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Duane Peltzer

Principal Scientist, Ecosystem Ecology
Ecosystems & Conservation
Duane Peltzer
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PhD Plant Ecology

BSc (Hons) Biology


Nuske SJ, Fajardo A, Nunez MA, Pauchard A, Wardle DA, Nilsson MC, Kardol P, Smith JE, Peltzer DA, Moyano J, Gundale MJ Early Access Jun 2021. Soil biotic and abiotic effects on seedling growth exhibit context-dependent interactions: evidence from a multi-country experiment on Pinus contorta invasion. New Phytologist. WOS:000660635800001

Allen RB, Forsyth DM, MacKenzie DI, Peltzer DA 2023. Robustness of field studies evaluating biodiversity responses to invasive species management in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 47(1). WOS:000933626000008

Sprague R, Hulme PE, Nunez MA, Peltzer DA 2022. How to link people, government, and science in effective large-scale management of invasive trees. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10. WOS:000884404600001

Bellingham PJ, Arnst EA, Clarkson BD, Etherington TR, Forester LJ, Shaw WB, Sprague R, Wiser SK, Peltzer DA 2022. The right tree in the right place? A major economic tree species poses major ecological threats. Biological Invasions. WOS:000840277600001

Pollacco JAP, Fernandez-Galvez J, Ackerer P, Belfort B, Lassabatere L, Angulo-Jaramillo R, Rajanayaka C, Lilburne L, Carrick S, Peltzer DA 2022. HyPix: 1D physically based hydrological model with novel adaptive time-stepping management and smoothing dynamic criterion for controlling Newton-Raphson step. Environmental Modelling & Software 153. WOS:000806277500002

Etherington TR, Peltzer DA, Wyse SV 2022. Future climates are predicted to alter the potential distributions of non-native conifer species in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 46(1). WOS:000759426700015

Brandt AJ, Bellingham PJ, Duncan RP, Etherington TR, Fridley JD, Howell CJ, Hulme PE, Jo I, McGlone MS, Richardson SJ, Sullivan JJ, Williams PA, Peltzer DA 2021. Naturalised plants transform the composition and function of the New Zealand flora. Biological Invasions 23(2): 351-366. WOS:000584996200002

Peralta G, Dickie IA, Yeates GW, Peltzer DA 2020. Community- and trophic-level responses of soil nematodes to removal of a non-native tree at different stages of invasion. PLOS One 15(1). WOS:000534350000045

Sapsford SJ, Brandt AJ, Davis KT, Peralta G, Dickie IA, Gibson RD, Green JL, Hulme PE, Nunez MA, Orwin KH, Pauchard A, Wardle DA, Peltzer DA 2020. Towards a framework for understanding the context dependence of impacts of non-native tree species. Functional Ecology 34(5): 944-955. WOS:000517319900001

Wilson SD, Peltzer DA 2020. Per-gram competitive effects and contrasting soil resource effects in grasses and woody plants. Journal of Ecology. WOS:000563850600001

Yletyinen J, Brown P, Pech R, Hodges D, Hulme PE, Malcolm TF, Maseyk FJF, Peltzer DA, Perry GLW, Richardson SJ, Smaill SJ, Stanley MC, Todd JH, Walsh PJ, Wright W, Tylianakis JM 2019. Understanding and Managing Social-Ecological Tipping Points in Primary Industries. Bioscience 69(5): 335-347. WOS:000469493500008

Peltzer DA, Bellingham PJ, Dickie IA, Houliston G, Hulme PE, Lyver PO, McGlone M, Richardson SJ, Wood J 2019. Scale and complexity implications of making New Zealand predator-free by 2050. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 49(3): 412-439. WOS:000483528500001

Turner BL, Condron LM, France CAM, Lehmann J, Solomon D, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ 2016. Sulfur dynamics during long-term ecosystem development. Biogeochemistry 128(3): 281–305.

Smale MC, Coomes DA, Parfitt RL, Peltzer DA, Mason NWH, Fitzgerald NB 2016. Post-volcanic forest succession on New Zealand's North Island: an appraisal from long-term plot data. New Zealand Journal of Botany 54(1): 11–29.

Peltzer D, Kurokawa H, Wardle DA 2016. Soil fertility and disturbance interact to drive contrasting responses of co-occurring native and non-native species. Ecology 97(2): 515–529.

Siefert A, Violle C, Chalmandrier L, Albert CH, Taudiere A, Fajardo A, Aarssen LW, Baraloto C, Carlucci MB, Cianciaruso MV, Dantas VdL, de Bello F, Duarte LDS, Fonseca CR, Freschet GT, Gaucherand S, Gross N, Hikosaka K, Jackson B, Jung V, Kamiyama C, Katabuchi M, Kembel SW, Kichenin E, Kraft NJB, Lagerström A, Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y, Li Y, Mason N, Messier J, Nakashizuka T, Overton JM, Peltzer DA, Pérez-Ramos IM, Pillar VD, Prentice HC, Richardson S, Sasaki T, Schamp BS, Schöb C, Shipley B, Sundqvist M, Sykes MT, Vandewalle M, Wardle DA 2015. A global meta-analysis of the relative extent of intraspecific trait variation in plant communities. Ecology Letters 18(12): 1406–1419.

Dymond J, Ausseil A-GE, Peltzer DA, Herzig A 2015. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services in New Zealand - a synopsis. Solutions 6(5): 38–45.

Martinez-Garcia LB, Richardson SJ, Tylianakis JM, Peltzer DA, Dickie IA 2015. Host identity is a dominant driver of mycorrhizal fungal community composition during ecosystem development. New Phytologist 205(4): 1565–1576.

Wood JR, Dickie IA, Moeller HV, Peltzer DA, Bonner KI, Rattray G, Wilmshurst JM 2015. Novel interactions between non-native mammals and fungi facilitate establishment of invasive pines. Journal of Ecology 103(1): 121–129.

Peltzer DA, Allen RB, Bellingham PJ, Richardson SJ, Wright EF, Knightbridge PI, Mason NWH 2014. Disentangling drivers of tree population size distributions. Forest Ecology and Management 331: 165–179.

Dickie IA, St John MG, Yeates GW, Morse CW, Bonner KI, Orwin K, Peltzer DA 2014. Belowground legacies of Pinus contorta invasion and removal result in multiple mechanisms of invasional meltdown. AoB Plants 6: plu056.

Gundale MJ, Pauchard A, Langdon B, Peltzer DA, Maxwell BD, Nuñez MA 2014. Can model species be used to advance the field of invasion ecology? Biological Invasions 16(3): 591–607.

Dickie IA, Bennett BM, Burrows LE, Nuñez MA, Peltzer DA, Porté A, Richardson DM, Rejmánek M, Rundel PW, van Wilgen BW 2014. Conflicting values: ecosystem services and invasive tree management. Biological Invasions 16(3): 705–719.

Caplat P, Hui C, Maxwell BD, Peltzer DA 2014. Cross-scale management strategies for optimal control of trees invading from source plantations. Biological Invasions 16(3): 677–690.

Peltzer DA, MacLeod CJ 2014. Weeds and native plant species are negatively associated along grassland and kiwifruit land management intensity gradients. Austral Ecology 39(1): 39–49.

Turner S, Schippers A, Meyer-Stüve S, Guggenberger G, Gentsch N, Dohrmann R, Condron LM, Eger A, Almond PC, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ, Mikutta R 2014. Mineralogical impact on long-term patterns of soil nitrogen and phosphorus enzyme activities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 68: 31–43.

Jackson BG, Peltzer DA, Wardle DA 2013. The within-species leaf economic spectrum does not predict leaf litter decomposability at either the within-species or whole community levels. Journal of Ecology 101(6): 1409–1419. ISI:000325984300005

Fukami T, Bellingham PJ, Peltzer DA, Walker LR 2013. Non-native plants disrupt dual promotion of native alpha and beta diversity. Folia Geobotanica 48(3): 319–333.

Caplat P, Cheptou P-O, Diez J, Guisan A, Larson BMH, Macdougall AS, Peltzer DA, Richardson DM, Shea K, van Kleunen M, Zhang R, Buckley YM 2013. Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions. Oikos 122(9): 1265–1274.

Jackson BG, Peltzer DA, Wardle DA 2013. Are functional traits and litter decomposability coordinated across leaves, twigs and wood? A test using temperate rainforest tree species. Oikos 122(8): 1131–1142. ISI:000321823300002

Dickie IA, Martínez-García LB, Koele N, Grelet G-A, Tylianakis JM, Peltzer DA, Richardson SJ 2013. Mycorrhizas and mycorrhizal fungal communities throughout ecosystem development. Plant and soil 367(1-2): 11-39.

Kichenin E, Wardle DA, Peltzer DA, Morse CW, Freschet GT 2013. Contrasting effects of plant inter- and intraspecific variation on community-level trait measures along an environmental gradient. Functional Ecology 27(5): 1254–1261.

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(4): 509-529. CCC:000283478800001

Nunez MA, Davis KT, Dimarco RD, Peltzer DA, Paritsis J, Maxwell BD, Pauchard A 2021. Should tree invasions be used in treeless ecosystems to mitigate climate change? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19(6): 334-341. WOS:000646277500001

Macinnis-Ng C, McIntosh AR, Monks JM, Waipara N, White RSA, Boudjelas S, Clark CD, Clearwater MJ, Curran TJ, Dickinson KJM, Nelson N, Perry GLW, Richardson SJ, Stanley MC, Peltzer DA 2021. Climate-change impacts exacerbate conservation threats in island systems: New Zealand as a case study. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19(4): 216-224. WOS:000616350700001

Allen K, Bellingham PJ, Richardson SJ, Allen RB, Burrows LE, Carswell FE, Husheer SW, John MGS, Peltzer DA Long-term exclusion of invasive ungulates alters tree recruitment and functional traits but not total forest carbon. Ecological Applications. WOS:000960188100001

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