Not all predators are equal: a continent-scale analysis of the effects of predator control on Australian mammals (download pdf)

Year: 2018. Reference:  Hunter, D., Lagisz, M., Leo, V., Nakagawa, S., Letnic, M, 2018. 'Not all predators are equal: a continent-scale analysis of the effects of predator control on Australian mammals', Mammal Review (2018): 1-15.


Communicating bushfire risk in the Blue Mountains: a case study of the Fire Stories film (download pdf)

Year: 2017. Reference: Chapple, R.S., Blignault, I., Fitzgerald, A. 2017. ‘Communicating bushfire risk in the Blue Mountains: a case study of the Fire Stories film’, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 32 (3): 58-66.


Can place attachment mediate perceptions of bushfire risk? A case study of the Blue Mountains, NSW (download pdf).

Year: 2016. Reference: Ratnam, C., Drozdzewski, D., Chapple, R. 'Can place attachment mediate perceptions of bushfire risk? A case study of the Blue Mountains, NSW', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31 (4): 62-66.


Elaborate mimetic vocal displays by female Superb Lyrebirds (download pdf)

Year: 2016. Reference: Dalziell, A.H., Welbergen, J.A. 2016. 'Elaborate Mimetic Vocal Displays by Female Superb Lyrebirds', Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, April 2016 | Volume 4 | Article 34 https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00034


Integrating science into management of ecosystems in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (download pdf)

Year: 2011. Reference: Chapple, R.S., Ramp, D.R., Kingsford, R.T., Merson, J.A., Bradstock, R.A., Mulley, R.C. and Auld, T. 2011. ‘Integrating science into management of ecosystems in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’, Australia. Env. Mgmt. 48 (4): 659-674.


Diet analysis of mammals, raptors and reptiles in a complex predator assemblage in the Blue Mountains, eastern Australia (download pdf)

Year: 2011. Reference: Pascoe, J.H., Mulley, R.C., Spencer, R. and Chapple, R.S. 2012. ‘Diet analysis of mammals, raptors and reptiles in a complex predator assemblage in the Blue Mountains, eastern Australia’. Australian Journal of Zoology59, (5): 295. 


Aboriginal rock art depictions of fauna: What can they tell us about the natural history of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area?

Year: 2010. Reference: Tacon, P., Chapple, R.S., Merson, J.A., Ramp, D., Brennan, W., King, G. and Tasire, A. 2010. ‘Aboriginal rock art depictions of fauna: What can they tell us about the natural history of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area?’ In: The Natural History of Sydney, edited by Lunney, D., Hutchings, P. and Hochuli, D. Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman, Australia. pp.58-73.


Sustainable agri-industrial projects neighbouring the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Year: 2010. Reference: Merson, J., Attwater, R., Ampt, P., Wildman, H. and R. Chapple. 2010. ‘Sustainable agri-industrial projects neighbouring the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8, (1&2): 72-85


The challenges to urban agriculture in the Sydney basin and lower Blue Mountains region of Australia

Year: 2010. Reference: J. Merson, R. Attwater, P. Ampt, H. Wildman and R. Chapple. 2010. ‘The challenges to urban agriculture in the Sydney basin and lower Blue Mountains region of Australia’, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8, 75-85


Assessing the distribution and protection status of 2 types of cool environment to facilitate their conservation under climate change

Year: 2014. Reference: Gollan, J.R., Ramp, D., Ashcroft, M.B., 2014. ‘Assessing the distribution and protection status of 2 types of cool environment to facilitate their conservation under climate change’. Conserv. Biol. 28 (2): 456–466


Using endemism to assess representation of protected areas – the family Myrtaceae in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Year: 2013. Reference: Laffan, S.W., Ramp, D., Roger, E., 2013. ‘Using endemism to assess representation of protected areas – the family Myrtaceae in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’. J. Biogeogr. 40, 570–578.


Model-based control of observer bias for the analysis of presence-only data in ecology

Year: 2013. Reference: Warton, D.I., Renner, I.W., Ramp, D., 2013. ‘Model-based control of observer bias for the analysis of presence-only data in ecology’. PLoS One 8, e79168.


Niche evolution in Australian terrestrial mammals? Clarifying scale-dependencies in phylogenetic and functional drivers of co-occurrence

Year: 2013. Reference: Bino, G., Ramp, D., Kingsford, R.T., 2013. ‘Niche evolution in Australian terrestrial mammals? Clarifying scale-dependencies in phylogenetic and functional drivers of co-occurrence’. Evol. Ecol. 27, 1159–1173.


Improving bioregional frameworks for conservation by including mammal distributions

Year: 2013. Reference: Bino, G., Ramp, D., Kingsford, R.T., 2013. ‘Improving bioregional frameworks for conservation by including mammal distributions’. Austral Ecol. 38, 393–404.


A novel approach to quantify and locate potential microrefugia using topoclimate, climate stability, and isolation from the matrix

Year: 2012. Reference: Ashcroft, M.B., Gollan, J.R., Warton, D.I., Ramp, D., 2012. ‘A novel approach to quantify and locate potential microrefugia using topoclimate, climate stability, and isolation from the matrix’. Glob. Chang. Biol. 18, 1866–1879.


Potential lantana invasion of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area under climate change

Year: 2011. Reference: Gold, A., Ramp, D., Laffan, S.W., 2011. ‘Potential lantana invasion of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area under climate change’. Pacific Conserv. Biol. 17, 54–67.


Incorporating a distance cost in systematic reserve design

Year: 2011. Reference: Zhang, K., Laffan, S.W., Ramp, D., Webster, E., 2011. ‘Incorporating a distance cost in systematic reserve design’. Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Sci. 25, 393–404.


Chasing the unknown: predicting seed dispersal mechanisms from plant traits

Year: 2010. Reference: Thomson, F.J., Moles, A.T., Auld, T.D., Ramp, D., Ren, S., Kingsford, R.T., 2010. ‘Chasing the unknown: predicting seed dispersal mechanisms from plant traits’. J. Ecol. 98, 1310–1318.


Conference & Forum Papers

Below is a list of the conference & forum papers currently available for you to download:

  • World Parks Congress 2014, R. Chapple presentation on Fire Risk Management Communication
  • NSW Nature Conservation Council Annual Conference May 2007 – “Bushfire in a Heating World” – Conference Paper [ download pdf ]
  • ANZSYS Conference December 2006 “Sustaining our Social and Natural Capital” – List of Proceedings [ download pdf ]
  • Impact of climate change on World Heritage sites, Expert meeting at UNESCO, Paris, March 2006 – “The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area” Paper [ download pdf ]
  • The Grose Valley Fire Forum 2007 – Report [ download pdf ]
  • BMWHI Fire & Climate Change Workshop 2005 – Report [ download pdf ]