For a complete list of team publications, including PDF copies, please see the external profile links at Google Scholar, ResearchGate and ResearcherID provided for team members on the people page.


Upcoming publications to look out for:

• Jin,Y., Didham, R.K., Yuan, J.F., Guang, H., Yu, J.J., Zheng, S., Yu, M. 2019. Cross-scale drivers of plant trait distributions in a fragmented forest landscape. Ecography (In press)

Barr, J.I., Boisvert, C., Somaweera, R., Trinajstic, K. & Bateman, P.W. (2019). Re-regeneration to reduce negative effects associated with tail loss in lizards. Scientific Reports. (In press)

• Kipp, M.A., Stüeken, E.E., Gehringer, M.M., Sterelny, K., Scott, J.K., Forster, P.I., Strömberg, C.A.E., Buick, R. (2019) Exploring cycad foliage as an archive of the isotopic composition of atmospheric nitrogen. Geobiology  Online Early (DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12374):  [View article]

Castanheira, P.S., Didham, R.K., Vink, C.J. & Framenau, V.W. (2019) The scorpion-tailed orb-weaving spiders (Araneae: Araneidae: Arachnura) in Australia and New Zealand. Zootaxa, (In press).

• Chase, J.M., Liebergesell, M., Sagouis, A., May, F., Blowes, S.A., Berg, Å., Bernard, E., Brosi, B.J., Cadotte, M.W., Cayuela, L., Chiarello, A.G., Cosson, J.-F., Cresswell, W., Dami, F.D., Dauber, J., Dickman, C.R., Didham, R.K., Edwards, D.P., Farneda, F.Z., Gavish, Y., Gonçalves-Souza, T., Guadagnin, D.L., Henry, M., López-Baucells, A., Kappes, H., MacNally, R., Manu, S., Martensen, A.C., McCollin, D., Meyer, C.F. J., Neckel-Oliveira, S., Nogueira, A., Pons, J.-M., Raheem, D.C., Ramos, F.N., Rocha, R., Sam, K., Slade, E., Stireman III, J. O., Struebig, M.J., Vasconcelos, H., and Ziv, Y. FragSAD: a database of diversity and species abundance distributions from habitat fragments. Ecology Online Early (DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2861):  [View article]



Selected recent publications (2019):

Barr, J., Gilson, L.N., Sanchez Garzon, D.F. & Bateman, P.W. (2019) Amblyrhynchus cristatus (Marine Iguana). Tail regeneration and bifurcation. Herpetological Review, 50, 567. [View Article]

• Nordberg, E.J., Macdonald, S., Zimny, G., Hoskins, A., Zimny, A., Somaweera, R., Ferguson, J. & Perry, J. (2019) An evaluation of nest predator impacts and the efficacy of plastic meshing on marine turtle nests on the western Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Biological Conservation, 238, 108201. [View Article]

• Scott, J.K., Batchelor, K.L. & Webber, B.L. (2019) Long term monitoring of recruitment dynamics determines eradication feasibility for an introduced coastal weed. NeoBiota, 50, 31-53. [View Article]

Bongalov, B., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Jucker, T., Thompson, S.E.D., Rosindell, J., Swinfield, T., Nilus, R., Clewley, D., Phillips, O.L. & Coomes, D.A. (2019) Reconciling the contribution of environmental and stochastic structuring of tropical forest diversity through the lens of imaging spectroscopy. Ecology Letters, 22, 1608-1619. [View article]

• Barr, J.I., Somaweera, R., Godfrey, S.S. & Bateman, P.W. (2018) Increased tail length in the King’s skink, Egernia kingii (Reptilia: Scincidae): an anti-predation tactic for juveniles? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 126, 268-275. [View article]

• Didham, R.K., Leather, S.R. and Basset, Y. (2019) Ethics in entomology. Antenna 43, 124-125.

Scott, J.K., Batchelor, K.L., Jucker, T. and Webber, B.L. (2019) Aerial photography and dendrochronology as tools for recreating invasion histories: do they work for bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotundata)? Biological Invasions 21, 2983-2996. [View article]

• Tingley, R. and 52 co-authors, including Somaweera, R. (2019) Geographic and taxonomic patterns of extinction risk in Australian squamates. Biological Conservation, 238, 108203. [View Article]

• Bell, K.L., Burgess, K.S., Botsch, J.C., Dobbs, E.K., Read, T.D., and Brosi, B.J. (2019) Quantitative and qualitative assessment of pollen DNA metabarcoding using constructed species mixtures. Molecular Ecology 28, 431-455. [View Article]

• Abrams, K.M., Huey, J., Hillyer, M.J., Humphreys, W. F., Didham, R.K. and Harvey, M.S. (2019) Too hot to handle: Cenozoic aridification drives multiple independent incursions of Schizomida (Hubbardiidae) into hypogean environments. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 139, 106532. [View Article]

• Castro-Díez, P., and 37 co-authors, including Trudgen, M. (2019) Global effects of non-native tree species on multiple ecosystem services. Biological Reviews, 94, 1477-1501. [View article]

• Basset, Y., Miller, S.E., Gripenberg, S., Ctvrtecka, R., Dahl, C., Leather, S.R. and Didham, R.K. (2019) An entomocentric view of the Janzen–Connell hypothesis. Insect Conservation and Diversity 12, 1-8. [View Article]

Somaweera R., Brien M.L., Platt S.G., Manolis C. and Webber B.L. (2019) Direct and indirect interactions with vegetation shape crocodylian ecology at multiple scales. Freshwater Biology, 64, 257-268. [View article]

• Shine, R. & Somaweera, R. (2019) Last lizard standing: The enigmatic persistence of the Komodo dragon. Global Ecology and Conservation, 18, e00624. [View Article]

• Yuan, Z., Ali, A., Jucker, T., Ruiz-Benito, P., Wang, S., Jiang, L., Wang, X., Lin, F., Ye, J., Hao, Z. & Loreau, M. (2019) Multiple abiotic and biotic pathways shape biomass demographic processes in temperate forests. Ecology, 100, e02650. [View Article]

Pille Arnold, J., Murphy, M.V., Didham, R.K. & Houston, T.F. (2019) Rediscovery of the ‘extinct’ bee Hesperocolletes douglasi Michener, 1965 (Colletidae: Colletinae: Paracolletini) in Western Australia and first description of the female. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11, 13310–13319. [View Article]

• Sieniawski, K. and Somaweera, R. (2019) Varanus salvator (Asian water monitor): deep diving. Herpetological Review, 50: 382-383.

• Ashton, L.A., Griffiths, H.M., Parr, C.L., Evans, T.A., Didham, R.K., Hasan, F., Teh, Y.A., Tin, H.S., Vairappan, C.S. & Eggleton, P. (2019) Termites mitigate the effects of drought in tropical rainforest. Science, 363, 174-177. [View Article]

• Dalponte, M., Jucker, T., Liu, S., Frizzera, L. & Gianelle, D. (2019) Characterizing forest carbon dynamics using multi-temporal lidar data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 224, 412-420. [View Article]

Somaweera, R., Azis, A., Resa, E., Panggur, M., Saverinus, D. and Muga, K. (2019) Amphibians and Reptiles of Komodo National Park. Aaranya Odysseys, Australia: 17pp

• Lee-Yaw, J.A., Zenni, R.D., Hodgins, K.A., Larson, B.M.H., Cousens, R. & Webber, B.L. (2019) Range shifts and local adaptation: integrating data and theory towards a new understanding of species’ distributions in the Anthropocene. New Phytologist, 221, 644-647. [View Article]

• Baeten, L., and 50 co-authors, including Jucker, T. (2019) Identifying the tree species compositions that maximize ecosystem functioning in European forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, 733-744. [View Article]

• Weiss, M., Didham, R.K., Procházka, J., Schlaghamerský, J., Basset, Y., Odegaard, F., Tichechkin, A., Schmidl, J., Floren, A., Curletti, G., Aberlenc, H.-P., Bail, J. Barrios, H., Leponce, M., Medianero, E., Fagan, L.L., Corbara, B. and Cizek, L. (2019) Saproxylic beetles in tropical and temperate forests – a standardized comparison of vertical stratification patterns. Forest Ecology and Management 444, 50-58.  [View Article]

• Malavasi, M., Barták, V., Jucker, T., Acosta, A.T.R., Carranza, M.L. & Bazzichetto, M. (2019) Strength in numbers: combining multi-source remotely sensed data to model plant invasions in coastal dune ecosystems. Remote Sensing, 11, 275. [View Article]

• Ashton, L.A., Griffiths, H.M., Parr, C.L., Evans, T.A., Didham, R.K., Hasan, F., Teh, Y.A., Tin, H.S., Vairappan, C.S. & Eggleton, P. (2019) Termites mitigate the effects of drought in tropical rainforest. Science, 363, 174-177. [View Article] [Including cover image]



Selected earlier publications:

Fletcher, R.J., Jr., Didham, R.K., Banks-Leite, C., Barlow, J., Ewers, R.M., Rosindell, J., Holt, R.D., Gonzalez, A., Pardini, R., Damschen, E.I., Melo, F.P.L., Ries, L., Prevedello, J.A., Tscharntke, T., Laurance. W.F., Lovejoy, T., and Haddad, N.M. (2018) Is habitat fragmentation good for biodiversity? Biological Conservation 226, 9-15.  [View Article]

Webber, B.L., Raghu, S. & Edwards, O.R. (2015) Is CRISPR-based gene drive a biocontrol silver bullet or global conservation threat? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 10565-10567. [View Article]

In the top 5% of all research papers ever scored by Altmetric and the first paper to draw attention to the significant challenges of social licence when applying CRISPR-based gene drive to biological control.

Rangan, H., Bell, K.L. , Baum, D., Fowler, R., McConvell, P., Saunders, T., Spronck, S., Kull, C.A. and Murphy, D.J. (2015) New genetic and linguistic analyses show humans shaped baobab evolution in Australia over thousands of years. PLoS One, 10, e0119758 [View Article]

This interdisciplinary paper was a collaboration with linguists working on terms for boab trees in Aboriginal languages of the Kimberley, generating substantial interest and attention across many disciplines.

Webber, B.L. & Scott, J.K. (2012) Rapid global change: implications for defining natives and aliens. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, 305-311. [View Article] [Cover Image] [The Conversation article]

The most downloaded paper in 2012 for Global Ecology and Biogeography, this paper provides the basis for radical change on how we consider appropriate species movements with rapid global change and is the first paper to explicitly consider the issue of range shifts in response to rapid global change for defining native and non-native status.

Pettigrew, J.D., Bell, K.L., Bhagwandin, A., Grinan, E., Jillani, N., Meyer, J., Wabuyele, E. and Vickers, C.E. (2012) Morphology, ploidy and molecular phylogenetics reveal a new diploid species from Africa in the baobab genus Adansonia (Malvaceae: Bombacoideae). Taxon, 61, 1240-1250. [View Article]

Using multiple data sources we revealed a new species of baobab from Africa, a significant revelation, given that the baobab is such a distinctive part of the African landscape.

Tscharntke, T., Tylianakis, J.M., Rand, T.A., Didham, R.K., Fahrig, L., Batary, P., Bengtsson, J., Clough, Y., Crist, T.O., Dormann, C.F., Ewers, R.M., Fründ, J., Holt, R.D., Holzschuh, A., Klein, A.M., Kleijn, D., Kremen, C., Landis, D.A., Laurance, W.F., Lindenmayer, D.B., Scherber, C., Sodhi, N., Steffan-Dewenter. I., Thies, C., van der Putten, W. H. & Westphal, C. (2012) Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes ‐ eight hypotheses. Biological Reviews, 87, 661-685. [View Article]

Thomson Reuters ‘Highly Cited Paper’. Comprehensive synthesis of the hypotheses underpinning land use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, produced with an international consortium of researchers.

Didham, R.K., Kapos, V. & Ewers, R.M.  (2012)  Rethinking the conceptual foundations of habitat fragmentation research. Oikos, 121, 161-170. [View Article]

New synthesis that challenges accepted paradigms in habitat fragmentation research, and provides the basis for much of the current international development of the discipline.

Webber, B.L., Yates, C.J., Le Maitre, D.C., Scott, J.K., Kriticos, D.J., Ota, N., McNeill, A., Le Roux, J.J. & Midgley, G.F. (2011) Modelling horses for novel climate courses: insights from projecting potential distributions of native and alien Australian acacias with correlative and mechanistic models. Diversity and Distributions, 17, 978-1000. [View Article]

One of the top cited manuscripts for 2012 from Diversity and Distributions, this paper takes an ecophysiological approach to the modelling of species distributions in regions of novel climate space. The work challenges the validity of the widespread approach of applying correlative modelling to novel climate questions and provides significant advances in obtaining meaningful model output when considering novel environments.

Webber, B.L., Scott, J.K. & Didham, R.K. (2011) Translocation or bust! A new acclimatization agenda for the 21st century? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 26, 495-496. [View Article]

Drawing upon insight from invasion science, paper challenges the notion that managed relocation (MR) is a desirable first choice for conservation management in the face of global environmental change and frames measures of successful MR in the context of what might be considered appropriate with rapid climate change.

Webber, B.L. & Woodrow, I.E. (2009) Chemical and physical plant defence across multiple ontogenetic stages in a tropical rain forest understorey tree. Journal of Ecology, 97, 761-771. [View Article]

The most comprehensive study of ontogenetic variation in plant defence mechanisms to date, one of the few studies that adequately deals with the difference between plant-and tissue-level ontogenetic variation, and the first study to test recently proposed ontogenetic defence trajectory theory.

Didham, R.K., Tylianakis, J.M., Gemmell, N.J., Rand, T.A. & Ewers, R.M. (2007) Interactive effects of habitat modification and species invasion on native species decline. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 22, 489-496. [View Article]

Thomson Reuters ‘Highly Cited Paper’. Paradigm-shift in interpreting the net impact of multiple drivers of global environmental change through quantitative discrimination of numerically-mediated versus functionally-moderated interaction pathways.

Bell, K.L., Moussalli, A., Moritz, C. and Yeates, D.K. (2007) Comparative phylogeography and speciation of dung beetles from the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest. Molecular Ecology, 16, 4984-4998. [View Article]

This research used bioclimatic modelling and phylogeography to reveal that dung beetles with narrower ecological niches and geographic ranges have stronger patterns of geographic structure due to historical climate change.

Ewers, R.M. & Didham, R.K. (2006) Confounding factors in the detection of species responses to habitat fragmentation. Biological Reviews, 81, 117-142. [View Article]

Thomson Reuters ‘Highly Cited Paper’. Ground-breaking synthesis, and touch-stone for dissatisfaction with single-factor explanations for species responses to fragmentation. The 8th most highly-cited of all Biological Reviews articles ever published.

Didham, R.K., Tylianakis, J.M., Hutchison, M.A., Ewers, R.M. & Gemmell, N.J. (2005) Are invasive species the drivers of ecological change? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 20, 470-474. [View Article]

Thomson Reuters ‘Highly Cited Paper’. Research-focus article highlighting experimental manipulations required to discriminate cause versus correlation in invasive species impacts, establishing interacting-drivers model for impacts of multiple drivers.

Laurance, W.F., Lovejoy, T.E., Vasconcelos, H.L., Bruna, E.M., Didham, R.K., Stouffer, P.C., Gascon, C., Bierregaard, R.O., Laurance, S.G. & Sampaio, E. (2002) Ecosystem decay of Amazonian forest fragments: a 22-year investigation. Conservation Biology 16, 605-618. [View Article]

The most significant review, and the standard reference source, for the impacts of habitat fragmentation on tropical forest fragments. The 7th most highly-cited of all Conservation Biology articles ever published.