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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

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

May, J., Hobbs, R., Valentine, L. 2017, 'Are offsets effective? An evaluation of recent environmental offsets in Western Australia', BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 206, pp. 249-257. Detail

Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B., Banning, N., Battaglia, L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J., Dwyer, J., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L., Hobbs, R., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E., Standish, R. 2017, 'Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study', ECOGRAPHY,  Detail

Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J., MacGregor, C., Hobbs, R., Catford, J. 2017, 'Non-target impacts of weed control on birds, mammals, and reptiles', Ecosphere, 8, 5,  Detail

Trevenen, E., Standish, R., Price, C., Hobbs, R. 2017, 'Restoration and resilience', Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, pp. 509-521. Detail


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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, Mr Michael Renton, Dr Geoffrey Barrett, Doctor Vicki Stokes, Mr Ronald Johnstone 2015, 'Changing water availability and the conservation of wide-ranging species', WA Department of Parks & Wildlife.

Professor Richard Hobbs, Mr Michael Renton, Dr Geoffrey Barrett, Doctor Vicki Stokes, Mr Ronald Johnstone 2015, 'Changing water availability and the conservation of wide-ranging species', Alcoa World Alumina Australia.

Professor David Pannell, Professor Richard Hobbs, Dr Nicola Mitchell 2015, 'Threatened Species Recovery Hub', University of Queensland ex National Environmental Science Program NESP.

Professor Richard Hobbs, Mr Michael Renton, Dr Geoffrey Barrett, Doctor Vicki Stokes, Mr Ronald Johnstone 2015, 'Changing water availability and the conservation of wide-ranging species', ARC Linkage Projects.


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Students

2017 PhD. Mr 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


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