Publications: 2021, the year that was

January 8th, 2022

Publications from the Ecosystem Change Ecology team during 2021.

In 2021 the team produced 24 peer reviewed publications, including papers in the highly regarded journals New Phytologist, Journal of Ecology and Diversity and Distributions. We’re really pleased that this list included five papers involving our PhD students and seven involving our Honorary Fellows.

  • Wang, M., Kriticos, D.J., Ota, N., Brooks, A., & Paini, D. (2021). A general trait-based modelling framework for revealing patterns of airborne fungal dispersal threats to agriculture and native flora. New Phytologist, 232, 1506-1518. [View Article]
  • Bell, K.L., Petit, R.A., III, Cutler, A., Dobbs, E.K., Macpherson, J.M., Read, T.D., Burgess, K.S., & Brosi, B.J. (2021). Comparing whole-genome shotgun sequencing and DNA metabarcoding approaches for species identification and quantification of pollen species mixtures. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 16082-16098. [View Article]

    Taxonomic composition of a subset of flying-fox faecal samples (Bell et al. 2021).

  • Bell, K.L., Batchelor, K.L., Bradford, M., McKeown, A., Macdonald, S.L., & Westcott, D. (2020). Optimisation of a pollen DNA metabarcoding method for diet analysis of flying-foxes (Pteropus spp.). Australian Journal of Zoology, 68, 273-284. [View Article]
  • de Araújo, G.J., Izzo, T.J., Storck-Tonon, D., Paolucci, L.N., & Didham, R.K. (2021). Re-establishment of cavity-nesting bee and wasp communities along a reforestation gradient in southern Amazonia. Oecologia, 196, 275-288. [View Article]
  • Di, N., Wang, S., Ridsdill-Smith, J., Chen, Y., Harwood, J.D., Zhang, K., & Liu, T. (2021). Nitrogen and plant growth regulator affect plant detoxification metabolism and tritrophic interactions among Triticum aestivum, Sitobion avenae and Aphelinus asychis. Entomologia Generalis, 41, 369-384. [View Article]
  • Gardiner, T., & Didham, R.K. (2021). Glow-worm abundance declines with increasing proximity to artificial lighting. Entomologist’s Gazette, 72, 1-11. [View Article]
  • Hopley, T., Webber, B.L., Raghu, S., Morin, L., & Byrne, M. (2021). Revealing the introduction history and phylogenetic relationships of Passiflora foetida sensu lato in Australia. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, 651805. [View Article]
  • Keesing, J.K., Webber, B.L., & Hardiman, L.K. (2021). Ashmore Reef Marine Park environmental assessment. Report to Parks Australia. CSIRO, Crawley, Australia. [View Article]
  • Leponce, M., Corbara, B., Delabie, J.H.C., Orivel, J., Aberlenc, H.-P., Bail, J., Barrios, H., Campos, R.I., do Nascimento, I.C., Compin, A., Didham, R.K., Floren, A., Medianero, E., Ribeiro, S.P., Roisin, Y., Schmidl, J., Tishechkin, A.K., Winchester, N.N., Basset, Y., & Dejean, A. (2021). Spatial and functional structure of an entire ant assemblage in a lowland Panamanian rainforest. Basic and Applied Ecology, 56, 32-44. [View Article]

    Recruitment life-stage transitions across six keystone Triodia species under optimal and potential future climatic conditions (Lewandrowski et al. 2021).

  • Lewandrowski, W., Stevens, J.C., Webber, B.L., L. Dalziell, E., Trudgen, M.S., Bateman, A.M., & Erickson, T.E. (2021). Global change impacts on arid zone ecosystems: seedling establishment processes are threatened by temperature and water stress. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 8071-8084. [View Article]
  • Menard, G., Sandhu, N., Anderson, D., Catolos, M., Hassall, K.L., Eastmond, P.J., Kumar, A., & Kurup, S. (2021). Laboratory phenomics predicts field performance and identifies superior indica haplotypes for early seedling vigour in dry direct-seeded rice. Genomics, 113, 4227-4236. [View Article]
  • A. Raman. (2021a). ‘Discovery’ of the tea plant Thea assamica (now, Camellia sinensis var. assamica) in the Indian territory in the 1830s. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, 12, 11-25. [View Article]
  • A. Raman. (2021b). Gall-inducing insects and plants: the induction conundrum. Current Science, 120, 66-78. [View Article]
  • A. Raman. (2021c). John O. Westwood’s cabinet of Oriental entomology (1848). Indian Entomologist, 2, 25-30. [View Article]
  • A. Raman, & N. Meenakshisundaram. (2021). Water-distribution efforts in Madras: from sailor George Baker (1750s) to engineers John Jones, Hormusji Nowroji and James Madeley (1870s–1920s). Current Science, 120, 575-585. [View Article]
  • R. Raman, & A. Raman. (2021). A papier-maché human anatomical model used in the Madras Medical Establishment in the 1830s. Indian Journal of History of Science, 56, 65-69. [View Article]
  • Sitzia, T., Campagnaro, T., Brundu, G., Faccoli, M., Santini, A., & Webber, B.L. (2021). Forest ecosystems. In K. Barker & R.A. Francis (Eds.), Routledge handbook of biosecurity and invasive species (pp. 105-127). Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge. [View Article]

    Trends in cumulative sighting rates of sea snakes and relative sighting rate of grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos; black points) at Ashmore Reef Marine Park (Somaweera et al. 2021).

  • Somaweera, R., Udyawer, V., Guinea, M.L., Ceccarelli, D.M., Clarke, R.H., Glover, M., Hourston, M., Keesing, J., Rasmussen, A.R., Sanders, K., Shine, R., Thomson, D.P., & Webber, B.L. (2021). Pinpointing drivers of extirpation in sea snakes: a synthesis of evidence from Ashmore Reef. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 1-19. [View Article]
  • Waldner, F., Diakogiannis, F.I., Batchelor, K.L., Ciccotosto-Camp, M., Cooper-Williams, E., Herrmann, C., Mata, G., & Toovey, A. (2021). Detect, consolidate, delineate: scalable mapping of field boundaries using satellite images. Remote Sensing, 13, 2197. [View Article]
  • Webber, B.L. (2021). Addressing weed threats to biodiversity. Perth, Western Australia: The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute [View Article]
  • White, H.A., Scott, J.K., & Didham, R.K. (2021). Evidence of range shifts in riparian plant assemblages in response to multidecadal streamflow declines. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 605951. [View Article]
  • Zhang, A., Zheng, S., Didham, R.K., Holt, R.D., & Yu, M. (2021). Nonlinear thresholds in the effects of island area on functional diversity in woody plant communities. Journal of Ecology, 109, 2177-2189. [View Article]

    Study sites at Thousand Island Lake in eastern China, with green areas represent sampling islands, gray areas represent unsampled islands, white areas represent mainland, blue areas represent water, and red dots indicate experiment locations on each island. The inset panel shows the design of four experimental sites from forest edge to the interior at each experiment location (Zheng et al. 2021).

  • Zheng, S., Webber, B.L., Didham, R.K., Chen, C., & Yu, M. (2021). Disentangling biotic and abiotic drivers of intraspecific trait variation in woody plant seedlings at forest edges. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 9728-9740. [View Article]
  • Zhong, L., Didham, R.K., Liu, J., Jin, Y., & Yu, M. (2021). Community re-assembly and divergence of woody plant traits in an island–mainland system after more than 50 years of regeneration. Diversity and Distributions, 27, 1435-1448. [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.