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

  • Hagger, Valerie, Dwyer, John and Wilson, Kerrie (2017) What motivates ecological restoration?. Restoration Ecology, . doi:10.1111/rec.12503

  • Shackelford, Nancy, Starzomski, Brian M. , Banning, Natasha C. , Battaglia, Loretta L. , Becker, Alistair, Bellingham, Peter J. , Bestelmeyer, Brandon, Catford, Jane A. , Dwyer, John M. , Dynesius, Mats, Gilmour, James, Hallett, Lauren M. , Hobbs, Richard J. , Price, Jodi, Sasaki, Takehiro, Tanner, Edmund V. J. and Standish, Rachel J. (2017) Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study. Ecography, . doi:10.1111/ecog.02383

  • Staples, Timothy L., Dwyer, John M., Loy, Xingwen and Mayfield, Margaret M. (2016) Potential mechanisms of coexistence in closely related forbs. Oikos, 125 12: 1812-1823. doi:10.1111/oik.03180

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor