A/Professor Yvonne Buckley
PhD (Imperial College London)
Position: Associate Professor / Australian Research Fellow
Room: 264 Goddard Building 8
Phone: +61 7 3365 7085
My research group investigates both fundamental and applied plant ecology and plant-animal interactions. I am a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decision making (CEED) and the Spatial Ecology lab at UQ. We have strong research interests in quantifying and managing the impacts that invasive plants have on biodiversity and ecological function in natural and agricultural ecosystems. Infestations in both native and agro-ecosystems can substantially reduce land use options, including conservation and production. We also research how damaged ecosystems can be restored and the carbon potential of management and restoration activities. Our research provides management recommendations from the population to the landscape scale.
Buckley, Y.M., Ramula, S.R., Blomberg, S.P., Burns, J.H., Crone, E.E., Ehrlen, J., Knight, T.M., Pichancourt, J.B., Quested, H. & Wardle, G.M. (2010) Causes and consequences of variation in plant population growth rate: a synthesis of matrix population models in a phylogenetic context. Ecology Letters DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01506.x
Dwyer, J.M., Fensham, R. & Buckley, Y.M. (in press) Agricultural legacy, climate and soil influence the restoration and carbon potential of an extensive woody regrowth ecosystem in Australia. Ecological Applications.
Carvalheiro, L.G., Buckley, Y.M. & Memmott, J. (2010). Diet breadth influences how the impact of invasive plants is propagated through food webs. Ecology 91: 1063-1074.
Burns, J.H., Blomberg, S.P., Crone, E.E., Ehrlén, J., Knight, T.M., Pichancourt, J-B., Ramula, S., Wardle, G.M., & Buckley, Y.M. (2010). Empirical tests of life- history evolution theory using phylogenetic analysis of plant demography. Journal of Ecology 98(2): 334-344.
Ramula, S., Knight, T.M., Burns, J.H., & Buckley, Y.M. (2008) General guidelines for invasive plant management based on comparative demography of invasive and native plant populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1124–1133
· Women in Technology Biotech Research award - awarded 2009
· Our women our state green award for promotion of science & technology careers to women - awarded 2009
· British Ecological Society
· Ecological Society of Australia
· Ecological Society of America