Category Archives: Ecology

Writings that are ecology related

Book review: The Biology of Deserts

David Ward, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. xv + 370 pp. First published in Austral Ecology. Contrary to the popular perception that deserts are wastelands, they house some of the most diverse communities of flora and fauna of … Continue reading

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New paper: Desert mammal populations are limited by introduced predators rather than future climate change

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Glenda M. Wardle & Chris R. Dickman Published in: Royal Society Open Science Abstract: Climate change is predicted to place up to one in six species at risk of extinction in coming decades, but extinction probability … Continue reading

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New book: Monitoring threatened species and ecological communities

A new book is coming that aims to improve the standard of monitoring for Australia’s threatened biodiversity and I had the opportunity to contribute to one of the chapters: Chapter 21: Determining trends in irruptive desert species Summary: Populations of … Continue reading

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New paper: Top predators constrain mesopredator distributions

Authors: Thomas M. Newsome, Aaron C. Greenville, Duško Ćirović, Chris R. Dickman, Chris N. Johnson, Miha Krofel, Mike Letnic, William J. Ripple, Euan G. Ritchie, Stoyan Stoyanov & Aaron J. Wirsing. Published in: Nature Communications Abstract: Top predators can suppress … Continue reading

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New paper: 75 years of dryland science

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Chris R. Dickman and Glenda M. Wardle Published in: Plos One Abstract: Growth in the publication of scientific articles is occurring at an exponential rate, prompting a growing need to synthesise information in a timely manner … Continue reading

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New paper: Spatial and temporal synchrony in reptile population dynamics in variable environments

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Glenda M. Wardle, Vuong Nguyen and Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Oecologia Abstract: Resources are seldom distributed equally across space, but many species exhibit spatially synchronous population dynamics. Such synchrony suggests the operation of large-scale external … Continue reading

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New paper! Population dynamics of desert mammals: similarities and contrasts within a multi-species assemblage

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Glenda M. Wardle, Vuong Nguyen and Chris R. Dickman. Published in: Ecosphere Abstract: Understanding the temporal and spatial dynamics of species populations remains a key focus of population biology, providing vital insight into the drivers that … Continue reading

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