Dr Sue McIntyre

Honorary Professor

Sue McIntyre is a plant ecologist, completing her undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications at the University of Melbourne. She was an ARC post-doctoral fellow at the University of New England and a Senior Principal Research Fellow at CSIRO, where she worked for 20 years in a wide range of ecosystems and agricultural landscapes. Her research on plant functional types, conservation biology and sustainable land management is internationally recognized. She is currently an Honorary Fellow at CSIRO and an Honorary Professor at ANU.

Research interests

Ecology and management of grassy eucalypt woodland.

Effects of grazing on plant diversity.

Restoration of native forbs in grassy ecosystems, including climate-adjusted provenancing.

  • Ross, C, Munro, N, Barton, P et al 2019, 'Effects of digging by a native and introduced ecosystem engineer on soil physical and chemical properties in temperate grassy woodland', PeerJ, vol. online.
  • Ng, K, Barton, P, Blanchard, W et al 2018, 'Disentangling the effects of farmland use, habitat edges, and vegetation structure on ground beetle morphological traits', Oecologia, vol. Online, pp. 1-13.
  • Ng, K, Driscoll, D, Macfadyen, S et al 2017, 'Contrasting beetle assemblage responses to cultivated farmlands and native woodlands in a dynamic agricultural landscape', Ecosphere, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 1-17pp.
  • Kay, G, Barton, P, Driscoll, D et al 2016, 'Incorporating regional-scale ecological knowledge to improve the effectiveness of large-scale conservation programmes', Animal Conservation, 19, 515-525.
  • Kay, G, Barton, P, Driscoll, D et al 2016, Incorporating regional-scale ecological knowledge to improve the effectiveness of large-scale conservation programmes. Animal Conservation, 19, 515-525.
  • McIntyre, S, Cunningham, R, Donnelly, C et al 2014, 'Restoration of eucalypt grassy woodland: Effects of experimental interventions on ground-layer vegetation', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 62, no. 7, pp. 570-579.
  • Ritchie, E, Nimmo, D, Bradshaw, C et al 2013, 'Relaxed laws imperil Australian wildlife', Nature, vol. 498, no. 7455, pp. 434-434.