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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1282 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
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Research Output 1991 2018

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
Climate
floodplains
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
floodplains
floodplain
1 Citation (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

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Davies, T. K., 2018, (Unpublished)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

File
mangrove
coast
carbon
soil
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
biodiversity
bank erosion
development policy
ecosystems
2017
8 Citations (Scopus)

Body size drives allochthony in food webs of tropical rivers

Jardine, T. D., Rayner, T. S., Pettit, N. E., Valdez, D., Ward, D. P., Lindner, G., Douglas, M. M. & Bunn, S. E., 1 Feb 2017, In : Oecologia. 183, 2, p. 505-517 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

allochthony
food webs
food web
body size
Crocodylus porosus
4 Citations (Scopus)
aquatic food webs
Food Chain
Groundwater
food web
groundwater

Catchment land use influences on the reach-scale distribution of carbon and nutrients in sand-bed streams

Middleton, J. A., Beesley, L. S., Pettit, N. E. & Grierson, P. F., 2017, p. 6212. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

stream bed
catchment
biogeochemistry
land use
water chemistry

Forests and woodlands of Australia's rivers and floodplains

Good, M., Smith, R. & Pettit, N., 2017, Australian Vegetation. Keith, D. A. (ed.). 3 ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 516-543

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

floodplain
woodland
river
water availability
ecosystem
6 Citations (Scopus)

Productivity and Connectivity in Tropical Riverscapes of Northern Australia: Ecological Insights for Management

Pettit, N. E., Naiman, R. J., Warfe, D. M., Jardine, T. D., Douglas, M. M., Bunn, S. E. & Davies, P. M., 1 Apr 2017, In : Ecosystems. 20, 3, p. 492-514 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrients
connectivity
Productivity
Rivers
floodplains

Short-term microbial respiration in an arid zone mangrove soil is limited by availability of gallic acid, phosphorus and ammonium

Davies, T. K. R., Lovelock, C. E., Pettit, N. E. & Grierson, P. F., 1 Dec 2017, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 115, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mangrove soils
Gallic Acid
gallic acid
Ammonium Compounds
Phosphorus
4 Citations (Scopus)

The contribution of epiphyton to the primary production of tropical floodplain wetlands

Adame, M. F., Pettit, N. E., Valdez, D., Ward, D., Burford, M. A. & Bunn, S. E., 1 Jul 2017, In : Biotropica. 49, 4, p. 461-471 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

macrophytes
floodplains
primary production
primary productivity
floodplain
2016
10 Citations (Scopus)
urbanization
riparian zone
pollution
hydrology
riparian vegetation

Are our urban streams on fire? Using studies on fire to learn about the Urban Stream Syndrome

Beesley, L., Pettit, N., Gwinn, D. C. & Davies, P. M., Jul 2016, 8th Australian Stream Management Conference. Vietz, G. J., Flatley, A. J. & Rutherfurd, I. D. (eds.). New South Wales: River Basin Management Society, p. 683-690 97

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

urbanization
riparian zone
pollution
hydrology
riparian vegetation
7 Citations (Scopus)

Collaborative research partnerships inform monitoring and management of aquatic ecosystems by Indigenous rangers

Dobbs, R. J., Davies, C. L., Walker, M. L., Pettit, N. E., Pusey, B. J., Close, P. G., Akune, Y., Walsham, N., Smith, B., Wiggan, A., Cox, P., Ward, D. P., Tingle, F., Kennett, R., Jackson, M. V. & Davies, P. M., 1 Dec 2016, In : Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 26, 4, p. 711-725 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cooperative research
aquatic ecosystem
monitoring
wetland
indigenous knowledge

Fire in Australia's riparian landscapes

Douglas, M., Pettit, N. & Setterfield, S., 2016, Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and Management. Capon, S., James, C. & Reid, M. (eds.). Australia: CSIRO Publishing, p. 297-306 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

18 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of aquatic plant architecture on epiphyte biomass on a tropical river floodplain

Pettit, N., Ward, D. P., Adame, M. F., Valdez, D. & Bunn, S. E., 2016, In : Aquatic Botany. 129, p. 35-43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

algae
plant architecture
epiphyte
aquatic plant
aquatic plants

Riparian vegetation of tropical northern Australia

Pettit, N., Dowe, J. & Dixon, I., 2016, Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and Management. Capon, S., James, C. & Reid, M. (eds.). Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, p. 221-237

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal spatial dynamics of floodplain macrophyte and periphyton abundance in the Alligator Rivers region (Kakadu) of northern Australia

Ward, D. P., Pettit, N., Adame, M., Douglas, M., Setterfield, S. & Bunn, S. E., 2016, In : Ecohydrology. 9, 8, p. 1675-1686

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alligators
periphyton
macrophyte
floodplains
floodplain
2015
38 Citations (Scopus)

Does flood rhythm drive ecosystem responses in tropical riverscapes?

Jardine, T. D., Bond, N. R., Burford, M. A., Kennard, M. J., Ward, D. P., Bayliss, P., Davies, P., Douglas, M., Hamilton, S. K., Melack, J. M., Naiman, B., Pettit, N., Pusey, B., Warfe, D. & Bunn, S. E., 2015, In : Ecology. 96, 3, p. 684-692

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem response
ecosystems
rivers
river
productivity
2 Citations (Scopus)
environmental change
biodiversity
agriculture
natural resource
land use
8 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal variation in benthic primary production in streams of the Australian wet–dry tropics

Garcia, E. A., Pettit, N., Warfe, D. M., Davies, P., Kyne, P. M., Novak, P. & Douglas, M. M., 2015, In : Hydrobiologia. 760, 1, p. 43-55

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tropics
temporal variation
primary production
primary productivity
tropics
2014
30 Citations (Scopus)

Dissolved organic carbon biolability decreases along with its modernization in fluvial networks in an ancient landscape

Fellman, J., Spencer, R. G. M., Raymond, P. A., Pettit, N., Skrzypek, G., Hernes, P. J. & Grierson, P., Sep 2014, In : Ecology. 95, 9, p. 2622 - 2632

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

modernization
dissolved organic carbon
bioavailability
groundwater
lignin
72 Citations (Scopus)

Flow-ecology relationships: Closing the loop on effective environmental flows

Davies, P., Naiman, B., Warfe, D., Pettit, N., Arthington, A. H. & Bunn, S., 2014, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 65, 2, p. 133-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecology
ecology
Water
Biota
Climate Change
2013
32 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the seasonal dynamics of inundation, turbidity, and aquatic vegetation in the Australian wet-dry tropics using optical remote sensing

Ward, D. P., Hamilton, S. K., Jardine, T. D., Pettit, N., Tews, E. K., Olley, J. M. & Bunn, S. E., 2013, In : Ecohydrology. 6, 2, p. 312-323

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)
32 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrological connectivity structures concordant plant and animal assemblages according to niche rather than dispersal processes

Warfe, D., Pettit, N., Magierowski, R. H., Pusey, B., Davies, P., Douglas, M. M. & Bunn, S. E., 2013, In : Freshwater Biology. 58, 2, p. 1-14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
floodplains
floodplain
catchment
dissolved organic matter
algae
24 Citations (Scopus)

Productivity, Disturbance and Ecosystem Size Have No Influence on Food Chain Length in Seasonally Connected Rivers

Warfe, D., Jardine, T. D., Pettit, N., Hamilton, S. K., Pusey, B., Bunn, S. E., Davies, P. & Douglas, M. M., 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 6, p. 11pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Food Chain
Chain length
food chain
Rivers
Ecosystems
2012
36 Citations (Scopus)

Consumer-resource coupling in wet-dry tropical rivers

Jardine, T. D., Pettit, N., Warfe, D. M., Pusey, B., Ward, D. P., Douglas, M. M., Davies, P. & Bunn, S. E., 2012, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 81, p. 310-322

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Citations (Scopus)

Fish mediate high food web connectivity in the lower reaches of a tropical floodplain river

Jardine, T. D., Pusey, B., Hamilton, S. K., Pettit, N., Davies, P., Douglas, M. M., Sinnamon, V., Halliday, I. A. & Bunn, S. E., 2012, In : Oecologia. 168, 3, p. 829-838

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Leaf litter chemistry, decomposition and assimilation by macroinvertebrates in two tropical streams

Pettit, N., Davies, T., Fellman, J., Grierson, P., Warfe, D. M. & Davies, P., 2012, In : Hydrobiologia. 680, p. 63-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal changes in water quality and macrophytes and the impact of cattle on tropical floodplain waterholes

Pettit, N., Jardine, T. D., Hamilton, S. K., Sinnamon, V., Valdez, D., Davies, P., Douglas, M. M. & Bunn, S. E., 2012, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 63, p. 788-800

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

Natural processes supporting biodiversity in tropical rivers of northern Australia

Jardine, T., Warfe, D., Pettit, N., Hamilton, S., Burford, M., Garcia, E. & Bunn, S., 2011, Aquatic Biodiversity in Northern Australia: patterns, threats and future. Pusey, B. J. (ed.). 1 ed. Darwin: Charles Darwin University, p. 3-35

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Plant Communities of Aquatic and Riverine Habitats

Pettit, N., Townsend, S., Dixon, I. & Wilson, D., 2011, Aquatic Biodiversity in Northern Australia: patterns, threats and future. Pusey, B. J. (ed.). 1 ed. Darwin: Charles Darwin University, p. 37-50

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

29 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal contrasts in carbon resources and ecological processes on a tropical floodplain

Pettit, N., Bayliss, P., Davies, P., Hamilton, S. K., Warfe, D. M., Bunn, S. E. & Douglas, M. M., 2011, In : Freshwater Biology. 56, 6, p. 1047-1064

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

The ecological relationships and demography of restricted ironstone endemic plant species: Implications for conservation

Yates, C. J., Gibson, N., Pettit, N., Dillon, R. & Palmer, R., 2011, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 59, 7, p. 692-700

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ironstone
demography
fissure
seedling
seedlings
61 Citations (Scopus)

The wet-dry in the wet-dry tropics drives river ecosystem structure and processes in northern Australia

Warfe, D. M., Pettit, N., Davies, P., Pusey, B., Hamilton, S. K., Kennard, M. J., Townsend, S. A., Bayliss, P., Ward, D. P., Douglas, M. M., Burford, M. A., Finn, M., Bunn, S. E. & Halliday, I. A., 2011, In : Freshwater Biology. 56, p. 2169-2195

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2008
140 Citations (Scopus)
302 Downloads (Pure)

Flow variability and the biophysical vitality of river systems

Naiman, R. J., Latterell, J. J., Pettit, N. & Olden, J. D., 2008, In : Comptes rendus geoscience. 340, 9-10, p. 629-643

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
river system
river
sustainability
productivity
extreme event
2007
112 Citations (Scopus)

Fire in the riparian zone: Characteristics and ecological consequences

Pettit, N. & Naiman, B., 2007, In : Ecosystems. 10, 5, p. 673-687

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
17 Citations (Scopus)

Postfire response of flood-regenerating riparian vegetation in a semi-arid landscape

Pettit, N. & Naiman, B., 2007, In : Ecology. 88, 8, p. 2094-2104

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2006

A comment on allocating regulated river water for the Ord River, Western Australia

Doupé, R., Froend, R. & Pettit, N., 1 Apr 2006, In : Ecological Management and Restoration. 7, 1, p. 32-36 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

33 Citations (Scopus)

Flood-deposited wood creates regeneration niches for riparian vegetation on a semi-arid South African river

Pettit, N. E. & Naiman, R. J., 1 Oct 2006, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 17, 5, p. 615-624 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

woody debris
riparian vegetation
niche
niches
regeneration
23 Citations (Scopus)

Formation, distribution and ecological consequences of flood-related wood debris piles in a bedrock confined river in semi-arid South Africa

Pettit, N. E., Latterell, J. J. & Naiman, R. J., 1 Dec 2006, In : River Research and Applications. 22, 10, p. 1097-1110 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Debris
Piles
bedrock
Wood
pile
4 Citations (Scopus)

Stream salinization is associated with reduced taxonomic, but not functional diversity in a riparian plant community

Doupé, R. G., Lymbery, A. J. & Pettit, N. E., 1 May 2006, In : Austral Ecology. 31, 3, p. 388-393 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil salinization
functional diversity
salinization
plant community
plant communities
2005
40 Citations (Scopus)

Flood-deposited wood debris and its contribution to heterogeneity and regeneration in a semi-arid riparian landscape

Pettit, N. E. & Naiman, R. J., 1 Sep 2005, In : Oecologia. 145, 3, p. 434-444 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

woody debris
coarse woody debris
regeneration
pile
landscape position
35 Citations (Scopus)

Post-flooding distribution and characteristics of large woody debris piles along the semi-arid Sabie River, South Africa

Pettit, N. E., Naiman, R. J., Rogers, K. H. & Little, J. E., 1 Jan 2005, In : River Research and Applications. 21, 1, p. 27-38 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

woody debris
Debris
Piles
pile
flooding
2003
3 Citations (Scopus)
population structure
seedling
catchment
population size
river