Dr John Dwyer

Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
j.dwyer2@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57578

Overview

My research focuses on applied and theoretical questions in the fields of restoration, population and community ecology. In general, I use Australian plant communities, both human-impacted and natural, to provide empirical tests of ecological theory. I am particularly interested in the processes that maintain species diversity and ecosystem function, and how these processes may be altered by human activity and ongoing climate change. I am also interested in natural regrowth vegetation and how it can be used to sequester carbon and enhance biodiversity in fragmented landscapes. Overall, I aim to advance ecological knowledge and inform better management of our unique ecosystems and landscapes.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • McCarthy, James K., Mokany, Karel, Ferrier, Simon and Dwyer, John M. (2018) Predicting community rank-abundance distributions under current and future climates. Ecography, 40 . doi:10.1111/ecog.03552

  • Mortensen, Brent, Danielson, Brent, Harpole, W. Stanley, Alberti, Juan, Arnillas, Carlos Alberto, Biederman, Lori, Borer, Elizabeth T., Cadotte, Marc W., Dwyer, John M., Hagenah, Nicole, Hautier, Yann, Peri, Pablo Luis and Seabloom, Eric W. (2018) Herbivores safeguard plant diversity by reducing variability in dominance. Journal of Ecology, 106 1: 101-112. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12821

  • Hautier, Yann, Isbell, Forest, Borer, Elizabeth T., Seabloom, Eric W., Harpole, W. Stanley, Lind, Eric M., MacDougall, Andrew S., Stevens, Carly J., Adler, Peter B., Alberti, Juan, Bakker, Jonathan D., Brudvig, Lars A., Buckley, Yvonne M., Cadotte, Marc, Caldeira, Maria C., Chaneton, Enrique J., Chu, Chengjin, Daleo, Pedro, Dickman, Christopher R., Dwyer, John M., Eskelinen, Anu, Fay, Philip A., Firn, Jennifer, Hagenah, Nicole, Hillebrand, Helmut, Iribarne, Oscar, Kirkman, Kevin P., Knops, Johannes M. H., la Pierre, Kimberly J., McCulley, Rebecca L., Morgan, John W., Pärtel, Meelis, Pascual, Jesus, Price, Jodi N., Prober, Suzanne M., Risch, Anita C., Sankaran, Mahesh, Schuetz, Martin, Standish, Rachel J., Virtanen, Risto, Wardle, Glenda M., Yahdjian, Laura and Hector, Andy (2018) Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2 50-56. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0395-0

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Supervision

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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