Michael J. Lawes



Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

Citation indices (24 January 2019)

Google scholar – All time results - 227 articles. Total citations =7084; h-index = 48; i10 index = 130.

  1.  Henzi, S.P. & Lawes, M.J. (1987) Breeding season influxes and the behaviour of adult male samango monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis). Folia Primatologica 48: 125-136.

  2. Henzi, S.P. & Lawes, M.J. (1988) Strategic responses of male samango monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) to a decline in the number of receptive females. International Journal of Primatology 9(5): 479-495.

  3. Lawes, M.J., Henzi, S.P. & Perrin, M.R. (1990) Diet and feeding behaviour of samango monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis). Folia Primatologica 54: 57-69.

  4. Lawes, M.J. (1990) The distribution of the samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus Peters, 1852 and Cercopithecus mitis labiatus I. Geoffroy, 1843) and forest history in southern Africa. Journal of Biogeography 17: 669-680.

  5. Lawes, M.J. (1991) Diet of samango monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus) in the Cape Vidal dune forest, South Africa. Journal of Zoology (London) 224: 149-173.

  6. Lawes, M.J. (1992) Estimates of population density and correlates of the status of the samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) in Natal, South Africa.  Biological Conservation 60(3): 197-210.

  7. Lawes, M.J. & Piper, S.E. (1992) Activity patterns in free ranging samango monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus) at the southern range limit. Folia Primatologica 59: 186-202.

  8. Lawes, M.J. & Nanni, R.F. (1993) The density, habitat use and social organization of the Dorcas Gazelles (Dorcas gazella) in Makhtesh Ramon, Negev Desert, Israel. Journal of Arid Environments 24: 177-196.

  9. Ward, D., Olsvig-Whittaker, L. & Lawes, M. (1993) Vegetation-environment relationships in a Negev desert erosion cirque. Journal of Vegetation Science 4: 83-94.

  10. Swart, J., Lawes, M.J. & Perrin, M.R. (1993) A mathematical model to investigate the demographic viability of low density samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) populations in Natal, South Africa. Ecological Modelling 70(3-4): 289-303.

  11. Appleton, C.C., Krecek, R.C., Verster, A., Bruorton, M.R. & Lawes, M.J. (1994) Gastro-intestinal parasites of the Samango monkey, Cercopithecus mitis, in Natal, South Africa. Journal of Medical Primatology 23: 52-55.

  12. Lawes, M.J. & Henzi, S.P. (1995) Intergroup encounters in blue monkeys: How territorial must a territorial species be? Animal Behaviour 49: 240-243.

  13. Lawes, M.J. & Perrin, M.R. (1995) Risk sensitive foraging behaviour in round-eared elephant shrews. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 37: 31-37.

  14. Slotow, R., Lawes, M.J. & Perrin, M.R. (1995) Female red-bishop incubation attentiveness. Ostrich 66: 142-145.

  15. Lawes M.J. & Kirkman, S. (1996) Egg variability, egg recognition, and rates of interspecific brood parasitism in red bishops Euplectes orix. Animal Behaviour 52: 553-563.

  16. Swart, J. & Lawes, M.J. (1996) The effect of habitat patch connectivity on samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) metapopulation persistence. Ecological Modelling 93(1-3): 57-74.

  17. Lawes, M.J. & du Plessis, M.A. (1996) Is there a role for behavioural ecology outside the northern hemisphere?: A report on the 6th International Behavioural Ecology Congress, Canberra, 1996. South African Journal of Science 93(2): 54-55.

  18. Slotow, R., Lawes, M.J. & Goddard, K. (1997) Incubation patterns of southern African birds. Ostrich 67(2): 98.

  19. Kruger, S. & Lawes, M.J. (1997) Edge effects at an induced forest-grassland boundary: forest birds in the Ongoye Forest Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal. South African Journal of Zoology 32(3): 82-91.

  20. Lawes, M.J. & Piper, S.E. (1998) There is less to binary maps than meets the eye: the use of species distribution data in the southern African sub-region. South African Journal of Science 94(5): 207-210.

  21. Chapman, K.L., Lawes, M.J. & Macleod, M.C. (1998) Evaluation of non-lethal control methods on problematic Samango monkeys in the Cape Vidal Recreation Reserve, Greater St. Lucia Wetland park. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 28(3): 89-99.

  22. Lawes M. J., Everard D. & Eeley H. A. C. (1998) Developing environmental criteria and indicators for sustainable plantation management: The South African perspective. Proceedings of International Conference on Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: Fostering Stakeholder Input to Advance Development of Scientifically-Based Indicators, 116-118.

  23. Eeley H.A.C., Lawes, M.J. & Piper, S.E. (1999) The influence of climate change on the distribution of indigenous forest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Biogeography 26: 595-617.

  24. Kruger S.C., Lawes, M.J. & Maddock, A.H. (1999) Wild dog (Lycaon pictus) diet choice and capture success in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park (South Africa). Journal of Zoolology (London) 248(4): 543-551.

  25. Lovegrove, B.G., Lawes, M.J. & Roxburgh, L. (1999) Confirmation of pleisiomorphic daily torpor in mammals: the round-eared elephant shrew Macroscelides proboscideus (Macroscelidae). Journal of Comparative Physiology B 169: 453-460.

  26. Lawes, M.J., Everard, D. & Eeley, H.A.C. (1999) Developing environmental criteria and indicators for sustainable plantation management: the South African perspective. South African Journal of Science 95: 461-469.

  27. Goddard K.W. & Lawes, M.J. (2000) The relationship between ornament size and symmetry: does the tail reliably signal male quality in the redcollared widow? Auk 117(2): 366-372.

  28. Goddard K.W. & Lawes, M.J. (2000) Should polygynous birds have long symmetrical tails? Ostrich 71(3-4): 425-427.

  29. Lawes, M.J., Eeley, H.A.C. & Piper, S.E. (2000) The relationship between local and regional diversity of indigenous forest fauna in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Biodiversity and Conservation 9(5): 683-705.

  30. Lawes, M.J., Piper, S.E. & Mealin, P.E. (2000) Patch occupancy and potential metapopulation dynamics of three forest mammals in fragmented Afromontane forest in South Africa. Conservation Biology 14(4): 1089-1099.

  31. Downs, C.T., Wirminghaus, J.O. & Lawes, M.J. (2000) Anatomical and nutritional adaptations of the Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus). Auk 117(3): 791-794.

  32. Caton, J.M., Lawes, M.J. & Cunningham, C. (2000) Digestive strategy of the south-east African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 127: 39-48.

  33. Lawes, M.J. & Eeley, H.A.C. (2000) Are local patterns of anthropoid primate diversity related to patterns of diversity at a larger scale? Journal of Biogeography 27(6): 1421-1435.

  34. Eeley, H.A.C., Lawes, M.J. & Reyers, B. (2001) Priority areas for the conservation of subtropical indigenous forest in southern Africa: A case study from KwaZulu-Natal. Biodiversity and Conservation 10: 1221-1246.

  35. Pryke, S.R., Andersson, S. & Lawes, M.J. (2001) Sexual selection of multiple handicaps in Red-collared Widowbirds: female choice of tail length but not carotenoid display. Evolution 57(7): 1452-1463.

  36. Pryke, S.R., Lawes, M.J. & Andersson, S. (2001) Agonistic carotenoid signalling in male red-collared widowbirds: aggression related to colour signal of both territory owner and model intruder. Animal Behaviour 62: 695-704.

  37. Obiri, J.A.F., Lawes, M.J. & Mukolwe, M. (2002) The dynamics and sustainable use of high-value tree species of the coastal Pondoland forests of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Forest Ecology and Management 166: 131-148.

  38. Lawes, M.J., Slotow, R. & Andersson, S. (2002) Male nest building but not display behaviour directly influences mating success in the polygynous red bishop (Euplectes orix). Ostrich 73(3-4): 87-91.

  39. Pryke, S.R., Andersson, S., Lawes, M.J. & Piper, S.E. (2002) Carotenoid status signalling in captive and wild red-collared widowbirds: independent effects of badge size and color.  Behavioral Ecology 13: 622-631. [Winner of the Pitelka prize 2004; best paper in Behavioral Ecology 2002-2003 awarded by International Society for Behavioral Ecology – award made to lead author]

  40. Andersson, S., Pryke, S.R., Örnborg, J., Lawes, M.J., & Andersson, M. (2002) Multiple receivers, multiple ornaments and a trade-off between agonistic and epigamic signalling in a widowbird. American Naturalist 160: 683-691.

  41. Obiri, J.F. & Lawes, M.J. (2002) Attitudes of coastal-forest users in Eastern Cape Province to management options arising from new South African forest policies. Environmental Conservation 29: 519-529.

  42. Payne, H.F.P., Lawes, M.J. & Henzi, S.P. (2003) Competition and the exchange of grooming among female samango monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus). Behaviour 140: 453-471.

  43. Wethered, R. & Lawes, M.J. (2003) Matrix effects on bird assemblages in fragmented Afromontane forests in South Africa. Biological Conservation 114: 327-340.

  44. Lawes, M.J. & Obiri, J.A.F. (2003) Canopy gaps in sub-tropical forest: size of the species pool and not the number of available niches limits species richness. Journal of Tropical Ecology 19: 549-556.

  45.  Chapman, C.A., Chapman, L.J. Vulinec, K. Zanne, A. & Lawes, M.J. (2003) Fragmentation and alteration to seed dispersal processes:  An initial evaluation of dung beetles, seed fate, and seedling diversity. Biotropica 35: 382-393. 

  46. Lawes, M.J. & Obiri, J.A.F. (2003) Using the spatial grain of regeneration to select harvestable tree species in subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 184: 105-114.

  47. Payne, H.F.P., Lawes, M.J. & Henzi, S.P. (2003) Fatal attack on an adult female Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus: Implications for female dispersal in female-bonded societies. International Journal of Primatology 24: 1245-1250.

  48. Lawes, M.J. & Marthews, T. (2003) When will rejection of parasite nestlings by hosts of nonevicting avian brood parasites be favored?: a misimprinting-equilibrium model. Behavioral Ecology 14(6): 757-770.

  49. Cowlishaw, G., Lawes, M.J., Lightbody, M., Martin, A., Pettifor, R. & Rowcliffe, J.M.  (2004) A simple rule for costs of vigilance: empirical evidence from a social forager. Proceedings of Royal Society, London, B 271: 27-33.

  50. Chapman, C.A., Chapman, L.J., Naughton-Treves, L., Lawes, M.J. & McDowell, L.R. (2004) Predicting folivore abundances: Validation of a nutritional model. American Journal of Primatology. 62(2): 55-69.

  51. Obiri, J.A.F. & Lawes, M.J. (2004) Chance versus determinism in canopy gap regeneration in coastal scarp forest in South Africa. Journal of Vegetation Science 15: 539-547.

  52. Pryke, S.R. & Lawes, M.J. (2004) Female nest dispersion and breeding biology of the polygynous red-collared widowbirds (Euplectes ardens). Auk 121: 1226-1237.

  53. Lawes, M.J., Macfarlane, D.M. & Eeley, H.A.C. (2004) Forest landscape pattern in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, South Africa: 50 years of change or stasis? Austral Ecology 29: 613-623.

  54. Lawes, M.J., Kotze, D.J., Bourquin, S.L. & Morris, C. (2005) Epigaeic invertebrates as potential ecological indicators of Afromontane forest condition in South Africa. Biotropica 37(1): 108-117.

  55. Wethered, R. & Lawes, M.J. (2005) Nestedness of bird assemblages in fragmented Afromontane forest: the effect of plantation forestry in the matrix. Biological Conservation 123: 125-137.

  56. Robertson, J. & Lawes, M.J. (2005) User perceptions of conservation and participatory management of iGxalingenwa forest, South Africa. Environmental Conservation 32(1): 64-75.

  57. Boudreau, S. & M.J. Lawes. (2005) Small understorey gaps created by subsistence harvesters do not adversely affect the maintenance of tree diversity in a sub-tropical forest. Biological Conservation 126: 279- 286.

  58. Lawes, M.J., Lamb, B.C.C. & Boudreau, S. (2005) Area but no edge effect on local woody seedling abundance and species richness in old Afromontane forest fragments. Journal of Vegetation Science 16: 363-372.

  59. Boudreau, S., Lawes, M.J., Piper, S.E. & Phadima, L.J. (2005) Subsistence harvesting of pole-size understorey species from Ongoye Forest Reserve, South Africa: species preference, harvest intensity and implications for understorey tree dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management 216: 149-165.

  60. Lawes, M.J & Chapman, C.A. (2006) Does the herb understorey (Acanthus pubescens, Acanthaceae) and/or elephants suppress tree regeneration in disturbed Afrotropical forest? Forest Ecology and Management 221: 278-284.

  61. Lawes, M.J., Fly, S. & Piper, S.E. (2006) Gamebird vulnerability to forest fragmentation: patch occupancy of the crested guineafowl (Guttera pucherani) in Afromontane forests. Animal Conservation 9: 67-74.

  62. Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2006) Scarification and provenance effects on seedling emergence in Ziziphus mucronata (Rhamnaceae). African Journal of Ecology 44: 273-276.

  63. Lawes, M.J., Midgley, J.J., Boudreau, S. & Griffiths, M.E. (2006) Lack of disturbance as an explanation for the additive basal area phenomenon in a stratified Afrotemperate forest. Austral Ecology 31: 471-477.

  64. Chapman, C.A., Lawes, M.J. & Eeley, H.A.C. (2006) What hope for African primate diversity? African Journal of Ecology 44: 116-133.

  65. Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2006) Biogeographic, environmental, and phylogenetic influences on subtropical forest trees in South Africa. Ecography 29: 614-622.

  66. Chapman, C.A., Wasserman, M.D., Gillespie T.R., Speirs, M.J., Lawes, M.J., Saj, T.L. & Ziegler, T.E. (2006) Do nutrition, parasitism, and stress have synergistic affects on red colobus populations living in forest fragments? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 131: 525-534.

  67. Griffiths, M.E., Lawes, M.J. & Tsvuura, Z. (2007) Understorey gaps influence regeneration dynamics in subtropical coastal dune forest. Plant Ecology 189: 227-236.

  68. Kotze, D.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2007) Viability of ecological processes in small Afromontane forest patches in South Africa. Austral Ecology 32: 294-304.

  69. Brown, M. & Lawes, M.J. (2007) Colony size and nest density predict the likelihood of parasitism in the colonial Southern Red Bishop - Diderick Cuckoo system. Ibis 149: 321-327.

  70. Tsvuura, Z., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2007) The effect of understorey herb cover on fruit predation and seedling survival in coastal dune forest trees. Biotropica 39:428-432.

  71. Nzunda, E.F., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2007) Resprouting versus turning up of leaning trees in a subtropical coastal dune forest in South Africa. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23: 289-296.

  72. Nzunda, E.F., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2007) Multi-stemmed trees in subtropical coastal dune forest: survival strategy in response to chronic disturbance. Journal of Vegetation Science 18: 693-700.

  73. Lawes, M.J., Eeley, H.A.C., Findlay, N.J. & Forbes, D. (2007) Robust and persistent forest faunal communities in South Africa: a legacy of paleoclimatic change and extinction filtering? Journal of Biogeography 34: 1246-1264.

  74. Lawes, M.J., Griffiths, M.E. & Boudreau, S. (2007) Colonial logging and recent subsistence harvesting affect the composition and physiognomy of a podocarp dominated Afrotemperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management  247: 48-60.

  75. Lawes, M.J., Joubert, R., Griffiths, M.E., Boudreau, S. & Chapman, C.A. (2007) The effect of the spatial scale of recruitment on tree diversity in Afromontane forest fragments. Biological Conservation 139: 447-456.

  76. Chapman, C.A., Naughton-Treves, L., Lawes, M.J., Wasserman, M.D. & Gillespie, T.R. (2007) Population Declines of Colobus in Western Uganda and Conservation Value of Forest Fragments. International Journal of Primatology 28: 513-528.

  77. Nzunda, E.F., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2007) Resprouting enhances seedling persistence in a subtropical coastal dune forest. African Journal of Ecology 46: 32-38.

  78. Boudreau, S. & Lawes, M.J. (2008) Density- and distance-dependent seedling survival in a ballistically dispersed subtropical tree species Philenoptera sutherlandii. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 1-8.

  79. Lawes, M.J., Griffiths, M.E., Midgley, J.J., Boudreau, S., Eeley, H.A.C. & Chapman, C.A. (2008) Tree spacing and area of competitive influence do not scale with tree size in an African rainforest.  Journal of Vegetation Science 19: 729-738.

  80. Nzunda, E.F., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes M.J. (2008) Sprouting by remobilisation of aboveground resources ensures persistence of coastal dune forest trees. Functional Ecology 22: 577-582.

  81. Kotze, D.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2008) The bioindicator potential of the dominant litter decomposer, Talitriator africana (Crustacea, Amphipoda), in Afrotemperate forests. Austral Ecology 33: 737-746.

  82. Chapman, C.A., Kitajima, K., Zanne, A.E., Kaufman, L.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2008) A 10-year evaluation of the functional basis for regeneration habitat preference of trees in an African evergreen forest.  Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3790-3796.

  83. Andersen, A.N., Bradley, M., Cook, G.D., Eager, R., Lawes, M.J., Richards, A. & Schatz, J. (2008) Burning following tree fall causes local elimination of annual sorghum. Northern Territory Naturalist 20: 41-46.

  84. Adie, H. & Lawes, M.J. (2009) Role reversal in the stand dynamics of an angiosperm-conifer forest: colonising angiosperms precede a shade-tolerant conifer in Afrotemperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 159-168. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.03.055 

  85. Johnson, S.D., Griffiths, M.E., Peter, C.I. & Lawes, M.J. (2009) Pollinators, “mustard oil” volatiles, and fruit production in flowers of the dioecious tree Drypetes natalensis (Putranjivaceae). American Journal of Botany 96 (11): 2080-2086. doi:10.3732/ajb.0800362

  86. Boreux, V., Born, J. & Lawes, M.J. (2009) Sharing Ecological Knowledge: Opportunities and Barriers to Uptake. Biotropica 41(5): 532–534.

  87. Born, J., Boreux, V., & Lawes, M.J. (2009) Synthesis: Sharing Ecological Knowledge - The way forward. Biotropica. 41(5): 586–588.

  88. Adie, H. & Lawes, M.J. (2009) Explaining conifer dominance in Afrotemperate forests: shade tolerance favours Podocarpus latifolius over angiosperm species. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 176-186.

  89. Midgley, J.J., Chamaille, S. & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Savanna woody plant dynamics; the role of fire and herbivory, separately and synergistically (Turner Review). Australian Journal of Botany 58: 1-11.

  90. Griffiths, M.E., Tsvuura, Z., Franklin, D.C. & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Pollination ecology of Isoglossa woodii, a long-lived synchronously monocarpic herb from coastal forests in South Africa. Plant Biology 12(3): 495-502. DOI: 10.1111/j.1438-8677.2009.00222.x

  91. Boyes, L.J., Griffiths, M.E., Manson, A.D., & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Soil nutrients are not responsible for arrested succession in disturbed coastal dune forest. Plant Ecology 208: 293-305. doi:10.1007/s11258-009-9706-0

  92. Chapman, C.A., Chapman, L.J., Jacob, A.L., Rothman, J.M., Omeja, P., Reyna-Hurtado, R., Harter, J. & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Tropical Tree Community Shifts: Implications for Wildlife Conservation. Biological Conservation. 143: 366-374. doi:10.1016/j.biocon. 2009.10.023

  93. Franklin, D.C., Gunton, R.M., Schatz, J. & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Resprouting responses of trees in a fire-prone tropical savanna following severe tornado damage. Austral Ecology 35: 685-694. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02075.x

  94. Tsvuura, Z., Griffiths, M.E., Gunton, R.M., Franks, P.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Ecological filtering by a dominant herb selects for shade tolerance in the tree seedling community of coastal dune forest. Oecologia 164: 861–870. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1711-4  

  95. Gunton, R., Boyes, L.J., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2010) Regeneration niches and functional traits of three common species in sub-tropical dune forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 260: 1490–1497. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.07.047

  96. Franklin, D.C., Matthews, R., Lawes, M.J. (2010) History of the East Point monsoon forest. Northern Territory Naturalist 22: 2-16.

  97. Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J. & Midgley, J.J. (2010) Resprouting as a key functional trait in woody plants – Challenges to developing new organizing principles. New Phytologist 188: 651-654.

  98. Boyes, L.J., Gunton, R.M., Griffiths, M.E. & Lawes, M.J. (2011) Causes of arrested succession in coastal dune forest. Plant  Ecology 212: 21-32. DOI:10.1007/s11258-010-9798-6

  99. Tsvuura, Z., Griffiths, M.E., Gunton, R.M. & Lawes, M.J. (2011) Predator satiation and recruitment in a mast fruiting monocarpic forest herb. Annals of Botany London 107: 379-387. doi:10.1093/aob/mcq262

  100. Lawes M.J., Murphy B.P., Midgley J.J. and Russell-Smith J. (2011) Are the eucalypt and non-eucalypt components of Australian tropical savannas independent? Oecologia 166: 229-239.

  101. Lawes, M.J., Adie, H.R., Russell-Smith, J., Murphy, B. & Midgley, J.J. (2011) How do small savanna trees avoid mortality by fire? - the roles of stem diameter, height and bark thickness. Ecosphere 2(4):art42. doi: 10.1890/ES10-00204.1

  102. Laurance, W.F., Dell, B., Turton, S.M., Lawes, M.J., Hutley, L.B., McCallum, H., Dale, P., Bird, M., Hardy, G., Prideaux, G., Gawne, B., McMahon, C.R., Yu, R., Hero, J.-M., Schwarzkopf, L., Krockenberger, A., Douglas, M., Silvester, E., Mahony, M., Vella, K., Saikia, U., Wahren, C.-H., Xu, Z., Smith, B., Cocklin, C., 2011. The 10 Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points. Biological Conservation 144: 1472-1480.

  103. Mohd-Azlan, J. & Lawes, Michael J. (2011) The effect of the landscape matrix on mangrove bird community assembly in north Australia. Biological Conservation 144: 2134-2141.

  104. Adie, H. & Lawes, M.J. (2011) Podocarps in Africa: temperate zone relicts or rainforest survivors?  In: Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests (eds Turner, B.L. and Cernusak, L.A). Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 95. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington D.C. p. 79-100.

  105. Cernusak, L.A., Adie, H, Bellingham, P.J., Biffin, E., Brodribb, T.J., Coomes, D.A., Dalling, J.W., Dickie, I.A.,  Enright, N.J., Kitayama, K., Ladd, P.G., Lambers, H., Lawes, M.J., Lusk, C.H., Morley, R.J. and Turner, B.L. (2011) Podocarpaceae in tropical forests: a synthesis. In: Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests (eds Turner, B.L. and Cernusak, L.A). Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 95. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington D.C. p. 189-196.  

  106. Adie, H., Richert, S., Kirkman, K. P. & Lawes, M. J. (2011) The heat is on: frequent high intensity fire in bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) drives mortality of the sprouting tree Protea caffra in temperate grasslands. Plant Ecology 12: 2013-2022.

  107. Lawes, M. J., Richards, A., Dathe, J. & Midgley, J.J. (2011) Bark thickness determines fire resistance of selected tree species from fire-prone tropical savanna in north Australia. Plant Ecology 12: 2057-2069.

  108. Lawes, M.J. & Clarke, P.J. (2011) Ecology of plant resprouting: Populations to community responses in fire-prone ecosystems.  Plant Ecology 12: 1937-1943.

  109. Nzunda, E.F. &  Lawes, M.J. (2011) Costs of resprouting are traded off against growth and reproduction in subtropical coastal dune forest trees. Plant Ecology 12: 1991-2001.

  110. Preece, N.D., Crowley, G.M., Lawes, M.J. & van Oosterzee, P. (2012) Comparing aboveground biomass among forest types in the Wet Tropics: small stems and plantation types matter in carbon accounting. Forest Ecology and Management 264: 228-237.

  111. Tsvuura, Z., Griffiths, M.E., & Lawes, M.J. (2012) Density effects of a dominant understorey herb, Isoglossa woodii (Acanthaceae), on tree seedlings of a subtropical coastal dune forest. Biotropica 44: 163-170.

  112. Nath, A.J., Franklin, D.C., Lawes, M.J., Das, M.C., Das, A.K. (2012) Impact of Culm Harvest on Seed Production in a Monocarpic Bamboo. Biotropica 44: 699-704.

  113. Mohd-Azlan J., Noske, R.A. & Lawes, M.J. (2012). Avian species-assemblage structure and indicator bird species of mangroves in the Australian monsoon tropics. Emu 112: 287-297. doi: 10.1071/MU12018

  114. Clarke, P. J., Lawes, M. J., Midgley, J. J., Lamont, B. B., Ojeda, F., Burrows, G. E.,  Enright, N. J.  & Knox, K. J. E. (2013). Resprouting as a key functional trait: How buds, protection and resources drive persistence after fire. New Phytologist (Tansley Review) 197:19-35. doi: 10.1111/nph.12001

  115. Lawes, M. J., Midgley, J. J. & Clarke, P. J. (2013). Costs and benefits of relative bark thickness in relation to fire damage: a savanna-forest contrast. Journal of Ecology 101: 517–524  doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12035

  116. Preece, N. D., van Oosterzee, P. & Lawes, M.J. (2013). Planting methods matter for cost-effective rainforest restoration. Ecological Management & Restoration 14:63-66. doi: 0.1111/emr.12017

  117. Lawes, M. J., Taplin, P., Bellairs, S. M. & Franklin, D. C. (2013). A trade-off in stand size effects in the reproductive biology of a declining tropical conifer Callitris intratropica. Plant Ecology 214:169-174.

  118. Bradshaw, C.J.A., Bowman, D.M.J.S., Bond, N.R., Murphy, B.P., Moore, A.D., Fordham, D.A., Thackway, R., Lawes, M.J., McCallum, H., Gregory, S.D., Dalal, R.C., Boer , M.M., Lynch, A.J., Bradstock, R.A., Brook , B.W., Henry, B.K., Hunt, L.P., Fisher, D.O., Hunter, D., Johnson, C.N., Keith, D.A., Lefroy, E.C., Penman, T.D., Meyer, W., Thomson, J.R., Thornton, C.M., VanDerWal, J., Williams, R.J., Keniger, L. & Specht, A. (2013) Brave new green world - consequences of a carbon economy for the conservation of Australian biodiversity. Biological Conservation 161:79-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon. 2013.02.012

  119. Bird, M.I., Hutley, L.B., Lawes, M.J., Lloyd, J., Luly, J.G., Ridd, P.V., Roberts, R.G., Ulm, S. & Wurster, C.M. (2013) Humans, megafauna and environmental change in tropical Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science 28(5): 439–452. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2639.

  120. Adie, H., Rushworth, I. & Lawes, M. J. (2013) Pervasive, long-lasting impact of historical logging on composition, diversity and above ground carbon stocks in Afrotemperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 887-895.

  121. Carthew, S. M., Jones, K. M. W. & Lawes, M. (2013). Responses of small vertebrates to linear clearings in a South Australian woodland. Ecological Research 28: 1003-1010.

  122. Fisher, D.O. Johnson, C.N., Lawes, M.J., Fritz, S.A., McCallum, H., Blomberg, S.P., VanDerWal, J., Abbott, B., Frank, A., Legge, S., Letnic, M., Thomas, C.R., Fisher, A., Gordon, I.J. & Kutt, A. (2014) The current decline of tropical marsupials in Australia: is history repeating? Global Ecology & Biogeography 23: 181-190.

  123. Murphy, B.P., Lehmann, C.E.R., Russell-Smith, J. & Lawes, M.J. (2014) Fire regimes and woody biomass dynamics in Australian savannas. Journal of Biogeography 41: 133-144.

  124. Lawes, M.J., Richardson, S.J., Clarke, P.J., Midgley, J.J., McGlone, M.S. & Bellingham, P.J. (2014) Bark thickness does not explain the different susceptibility of Australian and New Zealand temperate rainforests to anthropogenic fire. Journal of Biogeography 41: 1467-1477.

  125. Mohd-Azlan, J., Noske, R.A. & Lawes, M.J. (2014) Resource Partitioning by Mangrove Bird Communities in North Australia. Biotropica 46: 331-340.

  126. Hempson, G.P., Midgley, J.J., Lawes, M.J., Vickers, K.J. & Kruger, L.M. (2014) Comparing bark thickness: testing methods with bark–stem data from two South African fire-prone biomes. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 1247-1256.

  127. Nzunda, E., Griffiths, M. & Lawes, M.J. (2014) Resource allocation and storage relative to resprouting ability in wind disturbed coastal forest trees. Evolutionary Ecology 28: 735-749.

  128. Omeja, P.A., Jacob, A.L., Lawes, M.J., Lwanga, J.S., Rothman, J.M., Tumwesigye, C. & Chapman, C.A. (2014) Changes in Elephant Abundance Affect Forest Composition or Regeneration? Biotropica, 46: 704-711.

  129. Frank, A.S.K., Johnson, C.N., Potts, J.M., Fisher, A., Lawes, M.J., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Tuft, K., Radford, I.J., Gordon, I.J., Collis, M.-A. & Legge, S. (2014) Experimental evidence that feral cats cause local extirpation of small mammals in Australia’s tropical savannas. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:1486–1493.

  130. Fisher, D. O., C. N. Johnson, M. J. Lawes, S. A. Fritz, H. McCallum, S. P. Blomberg, J. VanDerWal, B. Abbott, A. Frank, S. Legge, M. Letnic, C. R. Thomas, A. Fisher, I. J. Gordon, & A. Kutt. (2015). Response to commentary by Woinarski (Critical-weight-range marsupials in northern Australia are declining: a commentary on (Fisher et al., 2014) ‘The current decline of tropical marsupials in Australia: is history repeating?’). Global Ecology and Biogeography 24:123-125.

  131. Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Murphy, B.M., Russell-Smith, J., Nano, C.E.M., Bradstock, R., Enright, N.J., Fontaine, J.B., Gosper, C.R., Radford, I., Midgley, J.J. & Gunton, R.M. (2015) Post-fire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystems: A continental synthesis for predicting the effects of changing fire regimes. Science of the Total Environment 534, 31-42

  132. Clarke, P.J., Bell D.M. & Lawes, M.J. (2015). Testing the shifting persistence niche concept: plant resprouting along gradients of disturbance. The American Naturalist 185, 747-755. doi: 10.1086/681160

  133. Ziembicki, M.R., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Webb, J.K., Vanderduys, E., Tuft, K., Smith, J., Ritchie, E.G., Reardon, T.B., Radford, I.J., Preece, N., Perry, J., Murphy, B.P., McGregor, H., Legge, S., Leahy, L., Lawes, M.J., Kanowski, J., Johnson, C.N., James, A., Griffiths, A.D., Gillespie, G., Frank, A.S.K., Fisher, A. & Burbidge, A.A. (2015) Stemming the tide: progress towards resolving the causes of decline and implementing management responses for the disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia. Therya, 6, 169-225.

  134. Mohd-Azlan, J., Noske, R. & M.J. Lawes  (2015) The role of habitat heterogeneity in structuring mangrove bird assemblages. Diversity 7:118-136. doi:10.3390/d60x000x

  135. Preece, N.D., Lawes, M.J., Rossman, A.K., Curran, T. & van Oosterzee, P. (2015). Modelling the growth of young rainforest trees for biomass estimates and carbon sequestration accounting. Forest Ecology and Management 351, 57-66. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.05.003

  136. Slik, J.W.F., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Aiba, S.-I., …Lawes, M.J. (incl. 173 authors) (2015) An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112:7472-7477. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423147112.

  137. Lawes, M. J., B. P. Murphy, A. Fisher, J. C. Z. Woinarski, A. Edwards, and J. Russell-Smith. (2015). Small mammals decline with increasing fire size in northern Australia: evidence from long-term monitoring in Kakadu National Park. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24:712–722. doi:10.1071/WF14163

  138. Lawes, M.J., Fisher, D.O., Johnson, C.N., Blomberg, S.P., Frank, A.R., Fritz, S.A, McCallum, H., VanDerWal, J., Abbott, B., Legge, S., Letnic, M., Thomas, C.R., Thurgate, N., Fisher, A., Gordon, I.J. & Kutt, A. (Accepted June 2015) Correlates of recent declines of rodents in northern and southern Australia: habitat structure is critical. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130626. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130626

  139. Lawes MJ, Greiner R, Leiper IA, Ninnis R, Pearson D, Boggs G (2015) The effects of a moratorium on land-clearing in the Douglas-Daly region, Northern Territory, Australia. The Rangeland Journal 37:399-408. doi:10.1071/RJ15014

  140. Richardson, S.J., Laughlin, D.M., Lawes, M.J., Holdaway, R.J., Wilmshurst, J.M., Wright, M., Curran, T., Bellingham, P.J. & McGlone, M.S. (2015) Functional and environmental determinants of bark thickness in fire-free temperate rain forest communities. American Journal of Botany 102:1590 – 1598. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500157

  141. Russell-Smith, J., Yates, C.P., Edwards, A.C., Whitehead, P.J., Murphy, B.P. &  Lawes, M.J. (2015) Deriving multiple benefits from carbon market-based savanna fire management: an Australian example. PLoS ONE 10, e0143426. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143426

  142. Russell-Smith, J., Murphy, B.P. & Lawes, M.J. (2015) Both fire size and frequency matter—a response to Griffiths et al. Biological Conservation 192: 477 doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.09.027

  143. Clarke, P.J., Lawes, M.J., Midgley, J.J. & Atri, M. (2016) Fire regime, soil fertility and growth form interact to shape fire and growth traits in two co-occurring Banksia species. Evolutionary Ecology 30:35-45. doi: 10.1007/s10682-015-9799-y

  144. Tsvuura, Z. & Lawes, M.J. (2016) Light availability drives tree seedling success in a subtropical coastal dune forest in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 104: 91-97. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2015.11.009

  145. Garnett, S.T., Lawes, M.J., James, R., Bigland, K., and Zander, K.K. (2016). Portrayal of sustainability principles in the mission statements and on home pages of the world's largest organizations. Conservation Biology 30: 297-307. doi:10.1111/cobi.12617

  146. Murphy, B.P., Lawes, M.J. & Bowman D.M.J.S. (2016) Pattern, prediction and parsimony in continental-scale synthesis of pyromes. Journal of Biogeography 43:636-638 doi:10.1111/jbi.12691

  147. Menge, E.O., Stobo-Wilson, A., Oliveira, S. L. J. & Lawes, M. J. (2016) The potential distribution of the woody weed Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T. Aiton (Apocynaceae) in Australia. The Rangeland Journal 38:35-46 doi:10.1071/RJ15081

  148.   Valenta, K., C.N. Miller, S.K. Monckton, S.A. Styler, D.J. Jackson, A.D. Melin, S.M. Lehman, C.A. Chapman and M.J. Lawes. 2016. Fruit Ripening Signals and Cues in a Madagascan Dry Forest: Haptic Indicators Reliably Indicate Fruit Ripeness to Dichromatic Lemurs. Evolutionary Biology 43:344-355. doi:10.1007/s11692-016-9374-7

  149.   Lilleyman, A., Franklin, D.C., Szabo, J.K. & Lawes, M.J. (Accepted February 2016) Behavioural responses of migratory shorebirds to disturbance at a high-tide roost. Emu 116 (2): 111-118. doi:10.1071/MU14070

  150.   Trauernicht, C., Murphy, B.P., Prior, L.D., Lawes, M.J. & Bowman, D.M.J.S. (online 2 April 2016) Human-Imposed, Fine-Grained Patch Burning Explains the Population Stability of a Fire-Sensitive Conifer in a Frequently Burnt Northern Australia Savanna. Ecosystems 19(5): 896-909. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-9973-2.

  151.   Midgley, J.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2016) Relative bark thickness: towards standardised measurement and analysis. Plant Ecology 217(6): 677-681. doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0587-8

  152. Lilleyman, A., Garnett, S.T., Rogers, D.I. & Lawes, M.J. (2016) Trends in relative abundance of the Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) in Darwin, Northern Territory. Stilt (Journal of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway) 68: 25-30.

  153. Omeja, P.A., Lawes, M.J., Corriveau, A., Valenta, K., Sarkar, D., Paim, F.P. & Chapman, C.A. (2016) Recovery of tree and mammal communities during large-scale forest regeneration in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Biotropica 48:770-779. doi:10.1111/btp.12360

  154. Schubert, A., Nano, C.E.M., Clarke, P.J. & Lawes, M.J. (accepted May 2016) Evidence for bark thickness as a fire-resistance trait from desert to savanna in fire-prone inland Australia Plant Ecology 217(6): 683-696. doi: 10.1007/s11258-016-0611-z

  155. Chapman, H., Cordeiro, N.J., Dutton, P., Wenny, D., Kitamura, S., Kaplin, B., Melo, F.P.L. & Lawes, M.J. (2016). Seed-dispersal ecology of tropical montane forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 32: 437-454. doi: 10.1017/S0266467416000389

  156. Weier, A., Radford, I.J., Oliveira, S.L. J. & Lawes, M.J. (2016) Recently but infrequently burnt breeding sites are favoured by threatened Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae). International Journal of Wildland Fire 25: 1281-1290. doi: 10.1071/WF16105

  157. Menge, E.O., Bellairs, S.M. & Lawes, M.J. (accepted June 2016) Seed germination responses of Calotropis procera (Asclepiadaceae), to temperature and water stress in northern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 64:441-450. doi: 10.1071/BT16044

  158. Johnson, R.W., McDonald, W.J., Fensham, R.J., McAlpine, C.A., Lawes, M.J., 2016. Changes over 46 years in plant community structure in a cleared brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) forest. Austral Ecology 41: 644-656. doi: 10.1111/aec.12354

  159. Menge, E.O., Greenfield, M.L., McConchie, C.A., Bellairs, S.M., Lawes, M.J., 2017. Density-dependent reproduction and pollen limitation in an invasive milkweed, Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae). Austral Ecology 42: 61-71. doi: 10.1111/aec.12401

  160. Preece, N.D., van Oosterzee, P., Hidrobo Unda, G.C. & Lawes, M.J., 2017. National carbon model not sensitive to species, families and site characteristics in a young tropical reforestation project. Forest Ecology and Management 392:115-124. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.02.052

  161. Lawes, M.J., Moore, A.M., Andersen, A.N., Preece, N.D. & Franklin, D.C. (2017) Ants as ecological indicators of rainforest restoration: Community convergence and the development of an Ant Forest Indicator Index in the Australian wet tropics. Ecology and Evolution, 7, 8442-8455. doi:10.1002/ece3.2992

  162. Weier, A., Radford, I.J., Manson, A., Durrans, L.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2017) Frequent fires reduce the nutritional quality of Sorghum stipoideum seed, a keystone food resource for the Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae). The Rangeland Journal, 39 105-112. doi: 10.1071/RJ16124

  163. Menge, E.O., Bellairs, S.M. & Lawes, M.J. (2017) Disturbance-dependent invasion of the woody weed, Calotropis procera, in Australian rangelands. The Rangeland Journal, 39: 201-211. doi: 10.1071/RJ16120

  164. Adie, H., Kotze, D.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2017) Small fire refugia in the grassy matrix and the persistence of Afrotemperate forest in the Drakensberg mountains. Scientific Reports, 7: art6549. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06747-2

  165. Woinarski, J.C.Z., Murphy, B.P., Legge, S.M., Garnett, S.T., Lawes, M.J., Comer, S., Dickman, C.R., Doherty, T.S., Edwards, G., Nankivell, A., Paton, D., Palmer, R. & Woolley, L.A. (2017) How many birds are killed by cats in Australia? Biological Conservation, 214, 76-87. doi: 0.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.006

  166. Woinarski, J.C.Z., Woolley, L.A., Garnett, S.T., Legge, S.M., Murphy, B.P., Lawes, M.J., Comer, S., Dickman, C.R., Doherty, T.S., Edwards, G., Nankivill, A., Palmer, R. & Paton, D. (2017) Compilation and traits of Australian bird species killed by cats. Biological Conservation, 216, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2017.09.017

  167. Preece, N.D., Abell, S.E., Grogan, L., Wayne, A., Skerratt, L.F., van Oosterzee, P., Shima, A.L., Daszak, P., Field, H., Reiss, A., Berger, L., Rymer, T.L., Fisher, D.O., Lawes, M.J., Laurance, S.G., McCallum, H., Esson, C. & Epstein, J.H. (2017) A guide for ecologists: Detecting the role of disease in faunal declines and managing population recovery. Biological Conservation, 214, 136-146. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.014

  168. Derhé, M.A., Murphy, H.T., Preece, N.D., Lawes, M.J. & Menéndez, R. (2018) Recovery of mammal diversity in tropical forests: a functional approach to measuring restoration. Restoration Ecology, 26, 778-786. doi:10.1111/rec.12582

  169. Goldbergs, G., Levick, S.R., Lawes, M. & Edwards, A. (2018) Hierarchical integration of individual tree and area-based approaches for savanna biomass uncertainty estimation from airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment, 205, 141-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.010

  170. Slik, J.W.F., Franklin, J., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Field, R., Aguilar, S., Aguirre, N., Ahumada, J., Aiba, S.-I., Alves, L.F., K, A., Avella, A., Mora, F., Aymard C., G.A., Báez, S., Balvanera, P., Bastian, M.L., Bastin, J.-F., Bellingham, P.J., van den Berg, E., da Conceição Bispo, P., Boeckx, P., Boehning-Gaese, K., Bongers, F., Boyle, B., Brambach, F., Brearley, F.Q., Brown, S., Chai, S.-L., Chazdon, R.L., Chen, S., Chhang, P., Chuyong, G., Ewango, C., Coronado, I.M., Cristóbal-Azkarate, J., Culmsee, H., Damas, K., Dattaraja, H.S., Davidar, P., DeWalt, S.J., Din, H., Drake, D.R., Duque, A., Durigan, G., Eichhorn, K., Eler, E.S., Enoki, T., Ensslin, A., Fandohan, A.B., Farwig, N., Feeley, K.J., Fischer, M., Forshed, O., Garcia, Q.S., Garkoti, S.C., Gillespie, T.W., Gillet, J.-F., Gonmadje, C., Granzow-de la Cerda, I., Griffith, D.M., Grogan, J., Hakeem, K.R., Harris, D.J., Harrison, R.D., Hector, A., Hemp, A., Homeier, J., Hussain, M.S., Ibarra-Manríquez, G., Hanum, I.F., Imai, N., Jansen, P.A., Joly, C.A., Joseph, S., Kartawinata, K., Kearsley, E., Kelly, D.L., Kessler, M., Killeen, T.J., Kooyman, R.M., Laumonier, Y., Laurance, S.G., Laurance, W.F., Lawes, M.J., Letcher, S.G., Lindsell, J., Lovett, J., Lozada, J., Lu, X., Lykke, A.M., Mahmud, K.B., Mahayani, N.P.D., Mansor, A., Marshall, A.R., Martin, E.H., Calderado Leal Matos, D., Meave, J.A., Melo, F.P.L., Mendoza, Z.H.A., Metali, F., Medjibe, V.P., Metzger, J.P., Metzker, T., Mohandass, D., Munguía-Rosas, M.A., Muñoz, R., Nurtjahy, E., de Oliveira, E.L., Onrizal, Parolin, P., Parren, M., Parthasarathy, N., Paudel, E., Perez, R., Pérez-García, E.A., Pommer, U., Poorter, L., Qi, L., Piedade, M.T.F., Pinto, J.R.R., Poulsen, A.D., Poulsen, J.R., Powers, J.S., Prasad, R.C., Puyravaud, J.-P., Rangel, O., Reitsma, J., Rocha, D.S.B., Rolim, S., Rovero, F., Rozak, A., Ruokolainen, K., Rutishauser, E., Rutten, G., Mohd. Said, M.N., Saiter, F.Z., Saner, P., Santos, B., dos Santos, J.R., Sarker, S.K., Schmitt, C.B., Schoengart, J., Schulze, M., Sheil, D., Sist, P., Souza, A.F., Spironello, W.R., Sposito, T., Steinmetz, R., Stevart, T., Suganuma, M.S., Sukri, R., Sultana, A., Sukumar, R., Sunderland, T., Supriyadi, Suresh, H.S., Suzuki, E., Tabarelli, M., Tang, J., Tanner, E.V.J., Targhetta, N., Theilade, I., Thomas, D., Timberlake, J., de Morisson Valeriano, M., van Valkenburg, J., Van Do, T., Van Sam, H., Vandermeer, J.H., Verbeeck, H., Vetaas, O.R., Adekunle, V., Vieira, S.A., Webb, C.O., Webb, E.L., Whitfeld, T., Wich, S., Williams, J., Wiser, S., Wittmann, F., Yang, X., Adou Yao, C.Y., Yap, S.L., Zahawi, R.A., Zakaria, R. & Zang, R. (2018) Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 1837-1842. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714977115

  171. Chapman, C.A., Omeja, P.A., Kalbitzer, U., Fan, P. & Lawes, M.J. (2018) Restoration Provides Hope for Faunal Recovery: Changes in Primate Abundance Over 45 Years in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Tropical Conservation Science, 11, 1-5. doi: 10.1177/1940082918787376

  172. Weier, A., Radford, I.J., Woolley, L.-A. & Lawes, M.J. (2018) Fire regime effects on annual grass seeds as food for threatened grass-finch. Fire Ecology, 14, 8. doi: 10.1186/s42408-018-0019-3

  173. Weier, A., Radford, I.J., Bellairs, S.M. & Lawes, M.J. (2019) Seed set in Sorghum stipoideum, and not fire, determines the timing of breeding by Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae). Austral Ecology, 44, 151-162. doi:10.1111/aec.12662.


  1. Lawes, M.J., Eeley, H.A.C., Shackleton, C.M. & Geach, B.G.S. (Eds). (2004) Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8. 896 p.
  2. Nzunda E, Griffiths M, Lawes M (2011) Resprouting, Multi-stemming and the Persistence Niche: their role in the structure and dynamics of coastal dune forest. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN-10: 3844399704/ ISBN-13: 978-3844399707.

Book Chapters

1.        Eeley, H.A.C. & Lawes, M.J. (1999) Large scale patterns of species richness and species range size in anthropoid primates. In: Primate Communities. J.G. Fleagle, C.H. Janson & K.E. Reed (Eds.) pp. 191-219. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Hardbound, ISBN 0-521-62044-9; Paperback, ISBN 0-521-62967-5.

2.        Lawes, M.J. & Everard, D.A. (2000) Criteria and indicators for sustainable plantation forestry management. In: Southern African Institute of Forestry Handbook, 4th Edition. D. Owen (Ed.) pp. 26-30. SAIF, Pretoria. ISBN 0-620-06439-0.

3.        Lawes, M.J. & Everard, D.A. (2000) Biodiversity. In: Southern African Institute of Forestry Handbook, 4th Edition. D. Owen (Ed.) pp. 563-566. SAIF, Pretoria. ISBN 0-620-06439-0.

4.        Lawes, M.J., Mander, M. & Cawe, S. (2000) The value and uses of natural forests. In: Southern African Institute of Forestry Handbook, 4th Edition. D. Owen (Ed.) pp. 613-624. SAIF, Pretoria. ISBN 0-620-06439-0.

5.        Lawes, M.J. (2002) The conservation of fragmented Cercopithecus mitis populations in South Africa: the role of reintroduction, corridors and metapopulation ecology. In: The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. M.E. Glenn & M. Cords (Eds.) pp. 367-384. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. 454 p. Hardbound, ISBN 0-306-47346-1.

6.        Macleod, M.C., Ross, C. & Lawes, M.J. (2002) Costs and Benefits of Alternative Mating Strategies in Blue Monkey Males. In: The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. M.E. Glenn & M. Cords (Eds.) pp. 199-212. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. 454 p. Hardbound, ISBN 0-306-47346-1.

7.        Chapman, C.A., Lawes, M.J., Naughton-Treves, L. & Gillespie, T.R. (2003) Primate Survival in Community-Owned Forest Fragments: Are Metapopulation Models Useful Amidst Intensive Use? In: Primates in Fragments: Ecology and Conservation. L.K. Marsh (Ed.) pp. 63-78. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. 428 p. Hardbound, ISBN 0-306-47696-7.

8.        Eeley, H.A.C., Lawes, M.J. & Sikhitha, E. (2004) Sacred forests: a cultural refuge. In: Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C.M. Shackleton & B.G.S. Geach (Eds.) pp. 250-253. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. 896 p. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8. [information box in book]

9.        Lawes, M.J., Midgley J.J. & Chapman, C.A. (2004) South Africa’s forests: the ecology and sustainable use of indigenous timber resources. In: Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C.M. Shackleton & B.G.S. Geach (Eds.) pp. 31-75. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. 896 p. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8.

10.    Lawes, M.J., Obiri, J.A.F. & Eeley, H.A.C. (2004) The uses and value of indigenous forest resources in South Africa. In: Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C.M. Shackleton & B.G.S. Geach (Eds.) pp. 227-273. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. 896 p. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8.

11.    Lawes, M.J., Eeley, H.A.C., Shackleton, C.M. & Geach, B.G.S. (2004) South Africa’s forests and woodlands: recurring themes in integrating policy, people and practice. In: Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C. Shackleton & B. Geach (Eds.) pp. 815-831. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. 896 p. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8.

12.    Lawes, M.J., Eeley, H.A.C., Arendse, L. & Lewis, F. (2004) Principles, criteria, indicators and standards for sustainable forest management in South Africa. In: Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C. Shackleton & B. Geach (Eds.) pp. 99-101. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. 896 p. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8. [Information box in book]

13.    Obiri, J.A.F. & Lawes, M.J. (2004) Community attitudes to forest management. In: Indigenous Forests and Woodlands in South Africa: Policy, People and Practice. M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley, C.M. Shackleton & B.G.S. Geach (Eds.)  pp. 257-259. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. 896 p. Hardbound, ISBN 1-86914-050-8. [Information box in book]

14.    Twinomugisha, D., Chapman, C.A., Lawes, M.J., O’Driscoll Worman, C. & Danish, L.M. (2006) How does the golden monkey of the Virungas cope in a fruit scarce environment? In: Primates of Western Uganda. N.E. Newton-Fisher, H. Notman, J.D. Patterson, and V. Reynolds (Eds.)  pp. 45-60. Springer, New York.

15.    Mohd-Azlan, J. & Lawes, M.J. (2011). The efficacy of protected areas and future challenges for wildlife conservation in Sarawak. In: RIMBA2: Regional Sustainable Development in Malaysia and Australia Mazlin Mokhtar & Sharina Abdul Halim (Eds.) pp. 151-163. Bangi, LESTARI Publisher. ISBN 978-967-5227-50-9

16.    Havas, L., Latz, S., Lawes, M. J., Penna, C., & Race, D. (2012). Analysis of a residential rooftop photovoltaic trial in Alice Springs. Solar 2012 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, http://solar.org.au/papers/12papers/PV11Havas.pdf

17.    Lawes, M.J., Cords, M. & Lehn, C. (2013) The Gentle Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis); pp 354 – 362 in Butynski, T. M., Kingdon, J. & Kalina, J. (eds) Mammals of Africa. Volume II: Primates.  Bloomsbury Publishing, London. ISBN: 978-1-4081-2252-5 http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/mammals-of-africa-9781408122570

18.    Clarke, P.J. & Lawes, M.J. (2013). A burning issue: community stability and alternative stable states in relation to fire. In: The balance of nature and human impact, Rohde, K. (Ed) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN-13: 9781107019614

19.     Lawes, M.J., Mohd-Azlan, J., Adams, V., Hilton-Taylor, C., Rondinini, C., Visconti, P. & Pressey, R. (2014) Evaluating the efficacy of Sarawak’s protected areas network for conserving native wildlife. RIMBA3: Sustaining livelihoods through prudent utilization and management of natural resources (eds A.A. Tuen, J. Mohd-Azlan & J. Grinang), pp. 134-146. Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

20.    Russell-Smith, J., Edwards, A.C., Woinarski, J.C.Z., Fisher, A., Murphy, B.P., Lawes, M.J. & Crase, B. (2014) North Australian tropical savannas: The three parks savanna fire-effects plot network. Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction (eds D. Lindenmayer, E. Burns, N. Thurgate & A. Lowe), pp. 335-378. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.