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2013/in press

Robertson et al. (in press) Multi-scale influences on artificial nest predation mediated by changed predatory behaviour, not predator density. Austral Ecology.

Hornoy, B., Atlan, A., Roussel, V., Buckley, Y M. and Tarayre, M. (in press) Two colonisation stages generate two different patterns of genetic diversity within  native and invasive ranges of gorse, Ulex europaeus. Heredity. (accepted 04/2013)

Caplat, P., Cheptou, P.-O., Diez, J., Guisan, A., Larson, B. M. H., Macdougall, A. S., Peltzer, D. A., Richardson, D. M., Shea, K., van Kleunen, M., Zhang, R. and Buckley, Y. M. (2013), Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions. Oikos. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00430.x

Coutts, S, Klinken, R, Yokomizo, H & Buckley, Y.M. (2013). What are the key drivers of spread in invasive plants: dispersal, demography or landscape: and how can we use this knowledge to aid management?. Biological Invasions, vol. 13(7): 1649-61.


Hahn, M.A., Buckley, Y.M. & Muller-Schaerer, H. (2012). Increased population growth rate of invasive polyploid Centaurea stoebe in a common garden. Ecology Letters. 15(9): 947-954.

Han, Y., Buckley, Y.M. & Firn, J. (2012). An invasive grass shows colonization advantages over native grasses under conditions of low resource availability. Plant Ecology 213(7): 1117-1130.

Firn, J., Prober, S.M. & Buckley, Y.M. (2012) Plastic traits of an exotic grass contribute to its abundance but are not always favourable. PLOS ONE 7(4).

Yokomizo, H., Possingham, H.P., Hulme, P.E., Grice, A.C. & Buckley, Y.M. (2012). Cost-benefit analysis for intentional plant introductions under uncertainty. Biological Invasions 14(4):839-849.

Grace, J.B., Adler, P.B., Seabloom, E.W., Borer, E.T., Hillebrand, H., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Harpole, W.S., O’Halloran, L.R., Anderson, M.T., Bakker, J.D., Brown, C.S., Buckley, Y.M., Collins, S.L., Cottingham, K.L., Crawley, M.J., Damschen, E.I., Davies, K.F., DeCrappio, N.M., Fay, P.A., Firn, J., Gruner, D.S., Hagenah, N., Jin, V.L., Kirkman, K.P., Knops, J.M.H., La Pierre, K.J., Lambrinos, J.G., Melbourne, B.A., Mitchell, C.E., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J.W., Orrock, J.L., Prober, S.M., Stevens, C.J., Wragg, P.D., & Yang, L.H. (2012). Response to comments on “Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness”. Science 335(6075).

Caplat, P., Nathan, R. & Buckley, Y.M. (2012). Seed terminal velocity, wind turbulence, and demography drive the spread of an invasive tree in an analytical model. Ecology 93(2):368-377.

Yeates, A.G., Schooler, S.S., Garono, R.J. & Buckley, Y.M. (2012). Biological control as an invasion process: disturbance and propagule pressure affect the invasion success of Lythrum salicaria biological control agents. Biological Invasions 14(2):255-271.

Caplat, P., Coutts, S., Buckley, Y.M. (2012). ‘Modeling population dynamics, landscape structure, and management decisions for controlling the spread of invasive plants’, in Ostfeld, RS & Schlesinger, WH (eds), Year in ecology and Conversation Biology 1249:72-83

Coutts, S., Caplat, P., Cousins, K., Ledgard, N. & Buckley, Y.M. (2012). Reproductive ecology of Pinus nigra in an invasive population: individual and population level variation in seed production and timing of seed release. Annals of Forest Science 69(4):467-476.


Adler, P.B., Seabloom, E.W., Borer, E.T.,  Hillebrand, H.,  Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Stanley Harpole, W., O’Halloran, L.R., Grace, J.B., Anderson, T.M., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L.A., Brown, C.S., Buckley,Y.M., Calabrese, L.B, Chu, C.J., Cleland, E.E., Collins, S.L., Cottingham, K.L., Crawley, M.J., Damschen, E.I., Davies, K.F., DeCrappeo, N.M., Fay, P.A. Firn, J., Frater,P., Gasarch, E.I., Gruner, D.S., Hagenah, N., Hille Ris Lambers, J., Humphries, H. , Jin, V.L., Kay, A.D., Kirkman, K.P., Klein, J.A., Knops, J.M.H., La Pierre, K.J., Lambrinos, J.G., Li, W., MacDougall, A.S., McCulley,R.L.,Melbourne, B.A., Mitchell, C.E., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J.W., Mortensen, B., Orrock, J.L., Prober, S.M., Pyke, D.A., Risch, A.C., Schuetz, M., Smith, M.D, Stevens, C.J.,  Sullivan, L.L., Wang,G., Wragg, P.D., Wright, J.P. & Yang, L.H. (2011). Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness. Science 333(6050): 1750-1753.

Chades, I., Martin, T.G., Nicol, S., Burgman, M.A., Possingham, H.P. & Buckley, Y.M.  (2011). General rules for managing and surveying networks of pests, diseases, and endangered species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 180 (20): 8323-8328.

Coutts, S.R., van Klinken, R.D., Yokomizo, H. & Buckley, Y.M. (2011). What are the key drivers of spread in invasive plants: dispersal, demography of landscape: and how can we use this knowledge to aid management? Biological Invasions 13(7): 1649-1644.

Firn, J., Moore, J.L., MacDougall, A.S., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., HilleRisLambers, J.,  Harpole, W.S., Cleland, E.E., Brown, C.S., Knops, J.M.H., Prober, S.M., Pyke, D.A., Farrell, K.A., Bakker, J.D., O’Halloran, L.R., Adler, P.B., Collins, S.L., D’Antonio, C.M., Crawley, M.J., Wolkovich, E.M., La Pierre, K.J. Melbourne, B.A., Hautier, Y., Morgan, J.W.,  Leakey, A.D.B, Kay, A., McCulley, R., Davies, K.F., Stevens, C.J., Chu,C., Holl, K.D., Klein, J.A., Fay, P.A., Hagenah, N., Kirkman, K.P & Buckley, Y.M. (2011). Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters 14(3): 274-281.


Bianchi, F.J.J.A., Schellhorn, N.A., Buckley, Y.M. & Possingham, H.P. (2010). Spatial variability in ecosystem services: simple rules for predator mediated pest suppression. Ecological Applications 20: 2322–2333.

Kochanek, J., Steadman, K.J., Buckley, Y.M., Probert, R.J., Adkins, S.W. (2010). Pre-zygotic parental environment modulates seed longevity. Austral Ecology 35(7): 837-848.

Dwyer, J.M., Fensham, R. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010) Agricultural legacy, climate and soil influence the restoration and carbon potential of an extensive woody regrowth ecosystem in Australia. Ecological Applications 20(7): 1838-1850.

Buckley, Y.M., Ramula, S.R., Blomberg, S.P., Burns, J.H., Crone, E.E., Ehrlen, J., Knight, T.M., Pichancourt, J.B., Quested, H. & Wardle, G.M. (2010).Causes and consequences of variation in plant population growth rate: a synthesis of matrix population models in a phylogenetic context. Ecology Letters 13 (9): 1182-1197.

Ramula, S.R. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Management recommendations for short-lived weeds depend on model structure and explicit characterization of density dependence. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 1: 158-167.

Carvalheiro, L.G., Buckley, Y.M. & Memmott, J. (2010). Diet breadth influences how impacts of invasive plants are propagated through food webs. Ecology 91: 1063-1074.

Paynter, Q., Main, A., Gourlay, A.H., Peterson, P.G., Fowler, S.V. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010) Disruption of an exotic mutualism can improve management of invasive plant:  varroa mite,  honeybees and  biological control of Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius in New Zealand. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 309-317.

Dwyer, J.M., Fensham, R. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Restoration thinning accelerates structural development and carbon sequestration in an endangered Australian ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 681-691.

Dwyer, J.M., Fensham, R., Fairfax, R. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010) Neighbourhood effects influence drought-induced mortality of savanna trees in Australia.  Journal of Vegetation Science 21:573-585

Sims-Chilton, N.M., Zalucki , M.P. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Long term climate effects are confounded with the biological control programme against the invasive weed Baccharis halimifolia in Australia. Biological Invasions 12: 3145-3155

Dinsdale, A., Cook, L., Riginos, C., Buckley, Y.M. & DeBarro, P. (2010). Refined Global Analysis of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodoidea: Aleyrodidae) Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase 1 to Identify Species Level Genetic Boundaries. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103: 196-208.

Firn, J., McDougall, A.S., Schmidt, S. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Early emergence and resource availability can competitively favour natives over a functionally-similar invader. Oecologia163: 775-785

Firn, J. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Impacts of invasive plants on Australian rangelands. Rangelands 32: 48-51.

Burns, J.H., Blomberg, S.P., Crone, E.E., Ehrlén, J., Knight, T.M., Pichancourt, J-B., Ramula, S., Wardle, G.M. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Evidence consistent with life history tradeoffs in a phylogenetic analysis of terrestrial plant demography. Journal of Ecology 98: 334-344.

Schoeman, J., Buckley, Y.M., Cherry, H., Long, R.L. & Steadman, K.J. (2010). Inter-population variation in seed longevity for two invasive weeds: boneseed and bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera and ssp. rotundata). Weed Research 50:67-75.

Keppel, G., Buckley, Y.M. & Possingham, H.P. (2010). Drivers of lowland rain forest community composition, diversity and structure on islands in the tropical South Pacific. Journal of Ecology 98:87-95.

Firn, J., House, A. P. N. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Alternative states models provide an effective framework for invasive species control and restoration of native communities. Journal of Applied Ecology. 47:96-105.

Caplat, P., Coutts, S. & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Gone with the wind: high-resolution analysis of pine dispersal in New Zealand mountains. Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Weeds Conference. 26-30 September. Pages 190-193.


Metcalf, C.J.E., Rees, M., Buckley, Y.M. & Sheppard, A.W. (2009). Seed predators determine the evolutionarily stable flowering strategy in the invasive plant, Carduus nutans. Evolutionary Ecology 23: 893-906.

Dwyer, J., Fensham, R.J., Butler, D.W. & Buckley, Y.M. (2009). Carbon for conservation: assessing the potential for win-win investment in an extensive Australian regrowth ecosystem. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 134: 1-7.

Ramula, S., Rees, M. & Buckley, Y.M. (2009). Integral projection models perform better for small demographic data sets than matrix population models: a case study of two perennial herbs. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:1048-1053.

Ramula, S. & Buckley, Y.M. (2009). Multiple life stages with multiple replicated density levels are required to estimate density dependence for plants. Oikos 118: 1164-1173.

Fox, J.C., Buckley, Y.M., Panetta, F. D., Bourgoin, J. & Pullar, D. (2009). Surveillance protocols for management of invasive plants: Chilean Needle Grass (Nasella neesiana). Australia Diversity & Distributions 15: 577-589.

Sims-Chilton N.M., Zalucki M.P. & Buckley Y.M. (2009). Patchy herbivore and pathogen damage throughout the introduced Australian range of groundsel bush, Baccharis halimifolia, is influenced by rainfall, elevation, temperature, plant density and size. Biological Control 50:13-20.

Yokomizo, H., Possingham, H.P., Thomas, M.B. & Buckley, Y.M. (2009). Managing the impact of invasive species: the value of knowing the density-impact curve. Ecological Applications 19:376-386.

Morin, L., Reid, A.M., Sims-Chilton, N.M., Buckley, Y.M., Dhileepan, K., Hastwell, G.T., Nordblom, T.L. & Raghu, S. (2009). Review of approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of weed biological control agents. Biological control 51(1):1-15.


Fensham, R. J., Fairfax, R. J. & Buckley, Y. M. (2008). An experimental study of fire and moisture stress on the survivorship of savanna eucalypt seedlings. Australian Journal of Botany 56:693-697.

Firn, J., Rout, T., Possingham, H.P. & Buckley, Y.M. (2008). Managing beyond the invader: manipulating disturbance of natives simplifies control efforts. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1143-1151.

Ramula, S., Knight, T.M., Burns, J.H. & Buckley, Y.M. (2008). General guidelines for invasive plant management based on comparative demography of invasive and native plant populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1124–1133.

Carvalheiro, L.G., Buckley, Y.M., Ventim, R., Fowler, S.V. & Memmott, J. (2008). Apparent competition can compromise the safety of highly specific biocontrol agents. Ecology Letters 11:690-700.

Buckley, Y.M. (2008). The role of research for integrated management of invasive species, invaded landscapes and communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:397-402.

Allen, R., Buckley, Y.M. & Marshall, D. (2008). Offspring size plasticity in response to intraspecific competition: an adaptive maternal effect across life history stages. The American Naturalist 171:225-237.

Carvalheiro, L.G., Buckley, Y.M., Ventim, R. & Memmott, J. (2008). Assessing indirect impacts of biological control agents on native biodiversity: a community-level approach. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, La Grande Motte, France. 22-27 April. Pages 83-86.

Klinken, R.D. van, Colasanti, R. & Buckley, Y.M. (2008). How sensitive is weed invasion to seed predation? Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, La Grande Motte, France. 22-27 April. Pages 52-55.

Buckley, Y.M. (2008). Not all disturbances are equal: synthesising the effects of plant demography, natural disturbance and control methods on weed invasions. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, Cairns, Australia. 18-22 May. Pages 101-103.

Ramula, S. & Buckley, Y.M. (2008). Management of invasive plants in relation to life history. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, Cairns, Australia. 18-22 May. Page 109.

Sims, N.M., Buckley, Y.M., Reid, A.M. & Zalucki, M.P. (2008). Prevalence of biological control agents on groundsel bush in relation to plant size and survey site. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, Cairns, Australia. 18-22 May. Pages 159-161.

Colasanti, R., Klinken, R.D. van, Coutts, S. & Buckley, Y.M. (2008). The dynamics of invasion as a function of landscape connectivity. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, Cairns, Australia. 18-22 May. Pages 130-132.

Firn, J. & Buckley, Y.M. (2008). Unravelling the mechanisms behind the invasion of an introduced and now undesirable grass species. XXI International Grassland Congress and VIII International Rangeland Congress, Hohhot, China. 29 June-5 July. Page 74.

Coutts, S., Buckley, Y.M. & Yokomizo, H. (2008). When do we need to incorporate human behaviour into models of weed control, and how do we do it? Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, Cairns, Australia. 18-22 May. Page 352.


Firn, J. & Buckley, Y.M. (2007). Understanding the mechanism behind invasion of African lovegrass. Tropical Grasslands 41: 243-244

Chandler, T., Buckley, Y.M. & Dwyer, J. (2007). Restoration potential of Brigalow regrowth: Insights from a cross-sectional study in southern Queensland. Ecological Management and Restoration 8:218-221.

Kang, M., Buckley Y.M. & Lowe, A.J. (2007). Testing the role of genetic factors across multiple independent invasions of the shrub Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius). Molecular Ecology 16:4662-4673.

Buckley, Y.M., Rees, M. & Bolker, B. (2007). Disturbance, invasion and re-invasion: managing the weed-shaped hole in disturbed ecosystems. Ecology Letters 10:809-817.

Kang, M., Lowe, A. & Buckley, Y.M. (2007). Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the invasive plant Cytisus scoparius. Molecular Ecology Notes 7(1): 100-102.

Fox, J.C., Buckley, Y.M. & Pullar, D. (2007). An integrated landscape modelling tool for simulating the dispersal syndromes of invasive plants. In International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, pp. 1265-1272, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Buckley, Y.M. & Metcalf, C.J.E. (2006). Density dependence in invasive plants: demography, herbivory, spread and evolution. in Conceptual Ecology and Invasions Biology: Reciprocal Approaches to Nature, pp. 109-123. Eds. Cadotte, MacMahon & Fukami.

Buckley, Y.M., Anderson, S., Catterall, C.P., Corlett, R.T., Engel, T., Gosper, C.R., Nathan, R., Richardson, D.M., Setter, M., Spiegel, O., Vivian-Smith, G., Voigt, F.A., Weir, J.E.S. & Westcott, D.A. (2006). Management of plant invasions mediated by frugivore interactions. Journal of Applied Ecology 43:848-857.

Stokes, K.E., Buckley, Y.M. & Sheppard, A.W. (2006). A modeling approach to estimate the effect of exotic pollinators on exotic weed population dynamics: bumblebees and broom in Australia. Diversity & Distributions 12: 593-600.

Sims, N.M., Buckley, Y.M., Zalucki, M.P. & Reid, A. (2006). The use of models in long-term post-release biological control evaluation. Papers and Proceedings of the 15th Australian Weeds Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 24-28 September. Pages 601-604.

Buckley, Y.M., Brockerhoff, E., Langer, E.R., Ledgard, N., North, H. & Rees, M. (2005) Slowing down a pine invasion despite uncertainty in demography and dispersal. Journal of Applied Ecology 42: 1020-1030.

Buckley, Y.M., Rees, M., Sheppard, A.W. & Smyth, M.J. (2005). Stable coexistence of an invasive plant and biocontrol agent: a parameterised coupled plant-herbivore model. Journal of Applied Ecology 42:70-79.


Buckley, Y.M., Rees, M., Paynter, Q. & Lonsdale, M. (2004). Modelling integrated weed management of an invasive shrub in tropical Australia, Mimosa pigra. Journal of Applied Ecology 41:547-560.

Buckley, Y.M., Downey, P., Fowler, S.V., Hill, R., Memmot, J., Norambuena, H., Pitcairn, M., Shaw, R., Sheppard, A.W., Winks, C., Wittenberg, R. & Rees, M. (2003). Are invasives bigger? a global study of seed size variation in two invasive shrubs. Ecology 6:1434-1440.

Buckley, Y.M., Briese, D.T. & Rees, M. (2003). Demography and management of the invasive species Hypericum perforatum: 1. Using multi-level mixed effects models for characterising growth, survival and fecundity in a long-term dataset. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:481-493.

Buckley, Y.M., Briese, D.T. & Rees, M. (2003). Demography and management of the invasive species Hypericum perforatum: 2. Construction and use of an individual-based model to predict invasion dynamics and the effects of management strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:494-507.

Buckley, Y.M. & Kelly, C.K. (2003). Comparison of population structures and ecology of a congeneric pair of common and rare neotropical tree species. Plant Ecology 167:45-56


Polaszek, A., Rabbi, M.F., Islam, Z. & Buckley, Y.M. (2002). Trichogramma zahiri (Hymenoptera : Trichogrammatidae) an egg parasitoid of the rice hispa Dicladispa armigera (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae) in Bangladesh. Bulletin of Entomological Research 92:529-537.

Buckley, Y.M., Hinz, H.L., Matthies, D. & Rees, M. (2001). Interactions between density dependent processes and dynamics of an invasive plant species, Tripleurospermum perforatum, (scentless chamomile). Ecology Letters 4:551-558.

Kelly, C. K., Banyard Smith, H., Buckley, Y.M., Carter, R., Franco, M., Johnson, W., Jones, T., May, B., Ishiwara, R.P., Perez-Jimenez, A., Magallanes, A.S., Steers, H. & Waterman, C. (2001). Investigations in commonness and rarity: a comparative analysis of co-occurring, congeneric Mexican trees. Ecology Letters 4:618-627.

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