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Research Output 2011 2019

2019

Fire, fragmentation, and windstorms: A recipe for tropical forest degradation

Silvério, D. V., Brando, P. M., Bustamante, M. M. C., Putz, F. E., Marra, D. M., Levick, S. R. & Trumbore, S. E., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Ecology. 107, 2, p. 656-667 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

tropical forests
tropical forest
fragmentation
degradation
fire scars

Limitations of high resolution satellite stereo imagery for estimating canopy height in Australian tropical savannas

Goldbergs, G., Maier, S. W., Levick, S. R. & Edwards, A., Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 75, p. 83-95 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

savanna
imagery
canopy
Satellites
Image matching

Prolonged tropical forest degradation due to compounding disturbances: Implications for CO2 and H2O fluxes

Brando, P. M., Silvério, D., Maracahipes-Santos, L., Oliveira-Santos, C., Levick, S. R., Coe, M. T., Migliavacca, M., Balch, J. K., Macedo, M. N., Nepstad, D. C., Maracahipes, L., Davidson, E., Asner, G., Kolle, O. & Trumbore, S., Sep 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 9, p. 2855-2868 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

tropical forest
Fires
Fluxes
disturbance
Recovery

Radar vision in the mapping of forest biodiversity from space

Bae, S., Levick, S. R., Heidrich, L., Magdon, P., Leutner, B. F., Wöllauer, S., Serebryanyk, A., Nauss, T., Krzystek, P., Gossner, M. M., Schall, P., Heibl, C., Bässler, C., Doerfler, I., Schulze, E. D., Krah, F. S., Culmsee, H., Jung, K., Heurich, M., Fischer, M. & 6 others, Seibold, S., Thorn, S., Gerlach, T., Hothorn, T., Weisser, W. W. & Müller, J., 18 Oct 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 4757.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Radar
biological diversity
Biodiversity
airborne lasers
radar
7 Downloads (Pure)

Rapid response of habitat structure and above-ground carbon storage to altered fire regimes in tropical savanna

Levick, S. R., Richards, A. E., Cook, G. D., Schatz, J., Guderle, M., Williams, R. J., Subedi, P., Trumbore, S. E. & Andersen, A. N., 10 Apr 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 7, p. 1493-1503 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
fire regime
habitat structure
carbon sequestration
savanna
savannas
2018
27 Downloads (Pure)

Efficiency of individual tree detection approaches based on light-weight and low-cost UAS imagery in Australian Savannas

Goldbergs, G., Maier, S. W., Levick, S. R. & Edwards, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Remote Sensing. 10, 2, p. 1-19 19 p., 161.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
savanna
imagery
cost
canopy
aboveground biomass

Hierarchical integration of individual tree and area-based approaches for savanna biomass uncertainty estimation from airborne LiDAR

Goldbergs, G., Levick, S. R., Lawes, M. & Edwards, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 205, p. 141-150 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

savanna
savannas
Biomass
uncertainty
biomass

Variability in fire-induced change to vegetation physiognomy and biomass in semi-arid savanna

Singh, J., Levick, S. R., Guderle, M., Schmullius, C. & Trumbore, S. E., 17 Dec 2018, In : Ecosphere. 9, 12, p. 1-16 16 p., e02514.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
vegetation structure
savanna
savannas
vegetation
biomass
2017

A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought-induced mortality in forests across climatic zones

O'Brien, M. J., Engelbrecht, B. M. J., Joswig, J., Pereyra, G., Schuldt, B., Jansen, S., Kattge, J., Landhäusser, S. M., Levick, S. R., Preisler, Y., Väänänen, P. & Macinnis-Ng, C., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 54, 6, p. 1669-1686 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

drought
mortality
climatic zone
mortality risk
dieback

Ecosystem dynamics and management after forest Die-Off: A global synthesis with conceptual state-and-transition models

Cobb, R. C., Ruthrof, K. X., Breshears, D. D., Lloret, F., Aakala, T., Adams, H. D., Anderegg, W. R., Ewers, B. E., Galiano, L. I., Grcunzweig, J. M., Hartmann, H., Huang, C. Y., Klein, T., Kunert, N., Kitzberger, T., Landhcausser, S. M., Levick, S., Preisler, Y., Suarez, M. L., Trotsiuk, V. & 1 others, Zeppel, M. J. B., Dec 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 12, p. 1-17 17 p., e02034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
die-off
ecosystem dynamics
ecosystem management
synthesis
ecosystems

Yellow-meadow ant (Lasius flavus) mound development determines soil properties and growth responses of different plant functional types

Ehrle, A., Andersen, A. N., Levick, S. R., Schumacher, J., Trumbore, S. E. & Michalzik, B., Aug 2017, In : European Journal of Soil Biology. 81, p. 83-93 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ants
growth response
meadow
ant
plant response
2016
7 Downloads (Pure)

Community composition and abundance of bacterial, archaeal and nitrifying populations in savanna soils on contrasting bedrock material in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Rughöft, S., Herrmann, M., Lazar, C. S., Cesarz, S., Levick, S. R., Trumbore, S. E. & Küsel, K., 19 Oct 2016, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, OCT, p. 1-16 16 p., 1638.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
South Africa
Soil
Population
Food
Ammonia
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Financial Support
South Africa
Soil
Population
corrigendum

Deadwood enrichment in European forests – Which tree species should be used to promote saproxylic beetle diversity?

Gossner, M. M., Wende, B., Levick, S., Schall, P., Floren, A., Linsenmair, K. E., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Schulze, E. D. & Weisser, W. W., Sep 2016, In : Biological Conservation. 201, p. 92-102 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dead wood
forest trees
beetle
Coleoptera
Fagus

Ecosystem-scale effects of megafauna in African savannas

Asner, G. P., Vaughn, N., Smit, I. P. J. & Levick, S., Feb 2016, In : Ecography. 39, 2, p. 240-252 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

treefall
Loxodonta africana
scale effect
Elephantidae
savanna
8 Downloads (Pure)

Scaling wood volume estimates from inventory plots to landscapes with airborne LiDAR in temperate deciduous forest

Levick, S. R., Hessenmöller, D. & Schulze, E. D., 31 May 2016, In : Carbon Balance and Management. 11, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
temperate forest
deciduous forest
land management
carbon
forest inventory

Seasonal variation in the relative dominance of herbivore guilds in an African savanna

Davies, A. B., Van Rensburg, B. J., Robertson, M. P., Levick, S. R., Asner, G. P. & Parr, C. L., 1 Jun 2016, In : Ecology. 97, 6, p. 1618-1624 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

guild
savanna
savannas
herbivore
herbivores

Termite mounds differ in their importance for herbivores across savanna types, seasons and spatial scales

Davies, A. B., Levick, S. R., Robertson, M. P., van Rensburg, B. J., Asner, G. P. & Parr, C. L., 1 May 2016, In : OIKOS. 125, 5, p. 726-734 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

termite mounds
termite
savanna
savannas
herbivore

When a Tree Dies in the Forest: Scaling Climate-Driven Tree Mortality to Ecosystem Water and Carbon Fluxes

Anderegg, W. R. L., Martinez-Vilalta, J., Cailleret, M., Camarero, J. J., Ewers, B. E., Galbraith, D., Gessler, A., Grote, R., Huang, C. Y., Levick, S. R., Powell, T. L., Rowland, L., Sánchez-Salguero, R. & Trotsiuk, V., 1 Sep 2016, In : Ecosystems. 19, 6, p. 1133-1147 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

tree mortality
carbon flux
Ecosystems
Carbon
Fluxes
2015

Assessment of the mapping of fractional woody cover in southern African savannas using multi-temporal and polarimetric ALOS PALSAR L-band images

Urbazaev, M., Thiel, C., Mathieu, R., Naidoo, L., Levick, S. R., Smit, I. P. J., Asner, G. P. & Schmullius, C., 1 Sep 2015, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 166, p. 138-153 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

PALSAR
ALOS
savanna
savannas
dry season

A study on the post-release behavior and habitat preferences of black rhinos (Diceros bicornis) reintroduced into a fenced reserve in Namibia

Schwabe, F., Gottert, T., Starik, N., Levick, S. & Zeller, U., Dec 2015, In : African Journal of Ecology. 53, 4, p. 531-539 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Diceros bicornis
Namibia
drinking
habitat preferences
habitat selection

Demographic legacies of fire history in an African savanna

Levick, S. R., Baldeck, C. A. & Asner, G. P., Jan 2015, In : Functional Ecology. 29, 1, p. 131-139 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
fire history
savanna
savannas
demographic statistics
treefall

Habitat differences do not explain population declines of sable antelope in an African savanna

Asner, G. P., Owen-Smith, N., Loarie, S. R., Davies, A. B., Le Roux, E. & Levick, S. R., 1 Nov 2015, In : Journal of Zoology. 297, 3, p. 225-234 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

antelopes
population decline
savanna
savannas
herds

Tree neighbourhood matters - tree species composition drives diversity-productivity patterns in a near-natural beech forest

Ratcliffe, S., Holzwarth, F., Nadrowski, K., Levick, S. & Wirth, C., 1 Jan 2015, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 335, p. 225-234 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fagus
species diversity
productivity
Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica
tree growth
2014

Carbon stock and density of northern boreal and temperate forests

Thurner, M., Beer, C., Santoro, M., Carvalhais, N., Wutzler, T., Schepaschenko, D., Shvidenko, A., Kompter, E., Ahrens, B., Levick, S. R. & Schmullius, C., Mar 2014, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23, 3, p. 297-310 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
temperate forests
temperate forest
boreal forests
carbon sinks
boreal forest

Landscape-scale variation in plant community composition of an African savanna from airborne species mapping

Baldeck, C. A., Colgan, M. S., Féret, J. B., Levick, S. R., Martin, R. E. & Asner, G. P., Jan 2014, In : Ecological Applications. 24, 1, p. 84-93 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

savanna
community composition
plant community
community structure
catena

Spatial variability and abiotic determinants of termite mounds throughout a savanna catchment

Davies, A. B., Levick, S. R., Asner, G. P., Robertson, M. P., van Rensburg, B. J. & Parr, C. L., 11 Mar 2014, In : Ecography. 37, 9, p. 852-862 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

termite mounds
termite
savanna
savannas
catchment

Variable effects of termite mounds on African savanna grass communities across a rainfall gradient

Davies, A. B., Robertson, M. P., Levick, S. R., Asner, G. P., van Rensburg, B. J. & Parr, C. L., 1 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 25, 6, p. 1405-1416 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

termite mounds
termite
savanna
savannas
grass
2013
1 Downloads (Pure)

Erratum: Topo-edaphic controls over woody plant biomass in South African savannas (Biogeosciences (2012) 9 (1809-1821))

Colgan, M. S., Asner, G. P., Levick, S. R., Martin, R. E. & Chadwick, O. A., 2013, In : Biogeosciences. 10, 4, p. 2655 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
woody plant
woody plants
savanna
savannas
biomass

Shaping post-orogenic landscapes by climate and chemical weathering

Chadwick, O. A., Roering, J. J., Heimsath, A. M., Levick, S. R., Asner, G. P. & Khomo, L., 1 Nov 2013, In : Geology. 41, 11, p. 1171-1174 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

chemical weathering
hillslope
valley
climate
catchment

The rate and spatial pattern of treefall in a savanna landscape

Levick, S. R. & Asner, G. P., Jan 2013, In : Biological Conservation. 157, January, p. 121-127 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

treefall
savanna
savannas
rate
catchment
2012

Landscape-scale effects of herbivores on treefall in African savannas

Asner, G. P. & Levick, S. R., Nov 2012, In : Ecology Letters. 15, 11, p. 1211-1217 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

treefall
scale effect
savanna
savannas
herbivore

Map of the 2010 Greendale Fault surface rupture, Canterbury, New Zealand: Application to land use planning

Villamor, P., Litchfield, N., Barrell, D., Van Dissen, R., Hornblow, S., Quigley, M., Levick, S., Ries, W., Duffy, B., Begg, J., Townsend, D., Stahl, T., Bilderback, E., Noble, D., Furlong, K. & Grant, H., Sep 2012, In : New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 55, 3, p. 223-230 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

land use
New Zealand
land use planning
fault plane
planning

Spatial patterns in the effects of fire on savanna vegetation three-dimensional structure

Levick, S. R., Asner, G. P. & Smit, I. P. J., Dec 2012, In : Ecological Applications. 22, 8, p. 2110-2121 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

savanna
vegetation
vegetation structure
hillslope
effect
2 Downloads (Pure)

Topo-edaphic controls over woody plant biomass in South African savannas

Colgan, M. S., Asner, G. P., Levick, S. R., Martin, R. E. & Chadwick, O. A., 2012, In : Biogeosciences. 9, 5, p. 1809-1821 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
aboveground biomass
woody plant
woody plants
savanna
savannas
2011

Context-dependent vegetation dynamics in an African savanna

Levick, S. R. & Rogers, K. H., Apr 2011, In : Landscape Ecology. 26, 4, p. 515-528 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

vegetation dynamics
savanna
ecological system
driver
aerial photography