Areas of Expertise

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geospatial data analysis

My broad research area is in spatial data analysis using GIS and geocomputational tools to understand and address geographic problems and issues.  My current research focus is on biodiversity and terrain analysis.

Spatial data analysis can be applied across the biophysical-social spectrum, and recent applications include investigating the spatio-temporal spread of disease in animal populations, the spatial variation in genetic and taxonomic diversity at continental scales, identifying potential language groupings from historical word lists, environmental correlation analysis and predictions, the effect of error on spatial analyses, the spatial variation of weed infestations, and non-geometric models of spatial sampling for use in geostatistical modelling.

Organisational units

Publications

Journal articles
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Miller J; Laffan S; Skidmore A; Franklin J, 2020, 'Modeling movement, distributions, diversity, and disturbance: introduction to the fifth special issue on spatial ecology', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2020.1725017
2020
Mishler BD; Guralnick R; Soltis PS; Smith SA; Soltis DE; Barve N; Allen JM; Laffan SW, 2020, 'Spatial phylogenetics of the North American flora', Journal of Systematics and Evolution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jse.12590
2020
Shelley JJ; Dempster T; Le Feuvre MC; Unmack PJ; Laffan SW; Swearer SE, 2019, 'A revision of the bioregionalisation of freshwater fish communities in the Australian Monsoonal Tropics', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 4568 - 4588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5059
2019
Lu Y; Laffan S; Pettit C; Cao M, 2019, 'Land use change simulation and analysis using a vector cellular automata (CA) model: A case study of Ipswich City, Queensland, Australia', Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2399808319830971
2019
Lees B; Laffan S, 2019, 'The Lande of Java on the Jean Rotz Mappa Mundi', The Globe, vol. 85, pp. 1 - 12
2019
Murphy DJ; Ebach MC; Miller JT; Laffan SW; Cassis G; Ung V; Thornhill AH; Kerr N; Tursky ML, 2019, 'Do phytogeographic patterns reveal biomes or biotic regions?', Cladistics, vol. 35, pp. 654 - 670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12381
2019
Duarte-Guardia S; Peri PL; Amelung W; Sheil D; Laffan SW; Borchard N; Bird MI; Dieleman W; Pepper DA; Zutta B; Jobbagy E; Silva LCR; Bonser SP; Berhongaray G; Piñeiro G; Martinez MJ; Cowie AL; Ladd B, 2019, 'Better estimates of soil carbon from geographical data: a revised global approach', Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, vol. 24, pp. 355 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11027-018-9815-y
2019
Cairns K; Nesbitt B; Laffan S; Letnic M; Crowther M, 2019, 'Geographic hot spots of dingo genetic ancestry in southeastern Australia despite hybridisation with domestic dogs', Conservation Genetics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-019-01230-z
2019
López-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Laffan SW; Archer M, 2019, 'Zoogeographical regions and geospatial patterns of phylogenetic diversity and endemism of New World bats', Ecography, vol. 42, pp. 1188 - 1199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04194
2019
Burley H; Beaumont LJ; Ossola A; Baumgartner JB; Gallagher R; Laffan S; Esperon-Rodriguez M; Manea A; Leishman MR, 2019, 'Substantial declines in urban tree habitat predicted under climate change', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 685, pp. 451 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.287
2019
Allen JM; Germain-Aubrey CC; Barve N; Neubig KM; Majure LC; Laffan SW; Mishler BD; Owens HL; Smith SA; Whitten WM; Abbott JR; Soltis DE; Guralnick R; Soltis PS, 2019, 'Spatial Phylogenetics of Florida Vascular Plants: The Effects of Calibration and Uncertainty on Diversity Estimates', iScience, vol. 11, pp. 57 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2018.12.002
2019
Feit B; Gordon C; Webb J; Jessop T; Laffan S; Dempster T; Letnic MI, 2018, 'Invasive cane toads might initiate cascades of direct and indirect effects in a terrestrial ecosystem', Biological Invasions, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1665-8
2018
Link-Pérez MA; Laffan SW, 2018, 'Fern and lycophyte diversity in the Pacific Northwest: Patterns and predictors', Journal of Systematics and Evolution, vol. 56, pp. 498 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jse.12430
2018
Guedes TB; Sawaya RJ; Zizka A; Laffan S; Faurby S; Pyron RA; Bérnils RS; Jansen M; Passos P; Prudente ALC; Cisneros-Heredia DF; Braz HB; Nogueira CDC; Antonelli A, 2018, 'Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 27, pp. 14 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12679
2018
Dalrymple RL; Flores-Moreno H; Kemp DJ; White TE; Laffan SW; Hemmings FA; Hitchcock TD; Moles AT, 2018, 'Abiotic and biotic predictors of macroecological patterns in bird and butterfly coloration', Ecological Monographs, vol. 88, pp. 204 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1287
2018
Lopez-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Laffan S; Archer M, 2018, 'Phylogenetic diversity, differential endemism and the evolutionary history of New World bats', Ecography, vol. 41, pp. 1955 - 1966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03260
2018
Burley HM; Mokany K; Laffan SW; Williams KJ; Metcalfe D; Murphy HT; Ford A; Harwood TD; Ferrier S, 2018, 'Primary productivity is related to niche width in the Australian Wet Tropics', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 27, pp. 1300 - 1313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12798
2018
Taylor MD; Laffan SW; Fairfax AV; Payne NL, 2017, 'Finding their way in the world: Using acoustic telemetry to evaluate relative movement patterns of hatchery-reared fish in the period following release', Fisheries Research, vol. 186, pp. 538 - 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.07.003
2017
López-Aguirre C; Archer M; Hand SJ; Laffan SW, 2017, 'Extinction of South American sparassodontans (Metatheria): environmental fluctuations or complex ecological processes?', Palaeontology, vol. 60, pp. 91 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pala.12272
2017
Kooyman RM; Laffan SW; Westoby M, 2017, 'The incidence of low phosphorus soils in Australia', Plant and Soil, vol. 412, pp. 143 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-016-3057-0
2017
Prentice E; Knerr N; Schmidt-Lebuhn AN; González-Orozco CE; Bui EN; Laffan S; Miller JT, 2017, 'Do soil and climate properties drive biogeography of the Australian proteaceae?', Plant and Soil, vol. 417, pp. 317 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-017-3261-6
2017
Tindall ML; Thomson FJ; Laffan SW; Moles AT, 2017, 'Is there a latitudinal gradient in the proportion of species with spinescence?', Journal of Plant Ecology, vol. 10, pp. 294 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpe/rtw031
2017
Di Virgilio G; Laffan SW; Nielsen SV; Chapple DG, 2017, 'Does range-restricted evolutionary history predict extinction risk? A case study in lizards', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 44, pp. 605 - 614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12875
2017
Burley HM; Mokany K; Ferrier S; Laffan SW; Williams KJ; Harwood TD, 2016, 'Primary productivity is weakly related to floristic alpha and beta diversity across Australia', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 25, pp. 1294 - 1307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12487
2016
Laffan SW; Rosauer DF; Di Virgilio G; Miller JT; González-Orozco CE; Knerr N; Thornhill AH; Mishler BD, 2016, 'Range-weighted metrics of species and phylogenetic turnover can better resolve biogeographic transition zones', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, pp. 580 - 588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12513
2016
Burley HM; Mokany K; Ferrier S; Laffan SW; Williams KJ; Harwood TD, 2016, 'Macroecological scale effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functions under environmental change', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 2579 - 2593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2036
2016
Miller I; Forster BC; Laffan SW; Brander RW, 2016, 'Bidirectional reflectance of coral growth-forms', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 37, pp. 1553 - 1567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2016.1154220
2016
Hallgren W; Beaumont L; Bowness A; Chambers L; Graham E; Holewa H; Laffan S; Mackey B; Nix H; Price J; Vanderwal J; Warren R; Weis G, 2016, 'The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory: Where ecology meets big data', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 76, pp. 182 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.10.025
2016
Stone OML; Herries AIR; Brink JS; Laffan SW, 2016, 'The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) through time: a model of potential core habitat regions during a glacial–interglacial cycle', Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 30, pp. 755 - 782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-016-9833-8
2016
Beaumont LJ; Graham E; Duursma DE; Wilson PD; Cabrelli A; Baumgartner JB; Hallgren W; Esperón-Rodríguez M; Nipperess DA; Warren DL; Laffan SW; VanDerWal J, 2016, 'Which species distribution models are more (or less) likely to project broad-scale, climate-induced shifts in species ranges?', Ecological Modelling, vol. 342, pp. 135 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.10.004
2016
Thornhill AH; Mishler BD; Knerr NJ; González-Orozco CE; Costion CM; Crayn DM; Laffan SW; Miller JT, 2016, 'Continental-scale spatial phylogenetics of Australian angiosperms provides insights into ecology, evolution and conservation', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 43, pp. 2085 - 2098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12797
2016
Laffan SW; Skidmore AK; Franklin J, 2016, 'Space, time, connectivity and conflict in biological landscapes: the fourth special issue on spatial ecology', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 30, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2015.1090001
2016
Sheil D; Ladd B; Silva LCR; Laffan SW; Van Heist M, 2016, 'How are soil carbon and tropical biodiversity related?', Environmental Conservation, vol. 43, pp. 231 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892916000011
2016
González-Orozco CE; Pollock LJ; Thornhill AH; Mishler BD; Knerr N; Laffan SW; Miller JT; Rosauer DF; Faith DP; Nipperess DA; Kujala H; Linke S; Butt N; Külheim C; Crisp MD; Gruber B, 2016, 'Phylogenetic approaches reveal biodiversity threats under climate change', Nature Climate Change, vol. 6, pp. 1110 - 1114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3126
2016
Nagalingum NS; Knerr N; Laffan S; González-Orozco CE; Thornhill AH; Miller J; Mishler BD, 2015, 'Continental scale patterns and predictors of fern richness and phylogenetic diversity', Frontiers in Genetics, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2015.00132
2015
Laity T; Laffan SW; González-Orozco CE; Faith DP; Rosauer DF; Byrne M; Miller JT; Crayn D; Costion C; Moritz CC; Newport K, 2015, 'Phylodiversity to inform conservation policy: An Australian example', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 534, pp. 131 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.113
2015
Dalrymple RL; Kemp DJ; Flores-Moreno H; Laffan SW; White TE; Hemmings FA; Tindall ML; Moles AT, 2015, 'Birds, butterflies and flowers in the tropics are not more colourful than those at higher latitudes', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 24, pp. 1424 - 1432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12368
2015
Letnic MI; Laffan SW; Greenville AC; Russell BG; Mitchell B; Fleming PJS, 2015, 'Artificial watering points are focal points for activity by an invasive herbivore but not native herbivores in conservation reserves in arid Australia', Biodiversity and Conservation, vol. 24, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-014-0770-y
2015
Rossetto M; Kooyman R; Yap JYS; Laffan SW, 2015, 'From ratites to rats: The size of fleshy fruits shapes species’ distributions and continental rainforest assembly', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1998
2015
González-Orozco CE; Mishler BD; Miller JT; Laffan SW; Knerr N; Unmack P; Georges A; Thornhill AH; Rosauer DF; Gruber B, 2015, 'Assessing biodiversity and endemism using phylogenetic methods across multiple taxonomic groups', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 5, pp. 5177 - 5192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1747
2015
Stone O; laffan S; Curnoe D; Herries A, 2015, 'Potential human impact on the environmental central niche of the chacma baboon', South African Journal of Science, vol. 111, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2015/20140279
2015
Stephenson RL; Power MJ; Laffan SW; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Tests of larval retention in a tidally energetic environment reveal the complexity of the spatial structure in herring populations', Fisheries Oceanography, vol. 24, pp. 553 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12129
2015
Kooyman RM; Wilf P; Barreda VD; Carpenter RJ; Jordan GJ; Kale Sniderman JM; Allen A; Brodribb TJ; Crayn D; Feild TS; Laffan SW; Lusk CH; Rossetto M; Weston PH, 2014, 'Paleo-Antarctic rainforest into the modern old world tropics: The rich past and threatened future of the "southern wet forest survivors"', American Journal of Botany, vol. 101, pp. 2121 - 2135, http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1400340
2014
Moles AT; Perkins SE; Laffan SW; Flores-Moreno H; Awasthy M; Tindall ML; Sack L; Pitman A; Kattge J; Aarssen LW; Anand M; Bahn M; Blonder B; Cavender-Bares J; Cornelissen JHC; Cornwell WK; Díaz S; Dickie JB; Freschet GT; Griffiths JG; Gutierrez AG; Hemmings FA; Hickler T; Hitchcock TD; Keighery M; Kleyer M; Kurokawa H; Leishman MR; Liu K; Niinemets Ü; Onipchenko V; Onoda Y; Penuelas J; Pillar VD; Reich PB; Shiodera S; Siefert A; Sosinski EE; Soudzilovskaia NA; Swaine EK; Swenson NG; van Bodegom PM; Warman L; Weiher E; Wright IJ; Zhang H; Zobel M; Bonser SP, 2014, 'Which is a better predictor of plant traits: Temperature or precipitation?', Journal of Vegetation Science, vol. 25, pp. 1167 - 1180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12190
2014
Peco B; Laffan SW; Moles AT, 2014, 'Global patterns in post-dispersal seed removal by invertebrates and vertebrates', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0091256
2014
Watts LM; Laffan SW, 2014, 'Effectiveness of the BFAST algorithm for detecting vegetation response patterns in a semi-arid region', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 154, pp. 234 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.08.023
2014
Laffan SW; Skidmore AK; Franklin J, 2014, 'Species distribution and diversity, habitat selection and connectivity: introduction to the Third Special Issue on Spatial Ecology', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 28, pp. 1527 - 1530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2014.902950
2014
Di Virgilio G; Laffan SW; Ebach MC; Chapple DG, 2014, 'Spatial variation in the climatic predictors of species compositional turnover and endemism', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 4, pp. 3264 - 3278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1156
2014
Di Virgilio G; Laffan SW, 2014, 'Using maps of continuous variation in species compositional turnover to supplement uniform polygon species range maps', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 28, pp. 1658 - 1673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2013.871725
2014
Ladd B; Peri PL; Pepper DA; Silva LCR; Sheil D; Bonser SP; Laffan SW; Amelung W; Ekblad A; Eliasson P; Bahamonde H; Duarte-Guardia S; Bird M, 2014, 'Carbon isotopic signatures of soil organic matter correlate with leaf area index across woody biomes', Journal of Ecology, vol. 102, pp. 1606 - 1611, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12309
2014
González-Orozco CE; Ebach MC; Laffan S; Thornhill AH; Knerr NJ; Schmidt-Lebuhn AN; Cargill CC; Clements M; Nagalingum NS; Mishler BD; Miller JT, 2014, 'Quantifying phytogeographical regions of Australia using geospatial turnover in species composition', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092558
2014
Mishler BD; Knerr N; González-Orozco CE; Thornhill AH; Laffan SW; Miller JT, 2014, 'Phylogenetic measures of biodiversity and neo-and paleo-endemism in Australian acacia', Nature Communications, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5473
2014
González-Orozco CE; Knerr N; Miller JT; Laffan SW, 2013, 'A biogeographical regionalization of Australian Acacia species', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 40, pp. 2156 - 2166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12153
2013
Rosauer DF; Ferrier S; Williams KJ; Manion G; Keogh S; Laffan SW, 2013, 'Phylogenetic generalised dissimilarity modelling: a new approach to analysing and predicting spatial turnover in the phylogenetic composition of communities', Ecography, vol. 37, pp. 21 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00466.x
2013
Laffan SW; Ramp D; Roger E, 2013, 'Using endemism to assess representation of protected areas - the family Myrtaceae in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 40, pp. 570 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12001
2013
Steinfeld C; Kingsford R; Laffan SW, 2013, 'Semi-automated GIS techniques for detecting floodplain earthworks', Hydrological Processes, vol. 27, pp. 579 - 591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9244
2013
Ladd BM; Laffan SW; Amelung W; Peri P; Silva LCR; Gervassi P; Bonser SP; Navall M; Sheil D, 2013, 'Estimates of soil carbon concentration in tropical and temperate forest and woodland from available GIS data on three continents', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 22, pp. 461 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2012.00799.x
2013
Di virgilio G; Laffan SW; Ebach M, 2013, 'Quantifying high resolution transitional breaks in plant and mammal distributions at regional extent and their association with climate, topography and geology', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, pp. e59227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059227
2013
Stone O; Laffan SW; Curnoe D; Herries AIR, 2013, 'The Spatial Distribution of Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) Habitat Based on an Environmental Envelope Model', International Journal of Primatology, vol. 34, pp. 407 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10764-013-9669-9
2013
Kooyman RM; Rossetto M; Sauquet H; Laffan SW, 2013, 'Landscape patterns in rainforest phylogenetic signal: Isolated islands of refugia or structured continental distributions', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080685
2013
Ward MP; Cowled BD; Galea F; Garner M; Laffan SW; Marsh I; Negus K; Sarre S; Woolnough A, 2013, 'Salmonella infection in a remote, isolated wild pig population', Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 162, pp. 921 - 929, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2012.11.036
2013
Gonzales-orozco CE; Thornhill A; Knerr N; Laffan SW; Miller J, 2013, 'Biogeographical regions and phytogeography of the eucalypts', Diversity and Distributions, vol. 20, pp. 46 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12129
2013
Kooyman RM; Zanne A; Cornwell WK; Rossetto M; O'Connor P; Parkes E; Catterall C; Laffan SW; Lusk C; Gallagher R, 2013, 'Growth form and functional traits influence response of woody plants to fragmentation of subtropical rain forest', Conservation Biology, vol. in press, pp. 1468 - 1477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12088
2013
Kooyman RM; Rossetto M; Laffan SW, 2012, 'Using Australian Virtual Herbarium data to find all the woody rain forest plants in Australia', Cunninghamia, vol. 12, pp. 177 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/cunninghamia.2012.12.014
2012
Peri P; Ladd BM; Pepper DA; Bonser SP; Laffan SW; Amelung W, 2012, 'Carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) stable isotope composition in plant and soil in Southern Patagonia's native forests', Global Change Biology, vol. 18, pp. 311 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02494.x
2012
Burley HM; Laffan SW; Williams KJ, 2012, 'Spatial non-stationarity and anisotropy of compositional turnover in eastern Australian Myrtaceae species', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 26, pp. 2065 - 2081, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2012.692371
2012
Laffan SW; Skidmore AK; Franklin J, 2012, 'Geospatial analysis of species, biodiversity and landscapes: Introduction to the Second Special Issue on Spatial Ecology', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 26, pp. 2003 - 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2012.721557
2012
Stone O; Laffan SW; Curnoe D; Rushworth I; Herries AIR, 2012, 'Distribution and population estimate for the Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa', Primates, vol. 53, pp. 337 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10329-012-0303-9
2012
Cowled BD; Ward MP; Laffan SW; Negus K; Galea F; Garner MG; MacDonald A; Marsh I; Muellner P; Sarre S; Quasim S; Woolnough A, 2012, 'Integrating survey and molecular approaches to better understand wildlife disease ecology', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, pp. Article numbere46310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0046310
2012
Amboni M; Laffan SW, 2012, 'The effect of species range estimation methods on richness and phylogenetic diversity estimates: A comparison of four methods using Australian marsupials', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 26, pp. 2097 - 2109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2012.717627
2012
Di virgilio G; Laffan SW; Ebach M, 2012, 'Fine scale quantification of floral and faunal breaks and their geographic correlates, with an example from south-eastern Australia', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 39, pp. 1862 - 1876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02739.x
2012
Roger E; Laffan SW; Ramp D, 2011, 'Road impacts a tipping point for wildlife populations in threatened landscapes', Population Ecology, vol. 53, pp. 215 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10144-010-0209-6
2011
Kulheim C; Yeoh S; Wallis IR; Laffan SW; Moran GF; Foley WJ, 2011, 'The molecular basis of quantitative variation in foliar secondary metabolites in Eucalyptus globulus', New Phytologist, vol. 191, pp. 1041 - 1053, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03769.x
2011
Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2011, 'There is no good excuse for a bad random number generator: a reply to Barry', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 25, pp. 531 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658811003702154
2011
Gonzales-Orozco CE; Laffan SW; Miller JT, 2011, 'Spatial distribution of species richness and endemism of the genus Acacia in Australia', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 59, pp. 600 - 608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT11112
2011
Laffan SW; Wang Z; Ward MP, 2011, 'The effect of neighbourhood definitions on spatio-temporal models of disease outbreaks: separation distance versus range overlap', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 102, pp. 218 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.07.009
2011
Gold A; Ramp D; Laffan SW, 2011, 'Potential lantana invasion of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area under climate change', Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 17, pp. 54 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PC110054
2011
Zhang K; Laffan SW; Ramp D; Webster E, 2011, 'Incorporating a distance cost in systematic reserve design', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 25, pp. 393 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2010.517753
2011
Ward MP; Laffan SW; Highfield L, 2011, 'Disease spread models in wild and feral animal populations: application of artificial life models', Revue Scientifique et Technique de L Office International des Epizooties, vol. 30, pp. 437 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.20506/rst.30.2.2042
2011
Zhang K; Laffan SW; Zhang S, 2010, 'A spatial approach to select pilot counties for programs to correct the biased sex ratio at birth in Shandong province, China', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 24, pp. 403 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810902839174
2010
Highfield L; Ward MP; Laffan SW; Norby B; Wagner GS, 2010, 'The impact of potential mitigation strategies on the predicted spread of foot and mouth disease in white-tailed deer in south Texas', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 94, pp. 282 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2010.01.015
2010
Wang D; Laffan SW; Liu Y; Wu L, 2010, 'Morphometric characterisation of landform from DEMs', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 24, pp. 305 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810802467969
2010
Laffan SW; Lubarsky E; Rosauer DF, 2010, 'Biodiverse, a tool for the spatial analysis of biological and related diversity', Ecography, vol. 33, pp. 643 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06237.x
2010
Laffan SW, 2010, 'The citation relationships between journals of Geography and cognate disciplines', Geographical Research, vol. 48, pp. 166 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00617.x
2010
Highfield L; Ward MP; Laffan SW; Norby B; Wagner GS, 2010, 'Critical parameters for modelling the spread of foot and mouth disease in wildlife', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 138, pp. 125 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268809002829
2010
Constantinou NE; Rogers TL; Laffan SW; Warton DI, 2010, 'Determining the spatial distribution of an Antarctic top predator using passive acoustics.', The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 127, pp. 1825 - 1825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.3384228
2010
Huang ZF; Laffan SW, 2009, 'Sensitivity analysis of a decision tree derived forest type mapping to input data errors', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 23, pp. 1433 - 1452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810802634949
2009
Rosauer DF; Laffan SW; Crisp MD; Donnellan S; Cook L, 2009, 'Phylogenetic endemism: A new approach for identifying geographical concentrations of evolutionary history', Molecular Ecology, vol. 18, pp. 4061 - 4072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04311.x
2009
Ladd BM; Bonser SP; Peri PL; Larsen JR; Laffan SW; Pepper DA; Cendón DI, 2009, 'Towards a physical description of habitat: quantifying environmental adversity (abiotic stress) in temperate forest and woodland ecosystems', Journal of Ecology, vol. 97, pp. 964 - 971, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01530.x
2009
Highfield L; Ward MP; Laffan SW; Norby B; Wagner GS, 2009, 'The impact of seasonal variability in wildlife populations on the predicted spread of foot and mouth disease', Veterinary Research, vol. 40, pp. 18 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/vetres:2009001
2009
Ward MP; Laffan SW; Highfield L, 2009, 'Modelling spread of foot-and-mouth disease in wild white-tailed deer and feral pig populations using a geographic-automata model and animal distributions', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 91, pp. 55 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.05.005
2009
Moles AT; Warton DI; Warman L; Swenson N; Laffan SW; Zanne A; Pitman AJ; Hemmings F; Leishman M, 2009, 'Global patterns in plant height', Journal of Ecology, vol. 97, pp. 923 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01526.x
2009
Highfield L; Laffan SW; Ward MP, 2008, 'Representation of animal distributions in space: how geostatistical estimates impact simulation modeling of foot-and-mouth disease spread', Veterinary Research, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/vetres:2007055
2008
Jones SC; Laffan SW, 2008, 'Lexical similarity and endemism in historical wordlists of Australian Aboriginal languages of the greater Sydney region', Transactions of the Philological Society, vol. 106, pp. 456 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-968X.2008.00209.x
2008
Ward M; Laffan SW; Highfield L, 2007, 'The potential role of wild and feral animals as reservoirs of foot-and-mouth disease', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 80, pp. 9 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2007.01.009
2007
Roger E; Laffan SW; Ramp D, 2007, 'Habitat selection by the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus) in disturbed environments: Implications for the conservation of a `common` species', Biological Conservation, vol. 137, pp. 437 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.03.001
2007
Bickford S; Laffan SW, 2006, 'Multi-extent analysis of the relationship between pteridophyte species richness and climate', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 15, pp. 588 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00250.x
2006
Bickford SA; Laffan SW, 2006, 'Multi-extent analysis of the relationship between pteridophyte species richness and climate', GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, vol. 15, pp. 588 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00250.x
2006
Taylor MD; Laffan SW; Fielder D; Suthers IM, 2006, 'Key habitat and home range of mulloway Argyrosomus japonicus in a south-east Australian estuary: finding the estuarine niche to optimise stocking', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 328, pp. 237 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps328237
2006
Galloway M; Laffan SW; Smith P, 2006, 'Urban stormwater pollutants: A survey in three Sydney sub-catchments', Water, vol. 33, pp. 67 - 70
2006
Laffan SW, 2006, 'Assessing regional scale weed distributions, with an Australian example using Nassella trichotoma', Weed Research, vol. 46, pp. 194 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3180.2006.00491.x
2006
Laffan SW; Nielsen O; Silcock H; Hegland M, 2005, 'Sparse grids: a new predictive modelling method for the analysis of geographic data', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 19, pp. 267 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810512331319118
2005
Doran R; Laffan SW, 2005, 'Simulating the spatial dynamics of foot and mouth disease outbreaks in feral pigs and livestock in Queensland, Australia, using a susceptible-infected-recovered cellular automata model', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 70, pp. 133 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2005.03.002
2005
Laffan SW; Lees BG, 2004, 'Predicting regolith properties using environmental correlation: a comparison of spatially global and spatially local approaches', Geoderma, vol. 120, pp. 241 - 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2003.09.007
2004
Whiteway T; Laffan SW; Wasson RJ, 2004, 'Using sediment budgets to investigate the pathogen flux through catchments', Environmental Management, vol. 34, pp. 516 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-003-0168-1
2004
Bickford S; Laffan SW; Kok R; Orthia L, 2004, 'Spatial analysis of taxonomic and genetic patterns and their potential for understanding evolutionary histories', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 31, pp. 1715 - 1733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2004.01127.x
2004
Van Niel KP; Laffan SW; Lees BG, 2004, 'Effect of error in the DEM on environmental variables for predictive vegetation modelling', Journal of Vegetation Science, vol. 15, pp. 747 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1658/1100-9233(2004)015[0747:eoeitd]2.0.co;2
2004
Van Niel K; Laffan SW; Lees BG, 2004, 'Effect of error in the DEM on environmental variables for predictive vegetation modelling', Journal of Vegetation Science, vol. 15, pp. 747 - 756, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2004.tb02317.x
2004
Laffan SW; Crisp MD, 2003, 'Assessing endemism at multiple spatial scales with an example from the Australian vascular flora', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 30, pp. 511 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2003.00875.x
2003
Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2003, 'Gambling with randomness: The use of pseudorandom number generators in GIS', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 17, pp. 49 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713811743
2003
Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2003, 'Gambling with randomness: the use of pseudo-random number generators in GIS', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, vol. 17, pp. 49 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713811743
2003
Laffan SW, 2002, 'Using process models to improve spatial analysis', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 16, pp. 245 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658810110099107
2002
Crisp MD; Laffan SW; Linder HP; Monro A, 2001, 'Endemism in the Australian flora', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 2001, pp. 183 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2699.2001.00524.x
2001
Conference Papers
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Lu Y; Laffan S, 2018, 'The use of particle swarm optimization for a vector cellular automata model of land usechange', in Winter S; Griffin A; Sester M (eds.), Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs, Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 42:1 - 42:6, presented at 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018)., Melbourne, Australia, 28 August 2018 - 31 August 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.GIScience.2018.42
2018
Hallgren W; Beaumont L; Bowness A; Chambers L; Graham E; Holewa H; Laffan SW; Mackey B; Nix H; Price J; Vanderwal J; Warren R; Weis G, 2015, 'The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory: How Ecology and Big Data can be utilised in the fight against vector-borne diseases', in Weber A; McPhee M (ed.), 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2015), MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1448 - 1454, presented at MODSIM 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, 29 November 2015 - 04 December 2015, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2015/F13/hallgren.pdf
2015
Watts LM; Laffan SW, 2013, 'Sensitivity of the BFAST algorithm to MODIS satellite and vegetation index', in Boland J; Anderssen RS; Piantadosi J (eds.), Proceedings MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand,, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, pp. 1638 - 1644, presented at MODSIM2013 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, 01 December 2013 - 06 December 2013, http://mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H2/watts.pdf
2013
Laffan S; Taylor, M.D. , 2013, 'FishTracker: A GIS toolbox for kernel density estimation of animal home ranges that accounts for transit times and hard boundaries', in Piantadosi J; Boland J (ed.), 20TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2013), MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC, Adelaide, pp. 1617 - 1623, presented at 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, 01 December 2013 - 06 December 2013, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013
2013
Miller IB; Forster BC; Laffan SW, 2012, 'Development of a model to correct multi-view angle above water measurements for the analysis of the bidirectional reflectance of coral and other reef substrates', in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISPRS, Melbourne, pp. 19 - 24, presented at XXII ISPRS Congress, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-7-19-2012
2012
Laffan SW, 2011, 'Spatial non-stationarity, anisotropy and scale: The interactive visualisation of spatial turnover', in MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, Modelling and Simulation Society, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 1888 - 1894, presented at MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, Perth, WA, 12 December 2011 - 16 December 2011, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/E3/laffan.pdf
2011
Wang D; Laffan SW, 2009, 'Characterisation of valleys from DEMs', in Proceedings of the 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM and IMAC, Australia, pp. 2014 - 2020, presented at 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns, Australia, 13 July 2009 - 17 July 2009, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/F4/wang_d.pdf
2009
Laffan SW; Lubarsky E; Ward M; Highfield L, 2007, 'A Geographic Automata System for Modelling Disease Outbreaks', in MODSIM 2007: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, pp. 1252 - 1257, presented at MODSIM 2007: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 10 December 2007 - 13 December 2007, http://www.mssanz.org.au/MODSIM07/papers/21_s46/AGeographic_s46_Taffan_.pdf
2007
Lees BG; Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2006, 'Predictive Vegetation mapping and DEM Error', in International Symposium on Terrain and Digital Terrain Modelling, International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling (TADTM 2006), Nanjing, China, pp. 1 - 7, presented at International Symposium on Terrain Analysis and Digital Terrain Modelling (TADTM 2006), Nanjing, China, 23 November 2006 - 25 November 2006
2006
Laffan SW; Bickford S, 2005, 'Using spatial randomisations to improve the utility of Geographically Weighted Regression model results', in MODSIM 2005: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne, pp. 1396 - 1401, presented at MODSIM 2005: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne, 12 December 2005 - 15 December 2005, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/laffan.pdf
2005
Hegland M; Laffan SW, 2003, 'Mining geographical data using sparse grids', in 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation CEC 2003, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2003), Canberra, presented at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2003), Canberra, 08 December 2003 - 12 December 2003
2003
Laffan SW; Silcock H; Nielsen O; Hegland M, 2003, 'A new approach to analysing spatial data using sparse grids', in MODSIM 2003: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, UNIV WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Townsville, Qld, pp. 708 - 712, presented at MODSIM 2003: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Townsville, Qld, 14 July 2003 - 17 July 2003, http://www.mssanz.org.au/MODSIM03/proceedings.html
2003
Book Chapters
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Laffan S, 2018, 'Phylogeny-based measurements at global and regional scales', in Scherson R; Faith D (ed.), Phylogenetic Diversity: Applications and Challenges in Biodiversity Science, Springer, pp. 111 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93145-6_6
2018
Cassis G; Laffan SW; Ebach M, 2017, 'Biodiversity and bioregionalisation perspectives on the historical biogeography of Australia', in Handbook of Australasian Biogeography, CRC Press, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315373096
2017
Laffan SW, 2014, 'GeoComputation: Applications in Biology', in Abrahart RJ; See L (ed.), GeoComputation, 2nd edn, edn. 2nd, CRC Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b17091-7
2014
Lees BG; Huang ZF; Van Niel K; Laffan SW, 2008, 'The impact of DEM Error on predictive vegetation mapping', in Zhou Q; Lees B; Tang G-A (ed.), Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, edn. 199049, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 349 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77800-4_19
2008
Conference Presentations
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Lopez-Aguirre C; Hand SJ; Archer M; Laffan SW, 2016, 'Phylogenetic diversity, differential endemism and the evolutionary history of New World bats', presented at 17th International Bat Research Conference, Durban, South Africa, 01 August 2016 - 06 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03260
2016
Reports
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Cassis G; Laffan S, 2014, HETEROPTERA INTEGRATION AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS
2014