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Biography

Hello! I am a plant ecologist and conservation biologist working to ensure that plants are protected and recognised for their vital contribution to society. My work focusses on the vulnerability of plants to threats, including climate change and invasive species, using a combination of data science approaches, modelling and experiments. I enjoy working closely with industry partners to create novel solutions to pressing environmental issues, such as restoration, species extinctions and urban expansion.

I am an ARC Discovery Early Research Career Fellow (DECRA) & Senior Lecturer in Plant Ecology in the Department of Biological Science. I lead the vibrant Plant Conservation and Ecology Group, mentoring Masters and PhD students and working closely wth early career scientists in plant science. Visit our website to see more of what we do https://www.plantconservationgroup.com/

I am the Deputy Chair of the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) and my research is used to inform conservation policy and action. This TSSC appointment allows me to advocate directly for the conservation of Australian plants via listing of species and ecological communities under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act. I also currently coordinate the national prioritisation of plant species affected by the catastrophic bushfires during the 2019-2020 summer. This process informs the work of the federal Threatened Species Commissioner in responding to this unprecedented biodiversity crisis.  

I am passionate about sharing my science with diverse audiences and building global networks of researchers who are working towards common goals such as the Open Traits Network which I co-lead: https://opentraits.org/

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Conserving the holobiont

Carthey, A. J. R., Blumstein, D. T., Gallagher, R. V., Tetu, S. G. & Gillings, M. R., Apr 2020, In : Functional Ecology. 34, 4, p. 764-776 13 p.

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  • Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life

    Gallagher, R. V., Falster, D. S., Maitner, B. S., Salguero-Gómez, R., Vandvik, V., Pearse, W. D., Schneider, F. D., Kattge, J., Poelen, J. H., Madin, J. S., Ankenbrand, M. J., Penone, C., Feng, X., Adams, V. M., Alroy, J., Andrew, S. C., Balk, M. A., Bland, L. M., Boyle, B. L., Bravo-Avila, C. H. & 37 others, Brennan, I., Carthey, A. J. R., Catullo, R., Cavazos, B. R., Conde, D. A., Chown, S. L., Fadrique, B., Gibb, H., Halbritter, A. H., Hammock, J., Hogan, J. A., Holewa, H., Hope, M., Iversen, C. M., Jochum, M., Kearney, M., Keller, A., Mabee, P., Manning, P., McCormack, L., Michaletz, S. T., Park, D. S., Perez, T. M., Pineda-Munoz, S., Ray, C. A., Rossetto, M., Sauquet, H., Sparrow, B., Spasojevic, M. J., Telford, R. J., Tobias, J. A., Violle, C., Walls, R., Weiss, K. C. B., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J. & Enquist, B. J., Mar 2020, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 4, 3, p. 294-303 10 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    TRY plant trait database: enhanced coverage and open access

    Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice, I. C., Leadley, P., Tautenhahn, S., Werner, G. D. A., Aakala, T., Abedi, M., Acosta, A. T. R., Adamidis, G. C., Adamson, K., Aiba, M., Albert, C. H., Alcántara, J. M., Alcázar C, C., Aleixo, I., Ali, H., Amiaud, B. & 709 others, Ammer, C., Amoroso, M. M., Anand, M., Anderson, C., Anten, N., Antos, J., Apgaua, D. M. G., Ashman, T-L., Asmara, D. H., Asner, G. P., Aspinwall, M., Atkin, O. K., Aubin, I., Baastrup-Spohr, L., Bahalkeh, K., Bahn, M., Baker, T., Baker, W. J., Bakker, J. P., Baldocchi, D., Baltzer, J., Banerjee, A., Baranger, A., Barlow, J., Barneche, D. R., Baruch, Z., Bastianelli, D., Battles, J., Bauerle, W., Bauters, M., Bazzato, E., Beckmann, M., Beeckman, H., Beierkuhnlein, C., Bekker, R., Belfry, G., Belluau, M., Beloiu, M., Benavides, R., Benomar, L., Berdugo-Lattke, M. L., Berenguer, E., Bergamin, R., Bergmann, J., Bergmann Carlucci, M., Berner, L., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Bigler, C., Bjorkman, A. D., Blackman, C., Blanco, C., Blonder, B., Blumenthal, D., Bocanegra-González, K. T., Boeckx, P., Bohlman, S., Böhning-Gaese, K., Boisvert-Marsh, L., Bond, W., Bond-Lamberty, B. P., Boom, A., Boonman, C. C. F., Bordin, K., Boughton, E. H., Boukili, V., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Bravo, S., Brendel, M. R., Broadley, M. R., Brown, K. A., Bruelheide, H., Brumnich, F., Bruun, H. H., Bruy, D., Buchanan, S. W., Bucher, S. F., Buchmann, N., Buitenwerf, R., Bunker, D. E., Bürger, J., Burrascano, S., Burslem, D. F. R. P., Butterfield, B. J., Byun, C., Marques, M., Scalon, M. C., Caccianiga, M., Cadotte, M., Cailleret, M., Camac, J., Camarero, J. J., Campany, C., Campetella, G., Campos, J. A., Cano-Arboleda, L., Canullo, R., Carbognani, M., Carvalho, F., Casanoves, F., Castagneyrol, B., Catford, J. A., Cavender-Bares, J., Cerabolini, B. E. L., Cervellini, M., Chacón-Madrigal, E., Chapin, K., Stuart Chapin, F., Chelli, S., Chen, S-C., Chen, A., Cherubini, P., Chianucci, F., Choat, B., Chung, K. S., Chytrý, M., Ciccarelli, D., Coll, L., Collins, C. G., Conti, L., Coomes, D., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Cornwell, W. K., Corona, P., Coyea, M., Craine, J., Craven, D., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., Csecserits, A., Cufar, K., Cuntz, M., da Silva, A. C., Dahlin, K. M., Dainese, M., Dalke, I., Dalle Fratte, M., Dang-Le, A. T., Danihelka, J., Dannoura, M., Dawson, S., de Beer, A. J., De Frutos, A., De Long, J. R., Dechant, B., Delagrange, S., Delpierre, N., Derroire, G., Dias, A. S., Diaz-Toribio, M. H., Dimitrakopoulos, P. G., Dobrowolski, M., Doktor, D., Dřevojan, P., Dong, N., Dransfield, J., Dressler, S., Duarte, L., Ducouret, E., Dullinger, S., Durka, W., Duursma, R., Dymova, O., E-Vojtkó, A., Eckstein, R. L., Ejtehadi, H., Elser, J., Emilio, T., Engemann, K., Erfanian, M. B., Erfmeier, A., Esquivel-Muelbert, A., Esser, G., Estiarte, M., Domingues, T. F., Fagan, W. F., Fagúndez, J., Falster, D. 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L., O'Reilly‐Nugent, A., Oakley, S., Oberhuber, W., Ohtsuka, T., Oliveira, R., Öllerer, K., Olson, M. E., Onipchenko, V., Onoda, Y., Onstein, R. E., Ordonez, J. C., Osada, N., Ostonen, I., Ottaviani, G., Otto, S., Overbeck, G. E., Ozinga, W. A., Pahl, A. T., Paine, C. E. T., Pakeman, R. J., Papageorgiou, A. C., Parfionova, E., Pärtel, M., Patacca, M., Paula, S., Paule, J., Pauli, H., Pausas, J. G., Peco, B., Penuelas, J., Perea, A., Peri, P. L., Petisco‐Souza, A. C., Petraglia, A., Petritan, A. M., Phillips, O. L., Pierce, S., Pillar, V. D., Pisek, J., Pomogaybin, A., Poorter, H., Portsmuth, A., Poschlod, P., Potvin, C., Pounds, D., Powell, A. S., Power, S. A., Prinzing, A., Puglielli, G., Pyšek, P., Raevel, V., Rammig, A., Ransijn, J., Ray, C. A., Reich, P. B., Reichstein, M., Reid, D. E. B., Réjou‐Méchain, M., De Dios, V. R., Ribeiro, S., Richardson, S., Riibak, K., Rillig, M. C., Riviera, F., Robert, E. M. R., Roberts, S., Robroek, B., Roddy, A., Rodrigues, A. 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G., Sterck, F., Stojanovic, D. B., Strydom, T., Suarez, M. L., Svenning, JC., Svitková, I., Svitok, M., Svoboda, M., Swaine, E., Swenson, N., Tabarelli, M., Takagi, K., Tappeiner, U., Tarifa, R., Tauugourdeau, S., Tavsanoglu, C., te Beest, M., Tedersoo, L., Thiffault, N., Thom, D., Thomas, E., Thompson, K., Thornton, P. E., Thuiller, W., Tichý, L., Tissue, D., Tjoelker, M. G., Tng, D. Y. P., Tobias, J., Török, P., Tarin, T., Torres-Ruiz, J. M., Tóthmérész, B., Treurnicht, M., Trivellone, V., Trolliet, F., Trotsiuk, V., Tsakalos, J. L., Tsiripidis, I., Tysklind, N., Umehara, T., Usoltsev, V., Vadeboncoeur, M., Vaezi, J., Valladares, F., Vamosi, J., van Bodegom, P. M., van Breugel, M., Van Cleemput, E., van de Weg, M., van der Merwe, S., van der Plas, F., van der Sande, M. T., van Kleunen, M., Van Meerbeek, K., Vanderwel, M., Vanselow, K. A., Varhammar, A., Varone, L., Valderrama, M. Y. V., Vassilev, K., Vellend, M., Veneklaas, E. J., Verbeeck, H., Verheyen, K., Vibrans, A., Vieira, I., Villacís, J., Violle, C., Vivek, P., Wagner, K., Waldram, M., Waldron, A., Walker, A. P., Waller, M., Walther, G., Wang, H., Wang, F., Wang, W., Watkins, H., Watkins, J., Weber, U., Weedon, J. T., Wei, L., Weigelt, P., Weiher, E., Wells, A. W., Wellstein, C., Wenk, E., Westoby, M., Westwood, A., White, P. J., Whitten, M., Williams, M., Winkler, D. E., Winter, K., Womack, C., Wright, I. J., Wright, S. J., Wright, J., Pinho, B. X., Ximenes, F., Yamada, T., Yamaji, K., Yanai, R., Yankov, N., Yguel, B., Zanini, K. J., Zanne, A., Zelený, D., Zhao, YP., Zheng, J., Zheng, J., Ziemińska, K., Zirbel, C. R., Zizka, G., Zo‐Bi, I. C., Zotz, G. & Wirth, C., Jan 2020, In : Global Change Biology. 26, 1, p. 119-188 70 p.

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  • 28 Citations (Scopus)
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    A global growth-form database for 143,616 vascular plant species

    Taseski, G. M., Beloe, C. J., Gallagher, R. V., Chan, J. Y., Dalrymple, R. L. & Cornwell, W. K., Mar 2019, In : Ecology. 100, 3, 1 p., e02614.

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    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Prizes

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

    Lesley Hughes (Recipient), Michelle Leishman (Recipient), Leigh Staas (Recipient), Rachael Gallagher (Recipient), Nola Hancock (Recipient), Linda Beaumont (Recipient), Victoria Graham (Recipient), Timothy J. 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), Tori 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) & Tim 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), Tim Ralph (Recipient) & Tori Graham (Recipient), 1 Nov 2017

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