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Journal articles (4)
Managing fire-dependent vegetation in Byron Shire, Australia: are we restoring the keystone ecological process of fire? Ecological Management & Restoration (2016)
Fire is a keystone ecological process in many ecosystems. In such ecosystems, the exclusion of fire can lead to fundamental shifts in vegetation structure, composition and distribution and poses a major threat to the biodiversity ...
Maximising the value of seed collections for horticulture and conservation Acta Horticulturae (2015)
Seed collection and processing can be a costly and time-consuming element of plant production and germplasm conservation. Understanding seed set, viability and germination, and responses to handling and storage conditions might provide information for decision-making ...
Where has all the fire gone? Quantifying the spatial and temporal extent of fire exclusion in Byron Shire, Australia Ecological Management & Restoration (2015)
Fire is a major determinant of vegetation structure worldwide, and structural vegetation change following fire exclusion is well documented throughout Australia. Such changes include the displacement of treeless ecosystems by forest and the transition of ...
Effects of growth form and functional traits on response of woody plants to clearing and fragmentation of subtropical rainforest Conservation Biology (2013)
The conservation implications of large-scale rainforest clearing and fragmentation on the persistence of functional and taxonomic diversity remain poorly understood. If traits represent adaptive strategies of plant species to particular circumstances, the expectation is that ...
Book chapters (1)
Succession and community structure of reef flat algae at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2002)
There is little published information on the distribution, abundance, seasonality and ecological roles of benthic algae on the Great Barrier Reef, although they are of fundamental importance in the ecology of coral reef communities. This ...