UWA logo
UWA logo

Prof Richard Hobbs

The Academic Details listed below present information collected by the University up to the end of 2013 and thus may not represent the full academic record.

Email: richard.hobbs@uwa.edu.au  Home Page
Phone: 08 6488 4691

Professor Richard Hobbs is Professor of Restoration Ecology in the School of Plant Biology at UWA, where he holds an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship, and leads the Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology Research Group. 

Originally from Scotland, he has been in Western Australia since 1984, working with CSIRO and at Murdoch University before joining UWA in 2009. 

Professor Hobbs studies the patterns and processes of life - species and how they interact, ecosystems and how they work - and how humans intersect with and affect these species and ecosystems

In 2011 Professor Hobbs was named WA Scientist of the Year at the WA Science Awards. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2004, is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and was awarded the Ecological Society of Australia Gold Medal in 2010. His current research focuses on “Intervention ecology: managing ecosystems in the 21st century”.


Publications

Hobbs, R. 2018, Novel ecosystems: can’t we just pretend they’re not there? in Effective conservation science : data not dogma, Oxford University Press , Oxford Detail

Raiter, K., Prober, S., Possingham, H., Westcott, F., Hobbs, R. 2018, 'Linear infrastructure impacts on landscape hydrology', JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 206, pp. 446-457. Detail

Triska, M., Craig, M., Stokes, V., Pech, R., Hobbs, R. 2017, 'Conserving reptiles within a multiple-use landscape: Determining habitat affiliations of reptile communities in the northern jarrah forest of south-Western Australia', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 65, 1, pp. 21-32. Detail

Chambers, J., Lambers, J., Jennings, P., Bamford, M., Bradshaw, S., Dixon, K., Hobbs, R. 2017, Beeliar, 'The Jewel in the Crown': urban wetlands and woodlands in a biodiversity hotspot in Never again: reflections on environmental responsibility after Roe 8, UWA Publishing , Crawley, WA Detail

Yeeles, P., Lach, L., Hobbs, R., Van Wees, M., Didham, R. 2017, 'Woody plant richness does not influence invertebrate community reassembly trajectories in a tree diversity experiment', ECOLOGY, 98, 2, pp. 500-511. Detail


More Publications...

Grants

Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, Professor David Pannell, Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Edward Game 2017, 'Global extent of degraded farm lands and their conservation potential', University of Queensland ex ARC Discovery Projects.

Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Todd Erickson, Dr Jason Stevens, Associate Professor Matthew Madsen, Dr Michael Forster, Mr Vernon Newton, Mr Anthony Pekin, Mr Alan Savage 2017, 'Innovative seed technologies for restoration in a biodiversity hotspot', ARC Linkage Projects.

Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Todd Erickson, Dr Jason Stevens, Associate Professor Matthew Madsen, Dr Michael Forster, Mr Vernon Newton, Mr Anthony Pekin, Mr Alan Savage 2017, 'Innovative seed technologies for restoration in a biodiversity hotspot', Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd.

Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Todd Erickson, Dr Jason Stevens, Associate Professor Matthew Madsen, Dr Michael Forster, Mr Vernon Newton, Mr Anthony Pekin, Mr Alan Savage 2017, 'Innovative seed technologies for restoration in a biodiversity hotspot', Bentonite Products WA Pty Ltd.

Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Todd Erickson, Dr Jason Stevens, Associate Professor Matthew Madsen, Dr Michael Forster, Mr Vernon Newton, Mr Anthony Pekin, Mr Alan Savage 2017, 'Innovative seed technologies for restoration in a biodiversity hotspot', WA Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority (Kings Park).


More Grants...

Students

2017 PhD. Dr Kilbane. Supervised by: Prof Weller, Prof Hobbs

2017 PhD. Dr Yeeles. Supervised by: Prof Didham, Dr Lach, Prof Hobbs

2016 PhD. Dr Garibello Pena. Supervised by: Prof Hobbs, A/Prof Veneklaas, Dr Poot

2016 PhD. Mr Wysong. Supervised by: Ritchie, Buckley, Dr Valentine, Burrows, Prof Hobbs

2016 PhD. Dr Raiter. Supervised by: Prober, Prof Hobbs, Dr Valentine, Possingham


More Students...





Managed by: CSP Development (contact us)
CRICOS Code: 00126G