Publications

Recent Publications (2016 – 2018)

Camac J.S., Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Hoffmann A.A. and Vesk, P.A. (2017), Climatic warming strengthens a positive feedback between alpine shrubs and fire. Global Change Biology 23: 3249–3258.

Greenville A.C., Burns E., Dickman C.R., Keith D.A., Lindenmeyer L.B., Keith D.A., Morgan J.W., Heinze D., Mansergh I., Gillispie G.R., Einoder L., Fisher A., Russel-Smith J., Metcalfe D.J., Green P.T., Hoffmann A.A. and Wardle G.M. (2018).  Biodiversity responds to increasing climatic extremes in a biome-specific manner.  Science of Total Environment. 634: 382-393.

Hirst M. J., Sexton J. P. and Hoffmann A. A. (2016) Extensive variation, but not local adaptation in an Australian alpine daisy. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5459 – 5472.

Hirst M.J., Griffin P.C., Sexton J.P. and Hoffmann A.A. (2017) Testing the niche breadth—range size hypothesis: habitat specialization versus performance in Australian alpine daisies. Ecology DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1964

Lindenmayer D.B., +68 co-authors including Morgan J.W., Hoffmann A.A., Venn S.E. (2017) Save Australia’s ecological research. Science 357:557 DOI: 10.1126/science.aao4228

Morgan J.W. and Venn S.E. (2017). Alpine plant species have limited capacity for long-distance seed dispersal. Plant Ecology, 218(7), 813-819.

Morgan J.W., Vincent J.D. and Camac J.S. (2017). Upper range limit establishment after wildfire of an obligate-seeding montane forest tree fails to keep pace with 20th century warming. Journal of Plant Ecology, rtw130. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw130.

Morgan J.W., Dwyer J.M., Price J.N., Prober S.M., Power S.A., Firn J., Moore J.L., Wardle G.M., Seabloom E.W., Borer E.T. and Camac, J.S. (2017) Species origin affects the rate of response to interannual growing season precipitation and nutrient addition in four Australian native grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science, 27, 1164-1176.

Morgan J.W. and Venn S. E. (2017). Alpine plant species have limited capacity for long-distance seed dispersal. Plant Ecology, 218(7), 813-819.

Slatyer R.A., Nash M.A. and Hoffmann A.A. (2017) Measuring the effects of reduced snow cover on Australia’s alpine arthropods. Austral Ecology 42, 844-857.

Weeks A.R., Heinze D., Perrin L., Stoklosa J., Hoffmann A.A., Rooyen A., Kelly T. and Mansergh I. (2017) Genetic rescue increases fitness and aids rapid recovery of an endangered marsupial population. Nature Communications 8, 1071.

Older Publications (1982 – 2015)

Ashton D.M. and Williams R.J. (1989). Dynamics of the sub-alpine vegetation in the Victorian region. In `The Scientific Significance of the Australian Alps.’ (Ed. Good, R.) pp. 143-168. Proceedings of the First Fenner Conference, September 1988. (Australian Alps Liaison Committee: Canberra.)

Benitson M., Fox D.G., Adhikary S., Andressen R., Guisan A., Holten J.I., Innes J., Maitima J. Price M.F., Tessier L., Barry R., Bonnard C., David F., Graumlich L., Halpin P., Henttonen H., Holtmeir F-K., Jaerviven A., Jonasson S., Kittel T., Kloetzli F., Korner C., Krauchi N., Molau U., Musselman R., Ottersen P., Peterson D., Saelthun N., Xuemei Shao, Skre O., Solomina, O., Spichiger R., Sulzman E., Thinon M. and Williams R.J. (1996). Impacts of climate change on mountain regions. In: ‘Climate Change 1995. Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change: Scientific -Technical Analyses.’ Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp 191-213.

Byars S.G., Papst W.A. and Hoffmann, A.A. (2007). Local adaptation and cogradient selection in the alpine plant, Poa hiemata, along a narrow altitudinal gradient. Evolution 61, 2925-2941

Byars S., Parsons Y. and Hoffmann A.A. (2009) Effect of altitude on the genetic structure of an alpine grass, Poa hiemata. Annals of Botany 103, 885-899.

Byars S.G. and Hoffmann A.A. (2009). Testing for local adaptation in the alpine forb, Craspedia lamicola, from southeastern Australia. International Journal of Plant Science 170, 906-917.

Camac J.S., Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Morris W.K., Morgan J.W. (2013). Post-fire regeneration in alpine heathland: Does fire severity matter? Austral Ecology, 38(2): 199-207

Camac J.S., Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Jarrad F., Hoffmann A.A. and Vesk P.A. (2015). Modeling rates of life form cover change in burned and unburned alpine heathland subject to experimental warming. Oecologia, 178(2), 615-628.

Doherty M.D., Wright G. and McDougall K.L. (2015). The flora of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales: Summary and overview. Cunninghamia 15:13-68.

Endo Y, Nash M.A., Hoffmann A.A., Slatyer R.A. and Miller A.D. (2015) Comparative phylogeography of alpine invertebrates indicates deep lineage diversification and historical refugia in the Australian Alps. Journal of Biogeography, 42:89:102.

Firn J., Moore J.L., MacDougall A.S., Borer E.T., …, Morgan, J.W., et al (2011). Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters 14, 274-281.

Gibbons F. and Rowan R.K. (1993) Soils in relation to vegetation in Victoria. In ‘Flora of Victoria’. (Eds DB Foreman, NG Walsh). pp 159-194. Volume 1. (Inkata Press: Melbourne)

Gill A.M., Good R., Lennon J., Mansergh I. and Norris R. (2004) ‘Beyond the bushfires 2003: Environmental issues in the Australian Alps’. (Australian Alps Liaison Committee: Canberra)

Green K. and Venn S.E. (2012) Alpine tree ribbons in the Snowy Mountains, Australia: characterization and potential mechanisms for treeline advance. Artic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 44:180-187

Griffin P.C, Robin C. and Hoffmann, A.A (2011) A next-generation sequencing method for overcoming the multiple gene copy problem in polyploid phylogenetics, applied to Poa grasses. BMC Biology 9:19

Griffin P.C and Hoffmann, A.A (2012) Mortality of Australian alpine grasses (Poa spp.) after drought: species differences and ecological patterns. Journal of Plant Ecology 5:121-133

Heinze D., Broome L. and Mansergh I. (2004) An overview of the ecological studies on the Mountain Pygmy-possum Burramys parvus (Broom 1896). In ‘The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders’. (Eds RL Goldingay, SM Jackson). pp 254-67. (Surrey Beatty & Sons: Chipping Norton, NSW).

Hoffmann A. A., Griffin P.C. and MacRaild R.D. (2009). Morphological variation and floral abnormalities in a trigger plant across a narrow altitudinal gradient.Austral Ecology  34:780-782

Hoffmann A.A., Camac J.S., Williams R.J., Papst W., Jarrad F.C. and Wahren C-H. (2010) Phenological changes in six Australian subalpine plants in response to experimental warming and year-to-year variation. Journal of Ecology 98, 927 – 937.

Hoffmann A.A. and Sgrò (2011). Climate change and evolutionary adaption. Nature 470:479-485

Hunter D., Osborne Wi., Smith M., McDougall, K.L., et al. (2009) Breeding habitat use and the future management of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog.  Ecological Management & Restoration 10,  S103-S109.

Jarrad F.C., Wahren C-H., Williams R.J. and Burgman, M. A. (2008) Impacts of experimental warming and fire on phenology of subalpine open-heath species. Australian Journal of Botany 56, 617-629.

Jarrad F.C., Wahren C-H. and Williams R.J., et al. (2009) Subalpine plants show short-term positive growth responses to experimental warming and fire. Australian Journal of Botany 57, 465-473.

Mansergh I., Broom L. (1994) ‘The Mountain Pygmy-possum of the Australian Alps’. (University of NSW Press: Sydney)

Mark A.F., Korsten A.C., Guevara D.U., Dickinson K.J.M., Humar-Maegli T., Pascale M., Halloy S.R.P., Lord J., Venn S.E., Morgan J.W., Whigham P.A. and Nielsen J.A. (2015) Ecological responses after 52 years to an experimental snow fence in high-alpine cushionfield, Old Man Range, south-central New Zealand. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 47: 751-772.

McCartney V.A., Silvester E., Morgan J.W. and P.J. Suter. (2013). Physical and chemical drivers of vegetation in groundwater source pools on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria.  Australian Journal of Botany 61: 566–573.

McDougall K. L. (1982) The alpine vegetation of the Bogong High Plains. Ministry for Conservation Melbourne.

McDougall K.L. (2001) The colonisation by alpine native plants of a stabilised road verge on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria. Ecological Management and Restoration 2, 47-52.

McDougall K.L. (2003) Aerial photographic interpretation of vegetation changes on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria, between 1936 and 1980. Australian Journal of Botany 51, 251-256.

McDougall K.L. and Summerell B.A. (2005) Unusual ‘outbreaks’ of a diatom (Flabellaria flocculosa) in the Australian Alps. The Victorian Naturalist 122, 202-203.

McDougall K.L. (2005) Recovery of an eroding peat surface on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria. Ecological Management & Restoration.   6, 217-219.

McDougall K.L., Morgan J.W., Walsh N.G. and Williams R.J. (2005) Plant invasions in treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7, 159-171.

McDougall K.L. and Walsh N.G. (2007) Treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps. Cunninghamia 10, 1-57.

McDougall K.L. (2007) Grazing and fire in two subalpine peatlands. Australian Journal of Botany 55, 42-47.

McDougall K.L. and Walsh N.G. (2008) A conspectus of high-country Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) of mainland south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 26, 3-10.

McDougall K.L., Alexander J.M., Haider S., Pauchard A., Walsh N.G., Kueffer C. (2012) Alien flora of mountains: global comparisons for the development of local preventive measures against plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions 17, 103-111.

McDougall K.L., Brookhouse M, Broome LS (2012) Dendroclimatological investigation of mainland Australia’s only alpine conifer, Podocarpus lawrencei Hook.f.. Dendrochronologia 3:1-9

Morgan J.W., Venn S.E., Wearne L., Bartley M. and McMillian S. (2003). Small-scale patterns of occurrence of Snow Pratia Pratia gelida at Hospice Plain, Mount Buffalo National Park. The Victorian Naturalist 120. 4-9.

Morgan J.W. (2004). Drought-related dieback in four subalpine shrub species, Bogong High Plains, Victoria. Cunninghamia 8, 326-330.

Morgan J.W. and Carnegie V. (2009). Backcountry huts as introduction points for invasion by non-native species into subalpine vegetation. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 41, 238-245.

Myers-Smith I.H., Forbes B.C., Wilmking M., …, Venn S., Goetz S., Andreu-Hayles L., Elmendorf S., Ravolainen V., Welker J., Grogan P., Epstein H.E., and Hik D.S. (2011). Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters 6:045509

Papst W.; Rees H. van and McDougall K. (1986). Monitoring of the alpine grassland community on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria. In: P.J. Joss, P.W. Lynch and O.B. Williams (eds). ‘Rangelands: A Resource Under Siege’. Pp 534-535 Australian Academy of Science, Canberra.

Pauchard A., Kueffer C., Dietz H., McDougall K.L., et al. (2009) Ain’t no mountain high enough: plant invasions reaching new elevations. Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment  7,  479-486.

Robertson D.C., Morgan J.W., and White. M. (1999) Use of prescribed fire to enhance control of English broom (Cytisus scoparius) invading a subalpine snowgum woodland in Victoria. Plant Protection Quarterly 14, 51-56.

Rosengren N.J. and Petersen J.A. (1989) Heritage values and the geological and geomorphological significance of the Australian alpine zone. In: ‘The Scientific Significance of the Australian Alps’. (ed RB Good) pp 187-204. (Australian Alps Liaison Committee/Australian Academy of Science: Canberra)

Rumpff L., Cutler S.C., Thomas I., and Morgan J.W. (2009). An assessment of the relationship between tree-ring counts and basal girth of high altitude populations of Eucalyptus pauciflora (Myrtaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 57, 583-591.

Seipel T., Kueffer C., Rew L., Daehler C.C., Pauchard A., Naylor B.J., Alexander J.M., Parks C.G., Edwards P.J., Arevalo Sierra J.R., Cavieres L., Dietz H., Jakobs G., McDougall K.L., Otto R. and Walsh N.G. (2011) Processes at multiple scales affect non-native plant species richness and similarity in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(2), 236-246.

Shannon J.M. and Morgan J.W. (2007) Floristic variation in Sphagnum-dominated peatland communities of the Central Highlands, Victoria. Cunninghamia 10, 59-76.

Silvester E. (2009) Ionic regulation in an alpine peatland in the Bogong High Plains, Victoria, Australia.  Environmental Chemistry 6, 424-431.

Slatyer R.A., Nash M.A., Miller A.D., Endo Y., Umbers D.L., Hoffmann A.A. (2014) Strong genetic structure corresponds to small-scale geographic breaks in the Australian alpine grasshopper Kosciuscola tristis. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 1: 204.

Suter P.J. and McGuffie P. (2007) Conservation of Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) especially Coloburiscoides in the Victorian Alps: Impediments and Threats. Victorian Naturalist 124(4): 273-277.

Suter S. G., Rees G. N., Watson G. O., Suter P. J. and Silvester E. (2011). Decomposition of native leaf litter by aquatic hyphomycetes in an alpine stream. Marine and Freshwater Research 62, 841-849

Venn S. E. and Morgan J.W. (2007) Phytomass and phenology of three alpine snowpatch species across a natural snowmelt gradient. Australian Journal of Botany 55:450-456.

Venn S.E. and Morgan J.W. (2009) Germination characteristics of Mountain Celery Aciphylla glacialis (F. Muell.) Benth. (Apiaceae). The Victorian Naturalist, 126: 4-12

Venn S.E. and Morgan J.W. (2009) Patterns in alpine seedling emergence and establishment across a stress gradient of mountain summits in south-eastern Australia. Plant Ecology & Diversity 2,  5-16.

Venn S.E., Morgan J.W. and Green P.T. (2009). Do facilitative interactions with neighboring plants assist the growth of seedlings at high altitudes in alpine Australia? Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 41, 381-387.

Venn S.E., Green K., Pickering C.M. and Morgan J.W. (2010). Using plant functional traits to explain community composition across a strong environmental filter in Australian alpine snowpatches. Plant Ecology 212, 1491-1499

Venn S.E. and Morgan J.W. (2010) Soil seedbank composition and dynamics across alpine summits in south-eastern Australia.  Australian Journal Of Botany   58, 349-362.

Venn S.E., Pickering, C.M. and Green K. (2012) Short-term variation in species richness across an altitudinal gradient of alpine summits. Biological Conservation 21(12): 3157-3186.

Venn S.E., Morgan J.W. and Lord J.M. (2013). Foliar freezing resistance of Australian alpine plants over the growing season. Austral Ecology 38: 152-161

Wahren C-H., Papst W.A. and Williams R.J. (1994) Long-term vegetation change in relation to cattle grazing in subalpine grassland and heathland on the Bogong High-Plains: an analysis of vegetation records from 1945 to 1994. Australian Journal of Botany, 42(6), 607-639.

Wahren C-H., Williams R.J. and Papst W.A. (1999) Alpine and subalpine wetland vegetation on the Bogong High Plains, south-eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 47, 165-188.

Wahren C-H., Williams R.J. and Papst W.A. (2000). Alpine and subalpine snow patch vegetation on the Bogong High Plains, SE Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 12, 779-790.

Wahren C-H., Papst W.A. and Williams R.J. (2001). Early post-fire regeneration in sub-alpine heathland and grassland in the Victorian Alpine National Park, south-eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 26, 670-679.

Wahren C-H., Williams R.J. and Papst W.A. (2001). Vegetation change and ecological processes in alpine and subalpine Sphagnum bogs of the Bogong High Plains, Victoria, Australia. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 33, 357-368.

Wahren C-H., Walker M.D., and Bret-Harte M.S. (2005) Vegetation responses in Alaskan arctic tundra after 8 years of a summer warming and winter snow manipulation experiment. Global Change Biology 11:537-552.

Wahren C-H., Camac J. S., Jarrad F.C., Williams R.J., Papst W.A. and Hoffmann A.A. (2013). Experimental warming and long-term vegetation dynamics in an alpine heathland. Australian Journal of Botany, 61(1), 36–51

Walsh N.G. and McDougall K.L. (2004) Progress in the recovery of treeless subalpine vegetation in Kosciuszko National Park after the 2003 fires. Cunninghamia 8, 439-452.

Wearne L.J. and Morgan J.W. (2001) Floristic composition and variability of subalpine grasslands in the Mt Hotham region, north-eastern Victoria. Australian Jornal of Botany 49, 721-734.

Wearne L.J. and Morgan J.W. (2001) Recent forest encroachment into subalpine grasslands near Mount Hotham, Victoria, Australia. Arctic Antarctic And Alpine Research   33, 369-377.

Wearne L.J. and Morgan J.W. (2004). Community-level changes in Australian subalpine vegetation following invasion by the non-native shrub Cytisus scoparius. Journal of Vegetation Science 15, 595-604.

Wearne L.J. and Morgan J.W. (2006) Shrub invasion into subalpine vegetation: implications for the restoration of the native ecosystem. Plant Ecology 183, 361-376.

Whinam J., Chilcott N. and Morgan J.W. (2003) Floristic composition and environmental relationships of Sphagnum-dominated communities in Victoria.Cunninghamia 8, 162-174.

Williams N.S.G., Hahs A.K. and Morgan J.W. (2008) A dispersal-constrained habitat suitability model for predicting invasion of alpine vegetation. Ecological Applications 18, 347-359.

Williams R.J. (1986). Some effects of cattle on the dynamics of sub-alpine grassland and heathland communities on the Bogong High Plains, Australia. In: P.J. Joss, P.W. Lynch and O.B. Williams (eds). ‘Rangelands: A Resource Under Siege’. pp 81-82. Australian Academy of Science, Canberra.

Williams R.J. and Costin A.B. (1994). Alpine and subalpine vegetation. In ‘Australian Vegetation’ (Ed. R.H. Groves.). 2nd Edn. pp. 467-500. (Cambridge University Press: Melbourne.)

Williams R.J. (2003) Does alpine grazing reduce blazing? Victorian Naturalist 120, 197-200.

Williams R.J., Mansergh I.M., Wahren C-H., Rosengren N.J. and Papst W.A. (2003) Alpine Landscapes. Ecology: An Australian Perspective, Edition 1. Eds P.M. Attiwill and B. Wilson. pp. 352-369. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Williams R.J., and Wahren C-H. (2005) Potential impacts of global climate change on vegetation in Australian alpine landscapes: Climate change, landuse, vegetation dynamics and biodiversity conservation. In: ‘Global Change and Mountain Regions: State of Knowledge Overview’. Eds H. M. Reasoner, H. Bugmann and U. Huber. pp 401-408. Kluwer; Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Williams R.J., McDougall K.L., Mansergh I.M., Wahren C-H., Rosengren N.J. Papst W.A. (2006) Alpine Landscapes. In: ‘Ecology: An Australian Perspective’. Edition 2. Eds P.M. Attiwill & B. Wilson, Chapter 34. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Bradstock R.A. and Muller W.J.  (2006) Does alpine grazing reduce blazing? A landscape test of a widely-held hypothesis. Austral Ecology 31, 925-936.

Williams R.J. and Bradstock R.A. (2008) Large fires and biodiversity in landscapes: diversity or disaster? International Journal of Wildland Fire 17 (Issue 6; Special Issue), 688-822.

Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Tolsma A.D., Sanecki G.M., Papst W.A., Myers B.A., McDougall K.L., Heinze D.A. and Green K. (2008)  Large fires in Australian alpine landscapes: their part in the historical fire regime and their impacts on alpine biodiversity. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17, 793-808.

Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Shannon J.M., Papst W.A., Heinze D.A. and Camac J.S. (2012). Fire regimes and Biodiversity in Victoria’s alpine ecosystems. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria 124:101-109.

Williams R.J., Papst W.A., McDougall K.L., Mansergh I.M., Heinze D., Camac J.S., Nash M.A., Morgan J.W. and A.A. Hoffmann. (2014). Alpine ecosystems. In: In: Biodiversity and Environmental Change. (eds. D. Lindenmayer, E. Burns, N. Thurgate and A. Lowe). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Williams R.J., Wahren C-H., Stott K.A.J., Camac J.S., White M., Burns E., Harris S., Nash M., Morgan J.W., Venn S.E., Papst W.A. and Hoffmann A.A. (2015) An IUCN Red List Ecosystems Risk Assessment for Alpine Snow Patch Herbfields, South-Eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 40: 433–443.