Dale’s Publications

2017/ in press

64. Geary, W., Ritchie, E.G., Nimmo, D.G. Incorporating disturbance into trophic ecology: fire history shapes patterns of mesopredator suppression by an apex predator. Journal of Applied Ecology.

63. Richardson, E., Nimmo, D.G., Avitabile, S., Tworkowski, L., Welbourne, D., Watson, S.J., Leonard, S. Camera traps and pitfalls: evaluating the effectiveness of two methods for surveying reptiles in semi-arid Australia. Wildlife Research.

62. Doherty, T.  et al. (incl. Nimmo, D.G). The global impacts of domestic dogs on threatened vertebrates. Biological Conservation.

61. Legge, S. et al. (incl. Nimmo, D.G). Enumerating a continental-scale threat: how many feral cats are in Australia. Biological Conservation.

60. Dorresteijn, I., Nimmo, D.G., Loos, J., Hanspach, J., Moga, C., Alin, D., Lunja, E.G., Fischer, J. (in press).  A new world for old landscapes: land-use intensification and bird conservation in a traditional farming landscape. North-Western Journal of Zoology.

59. Kopft, R.K., Nimmo, D.G., Humphries, P., Baumgartner, L.J., Bode, M., Bond, N.R., Byrim, A. E., Cucherousset, J., Keller, R.P., King, A.J., McGinness, H., Moyle, P.B., Olden, J.D. (2017). Confronting the risks of large-scale invasive species control. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

2016

58. Doherty, T., Glen, A., Nimmo, D.G., Ritchie, E.G., Dickman, C. (2016). Invasive species and global biodiversity loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA.

57. Farmilo, B., Morgan, J., Nimmo, D.G. (2016). Plant growth in a fragmented forest is a consequence of top-down and bottom-up processes, but not their interaction. Journal of Plant Ecology.

56. Beliakov, G., Geschke, A., James, S., Nimmo, D.G. (2016). Linear Optimization for Ecological Indices Based on Aggregation Functions. In Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems. Communications in Computer and Information Science.

55. Ritchie, R.G., Dorresteijn, I., Schultner, J., Nimmo, D.G., Hanspach, J., Kehoe, L., Kuemmerle, T., Fischer, J. (2016). Crying wolf: limitations of predator-prey studies need not preclude their salient messages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

54. Hale, S., Nimmo, D.G., White, J. et al. (2016). Fire and climatic extremes shape mammal distributions in a fire-prone landscape. Diversity and Distributions.

53. Hall, M., Nimmo, D.G., Bennett, A.F. (2016). At the crossroads: does the configuration of roadside vegetation affect woodland bird communities in rural landscapes? PloS One

52. Connell, S., Nimmo, D.G., Ghedini, G., Mac Nally, R., Bennett, A.F. (2016). Ecological resistance: why mechanisms matter. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

51. Callister, K., Girffioen, P., Avitabile, S.F., Haslem, A., Fraser, L., Taylor, R., Kenny, S., Farnsworth, L., Kelly, LT., Nimmo, D.G., Watson, S. (2016). Historical maps from modern images: Using remote sensing to model and map century-long vegetation change in a fire-prone region. PloS One.

50. Pryde, E.C, Nimmo, D.G., Holland, G., Watson, S.J. (2016). Species’ traits affect the occurrence of birds in a native timber plantation landscape. Animal Conservation

2015

49. Avitabile, S., Nimmo, D.G., Bennett, A.F., Clarke, M.F. (2015). Termites are resistant to the effects of fire at multiple spatial scales. PloS One

48. Allan, B., Ierodiaconou, D., Nimmo, D.G., Herbert, M., Ritchie, E. (2015). Free as a drone: ecologists can add UAVs to their toolbox. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 

47. Nimmo, D.G., Mac Nally, R., Cunningham, S., Haslem, A., Bennett, A.F. (2015). Vive la resistance: reviving resistance for 21st century conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

46. Dorresteijn, I., Schultner, J., Nimmo, D.G., Ritchie, E.G., Hanspach, J., Kehoe, L., Kuemmerle, T., Fischer, J. (2015). Incorporating anthropogenic effects into trophic ecology: predator-prey interactions in a human-dominated landscape. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

45. Nimmo, D.G., Haslem, A., Radford, J., Hall, M., Bennett, A.F. (2015). Riparian tree cover enhances the resistance and stability of woodland bird communities during an extreme climatic event.  Journal of Applied Ecology

44. Chia, E., Bassett, M., Nimmo, D.G., Leonard, S., Ritchie, E., Clarke, M.F., Bennett, A.F. (2015). Fire severity and fire-induced landscape heterogeneity affect arboreal mammals in fire-prone forests. Ecosphere

43. Haslem, A., Nimmo, D.G., Radford, J., Bennett, A.F. (2015) Landscape properties mediate the homogenization of bird assemblages during climatic extremes. Ecology

42. Doherty, T., Dickman, C., Nimmo, D.G., Ritchie, E.G. (2015). Multiple threats or multiplying the threats? Interactions between invasive predators and other ecological disturbancesBiological Conservation

41.  Ekanayake, K., Weston. M., Nimmo, D.G., Maguire, G., Endler, J., Kupper, G. (2015). The bright incubate at night: sexual dichromatism and adaptive incubation division in an open-nesting shorebird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

40. Davis, N., Forsyth, D.M., Triggs, B., Pascoe, C., Benshemesh, J., Robley, A., Lawrence, J., Nimmo, D.G., Ritchie, E.G., Lumdsen, L. (2015). Interspecific and geographic variaiton in the diets of sympatric carnivores. PlosOne

39. Newsome, T., Ballard, G., Crowther, M., Glen, A., Dellinger, J., Fleming, P., Greenville, A., Johnson, C., Letnic, M., Moseby, K., Nimmo, D.G., Nelson, M., Read, J., Ripple, W., Ritchie, E., Shores, C., Wallach, A., Wirsing, A., Dickman, C. (2015). Evaluating the role of the dingo in ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology.

38. Nimmo, D.G., Watson, S.J., Forsyth, D., Bradshaw, C.J.A. (2015). Dingoes can help conserve wildlife and our methods can tell. Journal of Applied Ecology.

37. Beliakov, G., James, S.J., Nimmo, D.G. (2015). Using aggregation functions to model human judgements of species diversity. Information Science.

36. Bassett, M., Chia, E. K., Leonard, S.W., Nimmo, D.G., Holland, G., Ritchie, E., Clarke, M.F., Bennett, A.F. (2015). The effects of topographic variation and the fire regime on coarse woody debris insights from a large wildfire. Forest Ecology and Management 

35. Pryde, E.C., Holland, G., Watson, S.J., Turton, S.M., Nimmo, D.G* (2015). Conservation of tropical forest tree species in a native timber plantation landscape. Forest Ecology and Management *senior author

2014

34• Nimmo, D.G. (2014). The conflation of needs and wants in sustainable intensification. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 

33• Forsyth, D., Woolnough, A.,  Nimmo, D.G., Ritchie, E., Kennedy, M.,  Watson, I., Pople, T. (in press).  Comment on the influence of dingoes on the Australian sheep flock. Australian Veterinary Journal

32• Payne, C,. Richie, E.G., Kelly, L.T.,  Nimmo*, D.G. (2014). Does fire influence the landscape-scale distribution of an invasive mesopredator? PloS One *senior author

31• Bennett*, J.M., Nimmo*, D.G., Clarke, R., Thomson, J.R., Hall, M., Radford, J.Q., Bennett, A.F., Mac Nally, R. (2014). Resistance and resilience: can the abrupt end of extreme drought reverse avifaunal collapse? Diversity and Distributions. * Joint lead authors, D.G Nimmo corresponding author

30• Johnson, C.J., Crowther, M.S., Dickman, C.R., Letnic, M.I., Newsome, T.M., Nimmo, D.G., Ritchie, E.R., Wallach, A.D (2014) Experiments in no-impact control of dingoes: comment on Allen et al. 2013. Frontiers in Zoology.

29• Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Farnsworth, L.M., Watson, S.J., Bennett, A.F. (2014) Why do some species have variable responses to fire history?. Ecography.

28• Farnsworth, L.M.*, Nimmo, D.G.*, Kelly, L.T., Clarke, M.F., Bennett, A.F. (2014) Does pyrodiversity beget alpha, beta or gamma diversity? A case study using reptiles from semi-arid Australia. Diversity and Distributions. * Joint lead authors, D.G Nimmo corresponding author

27• Bennett, A.F., Nimmo, D.G., Radford. (2014). Riparian vegetation has disproportionately beneficial effects for woodland birds in highly modified landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology.

2013

26• Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Watson, S.J., Taylor, R., Clarke, M.F., & Bennett, A.F (2013) Fire mosaics and reptile conservation in a fire-prone region. Conservation Biology

25• Ritchie, E.G., Bradshaw, C., Dickman, C., Hobbs, R., Johnson, E, L., Laurence, B.,Lindenmayer, D.B., McCarthy, M.A., Nimmo, D.G., Pressey, B., Watson, D.,Woinarski, J. (2013). Continental-scale governance and the hastening of loss of Australia’s biodiversity.. Conservation Biology

24• Farmilo, B.J., Nimmo, D.G., Morgan, J.W. (2013) Pine plantations modify local conditions in forest fragments in southeastern Australia: insights from a fragmentation experiment. Forest Ecology and Management

23• Ritchie E.G., Nimmo, D.G., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Burgman, M.A., Martin, J.K., McCarthy, M.A., Parris, K.M., Dickman, C.R., French, K., Hobbs, R., Hughes, L., Johnson, C.N., Johnston, E., Laurance, W.F., Lindenmayer, D., Lunt, I.D., McIntyre, S., Possingham, H.P., Pressey, B., Watson, D.M., Woinarski, J. (2013) Relaxed laws imperil Australian wildlife. Nature

22• Cardiliini, A., Weston, M., Nimmo, D.G, Sherman, C., Dann, P. (2013) Surviving in sprawling suburbs: suburban environments represent high quality breeding habitat for a widespread shorebird. Landscape and Urban Planning

21• Avitable, S., Haslem., A., Kelly, L.T., Taylor, R., Nimmo, D.G., Watson, S., Bennett, A.F. Clarke, M.F. (2013) Systematic fire mapping is critical for fire ecology, planning and management: a case study from the semi-arid Murray Mallee, south-eastern Australia. . Landscape and Urban Planning

20• Kelly, L.T., Dyamen, R., Nimmo, D.G., Clarke, M.G., & Bennett, A.F. (2013) Spatial and temporal drivers of small mammal distributions in a semi-arid environment: the role of rainfall, vegetation and life-history. Austral Ecology

2012

19• Haslem, A., Avitable, S., Taylor, R., Kelly, L.T., Watson, S.J., Nimmo, D.G., Kenny, S., Callister, K., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Bennett, A.F., and Clarke, M.F (2012). Time-since-fire and inter-fire interval influence hollow availability for fauna in a fire-prone system Biological Conservation

18• Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Watson, S.J., Haslem, A., White, J., Clarke, M.F., & Bennett, A.F (2012) Predicting the century-long, post-fire responses of reptiles Global Ecology and Biogeography

17• Watson, S.J., Taylor, R.S., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A., Clarke, M.F. & Bennett, A.F. (2012) Effects of time-since-fire on bird species: how informative are generalized fire-response curves for conservation management? Ecological Applications

16• Kelly, L.T., Nimmo, D.G., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Taylor, R., Watson, S.J., Clarke, M.G., & Bennett, A.F. (2012) Relative influence of the properties of fire mosaics on small mammals: a landscape perspective Journal of Applied Ecology

15• Watson, S.J., Taylor, R.S., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Clarke, M.F., Bennett, A.F. (2012) The influence of unburnt patches and distance to refuges on post-fire bird communities, Animal Conservation

14• Watson, S.J., Taylor, R.S., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Nimmo, D.G., Kenny, S., Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A.,Griffioen, P, Callister, K., Brown, L., Avitabile, S, Clarke, M.F. & Bennett, A.F (2012). The Mallee Fire and Biodiversity Project. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria pdf

13• Weston, M., Dodge, F., Nimmo, D.G., Bunce, A., Miller, K.K (2012) Do temporary beach closures assist in the conservation of breeding shorebirds on recreational beaches? Pacific Conservation Biology

2011

12• Taylor, R.S., Watson, S.J., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Bennett, A.F. & Clarke, M.F. (2011) Landscape-scale effects of fire on bird assemblages: does pyrodiversity beget biodiversity? Diverśity and Distributions

11• Kelly, L.T., Nimmo, D.G., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Haslem, A., Watson, S.J. Clarke, M.F.& Bennett, A.F. (2011) The influence of fire history on small mammal distributions: insights from a 100-year post-fire chronosequence. Diversity and Distributions

10• Nimmo, D.G., James, S., Kelly, L.T., Watson, S.J.& Bennett, A.F. (2011) The decoupling of abundance and species richness in lizard communities. Journal of Animal Ecology

9• Haslem, A, Kelly, L.T., Nimmo, D.G., Watson, S.J, Kenny, S, Taylor, R., Avitabile, S., Callister, K., Spence-Bailey, L., Clarke, M & Bennett, A.F. (2011) Habitat or fuel? Implications of long-term, post-fire dynamics for the development of key resources for fauna and fire. Journal of Applied Ecology

2010 and earlier

8• Kelly, L.T., Nimmo, D.G., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Clarke, M.F.& Bennett, A.F. (2010) The short-term responses of small mammals to wildfire in semiarid mallee shrubland, Australia. Wildlife Research Abstract

7• Clarke, M.F., Avitabile, S.C., Brown, L., Callister, K.E., Haslem, A., Holland, G.J., Kelly, L.T., Kenny, S.A., Nimmo, D.G., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Taylor, R.S., Watson, S.J.& Bennett, A.F. (2010) Ageing mallee eucalypt vegetation after fire: insights for successional trajectories in semi-arid mallee ecosystems. Australian Journal of Botany Abstract

6• Haslem, A., Callister, K.E., Avitabile, S.C., Griffioen, P.A., Kelly, L.T., Nimmo, D.G., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Taylor, R.S., Watson, S.J., Brown, L., Bennett, A.F.& Clarke, M.F. (2010) A framework for mapping vegetation over broad spatial extents: A technique to aid land management across jurisdictional boundaries. Landscape and Urban Planning Abstract

5• Spence-Bailey, L.M., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Clarke, M.F.& Bennett, A.F. (2010) Maximising trapping efficiency in reptile surveys: the role of seasonality, weather conditions and moon phase on capture success. Wildlife Research Abtract

4• Nimmo, D.G, Spence-Bailey, L.M., & Kenny, S. (2008) Range extension of the Millewa Skink Hemiergis millewae, in the Murray-Sunset National Park, Victoria Victorian Naturalist 125 110-113.

3• Spence-Bailey, L. & Nimmo, D.G (2008) A new record of the endangered bardick, echiopsis curta, in south-western New South Wales Herpetofauna 38, 17-21.

2• Nimmo, D.G. & Miller, K.K. (2007). Ecological and human dimensions of management of feral horses in Australia: a review. Wildlife Research pdf

1• Nimmo, D.G. Miller, K.K., & Adams, R. (2007). Managing feral horses in Victoria: a study of community attitudes and perceptions. Ecological Management & Restoration Abstract

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