Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson
Position: Researcher
Team: Ecosystems & Global Change
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9788
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Scientist (Ecology)

Research interests

  • Ecosystem responses to changing environments
  • Developing and interpreting biodiversity indicators
  • Managing natural forests for timber production

Professional affiliations

2009–present:  Editorial Board, New Zealand Journal of Ecology

1996–present:  Member of the British Ecological Society (1996 to present)

2002–present:  Member of the New Zealand Ecological Society (2002 to present)

Publications

2013

  • Richardson SJ, Boot KI, Bickford CP. 2013. Cold tolerance of photosynthesis as a determinant of tree species regeneration patterns in an evergreen temperate forest. Plant Ecology 214: 787-798. doi: 10.1007/s11258-013-0208-8.
  • Richardson SJ, Allen RB, Buxton RP, Easdale TA, Hurst JM, et al. (2013) Intraspecific Relationships among Wood Density, Leaf Structural Traits and Environment in Four Co-Occurring Species of Nothofagus in New Zealand. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58878. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058878
  • Richardson SJ, Williams PA, Mason NWH, Buxton RP, Courtney SP, Rance BD, Clarkson BR, Hoare RJB, StJohn MG, Wiser SK. 2012. Rare species drive local trait diversity in two geographically disjunct examples of a naturally-rare alpine ecosystem in New Zealand. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 626-639. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01396.x
  • Dickie IA, Martínez-García LB, Koele N, Richardson SJ, Tylianakis J, Peltzer DP, Grelet G-A. 2013. Mycorrhizas and mycorrhizal fungal communities throughout ecosystem development. Plant and Soil 367: 11–39. doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1609-0

 

2012

  • Koele N, Dickie IA, Oleksyn J, Richardson SJ, Reich RB. 2012. No globally consistent effect of ectomycorrhizal status on foliar traits. New Phytologist 196: 845–852. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04297.x.
  • Smale MC, Richardson SJ, Fitzgerald NB. 2011. Resilience to fire of Dracophyllum subulatum (Ericaceae) frost flat heathland, a rare ecosystem in central North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 49: 231–241.
  • Carswell FE, Doherty JE, Allen RB, Brignall-Theyer ME, Richardson SJ, Wiser SK. 2012. Quantification of the effects of aboveground and belowground competition on growth of seedlings in a conifer-angiosperm forest. Forest Ecology and Management 269: 188–196. doi: org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.12.027
  • Smissen RD, Morse CW, Prada D, Ramón-Laca A, Richardson SJ. 2012. Characterisation of seven polymorphic microsatellites for Nothofagus subgenus Fuscospora from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 50: 227–231. doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2012.662903
  • Allen RB, Mason NWH, Richardson SJ, Platt KH. 2012. Synchronicity, periodicity, and bimodality in inter-annual seed production of tree populations along an elevation gradient. OIKOS 121: 367–376. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19306.x
  • Mason NWH, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, de Bello F, Wardle DA, Allen RB. 2012. Changes in coexistence mechanisms along a long-term soil chronosequence revealed by functional trait diversity. Journal of Ecology 100: 678–689. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.01965.x
  • Ramsey DSL, Forsyth DM, Veltman CJ, Nichol SJ, Todd CR, Allen RB, Allen WJ, Bellingham PJ, Richardson SJ, Jacobson CL, Barker RJ. 2012. An approximate Bayesian algorithm for training fuzzy cognitive map models of forest responses to deer control in a New Zealand adaptive management experiment. Ecological Modelling 240: 93–104. doi: org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.04.022.
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2011

  • Freschet GT, Dias ATC, Ackerly DD, Aerts R, van Bodegom PM, Cornwell WK, Dong M, Kurokawa H, Liu G, Onipchenko VG, Ordoñez JC, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ, Shidakov II, Soudzilovskaia NA, Tao J, Cornelissen JHC. 2011. Global to community scale differences in the prevalence of convergent over divergent leaf trait distributions in plant assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 755–765.
  • Mason NWH, Carswell FE, Richardson SJ, Burrows LE. 2011. Leaf palatability and decomposability increase during a 200 year old post-cultural woody succession in New Zealand. Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 6–17.
  • Richardson SJ, Hurst JM, Easdale TA, Wiser SK, Griffiths AD, Allen RB. 2011. Diameter growth rates of beech (Nothofagus) trees around New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 56: 3–11.
  • Holdaway RJ, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Coomes DA. 2011 Species and community-level patterns in fine root traits along a 120,000 year soil chronosequence. Journal of Ecology 99: 954–963.
  • Menge DNL, Baisden WT, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Barbour MM. 2011. Declining foliar and litter δ15N diverge from soil, epiphyte, and input δ15N along a 120,000 year temperate rainforest chronosequence. New Phytologist 190: 941–952.
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2010

  • Mason NWH, Peltzer DP, Richardson SJ, Bellingham PJ, Allen RB. 2010. Stand development moderates effects of ungulate exclusion on foliar traits in the forests of New Zealand. Journal of Ecology 98: 1422–1433.
  • Wiser SK, Buxton RP, Clarkson BR, Richardson SJ, Rogers GM, Smale MC, Williams PA 2010. Climate, landscape, and microenvironments interact to determine plant composition in naturally discrete gravel beach communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 657–671.
  • McGlone MS, Richardson SJ, Jordan GJ. 2010. Trees in New Zealand: heights, species richness and range size. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 33: 137–151.
  • Peltzer DA, Wardle DA, Allison VJ, Baisden, WT, Bardgett RD, Chadwick OA, Condron LM, Parfitt RL, Porder S, Richardson SJ, Turner BL, Vitousek PM, Walker J, Walker LR. 2010. Understanding ecosystem retrogression. Ecological Monographs 80: 509–529.
  • Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Allen RB, McGlone MS. 2010. Declining soil fertility does not increase leaf lifespan within species: evidence from the Franz Josef chronosequence, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 34: 306–310
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2009

  • Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Hurst JM, Allen RB, Bellingham PJ, Carswell FE, Clinton PW, Griffiths AD, Wiser SK, Wright EF. 2009. Deadwood in New Zealand’s indigenous forests. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 2456–2466.
  • Richardson SJ, Smale MC, Hurst JM, Fitzgerald NB, Peltzer DP, Bellingham PJ, Allen RB, McKelvey PJ. 2009. Large-tree growth and mortality rates in forests of the central North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 33: 208–215.
  • Dickie IA, Richardson SJ, Wiser SK 2009. Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and soil chemistry in harvested and unharvested temperate Nothofagus rainforests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 1069–1079.
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2008

  • Carswell FE, Richardson SJ, Doherty JE, Allen RB, Wiser SK 2007. Where do conifers regenerate after selective harvest? A case study from a New Zealand conifer-angiosperm forest. Forest Ecology and Management 253: 138-147.
  • Richardson SJ, Allen RB, Doherty EJ. 2008. Shifts in leaf N:P ratio during resorption reflect soil P in temperate rainforest. Functional Ecology 22: 738–745.
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2007 and earlier

  • Allison VJ, Condron LM, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ, Turner BL 2007. Changes in enzyme activities and soil microbial community composition along carbon and nutrient gradients at the Franz Josef chronosequence, New Zealand. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 39: 1770–1781.
  • Turner BL, Condron LM, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Allison VJ 2007. Soil organic phosphorus transformations during pedogenesis. Ecosystems 10: 1166–1181.
  • Bellingham PJ, Richardson SJ 2006. Tree seedling growth and survival over 6 years across different microsites in a temperate rain forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 910–918.
  • Parfitt RL, Ross DJ, Coomes DA, Richardson SJ, Dahlgren RA 2005. N and P in New Zealand soil chronosequences and relationships with foliar N and P. Biogeochemistry 75: 305–328.
  • Richardson SJ, Allen RB, Whitehead D, Carswell FE, Ruscoe WA, Platt KH 2005. Climate and net carbon availability determine temporal patterns of seed production by Nothofagus. Ecology 86: 972–981.
  • Turnbull MH, Tissue DT, Griffin KL, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Whitehead D. 2005. Respiration characteristics in temperate rainforest tree species differ along a long-term soil-development chronosequence. Oecologia 143: 271–279.
  • Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Allen RB, McGlone MS 2005. Resorption proficiency along a chronosequence: responses among communities and within species. Ecology 86: 20–25.
  • Forsyth DM, Richardson SJ, Menchenton K 2005. Leaf chemistry predicts the diet preferences of invasive red deer (Cervus elaphus) in a temperate New Zealand forest. Functional Ecology 19: 495–504.
  • Whitehead D, Boelman N, Turnbull MH, Griffin KL, Tissue DT, Barbour MM, Hunt J, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DP 2005. Photosynthesis and reflectance indices for rainforest species in ecosystems undergoing progression and retrogression along a soil fertility chronosequence in New Zealand. Oecologia 144: 233–244.
  • Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Allen RB, McGlone MS, Parfitt RL. 2004. Rapid development of phosphorus limitation in temperate rainforest along the Franz Josef soil chronosequence. Oecologia 139: 267−276.
  • Ruscoe WA, Wilson DJ, McElrea L, McElrea G, Richardson SJ. 2004. A house mouse (Mus musculus) population eruption in response to rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) seedfall in southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 28: 259–265.
  • van Wijk MT, Clemmensen K, Shaver GR, Williams M, Callaghan TV, Chapin FS III, Cornelissen JHC, Gough L, Hobbie SE, Jonasson S, Lee JA, Michelsen A, Press MC, Richardson SJ, Rueth H (2004) Long-term ecosystem level experiments at Toolik Lake, Alaska, and at Abisko, Northern Sweden: generalisations and differences in ecosystem and plant type responses to global change. Global Change Biology 10: 105−123.
  • Richardson SJ, Press MC, Parsons AN, Hartley SE 2002. Impacts of nutrients and warming on sub-Arctic dwarf shrubs and their insect herbivores. Journal of Ecology 90: 554-556.
  • Richardson SJ, Hartley SE, Press MC 2000. Climate warming experiments: are chambers a “barrier” to interpretation? Ecological Entomology 25: 367-370.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Sheffield
    PhD
    2000

Publications

Publications

  • Richardson SJ, Allen RB, Buxton RP, Easdale TA, Hurst JM, Morse CW, Smissen RD, Peltzer DA 2013. Intraspecific relationships among wood density, leaf structural traits and environment in four co-occurring species of Nothofagus in New Zealand. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58878. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058878 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Mason NWH, Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, de Bello F, Wardle DA, Allen RB 2012. Changes in coexistence mechanisms along a long-term soil chronosequence revealed by functional trait diversity. Journal of Ecology 100(3): 678-689. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000302623200010 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Richardson SJ, Williams PA, Mason NWH, Buxton RP, Courtney SP, Rance BD, Clarkson BR, Hoare RJB, St. John MG, Wiser SK 2012. Rare species drive local trait diversity in two geographically disjunct examples of a naturally rare alpine ecosystem in New Zealand. Journal of vegetation science 23(4): 626-639. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01396.x (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Allen RB, Mason NWH, Richardson SJ, Platt KH 2012. Synchronicity, periodicity and bimodality in inter-annual tree seed production along an elevation gradient. Oikos 121(3): 367-376. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000300877100006 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Smissen RD, Morse CW, Prada D, Ramón-Laca A, Richardson SJ 2012. Characterisation of seven polymorphic microsatellites for Nothofagus subgenus Fuscospora from New Zealand. New Zealand journal of botany 50(2): 227-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0028825X.2012.662903 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Carswell FE, Doherty JE, Allen RB, Brignall-Theyer ME, Richardson SJ, Wiser SK 2012. Quantification of the effects of aboveground and belowground competition on growth of seedlings in a conifer–angiosperm forest. Forest ecology and management 269: 188–196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.12.027 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Koele N, Dickie IA, Oleksyn J, Richardson SJ, Reich PB 2012. No globally consistent effect of ectomycorrhizal status on foliar traits. New phytologist 196(3): 845-852. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04297.x (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Holdaway RJ, Richardson SJ, Dickie IA, Peltzer DA, Coomes DA 2011. Species- and community-level patterns in fine root traits along a 120 000-year soil chronosequence in temperate rain forest. Journal of Ecology 99(4): 954-963. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000292419800008 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Smale MC, Fitzgerald NB, Richardson SJ 2011. Resilience to fire of Dracophyllum subulatum (Ericaceae) frost flat heathland, a rare ecosystem in central North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 49(2): 231-241. <Go to ISI>://CABI:20113237680 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Smale MC, Richardson SJ, Burows LE, Allen RB, Griffiths AD. Diameter growth rates of tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa) across the middle North Island. DRAFT SUBMITTED TO INDIGENA JULY 2011 TO BE UPDATED ONCE PUBLISHED (Popular/Trade Journal, 2011)

Memberships

Memberships

  • New Zealand Journal of Ecology, New Zealand Journal of Ecology