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

  • 12592 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
19982022
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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
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 Citation (Scopus)
37 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
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

Movers and stayers in a changing environment

Hobbs, R., 2018, Decision Point.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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
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

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)
42 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
2 Citations (Scopus)
36 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Eucalyptus marginata
multiple use
South Australia
reptile
Western Australia
79 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
4 Citations (Scopus)
36 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)
29 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
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)
228 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

33 Citations (Scopus)
122 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

46 Citations (Scopus)
73 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
8 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
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

144 Citations (Scopus)

Advances in restoration ecology: rising to the challenges of the coming decades

Perring, M., Standish, R., Price, J., Craig, M., Erickson, T., Ruthrof, K. X., Whiteley, A., Valentine, L. & Hobbs, R., 7 Aug 2015, In : Ecosphere. 6, 8, p. 1-25 131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

A long-term experimental case study of the ecological effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Invasive plant management in achieving conservation goals: Bitou bush control in Booderee National Park in Eastern Australia

Lindenmayer, D. B., Wood, J., Macgregor, C., Buckley, Y. M., Dexter, N., Fortescue, M., Hobbs, R. & Catford, J., 3 Jun 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 6, p. 1-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Plant management
cost effectiveness
Cost effectiveness
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Conservation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Biodiversity change in heathland and its relationships with shifting local fire regimes and native species expansion

Shackelford, N., Renton, M., Perring, M., Brooks, K. & Hobbs, R., 1 Feb 2015, In : JOURNAL OF PLANT ECOLOGY-UK. 8, 1, p. 17-29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Burning questions for black cockatoos

Valentine, L. & Hobbs, R., 2015, Decision Point.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

17 Citations (Scopus)

Climate moderates release from nutrient limitation in natural annual plant communities

Dwyer, J., Hobbs, R., Wainwright, C. & Mayfield, M., May 2015, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24, p. 549-561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

annual plant
nutrient limitation
plant community
plant communities
moisture
22 Citations (Scopus)

Contemplating the future: Acting now on long-term monitoring to answer 2050’s questions

Lindenmayer, D. B., Burns, E. L., Tennant, P., Dickman, C. R., Green, P., Keith, D. A., Metcalfe, D. J., Russell-Smith, J., Wardle, G. M., Williams, D., Bossard, K., Delacey, C., Hanigan, I., Bull, C. M., Gillespie, G., Hobbs, R., Krebs, C. J., Likens, G. E., Porter, J. & Vardon, M., May 2015, In : Austral Ecology. 40, 3, p. 213-224

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Do state-and-transition models derived from vegetation succession also represent avian succession in restored mine pits?

Craig, M., Stokes, V. L., Fontaine, J. B., Hardy, G. E., Grigg, A. H. & Hobbs, R., 1 Oct 2015, In : Ecological Applications. 25, 7, p. 1790-1806 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vegetation
biodiversity
disturbance
ecosystem
sampling
9 Citations (Scopus)

Edge effects across boundaries between natural and restored jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forests in south‐western Australia

Craig, M., Stokes, V. L., Stj. Hardy, G. E. & Hobbs, R., Apr 2015, In : Austral Ecology. 40, 2, p. 186-197

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eucalyptus marginata
edge effect
edge effects
reptile
reptiles
51 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating conservation and restoration in a changing world

Wiens, J. & Hobbs, R., Mar 2015, In : Bioscience. 65, 3, p. 302-312 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Uncertainty
Triage
Ecology
Ecosystem
uncertainty
12 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term data suggest jarrah-forest establishment at restored mine sites is resistant to climate variability

Standish, R., Daws, M. I., Gove, A. D., Didham, R., Grigg, A. H., Koch, J. M. & Hobbs, R., 7 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Ecology. 103, 1, p. 78-89 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Eucalyptus marginata
climate
rain
drought
rainfall
15 Citations (Scopus)

Managing tree plantations as novel socio-ecological systems: Australian and North American perspectives

Lindenmayer, D., Messier, C., Paquette, A. & Hobbs, R., 2015, In : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH-REVUE CANADIENNE DE RECHERCHE FORESTIERE. 45, 10, p. 1427-1433

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Phosphorus fertilisation and large legume species affect jarrah forest restoration after bauxite mining

Daws, M. I., Standish, R., Koch, J. M., Morald, T., Tibbett, M. & Hobbs, R., 15 Oct 2015, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 354, p. 10-17 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eucalyptus marginata
forest restoration
bauxite
legumes
phosphorus
7 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

Soil-vegetation type, stem density and species richness influence biomass of restored woodland in south-western Australia

Perring, M., Jonson, J., Freudenberger, D., Campbell, R., Rooney, M., Hobbs, R. & Standish, R., 15 May 2015, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 344, p. 53-62

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
South Australia
vegetation types
Western Australia
vegetation type
woodlands
2014
52 Citations (Scopus)

Biotic mechanisms of community stability shift along a precipitation gradient

Hallett, L. M., Hsu, J. S., Cleland, E. E., Collins, S. L., Dickson, T. L., Farrer, E. C., Gherardi, L. A., Gross, K. L., Hobbs, R., Turnbull, L. & Suding, K. N., 2014, In : Ecology. 95, 6, p. 1693-1700

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Burning questions for black cockatoos: Fire may hold the key to the future of Carnaby’s cockatoo

Valentine, L. & Hobbs, R., 2014, Decision Point.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)
woodlands
plant community
plant communities
woodland
fragmentation
36 Citations (Scopus)

Conservation opportunities across the world's anthromes

Martin, L. J., Quinn, J. E., Ellis, E. C., Shaw, M. R., Dorning, M. A., Hallett, L. M., Heller, N. E., Hobbs, R., Kraft, C. E., Law, E., Michel, N. L., Perring, M., Shirey, P. D. & Wiederholt, R., Jul 2014, In : Diversity and Distributions. 20, 7, p. 745-755

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
protected area
conservation areas
ecosystems
biodiversity
biome