Professor Brian Walker

Honorary Professor

Born and schooled in Zimbabwe, B.Sc. University of Natal in South Africa; Ph.D. in ecology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe 1969-1975, Professor of Botany and Director of the Centre for Resource Ecology, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg 1975-1985. Chief, CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology 1985-1999. Half-time CSIRO 2000-2005. Director, the Resilience Alliance, 2000- 2010.

Currently Honorary Research Fellow in CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences,

Honorary Professor, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment,

Visiting Scientist in the Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm.

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science,

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

Canadian Commonwealth Scholar (1964-1968)

Charles Bullard Research Fellow, Harvard University (1971)

Main research interest - dynamics and resilience of ecosystems and social-ecological systems

Research interests

Resilience of social-ecological systems

Ecosystem dynamics

Authored books: 5

Edited books: 11

Refereed journal articles: 149

Book chapters, conference proceedings, other significant papers: 78

Citations: Web of Science – 39,856;  Google Scholar 111,535

Average citations per article: 91.33

h–index: 97  

i10 index: 274

RG (Research Gate) index: 40.93

2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Scientist

Books (authored)

  • Walker, B.H. 2019. Finding Resilience: Change and Uncertainty. CSIRO Publishing, Australia.
  • Walker, B.H. and Salt, D. 2012. Resilience Practice: Building capacity to absorb disturbance and maintain function. Island Press, Washington D.C., USA.
  • Walker B., Gundersen L., Quinlan A., Kinzig A., Cundill G, Beijer C , Cronin B and Bodin O. 2010. Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practitioners. Version 2.0. The Resilience Alliance. Online:
  • Walker, B.H. and Salt, D. 2006. Resilience Thinking: Sustaining ecosystems and people in a changing world. Island Press, Washington D.C, USA.
  • Scholes, R.J. and Walker, B.H. 1993. Nylsvley: The study of an African savanna. Cambridge University Press.

Books (edited)

  • Raupach, M.R., McMichael, A.J., Finnigan, J.J., Manderson, L., and Walker, B.H. (eds). 2012. Negotiating our future: Living scenarios for Australia to 2015.  Australian Academy of Science.
  • Associate Editor for part IV Landscapes and the Biosphere, Chapters IV.1- IV.10 (pp423-510) In: Levin S.A. (ed) The Princeton Guide to Ecology. 2009. Princeton University Press, New Jersey, USA. 809 pages.
  • Walker, B.H., Anderies, J.M., Kinzig, A.P. and Ryan, P. (eds). 2006. Exploring Resilience in Social-ecological Systems. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
  • Walker, B., Steffen, W., Canadell J. and Ingram, J. (eds) 1999. The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change. Cambridge University Press, UK.
  • Walker, B. and Steffen, W. (eds) 1996. Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems. IGBP Book Series No.2, Cambridge University Press.
  • Hirose, T. and Walker, B.H. (eds) 1996. Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems in Monsoon Asia. Tasks for vegetation science 33, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Walker, B.H. and Dickson, R.G. (eds) 1991. Global change: Issues for the Southern Hemisphere. Published as Special Issue of Climatic Change. D. Reidel Publishing Co. Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Mooney, H.A., Medina, E., Schindler, D.W., Schulze, E.-D. and Walker, B.H. (eds) 1988. Ecosystem Experiments, SCOPE 45. J. Wiley and Sons.
  • Walker, B.H. (ed) 1987. Determinants of Tropical Savannas. IRL Press Limited, Oxford.
  • Huntley, B.J. and B.H. Walker (eds) 1982. Ecology of Tropical Savannas.  Springer-Verlag. New York.
  • Walker, B.H. (ed) 1979. Management of semi-arid ecosystems. Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., Amsterdam.

Latest journal articles

Folke, C., Carpenter, S., Elmqvist, T., Gundersen, L. and Walker B. 202 Resilience: Now more than ever. Ambio

Folke, C., Polasky, S., Rockström, J., --, Walker, B. et al. 2021. Our future in the Anthropocene biosphere. Ambio 50, 834–869.

Polasky, S.,  Anne-Sophie Crépin, Reinette Biggs, Stephen R Carpenter, Carl Folke, Garry Peterson, Marten Scheffer, Scott Barrett, Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Richard B Howarth, Terry Hughes, Simon A Levin, Jason F Shogren, Max Troell, Brian Walker, Anastasios Xepapadeas. 2020.  Corridors of Clarity: Four Principles to Overcome Uncertainty Paralysis in the Anthropocene. BioScience: 70, Issue 12, 1139–1144

Walker, B., S. R. Carpenter, C. Folke, L. Gunderson, G. D. Peterson, M. Scheffer, M. Schoon, and F. R. Westley. 2020. Navigating the chaos of an unfolding global cycle. Ecology and Society 25(4):23.

Walker, B. and Westoby, M. 2020. Past, present and future of state and transition language. The Rangeland Journal .

Walker, B. 2020. Resilience: what it is and is not. Ecology and Society 25(2):11.

Folke, C., Osterblom H, Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Eric F. Lambin, W. Neil Adger, Marten Scheffer, Beatrice I. Crona2, Magnus Nyström, Simon A. Levin, Stephen R. Carpenter, John M. Anderies1, Stuart Chapin III, Anne-Sophie Crépin , Alice Dauriach, Victor Galaz, Line J. Gordon, Nils Kautsky, Brian H. Walker, James R. Watson, James Wilen, and Aart de Zeeuw, et al. 2019. Transnational corporations and the challenge of biosphere stewardship. NATURE Ecology and Evolution.


Refereed journal articles

  • Nyborg K., Anderies J.M., Dannenberg M., Lindahl T., Schill C., Schlüter M., W. Neil Adger, Arrow K.J., Barrett S., Carpenter S., Chapin S.F., Crépin A-S., Daily G., Ehrlich P., Folke C., Jager W., Kautsky N., Levin S.A., Madsen O.J., Polasky S., Scheffer M., Walker B., Weber E.U., Wilen J., Xepapadeas A., de Zeeuw A. 2016. Social norms as solutions. 2016. Policies may influence large-scale behavioral tippingSCIENCE Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 42-43
  • Dunlop, and D. O’Connell. 2016. Building resilient pathways to transformation when “no one is in charge”: insights from Australia's Murray-Darling Basin. Ecology and Society 21(2):23.
  • Scheffer, M, Barrett, S., Carpenter S., --- Walker, B2015SCIENCE
  • Homer-Dixon, T., B. Walker, R. Biggs, A.-S. Crépin, C. Folke, E. F. Lambin, G. D. Peterson, J. Rockström, M. Scheffer, W. Steffen, and M. Troell. 2015. Synchronous failure: the emerging causal architecture of global crisis. Ecology and Society 20(3): 6.
  • Max Troell, Rosamond L Naylor, Marc Metian, Malcolm Beveridge, Peter H Tyedmers, Carl Folke, Kenneth J Arrow, Scott Barrett, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Paul R Ehrlich, Åsa Gren, Nils Kautsky, Simon A Levin, Karine Nyborg, Henrik Österblom, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, Brian H Walker, Tasos Xepapadeas, Aart De Zeeuw . 2014. Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 08/2014; 23
  • Terry P Hughes, Stephen Carpenter, Johan Rockström, Marten Scheffer, Brian Walker. 2013. Multiscale regime shifts and planetary boundaries. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 06/2013
  • M. Scheffer, S. Barrett, S.R. Carpenter, C. Folke, A.J. Green, M Holmgren, T.P. Hughes, S. Kosten, I.A. van de Leemput, D.C. Nepstad, E.H. van Nes, E.T.H.M. Peeters, B. Walker . 2015. Climate and conservation. Creating a safe operating space for iconic ecosystems.  Science 03/2015; 347(6228):1317-1319.
  • Mitchell, M., Griffith, R., Ryan, P., Walkerden, G., Walker, B., Brown, V. & Robinson, S. 2014. Applying resilience thinking to natural resource management through a “planning-by-doing” framework. Society and Natural Resources, 27(3): 299-314.
  • Pearson, L. J., R. Biggs, M. Harris and B.H.Walker. 2013 Measuring sustainable development: the promise and difficulties of implementing Inclusive Wealth in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, Australia. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy Vol 9, Issue 1.
  • Anderies, J. M., C. Folke, B. Walker, and E. Ostrom. 2013. Aligning key concepts for global change policy: robustness, resilience, and sustainability. Ecology and Society 18(2): 8.
  • Whiteman, G., B. Walker and P. Parego. 2013. Planetary Boundaries: Ecological foundations for corporate sustainabilityJournal of Management Studies. 50:2 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01073.x
  • Levin,S.,  T. Xepapadeas, A-S.Crépin, J. Norberg, A. de Zeeuw, C. Folke, T. Hughes, K. Arrow, S. Barrett, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, N. Kautsky, K-G Mäler, S. Polasky, M. Troell, J. R. Vincent and B. Walker. 2013. Social ecological systems as complex adaptive systems: modeling and policy implications. Environment and Development Economics 18:111-132 doi:10.1017/S1355770X12000460
  • Walker, B. H., S. R. Carpenter, J. Rockstrom, A.-S. Crépin, and G. D. Peterson. 2012. Drivers, "slow" variables, "fast" variables, shocks, and resilience. Ecology and Society 17(3): 30.
  • Walker, B. H. 2012. A commentary on “Resilience and water governance: adaptive governance in the Columbia River Basin”. Ecology and Society 17(4): 29.
  • Walker, B. 2012. How to apply resilience thinking – In Australia and beyondSolutions 3 (3): 52 – 55.
  • Carpenter, s., K.J. Arrow, S. Barrett, R. Biggs, W.A. Brock, A-S Crépin, G. Engström, C. Folke, T.P. Hughes, N. Kautsky, C-Z Li , G. McCarney, K. Meng , K-G Mäler , S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, J. Shogren, T. Sterner, J. R. Vincent, B. Walker, A. Xepapadeas and A. de Zeeuw. 2012. General resilience to cope with extreme events. Sustainability 4: 3248-3259; doi:10.3390/su4123248
  • Allen, C.R., G.S.Cumming, A.S.Garmestani, P.D.Taylor and B.H.Walker. 2011. Managing for resilience. Wildlife Biology 17:337-349.
  • Folke, C, S.A. Jansson, J. Rockstrom, P. Olsson, S.R. Carpenter, F.S. Chapin III, A-S. Crepin, G. Daily, K. Danell,J. Ebbesson, T. Elmqvist, V. Galaz, F. Moberg, M. Nilsson, H. Osterblom, E. Ostrom, A. Persson, G. Peterson, S. Polasky, W Steffen, B. Walker and F. Westley2011. Reconnecting to the BiosphereAmbio 40(7): 719-738.
  • Steneck, R.S. T.P. Hughes,  J. Cinner, N. Adger, S. Arnold, S. Boudreau, K.Brown,  F. Berkes, C. Folke, L. Gunderson, P. Olsson, M. Scheffer, B. Walker, J. Wilson, B. Worm. 2011. Creation of a gilded trap by the high economic value of the Maine lobster fishery. Conservation Biology. 25:904-912.
  • Walker, B. and F. Westley2011. Perspectives on resilience to disasters across sectors and culturesEcology and Society [online] 16(2): 4pp
  • Walker, B.H. and M. Westoby. 2011. States and transitions: The trajectory of an idea, 1970-2010. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 57 (1), 17-22.
  • Campbell, B.M., J.A. Sayer and B. Walker2010. Navigating trade-offs: working for conservation and development outcomesEcology and Society [online] 15(2): 16, 6pp.
  • Chapin, F.S., S.R. Carpenter, G.P. Kofinas, C. Folke, N. Abel, W.C. Clark, P. Olsson, D.M. Stafford Smith, B. Walker, O.R. Young, F. Berkes, R. Biggs, J.M. Grove, R.L. Naylor, E. Pinkerton, W. Steffen and F.J. Swanson2010. Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25: 241-249. 66 citations
  • Folke, C., S.R. Carpenter, B. Walker, M. Scheffer, T. Chapin and J. Rockström2010. Resilience thinking: Integrating resilience, adaptability and transformability. Ecology and Society [online] 15(4): 20, 9pp. 52 citations
  • Miller, F., H. Osbahr, E. Boyd, F. Thomalla, S. Bharwani, G. Ziervogel, B. Walker, J. Birkmann, S. van der Leeuw, J. Rockstrom, J. Hinkel, T. Downing, C. Folke and D. Nelson2010Resilience and vulnerability: Complementary or Conflicting concepts?  Ecology and Society [online] 15(3): 11, 25pp.
  • Walker, B.H; L. Pearson, M. Harris, K-G. Maler, C-Z. Li, R. Biggs and T. Baynes2010. Incorporating Resilience in the assessment of Inclusive Wealth: An example from South East AustraliaEnvironmental and Resource Economics 45: 183–202. 21 citations
  • Walker, B., J. Sayer, N.L.Andrew and B.Campbell2010. Should enhanced resilience be an objective of natural resource research for developing countries? Crop Sci. 50: S-10–S-19 (Special on-line edition).
  • Rockström, J., W. Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F.S. Chapin III, E.F. Lambin, T.M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H.J. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C.A. de Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P.K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R.W. Corell, V.J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B. Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen and J.A. Foley2009. A safe operating space for humanityNature 461: 472-475. 602 citations
  • Rockström, J., W. Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F. S. Chapin III, E. Lambin, T.M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H.J. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C.A. de Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P.K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R.W. Corell, V.J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B. Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen and J. Foley2009. Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanityEcology and Society [online] 14(2): 32, 32pp. 156 citations
  • Walker, B.H., N. Abel, J.M. Anderies and P. Ryan2009. Resilience, adaptability, and transformability in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, AustraliaEcology and Society [online] 14(1): 12, 11pp.
  • Walker, B., S. Barrett, S. Polasky, V. Galaz, C. Folke, G. Engström, F. Ackerman, K. Arrow, S. Carpenter, K. Chopra, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, T. Hughes, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, K-G. Mäler, J. Shogren, J. Vincent, T. Xepapadeas and A. de Zeeuw2009. Looming global-scale failures and missing institutionsScience 325: 1345-1346. 66 citations
  • Lindenmayer, D., R.J. Hobbs, R. Montague-Drake, J. Alexandra, A. Bennett, M. Burgman, P. Cale, A. Calhoun, V. Cramer, P. Cullen, D. Driscoll, L. Fahrig, J. Fischer, J. Franklin, Y. Haila, M. Hunter, P. Gibbons, S. Lake, G. Luck, C. MacGregor, S. McIntryre, R. Mac Nally, A. Manning, J. Miller, H. Mooney, R. Noss, H. Possingham, D. Saunders, F. Schmiegelow, M. Scott, D. Simberloff, T. Sisk, G Tabor, B. Walker, J. Wiens, J. Woinarski and E. Zavaleta2008A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservationEcology Letters 11: 78-91. 163 citations
  • Hughes, T.P., L. Gunderson, C. Folke, A. Baird, D. Bellwood, F. Berkes, B. Crona, A. Helfgott, H. Leslie, J. Norberg, M. Nystrom, P. Olsson, H. Österbloom, MScheffer, H. Schuttenberg, R.S. Steneck, M. Tengö, M. Troell, B. Walker, J. Wilson, and B. Worm2007. Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon World Heritage AreasAmbio 36: 586-592. 
  • Arrow, K.J., Daily, G, Dasgupta, P, Ehrlich, Goulder, L, Heal, G, Levin, S., Maler, K-G, Schneider, S., Starret, D and Walker, B. 2007. Consumption, Investment, and Future Well-Being: Reply to Daly et al. Conservation Biology 21(5): 1363-1365. DOI:10.1111/j.1523-1739 
  • Reynolds, J.F.,  M.D. Stafford Smith, E.F. Lambin, B.L. Turner II, M. Mortimore, S.P.J. Batterbury, T.E. Downing, H. Dowlatabadi, R.J. Fernández, E. Jeffrey, J.E. Herrick, E. Huber-Sannwald,  Hong Jiang, R. Leemans, T. Lynam, T. Fernando, F.T. Maestre, M. Ayarza and B.H. Walker2007Global desertification: Building a science for dryland developmentScience 316(11): 847-851. 266 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and L. Pearson2007. A resilience perspective of the SEEAEcological Economics 61: 708-715. 16 citations
  • Anderies, J.M., P. Ryan and B.H. Walker2006. Loss of Resilience, Crisis, and Institutional Change: Lessons from an Intensive Agricultural System in Southeastern AustraliaEcosystems 9: 865-878. 26 citations
  • Anderies, J.M., B.H. Walker and A.P. Kinzig2006. Fifteen Weddings and a Funeral: Case Studies and Resilience-based ManagementEcology and Society [online] 11(1): 21, 12pp. 107 citations
  • Chapin, F.C., M. Hoel, S.C. Carpenter, J. Lubchenco, B.H. Walker, T.V. Callaghan, C. Folke, S.A. Levin, K-G. Maler, C. Nilsson, S. Barrett, F. Berkes, A-S. Crepin, K. Danell, T. Rosswall, D. Starrett, T. Xepapadeas and S.A. Zemov2006. Building resilience and adaptation to manage Arctic changeAmbio 35: 198-202. 50 citations
  • Kinzig, A.P., P. Ryan, M. Etienne, H. Allyson, T. Elmqvist and B.H. Walker2006. Resilience and Regime Shifts: Assessing Cascading EffectsEcology and Society [online] 11(1): 20, 22pp. 114 citations
  • Walker, B. H., J.M. Anderies, A.P. Kinzig and P. Ryan2006. Exploring Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems Through Comparative Studies and Theory Development:  Introduction to the Special IssueEcology and Society [online] 11(1): 12, 5pp. 85 citations
  • Walker, B., L. Gunderson, A. Kinzig, C. Folke, S. Carpenter and L. Schultz2006. A handful of heuristics and some propositions for understanding resilience in social-ecological systemsEcology and Society [online] 11(1): 13, 15pp. 273 citations
  • Walker, B. 2005. A resilience approach to integrated assessmentThe Integrated Assessment Journal 5: 77-97.
  • Arrow, K., L. Goulder, P. Dasgupta, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, G. Heal, S. Levin, K-G. Maler, S. Schneider, D. Starrett and B. Walker2004Are we consuming too much?  J. Economic Perspectives 18: 147- 172. 349 citations
  • du Toit, J.T., B.H. Walker and B.M. Campbell2004. Conserving tropical nature: Current challenges for ecologistsTrends in Ecology and Evolution 19: 12-17. 104 citations
  • Folke, C., S. Carpenter, B. Walker, M. Scheffer, T. Elmqvist, L. Gunderson and C.S. Holling2004. Regime shifts, resilience, and biodiversity in ecosystem managementAnnual Review Ecology Evolution and Systematics 35:557-581. 760 citations
  • Heal, G., B. Walker, S. Levin, K. Arrow, P. Dasgupta, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, K-G. Maler, N. Kautsky, J. Lubchenco, S. Schneider and D. Starret2004. Genetic diversity and interdependent crop choices in agricultureResource and Energy Economics 26: 175-184. 25 citations
  • Janssen, M.A., J.M. Anderies and B.H. Walker2004. Robust strategies for managing rangelands with multiple attractorsJournal of Environmental Economics and Management 47: 140-162. 81 citations
  • Perrings, C. and B.H. Walker2004. Conservation in the optimal use of rangelandsEcological Economics 49:119-128. 15 citations
  • Walker, B.H., C.S. Holling, S.C. Carpenter and A.P. Kinzig2004Resilience, adaptability and transformability in social-ecological systemsEcology and Society [online] 9(2): 5, 9pp.** 792 citations
  • Walker, B. and J.A. Meyers2004Thresholds in ecological and social-ecological systems:  A developing databaseEcology and Society [online] 9(2):3, 16pp. 205 citations
  • Kinzig, A., D. Starrett, K. Arrow, S. Aniyar, B. Bolin, P. Dasgupta, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, M. Hanemann, G. Heal, M. Hoel, A-M. Jansson, B-O. Janson, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, J. Lubchenco, K-M. Maler, S. Pacala, S. Schneider, D. Siniscalo and B. Walker2003Coping with uncertainty:  A call for a new science-policy forumAmbio 32: 330-335. 98 citations
  • Elmqvist, T., C. Folke, M. Nystrom, G. Peterson, J. Bengston, B. Walker and J. Norberg2003Response diversity, ecosystem change and resilienceFrontiers in Ecology and Environment 1: 488-494. Walker, B.H., C.S. Holling, S.C. Carpenter and A.P. Kinzig2004Resilience, adaptability and transformability in social-ecological systemsEcology and Society [online] 9(2): 5, 9pp. 407 citations
  • Anderies J.M., M.A. Janssen and B.H. Walker2002. Grazing management, resilience and the dynamics of a fire driven rangelandEcosystems 5:23-44. 110 citations
  • Folke C, S.C. Carpenter, T. Elmqvist, L.H. Gunderson, C.S. Holling and B.H. Walker2002Resilience and sustainable Development: Building adaptive capacity in a world of transformationsAmbio 31: 437-440. 832 citations
  • Walker, B2002. Human natures and the resilience of social-ecological systemsEnvironment and Development Economics 7: 183-186.  1106 citations
  • Walker B.H., S. Carpenter, J.M. Anderies, N. Abel, C. Cumming, M. Janssen, L. Lebel, J. Norberg, G.D. Peterson and R. Pritchard2002. Resilience management in social-ecological systems: A working hypothesis for a participatory approachConservation Ecology [online] 6(1): 14. 526 citations
  • Walker B.H. and M.A. Janssen2002Rangelands, pastoralists and governments: interlinked systems of people and naturePhil. Trans. R. Soc. London B 357: 719-725. 31 citations
  • Walker B.H. and J.L. Langridge2002. Measuring functional diversity in plant communities with mixed life forms:  A problem of hard and soft attributes. Ecosystems 5: 529-538. 25 citations
  • Scheffer, M, S.C. Carpenter, J. Foley, C. Folke and B.H. Walker2001Catastrophic shifts in ecosystemsNature 413: 591-596.   2114 citations
  • Walker, B2001. Ecosystems and Immune Systems: Useful analogy or stretching a metaphor?  Conservation Ecology [online] 5(1): 16pp.
  • Carpenter, S.C., B.H. Walker, M. Anderies and N. Abel. 2001.  From metaphor to measurement: Resilience of what to what?  Ecosystems 4: 765-781. 730 citations
  • Daily, GC, T. Soderquist, S. Aniyar, K. Arrow, P. Dasgupta, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, A-M. Jansson, B-O. Jansson, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, J. Lubchenko, K-M. Maler, D. Simpson, D. Starrett, D. Tilman and B. Walker. 2000. Ecology - The value of nature and the nature of valueScience 289: 395-396. 506 citations
  • Daily, G.C. and B.H. Walker2000. Seeking the great transitionNature 403: 243-245. 44 citations
  • Janssen, M., B,H. Walker, J. Langridge and N. Abel. 2000An adaptive agent model for analysing co-evolution of management and policies in a complex rangeland systemEcological Modelling 131: 249-268 106 citations
  • Sala, O.E., F.S. Chapin, J.J. Armesto, E. Berlow, J. Bloomfield, R. Dirzo, E. Huber-Sanwald, L.F. Huenneke, R.B. Jackson, A, Kinzig, R. Leemans, D.M. Lodge, H.A. Mooney, M. Oesterheld, N.L. Poff, M.T. Sykes, B.H. Walker, M. Walker and D.H. Wall2000. Biodiversity - global biodiversity scenarios for the year 2100Science 287: 1770-1774. 2551 citations
  • Walker, B. and M. Lonsdale. 2000. Genetically modified organisms at the crossroads. Conservation Ecology [online] 4(1): 12.
  • Walker, B. 1999Maximising net benefits through biodiversity as a primary land useEnvironment and Development Economics 4(2): 204-214. 13 citations
  • Walker, B.H., A. Kinzig and J. Langridge. 1999Plant attribute diversity, resilience, and ecosystem function: The nature and significance of dominant and minor species. Ecosystems 2: 95-113. 425 citations
  • Ehrlich, P, and B. Walker. 1998Rivets and redundancyBioScience 48: 387-388. 39 citations
  • Daily, G., P. Dasgupta, B. Bolin, P. Crosson, J. du Guerny, P. Ehrlich. C. Folke, A.M. Jansson, B-O. Jansson, N. Kautsky, A. Kinzig, S. Levin, K-G. Maler, P. Pinstrup-Andersen, D. Siniscalco and B. Walker1998Policy Forum: Global food supply - Food production, population growth, and the environment. Science 281: 1291-1292. 97 citations
  • Schulze, E.-D., R.J. Williams, G.D. Farquhar, W. Schulze, J. Langridge, J.M. Miller, and B.H. Walker1998Carbon and nitrogen isotope discrimination and nitrogen nutrition of trees along a rainfall gradient in northern AustraliaAustralian Journal of Plant Physiology 25: 413-425. 153 citations
  • Walker, B. 1998Resilience, instability, and disturbance in ecosystem dynamicsEnvironment and Development Economics 3(2): 259-262.
  • Walker, B1998The art and science of wildlife managementWildlife Research 25: 1-9. 20 citations
  • Chapin, F.S., B.H. Walker, R.J. Hobbs, D.U. Hooper, J.H. Lawton, O.E. Sala and D. Timan. 1997. Biotic control over the functioning of ecosystems. Science 277: 500-504. 673 citations
  • Ludwig, D., B. Walker and C.S. Holling. 1997. Sustainability, Stability, and Resilience. Conservation Ecology [online] 1(1): 7, 24pp.
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  • Perrings, C. and B. Walker. 1997. Biodiversity, resilience and the control of ecological-economic systems: the case of fire-driven rangelands. Ecological Economics 22(1): 73-83. 117 citations
  • Walker, B.H., F.R. McFarlane and J.L. Langridge1997Grass growth in response to time of rainfall and season along a climate gradient in Australian rangelandsRangeland Journal  19 (1): 95-108.
  • Walker, B.H. and J. Langridge1997Predicting savanna vegetation structure on the basis of plant available moisture (PAM) and plant available nutrients (PAN: a case study from AustraliaJournal of Biogeography 24: 813-825. 52 citations
  • Walker, B.H., J.L. Langridge and F. McFarlane1997Resilience of an Australian savanna grassland to selective and non-selective perturbationsAustralian Journal of Ecology 22: 125-135. 38 citations
  • Walker, B.H., and W. Steffen1997An overview of the implications of global change for natural and managed terrestrial ecosystemsConservation Ecology [online]1(2): 2 140 citations
  • Walker, B. and J. Langridge1996Modelling plant and soil water dynamics in semi-arid ecosystems with limited site dataEcological Modelling 87:153-16740 citations
  • Koch, W., P.M. Vitousek, L. Steffen and B.H. Walker1995Terrestrial transects for global change researchVegetatio 121: 53-65. 56 citations
  • Walker, B1995Conserving biological diversity through ecosystem resilienceConservation Biology 9: 747-752. 317 citations
  • Walker, B.H1995National, regional and local scale priorities in the economic growth versus environment trade-offEcological Economics 15:145-147. 11 citations
  • Cocks, K.D. and B.H. Walker1994Contribution of sustainability criteria to social perceptions of land use optionsLand Degradation and Rehabilitation 5:143-151.
  • Walker, B H1994Global change strategy options in the extensive agriculture regions of the worldClimatic Change 27: 39-47.
  • Walker, B H1994Landscape to regional-scale responses of terrestrial ecosystems to global changeAmbio 23 (1): 67-73. 42 citations
  • Ellery, W.N., K. Ellery, K.H. Rogers, T.S. McCarthy and B.H. Walker1993Vegetation, hydrology and sedimentation processes as determinants of channel form and dynamics in the Northeastern Okavango Delta, BotswanaAfrican Journal of Ecology 31: 10-25. 30 citations
  • Walker B H1993Rangeland Ecology: Understanding and Managing ChangeAmbio 22(2-3): 80-87.
  • Bate, G.C. and Walker, B.H. 1993. Water relations of the vegetation along the Kuiseb River, Namibia. Madoqua. 18: 85-91.
  • Walker, B.H. and W.L. Steffen1993Rangelands and global changeRangeland Journal 15: 95-103.
  • Walker, B.H. 1992. Biodiversity and ecological redundancy. Conservation Biology 6(1):18-23. 975 citations
  • Ellery, K., W.N. Ellery, K.H. Rogers and B.H. Walker1991Water depth and biotic insulation:  Major determinants of back-swamp plant community compositionWetlands Ecology and Management 1 (3): 149-162. 22 citations
  • Ojima, D.S., T.G.F. Kittel, T. Rosswall and B.H. Walker1991Critical issues for understanding global change effects on terrestrial ecosystemsEcological Applications 1(3): 316-325. 54 citations
  • Walker, B.H. 1991Ecological consequences of atmospheric and climate changeClimatic Change 18: 301-316. 27 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and R.G. Dickson1991Global change – issues for the southern hemisphere. Climate Change 18: 115-119.
  • Ellery, W.N., K. Ellery, K.H. Rogers, T.S. McCarthy and B.H. Walker1990Vegetation of channels of the northeastern Okavango Delta, BotswanaAfrican Journal of Ecology 28: 276-290. 16 citations
  • Ellery, K., W.N. Ellery, K.H. Rogers and B.H. Walker 1990Formation, colonization and fate of floating sudds in the Maunachira river system of the Okavango Delta, BotswanaAquatic Botany 38: 315-329. 20 citations
  • Teague, W.R. and B.H. Walker1990Simulating browse production and response of Acacia karroo to defoliationII. Evaluation of browse management systems and strategiesJournal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 7(4): 243-248.
  • Westoby, M., B.H. Walker and I. Noy-Meir1989Opportunistic management for rangelands not at equilibriumJournal of Range Management 42: 266-274. 1353 citations
  • Westoby, M., B.H. Walker and I. Noy-Meir1989Range management on the basis of a model which does not seek to establish equilibriumJournal of Arid Environments 17: 235-239. 66 citations
  • Teague, W.R. and B.H. Walker1988Effect of intensity of defoliation by goats at different phenophases on leaf and shoot growth of Acacia karroo HayneJournal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 5, 4:197-206. 13 citations
  • Teague, W.R. and Walker, B.H1988Growth patterns and annual growth cycle of Acacia karroo Hayne in relation to water stressILeaf and shoot growthJournal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 5(2): 85-95. 10 citations
  • Van Der Zel, D.W. and B.H. Walker1988Mountain catchment management with goal programmingJournal of Environmental Management 27: 25-51.
  • Walker, B.H1988Autecology, synecology, climate and livestock as agents of rangeland dynamics. The Australian Rangeland Journal 10: 69-75.
  • Childes, S.L. and B.H. Walker1987Ecology and dynamics of the woody vegetation on the Kalahari Sands in Hwange National Park, ZimbabweVegetatio 72: 111-128. 42 citations
  • Dye, P.J. and B.H. Walker1987Patterns of shoot growth in a semi arid grassland in ZimbabweJournal of Applied Ecology 34: 633-644. 20 citations
  • Walker, B.H., T.H. Emslie, N. Owen-Smith and R.J. Scholes1987To cull or not to cull:  Lessons from a southern African droughtJournal of Applied Ecology 24: 381-401. 110 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and W.T. Knoop1987The response of the herbaceous layer in a dystrophic Burkea africana savanna to increased levels of nitrogen, phosphate and potassiumJournal of the Grassland Society of South Africa 4(1): 31-34.
  • Ellery, K.S. and B.H. Walker1986Growth characteristics of selected plant species on asbestos tailings from Msauli mine, eastern TransvaalSouth African Journal of Botany 52(3): 201-206.
  • Ellery, W.N. and B.H. Walker1986The distribution and dynamics of elephantorrhiza-elephantina on the farm MaccauvleiSouth African Journal of Botany 52: 100-104.
  • Walker, B.H., D.A. Matthews and P.J. Dye1986Management of grazing systems - existing vs an event-orientated approachSouth African Journal of Science  82: 172. 32 citations
  • Walker, B.H., L. Stone, L. Henderson and M. Vernede1986Size structure analysis of the dominant trees in a South African savannaSouth African Journal of Botany 52(5): 397-402. 32 citatons
  • Knoop, W.T. and B.H. Walker1985Interactions of woody and herbaceous vegetation in a southern African savannaJournal of Ecology 73: 235-253. 377 citations
  • Norton, G.A. and B.H. Walker1985A decision-analysis approach to savanna managementJournal of Environmental Management 21: 15-31. 12 citations
  • Shackleton, C. and B.H. Walker1985Habitat and dietary species selection by oribi antelope at Mount Sheba Nature ReserveSouth African Journal of Wildlife Research 15: 14-53.
  • Hammond, C. and B.H. Walker1984A procedure for land capability analysis in southern Africa, based on computer overlay techniquesLandscape Planning 2: 269-291.
  • Taylor, S.E. and B.H. Walker1984Autecology of an invading population of the cactus (Cereus peruvianus Miller, Queen of the Night) in the Central TransvaalSouth African Journal of Botany 3: 387-396.
  • Norton, G.A. and B.H. Walker1982Applied ecology:  Towards a positive approachIThe context of applied ecologyJournal of Environmental Management 14(4): 309-324. 10 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and G.A. Norton1982Applied ecology:  Towards a positive approachIIApplied ecological analysisJournal of Environmental Management 14(4): 325-342.
  • Walker, B.H., D. Ludwig, C.S. Holling and R.M. Peterman1981Stability of semi-arid savanna grazing systemsJournal of Ecology 69: 473-498. 517 citations
  • Dye, P.J. and B.H. Walker1980Vegetation-environment relations on sodic soils of Zimbabwe-RhodesiaJournal of Ecology 68:  589-606. 40 citations
  • Taylor, R.D. and B.H. Walker1978Comparisons of vegetation use and herbivore biomass on a Rhodesian game and cattle ranchJournal of Applied Ecology 15: 565-581. 46 citations
  • Walker, B.H., G.A. Norton, G.R. Conway, H.N. Comins and M. Birley1978A procedure for multi-disciplinary ecosystem research:  with reference to the South African Savanna Ecosystem ProjectJournal of Applied Ecology 15: 481-502. 23 citations
  • Thomas, P.I., B.H. Walker and H. Wild1977Relationships between vegetation and environment on an amphibolite outcrop near Nkai, RhodesiaKirkia: 503-541.
  • Kelly, R.D. and B.H. Walker1976Effects of different forms of land use on the ecology of a semi-arid region in south-eastern RhodesiaJournal of Ecology 64: 553-576. 176 citations
  • Walker, B.H1976An approach to the monitoring of changes in the composition and utilization of woodland and savanna vegetationSouthern African Journal of Wildlife Research 6(1): 1-32. 80 citations
  • Walker, B.H1975Vegetation-site relationships in the Harvard ForestVegetatio 29: 169-178.
  • Anderson, G.D. and B.H. Walker1974Vegetation composition and elephant damage in the Sengwa wildlife research area, RhodesiaJournal of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association 4:  1-14.  86 citations
  • Ferrar, A.A. and Walker, B.H. 1974An analysis of herbivore/habitat relationships in Kyle National Park. Journal of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association 4:  137-147.
  • Walker, B.H. 1974. An appraisal of the systems approach to research on and management of African wildlife ecosystems. Journal of the Southern African Wildlife Management Association 4:  129- 135.
  • Howard-Williams, C. and B.H. Walker. 1974  Vegetation of a tropical African lake – Classification and ordination of vegetation of Lake Chilwa (Malawi). Journal of Ecology 62: 831-854. 25 citations
  • Walker, B.H. 1974Some problems arising from the preliminary manipulation of plant ecological data for subsequent numerical analysisJournal of South African Botany 40: 1-13. 10 citations
  • Ernst, W. and B.H. Walker1973Studies on the hydrature of trees in miombo woodlands in south central AfricaJournal of Ecology 61: 667-673. 21 citations
  • Kennard, D.G. and B.H. Walker1973Relationships between tree canopy cover and Panicum maximum in the vicinity of Fort VictoriaRhodesian Journal of Agricultural Research 71: 145-153. 76 citations
  • Walker, B.H1970An evaluation of eight methods of botanical analysis on grasslands in RhodesiaJournal of Applied Ecology 7: 403-416. 47 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and R.T. Coupland1970Herbaceous wetland vegetation in southern SaskatchewanCanadian Journal of Botany 48: 1861-1878. 27 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and C.F. Wehrhahn1970Relationships between derived vegetational gradients and measured environmental variables in Saskatchewan wetlandsEcology 52: 85-95. 36 citations
  • Walker, B.H. and R.T. Coupland1968An analysis of vegetation-environment relationships in Saskatchewan sloughsCanadian Journal of Botany 46: 509-522. 50 citations

Book chapters

  • Walker, B.H. 2014. Epilogue. pp131-136  In;  Kupers, RTurbulenceAmsterdam
  • Walker, B.H2014. Understanding resilience and reducing future vulnerabilities in social-ecological systemsCh 11, pp123 – 133In: Boston, J., Wanna, J. Lipski, V. and Pritchard, J. Future-proofing the State: Managing risks, responding to crises and building resilienceAustralian National University Press, Canberra.
  • Grigg, N. and Walker, B.H. 2012. Towards a resilience assessment for AustraliaCh 7, pp 90 – 106  IN: Raupach, M.R., McMichael, A.J., Finnigan, J.J., Manderson, L., and Walker, B.H. (eds). 2012. Negotiating our future: Living scenarios for Australia to 2015Australian Academy of Science.
  • Walker, B.H2010Riding the rangelands piggyback: a resilience approach to conservation management. Ch2, pp15-29In: du Toit, J.T., R. Kock and J. Deutsch (eds.)Wild Rangelands: Conserving Wildlife While Maintaining Livestock in Semi-Arid EcosystemsWiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
  • Walker, B.H2007Disturbance, resilience and recovery: A resilience perspective on landscape dynamics. Ch34, pp393-407In: Lindenmayer, D.B. and R.J. Hobbs (eds.)Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation: Moving from perspectives to PrinciplesBlackwell Publishing.
  • Walker, B.H2007Disturbance, resilience and recovery: A resilience perspective on landscape dynamicsIn: Lindenmayer, D.B. and Hobbs, R.J. (eds.)Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation: Moving from perspectives to PrinciplesBlackwell Publishing.
  • Walker, B.H2006The concept of sustainable habitationpp11-13In: Abel, N. and S. Ryan (eds.)Sustainable habitation in the rangelandsProceedings of a Fenner Conference on the Environment, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia.
  • Walker, B.H., G. Peterson, J.M. Anderies, A. Kinzig and S. Carpenter2005. Robustness in ecosystemspp 173-190In: Jen E (ed.)Robust design: A repertoire of biological, ecological and engineering case studiesSanta Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of ComplexityOxford University Press, NY.
  • Holling, C.S. and B.H. Walker2003Resilience definedIn: International Society of Ecological Economics (ed.)Internet Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics. [Online]
  • Walker, B.H2002Ecological resilience in grazed rangelands:  A generic case study. pp 183-194In: Gunderson, L.H. and L. Pritchard (eds.)Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systemsIsland Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Ludwig D, B.H. Walker and C.S. Holling2002Models and metaphors of sustainability, stability, and resiliencepp 21-48In: L.H. Gunderson and L. Pritchard (eds.)Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems.  Island Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Fernandez, R.J., E.R.M. Archer, A.J.H. Ash, H. Dowlatabadi, P.H.Y. Hiernaux, J.F. Reynolds, C.H. Vogel, B.H. Walker and T. Wiegand. 2002Degradation and recovery in socio-ecological systems: A view from the household/farm level. Ch 17, pp 297 – 323In: Reynolds, J.F. and M. Stafford Smith (eds.)Global Desertification: Do Humans Cause Deserts?  Dahlem University Press, Berlin.
  • Walker, B.H., N.A. Abel, M.A. Stafford-Smith and J.L. Langridge2002. A framework for the determination of degradation in arid ecosystemspp 75-94In: Reynolds J.F. and M. Stafford Smith (eds.)Global Desertification: Do Humans Cause Deserts? Dahlem University Press, Berlin.
  • Walker B, 2002. Rangeland livelihoods in the 21st Centurypp 253-260In: Grice, A.C. and K.C. Hodgkinson (eds.). Global Rangelands: progress and prospects. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
  • Janssen, M.A., J.M. Anderies, M. Stafford Smith and B.H. Walker. 2002. Implications of spatial heterogeneity of grazing pressure on the resilience of rangelandspp 103-123In: Janssen, M.A. (ed.)Complexity and Ecosystem Management: The Theory and Practice of Multi-agent Systems. Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham UK/ Northampton, MA, USA.
  • Yorque,R., B.H. Walker, C.S. Holling, L.H. Gunderson, C. Folke, S.R. Carpenter and W.A. Brock. 2002Towards an integrative synthesispp419-438 (Ch 16)In: Gunderson, L. and C.S. Holling (eds.)Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural SystemsIsland Press, Washington, DC.
  • Walker, B.H. and N.A. Abel2002Resilient rangelands: Adaptation in complex systemspp293-314 (Ch 11)In: Gunderson, L. and C.S. Holling (eds.)Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems. Island Press, Washington, DC.
  • Walker, B.H2001. Tropical Savannapp139-156In: Chapin, F.S., O.E. Sala and E. Huber-Sanwald (eds.)Global biodiversity in a changing environment – Scenarios for the 21st CenturySpringer-Verlag, Ecological Studies 152. 
  • Abel, N., J. Ive, A. Langston, B. Tatnell, D. Tongway, B. Walker and P. Walker,  2000Resilience of NSW Rangelands: A framework for analysing a complex adaptive ecosystempp 58-70:  In: Hale, P., A, Petrie, D. Moloney and P. Sattler (eds.). Management for sustainable ecosystemsCentre for Conservation Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Walker, B.H., W.L. Steffen, and J. Langridge. 1999Interactive and integrated effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystemspp 329- 375In: Walker, B., W. Steffen, J. Canadell and J. Ingram (eds.)The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global ChangeCambridge University Press, UK.
  • Walker, B.H. and W.L. Steffen. 1999The nature of global changepp 1-18In:  Walker, B., W. Steffen, J. Canadell and J. Ingram (eds.). The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global ChangeCambridge University Press, UK.
  • Walker, B.H. 1998The nature of ecosystemspp1-8In: Asher, C.J. and L.C. Bell (eds.)Proceedings of a Workshop on Indicators of Ecosystem Rehabilitation SuccessAustralian Minerals and Energy Environment Council.
  • Walker, B.H. and W.L. Steffen1997The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change: Implications for Natural and Managed EcosystemsInWalker, B. and W. Steffen (eds.)IGBP Science No. 1, pp. 36.
  • Walker, B.H. 1997Functional types in non-equilibrium ecosystemspp 91-103In: Smith,T.M., H.H. Shugart and F.I. Woodward (eds.)Plant Functional TypesCambridge University Press, UK.
  • Walker, B1996Predicting a future terrestrial biosphere: Challenges to GCTE sciencepp 595-607In: Walker, B. and W. Steffen (eds.)Global change and terrestrial ecosystemsCambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Holling, C.S., D.W. Schindler, B.H. Walker and J. Roughgarden1995Biodiversity in the Functioning of Ecosystems: An Ecological Synthesispp. 44-83In: Perrings, C., K-G. Maler, C. Folke, C.S. Holling and B-O. Jansson (eds.)Biodiversity LossCambridge University Press.
  • Perrings, C and B. Walker1995Biodiversity Loss and the Economics of Discontinuous Change in Semiarid Rangelandspp. 190-210In: Perrings, C., K-G. Maler, C. Folke, C.S. Holling and B-O. Jansson (eds.)Biodiversity LossCambridge University Press.
  • Walker, B H. and W.L. Steffen1995GCTE science: objectives, structure and implementationpp. 3-8. In:  Walker, B. and W. Steffen (eds.)Global change and terrestrial ecosystemsCambridge Uni. Press, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Walker, B.H1995Rangeland Ecology: Managing Change in Biodiversitypp.69-85In:  Perrings, C.A., K-G. Maler, C. Folke, C.S. Holling and B-O. Jansson (eds.)Biodiversity ConservationKluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Braithwaite, W and B. Walker1993Forest Conservation in Australiapp.263-282In:  Thang Hooi Chiew, Ahmad Said Sajap, Lim Meng Tsai, Nor Aini Ab. Shukor, Ahmad Zainal Mat Isa  (eds.)People, the Environment and Forestry - Conflict or HarmonyMinistry of Primary Industries, Malaysia.
  • Tainton, N.M. and B.H. Walker1993. Grasslands of Southern AfricaIn: Coupland, R.T. (ed.)Natural Grasslands. Volume in the series Ecosystems of the WorldElsevier Scientific Publishing Co.
  • Walker, B.H1991Whole-terrestrial ecosystem experiments in the context of global change:  Working Group ReportCh. 14In: Mooney, H.A. (ed.)Ecosystem Experiments.  SCOPE 45J. Wiley and Sons, pp 237-243.
  • Walker, B.H1989Diversity and stability in ecosystem conservationpp.121-130In:  Weston, D. and M. Pearl (eds.)Conservation biology for the twenty-first centuryOxford University Press, Oxford. 54 citations
  • Western, D., M.C. Pearl, S.L. Pimm, B. Walker, I. Atkinson and D.S. Woodruff1989An agenda for conservation action. P p.304-323In: Weston, D. and M. Pearl (eds.)Conservation biology for the twenty-first centuryOxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Graetz, R.D., B.H. Walker and P.A. Walker1988The consequences of climatic change for seventy percent of Australiapp 399-420In: Pearman, G.I. (ed.). GreenhouseCSIRO Publishing, Australia.
  • Noy-Meir, I. and B.H. Walker1986Stability and resilience of rangelandspp 21-25. In:  Joss, P.J., P.W. Lynch, and O.B. Williams (eds.)Rangelands:  A Resource Under SiegeProceedings of the Second International Rangelands Congress, Adelaide, Australia, May 1984Australian Academy of Science, Canberra634 pp.
  • Walker, B.H1985Can ecosystems evolve or are they merely epiphenomena?  pp 173-176In:  Vrba E.S. (ed.)Species and SpeciationTransvaal MuseumMonograph No. 4, Pretoria, S. Africa.
  • Walker, B.H1985Structure and function of savannas:  An overviewpp 83-91In: Tothill, J.C. and J.J. Mott (eds.)Ecology and Management of the World's SavannasAustralian Academy of Science, Canberra.
  • Caughley, G. and B.H. Walker1984Working with ecological ideasChapter 2In: Ferrar, A.A. (ed.)Guidelines for the management of Large Mammals in African Conservation AreasSouth African National Scientific Programme Report Series, No. 69, pp. 13-33.
  • Walker, B.H. and P.S. Goodman1983Some implications of ecosystem properties for wildlife managementpp 79-91In: Owen-Smith, R.N. (ed.)Management of Large Mammals in African Conservation AreasHaum, Pretoria.
  • Walker, B.H. and I. Noy-Meir1982Aspects of the stability and resilience of savanna ecosystemspp 556-590In: Huntley, B.J. and B.H. Walker (eds.)Ecology of Tropical SavannasSpringer-Verlag.
  • Walker, B.H1982A review of browse and its role in livestock production in southern Africapp 7-24In: Le Houerou H. (ed.)Browse in AfricaInternational Livestock Centre for Africa publication.
  • Walker, B.H1981Is succession a viable concept in African savanna ecosystems?  pp 431-447In: Shugart, H.H., D.C. West and D.B. Botkin (eds.)Forest Succession: Concepts and applicationsSpringer-Verlag.
  • Walker, B.H1981Stability properties of semi-arid savannas in southern African game reservespp 57-68In:  Jewell, P.A. and S. Holt (eds.)Problems in Management of Locally Abundant Wild MammalsAcademic Press.
  • Walker, B.H1980Ecology and management of savanna ecosystems in southern Africapp 339-353In: Harris, D.R. (ed.)Human ecology in savanna environmentsAcademic Press.
  • Walker, B.H1979Game ranching in Africa, pp 55-81In: Walker, B.H. (ed.)Management of semi-arid ecosystemsElsevier Scientific Publishing Co.

Conference proceedings

  • Perrings,C and B.H. Walker. 1999. Optimal biodiversity conservation in rangelandsProceedings of the VI International Rangelands Congress. pp93 –1001. Publ by 6th Intnl Rnglnd Congress Inc.
  • Walker, B. 1996. The concept of sustainable habitation in the rangelandsPp 11-13 IN:  Proceedings of a Fenner conference on the Environment. Canberra, Australia
  • Walker, B.H. 1993. Stability in rangelands: ecology and economics. Proc. of the XVII International Grasslands Congress. 1885-1890.
  • Walker, B.H. 1992. Proceedings of the Climate Change Science Forum. DASET. Australia.
  • Walker, B.H. 1992. Global Models of Ecosystem Change: A Status Report. Proceedings of the Central Symposium of the ‘International Space Year’ Conference. Munich, Germany.
  • Turner, S.J., R.T. Prinsley, D.M. Stafford Smith, H.A. Nix and B.H. Walker. 1990The impact of global change on agriculture and forestryProceedings of the Workshops of the Co-ordinating Panel on Effects of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Report. No. 11 (III):  pp 53-91.
  • Walker, B.H. 1990A framework for modelling the effects of climate and atmospheric change on terrestrial ecosystemsProceedings of the Workshops of the Co-ordinating Panel on Effects of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Report No. 11 (I):  pp 1-22.
  • Walker, B.H. and S.J. Turner. 1990. Non-modelling research requirements for understanding, predicting, and monitoring global change. Proceedings of the Workshops of the Co-Ordinating Panel on Effects of Global Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Report No. 11 (II): pp 23-50.
  • Walker, B.H. and R.D. Graetz. 1989. Effects of atmospheric and climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. Report of a Workshop organized by the IGBP Coordinating Panel on Effects of Climate Change on Terrestrial EcosystemsReport No. 5, pp.61.
  • Walker, B.H. and R.G.Dickson. 1989. Southern hemisphere perspectives of global change:  Scientific issues, research needs and proposed activities. Report from a Workshop held in Mbabane, Swaziland. IGBP Report No. 9, pp. 55.
  • Smith, T.M. and B.H. Walker. 1983The role of competition in the spacing of savanna treesProceedings of the Annual Congresses of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 18(1): 159-164.
  • Walker, B.H. 1981. The natural environment as a resourceProceedings of the Conference on R & D in South Africa. South African Journal of Science 77(1): 2-6.
  • Walker, B.H1980Stable production versus resilience:  A grazing management conflict?  Proceedings of the Annual Congresses of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 15: 79-83.
  • Walker, B.H1978The systems approach to ecological research. Proceedings of the Annual Congresses of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 13(1): 17-20.
  • Walker, B.H1978The systems approach to ecological research. Proceedings of the Annual Congresses of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 13(1): 17-20.
  • Walker, B.H. 1976. An assessment of the ecological basis of game ranching in Southern African savannas. Proceedings of the Annual Congresses of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa 11: 125-130.
  • Walker, B.H. 1974. Ecological considerations in the management of semi-arid ecosystems in south central Africa. Proceedings of the 1st International Congress of Ecology: 124-129. Pudoc. The Netherlands.
  • Walker, B.H. 1973. The application of systems simulation and analysis techniques in ecology. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa, 46-66.

Other significant articles

  • Anderies JM, Folke C, Ostrom E, Walker B. 2012. Aligning key concepts for global change policy: robustness, resilience, and sustainability. Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, CSID Working Paper Series. #CSID-2012-002
  • Cork, S., Walker, B., Buckley, R. 2008. How resilient is Australia?  Discussion paperAustralia 21,  February 2008.
  • Walker, B. 2011. Asko in Washington 1999: Commentary by Brian Walker. Ch22, Pp127-130 IN Söderqvist, T.; Sundbaum, A.; Folke, C.; Mäler, K.-G. (Eds.). Bringing Ecologists and Economists Together: The Askö Meetings and Papers. Springer.
  • Xepapadeus, A, S.C. Carpenter, S. Aniyar, K. Arrow, G. Daily, P. Dasgupta, P. Ehrlich C. Folke, G. Heal, M. Hoel, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, J. Lubchenco, K-G. Maler, E. Ostrom T. Rosswall, D. Starrett and B.H. Walker. 2004. Sustainability’s compass: Indicators of Genuine WealthBeijer International Institute for Ecological EconomicsDiscussion Paper 188.
  • Saunders, D and B. Walker. 1998. Biodiversity and agriculture. Reform. A quarterly publication of the National Farmers’ Federation. Issue 6: 11-16.
  • Walker, B and H. Nix. 1993. Managing Australia’s Biological DiversitySearch 24(5): 173-178. 317 citations
  • Steffen, W and B.H. Walker. 1992
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  • Steffen, W.L., B.H. Walker, J.S. Ingram and G.W. Koch. 1992. Global change and terrestrial ecosystems. The Operational Plan. IGBP Report No. 21, Stockholm, pp.97.
  • Walker, B.H1990The role of science and scientists in the global change debate ANZAAS 1990:  Presidential AddressSearch (2):  55-58.
  • Walker, B.H. and P.A. Werner1990Savanna ecology and management – Australian perspectives and intercontinental comparisons – Symposium and workshop report. Journal of Biogeography 17: 551-552.
  • Walker, B.H., M.D. Young, J.S. Parslow, K.D. Cocks, P.M. Fleming, C.R. Margules and J.J. Landsberg. 1989. Global climate change and Australia: Effects on renewable natural resources. Paper presented at the first meeting of the Prime Minister's Science Council, 6 October 1989.
  • Walker, B.H. and Menaut, J-C. 1988. Research procedure and experimental design for savanna ecology and management: Report of a meeting of an IUBS Working Group Decade of the Tropics Programme on Tropical Savanna Ecosystems. Canberra, RSSD Australia, pp. 119.
  • Walker, B.H. 1987. A general model of savanna structure and function. In: Walker, B. (ed.) Determinants of savannas, pp. 1-12. IUBS Monograph Series No. 3.
  • Frost, P., E. Medina, J-C. Menaut, O. Solbrig, M. Swift and B. Walker. 1986. Responses of savannas to stress and disturbance. A Proposal for a collaborative programme of research. Biology International Special Issue No 10. IUBS, Paris, pp. 1-82.
  • Huntley, B.J. and Walker, B.H1982Characteristic features of tropical savannas – Conclusion. Ecological Studies 42: 657-660.