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Miller J; Laffan S; Skidmore A; Franklin J, 2020, 'Modeling movement, distributions, diversity, and disturbance: introduction to the fifth special issue on spatial ecology', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 34, pp. 1503 - 1507,

Mishler BD; Guralnick R; Soltis PS; Smith SA; Soltis DE; Barve N; Allen JM; Laffan SW, 2020, 'Spatial phylogenetics of the North American flora', Journal of Systematics and Evolution, vol. 58, pp. 393 - 405,

Bein B; Ebach MC; Laffan SW; Murphy DJ; Cassis G, 2020, 'Quantifying vertebrate zoogeographical regions of Australia using geospatial turnover in the species composition of mammals, birds, reptiles and terrestrial amphibians', Zootaxa, vol. 4802, pp. 61 - 81,

Moles AT; Laffan SW; Keighery M; Dalrymple RL; Tindall ML; Chen SC, 2020, 'A hairy situation: Plant species in warm, sunny places are more likely to have pubescent leaves', Journal of Biogeography,

Dalrymple RL; Kemp DJ; Flores-Moreno H; Laffan SW; White TE; Hemmings FA; Moles AT, 2020, 'Macroecological patterns in flower colour are shaped by both biotic and abiotic factors', New Phytologist,

Murphy DJ; Ebach MC; Miller JT; Laffan SW; Cassis G; Ung V; Thornhill AH; Kerr N; Tursky ML, 2019, 'Do phytogeographic patterns reveal biomes or biotic regions?', Cladistics, vol. 35, pp. 654 - 670,

Cairns K; Nesbitt B; Laffan S; Letnic M; Crowther M, 2019, 'Geographic hot spots of dingo genetic ancestry in southeastern Australia despite hybridisation with domestic dogs', Conservation Genetics,

Burley H; Beaumont LJ; Ossola A; Baumgartner JB; Gallagher R; Laffan S; Esperon-Rodriguez M; Manea A; Leishman MR, 2019, 'Substantial declines in urban tree habitat predicted under climate change', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 685, pp. 451 - 462,

López-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Laffan SW; Archer M, 2019, 'Zoogeographical regions and geospatial patterns of phylogenetic diversity and endemism of New World bats', Ecography, vol. 42, pp. 1188 - 1199,

Shelley JJ; Dempster T; Le Feuvre MC; Unmack PJ; Laffan SW; Swearer SE, 2019, 'A revision of the bioregionalisation of freshwater fish communities in the Australian Monsoonal Tropics', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 4568 - 4588,

Duarte-Guardia S; Peri PL; Amelung W; Sheil D; Laffan SW; Borchard N; Bird MI; Dieleman W; Pepper DA; Zutta B; Jobbagy E; Silva LCR; Bonser SP; Berhongaray G; Piñeiro G; Martinez MJ; Cowie AL; Ladd B, 2019, 'Better estimates of soil carbon from geographical data: a revised global approach', Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, vol. 24, pp. 355 - 372,

Allen JM; Germain-Aubrey CC; Barve N; Neubig KM; Majure LC; Laffan SW; Mishler BD; Owens HL; Smith SA; Whitten WM; Abbott JR; Soltis DE; Guralnick R; Soltis PS, 2019, 'Spatial Phylogenetics of Florida Vascular Plants: The Effects of Calibration and Uncertainty on Diversity Estimates', iScience, vol. 11, pp. 57 - 70,

Lu Y; Laffan S; Pettit C; Cao M, 2019, 'Land use change simulation and analysis using a vector cellular automata (CA) model: A case study of Ipswich City, Queensland, Australia', Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science,

Lees B; Laffan S, 2019, 'The Lande of Java on the Jean Rotz Mappa Mundi', The Globe, vol. 85, pp. 1 - 12

Burley HM; Mokany K; Laffan SW; Williams KJ; Metcalfe D; Murphy HT; Ford A; Harwood TD; Ferrier S, 2018, 'Primary productivity is related to niche width in the Australian Wet Tropics', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 27, pp. 1300 - 1313,

Link-Pérez MA; Laffan SW, 2018, 'Fern and lycophyte diversity in the Pacific Northwest: Patterns and predictors', Journal of Systematics and Evolution, vol. 56, pp. 498 - 522,

Dalrymple RL; Flores-Moreno H; Kemp DJ; White TE; Laffan SW; Hemmings FA; Hitchcock TD; Moles AT, 2018, 'Abiotic and biotic predictors of macroecological patterns in bird and butterfly coloration', Ecological Monographs, vol. 88, pp. 204 - 224,

Lopez-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Laffan S; Archer M, 2018, 'Phylogenetic diversity, differential endemism and the evolutionary history of New World bats', Ecography, vol. 41, pp. 1955 - 1966,

Feit B; Gordon C; Webb J; Jessop T; Laffan S; Dempster T; Letnic MI, 2018, 'Invasive cane toads might initiate cascades of direct and indirect effects in a terrestrial ecosystem', Biological Invasions, pp. 1 - 15,

Guedes TB; Sawaya RJ; Zizka A; Laffan S; Faurby S; Pyron RA; Bérnils RS; Jansen M; Passos P; Prudente ALC; Cisneros-Heredia DF; Braz HB; Nogueira CDC; Antonelli A, 2018, 'Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 27, pp. 14 - 21,

Tindall ML; Thomson FJ; Laffan SW; Moles AT, 2017, 'Is there a latitudinal gradient in the proportion of species with spinescence?', Journal of Plant Ecology, vol. 10, pp. 294 - 300,

Di Virgilio G; Laffan SW; Nielsen SV; Chapple DG, 2017, 'Does range-restricted evolutionary history predict extinction risk? A case study in lizards', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 44, pp. 605 - 614,

Kooyman RM; Laffan SW; Westoby M, 2017, 'The incidence of low phosphorus soils in Australia', Plant and Soil, vol. 412, pp. 143 - 150,

Taylor MD; Laffan SW; Fairfax AV; Payne NL, 2017, 'Finding their way in the world: Using acoustic telemetry to evaluate relative movement patterns of hatchery-reared fish in the period following release', Fisheries Research, vol. 186, pp. 538 - 543,

López-Aguirre C; Archer M; Hand SJ; Laffan SW, 2017, 'Extinction of South American sparassodontans (Metatheria): environmental fluctuations or complex ecological processes?', Palaeontology, vol. 60, pp. 91 - 115,

Prentice E; Knerr N; Schmidt-Lebuhn AN; González-Orozco CE; Bui EN; Laffan S; Miller JT, 2017, 'Do soil and climate properties drive biogeography of the Australian proteaceae?', Plant and Soil, vol. 417, pp. 317 - 329,

Beaumont LJ; Graham E; Duursma DE; Wilson PD; Cabrelli A; Baumgartner JB; Hallgren W; Esperón-Rodríguez M; Nipperess DA; Warren DL; Laffan SW; VanDerWal J, 2016, 'Which species distribution models are more (or less) likely to project broad-scale, climate-induced shifts in species ranges?', Ecological Modelling, vol. 342, pp. 135 - 146,

González-Orozco CE; Pollock LJ; Thornhill AH; Mishler BD; Knerr N; Laffan SW; Miller JT; Rosauer DF; Faith DP; Nipperess DA; Kujala H; Linke S; Butt N; Külheim C; Crisp MD; Gruber B, 2016, 'Phylogenetic approaches reveal biodiversity threats under climate change', Nature Climate Change, vol. 6, pp. 1110 - 1114,

Thornhill AH; Mishler BD; Knerr NJ; González-Orozco CE; Costion CM; Crayn DM; Laffan SW; Miller JT, 2016, 'Continental-scale spatial phylogenetics of Australian angiosperms provides insights into ecology, evolution and conservation', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 43, pp. 2085 - 2098,

Burley HM; Mokany K; Ferrier S; Laffan SW; Williams KJ; Harwood TD, 2016, 'Primary productivity is weakly related to floristic alpha and beta diversity across Australia', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 25, pp. 1294 - 1307,

Sheil D; Ladd B; Silva LCR; Laffan SW; Van Heist M, 2016, 'How are soil carbon and tropical biodiversity related?', Environmental Conservation, vol. 43, pp. 231 - 241,

Stone OML; Herries AIR; Brink JS; Laffan SW, 2016, 'The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) through time: a model of potential core habitat regions during a glacial–interglacial cycle', Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 30, pp. 755 - 782,

Laffan SW; Rosauer DF; Di Virgilio G; Miller JT; González-Orozco CE; Knerr N; Thornhill AH; Mishler BD, 2016, 'Range-weighted metrics of species and phylogenetic turnover can better resolve biogeographic transition zones', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, pp. 580 - 588,

Miller I; Forster BC; Laffan SW; Brander RW, 2016, 'Bidirectional reflectance of coral growth-forms', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 37, pp. 1553 - 1567,

Burley HM; Mokany K; Ferrier S; Laffan SW; Williams KJ; Harwood TD, 2016, 'Macroecological scale effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functions under environmental change', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 2579 - 2593,

Hallgren W; Beaumont L; Bowness A; Chambers L; Graham E; Holewa H; Laffan S; Mackey B; Nix H; Price J; Vanderwal J; Warren R; Weis G, 2016, 'The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory: Where ecology meets big data', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 76, pp. 182 - 186,

Laffan SW; Skidmore AK; Franklin J, 2016, 'Space, time, connectivity and conflict in biological landscapes: the fourth special issue on spatial ecology', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 30, pp. 1 - 4,

Rossetto M; Kooyman R; Yap JYS; Laffan SW, 2015, 'From ratites to rats: The size of fleshy fruits shapes species’ distributions and continental rainforest assembly', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 282,

Stone O; laffan S; Curnoe D; Herries A, 2015, 'Potential human impact on the environmental central niche of the chacma baboon', South African Journal of Science, vol. 111, pp. 1 - 8,

Laity T; Laffan SW; González-Orozco CE; Faith DP; Rosauer DF; Byrne M; Miller JT; Crayn D; Costion C; Moritz CC; Newport K, 2015, 'Phylodiversity to inform conservation policy: An Australian example', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 534, pp. 131 - 143,

Stephenson RL; Power MJ; Laffan SW; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Tests of larval retention in a tidally energetic environment reveal the complexity of the spatial structure in herring populations', Fisheries Oceanography, vol. 24, pp. 553 - 570,

Letnic MI; Laffan SW; Greenville AC; Russell BG; Mitchell B; Fleming PJS, 2015, 'Artificial watering points are focal points for activity by an invasive herbivore but not native herbivores in conservation reserves in arid Australia', Biodiversity and Conservation, vol. 24, pp. 1 - 16,

González-Orozco CE; Mishler BD; Miller JT; Laffan SW; Knerr N; Unmack P; Georges A; Thornhill AH; Rosauer DF; Gruber B, 2015, 'Assessing biodiversity and endemism using phylogenetic methods across multiple taxonomic groups', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 5, pp. 5177 - 5192,

Dalrymple RL; Kemp DJ; Flores-Moreno H; Laffan SW; White TE; Hemmings FA; Tindall ML; Moles AT, 2015, 'Birds, butterflies and flowers in the tropics are not more colourful than those at higher latitudes', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 24, pp. 1424 - 1432,

Nagalingum NS; Knerr N; Laffan S; González-Orozco CE; Thornhill AH; Miller J; Mishler BD, 2015, 'Continental scale patterns and predictors of fern richness and phylogenetic diversity', Frontiers in Genetics, vol. 6,

Mishler BD; Knerr N; González-Orozco CE; Thornhill AH; Laffan SW; Miller JT, 2014, 'Phylogenetic measures of biodiversity and neo-and paleo-endemism in Australian acacia', Nature Communications, vol. 5,

González-Orozco CE; Ebach MC; Laffan S; Thornhill AH; Knerr NJ; Schmidt-Lebuhn AN; Cargill CC; Clements M; Nagalingum NS; Mishler BD; Miller JT, 2014, 'Quantifying phytogeographical regions of Australia using geospatial turnover in species composition', PLoS ONE, vol. 9,

Peco B; Laffan SW; Moles AT, 2014, 'Global patterns in post-dispersal seed removal by invertebrates and vertebrates', PLoS ONE, vol. 9,

Ladd B; Peri PL; Pepper DA; Silva LCR; Sheil D; Bonser SP; Laffan SW; Amelung W; Ekblad A; Eliasson P; Bahamonde H; Duarte-Guardia S; Bird M, 2014, 'Carbon isotopic signatures of soil organic matter correlate with leaf area index across woody biomes', Journal of Ecology, vol. 102, pp. 1606 - 1611,

Watts LM; Laffan SW, 2014, 'Effectiveness of the BFAST algorithm for detecting vegetation response patterns in a semi-arid region', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 154, pp. 234 - 245,

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