Lindsay B. Hutley

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Lindsay Hutley is a plant physiologist with expertise in plant ecology, ecophysiology, ecohydrology, land-atmosphere exchange and soil science. Lindsay completed his PhD in forest hydrology/botany at the University of Queensland. Lindsay held several post-doctoral fellowships at Charles Darwin University and is now an Associate Professor in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods. His recent work has focused on quantifying fluxes of carbon, water and energy balance from a range of ecosystems, including mangroves, temperate old-growth forests and Eucalypt-dominated tropical savanna ecosystems of north Australia.

Research Interests

  • Tropical Savannas
  • Plant Ecology and Botany in northern Australia
  • Carbon and water balance of tropical savannas
  • Impact of fire on savanna productivity and climate
  • Impact of invasive grasses on savanna function
  • Mangrove carbon 

Professional Affiliations

  • Plant Science Australia
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australian Meteorological Oceanographic Society
  • American Geophysical Union

 

Year Type Citation
2013 Journal Article Edwards, A. C., Maier, S. W., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Williams, R. J. & Russell-Smith, J. Spectral analysis of fire severity in north Australian tropical savannas. Remote Sensing of Environment 136, 56 - 65 (2013).
2013 Journal Article Laurance, W. F. et al. Corrigendum to “The ten Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points” [Biol. Conserv. 144 (2011) 1472–1480]. Biological Conservation 159, 552 (2013).
2013 Conference Paper Bristow, M. et al. Using TERN infrastructure to answer land management questions: capturing near real time greenhouse gas exchange using flux towers. 2013 TERN Symposium (TERN (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network), 2013). at <http://www.slideshare.net/TERNCOMMS/mila-bristowwhat-is-the-impact-of-land-use-change-on-greenhouse-gas-exchange-in-tropical-savannas-17296604>
2013 Journal Article Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. et al. Impacts of an extreme cyclone event on landscape-scale savanna fire, productivity and greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental Research Letters 8, 045023 (2013).
2013 Journal Article Kanniah, K. D., Beringer, J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Response of savanna gross primary productivity to interannual variability in rainfall: Results of a remote sensing based light use efficiency model. Progress in Physical Geography (2013). doi:10.1177/0309133313490006
2013 Journal Article Bird, M. I. et al. Humans, megafauna and environmental change in tropical Australia. Journal of Quaternary Science n/a - n/a (2013). doi:10.1002/jqs.2639
2013 Journal Article Jamali, H., Livesley, S. J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Fest, B. & Arndt, S. K. The relationships between termite mound CH4/CO2 emissions and internal concentration ratios are species specific. Biogeosciences 10, 2229 - 2240 (2013).
2013 Journal Article Beringer, J., Livesley, S. J., Randle, J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Carbon dioxide fluxes dominate the greenhouse gas exchanges of a seasonal wetland in the wet–dry tropics of northern Australia. Agricultural and Forest MeteorologyAgricultural and Forest Meteorology in press, (2013).
2012 Journal Article Bradstock, R. A. et al. Modelling the potential for prescribed burning to mitigate carbon emissions from wildfires in fire-prone forests of Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 21, (2012).
2012 Journal Article Ryu, Y. et al. On the temporal upscaling of evapotranspiration from instantaneous remote sensing measurements to 8-day mean daily-sums. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 152, 212 - 222 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Jamali, H., Livesley, S. J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Fest, B. & Arndt, S. K. The relationship between termite mound CH4/CO2 emissions and internal concentration ratios are species specific. Biogeosciences Discussions 9, 17313 - 17345 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Grover, S. P. P. et al. Land use change and the impact on greenhouse gas exchange in north Australian savanna soils. Biogeosciences 9, 423 - 437 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Ryu, Y. et al. On the temporal upscaling of evapotranspiration from instantaneous remote sensing measurements to 8-day mean daily-sums. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 152, 212 - 222 (2012).
2012 Journal Article Van Niel, T. G. et al. Upscaling latent heat flux for thermal remote sensing studies: Comparison of alternative approaches and correction of bias. Journal of Hydrology 468-469, 35 - 46 (2012).
2012 Book Chapter Williams, R. J. et al. Flammable Australia: fire regimes, biodiversity and ecosystems in a changing world (Bradstock, R. A., Gill, A. M. & Williams, R. J.) (CSIRO Publishing, 2012).
2012 Journal Article Kilinc, M., Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Haverd, V. & Tapper, N. An analysis of the surface energy budget above the world's tallest angiosperm forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 166-167, 23 - 31 (2012).
2011 Journal Article Jamali, H. et al. Diurnal and seasonal variations in CH4 flux from termite mounds in tropical savannas of the Northern Territory, Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1471-1479 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Cernusak, L. A. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Stable Isotopes Reveal the Contribution of Corticular Photosynthesis to Growth in Branches of Eucalyptus miniata. Plant Physiology 155, 515-523 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Laurance, W. F. et al. The 10 Australian ecosystems most vulnerable to tipping points. Biological Conservation 144, 1472-1480 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Kanniah, K. D., Beringer, J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Environmental controls on the spatial variability of savanna productivity in the Northern Territory, Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1429-1439 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Livesley, S. J. et al. Seasonal variation and fire effects on CH4, N2O and CO2 exchange in savanna soils of northern Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1440-1452 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Beyer, S., Kinnear, A., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., McGuinness, K. A. & Gibb, K. S. Assessing the relationship between fire and grazing on soil characteristics and mite communities in a semi-arid savanna of northern Australia. Pedobiologia 54, 195 - 200 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Sea, W. B. et al. Documenting improvement in leaf area index estimates from MODIS using hemispherical photos for Australian savannas. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1453-1461 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Jamali, H. et al. Termite mound emissions of CH4 and CO2 are primarily determined by seasonal changes in termite biomass and behaviour. Oecologia 167, 525-534 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Cernusak, L. A. et al. Photosynthetic physiology of eucalypts along a sub-continental rainfall gradient in northern Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1462-1470 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Reynolds, S. J., Reynolds, S. J., Christian, K. A., Tracey, C. R. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Changes in body fluids of the cocooning fossorial frog Cyclorana australis in a seasonally dry environment. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 160, 348-354 (2011).
2011 Journal Article Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Hacker, J. M., Neininger, B. & U, K. Tha Paw. Patterns and processes of carbon, water and energy cycles across northern Australian landscapes: From point to region. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1409-1416 (2011).
2011 Book Chapter Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Beringer, J. Ecosystem Function In Savannas Measurement and Modelling at Landscape to Global Scales (Hill, M. J. & Hanan, N. P.) 57-75 (CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2011).
2011 Journal Article Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Beringer, J., Isaac, P. R., Hacker, J. M. & Cernusak, L. A. A sub-continental scale living laboratory: Spatial patterns of savanna vegetation over a rainfall gradient in northern Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1417-1428 (2011).
2010 Journal Article Orchard, K. A., Cernusak, L. A. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Photosynthesis and water-use efficiency of seedlings from northern Australian monsoon forest, savanna and swamp habitats grown in a common garden. Functional Plant Biology 37, 1050-1060 (2010).
2010 Journal Article Zhang, Y. Q. et al. Using long-term water balances to parameterize surface conductances and calculate evaporation at 0.05 degrees spatial resolution. Water Resources Research 46, (2010).
2010 Journal Article Setterfield, S. A., Rossiter, N. A., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Douglas, M. M. & Williams, R. J. Turning up the heat: the impacts of Andropogon gayanus (gamba grass) invasion on fire behaviour in northern Australian savannas. Diversity and Distributions 16, 854-861. (2010).
2010 Journal Article Yi, C. X. et al. Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents. Environmental Research Letters 5, (2010).
2010 Journal Article Kanniah, K. D., Beringer, J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. The comparative role of key environmental factors in determining savanna productivity and carbon fluxes: A review, with special reference to northern Australia. Progress in Physical Geography 34, 459-490 (2010).
2010 Journal Article Cook, G. D. et al. Managing Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases in Australia's Rangelands and Tropical Savannas. Rangeland Ecology & Management 63, 137-146 (2010).
2009 Journal Article Kanniah, K. D., Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Tapper, N. J. & Zhu, X. Evaluation of Collections 4 and 5 of the MODIS Gross Primary Productivity product and algorithm improvement at a tropical savanna site in northern Australia. Remote Sensing of Environment 113, 1808 - 1822 (2009).
2009 Journal Article Schymanski, S. J., Sivapalan, M., Roderick, M. L., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Beringer, J. An optimality-based model of the dynamic feedbacks between natural vegetation and the water balance. Water Resources Research 45, W01412.1 - W01412.18 (2009).
2009 Journal Article Rossiter, N. A. et al. Invasive Andropogon gayanus(gamba grass) is an ecosystem transformer of nitrogen relations in Australian savanna. Ecological Applications 19, 1546 - 1560 (2009).
2009 Book Chapter Williams, R. J. et al. Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australia Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (Russell-Smith, J., Whitehead, P. J. & Cooke, P.) 181 - 200 (CSIRO Publishing, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:9006>
2008 Journal Article Schymanski, S. J., Sivapalan, M., Roderick, M. L., Beringer, J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. An optimality-based model of the coupled soil moisture and root dynamics. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 12, 913 - 932 (2008).
2008 Journal Article Schymanski, S. J., Roderick, M. L., Sivapalan, M., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Beringer, J. A canopy-scale test of the optimal water-use hypothesis. Plant, Cell and Environment 31, 97 - 111 (2008).
2008 Book Chapter Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Setterfield, S. A. Encyclopedia of Ecology (Jorgensen, S. E. & Faith, B. D.) 3143 - 3154 (Elsevier B.V., 2008). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:7682>
2008 Journal Article Rossiter, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Cook, G. D. Andropogon gayanus (Gamba Grass) Invasion Increases Fire-mediated Nitrogen Losses in the Tropical Savannas of Northern Australia. Ecosystems 11, 77 - 88 (2008).
2007 Journal Article Schymanski, S. J., Roderick, M. L., Sivapalan, M., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Beringer, J. A test of the optimality approach to modelling canopy properties and CO2 uptake by natural vegetation. Plant, Cell and Environment 30, 1586 - 1598 (2007).
2007 Journal Article Kelley, G., O'Grady, A. P., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Eamus, D. A comparison of tree water use in two contiguous vegetation communities of the seasonally dry tropics of northern Australia: the importance of site water budget to tree hydraulics. Australian Journal of Botany 55, 700 - 708 (2007).
2007 Journal Article Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Tapper, N. J. & Cernusak, L. A. Savanna fires and their impact on net ecosystem productivity in North Australia. Global Change Biology 13, 990 - 1004 (2007).
2007 Journal Article Martin, D., Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & McHugh, I. Carbon cycling in a mountain ash forest: Analysis of below ground respiration. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 147, 58 - 70 (2007).
2007 Book Chapter Gorman, J. T., Williams, R. J., Russell-Smith, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Cook, G. D. Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management (Luckert, M. K., Campbell, B. M., Gorman, J. T. & Garnett, S. T.) 22 - 30 (CDU Press, 2007). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:2699>
2007 Journal Article Wendt, C. K., Beringer, J., Tapper, N. J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Local boundary-layer development over burnt and unburnt tropical savanna: an observational study. Boundary-Layer Meteorology: an international journal of physical and biological processes in the atmospheric boundary layer 124, 291 - 304 (2007).
2006 Conference Paper Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Kilinc, M., McGuire, A. D. & McHugh, I. Water, energy and carbon fluxes from the world's tallest anigosperm (Eucalyptus regnans) at Wallaby Creek, south-eastern Australia. OzFlux National Meeting Session 5.1, (2006).
2006 Conference Paper Rossiter, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Cook, G. D. The impact of exotic grass invasions on nitrogen cycling: a mini-review. 15th Australian Weeds Conference: Managing Weeds in a Changing Climate (Preston, C., Watts, J. H. & Crossman, N. D.) 815 - 818 (Weed Management Society of South Australia, 2006). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:2311>
2006 Journal Article Cernusak, L. A., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Beringer, J. & Tapper, N. J. Stem and leaf gas exchange and their responses to fire in a north Australian tropical savanna. Plant, Cell and Environment 29, 632 - 646 (2006).
2006 Conference Paper Kanniah, K. D. et al. Responses of a tropical savannas carbon exchange to smoke aerosols in Northern Australia. International Geographical Union Regional Conference: Regional Responses to Global Change (2006). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6751>
2006 Report Wilson, D., Cook, P. G., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Tickell, S. & Jolly, P. Effect of land use on estimates of evapotranspiration and recharge in the Daly River catchment. 1 - 18 (Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, the Environment and the Arts, 2006). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6759>
2005 Journal Article Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Leuning, R., Beringer, J. & Cleugh, H. A. The utility of the eddy covariance techniques as a tool in carbon accounting: tropical savanna as a case study. Australian Journal of Botany 53, 663 - 675 (2005).
2005 Journal Article Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Welch, M. A. Effects of canopy cover and ground disturbance on establishment of an invasive grass in an Australia savanna. Biotropica 37, 25 - 31 (2005).
2005 Journal Article Barrett, D. et al. Prospects for improving savanna biophysical models by using multiple-constraints model-data assimilation methods. Australian Journal of Botany 53, 689 - 714 (2005).
2005 Journal Article Williams, R. J. et al. Allometry for estimating aboveground tree biomass in tropical and subtropical eucalypt woodlands: towards general predictive equations. Australian Journal of Botany 53, 607 - 619 (2005).
2005 Journal Article Chen, X. Y., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Eamus, D. Soil organic carbon content at a range of north Australian tropical savannas with contrasting site histories. Plant and Soil 268, 161 - 171 (2005).
2005 Journal Article Cook, G. D. et al. The estimation of carbon budgets of frequently burnt tree stands in savannas of northern Australia, using allometric analysis and isotopic discrimination. Australian Journal of Botany 53, 621 - 630 (2005).
2005 Conference Paper Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Rossiter, N. A. & Barrett, J. Ecohydrological impacts of invasive grasses on tropical savanna in north Australia. Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia (2005). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6750>
2004 Conference Paper Beringer, J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Tapper, N. J. Savanna fires and their impact on net ecosystem productivity. 26th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (American Metereological Society, 2004). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:1653>
2004 Conference Paper Rossiter, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Cook, G. D. Exotic grass invasion in the tropical savannas of northern Australia: Ecosystem consequences. 14th Australian Weeds Conference (Sindel, B. M. & Johnson, S. B.) 168 - 171 (Weed Society of New South Wales, 2004). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:1598>
2004 Conference Paper Douglas, M. M., Setterfield, S. A., Rossiter, N. A., Barratt, J. L. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Effects of mission grass (Pennisetum polystachion L.Schult.) invasion on fuel loads and nitrogen availability in a northern Australia tropical savanna. 14th Australian Weeds Conference (Sindel, B. M. & Johnson, S. B.) 179 - 181 (Weed Society of New South Wales, 2004). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:1540>
2004 Journal Article Chen, X. Y., Eamus, D. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Seasonal patterns of fine-root productivity and turnover in a tropical savanna of northern Australia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20, 221 - 224 (2004).
2004 Conference Paper Wendt, C. K., Beringer, J., Tapper, N. J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Impact of savanna fire scars on heat and moisture fluxes to the atmosphere and feedbacks to the local boundary layer. 26th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (American Metereological Society, 2004). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:1652>
2003 Journal Article Beringer, J. et al. Fire impacts on surface heat, moisture and carbon fluxes from a tropical savanna in northern Australia. International Journal of Wildland Fire 12, 333 - 340 (2003).
2003 Journal Article Rossiter, N. A., Setterfield, S. A., Douglas, M. M. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Testing the grass-fire cycle: alien grass invasion in the tropical savannas of northern Australia. Diversity and Distributions 9, 169 - 176 (2003).
2003 Journal Article Chen, X. Y., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Eamus, D. Carbon balance of a tropical savanna of northern Australia. Oecologia 137, 405 - 416 (2003).
2002 Conference Paper Tapper, N. J., Beringer, J., Kerley, A., Coutts, A. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Impacts of savanna fire scars on heat and moisture input to the atmosphere: some preliminary results from the Savanna Fire Experiment (SaFE). 9th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (2002). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6746>
2002 Journal Article Chen, X. Y., Eamus, D. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Seasonal patterns of soil carbon dioxide efflux from a wet-dry tropical savanna of northern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 50, 43 - 51 (2002).
2002 Conference Paper Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Eamus, D. & O'Grady, A. P. Seasonal extremes of carbon sink strength of tropical savannas of northern Australia. 3rd International Canopy Conference (2002). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6748>
2002 Conference Paper Kelley, G., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., Eamus, D. & Jolly, P. Role of savanna vegetation in soil and groundwater dynamics in a wet-dry tropical climate. 7th International Groundwater Conference: Balancing The Groundwater Budget (Haig, T., Knapton, A. & Ticknel, S.) 1 - 8 (International Associaton of Hydrologists, 2002). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:624>
2002 Conference Paper Eamus, D., O’Grady, A., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & Cook, P. G. Catchment water balance and tree water use of tropical savanna. CRC For Plant-Based Management Of Dryland Salinity Workshop: Designing New Land Use Systems to Manage Recharge (2002). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6747>
2002 Journal Article Eamus, D., Chen, X., Kelley, G. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Root biomass and root fractal analyses of an open Eucalyptus forest in a savanna of north Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 50, 31 - 41 (2002).
2002 Journal Article Cook, G. D., Williams, R. J., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., O'Grady, A. P. & Liedloff, A. C. Variation in vegetative water use in the savannas of the North Australian Tropical Transect. Journal of Vegetation Science 13, 413 - 418 (2002).
2002 Conference Paper Beringer, J., Tapper, N. J. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Impact of savanna fires on the heat, moisture and CO2 budgets and possible feedbacks to regional climate. Climatology Commission of the International Geographical Union (2002). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:6749>
2001 Journal Article Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., O'Grady, A. P. & Eamus, D. Monsoonal influences on evapotranspiration of savanna vegetation of northern Australia. Oecologia 126, 434 - 443 (2001).
2001 Journal Article Eamus, D., Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. & O'Grady, A. P. Daily and seasonal patterns of carbon and water fluxes above a north Australian savanna. Tree Physiology 21, 977 - 988 (2001).
2000 Journal Article Eamus, D., O'Grady, A. P. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Dry season conditions determine wet season water use in the wet-tropical savannas of northern Australia. Tree Physiology 20, 1219 - 1226 (2000).
2000 Journal Article Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B., O'Grady, A. P. & Eamus, D. Evapotranspiration from Eucalypt open-forest savanna of Northern Australia. Functional Ecology 14, 183 - 194 (2000).
2000 Journal Article O'Grady, A. P., Chen, X., Eamus, D. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Composition, leaf area index and standing biomass of eucalypt open forests near Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 48, 629 - 638 (2000).
1999 Journal Article O'Grady, A. P., Eamus, D. & Assoc Prof Hutley, L. B. Transpiration increases during the dry season: patterns of tree water use in eucalypt open-forests of northern Australia. Tree Physiology 19, 591 - 597 (1999).
1999 Conference Paper Eamus, D. et al. Integration of Ecophysiological, Hydrological and Environmental Chemistry Studies of Open-Forests and the Sustainable Use of Groundwater Resources in Northern Australia. International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Workshop 35 - 35 (IUFRO, 1999). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:112>

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