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Lyons MB; Murray NJ; Kennedy EV; Kovacs EM; Castro-Sanguino C; Phinn SR; Acevedo RB; Alvarez AO; Say C; Tudman P; Markey K; Roe M; Canto RF; Fox HE; Bambic B; Lieb Z; Asner GP; Martin PM; Knapp DE; Li J; Skone M; Goldenberg E; Larsen K; Roelfsema CM, 2024, 'New global area estimates for coral reefs from high-resolution mapping', Cell Reports Sustainability, 1, pp. 100015 - 100015,

Le Breton T; Schweickle L; Dunne C; Lyons M; Ooi M, 2023, 'Fire frequency and severity mediate recruitment response of a threatened shrub following severe megafire', Fire Ecology, 19,

Aravena RA; Lyons MB; Keith DA, 2023, 'High Resolution Forest Masking for Seasonal Monitoring with a Regionalized and Colourimetrically Assisted Chorologic Typology', Remote Sensing, 15,

Aravena RA; Lyons MB; Keith DA, 2023, 'Holistic Reduction to Compare and Create New Indices for Global Inter-Seasonal Monitoring: Case Study for High Resolution Surface Water Mapping', Remote Sensing, 15,

Budd AM; Schils T; Cooper MK; Lyons MB; Mills MS; Deinhart ME; Le Port A; Huerlimann R; Strugnell JM, 2023, 'Monitoring threatened species with environmental DNA and open ecological data: Local distribution and habitat preferences of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini)', Biological Conservation, 278,

Murray NJ; Phinn SP; Fuller RA; DeWitt M; Ferrari R; Johnston R; Clinton N; Lyons MB, 2022, 'High-resolution global maps of tidal flat ecosystems from 1984 to 2019', Scientific Data, 9,

Murray NJ; Bunting P; Canto RF; Hilarides L; Kennedy EV; Lucas RM; Lyons MB; Navarro A; Roelfsema CM; Rosenqvist A; Spalding MD; Toor M; Worthington TA, 2022, 'coastTrain: A Global Reference Library for Coastal Ecosystems', Remote Sensing, 14,

Collette JC; Sommerville KD; Lyons MB; Offord CA; Errington G; Newby ZJ; Von Richter L; Emery NJ, 2022, 'Stepping up to the thermogradient plate: A data framework for predicting seed germination under climate change', Annals of Botany, 129, pp. 787 - 794,

Le Breton TD; Lyons MB; Nolan RH; Penman T; Williamson GJ; Ooi MKJ, 2022, 'Megafire-induced interval squeeze threatens vegetation at landscape scales', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 20, pp. 327 - 334,

Murray NJ; Worthington TA; Bunting P; Duce S; Hagger V; Lovelock CE; Lucas R; Saunders MI; Sheaves M; Spalding M; Waltham NJ; Lyons MB, 2022, 'High-resolution mapping of losses and gains of Earth’s tidal wetlands', Science, 376, pp. 744 - 749,

Callaghan CT; Bowler DE; Blowes SA; Chase JM; Lyons MB; Pereira HM, 2022, 'Quantifying effort needed to estimate species diversity from citizen science data', Ecosphere, 13,

McMahon K; Kilminster K; Canto R; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Kendrick GA; Waycott M; Udy J, 2022, 'The Risk of Multiple Anthropogenic and Climate Change Threats Must Be Considered for Continental Scale Conservation and Management of Seagrass Habitat', Frontiers in Marine Science, 9,

Kovacs EM; Roelfsema C; Udy J; Baltais S; Lyons M; Phinn S, 2022, 'Cloud Processing for Simultaneous Mapping of Seagrass Meadows in Optically Complex and Varied Water', Remote Sensing, 14,

Kennedy EV; Roelfsema CM; Lyons MB; Kovacs EM; Borrego-Acevedo R; Roe M; Phinn SR; Larsen K; Murray NJ; Yuwono D; Wolff J; Tudman P, 2021, 'Author Correction: Reef Cover, a coral reef classification for global habitat mapping from remote sensing (Scientific Data, (2021), 8, 1, (196), 10.1038/s41597-021-00958-z)', Scientific Data, 8,

Kennedy EV; Roelfsema CM; Lyons MB; Kovacs EM; Borrego-Acevedo R; Roe M; Phinn SR; Larsen K; Murray NJ; Yuwono D; Wolff J; Tudman P, 2021, 'Reef Cover, a coral reef classification for global habitat mapping from remote sensing', Scientific Data, 8,

Roelfsema CM; Lyons MB; Castro-Sanguino C; Kovacs EM; Callaghan D; Wettle M; Markey K; Borrego-Acevedo R; Tudman P; Roe M; Kennedy EV; Gonzalez-Rivero M; Murray N; Phinn SR, 2021, 'How much shallow coral habitat is there on the great barrier reef?', Remote Sensing, 13,

Baxter C; Mallen-Cooper M; Lyons MB; Cornwell WK, 2021, 'Measuring reflectance of tiny organisms: The promise of species level biocrust remote sensing', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12, pp. 2174 - 2183,

Cunliffe AM; Anderson K; Boschetti F; Brazier RE; Graham HA; Myers-Smith IH; Astor T; Boer MM; Calvo LG; Clark PE; Cramer MD; Encinas-Lara MS; Escarzaga SM; Fernández-Guisuraga JM; Fisher AG; Gdulová K; Gillespie BM; Griebel A; Hanan NP; Hanggito MS; Haselberger S; Havrilla CA; Heilman P; Ji W; Karl JW; Kirchhoff M; Kraushaar S; Lyons MB; Marzolff I; Mauritz ME; McIntire CD; Metzen D; Méndez-Barroso LA; Power SC; Prošek J; Sanz-Ablanedo E; Sauer KJ; Schulze-Brüninghoff D; Šímová P; Sitch S; Smit JL; Steele CM; Suárez-Seoane S; Vargas SA; Villarreal M; Visser F; Wachendorf M; Wirnsberger H; Wojcikiewicz R, 2021, 'Global application of an unoccupied aerial vehicle photogrammetry protocol for predicting aboveground biomass in non-forest ecosystems', Remote Sens Ecol Conserv, n/a,

Aravena RA; Lyons MB; Roff A; Keith DA, 2021, 'A colourimetric approach to ecological remote sensing: Case study for the rainforests of south‐eastern Australia', Remote Sensing, 13,

Murray NJ; Kennedy EV; Álvarez-Romero JG; Lyons MB, 2021, 'Data Freshness in Ecology and Conservation', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 36, pp. 485 - 487,

Li J; Knapp DE; Lyons M; Roelfsema C; Phinn S; Schill SR; Asner GP, 2021, 'Automated global shallowwater bathymetry mapping using google earth engine', Remote Sensing, 13,

Roelfsema CM; Lyons M; Murray N; Kovacs EM; Kennedy E; Markey K; Borrego-Acevedo R; Ordoñez Alvarez A; Say C; Tudman P; Roe M; Wolff J; Traganos D; Asner GP; Bambic B; Free B; Fox HE; Lieb Z; Phinn SR, 2021, 'Workflow for the Generation of Expert-Derived Training and Validation Data: A View to Global Scale Habitat Mapping', Frontiers in Marine Science, 8,

Fisher A; Mills C; Lyons M; Cornwell W; Letnic M, 2021, 'Remote sensing of trophic cascades: multi-temporal landsat imagery reveals vegetation change driven by the removal of an apex predator', Landscape Ecology, 36, pp. 1341 - 1358,

Callaghan CT; Watson JEM; Lyons MB; Cornwell WK; Fuller RA, 2021, 'Conservation birding: A quantitative conceptual framework for prioritizing citizen science observations', Biological Conservation, 253,

Callaghan CT; Poore AGB; Major RE; Cornwell WK; Wilshire JH; Lyons MB, 2021, 'How to build a biodiverse city: environmental determinants of bird diversity within and among 1581 cities', Biodiversity and Conservation, 30, pp. 217 - 234,

Mills CH; Wijas B; Gordon CE; Lyons M; Feit A; Wilkinson A; Letnic M, 2021, 'Two alternate states: shrub, bird and mammal assemblages differ on either side of the Dingo Barrier Fence', Australian Zoologist, 41, pp. 534 - 549,

Li J; Knapp DE; Fabina NS; Kennedy EV; Larsen K; Lyons MB; Murray NJ; Phinn SR; Roelfsema CM; Asner GP, 2020, 'A global coral reef probability map generated using convolutional neural networks', Coral Reefs, 39, pp. 1805 - 1815,

B. Lyons M; M. Roelfsema C; V. Kennedy E; M. Kovacs E; Borrego-Acevedo R; Markey K; Roe M; M. Yuwono D; L. Harris D; R. Phinn S; Asner GP; Li J; E. Knapp D; S. Fabina N; Larsen K; Traganos D; J. Murray N, 2020, 'Mapping the world's coral reefs using a global multiscale earth observation framework', Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 6, pp. 557 - 568,

Raoult V; Colefax AP; Allan BM; Cagnazzi D; Castelblanco-Martínez N; Ierodiaconou D; Johnston DW; Landeo-Yauri S; Lyons M; Pirotta V; Schofield G; Butcher PA, 2020, 'Operational protocols for the use of drones in marine animal research', Drones, 4, pp. 1 - 35,

Callaghan CT; Major RE; Cornwell WK; Poore AGB; Wilshire JH; Lyons MB, 2020, 'A continental measure of urbanness predicts avian response to local urbanization', Ecography, 43, pp. 528 - 538,

Inman VL; Lyons MB, 2020, 'Automated inundation mapping over large areas using landsat data and google earth engine', Remote Sensing, 12,

Francis RJ; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT; Brandis KJ, 2020, 'Counting mixed breeding aggregations of animal species using drones: Lessons from waterbirds on semi-automation', Remote Sensing, 12, pp. 1185,

Callaghan CT; Wilshire JH; Martin JM; Major RE; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT, 2020, 'The greenspace bird calculator: A citizen-driven tool for monitoring avian biodiversity in urban greenspaces', Australian Zoologist, 40, pp. 468 - 476,

Morales-Barquero L; Lyons MB; Phinn SR; Roelfsema CM, 2019, 'Trends in remote sensing accuracy assessment approaches in the context of natural resources', Remote Sensing, 11,

Lee MR; Powell JR; Oberle B; Cornwell WK; Lyons M; Rigg JL; Zanne AE, 2019, 'Good neighbors aplenty: fungal endophytes rarely exhibit competitive exclusion patterns across a span of woody habitats', Ecology, 100, pp. e02790,

Lyons M; Brandis K; Wilshire J; Murray N; McCann J; Kingsford R; Callaghan C, 2019, 'A protocol for using drones to assist monitoring of large breeding bird colonies', EcoEvoRxiv,

Callaghan CT; Poore AGB; Major RE; Cornwell W; Wilshire J; Lyons M, 2019, 'How to build a biodiverse city: environmental determinants of bird diversity within and among 1,581 cities', EcoEvoRxiv,

Callaghan C; Major RE; Cornwell WK; Poore AGB; Wilshire J; Lyons M, 2019, 'Continental-scale urbanness predicts local-scale responses to urbanization', EcoEvoRxiv,

Lyons MB; Brandis KJ; Murray NJ; Wilshire JH; McCann JA; Kingsford RT; Callaghan CT, 2019, 'Monitoring large and complex wildlife aggregations with drones', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10, pp. 1024 - 1035,

Callaghan CT; Bino G; Major RE; Martin JM; Lyons MB; Kingsford RT, 2019, 'Heterogeneous urban green areas are bird diversity hotspots: insights using continental-scale citizen science data', Landscape Ecology, 34, pp. 1231 - 1246,

Sims RJ; Lyons M; Keith DA, 2019, 'Limited evidence of compositional convergence of restored vegetation with reference states after 20 years of livestock exclusion', Austral Ecology, 44, pp. 734 - 746,

Murray NJ; Phinn SR; DeWitt M; Ferrari R; Johnston R; Lyons MB; Clinton N; Thau D; Fuller RA, 2019, 'The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats', Nature, 565, pp. 222 - 225,

Callaghan CT; Major RE; Lyons MB; Martin JM; Wilshire JH; Kingsford RT; Cornwell WK, 2019, 'Using citizen science data to define and track restoration targets in urban areas', Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, pp. 1998 - 2006,

Callaghan CT; Brandis KJ; Lyons MB; Ryall S; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'A comment on the limitations of UAVS in wildlife research – the example of colonial nesting waterbirds', Journal of Avian Biology, 49,

O'Brien KR; Waycott M; Maxwell P; Kendrick GA; Udy JW; Ferguson AJP; Kilminster K; Scanes P; McKenzie LJ; McMahon K; Adams MP; Samper-Villarreal J; Collier C; Lyons M; Mumby PJ; Radke L; Christianen MJA; Dennison WC, 2018, 'Seagrass ecosystem trajectory depends on the relative timescales of resistance, recovery and disturbance', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 134, pp. 166 - 176,

Lyons M; Gordon C; Mills C; Letnic MI, 2018, 'Linking trophic cascades to changes in desert dune geomorphology using high-resolution drone data', Journal of the Royal Society Interface,

Kovacs E; Roelfsema C; Lyons M; Zhao S; Phinn S, 2018, 'Seagrass habitat mapping: How do landsat 8 OLI, sentinel-2, ZY-3A, and worldview-3 perform?', Remote Sensing Letters, 9, pp. 686 - 695,

Bugnot AB; Lyons MB; Scanes P; Clark GF; Fyfe SK; Lewis A; Johnston EL, 2018, 'A novel framework for the use of remote sensing for monitoring catchments at continental scales', Journal of Environmental Management, 217, pp. 939 - 950,

Callaghan CT; Major RE; Lyons MB; Martin JM; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'The effects of local and landscape habitat attributes on bird diversity in urban greenspaces', Ecosphere, 9,

Addicott E; Laurance S; Lyons M; Butler D; Neldner J, 2018, 'When rare species are not important: Linking plot-based vegetation classifications and landscape-scale mapping in Australian savanna vegetation', Community Ecology, 19, pp. 67 - 76,

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