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Kingsford R, 2006, Ecology of Desert Rivers Preface, Kingsford R, (ed.), CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS,

Book Chapters

Kingsford R; Brandis K; Bino G; Keith D, 2020, 'Freshwater Biome of the World', in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science,

Kingsford RT, 2018, 'Kati Thanda: Lake Eyre (Australia)', in The Wetland Book II: Distribution, Description, and Conservation, pp. 1921 - 1927,

Kingsford RT; Roux DJ; McLoughlin CA; Conallin J; Norris V, 2017, 'Strategic Adaptive Management (SAM) of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams', in Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: Ecology and Management, pp. 535 - 562,

Kingsford RT; Norris V; Rodrigo M, 2017, 'Connecting the champions of the Lake Eyre Basin rivers', in Kingsford R (ed.), LAKE EYRE BASIN RIVERS: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pp. 77 - 93,

Kingsford RT, 2017, 'Sustainability for the rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin', in Kingsford R (ed.), LAKE EYRE BASIN RIVERS: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pp. 229 - 239,

Kingsford RT, 2017, 'The Lake Eyre Basin - one of the world's great desert river systems', in Kingsford R (ed.), LAKE EYRE BASIN RIVERS: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pp. 3 - 18,

Kingsford R, 2016, 'Flow alteration and its effects on Australia's riverine vegetation', in Capon S; James C; Reid M (ed.), Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and Management, CSIRO PUBLISHING, pp. 261 - 271,

Bino G; Kingsford RT; Jenkins K, 2014, 'Climate adaptation and adaptive management planning for the Macquarie Marshes: A wetland of international importance', in Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, pp. 95 - 106,

Kingsford RT; Costelloe JF; Sheldon F, 2014, 'Lake eyre basin-challenges for managing the world’s most variable river system', in River Basin Management in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding People and Place, pp. 346 - 368,

Dahm, C. ; Boulton, A. J. ; Correa, L. ; Kingsford R; Jenkins K; Sheldon, F. , 2013, 'The role of science in Planning, Policy and Conservation of River Ecosystems', in Sabater, S. ; Elosegi, A. (ed.), River Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities, Fundacion BBVA, Bilbao

Kingsford R; Porter , 2012, 'Waterbird Monitoring in Australia', in Lindenmayer D; Gibbons P (ed.), Biodiversity Monitoring in Australia, CSIRO PUBLISHING, Melbourne

Kingsford R; Brandis KJ; Jenkins K; Nairn LC; Rayner TS, 2010, 'Measuring ecosystem responses to flow across temporal and spatial scales', in Saintilan N; Overton I (ed.), Ecosystem response modelling in the Murray-Darling Basin, CSIRO, Canberra, pp. 15 - 35,


Kingsford R, 2006, 'Changing desert rivers', in Kingsford R (ed.), Ecology of Desert Rivers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 336 - 345,

Kingsford R; Thompson J, 2006, 'Desert or dryland rivers of the world: an introduction', in Kingsford R (ed.), Ecology of Desert Rivers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 3 - 10,

Young W; Kingsford R, 2006, 'Flow variability in large unregulated dryland rivers', in Kingsford R (ed.), Ecology of Desert Rivers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 11 - 46,

Kingsford R; Lemly A; Thompson J, 2006, 'Impacts of dams, river management and diversions on desert rivers', in Kingsford R (ed.), Ecology of Desert Rivers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 203 - 247,

Kingsford R; Georges A; Unmack PJ, 2006, 'Vertebrates of desert rivers: meeting the challenges of temporal and spatial unpredictability', in Kingsford R (ed.), Ecology of Desert Rivers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 154 - 202,

Cairns SC; Kingsford RT, 1995, 'Harvesting wildlife: kangaroos and waterfowl', in Conserving biodiversity, pp. 260 - 272

Edited Books

Kingsford R, (ed.), 2017, Lake Eyre Basin Rivers: Environmental, Social and Economic Importance, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria,

Journal articles

Kirchhoff C; Callaghan CT; Keith DA; Indiarto D; Taseski G; Ooi MKJ; Le Breton TD; Mesaglio T; Kingsford RT; Cornwell WK, 2021, 'Rapidly mapping fire effects on biodiversity at a large-scale using citizen science', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 755,

Kingsford RT; Porter JL; Brandis KJ; Ryall S, 2020, 'Aerial surveys of waterbirds in Australia', Scientific Data, vol. 7, pp. 172,

Francis RJ; Brandis KJ; Kingsford RT; Callaghan CT, 2020, 'Quantifying bird diversity at three sites of differing herbivore presence', Journal of Ornithology, vol. 161, pp. 1117 - 1127,

Kingsford R; West R; Pedler R; Keith D; Moseby K; read J; Letnic M; Leggett K; Ryall S, 2020, 'Strategic Adaptive Management planning - restoring a desert ecosystem by managing introduced species and native herbivores and reintroducing mammals', Conservation Science and Practice,

Steinfeld CMM; Sharma A; Mehrotra R; Kingsford RT, 2020, 'The human dimension of water availability: Influence of management rules on water supply for irrigated agriculture and the environment', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 588,

Wheeler SA; Carmody E; Grafton RQ; Kingsford RT; Zuo A, 2020, 'The rebound effect on water extraction from subsidising irrigation infrastructure in Australia', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 159,

Rees J; Crowther M; Kingsford R; Letnic M, 2020, 'Direct and indirect effects of carrion subsidies in an arid rangeland: Carrion has positive effects on facultative scavengers and negative effects on a small songbird', Journal of Arid Environments,

Cruz DO; Kingsford RT; Suthers IM; Rayner TS; Smith JA; Arthington AH, 2020, 'Connectivity but not recruitment: Response of the fish community to a large-scale flood on a heavily regulated floodplain', Ecohydrology, vol. 13,

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, vol. 12, pp. 1185 - 1185,

Hawke T; Bino G; Kingsford RT, 2020, 'Platypus: Paucities and peril. A response to: Limitations on the use of historical and database sources to identify changes in distribution and abundance of the platypus', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 21,

Bino G; Brandis K; Kingsford RT; Porter J, 2020, 'Waterbird synchrony across Australia's highly variable dryland rivers – Risks and opportunities for conservation', Biological Conservation, vol. 243, pp. 108497 - 108497,

Bino G; Kingsford RT; Wintle BA, 2020, 'A stitch in time – Synergistic impacts to platypus metapopulation extinction risk', Biological Conservation, vol. 242,

Callaghan CT; Benson I; Major RE; Martin JM; Longden T; Kingsford RT, 2020, 'Birds are valuable: the case of vagrants', Journal of Ecotourism, vol. 19, pp. 82 - 92,

Hawke T; Bino G; Kingsford RT; Iervasi D; Iervasi K; Taylor MD, 2020, 'Fine-scale movements and interactions of platypuses, and the impact of an environmental flushing flow', Freshwater Biology,

Dawson SK; Catford JA; Berney P; Kingsford RT; Capon S, 2020, 'Land use alters soil propagule banks of wetlands down the soil-depth profile', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 71, pp. 191 - 201,

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, vol. 40, pp. 468 - 476,

Inman VL; Kingsford RT; Chase MJ; Leggett KEA, 2019, 'Drone-based effective counting and ageing of hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) in the Okavango Delta in Botswana', PLoS ONE, vol. 14,

Roux DJ; Kingsford RT; Cook CN; Carruthers J; Dickson K; Hockings M, 2019, 'The case for embedding researchers in conservation agencies', Conservation Biology, vol. 33, pp. 1266 - 1274,

Harris JH; Peirson WL; Mefford B; Kingsford RT; Felder S, 2019, 'Laboratory testing of an innovative tube fishway concept', Journal of Ecohydraulics, pp. 1 - 10,

Hawke T; Bino G; Kingsford RT, 2019, 'A silent demise: Historical insights into population changes of the iconic platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 20,

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, vol. 10, pp. 1024 - 1035,

Gorta SBZ; Smith JA; Everett JD; Kingsford RT; Cornwell WK; Suthers IM; Epstein H; McGovern R; McLachlan G; Roderick M; Smith L; Williams D; Callaghan CT, 2019, 'Pelagic citizen science data reveal declines of seabirds off south-eastern Australia', Biological Conservation, vol. 235, pp. 226 - 235,

Rees J; Rees G; Kingsford R; Letnic M, 2019, 'Indirect commensalism between an introduced apex predator and a native avian predator', Biodiversity and Conservation,

Callaghan CT; Major RE; Wilshire JH; Martin JM; Kingsford RT; Cornwell WK, 2019, 'Generalists are the most urban-tolerant of birds: a phylogenetically controlled analysis of ecological and life history traits using a novel continuous measure of bird responses to urbanization', Oikos, vol. 128, pp. 845 - 858,

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, vol. 34, pp. 1231 - 1246,

Bino G; Kingsford RT; Archer M; Connolly JH; Day J; Dias K; Goldney D; Gongora J; Grant T; Griffiths J; Hawke T; Klamt M; Lunney D; Mijangos L; Munks S; Sherwin W; Serena M; Temple-Smith P; Thomas J; Williams G; Whittington C, 2019, 'The platypus: Evolutionary history, biology, and an uncertain future', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 100, pp. 308 - 327,

Kopf RK; Boutier M; Finlayson CM; Hodges K; Humphries P; King A; Kingsford RT; Marshall J; McGinness HM; Thresher R; Vanderplasschen A, 2019, 'Biocontrol in Australia: Can a carp herpesvirus (CyHV-3) deliver safe and effective ecological restoration?', Biological Invasions,

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, vol. 56, pp. 1998 - 2006,

Bino G; Kingsford RT; Grant T; Taylor MD; Vogelnest L, 2018, 'Use of implanted acoustic tags to assess platypus movement behaviour across spatial and temporal scales', Scientific Reports, vol. 8,

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