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Research Scientist (Restoration Ecology)
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(+61 8) 9480 3642

I’m an ecologist conducting research in areas of rare species or threatened processes that informs practical outcomes for biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration.

My research interests include the conservation biology of plant species and ecological communities; the ecological and genetic impacts of ecosystem fragmentation on plant populations, including plant-pollinator or plant-disperser interactions and gene flow; the dynamics and management of remnant native vegetation; and the restoration or translocation of rare and threatened species.

Research themes

  • Landscape ecology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Ecological and conservation genetics
  • Pollination and dispersal ecology
  • Threatened species biology

Major projects

Visit the Restoration Ecology section to learn more about the current and past projects.

Selected publications

Byrne M, Krauss SL, Millar MA, Elliott CP, Coates DJ, Yates C, Binks R, Nevill P, Nistelberger H, Wardell-Johnson G, Robinson T, Butcher R, Barrett M and Gibson N (2018) Persistence and stochasticity are key determinants of genetic diversity in plants associated with banded iron formation inselbergs. Biological Reviews doi/10.1111/brv.12477

Llorens TM, Yates CJ, Byrne M, Elliott CP, Sampson J, Fairman R, Macdonald B and Coates DJ (2018) Altered soil properties inhibit fruit set but increase progeny performance for a foundation tree in a highly fragmented landscape. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6: 39

Turner SR, Lewandrowski W, Elliott CP, Merino Martin L, Miller B, Stevens J, Erickson T and Merritt D (2018) Seed ecology informs restoration approaches for threatened species in water-limited environments: A case study on the short-range Banded Ironstone endemic Ricinocarpos brevis (Euphorbiaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 65(8): 661-677

Field D, Broadhurst LM, Elliott CP and Young AG (2017) Population assignment in autopolyploids. Heredity 119: 389-401

Miller B, Sinclair E, Myles M, Elliott CP, Bunn E, Commander L, Dalziell E, David E, Davis B, Erickson T, Golos P, Krauss S, Lewandrowski W, Mayence CE, Merino-Martin L, Merritt D, Nevill P, Phillips R, Ritchie A, Ruoss S and Stevens J (2017) A comprehensive framework of the science necessary for sustainable, biodiverse ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology 25(4): 605-607

 

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