The Environmental Systems Research Group within PEMS seeks to advance scientific understanding of landscape systems and the practical application of this knowledge. It broadly, although not exclusively, encompasses the work of physical geographers within the School of PEMS. Although staff interests vary widely, particular research strengths of the group involve:
- Biogeography, wildlife ecology and ecosystem modelling
- Environmental change in arid and semi-arid Australia
- Evolution of coastal beaches, barriers and islands
- Floodplain storage and modelling
- Fluvial geomorphology, including sediment transport in bedload rivers, hydraulic geometry
- Modelling of overlandflow, erosion and sediment delivery
- Policy advice in relation to environmental hazards, pollution, catchment problems.
Prof. Brian Lees (firstname.lastname@example.org) BA, PhD Syd.
Assoc. Prof. Stuart Pearson (email@example.com) BA (Hons), DipEd, PhD UNSW
Dr David Paull (firstname.lastname@example.org) MA Adel., PhD UNSW
Dr Jiashu Shen (email@example.com) BSc East China, PhD W'gong
Emeritus Prof. Roger McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org ) MA N.Z., PhD McGill
Dr Andrew Claridge (email@example.com ) BSc, PhD ANU
Mr Laurie Olive, BSc UNE, MSc Tas
Christine Baird - MPhil (Politics & Geography) Research Topic - How will water issues, in both Australia and nations of direct strategic interest to Australia, impact upon Australian National Security?.
Steven Hobbs - Research Topic - Analysing Martian gully and slope processes.
Vijai Joseph - Research Topic - Sea level rise and human vulnerability: Developing a systems approach and perspective.
Sarah Rittner - Research Topic - The efficacy of electron spin resonance techniques for the dating of aeolian sedimentary quartz: A case study on the Coorong-Gambier Coastal Plain, Southeastern Australia.
Haijing Shi - Research Topic - Thermal properties of alpine boulder field habitats: The potential to provide refugia for the hibernation of the Mountain Pygmy-possum (B. parvus).
Jeff Thompson - Research Topic - Using remote sensing to establish the phenological characteristics of snow melt dependent ecosystems of Mount Kosciuszko.
Recent Graduate Students:
Dylan Horne - The development of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain, PhD thesis, 2011.
Andrew Hughes - An assessment of recent changes in catchment sediment sources and sinks, central Queensland, Australia, PhD thesis, 2009.
Takeshi Kawakami - Speciation and chromosomal rearrangements in the Australian Morabine Grasshopper Vandiemenella viatica species group, PhD thesis, 2008.
Elspeth Rae - The cause of breaks in holocene beach ridge prograduation at Bengello Beach, PhD thesis, 2011.
Dr R. Brander (BEES, UNSW)
Assoc. Prof. P. Cowell (University of Sydney)
Assoc. Prof. P. Kench & Dr Peter Hosking (University of Auckland)
Prof. N. Mimura (Ibaraki University, Japan)
Dr S. Nicol (Geoscience Australia - formerly University of Auckland)
Dr L. Nurse (University of the West Indies, Barbados)
Dr S. Smithers & Assoc. Prof. Kevin Parnell (James Cook University)
Prof. C. Woodroffe (University of Wollongong )
Assoc. Prof. Poh Poh Wong (National University of Singapore)
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Mr T. Kawakami (PEMS, UNSW@ADFA)
Mr M. Adams (Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australian Museum)
Prof. R. Butlin (University of Sheffield)
Dr S. Cooper (Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australian Museum and Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, University of Adelaide )
Dr P. Johnston (Macquarie University)
Dr M. Rees (PEMS, UNSW@ADFA)
Dr A. Claridge (NSW Dept of Environment and Climate Change, DECC)
Dr S. Carthew (Adelaide University )
Ms K. Long (Department for Environment and Heritage, DEH)
Dr D. Mills (DECC)
Ms J. Packer (Adelaide University)
There are several opportunities available for postgraduate research within the Environmental Systems Research group.
Prof. Brian Lees (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assoc. Prof. Stuart Pearson (email@example.com)
Dr David Paull (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Jiashu Shen (email@example.com)
for further information about postgraduate research within the Environmental Systems Research group.
The School is well equipped with facilities to undertake remote area field work including 4WD trailers, water storage tanks, UVF radios, ATV quad bike. We possess mechanically operated drilling units for sedimentological sampling including fixtures for Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating.
Laboratories are equipped with routine sediment analyzer equipment for particle size determination, organic matter, and pollen analysis. We also avail of facilities in Civil Engineering which include a large flume suitable for sediment transport modelling and calibration of bedload transport measurement devices. The School is equipped with several water quality, sediment transport flumes and data loggers and specialised equipment and modifications are catered for by the mechanical and electronic workshop facilities.
The School also possesses a Thales T Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Differential Global Positioning System which is used in field work to obtain digital terrain data to cm accuracy. We are also equipped with a full suite of surveying (total Station) and hand-held GPS devices. This equipment complements the extensive range of GIS and remote sensing software packages available in the School including ENVI, Definiens, ERDAS Imagine, and ArcGIS.
Climatic changes as the cause behind cessation in beach progradation throughout the late Holocene
Elspeth Rae (firstname.lastname@example.org) PhD
Field of Study: Coastal Geomorphology
Previous studies have shown several breaks in progradation along Bengello Beach ridge plain, southeast NSW. Using ground penetrating radar, thermoluminescent dating, and detailed sedimentary, topographic, and vegetation surveys, the cause of these breaks is being investigated. To validate methods, the results for the Holocene sequence are cross-referenced with time-series topographic survey data of the present day beach, dating back to the early 1970s. Preliminary results indicate climatic shifts analogous to those recently proposed across Eastern Australia.
The development of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain
Dylan Horne (email@example.com) PhD
Field of Study: Coastal Geomorphology
Chenier plains record changes in the mode of coastal progradation between periods of mudflat progradation, and periods of beach ridge formation. There are potentially a number of environmental force(s) responsible for controlling these changes. A history of chenier research worldwide has led to a great understanding of these force(s) in some settings. In Australia however, despite a long history of chenier research the causes of these changes are still not well understood. Several conflicting theories have been proposed in the past to explain the evolution of a chenier plain in Princess Charlotte Bay on the eastern coast of northern Queensland, Australia. These include climate fluctuations, variations in shellfish populations, and storm activity. Since these were introduced, both methods and understanding of Holocene environmental processes have been improved. Improvements to methods include the replacement of radiocarbon dating with thermoluminescence techniques. Improvements to knowledge include a new body of research regarding the existence of (minor) sea level oscillations following the (major) transgression that occurred ~6000 B.P. These have allowed a reexamination of the mode of evolution of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain. Some cheniers in the bay appear to have formed up to ~400K B.P., meaning the plain may have recorded changes occurring over several glacial cycles. Although the dating error associated with such old cheniers would be too large to link to known processes, a Holocene sequence is being examined and appears to be linked to sea level oscillations.
The effect of climate change on Mountain Pygmy-possum
Haijing Shi (firstname.lastname@example.org) PhD
Field of Study: Biogeography
My research focuses on a study of the microclimate and thermal properties of a range of the boulderfield habitats that support the endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum. Boulderfield sites across the range of Mountain pygmy-possum distribution will be monitored. The data loggers will be positioned in various areas of the habitat to collect thermal data from below the boulders at standardized depths, and one to be positioned above the general area of habitat to monitor air temperature. A camera recorder placed at each site will record the presence and depth of snow. This study proposes to investigate: (1) the thermal properties of boulderfield habitats in relation to aspect, elevation and snow cover that support the endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum; (2) the snow cover and snow duration, to what extent, bring thermal stress to Mountain Pygmy-possum and (3) predicting range shifts in Mountain Pygmy-possum distributions and identification of refugia with ongoing climate change.
Sea level rise and human vulnerability: Developing a systems approach and perspective
Vijai Joseph (email@example.com) PhD
Field of Study: Geography
Across the globe, the water level of the sea was on the rise last century. This research aims at assessing the vulnerability of different occupational groups such as traditional fishermen, brackish pond farmers and industrial labourers to the phenomenon of sea level rise, taking tidal floods as a proxy for the impending hazard. This research tries to holistically analyze the Livelihood-Environment Systems of these occupational groups and the mutual interplay between factors in this system that influence the vulnerability of the people to sea level rise through a System Dynamics approach. The comprehensive understanding of the nature of the Livelihood-Environment Systems of these groups will be helpful to model the system behaviour determining the vulnerability status of these groups in different socio-economic scenarios. This kind of comprehensive understanding of the Livelihood-Environment Systems and the interplay of the influential factors will help planners to plug holes in the system in order to adopt an efficient adaptive capacity improvement mechanism for the people to combat disasters like sea level rise. The whole exercise is contextualized on the coastal inundation model developed for different sea level rise scenarios using Geo-information tools and integration of this model with the System Dynamics model, which depicts vulnerability, is also part of the research aims.
Journal - Refereed
Pearson, S., Chudleigh, P., Simpson, S., Schofield, N. (submitted 2010) Measuring return on 20 years of investment in natural resource management research & development, Research Policy.
McLean, R.F., 2011, 'Atoll islands (Motu)', Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs : Structure, Form and Process, David Hopley (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht, London, pp. 47-51.
McLean, R.F., 2011, 'Beach rock', Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs : Structure, Form and Process, David Hopley (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht, London, pp.107-111.
McLean, R.F. (ed.) 2011, 'Bassett Edges', Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (59, p. 107). , Springer, The Netherlands.
McLean, R.F. (ed.) 2011, 'Boat Channel', Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (270, p. 165). , Springer, The Netherlands.
McLean, R.F. (ed.) 2011, 'Faroes Reefs', Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (106, p. 405). , Springer, The Netherlands.
McLean, R.F. (ed.) 2011, 'Platforms (Cemented)', Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (109, pp. 812 - 813) , Springer, The Netherlands.
Journal - Refereed
Croke, J.C., Jansen, J., Amos, K.J., & Pietsch, T.J. 2011, A 100 ka record of fluvial activity in the Fitzroy River Basin, tropical northeastern Australia, Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 1681-1695.
Paull, D.J. , Claridge, A.W. & Barry, S.C., 2011, There's no accounting for taste: Bait attractants and infrared digital cameras for detecting small to medium ground-dwelling mammals, Wildlife Research, 38(3), 188-195, doi:10.1071/WR10203.
Pearson, S., Hua Q., Allen K., Bowman D.M.J.S., 2011, Validating putatively cross-dated Callitris tree-ring chronologies using bomb-pulse radiocarbon analysis, Australian Journal of Botany , 59(1), 7-17.
Thompson, C.J., Croke, J.C., & Purvis-Smith, D., 2011, Floodplain sediment disconnectivity at a tributary junction and valley constriction site in the Fitzroy River basin, Queensland, Australia, Geomorphology, 125(2), 293-304,doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.10.010.
Wang, X.H., Xu, X.., Pearson, S.., Xue, G., Morrison, R.J., Liu, D., Shi, P., 2011, Integrated coastal zone management research in Australia and China, Labour and Management in Development , 11, 1-17, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/2098/2562.
Journal - Letter or note
Pearson, S., Wang, X.H., & Xue, G., 2011, Coastal Management in China and Australia - Introduction to the Special Edition, Labour and Management in Development, 11, 1-2, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/2092/2656.
Journal - Non Refereed Article
Birtles, T.G., 2011, On the fly: The Great Barrier Reef experiences of Joseph Beete Jukes, The National Library Magazine , 52, 12-15.
Rae, Elspeth Marion, 2011, The cause of breaks in Holocene Beach ridge progradation at Bengello Beach, Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW, PhD thesis, Available at: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/51363.
Horne, Dylan, 2011, The development of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain, Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW, PhD thesis.
Chudleigh, P., Pearson, S., Schofield, N., Simpson, S., 2010, 'Knowledge for managing Australian landscapes: Evaluating an applied research portfolio', Chapter submitted for ANU e-book titled Knowledge for Managing Australian Landscapes.
Cork S., Foran, B., Pearson, S., 2010, 'Powerful possibilities', Chapter submitted for ANU e-book titled Knowledge for Managing Australian Landscapes.
Pearson, S. & Donaldson, J., 2010, 'Woodlands conservation: Some lessons from managing research and observing policy', Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management , David Lindenmayer, Andrew Bennett and Richard Hobbs (eds), CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, pp. 271-282.
Rae, E. 2010, Coastal erosion and deposition, in Encyclopedia of Geography, B. Warf (ed), SAGE, California.
Journal - Refereed
Claridge, A., Cunningham, R.B., Catlling, P.C., & Reid, A., 2010, Trends in the activity levels of forest-dwelling vertebrate fauna against a background of intensive baiting for foxes, Forest Ecology and Management, 260(5), 822-832, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.05.04.
Claridge, A., Mills, D.J., & Barry, S.C., 2010, Prevalence of threatened native species in canid scats from coastal and near-coastal landscapes in south-eastern Australia, Australian Mammalogy, 32(2), 117-126, doi:10.1071/AM09038.
Claridge, A.W., Paull, D.J., Barry, S.C., 2010, Detection of medium-sized ground-dwelling mammals using infrared digital cameras: An alternative way forward?, Australian Mammalogy, 32(2), 165-171, doi:10.1071/AM09039.
Hobbs, S.W., Paull, D.J. and Bourke, M.C., 2010, Aeolian processes and dune morphology in Gale Crater, Icarus, 210(1), 102-115, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.06.006.
Hughes, A.O., Croke, J.C., Pietsch, T. & Olley, J.M., 2010, Changes in the rates of floodplain and in-channel bench accretion in response to catchment disturbance, central Queensland, Australia, Geomorphology, 114(3), 338-347, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.07.016.
Nanson, R.A., 2010, Flow fields in tightly curving meander bends of low width-depth ratio, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35(2), 119-135, doi:10.1002/esp.1878.
Nanson, R.A., Nanson, G.C., & Huang, H.Q., 2010, The hydraulic geometry of narrow and deep channels; evidence for flow optimisation and controlled peatland growth, Geomorphology, 117, 143-154, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.11.021.
Norton, M.A., Claridge, A., French, K., & Prentice, A. 2010, Population biology of the long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(6),362-368, doi:10.1071/ZO10075.
Norton, M.A., French, K., & Claridge, A., 2010, Habitat associations of the long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus) at multiple spatial scales, Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(5), 303-316, doi:10.1071/ZO10042.
Ruibal, M., Peakall, R., & Claridge, A., 2010, Socio-seasonal changes in scent-marking habits in the carnivorous marsupial Dasyurus maculatus at communal latrines, Australian Journal of Zoology, 58(5), 317-322, doi:10.1071/ZO10040.
Ruibal, M., Peakall, R., Claridge, A., Murray, A., & Firestone, K., 2010, Advancement to hair-sampling surveys of a medium-sized mammal: DNA-based individual identification and population estimation of a rare Australian marsupial, the spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), Wildlife Research, 37(1), 27-38, doi:10.1071/WR09087.
Trappe, J.M., Kovacs, G.M., & Claridge, A., 2010, Comparative taxonomy of desert truffles of the Australian outback and the African Kalahari, Mycological Progress, 9(1), 131-143, .
Wen, W., Wang, X.H., Paull, D.J. , Kesby, J., 2010, Defence force activities in marine protected areas: Environmental management of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 28, 667-677, 10.1007/s00343-010-9113-3.
Journal - Non Refereed
Claridge, A., & Trappe, J.M. 2010, The hidden life of truffles, Scientific American, 3 02, 78-84.
Journal - Letter or note
Trappe, J.M., Kovacs, G.M., & Claridge, A., 2010, Validation of the new combination Mattirolomyces austroafricanus, Mycological Progress, 9, 145.
Chudleigh, P., Schofield, N., Pearson, S., 2010, Evaluating an applied research portfolio, Knowledge for Managing Australian Landscapes, Canberra 2010.
Foran, B., Cork, S., Pearson, S., Fisher, T., Alexandra, J., 2010, Futures thinking and ecosystem services, Knowledge for Managing Australian Landscapes, Canberra 2010.
Hobbs, S.W., Paull, D.J. & Bourke, M.C., 2010, Aeolian processes and dune morphology in Gale Crater. Print-only presentation at the 4 1st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 1-5, 2010, The Woodlands, Texas. Available at : http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2010/pdf/1561.pdf.
Joseph, V., Lees, B.G., Thornton, A. & Paull, D.J., 2010, Vulnerability assessment to sea level rise: Arriving at a systems perspective through the Integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches, International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 29 June-1 July, 2010 (poster).
McLean, R.F., Shen, J. & Thom, B. 2010, Beach change at Bengello Beach, Eurobodalla Shire, New South Wales: 1972-2010, 19th NSW Coastal Conference 2010, Batemans Bay, NSW, 10-12 November 2010.
Paull, D.J., 2010, Predicting where to grow truffles in Australia: A GIS and climate modelling approach, New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Christchurch, 5-8 July, 2010.
Paull, D.J., 2010, Bait attractants and infrared digital cameras for detecting rare and cryptic mammals [poster]. Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Canberra, 6-10 December, 2010.
Pearson, S., 2010, Is there nothing citizen science cannot do?, Australian Association of Environmental Educators Conference 2010, Canberra.
Pearson, S. & Cockerill, A., 2010, What should we take from the past into the future?, AQUA Conference 2010.
Pearson, S. & Gayler, L. 2010 Looking elsewhere to avoid confirmation bias, PAGES Conference, Melbourne 2010 (Poster).
Pearson, S., Chudleigh, P., Simpson, S. & Schofield, N., 2010, Measuring Return on 20 years of Investment in Natural Resource Management Research & Development, Land & Water Australia, Canberra. Available on-line http://lwa.gov.au/products/pn30369 (pdf, 1.18 MB).
Journal - Refereed
Amos, K.J., Croke, J.C., Timmers, H., Thompson, C. & Owens, P.N., 2009, The application of caesium-137 measurements to investigate floodplain deposition in a large semi-arid catchment in Queensland , Australia : A low-fallout environment, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(4), 515-529, doi: 10.1002/esp.1749.
Claridge, A., Mills, D.R., Hunt, R., Jenkins, D., & Bean, J., 2009, Satellite tracking of wild dogs in south-eastern mainland Australian forests: Implications for management of a problematic top-order carnivore, Forest Ecology and Management, 258(5), 814- 822, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.05.030.
Claridge, A.W., Trappe, J.M. & Hansen, K., 2009, Do fungi have a role as soil stabilizers and remediators after forest fire?, Forest Ecology and Management , 257(3) , 1063-1069, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2008.11.011.
Claridge, A., Trappe, J.M., Mills, D.R., & Claridge, D.L. 2009, Diversity and habitat relationships of hypogeous fungi. III. Factors influencing the occurrence of fire-adapted species, Mycological Research, 113(6-7), 792-801, doi:10.1016/j.mycres.2009.02.014.
Hughes, A.O., Olley, J.M., Croke, J.C. & McKergow, L.A., 2009, Sediment source changes over the last 250 years in a dry-tropical catchment, central Queensland, Australia, Geomorphology, 104(3-4), 262-275, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.09.003.
Hughes, A.O., Olley, J.M., Croke, J.C. & Webster, I. 2009, Determining floodplain sedimentation rates using 137 Cs in a low fallout, subsurface erosion dominated environment, central Queensland, Australia, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 100(10), 858-865, doi 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2009.06.011.
Kawakami, T., Butlin, R.K., Adams, M., Paull, D.J. & Cooper, S.J.B., 2009, Genetic analysis of a chromosomal hybrid zone in the Australian morabine grasshoppers (Vandiemenella, viatica species group), Evolution, 63(1), 139-152, doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00526.x.
Kawakami, T., Butlin, R.K., Adams , M., Saint, K.M., Paull, D.J. & Cooper, S.J.B., 2009, Re-examination of a proposed case of stasipatric speciation: phylogeography of the Australian morabine grasshoppers (Vandiemenella viatica species group), Molecular Ecology , 18(16), 3429-3442, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04277.x.
Kench, P., Smithers, S., McLean, R.F. & Nichol S., 2009, Holocene reef growth in the Maldives : Evidence of a mid-Holocene sea-level highstand in the central Indian Ocean, Geology, 37(5), 455-458, doi: 10.1130/G25590A.1.
Nanson, R.A., 2009, The evolution of peat-swamp channels and organic floodplains, Barrington Tops, New South Wales, Australia, Journal of Geographical Research, 47,434-448, doi:10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00596.x.
Robinson, T. & Paull, D., 2009, Comparative evaluation of suburban bushland as foraging habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo, Corella, 33, 7-12.
Ruibal, M., Peakall, R., Claridge, A., & Firestone, K., 2009, Field-based evaluation of scat DNA methods to estimate population abundance of the spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), a rare Australian marsupial, Wildlife Research, 36(8), 721-736, doi:10.1071/WR09086.
Journal - Letter or note
McLean R., 2009, Book Review: The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef : Development, Diversity and Change, D. Hopley, S.G. Smithers & K.E. Parnell, Geographical Research , 47(1), 87-89, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2008.00566.x.
Conference - Poster
Packer, J., Carthew, S. & Paull, D., 2009, The effect of an exotic weed (Rubus sp.) on habitat use by small mammals in South Australia, 10th INTECOL (10th International Congress of Ecology ), hosted by the Ecological Society of Australia in partnership with the New Zealand Ecological Society, 16-21 August 2009, Brisbane, Australia.
Liang, Q., 2009, Study of marine protected areas in Australia and in China, School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW, Masters Thesis, Available at: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/43716
Hughes, A., 2009, An assessment of recent changes in catchment sediment sources and sinks, central Queensland, Australia, School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW, PhD Thesis, Available at: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44093.
Book - Chapter
Mimura, N., Nurse, L., McLean, R.F., Agard, J., Briguglio, L., Lefale, P., Payet, R. & Sem, G., 2008, Small islands, in Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Working Group II Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P. van der Linden, C.E. Hanson (eds), Cambridge University Press, UK, pp. 687-716.
Nicholls, R.J., Wong, P.P., Burkett, V., Codignotto, J., Hay, J., McLean, R.F., Ragoonaden, S. & Woodroffe, C.D., 2008, Coastal systems and low-lying areas, in Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Working Group II Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P. van der Linden, C.E. Hanson (eds), Cambridge University Press, UK, pp. 315-356.
Paull, D.J., 2008, Revisions and introductions to Order Peramelemorphia: Bandicoots and Bilbies, p. 169; Superfamily Perameloidia, pp. 169-171; Family Chaeropodidae: Pig-footed Bandicoot, p. 172; Family Peramelidae: Typical Bandicoots, p. 174; Subfamily Echymiperinae, p. 174; Subfamily Peramelinae, p. 176; Family Thylacomidae: Bilbies, p. 191, in Mammals of Australia, 3rd Edition, S. van Dyke & R. Strahan (eds), Reed New Holland Publishing, Sydney, ISBN: 9781877069253.
Paull, D.J., 2008, Southern Brown Bandicoot, in Mammals of Australia , 3rd Edition, pp. 180-182, S. van Dyke & R. Strahan (eds), Reed New Holland Publishing, Sydney, ISBN: 9781877069253.
Spencer, T., Stoddart, D.R. & McLean, R.F., 2008, Coral reefs, in The History of the Study of Landforms , T.P. Burt, R.J. Chorley, D. Brunsden, N.J. Cox, A.S. Goudie (eds), The Geological Society, London, pp. 863-922.
Journal - Refereed
Amos, K.J. , Croke, J.C., Hughes, A.O., Chapman, J.S. , Takken, I. & Lymburner, L., 2008, A catchment-scale assessment of anabranching in the 143 000 km 2 Fitzroy River catchment, north-eastern Australia, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(8), 1222-1241, doi: 10.1002/esp.1609.
Claridge, A.W. & Hunt, R., 2008, Evaluating the role of the dingo as a trophic regulator: Additional practical suggestions, Ecological Management & Restoration, 9(2), 116-119, doi: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2008.00402.x.
Claridge, A.W., Tennant, P., Chick, R. & Barry, S.C., 2008, Factors influencing the occurrence of small ground-dwelling mammals in southeastern mainland Australia, Journal of Mammalogy, 89(4), 916-923, doi: 10.1644/07-MAMM-A-209.1.
Corney, R.K., Peakall, J., Parsons, D.R., Elliott, L., Best, J., Thomas, R., Keevil, G.M., Ingham, D.B. & Amos, K.J., 2008, Reply to discussion of Imran et al. on "The orientation of helical flow in curved channels" by Corney et al., Sedimentology , 53, 249-257, Sedimentology, 55(1), 241-247, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2007.00925.x.
Kench, P., Nichol, S., Smithers, S.G., McLean, R.F. & Brander, R., 2008, Tsunami as agents of geomorphic change in mid-ocean reef islands, Geomorphology, 95(3-4) , 361-383, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.06.012.
Takken, I., Croke, J.C. & Lane, P., 2008, A methodology to assess the delivery of road runoff in forestry environments, Hydrological Processes, 22(2) , 254-264, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6581.
Takken, I., Croke, J.C. & Lane, P., 2008, Thresholds for channel initiation at road drain outlets, Catena, 75(3), 257-267, doi:10.1016/j.catena.2008.07.001.
Thompson, C.J., Croke, J.C. & Takken, I., 2008, A catchment-scale model of mountain stream channel morphologies in southeast Australia, Geomorphology, 95(3-4), 119-144, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.05.015.
Thompson, C.J. & Croke, J.C., 2008, Channel flow competence and sediment transport in upland streams in southeast Australia , Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(3), 329-352, doi: 10.1002/esp.1558.
Trappe, J.M., Bougher, N.L., Castellano, M.A., Claridge, A.W., Gates, G.M., Lebel, T. & Ratkowsky, D.A., 2008, A preliminary census of the macrofungi of Mt Wellington Tasmania - the sequestrate species, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 142(2) , 85-95.
Trappe, J.M., Claridge, A.W., Arora, D. & Smit, W.A., 2008, Desert truffles of the African Kalahari: Ecology, ethnomycology, taxonomy, Economic Botany, 62(3), 521-529, doi: 10.1007/s12231-008-9027-6.
Conference - Full paper refereed
Croke, J.C., Purvis-Smith, D., Thompson, C.J. & Lymburner, L., 2008, The effect of local-scale valley constrictions on flood inundation and catchment-scale sediment delivery in the Fitzroy River Basin, Australia, Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments; 2008 Symposium of the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE), Christchurch, New Zealand, J. Schmidt, T. Cochrane, C. Phillips, S. Elliott, T. Davies & L. Basher (eds), IAHS Publ. 325, IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK, pp. 200-207.
Hughes, A.O., Olley, J.M., Croke, J.C. & McKergow, L.A., 2008, Sediment sources in a dry-tropical catchment: central Queensland, Australia. Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments; 2008 Symposium of the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE), Christchurch, New Zealand, J. Schmidt, T. Cochrane, C. Phillips, S. Elliott, T. Davies & L. Basher (eds), IAHS Publ. 325, IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK, pp. 351 - 358.
Thompson, C.J., Takken, I. & Croke, J.C., 2008, Hydrological and sedimentological connectivity of unsealed roads, Sediment Dynamics in Changing Environments; 2008 Symposium of the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE), Christchurch, New Zealand, J. Schmidt, T. Cochrane, C. Phillips, S. Elliott, T. Davies & L. Basher (eds), IAHS Publ. 325, IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK, pp. 524-531.
Conference - Abstract
Horne, D., 2008, Chenier Plain formation in Princess Charlotte Bay, Australia, Proceedings of Association of American Geographers 2008 Annual Meeting, April 15-19, Boston, MA, USA, Abstract available at: http://communicate.aag.org/eseries/aag_org/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=15919 .
Rae, E., 2008, Modelling beach ridge responses to small sea level fluctuations, Proceedings of Association of American Geographers 2008 Annual Meeting, April 15-19, Boston, MA, USA, Abstract available at: http://communicate.aag.org/eseries/aag_org/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=17151 .
Conference - Poster
Packer, J., Carthew, S., Long, K. & Paull, D., 2008, Adapting to altered landscapes: the effect of blackberry on population persistence of the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus obesulus), Ecological Society of Australia, 1-5 December 2008, Sydney .
Kawakami, Takeshi, 2008, Speciation and chromosomal rearrangements in the Australian Morabine Grasshopper Vandiemenella viatica species group, School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW, PhD Thesis, Available at: http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/38716 .