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  • David Merritt

A framework for the practical science necessary to restore sustainable, resilient, and biodiverse ecosystems

Miller, B. P., Sinclair, E. A., Menz, M. H. M., Elliott, C. P., Bunn, E., Commander, L. E., Dalziell, E., David, E., Davis, B., Erickson, T. E., Golos, P. J., Krauss, S. L., Lewandrowski, W., Mayence, C. E., Merino-Martin, L., Merritt, D. J., Nevill, P. G., Phillips, R. D., Ritchie, A. L., Ruoss, S. & 1 others, Stevens, J. C., Jul 2017, In : Restoration Ecology. 25, 4, p. 605-617 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
51 Citations (Scopus)

Alleviation of morphophysiological dormancy in seeds of the Australian arid-zone endemic shrub, Hibbertia glaberrima F. Muell. (Dilleniaceae)

Dalziell, E., Erickson, T., Hidayati, S., Walck, J. L. & Merritt, D., Dec 2018, In : Seed Science Research. 28, 4, p. 286-293

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

An atlas to the plants and seeds of the Pilbara region

Erickson, T., Barrett, R. L., Symons, D. R., Turner, S. R. & Merritt, D. J., 2016, Pilbara seed atlas and field guide: Plant restoration in Australia's arid northwest. Erickson, TE., Barrett, RL., Merritt, DJ. & Dixon, KW. (eds.). Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, p. 43-256

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

A research agenda for seed-trait functional ecology

Saatkamp, A., Cochrane, A., Commander, L., Guja, LK., Jimenez-Alfaro, B., Larson, J., Nicotra, A., Poschlod, P., Silveira, F. A. O., Cross, AT., Dalziell, E. L., Dickie, J., Erickson, T. E., Fidelis, A., Fuchs, A., Golos, P. J., Hope, M., Lewandrowski, W., Merritt, D. J., Miller, B. P. & 9 others, Miller, RG., Offord, C. A., Ooi, M. K. J., Satyanti, A., Sommerville, K. D., Tangney, R., Tomlinson, S., Turner, S. & Walck, J. L., 30 Sep 2018, In : New Phytologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
38 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic approach to seed management for restoration

Merritt, D. J., Golos, P. J. & Erickson, T., 2016, Pilbara seed atlas and field guide: Plant restoration in Australia's arid northwest. Erickson, TE., Barrett, RL., Merritt, DJ. & Dixon, KW. (eds.). Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, p. 35-42

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Benefits of adopting seed-based technologies for rehabilitation in the mining sector: A Pilbara perspective

Erickson, T., Munoz-Rojas, M., Kildisheva, O. A., Stokes, B., White, S., Heyes, J., Dalziell, E. L., Lewandrowski, W., James, J., Madsen, M., Turner, S. R. & Merritt, D. J., 30 Nov 2017, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 65, 8, p. 646-660

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

Biodiversity responses to vegetation structure in a fragmented landscape: ant communities in a peri-urban coastal dune system

Cross, S. L., Cross, A. T., Merritt, D., Dixon, K. W. & Andersen, A. N., 2016, In : Journal of Insect Conservation. 20, 3, p. 485-495 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Bio-priming seeds with cyanobacteria: effects on native plant growth and soil properties

Chua, M., Erickson, T. E., Merritt, D. J., Chilton, A. M., Ooi, M. K. J. & Muñoz-Rojas, M., 15 Sep 2019, In : Restoration Ecology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Climate and soil factors influencing seedling recruitment of plant species used for dryland restoration

Munoz-Rojas, M., Erickson, T., Martini, D., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 28 Jun 2016, In : SOIL. 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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28 Citations (Scopus)
175 Downloads (Pure)

Climate-Dependent Heat-Triggered Opening Mechanism of Banksia Seed Pods

Huss, J. C., Schoeppler, V., Merritt, D. J., Best, C., Maire, E., Adrien, J., Spaeker, O., Janssen, N., Gladisch, J., Gierlinger, N., Miller, B. P., Fratzl, P. & Eder, M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Advanced Science. 5, 1, 1700572.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

Compaction conditions greatly affect growth during early plant establishment

Beckett, C. T. S., Glenn, D., Bradley, K., Guzzomi, A. L., Merritt, D. & Fourie, A. B., 1 Sep 2017, In : Ecological Engineering. 106, p. 471-481 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Cyanobacteria inoculation enhances carbon sequestration in soil substrates used in dryland restoration

Muñoz-Rojas, M., Román, J. R., Roncero-Ramos, B., Erickson, T. E., Merritt, D. J., Aguila-Carricondo, P. & Cantón, Y., 15 Sep 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 636, p. 1149-1154 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Defining the role of fire in alleviating seed dormancy in a rare Mediterranean endemic subshrub

Cross, A. T., Paniw, M., Ojeda, F., Turner, S. R., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 28 Jul 2017, In : AOB Plants. 9, 5, plx036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
7 Citations (Scopus)
212 Downloads (Pure)

Do Abrasion- or Temperature-Based Techniques More Effectively Relieve Physical Dormancy in Seeds of Cold Desert Perennials?

Kildisheva, O. A., Erickson, T. E., Merritt, D. J., Madsen, M. D., Dixon, K. W., Vargas, J., Amarteifio, R. & Kramer, A. T., 1 May 2018, In : Rangeland Ecology and Management. 71, 3, p. 318-322 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of indigenous soil cyanobacteria on seed germination and seedling growth of arid species used in restoration

Muñoz-Rojas, M., Chilton, A., Liyanage, G. S., Erickson, T. E., Merritt, D. J., Neilan, B. A. & Ooi, M. K. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Plant and Soil. 429, 1-2, p. 91-100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Fire Seasonality Effect on Post-Fire Wind Dispersal: Response to Keith, Dunker, and Driscoll

Miller, R. G., Tangney, R., Enright, N. J., Fontaine, J. B., Merritt, D. J., Ooi, M. K. J., Ruthrof, K. X. & Miller, B. P., Apr 2020, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 35, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Flash flaming effectively removes appendages and improves the seed coating potential of grass florets

Guzzomi, A. L., Erickson, T. E., Ling, K. Y., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 2016, In : Restoration Ecology. 24, S2, p. S98-S105 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction to plant diversity of the Pilbara

Erickson, T. & Merritt, D. J., 2016, Pilbara seed atlas and field guide: Plant restoration in Australia's arid northwest. Erickson, TE., Barrett, RL., Merritt, DJ. & Dixon, KW. (eds.). Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Measuring metabolic rates of small terrestrial organisms by fluorescence-based closed-system respirometry

Tomlinson, S., Dalziell, E. L., Withers, P. C., Lewandrowski, W., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 221, 7, jeb172874.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mechanisms of fire seasonality effects on plant populations

Miller, RG., Tangney, R., Enright, N. J., Fontaine, J. B., Merritt, D., Ooi, M. K. J., Ruthrof, K. & Miller, B., Dec 2019, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 34, 12, p. 1104-1117

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

7 Citations (Scopus)
3 Citations (Scopus)

Morphophysiological dormancy in the basal angiosperm order Nymphaeales

Dalziell, E., Baskin, C., Baskin, J., Young, R., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D., 1 Jan 2019, In : Annals of Botany. 123, p. 95-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Optimizing physiological dormancy break of understudied cold desert perennials to improve seed-based restoration

Kildisheva, O., Erickson, T., Kramer, A. T., Zeldin, J. & Merritt, D., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 170, 104001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
18 Citations (Scopus)

Overcoming physiological dormancy in seeds of Triodia (Poaceae) to improve restoration in the arid zone

Erickson, T., Shackelford, N. A., Dixon, K. W., Turner, S. R. & Merritt, D. J., 2016, In : Restoration Ecology. 24, 2, p. 64 - 76 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Pilbara seed atlas and field guide: Plant restoration in Australia's arid northwest

Erickson, T., Barrett, R., Merritt, D. & Dixon, K., 2016, Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Australia. 312 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Protecting offspring against fire: Lessons from Banksia seed pods

Huss, J. C., Fratzl, P., Dunlop, J., Merritt, D., Miller, B. & Eder, M., 12 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, 283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Seed Coating: Science or Marketing Spin?

Pedrini, S., Merritt, D. J., Stevens, J. & Dixon, K., 1 Feb 2017, In : Trends in Plant Science. 22, 2, p. 106-116 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
49 Citations (Scopus)
1105 Downloads (Pure)

Seed collection, cleaning, and storage procedures

Erickson, T. & Merritt, D. J., 2016, Pilbara seed atlas and field guide: Plant restoration in Australia's arid northwest. Erickson, TE., Barrett, RL., Merritt, DJ. & Dixon, KW. (eds.). Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, p. 7-16

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Seed dormancy and germination of arid zone species

Erickson, T., Merritt, D. J. & Turner, S. R., 2016, Pilbara seed atlas and field guide: Plant restoration in Australia's arid northwest. Erickson, TE., Barrett, RL., Merritt, DJ. & Dixon, KW. (eds.). Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, p. 17-34

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Seed-dormancy depth is partitioned more strongly among habitats than among species in tropical ephemerals

Cross, A. T., Barrett, M. D., Turner, S. R., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 66, 3, p. 230-242 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)

Seed germination and dormancy traits of forbs and shrubs important for restoration of North American dryland ecosystems

Kildisheva, O. A., Erickson, T., Madsen, M., Dixon, K. & Merritt, D., May 2019, In : Plant Biology. 21, 3, p. 458-469 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Seed germination biology of the Albany pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularis

Just, M. P., Merritt, D. J., Turner, S. R., Conran, J. G. & Cross, A. T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 67, 7, p. 480-489 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Seed germination traits of desert perennials

Commander, L. E., Golos, P. J., Miller, B. P. & Merritt, D. J., Sep 2017, In : Plant Ecology. 218, 9, p. 1077-1091 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Seed moisture content as a primary trait regulating the lethal temperature thresholds of seeds

Tangney, R., Merritt, D., Fontaine, J. B. & Miller, B., May 2019, In : Journal of Ecology. 107, 3, p. 1093-1105 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Seed production areas for the global restoration challenge

Nevill, P. G., Tomlinson, S., Elliott, C. P., Espeland, E. K., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 1 Oct 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 20, p. 7490-7497 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
30 Citations (Scopus)

Seed reproductive biology of the rare aquatic carnivorous plant Aldrovanda vesiculosa (Droseraceae)

Cross, A. T., Adamec, L., Turner, S. R., Dixon, K. W. & Merritt, D. J., 2016, In : Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 180, 4, p. 515-529 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Seed storage behaviour of tropical members of the aquatic basal angiosperm genus Nymphaea L. (Nymphaeaceae)

Dalziell, E., Funnekotter, B., Mancera, R. L. & Merritt, D., 2019, In : Conservation Physiology. 7, 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Seed traits determine species' responses to fire under varying soil heating scenarios

Tangney, R., Merritt, D. J., Callow, J. N., Fontaine, J. B. & Miller, B. P., 2 Jul 2020, In : Functional Ecology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Setting the scene for dryland recovery: an overview and key findings from a workshop targeting seed-based restoration

Kildisheva, O., Erickson, T. E., Merritt, D. J. & Dixon, K. W., 2016, In : Restoration Ecology. 24, S2, p. S36-S42 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)
60 Citations (Scopus)
55 Citations (Scopus)