Associate Professor Hannah Buckley

Associate Professor of Ecology

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 5041

Email: Hannah.Buckley@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4170-080X

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Botany from Victoria University of Wellington
  • Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Alberta

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • New Zealand Ecological Society
  • Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Association for Women in the Sciences, New Zealand
  • Ecological Society of America
  • British Ecological Society

Teaching Areas:

  • ECOL501 Ecology and Evolution
  • ENVS622 Biogeography
  • Postgraduate courses in ecology, macroecology and biogeography

Research Areas:

community ecology, macroecology, biogeography

Research Summary:

My research focuses on understanding the processes that drive biological diversity. In particular, I am interested in spatiotemporal patterns in species diversity, genetic diversity and community assembly. I work with a range of taxa in a variety of natural and experimental systems.

Current Research Projects:

Current areas of research:

  • Enhancing native biodiversity in agroecosystems (Bioheritage National Science Challenge project)
  • Use of environmental DNA to monitor variation in biodiversity (Bioheritage National Science Challenge project)
  • Ecology of New Zealand’s sand dune ecosystems (Collaboration with the Department of Conservation)
  • Lichen ecology
  • Ecology of treelines

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Hare, K. M., Borrelle, S. B., Buckley, H. L., Collier, K. J., Constantine, R., Perrott, J. K., . . . Towns, D. R. (2019). Intractable: species in New Zealand that continue to decline despite conservation efforts. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Special issue: Conservation, 1-19. doi:10.1080/03036758.2019.1599967

  • Vallejos, R., Buckley, H., Case, B., Acosta, J., & Ellison, A. M. (2018). Sensitivity of codispersion to noise and error in ecological and environmental data. Forests, 9(11), 1-22. doi:10.3390/f9110679

  • Mountier, C. F., Case, B. S., Perrie, L., Brownsey, P., Paterson, A. M., Curran, T. J., & Buckley, H. L. (2018). Patterns of range size in New Zealand ferns and lycophytes. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(2), 248-261. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.42.22

  • Weterings, R., Umponstira, C., & Buckley, H. L. (2018). Landscape variation influences trophic cascades in dengue vector food webs. Science Advances, 4(2). doi:10.1126/sciadv.aap9534

  • Padullés Cubino, J., Buckley, H. L., Day, N. J., Pieper, R., & Curran, T. J. (2018). Community-level flammability declines over 25 years of plant invasion in grasslands. Journal of Ecology, 106(4). doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12933

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., & Lear, G. (2018). Optimal extraction methods for the simultaneous analysis of DNA from diverse organisms and sample types. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(3), 557-569. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12762

  • Case, B. S., Buckley, H. L., Barker-Plotkin, A. A., Orwig, D. A., & Ellison, A. M. (2017). When a foundation crumbles: Forecasting forest dynamics following the decline of the foundation species Tsuga canadensis. Ecosphere, 8(7). doi:10.1002/ecs2.1893

Journal articles

  • Welsch, J., Songling, C., Buckley, H. L., Lehto, N. J., Jones, E. E., & Case, B. S. (2019). How many samples? Soil variability affects confidence in the use of common agroecosystem soil indicators. Ecological Indicators, 102, 401-409. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.065

  • Ellison, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Cardenas, D., Duque, Á. J., Lutz, J. A., . . . Zimmerman, J. K. (2019). Species diversity associated with foundation species in temperate and tropical forests. Forests, 10(2), 1-34. doi:10.3390/f10020128

  • Dent, J., Buckley, H., Lustig, A., & Curran, T. (2019). Flame Temperatures Saturate with Increasing Dead Material in Ulex europaeus, but Flame Duration, Fuel Consumption and Overall Flammability Continue to Increase. Fire, 2(1), 1-8. doi:10.3390/fire2010006

  • Hare, K. M., Borrelle, S. B., Buckley, H. L., Collier, K. J., Constantine, R., Perrott, J. K., . . . Towns, D. R. (2019). Intractable: species in New Zealand that continue to decline despite conservation efforts. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Special issue: Conservation, 1-19. doi:10.1080/03036758.2019.1599967

  • Vallejos, R., Buckley, H., Case, B., Acosta, J., & Ellison, A. M. (2018). Sensitivity of codispersion to noise and error in ecological and environmental data. Forests, 9(11), 1-22. doi:10.3390/f9110679

  • Torres, U., Godsoe, W., Buckley, H. L., Parry, M., Lustig, A., & Worner, S. P. (2018). Using niche conservatism information to prioritize hotspots of invasion by non-native freshwater invertebrates in New Zealand. Diversity and Distributions, 24(12), 1802-1815. doi:10.1111/ddi.12818

  • Mountier, C. F., Case, B. S., Perrie, L., Brownsey, P., Paterson, A. M., Curran, T. J., & Buckley, H. L. (2018). Patterns of range size in New Zealand ferns and lycophytes. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(2), 248-261. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.42.22

  • Dickie, I. A., Boyer, S., Buckley, H. L., Duncan, R. P., Gardner, P. P., Hogg, I. D., . . . Weaver, L. (2018). Towards robust and repeatable sampling methods in eDNA-based studies. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(5), 940-952. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12907

  • Weterings, R., Umponstira, C., & Buckley, H. L. (2018). Landscape variation influences trophic cascades in dengue vector food webs. Science Advances, 4(2). doi:10.1126/sciadv.aap9534

  • Lear, G., Dickie, I., Banks, J., Boyer, S., Buckley, H. L., Buckley, T. R., . . . Holdaway, R. (2018). Methods for the extraction, storage, amplification and sequencing of DNA from environmental samples. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(1), 1-50. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.42.9

  • Padullés Cubino, J., Buckley, H. L., Day, N. J., Pieper, R., & Curran, T. J. (2018). Community-level flammability declines over 25 years of plant invasion in grasslands. Journal of Ecology, 106(4). doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12933

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., & Lear, G. (2018). Optimal extraction methods for the simultaneous analysis of DNA from diverse organisms and sample types. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(3), 557-569. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12762

  • Heugten, R. A. V., Hale, M. L., Bryan, S., Griensven, B. V., Satter, S., Brailsford, L., & Buckley, H. L. (2017). Isolation of Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in the New Zealand Endemic Sand-Binder, Ficinia spiralis (Cyperaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences, 5(9). doi:10.3732/apps.1700039

  • Anderson, C., Beare, M., Buckley, H. L., & Lear, G. (2017). Bacterial and fungal communities respond differently to varying tillage depth in agricultural soils. PeerJ, 2017(10). doi:10.7717/peerj.3930

  • Case, B. S., Buckley, H. L., Barker-Plotkin, A. A., Orwig, D. A., & Ellison, A. M. (2017). When a foundation crumbles: Forecasting forest dynamics following the decline of the foundation species Tsuga canadensis. Ecosphere, 8(7). doi:10.1002/ecs2.1893

  • Lear, G., Lau, K., Perchec, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Neale, M., . . . Lewis, G. (2017). Following Rapoport's Rule: The geographic range and genome size of bacterial taxa decline at warmer latitudes. Environmental Microbiology, 19(8). doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13797

  • Wu, J., Anderson, B. J., Buckley, H. L., Lewis, G., & Lear, G. (2017). Aspect has a greater impact on alpine soil bacterial community structure than elevation. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(5). doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw253

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Curran-Cournane, F., Taylor, M., & Lear, G. (2017). Bacteria as emerging indicators of soil condition. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(1). doi:10.1128/AEM.02826-16

  • Wang, Y., Pederson, N., Ellison, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Liang, E. L., & Camarero, J. J. (2016). Increased stem density and competition may diminish the positive effects of warming at alpine treeline. Ecology, 97(7), 1668-1679. doi:10.1890/15-1264.1

  • Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., & Ellison, A. M. (2016). Using codispersion analysis to characterize spatial patterns in species co- occurrences. Ecology, 97(1). doi:10.1890/15-0578.1

  • Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Zimmerman, J. K., Thompson, J., Myers, J. A., & Ellison, A. M. (2016). Using codispersion analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in species-environment relationships. New Phytologist, 211(2). doi:10.1111/nph.13934

  • Jonsson, M., Straub, C. S., Didham, R. K., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Hale, R. J., . . . Wratten, S. D. (2015). Experimental evidence that the effectiveness of conservation biological control depends on landscape complexity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(5), 1274-1282. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12489

  • Case, B. S., & Buckley, H. (2015). Local-scale topoclimate effects on treeline elevations: A country-wide investigation of New Zealand’s southern beech treelines. PeerJ, 2015. doi:10.7717/peerj.1334

  • Brunbjerg, A. K., Cavender-Bares, J., Eiserhardt, W. L., Ejrnæs, R., Aarssen, L. W., Buckley, H. L., . . . Svenning, J. C. (2014). Multi-scale phylogenetic structure in coastal dune plant communities across the globe. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7(2). doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt069

  • Buckley, H. L., Sciligo, A. R., Adair, K. L., Case, B. S., & Monks, J. M. (2014). Is there gender bias in reviewer selection and publication success rates for the New Zealand Journal of Ecology?. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 38(2). Retrieved from http://newzealandecology.org/nzje/3136

  • Lear, G., Bellamy, J., Case, B. S., Lee, J. E., & Buckley, H. L. (2014). Fine-scale spatial patterns in bacterial community composition and function within freshwater ponds. The ISME Journal, 8. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.21

  • Buckley, H., Rafat, A., Ridden, J. D., Cruickshank, R. H., Ridgway, H. J., & Paterson, A. M. (2014). Phylogenetic congruence of lichenised fungi and algae is affected by spatial scale and taxonomic diversity. PeerJ, 2. doi:10.7717/peerj.573

  • Weterings, R., Umponstira, C., & Buckley, H. L. (2014). Container-breeding mosquitoes and predator community dynamics along an urban-forest gradient: the effects of habitat type and isolation. Basic and Applied Ecology, 15(6). doi:10.1016/j.baae.2014.07.006

  • Lear, G., Washington, V., Neale, M., Case, B., Buckley, H., & Lewis, G. (2013). The biogeography of stream bacteria. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22(5). doi:10.1111/geb.12046

  • Day, N. J., & Buckley, H. L. (2013). Twenty-five years of plant community dynamics and invasion in New Zealand tussock grasslands. Austral Ecology, 38(6). doi:10.1111/aec.12016

  • Lee, J. E., Buckley, H. L., Etienne, R. S., & Lear, G. (2013). Both species sorting and neutral processes drive assembly of bacterial communities in aquatic microcosms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 86(2). doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12161

  • Baiser, B., Gotelli, N. J., Buckley, H. L., Miller, T. E., & Ellison, A. M. (2012). Geographic variation in network structure of a nearctic aquatic food web. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21(5). doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00705.x

  • Jonsson, M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Wratten, S. D., Hale, R. J., & Didham, R. K. (2012). Agricultural intensification drives landscape-context effects on host-parasitoid interactions in agroecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49(3). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02130.x

  • Stewart, G., Meurk, C., Ignatieva, M., Buckley, H., Magueur, A., Case, B., . . . Parker, M. (2009). Urban Biotopes of Aotearoa New Zealand (URBANZ) II: Floristics, biodiversity and conservation values of urban residential and public woodlands, Christchurch. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 8.

  • Diez, J., Buckley, H., Case, B., Harsch, M., Sciligo, A., Wangen, S., & Duncan, R. (2009). Interacting effects of management and environmental variability at multiple scales on invasive species distributions. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01725.x

Other outputs

  • Buckley, H., Paterson, A. M., & Cruickshank, R. H. (2013). The founder space race: a response to Waters et al.. In Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Iss. 4). doi:10.1016/j.tree.2013.01.005