Prof David Lindenmayer

Theme 3 Leader
The Australian National University

David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at The Australian National University. He currently runs 5 large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, primarily associated with developing ways to conserve biodiversity in reserves, national parks, wood production forests, plantations and on farm land.

His greatest achievement has been helping more than 50 students complete their post-graduate Ph.D or MSc degrees. He has written more than 980 scientific articles (including 560 papers in peer-reviewed international journals) and 38 books on forest ecology and management, forest and woodland biodiversity, conservation in agricultural landscapes, the ecology and management of fire and conservation science and natural resource management.

He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and the New York Academy of Science, winner of the Eureka Prize (twice), Whitely Award (six times), the Australian Natural History Medal, and the Serventy Medal for Ornithology.

David Lindenmayer was awarded a prestigious 5-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship in 2013 and an Order of Australia in mid-2014. 

Projects
Publications
Finding food in a novel environment: The diet of a reintroduced endangered meso-predator to mainland Australia, with notes on foraging behaviour
Plos One
Factors influencing the occurrence of the Southern Long‐nosed Bandicoot (Perameles nasuta Geoffroy) during a population irruption and decline
Austral Ecology
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 15 2020
TSR Hub
The adequacy of Victoria’s protected areas for conserving its forest-dependent fauna
Austral Ecology
A checklist of attributes for effective monitoring of threatened species and threatened ecosystems
Journal of Environmental Management
Temporal fragmentation of a critically endangered forest ecosystem
Austral Ecology
Revegetation and reproduction: do restoration plantings in agricultural landscapes support breeding populations of woodland birds?
Oecologia
After the catastrophe: a blueprint for a conservation response to large-scale ecological disaster
TSR Hub
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 13 Spring 2019
TSR Hub
Boosting the conservation value of replanted woodlands for biodiversity
TSR Hub
Weather effects on birds of different size are mediated by long‐term climate and vegetation type in endangered temperate woodlands
Wiley- Global Change Biology
Methods for measuring uptake and outcomes from environmental research
TSR Hub
Key perspectives on early successional forests subject to stand-replacing disturbances
Forest Ecology and Management
Is bigger always better? Influence of patch attributes on breeding activity of birds in box-gum grassy woodland restoration plantings
Biological Conservation
Comparative use of active searches and artificial refuges to detect amphibians in terrestrial environments
Austral Ecology
Ecosystem accounts define explicit and spatial trade-offs for managing natural resources
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Patch-scale culls of an overabundant bird defeated by immediate recolonization
Wiley
Living with the enemy: Facilitating amphibian coexistence with disease
Biological Conservation - Elsevier
Continental-scale assessment reveals inadequate monitoring for threatened vertebrates in a megadiverse country
Biological Conservation
An experimental test of a compensatory nest predation model following lethal control of an overabundant native species
Biological Conservation
An empirical test of the mechanistic underpinnings of interference competition
Oikos
Inter-den tree movements by Leadbeater’s Possum
Australian Zoologist
How to ensure threatened species monitoring leads to threatened species conservation
Wiley
National monitoring priorities, process and prospectus for threatened species
TSR Hub
Monitoring threatened species and ecological communities - Factsheet
TSR Hub
Reason to hope in recovering Australia’s threatened species
TSR Hub
Book of Hope Case Study: The Lord Howe Island phasmid, back from the brink
TSR Hub
Book of Hope Case Study: Macquarie Island restored through pest eradication
TSR Hub
Book of Hope Case Study: Humpback whale recovery
TSR Hub
Book of Hope Case Study: Bounceback for yellow-footed rock wallabies
TSR Hub
Book of Hope Case Study: Black-cockatoo recovery on Kangaroo Island
TSR Hub
Be nimble with threat mitigation: lessons learned from the reintroduction of an endangered species
Restoration Ecology
A knowledge synthesis to inform a national approach to fighting extinction
TSR Hub
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 11 Autumn 2019
TSR Hub
Southern brown bandicoot reintroduction at Booderee National Park
TSR Hub
Learning from the outcomes of a nest box program
TSR Hub
Reasons to be cheerful - Conservation success stories from Booderee National Park
TSR Hub
Methods for measuring uptake and outcomes from environmental research - Factsheet
TSR Hub
The role of biotic interactions in the niche reduction hypothesis
Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Hidden collapse is driven by fire and logging in a socioecological forest ecosystem
National Academy of Sciences
Barking up the right tree: comparative use of arboreal and terrestrial artificial refuges to survey reptiles in temperate eucalypt woodlands
Wildlife Research
Revegetation, restoration and reptiles in rural landscapes: Insights from long-term monitoring programs in the temperate eucalypt woodlands of south-eastern Australia.
Wiley
Recovering malleefowl with adaptive management of feral predators
TSR Hub
Evidence-based management protocols for recovery of multiple threatened woodland birds
TSR Hub
Mapping distributions, threats and opportunities to conserve the greater glider
TSR Hub
Metrics of progress in the understanding and management of threats to Australian birds
Conservation Biology
Saving the orange-bellied parrot
TSR Hub
Learning from success and failure in threatened species conservation
TSR Hub
Saving the swift parrot
TSR Hub
Beyond pattern to process: current themes and future directions for the conservation of woodland birds through restoration plantings - Journal
CSIRO
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 8 Winter 2018
TSR Hub
Now hiring: The missing mammals of Booderee - Investigating mammal declines in a national park
TSR Hub
Bundles of quoll joy in Booderee
TSR Hub
The conservation of Greater Glider populations in the Victorian Central Highlands
TSR Hub
Survival and persistence of woodland birds in restoration plantings
TSR Hub
The road to oblivion - Quantifying pathways in the decline of large old trees
Elsevier
Testing the effectiveness of nest boxes for threatened species
TSR Hub
Failing to conserve Leadbeater's Possum and its Mountain Ash forest habitat.
Royal Zoological Society of NSW
Restoring the endangered Yass daisy
TSR Hub
How bird communities change in relation to vegetation change
TSR Hub
Can culling noisy miners benefit threatened woodland birds?
TSR Hub
How to improve threatened species management: An Australian perspective
Elsevier
What 15 years of monitoring is telling us about mammals in Booderee National Park
TSR Hub
Ecosystem Accounts in Box Gum Grassy Woodlands
TSR Hub
Protecting our mountain giants
TSR Hub
Adaptive reintroduction strategies for the northern corroboree frog
TSR Hub
Using reintroductions to understand causes of mammal declines and extinctions at Booderee National Park
TSR Hub
Bandicoots return to Booderee: initial survival, dispersal, home range and habitat preferences of reintroduced southern brown bandicoots (eastern sub species) Isoodon obesulus obesulus
CSIRO
Tests of predictions associated with temporal changes in Australian bird populations
Wiley
The anatomy of a failed offset
Biological Conservation
Conservation conundrums and the challenges of managing unexplained declines of multiple species
Elsevier
From unburnt to salvage logged: quantifying bird responses to different levels of disturbance severity
Wiley
Integrating forest biodiversity conservation and restoration ecology principles to recover natural forest ecosystems
Springer Verlag
Implications of the rapid loss of large old hollow-bearing trees in Victorian Mountain Ash forests
TSR Hub
Out of the box - Designing nest boxes for conservation success
TSR Hub
Monitoring for threatened species and ecological communities
TSR Hub
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 6 Summer 2018
TSR Hub
Biodiversity benefits of vegetation restoration are undermined by livestock grazing
Wiley
Designing reserves to save hollow dependent species in the forests of the Victorian Central Highlands
TSR Hub
Adaptive Management for threatened mammals in the Victorian Central Highlands
TSR Hub
Enhancing critical habitat for the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard in agricultural landscapes
TSR Hub
Effects of fire regime on plant species richness and composition differ among forest, woodland and heath vegetation
Applied Vegetation Science
Staving off extinction – more than luck and fate
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
The importance of travelling stock reserves for maintaining high-quality threatened temperate woodlands
Australian Journal of Botany
Effects of a large wildfire on vegetation structure in a variable fire mosaic
Ecological Applications
Developing a Threatened Species Index
TSR Hub
The value in Victoria's Central Highlands
TSR Hub
Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria: Appendices (MEDIUM RES - 5 MB)
TSR Hub
Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria: Appendices (HIGH RES - 31MB)
TSR Hub
Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria: Full Report (MEDIUM RES - 9.5MB)
TSR Hub
Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria: Full Report (HIGH RES - 40MB)
TSR Hub
Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria: Summary Report
TSR Hub
Do not publish
Science
Niche Contractions in Declining Species: Mechanisms and Consequences
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Relationships between tree size and occupancy by cavity-dependent arboreal marsupials
Forest Ecology and Management
The contribution of policy, law, management, research, and advocacy failings to the recent extinctions of 3 Australian vertebrate species.
Conservation Biology
The vacant planting: limited influence of habitat restoration on patch colonization patterns by arboreal marsupials in south-eastern Australia.
Animal Conservation
Science For Saving Species Magazine: Issue 1 Winter 2016
Threatened Species Recovery Hub
Environmental and human drivers influencing large old tree abundance in Australian wet forests
Forest Ecology and Management
Learning from loss
Wildlife Australia