Lesley Hughes


  • 10084 Citations
  • 40 h-Index
1990 …2019
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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 1990 2019

academic career

Climate readiness of recovery plans for threatened Australian species

Hoeppner, J. M. & Hughes, L., 20 Dec 2018, In : Conservation Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

recovery plan
climate change
threatened species

Reflections on a seminal paper in conservation biology: the legacy of Peters and Darling (1985)

Hughes, L., 2018, In : Pacific Conservation Biology. 24, 3, p. 267-270 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

species concept
community ecology
extinction risk
greenhouse effect

Response of extrafloral nectar production to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide

Fabian, B., Atwell, B. J. & Hughes, L., 2018, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 66, 7, p. 479-488 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

nectar secretion
carbon dioxide
nutrient balance

Climate change: a deadly threat to coral reefs

Hughes, L., Steffen, W., Alexander, D. & Rice, M., 2017, Sydney: Climate Council of Australia. 28 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

Open Access
coral reef
climate change
global economy
sea surface temperature


2017 BHERT Award for Outstanding Collaboration for National (non-economic) Benefit

Lesley Hughes (Recipient), Michelle Leishman (Recipient), Rachael Gallagher (Recipient), Nola Hancock (Recipient), Linda Beaumont (Recipient), Leigh Staas (Recipient), Victoria Graham (Recipient), Timothy Ralph (Recipient), Hsing-Chung Chang (Recipient), Kerrie Tomkins (Recipient), Emilie-Jane Ens (Recipient) & Melanie Bishop (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Honorary award

Faculty of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research

Michelle Leishman (Recipient), Lesley Hughes (Recipient), Victoria Graham (Recipient), Linda Beaumont (Recipient), Melanie Bishop (Recipient), Rachael Gallagher (Recipient), Nola Hancock (Recipient), Kerrie Tomkins (Recipient), Hsing-Chung Chang (Recipient), Emilie-Jane Ens (Recipient), Leigh Staas (Recipient) & Timothy Ralph (Recipient), 24 Nov 2017



Macquarie University Academic Staff Award for Excellence in Research, Highly Commended

Lesley Hughes (Recipient), Michelle Leishman (Recipient), Linda Beaumont (Recipient), Melanie Bishop (Recipient), Rachael Gallagher (Recipient), Nola Hancock (Recipient), Kerrie Tomkins (Recipient), Hsing-Chung Chang (Recipient), Emilie-Jane Ens (Recipient), Timothy Ralph (Recipient) & Victoria Graham (Recipient), 1 Nov 2017