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

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Article
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
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
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
2013
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

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
2006
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
101 Citations (Scopus)

Variability of fish diets between dry and flood periods in an arid zone floodplain river

Balcombe, S. R., Bunn, S. E., Mckenzie -Smith, F. J. & Davies, P., 2005, In : Journal of Fish Biology. 67, 6, p. 1552-1567

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

floodplains
arid zones
floodplain
diet
rivers
2004
76 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of patchy shade on stream water temperatures; how quickly do small streams heat and cool?

Rutherford, J. C., Marsh, N. A., Davies, P. & Bunn, S. E., 2004, In : Marine Freshwater Research. 55, p. 737-748

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shade
water temperature
Hot Temperature
travel time
heat
2003
233 Citations (Scopus)

Sources of organic carbon supporting the food web of an arid zone floodplain river

Bunn, S. E., Davies, P. & Winning, M., 2003, In : Freshwater Biology. 48, 4, p. 619-635

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

floodplains
arid zones
food webs
food web
floodplain
2002
8 Citations (Scopus)

Denitrification activity in sediment surrounding polychaete (Ceratonereis aequisetis) burrows

De Roach, R. J., Rate, A. W., Knott, B. & Davies, P., 2002, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 53, p. 35-41

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Denitrification
polychaete
burrow
burrows
denitrification
2001
103 Citations (Scopus)
132 Citations (Scopus)

The relative importance of shading and nutrients on algal production in subtropical streams

Mosisch, T. D., Bunn, J. & Davies, P., 2001, In : Freshwater Biology. 46, p. 1269-1278

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shading
periphyton
shade
nutrient
nutrients
2000
139 Citations (Scopus)

Biological processes in running waters and their implications for the assessment of ecological integrity

Bunn, S. E. & Davies, P., 2000, In : Hydrobiologia. 422/423, p. 61-70

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biological processes
Rivers
biomonitoring
river system
rivers
1999
14 Citations (Scopus)

Cadmium in aquaticecosystems in Western Australia: A legacy of nutrient-deficient soils

Bennet-Chambers, M., Davies, P. & Knott, B., 1999, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 57, 4, p. 283-295

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

347 Citations (Scopus)

Ecosystem measures of river health and thier response to riparian and catchment degradation

Bunn, S. E., Davies, P. & Mosisch, T. D., 1999, In : Freshwater Biology. 41, 2, p. 333-345

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of shade and nutrient manipulation on periphyton growth in a subtropical stream

Mosisch, T. D., Bunn, S. E., Davies, P. & Marshall, C. J., 1999, In : Aquatic Botany. 64, 2, p. 167-177

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

periphyton
shade
substrate
nutrient
nutrients
1998

Influence of invasive macrophytes on channel morphology and hydrology in an open tropical lowland stream and potential control by riparian vegetation

Bunn, S. E., Davies, P., Kellaway, D. M. & Prosser, I., 1998, In : Freshwater Biology. 39, p. 171-178

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1997
86 Citations (Scopus)

Contributions of sugar cane and invasive pasture grass to the aquatic food web of a tropical lowland stream

Bunn, S. E., Davies, P. & Kelleway, D. M., 1997, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 48, p. 173-179

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aquatic food webs
Canes
Food Chain
sugar cane
Poaceae