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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

Professor, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, University of New South Wales

d.eldridgeunsw.edu.au

Evolution and Ecology Research Centre
University of New South Wales
School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science
Syndey, NSW 2052
Australia

Titles

  • Professor, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, University of New South Wales

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Journal Articles

In Press

Marquart, A., D. J. Eldridge, K. Geissler, C. Lobas and N. Blaum. Interconnected effects of shrubs, invertebrate‐derived macropores and soil texture on water infiltration in a semi‐arid savanna rangeland. Land Degradation & Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3598. (link )

2020

Cai, Y., Y. Yan, D. Xu, X. Xu, C. Wang, X. Wang, J. Chen, X. Xin and D. J. Eldridge. 2020. The fertile island effect collapses under extreme overgrazing: evidence from a shrub-encroached grassland. Plant and Soil 448:201-212. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-020-04426-2. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., P. B. Reich, C. Trivedi, D. J. Eldridge, S. Abades, F. D. Alfaro, F. Bastida, A. A. Berhe, N. A. Cutler, A. Gallardo, L. García-Velázquez, S. C. Hart, P. E. Hayes, J. He, Z. Hseu, H. Hu, M. Kirchmair, S. Neuhauser, C. A. Perez, S. C. Reed, F. Santos, B. W. Sullivan, P. Trivedi, J. Wang, L. Weber-Grullon, M. A. Williams and B. K. Singh. 2020. Multiple elements of soil biodiversity drive ecosystem functions across biomes. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:210-220. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-1084-y. (link )

Ding, J. and D. J. Eldridge. 2020. Biotic and abiotic effects on biocrust cover vary with microsite along an extensive aridity gradient. Plant and Soil 450:429-441. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-020-04517-0. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, J. L. Quero, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, P. Garcia-Palacios, C. Escolar, M. Garcia-Gomez, A. Prina, M. A. Bowker, D. Bran, I. Castro, A. Cea, M. Derak, C. I. Espinosa, A. Florentino, J. J. Gaitán, G. Gatica, S. Gomez-Gonzalez, W. Ghiloufi, J. R. Gutierrez, E. Gusman-Montilvan, R. M. Hernández, F. M. Hughes, W. Muino, J. Monerris, A. Ospina, D. A. Ramirez, Y. A. Ribas-Fernandez, R. L. Romao, C. Torres-Diaz, T. B. Koen and F. Maestre. 2020. Surface indicators are correlated with soil multifunctionality in global drylands. Journal of Applied Ecology 57(2):424-435. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13540. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., J. Ding and S. K. Travers. 2020. Feral horse activity reduces environmental quality in ecosystems globally. Biological Conservation 241(Jan):108367. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108367. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., I. Oliver, J. Val and S. K. Travers. 2020. Limited evidence for the use of livestock for the conservation management of exotic plant cover. Austrailian Journal of Botany 68(2):137-145. DOI: 10.1071/BT19183. (link )

Soliveres, S. and D. J. Eldridge. 2020. Dual community assembly processes in dryland biocrust communities. Functional Ecology 34(4):877-887. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13521. (link )

Travers, S. K., D. J. Eldridge, T. B. Koen, J. Val and I. Oliver. 2020. Livestock and kangaroo grazing have little effect on biomass and fuel hazard in semi-arid woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 467(Jul):118165. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118165. (link )

Zhu, Y., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, D. Shan, X. Yang, Y. Liu and D. J. Eldridge. 2020. Diversity-productivity relationships vary in response to increasing land-use intensity. Plant and Soil 450:511-520. DOI: 0.1007/s11104-020-04516-1. (link )

2019

Bastida, F., D. J. Eldridge, S. Abades, F. D. Alfaro, A. Gallardo, L. García-Velázquez, C. Garcia, S. C. Hart, C. A. Perez, F. Santos, P. Trivedi, M. A. Williams and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2019. Climatic vulnerabilities and ecological preferences of soil invertebrates across biomes. Molecular Ecology 29(4):752-761. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15299. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., R. D. Bardgett, P. M. Vitousek, F. Maestre, M. A. Williams, D. J. Eldridge, H. Lambers, S. Neuhauser, A. Gallardo, L. García-Velázquez, O. E. Sala, S. Abades, F. D. Alfaro, A. A. Berhe, M. A. Bowker, C. M. Currier, N. A. Cutler, S. C. Hart, P. E. Hayes, Z. Hseu, M. Kirchmair, V. M. Pena-Ramirez, C. A. Perez, S. C. Reed, F. Santos, C. Siebe, B. W. Sullivan, L. Weber-Grullon and N. Fierer. 2019. Changes in belowground biodiversity during ecosystem development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116(14):6891-6896. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818400116. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., G. Doulcier, D. J. Eldridge, D. B. Stouffer, F. Maestre, J. Wang, J. R. Powell, T. C. Jeffries and B. K. Singh. 2019. Increases in aridity lead to drastic shifts in the assembly of dryland complex microbial networks. Land Degtradation & Development 31(3):. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3453. (link )

Ding, J., S. K. Travers, M. Delgado-Baquerizo and D. J. Eldridge. 2019. Multiple trade‐offs regulate the effects of woody plant removal on biodiversity and ecosystem functions in global rangelands. Global Change Biology 26(2):709–720. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14839. (link )

2018

Bowker, M. A., S. C. Reed, F. Maestre and D. J. Eldridge. 2018. Biocrusts: The living skin of the earth. Plant and Soil 429(1-2):1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-018-3735-1. (link )

Chilton, A. M., B. A. Neilan and D. J. Eldridge. 2018. Biocrust morphology is linked to marked differences in microbial community composition. Plant and Soil 429(1-2):65-75. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3442-3. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, F. Maestre, S. B. Karunaratne, P. Trivedi, P. B. Reich and B. K. Singh. 2018. Response to comment on “Climate legacies drive global soil carbon stocks in terrestrial ecosystem”. Science Advances 4(3):eaat1296. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat1296. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, F. Maestre, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, P. B. Reich and B. K. Singh. 2018. Aridity decouples C:N:P stoichiometry across multiple trophic levels in terrestrial ecosystems. Ecosystems 21(3):459-468. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-017-0161-9. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, S. K. Travers, J. Val, I. Oliver and A. Bissett. 2018. Effects of climate legacies on above‐ and belowground community assembly. Global Change Biology 24(9):4330-4339. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14306. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., E. L. Fry, D. J. Eldridge, F. T. de Vries, P. Manning, K. Hamonts, J. Kattge, G. Boenisch, B. K. Singh and R. D. Bardgett. 2018. Plant attributes explain the distribution of soil microbial communities in two contrasting regions of the globe. New Phytologist 219(2):574-587. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15161. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., F. Maestre, D. J. Eldridge, M. A. Bowker, T. C. Jeffries and B. K. Singh. 2018. Biocrust‐forming mosses mitigate the impact of aridity on soil microbial communities in drylands: observational evidence from three continents. New Phytologist 220(3):824-835. DOI: 10.1111/nph.15120. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. Functional groups of soil fungi decline under grazing. Plant and Soil 426(1-2):51-60. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-018-3617-6. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. Grazing reduces the capacity of Landscape Function Analysis to predict regional-scale nutrient availability or decomposition, but not total nutrient pools. Ecological Indicators 90:494-501. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.034. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. The influence of climatic legacies on the distribution of dryland biocrust communities. Global Change Biology 25(1):327-336. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14506. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. K. Travers and I. Oliver. 2018. Livestock grazing and forest structure regulate the assembly of ecological clusters within plant networks in eastern Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 29(4):788-797. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12665. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. K. Travers, J. Val, I. Oliver, J. Dorrough and S. Soliveres. 2018. Livestock activity increases exotic plant richness, but wildlife increases native richness, with stronger effects under low productivity. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(2):766-776. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12995. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., F. Maestre, T. B. Koen and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. Australian dryland soils are acidic and nutrient‐depleted, and have unique microbial communities compared with other drylands. Journal of Biogeography 45(12):2803-2814. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13456. (link )

Koerner, S. E., M. D. Smith, D. E. Burkepile, N. Hanan, M. L. Avolio, S. L. Collins, A. K. Knapp, N. P. Lemoine, E. J. Forrestel, S. Eby, D. I. Thompson, G. A. Aguado-Santacruz, J. P. Anderson, T. M. Anderson, A. Angassa, S. Bagchi, E. S. Bakker, G. Bastin, L. E. Baur, E. A. Beever, P. J. Bohlen, E. H. Boughton, D. Canestro, A. Cesa, E. Chaneton, J. Cheng, C. M. D'Antonio, C. Deleglise, F. Dembélé, J. Dorrough, D. J. Eldridge, B. Fernandez-Going, S. Fernández-Lugo, L. H. Fraser, B. Freedman, G. García-Salgado, J. R. Goheen, L. Guo, S. Husheer, M. Karembé, J. M. Knops, T. Kraaij, A. Kulmatiski, M. Kytöviita, F. Lezama, G. Loucougaray, A. Loydi, D. G. Milchunas, S. J. Milton, J. W. Morgan, C. Moxham, K. C. Nehring, H. Olff, T. M. Palmer, S. Rebollo, C. Riginos, A. C. Risch, M. Rueda, M. Sankaran, T. Sasaki, K. A. Schoenecker, N. L. Schultz, M. Schütz, A. Schwabe, F. Siebert, C. Smit, K. A. Stahlheber, C. Storm, D. J. Strong, J. Su, Y. V. Tiruvaimozhi, C. Tyler, J. Val, M. L. Vandegehuchte, K. E. Veblen, L. T. Vermeire, D. Ward, J. Wu, T. P. Young, Q. Yu and T. J. Zelikova. 2018. Change in dominance determines herbivore effects on plant biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2(Dec):1925-1932. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0696-y. (link )

Mallen-Cooper, M., D. J. Eldridge and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2018. Livestock grazing and aridity reduce the functional diversity of biocrusts. Plant Soil 429:175-185. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3388-5. (link )

Nolan, R. H., J. Sinclair, D. J. Eldridge and D. Ramp. 2018. Biophysical risks to carbon sequestration and storage in Australian drylands. Journal of Environmental Management 208:102-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.12.002. (link )

Ochoa-Hueso, R., D. J. Eldridge, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. Soliveres, M. A. Bowker, N. A. Bowker, Y. Le Bagousse-Pinget, J. L. Quero, M. García‐Gómez, E. Valencia, T. Arredondo, L. Beinticinco, D. Bran, A. Cea, D. Coaguila, A. J. Dougill, C. I. Espinosa, J. Gaitán, R. T. Guuroh, E. Guzman, J. R. Gutierrez, R. M. Hernández, E. Huber-Sannwald, T. Jeffries, A. Linstädter, R. L. Mau, J. Monerris, A. Prina, E. Pucheta, I. Stavi, A. D. Thomas, E. Zaady, B. K. Singh and F. Maestre. 2018. Soil fungal abundance and plant functional traits drive fertile island formation in global drylands. Journal of Ecology 106(1):242-253. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12871. (link )

Travers, S. K., D. J. Eldridge, J. Dorrough, J. Val and I. Oliver. 2018. Introduced and native herbivores have different effects on plant composition in low productivity ecosystems. Applied Vegetation Science 21(1):45-54. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12334. (link )

Yan, Y., R. Yan, J. Chen, X. Xin, D. J. Eldridge, C. Shao, X. Wang, S. Lv, D. Jin, J. Chen, Z. Guo, B. Chen and L. Xu. 2018. Grazing modulates soil temperature and moisture in a Eurasian steppe. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 262:157-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.07.011. (link )

2017

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., A. Bissett, D. J. Eldridge, F. T. Maestre, J. He, J. Wang, K. Hamonts, Y. Liu, B. K. Singh and N. Fierer. 2017. Palaeoclimate explains a unique proportion of the global variation in soil bacterial communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(Sep):1339-1347. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0259-7. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, F. T. Maestre, S. B. Karunaratne, P. Trivedi, P. B. Reich and B. K. Singh. 2017. Climate legacies drive global soil carbon stocks in terrestrial ecosystems. Science Advances 3(4):e1602008. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602008. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., D. J. Eldridge, V. Ochoa, B. Gozalo, B. K. Singh and F. Maestre. 2017. Soil microbial communities drive the resistance of ecosystem multifunctionality to global change in drylands across the globe. Ecology Letters 20(10):1295-1405. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12826. (link )

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., P. Trivedi, C. Trivedi, D. J. Eldridge, P. B. Reich, T. C. Jeffries and B. K. Singh. 2017. Microbial richness and composition independently drive soil multifunctionality. Functional Ecology 31(12):2330-2343. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12924. (link )

Eldridge, D. J. and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2017. Continental-scale impacts of livestock grazing on ecosystem supporting and regulating services. Land Degradation & Development 28(4):1473-1481. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2668. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. K. Travers, J. Val and I. Oliver. 2017. Do grazing intensity and herbivore type affect soil health? Insights from a semi‐arid productivity gradient. Journal of Applied Ecology 54(3):976-985. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12834. (link )

Eldridge, D. J., M. Delgado-Baquerizo, S. K. Travers, J. Val, I. Oliver, K. Hamonts and B. K. Singh. 2017. Competition drives the response of soil microbial diversity to increased grazing by vertebrate herbivores. Ecology 98(7):1922-1931. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1879. (link )

Fallah, M., M. Farzam, V. Hosseini, G. Moravej and D. J. Eldridge. 2017. Termite effects on soils and plants are generally consistent along a gradient in livestock grazing. Arid Land Research and Management 31(2):159-168. DOI: 10.1080/15324982.2017.1288177. (link )

Prober, S. M., M. J. Colloff, N. Abel, S. Crimp, M. D. Doherty, M. Dunlop, D. J. Eldridge, R. Gorddad, S. Lavorel, D. J. Metcalfe, H. T. Murphy, P. Ryan and K. J. Williams. 2017. Informing climate adaptation pathways in multi-use woodland landscapes using the values-rules-knowledge framework. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 241(Apr):39-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.02.021. (link )

Vandandorj, S., D. J. Eldridge, S. K. Travers and M. Delgado-Baquerizo. 2017. Contrasting effects of aridity and grazing intensity on multiple functions and services in Australian woodlands. Land Degradation & Development 28(7):2098-2108. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2736. (link )

Vandandorj, S., D. J. Eldridge, S. K. Travers, J. Val and I. Oliver. 2017. Microsite and grazing intensity drive infiltration in a semiarid woodland. Ecohydrology 10(4):e1831. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1831. (link )

2015

Soliveres, S., D. J. Eldridge, J. D. Muller, F. Hemmings and H. L. Throop. 2015. On the interaction between tree canopy position and environmental effects on soil attributes and plant communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 26(6):1030-1042. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12312. (link )

2013

Daryanto, S., D. J. Eldridge and H. L. Throop. 2013. Managing semi-arid woodlands for carbon storage: Grazing and shrub effects on above- and belowground carbon. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 169(Apr):1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.02.001. (link )

2012

Smith, J. G., D. J. Eldridge and H. L. Throop. 2012. Landform and vegetation patch type moderate the effects of grazing-induced disturbance on carbon and nitrogen pools in a semi-arid woodland. Plant and Soil 360(1):405-419. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-012-1288-2. (link )

Book Chapters

2018

Eldridge, D. J. and G. Beecham. 2018. The impact of climate variability on land use and livelihoods in Australia’s rangelands. Pp. 293-315 In: Gaur, M. K. and V. R. Squires eds., Climate Variability Impacts on Land Use and Livelihoods in Drylands. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56681-8_14. ISBN: 978-3-319-56680-1. (link )

2017

Bowker, M. A., B. Budel, F. Maestre, A. J. Antoninka and D. J. Eldridge. 2017. 5. Bryophyte an lichen diversity on arid soils: Determinants and consequences. Pp. 73-96 In: Steven, B. ed., The Biology of Arid Soils. Degruyter. DOI: 10.1515/9783110419047-005. ISBN: 9783110419047. (link )