Samantha Setterfield

Associate Professor, BSc Monash, PhD Charles Darwin University

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1991 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
19982022
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Research Output 1998 2019

2019
2 Citations (Scopus)

Groundwater-Derived DIC and Carbonate Buffering Enhance Fluvial CO 2 Evasion in Two Australian Tropical Rivers

Duvert, C., Bossa, M., Tyler, K. J., Wynn, J. G., Munksgaard, N. C., Bird, M. I., Setterfield, S. A. & Hutley, L. B., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 124, 2, p. 312-327 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbonates
dissolved inorganic carbon
Carbon Monoxide
ground water
buffering
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: Practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning

Adams, V. M., Douglas, M. M., Jackson, S. E., Scheepers, K., Kool, J. T. & Setterfield, S. A., 28 Jan 2018, In : Conservation Letters. e12441.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
introduced species
invasive species
planning
biodiversity
historic sites
4 Citations (Scopus)

Exotic grass invasion alters microsite conditions limiting woody recruitment potential in an Australian savanna

Setterfield, S. A., Clifton, P. J., Hutley, L. B., Rossiter-Rachor, N. A. & Douglas, M. M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 6628.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Poaceae
Seedlings
Eucalyptus
Microclimate
Biomass
1 Citation (Scopus)

Habitat-contingent responses to disturbance: impacts of cattle grazing on ant communities vary with habitat complexity

Arcoverde, G. B., Andersen, A. N., Leal, I. R. & Setterfield, S. A., Oct 2018, In : Ecological Applications. 28, 7, p. 1808-1817 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
Eucalyptus miniata
seed predation
ant
tropics
Formicidae
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)

Invasive Andropogon gayanus (Gamba grass) alters litter decomposition and nitrogen fluxes in an Australian tropical savanna

Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Hutley, L. B., McMaster, D., Schmidt, S. & Douglas, M. M., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 11705.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Andropogon
Poaceae
Nitrogen
Soil
Isoptera

Invasive plants and pathogens in Australia

Leishman, M. R., Gallagher, R. V., Catford, J. A., Grice, T., Morgan, J. W. & Setterfield, S., 2017, Australian Vegetation. Keith, D. A. (ed.). 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 207-229

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)
savanna
ant
savannas
livestock
tropics
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)
grass
prioritization
invasive species
risk assessment
weed

Effects of the invasive grass Andropogon gayanus Kunth (gamba grass) on soil nitrogen dynamics and the soil microbial community

Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Gibb, K., Bodrossy, L., Holmes, B., McMaster, D. & Setterfield, S., 2016, 20th Australasian Weeds Conference 2016. Randall, R., Lloyd, S. & Borger, C. (eds.). Perth, Western Australia: Weeds Society of Western Australia, p. 358-362

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

soil nitrogen
microbial community
grass
soil
savanna

Fire in Australia's riparian landscapes

Douglas, M., Pettit, N. & Setterfield, S., 2016, Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and Management. Capon, S., James, C. & Reid, M. (eds.). Australia: CSIRO Publishing, p. 297-306 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Marathon weed management: how can we effectively connect weed research with policy planning and on-ground action for long-term NRM results?

Ferdinands, K. B., Setterfield, S. & Vea, J., 2016, 20th Australasian Weeds Conference 2016. Randall, R., Lloyd, S. & Borger, C. (eds.). Perth, Western Australia: Weeds Society of Western Australia, p. 304-307

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

weed
sport
policy planning
national park
biodiversity
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
2015
19 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution, demography and dispersal model of spatial spread of invasive plant populations with limited data

Adams, V. M., Petty, A. M., Douglas, M. M., Buckley, Y. M., Ferdinands, K. B., Okazaki, T., Ko, D. W. & Setterfield, S. A., 1 Jul 2015, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6, 7, p. 782-794 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

demography
weed
weeds
Urochloa mutica
grass
12 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring benefits of protected area management: Trends across realms and research gaps for freshwater systems

Adams, V. M., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M., Kennard, M. J. & Ferdinands, K., 2015, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370, 1681, p. Article 20140274

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fresh Water
protected area
conservation areas
Research
Deforestation
11 Citations (Scopus)

Monitoring the distribution and dynamics of an invasive grass in tropical savanna using airborne LiDAR

Levick, S. R., Setterfield, S. A., Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Hutley, L. B., McMaster, D. & Hacker, J. M., 2015, In : Remote Sensing. 7, 5, p. 5117-5132 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
savanna
grass
monitoring
habitat quality
image analysis
11 Citations (Scopus)

Optimal dynamic control of invasions: Applying a systematic conservation approach

Adams, V. M. & Setterfield, S. A., 1 Jun 2015, In : Ecological Applications. 25, 4, p. 1131-1141 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Budgets
prioritization
weed
Introduced Species
Financial Management
16 Citations (Scopus)

Resource-use efficiency explains grassy weed invasion in a low-resource savanna in north Australia

Ens, E., Hutley, L. B., Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Douglas, M. & Setterfield, S. A., 2015, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 6, AUG, p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Andropogon gayanus
grass weeds
savannas
nutrient use efficiency
grasses
6 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of fire on riparian vegetation in Australia's tropical savanna

Douglas, M., Setterfield, S. A., Mcguinness, K. & Lake, P. S., 2015, In : Freshwater Science. 34, 4, p. 1351-1365

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

riparian vegetation
savanna
savannas
vegetation
riparian zone
2014
50 Citations (Scopus)

Floodplain inundation and vegetation dynamics in the Alligator Rivers region (Kakadu) of northern Australia assessed using optical and radar remote sensing

Ward, D. P., Petty, A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Ferdinands, K., Hamilton, S. K. & Phinn, S., 5 May 2014, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 147, p. 43-55 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alligators
radar
vegetation dynamics
floodplains
remote sensing
2013
38 Citations (Scopus)

Adding fuel to the fire: the impacts of non-native grass invasion on fire management at a regional scale

Setterfield, S. A., Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Douglas, M. M., Wainger, L., Petty, A. M., Barrow, P., Shepherd, I. J. & Ferdinands, K. B., 14 May 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 5, e59144.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fuels (fire ecology)
Poaceae
Fires
grasses
Andropogon gayanus

Corrigendum to The ten Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points [Biol. Conserv. 144 (2011) 1472-1480]

Laurance, W. F., Dell, B., Turton, S. M., Lawes, M. J., Hutley, L. B., McCallum, H., Dale, P., Bird, M., Hardy, G., Prideaux, G., Gawne, B., McMahon, C. R., Yu, R., Hero, J. M., Schwarzkopf, L., Krockenberger, A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M., Silvester, E., Mahony, M. & 6 othersVella, K., Saikia, U., Wahren, C. H., Xu, Z., Smith, B. & Cocklin, C., Mar 2013, In : Biological Conservation. 159, p. 552 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

16 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Andropogon
Poaceae
Greenhouse gases
savanna
greenhouse gas
20 Citations (Scopus)

Invasive plants in the floodplains of Australia’s Kakadu National Park

Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Petty, A. M., Bayliss, P., Ferdinands, K. B. & Winderlich, S., 1 Jan 2013, Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges. Foxcroft, L. C., Pyšek, P., Richardson, D. M. & Genovesi, P. (eds.). Springer, p. 167-189 23 p. (Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology ; vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Wetlands
floodplains
floodplain
national parks
national park
548 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions

Guisan, A., Tingley, R., Baumgartner, J. B., Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., Sutcliffe, P. R., Tulloch, A. I. T., Regan, T. J., Brotons, L., Mcdonald-Madden, E., Mantyka-Pringle, C., Martin, T. G., Rhodes, J. R., Maggini, R., Setterfield, S. A., Elith, J., Schwartz, M. W., Wintle, B. A., Broennimann, O., Austin, M., Ferrier, S. & 3 othersKearney, M. R., Possingham, H. P. & Buckley, Y. M., Dec 2013, In : Ecology Letters. 16, 12, p. 1424-1435 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
biogeography
decision making
biological invasion
decision
distribution
2012
28 Citations (Scopus)

Does long-term fire exclusion in an Australian tropical savanna result in a biome shift? A test using the reintroduction of fire

Scott, K., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Parr, C. L., Schatz, J. & Andersen, A. N., Sep 2012, In : Austral Ecology. 37, 6, p. 693-711 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reintroduction
biome
savanna
savannas
ecosystems
16 Citations (Scopus)

Inferring habitat suitability and spread patterns from large-scale distributions of an exotic invasive pasture grass in north Australia

Petty, A. M., Setterfield, S. A., Ferdinands, K. B. & Barrow, P., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 49, 3, p. 742-752 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pasture
grass
aerial survey
habitat
range expansion
123 Citations (Scopus)

Invasions: The trail behind, the path ahead, and a test of a disturbing idea

Moles, A. T., Flores-Moreno, H., Bonser, S. P., Warton, D. I., Helm, A., Warman, L., Eldridge, D. J., Jurado, E., Hemmings, F. A., Reich, P. B., Cavender-Bares, J., Seabloom, E. W., Mayfield, M. M., Sheil, D., Djietror, J. C., Peri, P. L., Enrico, L., Cabido, M. R., Setterfield, S. A., Lehmann, C. E. R. & 1 othersThomson, F. J., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Ecology. 100, 1, p. 116-127 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

man-made trails
disturbance
introduced species
testing
ecosystems
2011
10 Citations (Scopus)

'Bio-insecurities': Managing demand for potentially invasive plants in the bioeconomy

Ferdinands, K., Virtue, J., Johnson, S. B. & Setterfield, S. A., Mar 2011, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 3, 1-2, p. 43-49 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

environmental impact
innovation
socioeconomic impact
biofuel
demand
26 Citations (Scopus)

Is Australia ready for assisted colonization? Policy changes required to facilitate translocations under climate change

Burbridge, A. A., Byrne, M., Coates, D., Garnett, S. T., Harris, S., Hayward, M. W., Martin, T. G., Mcdonald-Madden, E., Mitchell, N., Nally, S. & Setterfield, S. A., 2011, In : Pacific Conservation Biology. 17, p. 259–269

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010
6 Citations (Scopus)
sorghum
Sorghum (Poaceae)
savanna
savannas
fecundity
37 Citations (Scopus)
conceptual framework
savanna
savannas
grass
grasses
8 Citations (Scopus)

Fire tolerance of perennial grass tussocks in a savanna woodland

Scott, K. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M. & Andersen, A. N., Dec 2010, In : Austral Ecology. 35, 8, p. 858-861 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fire resistance
savanna
savannas
woodlands
survivorship
15 Citations (Scopus)

Habitat complexity and invasive species: The impacts of gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) on invertebrates in an Australian tropical savanna

Parr, C. L., Ryan, B. J. & Setterfield, S. A., Nov 2010, In : Biotropica. 42, 6, p. 688-696 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Andropogon gayanus
invasive species
savanna
savannas
invertebrate
39 Citations (Scopus)

Soil seed banks confer resilience to savanna grass-layer plants during seasonal disturbance

Scott, K., Setterfield, S., Douglas, M. & Andersen, A., Mar 2010, In : Acta Oecologica. 36, 2, p. 202-210 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seed bank
buried seeds
savanna
savannas
grass
8 Citations (Scopus)

The Northern Territory's Weed Risk Management system: An application of the national post-border WRM protocol

Setterfield, S., Ferdinands, K., Rossiter-Rachor, N. & Douglas, M., 2010, In : Plant Protection Quarterly. 25, 2, p. 86-89 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Northern Territory
risk management
management systems
weed
weeds
101 Citations (Scopus)

Turning up the heat: The impacts of Andropogon gayanus (gamba grass) invasion on fire behaviour in northern Australian savannas

Setterfield, S. A., Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Hutley, L. B., Douglas, M. M. & Williams, R. J., Sep 2010, In : Diversity and Distributions. 16, 5, p. 854-861 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Andropogon gayanus
fire behavior
savanna
savannas
grass
2009
23 Citations (Scopus)

Correlates of grass-species composition in a savanna woodland in northern Australia

Scott, K. A., Setterfield, S. A., Andersen, A. N. & Douglas, M. M., 1 Apr 2009, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 57, 1, p. 10-17 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

savanna
savannas
woodlands
woodland
grass
81 Citations (Scopus)

Invasive Andropogon gayanus (gamba grass) is an ecosystem transformer of nitrogen relations in Australian savanna

Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Hutley, L. B., Cook, G. D. & Schmidt, S., 1 Sep 2009, In : Ecological Applications. 19, 6, p. 1546-1560 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

savanna
grass
ecosystem
nitrogen
phytomass
2008
44 Citations (Scopus)

Andropogon gayanus (gamba grass) invasion increases fire-mediated nitrogen losses in the tropical savannas of northern Australia

Rossiter-Rachor, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Hutley, L. B. & Cook, G. D., 1 Feb 2008, In : Ecosystems. 11, 1, p. 77-88 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Andropogon gayanus
fuels (fire ecology)
savanna
savannas
Fires
2005
34 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of canopy cover and ground disturbance on establishment of an invasive grass in an Australia Savanna

Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Hutley, L. B. & Welch, M. A., 1 Jan 2005, In : Biotropica. 37, 1, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Andropogon gayanus
savanna
savannas
canopy
grass
237 Citations (Scopus)

Fire frequency and biodiversity conservation in Australian tropical savannas: Implications from the Kapalga fire experiment

Andersen, A. N., Cook, G. D., Corbett, L. K., Douglas, M. M., Eager, R. W., Russell-Smith, J., Setterfield, S. A., Williams, R. J. & Woinarski, J. C. Z., 1 Apr 2005, In : Austral Ecology. 30, 2, p. 155-167 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

savanna
savannas
biodiversity
experiment
prescribed burning
27 Citations (Scopus)

Seedling recruitment of the exotic grass Andropogon gayanus (Poaceae) in northern Australia

Flores, T. A., Setterfield, S. A. & Douglas, M. M., 11 Jul 2005, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 53, 3, p. 243-249 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Andropogon gayanus
Poaceae
seedling
grass
grasses
2004
7 Citations (Scopus)
fire regime
savanna
savannas
water quality
catchment
2003
236 Citations (Scopus)

Testing the grass-fire cycle: Alien grass invasion in the tropical savannas of northern Australia

Rossiter, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M. & Hutley, L. B., 1 May 2003, In : Diversity and Distributions. 9, 3, p. 169-176 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

savanna
savannas
Andropogon gayanus
fuels (fire ecology)
grass
1998
102 Citations (Scopus)

Fire research for conservation management in tropical savannas: Introducing the Kapalga fire experiment

Andersen, A. N., Braithwaite, R. W., Cook, G. D., Corbett, L. K., Williams, R. J., Douglas, M. M., Gill, A. M., Setterfield, S. A. & Muller, W. J., 1 Jan 1998, In : Austral Ecology. 23, 2, p. 95-110 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conservation management
savanna
savannas
experiment
fire intensity