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Book Chapters (6)
Lawes, Michael, Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan, Adams, Vanessa, Hilton-Taylor, C, Rondinini, C, Visconti, P and Pressey, Robert (2014). Evaluating the efficacy of Sarawak's protected areas network for conserving native wildlife. In RIMBA - 3 Sustaning livelihood through prudent utilization and management of natural resources. Kota Samarahan, Sarawak: Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. (pp. 134-146). 28  
Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Edwards, Andrew C., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Fisher, Alaric, Murphy, Brett P., Lawes, Michael J., Crase, B. and Thurgate, N. (2013). North Australian tropical savannas: the Three Parks Savanna Fire-Effects Plot Network. In Biodiversity and environmental change: monitoring, challenges and direction. Australia: . (pp. 335-378). 21  
Lawes, Michael J., Cords, Marina and Lehn, Cathi (2013). Cerocopithecus mitis Gentle Monkey. In Butynski, Thomas M., Kingdon, Jonathan and Kalina, Jan(Ed.), Mammals of Africa Volume 2 Primates. China: Bloomsbury Publishing. (pp. 354-362). 47  
Clarke, Peter and Lawes, Michael J. (2013). A burning issue: community stability and alternative stable states in relation to fire. In Klaus Rohde(Ed.), The Balance of Nature and Human Impact. Cambridge United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press United Kingdom. (pp. 63-75). 155  
Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan and Lawes, Michael J. (2012). The Efficacy of Protected Areas and Future Challenges for Wildlife Conservation in Sarawak. In Mokhtar, Mazlin and Halim, Sharina Abdul(Ed.), RIMBA2 Regional Sustainable Development in Malaysia and Australia. Malaysia: Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI): Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). (pp. 136-148). 54  
Twinomugisha, D., Chapman, C., Lawes, Michael J., O'Driscollworman, C. and Danish, L. (2006). How does the golden monkey of the Virungas cope in a fruit-scarce environment. In Newton-Fisher, N. E., Notman, H., Patterson, J. D. and Reynolds, V.(Ed.), Primates of Western Uganda. New York: Springer. (pp. 45-60). 125 1
Journal Articles (64)
Lawes, Michael J., Murphy, Brett P., Fisher, Alaric, Woinarski, John C. Z., Edwards, Andrew C. and Russell-Smith, Jeremy (2015). Small mammals decline with increasing fire extent in northern Australia: evidence from long-term monitoring in Kakadu National Park. International Journal of Wildland Fire,24(5):712-722. 134   13
Lawes, Michael J., Greiner, Romy, Leiper, Ian, Ninnis, Ronald W., Pearson, Diane M. and Boggs, Guy S. (2015). The effects of a moratorium on land-clearing in the Douglas-Daly region, Northern Territory, Australia. The Rangeland Journal,37(4):399-408. 135   3
Clarke, Peter J., Lawes, Michael J., Murphy, Brett P., Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Nano, Catherine E. M., Bradstock, Ross, Enright, Neal J., Fontaine, Joseph B., Gosper, Carl R., Radford, Ian, Midgley, Jeremy J. and Gunton, Richard M. (2015). A synthesis of postfire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment,534(November):31-42. 117   4
Preece, Noel D., Lawes, Michael J., Rossman, Allison K., Curran, Timothy J. and van Oosterzee, Penny (2015). Modelling the growth of young rainforest trees for biomass estimates and carbon sequestration accounting. Forest Ecology and Management,351:57-66. 112   0
Slik, J. D. Ferry, Arroyo-Rodriguez, Victor, Aiba, Shin-Ichiro, Alvarez-Loayza, Patricia, Alves, Luciana F., Ashton, Peter, Balvanera, Patricia, Bastian, Meredith L., Bellingham, Peter J., van den Bergi, Eduardo, Bernacci, Luis, da Conceicao Bispo, Polyana, Blanc, Lilian, Bohning-Gaese, Katrin, Boeckx, Pascal, Bongers, Frans, Boyle, Brad, Bradford, Matt, Brearley, Francis O., Lawes, Michael and et al. (2015). An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings,112(24):7472-7477. 87   179
Lawes, Michael J., Fisher, Diana O., Johnson, Chris N., Blomberg, Simon P., Frank, Anke S.K., Fritz, Susanne A., McCallum, Hamish, VanDerWal, Jeremy, Abbott, Brett N., Legge, Sarah, Letnic, Michael I., Thomas, Colette R., Thurgate, Nikki, Fisher, Alaric, Gordon, Iain J. and Kutt, Alex (2015). Correlates of Recent Declines of Rodents in Northern and Southern Australia: Habitat Structure Is Critical. PLoS One,10(6 - Article No. e0130626). 135 82 39
Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan, Noske, Richard A. and Lawes, Michael J. (2015). The Role of Habitat Heterogeneity in Structuring Mangrove Bird Assemblages. Diversity,7(2):118-136. 152 86 0
Clarke, Peter J., Bell, Dorothy M. and Lawes, Michael J. (2015). Testing the Shifting Persistence Niche Concept: Plant Resprouting along Gradients of Disturbance. The American Naturalist,185(6):747-755. 107   1
Richardson, Sarah J., Laughlin, Daniel C., Lawes, Michael J., Holdaway, Robert J., Wilmshurst, Janet M., Wright, Monique, Curran, Timothy J., Bellingham, Peter J. and McGlone, Matt S. (2015). Functional and environmental determinants of bark thickness in fire-free temperate rain forest communities. American Journal of Botany,102(10):1590-1598. 89   12
Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Yates, Cameron P., Edwards, Andrew C., Whitehead, Peter J., Murphy, Brett P. and Lawes, Michael J. (2015). Deriving Multiple Benefits from Carbon Market-Based Savanna Fire Management: An Australian Example. PLoS One,10(12 - Article No. e0143426). 138 91 9
Ziembicki, Mark, Woinarski, John C. Z., Webb, Jonathan K., Vanderduys, Eric, Tuft, Katherine, Smith, James G., Ritchie, Euan G., Reardon, Terry B., Radford, Ian J., Preece, Noel D., Perry, Justin, Murphy, Brett P., McGregor, Hugh, Legge, Sarah, Leahy, Lily, Lawes, Michael J., Kanowski, John, Johnson, Christopher N., Griffiths, Anthony D., Fisher, Alaric and et al. (2015). Stemming the tide: progress towards resolving the causes of decline and implementing management responses for the disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia. Therya,6(1):169-225. 116   0
Fisher, Diana O., Johnson, Christopher N., Lawes, Michael J., Fritz, Susanne A., McCallum, Hamish, Blomberg, Simon P., VanDerWal, Jeremy, Abbott, Brett, Frank, Anke, Legge, Sarah, Letnic, Mike, Thomas, Colette R., Fisher, Alaric, Gordan, Iain J. and Kutt, Alex (2014). The current decline of tropical marsupials in Australia: is history repeating?. Global Ecology and Biogeography: a journal of macroecology,23(2):181-190. 128   23
Nzunda, E, Griffiths, Megan and Lawes, Michael (2014). Resource allocation and storage relative to resprouting ability in wind disturbed coastal forest trees. Evolutionary Ecology,28(4):735-749. 58   Cited 0 times in Scopus0 0
Lawes, Michael J., Richardson, Sarah J., Clarke, Peter J., Midgley, Jeremy J., McGlone, Matt S. and Bellingham, Peter J. (2014). Bark thickness does not explain the different susceptibility of Australian and New Zealand temperate rain forests to anthropogenic fire. Journal of Biogeography,41(8):1467-1477. 115   Cited 1 times in Scopus1 0
Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan, Noske, Richard A. and Lawes, Michael J. (2014). Resource Partitioning by Mangrove Bird Communities in North Australia. Biotropica,46(3):331-340. 108   Cited 0 times in Scopus0 0
Murphy, Brett P., Lehmann, Caroline E. R., Russell-Smith, Jeremy and Lawes, Michael J. (2014). Fire regimes and woody biomass dynamics in Australian savannas. Journal of Biogeography,41(1):133-144. 112   Cited 2 times in Scopus2 1
Omeja, Patrick A., Jacob, Aerin L., Lawes, Michael J., Lwanga, Jeremiah S., Rothman, Jessica M., Tumwesigye, Charles and Chapman, Colin A. (2014). Changes in Elephant Abundance Affect Forest Composition or Regeneration?. Biotropica,46(6):704-711. 112   6
Hempson, Gareth P., Midgley, Jeremy J., Lawes, Michael J., Vickers, Karen J. and Kruger, Laurence M. (2014). Comparing bark thickness: testing methods with bark-stem data from two South African fire-prone biomes. Journal of Vegetation Science,25(5):1247-1256. 118   1
Frank, Anke S. K., Johnson, Christopher N., Potts, Joanne, Fisher, Alaric, Lawes, Michael, Woinarski, John C. Z., Tuft, Katherine, Radford, Ian J., Gordon, Iain J., Collis, Mary-Anne and Legge, Sarah (2014). Experimental evidence that feral cats cause local extirpation of small mammals in Australia's tropical savannas. Journal of Applied Ecology,51(6):1486-1493. 103   44
Clarke, Peter, Lawes, Michael, Midgley, Jeremy, Lamont, Byron, Ojeda, F, Burrows,, Enright, Neal and Knox, K (2013). Resprouting as a key functional trait: how buds, protection and resources drive persistence after fire. New Phytologist,197:19-32. 126  
Carthew, Sue, Jones, Katherine and Lawes, Michael (2013). Responses of small vertebrates to linear clearings in a South Australian woodland. Ecological Research,28(6):1003-1010. 99   Cited 0 times in Scopus0 1
Bradshaw, Corey J. A., Bowman, David M. J. S., Bond, Nick R., Murphy, Brett P., Moore, Andrew D., Fordham, Damien A., Thackway, Richard, Lawes, Michael J., McCallum, Hamish, Gregory, Stephen D., Dalal, Ram C., Boer, Matthias M., Lynch, Jasmyn J., Bradstock, Ross A., Brook, Barry W., Henry, Beverley K., Hunt, Leigh P., Fisher, Diana O., Hunter, David, Johnson, Christopher N., Keith, David A., Lefroy, Edward C., Penman, Trent D., Mayer, Wayne S., Thomson, James R., Thorton, Craig M., VanDerWal, Jeremy, Wiliams, Richard J., Keniger, Lucy and Specht, Alison (2013). Brave new green world - Consequences of a carbon economy for the conservation of Australian biodiversity. Biological Conservation,161:71-90. 183   Cited 4 times in Scopus4 26
Preece, Noel, Van Oosterzee, Penny and Lawes, Michael (2013). Planting methods matter for cost-effective rainforest restoration. Ecological Management and Restoration,14(1):63-66. 100   Cited 0 times in Scopus0 2
Bird, Michael, Hutley, Lindsay, Lawes, Michael, LLoyd, J, Luly, Jon, Ridd, Peter, Roberts, Richard, Ulm, Sean and Wurster, Christopher (2013). Humans, megafauna and environmental change in tropical Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science,28(5):439-452. 74 2 Cited 3 times in Scopus3 6
Lawes, Michael J., Taplin, Pascale, Bellairs, Sean M. and Franklin, Donald C. (2013). A trade-off in stand size effects in the reproductive biology of a declining tropical conifer Callitris intratropica. Plant Ecology,214(1):169-174. 117   Cited 1 times in Scopus1 0
Adie, Hylton, Rushworth, Ian and Lawes, Michael (2013). Pervasive, long-lasting impact of historical logging on composition, diversity and above ground carbon stocks in Afrotemperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management,310:887-895. 106   Cited 0 times in Scopus0 1
Lawes, Michael, Midgley, Jeremy J and Clarke, Peter J (2012). Costs and benefits of relative bark thickness in relation to fire damage: a savanna/forest contrast. Journal of Ecology,Online version. 92  
Preece, Noel D., Crowley, Gabriel M., Lawes, Michael J. and van Oosterzee, Penny (2012). Comparing above-ground biomass among forest types in the Wet Tropics: Small stems and plantation types matter in carbon accounting.. Forest Ecology and Management,264:228-237. 68   Cited 13 times in Scopus13 0
Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan, Noske, Richard and Lawes, Michael (2012). Avian species-assemblage structure and indicator bird species of mangroves in the Australian monsoon tropics. Emu: Austral Ornithology,112(4):287-297. 128   Cited 1 times in Scopus1 1
Nath, Arun Jyoti, Franklin, Donald C., Lawes, Michael, Das, Mukta Chandra and Das, Ashesh Kumar (2012). Impact of Culm Harvest on Seed Production in a Monocarpic Bamboo. Biotropica,44(5):699-704. 127   Cited 2 times in Scopus2 0
Adie, Hylton, Richert, Stephen, Kirkman, Kevin and Lawes, Michael (2011). The heat is on: frequent high intenisity fire in bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) drives mortality of the sprouting tree Protea caffra in temperate grasslands.. Plant Ecology,212:2013-2022. 54  
Cernusak, Lucas A., Adie, Hylton, Bellingham, Peter J., Biffin, Edward, Brodribb, Timothy J., Coomes, David A., Dalling, James W., Dickie, Ian A., Enright, Neal J., Kitayama, Kanehiro, Ladd, Philip G., Lambers, Hans, Lawes, Michael J., Lusk, Christopher H., Morley, Robert J. and Turner, Benjamin L. (2011). Podocarpaceae in tropical forests: a synthesis. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany,95:189-195. 184 199
Adie, Hylton and Lawes, Michael J. (2011). Podocarps in Africa: temperate zone relicts or rainforest survivors?. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany,95:79-100. 154 496
Lawes, M. J., Murphy, B. P., Midgley, J. J. and Russell-Smith, J. (2011). Are the eucalypt and non-eucalypt components of Australian tropical savannas independent?. Oecologia,166(1):229-239. 127   Cited 7 times in Scopus7 0
Boyes, L J, Gunton, Richard, Griffiths, Megan E and Lawes, Michael (2011). Causes of arrested succession in coastal dune forest. Plant Ecology,212(1):21-32. 96   4 Cited 4 times in Scopus4 0
Mohd-Azlan, Jayasilan and Lawes, Michael (2011). The effect of the surrounding landscape matrix on mangrove bird community assembly in north Australia. Biological Conservation,144(9):2134-2141. 120   5 Cited 7 times in Scopus7 0
Tsvuura, Zivanai, Griffiths, Megan E. and Lawes, Michael J. (2011). Density Effects of a Dominant Understory Herb Isoglossa woodii (Acanthaceae), on Tree Seedlings of a Subtropical Coastal Dune Forest. Biotropica,44(2):163-170. 62   Cited 1 times in Scopus1 0
Tsvuura, Zivanai, Griffiths, Megan E., Gunton, Richard M. and Lawes, Michael J. (2011). Predator satiation and recruitment in a mast fruiting monocarpic forest herb. Annals of Botany,107(3):379-387. 100   Cited 2 times in Scopus2 0
Laurance, William F., Dell, Bernard, Turton, Stephen M., Lawes, Michael J., Hutley, Lindsay B., McCallum, Hamish, Dale, Patricia, Bird, Michael, Hardy, Giles, Prideaux, Gavin, Gawne, Ben, McMahon, Clive R., Yu, Richard, Hero, Jean-Marc, Schwarzkopf, Lin, Krockenberger, Andrew, Douglas, Michael M., Silvester, Ewen, Mahony, Michael, Vella, Karen and et al. (2011). The 10 Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points. Biological Conservation,144(5):1472-1480. 160   Cited 26 times in Scopus26 16
Lawes, Michael J., Adie, Hylton, Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Murphy, Brett P. and Midgley, Jeremy J. (2011). How do small savanna trees avoid stem mortality by fire? The roles of stem diameter, height and bark thickness. Ecosphere,2(4):Article 42. 121 225 Cited 35 times in Scopus35 0
Lawes, Michael J. and Clarke, Peter J. (2011). Ecology of plant resprouting: Populations to community responses in fire-prone ecosystems. Plant Ecology,212(12):1937-1943. 117   Cited 13 times in Scopus13 1
Nzunda, E.F. and Lawes, Michael J. (2011). Costs of resprouting are traded off against reproduction in subtropical coastal dune forest trees. Plant Ecology,212(12):1991-2001. 78   Cited 8 times in Scopus8 0
Lawes, Michael J., Richards, Anna E., Dathe, Josefine and Midgley, Jeremy J. (2011). Bark thickness determines fire resistance of selected tree species from fire-prone tropical savanna in north Australia. Plant Ecology,212(12):2057-2069. 114   Cited 22 times in Scopus22 0
Midgley, Jeremy J, Lawes, Michael and Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon (2010). Savanna woody plant dynamics: the role of fire and herbivory, separately and synergistically. Australian Journal of Botany,58:1-11. 40  
Clarke, Peter J, Lawes, Michael and Midgley, Jeremy J (2010). Resprouting as a key functional trait in woody plants -challenges to developing new organizing principles. New Phytologist,188(3):651-654. 108  
Griffiths, ME, Tsvuura, Z., Franklin, D. C. and Lawes, M. J. (2010). Pollination ecology of Isoglossa woodii, a long-lived, synchronously monocarpic herb from coastal forests in South Africa. Plant Biology,12(3):495-502. 38   2 Cited 3 times in Scopus3 0
Boyes, L J, Griffiths, Megan E, Manson, A D and Lawes, Michael (2010). Soil nutrients are not responsible for arrested succession in disturbed coastal dune forest. Plant Ecology,208(2):293-305. 103   7 Cited 10 times in Scopus10 0
Tsvuura, Zivanai, Griffiths, Megan E, Gunton, Richard, Franks, Peter and Lawes, Michael (2010). Ecological filtering by a dominant herb selects for shade tolerance in the tree seedling community of coastal dune forest. Oecologia,164(4):861-870. 109   Cited 8 times in Scopus8 0
Gunton, Richard, Boyes, L J, Griffiths, Megan E and Lawes, Michael (2010). Regeneration niches and functional traits of three common species in subtropical dune forest. Forest Ecology and Management,260(9):1490-1497. 99   Cited 6 times in Scopus6 0
Franklin, Donald C., Gunton, Richard M., Schatz, Jon and Lawes, Michael J. (2010). Resprouting responses of trees in a fire-prone tropical savanna following severe tornado damage.. Austral Ecology,35(6):685-694. 100   Cited 6 times in Scopus6 0
Chapman, Colin, Chapman, Lauren, Jacob, Aerin L, Rothman, Jessica M, Omeja, Patrick, Reyna-Hurtado, Rafael, Hartter, Joel and Lawes, Michael (2010). Tropical tree community shifts: Implications for wildlife conservation. Biological Conservation,143(2):366-374. 107   Cited 27 times in Scopus27 0
Franklin, Donald C., Matthews, Roger and Lawes, Michael (2010). History of the East Point monsoon forest. Northern Territory Naturalist,22:2-16. 42  
Adie, H and Lawes, Michael (2009). Role reversal in the stand dynamics of an angiosperm-conifer forest: Colonising angiosperms precede a shade-tolerant conifer in Afrotemperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management,258(2):159-168. 168 1 Cited 5 times in Scopus5 0
Born, J, Boreux, V and Lawes, Michael (2009). Synthesis: Sharing ecological knowledge - The way forward. Biotropica,41(5):586-588. 141 1 Cited 5 times in Scopus5 0
Boreux, V, Born, J and Lawes, MJ (2009). Sharing Ecological Knowledge: Opportunities and Barriers to Uptake. Biotropica,41(5):532-534. 140 1 Cited 6 times in Scopus6 0
Johnson, Steven D., Griffiths, Megan E., Peter, Craig I. and Lawes, Michael J. (2009). Pollinators, "mustard oil" volatiles, and fruit production in flowers of the dioecious tree Drypetes natalensis (Putranjivaceae). American Journal of Botany,96(11):2080-2086. 184 258 Cited 7 times in Scopus7 0
Adie, H and Lawes, Michael (2009). Explaining conifer dominance in Afrotemperate forests: Shade tolerance favours Podocarpus latifolius over angiosperm species. Forest Ecology and Management,259(2):176-186. 188 1 Cited 6 times in Scopus6 0
Andersen, Alan N., Bradley, Melanie, Cook, Garry D., Eager, Robert W., Lawes, Michael J., Richards, Anna E. and Schatz, Jon (2008). Burning following tree fall causes local elimination of annual sorghum. Northern Territory Naturalist,20:41-46. 120 1
Chapman, Colin A., Kitajima, Kaoru, Zanne, Amy E., Kaufman, Les S. and Lawes, Michael J. (2008). A 10-year evaluation of the functional basis for regeneration habitat preference of trees in an African evergreen forest. Forest Ecology and Management,255(11):3790-3796. 185 1 Cited 5 times in Scopus5 0
Lawes, Michael, Joubert, Rebecca, Griffiths, Megan E., Boudreau, Stephane and Chapman, Colin A. (2007). The effect of the spatial scale of recruitment on tree diversity in Afromontane forest fragments. Biological Conservation,139(3-Apr):447-456. 144 1 0
Pryke, Sarah R. and Lawes, Michael J. (2004). Female nest dispersion and breeding biology of the polygynous red-collared widowbirds (Euplectes ardens). The Auk,121(4):1226-1237. 164 97 0
Andersson, Staffan, Pryke, Sarah R., Örnborg, Jonas, Lawes, Michael J. and Andersson, Malte (2002). Multiple receivers, multiple ornaments, and a trade-off between agonistic and epigamic signalling in a widowbird. The American Naturalist,160(5):683-691. 64 237 3
Goddard, Keith W. and Lawes, Michael J. (2000). Ornament size and symmetry: Is the tail a reliable signal of mal quality in the red-collared widowbird?. The Auk,117(2):366-372. 30 75 0
Downs, Colleen T., Wirminghaus, Olaf and Lawes, Michael J. (2000). Anatomical and nutritional adaptations of the speckled mousebird (Colius striatus). The Auk,117(3):791-794. 181 196 0
Conference Papers (2)
Havas, Lisa, Latz, Sam, Lawes, Michael J., Penna, Chris and Race, Digby (2012). Analysis of a residential rooftop photovoltaic trial in Alice Springs. In: Solar 2012, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, 5-7 December 2012. 83  
Mayfield, M. M., Bradshaw, Corey J. A., Chittleborough, D. J., Erskine, P. D., Gardner, T. A., Lawes, Michael John, Menendez, R., Preece, Noel Douglas and Van Oosterzee, Penny (2009). Identifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in the Australian tropics.. In: 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL), Brisbane, 16-21 August 2009. 367 1
All Others (1)
Lawes, Mike (2011). Open access publishing, , Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. 117 95