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Melbourne BA (in press). Demographic Stochasticity. In A. Hastings and L. J. Gross eds. Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology. Berkeley, University of California Press. Preprint (pdf).

Firn J, Moore JL, MacDougall AS, ... Melbourne BA, et al. (2011). Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters 14: 274-281. Online at Ecology Letters.

Davies KF, Melbourne BA, McClenahan JL, Tuff T (2010). Statistical models for monitoring and predicting effects of climate change and invasion on the free-living insects and a spider from sub-Antarctic Heard Island. Polar Biology 34: 119-125.

Davies KF, Melbourne BA, James CG, Cunningham RB (2010). Using traits of species to understand responses to land use change: birds and livestock grazing in the Australian arid zone. Biological Conservation 143: 78-85. Reprint (pdf).

Melbourne BA & Hastings A (2009). Highly variable spread rates in replicated biological invasions: fundamental limits to predictability. Science 325: 1536-1539. Abstract. Reprint (full text and pdf available by following this link). Most of the math is in the Supplementary Information (free to download). Email me if you have trouble with access.

Melbourne BA & Hastings A (2008). Extinction risk depends strongly on factors contributing to stochasticity. Nature 454: 100-103. Abstract. Available online at Nature. Most of the math is in the Supplementary Information (free to download). Email me if you don't have a subscription.

Haddad NM, Holyoak M, Mata TM, Davies KF, Melbourne BA, Preston K (2008). Species' traits predict the effects of disturbance and productivity on diversity. Ecology Letters 11: 348-356. Abstract. Available online at Ecology Letters.

Greenslade P, Melbourne BA, Davies KF, Stevens MI (2008). The status of two exotic terrestrial crustacea on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Polar Record 44: 15-23. Abstract. Reprint (pdf). Available online at Polar Record.

Melbourne BA, Cornell HV, Davies KF, Dugaw CJ, Elmendorf S, Freestone AL, Hall RJ, Harrison S, Hastings A, Holland M, Holyoak M, Lambrinos J, Moore K, Yokomizo H (2007). Invasion in a heterogeneous world: resistance, coexistence or hostile takeover? Ecology Letters 10: 77-94. Abstract. Reprint (pdf). Available online at Ecology Letters. A top 20 most read paper.

Davies KF & Melbourne BA (2007). The tails of two geckos tell the story of dispersal in a fragmented landscape. Molecular Ecology 16: 3289–3291. Abstract. Reprint (pdf). Available online at Molecular Ecology.

Melbourne BA & Chesson P (2006). The scale transition: scaling up population dynamics with field data. Ecology 87: 1478-1488. Abstract. Reprint (pdf). Available online at Ecology. Appendices.

Melbourne BA & Chesson P (2005). Scaling up population dynamics: integrating theory and data. Oecologia 145: 179-187. Special issue: scaling up in ecology. Abstract. Reprint. Available online at Oecologia. Computer code.

Melbourne BA, Sears AL, Donahue MJ, Chesson P (2005). Applying scale transition theory to metacommunities in the field. In M. Holyoak, M. A. Leibold and R. D. Holt eds. Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. pp 307-330. Preprint. Errata. Book website.

Chesson P, Donahue MJ, Melbourne BA, Sears AL (2005). Scale transition theory for understanding mechanisms in metacommunities. In M. Holyoak, M. A. Leibold and R. D. Holt eds. Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. pp 279-306. Preprint. Book website.

Davies KF, Chesson P, Harrison S, Inouye BD, Melbourne BA, Rice KJ. (2005). Spatial heterogeneity explains the scale dependence of the native-exotic diversity relationship. Ecology 86: 1602–1610. Abstract. Reprint (pdf). Available online at Ecology.

Davies KF, Melbourne BA, Margules CR, Lawrence JF (2005). Metacommunity structure influences the stability of local beetle communities. In M. Holyoak, M. A. Leibold and R. D. Holt eds. Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. pp 170-188. Book website.

Hastings A, Cuddington K, Davies KF, Dugaw CJ, Elmendorf S, Freestone A, Harrison S, Holland M, Lambrinos J, Malvadkar U, Melbourne BA, Moore K, Taylor C, Thomson D (2005). The spatial spread of invasions: new developments in theory and evidence. Ecology Letters 8: 91-101. Abstract. Reprint (pdf). Available online at Ecology Letters.

Melbourne BA, Davies KF, Margules CR, Lindenmayer DB, Saunders DA, Wissel C, & Henle K (2004). Species survival in fragmented landscapes: where to from here? Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 275-284. Abstract. Reprint (pdf).

Melbourne BA & Daniel PJ (2003). A low cost sensor for measuring spatio-temporal variability of light intensity on the stream bed. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22: 143-151. Abstract. Reprint (pdf).

Davies KF, Melbourne BA & Margules CR (2001). Effects of within- and between-patch processes on community dynamics in a fragmentation experiment. Ecology 82: 1830-1846.

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Melbourne BA (1999). Bias in the effect of habitat structure on pitfall traps: An experimental evaluation. Australian Journal of Ecology  24: 228-239. Abstract. Reprint (pdf).

Davies KF & Melbourne BA (1999). Statistical models of invertebrate distribution on Macquarie Island: a tool to assess climate change and local human impacts. Polar Biology  21: 240-250. Abstract. Reprint (pdf).

Melbourne BA, Gullan PJ & Su YN (1997). Interpreting data from pitfall-trap surveys: crickets and slugs in exotic and native grasslands of the Australian Capital Territory. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 56: 361-367. Abstract. Reprint (pdf).

Davies KF, Greenslade P & Melbourne BA (1997). The invertebrates of sub-Antarctic Bishop Island. Polar Biology 17: 455-458. Abstract. Reprint (pdf).


Thesis

Melbourne BA (2000). Scaling Up Population Dynamics: Spatial Variance and the Scale Transition for Stream Biofilm and Grazers. PhD thesis. Canberra, The Australian National University. Short abstract. Long abstract. Table of contents. Advisers. Examiners comments.


Books

Christian R, Davies K, de Chazal J, Krebs E & Melbourne B (1997). PhD supervision: a guide for students and supervisors. Canberra, The Australian National University. 51 pp. We've distributed thousands of copies to universities in Australia and New Zealand. Request a pdf.