Selected Publications

Halliday, B. T., Wedderburn, S. D., Barton, J. L., & Lester, R. E. (2018). Restructuring of littoral fish assemblages after drought differs in two lakes at the terminus of a heavily regulated river. River Research and Applications, 1-10

Dodemaide, D. T., Matthews, T. G., Iervasi, D., & Lester, R. E. (2018). Anthropogenic water bodies as drought refuge for aquatic macroinvertebrates and macrophytes. Science of the Total Environment, 616-617, 543-553

Robson, B. J., Chester, E. T., Matthews, T. G., Johnston, K. (2018). Post-wildfire recovery of invertebrate diversity in drought-affected headwater streams. Aquatic Sciences, 80: 21

Pearse, A. L., Barton, J. L., Lester, R. E., Zawadzki, A., & Macreadie, P. I. (2017). Soil organic carbon variability in Australian temperate freshwater wetlands. Limnology and Oceanography

Lester R. E.  & Macqueen A. (2017). Forecasting trajectories of change for Ruppia tuberosa in the Coorong. A report prepared for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Deakin University, Geelong

Holt, G., & Chesson, P. (2016). Scale-dependent community theory for streams and other linear habitats. The American Naturalist, 188(3), 59-73

Halliday, B. T., Matthews, T. G., Iervasi, D., Dodemaide, D. T., Pickett, P. J., Linn, M. M., Lester, R. E. (2015). Potential for water-resource infrastructure to act as refuge habitat. Ecological Engineering, 84, 136-148

Macqueen, A., & Downes, B. J. (2015). Large-scale manipulation of oviposition substrata affects egg supply to populations of some stream-dwelling caddisflies. Freshwater Biology, 60(4), 802-812

Holt, G., & Chesson, P. (2014). Variation in moisture duration as a driver of coexistence by the storage effect in desert annual plants. Theoretical Population Biology, 92, 36-50

Lester, R. E., Close, P. G., Barton, J. L., Pope, A. J., & Brown, S. C. (2014). Predicting the likely response of data-poor ecosystems to climate change using space-for-time substitution across domains. Global Change Biology, 20(11), 3471-3481

Kingsford, R. T., Walker, K. F., Lester, R. E., Young, W. J., Fairweather, P. G., Sammut, J., & Geddes, M. C. (2011). A Ramsar wetland in crisis – the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 62(3), 255-265

Lester, R. E., & Fairweather, P. G. (2011). Ecosystem states: Creating a data-derived, ecosystem-scale ecological response model that is explicit in space and time. Ecological Modelling, 222(15), 2690-2703

Barton, J. L., Pope, A., Quinn, G., & Sherwood, J. (2008) Identifying threats to the ecological condition of Victorian estuaries. Department of Sustainability and the Environment Technical Report, Melbourne, Vic

Robson, B. J., Matthews, T. G., Lind, P. R., & Thomas, N. A. (2008). Pathways for algal recolonization in seasonally-flowing streams. Freshwater Biology, 53(12), 2385-2401

Barton, J. L., & Metzeling, L. (2004). The Development of Biological Objectives for Streams in a Single Catchment: A Case Study on the Catchment of Western Port Bay, Victoria, Australia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 95(1), 239-256

Robson, B. J., & Matthews, T. G. (2004). Drought refuges affect algal recolonization in intermittent streams. River Research and Applications, 20(7), 753-763