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— 2018 —

  • Catford J, Bode M, Tilman D. (2018). Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions. Nature Communications 9:2131.
  • Legge S, et al. (Accepted). Havens for threatened Australian mammals: the contributions of fenced areas and offshore islands to protecting mammal species that are susceptible to introduced predators. Wildlife Research. 
  • Kuempel C, Adams V, Possingham H, Bode M (2018). Bigger or better: the relative benefits of protected area network expansion and enforcement for the conservation of an exploited species. Conservation Letters. [pdf]
  • Ringma J, Legge S, Woinarski J, Radford J, Wintle B, Bode M (2018). Australia’s mammal fauna requires a strategic and enhanced network of predator-free havens. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 
  • Bode M, Williamson D, Harrison H, Outram N, Jones G (2018). Estimating dispersal kernels using genetic parentage data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9:490-501.
  • McDonald J, Helmstedt K, Bode M, McDonald-Madden E, Coutts S, Possingham H. (2018) Improving private land conservation with outcome‐based biodiversity payments. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:1476-1485.
  • Pesendorfer M, Baker CStringer M, McDonald-Madden E, Bode M, McEachearn K, Morrison S, Sillett T (2018) Oak habitat recovery on California’s largest islands: Scenarios for the role of corvid seed dispersalJournal of Applied Ecology 55:1185-1194.
  • Barlow J, Stephens P, Bode M, Cadotte M, Lucas K, Newton E, Nuñez M, Pettorelli N (2018). On the extinction of the single‐authored paper: The causes and consequences of increasingly collaborative applied ecological research. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:1-4.
  • Fovargue R, Bode M, Armsworth P (Accepted). Size and spacing rules can balance conservation and fishery management objectives for marine protected areas. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:1050-1059.
  • Benshemesh J, Southwell D, Lahoz-Monfort J, Hauser C, Rumpff L, Bode M, Burnard T, Wintle B (2018) Citizen Science and database management. In: Monitoring Threatened Species and Ecological Communities (Eds. Legge, Lindenmayer, Robinson, Scheele, Southwell, Wintle). CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • McGowan J, Bode M, Holden M, Davis K, Krueck N, Beger M, Yates K, Possingham H (2018). Ocean zoning within a sparing versus sharing framework. Theoretical Ecology 11:245-254.
  • Lohr C, Baker C, Bode M, Pressey R (2018). What’s next on the list? Prioritising management actions on Australia’s islands. Australian Island Arks: Conservation, Management and Opportunities. CSIRO Publishing.

— 2017 —

  • Iacona G, Possingham H, Bode M (2017). Waiting can be an optimal conservation strategy, even in a crisis discipline. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 114:10497-10502.
  • Almany G, Planes S, Thorrold S, Berumen M, Bode M, Sanenz-Agudelo P, Bonin M, Frisch A, Harrison H, Messmer V, Nanninga G, Priest M, Srinivasan M, Sinclair-Taylor T, Williamson D, Jones G (2017). Larval fish dispersal in a coral reef seascape. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1:0148 [doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0148].
  • Saunders M, Bode M, Atkinson S, Klein C, Metaxas A, Beher J, Beger M, Mills M, Giakoumi S, Tulloch V, Possingham H (2017). Simple rules can guide whether land or ocean based conservation will best benefit marine ecosystems. PLoS Biology 15: e2001886.
  • Kopf R, Nimmo D, Humphries P, Baumgartner L, Bode M, Bond N, Byrom A, Cucherousset J, Keller R, King A, McGinness H, Moyle P, Olden J(2017). Confronting the risks of rapid, large-scale invasive species control. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1:0172 [doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0172].
  • Abesamis R, Saenz-Agudelo P, Berumen M, Bode M, Jadloc C, Solera L, Villanoy C, Bernardo L, Alcala A, Russ G (2017). Reef fish larval dispersal patterns validate no-take marine reserve network connectivity that links human communities. Coral Reefs 36:791-801.
  • Lohr C, Hone J, Bode M, Dickman C, Wenger A, Pressey R (Accepted). Modeling dynamics of native and invasive species to guide prioritization of management actions. Ecosphere 8:e01822.
  • Bode M, Baker C, Benshemesh J, Burnard T, Rumpff L, Hauser C, Lahoz-Monfort J, Wintle B (2017). Revealing beliefs: using ensemble ecosystem modelling to extrapolate expert beliefs to novel ecological scenarios. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 1012-1021.
  • Ringma J, Wintle B, Fuller R, Fisher D, Bode M (2017). Minimizing species extinctions through strategic planning for conservation fencing projects. Conservation Biology 31:1029-1038.
  • Baker C, Gordon A, Bode M (2017). Ensemble ecosystem modelling for predicting ecosystem response to predator reintroduction. Conservation Biology 2: 376-384[link]
  • Southwell D, Tingley R, Bode M, Nicholson E, Phillips B (2017). Cost and feasibility of a barrier to halt the spread of invasive cane toads in arid Australia: incorporating expert knowledge into model-based decision-making. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 216-224.
  • Pinsky M, Saenz-Agudelo P, Salles O, Almany G, Bode M, Berumen M, Andréfouët S, Thorrold S, Jones G, Planes S (2017). Marine dispersal scales are congruent over evolutionary and ecological time. Current Biology 27: 1-6.

— 2016 —

  • Bode M, Sanchirico J, Armsworth PR. (2016) Returns from aligning management resolution with ecological variation in a coral reef fishery. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 283: 20152828.
  • Bode M, Williamson D, Weeks R, Jones G, Almany G, Harrison H, Hopf J, Pressey R. (2016) Planning marine reserve networks for both feature representation and demographic persistence using connectivity patterns. PLoS One 11:e0154272. [pdf]
  • Iacona G, Bode M, Armsworth P (2016). Limitations of outsourcing on-the-ground biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 30:1245-1254.
  • Williamson D, Harrison H, Almany G, Berumen M, Bode M, et al. (2016). Large-scale, multi-directional larval connectivity among coral reef fish populations in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Molecular Ecology 25:6039-6054.
  • Hamilton R, Almany G, Stevens D, Bode M, Pita J, Peterson N, Choat H (2016) Hyperstability masks declines in bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) populations. Coral Reefs 35: 751-763.
  • Plein M, Bode M, Moir M, Vesk P (2016). Translocation strategies for multiple species depend on interspecific interaction type. Ecological Applications 26: 1186-1197. [link]
  • Baker C, Bode M, McCarthy M (2016). Models that predict ecosystem impacts of reintroductions should consider uncertainty and distinguish between direct and indirect effects: comment on Hunter et alBiological Conservation 196: 211-212. [pdf]
  • Helmstedt K, Shaw J, Bode M, Terauds A, Springer K, Robinson S, Possingham H. (2016) Prioritizing eradication actions on islands: it’s not all or nothing. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 733-741 [link]
  • Driscoll D, Bode M, Bradstock R, Keith D, Penman T, Price O. (2016). Resolving future fire management conflicts using multi-criteria decision making. Conservation Biology 30: 196-205. [link]
  • Baker C, Bode M (2016). Placing invasive species management in a spatiotemporal context. Ecological Applications 26: 712-725. [pdf]
  • Boettiger C, Bode M, Sanchirico J, LaRiviere J, Hastings A, Armsworth P (2016). Optimal management of a stochastically varying population when policy adjustment is costly. Ecological Applications 26: 808-817. [pdf]

— 2015 —

  • Bode M, Tulloch A, Mills M, Venter O, Ando A (2015). A conservation planning approach to mitigate the impacts of leakage from protected area networks. Conservation Biology 29: 765-774.
  • Bode M, Baker C, Plein M (2015). Eradicating down the food chain: optimal multispecies eradication schedules for a common invaded island ecosystem motif. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 571-579.
  • Brown CJ, Bode M, Venter O, Barnes MD, McGowan J, Runge CA, Watson JM, Possingham HP (2015). Effective conservation requires clear objectives and prioritizing actions, not places or species: response to Jenkins et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112:E4342.
  • Olito C, Bode M, Marshall D (2015). Evolutionary consequences of fertilization mode for reproductive phenology and asynchrony. Marine Ecology Progress Series 537: 23-38. [link]
  • Renwick A, Bode M, Venter O (2015). Reserves in context: planning for leakage from protected areas. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129441. [pdf]
  • Possingham HP, Bode M, Klein C (2015). Optimal conservation outcomes require both restoration and protection. PLoS Biology 13: e1002052 [pdf].

— 2014 —

  • Mills M, Nichol S, Wells J, Lahoz-Monfort J, Wintle B, Bode M, Wardrop M, Walshe T, Probert W, Runge M, Possingham H, McDonald-Madden E (2014). Minimising the cost of keeping options open for conservation in a changing climate. Conservation Biology 28: 646-653.
  • Helmstedt K, Possingham H, Brennan K, Rhodes J, Bode M (2014). Cost-efficient fenced reserves for conservation: single large or two small? Ecological Applications 24: 1780-1792.
  • Adams, V.M., Game, E.T., Bode M. (2014). Delivering on conservation promises: the challenges of managing and measuring conservation outcomes. Environmental Research Letters 9: 085002.
  • Shtilerman E, Thompson C, Stone L, Bode M, Burgman M (2014). A novel method for estimating the number of species within a region. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133009.
  • Lee T, McCarthy M, Wintle B, Bode M, Roberts D, Burgman M (2014). Inferring extinctions from sighting records of variable reliability. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:251-258.

— 2013 —

  • Bode M, (2013). What could be wrong with transparent decision-making? RMA Newsletter, Spring 2013, 1-6.
  • Bode M, Brennan K, Helmstedt K, Desmond D, Smia R, Algar D (2013). Interior fences can reduce cost and uncertainty when eradicating invasive species from large islands. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:819–827. [link]
  • Venter O, Hovani L, Bode M, Possingham H (2013). Acting optimally for biodiversity in a world obsessed with REDD+. Conservation Letters 6: 410-417. [link]
  • Baker CM, Bode M (2013). Spatial control of invasive species in conservation landscapes. Computational Management Science 10: 331-351.
  • Marshall D, Bode M, White C (2013). Estimating physiological tolerances – a comparison of traditional approaches to nonlinear regression techniques. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 2176–2182.
  • Burgess S, Bode M, Marshall D (2013). Costs of dispersal alter optimal offspring size in patchy habitats: combining theory and data for a marine invertebrate. Functional Ecology 27: 757–765[link]
  • Almany GR, Hamilton RJ, Bode M, Matawai M, Potuku T, Saenz-Agudelo P, Planes A, Berumen ML, Rhodes KL, Thorrold SR, Russ GR, Jones GP. (2013). Dispersal of grouper larvae drives local resource sharing in a coral reef fishery. Current Biology 23: 1–5[link]

— 2012 —

  • Bode M, Armsworth PR, Fox HE, Bode L (2012). Surrogates for reef fish connectivity when designing marine protected area networks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 466:155–166. [link]
  • Bode M, Connolly SC, Pandolfi JM (2012). Species differences drive non-neutral structure in Pleistocene coral communities. The American Naturalist 180:577–588. [link]
  • Bode M, Brennan KE, Morris KD, Burrows ND, Hague N (2012). Choosing cost-effective locations for conservation fences in the local landscape. Wildlife Research, 39: 192-201. [link]
  • Bode M, Wilson KA, Iwamura T, Possingham HP (2012). Biodiversity Hotspots. In: Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability. [link]
  • Bode M, Grantham H (2012). Dynamic programming. In: Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology (Eds: Hastings, A., Gross, L.). UC Press, Berkeley (ISBN: 0520269659). [pdf]
  • Helmstedt K, Bode M (2012). Are Two Fences Better Than One? What do you do when you outgrow your cage? Decision Point. Issue 64, October (available here)

— 2011 —

  • Bode M, Brennan KE (2011). Using population viability analysis to guide research and conservation actions for the threatened malleefowl Leipoa ocellata. Oryx, 45: 513-521. [link]
  • Bode M, Bode L, Armsworth PR (2011). Different dispersal abilities allow reef fish to coexist. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 108 (39): 16317-16321. [pdf via]
  • Benshemesh J,  Bode M (2011). Adaptive management of Malleefowl. In: Gillam SD (Ed) Proceedings of the 4th National Malleefowl Forum; 2011. Renmark, SA. pp. 126-135.
  • Reymond C, Bode M, Renema W, Pandolfi JM (2011). Ecological incumbency impedes stochastic community assembly in Holocene Foraminifera from the Huon Peninsular, Papua New Guinea. Paleobiology, 37: 670-685. [link]
  • Kininmonth S, Beger M, Bode M, Peterson E, Adams V, Dorfman D, Brumbaugh D, Possingham HP (2011). Dispersal connectivity and reserve selection for marine conservation. Ecological Modelling, 222, 1272-1282. [pdf]

— 2010 —

  • Bode M, Probert W, Turner W, Wilson K, Venter O (2010). Conservation planning with multiple organizations and objectives. Conservation Biology, 25, 295-304. [pdf]
  • Wilson KA, Bode M, Grantham H, Possingham HP (2010). Prioritizing trade-offs in conservation. In: Trade-offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save (Eds: Leader-Williams et al.). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. [link]
  • Murdoch W, Bode M, Hoekstra J, Kareiva P, Polasky S, Possingham HP, Wilson KA (2010). Trade-offs in identifying global conservation priority areas. In: Trade-offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save (Eds: Leader-Williams et al.). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. [link]
  • Grantham H, Bode M, McDonald-Madden E, Game E, Knight A, Possingham HP (2010). Effective conservation planning requires learning and adaption. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8, 431-437. [pdf]
  • Visconti P, Pressey RL, Bode M, Segan DB (2010). Habitat vulnerability in conservation planning – when it matters and how much. Conservation Letters, 3: 404-414. [pdf]
  • Bode M, Wintle B (2010) How to build an efficient conservation fence. Conservation Biology, 24: 182-188. [pdf]
  • Driscoll D et al. (2010). Resolving conflicts in fire management using decision theory: asset-protection versus biodiversity conservation. Conservation Letters, 3, 215-223. [pdf]
  • Game E, Bode M, McDonald-Madden E, Grantham H, Possingham HP (2010). Dynamic marine protected areas can improve the resilience of coral reef systems. Ecology Letters, 12: 1336-1339. [pdf]
  • Egoh BN, et al. (2010). Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Little Karoo, South Africa. Conservation Biology, 24, 1021-1030. [pdf]
  • Driscoll D et al. (2010). Fire management for biodiversity conservation: key research questions and our capacity to answer them. Biological Conservation, 143, 1928-1939. [pdf]
  • Marshall D, Monro K, Bode M, Keough M, Swearer S (2010). Phenotype-environment mismatches reduce connectivity in the sea. Ecology Letters, 13: 128-140. [pdf]
  • Knight AT, Bode M, Fuller RA, Grantham HS, Possingham HP, Watson JEM, Wilson KA (2010). Barometer of life: more action, not more data. Science, 329, 141.
  • Bode M, Murdoch W (2009). Cost-effective conservation decisions are robust to uncertainty in the species-area relationship: response to Guilhaumon et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106: 12. [pdf]

— 2009 —

  • Bode M, Rout T, Hawkins C, Wintle B (2009). Efficiently locating conservation boundaries: searching for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease front. Biological Conservation, 142: 1333-1339. [pdf]
  • Underwood E, Klausmeyer K, Morrison S, Bode M, Shaw MR (2009). Evaluating conservation spending for species return: A retrospective analysis in California. Conservation Letters, 2: 130-137. [pdf]
  • Egoh B, Reyers B, Rouget M, Bode M, Richardson D (2009). Spatial congruence between biodiversity and ecosystem services in South Africa. Biological Conservation, 142: 553-562.[pdf]

— 2008 & earlier —

  • Bode M et al. (2008). Cost-effective global conservation spending is robust to taxonomic group. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 105 (17): 6498-6501.[pdf]
  • Bottrill M et al. (2008). Is conservation triage just smart decision-making? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23: 649-654. [pdf]
  • Bode M, Burrage K, Possingham HP (2008). Using complex network metrics to predict the persistence of metapopulations with asymmetric connectivity patterns. Ecological Modelling, 214: 201-209.[pdf]
  • McDonald-Madden E, Bode M, Game E, Grantham H, Possingham HP (2008). The need for speed: informed land acquisitions for conservation in a dynamic property market. Ecology Letters, 11: 1169-1177. [pdf]
  • Bode M, Wilson K, McBride M, Possingham HP (2008). Optimal dynamic allocation of conservation funding among priority regions. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 70:2039-2054.[pdf]
  • Underwood E, et al. (2008). Protecting biodiversity when money matters: maximising return on investment. PLoS One, 1: e1515.[pdf]
  • Bode M, Marshall D (2007). The quick and the dead? Sperm competition and sexual conflict in the sea. Evolution, 61: 2693-2700.[pdf]
  • McBride M, Wilson KA, Bode M, Possingham HP (2007). Incorporating the effects of socioeconomic uncertainty into priority setting for conservation investment. Conservation Biology, 21: 1463-1474.[pdf]
  • Bode M, Possingham HP (2007). Can culling a threatened species increase its chance of persisting? Ecological Modelling, 210: 11-18.[pdf]
  • Wilson KA et al. (2007) Conserving biodiversity efficiently: what to do, where and when. PLoS Biology, 9: e223.[pdf]
  • Wilson KA, McBride M, Bode M, Possingham HP (2006). Prioritising global conservation efforts. Nature, 440: 337-340.
  • Bode M, Bode L, Armsworth PR (2006). Larval dispersal reveals regional sources and sinks in the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 308:17-25. [pdf]
  • Bottrill M et al. (2008). Finite conservation funds mean triage is unavoidable. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24: 183-184.
  • Bode M, Watson JEM, Iwamura T, Possingham HP (2008). The cost of conservation: response to Kremen et al. Science, 321: 340. [pdf]
  • Bode M (2008). Decision Theory in Conservation Biology: Case Studies in Mathematical Conservation. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland. [pdf]
  • Bode M, Possingham HP (2005) Optimally managing oscillating predator-prey systems. In: Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) Proceedings of the MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. pp. 170-176.
  • Bode M (2001) Larval Dispersal of Reef Fish in the Great Barrier Reef: Connectivity and Metapopulation Analysis. Honours Thesis, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, James Cook University. [pdf]


  • Report from the first expert elicitation workshop for the adaptive management of malleefowl [pdf].
  • Bode M, Brennan KE, Morris K, Hague N (2009). Opportunities For Efficient Fenced Predator Exclosures to Improve Reintroduction Success on Lorna Glen Conservation Park. A report for the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, Kalgoorlie.
  • Possingham HP, Bekessey S, Bode M, Bottrill M, Kendall B, Wintle B. (2009). Review of Connectivity Conservation and the Great Eastern Ranges Corridor. A report for the Department of Environment and Climate Change, New South Wales.
  • Bode M, Possingham HP, McBride M, Wilson KA (2006). Allocation of fixed resources among biodiversity hotspots and high-biodiversity wilderness areas. A report for Conservation International, Washington DC.