Professor Adrian Manning

Professor
Associate Director (HDR)

Research interests

Landscape ecology, Superb Parrot ecology, restoration ecology, conservation biology, multi-scale ecology, integration of conservation and production - matrix management, past, present and future landscapes.

Academic highlights

Recently published paper in Biological Conservation was second most downloaded article between July and September 2006. Another paper in Restoration Ecology was in the top 10 downloaded articles in December 2006.

  • Batson, W, Gordon, I, Fletcher, D et al 2017, 'The effect of pre-release captivity on the stress physiology of a reintroduced population of wild eastern bettongs', Journal of Zoology, vol. Online, pp. 9pp..
  • Ross, C, Barton, P, McIntyre, S et al 2017, 'Fine-scale drivers of beetle diversity are affected by vegetation context and agricultural history', Austral Ecology, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 831-843.
  • McIntyre, S, Nicholls, A & Manning, A 2017, 'Trajectories of floristic change in grassland: Landscape, land use legacy and seasonal conditions overshadow restoration actions', Applied Vegetation Science, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 582-593.
  • Hamonts, K, Bissett, A, Macdonald, B et al 2017, 'Effects of ecological restoration on soil microbial diversity in a temperate grassy woodland', Applied Soil Ecology, vol. 117, pp. 117-128pp.
  • Barton, P, Evans, M, Foster, C et al 2017, 'Environmental and spatial drivers of spider diversity at contrasting microhabitats', Austral Ecology, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 700-710.
  • Batson, W, Fletcher, D, Portas, T et al 2016, Re-introduction of eastern bettong to a critically endangered woodland habitat in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
  • Barton, P, McIntyre, S, Evans, M et al 2016, 'Substantial long-Term effects of carcass addition on soil and plants in a grassy eucalypt woodland', Ecosphere, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. -.
  • Portas, T, Cunningham, R, Spratt, D et al 2016, 'Beyond morbidity and mortality in reintroduction programmes: changing health parameters in reintroduced eastern bettongs Bettongia gaimardi', Oryx: Journal of Fauna and Flora International, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 674-683pp.
  • Batson, W, Gordon, I, Fletcher, D et al 2016, 'The effect of pre-release captivity on post-release performance in reintroduced eastern bettongs Bettongia gaimardi', Oryx: Journal of Fauna and Flora International, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 664-673.
  • Howland, B, Stojanovic, D, Gordon, I et al 2016, 'Birds of a feather flock together: Using trait-groups to understand the effect of macropod grazing on birds in grassy habitats', Biological Conservation, 194, 89-99.
  • Le Roux, D.S., Ikin, K., Lindenmayer, D.B., Bistricer, G., Manning, A.D. & Gibbons, P. (2016). Effects of entrance size, tree size and landscape context on nest box occupancy: Considerations for management and biodiversity offsets. Forest Ecology and Management, 366, 135-142.
  • Macdonald, B, Gillen, J, Tuomi, S et al 2015, 'Can coarse woody debris be used for carbon storage in open grazed woodlands?', Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 1210-1215.
  • Batson, W, Gordon, I, Fletcher, D et al 2015, 'Translocation tactics: A framework to support the IUCN Guidelines for wildlife translocations and improve the quality of applied methods', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 1598-1607.
  • Ikin, K., Le Roux, D.S., Rayner, L., Villaseñor, N.R., Eyles, K., Gibbons, P., Manning, A.D. & Lindenmayer, D.B. (2015). Key lessons for achieving biodiversity-sensitive cities and towns. Ecological Management & Restoration, 16, 206-214.
  • Le Roux, D., Ikin, K., Lindenmayer, D., Manning, A.D. & Gibbons, P. (2015). Single large or several small? Applying biogeographic principles to tree-level conservation and biodiversity offsets. Biological Conservation, 191, 558–566.
  • Le Roux, D.S., Ikin, K., Lindenmayer, D.B., Bistricer, G., Manning, A.D. & Gibbons, P. (2015). Enriching small trees with artificial nest boxes cannot mimic the value of large trees for hollow-nesting birds. Restoration Ecology, 24, 252–258.
  • Manning, A, Eldridge, D & Jones, C 2015, 'Policy implications of ecosystem engineering for multiple ecosystem benefits', in Armstrong, D.P., Hayward, M.W., Moro, D., Seddon, P.J. (ed.), Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia, pp. 167-184.
  • Rayner, L., Ikin, K., Evans, M.J., Gibbons, P., Lindenmayer, D. & Manning, A.D. (2015). Avifauna and urban encroachment in time and space. Diversity and Distributions, 21, 428-440.
  • Rayner, L, Lindenmayer, D, Gibbons, P et al 2014, 'Evaluating empirical evidence for decline in temperate woodland birds: A nationally threatened assemblage of species', Biological Conservation, vol. 171, pp. 145-155.
  • Manning, A, Coles, B, Lunn, A et al 2014, 'New evidence of late survival of beaver in Britain', Holocene, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 1849-1855.
  • 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.
  • Newport, J, Shorthouse, D & Manning, A 2014, 'The effects of light and noise from urban development on biodiversity: Implications for protected areas in Australia', Ecological Management and Restoration, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 204-214.
  • Portas, T, Fletcher, D, Spratt, D et al 2014, 'Health evaluation of free-ranging Eastern Bettongs (Bettongia Gaimardi) during translocation for reintroduction in Australia', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 210-223.
  • Rayner, L, Lindenmayer, D, Wood, J et al 2014, 'Are protected areas maintaining bird diversity?', Ecography, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 43-53.
  • Macdonald, B, Farrell, M, Tuomi, S et al 2014, 'Carrion decomposition causes large and lasting effects on soil amino acid and peptide flux', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 69, pp. 132-140.
  • Barton, P, Weaver, H & Manning, A 2014, 'Contrasting diversity dynamics of phoretic mites and beetles associated with vertebrate carrion', Experimental and Applied Acarology.
  • Howland, B, Stojanovic, D, Gordon, I et al 2014, 'Eaten out of house and home: Impacts of grazing on ground-dwelling reptiles in Australian grasslands and grassy woodlands', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 1-25.
  • Ikin K., Barton P., Knight E., Lindenmayer D., Fischer J. & Manning A. (2014) Bird community responses to the edge between suburbs and reserves. Oecologia, 84, 989-995.
  • Le Roux, D.S., Ikin, K., Lindenmayer, D.B., Blanchard, W., Manning, A.D. & Gibbons, P. (2014). Reduced availability of habitat structures in urban landscapes: Implications for policy and practice. Landscape and Urban Planning, 125, 57-64.
  • Le Roux, D.S., Ikin, K., Lindenmayer, D.B., Manning, A.D. & Gibbons, P. (2014). The future of large old trees in urban landscapes. PLoS ONE, 9, e99403.
  • Lindenmayer, D.B., Laurance, W.F., Franklin, J.F., Likens, G.E., Banks, S.C., Blanchard, W., Gibbons, P., Ikin, K., Blair, D., McBurney, L., Manning, A.D. & Stein, J.A.R. (2014). New policies for old trees: averting a global crisis in a keystone ecological structure. Conservation Letters, 7, 61-69.
  • Bennett, V, Doerr, V, Doerr, E et al 2013, 'Causes of reintroduction failure of the brown treecreeper: Implications for ecosystem restoration', Austral Ecology, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 700-712.
  • Md Sharif, B, Lindenmayer, D, Wood, J et al 2013, 'The influence of agricultural system, stand structural complexity and landscape context on foraging birds in oil palm landscapes', Ibis, vol. 155, no. 2, pp. 297-312.
  • Manning, A, Cunningham, R & Lindenmayer, D 2013, 'Bringing forward the benefits of coarse woody debris in ecosystem recovery under different levels of grazing and vegetation density', Biological Conservation, vol. 157, pp. 204-214.
  • Barton P, Cunningham S, Manning A, Gibb H, Lindenmayer DB, Didham RK 2013, 'The spatial scaling of beta diversity', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22, 639–647
  • Barton, P, Cunningham, S et al 2013, 'The role of carrion in maintaining biodiversity and ecological processes in terrestrial ecosystems', Oecologia, 171, 761-772.
  • Barton, P, Cunningham, S, Macdonald, B et al 2013, 'Species Traits Predict Assemblage Dynamics at Ephemeral Resource Patches Created by Carrion', PLoS ONE, 8 (1) e53961. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053961
  • Bennett, V, Doerr, V, Doerr, E et al 2013, 'Habitat selection and behaviour of a reintroduced passerine: Linking experimental restoration, behaviour and habitat ecology', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 8, no. 1, pp. e54539/1-12.
  • Ikin, K., Beaty, R.M., Lindenmayer, D., Knight, E., Fischer, J. & Manning, A. (2013). Pocket parks in a compact city: how do birds respond to increasing residential density? Landscape Ecology, 28, 45-56.
  • Ikin, K., Knight, E., Lindenmayer, D.B., Fischer, J. & Manning, A.D. (2013). The influence of native versus exotic streetscape vegetation on the spatial distribution of birds in suburbs and reserves. Diversity and Distributions, 19, 294-306.
  • Manning, A, Gibbons, P, Fischer, J et al 2012, 'Hollow futures? Tree decline, lag effects and hollow-dependent species', Animal Conservation, 16, 395-403.
  • Md Sharif, B, Lindenmayer, D, Wood, J et al 2013, 'Contribution of illegal hunting, culling of pest species, road accidents and feral dogs to biodiversity loss in established oil-palm landscapes', Wildlife Research, vol. 40, pp. 1-9.
  • Shorthouse, D, Iglesias, D, Jeffress, S et al 2012, 'THE MAKING OF THE MULLIGANS FLAT GOOROOYARROO EXPERIMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT', Ecological Management and Restoration, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 112-125.
  • Bennett, V, Doerr, V, Doerr, E et al 2012, 'Habitat Selection and Post-Release Movement of Reintroduced Brown Treecreeper Individuals in Restored Temperate Woodland', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 7, no. 12, pp. e50612-e50612.
  • Bennett, V, Doerr, V, Doerr, E et al 2012, 'The anatomy of a failed reintroduction: a case study with the Brown Treecreeper', Emu - Austral Ornithology, vol. 112, no. 4, pp. 298-312.
  • Ikin, K., Knight, E., Lindenmayer, D., Fischer, J. & Manning, A. (2012). Linking bird species traits to vegetation characteristics in a future urban development zone: implications for urban planning. Urban Ecosystems, 15, 961-977.
  • Sheean, V, Manning, A & Lindenmayer, D 2012, 'An assessment of scientific approaches towards species relocations in Australia', Austral Ecology, vol. 37, pp. 204-215
  • Stagoll, K, Lindenmayer, DB, Knight, E., Fischer, J & Manning, AD (2012). Large trees are keystone structures in urban parks. Conservation Letters, 5, 115-122.
  • Barton, P, Manning, A, Gibb, H et al 2011, 'Experimental reduction of native vertebrate grazing and addition of logs benefit beetle diversity at multiple scales', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 943-951.
  • Md Sharif, B, Lindenmayer, D, Wood, J et al 2011, 'The conservation value of oil palm plantation estates, smallholdings and logged peat swamp forest for birds', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 262, no. 12, pp. 2306-2315.
  • Manning, A, Wood, J, Cunningham, R et al 2011, 'INTEGRATING RESEARCH AND RESTORATION THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LONG TERM WOODLAND EXPERIMENT IN SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA', Australian Zoologist, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 633-648.
  • Barton, P, Gibb, H, Manning, A et al 2011, 'Morphological traits as predictors of diet and microhabitat use in a diverse beetle assemblage', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 102, 301-310.
  • Lindenmayer, D.B., Archer, S., Barton, P.S., Bond, S., Crane, M., Gibbons, P., Kay, G., MacGregor, C., Manning, A.D., Michael, D., Montague-Drake, R., Munro, N., Muntz, R. & Stagoll, K. (2011). What makes a good farm for wildlife?, CSIRO Publishing.
  • Manning, A & Fischer, J 2010, 'Scattered Paddock Trees: The Living Dead or Lifeline to the Future?', in David Lindenmayer, Andrew Bennett, Richard Hobbs (ed.), Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia, pp. 33-40.
  • Manning, A, Kesteven, J, Stein, J et al 2010, 'Could native scots pines (Pinus sylvestris) still persist in northern England and southern Scotland?', Plant Ecology and Diversity, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 187-201.
  • Manning, A & Fischer, J 2010, 'Mind the gap: future depends on sciences and humanities', Nature, vol. 463, no. 7280, p. 425.
  • Manning, A 2009, 'Re-wilding the conservation agenda in the UK'.
  • Manning, A, 2007, 'Ecosystem, ecosystem processes and global change : implication landscape design In: Managing & designing landscapes for conservation : moving from perspectives to principles'.
  • McIntyre, S, Stol, J, Harvey, J et al 2010, 'Biomass and floristic patterns in the ground layer vegetation of box-gum grassy eucalypt woodland in Goorooyarroo and Mulligans Flat Nature Reserves, Australian Capital Territory', Cunninghamia, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 319-357.
  • Barton, P, Manning, A, Gibb, H et al 2010, 'Fine-scale heterogeneity in beetle assemblages under co-occurring Eucalyptus in the same subgenus', Journal of Biogeography,37, 1927-1937.
  • Stagoll, K., Manning, A.D., Knight, E., Fischer, J. & Lindenmayer, D.B. (2010). Using bird-habitat relationships to inform urban planning. Landscape and Urban Planning, 98, 13-25.
  • Manning, A, Fischer, J, Felton, A et al 2009, 'Landscape Fluidity - a unifying perspective for understanding and adapting to global change', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 36, pp. 193-199.
  • Manning, A & Lindenmayer, D 2009, 'Paddock trees, parrots and agricultural production: An urgent need for large-scale, long-term restoration in south-eastern Australia', Ecological Management and Restoration, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 126-135.
  • Fischer, J, Brosi, B, Daily, G et al 2009, 'Fostering constructive debate: a reply to Chappell et al.', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 7, p. 184.
  • Manning, A, Gibbons, P & Lindenmayer, D 2009, 'Scattered trees: a complementary strategy for facilitating adaptive responses to climate change in modified landscapes?', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 46, pp. 915-919.
  • Manning, A, Gordon, I & Ripple, W 2009, 'Restoring landscapes of fear with wolves in the Scottish Highlands', Biological Conservation, vol. 142, pp. 2314-2321.
  • Barton PS, Manning AD, Gibb H, Lindenmayer DB, Cunningham SA 2009, 'Conserving ground-dwelling beetles in an endangered woodland community: Multi-scale habitat effects on assemblage diversity', Biological Conservation, 142, 1701-1709.
  • Dovers, S, Hutchinson, M, Lindenmayer, D et al 2008, 'Uncertainty, Complexity and the Environment', in Gabriele Bammer and Michael Smithson (ed.), Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, pp. 245-260.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Fischer, J, Felton, A et al 2008, 'Novel ecosystems resulting from landscape transformation create dilemmas for modern conservation practice', Conservation Letters, vol. 1, pp. 129-135.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Cunningham, R, MacGregor, C et al 2008, 'Temporal changes in vertebrates during landscape transformation: A large-scale "Natural Experiment"', Ecological Monographs, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 567-590.
  • Gibbons, P, Lindenmayer, D, Fischer, J et al 2008, 'The Future of Scattered Trees in Agricultural Landscapes', Conservation Biology, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 1309-1319.
  • Fischer, J, Brosi, B, Daily, G et al 2008, 'Should agricultural policies encourage land sparing or wildlife-friendly farming?', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 6, pp. 380-385.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Hobbs, R, Montague-Drake, R et al 2008, 'A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation', Ecology Letters, vol. 11, pp. 78-91.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Fischer, J, Felton, A et al 2007, 'The complementarity of single-species and ecosystem-oriented research in conservation research', Oikos, vol. 116, pp. 1220-1226.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D & Cunningham, R 2007, 'A study of coarse woody debris volumes in two box-gum grassy woodland reserves in the Australian Capital Territory', Ecological Management and Restoration, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 221-224.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D, Barry, S et al 2007, 'Large-scale spatial and temporal dynamics of the vulnerable and highly mobile superb parrot', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 34, pp. 289-304.
  • Fischer, J, Manning, A, Steffen, W et al 2007, 'Mind the sustainability gap', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 621-624.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D & Fischer, J 2006, 'Stretch goals and backcasting: approaches for overcoming barriers to large-scale ecological restoration', Restoration Ecology, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 487-492.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D, Barry, S et al 2006, 'Multi-scale site and landscape effects on the vulnerable superb parrot of south-eastern Australia during the breeding season', Landscape Ecology, vol. 31, pp. 1119-1133.
  • Manning, A, Fischer, J & Lindenmayer, D 2006, 'Scattered trees are keystone structures- implications for conservation', Biological Conservation, vol. 132, pp. 311-321.
  • Fischer, J, Lindenmayer, D & Manning, A 2006, 'Biodiversity, ecosystem function, and resilience: ten guiding principles for commodity production landscapes', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 80-86.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D, Nix, H et al 2005, 'A bioclimatic analysis for the highly mobile superb parrot of south-eastern Australia', Emu - Austral Ornithology, vol. 105, pp. 193-201.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D & Barry, S 2004, 'The conservation implications of bird reproduction in the agricultural `matrix: a case study of the vulnerable Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) of south-eastern Australia', Biological Conservation, vol. 120, no. 3, pp. 363-374.
  • Manning, A, Lindenmayer, D & Nix, H 2004, 'Continua and umwelt: novel perspectives on viewing landscapes', Oikos, vol. 104, no. 3, pp. 621-627.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Manning, A, Smith, P et al 2002, 'The focal-species approach and landscape restoration: a critique', Conservation Biology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 338-345.