Publications

Publications from PIREL

In press

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

Gallagher RV & Leishman MR (in press) Plant invasions in Australia. In Austral Ark Eds. A. Stow & G. Holwell. Cambridge University Press.

Auld, T.A. and Leishman, M.R. (in press) Ecosystem risk assessment for Gnarled Mossy Cloud Forest, Lord Howe Island, Australia. Austral Ecology 

Tozer, M., Leishman, M.R. and Auld, T.A. (in press) Ecosystem risk assessment for Cumberland Plain Woodland, New South Wales, Australia. Austral Ecology

Gallagher, R.V., Randall, R.P. & Leishman, M.R. (accepted) Species traits differ between naturalised and invasive species. Conservation Biology

2014

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 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12318

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 doi: 10.1002/rra.2778

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. (2014), Towards consistency, rigour and compatibility of risk assessments for ecosystems and ecological communities. Austral Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aec.12148

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. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12190

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.05.017

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. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12190

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. doi:10.1038/nature12872

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.

2013

Birnbaum, C. & Leishman, M.R. (2013) A cross-continental study on invasive acacias in Australia: the role of plant-soil feedbacks. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0478-z

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.

Cuneo, P. & Leishman, M.R. 2013 Ecological impacts of invasive African Olive (Olea europaea ssp cuspidata) in Cumberland Plain Woodland, Sydney, Australia. Austral Ecology 31:103-110

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

Hancock N, Leishman MR and Hughes L (2013) Testing the “local provenance” paradigm: A common garden experiment in Cumberland Plain woodland, Sydney, Australia. Restoration Ecology 21, 569-577.

2012

Gallagher, R. V., Englert Duurmsa, D., O’Donnell, J., Wilson, P. D., Downey, P. O., Hughes, L. & Leishman, M. R. (2012) The grass may not always be greener: projected reductions in climatically suitable habitat for exotic grasses under future climates. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-012-0342-6

Hancock, N., Leishman, M.R. & Hughes, L. (2012) Testing the “local provenance” paradigm: a common garden experiment in Cumberland Plain Woodland, Sydney, Australia. Restoration Ecology doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00931.x.

Cooke, J. Groves, RH and Ash, JE. 2012 Population dynamics of the invasive, annual species Carrichtera annua in Australia. The Rangeland Journal 34(4): 375-387

Gallagher RV & Leishman MR 2012 A global analysis of traitvariation and evolution in climbing plants. Journal of Biogeography 39, 1757-1771.

Gallagher RV, Hughes L & Leishman MR (2012) Species loss and gain in communities under climate change: consequences for functional diversity Ecography 36, 531-540. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.07514.x

Gallagher, R.V. & Leishman, M.R. 2012. Contrasting patterns of trait-based community assembly in lianas and trees from temperate Australia. Oikos 121(12): 2026

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.

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.

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.

Hancock, N., Leishman, M.R. & Hughes, L. (in press) Testing the “local provenance” paradigm: a common garden experiment in Cumberland Plain Woodland, Sydney, Australia. Restoration Ecology (accepted 14 August 2012)

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. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02451.x

Cooke, J.Leishman, M.R. (2011) Is plant ecology more siliceous than we realise? Trends in Plant Sciences 16, 61-68.doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2010.10.003

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. doi: 10.1614/WS-D-10-00080.1

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. DOI 10.1007/s00442-010-1765-3

2010

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 DOI 10.1007/s10530-010-9814-8.

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  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01677.x

Harris CJ & Gallagher RV (2010) Vines and lianas. In Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions Eds. D. Simberloff & M. Rejmanek, Springer-Verlag.pp. 627-631. University of California Press

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/

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 doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02076.x

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.

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

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.V., 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, AMLeishman, 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 (3), 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(4), 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(5), 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.

 

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