• A Battle Lost? Report on Two Centuries of Invasion and Management of Lantana camara L. in Australia, India and South Africa 

      Bhagwat, Shonil; Breman, Elinor; Thekaekara, Tarsh; Thornton, Thomas F.; Willis, Katherine Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-03-05)
      Recent discussion on invasive species has invigorated the debate on strategies to manage these species. Lantana camara L., a shrub native to the American tropics, has become one of the worst weeds in recorded history. In ...
    • Ecosystem Resilience and Threshold Response in the Gala´pagos Coastal Zone 

      Seddon, Alistair; Froyd, Cynthia A.; Leng, Melanie J.; Milne, Glenn A.; Willis, Katherine Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-07-21)
      Background: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a conservative estimate on rates of sea-level rise of 3.8 mm yr21 at the end of the 21st century, which may have a detrimental effect on ecologically ...
    • Long-term disturbance dynamics and resilience of tropical peat swamp forests 

      Cole, Lydia E.S.; Bhagwat, Shonil; Willis, Katherine Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-01)
      1. The coastal peat swamp forests of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, are undergoing rapid conversion, predominantly into oil palm plantations. This wetland ecosystem is assumed to have experienced insignificant disturbance in ...
    • Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology 

      Seddon, Alistair; Mackay, Anson W.; Baker, Ambroise G.; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Breman, Elinor; Buck, C. E.; Ellis, Erle C.; Froyd, Cynthia A.; Gill, Jacquelyn L.; Gillson, Lindsey; Johnson, Edward A.; Jones, Vivienne J.; Juggins, Stephen; Macias-Fauria, Marc; Mills, Keely; Morris, Jesse L.; Nogués-Bravo, David; Punyasena, Surangi W.; Roland, Thomas P.; Tanentzap, Andrew; Willis, Katherine Jane; Aberhan, Martin; van Asperen, Eline N.; Austin, William E. N.; Battarbee, Richard W.; Bhagwat, Shonil; Belanger, Christina L.; Bennett, Keith D.; Birks, Hilary H.; Ramsey, Christopher Bronk; Brooks, Stephen J.; de Bruyn, Mark; Butler, Paul G.; Chambers, F. M.; Clarke, Stewart J.; Davies, Althea L.; Dearing, John A.; Ezard, Thomas H. G.; Feurdean, Angelica; Flower, Roger J.; Gell, Peter; Hausmann, Sonja; Hogan, Erika J.; Hopkins, Melanie J.; Jeffers, Elizabeth S.; Korhola, Atte; Marchant, Robert; Kiefer, Thorsten; Lamentowicz, Mariusz; Larocque-Tobler, Isabelle; López-Merino, Lourdes; Liow, Lee Hsiang; McGowan, Suzanne; Miller, Joshua H.; Montoya, Encarni; Morton, Oliver; Nogué, Sandra; Onoufriou, Chloe; Boush, Lisa P.; Rodriguez-Sanchez, F; Rose, Neil L.; Sayer, Carl D.; Shaw, Helen E.; Payne, Richard; Simpson, Gavin; Sohar, Kadri; Whitehouse, Nicki J.; Williams, John W.; Witkowski, Andrzej (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
    • Recovery and resilience of tropical forests after disturbance 

      Cole, Lydia E.S.; Bhagwat, Shonil A.; Willis, Katherine Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-05-20)
      The time taken for forested tropical ecosystems to re-establish post-disturbance is of widespread interest. Yet to date there has been no comparative study across tropical biomes to determine rates of forest re-growth, and ...
    • Sensitivity of global terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability 

      Seddon, Alistair; Macias-Fauria, Marc; Long, Peter R; Benz, David; Willis, Katherine Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-03)
      The identification of properties that contribute to the persistence and resilience of ecosystems despite climate change constitutes a research priority of global relevance1. Here we present a novel, empirical approach to ...
    • Stability in Ecosystem Functioning across a Climatic Threshold and Contrasting Forest Regimes 

      Jeffers, Elizabeth S.; Bonsall, Michael B.; Willis, Katherine Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-01-18)
      Classical ecological theory predicts that changes in the availability of essential resources such as nitrogen should lead to changes in plant community composition due to differences in species-specific nutrient requirements. ...
    • What is natural? The importance of a long-term perspective in biodiversity conservation and management 

      Willis, Katherine Jane; Birks, Harry John Betteley (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2006)
      Ecosystems change in response to factors such as climate variability, invasions, and wildfires. Most records used to assess such change are based on short-term ecological data or satellite imagery spanning only a few ...