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Professor Yvonne Buckley

Professor of Zoology (1871) (Zoology)

 


Professor Yvonne Buckley is the Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin. She is the co-champion of the multidisciplinary "Smart & Sustainable Planet" research theme and an international partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions headquartered in Australia. Prof. Buckley has research interests in determining the future of how we live well on the planet, environmental decision making, plant ecology and quantitative ecology. She leads a team of post-doctoral researchers, PhD, and undergraduate research students seeking to understand the fundamental drivers of animal and plant population processes in a rapidly changing world. She uses these discoveries to provide support for environmental decisions in the areas of biodiversity conservation, invasive species management and habitat restoration. Prof. Buckley's research combines data collection in the lab, field or from the literature with quantitative modeling techniques that enable analysis and prediction of responses of populations to underlying drivers and manipulations. Prof. Buckley is interested in the development of ecology as a discipline, she is the founding chair of a learned society for ecologists in Ireland and serves on editorial boards for two top ecology journals. She is also active in mentoring women in higher education at all levels, including through the Aurora program. Professor Buckley is originally from North Cork in Ireland and received a B.A in Biology (1st class) from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Imperial College London (2002). She has worked at Imperial College London and the University of Queensland, Australia before joining Trinity College Dublin in 2014.
 POPSTAR-SFI: Plant population strategy and response to the environment
 GEODEM: Geography of Demography: modelling plant population responses to global habitat patterns
 POP-CHANGE Predicting and managing plant population response in human altered ecosystems
 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions

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Member of core development committee for COMPADRE and COMADRE plant and animal matrix databases 2013-present
Associate Editor, Ecology Letters 2009
Associate Editor, Journal of Ecology 2014
Associate Editor, Axios Review 2014
Associate Editor, Movement Ecology 2014
Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Ecology 2005 - 2014
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Core development committee, COMPADRE & COMDARE plant and animal matrix databases 2013
Member, British Ecological Society
Member, Ecological Society of America
Salguero-Gómez, R., Jones, O.R., Jongejans, E., Blomberg, S.P., Hodgson, D.J., Mbeau-Ache, C., Zuidema, P.A., De Kroon, H., Buckley, Y.M., Fast-slow continuum and reproductive strategies structure plant life-history variation worldwide, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, (1), 2016, p230 - 235, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Buckley, Y.M. and Han, Y., Managing the side effects of invasion control, Science, 344, 2014, p975 - 976, Notes: [Perspective], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Caplat, P. Nathan, R. Buckley, Y. M., Seed terminal velocity, wind turbulence, and demography drive the spread of an invasive tree in an analytical model, Ecology, 93, (2), 2012, p368 - 377, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Buckley, Y. M. Ramula, S. Blomberg, S. P. Burns, J. H. Crone, E. E. Ehrlén, J. Knight, T. M. Pichancourt, J. B. Quested, H. Wardle, G. M., Causes and consequences of variation in plant population growth rate: a synthesis of matrix population models in a phylogenetic context, Ecology Letters, 13, (9), 2010, p1182 - 1197, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Chadès, I. Martin, T. G. Nicol, S. Burgman, M. A. Possingham, H. P. Buckley, Y. M., General rules for managing and surveying networks of pests, diseases, and endangered species, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, (20), 2011, p8323 - 8328, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Guisan, A. Tingley, R. Baumgartner, J. B. Naujokaitis-Lewis, I. Sutcliffe, P. R. Tulloch, A. I. T. Regan, T. J. Brotons, L. McDonald-Madden, E. Mantyka-Pringle, C. Martin, T. G. Rhodes, J. R. Maggini, R. Setterfield, S. A. Elith, J. Schwartz, M. W. Wintle, B. A. Broennimann, O. Austin, M. Ferrier, S. Kearney, M. R. Possingham, H. P. Buckley, Y. M., Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions, Ecology Letters, 16, (12), 2013, p1424 - 1435, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Borer, E. T., E. W. Seabloom, D. S. Gruner, W. S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, E. M. Lind, P. B. Adler, J. Alberti, T. M. Anderson, J. D. Bakker, L. Biederman, D. Blumenthal, C. S. Brown, L. A. Brudvig, Y. M. Buckley, M. Cadotte, C. Chu, E. E. Cleland, M. J. Crawley, P. Daleo, E. I. Damschen, K. F. Davies, N. M. DeCrappeo, G. Du, J. Firn, Y. Hautier, R. W. Heckman, A. Hector, J. HilleRisLambers, O. Iribarne, J. A. Klein, J. M. H. Knops, K. J. La Pierre, A. D. B. Leakey, W. Li, A. S. MacDougall, R. L. McCulley, B. A. Melbourne, C. E. Mitchell, J. L. Moore, B. Mortensen, L. R. O'Halloran, J. L. Orrock, J. Pascual, S. M. Prober, D. A. Pyke, A. C. Risch, M. Schuetz, M. D. Smith, C. J. Stevens, L. L. Sullivan, R. J. Williams, P. D. Wragg, J. P. Wright, and L. H. Yang., Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation, Nature, 508, 2014, p517 - 520, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Firn, J. Moore, J. L. MacDougall, A. S. Borer, E. T. Seabloom, E. W. HilleRisLambers, J. Harpole, W. S. Cleland, E. E. Brown, C. S. Knops, J. M. H. Prober, S. M. Pyke, D. A. Farrell, K. A. Bakker, J. D. O'Halloran, L. R. Adler, P. B. Collins, S. L. D'Antonio, C. M. Crawley, M. J. Wolkovich, E. M. La Pierre, K. J. Melbourne, B. A. Hautier, Y. Morgan, J. W. Leakey, A. D. B. Kay, A. McCulley, R. Davies, K. F. Stevens, C. J. Chu, C. J. Holl, K. D. Klein, J. A. Fay, P. A. Hagenah, N. Kirkman, K. P. Buckley, Y. M., Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities, Ecology Letters, 14, (3), 2011, p274 - 281, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Adler, P. B. Seabloom, E. W. Borer, E. T. Hillebrand, H. Hautier, Y. Hector, A. Stanley Harpole, W. O'Halloran, L. R. Grace, J. B. Michael Anderson, T. Bakker, J. D. Biederman, L. A. Brown, C. S. Buckley, Y. M. Calabrese, L. B. Chu, C. J. Cleland, E. E. Collins, S. L. Cottingham, K. L. Crawley, M. J. Damschen, E. I. Davies, K. F. DeCrappeo, N. M. Fay, P. A. Firn, J. Frater, P. Gasarch, E. I. Gruner, D. S. Hagenah, N. Lambers, J. H. R. Humphries, H. Jin, V. L. Kay, A. D. Kirkman, K. P. Klein, J. A. Knops, J. M. H. La Pierre, K. J. Lambrinos, J. G. Li, W. MacDougall, A. S. McCulley, R. L. Melbourne, B. A. Mitchell, C. E. Moore, J. L. Morgan, J. W. Mortensen, B. Orrock, J. L. Prober, S. M. Pyke, D. A. Risch, A. C. Schuetz, M. Smith, M. D. Stevens, C. J. Sullivan, L. L. Wang, G. Wragg, P. D. Wright, J. P. Yang, L. H., Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness, Science, 333, (6050), 2011, p1750 - 1753, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hautier, Y. Seabloom, E. W. Borer, E. T. Adler, P. B. Harpole, W. S. Hillebrand, H. Lind, E. M. MacDougall, A. S. Stevens, C. J. Bakker, J. D. Buckley, Y. M. Chu, C. Collins, S. L. Daleo, P. Damschen, E. I. Davies, K. F. Fay, P. A. Firn, J. Gruner, D. S. Jin, V. L. Klein, J. A. Knops, J. M. H. La Pierre, K. J. Li, W. McCulley, R. L. Melbourne, B. A. Moore, J. L. O'Halloran, L. R. Prober, S. M. Risch, A. C. Sankaran, M. Schuetz, M. Hector, A., Eutrophication weakens stabilizing effects of diversity in natural grasslands, Nature, 508, 2014, p521 - 545, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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Yvonne M. Buckley, How can spatial population dynamics help us predict and manage species response to global change?, International Biogoegraphy Society biennial meeting, Miami, Florida, 2013, International Biogeography Society, Notes: [Plenary symposium], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Buckley, Y.M., Csergo, A.M., Predicting invasion winners and losers under climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, (16), 2017, p4040-4041 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Buckley, Y.M., Unpredictable arms race in a jam jar, Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1, (1), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

  

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Sir John Burnett medal, National Biodiversity Network UK 2017
Marie Curie fellowship: Career Integration Grant 2014
Australian Research Council Future Fellowship 2014 (declined)
Australian Research Council, Australian Research Fellowship 2007-2013
University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award 2011
Queensland Our Women Our State Green award for promotion of careers in environmental sciences to women 2009
Women in Technology Biotech research award 2009
I lead a team of post-doctoral researchers, PhD and undergraduate research students seeking to understand the fundamental drivers of animal and plant population processes in a rapidly changing world. I use these discoveries to provide practical solutions in the areas of biodiversity conservation, invasive species management and habitat restoration. I use a wide range of tools and approaches that combine data collection in the lab, field or from the literature with cutting edge quantitative modelling techniques that enable analysis and prediction of responses of populations to underlying drivers and manipulations. I am a global leader in comparative plant population dynamics and invasive plant management and emerging as a leader in predicting responses of populations to climate change.