Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2017

Simmonds, J.S., van Rensburg, B.J., and Maron M., 2017. Non-random patterns of vegetation clearing and potential biases in studies of habitat area effects. Landscape Ecology 32: 729-743.

2016

Primack, R.B., Maron, M., and Campos-Arceiz A., In press. Who are our reviewers and how do they review? The profile and work of Biological Conservation reviewers. Biological Conservation http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.11.039.

Sonter, L.J., Tomsett, N., Wu, D., and Maron, M., In press. Biodiversity offsetting in dynamic landscapes: Influence of regulatory context and counterfactual assumptions on achievement of no net loss. Biological Conservation http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.11.025.

Bull, J.W., Gordon, A., Watson, J.E.M., Maron M., 2016. Seeking convergence on the key concepts in ‘no net loss’ policy. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 1686-1693.

Maseyk, F.J.F., Barea, L.P., Stephens, R.T.T., Possingham, H.P., Dutson, G., and Maron, M. 2016. A disaggregated biodiversity offset accounting model to improve estimation of ecological equivalency and no net loss. Biological Conservation 204: 322-332.

Mitchell, M.G.E., Wu, D., Johansen, K., Maron, M., McAlpine, C., and Rhodes J.R., 2016. Landscape structure influences urban vegetation vertical structure. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 1477-1488.

Narain, D., and Maron, M. 2016. Protecting India’s conservation offsets. Science 353: 758-758.

Bull, J.W., and Maron, M., 2016. How humans drive speciation as well as extinction. Proc. R. Soc. B 283 (1833), 20160600.

Doherty, T.S., and Maron, M., 2016. Government cuts: Fanning the flames of Australian wildfires. Nature 531: 580-580.

Maron M, Ives CD, Kujula H, Bull JW, Maseyk F, Bekessy S, Gordon A, Watson JEM, Lentini P, Gibbons P, Possingham HP, Hobbs RJ, Keith DA, Wintle BA, Evans MC. 2016. Taming a wicked problem: resolving controversies in biodiversity offsetting. Bioscience. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biw038 

Bruton, M., Maron, M., Franklin, C. McAlpine, C.A., 2016. The relative importance of habitat quality and landscape context for reptiles in regenerating landscapes. Biological Conservation 193: 37-47.

Gibbons, P., Evans, M.C., Maron, M., Gordon, A., Le Roux, D., von Hase, A., Lindenmayer, D.B., Possingham, H., 2016. A loss-gain calculator for biodiversity offsets and the circumstances in which no net loss is feasible. Conservation Letters. 9: 252-259 DOI: 10.1111/conl.12206.

Maron, M., Gordon, A., Mackey, B., Possingham, H., Watson, J.E., 2016. Interactions between biodiversity offsets and protected area commitments: avoiding perverse outcomes. Conservation Letters 9: 384-389.

McAlpine, C., Catterall, C.P., Nally, R.M., Lindenmayer, D., Reid, J.L., Holl, K.D., Bennett, A.F., Runting, R.K., Wilson, K., Hobbs, R.J., Seabrook, L., Cunningham, S., Moilanen, A., Maron, M., Shoo, L., Lunt, I., Vesk, P., Rumpff, L., Martin, T.G., Thomson, J., Possingham, H., 2016. Integrating plant- and animal-based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14, 37-45.

Watson, J.E.M., Darling, E.S., Venter, O., Maron, M., Walston, J., Possingham, H.P., Dudley, N., Hockings, M., Barnes, M.,  and Brooks, T.M., 2016. Bolder science needed now for protected areas. Conservation Biology 30: 243-248.

Burgess, E., Maron, M., 2016. Does the response of bird assemblages to fire mosaic properties vary among spatial scales and foraging guilds? Landscape Ecology 31: 687-699.

Kath, J.M., Le Brocque, A.F., Maron, M., 2016. Using a Bayesian network model to assess ecological responses to hydrological factor interactions. Ecohydrology 9: 11-20 DOI: 10.1002/eco.1597

2015

Maron, M., Gordon, A., Mackey, B. G., Possingham, H. P., Watson, J. E. M. 2015. Stop misuse of biodiversity offsets. Nature 523: 401-403.

Maron, M., Bull, J.W., Evans, M.C., Gordon, A., 2015. Locking in loss: Baselines of decline in Australian biodiversity offset policies. Biological Conservation 192: 504-512 DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.017

JP Deikumah, CA McAlpine, M Maron. 2015. Matrix Intensification Affects Body and Physiological Condition of Tropical Forest-Dependent Passerines PloS One 10 (6)

Maron, M., McAlpine, C.A., Watson, J.E., Maxwell, S., Barnard, P., 2015. Climate‐induced resource bottlenecks exacerbate species vulnerability: a review. Diversity and Distributions 21, 731-743

Dahal, B.R., McAlpine, C.A., Maron, M., 2015. Impacts of extractive forest uses on bird assemblages vary with landscape context in lowland Nepal. Biological Conservation 186, 167-175.

Eyre, T.J., Ferguson, D.J., Kennedy, M., Rowland, J., Maron, M., 2015. Long term thinning and logging in Australian cypress pine forest: Changes in habitat attributes and response of fauna. Biological Conservation 186, 83-96.

Mitchell, M.G., Suarez-Castro, A.F., Martinez-Harms, M., Maron, M., McAlpine, C., Gaston, K.J., Johansen, K., Rhodes, J.R., 2015. Reframing landscape fragmentation’s effects on ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30, 190-198.

Mitchell, M.G.E., Suarez-Castro, A.F., Martinez-Harms, M., Maron, M., McAlpine, C., Gaston, K.J., Johansen, K., Rhodes, J.R., 2015. Landscape Fragmentation and Ecosystem Services: A Reply to Andrieu et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30, 634-635

Cottrill, A., Ribbe, J., Maron, M., Jacobsen, G.E., 2015. A palaeoclimatic rainfall history from Lake Broadwater, southeast Queensland, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 120.

McAlpine, C., Bowen, M., Smith, G., Gramotnev, G., Smith, A., Cascio, A.L., Goulding, W., Maron, M., 2015. Reptile abundance, but not species richness, increases with regrowth age and spatial extent in fragmented agricultural landscapes of eastern Australia. Biological Conservation 184, 174-181.

Butt, N., Seabrook, L., Maron, M., Law, B.S., Dawson, T.P., Syktus, J., McAlpine, C.A., 2015. Cascading effects of climate extremes on vertebrate fauna through changes to low‐latitude tree flowering and fruiting phenology. Global Change Biology 21, 3267–3277

Bruton, M.J., Maron, M., Levin, N., McAlpine, C.A., 2015. Testing the relevance of binary, mosaic and continuous landscape conceptualisations to reptiles in regenerating dryland landscapes. Landscape Ecology 30, 715-728.

Gordon, A., Bull, J.W., Wilcox, C., Maron, M., 2015. Perverse incentives risk undermining biodiversity offset policies. Journal of Applied Ecology 52, 532-537.

Miller, K. L., Trezise, J. J., Kraus, S., Dripps, K., Evans, M. C., Gibbons, P., Possingham, H. P., Maron, M., 2015. The Development of the Australian Environmental Offsets Policy: from Theory to Practice. Environmental Conservation 42, 306-314.

Thomson, J.R., Maron, M., Grey, M.J., Catterall, C.P., Major, R.E., Oliver, D.L., Clarke, M.F., Loyn, R.H., Davidson, I., Ingwersen, D., Robinson, D., Kutt, A., MacDonald, M.A., Mac Nally, R., 2015. Avifaunal disarray: quantifying models of the occurrence and ecological effects of a despotic bird species. Diversity and Distributions 21, 451-464.

Camaclang, A.E., Maron, M., Martin, T.G., Possingham, H.P., 2015. Current practices in the identification of critical habitat for threatened species. Conservation Biology 29: 482-492

Burgess, E.E., Moss, P., Haseler, M., Maron, M., 2015. The influence of a variable fire regime on woodland structure and composition. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24: 59-69

2014

Mac Nally, R., McAlpine, C., Possingham, H., Maron, M. 2014. The control of rank-abundance distributions by a competitive despotic species. Oecologia 176: 849-857.

Deikumah, J. P., McAlpine, C. A and Maron, M. 2014. Biogeographical and taxonomic biases in tropical forest fragmentation research. Conservation Biology 28: 1522-1531.

Dahal, B., McAlpine, C. and Maron, M. 2014 . Bird conservation values of off-reserve forests in lowland Nepal. Forest Ecology and Management 323:28-38.

Howes, A., Mac Nally, R. Loyn, R., Kath, J., Bowen, M., McAlpine, C. and Maron, M. 2014. Foraging guild perturbations and ecological homogenization driven by a despotic species. Ibis 156: 341-354.

Deikumah, J.P., McAlpine, C. A, Maron, M. 2014. Mining matrix effects on West African rainforest birds. Biological Conservation 169: 334-343

Robertson, O., Maron, M., Buckley, Y., House, A., and McAlpine, C. 2014 An ecological paradox: More woodland predators and less artificial nest predation in landscapes colonized by noisy miners. Austral Ecology 39: 255-266.

2013

Robertson, O., Maron, M., Buckley, Y., and McAlpine, C. 2013 Incidence of competitors and landscape structure as predictors of woodland-dependent birds.  Landscape Ecology 28: 1975-1987.

Maron, M., Grey, M., Catterall, C. P., Clarke, M., Major, R., Oliver, D., Mac Nally, R., Thomson, J., Davidson, I., Loyn, R. 2013. Avifaunal disarray from a single despotic species. Diversity & Distributions 19: 1468-1479

Robertson, O., McAlpine, C., House, A, Maron, M. 2013. Influence of interspecific competition and landscape structure on spatial homogenization of avian assemblages. PLoS ONE 8 5:e65299.1-e65299.8

Morgan, J. W., Kviecinskas, P. A., Maron, M. 2013. Effect of proximity of buloke (Allocasuarina luehmannii) trees on buloke early sapling survival in a semiarid environment. Australian Journal of Botany, 61: 302 – 308

Deikumah, J P. McAlpine, C A. Maron M. 2013.  Matrix Intensification Alters Avian Functional Group Composition in Adjacent Rainforest Fragments. PLoS ONE 8:9 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074852

Bruton, M., Maron, M. and McAlpine, C. A. 2013. Regrowth woodlands are valuable habitat for reptile communities. Biological Conservation

Maron, M., Rhodes, J. and Gibbons, P. 2013. Calculating the benefit of conservation actions. Conservation Letters 6: 359–367.

2012

Graham, C., McAlpine, C. A., Maron, M. 2012. Influence of landscape structure on invasive predators: feral cats and red foxes in Brigalow landscapes of Queensland, Australia. Wildlife Research 39: 661-676

Maron, M., Hobbs, R., Moilanen, A., Matthews, JW., Christie, K., Gardner, T. A., Keith, D. A., Lindenmayer, D. B., McAlpine, C. A. 2012. Are restoration offsets Faustian bargains? Restoration realities in the context of biodiversity offset policies. Biological Conservation 155:141-148

Maron, M., Goulding, W., Ellis, R. and Mohd-Taib, F. 2012. Distribution and individual condition reveal a hierarchy of habitat suitability for a declining passerine Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 2509-2523

Levin, N., Legge, S., Price, B. Bowen, M., Litvack, E., Maron, M. and McAlpine, C. 2012. MODIS time series as a tool for monitoring savanna bird diversity. International Journal of Wildland Fire 21: 680-694.

Mac Nally, R., Bowen, M., Howes, A., McAlpine, C. Maron, M., 2012. Despotic, high-impact species and the sub-continental scale control of avian assemblage structure. Ecology 93:668-678

Ellis, R., McWhorter, T., Maron, M., 2012. Landscape ecology and conservation physiology: a review. Landscape Ecology 27:1-12

Maron, M, Bowen, M., Fuller, R A, Smith, G C, Eyre, T, Mathieson, M., Watson, J E M & McAlpine, C A. 2012. Spurious thresholds and the relationship between species richness and vegetation cover. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 682-692.

2011

Burbidge, A., Maron, M., Baker, J., Clarke, M., Oliver, D. and Ford, G. 2011. Linking science and practice in ecological research and management: how can we do it better? Ecological Management and Restoration 12:54-60

Maron, M., Main, A., Bowen, M., Howes, A. L., Kath, J., Pillette, C.and McAlpine, C. A. 2011. Relative influence of habitat modification and interspecific competition on woodland bird assemblages in eastern Australia. Emu: Austral Ornithology 111: 40-51

2010

McAlpine, C. A., Seabrook, L., Rhodes, J. R., Maron M. et al. 2010. Can a problem-solving approach strengthen landscape ecology’s contribution to sustainable landscape planning? Landscape Ecology 25: 1155-1168

Maron, M. 2010. Retaining and restoring wildlife values of woodlands. In:  Temperate Woodland Conservation Management, edited by David Lindenmayer, Andrew Bennett and Richard Hobbs, CSIRO Publishing pp. 241-247.

Maron, M., Dunn, P. K., McAlpine, C. A. and Apan, A. 2010. Can habitat offsets really compensate for habitat loss? The case of the red-tailed black-cockatoo. Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 348–355

Howes, A. H., Maron, M. and McAlpine, C. A. 2010. Bayesian networks and adaptive management of wildlife habitat: a case study of woodland birds in sub-tropical Australia. Conservation Biology 24, 974–983.

2009

Howes, A. L. and Maron, M. 2009. Noisy miners and conservation management of continuous subtropical woodlands. Wildlife Research 36:617–626

Kath, J., Maron, M. and Dunn, P. K. 2009. Interspecific competition and small bird diversity in an urbanizing landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 92:72–79

Maron, M. 2009. Nesting, foraging and aggression of noisy miners relative to road edges in an extensive Queensland forest. Emu 109:75–81

Eyre, T. J., Maron, M., Mathieson, M. T. and Haseler, M. 2009. Impacts of grazing, selective logging and hyper-aggressors on diurnal bird fauna in intact forest landscapes of the Brigalow Belt, Queensland. Austral Ecology 34:705–716

Attwood, S. J., Park, S. E., Maron, M., Collard, S. J., Robinson, D., Reardon-Smith, K. M. and Cockfield, G. 2009. Declining birds in Australian agricultural landscapes may benefit from aspects of the European agri-environment model. Biological Conservation 142:1981–1991

2008

Maron, M. and Cockfield, G. 2008. Tradeoffs in landscape restoration projects. Ecological Applications. 18:2041–2049.

Attwood, S. Maron, M., House, A. and Zammit, C. 2008. Do arthropod assemblages display globally consistent responses to intensified agricultural land use and management? Global Ecology and Biogeography. 17:585–599

Maron, M. 2008. Size isn’t everything: the importance of small remnants to bird conservation in Australia. Australian Field Ornithology 25: 53–58

2007

Maron, M. and Kennedy, S. 2007. Roads, fire and aggressive competitors: determinants of bird distribution in subtropical production forests. Forest Ecology and Management 240:24-31

Maron, M. 2007. Threshold effect of eucalypt density on an aggressive avian competitor. Biological Conservation 136:100-107

Maron, M., and J. Fitzsimons. 2007. Agricultural intensification and loss of matrix habitat over 23 years in the West Wimmera, south-eastern Australia. Biological Conservation 135: 603-609

2006

Maron, M., and A. Lill. 2006. Intraspecific variation in detection of bird-habitat relationships: declining birds in southern Australian woodlands. Pacific Conservation Biology 12(4):301-312

2005

Maron, M. 2005. Agricultural change and paddock tree loss: implications for an endangered subspecies of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Ecological Management and Restoration.6: 207–212¬

Maron, M. and Lill, A. 2005. The influence of livestock grazing and weed invasion on habitat use by birds in grassy woodland remnants. Biological Conservation.124: 439–450

Maron, M., Lill, A., Watson, D. M. and Mac Nally, R. 2005. Temporal variation in regional-scale bird assemblages: how representative is a one-year snapshot? Austral Ecology 30: 383-394

2004

Maron, M., Mac Nally, R., Watson, D. and Lill, A. 2004. Can the biotic nestedness matrix be used predictively? Oikos 106: 433–444

Maron, M. and Lill, A. 2004. Discrimination among potential Buloke (Allocasuarina luehmannii) feeding trees by the endangered south-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne). Wildlife Research 31: 311–317

SELECTED REPORTS & POPULAR ARTICLES

Maron, M., Laurance,  B., Pressey, R., Catterall, C.P., McAlpine, C., Possingham, H., Watson, J., Rhodes, J., Wilson, K., Hockings, M. 2016. Queensland land clearing is undermining Australia’s environmental progress. The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/queensland-land-clearing-is-undermining-australias-environmental-progress-54882

Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C. and Maron, M. 2016. EcoCheck: can the Brigalow Belt bounce back? The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/ecocheck-can-the-brigalow-belt-bounce-back-57128.

Doherty, T., Burgess, E., Maron, M., Davis, R. 2016. Bushfires are pushing species towards extinction. The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/bushfires-are-pushing-species-towards-extinction-54109.

Davis, R. and Maron, M. 2016. Cocky count: how Perth’s ‘green’ growth plan could wipe out WA’s best-loved bird. The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/cocky-count-how-perths-green-growth-plan-could-wipe-out-was-best-loved-bird-56442.

Maron, M., Laurance, W., Pressey, R., Catterall, C.P., Watson, J., Rhodes, J., 2015. Land clearing in Queensland triples after policy ping pong. The Conversation: http://theconversation. com/land-clearing-in-queensland-triples-after-policy-ping-pong-38279.

Maseyk, F., Maron, M., Seaton, R. and Dutson, G. 2014. A Biodiversity Offsets Accounting Model for New Zealand. The Catalyst Group, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Maron, M. and Gibbons, P. 2014. The development of the EPBC Act offsets assessment guide and the many benefits of bridging the science-policy divide. Decision Point 80: 12

Ponce-Reyes R, Martin T, Whitten S, Maron M and Carwardine J. 2014 Priority threat identification, management and appraisal: Literature review. CSIRO, Australia

Hockings, M., Maron, M., Barnes, M. 2013. National parks are the least locked-up land there is. The Conversation, June 17.

Maron, M., Gordon, A. 2013. Biodiversity offsets could be locking in species decline. The Conversation, June 6.

Evans, M., Maron, M. 2013. Can we offset biodiversity losses? The Conversation, May 6.

Maron, M. 2013. Calculating the benefits of conservation actions: The new EPBC Act Offsets Assessment Guide. Decision Point 69:10-11

Maron, M. 2013. Regime Change. Wingspan 2 (3): 11

Maron, M. and Hobbs, R. 2012. Balancing biodiversity offsets with restoration reality. Australasian Science, no. 27, September 2012

Maron, M and Hobbs, R. 2012. Replacing lost ecosystems – the Devil is in the detail. Balancing biodiversity offsets with restoration reality. Decision Point, September 2012

Maron, M. 2011. Noisy Miners as an avian despot: should we support regime change? Rosella Ramblings 8: 1-2.

McAlpine, C., Maron, M., Bowen, M. et al. 2011. Conserving Biodiversity in Brigalow Landscapes. The University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Maron, M. 2010. Book Review: Farmland Birds Across The World. Emu 110: 379-380

Maron, M., Ellis, R. And Goulding, W. 2010. Stressed out: eastern yellow robins in small brigalow woodland patches. Rosella Ramblings 7:3-4

Maron, M., Bowen, M. and McAlpine, C. A. 2009. Regrowth: woody weed or opportunity? In State of Australia’s Birds Report 2009. Department of Environment and Water Resources, Canberra.

Maron, M. 2008a. Potential impact of paddock buloke tree removal on the south-eastern red-tailed black-cockatoo. Report for Iluka Resources Ltd. Uniquest, Brisbane.

Maron, M. 2008b. Potential impact of paddock buloke tree removal on the south-eastern red-tailed black-cockatoo. Report for Iluka Resources Ltd. Uniquest, Brisbane.

Maron, M. 2009. Report on meeting between experts in MEHA v RLSPL and others. Report for the Australian Government Solicitor. Uniquest, Brisbane.

Maron, M., Koch, P., Freeman, J., Schultz, S., Dunn, P.  and Apan, A. 2008. Modelling and planning to increase future habitat of the red-tailed black-cockatoo, including the endangered buloke woodlands. Report to Wimmera Catchment Management Authority. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

Maron, M. 2006. Windharps of the Wimmera. Wingspan 16(3): 22-25

Maron, M. 2005 An excess of Noisy Miners: a sign of ecological imbalance in degraded and fragmented woodlands. P. 17 in The State of Australia’s Birds 2005, eds Olsen, P., Weston, M., Tzaros, C. and Silcocks, A. Birds Australia, Hawthorn East

Maron, M. 2005 Clearing of centuries-old trees. P. 17 in The State of Australia’s Birds 2005, eds Olsen, P., Weston, M., Tzaros, C. and Silcocks, A. Birds Australia, Hawthorn East

Maron, M. 2005. Variation in the composition of Buloke woodland bird assemblages: theoretical and management implications. PhD Thesis. Monash University.

Maron, M., Burnard, T. and Kirkwood, J. 200). Buloke Woodlands: Flora and Fauna Guide for the Wimmera. World Wide Fund for Nature, Sydney

Hill, R., Maron, M. and Kirkwood, J. 2003. Advice on the development of significance guidelines regarding clearance of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo habitat. A report to Environment Australia. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team, Hawthorn East

Maron, M. 2003. An assessment of the rate of decline and recruitment of Buloke trees in the southern Wimmera: implications for conservation of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Draft report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne.

Maron, M. 2002. Ecologically Sustainable Agricultural Initiative. Protection of threatened species in agricultural landscapes: Design methodology for case studies. Draft report to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Melbourne.

Maron, M. 2000. Characteristics of feeding sites of the endangered south-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne in remnant Buloke Allocasuarina luehmannii woodland. Honours Thesis, Monash University.

Tonkinson, D, and Maron, M. 2000. Monitoring of pasture composition plots, “Dundas Park”, Vasey for the Sustainable Grazing Systems Key Program. A report to the Pastoral and Veterinary Institute, Agriculture Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Heidelberg.

Loyn, R. H., Tonkinson, D., Maron, M and Chidgey, S. 2000. South Channel Fort Island: environmental values and development risk report. A report commissioned by Parks Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Heidelberg

Tonkinson, D. and Maron, M. 1999.  A do-it-yourself guide to biolinks.  Victorian Landcare 12: 16-17

Tonkinson, D, and Maron, M. 1999. An assessment of the distribution and quality of vegetation at 60 Vasey Concourse, Croydon. Geoplan Consultants, Melbourne.