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.
Hahn, M. A., Y. M. Buckley, and H. Muller-Scharer. (2012). Increased population growth rate in invasive polyploid Centaurea stoebe in a common garden. Ecology Letters 15: 947-954.
Coutts, Yokomizo & Buckley (2013). Human behaviour and ecological traits determine prevalence of two invasive perennial grasses in landscapes with multiple managers. Ecological Applications 23(3): 523-536
Adler et al. (55 authors) (2011). Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science 333 (6050): 1750-1753
Chades, I., Martin, T.G., Nicol, S., Burgman, M.A., Possingham, H.P., Buckley, Y.M. (2011). General rules for managing and surveying networks of pests, diseases and endangered species. Proceedings of the National Academy of the USA 105 (37): 13936-13940
Firn, J. et al. (2011). Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters 14: 274-281
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