Doctor Rachael Nolan

I'm fascinated by the role of disturbances in ecosystems, in particular the effects of fire on the landscape. I have two main areas of research. The first is focused on understanding how ecosystems respond to disturbance, and what this means for ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, habitat values and water resources. The second research area I focus on is developing models of forest flammability due to dynamics in fuel loads and fuel moisture content.

I enjoy being out in the bush, so much of my research involves fieldwork. I also do some remote sensing and modelling.

I was awarded a Senior Research Support Program Fellowship in 2021 to continue my bushfire research.

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Areas of research/teaching expertise

Bushfires (opens in a new window), Fire ecology, plant ecology, plant ecophysiology, ecohydrology

Awards and Recognition

  • Association for Fire Ecology Early Career Award, 2023.
  • Excellence in Research Impact, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Enterprise and International) Research Award, with HIE Bushfire Research Group, Western Sydney University, 2023.
  • Awarded the prestigious 2021 Eureka Prize for Applied Environmental Research with colleagues, 2021
  • Awarded a University Research Support Program Fellowships in Bushfire Research: Environmental and Social Impacts, 2021
  • Awarded a Forests Young Investigator Award, 2020

Grants / Current Projects

Understanding the confluence of Eucalyptus dieback and koala habitat in NSW - Stage 1 
Co-Researchers: Brendan Choat, Ben Moore, Rachael Gallagher, Belinda Medlyn, Matthias Boer
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Period: 2023-2024

Understanding the confluence of Eucalyptus dieback and koala habitat in NSW - literature review 
Co-Researchers: Brendan Choat, Ben Moore, Rachael Gallagher, Belinda Medlyn, Matthias Boer
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Period: 2023-2024

Does fire regime and post rainfall impact fuel recovery following the Black Summer fires?

Co-Researchers: Chris Gordon and Matthias Boer
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Rural Fire Service 
Period: 2023

Assessment of the impact of damage to retained trees

Co-Researcher: Brendan Choat
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Government Natural Resources Commission
Period: 2023

Instantaneous detection of high-risk lightning with pinpoint accuracy
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer, Marta Yebra, Colleen Bryant, Geoff Cary
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) Grand Challenge
Period: 2022-2023

Quantifying the recovery trajectory and aboveground productivity in rainforest species after fire on rich versus poor soils 
Co-Researchers: Kristine Crous, Brendan Choat, David Ellsworth and Robert Kooyman (MQ)
Partner/Funding Body: Herman Slade
Period: 2022

NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) grand challenge
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer, Marta Yebra, Colleen Bryant and Geoff Cary
Partner/funding body: NSW RFS, ACT RFS, Fire Neural Network, ACT Parks and Conservation Service
Period: 2022-2023

NSW Bushfire and Natural Hazards Research Centre
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer, Belinda Medlyn, Rachael Gallagher, and Ben Smith 
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Period: 2022-2026

Physics-aware machine learning for data-driven fire risk prediction
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer and Ross Bradstock
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Period: 2022-2024

Predicting vegetation dynamics in Australia's arid zone
Co-Researchers: Belinda Medlyn and Brendan Choat
Partner/Funding Body: Bush Heritage Australia and Arid Recovery
Period: 2022-2024

DPIE Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan - Research Strategy and Implementation
Co-Researchers: Paul Rymer, Uffe Nielsen, Matthias Boer, Rachael Nolan, Elise Pendall, Jeff Powell, Yolima Carrillo, Catriona Macdonald, Ben Moore, Markus Riegler, Neil Perry and Juan Salazar
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Period: 2021-2025

The influence of climate change on bushfire fuels in Victoria
Co-Researchers: Mingkai Jiang, Ben Smith, Matthias Boer, Belinda Medlyn and Assaf Inbar
Partner/Funding Body: Country Fire Authority
Period: 2021-2023

Determining the physiological underpinnings of eucalypt dieback in NSW
Co-Researchers: Brendan Choat, Belinda Medlyn, Sebastian Pfautsch, Matthias Boer, David Tissue, Paul Rymer and Mark Tjoelker
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Environmental Trust
Period: 2021-2024

Impacts of drought stress on bushfire risk
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer, Belinda Medlyn, Brendan Choat and Anne Griebel
Partner/Funding Body: RedEye Consulting and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Period: 2021-2022

The regreening of the Blue Mountains: Using citizen science to study post-fire recovery in the Blue Mountains
Co-Researchers: Belinda Medlyn, Brendan Choat, Paul Rymer, Matthias Boer, Sally Power, Amy-Marie Gilpin, Uffe Nielsen, Ben Moore and Kate Umbers
Partner/Funding Body: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Period: 2021-2022

Forecasting live fuel moisture content, the on/off switch for forest fire
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer, Belinda Medlyn and Brendan Choat
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council Linkage
Period: 2020-20213

Quantifying forest mortality after record-breaking drought and unprecedented wildfire in Eastern Australia
Co-Researchers: Matthias Boer, Brendan Choat, Belinda Medlyn and Anne Griebel
Partner/Funding Body: Hermon Slade Foundation
Period: 2020-2022

Review of CSIRO report on climate change risk to sequestration projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund
Partner/Funding Body: Climate Change Authority
Period: 2020

When does fire kill trees? Developing a predictive model of post-fire tree mortality
Partner/Funding Body: WSU Early Career Researcher Fellowship
Period: 2018

Selected publications

Cunningham CX, Williamson GJ, Nolan RH, Teckentrup L, Boer MM, Bowman DMJS, (2024) 'Pyrogeography in flux: Reorganization of Australian fire regimes in a hotter world', Global Change Biology, vol.30, no.1, Article no.e17130

Collins L, Day-Smith ML, Gordon CE, Nolan RH, (2023) 'Exposure to canopy fire reduces the biomass and stability of carbon stored in fire tolerant eucalypt forests', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.528, Article no.120625

Collins L, Trouvé R, Baker PJ, Cirulus B, Nitschke CR, Nolan RH, Smith L, Penman TD, (2023) 'Fuel reduction burning reduces wildfire severity during extreme fire events in south-eastern Australia', Journal of Environmental Management, vol.343, Article no.118171

Dickman LT, Jonko AK, Linn RR, Altintas I, Atchley AL, Bar A, Collins AD, Dupuy JL, Gallagher MR, Hiers JK, Hoffman CM, Hood SM, Hurteau MD, Jolly WM, Josephson A, Loudermilk EL, Ma W, Michaletz ST, Nolan RH, O'Brien JJ, Parsons RA, Partelli-Feltrin R, Pimont F, de Dios VR, Restaino J, Robbins ZJ, Sartor KA, Schultz-Fellenz E, Serbin SP, Sevanto S, Shuman JK, Sieg CH, Skowronski NS, Weise DR, Wright M, Xu CG, Yebra M, Younes N, (2023) 'Integrating plant physiology into simulation of fire behavior and effects', New Phytologist, vol.238, no.3, pp 952-970

Griebel A, Boer MM, Blackman C, Choat B, Ellsworth DS, Madden P, Medlyn B, Resco de Dios V, Wujeska-Klause A, Yebra M, Younes Cardenas N, Nolan RH, (2023) 'Specific leaf area and vapour pressure deficit control live fuel moisture content', Functional Ecology, vol.37, no.3, pp 719 - 731

Hislop S, Stone C, Gibson RK, Roff A, Choat B, Nolan RH, Nguyen TH, Carnegie AJ, (2023) 'Using dense Sentinel-2 time series to explore combined fire and drought impacts in eucalypt forests', Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, vol.6, Article no.1018936

Khanal S, Nolan RH, Medlyn BE, Boer MM, (2023) 'Mapping soil organic carbon stocks in Nepal's forests', Scientific reports, vol.13, no.1, p 8090

Westerband AC, Wright IJ, Maire V, Paillassa J, Prentice IC, Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Cernusak LA, Dong N, Gleason SM, Guilherme Pereira C, Lambers H, Leishman MR, Malhi Y, Nolan RH, (2023) 'Coordination of photosynthetic traits across soil and climate gradients', Global Change Biology, vol.29, no.3, pp 856 - 873

Balaguer-Romano R, Diaz-Sierra R, De Caceres M, Cunill-Camprubi A, Nolan RH, Boer MM, Voltas J, de Dios VR, (2022) 'A semi-mechanistic model for predicting daily variations in species-level live fuel moisture content', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.323, Article no.109022

Clarke H, Nolan RH, De Dios VR, Bradstock R, Griebel A, Khanal S, Boer MM, (2022) 'Forest fire threatens global carbon sinks and population centres under rising atmospheric water demand', Nature Communications, vol.13, no.1, Article no.7161

Collins L, Clarke H, Clarke MF, Gausden SMC, Nolan RH, Penman T, Bradstock R, (2022) 'Warmer and drier conditions have increased the potential for large and severe fire seasons across south-eastern Australia', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol.31, no.10, pp 1933-1948

Gallagher RV, Allen SP, Mackenzie BDE, Keith DA, Nolan RH, Rumpff L, Gosper CR, Pegg G, van Leeuwen S, Ooi MKJ, Yates CJ, Merow C, Williams RJ, Nikolopoulos EI, Beaumont LJ, Auld TD, (2022) 'An integrated approach to assessing abiotic and biotic threats to post-fire plant species recovery: Lessons from the 2019-2020 Australian fire season', vol.31, no.10, pp 2056-2069

Gibson RK, White LA, Hislop S, Nolan RH, Dorrough J, (2022) 'The post-fire stability index; a new approach to monitoring post-fire recovery by satellite imagery', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol.280, Article no.113151

Griebel A, Peters JMR, Metzen D, Maier C, Barton CVM, Speckman HN, Boer MM, Nolan RH, Choat B,  Pendall E, (2022) 'Tapping into the physiological responses to mistletoe infection during heat and drought stress', Tree Physiology, vol.42, no.3, pp 523–536

Griebel A, Metzen D, Pendall E, Nolan RH, Clarke H, Renchon AA, Boer MM, (2022) 'Recovery from Severe Mistletoe Infection After Heat- and Drought-Induced Mistletoe Death', Ecosystems, vol.25, pp 1-16

Le Breton TD, Lyons MB, Nolan RH, Penman T, Williamson GJ, Ooi MKJ, (2022) 'Megafire-induced interval squeeze threatens vegetation at landscape scales', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol.20, no.5, pp 327-334

Linley GD, Jolly CJ, Doherty TS, Geary WL, Armenteras D, Belcher CM, Bird RB, Duane A, Fletcher MS, Giorgis MA, Haslem A, Jones GM, Kelly LT, Lee CKF, Nolan RH, Parr CL, Pausas JG, Price JN, Regos A, Ritchie EG, Ruffault J, Williamson GJ, Wu QH, Nimmo DG, (2022) 'What do you mean, 'megafire'?', Global ecology and Biogeography, vol.31, no.10, pp 1906-1922

Nolan RH, Anderson LO, Poulter B, Varner JM, (2022) 'Increasing threat of wildfires: the year 2020 in perspective: A Global Ecology and Biogeography special issue', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol.31, no.10, pp 1898 - 1905

Nolan RH, Collins L, Gibson RK, Samson SA, Rolls KT, Milner K, Medlyn BE, Price OF, Griebel A, Choat B, Jiang MK, Boer MM, (2022) 'The carbon cost of the 2019-20 Australian fires varies with fire severity and forest type', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol.31, no.10, pp 2131-2146

Nolan RH, Foster B, Griebel A, Choat B, Medlyn BE, Yebra M, Younes N, Boer MM, (2022) 'Drought-related leaf functional traits control spatial and temporal dynamics of live fuel moisture content', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.319, Article no.108941

Nolan RH, Price OF, Samson SA, Jenkins ME, Rahmani S, Boer MM, (2022) 'Framework for assessing live fine fuel loads and biomass consumption during fire', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.50415, Article no.119830

Price OH, Nolan RH, Samson SA, (2022) 'Fuel consumption rates in resprouting eucalypt forest during hazard reduction burns, cultural burns and wildfires', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.5051, Article no.119894

Wang B, Spessa AC, Feng P, Hou X, Yue C, Luo J-J, Ciais P, Waters C, Cowie A, Nolan RH, Nikonovas T, Jin HD, Walshaw H, Wei JH, Guo XW, Liu DL, Yu Q, (2022) 'Extreme fire weather is the major driver of severe bushfires in southeast Australia', Science Bulletin, vol.67, no.6, pp 655-664

Collins L, Bradstock RA, Clarke H, Clarke MF, Nolan RH, Penman TD, (2021) 'The 2019/2020 mega-fires exposed Australian ecosystems to an unprecedented extent of high-severity fire', Environmental Research Letters, no.16, Article no.044029

Nolan RH, Bowman DMJS, Clarke H, Haynes K, Ooi MKJ, Price OF, Williamson GJ, Whittaker J, Bedward M, Boer MM, Cavanagh VI, Collins L, Gibson RK, Griebel A, Jenkins ME, Keith DA, McIlwee, Penman TD, Samson SA, Tozer MG, Bradstock RA, (2021) 'What do the australian black summer fires signify for the global fire crisis?', Fire, vol.4, no.4, Article no.97

Nolan RH, Gauthey A, Losso A, Medlyn BE, Smith R, Chhajed SS, Fuller K, Song M, Li X, Beaumont LJ, Boer MM, Wright IJ, Choat B, (2021) 'Hydraulic failure and tree size linked with canopy die-back in eucalypt forest during extreme drought', New Phytologist, vol.230, no.4, pp 1354-1365

Poyatos R, Granda V, Flo V, Adams MA, Adorján B, Aguadé D, Aidar MPM, Allen S, Alvarado-Barrientos MS, Anderson-Teixeira KJ, Aparecido LM, Arain MA, Aranda I, Asbjornsen H, Baxter R, Beamesderfer E, Berry ZC, Berveiller D, Blakely B, Boggs J, Bohrer G, Bolstad PV, Bonal D, Bracho, R., Brito P, Brodeur J, Casanoves F, Chave J, Chen H, Cisneros C, Clark K, Cremonese E, Dang H, David JS, David TS, Delpierre N, Desai AR, Do FC, Dohnal M, Domec, J-C, Dzikiti S, Edgar C, Eichstaedt R, El-Madany TS, Elbers J, Eller CB, Euskirchen ES, Ewers B, Fonti P, Forner A, Forrester DI, Freitas HC, Galvagno M, Garcia-Tejera O, Ghimire CP, Gimeno TE, Grace J, Granier A, Griebel A, Guangyu Y, Gush MB, Hanson PJ, Hasselquist NJ, Heinrich I, Hernandez-Santana V, Herrmann V, Hölttä T, Holwerda F, Irvine J, Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya S, Jarvis PG, Jochheim H, Joly CA, Kaplick J, Kim HS, Klemedtsson L, Kropp H, Lagergren F, Lane P, Lang P, Lapenas A, Lechuga V, Lee M, Leuschner C, Limousin J-M, Linares JC, Linderson M-L, Lindroth A, Llorens P, López-Bernal Á, Loranty MM, Lüttschwager D, Macinnis-Ng C, Maréchaux I, Martin TA, Matheny A, McDowell N, McMahon S, Meir P, Mészáros I, Migliavacca M, Mitchell P, Mölder M, Montagnani L, Moore GW, Nakada R, Niu F, Nolan RH, Norby R, Novick K, Oberhuber W, Obojes N, Oishi AC, Oliveira RS, Oren R, Ourcival J-M, Paljakka T, Perez-Priego O, Peri PL, Peters RL, Pfautsch S, Pockman WT, Preisler Y, Rascher K, Robinson G, Rocha H, Rocheteau A, Röll A, Rosado BHP, Rowland L, Rubtsov AV, Sabaté S, Salmon Y, Salomón RL, Sánchez-Costa E, Schäfer KVR, Schuldt B, Shashkin A, Stahl C, Stojanović M, Suárez JC, Sun G, Szatniewska J, Tatarinov F, Tesař M, Thomas FM, Tor-ngern P, Urban J, Valladares F, van der Tol C, van Meerveld I, Varlagin A, Voigt H, Warren J, Werner C, Werner W, Wieser G, Wingate L, Wullschleger S, Yi K, Zweifel R, Steppe K, Mencuccini M, Martínez-Vilalta J, (2021) 'Global transpiration data from sap flow measurements: the SAPFLUXNET database', Earth Syst. Sci. Data, vol.13, pp 2607–2649

Resco de Dios V, Nolan RH, (2021) 'Some challenges for forest fire risk predictions in the 21st century', Forests, vol.12, no.4, Article no.469

Bradstock RA, Nolan RH, Collins L, Resco de Dios V, Clarke H, Jenkins M, Kenny B, Boer MM, (2020) 'A broader perspective on the causes and consequences of eastern Australia's 2019-20 season of mega-fires: A response to Adams et al.', Global Change Biology, vol.26, no.7, pp E8-E9

Kattge J, Bonisch G, Diaz S, Lavorel S, Prentice IC, Leadley P, Tautenhahn S, Werner GDA, Aakala T, Abedi M, Acosta ATR, Adamidis GC, Adamson K, Aiba M, Albert CH, Alcantara JM, Alcazar CC, Aleixo I, Ali H, Amiaud B, Ammer C, Amoroso MM, Anand M, Anderson C, Anten N, Antos J, Apgaua DMG, Ashman TL, Asmara DH, Asner GP, Aspinwall M, Atkin O, Aubin I, Baastrup-Spohr L, Bahalkeh K, Bahn M, Baker T, Baker WJ, Bakker JP, Baldocchi D, Baltzer J, Banerjee A, Baranger A, Barlow J, Barneche DR, Baruch Z, Bastianelli D, Battles J, Bauerle W, Bauters M, Bazzato E, Beckmann M, Beeckman H, Beierkuhnlein C, Bekker R, Belfry G, Belluau M, Beloiu M, Benavides R, Benomar L, Berdugo-Lattke ML, Berenguer E, Bergamin R, Bergmann J, Carlucci MB, Berner L, Bernhardt-Romermann M, Bigler C, Bjorkman AD, Blackman C, Blanco C, Blonder B, Blumenthal D, Bocanegra-Gonzalez KT, Boeckx P, Bohlman S, Bohning-Gaese K, Boisvert-Marsh L, Bond W, Bond-Lamberty B, Boom A, Boonman CCF, Bordin K, Boughton EH, Boukili V, Bowman DMJS, Bravo S, Brendel MR, Broadley MR, Brown KA, Bruelheide H, Brumnich F, Bruun HH, Bruy D, Buchanan SW, Bucher SF, Buchmann N, Buitenwerf R, Bunker DE, Burger J, Burrascano S, Burslem DFRP, Butterfield BJ, Byun C, Marques M, Scalon MC, Caccianiga M, Cadotte M, Cailleret M, Camac J, Camarero JJ, Campany C, Campetella G, Campos JA, Cano-Arboleda L, Canullo R, Carbognani M, Carvalho F, Casanoves F, Castagneyrol B, Catford JA, Cavender-Bares J, Cerabolini BEL, Cervellini M, Chacon-Madrigal E, Chapin K, Chapin FS, Chelli S, Chen SC, Chen AP, Cherubini P, Chianucci F, Choat B, Chung KS, Chytry M, Ciccarelli D, Coll L, Collins CG, Conti L, Coomes D, Cornelissen JHC, Cornwell WK, Corona P, Coyea M, Craine J, Craven D, Cromsigt JPGM, Csecserits A, Cufar K, Cuntz M, da Silva AC, Dahlin KM, Dainese M, Dalke I, Dalle Fratte M, Anh TDL, Danihelka J, Dannoura M, Dawson S, de Beer AJ, De Frutos A, De Long JR, Dechant B, Delagrange S, Delpierre N, Derroire G, Dias AS, Diaz-Toribio MH, Dimitrakopoulos PG, Dobrowolski M, Doktor D, Drevojan P, Dong N, Dransfield J, Dressler S, Duarte L, Ducouret E, Dullinger S, Durka W, Duursma R, Dymova O, E-Vojtko A, Eckstein RL, Ejtehadi H, Elser J, Emilio T, Engemann K, Erfanian MB, Erfmeier A, Esquivel-Muelbert A, Esser G, Estiarte M, Domingues TF, Fagan WF, Fagundez J, Falster DS, Fan Y, Fang JY, Farris E, Fazlioglu F, Feng YH, Fernandez-Mendez F, Ferrara C, Ferreira J, Fidelis A, Finegan B, Firn J, Flowers TJ, Flynn DFB, Fontana V, Forey E, Forgiarini C, Francois L, Frangipani M, Frank D, Frenette-Dussault C, Freschet GT, Fry EL, Fyllas NM, Mazzochini GG, Gachet S, Gallagher R, Ganade G, Ganga F, Garcia-Palacios P, Gargaglione V, Garnier E, Garrido JL, de Gasper AL, Gea-Izquierdo G, Gibson D, Gillison AN, Giroldo A, Glasenhardt MC, Gleason S, Gliesch M, Goldberg E, Goldel B, Gonzalez-Akre E, Gonzalez-Andujar JL, Gonzalez-Melo A, Gonzalez-Robles A, Graae BJ, Granda E, Graves S, Green WA, Gregor T, Gross N, Guerin GR, Gunther A, Gutierrez AG, Haddock L, Haines A, Hall J, Hambuckers A, Han WX, Harrison SP, Hattingh W, Hawes JE, He TH, He PC, Heberling JM, Helm A, Hempel S, Hentschel J, Herault B, Heres AM, Herz K, Heuertz M, Hickler T, Hietz P, Higuchi P, Hipp AL, Hirons A, Hock M, Hogan JA, Holl K, Honnay O, Hornstein D, Hou EQ, Hough-Snee N, Hovstad KA, Ichie T, Igic B, Illa E, Isaac M, Ishihara M, Ivanov L, Ivanova L, Iversen CM, Izquierdo J, Jackson RB, Jackson B, Jactel H, Jagodzinski AM, Jandt U, Jansen S, Jenkins T, Jentsch A, Jespersen JRP, Jiang GF, Johansen JL, Johnson D, Jokela EJ, Joly CA, Jordan GJ, Joseph GS, Junaedi D, Junker RR, Justes E, Kabzems R, Kane J, Kaplan Z, Kattenborn T, Kavelenova L, Kearsley E, Kempel A, Kenzo T, Kerkhoff A, Khalil MI, Kinlock NL, Kissling WD, Kitajima K, Kitzberger T, Kjoller R, Klein T, Kleyer M, Klimesova J, Klipel J, Kloeppel B, Klotz S, Knops JMH, Kohyama T, Koike F, Kollmann J, Komac B, Komatsu K, Konig C, Kraft NJB, Kramer K, Kreft H, Kuhn I, Kumarathunge D, Kuppler J, Kurokawa H, Kurosawa Y, Kuyah S, Laclau JP, Lafleur B, Lallai E, Lamb E, Lamprecht A, Larkin DJ, Laughlin D, Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y, le Maire G, le Roux PC, le Roux E, Lee T, Lens F, Lewis SL, Lhotsky B, Li YZ, Li XE, Lichstein JW, Liebergesell M, Lim JY, Lin YS, Linares JC, Liu CJ, Liu DJ, Liu U, Livingstone S, Llusia J, Lohbeck M, Lopez-Garcia A, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Lososova Z, Louault F, Lukacs BA, Lukes P, Luo YJ, Lussu M, Ma SY, Pereira CMR, Mack M, Maire V, Makela A, Makinen H, Malhado ACM, Mallik A, Manning P, Manzoni S, Marchetti Z, Marchino L, Marcilio-Silva V, Marcon E, Marignani M, Markesteijn L, Martin A, Martinez-Garza C, Martinez-Vilalta J, Maskova T, Mason K, Mason N, Massad TJ, Masse J, Mayrose I, McCarthy J, McCormack ML, McCulloh K, McFadden IR, McGill BJ, McPartland MY, Medeiros JS, Medlyn B, Meerts P, Mehrabi Z, Meir P, Melo FPL, Mencuccini M, Meredieu C, Messier J, Meszaros I, Metsaranta J, Michaletz ST, Michelaki C, Migalina S, Milla R, Miller JED, Minden V, Ming R, Mokany K, Moles AT, Molnar VA, Molofsky J, Molz M, Montgomery RA, Monty A, Moravcova L, Moreno-Martinez A, Moretti M, Mori AS, Mori S, Morris D, Morrison J, Mucina L, Mueller S, Muir CD, Muller SC, Munoz F, Myers-Smith IH, Myster RW, Nagano M, Naidu S, Narayanan A, Natesan B, Negoita L, Nelson AS, Neuschulz EL, Ni J, Niedrist G, Nieto J, Niinemets U, Nolan R, Nottebrock H, Nouvellon Y, Novakovskiy A, Nystuen KO, O'Grady A, O'Hara K, O'Reilly-Nugent A, Oakley S, Oberhuber W, Ohtsuka T, Oliveira R, Ollerer K, Olson ME, Onipchenko V, Onoda Y, Onstein RE, Ordonez JC, Osada N, Ostonen I, Ottaviani G, Otto S, Overbeck GE, Ozinga WA, Pahl AT, Paine CET, Pakeman RJ, Papageorgiou AC, Parfionova E, Partel M, Patacca M, Paula S, Paule J, Pauli H, Pausas JG, Peco B, Penuelas J, Perea A, Peri PL, Petisco-Souza AC, Petraglia A, Petritan AM, Phillips OL, Pierce S, Pillar VD, Pisek J, Pomogaybin A, Poorter H, Portsmuth A, Poschlod P, Potvin C, Pounds D, Powell AS, Power SA, Prinzing A, Puglielli G, Pysek P, Raevel V, Rammig A, Ransijn J, Ray CA, Reich PB, Reichstein M, Reid DEB, Rejou-Mechain M, de Dios VR, Ribeiro S, Richardson S, Riibak K, Rillig MC, Riviera F, Robert EMR, Roberts S, Robroek B, Roddy A, Rodrigues AV, Rogers A, Rollinson E, Rolo V, Romermann C, Ronzhina D, Roscher C, Rosell JA, Rosenfield MF, Rossi C, Roy DB, Royer-Tardif S, Ruger N, Ruiz-Peinado R, Rumpf SB, Rusch GM, Ryo M, Sack L, Saldana A, Salgado-Negret B, Salguero-Gomez R, Santa-Regina I, Santacruz-Garcia AC, Santos J, Sardans J, Schamp B, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schleuning M, Schmid B, Schmidt M, Schmitt S, Schneider JV, Schowanek SD, Schrader J, Schrodt F, Schuldt B, Schurr F, Garvizu GS, Semchenko M, Seymour C, Sfair JC, Sharpe JM, Sheppard CS, Sheremetiev S, Shiodera S, Shipley B, Shovon TA, Siebenkas A, Sierra C, Silva V, Silva M, Sitzia T, Sjoman H, Slot M, Smith NG, Sodhi D, Soltis P, Soltis D, Somers B, Sonnier G, Sorensen MV, Sosinski EE, Soudzilovskaia NA, Souza AF, Spasojevic M, Sperandii MG, Stan AB, Stegen J, Steinbauer K, Stephan JG, Sterck F, Stojanovic DB, Strydom T, Suarez ML, Svenning JC, Svitkova I, Svitok M, Svoboda M, Swaine E, Swenson N, Tabarelli M, Takagi K, Tappeiner U, Tarifa R, Tauugourdeau S, Tavsanoglu C, te Beest M, Tedersoo L, Thiffault N, Thom D, Thomas E, Thompson K, Thornton PE, Thuiller W, Tichy L, Tissue D, Tjoelker MG, Tng DYP, Tobias J, Torok P, Tarin T, Torres-Ruiz JM, Tothmeresz B, Treurnicht M, Trivellone V, Trolliet F, Trotsiuk V, Tsakalos JL, Tsiripidis I, Tysklind N, Umehara T, Usoltsev V, Vadeboncoeur M, Vaezi J, Valladares F, Vamosi J, van Bodegom PM, van Breugel M, Van Cleemput E, van de Weg M, van der Merwe S, van der Plas F, van der Sande MT, van Kleunen M, Van Meerbeek K, Vanderwel M, Vanselow KA, Varhammar A, Varone L, Valderrama MY, Vassilev K, Vellend M, Veneklaas EJ, Verbeeck H, Verheyen K, Vibrans A, Vieira I, Villacis J, Violle C, Vivek P, Wagner K, Waldram M, Waldron A, Walker AP, Waller M, Walther G, Wang H, Wang F, Wang WQ, Watkins H, Watkins J, Weber U, Weedon JT, Wei LP, Weigelt P, Weiher E, Wells AW, Wellstein C, Wenk E, Westoby M, Westwood A, White PJ, Whitten M, Williams M, Winkler DE, Winter K, Womack C, Wright IJ, Wright SJ, Wright J, Pinho BX, Ximenes F, Yamada T, Yamaji K, Yanai R, Yankov N, Yguel B, Zanini KJ, Zanne AE, Zeleny D, Zhao YP, Zheng JM, Zheng J, Zieminska K, Zirbel CR, Zizka G, Zo-Bi IC, Zotz G, Wirth C, (2020) 'TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access', Global Change Biology, vol.26, no.1, pp 119-188

Martin MA, Sendra OA, Bastos A, Bauer N, Bertram C, Blenckner T, Bowen K, Brando PM, Rudolph TB, Büchs M, Bustamante M, Chen D, Cleugh H, Dasgupta P, Denton F, Donges JF, Donkor FK, Duan H, Duarte CM, Ebi KL, Edwards CM, Engel A, Fisher E, Fuss S, Gaertner J, Gettelman A, Girardin CAJ, Golledge NR, Green JF, Grose MR, Hashizume M, Hebden S, Hepach H, Hirota M, Hsu H-H, Kojima S, Lele S, Lorek S, Lotze HK, Matthews HD, McCauley D, Mebratu D, Mengis N, Nolan RH, Pihl E, Rahmstorf S, Redman A, Reid CE, Rockström J, Rogelj J, Saunois M, Sayer L, Schlosser P, Sioen GB, Spangenberg JH, Stammer D, Sterner TNS, Stevens N, Thonicke K, Tian H, Winkelmann R, Woodcock J, (2021) 'Ten new insights in climate science 2021: A horizon scan', Global Sustainability, vol.418, Articno.1DUMMY

Nolan RH, Blackman CJ, de Dios VR, Choat B, Medlyn BE, Li XM, Bradstock RA, Boer MM, (2020) 'Linking Forest Flammability and Plant Vulnerability to Drought', Forests, vol.11, no.7, Article no.779

Nolan RH, Boer MM, Collins L, de Dios VR, Clarke H, Jenkins M, Kenny B, Bradstock RA, (2020) 'Causes and consequences of eastern Australia's 2019–20 season of mega‐fires', Global Change Biology, vol.26, no.3, pp 1039-1041

Nolan RH, Rahmani S, Samson SA, Simpson-Southward HM, Boer MM, Bradstock RA, (2020) 'Bark attributes determine variation in fire resistance in resprouting tree species', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.474, Article no.118385

Resco de Dios V, Anderegg WRL, Li XM, Tissue DT, Bahn M, Landais D, Milcu A, Yao YN, Nolan RH, Roy J, Gessler A, (2020) 'Circadian Regulation Does Not Optimize Stomatal Behaviour', Plants-Basel, vol.9, no.9, Article no.1091

Santini NS, Villarruel-Arroyo A, Adame MF, Lovelock CE, Nolan RH, Galvez-Reyes N, Gonzalez EJ, Olivares-Resendiz B, Mastretta-Yanes A, Pinero D, (2020) 'Organic Carbon Stocks of Mexican Montane Habitats: Variation Among Vegetation Types and Land-Use', Frontiers in Environmental Science, vol.8, Article no.581476

Tarin T, Nolan RH, Eamus D, Cleverly J, (2020) 'Carbon and water fluxes in two adjacent Australian semi-arid ecosystems', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.281, Article no.UNSP 107853

Geng QL, Ren QF, Nolan RH, Wu PT, Yu Q, (2019) 'Assessing China's agricultural water use efficiency in a green-blue water perspective: A study based on data envelopment analysis', Ecological Indicators, vol.96, pp 329-335, Part 1

Nolan RH, Sinclair J, Waters CM, Mitchell PJ, Eldridge DJ, Paul KI, Roxburgh S, Butler DW, Ramp D, (2019) 'Risks to carbon dynamics in semi-arid woodlands of eastern Australia under current and future climates', Journal of Environmental Management, vol.235, pp 500-510

Santini NS, Adame MF, Nolan RH, Miquelajauregui Y, Pinero D, Mastretta-Yanes A, Cuervo-Robayo AP, Eamus D, (2019) 'Storage of organic carbon in the soils of Mexican temperate forests', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.446, pp 115-125

Yebra M, Scortechini G, Badi A, Beget ME, Boer MM, Bradstock R, Chuvieco E, Danson FM, Dennison P, Resco de Dios V, Di Bella CM, Forsyth G, Frost P, Garcia M, Hamdi A, He B, Jolly M, Kraaij T, Martin MP, Mouillot F, Newnham G, Nolan RH, Pellizzaro G, Qi Y, Quan X, Riano D, Roberts D, Sow M, Ustin S, (2019) 'Globe-LFMC, a global plant water status database for vegetation ecophysiology and wildfire applications', Scientific data, vol.6, no.1, p 155

Zhu QGZ, Yang XH, Yu BF, Tulau M, McInnes-Clarke S, Nolan RH, Du ZY, Yu Q, (2019) 'Estimation of event-based rainfall erosivity from radar after wildfire', Land Degradation & Development, vol.30, no.1, pp 33-48

Nolan RH, Drew DM, O'Grady AP, Pinkard EA, Paul K, Roxburgh SH, Mitchell PJ, Bruce J, Battaglia M, Ramp D, (2018) 'Safeguarding reforestation efforts against changes in climate and disturbance regimes', Forest Ecology and Management, vol.424, pp 458-467

Nolan RH, Hedo J, Arteaga C, Sugai T, de Dios VR, (2018) 'Physiological drought responses improve predictions of live fuel moisture dynamics in a Mediterranean forest', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.263, pp 417-427

Nolan RH, Sinclair J, Eldridge DJ, Ramp D, (2018) 'Biophysical risks to carbon sequestration and storage in Australian drylands', Journal of Environmental Management, vol.208, pp 102-111

Nolan RH, Tarin T, Rumman R, Cleverly J, Fairweather KA, Zolfaghar S, Santini NS, O'Grady AP, Eamus D, (2018) 'Contrasting ecophysiology of two widespread arid zone tree species', Journal of Arid Environments, vol.153, pp 1-10

Nolan RH, Vesk PA, Robinson D, (2018) 'Recovery potential of microwetlands from agricultural land uses', Ecological Management & Restoration, vol.19, pp 81-84

Rumman R, Cleverly J, Nolan RH, Tarin T, Eamus D, (2018) 'Speculations on the application of foliar( 13)C discrimination to reveal groundwater dependency of vegetation and provide estimates of root depth and rates of groundwater use', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol.22, no.9, pp 4875-4889

Santini NS, Cleverly J, Faux R, McBean K, Nolan RH, Eamus D, (2018) 'Root xylem characteristics and hydraulic strategies of species co-occurring in semi-arid Australia', IAWA Journal, vol.39, no.1, pp 43-62

Nolan RH, Tarin T, Santini NS, McAdam SAM, Ruman R, Eamus D, (2017) 'Differences in osmotic adjustment, foliar abscisic acid dynamics, and stomatal regulation between an isohydric and anisohydric woody angiosperm during drought', Plant Cell and Environment, vol.40, pp 3122-3134

Boer MM, Nolan RH, De Dios VR, Clarke H, Price OF, Bradstock RA, (2017) 'Changing Weather Extremes Call for Early Warning of Potential for Catastrophic Fire', Earths Future, vol.5, pp 1196-1202

Nolan RH, Tarin T, Fairweather KA, Cleverly J, Eamus D, (2017) 'Variation in photosynthetic traits related to access to water in semiarid Australian woody species', Functional Plant Biology, vol.44, pp 1087-1097

Nolan RH, Fairweather KA, Tarin T, Santini NS, Cleverly J, Faux R, Eamus D, (2017) 'Divergence in plant water-use strategies in semiarid woody species', Functional Plant Biology, vol.44, pp 1134-1146

Benyon RG, Nolan RH, Hawthorn SND, Lane PNJ, (2017) 'Stand-level variation in evapotranspiration in non-water-limited eucalypt forests', Journal of Hydrology, vol.551, pp 233-244

Tong XJ, Li J, Nolan RH, Yu Q, (2017) 'Biophysical controls of soil respiration in a wheat-maize rotation system in the North China Plain', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.246, pp 231-240

Nolan RH, de Dios VR, Boer MM, Caccamo G, Goulden ML, Bradstock RA, (2016) 'Predicting dead fine fuel moisture at regional scales using vapour pressure deficit from MODIS and gridded weather data', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol.174, pp 100-108

Nolan RH, Boer MM, Resco de Dios V, Caccamo G, Bradstock RA, (2016) 'Large-scale, dynamic transformations in fuel moisture drive wildfire activity across southeastern Australia', Geophysical Research Letters, vol.43, pp 4229-4238

Eamus D, Huete A, Cleverly J, Nolan RH, Ma XL, Tarin T, Santini NS, (2016) 'Mulga, a major tropical dry open forest of Australia: recent insights to carbon and water fluxes', Environmental Research Letters, vol.11, p 18

Resco de Dios V, Fellows AW, Nolan RH, Boer MM, Bradstock RA, Domingo F, Goulden ML, (2015) 'A semi-mechanistic model for predicting the moisture content of fine litter', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol.203, pp 64-73

Nolan RH, Lane PNJ, Benyon RG, Bradstock RA, Mitchell PJ, (2015) 'Trends in evapotranspiration and streamflow following wildfire in resprouting eucalypt forests', Journal of Hydrology, vol.524, pp 614-624

Nolan RH, Mitchell PJ, Bradstock RA, Lane PNJ, (2014) 'Structural adjustments in resprouting trees drive differences in post-fire transpiration', Tree Physiology, vol.34, pp 123-136

Nolan RH, Lane PNJ, Benyon RG, Bradstock RA, Mitchell PJ, (2014) 'Changes in evapotranspiration following wildfire in resprouting eucalypt forests', Ecohydrology, vol.7, pp 1363-1377

Vesk PA, Nolan R, Thomson JR, Dorrough JW, Mac Nally R, (2008) 'Time lags in provision of habitat resources through revegetation', Biological Conservation, vol.141, pp 174-186