tanya mason

Tanya Mason

Research Fellow
Field of Research
Plant ecology, biodiversity, conservation, vegetation dynamics

My previous research has focused on invader interactions with native plant biodiversity and I have developed land management protocols for invader control. My recent post-doctoral research focused on the resistance of constructed native communities to weed invasion. My current research addresses vegetation dynamics (specifically in response to climate change and fire) in upland swamps of NSW.


  • BEES1301 Ecology, sustainability and environmental science (Guest Lecturer)


Arrival order among native plant functional groups does not affect invasibility of constructed dune communities. Oecologia. DOI:10.1007/s00442-013-2628-5 (in press)

Are competitive effects of native species on an invader mediated by water availability? Journal of Vegetation Science. 23: 657-666. 2012

Recruitment limitation of native species in invaded coastal dune communities. Plant Ecology 212 (4): 601-609. 2011

Do graminoid and woody invaders have different effects on species richness within plant functional groups in native communities? Journal of Applied Ecology, 46: 426-433. 2009

Impacts of a woody invader vary in different vegetation communities. Diversity and Distributions. 14: 829-838. 2008

Management implications of recent research into the effect of bitou bush invasion. Plant Protection Quarterly 23 (1): 24-28. 2008

Management regimes for plant invaders differentially impact resident communities. Biological Conservation 136: 246-259. 2007

Moderate impacts of plant invasion and management regimes in coastal hind dune seed banks. Biological Conservation 134: 428-439. 2007

Environmental weed control policy in Australia: current approaches, policy limitations and future directions. Pacific Conservation Biology 11 (4): 233-245 2005

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