Robert Kooyman Grad. Cert. For. Sci. (Melb. U.), MSc (UNE), PhD (Macq. U.)
Honorary Research Associate
61 2 6684 2806
Community ecology, community phylogenetic structure, rain forest botany and ecology, plant functional traits and environmental gradients
botany, ecology, traits, environmental factors, community assembly, community phylogenetic structure
Current research projects
- Continuation of research into Australian rain forests including community phylogenetic structure and functional attributes across environmental gradients at continental, regional, and local scales. Integration with genetic research by Evolution and Ecology section of Science and Public Programs branch of the National Herbarium of NSW, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.
- Gondwanan rain forests; palaeo- and neo- community ecology.
- Research into the impacts of rain forest fragmentation.
- Weston, P. and Kooyman, R.M. (2002) Systematics of Eidothea (Proteaceae), with the description of a new species, Eidothea hardeniana, from the Nightcap Range, north-eastern New South Wales. Telopea 9(4), pp. 821-832.
- Rossetto, M. and Kooyman, R.M. (2005) The tension between dispersal and persistence regulates the current distribution of rare palaeo-endemic rainforest flora: a case study. Journal of Ecology 93: 906-917.
- Kariuki, M. and Kooyman, R.M. (2005) Floristic changes and regeneration patterns for a 12-year period during the 3rd and 4th decades following selection logging in a subtropical rainforest. Austral Ecology 30: 844-855.
- Kariuki, M., Rolfe, M., Smith, R.G.B., Vanclay, J.K. and Kooyman, R.M. (2006) Diameter growth performance varies with species functional-group and habitat characteristics in subtripical rainforests. Forest Ecology and Management 225: 1-14.
- Rossetto, M., Kooyman, R.M. Sherwin, W. and Jones, R. (2008) Dispersal limitations rather than bottlenecks or habitat specificity can restrict the distribution of rare and endemic rainforest trees. American Journal of Botany 9(3): 321-329.
- Kooyman, R.M. and Rossetto, M. (2008) Definition of plant functional groups for informing implementation scenarios in resource-limited multi-species recovery planning. Biodiversity and Conservation 17, 2917-2937.
- Maynard, D., Crayn, D., Rossetto, M., Kooyman, R. and Coode, M. (2008) Elaeocarpus sedentarius sp. nov. (Elaeocarpaceae) - morphometric analysis of a new, rare species from eastern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 21, 192-200.
- Royer, D.L., Kooyman, R.M., Little, S.A. and Wilf, P. (2009) Ecology of leaf teeth: a multi-site analysis from an Australian sub-tropical rainforest. American Journal of Botany 96(4): 1-14.
- Kanowski, J., Kooyman, R.M. and Catterall, C.P. (2009) Dynamics and restoration of Australian subtropical and tropical rainforests. In: (eds. R. Hobbs and K. Suding) New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration. Island Press. Washington DC. USA.
- Kooyman, R.M. and Westoby, M. (2009) Costs of height gain in rainforest saplings: main stem scaling, functional traits and strategy variation across 75 species. Annals of Botany 104: 987-993. doi:10.1093/aob/mcp185.
- Kooyman, R.M., Cornwell, W. and Westoby, M. (2010) Plant functional traits in Australian sub-tropical rain forest: partitioning within community from cross-landscape variation. Journal of Ecology 98: 517-525.
- Christopher H. Lusk, Yusuke Onoda, Robert Kooyman and Alba Gutie´rrez-Giro´n (2010). Reconciling species-level vs plastic responses of evergreen leaf structure to light gradients: shade leaves punch above their weight. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03202.x
- Kooyman, R.M., Rossetto, M., Cornwell, W. and Westoby, M. (2011) Phylogenetic tests of community assembly across regional to continental scales in tropical and sub-tropical rainforests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 707-716.
- C.H. Lusk, K. Sendall, R. Kooyman (2011) Latitude, solar elevation angles, and gap-regenerating rainforest pioneers. Journal of Ecology 99: 491-502.
- Kooyman, R.M., Rossetto, M., Allen, C. and Cornwell, W. (2011) Australian tropical and sub-tropical rainforest: phylogeny, functional biogeography, and environmental gradients. Biotropica.