Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Peter Bellingham

Peter Bellingham
Position: Senior Researcher/Capability Leader / Research Priority Area Leader
Team: Ecosystems & Conservation
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640

Research Interests

Research Interests

Areas of interest

Temperate and tropical forest ecology

Special interests: consequences of disturbance and biological invasions to plant community dynamics and ecosystem function.

Books

Walker, L.R. & Bellingham, P.  2011.  Island Environments in a Changing World.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. ISBN: 9780521732475

Mulder, C.P.H., Anderson, W.B., Towns, D.R. & Bellingham P.J. (eds.) 2011 Seabird islands:  ecology, invasions, and restoration.  Oxford University Press, New York, U.S.A.  ISBN: 9780199735693

Recent publications

Peltzer, D.A., Bellingham, P.J., Dickie, I.A., Houliston, G., Hulme, P.E., Lyver, P.O'B., McGlone, M., Richardson, S.J. & Wood, J. 2019. Scale and complexity implications of making New Zealand predator-free by 20250. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, early view, doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1653940.

Allen, R.B., MacKenzie, D.I., Bellingham, P.J., Wiser, S.K., Arnst, E.A., Coomes, D.A. & Hurst, J.M. 2019. Tree survival and growth responses in the aftermath of a strong earthquake. Journal of Ecology, early view, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13238.

McLaren, K., Luke, D., Tanner, E.V.J., Bellingham, P.J. & Healey, J.R. 2019. Reconstructing the effects of hurricanes over 155 years on the structure and diversity of trees in two tropical montane rainforests in Jamaica. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 276-277, 107621, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107621.

Castro-Díez, P., Vaz, A.S., Silva, J.S., van Loo, M., Alonso, A., Aponte, C., Bayon, A., Bellingham, P.J., Chiuffo, M.C., DiManno, N., Julian, K., et al. 2019. Global effects of non-native tree species on multiple ecosystem services. Biological Reviews94, 1477-1501, doi: 10.1111/brv.12511.

Slik, J.W.F., Franklin, J., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Field, R., Aguilar, S., Aguiree, N., Ahumada, J., Aiba, S.-I., Alves, L.F., Anitha, K., Avella, A., Ardila, F.M., Aymard C, G.A., Báez, S., Balvanera, P., Bastian, M.L., Bastin, J.-F., Bellingham, P.J.et al. 2018. A phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.115, 1837-1842, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714977115.

Bellingham, P.J., Tanner, E.V.J., Martin, P.H., Healey, J.R. & Burge, O.R. 2018. Endemic trees in a tropical biodiversity hotspot imperilled by an invasive tree. Biological Conservation, 217, 47-53, doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.10.028.

Laughlin, D.C., Lusk, C.H., Bellingham, P.J., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Simpson, A.H. & Kramer-Walter, K.R.  2017. Intraspecific trait variation can weaken interspecific trait correlations when assessing the whole-plant economic spectrum. Ecology and Evolution, 7, 8936-8949, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3447.

Ramsey, D.S.L., Forsyth, D.M., Veltman, C.J., Richardson, S.J., Allen, R.B., Allen, W.J., Barker, R.J., Bellingham, P.J., Jacobson, C.L., Nicol, S.J., Robertson, A.W. & Todd, C.R. 2017.  A management experiment reveals the difficulty of altering seedling growth and palatable plant biomass by culling invasive deer. Wildlife Research44, 623-636, doi: 10.1071/WR16206.

Shackelford, N., Starzomski, B.M., Banning, N.C., Battaglia, L., Becker, A., Bellingham, P.J., Bestelmeyer, B., Catford, J.A., Dwyer, J.M., Dynesius, M., Gilmour, J., Hallett, L.M., Hobbs, R.J., Price, J., Sasaki, T., Tanner, E.V.J. & Standish, R.J. 2017. Isolation predicts compositional change after discrete disturbances in a global meta-study. Ecography, 40, 1256-1266, doi: 10.1111/ecog.02383.

Grubb, P.J., Piper, F.I. & Bellingham, P.J. 2017.  Problems with bioclimatic definitions of vegetation types. New Zealand Journal of Botany55, 373-377, doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2017.1314305.

Holdaway, R.J., Wood, J.R., Dickie, I.A., Orwin, K.H., Bellingham, P.J., Richardson, S.J., Lyver, P.O'B., Timoti, P. & Buckley, T.R. 2017. Using DNA metabarcoding to assess New Zealand's terrestrial biodiversity. New Zealand Journal of Ecology41, 251-262, doi: 10.20417/nzjecol.41.28.

Bokhorst, S., Kardol, P., Bellingham, P.J., Kooyman, R.M., Richardson, S.J., Schmidt, S. & Wardle, D.A. 2017. Responses of communities of soil organisms to soil aging at two contrasting long-term chronosequences. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 106, 69-79, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.12.014.

Bellingham, P.J., Kardol, P., Bonner, K.I., Buxton, R.P., Morse, C.W. & Wardle, D.A. 2016. Browsing by an invasive herbivore promotes development of plant and soil communities during primary succession. Journal of Ecology104, 1505-1517, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12624.

Martin, P.H. & Bellingham, P.J. 2016. Towards integrated ecological research in tropical montane cloud forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology32, 345-354, doi: 10.1017/S0266467416000432.

Kramer-Walter, K.R., Bellingham, P.J., Millar, T.R., Smissen, R.D., Richardson, S.J. & Laughlin, D.C. 2016. Root traits are multidimensional: specific root length is independent from root tissue density and the plant economic spectrum. Journal of Ecology104, 1299-1310, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12562.

Traveset, A., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Kueffer, C., Bellingham, P.J., Morden, C. & Drake, D.R. 2016. Advances in island plant biology since Sherwin Carlquist's "Island Biology". AoB Plants8, plv148, doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plv148.

McGeoch, M.A., Genovesi, P., Bellingham, P.J., Costello, M.J., McGrannachan, C. & Sheppard, A. 2016. Prioritizing species, pathways and sites to achieve conservation targets for biological invasion. Biological Invasions18, 299-314, doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-1013-1.

Bellingham, P.J., Richardson, S.J., Mason, N.W.H., Veltman, C.J., Allen, R.B., Allen, W.J., Barker, R.J., Forsyth, D.M., Nicol, S.J. & Ramsey, D.S.L. 2016. Introduced deer at low densities do not inhibit the regeneration of a dominant tree. Forest Ecology and Management364, 70-76, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.013.

Orwin, K.H., Wardle, D.A., Towns, D.R., St. John, M.G., Bellingham, P.J., Jones, C., Fitzgerald, B.M., Parrish, R.G. & Lyver, P.O'B. 2016. Burrowing seabird effects on invertebrate communities in soil and litter are dominated by ecosystem engineering rather than nutrient addition. Oecologia180, 217-230, doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3437-9.

Lyver, P.O'B., Wilmshurst, J.M., Wood, J.R., Jones, C.J., Fromont, M., Bellingham, P.J., Stone, C., Sheehan, M. & Moller, H. 2015.  Looking back for the future: local knowledge and palaeoecology inform biocultural restoration of coastal ecosystems in New Zealand. Human Ecology, 43, 681-695.

Laughlin, D.C., Richardson, S.J., Wright, E.F. & Bellingham, P.J. 2015. Environmental filtering and positive plant litter feedback simultaneously explain correlations between leaf traits and soil fertility. Ecosystems18, 1269-1280.

Richardson, S.J., Laughlin, D.C., Lawes, M.J., Holdaway, R.J., Wilmshurst, J.M., Wright, M., Curran, T.J., Bellingham, P.J. & McGlone, M.S. 2015. Functional and environmental determinants of bark thickness in fire-free temperate rain forest communities. American Journal of Botany102, 1590-1598.

Mulder, C.P.H., Wardle, D.A., Durrett, M.S. & Bellingham, P.J. 2015. Leaf damage by herbivores and pathogens on New Zealand islands that differ in seabird densities. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 39, 221-230.

Slik, J.W.F., Arroyo-Rodríguez, V., Aiba, S.-I., Alavarez-Loayza, P., Alves, L.F., Ashton, P., Balvanera, P., Bastian, M.L., Bellingham, P.J., van den Berg E., et al. 2015. An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.112, 7472-7477.

Schmeller, D.S., Julliard, R., Bellingham, P.J., Böhm, M., Brummitt, N., Chiarucci, A., Couvet, D., Elmendorf, S., Forsyth, D.M., García Moreno, J., Gregory, R.D., Magnusson, W.E., Martin, L.J., McGeoch, M.A., Mihoub, J.-B., Pereira, H.M., Proença, V., van Swaay, C.A.M., Yahara, T. & Belnap, J. 2015. Towards a global terrestrial species monitoring program. Journal for Nature Conservation25, 51-57.

Wardle, D.A., Bellingham, P.J., Kardol, P., Giesler, R. & Tanner, E.V.J. 2015. Coordination of aboveground and belowground responses to local-scale soil fertility differences between two contrasting Jamaican rain forest types. Oikos124, 285-297.

Lusk, C.H., Jorgensen, M.A. & Bellingham, P.J. 2015. A conifer–angiosperm divergence in the growth vs shade tolerance trade-off underlies the dynamics of a warm-temperate New Zealand rain forest. Journal of Ecology103, 479-488.

Jager, M.M., Richardson, S.J., Bellingham, P.J., Clearwater, M.J. & Laughlin, D.C. 2015. Soil fertility induces coordinated responses of multiple independent functional traits. Journal of Ecology103, 374-385.

Peltzer, D.A., Allen, R.B., Bellingham, P.J., Richardson, S.J., Wright, E.F., Knightbridge, P.I. & Mason, N.W.H. 2014. Disentangling drivers of tree population size distributions. Forest Ecology and Management, 331, 165-179.

Tanner, E.V.J., Rodriguez-Sanchez, F., Healey, J.R., Holdaway, R.J. & Bellingham, P.J. 2014.  Long-term hurricane damage effects on tropical forest tree growth and mortality.  Ecology, 95, 2974-2983.

Lawes, M.J., Richardson, S.J., Clarke, P.J., Midgley, J.J., McGlone, M.S. & Bellingham, P.J. 2014.  Bark thickness does not explain the different susceptibility of Australian and New Zealand temperate rain forests to anthropogenic fire.  Journal of Biogeography, 41, 1467-1477.

Kardol, P., Dickie, I.A., St John, M.G., Husheer, S.W., Bonner, K.I., Bellingham, P.J. & Wardle, D.A. 2014.  Soil-mediated effects of invasive ungulates on native tree seedlings. Journal of Ecology, 102, 622-631.

Wilmshurst, J.M., Moar, N.T., Wood, J.R., Bellingham, P.J., Findlater, A.M., Robinson, J.J. & Stone, C. 2014.  Use of pollen and ancient DNA as conservation baselines for offshore islands in New Zealand. Conservation Biology, 28, 202-212.

Whitehead, A.L., Lyver, P.O'B., Jones, C.J., Bellingham, P.J., MacLeod, C.J., Coleman, M., Karl, B.J., Drew, K., Pairman, D., Gormley, A.M. & Duncan, R.P. 2014. Establishing accurate baseline estimates of breeding populations of a burrowing seabird, the grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) in New Zealand. Biological Conservation, 169, 109-116.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Cambridge
    PhD Plant Sciences
    1993
  • Canterbury
    BForSc Forest Ecology
    1982
  • Auckland
    BSc Botany
    1980

Publications

Publications

  • Towns DR, Bellingham PJ, Mulder CPH, Lyver PO 2012. A research strategy for biodiversity conservation on New Zealand’s offshore islands. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(1): 1-20. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3018 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Ramsey DSL, Forsyth DM, Veltman CJ, Nicol 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(0): 93-104. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380012001950 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Wardle DA, Bellingham PJ, Fukami T, Bonner KI 2012. Soil-mediated indirect impacts of an invasive predator on plant growth. Biology Letters [in press]. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/04/05/rsbl.2012.0201.abstract (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Catford JA, Daehler CC, Murphy HT, Sheppard AW, Hardesty BD, Westcott DA, Rejmánek M, Bellingham PJ, Pergl J, Horvitz CC, Hulme PE 2012. The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: Implications for species richness and management. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14(3): 231-241. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1433831911000758 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Dalling JW, Barkan P, Bellingham PJ, Healy JR, Tanner EVJ 2011. Ecology and distribution of Neotropical Podocarpaceae. In: Turner BL, Cernusak LA ed. Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 95. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 43-56. http://hdl.handle.net/10088/17184 (Book Section, 2011)
  • Coomes DA, Bellingham PJ 2011. Temperate and tropical podocarps: how ecologically alike are they? . In: Turner BL, Cernusak LA ed. Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. 95. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 119-145. http://hdl.handle.net/10088/17184 (Book Section, 2011)
  • Cernusak LA, Adie H, Bellingham PJ, Biffin E, Brodribb TJ, Coomes DA, Dalling JW, Dickie IA, Enright NJ, Kitayama K, Ladd PG, Lambers H, Lawes MJ, Lusk CH, Morley RJ, Turner BL 2011. Podocarpaceae in tropical forests: a synthesis. In: Turner BL, Cernusak LA ed. Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests. Smithsonian Contributrions to Botany. 95. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution. http://hdl.handle.net/10088/17184 (Book Section, 2011)
  • Hilton RG, Meunier P, Hovius N, Bellingham PJ, Galy A 2011. Landslide impact on organic carbon cycling in a temperate montane forest. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36(12): 1670-1679. http://doi.org/10.1002/esp.2191 (Journal Article, 2011)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Editorial Board Member, New Zealand Journal of Ecology
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Ecology

Skills

Skills

  • Forest Ecology
  • Plant Ecology