This is a list of publications relevant to our recent collective work.  Staff have provided a more complete list of their publications on their individual pages on this site.


Callister, K.E., Peter A. Griffioen, P.A., Avitabile, S.C., Haslem, A., Kelly, L.T., Sally A. Kenny, S.A., Dale G. Nimmo, D.G., Lisa M. Farnsworth, L.M., Rick S. Taylor, R.S., Simon J. Watson, S.J., Andrew F. Bennett, A.F., and Clarke, M.F. (2016).  Historical Maps from Modern Images: Using Remote Sensing to Model and Map Century-Long Vegetation Change in a Fire-Prone Region. PLOS One.

Harwood, T, Donohue, R.. Williams, K., Ferrier, S., McVicar, T., Newell, G. and White, M. (accepted)  HCAS: A new way to assess the condition of natural habitats for terrestrial biodiversity across whole regions using remote sensing data.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Huang, J, Huang, J, Liu, C Zhang, J. Xinghui Lu, X, Ma, (2016). Diversity hotspots and conservation gaps for the Chinese endemic seed flora. Biological Conversation 198 104-112


Liu, C. White, M. and Newell, G. (2015). On the selection of  thresholds for predicting species occurrence with presence-only data. Ecology and Evolution

Sinclair, S, Griffioen, P, Duncan, D.H., Millett-Rilly, J.E., White, M.D. (2015). Quantifying ecosystem quality by modeling multi-attribute expert opinion. Ecological Applications 25(6) 1453-1477.

Williams, RJ, Wahren, CH, Stott, KAJ, Camac, JS,  White, M., Burns, E., Harris, S, Nash, M, Morgan, JW, Venn, S, Papst, WA, Hoffmann, AA. (2015). An International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List ecosystems risk assessment for alpine snow patch herbfields, South‐Eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 40 (4), 433- 443

Xu, W., Chen, G., Liu, C. & Ma, K. 2015. Latitudinal differences in species abundance distributions, rather than spatial aggregation, explain beta-diversity along latitudinal gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1170-1180.


Amos, J.N., Harrisson, K.A., Radford, J.Q., White, M., Newell, G., MacNally, R, Sunnucks, P. and Pavlova, A. (2014). Species- and sex-specific connectivity effects of habitat fragmentation in a suite of woodland birds. Ecology
Yang, X., Yan, D. & Liu, C. 2014. Natural Regeneration of Trees in Three Types of Afforested Stands in the Taihang Mountains, China. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108744.

Duncan DH, Vesk PA (2013) Examining change over time in habitat attributes using Bayesian reinterpretation of categorical assessments. Ecological Applications. 23(6) 1277- 1287

Fero J, Duncan DH, Spry S. (2013). Evaluating the performance of a centralised government geodatabase in capturing publicly funded NRM activities in Victoria, Australia. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management20, 101–115

Liu, C. White, M. and Newell, G. (2013). Selecting threshold for the prediction of species occurrence with presence-only dataJournal of Biogeography 40 778-789

Liu, C. White, M., Newell, G. (2013). Species distribution modelling for conservation planning in Victoria, Australia. Ecological Modelling 249 68-74.


Amos, N., Bennett, A.F., Mac Nally, R., Newell, G, Pavlova, A., Radford, J.Q., Thomson, J.R., White, M. and Sunnucks, P. (2012) Predicting Landscape-Genetic Consequences of Habitat Loss, Fragmentation and Mobility for Multiple Species of Woodland Birds. PLoS ONE 7 (2) e30888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030888

Cunningham SA, Duncan DH, Driscoll DA (2012). Land Use Intensification Impacts on Biodiversity in the Mallee/Wheat Landscape of Central NSW. In: DB Lindenmayer, SA Cunningham, A Young (Eds.), Land use intensification and biodiversity conservation. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.

Fordham D.A., Akçakaya H.R., Araújo M.B., Elith J., Keith D., Pearson R., Auld T.D., Mellin C., Morgan J.W., Regan T.J., Tozer M., Watts M.J., White M., Wintle B., Yates C., Brook B.W. (2012). Plant demographic traits and landscape structure strongly affect estimates of extinction risk and range margin movement under climate change. Global Change Biology.

Huang, J., Chen, B., Liu, C., Lai, J., Zhang, J. & Ma, K. 2012. Identifying hotspots of endemic woody seed plant diversity in China. Diversity and Distributions 18: 673-688.

Kyle G, Duncan DH (2012). Arresting the rate of land clearing: Change in woody native vegetation cover in a changing agricultural landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning.

Kyle, G., Duncan, D. and Newell, G. (2012). Measuring change in vegetation extent at regional and property scales. In Landscape Logic. Integrating Science for Landscape Management (Ed. Lefroy, E. Curtis, A., Jakeman, A. and McKee, J.). pp. 129-144. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Ryan S M, Cane K A, DeBoer K D, Sinclair S J, Brimblecombe R, and Hamill J D (2012). Structure and expression of the quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase (QPT) gene family in Nicotiana. Plant Science 188-189:102-110.

Rumpff L, Duncan DH, Vesk PA, Wintle BA (2012). Using a state-and-transition model to guide investment in woodland vegetation condition, in: Lefroy T, Curtis A, Jakeman T, McKee J (eds) Landscape Logic: Pattern, people and process in landscape management. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Sharafi SM, Moilanen A, White M, Burgman M (2012) Integrating environmental gap analysis with spatial conservation prioritization: A case study from Victoria, Australia. Journal of Environmental Management 112: 240-251.

Sinclair S J, Atchison K (2012). The pre-colonial distribution of grasslands, woodlands and forests on the Werribee plains, VictoriaCunninghamia 213-227.

Sinclair S J, Boon P I (2012). Changes in the area of coastal marsh in Victoria since the mid 19th century. Cunninghamia 12: 153-176.

Sinclair S J, Sutter G, Stajsic V (2012). Cyclosorus interruptus (Thelypteridaceae): new to Victoria. Muelleria 30: 183-188.

Sinclair, S; White, M; Medley, J; Smith, E and Newell, G. (2012). Mapping the past:  Constructing a digital land use history map for Victoria, Australia   Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 124 (3): 193-206.


Catford, Jane A., Peter A. Vesk, Matt D. White and Brendan A. Wintle. (2011) Hotspots of plant invasion predicted by propagule pressure and ecosystem characteristics. Diversity and Distributions 7: 1099–1110.

Gordon, A. Langford, W T Todd, J. A. White, M.D., Mullerworth, D.W., Bekessy, S.A. (2011) Assessing the impacts of biodiversity offset policies. Environmental Modelling & Software. 26: 1481-1488.

Gormley, A.M., D. M. Forsyth, P. Griffioen, M. Lindeman, D. S. Ramsey, M. P. Scroggie, and L. Woodford (2011). Using presence-only and presence-absence data to estimate the current and potential distributions of established invasive species. Journal of Applied Ecology 48 (1) 25–34. 

Gordon A, Langford W T, White M D, Todd J A, Bastin L (2011) Modelling trade offs between public and private conservation policies. Biological Conservation 144: 558-556.

Langford, W, Gordon, A., Bekessey, S., Bastin, L., White, M., and Newell G. (2011). Raising the bar for systematic conservation planning. Trends in Ecology& Evolution. Dec; 26 (12): 634-40.

Liu, C. White, M. and Newell, G.(2011).  Measuring and comparing the accuracy of species distribution models with presence-absence data. Ecography 34: 232–243

Liu, C. White, M., Newell, G.and Griffioen, P. (2011). Species distribution modelling for conservation planning in Victoria of Australia. 19th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM1 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation.

Newell, G. White, M., Griffioen, P. and Sinclair, S. (2011). Potential impacts of a changing climate on selected terrestrial ecosystems in northern Victoria. Transactions of the Royal society of Victoria 122 (2):  xcvi – cxi

Read CF, Duncan DH, Vesk PA, and Elith J (2011). Surprisingly fast recovery of biological soil crusts following livestock removal in southern Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 905–916.

Sinclair S J (2011). Low nutrient soils, pollination and plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science 23 585-589.


Duncan DH, Kyle G, and Race, D. (2010). Combining facilitated dialogue and spatial data analysis to compile landscape history. Environmental Conservation 37 432–441.

Haslem, A., K. E. Callister, S. C. Avitabile, P. A. Griffioen, L. T. Kelly, D. G. Nimmo, L. M. Spence-Bailey, R. S. Taylor, S. J. Watson, L. Brown, A. F. Bennett, and M. F. Clarke (2010) A framework for mapping vegetation over broad spatial extents: A technique to aid land management across jurisdictional boundaries. Landscape and Urban Planning  97 (4) 296–305.

Paplinska, J.Z., Bencini, R,, Fisher, D.O.,Newell, G.R., Goldzien, A. W., Hazlitt, S.L., Sigg, D.P., Finalayson, G.R. Munn, A.J., Chambers, B.K. and D.A. Taggart. (2010). Sperm competition in Macropodoidea: a review of evidence. In ‘Macropods. The biology of kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos’ CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Sinclair, S., White, M. and Newell, G.R. (2010). Tell us something we don’t know – Are species distribution models useful for managing biodiversity under future climates?  Ecology and Society 15 (1): 8

Zimmer, H.C., Mavromihalis, J.,Turner, VB, Moxham, C  and Liu, C. (2010). Native grasslands in the PlainsTender incentive scheme: conservation value, management and monitoring. The Rangeland Journal 32 (2): 205-214


Bennett, A.F., Haslem, A., Cheal, D.C.,. Clarke, M.F., Jones, R.N., Koehn, J.D., Lake, P.S., Lumsden, L.F., Lunt, I.D., Mackey, B.G., Mac Nally, R. Menkhorst, P.W., New, T.R., Newell, G.R., O’Hara, T. Quinn, G.P.,. Radford, J.Q., Robinson, D., Watson, J.E.M., and Yen. A.L (2009). Ecological processes: A key element in strategies for nature conservation. Ecological Management and Restoration10 (3): 192-199.

Cunningham, S.C., Mac Nally, R., Read, J., Baker, P.J., White, M., Thomson, J.R. and Griffioen, P. (2009) A robust technique for mapping vegetation condition across a major river system. Ecosystems 12 (2): 207-219.

Duncan DH, and Dorrough JW (2009) Historical and current land use shape landscape restoration options in the Australian wheat and sheep farming zone. Landscape and Urban Planning 91 124–132.

Kocev, D., Džeroski,S., White, M.D., Newell, G.R. and Griffioen P. (2009). Using single and multi-target trees and ensembles to model a compound index of vegetation conditionEcological Modelling 220 1159-1168.

Liu, C. White, M, and Newell, G. (2009) Measuring the accuracy of species distribution models:  a review In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 4241 – 4247. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8

Liu, C. White, M, and Newell, G. (2009) Assessing the accuracy of species distribution models more thoroughly. In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 4234 – 4240. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8

Moxham C, Sinclair S J, Walker G and Douglas I (2009). The vegetation of the Nepean Peninsula, Victoria – an historical perspectiveCunninghamia 11: 27-47.


Di Stefano, J. and Newell, G.R. (2008). Diet selection by the swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolour): Feeding strategies under conditions of changed food availability. Journal of Mammalogy 89 (6): 1540-1549.

Pettit C, Cartwright W, Bishop I, Lowell K, Pullar D, Duncan DH (eds) (2008), Landscape Analysis and Visualisation. Spatial Models for Natural Resource Management and Planning. Springer – Verlag GmbH, Berlin.

Read CF, Duncan DH, Vesk PA, Elith J. (2008). Biological soil crust distribution is related to patterns of fragmentation and landuse in a dryland agricultural landscape of southern Australia. Landscape Ecology 23:1093–1105.

Steel, J., Kohout, M. and Newell, G. (2008). Climate Change and the potential distribution of weeds. Whither the weeds under climate change?  Department of Primary Industries, Victorian Government.


Pre – 2008

Duncan DH, Dorrough J, White M, Moxham C (2007). Blowing in the wind? Nutrient enrichment of remnant woodlands in an agricultural landscape. Landscape Ecology 23: 107–119.

Duncan DH, Nicotra AB, Cunningham SA (2004). High self-pollen transfer and low fruit set in buzz-pollinated Dianella revoluta (Phormiaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 52: 185–193.

Duncan DH, Nicotra AB, Wood JT, Cunningham SA (2004). Plant isolation reduces outcross pollen receipt of a partially self-compatible herb. Journal of Ecology 92: 977–985.

Duncan DH, Wintle BA (2008). Towards adaptive management of native vegetation in regional landscapes. In: C. Pettit, W. Cartwright, I. Bishop, K. Lowell, D. Pullar and D. Duncan (eds), Landscape Analysis and Visualisation. Spatial Models for Natural Resource Management and Planning. Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin.

Duncan DH, Roberts N (2002) Access guide to Victoria’s parks. Vision Australia Foundation, Brighton.

Liu, C., Whittaker, R., Ma, K. & Malcolm, J.R. (2007). Unifying and distinguishing diversity ordering methods for comparing communities. Population Ecology 49 89-100.

Liu, C., Frazier, P., Kumar, L. (2007). Comparative assessment of the thematic accuracy measures. Remote Sensing of Environment 106 606-616.

Liu, C., Berry, P. M., Dawson, T. P. & Pearson, R. G. (2005). Selecting thresholds of occurrence in the prediction of species distributions. Ecography 28 (3) 385-393.

Liu, C., Frazier, P., Kumar, L., MacGregor, C. & Blake, N. (2006). Catchment-wide wetland assessment using multi-criterion decision making method TOPSIS. Environmental Management 38 316-326.

Malcolm, J. R., Liu, C., Neilson, R. P., Hansen, L., and Hannah, L. (2006). Global warming and extinctions of endemic species from biodiversity hotspots. Conservation Biology 20 538-548.

Newell, G., White, M., Griffioen, P. and Conroy, M. (2006). Vegetation condition mapping at a landscape-scale across Victoria. Ecological Management and Restoration 7 S65-S68.

Sinclair S J (2006). The influence of Dwarf Cherry (Exocarpos strictus) on the health of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). Australian Forestry 69 137-141.

Pearson, R.G., Dawson, T.P. & Liu, C. (2004). Modelling species distributions in Britain: a hierarchical integration of climate and land-cover data. Ecography 27( 3) 285-298.

Parkes, D., Newell G. and Cheal, D. (2004).  The development and raison d’être of ‘habitat hectares’: A response to McCarthy et al.  (2004).  Ecological Management and Restoration 5 29-31.

Sinclair S J, Johnson R, Hamill J D (2004). Analysis of wound-induced gene expression in Nicotiana species with contrasting alkaloid profilesFunctional Plant Biology 31 721-729.

Cheal, D., Newell, G. and Griffioen, P. (2003).  Climate Change and Weeds: Can we predict future problems? In Climate Impacts on Australia’s Natural Resources: Current and Future Challenges.  Queensland Government Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane.

Newell, G., Griffioen, P. and Cheal, D. (2003). Effects of ‘greenhouse’ warming scenarios upon selected Victorian plants and vegetation communities. In ‘Climate change impacts on biodiversity in Australia.  Outcomes of workshop sponsored by the Biological Diversity Advisory Committee’. Eds. Howden, M., Hughes, L., Dunlop, M., Zethoven, I., Hilbert, D., Chilcott, C. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra.

Parkes, D., Newell G. and Cheal, D. (2003).  Assessing the Quality of Native Vegetation – the Habitat Hectares approachEcological Management and Restoration 4 S29-S38.

Griffioen P.A. and M. F. Clarke (2002). Large-scale bird-movement patterns evident in eastern Australian atlas data. Emu 102 99–12.

Duffy, A. M., Lumsden, L.F., Caddle, C.R., Chick, R. R., and Newell, G.R. (2000). An evaluation of the efficacy of ultrasonic detectors and harp traps as survey methods for microchiroptera in south-eastern Australia.  Acta Chiropterologica 2 (2) 127-144.

Clarke, M.F., Griffioen, P. and Loyn, R. H. (1999) Where do all the bush birds go? Wingspan 9 (4).

White MD (2006) The Mallee vegetation of north western Victoria. Proc R Soc Vic 118:229–243