Publications

My Google Scholar page

*students I have supervised

— in press —

*Dawson, S.K., Warton, D., Kingsford, R.T., Berney, P., Keith, D.A. & Catford, J.A. (in press) Plant traits of propagule banks and standing vegetation reveal flooding alleviates impacts of agriculture on wetland restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology. link

Catford, J.A., Roberts, J., Capon, S.J., Froend, R.H., *Windecker, S.M. & Douglas, M.M. (in press) Wetland vegetation of inland Australia. Australian Vegetation (ed. D.A. Keith). Cambridge University Press.

*Palma, E., Catford, J.A., Corlett, R., Duncan, R., Hahs, A., McCarthy, M., McDonnell, M., Thompson, K., Williams, N. & Vesk, P.A. (in press) Functional trait changes in the floras of 11 cities across the globe in response to urbanization. Ecography. link

Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B., Banning, N., Battaglia, L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J.A., Dwyer, J., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L.M., Hobbs, R.J., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E. & Standish, R.J. (in press) Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study. Ecographylink

Gippel, C., Zhang, Y., Qu,X., Bond, N., Kong, W., Leigh, C., Catford, J.A., Speed, R. & Wei, M. (in press). Design of a national river health assessment program for China. Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective (eds B. Hart & J. Doolan). Elsevier.

Leishman, M.R., Gallagher, R.V., Catford, J.A., Morgan, J.W., Grice, A.C. & Setterfield, S.A. (in press) Invasive plants and pathogens in Australia. Australian Vegetation (ed. D.A. Keith). Cambridge University Press.

— 2017 —

Catford, J.A. (2017) Hydrological impacts of biological invasions. Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services (eds P.E. Hulme & M. Vilà), pp. 63-80. Springer. link

*Dawson, S., Kingsford, R., Berney, P.,  Keith, D.A., Hemmings, F., Warton, D., Waters, C. & Catford, J.A. (2017) Frequent inundation helps counteract land use impacts on wetland propagule banks. Applied Vegetation Science. link

*Dawson, S., Kingsford, R., Berney, P., Catford, J.A., Keith, D.A., Stoklosa, J. & Hemmings, F. (2017) Contrasting influences of inundation and land use on the rate of floodplain restoration. Aquatic Conservation. link

Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Hobbs, R.J. & Catford, J.A. (2017) Non-target impacts of weed control on birds, mammals and reptiles. Ecosphere 8: e01804. link pdf

— 2016 —

Catford, J.A., Baumgartner, J.B., Vesk, P.A., White, M., Buckley, Y.M. & McCarthy, M.A. (2016) Disentangling the four demographic dimensions of species invasiveness. Journal of Ecology 104: 1745–1758. abstract

Catford, J.A. (2016) Using management to determine drivers of alien plant invasion and limits to native restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 5-6. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A. & Kyle, G. (2016) Alien plant invasions in Australia’s riparian ecosystems. Vegetation of Australia’s Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology & Management (eds S.J. Capon, C. James & M. Reid), pp. 325-342. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. link

Buckley, Y.M. & Catford, J.A. (2016) Does the biogeographical origin of species matter? Ecological effects of native and non-native species and the use of origin to guide management. Journal of Ecology 104: 4-17. abstract pdf

*Dawson, S.K., Fisher, A., Lucas, R., Hutchinson, D.K., Berney, P., Keith, D., Catford, J.A. & Kingsford, R.T. (2016) Remote sensing measures restoration successes but canopy heights lag in restoring floodplain vegetation. Remote Sensing 8: 542. link pdf

— 2015 —

Driscoll, D.A., Catford, J.A., Barney, J.N., Hulme, P.E., Inderjit, Martin, T.G., Pauchard, A., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D.M., Riley, S. & Visser, V. (2015) Reply to Proença et al: Sown biodiverse pastures are not a universal solution to invasion risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. link pdf

Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Buckley, Y.M., Dexter, N., Fortescue, M., Hobbs, R.J. & Catford, J.A. (2015) A long-term experimental case study of the ecological and cost effectiveness of invasive plant management in achieving conservation goals: Bitou Bush control in Booderee National Park in eastern Australia. PLoS ONE 10: e0128482. link pdf

— 2014 —

Driscoll, D. & Catford, J. (2014) Invasive plants: New pasture plants pose weed risk. Correspondence. Nature 516: 37. link pdf

Driscoll, D.A.,  Catford, J.A., Barney, J.N., Hulme, P.E., Inderjit, Martin, T.G., Pauchard, A., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D.M., Riley, S. & Visser, V. (2014) New pasture plants intensify invasive species risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 16622-16627. abstract pdf video Featured in Nature as a Research Highlight.

Catford, J.A. & Jansson, R. (2014) Drowned, buried and carried away: effects of plant traits on the distribution of native and alien species in riparian ecosystems (Tansley Review). New Phytologist 204: 19-36. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Morris, W.K., Vesk, P.A., Gippel, C.J. & Downes, B.J. (2014) Species and environmental characteristics point to flow regulation and drought as drivers of riparian plant invasion. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1084-1096. abstract pdf appendices R code

— 2013 —

Catford, J.A., Naiman, R.J., Chambers, L.E., Roberts, J., Douglas, M.M. & Davies, P.M. (2013) Predicting novel riparian ecosystems in a changing climate. Ecosystems 16: 382-400. abstract pdf

Capon S.J., Chambers L.E., Mac Nally R., Naiman R.J., Davies P., Marshall N., Pittock J., Reid M., Capon T., Douglas M., Catford J.A., Baldwin D., Stewardson M., Roberts J. & Parsons M. (2013). Riparian ecosystems in the 21st Century: hotspots for climate change adaptation? Ecosystems 16: 359-381. abstract pdf

— 2012 —

Catford, J.A., Daehler, C.C., Murphy, H.T., Sheppard, A.W., Hardesty, B.D., Westcott, D.A., Rejmánek, M., Bellingham, P.J., Pergl, J., Horvitz, C.C. & Hulme, P.E. (2012) The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: implications for species richness and management. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution & Systematics 14: 231-241. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Vesk, P.A., Richardson, D.M. & Pyšek, P. (2012) Quantifying levels of biological invasion: towards the objective classification of invaded and invasible ecosystems. Global Change Biology 18: 44-62. Top 1% of 2012 papers cited in Ecology & Evolution, ISI Essential Science Indicatorsabstract pdf

— 2011 —

Catford, J.A., Vesk, P.A., White, M. & Wintle, B.A. (2011) Environmental and geographic characteristics can predict hotspots of plant invasion. Diversity and Distributions 17 : 1099-1110 abstract pdf appendices

Catford, J.A., Downes, B.J., Gippel, C.J. & Vesk, P.A. (2011) Flow regulation reduces native plant cover and facilitates exotic invasion in riparian wetlands. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 432-442. abstract pdf appendices

Simberloff, D., … Catford, J.A. and 139 others (2011) Non-natives: 141 scientists object. Correspondence. Nature 475: 36 pdf signatories

Schäfer, R., Cooke, S., Arlinghaus, R., Bonada, N., Brischoux, F., Casper, A., Catford, J.A. & Rolland, V. (2011) Early career researchers’ perspectives on the current and future state of the scientific publication process in ecology – a response to Statzner & Resh. Freshwater Biology 56: 2405-2412. abstract pdf

— 2010 and earlier —

Catford, J.A. & Downes, B.J. (2010) Using multi-scale species distribution data to infer drivers of biological invasion in riparian wetlands. Diversity and Distributions 16: 20-32. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Jansson, R. & Nilsson, C. (2009) Reducing redundancy in invasion ecology by integrating hypotheses into a single theoretical framework. Diversity and Distributions 15: 22‐40. ISI Highly Cited Paper. Top 1% of 2009 papers cited in Ecology & Evolution, ISI Essential Science Indicators. abstract pdf

Catford, J.A., Walsh, C.J. & Beardall, J. (2007) Catchment urbanization increases benthic microalgal biomass in streams under controlled light conditions. Aquatic Sciences 69: 511‐522. abstract pdf

Newsletter articles and book reviews 

Driscoll, D. A. & Catford, J. A. (2015) Perversity in the pasture. Australasian Science 36: 48. link

Driscoll, D. A. & Catford, J. A. (2015) Perversity in the pasture: guarding against new pasture varieties becoming tomorrow’s environmental disasters. Decision Point: 4-5 link

Driscoll D.A. & Catford J.A. (2014). Feed or weed? New pastures are sowing problems for the future. The Conversation. 4 November. link

Driscoll D.A. & Catford J.A. (2014). Weed risk set to rise: New plant varieties bred for pasture will worsen the weed problem. Ecological Society of Australia Hot Topics. link

Driscoll, D.A. & Catford, J.A. (2014) Feed or weed? New pastures are sowing problems for the future. Newsletter of the Weed Management Society of South Australia WeedWise 15: 2-3

Standish, R., Shackelford, N. & Catford, J.A. (2014). Taking resilience back to its ecological roots. Decision Point 77: 14 link

Catford, J.A. (2013) “Where are the goal posts now? Setting environmental objectives in novel ecosystems” Decision Point 71: 8-9 link   

Catford, J.A. (2013) “Gauging the extent of ecosystem novelty: Measuring levels of biological invasion” Decision Point 71: 10-11 link 

Catford, J.A. (2012) “Managing the Murray’s water to combat invasive species” H2O Thinking, eWater CRC link

Catford, J.A. (2012) “Causes, impacts and ways to manage exotic plant invasion along the River Murray” Inland Rivers Network News Summer 2012, page 9. link 

Catford, J.A. (2010) “River health pilot study in the Pearl River basin” ACEDP Newsletter 9, Australia China Environment Development Partnership, Australian Government AusAid and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. link.

Catford, J.A. (2009) “A general theory of invasions: Drawing up an invasion hotspots map” AEDA Decision Point 32: 8-9. link 

Catford, J. (2006) Ecohydrology: Vegetation Function, Water and Resource Management [Book review].  Austral Ecology 31: 1028–1029. pdf

Major reports

Bond, N., Gippel, C.J., Catford, J.A., Liu, L., Liu, B., Lian, H., Huang, Y. (2012) “Preliminary environmental flows assessment for the Li River” Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Speed, R., Binney, Pusey, B., Catford, J.A. (2011) “ACEDP project report: Policy measures, mechanisms and framework for addressing environmental flows” Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Bond, N., Gippel, C.J., Catford, J.A., Speed, R., Bunn, S. (2011) “ACEDP sub-project report: Assessment of river health in the Pearl River Basin (Gui sub-catchment)” Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Gippel, C.J., Catford, J.A., Bond, N., Zhang, Y., Qu, X., Kong, W., Liu, W. (2011) River health assessment in China: Development of physical form indicators. Australia-China Environment Development Partnership, International Water Centre. River Health and Environmental Flow in China; Project Code: P0018

Leigh C., Qu X.D., Zhang Y., Kong W.J., Meng W., Hanington P.J., Speed R., Gippel C.J., Bond N.R., Catford J.A., Bunn S.E. & Close P.G. (2011). Assessment of river health in the Liao River Basin (Taizi sub-catchment). In: River Health and Environmental Flow in China Project. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science and International Water Centre, Brisbane.