020 International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020, a virtual conference 26 Sep- 2 Oct 2020) WE1.R4.7. [View Article]

• Barr, J., Somaweera, R., Godfrey, S.S., Gardner, M.G. and Bateman, P.W. (2020). When one tail isn’t enough: abnormal caudal regeneration in non-serpent Squamates and Rhynchocephalia and their potential ecological impacts. Biological Reviews 95, 1479-1496. [View Article] 

• Umbrello, L.S., Didham, R.K., How, R.A. and Huey, J.A. (2020) Multi-species phylogeography of arid-zone Sminthopsinae (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) reveals evidence of refugia and population expansion in response to Quaternary change. Genes 11, 963. [View Article]

• Sramek, P. and Somaweera, R. (2020) Record of Limnonectes macrodon from Bali, Indonesia. Taprobanica 9, 220-221. [View Article]

• Somaweera, R., Nifong, J., Rosenblatt, A., Brien, M.L., Combrink, X., Elsey, R.M., Grigg, G., Magnusson, W.E., Mazzotti, F.J., Pearcy, A., Platt, S.G., Shirley, M.H., Tellez, M., van der Ploeg, J., Webb, G., Whitaker, R., and Webber, B.L. (2020) The ecological importance of crocodylians: towards evidence-based justification for their conservation. Biological Reviews 95, 936-959. [View Article]

• Cao, R., Somaweera, R., Brittain, K., FitzSimmons, N.N., Georges, A. and Gongora, J. (2020) Genetic structure and diversity of Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) from the Kimberley, Western Australia. Conservation Genetics. 21, 421–429. [View Article]

• Jucker, T., Long, V., Pozzari, D., Fitzpatrick, B., Yeoh, P.B. and Webber B.L. (2020) Developing effective management solutions for controlling stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida) and promoting the recovery of native biodiversity in Northern Australia. Biological Invasions. 22, 2737–2748. [View Article]

• Liu, J., Zhong, Y., Zhong, L., Wei, B., Zheng, S., Xie, Y., Jin, Y. & Yu, M. (2020) The asymmetric relationships of the distribution of conspecific saplings and adults in forest fragments. Journal of Plant Ecology. 13, 398-404. [View Article]

• Somaweera, R. (2020). A naturalists’ guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Bali. 2nd Edition. John Beaufoy Publishing, Oxford, UK. [View Book]

• Somaweera, R., Yeoh, P.B., Jucker, T., Clarke, R.H. and Webber, B.L. (2020) Historical context, current status and management priorities for introduced Asian house geckos at Ashmore Reef, north-western Australia. Bioinvasion Records 9, 408-420. [View Article]

• Muga, K., Robillard, A.J. and Somaweera, R. (2020) Eretmochelys imbricata (hawksbill sea turtle): predation. Herpetological Review 51, 313. [View Article].

• Didham, R.K., Barbero, F., Collins, C.M., Forister, M.L., Hassall, C., Leather, S.R., Packer, L., Saunders, M.E. and Stewart, A.J.A. (2020). Spotlight on insects: trends, threats and conservation challenges. Insect Conservation and Diversity 13, 99-102. [View Article]

• Didham, R. K., Basset, Y., Collins, C.M., Leather, S.R., Littlewood, N.A, Menz, M.H.M., Müller, J., Packer, L., Saunders, M.E., Schönrogge, K., Stewart, A.J.A., Yanoviak, S.P. and Hassall, C. (2020). Interpreting insect declines: seven challenges and a way forward. Insect Conservation and Diversity 13, 103-114. [View Article]

• Gardiner T. and Didham, R.K. (2020) Glowing, glowing, gone? Monitoring long-term trends in glow-worm numbers in south-east England. Insect Conservation and Diversity 13: 162-174. [View Article]

Udyawer, V., Somaweera, R., Nitschke, C., d’Anastasi, B., Sanders, K., Webber, B.L., Hourston, M., and Heupel, M.R. (2020) Prioritising search effort to locate previously unknown populations of endangered marine reptiles. Global Ecology and Conservation, 22, e01013. [View Article]

• Didham, R.K. (2020) Review of The Effective Scientist: A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career by Corey J. A. Bradshaw; illustrated by René Campbell. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York. Quarterly Review of Biology 95, 96-97. [View Article]

• Kipp, M.A., Stüeken, E.E., Gehringer, M.M., Sterelny, K., Scott, J.K., Forster, P.I., Strömberg, C.A.E., and Buick, R. (2020). Exploring cycad foliage as an archive of the isotopic composition of atmospheric nitrogen. Geobiology, 18, 152-166. [View Article]

• Jin,Y., Didham, R.K., Yuan, J.F., Guang, H., Yu, J.J., Zheng, S., & Yu, M. (2020). Cross-scale drivers of plant trait distributions in a fragmented forest landscape. Ecography 43, 467-479. [View Article]


For more publications from the team, please see the Google Scholar or ReseacherID profiles for our scientists on the people page of our website.