Peter Davies

Professor, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 5431 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1992 …2021
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Research Output 1992 2018

2018
7 Citations (Scopus)
habitat conservation
disturbance
aquatic ecosystem
habitat
habitats
1 Citation (Scopus)
macroinvertebrate
urbanization
catchment
restoration
effect
2017
7 Citations (Scopus)
aquatic food webs
Food Chain
Groundwater
food web
groundwater
2 Citations (Scopus)
Lateral Line System
functional diversity
Fresh Water
freshwater fish
Ecosystem
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
freshwater fish
water flow
plasticity
animal morphology
body shape
11 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)
freshwater fish
arid zones
water flow
sensory system
plasticity
2016
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
10 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
stormwater
macroinvertebrate
catchment
restoration
homogeneity
28 Citations (Scopus)

Imperfect detection and the determination of environmental flows for fish: Challenges, implications and solutions

Gwinn, D. C., Beesley, L., Close, P., Gawne, B. & Davies, P., 2016, In : Freshwater Biology. 61, 1, p. 172-180

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fish
sampling
ecology
detection
methodology
2015
42 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
3 Citations (Scopus)
environmental change
biodiversity
agriculture
natural resource
land use
12 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
animal morphology
freshwater fish
body shape
arid zones
ecology
9 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
75 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

From Myth to Reality: New Pathways for Northern Development

Dale, A., Douglas, M., Robertson, A., Wallace, R., Davies, P. & Campbell, A., 2014, Northern Development Summit - Townsville. University, J. C. (ed.). Townsville: James Cook University, p. 1-14

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Novel methods for managing freshwater refuges against climate change in southern australia

Chambers, J., Robson, B., Allen, M., Beatty, S., Close, P., Cook, B., Cummings, CR., Davies, P., Lester, R., Lymbery, A., Matthews, T. G., Morgan, D. & Stock, M., 2014, Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 2013.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

2013

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels

Chambers, J., Nugent, G., Sommers, B., Speldewinde, P., Neville, S., Beatty, S., Chilcott, S., Eberhard, S., Mitchell, N., D'Souza, F., Barron, O., Mcfarlane, D., Braimbridge, M., Robson, B., Close, P., Morgan, D., Pinder, A., Froend, R., Horwitz, P., Cook, B. & 1 othersDavies, P., 2013, Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

Adapting to climate change: a risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels Development and case studies

Chambers, J., Nugent, G., Sommer, B., Speldewinde, P., Neville, S., Beatty, S., Chilcott, S., Eberhard, S., Mitchell, N., D'Souza, F., Barron, O., Mcfarlane, D., Braimbridge, M., Robson, B., Close, P., Morgan, D., Pinder, A., Froend, R., Horwitz, P., Cook, B. & 1 othersDavies, P., 2013, Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

12 Citations (Scopus)

Aquatic biodiversity in the Mediterranean climate rivers of southwestern Australia

Davies, P. & Cook, B., 2013, In : Hydrobiologia. 719, 1, p. 215-235

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiversity
Mediterranean climate
Mediterranean region
Climate change
indigenous species
15 Citations (Scopus)
35 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

51 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting Novel Riparian Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

Catford, J. A., Naiman, B., Chambers, L. E., Roberts, J., Douglas, M. & Davies, P., 2013, In : Ecosystems. 16, 3, p. 382-400

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecosystems
climate change
ecosystems
ecosystem
climate
29 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
137 Citations (Scopus)

Riparian Ecosystems in the 21st Century: Hotspots for Climate Change Adaptation?

Capon, S. J., Chambers, L. E., Mac Nally, R., Naiman, B., Davies, P., Marshall, N., Pittock, J., Reid, M. A., Capon, T., Douglas, M. M., Catford, J. A., Baldwin, D. S., Stewardson, M. J., Roberts, J. A., Parsons, M. & Williams, S. E., 2013, In : Ecosystems. 16, 3, p. 359-381

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

twenty first century
Climate change
Ecosystems
climate change
ecosystems
32 Citations (Scopus)

Upper thermal tolerances of key taxonomic groups of stream invertebrates

Stewart, B., Close, P., Cook, P. & Davies, P., 2013, In : Hydrobiologia. 718, 1, p. 131-140

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

taxonomic keys
heat tolerance
tolerance
invertebrate
invertebrates
2012
41 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

70 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

31 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
8 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating future scenarios for farm–watershed nutrient fluxes using dynamic simulation modelling

Rivers, D., Weaver, D., Smettem, K. & Davies, P., 2011, In : Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. 36, 9-11, p. 420-423

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Northern Futures: Threats and Opportunities for Freshwater Ecosystems

Douglas, M., Jackson, S., Setterfield, S., Pusey, B., Davies, P., Kennard, M., Burrows, D. & Bunn, S., 2011, Aquatic Biodiversity in Northern Australia: patterns, threats and future. Pusey, B. J. (ed.). 1 ed. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, p. 203-220

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

30 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

15 Citations (Scopus)

The Hidden Health Burden of Environmental Degradation: Disease Comorbidities and Dryland Salinity

Speldewinde, P., Cook, A., Davies, P. & Weinstein, P., 2011, In : Ecohealth. 8, 1, p. 82-92

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 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

2010
83 Citations (Scopus)

Climate Change Implications for River Restoration in Global Biodiversity Hotspots

Davies, P., 2010, In : Restoration Ecology. 18, 3, p. 261-268

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2746 Citations (Scopus)

Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity

Voeroesmarty, C. J., Mcintyre, P. B., Gessner, M. O., Dudgeon, D., Prusevich, A., Green, P., Glidden, S., Bunn, S. E., Sullivan, C. A., Liermann, C. R. & Davies, P., 2010, In : Nature. 467, p. 555-561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2009
62 Citations (Scopus)

A relationship between environmental degradation and mental health in rural Western Australia

Speldewinde, P., Cook, A., Davies, P. & Weinstein, P., 2009, In : Health and Place. 15, 3, p. 880-887

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Environmental Health
mental health
Salinity
environmental damage
2008
40 Citations (Scopus)

Hydrological change escalates risk of ecosystem stress in Australia's threatened biodiversity hotspot

Horwitz, P., Bradshaw, D., Hopper, S., Davies, P., Froend, R. & Bradshaw, F., 2008, In : Royal Society of Western Australia, Journal. 91, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrological change
biodiversity
ecosystem
biota
literacy
80 Citations (Scopus)

Primary Production in Tropical Streams and Rivers

Davies, P., Bunn, S. E. & Hamilton, S. K., 2008, Tropical Stream Ecology. Dudgeon, D. (ed.). London: Academic Press, p. 23-42

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2007

Aquatic food webs

Bunn, S. & Davies, P., 2007, Principles for riparian lands management. Lovett, S. & Price, P. (eds.). Canberra, ACT: Land & Water Australia, p. 47-62

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Temperature and light

Davies, P., Bunn, S., Mosisch, T., Cook, B. & Walshe, T. V., 2007, Principles for riparian lands management. Lovett, S. & Price, P. (eds.). Canberra, ACT: Land & Water Australia, p. 33-46

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2006

Aquatic productivity and food webs of desert river ecosystems

Bunn, S. E., Balcombe, S. R., Davies, P., Fellows, C. S. & Mckenzie-Smith, F. J., 2006, Ecology of Desert Rivers. Kingsford, R. T. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 76-99

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

124 Citations (Scopus)

Benthic metabolism as an indicator of stream ecosystem health

Fellows, C. S., Clapcott, J. E., Udy, J. W., Bunn, S. E., Harch, B. D., Smith, M. J. & Davies, P., 2006, In : Hydrobiologia. 572, 1, p. 71-87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem health
Metabolism
Ecosystems
primary production
Sediments
2005
5 Citations (Scopus)
macroinvertebrate
sedimentation
catchment
habitat
epilithon