Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Jocelyn Howell

Jocelyn Howell BPharm(Syd), BSc(Macq)

Honorary Research Associate

Current research projects

  • Seed and germination characteristics of Cumberland Plain Woodland native plant species
  • Assist in compilation of further information on the ecology of Sydney’s native plant species

Research interests
Seed dispersal, fire responses, animal-plant interactions, factors influencing recruitment of native species, weed biology

conservation, ecology, Sydney’s bushland, endangered species, weed invasion, fire responses

Key publications

  • Howell, Jocelyn (2003) Pittosporum undulatum as a case study for native species that change range – how to avoid inappropriate responses? Cunninghamia 8(4): 153-155.
  • Benson, Douglas & Howell, Jocelyn (2002) Cumberland Plain Woodland ecology then and now: interpretations and implications from the work of Robert Brown and others. Cunninghamia 7(4): 631-650.
  • Benson, Douglas & Howell, Jocelyn (2002) In the footsteps of Robert Brown. Australian Garden History 14(3): 11-14.
  • Howell, Jocelyn & Benson, Doug (2000) Sydney’s Bushland: More than meets the eye. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • Howell, Jocelyn & Benson, Doug (2000) Predicting potential impacts of environmental flows on weedy riparian vegetation of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, south-eastern Australia. Austral Ecology 25(5): 463-475. 
  • Murray, Brad R., Barbara L. Rice, David A. Keith, Peter J. Myerscough, Jocelyn Howell, Alex G. Floyd, Kevin Mills & Mark Westoby  (1999) Species in the tail of rank-abundance curves. Ecology 80(6): 1806-1816.
  • Benson, Doug, Howell, Jocelyn & McDougall, Lyn  (1996)  Mountain Devil to Mangrove: A guide to natural vegetation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • Howell, Jocelyn, McDougall, Lyn & Benson, Doug (1995) Riverside plants of the Hawkesbury-Nepean. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • Howell, J., Benson, D. & McDougall, L. (1994) Developing a strategy for rehabilitating riparian vegetation of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, Sydney, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology 1(3): 257-271.
  • Benson, Doug & Howell, Jocelyn (1994) The natural vegetation of the Sydney 1:100 000 map sheet.  Cunninghamia 3(4): 677-787.
  • Benson, Doug & Howell, Jocelyn (1990) Taken for granted: the bushland of Sydney and its suburbs. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst.
  • Westoby, Mark, Barbara Rice & Jocelyn Howell (1990) Seed size and plant growth form as factors in dispersal spectra. Ecology 71(4):1307-1315.
  • Benson, D. & Howell, J. (1990) Sydney's vegetation 1788-1988: utilization, degradation and rehabilitation. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia 16: 115-127.
  • Benson, D.H. & Howell, J. (1988) Sydney bushland: two centuries of change. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • Westoby, M. & Howell, J. (1986) Influence of population structure on self-thinning of plant populations. Journal of Ecology 74:343-359.
  • Westoby, Mark & Howell, Jocelyn (1982) Self-thinning in Trifolium subterraneum populations transferred between full daylight and shade. Journal of Ecology 70:615-621.
  • Westoby, Mark & Howell, Jocelyn (1981) Self-thinning: The effect of shading on glasshouse populations of Silver Beet (Beta vulgaris). Journal of Ecology 69:359-365.