Associate Professor Hannah Buckley

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Associate Professor

Email: hannah.buckley@aut.ac.nz

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

Academic appointments:

  • Associate Professor of Ecology, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, University of Alberta
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington

Overview:

Current Research Projects
https://www.farmingnatureconservation.org/
http://www.biologicalheritage.nz/programmes/sustaining-ecosystems/agroecosystems
http://www.biologicalheritage.nz/programmes/assessment/framework


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

Research interests:

My research focuses on understanding the processes that drive biological diversity. In particular, I am interested in spatial and temporal 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 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 areas: community ecology, macroecology, biogeography

Teaching summary:

ECOL501 Ecology and Evolution
ECOL602 Terrestrial Ecology
ENVS622 Biogeography
Postgraduate courses in ecology, macroecology and biogeography

Fields of research:

  • Invasive Species Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Community Ecology (Excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
  • Population Ecology
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Agro-Ecosystem Function and Prediction

Student research supervision

  • Community ecology of birds on New Zealand agroecosystems, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • Mapping cultural and environmental health indicators on New Zealand agroecosystems, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Phylogeography and ecology of New Zealand sand scarabs, Auckland University of Technology (2019)
  • Methods for monitoring performance of forest restoration in New Zealand agroecosystems, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Bioaerosols: Spatial and Temporal Variability, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Drivers, barriers and land use implications of enhancing biodiversity within agroecological systems, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Metrics of community structure for avian communities in mixed-use landscapes, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - 2019)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., & Lear, G. (2019). Connecting through space and time: Catchment-scale distributions of bacteria in soil, stream water and sediment. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14792

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., & Lear, G. (2019). Perspectives on the impact of sampling design and intensity on soil microbial diversity estimates. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01820

  • Weterings, R., Barbetti, M., & Buckley, H. L. (2019). Hypothesis: Do invasive house geckos exacerbate dengue fever epidemics?. Biological Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-019-02066-x

  • Astudillo-García, C., Hermans, S. M., Stevenson, B., Buckley, H. L., & Lear, G. (2019). Microbial assemblages and bioindicators as proxies for ecosystem health status: Potential and limitations. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 103(16), 6407-6421. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-09963-0

  • 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. doi:10.1111/nph.13934

  • 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

  • Rafat, A., Ridgway, H. J., Cruickshank, R. H., & Buckley, H. L. (2015). Isolation and co-culturing of symbionts in the genus Usnea. Symbiosis, 66(3), 123-132. doi:10.1007/s13199-015-0343-1

  • Weterings, R., Umponstira, C., & Buckley, H. L. (2015). Density-dependent allometric functional response models. Ecological Modelling, 303, 12-18. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.02.003

  • Weterings, R., Umponstira, C., & Buckley, H. L. (2015). Predation rates of mixed instar Odonata naiads feeding on Aedes aegypti and Armigeres moultoni (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 18(1), 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.aspen.2014.10.008

  • 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

  • Whyte, B. I., Ross, J. G., & Buckley, H. L. (2014). Changes in Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) den site use following density reduction. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 38(1), 147-151.

  • 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

  • MacLaren, C., Buckley, H. L., & Hale, R. J. (2014). Conservation of forest biodiversity and ecosystem properties in a pastoral landscape of the Ecuadorian Andes. Agroforestry Systems, 88(2), 369-381. doi:10.1007/s10457-014-9690-9

  • 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

  • Verhoeven, D., Buckley, H. L., & Curran, T. J. (2014). Functional traits of common New Zealand foredune species at New Brighton, Canterbury. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 52(4), 460-466. doi:10.1080/0028825X.2014.939663

  • Dent, J. M., Curran, T. J., Rafat, A., & Buckley, H. L. (2013). Microhabitat variation in Usnea biomass on mountain beech in Nina Valley, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 51(4), 328-333. doi:10.1080/0028825X.2013.825633

  • Baiser, B., Buckley, H. L., Gotelli, N. J., & Ellison, A. M. (2013). Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models. Oikos, 122(4), 492-506. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.00005.x

  • 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

  • Weterings, R., Umponstira, C., & Buckley, H. L. (2013). Predation on mosquitoes by common Southeast Asian house-dwelling jumping spiders (Salticidae). Arachnology, 16(4), 122-133. doi:10.13156/arac.2014.16.4.122

  • 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

  • Buckley, H. L. (2011). Isolation affects tree-scale epiphytic lichen community structure on New Zealand mountain beech trees. Journal of Vegetation Science, 22(6), 1062-1071. doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01315.x

  • Araj, S. E., Wratten, S., Lister, A., Buckley, H., & Ghabeish, I. (2011). Searching behavior of an aphid parasitoid and its hyperparasitoid with and without floral nectar. Biological Control, 57(2), 79-84. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2010.11.015

  • Day, N. J., & Buckley, H. L. (2011). Invasion patterns across multiple scales by hieracium species over 25 years in tussock grasslands of New Zealand's South Island. Austral Ecology, 36(5), 559-570. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02191.x

  • Buckley, H. L., Miller, T. E., Ellison, A. M., & Gotelli, N. J. (2010). Local- to continental-scale variation in the richness and composition of an aquatic food web. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19(5), 711-723. doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00554.x

  • Buckley, H. L., & Freckleton, R. P. (2010). Understanding the role of species dynamics in abundance-occupancy relationships. Journal of Ecology, 98(3), 645-658. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01650.x

  • Miller, T. E., Gornish, E. S., & Buckley, H. L. (2010). Climate and coastal dune vegetation: Disturbance, recovery, and succession. Plant Ecology, 206(1), 97-104. doi:10.1007/s11258-009-9626-z

  • Araj, S. E., Wratten, S., Lister, A., & Buckley, H. (2009). Adding floral nectar resources to improve biological control: Potential pitfalls of the fourth trophic level. Basic and Applied Ecology, 10(6), 554-562. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2008.12.001

  • Stewart, G. H., Ignatieva, M. E., Meurk, C. D., Buckley, H., Horne, B., & Braddick, T. (2009). URban Biotopes of Aotearoa New Zealand (URBANZ) (I): Composition and diversity of temperate urban lawns in christchurch. Urban Ecosystems, 12(3), 233-248. doi:10.1007/s11252-009-0098-7

  • 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

  • Araj, S. E., Wratten, S., Lister, A., & Buckley, H. (2008). Floral diversity, parasitoids and hyperparasitoids - A laboratory approach. Basic and Applied Ecology, 9(5), 588-597. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2007.08.001

  • Robinson, K. A., Jonsson, M., Wratten, S. D., Wade, M. R., & Buckley, H. L. (2008). Implications of floral resources for predation by an omnivorous lacewing. Basic and Applied Ecology, 9(2), 172-181. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2007.01.002

  • Guthrie, R. J., Sullivan, J. J., & Buckley, H. L. (2008). Patterns of host damage by the cabbage tree monophage epiphryne verriculata feld (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) across Urban, rural and native forest habitats. New Zealand Entomologist, 31(1), 77-88. doi:10.1080/00779962.2008.9722169

  • Miller, T. E., Burns, J. H., Munguia, P., Walters, E. L., Kneitel, J. M., Richards, P. M., . . . Buckley, H. L. (2007). Evaluating support for the resource-ratio hypothesis: A reply to Wilson et al.. American Naturalist, 169(5), 707-708. doi:10.1086/513110

  • Miller, T. E., Burns, J. H., Munguia, P., Walters, E. L., Kneitel, J. M., Richards, P. M., . . . Buckley, H. L. (2005). A critical review of twenty years' use of the resource-ratio theory. American Naturalist, 165(4), 439-448. doi:10.1086/428681

  • Buckley, H. L., Burns, J. H., Kneitel, J. M., Walters, E. L., Munguía, P., & Miller, T. E. (2004). Small-scale patterns in community structure of Sarracenia purpurea inquilines. Community Ecology, 5(2), 181-188. doi:10.1556/ComEc.5.2004.2.6

  • Ellison, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Miller, T. E., & Gotelli, N. J. (2004). Morphological variation in Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae): Geographic, environmental, and taxonomic correlates. American Journal of Botany, 91(11), 1930-1935. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.11.1930

  • Buckley, H. L., Miller, T. E., Ellison, A. M., & Gotelli, N. J. (2003). Reverse latitudinal trends in species richness of pitcher-plant food webs. Ecology Letters, 6(9), 825-829. doi:10.1046/j.1461-0248.2003.00504.x

  • Buckley, H. L. (2002). Vascular plant and epiphytic lichen communities in Canadian aspen parkland: Determinants of small-scale species richness. Community Ecology, 3(1), 69-78. doi:10.1556/ComEc.3.2002.1.8

  • Buckley, H. L. (2002). Vascular plant and epiphytic lichen communities in Canadian aspen parkland: Scale-dependence of species-area relationships. Community Ecology, 3(1), 59-67. doi:10.1556/ComEc.3.2002.1.7

  • Duncan, R. P., Buckley, H. L., Urlich, S. C., Stewart, G. H., & Geritzlehner, J. (1998). Small-scale species richness in forest canopy gaps: The role of niche limitation versus the size of the species pool. Journal of Vegetation Science, 9(3), 455-460. doi:10.2307/3237109

Oral presentations

  • Pannell, J., Case, B., & Buckley, H. (2016). Introduction to agent based modelling in NetLogo. Lincoln, NZ.

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