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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1317 Citations
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11 Citations (Scopus)
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
34 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

45 Citations (Scopus)
riparian vegetation
seed
vegetation
rivers
overstory
9 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
9 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
38 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

33 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
3 Citations (Scopus)
population structure
seedling
catchment
population size
river
39 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
5 Citations (Scopus)

Double-ridge mounds improve tree establishment in saline seeps

Ritson, P. & Pettit, N. E., 1 Jan 1992, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 48, 1-2, p. 89-98 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

trough
Eucalyptus largiflorens
Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Western Australia
tree crown
15 Citations (Scopus)
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
21 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological perspectives on regulation and water allocation for the Ord River, Western Australia

Doupé, R. G. & Pettit, N. E., 25 Jun 2002, In : River Research and Applications. 18, 3, p. 307-320 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rivers
Water
river
Water management
water
25 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of salinisation on riparian plant communities in experimental catchments on the Collie River, Western Australia

Lymbery, A. J., Doupé, R. G. & Pettit, N. E., 1 Dec 2003, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 51, 6, p. 667-672 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Collie
soil salinization
salinization
Western Australia
plant community
3 Citations (Scopus)
environmental change
biodiversity
agriculture
natural resource
land use
5 Citations (Scopus)

Fertilising eucalypts at plantation establishment on farmland in south-west Western Australia

Ritson, P., Pettit, N. E. & McGrath, J. F., 1 Jan 1991, In : Australian Forestry. 54, 3, p. 139-147 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
agricultural land
plantation
plantations
planting
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

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

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
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
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
144 Citations (Scopus)
332 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
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
118 Citations (Scopus)

Grazing in remnant woodland vegetation: changes in species composition and life form groups

Pettit, N. E., Froend, R. H. & Ladd, P. G., 1 Jan 1995, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 6, 1, p. 121-130 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

floristics
woodlands
woodland
grazing
herbs
2 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

34 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

19 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
6 Citations (Scopus)
floodplains
floodplain
catchment
dissolved organic matter
algae
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

24 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term changes in the vegetation after the cessation of livestock grazing in Eucalyptus marginata (jarrah) woodland remnants

Pettit, N. E. & Froend, R. H., 1 Jan 2001, In : Austral Ecology. 26, 1, p. 22-31 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eucalyptus marginata
long-term change
woodlands
livestock
woodland
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)
Eucalyptus marginata
Western Australia
woodlands
livestock
grazing
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

36 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
27 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
9 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
3 Citations (Scopus)

Regeneration of degraded woodland remnants after relief from livestock grazing

Pettit, N. E. & Froend, R. H., 1 Dec 2000, In : Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. 83, 2, p. 65-74 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vegetation type
livestock
woodland
relief
regeneration
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

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

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

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

Stand establishment in salt/waterlogging affected land

Ritson, P. & Pettit, N. E., 1 Jan 1991, In : FRI Bulletin - New Zealand Ministry of Forestry, Forest Research Institute. 156, p. 215-223 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

waterlogging
Salts
salt
remediation
genotype
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
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
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
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
63 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

26 Citations (Scopus)

Variability in flood disturbance and the impact on riparian tree recruitment in two contrasting river systems

Pettit, N. E. & Froend, R. H., 1 Jan 2001, In : Wetlands Ecology and Management. 9, 1, p. 13-25 13 p., 261102.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

river system
disturbance
rivers
river
Western Australia