Brett P. Murphy

Brett on Melville Island

Brett is a Senior Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow at Charles Darwin University, and leads the Tropical Savanna Ecology Group. His research focusses on understanding how fire has shaped and maintains the biota of tropical savanna landscapes, and how contemporary fire regimes can best be managed for biodiversity conservation, especially in relation to declining small mammals and fire-sensitive vegetation communities.

 

 

Brett P. Murphy  |  ARC Future Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods
Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT 0909, Australia

Phone: +61 (0) 8 8946 6049
Mobile: +61 (0) 466 623 079
Email: brett.murphy@cdu.edu.au
Twitter: @brettpmurphy

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Current projects

ARC Future Fellowship: Understanding and mitigating the impacts of global environmental change on the biodiversity of tropical savannas

ARC Linkage Project: Arresting declines of arboreal mammals in the tropical savannas

  • Partners: WA Parks and Wildlife Service, Tiwi Land Council
  • Collaborators: Ian Radford (WA PWS), John Woinarski (CDU), Leigh-Ann Woolley (CDU)

ARC Linkage Project: Planning for sustainable development and biodiversity on Indigenous lands

  • Partners: Tiwi Land Council
  • Collaborators: Emily Nicholson (Deakin), Kate Hadden (TLC), Marg Ayre (UMelb), Jane Elith (UMelb), Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita (UMelb), Alan Andersen (CDU), Brett Bryan (Deakin), Tom Kompas (UMelb)

ARC Linkage Project: Grass, fire and kangaroos: Using fire management to sustain savanna macropods in the North Kimberley

  • Partners: Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation
  • Collaborators: David Bowman (UTAS), Tom Vigilante (WGAC)

ARC Discovery Project: Aboriginal patch burning and the quest for sustainable fire management

  • Collaborators: David Bowman (UTAS)

NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub Project: Mitigating cat impacts on the Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat

  • Partners: Tiwi Land Council, NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Collaborators: John Woinarski (CDU), Alan Andersen (CDU), Hugh Davies (CDU), Kate Hadden (TLC)

NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub Project: Collation, modelling and interpretation of large datasets concerning feral cat abundance and management, and threatened species responses

  • Collaborators: John Woinarski (CDU), Sarah Legge (UQ/ANU), Leigh-Ann Woolley (CDU), Hayley Geyle (CDU)

NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub Project: Optimising cat-baiting for threatened species recovery

  • Partners: WA Parks and Wildlife Service, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Collaborators: John Woinarski (CDU), Teigan Cremona (CDU), Russell Palmer (WA PWS)

NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub Project: Responses of the threatened Kangaroo Island Dunnart (and other threatened species) to cat eradication program, Kangaroo Island

  • Partners: SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • Collaborators: John Woinarski (CDU), Sarah Legge (UQ/ANU), Chris Dickman (USYD), Rosemary Hohnen (CDU)

Hermon Slade Foundation Project: How will savanna tree populations respond to fire management?

  • Collaborators: Lindsay Hutley (CDU), Jeremy Russell-Smith (CDU)

Management for the conservation of the Northern Quoll at Weipa

  • Partners: Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Collaborators: Teigan Cremona (CDU), Chris MacColl (RTAW)

 

 

Publications

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Books

Murphy BP, Edwards AC, Meyer CP, Russell-Smith J (eds) (2015) Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.


Journal articles

Geyle H, Guillera-Arroita G, Davies HF, Firth R, Murphy BP, Nimmo D, Ritchie EG, Nicholson E (in press) Towards meaningful monitoring: A case study of a threatened rodent. Austral Ecology Accepted 19/08/18.

Murphy BP, Prior LD, Cochrane MA, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS (in press) Biomass consumption by surface fires across Earth’s most fire-prone continent. Global Change Biology Accepted 24/09/18.

Davies HF, McCarthy MA, Firth R, Woinarski JCZ, Gillespie G, Andersen AN, Rioli W, Puruntatameri J, Roberts W, Kerinaiua C, Kerinauia V, Womatakimi KB, Murphy BP (2018) Declining populations in one of the last refuges for threatened mammal species in northern Australia. Austral Ecology 43, 602-612.

Davies HF, McCarthy MA, Rioloi W, Puruntatameri J, Roberts W, Kerinaiua C, Kerinauia V, Womatakimi KB, Andersen AN, Murphy BP (2018) An experimental test of whether pyrodiversity promotes mammal diversity in a northern Australian savanna. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 2124-2134.

Freeman ME, Murphy BP, Richards AE, Vesk PA, Cook GD (2018) Facultative and obligate trees in a mesic savanna: Fire effects on savanna structure imply contrasting strategies of eco-taxonomic groups. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, article 644. (Open access)

Geyle H, Woinarski JCZ, Baker B, Dickman CR, Dutson G, Fisher D, Ford H, Holdsworth M, Jones M, Kutt A, Legge SM, Leiper I, Lyon R, Murphy BP, Menkhorst P, Reside A, Ritchie EG, Roberts F, Tingley R, Garnett ST (2018) Quantifying extinction risk and forecasting the number of impending Australian bird and mammal extinctions. Pacific Conservation Biology 24, 157-167. (Open access)

Prior LD, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2018) Conceptualising flammability: an experimental test of three frameworks. Fire 1, 14. (Open access)

Woinarski JCZ, Murphy BP, Legge SM, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Edwards G, Palmer R, Nankivill A (2018) How many reptiles are killed by cats in Australia? Wildlife Research 45, 247-266.

Woolley LA, Murphy BP, Radford IJ, Westaway J, Woinarski JCZ (2018) Cyclones, fire, and termites: the drivers of tree hollow abundance in northern Australia’s mesic tropical savanna. Forest Ecology and Management 419-420, 146-159.

Davies HF, McCarthy MA, Firth R, Woinarski JCZ, Gillespie G, Andersen AN, Geyle H, Nicholson E, Murphy BP (2017) Top-down control of species distributions: feral cats driving the regional extinction of a threatened rodent in northern Australia. Diversity and Distributions 23, 272-283.

Freeman ME, Vesk PA, Murphy BP, Cook GD, Richards AE, Williams RJ (2017) Defining the fire trap: extension of the persistence equilibrium model in mesic savannas. Austral Ecology 42, 890-899.

Legge S, Murphy BP, McGregor H, Woinarski JCZ, Augusteyn J, Ballard G, Baseler M, Buckmaster T, Dickman C, Doherty T, Edwards G, Eyre T, Ferguson D, Forsyth DM, Geary WL, Gentle M, Gillespie G, Greenwood L, Hohnen R, Hume S, Johnson CN, Maxwell M, McDonald P, Morris K, Moseby K, Newsome T, Nimmo D, Paltridge R, Ramsey R, Read J, Rendall A, Rich M, Ritchie EG, Rowland J,  Short J, Stokeld D, Sutherland DR, Wayne AF, Woodford L, Zewe F (2017) Enumerating a continental-scale threat: how many feral cats are in Australia? Biological Conservation 206, 293-303.

Prior LD, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Cochrane MA, Jolly WM, Bowman DMJS (2017) Does inherent flammability of grass and litter fuels contribute to continental patterns of landscape fire activity? Journal of Biogeography 44, 1225-1238.

Stevens N, Lehmann CER, Murphy BP, Durigan G (2017) Savanna woody encroachment is widespread across three continents. Global Change Biology 23, 235-244.

Woinarski JCZ, Murphy BP, Legge SM, Garnett ST, Lawes MJ, Comer S, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Edwards G, Nankivell A, Paton D, Palmer R, Woolley LA (2017) How many birds are killed by cats in Australia? Biological Conservation 214, 76-87.

Woinarski JCZ, Woolley LA, Garnett ST, Legge SM, Murphy BP, Lawes MJ, Comer S, Dickman CR, Doherty TS, Edwards G, Nankivell A, Palmer R, Paton D (2017) Compilation and traits of Australian bird species killed by feral cats. Biological Conservation 216, 1-9.

Boer MM, Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Cary GJ, Cochrane MA, Fensham RJ, Krawchuk MA, Price OF, Resco De Dios V, Williams RJ, Bradstock RA (2016) Future changes in climatic water balance determine potential for transformational shifts in Australian fire regimes. Environmental Research Letters 11, 065002. (Open access)

Bowman DMJS, Perry GLW, Higgins SI, Johnson CN, Fuhlendorf SD, Murphy BP (2016) Pyrodiversity is the coupling of biodiversity and fire regimes in food-webs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371, 20150169. (Open access)

Bowman DMJS, Williamson GJ, Prior LD, Murphy BP (2016) The relative importance of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the decline of obligate seeder forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25, 1166-1172. (Open access)

Fraser IP, Williams RJ, Murphy BP, Camac JS, Vesk PA (2016) Fuels and landscape flammability in an Australian alpine environment. Austral Ecology 41, 657-670.

Murphy BP, Andersen AN, Parr CL (2016) The underestimated biodiversity of tropical grassy biomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371, 20150319.

Murphy BP, Lawes MJ, Bowman DMJS (2016) Pattern, prediction and parsimony in continental-scale synthesis of pyromes: a reply to Gosper et al. Journal of Biogeography 43, 636-638. (Open access)

Trauernicht C, Murphy BP, Prior LD, Lawes MJ, Bowman DMJS (2016) Human imposed, fine-grained patch burning explains the population stability of a fire-sensitive conifer in a frequently burnt northern Australia savanna. Ecosystems 19, 898-909.

Wagner FH, Hérault B,  Bonal D,  Stahl C,  Anderson LO,  Baker TR,  Becker SG,  Beeckman H,  Souza DB,  Botosso PC,  Bowman DMJS,  Bräuning A,  Brede B,  Brown FI,  Camarero JJ,  Camargo PB,  Carvalho FA,  Castro W,  Chagas RK,  Chave J,  Chidumayo EN,  Clark DB,  Clark DA,  Costa FRC,  Couralet C,  da Silva Mauricio PH,  Dalitz H,  de Castro VR,  de Oliveira EC,  de Souza Arruda L,  Devineau J-L,  dos Santos Saraiva R,  Drew DM,  Dünisch O,  Durigan G,  Elifuraha E,  Fedele M,  Felli JM,  Ferreira-Fedele L,  Filho AF,  Finger CAG,  Franco AC,  Freitas Júnior JL,  Gliniars R,  de Alencastro Graça PML,  Griffiths AD,  Grogan J,  Guan K,  Homeier J,  Kanieski MR,  Kho LK,  Koenig J,  Kohler SV,  Krepkowski J,  Lemos-Filho JP,  Lieberman D,  Lieberman ME,  Lisi CS,  Ayala JLL,  Maeda EE,  Malhi Y,  Maria VRB,  Chamba HM,  Mbwambo L,  Melgaço KLL,  Mendivelso HAC,  Murphy BP,  O’Brien JJ,  Oberbauer SF,  Ohashi S,  Okada N,  Pélissier R,  Prior LD,  Ross M,  Rossatto DR,  Rossi V,  Rowland L,  Rutishauser E,  Santana H,  Schulze M,  Selhorst D,  Silveira M,  Spannl S,  Swaine MD,  Toledo JJ,  Toledo MM,  Toledo M,  Toma T,  Filho MT,  Hernández JIV,  Verbesselt J,  Vieira SA,  Vincent G,  Volkmer de Castilho C,  Volland F,  Worbes M,  Zanon MLB,  Aragão LEOC (2016) Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests. Biogeosciences 13, 2537-2562. (Open access)

Williamson GJ, Prior LD, Jolly M, Cochrane MA, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2016) Measurement of inter- and intra-annual variability of landscape fire activity at a continental scale: the Australian case. Environmental Research Letters 11, article 035003. (Open access)

Clarke PJ, Lawes MJ, Murphy BP, Russell-Smith J, Nano CEM, Bradstock R, Enright NJ, Fontaine JB, Gosper CR, Radford I, Midgley JJ (2015) A synthesis of postfire recovery traits of woody plants in Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 534, 31-42. (Open access)

Lawes MJ, Murphy BP, Fisher A, Woinarski JCZ, Edwards AC, Russell-Smith J (2015) Small mammals decline with increasing fire extent in northern Australia: evidence from long-term monitoring in Kakadu National Park. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24, 712-722.

Murphy BP, Cochrane MA, Russell-Smith J (2015) Prescribed burning protects endangered tropical heathlands of the Arnhem Plateau, northern Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology 52, 980-991.

Murphy BP, Liedloff AC, Cook GD (2015) Does fire limit tree biomass in Australian savannas? International Journal of Wildland Fire 24, 1-13.

Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP, Lawes MJ (2015) Both fire size and frequency matter—A response to Griffiths et al. Biological Conservation 192, 477. (Open access)

Russell-Smith J, Yates CP, Edwards AC, Whitehead PJ, Murphy BP, Lawes MJ (2015) Deriving multiple benefits from carbon market-based savanna fire management: an Australian example. PLOS ONE 10, e0143426. (Open access)

Trauernicht C, Brook BW, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS (2015) Local and global pyrogeographic evidence that indigenous fire management creates pyrodiversity. Ecology and Evolution 9, 1908-1918. (Open access)

Ziembicki MR, Woinarski JCZ, Webb JK, Vanderduys E, Tuft K, Smith JG, Ritchie EG, Reardon TB, Radford IJ, Preece N, Perry J, Murphy BP, McGregor H, Legge S, Leahy L, Lawes MJ, Kanowski J, Johnson CN, James A, Griffiths AD, Gillespie G, Frank A, Fisher A, Burbidge AA (2015) Stemming the tide: progress towards resolving the causes of decline and implementing management responses for the disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia. Therya 6, 169-225. (Open access)

Bowman DMJS, MacDermott HJ, Nichols SC, Murphy BP (2014) A grass–fire cycle eliminates an obligate-seeding tree in a tropical savanna. Ecology and Evolution 4, 4185-4194. (Open access)

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Neyland DLJ, Williamson GJ, Prior LD (2014) Abrupt fire regime change may cause landscape-wide loss of mature obligate seeder forests. Global Change Biology 20, 1008-1015.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Cochrane MA (2014) Pyrogeographic models, feedbacks and the future of global fire regimes. Global Ecology and Biogeography  23, 821-824. (Open access)

Butler DW, Fensham RJ, Murphy BP, Haberle SG, Bury SJ, Bowman DMJS (2014) Aborigine-managed forest, savanna and grassland: biome switching in montane eastern Australia. Journal of Biogeography 41, 1492-1505.

Murphy BP, Davies HF (2014) There is a critical weight range for Australia’s declining tropical mammals. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23, 1058-1061. (Open access)

Murphy BP, Lehmann CER, Russell-Smith J, Lawes MJ (2014) Fire regimes and woody biomass dynamics in Australian savannas. Journal of Biogeography 41, 133-144.

Williamson GJ, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2014) Cattle grazing does not reduce fire severity in eucalypt forests and woodlands of the Australian Alps. Austral Ecology 39, 462-468.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Boer MM, Bradstock RA, Cary GJ, Cochrane MA, Fensham RJ, Krawchuk MA, Price OF, Williams RJ (2013) Forest fire management, climate change and the risk of catastrophic carbon losses. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11, 66-68.

Bradshaw CJA, Bowman DMJS, Bond NR, Murphy BP, Moore AD, Fordham DA, Thackway R, Lawes MJ, McCallum H, Gregory SD, Dalal RC, Boer MM, Lynch J, Bradstock RA, Brook BW, Henry BK, Hunt LP, Fisher DO, Hunter D, Johnson CN, Keith DA, Lefroy EC, Penman TD, Meyer W, Thomson JR, Thornton CM, VanDerWal J, Williams RJ, Keniger L, Specht A (2013) Brave new green world – consequences of a carbon economy for the conservation of Australian biodiversity. Biological Conservation 161, 71-90.

Brodribb T, Bowman DMJS, Grierson P, Murphy BP, Nichols S, Prior LD (2013) Conservative water management in the widespread conifer genus Callitris. AoB PLANTS 5, plt052. (Open access)

Murphy BP, Bradstock RA, Boer MM, Carter J, Cary GJ, Cochrane MA, Fensham RJ, Russell-Smith J, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS (2013) Fire regimes of Australia: a pyrogeographic model system. Journal of Biogeography 40, 1048-1058.

Trauernicht C, Murphy BP, Tangalin N, Bowman DMJS (2013) Cultural legacies, fire ecology and environmental change in the Stone Country of Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park, Australia. Ecology and Evolution 3, 286-297.Trauernicht C, Murphy BP, Portner T, Bowman DMJS (2012) Tree cover–fire interactions promote the persistence of a fire-sensitive conifer in a highly flammable savanna. Journal of Ecology 100, 958-968.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2012) What controls the distribution of tropical forest and savanna? Ecology Letters 15, 748-758. (Open access)

Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS (2012) Did central Australian megafaunal extinction coincide with abrupt ecosystem collapse or gradual climate change? Global Ecology and Biogeography 21, 142-151.

Tng DYP, Murphy BP, Weber E, Sanders G, Williamson GJ, Kemp J, Bowman DMJS (2012) Humid tropical rain forest has expanded into eucalypt forest and savanna over the last 50 years. Ecology and Evolution 2, 34-45. (Open access)

Trauernicht C, Murphy BP, Portner T, Bowman DMJS (2012) Tree cover–fire interactions promote the persistence of a fire-sensitive conifer in a highly flammable savanna. Journal of Ecology 100, 958-968.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP (2011) Australia: a model system for the development of pyrogeography. Fire Ecology 7, 5-12.

Lawes MJ, Adie HR, Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP, Midgley JJ (2011) How do small savanna trees avoid stem mortality by fire? The roles of stem diameter, height and bark thickness. Ecosphere 2, art42.

Lawes MJ, Murphy BP, Midgley JJ, Russell-Smith J (2011) Are the eucalypt and non-eucalypt components of Australian tropical savannas independent? Oecologia 166, 229-239.

Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS (2011) Fire regimes: moving from a fuzzy concept to geographic entity. New Phytologist 192, 316-318.

Prior LD, McCaw WL, Grierson PF, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2011) Population structures of the widespread Australian conifer Callitris columellaris are a bio-indicator of continental environmental change. Forest Ecology and Management 262, 252-262.

Wood SW, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2011) Firescape ecology: how topography determines the contrasting distribution of fire and rain forest in the south-west of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Journal of Biogeography 38, 1807-1820.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Banfai DS (2010) Has global environmental change caused monsoon rainforests to expand in the Australian monsoon tropics? Landscape Ecology 25, 1247‑1260.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, McMahon CR (2010) Using carbon isotope analysis of the diet of two introduced Australian megaherbivores to understand Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions. Journal of Biogeography 37, 499-505.

Murphy BP, Paron P, Prior LD, Boggs GS, Franklin DC, Bowman DMJS (2010) Using generalized autoregressive error models to understand fire−vegetation−soil feedbacks in a mulga−spinifex landscape mosaic. Journal of Biogeography 37, 2169-2182.

Murphy BP , Russell-Smith J (2010) Fire severity in a northern Australian savanna landscape: the importance of time since previous fire. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19, 46-51.

Murphy BP, Russell-Smith J, Prior LD (2010) Frequent fires reduce tree growth in northern Australian savannas: implications for tree demography and carbon sequestration. Global Change Biology 16, 331-343.

Russell-Smith J, Price OF, Murphy BP (2010) Managing the matrix: decadal responses of eucalypt-dominated mesic savanna to ambient fire regimes in three north Australian conservation reserves. Ecological Applications 20, 1615-1632.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2009) The carbon and nitrogen isotope composition of Australian grasses in relation to climate. Functional Ecology 23, 1040-1049.

Prior LD, Murphy BP, Russell-Smith J (2009) Environmental and demographic correlates of tree recruitment and mortality in north Australian savannas. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 66‑74.

Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP, Meyer CP, Cook GD, Maier S, Edwards AC, Schatz J, Brocklehurst P (2009) Improving estimates of savanna burning emissions for greenhouse accounting in northern Australia: limitations, challenges, applications. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18, 1-18.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2007) The interdependence of fire, grass, kangaroos and Australian Aborigines: a case study from central Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Journal of Biogeography 34, 237-250.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2007) Seasonal water availability predicts the relative abundance of C3 and C4 grasses in Australia. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16, 160-169.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS, Gagan MK (2007) The interactive effect of temperature and humidity on the oxygen isotope composition of kangaroos. Functional Ecology 21, 757-766.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS, Gagan MK (2007) Sources of carbon isotope variation in kangaroo bone collagen and tooth enamel. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 3847-3858.

Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2006) Kangaroo metabolism does not cause the relationship between bone collagen d15N and water availability. Functional Ecology 20, 1062-1069.


Book chapters

Miller BP, Murphy BP (2017) Fire and Australian vegetation. Australian Vegetation (ed. Keith DA), pp. 113-134. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Cook GD, Liedloff AC, Murphy BP (2015) Predicting the effects of fire management on carbon stock dynamics using statistical and process-based modelling. Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management (eds Murphy BP, Edwards AC, Meyer CP, Russell-Smith J). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Cook GD, Liedloff AC, Murphy BP (2015) Towards a methodology for increase in carbon sequestration through implementation of less severe fire regimes in savannas. Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management (eds Murphy BP, Edwards AC, Meyer CP, Russell-Smith J). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Murphy BP, Liedloff AC, Cook GD (2015) Fire or water – which limits tree biomass in Australian savannas? Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management (eds Murphy BP, Edwards AC, Meyer CP, Russell-Smith J). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Russell-Smith J, Bristow M, Brocklehurst P, Cook GD, Cuff N, Edwards AC, Fisher R, Hutley LB, Jacklyn P, James G, Legge S, Liedloff AC, Lynch D, Maier S, Meyer CP, Monagle C, Murphy BP, Whitehead PJ, Yates CP (2015) Where to from here? Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management (eds Murphy BP, Edwards AC, Meyer CP, Russell-Smith J). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Yates CP, Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP, Desailly M, Evans J, Legge S, Lynch D, Edwards AC (2015) Fuel accumulation, consumption and fire patchiness in the lower rainfall savanna region. Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management (eds Murphy BP, Edwards AC, Meyer CP, Russell-Smith J). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Russell-Smith J, Edwards AC, Woinarski JCZ, Fisher A, Murphy BP, Lawes MJ, Crase B, Thurgate N (2014) North Australian tropical savannas: the Three Parks Savanna Fire-Effects Plot Network. Biodiversity and Environmental Change:  Monitoring, Challenges and Direction (eds Lindenmayer D, Burns E, Thurgate N, Lowe A), pp. 335-378. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Murphy BP (2013) Arnhem Land tropical savanna. Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia (ed RW Howarth), pp. 303-305. Salem Press, Ispwich, Massachusetts.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP, Burrows GE & Crisp MD (2012) Fire regimes and the evolution of the Australian biota. Flammable Australia: Fire Regimes and Biodiversity in a Changing World (eds RA Bradstock, AM Gill & RJ Williams), pp. 27-48. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Bowman DMJS, Murphy BP (2010) Fire and biodiversity. Conservation Biology For All (eds NS Sodhi, PR Ehrlich), pp. 163-180. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Murphy BP, Russell-Smith J, Watt FA, Cook GD (2009) Fire management and woody biomass carbon stocks in mesic savannas. Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (eds J Russell-Smith, PJ Whitehead, P Cooke), pp. 361-378. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Russell-Smith J, Edwards AC, Woinarski JCZ, McCartney J, Kerin S, Winderlich S, Murphy BP, Watt FA (2009) An assessment of the first ten years of the three parks (Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk) fire regime and biodiversity monitoring program. Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (eds J Russell-Smith, PJ Whitehead, P Cooke), pp. 257-285. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Russell-Smith J, Murphy BP, Meyer CP, Cook GD, Maier S, Edwards AC, Schatz J, Brocklehurst P (2009) Improving estimates of savanna burning emissions for greenhouse accounting in northern Australia: limitations, challenges, applications. Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (eds J Russell-Smith, PJ Whitehead, P Cooke), pp. 329-360. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Vigilante T, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2009) Aboriginal fire use in Australian tropical savanna: ecological effects and management lessons. Tropical Fire Ecology: Climate Change, Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics (ed M Cochrane), pp. 143-167. Springer-Praxis, Heidelberg, Germany.


Other

Kelly LT, Haslem A, Murphy BP (2018) Managing fire for plant and animal conservation. Austral Ecology doi:10.1111/aec.12604. (Open access)

Woinarski JCZ, Murphy BP, Dickman CR, Legge SM, Doherty TS (2018) A hidden toll: Australia’s cats kill almost 650 million reptiles a year. The Conversation, 26 June 2018, http://theconversation.com/a-hidden-toll-australias-cats-kill-almost-650-million-reptiles-a-year-98854.

Woinarski JCZ, Murphy BP, Legge SM (2017) Australia felix. Australian Birdlife, December 2017, 34-37.

Woinarski JCZ, Murphy BP, Woolley LA, Legge SM, Garnett ST, Doherty TS (2017) For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day. The Conversation, 4 October 2017, http://theconversation.com/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-cats-kill-more-than-a-million-australian-birds-every-day-85084.

Ritchie EG, Murphy BP (2016) EcoCheck: Australia’s vast, majestic northern savannas need more care. The Conversation, 26 August 2016, http://theconversation.com/ecocheck-australias-vast-majestic-northern-savannas-need-more-care-59897.

Murphy BP, Woinarski JCZ (2015) Northern Australia’s vanishing mammals. Ecological Society of Australia Hot Topics, http://www.ecolsoc.org.au/hot-topics/northern-australia%E2%80%99s-vanishing-mammals.

Murphy BP (2013) An Evaluation of Fire Management in the Stone Country of Kakadu National Park. Unpublished report for Parks Australia. School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Murphy BP (2013) Savanna burning: carbon pays for conservation in northern Australia. The Conversation, 22 February 2013, http://theconversation.edu.au/savanna-burning-carbon-pays-for-conservation-in-northern-australia-12185.

Williamson GJ, Murphy BP, Bowman DMJS (2013) New research shows alpine grazing does not reduce blazing. The Conversation, 26 November 2013, http://theconversation.com/new-research-shows-alpine-grazing-does-not-reduce-blazing-20705.

Murphy BP, Trauernicht C, Bowman DMJS (2012) Scientists and national park managers are failing northern Australia’s vanishing mammals. The Conversation, 20 December 2012, http://theconversation.edu.au/scientists-and-national-park-managers-are-failing-northern-australias-vanishing-mammals-10089.

Tng DYP, Sanders G, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Kemp J, Bowman DMJS (2010) Rainforest Expansion in Far North Queensland: A Preliminary Analysis of the Windsor and Carbine Tablelands. Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) Transition Project Final Report. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns.

Murphy BP (2007) Grass, Fire and Kangaroos: Can Stable Isotopes Reveal Australia’s Past and Future Ecology? PhD thesis, School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.

Murphy BP (1998) Harvesting the Jarrah Forest Soil Seed Bank for the Rehabilitation of Bauxite Mine Pits. BSc (Honours) thesis, Department of Botany, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.