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Position
Director of Science
Address
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue
West Perth Western Australia 6005
Phone
(+61 8) 9480 3614
Fax
(+61 8) 9480 3641

Research themes

My interests include plant form and function as they relate to natural systems and species. Core activities include conservation of rare and threatened species; restoration of degraded landscapes; horticultural and agricultural development of indigenous Australian plants. Underpinning these core areas are specialist activities in seed science, germplasm conservation, orchid biology and conservation, specialist systems of nutrition including mycorrhiza, cluster root and carnivory, biotechnology (in vitro systems) and genetics. Recent activities extend to the biology, genetic diversity and restoration of seagrasses (Posidonia) in Western Australia.

Academic background

I was raised within easy reach of bushland areas in the country and outer metropolitan Perth. As a result, my interest in native plants began at an early age with forays into surrounding bushland in search of orchids and other plants. A stint with one of Western Australia’s early wildflower nurseries, Wyemando in Guildford during my primary school years led to a deep and abiding interest in propagation, horticulture and the fascinating biology of native species.

I have over 20 years experience in researching the ecology and physiology of Australian native plants and ecosystems. As Director of Science at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA), I have developed a strong multi-disciplinary approach to conservation and restoration of native plant biodiversity and degraded landscapes. The research team of over 40 research staff and postgraduate students specialise in seed ecology and biology, propagation science, germplasm storage, conservation genetics and restoration ecology. This research group has contributed significantly to seed science in Australia, with major advances in understanding seed dormancy (pioneering work in smoke technology). My major contributions have been in the areas of horticultural development of Australian plants, conservation of rare species, minesite and urban bushland restoration and seed science.

I have published in the fields of ecology, ecophysiology and conservation, with 204 peer-reviewed publications. I was instrumental over the past 12 years in working with the research team that led to the discovery of a butenolide molecule responsible for eliciting smoke-like germination in seeds of Australian, agricultural and horticultural species. The work is being investigated in a number of areas including genetic control of butenolide-mediated expression; influence of the butenolide on GA expression in seeds; germination and vigour enhancement via the butenolide; ecological implications and natural abundance of the butenolide in non-fire soils.

Present distinguished positions include Board member, International Society for Ecological Restoration; Immediate-Past President, Australian Network for Plant Conservation; Member, International Panel of Experts for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; Consulting Editor, In Vitro Cell and Developmental Biology; National Judging Panel, Eureka Awards; National Grant Advisory Panel, Australian Flora Foundation; Chairman, Research Committee, Australian Orchid Foundation; Delegate of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation to the Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens.

Other honours include co-recipient and recipient Australian Minerals Energy Environment Foundations Awards of Environmental Excellence (1992, 1996). Co-recipient of Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence (1997 and 2000). National President, Australian Network for Plant Conservation (1998-2003). Adjunct Associate Professor and Professor (1999-2005), Visiting Professor (2005- ) School of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Western Australia.

Refereed publications include 7 books, 13 book chapters, 4 reviews, and 182 scientific papers. Research grants awarded include $7M over 5 years (2000-2005) Nationally competitive grants – Australian Research Council (14); Minerals and Energy Research Institute of WA (7); Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (6); Land and Water Australia (formerly LWWRDC) (3). Numbers of students supervised to completion are Honours (28), Masters (4), and PhD (28).

Major projects and collaborators

Restoration Ecology

  • Researching and developing integrated restoration of borrow pits for Shark Bay Resources Pty Ltd. With Dr Deanna Rokich (BGPA) and Ms Lucy Commander (The University of Western Australia).
  • Deriving research benchmarks for nationally threatened plant species occurring on Westralia Airports Corporation Land. With Dr Deanna Rokich (BGPA) and Mr G Messina (The University of Western Australia).

Seed Science and Butenolide (Smoke chemical) Research

  • Discovery of the physiological and molecular modes of action of butenolides in promoting seed germination and vigour in plants. Collaborator: Prof. S. Smith (The University of Western Australia).
  • Orchid Seed Conservation Science and Seed Conservation Science. Collaborators: Millennium Seedbank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK; Department of Conservation and Land Management; Greening Australia WA.. Collaborators: Dr David Merritt and Dr Andrew Batty (The University of Western Australia).
  • Optimising synthesis, developing delivery systems and resolving the ecological significance of the chemical in smoke that promotes seed germination. Collaborators: Dr Gavin Flematti and A/Prof. E. Ghisalberti (The University of Western Australia), A/Prof. R. Trengove (Murdoch University).
  • A physiological and biochemical basis for seed storage for biodiversity conservation and restoration. Collaborators: Dr David Merritt and A/Prof. David Turner (The University of Western Australia).
  • Optimising collection, storage and germination of native plant species in minesite restoration. Collaborator: Dr David Merritt (The University of Western Australia).
    Mechanisms for release of deep dormancy in seeds of Australian plant species used in Land Restoration. Collaborators: Dr Shane Turner and A/Prof. J. Plummer (The University of Western Australia).
  • Grass roots – native perennial grasses for sustainable pasture systems. Collaborators: Dr Jason Stevens and Dr Megan Ryan (The University of Western Australia), Ian Chivers (Native Seeds Pty Ltd), Dr Meredith Mitchell (Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, CRC for Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity).
  • Reliable establishment of non-traditional perennial pasture species. Collaborators: Dr Ed Barrett-Lennard (AGWA), Dr Jason Stevens and Dr Megan Ryan (The University of Western Australia).
  • Orchid seed conservation science. Collaborators: Dr David Merritt (The University of Western Australia), Dr Robin Probert (MSB) and Ms Jessica Daniels (The University of Western Australia).

Restoration Ecology and Rare Flora Conservation

  • Weed Control and Biodiversity Rehabilitation for Newcrest Operations at Telfer, Western Australia. Collaborators: Dr Janet Anthony and Bob Dixon (BGPA).
  • Restoration of Banksia woodland communities on the Swan Coastal Plain. Collaborators: Dr Deanna Rokich (BGPA).
  • An integrated research program into practical outcomes for the ex situ and in situ conservation, restoration and translocation of Lepidosperma sp. ‘Mt Gibson’. Collaborators: Dr Matt Barrett and Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA) and Mr Russell Barrett (The University of Western Australia).
  • Ecophysiology of early seedling growth and development for the effective translocation of seed-based propagules for restoration of seagrass (Posidonia australis) in Cockburn Sound. Collaborators: Dr Marion Cambridge and A/Prof Gary Kendrick (The University of Western Australia).
  • Conservation and Translocation of Caladenia huegelii -Key Concepts in the Development of an Integrated Conservation Program. Collaborators: Mr Nigel Swarts and Dr Andrew Batty (The University of Western Australia).
  • An integrated research program into practical outcomes for the ex situ and in situ conservation, restoration and translocation of Darwinia masonii at Mt Gibson. Collaborators: Dr Matthew Barrett and Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA).
  • Vernal pool ecology and conservation science. Collaborators: Dr David Merritt (The University of Western Australia), Dr Robin Probert (MSB) and Ms Renae Tuckett (The University of Western Australia).

Research associates, post-docs and students

Current

Research Associates and Postdocs
  • Dr Matthew Barrett (BGPA): An integrated research program into practical outcomes for the ex situ and in situ conservation, restoration and translocation of Darwinia masonii and Lepidosperma sp. Mt Gibson.
  • Dr David Nelson (The University of WA). Discovery of the physiological and molecular modes of action of butenolides in promoting seed germination and vigour in plants.
  • Dr David Merritt (The University of Western Australia). A physiological and biochemical basis for seed storage for biodiversity conservation and restoration; Optimising collection, storage and germination of native plant species.
  • Dr Gavin Flematti (The University of Western Australia). Optimising synthesis, developing delivery systems and resolving the ecological significance of the chemical in smoke that promotes seed germination.
  • Dr Shane Turner (The University of Western Australia). Mechanisms for release of deep dormancy in seeds of Australian plant species used in Land Restoration.
  • Dr Jason Stevens (The University of Western Australia). Grass roots – native perennial grasses for sustainable pasture systems; Reliable establishment of non-traditional perennial pasture species; weed seed bank control with butenolide.
  • Nigel Swarts (BGPA) Biology and conservation ecology of the endangered urban orchid Caladenia huegelii.
PhD
  • Russell Barrett (PhD, 2006 – present) Ecological genetic pattern and process in the seagrass Posidonia australis. (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Siegy Krauss, Assoc Prof Gary Kendrick). Lucy Commander (PhD 2005 – present) (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Deanna Rokich, Dr David Merritt).
  • Jessica Daniels (PhD 2006 - present) Determining dormancy breaking requirements and investigating the effect of ex situ storage conditions on viability of native Australian orchid seeds from terrestrial habitats. (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr David Merritt, Dr Andrew Batty, Prof Stephen Hopper).
  • David Leach (PhD 2005 – present). Assessing the impact of fire suppressing agents on native vegetation in Western Australia. (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Deanna Rokich).
  • Giuseppe Messina (PhD 2005 – present). Deriving research benchmarks for nationally threatened plant species occurring on Westralia Airports Corporation Land (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Deanna Rokich).
  • Belinda Newman (PhD 2005 – present) Orchids as bio-indicators of urban ecosystem sustainability. (Supervisors: Dr Philip Ladd, Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Mark Brundrett).
  • Ryan Phillips (PhD 2006 – present) The Role of Pollinators and Mycorrhiza in Controlling Distribution and Speciation in Drakaea (Hammer Orchids). (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Prof Stephen Hopper.
  • John Statton (PhD 2006 – present) Study of seed based methods for restoration of Posidonia in Cockburn Sound. (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Assoc Prof Gary Kendrick, Dr Marion Cambridge).
  • Renee Tuckett (PhD 2006 – present) Seed Ecology of Vernal Pool species in Western Australia.’ University: University of Western Australia. (Supervisors: Prof. Kingsley Dixon, Prof. Stephen Hopper, Dr. David Merritt, Dr. Fiona Hay (MSB, Kew)).
  • Alea Faber (PhD 2006 - present) Endemism and orchids - case studies in rare and common granite rock endemic species from the Darling Scarp. (Supervisors: Prof Stephen Hopper, Dr Pieter Poot, Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Eric Bunn).
  • Beorn Harris (2007 - present) Conservation biotechnology (Supervisors: Dr Eric Bunn, Prof Kingsley Dixon).

Past

  • Nigel Swarts (PhD 2004 - 2007) Biology and conservation ecology of the endangered urban orchid Caladenia huegelii. (Supervisors: Prof K Sivasithamparam, Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Mark Brundrett).
  • Judy Fisher (PhD 2000 - 2007) Biodynamics of disturbed urban Banksia woodland (Supervisors: A/Prof Bill Loneragan, Prof Kingsley Dixon).
  • Roberto Crosi (PhD 1999 - ) (Supervisors: Dr Phil Ladd, Prof Kingsley Dixon).
  • Brett Neasham (PdD 2004 - failed to finish) The ecology and management of Euphorbia terracina (Geraldton Carnation weed) and Ferraria crispa (Black flag). (Supervisors: Prof Kingsley Dixon, Prof Richard Hobbs, Dr Deanna Rokich, Dr Katinka Ruthrof).
  • Matt Barrett (PhD 1998 – 2006) Molecular Ecology of Chamelaucium (Supervisors: Dr Siegy Krauss, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Prof John Considine).
  • Katherine Baker (PhD 2003 - 2006) Alleviation of seed dormancy in fire ephemeral species of Gyrostemonaceae. (Supervisors: A/Prof Julie Plummer, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Dr Kathryn Steadman).
  • Alasdair Grigg (2001 - ) Restoration ecology of arid zone plants. (Supervisors: Prof. Hans Lambers, Prof Kingsley Dixon, Dr Erik Veneklass).
  • Gavin Flematti (PhD 2000-2005) Identification and characterisation of the germination enhancing compound in smoke. (Supervisors: Prof. Emilio Ghisalberti, Dr Robert Trengove, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Penny Hollick (PhD 2000-2004) Mycorrhizal specificity in endemic Western Australian terrestrial orchids (Tribe Diurideae): implications for conservation. (Supervisors: Prof. Jen McComb, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Nura Abdul Karim (PhD 2000-2004) Mycorrhizal diversity in tropical Western Australian orchids. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Dr Mark Brundrett).
  • Marcelle Buist (PhD 1999-2003) Comparative ecology and conservation biology of two critically endangered acacias (Acacia lobulata and A. sciophanes) and two common, widespread relatives (Acacia verricula and A. anfractuosa) from the south-west of Western Australia. (Supervisors: Dr Colin Yates, Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Eric Bunn (PhD 1998-2003) Development of in vitro methods for ex situ conservation of rare Australian plants. (Supervisors: Dr Tissa Senaratna, Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Nika Debeljak (PhD 2000-2003) Physiology of tuberisation in terrestrial orchids. (Supervisor: Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Janet Anthony (PhD 1998-2002) Somatic embryogenesis in the Western Australian Epacridaceae. (Supervisors: Dr Kingsley Dixon, Dr Tissa Senaratna, Prof. K. Sivasithamparam).
  • David Merritt (PhD 1998-2002) Seed storage physiology. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Maggie Panaia (PhD 1998-2002) Somatic embryogenesis as an efficient method for clonal propagation of Australian native southern rushes (Restionaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae) for rehabilitation of disturbed habitats and horticultural utilisation. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Shane Turner (PhD 1998-2002) Cryopreservation of native species. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Grace Zawko (PhD 1998-2002) Genetic diversity of selected rare and endangered plants with special reference to conservation and management within the context of a mining operation. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Dr Siegy Krauss).
  • Julia Mattner (PhD 1997-2002) The conservation biology of Hemigenia exilis (Lamiaceae), a serpentine endemic from the arid zone of Western Australia. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Lara Jefferson (PhD 1998-2001) The biology and ecology of species of Maireana and Enchylaena: Intra- and inter-specific competition in plant communities in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. (Supervisors: Dr Marcello Pennacchio, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Deanna Rokich (PhD 1996-1999) Restoration of a Banksia woodland following sand extraction. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Anle Tieu (PhD 1996-2000) The interaction of burial, heat and smoke in the alleviation of seed dormancy in selected southwestern Australian plant species. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Dr Kathy Meney).
  • Grant Wells (PhD 1994-1999) Restoration of spinifex grasses Triodia and Plectrachne at Argyle Diamond Mine. (Supervisors: A/Prof. Bill Loneragan, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Shauna Roche (PhD 1994-1998) For everything a season: smoke-induced seed germination and seedling recruitment in a Western Australian Banksia woodland. (Prof. John Pate, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Bradley Hutton (PhD 1994-1997) Biology and ecology of endophytes of Australian native heaths (Epacridaceae). (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Prof. John Pate).
  • Tina Bell (PhD 1992-1996) Ecophysiology of Epacridaceae. (Supervisors: Prof. John Pate, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Ingrid Sieler (PhD 1992-1996) The horticultural development of South-West Australian Restionaceae and Cyperaceae. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Darren Touchell (PhD 1992-1996) Cryogenic preservation of Grevillea scapigera. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Kirsten Websdane (PhD 1992-1996) Smut diseases of native plants. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Kathy Meney (PhD 1991-1995) Ecology of native WA Restionaceae. (Supervisors: Dr Kingsley Dixon, Prof. John Pate).
  • Maurizio Rossetto (PhD 1991-1995) Integrated conservation of Grevillea scapigera (A.S.George). (Supervisors: Dr Patricia Weaver, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Peter Hood (incomplete) Genetic provenance of native bushland species. (Supervisors: Dr Siegy Krauss, Dr Kingsley Dixon, Dr P. Lavery).

Past Masters students

  • Sofi Mursidawati (MSc 2003-2004) Mycorrhizal association, propagation and conservation of the myco-heterotrophic orchid Rhizanthella gardneri. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Mark Brundrett, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Michael Lloyd (MSc 2000-2001) An evaluation of the potential for smoke products to be used as a tool in the revegetation of broadscale areas. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Eric Bunn (MSc 1992-1994) Micropropagation of recalcitrant Australian plants, with special emphasis on rare and endangered taxa. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Maurizio Rossetto (MSc 1989-1990) In vitro propagation of Caustis dioica and Leptocarpus scariosus. (Supervisors: Dr Paddy Weaver, Dr Kingsley Dixon).
  • Robert Ramsay (MSc 1985-1986) Endophytes associated with WA orchids. (Supervisors: Prof. K. Sivasithamparam, Dr Kingsley Dixon).

Publications

Refereed publications

Ten career best publications
  • Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1982) Tuberous, cormous and bulbous plants - biology of an adaptive strategy. University of Western Australian Press, Nedlands, 268 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1994) Towards integrated conservation of Australian endangered plants - the Western Australian model. Biodiversity and Conservation 3: 148-159.
  • Dixon, K.W., Roche, S. and Pate, J.S. (1995) The promotive effect of smoke derived from burnt native vegetation on seed germination of Western Australian plants. Oecologia 101(2): 185-192.
  • Barrett, R.L. and Dixon, K.W. (2001) A revision of the genus Calectasia (Calectasiaceae) with eight new species described from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 13(3): 411-448.
  • Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W., Brundrett, M.C. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) Constraints to symbiotic germination of terrestrial orchid seed in a mediterranean bushland. New Phytologist 152: 511-520.
  • Tieu, A., Dixon, K.W., Meney, K.A., Sivasithamparam, K. and Barrett, R.L. (2001) Spatial and developmental variation in seed dormancy characteristics in the fire-responsive species Anigozanthos manglesii (Haemodoraceae) from Western Australia. Annals of Botany 88(1): 19-26.
  • Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W. and Barrett, R.L. (2002) (eds) Microorganisms in plant conservation and biodiversity. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 378 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Barrett, R.L. (2003) Defining the role of fire in south-west Western Australian plants. In: Fire in ecosystems of south-west Western Australia: impacts and management. (ed. I. Abbott and N. Burrows). pp. 205-223. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Dixon, K.W., Kell, S., Barrett, R.L. and Cribb, P.J. (eds) (2003) Orchid Conservation. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (431pp).
  • Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W. and Trengove, R.D. (2004) A compound from smoke that promotes seed germination. Science305: 977 (13 August 2004). Published online 8 July 2004; DOI: 10.1126/science.1099944
All publications
  • Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1978) Phenology, morphology and reproductive biology of the tuberous sundew, Drosera erythrorhiza Lindl. Australian Journal of Botany26: 441-454.
  • Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1978) Mineral nutrition of Drosera erythrorhiza Lindl. with special reference to its tuberous habit. Australian Journal of Botany26: 455-464.
  • Dixon, K.W., Pate, J.S., and Bailey, W.J. (1980) Nitrogen nutrition of the tuberous sundew Drosera erythrorhiza Lindl. with special reference to catch of arthropod fauna by its glandular leaves. Australian Journal of Botany28: 283-297.
  • Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1981) Plants with fleshy underground storage organs - a Western Australian survey. In J.S. Pate and J.J. McComb (eds) Biology of Australian Plants. pp. 181-215. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1982) Rhizanthella in 1981. The Orchadian 7: 99-100.
  • Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1982) Tuberous, cormous and bulbous plants - biology of an adaptive strategy. University of Western Australian Press, Nedlands. 268 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W., Kuo, J. and Pate, J.S. (1983) Storage reserves of the seed-like, aestivating organs of geophytes inhabiting granite outcrops in south-western Australia.Australian Journal of Botany31: 85-103.
  • Dixon, K.W., Pugh, C. and Strampp, A. (1983) Wildflowers of Kings Park. Western Mail, Perth. 80 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1984) Biology and distributional status of Rhizanthella gardneri Rogers (Orchidaceae), The Western Australian Underground Orchid. Kings Park Research Notes 9: 1-54.
  • Dixon, K.W., Pate, J.S. and Weber, G. (1984) Stilt plants- an extraordinary growth form of the south-west Australian sandplains. Medecos IV. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mediterranean ecosystems. pp. 43-44.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Ramsay, R. (1984) Mycorrhiza of Western Australia Orchids. The Orchadian8: 22.
  • Dixon, K.W., Thinlay and Sivasithamparam, S. (1984) Technique for rapid assessment of tolerance of Banksia spp. to root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi.Plant Disease68: 1077-1080.
  • Dodd, J., Mattiske, E.M., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1984) Rooting patterns of sandplain plants and their functional significance. In J.S. Pate and J.S. Beard (eds) Kwongan. Plant Life of the Sandplain. pp. 146-177. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Pate, J.S., Dixon, K.W. and Orshan, G. (1984) Growth and life form characteristics of kwongan species. In J.S. Pate and J.S. Beard (eds) Kwongan. Plant Life of the Sandplain. pp. 84-100. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Weber, G., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1984) Stilt plants - extraordinary growth form of the kwongan. In J.S. Pate and J.S. Beard (eds) Kwongan. Plant Life of the Sandplain. pp. 101-125. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Dixon, I.R., Dixon, K.W. (eds) (1985) Kings Park Native Plant Annual 1. The Sunday Times: Perth. 56 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1985) The underground orchids of Australia - an appraisal. The Orchadian8: 75-79.
  • McCredie, T.A., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K. and Watkins, P. (1985) Seeking Phytophthora resistant Banksias. Australian Horticulture83: 48-51.McCredie, T.A., Dixon, K.W., and Sivasithamparam, K. (1985) Grafting Banksias to avoid root-rot. Australian Horticulture83: 75-79.
  • McCredie, T.A., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (1985) Variability in the resistance of Banksia L.f. species to Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands.Australian Journal of Botany33: 629-637.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Buirchell, B. (eds) (1986) Orchids of Western Australia; Cultivation and Natural History. W.A. Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group Inc.: Perth. 102 pp.
  • Ramsay, R.R., Dixon K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (1986) Patterns of infection and endophytes associated with Western Australian orchids. Lindleyana 1: 203-214.
  • Dixon, I.R., Dixon, K.W. (eds) (1987) Kings Park Native Plant Annual 2. Mapco: Perth. 32 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1987) Raising terrestrial orchids from seed. In Orchid Growing, Proceedings of the 10th Australian Orchid Conference. Orchid Club of South Australia Inc.: Adelaide.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1987) Horticulture of Western Australian Plants: past, present and future. In Proceedings of Horticultural Practices into the 1990s. pp. 1-7. Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1987) Biology and Classification of fungal endophytes associated with Australian terrestrial orchids. Proceedings of the 12th World Orchid Conference April, 1987, Tokyo.
  • Ramsay, R.R. Sivasithamparam, K. and Dixon, K.W. (1987) Anastomosis groups among Rhizoctonia-like endophytic fungi in south western Australian Pterostylis species (Orchidaceae). Lindleyana2: 161-167.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1988) Horticulture of Western Australian Plants. In D. Matthews (ed.) Growing and Marketing of Proteas. pp. 52-58. Proteaflora: Monbulk, Victoria.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1988) Proteaceae of Western Australia- Evolution, Biology and Floriculture. In D. Matthews (ed.) Growing and Marketing of Proteas. pp. 59-71. Proteaflora: Monbulk, Victoria.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1988) Diversity and the biology of Australian orchids. Proceedings of Australian Orchids Workshop. pp. 7-21. Murdoch University: Murdoch, Western Australia.
  • Meney, K.A. and Dixon, K.W. (1988) Phenology, reproductive biology and seed development in four rush and sedge species from Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany36: 711-726.
  • Nichol, A., Sivasithamparam, K. and Dixon, K.W. (1988) Rust infections of Western Australian orchids. Lindleyana3: 1-8.
  • Bunn, E., Dixon, K.W. and Langley, M.A. (1989) In vitro propagation of Leucopogon obtectus Benth. (Epacridaceae). Plant, Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture19: 77-84.
  • Burbidge, A.A., Dixon, K.W. and Fuller, P.J. (1989) The flora and fauna of vacant crown land at White Well, Shire of Dalwallinu, Western Australia. CALM Technical Report No 24. Department of Conservation and Land Management: Perth. 14 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W., Buirchell, B.J. & Collins, M.T. (eds.) (1989) Orchids of Western Australia. Cultivation and natural history. Second edition. Western Australian Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group (Inc.), Victoria Park: Western Australia. 68 pp.
  • Dixon, K.W., Meney, K. and Dixon, I.R. (1989) Propagation of Australian monocotyledons - case studies in rushes and sedges. Proceedings of Production and Marketing of Australian Flora. pp. 1-4. W.A. Department of Agriculture: South Perth.
  • Dixon, K.W., Meney, K. and Dixon, I.R. (1989) Biology and propagation of Australian rushes and sedges. Proceedings of International Plant Propagators Society Conference Perth, Western Australia. International Plant Propagators Society.
  • Pate, J.S., Kuo, J., Dixon, K.W. and Crisp, M.D. (1989) Anomalous secondary thickening in roots of Daviesia. (Fabaceae) and its taxonomic significance. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society99: 175-193.
  • Wilkinson, K., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (1989) Interaction of soil bacteria mycorrhiza fungi and orchid seed in relation to germination of Australian orchids. The New Phytologist112: 429-435.
  • Dixon, K. W. (1990) Abundant rarity - conservation of Western Australian orchids, problems and progress. Proceedings of the First Australian Native Orchid Conference. pp. 168-171. Australian Native Orchid Society: Wollongong, New South Wales.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1990) Bringing back from the brink - the science of saving rare and endangered plants.Heritage Australia, 9: 38-42.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Bunn, E. (1990) Rare and endangered plants of Western Australia. Botanic Gardens Conservation News, 1: 21-23.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Bunn, E. (1990) Micropropagation research in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Western Australia. Botanic Gardens Micropropagation News 1: 2-4.
  • Dixon, K.W., Frost, K. and Sivasithamparam, K. (1990) The effect of amendment of soil with organic matter, a herbicide and fungicide on the mortality of seedlings of Banksia inoculated with Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands. Acta Horticulturae
  • Dixon, K.W., Pate, J.S. and Kuo, J. (1990) The Western Australian Subterranean Orchid Rhizanthella gardneri Rogers. In J. Arditti (ed.) Orchid Biology, Reviews and Perspectives 5. pp. 37–62. Timber Press: Oregon, Canada.
  • Meney, K., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1990) Comparative morphology , anatomy, phenology and reproductive biology of Alexgeorgea spp. (Restionaceae) from south-west Western Australia.Australian Journal of Botany38: 523-541.
  • Meney, K., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1990) Phenology of growth and resource deployment in Alexgeorgea nitens (Nees) Johnson and Briggs (Restionaceae), a clonal species from south-west Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany38: 543-557.
  • Paynter, B.H. and Dixon, K.W. (1990) Seed viability and embryo decline in Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz. (Rutaceae). Scientia Horticulturae 45: 149-157.
  • Dixon, K. W. (1991) Seeder/clonal concepts in Western Australian orchids. In T.C.E. Wells and J.H. Willems (eds) Population ecology of terrestrial orchids. pp. 111-124. SPB Academic Publishing, The Hague.
  • Pate, J.S., Meney, K.A. and Dixon, K.W (1991) Contrasting growth and morphological characteristics of fire-sensitive (obligate seeder) and fire-resistant (resprouter) species of Restionaceae (S. hemisphere restiads) from south-western Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany39: 505-525.
  • Paynter, B.H. and Dixon, K.W. (1991) Propagation of Yellow Bells (Geleznowia verrucosa Turcz., Rutaceae) from seed. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research42: 901-909.
  • Bell, D.T., Loneragan, W.A., Ridley, W.J., Dixon, K.W. & Dixon, I.R. (1992) Response of tree canopy species of Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia to the severe Summer Wildfire of January 1989. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia75: 35-40.
  • Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (1992) Micropropagation of the pineapple lily (Dasypogon hookeri J. Drumm. HortScience 27: 369.
  • Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (1992) In vitro propagation of the rare and endangered Corrigin Grevillea, Grevillea scapigera A.S. George (Proteaceae). HortScience27: 261-262.
  • Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (1992) Micropropagation of Stirlingia latifolia (R.Br.)Steudel (Proteaceae), and important horticultural species from Western Australia. HortScience27: 368.
  • Collins, M.T. and Dixon, K.W. (1992) Micropropagation of an Australian terrestrial orchid, Diuris longifolia R.Br.Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture32: 131-135.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1992) Orchids of Western Australia. An introduction to the propagation and cultivation of Western Australian orchids. The Orchid Review100: 77-82.
  • Rossetto, M and Dixon, K.W. and Bunn, E. (1992) Aeration: a simple method to control vitrification and improve in vitro culture of rare Australian plants. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology 28P: 192-196.
  • Rossetto, M., Dixon, K.W., Meney, K.A. and Bunn, E.(1992) In vitro propagation of Chinese Puzzle (Caustis dioica Cyperaceae)- a commercial sedge species from Western Australia. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture30: 65-67.
  • Touchell, D. H., Dixon K. W. and Tan B. (1992) Cryopreservation of shoot-tips of Grevillea scapigera (Proteaceae): a rare and endangered plant from Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany40: 305-10.
  • Dixon, K.W., Meney, K. and Pate, J.S. (1993) A new species of Restionaceae from south-western Western Australia. Nuytsia9: 91-94.
  • Meney, K.A., Dixon, K.W., Scheltema, M. and Pate, J.S. (1993) Occurrence of vesicular mycorrhizal fungi in dryland species of Restionaceae and Cyperaceae from south-west Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany41: 733-37.
  • Sieler, I., Dixon, K.W. & Dixon, I.R. (1993) Horticultural development of rushes and sedges.Australian Horticulture, July 1993: 20-21.
  • Websdane, K., Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1993) Biology and description of Ustilago lyginiae sp. nov., a new culm smut on Lygina barbata (Restionaceae) in Western Australia. Mycotaxon48: 483-489.
  • Bell, T.L., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1994) Response of mycorrhizal seedlings of SW Australian sandplain Epacridaceae to added nitrogen and phosphorus. Journal of Experimental Botany45: 779-790.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1994) Towards integrated conservation of Australian endangered plants - the Western Australian model. Biodiversity and Conservation3: 148-159.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Meney, K. (1994) Seed quality for minesite rehabilitation. Proceedings of the National Workshop on Native Seed Biology for Revegetation pp. 15-19. (Ed SM Bellairs and LC Bell), Australian Centre for Minesite Rehabilitation and Research.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Touchell, D.H. (1994) Cryobiological methods for the conservation of Western Australian species. Proceedings of the First National Conference, Australian Network for Plant Conservation. Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
  • Hutton, B.J., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K. (1994) Ericoid endophytes of Western Australian heaths (Epacridaceae). New Phytologist127: 557-556.
  • Meney, K.A., Nielssen, G.M. and Dixon, K.W. (1994) Seed bank patterns in Restionaceae and Epacridaceae after wildfire in heath (kwongan) in south-western Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science5: 5-12.
  • Oddie, R.L.A., Dixon, K.W. and McComb, J.A. (1994) Influence of substrate on asymbiotic and symbiotic in vitro germination and seedling growth of two Australian terrestrial orchids. Lindleyana 9: 183-189.
  • Roche, S., Dixon, K. W. and Pate, J. S. (1994) Smoke - a new process for germinating Australian plants. Australian Horticulture91: 46-48.
  • Touchell, D.H. and Dixon, K.W. (1994) Cryopreservation of seed of Western Australian native species. Biodiversity and Conservation2: 594-602.
  • Touchell, D.H. and Dixon, K.W. (1994) Cryopreservation for seedbanking of Australian species.Annals of Botany 74: 541-546.
  • Von Perger, B.A., Weaver, P. and Dixon, K.W. (1994) Genetic diversity and restoration of a recalcitrant clonal sedge (Tetraria capillaris Cyperaceae).Biodiversity and Conservation 3: 279-294.
  • Websdane, K.A., Sieler, I.M., Sivasithamparam, K. and Dixon K.W. (1994) Smut and root rots on native rushes (Restionaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae).Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 77: 133-137.
  • Websdane, K., Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W. and Meney, K.A. (1994) Tolyposporium restionum comb. nov. on Alexgeorgea species (Restionaceae) in Western Australia. Mycotaxon 51: 471-477.
  • Wilkinson, K.G., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K. and Ghisalberti, E.L. (1994) Effect of IAA on symbiotic germination of an Australian orchid and its production by orchid-associated bacteria. Plant and Soil 159: 291-295.
  • Wilkinson, K.G., Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W., Fahy, P.C. and Bradley, J.K. (1994) Identification and characterisation of bacteria associated with Western Australian orchids. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 26: 137-142.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Bunn, E. (1995) Biotechnology and the science of saving endangered plants. Australasian Biotechnology 5: 300-302.
  • Dixon, K.W., Roche, S. and Pate, J.S. (1995) The promotive effect of smoke derived from burnt native vegetation on seed germination of Western Australian plants.Oecologia 101: 185-192.
  • Meney, K.A. and Dixon, K.W. (1995) In vitro propagation of Western Australia rushes (Restionaceae and related families) by embryo culture. Part 1. In vitro embryo growth. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 41: 107-113.
  • Meney, K.A. and Dixon, K.W. (1995) In vitro propagation of Western Australia rushes (Restionaceae and related families) by embryo culture. Part 2. Micropropagation. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 41: 115-124.
  • Quay, L., McComb, J.A. and Dixon, K.W. (1995) Methods for ex vitro germination of Australian terrestrial orchids.Hortscience 30: 1445-1446.
  • Rossetto, M., Weaver, P.K. and Dixon, K.W. (1995) Use of RAPD analysis in devising conservation strategies for the rare and endangered Grevillea scapigera (Proteaceae).Molecular Ecology 4: 321-329.
  • Tynan, K., Scott, E.S., Sedgley, M., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K. (1995) Phytophthora dieback in Banksias: Screening for resistance. Acta Horticulturae 387: 159-162.
  • Bell, T.L., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1996) Relationships between fire response, morphology, root anatomy and starch distribution in south-west Australian Epacridaceae.Annals of Botany, 77: 357-364.
  • Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (1996) Tissue culture of rare and endangered Australian plants. In A. Taji and R. Williams (eds) Tissue Culture of Australian Plants. pp. 157-179. University of New England: Armidale, Australia.
  • Dixon, K.W. and Hopper, S.J. (1996) Regional Accounts - Australia. In E. Hagsater and V. Dumont (eds) Orchids - Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan. pp. 20, 109-118. IUCN/SSC Orchid Specialist Group, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
  • Hutton, B.J., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam K. and Pate J.S. (1996) Inoculum potential of ericoid endophytes of Western Australian heaths (Epacridaceae).New Phytologist 134: 665-672.
  • Hutton, B.J., Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1996) Pectic zymograms and water stress tolerance of endophytic fungi isolated from Western Australian heaths (Epacridaceae).Annals of Botany 77: 399-404.
  • Meney, K.A., Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1996) New species of Restionaceae from Western Australia. Telopea 6: 649-666.
  • Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1996) Convergence and divergence in the southwestern Australian flora in adaptations of roots to limited availability of water and nutrients, fire and heat stress. In S.D. Hopper, J.A. Chappill, M.S. Harvey and A.S. George (eds) Gondwanan Heritage: Past, Present and Future of the Western Australian Biota. pp. 249-58. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1997) Gardening to conservation - the emerging role of botanic gardens in recovery of endangered species. In D.H. Touchell and K.W. Dixon (eds) Conservation into the 21st Century. 4th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress. pp. 169-174. Kings Park & Botanic Garden: West Perth, Western Australia.
  • Hutton, B.J., Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1997) Effect of habitat disturbance on inoculum potential of ericoid endophytes of Western Australian heaths (Epacridaceae). New Phytologist 135: 739-744.
  • Meney, K.A., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1997) Reproductive potential of obligate seeder and resprouter herbaceous perennial monocots (Restionaceae, Anarthriaceae, Ecdeiocoleaceae) from south-western Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 45: 771-782.
  • Roche, S., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1997) Seed ageing and smoke: partner cues in the amelioration of seed dormancy in selected Australian native species. Australian Journal of Botany 45: 783-815.
  • Roche S., Koch, J.M. and Dixon, K.W. (1997) Smoke enhanced seed germination for mine rehabilitation in the southwest of Western Australia. Restoration Ecology 5: 191-203.
  • Rossetto, M. and Dixon, K.W. (1997) Are rare plant translocations beneficial to conservation? In P. Hale and D. Lamb (eds) Conservation Outside Nature Reserves. 442-445. Centre for Conservation Biology: University of Queensland.
  • Rossetto, M., Lucrotti, F., Hopper, S.D. and Dixon, K.W. (1997). DNA fingerprinting of Eucalyptus graniticola: a critically endangered relict species or a rare hybrid?Heredity 75: 310-318.
  • Sieler, I.M , Rossetto, M. and Dixon, K.W. (1997) Micropropagation of Caustis dioica (Chinese Puzzle). In Y.P.S. Bajaj (ed.) Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry. pp. 220-231. Springer Verlag, Bangalore.
  • Touchell, D.H. and Dixon, K.W. (eds) (1997) Conservation into the 21st Century. 4th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress. Kings Park & Botanic Garden: West Perth, Western Australia. 356 pp.
  • Touchell, D.H., Richardson, M. and Dixon, K.W. (eds) (1997) Germplasm Conservation Guidelines for Australia. Australian Network for Plant Conservation: Canberra. 40 pp.
  • Wells, G. and Dixon, K. W. (1997) Rapid propagation of spinifex. Australian Horticulture 94: 59-60.
  • Roche, S., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1998) For everything a season: Smoke-induced seed germination and seedling recruitment in a Western Australian Banksia woodland.Australian Journal of Ecology 23: 111-120.
  • Dixon, K.W. (1999) Science, Conservation and Botanic Gardens - a modern ark for arid land plant conservation. In National Seminar on Indonesian Plant Conservation. Proceedings. pp. 21-26. UPT Balai Pengembangan Kebun Raya - LIPI.
  • Meney, K.A., Dixon, K.W. and Pate, J.S. (1999) Seed reproduction and germination ecology of Restionaceae. In J.S. Pate & K.A. Meney (eds) Australian Rushes. Biology, Identification and Conservation of Restionaceae and Allied Families. pp. 97-108. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Meney, K.A., Pate, J.S., Dixon, K.W., Briggs, B.G. and Johnson, L.A.S. (1999) Conservation of Australian Restionaceae. In J.S. Pate & K.A. Meney (eds) Australian Rushes. Biology, Identification and Conservation of Restionaceae and Allied Families. pp. 465-479. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Meney, K.A., Sieler, I.S. and Dixon, K.W. (1999) Propagation and restoration of Restionaceae. In: J.S. Pate & K.A. Meney (eds) Australian Rushes. Biology, Identification and Conservation of Restionaceae and Allied Families. pp. 119-126. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Pate, J.S., Meney, K.A., Dixon, K.W., Bell, T.L. and Hickman, E.J. (1999) Response of Restionaceae to fire. In J.S. Pate & K.A. Meney (eds) Australian Rushes. Biology, Identification and Conservation of Restionaceae and Allied Families. pp. 71-83. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Rossetto, M., Jezierski, G., Dixon, K.W. and Hopper, S.D. (1999) Conservation genetics and clonality in two critically endangered eucalypts from the highly endemic south-western Australian flora. Biological Conservation 88: 321-331.
  • Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W., Bunn, E. and Touchell, D. (1999) Smoke-saturated water promotes somatic embryogenesis in geranium.Plant Growth Regulation 28: 95-99.
  • Sieler, I.S., Websdane, K.A., Pate, J.S., Meney, K.A. and Dixon, K.W. (1999) Fungal and insect diseases and incidence of herbivory in Restionaceae. In J.S. Pate & K.A. Meney (eds) Australian Rushes. Biology, Identification and Conservation of Restionaceae and Allied Families. pp. 109-117. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands.
  • Tieu, A., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K., Plummer, J.A. & Sieler, I.M. (1999) Germination of four species of native Western Australian plants using plant-derived smoke. Australian Journal of Botany 47: 207-219.
  • Touchell, D.H. and Dixon, K.W. (1999) In vitro preservation. In: B.G. Bowes (ed.) A colour atlas of plant propagation and conservation. pp. 108-118. Manson Publishing Ltd.
  • Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2000) Soil seed bank dynamics of terrestrial orchids.Lindleyana 15: 227-236.
  • Calladine, A. Pate, J.S. and Dixon, K.W. (2000) Haustorial development and growth benefit to seedlings of the root hemiparasitic tree Nuytsia floribunda (Labill.) R.Br. in association with various hosts.Annals of Botany 85: 733-740.
  • Farley, G., Adkins, S., Dixon, K.W., Bellairs, S. and Preston, C. (2000) Identifying dormancy mechanisms of Australian native plant species. In C.J. Asher & L.C. Bell (eds) Proceedings of the third Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. 17-18 May 1999, Perth, Western Australia. pp. 163-165. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research: Brisbane.
  • Koch, J.M. and Dixon, K.W. (2000) Understanding dormancy-breaking for mine-site revegetation. In C.J. Asher & L.C. Bell (eds) Proceedings of the third Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. 17-18 May 1999, Perth, Western Australia. pp. 111-122. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research: Brisbane.
  • Lloyd, M., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2000) Broadscale application of smoke for restoration of remnant vegetation and mined lands. In C.J. Asher & L.C. Bell (eds) Proceedings of the third Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. 17-18 May 1999, Perth, Western Australia. pp. 237-241. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research: Brisbane.
  • Lloyd, M., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2000) Comparative effects of different smoke treatments on germination of Australian native plants. Austral Ecology 25: 610-615.
  • Merritt, D.J., Touchell, D.H., Dixon, K.W., Plummer, J.A. and Turner, D.W. (2000) Moisture content influences survival of cryostored seed of Banksia ashbyi (Proteaceae).Australian Journal of Botany 48: 581-587.
  • Merritt, D.J., Touchell, D.H. and Dixon, K.W. (2000) Seed storage physiology and cryostorage of Banksia ashbyi. Implications for storage of seed of Western Australian species. In C.J. Asher & L.C. Bell (eds) Proceedings of the third Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. 17-18 May 1999, Perth, Western Australia. pp. 91-95. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research: Brisbane.
  • Morris, E.C., Tieu, A. and Dixon, K.W. (2000) Seed coat dormancy in two species of Grevillea (Proteaceae). Annals of Botany 86: 771-775.
  • Rokich, D.P., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K. and Meney, K.A. (2000) Topsoil handling and storage effects on woodland restoration in Western Australia. Restoration Ecology 8: 196-208.
  • Senaratna, T., Touchell, D., Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (2000) Acetyl salicylic acid (Aspirin) and salicylic acid induce multiple stress tolerance in bean and tomato plants. Plant Growth Regulation 30: 157-161.
  • Tieu, A., Dixon, K.W., Meney, K.A. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2000) Influence of soil storage on dormancy of seeds of Australian native plants. In C.J. Asher & L.C. Bell (eds) Proceedings of the third Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. 17-18 May 1999, Perth, Western Australia. pp. 159-162. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research: Brisbane.
  • Turner, S.R., Touchell, D.H., Dixon, K.W. and Tan, B. (2000) Cryopreservation of Anigozanthos viridis ssp. viridis and related taxa from the south west of Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 48: 739-744.
  • Turner, S.R., Tan, B., Senaratna, T., Bunn, E., Dixon, K.W. and Touchell, D.H. (2000) Cryopreservation of the Australian species Macropidia fuliginosa (Haemodoraceae) by vitrification. Cryoletters 21: 379-388.
  • Wells, G.B., Davidson, P.J., Dixon, K.W. and Adkins, S.W. (2000) Defining seed quality of Australian arid zone hummock grasses (Triodia and Plectrachne spp.). In C.J. Asher & L.C. Bell (eds) Proceedings of the third Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. 17-18 May 1999, Perth, Western Australia. pp. 59-83. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research: Brisbane.
  • Barrett, R.L. and Dixon, K.W. (2001) A revision of the genus Calectasia (Calectasiaceae) with eight new species described from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 13: 411-448.
  • Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W., Brundrett, M.C. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) The long-term storage of mycorrhizal fungi and seed as a tool for the conservation of endangered Western Australian terrestrial orchids. Australian Journal of Botany 49: 619-628.
  • Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W., Brundrett, M.C. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) Constraints to symbiotic germination of terrestrial orchid seed in a mediterranean bushland. New Phytologist 152: 511-520.
  • Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W. and Trengove, R.D. (2001) A re-evaluation of cineole as a germination promoter of Lactuca sativa L. Grand Rapids.Analytical Letters 34: 2221-2225.
  • Panaia, M., Senaratna, T., Bunn, E., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) Micropropagation of the critically endangered Western Australia species, Symonanthus bancroftii (F.Muell.) L.Haegi (Solanaceae).Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 63: 23-29.
  • Roelofs, R.F.R., Rengel, Z., Cawthray, G. Dixon, K.W. and Lambers, H. (2001) Exudation of carboxylates in Australian Proteaceae: chemical composition. Plant, Cell and Environment 24: 891-903.
  • Rokich, D.P., Meney, K.A., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) The impact of soil disturbance on root development in woodland communities Western Australia.Australian Journal of Botany 49: 169-183.
  • Tieu, A., Dixon, K.W., Meney, K.A. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) Interaction of soil burial and smoke on germination patterns in seeds of selected Australian native plants. Seed Science Research 11: 69-76.
  • Tieu, A., Dixon, K.W., Meney, K.A. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) The interaction of heat and smoke in the release of seed dormancy in seven species from southwestern Western Australia.Annals of Botany 88: 259-265.
  • Tieu, A., Dixon, K.W., Meney, K.A., Sivasithamparam, K. and Barrett, R.L. (2001) Spatial and developmental variation in seed dormancy characteristics in the fire-responsive species Anigozanthos manglesii (Haemodoraceae) from Western Australia. Annals of Botany 88: 19-26.
  • Turner, S.R., Krauss, S.L., Bunn, E., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W., Tan, B., Touchell, D. 2001. Genetic fidelity and vitality of Anigozanthos viridis following tissue culture, cold storage and cryopreservation. Plant Science 161(6): 1099-1106.
  • Turner, S.R., Senaratna, T., Touchell, D.H., Bunn, E., Dixon, K.W. and Tan, B. (2001) Stereochemical arrangement of hydroxyl groups in sugar and polyalcohol molecules as an important factor in effective cryopreservation.Plant Science 160: 489-497.
  • Turner, S.R., Senaratna, T., Bunn, E., Tan, B., Dixon, K.W. and Touchell, D.H. (2001) Cryopreservation of shoot tips from six endangered Australian species using a modified vitrification protocol. Annals of Botany 87: 371-378.
  • Zawko, G., Krauss, S.L., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2001) Conservation genetics of the rare and endangered Leucopogon obtectus (Ericaceae).Molecular Ecology 10: 2389-2396.
  • Turner, S.R., Touchell, D.H., Senaratna, T., Bunn, E., Tan, B. and Dixon, K.W. (2001). Effects of plant growth regulators on survival and recovery growth following cryopreservation. Cryo Letters, 22(3): 163-174
  • Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W. Brundrett, M.C., and Sivasithamparam, K. (2002) Orchid conservation and mycorrhizal associations. In Sivasithamparam, K., Dixon, K.W. and Barrett, R.L. (eds) Microorganisms in plant conservation and biodiversity. pp. 195-226. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
  • Debeljak, N., Dixon, K.W., Regvar, M. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2002) The effects of sucrose, jasmonic acid and paclobutrazol on tuber formation in an Australian terrestrial orchid Pterostylis sanguinea. Plant Growth Regulation 36: 253-260.
  • Dixon, I.R., Dixon. K.W. and Barrett, M.D. (2002) Eradication of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) on Airlie Island, Pilbara coast, Western Australia. In Veitch, C.R. and Clout, M.N. (eds) Turning the tide: the eradication of invasive species. pp. 92-101. IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK.
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  • Hollick, P.S., Senaratna, T., McComb, J.A., Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (2002) Response to paclobutrazol of symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi and dropper (tuber stalk) formation of host orchid seedlings. Plant Growth Regulation 36: 31-39.
  • Krauss, S.L., Dixon, R.I. and Dixon, K.W. (2002) Rapid genetic decline in a translocated population of the rare and endangered Grevillea scapigera.Conservation Biology 16: 1-11.
  • Mattner, J., Zwako, G., Rossetto, M., Krauss, S.L., Dixon, K.W., Sivasithamparam, K. (2002) Conservation genetics and implications for restoration of Hemigenia exilis (Lamiaceae), a serpentine endemic from Western Australia.Biological Conservation 107: 37-45.
  • Panaia, M., Turner, S.R., Anthony, J., Bishop, A. Senaratna, T., and Dixon, K.W. (2002) Synthetic seeds from Baloskion tetraphyllum for rehabilitation of disturbed habitat. In Adkins, S.W., Bellairs S.M. and Bell, L.C. (eds) Proceedings of the fourth Australian workshop on native seed biology for revegetation. Mildura, Victoria. 3-4 September 2001. pp. 55-60. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research, Brisbane.
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  • Merritt, D.J., Senaratna, T., Touchell, D.H., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2003). Seed ageing of four Western Australian species in relation to storage environment and seed antioxidant activity.Seed Science Research 13: 155-165.
  • Merritt, D.J., Touchell, D.H., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2003). Water sorption characteristics of seeds of four Western Australian species.Australian Journal of Botany 51: 85-92.
  • Ramsay, M. and Dixon, K.W. (2003). Propagation science, recovery and translocation of terrestrial orchids. In Dixon, K.W., Kell, S.P., Barrett, R.L. and Cribb, P.J. (eds) Orchid Conservation. pp. 259-287. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
  • Senaratna, T., Merritt, D., Dixon, K.W., Bunn, E., Touchell, D.H., Sivasithamparam, K. (2003). Benzoic acid may act as the functional group in salicylic acid and derivatives in the induction of multiple stress tolerance in plants.Plant Growth and Regulation 39: 77-81.
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  • Williams, M., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2003). Benzoic acid induces tolerance to biotic stress caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi in Banksia attenuata. Plant Growth Regulation 41: 89-91.
  • Anthony, J.M., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2004). Somatic embryogenesis for mass propagation of Ericaceae – a case study with Leucopogon verticillatus. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 76: 137-146.
  • Anthony, J.M., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2004). The role of antioxidants for initiation of somatic embryos with Conostephium pendulum (Ericaceae).Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 78: 247-252.
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  • Hollick, P.S., Taylor, R.J., McComb, J.A., Dixon, K.W. and Krauss, S.L. (2004). Optimisatoin of DNA extraction for AFLP analysis of mycorrhizal fungi of terrestrial orchids Caladeniinae and Drakaeinae. Plant and Molecular Biology Reporter 22: 1-8.
  • Maunder, M., Guerrant, E.O. Jr, Havens, K. and Dixon, K.W. (2004). Realizing the full potential of ex situ contributions to global plant conservation. In Guerrant, E.O. Jr, Havens, K. and Maunder, M. (eds) Ex situ Plant Conservation. Supporting Species Survival in the Wild. pp. 389-418. Island Press, Washington.
  • Panaia, M., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2004). The role of cytokinins and thidiazuron in the stimulation of somatic embryogenesis in key members of the Restionaceae.Australian Journal of Botany 52(2): 257-265.
  • Panaia, M., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2004). High frequency somatic embryogenesis of Koala fern (Baloskion tetraphyllum, Restionaceae).In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant 40: 303-310.
  • Batty, A.L., Brundrett, M.C., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2004). In situ symbiotic seed germination and propagation of terrestrial orchid seedlings for establishment in field sites.Australian Journal of Botany 54(4): 375-381
  • Baker, K.S., Plummer, J.A., Merritt, D.J., and Dixon, K.W. (2005). Australian fire ephemerals have potential as cover crops in land rehabilitation. In: Adkins, S.W., Ainsley, P.J., Bellairs, S.M., Coates, D.J and Bell, L.C. (eds) Proceedings of the Fifth Australian Workshop on Native Seed Biology. Brisbane, Queensland. 21-23 June 2004. pp. 263-265. Australian Centre for Minerals Extension and Research, Brisbane.
  • Baker, K.S., Plummer, J.A., Steadman, K.J., Merritt, D.J., and Dixon, K.W. (2005). Changes in sensitivity to smoke water during burial of a fire ephemeral, Actinotus leucocephalus (Apiaceae). In: Adkins, S.W., Ainsley, P.J., Bellairs, S.M., Coates, D.J and Bell, L.C. (eds) Proceedings of the Fifth Australian Workshop on Native Seed Biology. Brisbane, Queensland. 21-23 June 2004. pp. 133-139. Australian Centre for Minerals Extension and Research, Brisbane.
  • Baker, K.S., Plummer, J.A., Steadman, K.J., Merritt, D.J., and Dixon, K.W. (2005). Dormancy release in Australian fire ephemeral seeds during burial increases germination response to smoke water or heat.Seed Science Research 15: 339-348.
  • Baker, K.S., Plummer, J.A., Steadman, K.J., Merritt, D.J., and Dixon, K.W. (2005). The changing window of conditions that promotes germination of two fire ephemerals, Actinotus leucocephalus (Apiaceae) and Tersonia cyathiflora (Gyrostemonaceae).Annals of Botany 96(7): 1225-1236.
  • Baker, K.S., Steadman, K.J., Plummer, J.A. and Dixon, K.W. (2005). Seed dormancy and germination responses of nine Australian fire ephemerals. Plant and Soil 277: 345-358.
  • Barrett, R.L., Wells, G.B. and Dixon, K.W. (2005). Triodia fissura. In Mallett, K. and McCusker, A. (eds) Flora of Australia 44B, Poaceae part 3. pp. 207-208, 458-459. ABRS and CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Bunn, E., Senaratna, T., Sivasithamparam, K. and Dixon, K.W. (2005). In vitro propagation of Eucalyptus phylacis L. Johnson & K. Hill., a critically endangered relict from Western Australia.In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology—Plant 41(6): 812-815.
  • Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W. and Trengove, R.D. (2005). Synthesis of the seed germination stimulant 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one.Tetrahedron Letters 46(34): 5719-5721.
  • Hollick, P.S., Taylor, R.J., McComb, J.A. and Dixon, K.W. (2005). If orchid mycorrhizal fungi are so specific, how do natural hybrids cope?Selbeyana 26(1,2): 159-170.
  • Merritt, D.J., Touchell, D.H., Senaratna, T., Dixon, K.W. and Walters, C.W. (2005). Survival of four accessions of Anigozanthos manglesii (Haemodoraceae) seeds following exposure to liquid nitrogen. Cryoletters 26: 121-130.
  • Merritt, D.J., Turner, S.R., Commander, L.E. and Dixon, K.W. (2005). Integrated seed science for delivering a better restoration outcome. In: Adkins, S.W., Ainsley, P.J., Bellairs, S.M., Coates, D.J and Bell, L.C. (eds) Proceedings of the Fifth Australian Workshop on Native Seed Biology. Brisbane, Queensland. 21-23 June 2004. pp. 69-76. Australian Centre for Minerals Extension and Research, Brisbane.
  • Sage, L.W. and Dixon, K.W. (2005) Goodenia pedicellata (Goodeniaceae), a new species from the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. Nuytsia 15: 513-516.
  • Shane, M.W., Dixon, K.W. and Lambers, H. (2005). The occurrence of dauciform roots amongst Western Australian reeds, rushes and sedges, and the impact of phosphorus supply on dauciform-root development in Schoenus unispicatus (Cyperaceae). New Phytologist 165: 887-898.
  • Turner, S.R., Merritt, D.J., Baskin, C.C., Dixon, K.W. and Baskin, J.M. (2005). Physical dormancy in seeds of six genera of Australian Rhamnaceae. Seed Science Research 15: 51-58.
  • Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W., Trengove, R.D., Skelton, B.W. and White, A.H. (2005). Structural Analysis of a Potent Seed Germination Stimulant. Australian Journal of Chemistry 58, 505-506
  • Batty, A.L., Brundrett, M.C., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2006). New methods to improve symbiotic propagation of temperate terrestrial orchid seedlings from axenic culture to soil. Australian Journal of Botany 54(4): .
  • Bussell, J.D., Hood, P., Alacs, E.A., Dixon, K.W., Hobbs, R.J. and Krauss, S.L. (2006). Rapid genetic delineation of local provenance seed collection zones for effective rehabilitation of an urban bushland remnant. Austral Ecology 31: 131-142.
  • Hopper, S.D., Dixon, K.W. and Hill, R.S. (2006). Australian seeds through time. In: Sweedman, L.S. and Merritt, D. J. (eds) Australian seeds. A guide to collection, identification and biology. pp. 5-10. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Havens, K., Vitt, P., Maunder, M., Guerrant Jr., E.O. and Dixon, K.W. (2006). Ex situ plant conservation and beyond: a review of conservation strategies and performance indicators for botanic gardens. Bioscience, 56(6): 1-7.
  • Merritt, D.J., Kristiansen, M., Flematti, G.R., Turner, S.R. and Dixon, K.W. (2006). Effects of a butenolide present in smoke on light-mediated germination of Australian Asteraceae. Seed Science Research 16(1): 29-35
  • Scade, A., Brundrett, M.C., Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2006). Survival of transplanted terrestrial orchid seedlings in urban bushland habitats with high or low weed cover.Australian Journal of Botany 54(4): 383-389
  • Turner, S.R., Merritt, D.J, Baskin, J.M., Baskin, C.C. and Dixon, K.W. (2006). Combinational dormancy in seeds of the Western Australian endemic species Diplopeltis huegelii (Sapindaceae).Australian Journal of Botany 54(6): 565-570
  • Turner, S.R., Pearce, B., Rokich, D., Dunn, R.R., Merritt, D.J, Dixon, K.W., Majer, J. (2006). Influence of polymer seed coatings, soil raking, and time of sowing on seedling performance in post-mining restoration.Restoration Ecology 14(2): 267-277
  • Close D.C., Messina G., Krauss, S.L., Rokich, D.P., Stritzke J. and Dixon K.W. (2006). Conservation Biology of the Rare Species Conospermum undulatum and Macarthuria keigheryi in an Urban Remnant. Australian Journal of Botany 54: 583-593.
  • Crosti, R., Ladd, P.G., Dixon, K.W. and Piottto, B. (2006) Post-fire germination: The effect of smoke on seeds of selected species from the central Mediterranean basin.Forest Ecology and Management, 221: p 2006
  • Hopper, S.D., Dixon, K. and Hill, R. (2006). Australian seeds through time, Australian Seeds: A Guide to Their Collection, Identification and Biology, eds Sweedman L and Merritt D, Australia, CSIRO publishing, p 256
  • Havens, K., Vitt, P., Maunder, M., Guerrant, E.O. and Dixon, K.W. (2006). Ex situ Plant Conservation and Beyond.BioScience, 56(6): 525-531
  • Turner, S.R., Merritt, D.J., Ridley, E.C., Commander, L.E., Baskin, J.M., Baskin, C.C. and Dixon, K.W. (2006). Ecophysiology of seed dormancy in the Australian endemic species Acanthocarpus preissii (Dasypogonaceae).Annals of Botany 98: 1137-1144.
  • Batty, A.L., Brundrett, M.C., Dixon, K.W. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2006). In situ symbiotic seed germination and propagation of terrestrial orchid seedlings for establishment at field sites. Australian Journal of Botany, 54: 375-381
  • Ma, G.H., Bunn, E., Dixon, K.W. and Flematti, G. (2006). Comparative enhancement of germination and vigor in seed and somatic embryos by the smoke chemical 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one in Baloskion tetraphyllum (Restionaceae). In Vitro Cell Development Biology, 42: 305-308
  • Sinclair, E.A., Bussell, J.D., Krauss, S.L., Hobbs, R. and Dixon K.W. (2006). Molecular markers detect multiple origins of Agonis flexuosa (Myrtaceae) plants used in urban bushland restoration. Ecological Management & Restoration, 7(3): 234-235
  • Baskin, J.M., Baskin, C.C. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Physical dormancy in the endemic Australian genus Stylobasium, a first report for the family Surianaceae (Fabales).Seed Science Research, 16: pp 229-232
  • Crosti, R., Dixon, K.W., Yates, C.J. and Ladd, P.G. (2007). Changes in the structure and species dominance in vegetation over 60 years in an urban bushland remnant. Pacific Conservation Biology ,13: 158-170
  • Bonnardeaux, Y., Brundrett, M.C., Batty, A.L., Dixon, K.W., Koch, J. and Sivasithamparam, K. (2007). Diversity of mycorrhizal fungi of terrestrial orchids: compatibility webs, brief encounters lasting relationships and alien invasions.Mycological Research, 111: 51-61
  • Stevens, J., Merritt, D.J., Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Seed germination of agricultural weeds is promoted by the butenolide 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one under laboratory and field conditions. Plant and Soil, 298: pp 113-124
  • Merritt, D.J., Turner, S.R., Clarke, S. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Seed dormancy and germination stimulation syndromes for Australian temperate species. Australian Journal of Botany 55: 336-344.
  • Flematti, G.R., Goddard-Borger, E.D., Merritt, D.J., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W., Trengove, R.D. (2007). Preparation of 2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one derivatives and evaluation of their germination-promoting activity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55: 2189-2194.
  • Stevens, J.C., Barrett-Lennard, E.G. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Enhancing the germination of three fodder shrubs (Atriplex amnicola, A. nummularia, A. undulata; Chenopodiaceae): implications for the optimisation of field establishment. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 57: 1279-1289.
  • Hollick, P.S., McComb, J.A. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Introduction, growth and persistence in situ of orchid mycorrhizal fungi.Australian Journal of Botany, 55: pp 665-672.
  • Rokich, D.P. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Recent advances in restoration ecology, with a focus on Banksia woodland and the smoke germination tool.Australian Journal of Botany, 55: 375-389
  • Coates, D.J. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Current perspectives in plant conservation biology.Australian Journal of Botany, 55: 187-193
  • Swarts ND, Sinclair EA, Dixon KW (2007). Characterization of microsatellite loci in the endangered grand spider orchid Caladenia huegelii (Orchidaceae).Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 1141-1143
  • Bunn, E., Turner, S., Panaia, M. and Dixon K.W. (2007). The contribution of in vitro technology and cryogenic storage to conservation of indigenous plants.Australian Journal of Botany, 55: 345-355.
  • Swarts, N.D., Batty, A.L., Hopper, S. and Dixon, K.W. (2007). Does integrated conservation of terrestrial orchids work?Lankesteriana, 7(2): 219-222
  • Ye, Q., Bunn, E., Krauss, S.L. and Dixon K.W. (2007). Reproductive success in a reintroduced population of a critically endangered shrub, Symonanthus bancroftii (Solanaceae).Australian Journal of Botany, 55: 425-432
  • Brown, AP, Dundas, P., Dixon KW and Hopper SD (2008). An Illustrated Guide to the Orchids of Western Australia. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 6009, Western Australia. 421pp.
  • Cook, A., Turner, S.R., Baskin, J.M., Baskin, C.C., Steadman, K.J. and Dixon, K.W. (2008) Occurrence of physical dormancy in seeds of Australian Sapindaceae: A survey of 14 species in nine genera. Annals of Botany 101: 1349-1362.
  • Roberts, D.L., Dixon, K.W. (2008) Orchids. Current Biology, 18 (8): R325-R329.
  • Commander, L.E., Merritt, D.J., Rokich, D.P., Flematti, G.R. and Dixon, K.W. (2008). Seed germination of Solanum spp. (Solanaceae) for use in rehabilitation and commercial industries. Australian Journal of Botany, 56: 333-341
  • Tieu, A., Turner, S. and Dixon, K.W. (2008). The novel use of commercial enzymes to depulp the fruits and seeds of selected Australian native species for seed storage and germination. Ecological Management & Restoration, 9(3): 230-232
  • Fisher, J.L, Loneragan, W.A, Dixon, K.W. and Vaneklass, E.J. (2009). Soil seed bank compositional change constrains biodiversity in an invaded species-rich woodland.Biological Conservation, 142: 256-269.
  • Close CC, Ruthrof, KX, Turner, S, Rokich, DP and Dixon, KW (2009). Ecophysiology of species with distinct leaf morphologies: effects of plastic and shadecloth tree guards. Restoration Ecology, 17(1): 33-41
  • Nelson, DC, Riseborough, J, Flematti, GR, Stevens, J, Ghisalberti, EL, Dixon, KW and Smith, SM. (2009). Karrikins discovered in smoke trigger Arabidopsis seed germination by a mechanism requiring gibberellic acid synthesis and light.Plant Physiology, 149: 863-873.
  • Commander, L.E., Merritt, D.J., Rokich, D.P. and Dixon, K.W. (2009) Seed biology of Australian arid zone species: Germination of 18 species used for rehabilitation. Journal of Arid Environments 73(6-7): 617-625.
  • Turner, S.R., Merritt, D.J., Renton, M.S. and Dixon, K.W. (2009). Seed moisture content affects afterripening and smoke responsiveness in three sympatric Australian native species from fire prone environments.Austral Ecology 34(8): 866-877.
  • Messina, G., Pandolfi, C., Mugnai, S., Azzarello, E., Dixon, K.W. and Mancuso, S. (2009). Phyllometric parameters and Artificial Neural Networks for the identification of Banksia accessions. Australian Systematic Botany 22: 31-38.
  • Swarts, N. and Dixon, K.W. (2009). Orchid conservation in the age of extinction. Annals of Botany 104:543-556
  • Dixon, K.W., Merritt, D.J., Flematti, G.R. and Ghisalberti, E.L. (2009). Karrikinolide – a phytoreactive compound derived from smoke with applications in horticulture, ecological restoration and agriculture. Acta Horticulturae 813: 155-170.
  • Dixon, K.W. (2009). Pollination and restoration. Science 325: 571-573.
  • Chiwocha, S.D.S., Dixon, K.W., Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L. Merritt, D.J., Nelson, D.C., Riseborough, J.M., Smith S.M., and Stevens, J.S.. (2009). Karrikins: A new family of plant growth regulators in smoke.Plant Science 177(4):252-256.
  • Sinclair, E.A., Anthony, J., Coupland, G., Waycott, M., Barrett, M., Barrett, R., Cambridge, M., Wallace, M., Dixon, K.W., Krauss, S.L. and Kendrick, G. (2009). Characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite markers in the widespread Australian seagrass, Posidonia australis Hook. f. (Posidoniaceae), with cross-amplification in the sympatric P. sinuosa. Conservation Genetics Resources. DOI 10.1007/s12686-009-9067-y
  • Dixon, K. W., Tremblay, R.L. and Farrer, S.L. (2009). Biology and Conservation of Caladenia. Australian Journal of Botany57(4): 247-387.
  • Dixon, K. W. and Hopper, S.D. (2009). An introduction to Caladenia R.Br. - Australasia's jewel among terrestrial orchids.Australian Journal of Botany57(4): i-vii.
  • Dixon, K. W. and Tremblay, R.L. (2009). Biology and natural history of Caladenia.Australian Journal of Botany57(4): 247-258.
  • Flematti, G. R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W. and Trengove, R.D. (2009). Identification of alkyl substituted 2H-Furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-ones as germination stimulants present in smoke. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 57(20): 9475-9480.
  • Grigg, A., Close, D.C., Lambers, H., Ruthroff, K.X. and Dixon K.W. (2009). Ecophysiology of Eucalyptus marginata and Corymbia calophylla in decline in a urban parkland. Austral Ecology34(5): 499-507.
  • Swarts, N. D. and Dixon, K.W. (2009). Perspectives on orchid conservation in botanic gardens.Trends in Plant Science 14 (2009), pp. 590-598.
  • Swarts N.D., Sinclair E.A., Krauss S.L., & Dixon K.W. (2009) Genetic diversity in fragmented populations of the critically endangered spider orchid Caladenia huegelii: implications for conservation.Conservation Genetics 10: 1199-1208.
  • Wright, M., Cross, R., Dixon, K.W., Huynh, T., Lawrie, A., Nesbitt, N., Pritchard, A., Swarts, N. and Thomson, R. (2009). Propagation and reintroduction of Caladenia.Australian Journal of Botany57(4): 373-387.
  • Walck, J. and Dixon K.W. (2009). Time to future-proof plants in storage. Nature 462: 721.
  • Commander, L.E., Merritt, D.J., Rokich, D.P. and Dixon, K.W. (2009). The role of after-ripening in promoting germination of arid zone seeds: a study on six Australian species.Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161:411-421.
  • Turner, S.R., Commander L.E., Baskin J.M., Baskin C.C., Dixon K.W. (2009) Germination behaviour of Astroloma xerophyllum (Ericaceae), a species with woody indehiscent endocarps. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 160, 299-311.
  • Turner, S.R., Cook, A., Baskin, J.M., Baskin, C C., Tuckett, R.E., Dixon, K. W. (2009). Identification and characterization of the water gap in the physically-dormant seeds of Dodonaea petiolaris: a first report for Sapindaceae. Annals of Botany 104: 833 - 844.
  • Turner, S.R., Dixon, K.W. (2009). Seed dormancy and germination in the Australian Baobab, Adansoniagregorii F.Muell.Seed Science Research 19: 261 - 266.
  • Turner, S.R., Merritt, D.J., Renton, M,S., Dixon, K.W. (2009). Seed moisture content affects afterripening and smoke responsiveness in three sympatric Australian native species from fire prone environments.Austral Ecology 34: 866 – 877.
  • Kim, J.H., Walck, J.L., Hidayati, S.N., Merritt, D.J. and Dixon, K.W. (2009). Germinability of seeds stored in capsules on plants of two myrtaceous shrubs: differences among age cohorts and between species. Australian Journal of Botany 57: 495-501.
  • Fisher, J.L., Loneragan, W.A., Dixon, K.W., Delaney, J. and Veneklass, E.J. (2009). Altered vegetation structure and composition linked to fire frequency and plant invasion in a biodiverse woodland. Biological Conservation, 142: 2270-2281
  • Flematti, G.R., Scaffidi, A., Goddard-Borger, E.D., Heath, C.H., Nelson, D.C., Commander, L.E., Stick, R.V., Dixon, K.W., Smith, S.M., and Ghisalberti, E.L. (2010). Structure-activity relationships of karrikin germination stimulants. Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, 58: 8612-8617
  • Pandolfi, C., Messina, G., Mugnai, S., Azzarello, E., Masi, E., Dixon, K.W. and Mancuso, S. (2009). Discrimination and identification of morphotypes of banksia integrifolia (Proteaceae) by an Artificial Neural Network (ANN), based on morphological and fractal parameters of leaves and flowers. Taxon, 58(3): 925-933
  • Tuckett, R.E., Merritt, D.J., Rudall, P.J., Hay, F., Hopper, S.D., Baskin, C.C., Baskin, J.M., Tratt, J. and Dixon, K.W. (2010). A new type of specialized morphophysiological dormancy and seed storage behaviour in Hydatellaceae, an early-divergent angiosperm family.Annals of Botany 105: 1053-1061.
  • Phillips R.D., Hopper, S.D. and Dixon, K.W. (2010). Pollination ecology and the possible impacts of environmental change in the Southwest Australian Biodiversity Hotspot.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B Biological Science. 365(1539): 517-28.
  • Long, R.L., Williams, K., Griffiths, E.M., Flematti, G.R., Merritt, D.J., Stevens, J.C., Turner, S.R. Powles, S.B and Dixon, K.W. (2010). Prior hydration of Brassica tournefortii seeds reduces the stimulatory effect of karrikinolide on germination and increases seed sensitivity to abscisic acid.Annals of Botany 105: 1063-1070.
  • Nelson, D.C., Flematti, G., Riseborough, J.A., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W. and Smith, S.M. (2010). Karrikins enhance light responses during germination and seedling development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107 (15): 7095-7100.
  • Tuckett, R.E., Merritt, D.J., Hay, F.R., Hopper, S.D., and Dixon, K.W. (2010). Comparative longevity and low-temperature storage of seeds of Hydatellaceae and temporary pool species of southwest Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 58:327-334.
  • Tuckett, R.E., Merritt, D.J., Hay, F.R., Hopper, S.D. and Dixon, K.W. (2010). Dormancy, germination and seed-bank storage: a study in support of ex situ conservation of macrophytes of Southwest Australian temporary pools. Freshwater Biology 55: 1118-1129.
  • Anthony, J.M., Phillips, R.D., Sinclair, E.A., Dixon, K.W. (2010) Characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite markers isolated from Drakaea glyptodon Fitz. (Orchidaceae).Conservation Genetics Resource 2: 291-294.
  • Fay, MF., Bennett, J.R., Dixon, K.W., Christenhusz, M.J.M. (2010) Parasites, their relationships and the disintegration of Scrophulariaceae sensu lato.Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 26(4) 286-313.
  • Hay, F.R., Merritt, D.J., Soanes, J.A., Dixon, K.W. (2010) Comparative longevity of Australian orchid (Orchidaceae) seeds under experimental and low temperature storage conditions.Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 14: 26-41.
  • Swarts, N.D., Sinclair, E.A., Francis, A., Dixon, K.W. (2010). Ecological specialization in mycorrhizal symbiosis leads to rarity in an endangered orchid.Molecular Ecology. 19: 3226-3242.
  • Bunn, E., Turner S.R. and Dixon, K.W. (2011). Biotechnology for saving rare and threatened flora in a biodiversity hotspot.In Vitro Cell Dev. Biology, 47:188-200
  • Guja, L.K., Merritt, D.J. and Dixon, K.W. (2010). Buoyancy, salt tolerance and germination of coastal seeds: implications for oceanic hydrochorous dispersal. Functional Plant Biology, 37:1175-1186
  • Nikabadi,S., Bunn, E., Turner, S., Stevens, J. and Dixon, K.W. (2010). Development of an in vitro propagation protocol for ex situ conservation of two critically endangered species of Commersonia (Malvaceae) from Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany, 58: 565-574
  • Phillips, R.D., Brown, A.P., Dixon, K.W., Hopper, S.D. (2011). Orchid biogeography and factors associated with rarity in a biodiversity hotspot, the Southwest Australian Floristic Region. Journal of Biogeography> 38: 487–50.
  • Bradshaw, S.D., Dixon, K.W., Hopper, S.D., Lambers, H., Turner, S.R. (2011). Little evidence for fire-adapted plant traits in Mediterranean climate regions. Trends in Plant Science16: 69–76
  • Menz, M.H.M., Philips, R.D., Winfree, R., Kremen, C., Aizen, M.A., Johnson, S.D., Dixon, K.W. (2011). Reconnection plants and pollinators: Challenges in the restoration of pollination mutualisms.Trends in Plant Science, 16:1 pp.4-12
  • Scaffidi, A., Flematti, G.R., Nelson, D.C., Dixon, K.W., Smith, S.M., Ghisalberti, E.L. (2011). The synthesis and biological evaluation of labelled karrikinolides for the elucidation of the mode of action of the seed germination stimulant. Tetrahedron, 67: 152-157
  • Hardwick, K.A., P. Fiedler, L.C. Lee, B. Pavlik, R.J. Hobbs, J. Aronson, M. Bidartondo, E. Black, D. Coates, M.I. Daws, K. Dixon, S. Elliott, K. Ewing, G. Gann, D. Gibbons, J. Gratzfeld, M. Hamilton, D. Hardman, J. Harris, P.M. Holmes, M. Jones, D. Mabberley, A. Mackenzie, C. Magdalena, R. Marrs, W. Milliken, A. Mills, E. nic Lughadha, M. Ramsay, P. Smith, N. Taylor, C. Trivedi, M. Way, O. Whaley and S.D. Hopper. (2011). The role of botanic gardens in the science and practice of ecological restoration.Conservation Biology 25:265-275
  • Merritt, D.J. and Dixon, K.W. (2011) Restoration seedbanks – a matter of scale. Science 332:424-425.
  • Merritt, D.J. and Dixon, K.W. (2011). Response to ‘Kettle et al. An unorthodox approach to forest restoration’. Science 333: 36-37.
  • Bradshaw, S.D., Dixon, K.W., Hopper, S.D., Lambers, H and Turner, S.R. (2011). Response to Keeley et al.: Fire as an evolutionary pressure shaping plant traits. Trends in Plant Science 16(2): 69-76.
  • Phillips R.D., Barrett M.D., Dixon K.W., Hopper S.D. (2011). Do mycorrhizal symbioses cause rarity in orchids?Journal of Ecology, 99, 858-869.
  • Flematti, G.R., Merritt, D.J., Piggott, M.J., Trengove, R.D., Smith S.M., Dixon, K.W. and Ghisalberti, E.L. (2011). Burning vegetation produces cyanohydrins that liberate cyanide and stimulate seed germination. Nature Communications2:360. DoI: 10.1038/ncomms1356.
  • Simberloff, D. (2011). Non-natives: 141 scientists object. Nature 475: 36. doi: 10.1038/475036.
  • Dixon, K.W. (2011). Coastal Plants – A Field Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Perth Region. CSIRO Publishing. 277 pages.
  • Flematti, G.R., Scaffidi, A., Dixon, K.W., Smith, S.M. and Ghisalberti, E.L. (2011). Production of the seed germination stimulant Karrikinolide from combustion of simple carbohydrates. Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 59: 1195-1198
  • Kaczmarczyk, A., Turner, S.R., Bunn, E., Mancera, R.L. and Dixon, K.W. (2011). Cryopreservation of threatened native Australian species - What have we learned and where to from here?In Vitro Cell Dev. Biology 47: 17-25
  • Nelson, D.C., Scaffidi, A., Dun, E.A., Waters, M.T., Flematti, G.R., Dixon, K.W., Beveridge, C.A., Ghisalberti, E.L. and Smith, S.M. (2011). F-box protein MAX2 has dual roles in karrikin and strigolactone signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings National Academy of Science USA, May 2011, 108(21): 8897
  • Walk, J.L., Hidayati, S.N., Dixon, K.W., Thompsons, K. and Poschlod, P (2011). Climate change and plant regeneration from seed. Global Change Biology, 17:2145-2161
  • Ye, Q., Bunn, E. and Dixon, K.W. (2011). Failure of sexual reproduction found in micropropagated critically endangered plants prior to reintroduction: a cautionary tale. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 165: 278-284
  • Statton, J., Cambridge M.L., Dixon, K.W. and Kendrick, G.A. (2011). Aquaculture of Posidonia australisseedlings for seagrass restoration programs: effect of sediment type and organic enrichment on growth. Restoration Ecology (in press).
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