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Dr. Peter Minchin

Publications

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Journal Articles

Kantvilas, G., Jarman, S.J. & Minchin, P.R. (2015). Early impacts of disturbance on lichens, mosses and liverworts in Tasmania's wet eucalypt production forests.  Australian Forestry, doi:10.1080/00049158.2015.1053025.

Minchin, P.R. & Oksanen, J. (2015). Statistical analysis of ecological communities: progress, status, and future directions. Plant Ecology, 216, 641-644.

*Spagnolo, S., Bryant, C., Schulz, K., Minchin, P. & Esselman, E. (2014). Assessing quality of a regenerated prairie using floral and faunal indices. Phytoneuron, 73, 1–15.

Sah, J.P., Ross, M.S., Saha, S, Minchin, P. & Sadle, J. (2013). Trajectories of vegetation response to water management in Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida. Wetlands, 34 (Suppl. 1), S65-S79.

*Wood, T.J., Essner, R.L., & Minchin, P.R. (2013). Effects of prescribed burning on grassland avifauna at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, 3, 19-38.

Essner, R.L., *French, Z.R., *Richter, L.M. & Minchin, P.R. (2012). Bohm Woods and the SIUE Nature Preserve: Valuable Conservation Assets for Southwestern Illinois. Meodowlark, 21, 2-5.

*West, N.M., Gibson, D.J. & Minchin, P.R. (2010). Microhabitat analysis of the invasive exotic liana Lonicera japonica Thunb. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 137, 380-390.

*Richter, L.A., Essner, R.L. & Minchin, P.R. (2010). A survey of bluff forest avifauna in southwestern Illinois. Transcations of the Illinois State Academy of Science, 103, 39-48.

*West, N.M., Gibson, D.J. & Minchin, P.R. (2009). Characterizing the microhabitats of exotic species in Illinois shale barrens. Plant Ecology, 200, 255-265.

Battaglia, L.L., Pritchett, D.W. & Minchin, P.R. (2008). Evaluating dispersal limitation in passive bottomland forest restoration. Restoration Ecology, 16, 417-424.

Collins, B., Minchin, P.R., Dilustro, J. and Duncan, L. (2006). Land use effects on groundlayer composition and regeneration of mixed pine hardwood forests in the Fall Line Sandhills, S.E. USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 226, 181–188.

Klepzig, K.D., Robison, D.J., Fowler, G., Minchin, P.R., Hain, F.P. & Allen, H.L. (2005) Effects of mass inoculation on induced oleoresin response in intensively managed loblolly pine. Tree Physiology, 25, 681-688.

Oksanen, J. & Minchin, P.R. (2002). Continuum theory revisited: what shape are species responses along ecological gradients? Ecological Modelling, 157, 119-129.

Battaglia, L.L., Minchin, P.R. & Pritchett, D.W. (2002). Fifteen years of old-field succession and reestablishment of a bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern USA. Wetlands, 22, 1-17.

*Martin, R.A.U., Burgman, M.A. & Minchin, P.R. (2001). Spatial analysis of eucalypt dieback at Coranderrk, Australia. Applied Vegetation Science, 4, 257-266.

*Pearce, J. & Minchin, P.R. (2001). Vegetation of the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve and its relationship to the distribution of the helmeted honeyeater, bell miner and white-eared honeyeater. Wildlife Research, 28, 41-52.

Eckhard, W., Dörr, M., Rozefelds, A.C., Minchin, P.R. & Forster, P.I. (2000). Variation in flavonoid exudates in Eucryphia species from Australia and South America. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 28, 111-118.

Fensham, R.J., Minchin, P.R., Fairfax, R.J., Kemp, J.E., Purdie, R.W., McDonald, W.J.F. & Neldner, V.J. (2000). Broad-scale environmental relations of floristic gradients in the Mitchell grasslands of Queensland. Australian Journal of Botany, 48, 27-34.

Battaglia, L.L., Sharitz, R.R. & Minchin, P.R. (1999). Patterns of seedling and overstory composition along a gradient of hurricane disturbance in an old-growth bottomland hardwood community. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 29, 144-156.

*Coates, F., Kirkpatrick, J.B. & Minchin, P.R. (1999). Towards an explanation of the causes of the rarity of two Tasmanian Spyridium species. Australian Journal of Ecology, 24, 11-17.

Oksanen, J. & Minchin, P.R. (1997). Instability of ordination results under changes in input data order: explanations and remedies. Journal of Vegetation Science, 8, 447-454.

Pandolfi, J.M. & Minchin, P.R. (1995). A comparison of taxonomic composition and diversity between coral reef life and death assemblages in Madang Lagoon, Papua New Guinea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 119, 321-341.

Veron, J.E.N. & Minchin, P.R. (1991). Correlations between sea surface temperature, circulation patterns and the distribution of hermatypic corals of Japan. Continental Shelf Research, 12, 835-857.

Minchin, P.R. (1989). Montane vegetation of the Mt. Field massif, Tasmania: a test of some hypotheses about properties of community patterns. Vegetatio, 83, 97-110.

Kantvilas, G. & Minchin, P.R. (1989). An analysis of epiphytic lichen communities in Tasmanian cool temperate rainforest. Vegetatio, 84, 99-112.

Minchin, P.R. (1987). An evaluation of the relative robustness of techniques for ecological ordination. Vegetatio, 69, 89-107.

Minchin, P.R. (1987). Simulation of multidimensional community patterns: towards a comprehensive model. Vegetatio, 71, 145-156.

Faith, D.P., Minchin, P.R. & Belbin, L. (1987). Compositional dissimilarity as a robust measure of ecological distance. Vegetatio, 69, 57-68.

Bowman, D.M.J.S. & Minchin, P.R. (1987). Environmental relationships of woody vegetation patterns in the Australian monsoon tropics. Australian Journal of Botany, 35, 151-169.

Kirkpatrick, J.B., Minchin, P.R. & Davies, J.B. (1985). Floristic composition and macroenvironmental relationships of Tasmanian vegetation containing bolster plants. Vegetatio, 63, 89-96.

Brown, M.J., Ratkowsky, D.A. & Minchin, P.R. (1984). A comparison of detrended correspondence analysis and principal co-ordinates analysis using four sets of Tasmanian vegetation data. Australian Journal of Ecology, 9, 273-279.

Book Chapters

Minchin, P. R. (2003). Stealth learning: Acquiring knowledge about vascular plant structure while using a vegetative key. Pages 87-102, in Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 24 (M. A. O'Donnell, Editor).  Proceedings of the 24th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), 334 pages.

Minchin, P.R. (1981). The Montane Vegetation.  In The Vegetation of Tasmania, ed. W.D. Jackson, pp. 85-99.  Canberra: Australian Academy of Science (for XIII International Botanical Congress, Sydney).

Conference Proceedings

Potts, B.M., Lawrence, R., Minchin, P.R. & Whitham, T.G. (2004). Eucalypt hybridisation and heteroblasty affect biodiversity of dependent communities. Entomology: Strength in Diversity - XXII International Conference of Entomology, Brisbane, Queensland, August 15-21, 2004, pp. 133.

Potts, B.M., Lawrence, R., Minchin, P.R. & Whitham, T.G.,(2003). The extended phenotype: The case of hybridisation and heteroblasty in Eucalyptus. XIX International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne, Victoria, July 6-11, 2003, ,pp. 129.

Reports

Grinter, M., Minchin, P.R., *Weber, I.O., Morgan, S. & Retzlaff, W.A. (2014) Temporary stabilization specification improvements. Research report to the Illinois Center for Transportation on project ICT-R27-126, 81 pp.

Minchin, P.R. (2012) Redesigning the Vegetation Monitoring Programs for the Gulf Coast Network.  Contract research report to the National Park Service, USA, on cooperative agreement CAP11AC60574, 15 pp.

Minchin, P.R. (2012) Prediction of Vegetation Structure from Lidar Variables at Vicksburg NMP.  Contract research report to the National Park Service, USA, on cooperative agreement CAH6000080300, 16 pp.

Minchin, P.R. & Battaglia, L.L. (2011) Analysis of Ground-Truthing Data for LiDAR Classifications of Vegetation in Jean Lafitte National Park.  Contract research report to the National Park Service, USA, 20 pp.

*Richter, L.A., Essner, R.L. & Minchin, P.R. (2008). A Multivariate Habitat Model for the State Threatened Cerulean Warbler and other Neotropical Migrant Songbirds in Southwestern Illinois. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Summer Internship Program Report.

*Looft, J. & Minchin, P.R. (2008). Patterns of Native and Exotic Plant Diversity in Fragmented Bluff Forests: a Test of the Biotic Resistance Hypothesis. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Summer Internship Program Report.

*Choudhury, J. & Minchin, P.R. (2007). Assessment of the invasion potential of introduced tree species in the bluff forests of the Illinois and Mississippi River systems. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Summer Internship Program Report.

*Romano, M. & Minchin, P.R. (2007). Establishment of reference sites for bottomland forest restoration in the confluence region of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Summer Internship Program Report.

*Scaggs, F., Essner, R.L. & Minchin, P.R. (2007). Ecological and genetic monitoring of southern flying squirrels in a fragmented riparian corridor. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Summer Internship Program Report.

*Hanley, S. & Minchin, P.R. (2006). Quantitative Assessment of Bottomland Forest Restoration in the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Summer Internship Program Report.

Minchin, P.R. & Sharitz, R.R. (2007) Age Structure and Potential Long-term Dynamics of the Floodplain Forests of Congaree National Park.  Contract research report to the National Park Service, USA, on contract H5000-03-5040, 46 pp.

Minchin, P.R. (2003) Analysis of Monitoring Data from Disney Wilderness Preserve. Contract research report to The Nature Conservancy, USA, 30 pp.

Minchin, P.R. (2001) Analysis of Redwater and West Barham Forest Data. Contract research report to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria, Australia, 15 pp.

*Elith, J., Burgman, M. A. & Minchin, P.R. (1998) Improved protection strategies for rare plants. Consultancy report for Environment Australia. Project No. FB-NP22, Environment 20 Australia, Canberra.

Sluiter, I.R.K., Minchin, P.R. & Jaensch, S. (1997). The buloke and pine woodlands of semi-arid and dry sub-humid Victoria and nearby areas.  Ogyris Ecological Research Report No. 97/02, Ogyris Ecological Research, Birdwoodton, Victoria.

Minchin, P.R., Mueck, S.G., Wierzbowski, P. & Swayn, K.L. (1996). The Impact of Timber harvesting on the Flora of Damp Forests in East Gippsland, Victoria: The VAUS Experimental Coupes 18 Months after Harvesting.  Report to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria.

Manuals

Oksanen, J., Guillaume Blanchet, F., Kindt, R., Legendre, P., Minchin, P.R., O’Hara, R.G., Simpson, G.L., Solymos, P., Stevens, M.H.H. & Wagner, H. (2012). Vegan: community ecology package. R package version 2.0-4. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package= vegan.

Minchin, P.R. (2000). General Plant Biology Lab Manual.  Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 86 pp.

Minchin, P.R. (1986). How to use ECOPAK: an ecological database system.  CSIRO Division of Water and Land Resources, Technical Memorandum no. 86/6.

Belbin, L., Faith, D.P. & Minchin, P.R. (1984). Some algorithms contained in the numerical taxonomy package NTP.  CSIRO Division of Water and Land Resources, Technical Memorandum 84/23.

Theses

*Dell, Noah D. (2017). Assessing the Robustness of Clustering Methods for use in Vegetation Classification. M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Alexander, Aaron M. (2017). Evaluating the Success of Prairie Restorations in Southwest Illinois in Providing Suitable Habitat for Prairie Birds. M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*McGuire, Ben M. (2014). Effects of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Bottomland Forest Restoration at the Confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Ballen, Lindley B. (2014). Evaluating the Success of Bottomland Forest Restoration in the Upper Mississippi Valley. M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Weber, Irene J. (2014). Evaluating Temporary Soil Stabilization Methods for Illinois Department of Transportation Construction Sites. M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Fritzgerald, Adam. (2011). An analysis of the history of development of three oak-hickory forest fragments in southwestern Illinois as a predictor of current patterns of biodiversity.  M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Laquet, Jennifer. (2011). Predictors of the diversity and quality of the understory herbaceous plant community in fragmented oak-hickory forests.  M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Bragg, Rachel. (2009). A Study of Trillium flexipes and Trillium recurvatum on the SIUE Campus.  M.S. thesis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

*Richdale, William E. (2000). The dynamics and the composition of the vegetation at the Banyule Marsh in response to an unnatural hydraulic regime caused by the inflow of storm water into the Banyule marsh. M.App.Sc. thesis, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Melbourne.

*Sandercock, Gabrielle. (1997). Evaluating data standardisation in vegetation analysis using simulated data. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Tolsma, Arn D. (1997). Measuring the success of gold mine rehabilitation in Victoria’s box-ironbark forests. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Alexander, Jennifer. (1996). The vegetation of serpentine outcrops in East Gippsland, Victoria.  Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Blanks, Perpetua. (1996). The predictive value of ecological vegetation classes for the presence of bryophytes. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Martin, Rachel A. U. (1996). Spatial analysis of eucalypt dieback at Corranderrk, Australia. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Singer, Ruth. (1996). The regeneration ecology of Kunzea ericoides (A.Rich) J. Thompson at Coranderrk Reserve, Healesville. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Williams, Nicholas S. G. (1995). Does logging shift the floristics of Wet Eucalypt Forests?  Analysis of an East Gippsland chronosequence. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

*Ramp, Daniel. (1994). Seed-bank dynamics and germination ecology in Mediterranean heathland, Wyperfeld National Park. Honours thesis, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne.

Minchin, P.R. (1983). A comparative evaluation of techniques for ecological ordination using simulated vegetation data and an integrated ordination-classification analysis of the alpine and subalpine plant communities of the Mt. Field plateau, Tasmania. Ph.D thesis, Botany Department, University of Tasmania.

Minchin, P.R. (1977). The detection of pattern and association in line transect data. Honours thesis, Botany Department, University of Tasmania.

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