Dr Jeff Wood

PhD Mathematical Statistics (University of Birmingham, UK), AStat
Adjunct Fellow

Dr Jeff Wood is an accredited statistician and has an M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Wales and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Birmingham, U.K.

Jeff joined the ANU Statistical Consulting Unit in November 2001 with over 40 years experience of statistical consulting, including 28 years with CSIRO in Canberra. He has extensive practical experience of applying statistics in many disciplines including ecology, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, soil science and road safety research.

Whilst in CSIRO he gave many short courses on statistical topics, most recently in conjunction with the Statistical Consulting Unit. His contributions to projects have ranged from relatively limited involvement to major contributions leading to co-authorship of papers with his collaborators. His collaborators have included Honours and Ph.D. students at several universities, early career researchers at Charles Sturt University, senior and junior staff of CSIRO, as well as clients from a variety of other private and public sector organisations.

He has served the Statistical Society of Australia and the International Biometric Society in various roles, and is currently Applications Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics.

Recent Publications

Sato, C., Wood, J., Schroder, M., Green, K., Osborne, W., Michael, D. & Lindenmayer, D. (2014) An experiment to test key hypotheses of the drivers of reptile distribution in subalpine ski resorts. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51, 13-22.

Sato, C., Wood, J., Schroder, M., Michael, D., Osborne, W., Green, K. & Lindenmayer, D. (2014) Designing for conservation outcomes: The value of remnant habitat for reptiles on ski runs in subalpine landscapes. Landscape Ecology, 29(7), 1225-1236.

Azhar, B., Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J., Fischer, J. & Zakaria, M. (2014) Ecological impacts of oil palm agriculture on forest mammals in plantation estates and smallholdings. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23(5), 1175-1191.

Michael, D., Wood, J., Crane, M., Montague-Drake, R. & Lindenmayer, D. (2014) How effective are agri-environment schemes for protecting and improving herpetofaunal diversity in Australian endangered woodland ecosystems?. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(2), 494-504.

Cochrane, A., Hoyle, G., Yates, C.J., Wood, J. & Nicotra, A. (2014) Predicting the impact of increasing temperatures on seed germination among populations of Western Australian Banksia (Proteaceae). Seed Science Research, 24(3), 195-205.

Sato, C., Wood, J., Schroder, M., Green, K., Michael, D. & Lindenmayer, D. (2014) The impacts of ski resorts on reptiles: a natural experiment. Animal Conservation, 17(4), 313-322.

Grarock, K., Tidemann, C., Wood, J. & Lindenmayer, D. (2013) Understanding basic species population dynamics for effective control: a case study on community-led culling of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis). Biological Invasions, online.

Grarock, K., Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J. & Tidemann, C. (2013) Using invasion process theory to enhance the understanding and management of introduced species: A case study reconstructing the invasion sequence of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis). Journal of Environmental Management, , 398-409.

Azhar, B., Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J., Fischer, J., Manning, A., McElhinny, C. & Zakaria, M. (2013) Contribution of illegal hunting, culling of pest species, road accidents and feral dogs to biodiversity loss in established oil-palm landscapes. Wildlife Research, 40, 1-9.

Azhar, B., Lindenmayer, D.B, Wood, J., Fischer, J., Manning, A., Mcelhinny, C. and Zakaria, M. (2013) The influence of agricultural system, stand structural complexity and landscape context on foraging birds in oil palm landscapes.Ibis, 155, 297-312.

Banks, S.C., Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J.T., McBurney, L., Blair, D. and Blyton, M.D. (2013) Can Individual and Social Patterns of Resourse Use Buffer Animal Populations against Resource Decline? PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), 8, 1-11.

Grarock, K., Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J.T. and Tidemann, C.R. (2013) Does Human-Induced Habitat Modification Influence the Impact of Introduced Species? A Case Study on Cavity-Nesting by the Introduced Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and Two Australian Native Parrots. Environmental Management, 52, 958-970.

Grarock, K., Tidemann, C., Wood, J.T. and LIndenmayer, D.B. (2013) Are invasive species drivers of native species decline or passengers of habitat modification? A case study of the impact of the common myna (Acridotheres tristis) on Australian bird species. Austral Ecology, (early view).

MacGregor, C.I., Wood, J.T., Dexter, N. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2013) Home range size and use by long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) following fire. Australian Mammalogy, 35, 206-216.

Pereoglou, F., Lindenmayer, D., MacGregor, C., Ford, F., Wood, J. and Banks, S.C. (2013), Landscape genetics of an early successional specialist in a disturbance-prone environment. Molecular Ecology, 22, 1267-1281.

Rayner, L., Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J.T., Gibbons, P. and Manning, A.D. (2013) Are protected areas maintaining bird diversity?. Ecography, 36, (early view).

Sato, C., Wood, J. and Lindenmayer, D. (2013) The Effects of Winter Recreation on Alpine and Subalpine Fauna: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), 8, e64282.

Youngentob, K.N., Wood, J.T. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2013) The response of arboreal marsupials to landscape context over time: a large-scale fragmentation study revisited. Journal of Biogeography (early view).

Grarock, K., Tidemann, C., Wood, J. and Lindenmayer, D. (2012) Is it benign or is it a pariah? Emprical evidence for the impact of the common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) on Australian birds. Public Library of Science, 7, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0040622.

Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J., Montague-Drake, R., Michael, D., Crane, M., Okada, S., MacGregor, C. and Gibbons, P. (2012) Is biodiversity management effective? Cross-sectional relationships between management, bird response and vegetation attributes in an Australian agri-environment scheme. Biological Conservation, 152, 62-73.

Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J. and Zammit, C. (2012) A Novel and Cost-Effective Monitoring Approach for Outcomes in an Australian Biodiversity Conservation Incentive Program. Public Library of ScienceONE, 7, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0050872.

Md Sharif, B., Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J. et al. (2012) Contribution of illegal hunting, culling of pest species, road accidents and feral dogs to biodiversity loss in established oil-palm landscapes. Wildlife Research, 40, 1-9.

Munro, N.T., Fischer, J., Wood, J. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2012) Assessing ecosystem function of restoration plantings in south-eastern Australia. Forest Ecology and Management, 282, 36-45.

Azhar, B., Lindenmayer, D., Wood, J., Fischer, J., Manning, A., McElhinny, C. and Zakaria, M. (2011) The conservation value of oil palm plantation estates, smallholdings and logged peat swamp forest for birds. Forest Ecology and Management, 262, 2306-2315.

Azhar, B, Lindenmayer, D, Wood, J et al  (2011)  The conservation value of oil palm plantation estates, smallholdings and logged peat swamp forest for birds, Forest Ecology and Management, 262 , 2306-2315.

Barton, P., Manning, A., Gibb, H., Wood, J.T., Lindenmayer, D.B. and Cunningham, S.A. (2011) Experimental reduction of native vertebrate grazing and addition of logs benefit beetle diversity at multiple scales. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48, 943-951.

Gibbs, A.J., Torronen, M., MacKenzie, A.M., Wood, J.T., Armstrong, J.S., Kondo, H., Tamada, T. and Keese, P.L. (2011) The enigmatic genome of Chara australis virus. Journal of General Virology, 92, 2679-2690.

Gowland, K., Wood, J., Clements, M.A. and Nictora, A.B. (2011) Significant phorophyte (Substrate) bias is not explained by fitness benefits in three epiphytic orchid species. American Journal of Botany, 98, 197-206.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J.T., McBurney, L., MacGregor, C., Youngentob, K. and Banks, S.C. (2011) How to make a common species rare: A case against conservation complacency. Biological Conservation, 144, 1663-1672.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J., McBurney, L., Michael, D., Crane, M., MacGregor, C., Montague-Drake, R., Gibbons, P. and Banks, S.C. (2011) Cross-sectional vs. longitudinal research: a case study of trees with hollows and marsupials in Australian forests. Ecological Monographs, 81, 557-580.

Manning, A.D., Wood, J., Cunningham, R.B., McIntyre, S., Shorthouse, D.J., Gordon, I.J. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2011) Integrating research and restoration: the establishment of a long-term woodland experiment in south-eastern Australia. Australian Zoologist, 35, 633-648.

Munro, N.T., Fischer, J., Barrett, G., Wood, J., Leavesley, A. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2011) Birds response to revegetation of different structure and floristics - are "restoration plantings" restoring Bird Communities? Restoration Ecology, 19, 223-235.

Pereoglou, F., MacGregor, C., Banks, S.C., Ford, F., Wood, J. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2011) Refuge site selection by the eastern chestnut mouse in recently burnt heath. Wildlife Research, 38