Michelle Leishman

Professor

  • 7733 Citations
  • 41 h-Index
1990 …2019
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Biography

My current research focuses on understanding the success of invasive plants, plant and vegetation responses to climate change, plant conservation and adaptation under climate change, and urban green space. I also lead the Green Cities Which Plant Where project at Macquarie University in collaboration with Western Sydney University and NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, and am Co-Director of MQ's Centre for Smart Green Cities. In addition I am a Board Member of Bush Heritage, Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, and Council member of the Australian Flora Foundation.

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Projects 2006 2019

Research Output 1990 2019

Growth, reproduction and functional trait responses of three freshwater plant species to elevated carbon dioxide

Gufu, G. D., Manea, A. & Leishman, M. R., Mar 2019, In : Aquatic Botany. 154, p. 18-23 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

carbon dioxide
Vallisneria spiralis
Azolla filiculoides
Salviniaceae
Salvinia molesta

Assessment and prioritisation of plant species at risk from myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) under current and future climates in Australia

Berthon, K., Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Beaumont, L. J., Carnegie, A. J. & Leishman, M. R., Feb 2018, In : Biological Conservation. 218, p. 154-162 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Myrtus communis
prioritization
rust disease
climate
Western Australia

Austropuccinia psidii on the move: survey based insights to its geographical distribution, host species, impacts and management in Australia

Fernandez Winzer, L., Berthon, K. A., Carnegie, A. J., Pegg, G. S. & Leishman, M. R., 4 Dec 2018, In : Biological Invasions.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

geographical distribution
Myrtaceae
New South Wales
Myrtus communis
rust diseases

Broad-scale patterns in smoke-responsive germination from the south-eastern Australian flora

Carthey, A. J. R., Tims, A., Geedicke, I. & Leishman, M. R., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Vegetation Science. 29, 4, p. 737-745 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

smoke
germination
flora
fynbos
Poaceae

Does enemy damage vary across the range of exotic plant species? Evidence from two coastal dune plant species in eastern Australia

Tabassum, S. & Leishman, M. R., Feb 2018, In : Oecologia. 186, 2, p. 303–309 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hydrocotyle bonariensis
dunes
dune
damage
rain

Prizes

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

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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

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