Publications

Journal Articles

Giljohann, K.M., Kelly, L.T., Connell, J., Clarke, M., Clarke, R., Regan, T., McCarthy, M (accepted) Assessing the sensitivity of biodiversity indices used to inform fire management. Journal of Applied Ecology

Kelly, L.T., Brotons, L. (2017) Using fire to promote biodiversity. Science, 355, 1264-1265. PDF: http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/rapidpdf/355/6331/1264?ijkey=BJAOo8LWPHXBg&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A., Holland, G.J., Leonard, S., MacHunter, J., Bassett, M., Bennett, A.F., Bruce, Chia, E., Christie, F., Clarke, M.,  Di Stefano, J., Loyn, R., McCarthy, M., Pung, A., Robinson, N., Sitters, H., Swan, M., York, A (2017) Fire regimes and environmental gradients shape vertebrate and plant distributions in temperate eucalypt forests. Ecosphere 8, e01781. Full text

Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A., Holland, G.J., Leonard, S., MacHunter, J., Bassett, M., Bennett, A.F., Bruce, Chia, E., Christie, F., Clarke, M.,  Di Stefano, J., Loyn, R., McCarthy, M., Pung, A., Robinson, N., Sitters, H., Swan, M., York, A (2017) Fire regimes and environmental gradients shape bird, mammal and plant distributions in temperate eucalypt forests. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. DOI:10.1002/bes2.1322 Full text

Kelly, L.T., Brotons, L., & McCarthy, M.A. (2017) Putting pyrodiversity to work for animal conservation. Conservation Biology, 31, 952-955 PDF

Fardila, D., Kelly, L.T., Moore, J.L., & McCarthy, M.A. (2017) A systematic review reveals changes in where and how we have studied habitat loss and fragmentation over 20 years. Biological Conservation, 212,Part A, 130-138. Abstract 

Giljohann, K.M., McCarthy, M.A., Keith, D.A., Kelly, L.T., Tozer, M.G., Regan, T.J (in press) Interactions between rainfall, fire and herbivory drive resprouter vital rates in a semi-arid ecosystem. Journal of Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12768 Abstract

Hu, Y., Kelly, L.T., Gillespie, G.R., & Jessop, T.S (2016) Lizard responses to forest fire and timber harvesting: Complementary insights from species and community approaches. Forest Ecology and Management, 379, 206-215. Abstract

Haslem, A., Leonard, S.W.J., Bruce, M.J., Christie, F., Holland, G.J., Kelly, L.T., MacHunter, J., Bennett, A.F., Clarke, M.F., York, A (2016) Do multiple fires interact to affect vegetation structure in temperate eucalypt forests? Ecological Applications, 26, 2414-2423. Abstract

Callister, K.E., Griffioen, P.A., Avitabile, S.C., Haslem, A., Kelly, L.T., Kenny, S.A. Nimmo, D.G., Farnsworth, L.M., Taylor, R.S., Watson, S.J., Bennett, A.F., & Clarke, M.F (2016) Historical maps from modern images: using remote sensing to model and map century-long vegetation change in a fire-prone region. PloS One, 11,  e0150808. Full text

Kelly, L.T., Bennett, A.F., Clarke, M.F. & McCarthy, M.A (2015) Optimal fire histories
for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, 29, 473-481. PDF

Giljohann, K.M., Regan, T.J., Kelly, L.T. & McCarthy, M.A (2015) Optimal fire management strategies are sensitive to conservation objectives and taxonomic focus. Ecological Applications, 25, 264-277. Abstract

Farnsworth, L.M., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Bennett, A.F. & Clarke, M.F (2014) Does pyrodiversity beget alpha, beta or gamma diversity? A landscape perspective on fire mosaics and reptile communities. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 663-673. Abstract

Nimmo, D.G. Kelly, L.T., Farnsworth, L.M., Watson, S.J. & Bennett, A.F (2014) Why do some species have geographically varying responses to fire history? Ecography, 37, 805-813. Abstract

Payne, C.J., Ritchie, E.G., Kelly, L.T., & Nimmo, D.G (2014) Does fire influence the landscape-scale distribution of an invasive mesopredator?. PloS one, 9(10), e107862.

Avitabile, S.C., Callister, K.E., Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A., Fraser, L., Nimmo, D.G., Watson, S.J., Kenny, S.A., Taylor, R.S., Spence-Bailey, L.M., 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. 117, 81-91. Abstract

Kelly, L.T., Dayman, R., Nimmo, D.G., Clarke, M.F. & 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, 38, 786-797. PDF

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, 27, 345-353. Abstract

Haslem, A., Avitabile, S.C., Taylor, R.S., Kelly, L.T., Watson, S.J., Nimmo, D.G.,Kenny, S.A., Callister, K.E., 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, 152, 212-221. Abstract

Kelly, L.T., Nimmo, D.G., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Taylor, R.S, Watson, S.J. Clarke, M.F.&  Bennett, A.F (2012) Managing fire mosaics for small mammal conservation: a landscape perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 412-421. PDF

Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Watson, S.J., Haslem, A., White, J.G., Clarke, M.F. & Bennett, A.F (2012) Predicting the century-long post-fire responses of reptiles. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, 1062-1073. Abstract

Taylor, R.S., Watson, S.J., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Bennett, A.F. & Clarke, M.F (2012) Landscape-scale effects of fire on bird assemblages: does pyrodiversity beget biodiversity? Diversity and Distributions, 18, 519-529. Abstract

Watson, S.J., Taylor, R.S., Spence-Bailey, L.M., Nimmo, D.G., Kenny, S.K., Kelly, L.T., Haslem, A., Griffioen, P., Callister, K., Brown, L.,  Avitabile, S., Clarke, M.F., and Bennett,  A.F (2012) The Mallee Fire and Biodiversity Project. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 124, 38-46. PDF

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 from refuges on post-fire bird communities. Animal Conservation. 15, 499-507. Abstract

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. 22, 685-696. Abstract

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, 17, 462-473. PDF

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, 80, 650-656. pdf

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, 48, 247-256. pdf

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, 37, 293-300. PDF

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, 58, 363-372. pdf

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, 97, 296-305. pdf

Spence-Bailey, L.M., Nimmo, D.G., Kelly, L.T., Bennett, A.F. & Clarke, M.F  (2010) Maximising trapping efficiency in reptile surveys: the role of seasonality, weather conditions and moon phase on capture success. Wildlife Research, 37, 104-115. pdf

Kelly, L.T. and Bennett, A.F (2008) Habitat requirements of the yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) in box–ironbark forest, Victoria, Australia. Wildlife Research, 35, 128-133. PDF