Australian Institute of Alpine Studies


Dr Ken Green

Ken Green

affiliation

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Steering committee Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

email

alpine.Australia[at]gmail.com

contact details

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PO Box 2228, Jindabyne NSW 2627, Australia, Tel: (02) 6450 5538, Fax: (02) 6450 5630

research interests

publications

Green, K., Davis, N., Robinson, W.A. (In press) Diet of two fossorial herbivores in a seasonally snow-covered environment. Australian Mammalogy

Warrant, E., Frost, B., Green, K., Mouritsen, H., Dreyer, D, Adden, A., Brauburger, K. and Heinze, S. (2016) The Australian Bogong moth Agrotis infusa: A long-distance nocturnal navigator. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 10 doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00077

Green, K. (2016) Dieback of Nematolepis ovatifolia, an endemic shrub in the alpine- subalpine heaths of the Snowy Mountains is facilitated by climate change. Cunninhamia 16, 1-9.

Green, K., Davis, N., Robinson, W.A. (2015) The diet of the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus) above the winter snowline in the decade following a wildfire. Australian Mammalogy 37, 146–156.

Green K. and Stein, J.A. (2015) Modeling the thermal zones and biodiversity on the high mountains of Meganesia: the importance of local differences. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 47: 669–678.

Green, K., Davis, N. and Robinson, W.A. (2014) Diet of the Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus (Rodentia:Muridae) in the alpine zone of the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Australian Zoologist 37:225-233.

Green, K (2014) Growing season air temperature lapse rate in the Snowy Mountains. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 64: 289-291

Green K. (2014) Alpine ecosystems pp 91-98 in Ten Commitments revisited edited by Lindenmayer D, Dovers S and Morton S. (CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.)

Green, K., Davis, N. and Robinson, W.A. (2014) Does diet constrain the occupation of high altitudes by macropods? A comparison between Macropus rufogriseus and Wallabia bicolor. Australian Mammalogy 36: 219-228.

Pickering CM, Green K, Barros, A.A. and Venn SE. (2014) A resurvey of late-lying snowpatches reveals changes in both species and functional composition across snowmelt zones. Alpine Botany 124: 93-103Kirkpatrick, J. B., Green, K., Bridle, K.L. and Venn S.E. (2014) Patterns of variation in Australian alpine soils and their relationships to parent material, vegetation formation, climate and topography. Catena 121, 186-194.

Venn, S.E., Pickering, C.M., and Green, K. (2014) Spatial and temporal functional changes in alpine summit vegetation are driven by increases in shrubs and graminoids. Annals of Botany 6, 1-15.

Sato, C.F., Schroder, M., Green, K., Michael, D.R., Osborne, W.S., and Lindenmayer D.B. (2014) Managing ski resorts to improve biodiversity conservation: Australian reptiles as a case study Ecological Restoration and Management 15, 147-154

Sato, C.F., Wood, J.T., Schroder, M., Green, K., Osborne, W.S., Michael, D.R. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2014) An experiment to test key hypotheses of the drivers of reptile distribution in disturbed alpine and subalpine environments. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 13-22.

Timms, B.V., Morton, J. and Green, K. (2013). Temporal changes in the macroinvertebrate fauna of two glacial lakes, Cootapatamba and Albina, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 135, 45-54.

Sánchez-Bayo, F. and Green, K, (2013) Australian snowpack disappearing under the influence of global warming and solar activity. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 45: 107-118.

Green, K., Davis, N., Robinson, W.A., McAuliffe, J. and Good, R.B. (2013) Diet selection by European hares (Lepus europaeus) in the alpine zone of the Snowy Mountains, Australia. European Journal of Wildlife Research 59, 693-703.

Green K and Pickering CM (2013) Limited effect of hare grazing and short-term climatic variations on the most common alpine vegetation community in the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Plant Ecology and Diversity 6, 511-522.

Green K. (2013) The effect of fire on the avifauna of subalpine woodland in the Snowy Mountains. Victorian Naturalist 130, 240–248.

Sato, C.F., Wood, T., Schroder, M., Green, K., Michael, D.R., Lindenmayer, D.B. (2013b) The impacts of ski resorts on reptiles: a natural experiment. Animal Conservation doi: 10.1111/acv.12095.

Green K. and W.S. Osborne (2012). Field Guide to Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country. New Holland Publishers, Chatswood.

Green K (2012) Intra- and inter-annual changes in chemistry of Australian glacial lakes. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 513-527.

Green K (2012) Dinoflagellate blooms on the surface ice of Blue Lake, Snowy Mountains, Australia Victorian Naturalist 129: 184-185.

Green K and Venn S. (2012) Tree-limit ribbons in the Snowy Mountains, Australia: characterisation and recent seedling establishment. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 44: 180-187.

Matthews, A, and Green K (2012) Seasonal and altitudinal influences on the home range and movements of common wombats in the Australian Snowy Mountains. Journal of Zoology. 287: 24-33

Venn SE. Pickering CM and Green K (2012) Short-term variation in species richness across an altitudinal gradient of alpine summits. Biodiversity Conservation 21:3157-3186

Green K (2011) The transport of nutrients and energy into the Australian Snowy Mountains by migrating Bogong Moths Agrotis infusa. Austral Ecology
35, 25-34.

Green, K. (2011) Interannual and seasonal changes in the ice cover of glacial lakes in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Journal of Mountain Science 8: 655-663

Green K (2011) Is the altitudinal distribution of the Broad-toothed rat in Tasmania a result of the effects of Bennett’s Wallaby? Australian Zoologist 35: 770-773.

Edwards E.D. and Green K. (2011) Two new species of Oxycanus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from Kosciuszko National Park, one with a sub-brachypterous female. Australian Journal of Entomology 50, 78-85.

Venn, SE, Green, K. Pickering CM and Morgan J. (2011) Using plant functional traits to explain community composition across a strong environmental filter in Australian alpine snowpatches Plant Ecology 212: 1491-1499.

Green K (2010) Alpine taxa exhibit differing responses to climate warming in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Journal of Mountain Science 7: 167-175.

Green K (2010) The aestivation sites of Bogong Moths, Agrotis Infusa (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in the Snowy Mountains and the projected effects of climate change. Australian Entomologist 37: 95-104

Matthews, A, Spooner P.G., Lunney D, Green K and Klomp N.I. (2010) The influences of snow cover, vegetation and topography on the upper range limit of common wombats Vombatus ursinus in the subalpine zone, Australia. Diversity and Distributions 16: 277-287.

Green, K. and Pickering, C (2009) Vegetation, microclimate and soils associated with the latest lying snowpatches in Australia Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2: 289-300.

Green, K. and Pickering, C. (2009) The decline of snowpatches in the Snowy Mountains of Australia: importance of climate warming, variable snow and wind. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 41: 212-218.

Green K. (2009) Causes of stability in the alpine treeline in the Snowy Mountains of Australia – a natural experiment. Australian Journal of Botany 57: 171-179

Pickering, C and Green, K. (2009) Vascular plant distribution in relation to topography, soils and micro-climate at five GLORIA sites in the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 57: 189-199.

Green K. (2008) Migratory bogong moths (Agrotis infusa) transport arsenic and concentrate it to lethal effect by gregariously aestivating in alpine regions of the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine. 40:74-80.

Williams RJ, Wahren CH, Tolsma AD, Sanecki GM, Papst WA, Myers BA, McDougall KL, Heinze DA, and Green K (2008) Large fires in Australian alpine landscapes: their part in the historical fire regime and their impacts on alpine biodiversity. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17: 793–808

Pickering, C., Hill, W. and Green, K. (2008) Vascular plant diversity and climate change in the alpine zone of the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Biodiversity Conservation 17: 1627-1644

Green K. (2008) Alpine ecosystems pp 73-78 in Ten Commitments edited by Lindenmayer D, Morton S, Dovers S and Harriss Olson M. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Green, K. (2008) Fragmented distribution of a rock climbing fish, the Mountain Galaxias Galaxias olidus, in the Snowy Mountains. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 129, 175-182.

Green, K., Stein J.A., and Driessen, M.M. (2008) The projected distributions of Mastacomys fuscus and Rattus lutreolus in south-eastern Australia under a scenario of climate change: potential for enhanced competition? Wildlife Research 35: 113-119

Green, K. (2006) The effect of variation in snowpack on timing of bird migration in the Snowy Mountains. Emu 106:187-192

Green K. (2006) The return migration of Bogone Moths, Agrotis Infusa (Biosduval) (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) from the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. Australian Entomologist 33(1): 27-30.

Green K. (2006) Winter arousal of a high mountain skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni following hibernation beneath the snow. Herpetofauna 35(2): 95-97.

Green K. (2006) Impacts on fauna from late winter variability in weather in the Snowy Mountains of Australia; implications for monitoring. In: Global change in mountain regions. Price M (ed), Scotland, Sapiens Publishing, pp. 162-165.

Green, K. and Osborne, W.S. (2006) Diet of the mountain log skink Pseudemoia entrecasteuxii at high elevations in the Snowy Mountains Herpetofauna 36: 6-10

Sanecki G. M., Green K., Cowling A., & Lindenmayer D. B. (2006) The implications of snow-based recreation for small mammals in the subnivean space in south-east Australia. Biological Conservation 129: 511-8.

Sanecki G. M., Green K., Wood, H., Lindenmayer D. B. & Sanecki K.L. (2006) The influence of snow cover on home range and activity of the bush rat (Rattus fuscipes) and the dusky antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii) Wildlife Research 33, 489-496.

Sanecki G. M., Cowling A., Green K., Wood H. & Lindenmayer D. B. (2006) Winter distribution of small mammals in relation to snow cover in the subalpine zone, Australia. Journal of Zoology 269: 99-110.

Sanecki G. M., Green K., Wood, H, & Lindenmayer D. B. (2006) The characteristics and classification of Australian snow cover: an ecological perspective. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 38: 429-435

Green K. (2006) The marine mammals of Heard Island. In: Green K and Woehler E.J. (eds) Heard Island: Southern Ocean Sentinel. Surrey, Beatty and Sons.

Green, K. and Sanecki G (2006) Immediate and short term responses of bird and mammal assemblages to a subalpine wildfire in the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Austral Ecology 31: 673-681

Green K and Woehler E.J. (eds) (2006) Heard Island: Southern Ocean Sentinel. Surrey, Beatty and Sons.

Green K. (2005) Winter home range and foraging of common wombats (Vombatus ursinus) in patchily burnt subalpine areas of the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Wildlife Research 32: 525-529.

Sanecki G. and Green K. (2005) A technique for detecting winter active small mammals in the subnivean space using hair tubes. European Journal of Wildlife Research.51:41-47.

Green, K. Good, R. B. Johnston, S.W. and Simpson L.A. (2005) Alpine grazing in the Snowy Mountains of Australia: degradation and stabilisation of the ecosystem. Pp213-225 in Land Use Changes and Mountain Biodiversity, Ed by Eva Spehn, Maximo Liberman, Christian Körner. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton FL, USA

Norment, C. J. and Green, K. (2004) Breeding ecology of Richard’s Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae) in the Snowy Mountains. Emu 104: 327-336.

Pickering, C., Johnston, S., Green, K. and Enders, G. (2003) Impacts of nature tourism on the Mount Kosciuszko alpine area. Pp123-135 in Nature-based tourism, environment and land management. Ed by R. Buckley, C.Pickering and D.B. Weaver. CABI Publishing, Oxford.

Green K. (2003) Altitudinal and temporal differences in the food of foxes (Vulpes vulpes) at alpine and subalpine altitudes in the Snowy Mountains. Wildlife Research 30:245-253.

Green, K. and Osborne, W.S. (2003) The Distribution and Status of the Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus (Rodentia: Muridae) in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Zoologist 32: 229-237.

Green K. (2002) The native alpine and subalpine fauna of the Snowy Mountains. Pp 134-148 in Green K.(ed.) Biodiversity in the Snowy Mountains. Australian institute of Alpine Studies, Jindabyne.

Green K.(ed.) (2002) Biodiversity in the Snowy Mountains. Australian Institute of Alpine Studies, Jindabyne. 148pp.

Green K. (2002) Selective predation on the broad-toothed rat Mastacomys fuscus (Rodentia:Muridae)  by the introduced red fox Vulpes vulpes (Carnivora: Canidae) in the Snowy Mountains. Austral Ecology 27: 353-359.

Green K. and Pickering C. M.  (2002) A scenario for mammal and bird diversity in the Australian Snowy Mountains in relation to climate change. pp241-249 in: C. Koerner and E.M. Spehn (eds) Mountain Biodiversity: a Global Assessment. Parthenon Publishing, London.

Pickering, C.M., Green, K. and Bridle, K.L.(eds.) (2002) Research On Australia's High Country 1999-2001. Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism.

K. Green, L. Broome, D. Heinze & S. Johnston (2001) 'Long distance transportation of arsenic by migrating Bogong moths from agricultural lowlands to mountain ecosystems', Victorian Naturalist, 118 (4): 112-116 (PDF, 196Kb)

Green, K (2000) Small mammal activity on the snow surface, Victorian Naturalists 11: 230-234

Green, K (1999) The use of forms for denning by Common Ringtail Possums, Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Victorian Naturalists 116: 129-130

Hunter, D, Osborne, W, Marantelli, G & Green, K (1999) Implementation of a population augmentation project for remnant populations of the southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), In: Campbell, A (ed) Declines and disappearances of Australian frogs, Environment Australia, Canberra, pp. 158-167

Green K. (ed.) 1998 Snow: A Natural History; an Uncertain Future 252pp. (Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra).

Green K. 1998. A winter niche: the subnivean space. In ‘Snow: A Natural History; an Uncertain Future’. (Ed. K. Green) pp 125-140 (Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra).

Green K. & Osborne W. S. 1998. Snow as a selecting force on the alpine fauna. In ‘Snow: A Natural History; an Uncertain Future’. (Ed. K. Green) pp 141-164 (Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra).

Osborne W. S., Davis, M.S. & Green K. 1998. Temporal and spatial variation in snow cover. In ‘Snow: A Natural History; an Uncertain Future’. (Ed. K. Green) pp 56-68. (Australian Alps Liaison Committee, Canberra).

Green K. 1997. Inter-annual, seasonal and altitudinal differences in invertebrate activity in the Snowy Mountains. Victorian Naturalist 114, 222-229.

Green K. and L.A. Mound 1994. An extension to the insect fauna of Heard Island. Polar Record. 30, 131-132.

Green K. and W.S. Osborne 1994. Wildlife of the Australian Snow-Country. Reed, Sydney. 200pp.

Osborne W.S. and K. Green 1992. Seasonal changes in composition, abundance and foraging behaviour of birds in the Snowy Mountains. Emu, 92, 93-105.

Green K. 1989. Altitudinal and seasonal differences in the diets of Antechinus swainsonii and A. stuartii (Marsupialia:Dasyuridae) in relation to the availability of prey in the Snowy Mountains. Australian Wildlife Research 16, 581-592

Green K. and H. Crowley 1989. Energetics and behaviour of active subnivean insectivores Antechinus swainsonii and A. stuartii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae) in the Snowy Mountains. Australian Wildlife Research. 16, 509-516

Green K. 1983. Alternative strategies in the life cycle of alpine grasshoppers (Orthoptera:Acridoidea). Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia. 12, 125-33.

Dickman C. R., K. Green, P. L. Carron, D. C. D. Happold and W. S. Osborne 1983. Coexistence, convergence and competition among Antechinus (Marsupialia) in the Australian high country. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia. 12, 79-99.

Green K. 1982. Notes on winter-active invertebrates beneath the snow. Victorian Naturalist 99, 144-6.

Green K. 1982. Migration of an ichneumonid wasp over a subalpine pass. Victorian Naturalist 99, 260.

Green K. and W.S. Osborne 1981. The diet of foxes, Vulpes vulpes (L.) in relation to abundance of prey above the winter snowline in New South Wales. Australian Wildlife Research. 8, 349-60.

Green K. 1979. Observations on rock climbing by the fish Galaxias brevipinnis. Victorian Naturalist 96, 230-1.

Osborne W.S., M. Preece, K. Green and M. Green 1978. Gungartan: A winter fauna survey above 1500 metres. Victorian Naturalist 95, 226-35.

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