This page lists all of the peer-reviewed journal articles that I have authored or coauthored (first-author articles are here), while my other work is listed here. Click here for citation data via Google, or email me for reprints.


27. DB Lindenmayer, P Lane, MJ Westgate, BC Scheele, C Foster, C Sato, M Crane, D Michael, D Florance, K Ikin, PS Barton, LS O’Loughlin, N Robinson (2018) Tests of predictions associated with temporal changes in Australian bird populations. Biological Conservation 222: 212-221.

26. MJ Westgate, NR Haddaway, SH Cheng, EJ McIntosh, C Marshall & DB Lindenmayer (2018) Software support for environmental evidence synthesis. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 588–590.

25. MJ Westgate (2018) revtools: bibliographic data visualization for evidence synthesis in R. biorxiv.

24. MJ Westgate, C MacGregor, BC Scheele, DA Driscoll & DB Lindenmayer (2018) Effects of time since fire on frog occurrence are altered by isolation, vegetation, and fire frequency gradients. Diversity & Distributions 24(1): 82-91.


23. MJ Westgate & DB Lindenmayer (2017) The difficulties of systematic reviews. Conservation Biology 31(5): 1002-1007.

22. MJ Westgate, AIT Tulloch, PS Barton, JC Pierson & DB Lindenmayer (2017) Optimal taxonomic groups for biodiversity assessment: A meta-analytic approach. Ecography 40: 539-548. [PDF (author’s version)]


21. DB Lindenmayer, C MacGregor, J Wood, MJ Westgate, K Ikin, C Foster, F Ford & R Zentelis (2016) Bombs, fire and biodiversity: vertebrate fauna occurrence in areas subject to military training. Biological Conservation 204(B) 276-283.

20. DB Lindenmayer, SG Candy, SC Banks, MJ Westgate, K Ikin, JC Pierson, AIT Tulloch & PS Barton (2016) Do temporal changes in vegetation structure predict changes in bird occupancy additional to time since fire? Ecological Applications 26(7) 2267-2279.

19. AIT Tulloch, I Chadés, Y Dujardin, MJ Westgate, PW Lane & DB Lindenmayer (2016) Dynamic species co-occurrence networks require dynamic biodiversity surrogates. Ecography 39(12) 1185-1196.

18. M Hunter Jr., M Westgate, P Barton, A Calhoun, J Pierson, A Tulloch, M Beger, C Branquino, T Caro, J Gross, J Heino, P Lane, C Longo, K Martin, WH McDowell, C Mellin, H Salo & D Lindenmayer (2016) Two roles for ecological surrogacy: indicator surrogates and management surrogates. Ecological Indicators 63: 121-125.


17. MJ Westgate, PS Barton, JC Pierson & DB Lindenmayer (2015) Text analysis tools for identification of emerging topics and research gaps in conservation science. Conservation Biology 29(6): 1606-1614. [PDF (author’s version)]

16. MJ Westgate, BC Scheele, K Ikin, AM Hoefer, RM Beaty, M Evans, W Osborne, L Rayner & DA Driscoll (2015) Citizen science program shows urban areas have lower occurrence of frog species, but not accelerated declines. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0140973. [PDF]

15. D Lindenmayer, J Pierson, P Barton, M Beger, C Branquinho, A Calhoun, T Caro, H Greig, J Gross, J Heino, M Hunter, P Lane, C Longo, K Martin, WH McDowell, C Mellin, H Salo, A Tulloch & M Westgate (2015) A new framework for selecting environmental surrogates. Science of the Total Environment 538: 1029-1038.

14. D Stojanovic, A Terauds, MJ Westgate, MH Webb & R Heinsohn (2015) Exploiting the richest patch has a fitness pay-off for the migratory swift parrot. Journal of Animal Ecology 84(5): 1194-1201.

13. A Mortelliti, MJ Westgate, J Stein, J Wood & DB Lindenmayer (2015) Ecological and spatial drivers of population synchrony in bird assemblages. Basic and Applied Ecology 16(3): 269-278.

12. PS Barton, JC Pierson, MJ Westgate, PW Lane & DB Lindenmayer (2015) Learning from clinical medicine to improve the use of surrogates in ecology. Oikos 124: 391-398.


11. DB Lindenmayer, PW Lane, MJ Westgate, M Crane, D Michael, S Okada & PS Barton (2014) An empirical assessment of the focal species hypothesis. Conservation Biology 28(6): 1594-1603.

10. PS Barton, MJ Westgate, PW Lane, C MacGregor & DB Lindenmayer (2014) Robustness of habitat-based surrogates of animal diversity: a multi-taxa comparison over time. Journal of Applied Ecology 51(5): 1434-1443.

9. A Mortelliti, MJ Westgate, & DB Lindenmayer (2014) Experimental evaluation shows limited influence of pine plantations on the connectivity of highly fragmented bird populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 51(5): 1179-1187.

8. PW Lane, DB Lindenmayer, PS Barton, W Blanchard & MJ Westgate (2014) Visualisation of species pairwise associations: a case study of surrogacy in bird assemblages. Ecology and Evolution. [PDF]

7. MJ Westgate, PS Barton, PW Lane & DB Lindenmayer (2014) Global meta-analysis reveals low consistency of biodiversity congruence relationships. Nature Communications 5:3899. [PDF]

6. DA Driscoll, SC Banks, PS Barton, K Ikin, P Lentini, DB Lindenmayer, AL Smith, LE Berry, EL Burns, A Edworthy, MJ Evans, R Gibson, R Heinsohn, B Howland, G Kay, N Munro, BC Scheele, I Stirnemann, D Stojanovic, N Sweaney, NR Villasenor, & MJ Westgate (2014) The trajectory of dispersal research in conservation biology. Systematic review. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95053. [PDF]

5. DB Lindenmayer, PS Barton, PW Lane, MJ Westgate, L McBurney, D Blair, P Gibbons & GE Likens (2014) An empirical assessment and comparison of species-based and habitat-based surrogates: a case study of forest vertebrates and large old trees. PLoS ONE 9(2): e89807. [PDF]


4. MJ Westgate, GE Likens, & DB Lindenmayer (2013) Adaptive management of biological systems: A review. Biological Conservation 158: 128-139. [PDF]

3. MJ Westgate, DA Driscoll & DB Lindenmayer (2012) Limited influence of stream networks on the terrestrial movements of three wetland-dependent frog species. Biological Conservation 153: 169-176. [PDF]

2. MJ Westgate, DA Driscoll & DB Lindenmayer (2012) Can the intermediate disturbance hypothesis and information on species traits predict anuran responses to fire? Oikos 121: 1516-1524. [PDF]

1. A Felton, J Fischer, DB Lindenmayer, R Montague-Drake, A Lowe, D Saunders, A Felton, W Steffen, NT Munro, K Youngentob, J Gillen, P Gibbons, JE Bruzgul, I Fazey, SJ Bond, CP Elliott, BCT Macdonald, LL Porfirio, MJ Westgate & M Worthy (2009) Climate change, conservation and management: an assessment of the peer-reviewed scientific journal literature. Biodiversity and Conservation 18:2243-2253.