Publications and Curriculum Vitae

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Gillison, A.N. (1969).  Plant succession in an irregularly fired grassland - Doma Peaks Region, Papua.  Journal of Ecology 57, 415-28. [PDF]

Gillison, A.N. (1972).  The tractable grasslands of Papua New Guinea. In: M. Ward (ed.) 'Change and Development in Rural Melanesia'.  Proceedings of the Fifth Waigani Seminar, pp. 161-72.  University of Papua New Guinea and the Australian National University, Port Moresby. [ PDF]

Gillison, A.N. (1975). Phytogeographical relationships of the northern islands of the New Hebrides. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 272, 385-90. [ PDF]


Gillison A.N. (1976).  A review of problems and techniques in restoring the tropical forest ecosystem once it has been altered.  Report on Symposium on Ecological Effects of Increasing Human Activities on Tropical and Subtropical Forest Ecosystems. University of Papua New Guinea. 28 April-1 may 1975. Australian UNESCO committee for Man and the Biosphere.  Publ. No. 3, pp. 51-71.  (Aust. Govt Publ. Service, Canberra) [PDF]





Gillison, A.N. (1981).  Towards a functional vegetation classification. In: A.N. Gillison and D.J.Anderson (eds.)  'Vegetation Classification in Australia', pp. 30-41.  CSIRO and Australian National University Press, Canberra. [PDF]



Gillison, A.N. and Walker, J. (1981).  Woodlands of Australia. In: R.H. Groves (ed.)  'Australian Vegetation' pp. 177-97.  Cambridge Univ. Press, Hong Kong. [PDF]


Walker, J., and Gillison, A.N. (1982).  Australian savannas.  In: B.J. Huntley and B.H. Walker (eds.) Ecology of Tropical Savannas, Ecological Studies 42: 5-34. (Springer Verlag, Berlin). [PDF]


Gillison. A.N. (1983a).  Tropical savannas of Australia and the South-west Pacific.  In: F. Bourliére (ed.) 'Tropical Savannas', In: D.W. Goodall (ed.-in-chief)  'Ecosystems of the World' 13, 183-243. (Elsevier, Amsterdam).
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Gillison, A.N. (1983b).  Resource inventory and conservation aspects in tropical vegetation.  In: Ooi Jin Bee (ed.) 'Natural Resources in Tropical Countries'. pp. 371-401.  (Singapore University Press , Singapore).  [PDF]



Gillison, A.N. (1984). Gradient oriented sampling for resource surveys - the gradsect method.  In: K.R. Myers, C.R. Margules and I. Musto (eds.) 'Survey Methods for Nature Conservation' pp. 349-74.  Proc. Workshop held at Adelaide Univ. 31 Aug. to 31 Sept. 1983.  (CSIRO (Aust.) Division of Water and Land Resources, Canberra). [PDF]




Gillison, A.N. (1985). Rainforests: Definition and Ecological Context. Australian National University, Centre For Resource and Environmental Studies, Working Paper 1985/2 pp.1-5. [PDF]

Gillison, A.N. and Brewer, K.R.W. (1985).  The use of gradient-directed transects or gradsects in natural resource survey.  Journal of Environmental Management 20, 103-127. [PDF]

Mott, J.,  Williams, J., Andrew, M. and Gillison, A.N.  (1985). Australian Savanna ecosystems.  In: Proceedings of 1984 International Savanna Symposium, Brisbane, May 1984. Australian Academy of Science, Canberra in conjunction with C.A.B. Farnham Royal, Bucks. UK pp. 54-82. [PDF]



Gillison, A.N. (1987). The Role of Vegetation Science in Regional Planning and Environmental Monitoring in the Year 2000. In: Suchata Jinachitra, (ed.) Proceedings of Regional Seminar on 'The Role of Science and Technology in the Year 2000: Strategies for  Development'. pp. 78-95. Publ. The Science Society of Thailand under the auspices of Chulalongkorn University and UNESCO. [PDF]


Gillison, A.N. (1989).  Alpinia boia  - the world's largest ginger: some ecological implications for Fijian rain forests. Domodomo 1-4: 44-48. (Fiji Museum Quarterly - MS accepted 3 April 1992). [PDF]



1990 - 2000


Gillison, A.N. (1992). Photosynthetic activities in foliar and non-foliar organs; changes in the photosynthetically active radiation from canopy to ground level. Preliminary results. In: Hallé, F. & pascal, O. (eds.)  Biologie d’une Canopée du Fôret Equatoriale II. Rapport de Mission: Radeau des cimes octobre/ Novembre 1991. Réserve de Campo, Cameroun. pp. 193-198. Ministere de la Recherche et de la Technologie, France. [PDF]



Hill, C.J., Gillison, A.N. and Jones, R.E. (1992).The spatial distribution of rain forest butterflies at three sites in north Queensland. Journal of Tropical Ecology 8, 37-46. [PDF]


Gillison, A.N. (1993a). Overview Chapter, Grasslands of Oceania.  In: Natural Temperate Grasslands: Eurasia, Africa, South America and Oceania, R.T.  Coupland  (ed.) In: Ecosystems of the World D.W. Goodall, (ed.-in-chief) 8B. pp. 303-313. Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co. [PDF]



Gillison, A.N. (1993b). Grasslands of the Southwest Pacific. In: Natural Temperate Grasslands: Eurasia, Africa, South America and Oceania,  R.T.  Coupland (ed.) In: Ecosystems of the World ed.-in-chief D.W. Goodall, 8B. pp. 435-469. Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co.  [PDF]


Carpenter, G., Gillison, A.N. and Winter, J. (1993). DOMAIN:a flexible modelling procedure for mapping potential distributions of plants and animals. Biodiversity Conservation 2, 667-680. [PDF]




Gillison, A.N. (1994). Woodlands. In: R.H. Groves (ed.) Australian Vegetation Ch. 8. pp. 227-255. Cambridge Univ. Press. 562 pp. [PDF]



Watling, D. and Gillison, A.N. (1993). Endangered species in low elevation cloud forest on Gau island, Fiji. In: L.S. Hamilton, J.O. Juvik and F.N. Scatena (eds.) Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. pp 217-223. Publ. East-West Center; Honolulu, Hawaii. [PDF]




Gillison, A.N. and Carpenter, G. (1997). A generic plant functional attribute set and grammar for dynamic vegetation description and analysis. Functional Ecology 11, 775-783. [PDF]




Schulze, W., Schulze, E.D., Pate, J.S. and Gillison, A.N. (1997). The nitrogen supply
from soils and insects during growth of the pitcher plants Nepenthes mirabilis,
Cephalotus follicularis and Darlingtonia californica. Oecologia 112, 464-471. [PDF]

Vanclay, J., Gillison, A.N. and Keenan, R.J. (1997). Using plant functional attributes to quantify site productivity and growth patterns in mixed forests. Forest Ecology and Management 94, 149-163. [PDF]



2000 -2013




Gillison, A.N. (2000). Rapid vegetation survey. In: A.N. Gillison (Coord.) Above-ground Biodiversity assessment Working Group Summary Report 1996-99 Impact of different land uses on biodiversity. pp.  25-38. Alternatives to Slash and Burn project. ICRAF, Nairobi. [PDF]




Gillison, A.N. (2001) Vegetation Survey and Habitat Assessment of the Tesso Nilo Forest Complex; Pekanbaru, Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Report prepared for WWF-US. (October-November, 2001).[PDF]




Gillison, A.N., D.T. Jones, F.-X. Susilo and D.E. Bignell. (2003). Vegetation indicates diversity of soil macroinvertebrates: a case study with termites along a land-use intensification gradient in lowland Sumatra. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 3,111-126. [PDF].




Jones, D.T., Susilo, F.X., Bignell, D.E., Hardiwinoto, S., Gillison, A.N. and Eggleton, P. (2003). Termite assemblage collapse along a land-use intensification gradient in lowland central Sumatra, Indonesia. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40, 380-391. [PDF]




Gillison, A.N. and Liswanti, N. (2004). Assessing biodiversity at landscape level: the importance of environmental context. In: T.P. Tomich, M. van Noordwijk, and D.E. Thomas(Eds.) Environmental Services and Land Use Change: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Research in Southeast Asia. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 104, 75-86. [PDF]




Gillison, A. N., N. Liswanti, S. Budidarsono, M. van Noordwijk, and T. P. Tomich. (2004). Impact of cropping methods on biodiversity in coffee agroecosystems in Sumatra, Indonesia. Ecology and Society 9 (2), 7. [online] URL
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Gillison, A.N. (2005). The potential role of above-ground biodiversity indicators in assessing best bet alternatives to slash and burn. Pages 82-118 in: C.A. Palm, Stephen A.Vosti, P.A. Sanchez, P.J. Ericksen and A.S.R. Juo (Eds.) Slash and Burn: The Search for Alternatives. A Collaborative Publication by the Alternatives to Slash and Burn Consortium, the World Agroforestry Centre, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and The Center for Natural Resources Policy Analysis at the University of California, Davis. Columbia University Press, New York, NY, USA. [PDF ]

Gillison, A.N. (2002). A generic, computer-assisted method for rapid vegetation classification and survey: tropical and temperate case studies. Conservation Ecology 6, 3. [online] URL: [PDF]

Murdiyarso, D., Van Noordwijk, M., Wasrin, U. R., Tomich, T.P., Gillison, A.N., (2002). Environmental benefits and sustainable land-use options in the Jambi transect, Sumatra, Indonesia. Journal of Vegetation Science 13:429-438.[PDF]

Brewer, K.R.W. Hayes, G. and Gillison,  A.N. (2011) Understanding and using Fisher’s p: A four-part article. Mathematical Scientist 36: 105-106. [PDF]


Gillison, A.N. (2012). Circumboreal gradients in plant species and functional types. Botanica Pacifica, 1: 97-107. [PDF]

Gunawan, H., Ramono, W.S., Gillison, A.N., & Isnan, W. (2012). Kajian Sosial Ekonomi dan Persepsi Masyarakat Lokal Terhadap Reintroduksi Badak Jawa (Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest, 1822) (Assessment on Socio-Economics and Perceptions of Local Communities on Reintroduction of Javan Rhinos (Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest, 1822). Penelitian Hutan dan Konservasi Alam 9: 395-407. [PDF]

Gillison, A.N. (2013) Plant functional types and traits at the community, ecosystem and world level. In: Van der Maarel, E., Franklin, J. (eds). Vegetation Ecology 2nd Edn. Wiley-Blackwell, Publishing, U.K. pp 347-386 [PDF ]  
[Supplementary material PDF]

Gillison, A.N., Bignell, D.E., Brewer, K.R.W., Fernandes, E.C.M., Jones, D.T., Sheil, D., May, P.H., Watt, A.D., Constantino, R., Couto, E.G., Hairiah, K., Jepson, P., Kartono, A.P., Maryanto, I., Neto, G.G., van Noordwijk, M., Silveira, E.A., Susilo, F-X., Vosti, S.A. & Nunes, P.C. (2013). Plant functional types and traits as biodiversity indicators for tropical forests: two biogeographically separated case studies including birds, mammals and termites. Biodiversity and Conservation. 22, 1909-1930.[PDF] [ Supplementary material PDF]


Gillison, A.N. and Addicott, E. (2014) Tour Guide to key Ecoregins of the Wet and Dry Tropics of North Queensland. 57th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science. Pos-symposium field excursion guidebook. 1 September 2014. Center for Biodiversity Management, P.O. Box 120 Yungaburra, Queensland 4884. ISBN 978-0-646-92674-2 [PDF]


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