Publications

Michelle Leishman

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BOOK CHAPTERS

Leishman, M.R., Gallagher, R.V., Catford, J.A., Grice, T., Morgan, J. & Setterfield, S. (2017) Invasive plants and pathogens in Australia. In ‘Australian Vegetation’. 3rd EDITION. (Ed. David Keith) Cambridge University Press.

Leishman, M.R. & Gallagher, R.V. (2015) Will alien plant invaders be advantaged under future climates? In Biological Invasions in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems: Ecological Impacts, Predictions and Management. (Ed. João Canning Clode) (VERSITA)

Gallagher, R.V. & Leishman, M.R. (2014) Invasive plants and invaded ecosystems in Australia: implications for biodiversity. In Austral Ark: The state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand ( A. Stow, N. Maclean & G. Holwell), pp. 105-133. Cambridge University Press.

Leishman, M.R. & Harris, C. (2010) Seed Ecology. In Encyclopedia of Invasive Introduced Species (eds D. Simberloff and M. Rejmanek), pp. 627-631. University of California Press.

Ryder, D., Brierley, G., Hobbs, R., Kyle, G & Leishman, M. (2008) Vision Generation: What do we seek to achieve in integrative river rehabilitation? In River Futures. An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair, (eds G. Brierley & Fryirs, K.), pp. 16-27. Island Press, USA.

Moles, A. T. & Leishman, M.R. (2008) The seedling as part of a plant’s life history strategy. In Seedling Ecology and Evolution (eds Leck, M. A., Parker, V. T. & Simpson, R. L.), pp. 217-238. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Leishman, M.R., Wright, I.J., Moles, A.T. & Westoby, M. (2000). The evolutionary ecology of seed size. In Seeds – the ecology of regeneration in plant communities (ed. M. Fenner), pp. 31-57. 2nd edition. CAB International, Wallingford.

Westoby, M. & Leishman, M.R. (1997). Categorizing plant species into functional types. In Plant Functional Types: their relevance to ecosystem properties and global change (eds T.M. Smith, H.H. Shugart, and F.I. Woodward), pp. 104-121. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

2016

Westoby, M., Kunstler, G., Leishman, M.R., Morgan, J. (2016) How species boundaries are determined. (Reply Letter) Trends in Ecology and Evolution DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.10.014

Yanjie, L., Oduor, A.M.O., Zhang, Z. Manea, A., Tooth, I.M., Leishman, M.R., Xu, X., van Kleunen, M. (2016) Do invasive alien plants benefit more from global environmental change than native plants? Global Change Biology

Lawson, J., Fryirs, K.F. & Leishman, M.R. Interactive effects of waterlogging and atmospheric CO2 on gas exchange, growth and functional traits of Australian riparian tree seedlings. Ecohydrology.

Harris, C.J., Manea, A., Moles, A.T., Murray, B.R. & Leishman, M.R. (2016) Differences in life-cycle stage components between native and introduced ranges of five woody Fabaceae tree species. Austral Ecology

Tabassum, S. & Leishman, M. R. (2016) Trait values and not invasive status determine competitive outcomes between native and exotic invasive species under varying soil nutrient availability. Austral Ecology 41, 875-885.

Birnbaum, C., Bissett, A., Thrall, P. H. & Leishman, M. R. (2016) Nitrogen fixing bacterial communities in invasive legume nodules and associated soils are similar across introduced and native range populations in Australia. Journal of Biogeography 43, 1631-1644.

Cooke, J., & Leishman, M.R. Consistent alleviation of abiotic stress with silicon addition: a meta-analysis. Functional Ecology 30, 1340-1357.

Manea, A., Sloane, D. & Leishman, M.R. Extreme drought associated biomass die-back facilitates the invasion of an exotic grass into a temperate model grassland system. Oecologia 181, 175-183.

O’Donnell, J., Fryirs, K. & Leishman, M. R. (2016) Seed banks as a source of vegetation regeneration to support the recovery of degraded rivers: a comparison of river reaches of varying condition. Science of the Total Environment  542, 591-602.

Carthey, A. J. R., Fryirs, K. A., Ralph, T. J., Bu, H. & Leishman, M. R. (2016) How seed traits predict floating times: a biophysical process model for hydrochorous seed transport in fluvial systems. Freshwater Biology 61, 19–31.

2015

Clarke, P.J., Manea, A. & Leishman, M.R. (2015) Are fire resprouters more carbon limited than non-sprouters? Effects of elevated CO2 on biomass, storage and allocation of woody species. Plant Ecology 217, 763-771.

Lawson, J., Lenz, T., Fryirs, K . & Leishman, M. R. (2015) Heterogeneous flows foster heterogeneous assemblages: relationships between functional diversity and hydrological heterogeneity in riparian plant communities. Freshwater Biology 60, 2208-2225.

Nicholson, E., Regan, T. J., Auld, T. D., Burns, E. L., Chisholm, L. A., English, V., Harris, S., Harrison, P., Kingsford, R. T., Leishman, M. R., Metcalfe, D. J., Pisanu, P., Watson, C. J., White, M., White, M. D., Williams, R. J., Wilson, B. and Keith, D. A. (2015) Towards consistency, rigour and compatibility of risk assessments for ecosystems and ecological communities. Austral Ecology 40, 347-363.

Auld, T. D. & Leishman, M. R. (2015) Ecosystem risk assessment for Gnarled Mossy Cloud Forest, Lord Howe Island, Australia. Austral Ecology 40, 364-372.

Tozer, M. G., Leishman, M. R. and Auld, T. D. (2015) Ecosystem risk assessment for Cumberland Plain Woodland, New South Wales, Australia. Austral Ecology 40, 400-410.

O’Donnell, J., Fryirs, K. and Leishman, M. R. (2015) Can the sedimentological and morphological structure of rivers be used to predict characteristics of riparian seed banks? Geomorphology 245, 183-192.

Roger, E.,  Englert Duursma, D., Downey, P.O., Gallagher, R.V.,  Hughes, L., Steel, J., Johnson, S.B. & Leishman, M.R. (2015) A tool to assess potential for alien plant establishment and expansion under climate change. Journal of Environmental Management 159, 121-127.

Manea, A., Grootemaat, S. & Leishman, M.R. Leaf flammability and fuel load accumulation increase under elevated CO2 levels in a model grassland system. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24, 819-827.

Zanne, A.E., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K., Eastman, J.M., Smith, S.A., FitzJohn, R.G., McGlinn, D.J., Moles, A.T., O’Meara, B.C., Royer, D.L., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R.I., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P.B., Sargent, R., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Stevens, P.F., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Westoby, M., Beaulieu, J.M. (2015). Zanne et al. reply. Nature, 521(7552), E6-E7.

Zanne, A.E., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K., Eastman, J.M., Smith, S.A., FitzJohn, R.G., McGlinn, D.J., Moles, A.T., O’Meara, B.C., Royer, D.L., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R.I., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P.B., Sargent, R., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Stevens, P.F., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Westoby, M., Beaulieu, J.M. (2015). Corrigendum: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature, 521(7552), 380-380.

Leishman, M.R. & Gallagher, R.V. (2015) Will there be a shift to alien-dominated vegetation assemblages under climate change? Diversity and Distributions 21, 848-852.

Lawson, J. R., Fryirs, K. A. & Leishman, M. R. (2015) Hydrological conditions explain variation in wood density in riparian plants of south-eastern Australia. Journal of Ecology 103, 945-956.

Cuneo, P. & Leishman, M. R. (2015) Recovery after African Olive invasion: can a ‘bottom-up’ approach to ecological restoration work? Ecological Management & Restoration 16, 33–40.

Manea, A. & Leishman, M.R. (2015) Competitive interactions between established grasses and woody plant seedlings under elevated CO2 levels are mediated by soil water availability. Oecologia 177, 499-506.

Gallagher, R.V., Randall, R.P. & Leishman, M.R. (2015) Trait differences between naturalized and invasive plant species independent of residence time and phylogeny. Conservation Biology 29, 360-369.

2014

Manea, A. & Leishman, M.R. (2014) Competitive interactions between established grasses and woody plant seedlings under elevated CO2 levels are mediated by soil water availability. Oecologia 177, 499-506.

Gallagher, R.V., Randall, R.P. & Leishman, M.R. (2014) Trait differences between naturalized and invasive plant species independent of residence time and phylogeny. Conservation Biology 29, 360-369.

Leishman, M. R., Cooke, J., Richardson, D. M. (2014), Evidence for shifts to faster growth strategies in the new ranges of invasive alien plants. Journal of Ecology 102, 1451–1461.

O’Donnell, J., Fryirs, K. and Leishman, M. R. (2014) Can the regeneration of vegetation from riparian seed banks support biogeomorphic succession and the geomorphic recovery of degraded river channels? River Research and Applications 31, 834-846.

Moles, A. T., Perkins, S. E., Laffan, S. W., Flores-Moreno, H., Awasthy, M., Tindall, M. L., Sack, L., Pitman, A., Kattge, J., Aarssen, L. W., Anand, M., Bahn, M., Blonder, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Cornwell, W. K., Díaz, S., Dickie, J. B., Freschet, G. T., Griffiths, J. G., Gutierrez, A. G., Hemmings, F. A., Hickler, T., Hitchcock, T. D., Keighery, M., Kleyer, M., Kurokawa, H., Leishman, M. R., Liu, K., Niinemets, Ü., Onipchenko, V., Onoda, Y., Penuelas, J., Pillar, V. D., Reich, P. B., Shiodera, S., Siefert, A., Sosinski, E. E., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Swaine, E. K., Swenson, N. G., van Bodegom, P. M., Warman, L., Weiher, E., Wright, I. J., Zhang, H., Zobel, M., Bonser, S. P. (2014), Which is a better predictor of plant traits: temperature or precipitation?. Journal of Vegetation Science 25, 1167-1180.

Birnbaum, C., Bissett, A., Thrall, P. H. & Leishman, M. R. (2014) Invasive legumes encounter similar soil fungal communities in their non-native and native ranges in Australia. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 76, 210-217.

Beaumont, L. J., Gallagher, R. V., Leishman, M. R., Hughes, L., Downey, P. O. (2014), How can knowledge of the climate niche inform the weed risk assessment process? A case study of Chrysanthemoides monilifera in Australia. Diversity and Distributions 20, 613–625.

Manea, A., Leishman M.R., (2014) Leaf area index drives soil water availability and extreme drought-related mortality under elevated CO2 in a temperate grassland model system. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91046.

Cornwell, W. K., Westoby, M., Falster, D. S., FitzJohn, R. G., O’Meara, B. C., Pennell, M. W., McGlinn, D. J., Eastman, J. M., Moles, A. T., Reich, P. B., Tank, D. C., Wright, I. J., Aarssen, L., Beaulieu, J. M., Kooyman, R. M., Leishman, M. R., Miller, E. T., Niinemets, Ü., Oleksyn, J., Ordonez, A., Royer, D. L., Smith, S. A., Stevens, P. F., Warman, L., Wilf, P., Zanne, A. E. (2014), Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages. Journal of Ecology 102, 345–356.

Tooth, I & Leishman, M.R. (2014) Elevated carbon dioxide and fire reduce biomass of native grass species when grown in competition with invasive exotic grasses in a savanna experimental system. Biological Invasions 16, 257-268.

O’Donnell, J., Fryirs, K. and Leishman, M. R. (2014) Digging deep for diversity: riparian seed bank abundance and species richness in relation to burial depth. Freshwater Biology 59, 100–113.

Zanne, A.E., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K., Eastman, J.M., Smith, S.A., FitzJohn, R.G., McGlinn, D.J., Moles, A.T., O’Meara, B.C., Royer, D.L., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R.I., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P.B., Sargent, R., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Stevens, P.F., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Westoby, M., Beaulieu, J.M. (2014) Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments.  Nature 506, 89-92.

2013

Englert Duursma D, Gallagher RV, Roger E, Hughes L, Downey PO, Leishman MR (2013) Next generation invaders? Naturalised sleeper weeds in Australia under future climates. PloS one 8 (12), e84222.

Birnbaum, C. & Leishman, M.R. (2013) Plant-soil feedbacks do not explain invasion success of Acacia species in introduced range populations in Australia. Biological Invasions 15, 2609-2625.

Gallagher, R.V., Hughes, L. & Leishman, M.R. (2013) Species loss and gain in communities under climate change: consequences for functional diversity Ecography 36, 531-540.

Gallagher, R. V., Englert Duurmsa, D., O’Donnell, J., Wilson, P. D., Downey, P. O., Hughes, L. & Leishman, M. R. (2013) The grass may not always be greener: projected reductions in climatically suitable habitat for exotic grasses under future climates. Biological Invasions 15, 961-975.

Hancock, N., Leishman, M.R. & Hughes, L. (2013) Testing the “local provenance” paradigm: a common garden experiment in Cumberland Plain Woodland, Sydney, Australia. Restoration Ecology 21, 569-577.

Harrison, S.P., Morfopoulos C., Srikanta Dani K.G., Prentice C., Arneth A., Atwell B., Barkley M., Leishman M.R., Loreto F., Medlyn B.E., Niinemets U., Possell M., Peñuelas J., Wright I.J. (2013) Volatile isoprenoid emissions: from plastid to planet. New Phytologist 197, 49–57.

Tooth, I & Leishman, M.R. (2013) Post-fire resprouting responses of native and exotic grasses from Cumberland Plain Woodland (Sydney, Australia) under elevated carbon dioxide. Austral Ecology 38, 1-10.

2012

Gallagher, R.V. & Leishman, M.R. (2012) A global analysis of trait variation and evolution in climbing plants. Journal of Biogeography 39, 1757-1771

Harris, C.J., Dormontt, E.E., Le Roux, J.J., Lowe, A., & Leishman, M.R. (2012) No consistent association between changes in genetic diversity and adaptive responses of Australian acacias in novel ranges. Evolutionary Ecology 26, 1345-1360.

Gallagher, R. V. and Leishman, M. R. (2012), Contrasting patterns of trait-based community assembly in lianas and trees from temperate Australia. Oikos 121, 2026–2035.

Birnbaum, C., Barrett, L. G., Thrall, P. H. & Leishman, M. R. (2012) Mutualisms are not constraining cross-continental invasion success of Acacia species within Australia. Diversity and Distributions 18, 962–976.

Cuneo, P. & Leishman, M.R. (2012) Ecological impacts of invasive African Olive (Olea europaea ssp cuspidata) in Cumberland Plain Woodland, Sydney, Australia. Austral Ecology 38, 103-110.

Cooke, J. & Leishman, M.R. (2012) Trade-offs between foliar silicon and carbon-based defences: evidence from vegetation communities of contrasting soil types. Oikos 121, 2052-2060.

O’Donnell, J.O., Gallagher, R.V., Wilson, P.D., Downey, P.O., Hughes, L., Leishman, M.R. (2012) Invasion hotspots for non-native plants in Australia under current and future climates. Global Change Biology 18, 617-629.

2011

Harris, C.J., Kyle, G., Fryirs, K. & Leishman, M.R. (2011) How does restoration of native canopy affect understory vegetation composition? Evidence from riparian communities of the Hunter Valley, Australia. Restoration Ecology 20, 584-592. 

Cooke, J. & Leishman, M.R. (2011) Silicon and leaf longevity: is silicon a player in the leaf dry mass spectrum? Functional Ecology 25, 1181–1188.

Gallagher, R.V., Leishman, M.R., Miller, J.T., Hui, C., Richardson, D.M., Suda, J. & Trávníček, P. (2011) Invasiveness in introduced Australian acacias: the role of species’ traits and genome size. Diversity and Distributions 17, 88-897.

Gallagher, R.V., Leishman, M.R. & Moles, A.T. (2011) Traits and ecological strategies of Australian tropical and temperate climbing plants. Journal of Biogeography 38, 828-839.

Kattge, J. et al. (2011) TRY – a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17, 2905-2935.

Cooke, J., Leishman, M.R. (2011) Is plant ecology more siliceous than we realise? Trends in Plant Sciences 16, 61-68.

Manea, A., Leishman, M.R., Downey, P.O. (2011) Exotic C4 grasses have increased tolerance to glyphosate under elevated carbon dioxide. Weed Science 59, 28-36.

Manea, A. & Leishman, M.R. (2011) Competitive interactions between native and invasive exotic plant species are altered under elevated carbon dioxide. Oecologia 165, 735–744.

2010

Richardson, D.M., Daehler, C.C., Leishman, M.R. and Pauchard, A. (2010) Plant invasions: theoretical and practical challenges. Biological Invasions 12, 3907–3911. DOI 10.1007/s10530-010-9845-1

Mika, S., Hoyle, J.T., Kyle, G., Howell, T., Wolfenden, B.J., Ryder, D.S., Keating, D., Boulton, A.J., Brierley, G.J., Brooks, A.P., Fryirs, K.A., Leishman, M.R., Sanders, M., Arthington, A.H., Creese, R., Dahm, M., Miller, C., Pusey, B., Spencer, J. and Spink, A.M. (2010) Inside the ‘black box’ of river restoration: using catchment history to identify disturbance and response mechanisms to set targets for process-based restoration. Ecology and Society 15, 8. [online] URL:http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art8/

Cuneo, P., Offord, C.A. Leishman, M.R. (2010) Seed ecology of the invasive woody plant African Olive (Olea europaeasubsp. cuspidata): implications for management and restoration. Australian Journal of Botany 58, 342-348.

Gallagher, R.V., Hughes, L., Leishman, M.R. & Wilson, P.O. (2010) Predicted impact of exotic vines on an endangered ecological community under future climate change. Biological Invasions 12, 4049-4063.

Gallagher, R.V., Beaumont, L.J., Hughes, L. & Leishman, M.R. (2010) Evidence for climatic niche and biome shifts between native and novel ranges in plant species introduced to Australia. Journal of Ecology  98, 790-799.

Phillips, M.L., Murray, B.R., Leishman, M.R. & Ingram R. (2010) The naturalization to invasion transition: are there introduction-history correlates of invasiveness in exotic plants of Australia? Austral Ecology 35, 695-703.

Leishman, M.R., Thomson, V.P., and Cooke, J. (2010) Native and exotic invasive plants have fundamentally similar carbon capture strategies. Journal of Ecology 98, 28-42.

2009

Moles, A.T., Warton, D.I., Warman, L., Swenson, N., Laffan, S.W., Zanne, A.E., Pitman, A., Hemmings, F.A., Leishman, M.R. (2009) Global patterns in plant height. Journal of Ecology 97, 923-932.

Kyle, G. and Leishman, M.R. (2009) Plant functional trait variation in relation to riparian geomorphology: the importance of disturbance. Austral Ecology 34, 793-804

Beaumont LJ, Gallagher RV, Downey PO, Thuiller W, Leishman M.R., Hughes L (2009) Modelling the impact of Hieraciumspecies on protected areas in Australia under future climate. Ecography 32, 757-764.

Cuneo P, Jacobson C & Leishman, M.R. (2009) Landscape scale detection and mapping of invasive African Olive (Olea europaea L.subsp. cuspidata (Wall ex G.Don Ciferri) by remote sensing in SW Sydney, Australia. Applied Vegetation Science 12,145-154.

Kyle, G. and Leishman, M.R. (2009) Functional trait differences between extant exotic, native and extinct native plants in the Hunter River, NSW: a potential tool in riparian rehabilitation. River Research & Applications 25, 892-903.

Beaumont LJ, Gallagher RV, Downey PO, Thuiller W, Leishman M.R., Hughes L (2009) Climatic niche shifts among invasive species can lead to underestimations of current and future biological invasions. Diversity and Distributions 15, 409-420.

Gallagher, R.J., Hughes, L. & Leishman, M.R. (2009) Phenological trends among Australian alpine species: using herbarium records to identify indicator species. Australian Journal of Botany 571–9.

2008

Llorens, AM & Leishman, M.R. (2008) Climbing strategies determine light availability for both vines and associated structural hosts. Australian Journal of Botany 56, 527-534.

Kyle, G., Schmidt, T., Cooke, J. & Leishman, M.R. (2008) Growth and survival of riparian plantings in relation to Willow canopy in the Upper Hunter River. Ecological Management & Restoration 9, 154-156.

Mason, R.A, Cooke, J., Moles, A.T. and Leishman, M.R. (2008) Reproductive output of native and exotic plants: a global comparison. Global Ecology & Biogeography 17, 633-640.

2007

Leishman, M.R., Haslehurst, T., Ares, A. & Baruch, Z. (2007) Leaf trait relationships of native and invasive plants: community and global-scale comparisons. New Phytologist 176, 635-643.

Moles, A.T., Ackerly, D.D., Tweddle, J.C., Dickie, J.B., Smith, R., Leishman, M.R., Mayfield, M.M., Pitman, A., Wood, J.T. and Westoby, M. (2007) Global patterns in seed size. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16(1), 109-116.

2006

Cuneo, P. & Leishman, M.R. (2006) African Olive (Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall ex G.Don) Ciferri as an environmental weed in eastern Australia: a review. Cunninghamia 9, 545-57.

Wright, I.J., Leishman, M.R., Read, C. & Westoby, M. (2006) Gradients of light availability and leaf traits with leaf age and canopy position in 28 Australian shrubs and trees. Functional Plant Biology 33, 407-19.

2005

Hill, S.J., Tung, P.J. & Leishman, M.R. (2005) Exotic plant invasion in an endangered ecological community: the effect of different disturbance types on Cumberland Plain Woodland in Sydney, Australia. Austral Ecology 30, 775-788.

Murray, B.R., Leishman, M.R., Kelaher, B.P., Hose, G.C. & Figueira, W.F. (2005) A meta-analysis of the interspecific relationship between seed size and plant abundance within local communities. Oikos 110, 191-194.

Thomson, V.P. & Leishman, M.R. (2005) Post-fire vegetation dynamics in nutrient-enriched and non-enriched sclerophyll woodland. Austral Ecology 30, 250-260.

Leishman, M.R. & Thomson, V.P. (2005) Experimental evidence for the effects of added water, nutrients and physical disturbance on invasive plants in low fertility Hawkesbury Sandstone soils, Sydney, Australia. Journal of Ecology 93, 38-49.

2004

Moles, A.T., Falster, D.S., Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (2004) Small-seeded species produce more seeds per square metre of canopy per year, but not per individual per lifetime. Journal of Ecology 92, 384-396.

Leishman, M.R., Hughes, M.T. and Gore, D.B (2004) Soil phosphorus enhancement below stormwater outlets in urban bushland: spatial and temporal changes and the relationship with invasive plants. Australian Journal of Soil Research 42, 197-202.

Thomson, V.P. & Leishman, M.R. (2004). Survival of native plants of Hawkesbury Sandstone communities with additional nutrients: effect of plant age and habitat. Australian Journal of Botany 52, 141-147

Lake, J. & Leishman, M.R. (2004) Invasion success of exotic plants in natural ecosystems: the role of disturbance, plant attributes and freedom from herbivores. Biological Conservation 117, 215-226.

Vesk, P.A., Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (2004). Simple traits do not predict grazing response in Australian dry shrublands and woodlands. Journal of Applied Ecology 4122-31.

2003

Murray, B.R. & Leishman, M.R. (2003). On the relationship between seed mass and species abundance in plant communities. Oikos 101, 643-645.

Gore, D.B., Snape, I. & Leishman, M.R. (2003). Sediment provenance, transport and deposition, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 15, 259-269.

2001

Gore, D.B., Rhodes, E.J., Augustinus, P.C.G., Leishman, M.R., Colhoun, E.A., Rees-Jones, J. (2001). Bunger Hills, East Antarctica: ice free at the Last Glacial Maximum. Geology 29, 1103-1106.

Leishman, M.R. & Murray, B.R. (2001). The relationship between seed size and abundance in plant communities: model predictions and observed patterns. Oikos 94, 151-161.

Leishman, M.R. (2001). Does the seed size / number trade-off model determine plant community structure? An assessment of the model mechanisms and their generality. Oikos 93, 294-302.

Leishman, M.R. & Wild, C. (2001). Vegetation abundance and diversity in relation to soil nutrients and soil water content in Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 13, 126-134.

2000

Leishman, M.R., Masters, G.J., Clarke, I.P. & Brown, V.K. (2000). Seed bank dynamics: the role of fungal pathogens and climate change. Functional Ecology 14, 293-299.

1999

Leishman, M.R., Sanbrooke, K., & Woodfin, R. (1999). The effect of elevated CO2 and light on growth and reproductive performance of four annual species. New Phytologist 144, 455-462.

Leishman, M.R. (1999). How well do plant attributes correlate with establishment ability? Evidence from a study of 16 calcareous grassland species. New Phytologist 141, 487-496.

1998

Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (1998). Seed size and shape are not related to persistence in soil in Australia in the same way as in Britain. Functional Ecology 12, 480-485.

1997

Lord, J.M., Egan, J., Westoby, M., Clifford, H.T., Dunlop, C., Jurado, E.Y., Leishman, M.R. & Williams, R. (1997). Larger seeds in tropical floras: consistent patterns independent of growth form and dispersal mode. Journal of Biogeography 24, 205-211.

Augustinus, P.C., Gore, D.B., Leishman, M.R., Zwartz, D. &. Colhoun, E.A. (1997). Reconstruction of ice flow across the Bunger Hills, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 9, 347-354.

1996

Westoby, M., Leishman, M.R. & Lord, J.R. (1996). Comparative ecology of seed size and dispersal. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 351, 1309-1318.

1995

Leishman, M.R., Westoby, M. & Jurado, E. (1995). Correlates of seed size variation: a comparison among five temperate floras. Journal of Ecology 83, 517-530.

Westoby, M., Leishman, M.R. & Lord, J.R. (1995). On misinterpreting the “phylogenetic correction”. Journal of Ecology 83, 531-534.

Westoby, M., Leishman, M.R. & Lord, J.R. (1995). Further remarks on phylogenetic correction. Journal of Ecology 83, 727-729.

Westoby, M., Leishman, M.R. & Lord, J.R. (1995). Issues of interpretation after relating comparative datasets to phylogeny. Journal of Ecology 83, 892-893.

Lord, J., Westoby, M. & Leishman, M.R. (1995). Seed size and phylogeny in six temperate floras: constraints, niche-conservatism and adaptation. American Naturalist 146, 349-364.

1994

Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (1994). Hypotheses on seed size: tests using the semiarid flora of western New South Wales, Australia. American Naturalist 143, 890-906.

Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (1994). The role of large seed size in shaded conditions: experimental evidence.Functional Ecology 8, 205-214.

Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (1994). The role of large seeds in seedling establishment in dry soil conditions – experimental evidence from semi-arid species. Journal of Ecology 82, 249-258.

Hughes, L., Dunlop, M., French, K., Leishman, M.R., Rice, B., Rodgerson, L. & Westoby, M. (1994). Predicting dispersal spectra: a minimal set of hypotheses based on plant attributes. Journal of Ecology 82, 933-950.

1993

Oakwood, M., Jurado, E., Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (1993). Geographic ranges of plant species in relation to dispersal morphology, growth form and diaspore weight. Journal of Biogeography 20, 563-572.

1992

Westoby, M., Jurado, E. & Leishman, M.R. (1992). Comparative evolutionary ecology of seed size. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 7, 368-372.

Leishman, M.R., Hughes, L., French, K., Armstrong, D. & Westoby, M. (1992). Seed and seedling biology in relation to modelling vegetation dynamics under global climate change. Australian Journal of Botany 40, 599-613.

Leishman, M.R. & Westoby, M. (1992). Classifying plants into groups on the basis of associations of individual traits – evidence from Australian semi-arid woodlands. Journal of Ecology 80, 417-424.

1990

Leishman, M.R. (1990).  Suburban development and resultant changes in the phosphorus status of soils in the area of Ku-ring-gai, Sydney. Proceedings of the Linnean Society NSW 112, 15-25.

Leishman, M.R. & Eldridge, M.D.B. (1990). Life history characteristics of two sympatric Onychophoran species from the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society NSW 112, 173-185.

Pouliquen, O., Leishman, M.R. & Redhead, T.D. (1990). Effects of radio collars on wild mice Mus domesticus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 68, 1607-1609.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Fryirs, K., O’Donnell, J., Carthey, A. & Leishman, M. (2014) Is passive revegetation through utilization of soil seed banks a viable rehabilitation option in riparian
ecosystems?, in Vietz, G; Rutherfurd, I.D, and Hughes, R. (editors), Proceedings of the 7th Australian Stream Management Conference. Townsville, Queensland, Pages 268-273.

Downey, P.O., Lenz, T.I., Sea, W.B., Higgisson, W., Lavier, G., Waryszak, P. and Leishman, M.R.  (2012).  Does the tolerance of weeds to herbicide change with elevated levels of CO2? In: 18th Australasian Weeds Conference, Melbourne, 8-11 October 2012:273-274. Victorian Weeds Society, Melbourne.

Wilson, PD, Downey, PO, Leishman, M.R., Gallagher, R, Hughes, L & O’Donnell, J (2009) Weeds in a warmer world: predicting the impact of climate change on Australia’s alien plant species using MaxEnt. Plant Protection Quarterly 24: 84-87.

Gallagher, R, Beaumont, L., Downey, P.O., Hughes, L., and Leishman, M.R. (2008) Projecting the impact of climate change on bitou bush and boneseed distributions in Australia. National Bitou Bush and Boneseed Forum Proceedings, published in Plant Protection Quarterly 23 (1), 37.

Gallagher RV, Beaumont LJ, Downey PO, Hughes L & Leishman M.R . (2008) Predicting the potential for hawkweed range expansion in Australia: climate change projections for 2030. 16th Annual Australian Weeds Conference – Cairns, Queensland, May 2008.

Downey, PO., Gallagher, RV., Beaumont, L., Leishman, M.R. & Hughes, L. (2007) Weeds and climate change: what do we know and where to from here. Proceedings of the14th NSW Weeds Conference, University of Wollongong 25-27 September 2007.

Gallagher, R, Beaumont, L., Downey, P.O., Hughes, L., and Leishman, M.R. (2006). Assessing the potential impacts of climate change on weeds in New South Wales: establishing priorities. Proceedings of the 15th Australian Weeds Conference, Adelaide.

Brierley, G., Miller, C., Brooks, A., Fryirs, K., Boulton, A., Ryder, D., Leishman, M.R., Keating, D. and Lander, J.  (2005). Making integrative, cross-disciplinary research happen: Initial lessons from the Upper Hunter River Rehabilitation Initiative.  In: Rutherfurd, I. and Wiszniewski, I. (eds.) Fourth Australian Stream Management: Linking Rivers to Landscapes.Launceston, Tasmania

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Hughes L, Downey P, Englert Duursma D, Gallagher R, Johnson S, Leishman M, Roger E, Smith P, Steel J (2012) Prioritising naturalised plant species for threat assessment: developing a decision tool for managers. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, pp. 69.

Leishman, M.R. (2010) Human impacts on natural vegetation. In ‘Field Guide to the Bushland of the Lane Cove Valley’ (ed. John Martyn), pp 88-91. STEP Inc., Turramurra.

Wilson, P.D., Downey, P.O., Gallagher, R.V., O’Donnell, J., Leishman, M.R. and Hughes, L. (2011) Modelling climate suitability for exotic plants in Australia under future climate. Final Report on the potential impact of climate change on the distribution of national priority weeds in Australia. Macquarie University and New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney, Australia.

Keating, D., Spink, A., Brooks, A., Sanders, M., Miller, C., Schmidt, T., Kyle, T., Fryirs, K., Leishman, M.R. (2008) The UHRRI Rehabilitation and Research Report 2003-2007. Macquarie Lighthouse Press.

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