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:

Bell, K.L., De Vere, N., Keller, A., Richardson, R., Gous, A., Burgess, K.S., and Brosi, B.J. (2016). Pollen DNA barcoding: current applications and future prospects. Genome 59, 629-640.  [View Article]

• Auliya, M. and 36 co-authors including Somaweera, R. (2016) Trade in live reptiles and its impact on reptile diversity: the European pet market as a case study. Biological Conservation (In press)

• Ruffell, J. P., Clout, M. N., and Didham, R.K. (2016) The matrix matters, but how should we manage it? Estimating the amount of high-quality matrix required to maintain biodiversity in fragmented landscapes. Ecography (Online Early; DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02097)

Ruffell, J. P., and Didham, R. K. (2016) Towards a better mechanistic understanding of edge effects. Landscape Ecology (Online early; DOI: 10.1007/s10980-016-0397-3)

Harrop-Archibald, H., Didham, R.K., Standish, R.J., Tibbett, M., and Hobbs, R.J. (2016) Mechanisms linking fungal conditioning of leaf litter to detritivore feeding activity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 93, 119-130. [View Article]

Ruffell, J.P., Banks-Leite, C. & Didham, R.K. (2016) Accounting for the causal basis of collinearity when measuring the effects of habitat loss versus habitat fragmentation. Oikos (Online Early; DOI: 10.1111/oik.01948).

Selected recent publications (2015-2016):

• Didham, R.K., Leather, S.R. & Basset, Y. (2016) Circle the bandwagons – challenges mount against the theoretical foundations of applied functional trait and ecosystem service research. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9, 1-3. [View Article]

Bell, K.L., Burgess, K.S., Okamoto, K.C., Aranda, R., and Brosi, B.J. (2016). Review and future prospects for DNA barcoding methods in forensic palynology. Forensic Science International: Genetics 21, 110-116.  [View Article]

• Tsen, E.W.J., Sitzia, T. & Webber, B.L. (2016) To core, or not to core: the impact of coring on tree health and a best-practice framework for collecting dendrochronological information from living trees. Biological Reviews 91, 899-924.   [View Article]

Wilson, M.C., Chen, X.-Y., Corlett, R.T., Didham, R.K., Ding, P., Holt, R.D., Holyoak, M., Hu, G., Hughes, A.C., Jiang, L., Laurance, W.F., Liu, J., Pimm, S.L., Robinson, S.K., Russo, S.E., Si, X, Wilcove, D.S., Wu, J. & Yu, M. (2016) Habitat fragmentation and biodiversity conservation: key findings and future challenges. Landscape Ecology  31, 219-227. [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 Sciences112, 10565–10567. [View article]

Whiting, M.J., Noble, D.W.A. and Somaweera, R. (2015) Sexual dimorphism in conspicuousness and ornamentation in enigmatic leaf-nosed lizard Ceratophora tennentii from Sri Lanka. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 116, 614-625. [View Article]

• Döbert, T.F., Webber, B.L., Sugau, J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & Didham, R.K. (2015) Can leaf area index and biomass be estimated from Braun-Blanquet cover scores in tropical forests? Journal of Vegetation Science, 26, 1043-1053 [View Article] [Feature article]

Bell, K.L., Rangan, H., Kull, C.A., and Murphy, D.J. (2015). The history of introduction of the African baobab (Adansonia digitata, Malvaceae: Bombacoideae) in the Indian subcontinent. Royal Society Open Science 2, 150370.  [View Article]

Basset, Y., Cizek, L., Cuénoud, P., Didham, R.K., Novotny, V., Ødegaard, F., Roslin, T., Tishechkin, A.K., Schmidl, J. et al. (2015) Arthropod distribution in a tropical rainforest: tackling a four dimensional puzzle. PLOS ONE, 10, e0144110 [View Article]

• Webber, B.L. & Harwood, B. (2015) Revisiting taxonomic circumscriptions in Hydnocarpus Gaertn. and Ryparosa Blume for the Achariaceae of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 43, 46-50. [View article]

• Didham, R.K., Barker, G.M., Bartlam, S., Deakin, E.L., Denmead, L.H., Fisk, L.M., Peters, J.M.R., Tylianakis, J.M., Wright, H.R. & Schipper, L.A. (2015) Agricultural intensification exacerbates spillover effects on soil biogeochemistry in adjacent forest remnants. PLOS ONE 10, e0116474. [View Article]

• Frost, C.M., Didham, R.K., Rand, T.A., Peralta, G. & Tylianakis, J.M. (2015) Community-level net spillover of natural enemies from managed to natural forest. Ecology, 96, 193-202. [View Article]

• Long, R.L., Gorecki, M.J., Renton, M., Scott, J.K., Colville, L., Goggin, D.E., Commander, L.E., Westcott, D.A., Cherry, H. & Finch-Savage, W.E. (2015) The ecophysiology of seed persistence: a mechanistic view of the journey to germination or demise. Biological Reviews, 90, 31-59. [View Article]

• 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]


Selected earlier publications:

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.

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]

The 3rd most cited manuscript in 2012 from Diversity and Distributions papers published in 2011, 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.

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.