We present an evolving compilation of scientific papers and other documents issued by the RLE Team. Anyone interested in contributing documents or links to be included here, please contact us.


Year Reference Language
2015 Ecosystem risk assessment for Gnarled Mossy Cloud Forest, Lord Howe Island, Australia
Auld T. D. & Leishman M. R.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 364-372
2015 Risks to a mountain summit ecosystem with endemic biota in southwestern Australia
Barrett S. & Yates C. J.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 423-432
2015 Ecosystem assessment of mountain ash forest in the Central Highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.
Burns E. L., Lindenmayer D. B., Stein J., Blanchard W., McBurney L., Blair D. & Banks S.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 386-399
2015 Vulnerability of Antarctic shallow invertebrate-dominated ecosystems.
Clark G. F., Raymond B., Riddle M. J., Stark J. S. & Johnston E. L.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 482-491
2015 Predicting ecosystem collapse: Spatial factors that influence risks to tropical ecosystems.
Crespin S. J. & Simonetti J. A.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 492-501
2015 Assessing risks to ecosystems within biodiversity hotspots: a case study from southwestern Australia
English V. & Keith D. A.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 411-422
2015 Assessing and managing risks to ecosystem biodiversity.
Keith D.A.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 337-346
2015 A framework for monitoring the status of Australia’s ecosystems based on IUCN’s new global standard. In P. figgis, B. Mackey, J. Fitzsimons, J. Irving and P. Clarke (eds.), Valuing nature: protected areas and ecosystem services.
Keith D. A., Rodriguez J. P. & Barrow E. G.
Science Informing Policy – Symposium series
Australian Committee for International Union for Conservation of Nature, Brisbane
2015 The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: motivations, challenges and applications.
Keith D.A., Rodríguez J.P., Brooks T.M., Burgman M.A., Barrow E.G., Bland L., Comer P.J., Franklin J., Link J., McCarthy M.A., Miller R.M., Murray N.J., Nel J., Nicholson E., Oliveira-Miranda M.A., Regan T.J., Rodríguez-Clark K.M., Rouget M. & Spalding M.D.
Conservation Letters 8(3): 214–226
2015 IUCN risk assessment of Coastal Lowland Rainforests of the Wet Tropics Bioregion, Queensland, Australia.
Metcalfe D. J. & Lawson T. J.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 373-385
2015 Tidal flats of the Yellow Sea: A review of ecosystem status and anthropogenic threats.
Murray N. J., Ma Z. & Fuller R. A.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 472-481
2015 Towards consistency, rigour and compatibility of risk assessments for ecosystems and ecological communities.
Nicholson E., Regan T. J., Auld T. D., Burns E., Chisholm L. A., English V., Harris S.,Harrison P., Kingsford R. T., Leishman M. R, Metcalfe D. J., Pisanu P., Watson C. J.,White M., White M. D., Williams R. J., Wilson B. & Kieth D. A.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 347-363
2015 Status of connected wetlands of the Lake Eyre Basin, Australia.
Pisanu P., Kingsford R. T., Wilson B. & Bonifacio R.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 460-471
2015 A practical guide to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria.
Rodríguez J.P., Keith D.A., Rodríguez-Clark K.M., Murray N.J., Nicholson E., Regan T.J., Miller R.M., Barrow E.G., Bland L.M., Boe K., Brooks T.M., Oliveira-Miranda M.A., Spalding M.D. & Wit P.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370: 20140003.
(The PDF includes corrections in figure 3)
Supporting Information:
Appendix 1: Summary of the five criteria (A-E) used to evaluate the risk status of an ecosystem
Appendix 2: Examples of variables potentially suitable for assessing the severity of environmental degradation under Criterion C
Appendix 3: Examples of biotic variables potentially suitable for assessing the severity of disruption to biotic interactions under Criterion D
2015 Ecosystem risk assessment for Cumberland Plain Woodland, New South Wales, Australia.
Tozer M. G., Leishman M. R. & Auld T. D.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 400-410
2015 The Red List of Ecosystems – An assessment of ecosystems heath.
Wan-Jyun C.
Nature Conservation 90: 15-25
2015 Ecosystem risk assessment of Georgina gidgee woodlands in central Australia (Qld, NT, SA).
Wardle G. M., Greenville A. C., Frank A. S. K., Tischler M., Emery N. J. & Dickman C. R.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 444-459
2015 An IUCN Red List Ecosystems Risk Assessment for Alpine Snow Patch Herbfields, South-Eastern Australia.
Williams R. J., Williams R. J., Wahren C.-H., Stott K. A. J. et al.
Austral Ecology 40(4): 433-443
2015 IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: a new tool for biodiversity conservation
Zhu C., Fang Y., Zhou K., Mu S. & Jiang J.
Acta Ecologica Sinica 35(9) 2015: 2826-2836
Chinese Abstract in English
2014 Separating risks from values in setting priorities for plant community conservation
Keith, D. A.
Applied Vegetation Science 17, 384-384.
2013 High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change.
Hansen M. C., Potapov P. V., Moore R., Hancher M., Turubanova S. A., Tyukavina A., Thau D., Stehman S. V., Goetz S. J., Loveland T. R., Kommareddy A., Egorov A., Chini L., Justice C. O. & Townshend J. R. G.
Science 15 2013: 850-853
2013 Scientific Foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.
Keith D.A., Rodríguez J.P., Rodríguez-Clark K.M., Aapala K., Alonso A., Asmussen M., Bachman S., Bassett A., Barrow E.G., Benson J.S., Bishop M.J., Bonifacio R., Brooks T.M., Burgman M.A., Comer P., Comín F.A., Essl F., Faber-Langendoen D., Fairweather P.G., Holdaway R.J., Jennings M., Kingsford R.T., Lester R.E., Mac Nally R., McCarthy M.A., Moat J., Nicholson E., Oliveira-Miranda M.A., Pisanu P., Poulin B., Riecken U., Spalding M.D. & Zambrano-Martínez S.
PLOS ONE 8(5): e62111
Supporting Information:
Appendix S1: Definitions terms, PDF
Appendix S2: Risk assessment case studies for example ecosystems (Full PDF)
English, Spanish, French
2012 IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.
Rodríguez J.P., Rodríguez-Clark K.M., Keith D.A., Barrow E.G., Benson J., Nicholson E. & Wit P.
S.A.P.I.E.N.S., 5.2
2012 From Alaska to Patagonia: the IUCN Red List of continental ecosystems of the Americas.
Rodríguez J.P, Rodríguez-Clark K.M., Keith D.A., Barrow E.G., Comer P. & Oliveira-Miranda M.A.
Oryx 46(02): 170-171
More information: [email protected]
2011 Incorporating temporality and biophysical vulnerability to quantify the human spatial footprint on ecosystems.
Etter A., McAlpine C.A., Seabrook L. & Wilson K.A.
Biological Conservation 144: 1585–1594
2011 Establishing IUCN Red List Criteria for Threatened Ecosystems (includes Version 1 of the proposed categories and criteria)
Rodríguez, J.P., Rodríguez-Clark, K.M., Baillie, J.E., Ash, N., Benson, J., Boucher, T., Brown, C., Burgess, N.D., Collen, B., Jennings, M., Keith, D.A., Nicholson, E., Revenga, C., Reyers, B., Rouget, M., Smith, T., Spalding, M., Taber, A., Walpole, M., Zager, I. & Zamin, T.
Conservation Biology 25: 21–29. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01598.x
English, Spanish, French,
Abstract:Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Danish
2009 The interpretation, assessment and conservation of ecological communities.
Keith D.A.
Ecological Management and Restoration. Special Issue: Science supporting threatened species conservation 10, Issue Supplement s1: S3–S15
More information: [email protected]
2007 Assessing extinction risk in the absence of species-level data: quantitative criteria for terrestrial ecosystems.
Rodriguez J.P., Blach J.K. & Rodriguez-Clark K.M.
Biodiversity and Conservation 16:183–209
English, Spanish