Publications and Media

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Journal articles

  1. *Greenville, A.C, Nguyen, V.,  Wardle, G.M. & Dickman, C.R. (in press). Making the most of incomplete long-term datasets: the MARSS solution. Australian Zoologist. (Accepted 10th Jan 2018).
  2. *Potter, T., Greenville, A.C. & Dickman, C.R. (2018). Assessing the potential for intraguild predation among taxonomically disparate micro-carnivores: marsupials and arthropods. Royal Society Open Science, 5: 171872.
  3. Greenville A.C., Burns, B., Dickman, C.R., Keith, D.A., Lindenmayer, D.B., Morgan, J.W., Heinze, D., Mansergh, I., Gillespie, G.R., Einoder, L., Fisher, A., Russell-Smith, J., Metcalfe, D.J., Green, P.T., Hoffmann, A.A., & Wardle, G.M. (2018). Biodiversity responds to increasing climatic extremes in a biome-specific manner. Science of the Total Environment 634: 382–393.
  4. Crowther, M.S, Tulloch, A.I., Letnic, M., Greenville, A.C., & Dickman, C.R. (2018). Interactions between wildfire and drought drive population responses of mammals in coastal woodlands. Journal of Mammalogy. 99: 416-27.
  5. *Greenville A.C., Wardle G. M. & Dickman C. R. (2017). Desert mammal populations are limited by introduced predators rather than future climate change. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 170384.
  6. Lindenmayer D., Burns E. L., Dickman C. R., Green P. T., Hoffmann A. A., Keith D. A., Morgan J. W., Russell-Smith J., Wardle G. M., Gillespie G. R., Cunningham S., Krebs C., Likens G., Pauw J., Troxler T. G., McDowell W. H., Catford J. A., Hobbs R., Bennett A., Nicholson E., Ritchie E., Wilson B., Greenville A. C., Newsome T., Shine R., Kutt A. S., Tulloch A., Thurgate N., Fisher A., Auty K., Smith B., Williams R., Fox B., Metternicht G., Bai X., Banks S., Colvin R., Crane M., Dovey L., Fraser C., Foster C., Heinsohn R., Kay G., Ng K., MacGregor C., Michael D., O’Loughlin T., Portfirio L., Robin L., Salt D., Sato C., Scheele B., Stein J., Stein J., Walker B., Westgate M., Wilson G., Wood J., Venn S., Vardon M., Legge S., Costanza R., Kenny D., Burnett P., Welsh A., Moore J., Sgrò C. & Westoby M. (2017) Save Australia’s ecological research. Science 357, 557.
  7. *Newsome, T.M., Greenville, A.C., Ćirović, D., Dickman, C.R., Johnson, C.N., Krofel, M., Letnic, M., Ripple, W.J., Ritchie, E.G., Stoyanov, S. & Wirsing, A.J. (2017). Top predators constrain mesopredator distributions. Nature Communications, 8: 15469.
  8. *Greenville A.C., Dickman C.R. & Wardle G.M. (2017). 75 years of dryland science: trends and gaps in arid ecology literature. Plos One, 12: e0175014.
  9. Newsome, T.M., Greenville, A.C., Letnic, M., Ritchie, E.G., Dickman, C.R. (2017). The case for a dingo reintroduction in Australia remains strong: A reply to Morgan et al., 2016. Food Webs 10: 39-41.
  10. Greenville, A.C. and Emery, N.J. (2016). Gathering lots of data on a small budget. Science, 353: 1360-1361.
  11. Greenville A.C., Wardle G. M., Nguyen V. & Dickman C. R. (2016). Spatial and temporal synchrony in reptile population dynamics in variable environments. Oecologia 182: 475–485.
  12. *Greenville A.C., Wardle G. M., Nguyen V. & Dickman C. R. (2016). Population dynamics of desert mammals: similarities and contrasts within a multi-species assemblage. Ecosphere 7: e01343. 10.1002/ecs2.1343.
  13. Frank A. S. K., Wardle G. M., Greenville A. C. & Dickman C. R. (2016). Cattle removal in arid Australia benefits kangaroos in high quality habitat but does not affect camels. The Rangeland Journal 38: 73-84.
  14. Kwok, A. B. C., Wardle, G. M., Greenville, A. C. & Dickman, C. R. (2016). Long-term patterns of invertebrate abundance and relationships to environmental factors in arid Australia. Austral Ecology 41: 480-491.
  15. Wardle, G. M., Greenville, A.C., Frank, A. S. K., Tischer, M., Emery, N. J., & Dickman, C. R. (2015). Ecosystem risk assessment of Georgina gidgee woodlands in central Australia. Austral Ecology 40: 444-459.
  16. Nguyen, V., Greenville A., Dickman C., & Wardle G. (2015). On the validity of visual cover estimates for time series analyses: a case study of hummock grasslands. Plant Ecology, 216: 975-988.
  17. Newsome T., Ballard G.-A., Crowther M., Glen A., Dellinger J., Fleming P., Greenville A., Johnson C., Letnic M., Moseby K., Nimmo D., Nelson M., Read J., Ripple W., Ritchie E., Shores C., Wallach A., Wirsing A. & Dickman C. (2015). Resolving the value of the dingo in ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology, 23: 201–208.
  18.  Letnic M., Laffan S.W., Greenville A.C., Russell B.G., Mitchell B. & Fleming P.J.S. (2014). Artificial watering points are focal points for activity by an invasive herbivore but not native herbivores in conservation reserves in arid Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 10.1007/s10531-014-0770-y.
  19. Greenville A.C., Wardle GM, Tamayo B & Dickman CR (2014). Bottom-up and top-down processes interact to modify intraguild interactions in resource-pulse environments. Oecologia, 175: 1349-1358.
  20. Frank A.S.K., Wardle G.M, Dickman C.R. & Greenville A.C. (2014). Habitat- and rainfall-dependent biodiversity responses to cattle removal in an arid woodland-grassland environment. Ecological Applications, 24:2013–2028.
  21.  *Frank, A. S. K., Dickman, C. R., Wardle, G. M. & Greenville, A. C. (2013). Interactions of Grazing History, Cattle Removal and Time since Rain Drive Divergent Short-Term Responses by Desert Biota. Plos One, 8: e68466.
  22.  Greenville, A.C., Wardle, G.M. & Dickman, C.R. (2013). Extreme rainfall events predict irruptions of rat plagues in central Australia. Austral Ecology, 38: 754–764.
  23.  *Greenville A. C., Wardle G. M. & Dickman C. R. (2012). Extreme climatic events drive mammal irruptions: regression analysis of 100-year trends in desert rainfall and temperature. Ecology and Evolution, 2, 2645-2658.
  24.  Dickman C. R., Greenville A. C., Tamayo B. & Wardle G. M. (2011). Spatial dynamics of small mammals in central Australian desert habitats: the role of drought refugia. Journal of Mammalogy 92, 1193-209.
  25.  Letnic, M., Greenville, A., Denny, E., Dickman, C. R., Tischler, M., Gordon, C. & Koch, F. (2011). Does a top predator suppress the abundance of an invasive mesopredator at a continental scale? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20, 343-353.
  26.  Dickman, C. R., Greenville, A. C., Beh, C.-L., Tamayo, B. & Wardle, G. M. (2010). Social organization and movements of desert rodents during population “booms” and “busts” in central Australia. Journal of Mammalogy, 91, 798-810.
  27.  Greenville A. C., Dickman C. R., Wardle G. M. & Letnic M. (2009). The fire history of an arid grassland: the influence of antecedent rainfall and ENSO. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18, 631-639.
  28.  Greenville A. C. & Dickman C. R. (2009). Factors affecting habitat selection in a specialist fossorial skink. Biol J Linn Soc, 97, 531-544.
  29.  Read J. L., Carter J., Moseby K. M. & Greenville A. (2008). Ecological roles of rabbit, bettong and bilby warrens in arid Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 72, 2124-2130.
  30.  Greenville, A.C. & Dickman, C.R. (2005). Ecology of Lerista labialis in the Simpson Desert: reproduction and diet. Journal of Arid Environments, 60, 611-625.

Book Chapters

  1. Dickman C. R., Greenville A. C. & Wardle G. M. (2018). Determining trends in irruptive desert species. In: Making threatened species monitoring count (eds S. Legge, D. B. Lindenmayer, N. Robinson, B. Scheele and B. Wintle) pp. 281-92. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  2. Dickman C. R., Greenville A. C. & Wardle G. M. (2017). Developing the desert: potential effects on wildlife. In: Lake Eyre Basin rivers: environmental, social and economic importance. (ed R. T. Kingsford) pp. 63-74. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Other peer reviewed articles

  1. *Greenville, A.C. & Wardle, G.M. Ritchie, R. Newsome, T. (2018). Demise of the dingo. ESA Hot Topics in Ecology (Updated from 2013 version).
  2. Greenville, A.C. (2017). Book review: The Biology of Deserts, David Ward. 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press. Austral Ecology, in press.
  3. Greenville, A.C. & Wardle, G.M. (2013). Demise of the dingo: the loss of a top predator would have consequences for native wildlife. ESA Hot Topics in Ecology.

Published data

  1. *Potter T.I., Stannard H.J., Greenville A.C., Dickman C.R. (2018). Arthropod Energy & Nutrients, Version 1. doi:10.4227/05/5ab9a8bfa60bd. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.
  2.  *Potter T.I., Greenville A.C., Dickman C.R. (2017). Microhabitat selection by wolf spiders and dunnarts. doi:10.4227/05/5a1f43d3542e5. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.
  3.  *Potter T.I., Greenville A.C., Dickman C.R. (2017). Direct observations of foraging wolf spiders and dunnarts, Version 1. doi:10.4227/05/5a151e727fb2f. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.
  4.  *Potter T.I., Greenville A.C., Dickman C.R. (2017). Temporal activity of wolf spiders and dunnarts in the Simpson Desert, Version 1. doi:10.4227/05/5a167887d329a. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.
  5.  *Potter T.I., Greenville A.C., Dickman C.R. (2017). Availability of invertebrate prey for micro-carnivores, Version 1. doi:10.4227/05/5a17a9ab8652b. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.
  6. *Greenville, A. C. (2017). Simpson Desert Remote camera trap data, Version 1. doi:10.4227/05/598bd8a2e9e76. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.
  7. *Newsome T.M., Greenville A.C., Ćirović D., Dickman C.R., Johnson C.N., Krofel M., Letnic M., Ripple W.J., Ritchie E.G., Stoyanov S., & Wirsing A.J. (2017). Data from: Top predators constrain mesopredator distributions (Dryad Digital Repository).
  8. *Greenville, A. C. (2017). 75 years of dryland science, Version 1. doi:10.4227/05/588e6a779edf5. ÆKOS Data Portal, rights owned by University of Sydney.

Published Software

  1. *Greenville, A. C. (2018). Bipartite Network Analysis vs1.0.2. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1205206. Zenodo.

PhD Thesis

*Greenville, A. C. 2015. The role of ecological interactions: how intrinsic and extrinsic factors shape the spatio-temporal dynamics of populations. PhD Thesis. University of Sydney, Sydney.

Opinion articles

*Greenville A.C. & Wardle G.M. (2013). Will we hunt dingoes to the brink like the Tasmanian Tiger? The Conversation, 21st November 2013.


Marsupial species eats spiders to stop spiders eating insects, Australia’s Science Channel, May 2018.

The marsupial mouse eats its competitors (Dutch), Scientias, May 2018.

This dunnart has competition for food… so it just eats the competition, Australian Geographic, May 2018.

Could dingoes follow the Tasmanian tiger to extinction?, Ecological Society of Australia, March 2018.

10 best Sydney science discoveries 2017, University of Sydney Media, December, 2017.

Feral animals worse than climate change, Country Today, November 2017.

Feral foxes and felines more dangerous to our desert dwellers than climate change. Scimex, November, 2017.

Feral cats, foxes a greater threat in Outback than climate change.University of Sydney Media, November, 2017.

Feral foxes, desert cats pose more threat to Aussie animals than climate change: expert. Xinhua (China), November, 2017.

Feral animals pose major threat to Outback, climate change study finds.Jersey Tribune, November, 2017.

Feral animals pose major threat to Outback, climate change study, November, 2017.

Feral animals pose major threat to Outback, climate change study finds. EurekAlert!, November, 2017.

Cats, foxes pose bigger risk to native wildlife than climate change in the outback.ABC News, November, 2017.

702 ABC Radio Sydney, November 2017 (at 47 min).

Füchse und Katzen schlimmer als Klimawandel?  (Germany), November, 2017.

Hot topics at Science at the Local. Blue Mountains Gazette, 13 October, 2017.

Ecologists protest Australia’s plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network. Nature, 14th August 2017

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites. Science, 11th August 2017.

Dingoes need more space to fight off pests, study finds. Australian Geographic, 24th May 2017.

Thinking big gives top predators the competitive edge. The Conversation, May 2017.

Reintroducing dingoes can help manage feral foxes and cats, study suggests. Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd May 2017.

Study: To Mitigate Problem Predators, Give Wolves More Space, Tolerance. The Northwest News Network, 23rd May 2017.

Science at the Local Podcast, July 2016.

Dingo doing more than its share to protect native species, Sydney Morning Herald, November 2015.

Dingo doing more than its share to protect native species, The Age, November 2015.

18 of our most exciting scientists on Twitter, University of Sydney, August 2015.

Of mice and dogs. TERN newsletter, November 2014.

Top Dog: How Dingoes Save Native Animals. Australasian Science, November 2014.

A 25 year commitment to digging for answers in the sand. Biology News, July 2014.

Surveillance in the Simpson suggests a new take on threat to native animals., June 2014.

Surveillance in the Simpson suggests a new take on threat to native animals., June 2014.

Surveillance in the Simpson suggests a new take on threat to native animals. University of Sydney, June 2014.

Following the plot: the value of long-term ecological monitoring. ECOS Magazine, April 2014.

After the floods come the rats. Biology News, 25. School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney. February 2014.

Will dingoes go the way of the Tassie tiger? InDaily, November 2013.

Plot by plot, research becomes part of the social landscape. TERN Newsletter, November 2013.

Changes predicted for the Simpson Desert’s droughts and flooding rains. School of Biological Sciences NEWS 13/11/2012.

Simpson Desert so hot right now (ABC Country Hour).

Sydney University Student wins young scientist grant. Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.

Boom and bust for biodiversity in arid Australia. TERN Newsletter, September 2012.



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