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

    6009 Perth


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

    6009 Perth


  • 1375 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
1991 …2019

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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


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

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Research Output

Organic matters: carbon in an urban coastal catchment

Middleton, J., Beesley, L., Pettit, N. E. & Grierson, P., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

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

  • 5 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

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    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

    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

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