Richard Hobbs

Professor, BSc Edin., MA(Biol) Calif., PhD Aberd., FAA

  • The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway, Rm G33, Botany Building, Crawley campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 12639 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
19982022
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Research Output 2003 2019

2019

Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

Beller, E. E., Spotswood, E. N., Robinson, A. H., Anderson, M. G., Higgs, E. S., Hobbs, R. J., Suding, K. N., Zavaleta, E. S., Grenier, J. L. & Grossinger, R. M., Jan 2019, In : Bioscience. 69, 1, p. 80-92 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Climate change indirectly reduces breeding frequency of a mobile species through changes in food availability

Mastrantonis, S., Craig, M., Renton, M., Kirkby, T. & Hobbs, R., Apr 2019, In : Ecosphere. 10, 4, 11 p., e02656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
food availability
breeding
climate change
Eucalyptus marginata
rain

The truth about cats and dogs: Assessment of apex- and mesopredator diets improves with reduced observer uncertainty

Wysong, M. L., Tulloch, A. I. T., Valentine, L. E., Hobbs, R. J., Morris, K. & Ritchie, E. G., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Mammalogy. 100, 2, p. 410-422 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uncertainty
feces
Cats
uncertainty
Dogs
2018
13 Citations (Scopus)
52 Downloads (Pure)

A million and more trees for science

Paquette, A., Hector, A., Vanhellemont, M., Koricheva, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Abdala-Roberts, L., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Baum, C., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Ganade, G., Godbold, D., Gravel, D., Hall, J. & 26 othersHobbs, R., Hoelscher, D., Hulvey, K. B., Huxham, M., Jactel, H., Kreft, H., Liang, J., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Montgomery, R., Muys, B., Nock, C., Parker, J., Parker, W., Parra-Tabla, V., Perring, M., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P. B., Rewald, B., Sandén, H., Smith, A., Standish, R., Weih, M., Wollni, M. & Zemp, D. C., 1 May 2018, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2, 5, p. 763-766 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
cooperative research
forest ecosystems
biodiversity
species diversity
forest ecosystem
1 Citation (Scopus)

Bioturbation by bandicoots facilitates seedling growth by altering soil properties

Valentine, L. E., Ruthrof, K. X., Fisher, R., Hardy, G. E. S. J., Hobbs, R. J. & Fleming, P. A., 1 Sep 2018, In : Functional Ecology. 32, 9, p. 2138-2148 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bioturbation
seedling growth
soil properties
soil property
seedling

Do novel ecosystems provide habitat value for wildlife? Revisiting the physiognomy vs. floristics debate

Kennedy, P., Fontaine, J. B., Hobbs, R., Johnson, T. N., Boyle, R. & Lueders, A. S., Mar 2018, In : Ecosphere. 9, 3, e02172.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
vegetation structure
floristics
wildlife
ecosystems
ecosystem

Effectiveness of biodiversity offsets: An assessment of a controversial offset in Perth, Western Australia

Thorn, S., Hobbs, R. J. & Valentine, L. E., 1 Dec 2018, In : Biological Conservation. 228, p. 291-300 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Commonwealth of Nations
Western Australia
environmental values
biodiversity
ecological value
1 Citation (Scopus)
growth form
woodlands
woodland
fragmentation
functional response
1 Downloads (Pure)

From our Southern Correspondent

Hobbs, R., 2018, In : British Ecological Society, Bulletin. 49, 1, p. 48-49

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

File
3 Downloads (Pure)

From our Southern Correspondent: The Final Chapter

Hobbs, R., 2018, In : British Ecological Society, Bulletin. 49, 3, p. 58-59

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

File
1 Citation (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)

Grappling with the social dimensions of novel ecosystems

Backstrom, A. C., Garrard, G. E., Hobbs, R. J. & Bekessy, S. A., Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 16, 2, p. 109-117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
ecosystems
ecosystem
ecosystem management
natural analog
environmental change

Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene: perspectives from ecology

Hobbs, R., 2018, In : Geographical Research. 56, 3, p. 325-335

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Keep ecological restoration open and flexible

Higgs, E. S., Harris, J. A., Heger, T., Hobbs, R. J., Murphy, S. D. & Suding, K. N., 1 Apr 2018, Nature Ecology and Evolution 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationLetter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Linear infrastructure impacts on landscape hydrology

Raiter, K. G., Prober, S. M., Possingham, H. P., Westcott, F. & Hobbs, R. J., 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 206, p. 446-457 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrology
hydrology
infrastructure
Soils
Erosion
8 Citations (Scopus)
49 Downloads (Pure)

Movers and Stayers: Novel Assemblages in Changing Environments

Hobbs, R. J., Valentine, L. E., Standish, R. J. & Jackson, S. T., Feb 2018, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33, 2, p. 116-128 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File

Movers and stayers in a changing environment

Hobbs, R., 2018, Decision Point.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Navigating Novelty and Risk in Resilience Management

Dudney, J., Hobbs, R. J., Heilmayr, R., Battles, J. J. & Suding, K. N., 1 Nov 2018, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33, 11, p. 863-873 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

ecosystem management
global change
ecosystem
anthropogenic activities
anthropogenic effect
3 Citations (Scopus)

Novel ecosystems: can’t we just pretend they’re not there?

Hobbs, R., 2018, Effective conservation science : data not dogma. Kareiva, P., Marvier, M. & Silliman, B. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 45-50 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)

On principles and standards in ecological restoration

Higgs, E., Harris, J., Murphy, S., Bowers, K., Hobbs, R., Jenkins, W., Kidwell, J., Lopoukhine, N., Sollereder, B., Suding, K., Thompson, A. & Whisenant, S., 1 May 2018, In : Restoration Ecology. 26, 3, p. 399-403 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecological restoration
developmental stages
developmental stage
restoration

Restoration Ecology at 25 years: the editors reflect on how we got here

Murphy, S. D., Allen, E. B. & Hobbs, R. J., Nov 2018, In : Restoration Ecology. p. 1009-1012

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Citation (Scopus)

Restoration Ecology's silver jubilee: innovation, debate, and creating a future for restoration ecology

Hobbs, R. J., 1 Sep 2018, In : Restoration Ecology. 26, 5, p. 801-805 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

restoration ecology
ecological restoration
silver
innovation
social change

Scratching below the surface with marsupial diggers

Valentine, L., Ruthrof, K. & Hobbs, R., 2018, Decision Point.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Temporal longevity of unidirectional and dynamic filters to faunal recolonization in post-mining forest restoration

Craig, M. D., Smith, M. E., Stokes, V. L., Hardy, G. E. S. T. J. & Hobbs, R. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Austral Ecology. 43, 8, p. 973-988 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

forest restoration
recolonization
reptiles
reptile
filter
4 Citations (Scopus)

The evolution of Society for Ecological Restoration's principles and standards—counter-response to Gann et al.

Higgs, E., Harris, J., Murphy, S., Bowers, K., Hobbs, R., Jenkins, W., Kidwell, J., Lopoukhine, N., Sollereder, B., Suding, K., Thompson, A. & Whisenant, S., 1 May 2018, In : Restoration Ecology. 26, 3, p. 431-433 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

ecological restoration
socioeconomics
economics
restoration

Tradeoffs in demographic mechanisms underlie differences in species abundance and stability

Hallett, L. M., Farrer, E. C., Suding, K. N., Mooney, H. A. & Hobbs, R. J., 28 Nov 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Population dynamics
Population Dynamics
tradeoffs
Demography
Ecology

Vehicle tracks are predator highways in intact landscapes

Raiter, K., Hobbs, R., Possingham, H., Valentine, L. & Prober, S., Dec 2018, In : Biological Conservation. 228, p. 281-290

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

roads
predator
road
predators
dingoes
2017
10 Citations (Scopus)
43 Downloads (Pure)

Are offsets effective? An evaluation of recent environmental offsets in Western Australia

May, J., Hobbs, R. J. & Valentine, L. E., 1 Feb 2017, In : Biological Conservation. 206, p. 249-257 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
environmental markets
Western Australia
planning
compliance
laws and regulations

Beeliar, 'The Jewel in the Crown': urban wetlands and woodlands in a biodiversity hotspot

Chambers, J., Lambers, J., Jennings, P., Bamford, M., Bradshaw, S., Dixon, K. & Hobbs, R., 2017, Never again: reflections on environmental responsibility after Roe 8. Gaynor, A., Newman, P. & Jennings, P. (eds.). Crawley, WA: UWA Publishing, p. 50-69

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Eucalyptus marginata
multiple use
South Australia
reptile
Western Australia
20 Citations (Scopus)

Cultural ecosystem services: Characteristics, challenges and lessons for urban green space research

Dickinson, D. C. & Hobbs, R. J., 1 Jun 2017, In : Ecosystem Services. 25, p. 179-194 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
Ecosystem
Research
coproduction
81 Downloads (Pure)

Diverse outcomes of species interactions in an invaded annual plant community

Wainwright, C. E., Dwyer, J. M., Hobbs, R. J. & Mayfield, M. M., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Plant Ecology. 10, 6, p. 918–926

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
annual plant
plant community
plant communities
intraspecific competition
grass
3 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Expanding the Portfolio: Conserving Nature's Masterpieces in a Changing World

Hobbs, R. J., Higgs, E. & Hall, C. M., 1 Jun 2017, In : Bioscience. 67, 6, p. 568-575 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
arts
Ecosystem
Art
ecosystems
ecosystem management

From our Southern Correspondent

Hobbs, R., 2017, In : British Ecological Society, Bulletin. 48

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

File
4 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)

Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study

Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B. M., Banning, N. C., Battaglia, L. L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P. J., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J. A., Dwyer, J. M., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L. M., Hobbs, R. J., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E. V. J. & Standish, R. J., Nov 2017, In : Ecography. 40, 11, p. 1256-1266

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
anthropogenic activities
case studies
disturbance
species diversity
biodiversity
3 Citations (Scopus)
30 Downloads (Pure)

Lines in the sand: quantifying the cumulative development footprint in the world’s largest remaining temperate woodland

Raiter, K. G., Prober, S. M., Hobbs, R. J. & Possingham, H. P., Oct 2017, In : Landscape Ecology. 32, 10, p. 1969–1986 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
footprint
infrastructure
sand
edge effect
digitization
3 Citations (Scopus)

Non-target impacts of weed control on birds, mammals, and reptiles

Lindenmayer, D. B., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Hobbs, R. J. & Catford, J. A., 10 May 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 5, e01804.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
weed control
reptile
reptiles
mammal
vertebrates

Restoration and resilience

Hobbs, R., Price, C., Standish, R. & Trevenen, E., 2017, Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration. Allison, S. K. & Murphy, S. D. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 509-521 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Where to from here? Challenges for restoration and revegetation in a fast-changing world

Hobbs, R., 23 Aug 2017, In : The Rangeland Journal. 39, 6, p. 563-566 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

revegetation
land restoration
environmental law
ecological restoration
human resources
3 Citations (Scopus)
232 Downloads (Pure)

Woody plant richness does not influence invertebrate community reassembly trajectories in a tree diversity experiment

Yeeles, P., Lach, L., Hobbs, R. J., Van Wees, M. & Didham, R. K., 1 Feb 2017, In : Ecology. 98, 2, p. 500-511 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
woody plant
woody plants
trajectories
invertebrate
invertebrates
2016
25 Citations (Scopus)

Achievable future conditions as a framework for guiding forest conservation and management

Golladay, S. W., Martin, K. L., Vose, J. M., Wear, D. N., Covich, A. P., Hobbs, R., Klepzig, K. D., Likens, G. E., Naiman, B. & Shearer, A. W., 15 Jan 2016, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 360, p. 80-96

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)

Degraded or just different? Perceptions and value judgements in restoration decisions

Hobbs, R., 2016, In : Restoration Ecology. 24, 2, p. 153-158 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
ecological restoration
natural resource management
land use
climate
degradation

'Degraded’, or is it just different?

Hobbs, R., 2016, Decision Point, 95.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

From our Southern Correspondent

Hobbs, R., 2016, In : British Ecological Society, Bulletin. 47

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

File
47 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Integrating plant- and animal- based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity

Mcalpine, C., Catterall, C. P., Mac Nally, R., Lindenmayer, D., Reid, J. L., Holl, K. D., Bennett, A. F., Runting, R. K., Wilson, K., Hobbs, R., Seabrook, L., Cunningham, S., Moilanen, A., Maron, M., Shoo, L., Lunt, I., Vesk, P., Rumpff, L., Martin, T. G., Thomson, J. & 1 othersPossingham, H., 2 Feb 2016, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14, 1, p. 37-45

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
biodiversity
ecological restoration
animal
animals
restoration ecology
7 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanisms linking fungal conditioning of leaf litter to detritivore feeding activity

Harrop-Archibald, H., Didham, R., Standish, R., Tibbett, M. & Hobbs, R., Feb 2016, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 93, p. 119-130

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

detritivores
conditioned behavior
leaf litter
plant litter
conditioning
9 Citations (Scopus)

Restoration over time: is it possible to restore trees and non-trees in high-diversity forests?

Garcia, L. C., Hobbs, R. J., Ribeiro, D. B., Tamashiro, J. Y., Santos, F. A. M. & Rodrigues, R. R., 1 Oct 2016, In : Applied Vegetation Science. 19, 4, p. 655-666 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

growth form
filter
restoration
species diversity
colonization
47 Citations (Scopus)

Taming a Wicked Problem: Resolving Controversies in Biodiversity Offsetting

Maron, M., Ives, C. D., Kujala, H., Bull, J. W., Maseyk, F. J. F., Bekessy, S., Gordon, A., Watson, J. E. M., Lentini, P. E., Gibbons, P., Possingham, H. P., Hobbs, R., Keith, D. A., Wintle, B. A. & Evans, M. C., 1 Jun 2016, In : Bioscience. 66, 6, p. 489-498

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Biodiversity
biodiversity
governance
synthesis
30 Citations (Scopus)

The Precision Problem in Conservation and Restoration

Hiers, J. K., Jackson, S. T., Hobbs, R. J., Bernhardt, E. S. & Valentine, L. E., 1 Nov 2016, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 31, 11, p. 820-830 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

habitat
habitats
environmental policy
habitat conservation
endangered species
7 Citations (Scopus)

The relative influence of in situ and neighborhood factors on reptile recolonization in post-mining restoration sites

Triska, M., Craig, M., Stokes, V. L., Pech, R. P. & Hobbs, R., Jul 2016, In : Restoration Ecology. 24, 4, p. 517-527

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

recolonization
reptile
reptiles
matrix
habitat
2015

Adapting conservation goals to global change

Hobbs, R. & Heller, N., 2015, Decision Point.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle