Neil Pettit


  • The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1473 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
1991 …2020

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Neil Pettit completed his PhD in October 2000 investigating the factors affecting recruitment of riparian vegetation on the Ord River in the Kimberley region and on the Blackwood River in south Western Australia. From 2002 to 2006 worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Washington, investigating the ecology of river/savanna boundaries in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Since 2007 Neil has been a Research Fellow with CENRM, looking at food webs and biodiversity of northern Australian rivers. Water relations of riparian trees and riparian fire.

Teaching overview

ENVT 3360 - Ecosystem Restoration
BIOL4409 - Ecological Field Methods


Tropical riparian zones, riparian fire
nutrient cycling, floodplains, aquatic food webs.

Previous positions

Adjunct Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University

Research expertise keywords

  • Riparian vegetation
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Plant ecology
  • Ecosystem processes

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Research Output

Diel cycles of δ 13CDIC and ecosystem metabolism in ephemeral dryland streams

Siebers, A. R., Pettit, N. E., Skrzypek, G., Dogramaci, S. & Grierson, P. F., 1 Apr 2020, In : Aquatic Sciences. 82, 2, 32.

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  • Global overview of ecosystem services provided by riparian vegetation

    Riis, T., Kelly-Quinn, M., Aguiar, F. C., Manolaki, P., Bruno, D., Bejarano, M. D., Clerici, N., Fernandes, M. R., Franco, J. C., Pettit, N., Portela, A. P., Tammeorg, O., Tammeorg, P., Rodríguez-González, P. M. & Dufour, S., Jun 2020, In : Bioscience. 70, 6, p. 501-514 14 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Riparian condition influences spider community structure and carbon flux across the aquatic-terrestrial interface

    Hunt, J-L., Paterson, H., Close, P. & Pettit, N. E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Science of the Total Environment.

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