• The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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

    6009 Perth


  • 1340 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
1991 …2018
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Personal profile


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


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

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Research Output 1991 2018

5 Citations (Scopus)

An integrated risk-assessment framework for multiple threats to floodplain values in the Kakadu Region, Australia, under a changing climate

Bayliss, P., Finlayson, C. M., Innes, J., Norman-López, A., Bartolo, R., Harford, A., Pettit, N. E., Humphrey, C. L., Van Dam, R., Dutra, L. X. C., Woodward, E., Ligtermoet, E., Steven, A., Chariton, A. & Williams, D. K., 1 Jan 2018, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 69, 7, p. 1159-1185 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

risk assessment process
Introduced Species
invasive species
10 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamics of plant communities and the impact of saltwater intrusion on the floodplains of Kakadu National Park

Pettit, N. E., Bayliss, P. & Bartolo, R., 2018, In : Marine Freshwater Research. 69, 7, p. 1124-1133 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

saltwater intrusion
saline intrusion
Plant Dispersal

How important is groundwater availability and stream perenniality to riparian and floodplain tree growth?

Pettit, N. & Froend, R., 2018, In : Hydrological Processes. 32, 10, p. 1502-1514

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

293 Downloads (Pure)

Living on the edge: microbes and carbon cycling in mangrove soils along the west coast of Australia

Davies, T. K., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

dissolved inorganic carbon
2 Citations (Scopus)

Turquoise is the new green: Restoring and enhancing riparian function in the Anthropocene

Capon, S. J. & Pettit, N. E., 1 Aug 2018, In : Ecological Management and Restoration. 19, p. 44-53 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

climate change
bank erosion
development policy

Projects 2015 2015