Australian Institute of Alpine Studies

Keith McDougall

Keith McDougall


NSW Dept of Environment, Climate Change and Water
Co-chair, Mountain Invasion Research Network (



contact details

NSW Dept of Environment, Climate Change and Water, PO Box 733, Queanbeyan NSW 2620, Australia, Tel: (02) 6229 7111

research interests


Kueffer, C., McDougall, K., Alexander, J., Daehler, C., Edwards, P. J., Haider, S., Milbau, A., Parks, C., Pauchard, A., Reshi, Z. A., Rew, L., Schroder, M., Seipel, T. (2013) Plant invasions into mountain protected areas: assessment, prevention and control at multiple spatial scales. pp. 89–113 In: Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges, Invading Nature, edited by Foxcroft LC, Pys╣ek, P, Richardson, DM, and Genovesi, P. Springer Series in Invasion Ecology 7, Springer Science & Business Media: Dordrecht.

McDougall, K.L. (2013) Alpine road colonisation: an update. Ecological Management and Restoration 14, 66-68.

McDougall, K.L., Khuroo, A.A., Loope, L.L., Parks, C.G., Pauchard, A., Reshi, Z.A., Rushworth, I. and Kueffer, C. (2011) Plant invasions in mountains: global lessons for better management. Mountain Research and Development 31, 380-387.

Kueffer C, McDougall KL, Daehler CC (2010) Assessment and prevention of non-native plant invasions in mountains. pp 28-29 In: Spehn EM, Rudmann-Maurer K, Körner C, Maselli D (eds.) Mountain Biodiversity and Global Change. Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) of DIVERSITAS, Institute of Botany, University of Basel with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

McDougall KL, Williams RJ, Wahren C-H (2012) The ecology of domestic grazing in the Australian Alps. In, Grazing Ecology: Vegetation and Soil Impact. Edited by Jose Ramon Arevalo; pages 27 – 40. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

McDougall KL, Brookhouse M, Broome LS (2012) Dendroclimatological investigation of mainland Australia’s only alpine conifer, Podocarpus lawrencei Hook.f.. Dendrochronologia 30, 1-9.

Seipel T, Kueffer C, Rew L, Daehler CC, Pauchard A, Naylor BJ, Alexander JM, Parks CG, Edwards PJ, Arevalo Sierra JR, Cavieres L, Dietz H, Jakobs G, McDougall KL, Otto R, Walsh NG (2012) Processes at multiple scales affect non-native plant species richness and similarity in mountains around the world. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21, 236-246.

McDougall KL, Haider S, Seipel T, Kueffer C, MIREN Consortium (2009) Spread of non-native plant species into mountains: now is the time to act. Mountain Forum Bulletin 9 (2), 23-25.

Hunter D, Osborne W, Smith M, McDougall KL (2009) Breeding Habitat Use by the Southern Corroboree Frog and its Implications for the Future Conservation of this Critically Endangered Species. Ecological Management and Restoration 10 (S1), S103-S109.

Pauchard A, Kueffer C, Dietz H, Daehler CC, Alexander J, Edwards PJ, Arévalo JR, Cavieres L, Guisan A, Haider S, Jakobs G, McDougall KL, Millar CI, Naylor BJ, Parks CG, Rew LJ, Seipel T (2009) Ain’t no mountain high enough: Plant invasions reaching high elevations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7, 479–486.

Williams RJ, Wahren C-H, Tolsma AD, Sanecki GM, Papst WA, Myers BA, McDougall KL, Heinze DA, 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.

McDougall KL, Walsh NG (2008) A conspectus of high-country Craspedia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) of mainland south-eastern Australia. Muelleria 26, 3-10.

McDougall KL (2007) Grazing and fire in two subalpine peatlands. Australian Journal of Botany 55, 42-47.

McDougall KL, Walsh NG (2007) Treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps. Cunninghamia 10, 1-57.

Williams RJ, McDougall KL, Wahren C-H, Mansergh IM, Rosengren NJ, Papst WA (2006) Alpine Landscapes. In Ecology: An Australian Perspective. Edited by P. Attiwill and B. Wilson. Oxford University Press.

McDougall KL (2005) Recovery of an eroding peat surface on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria. Ecological Management and Restoration 6, 217-219.

McDougall KL, Morgan JW, Walsh NG, Williams RJ (2005) Plant invasions in treeless vegetation of the Australian Alps. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7, 159-171.

McDougall KL, Summerell BA (2005) Unusual ‘outbreaks’ of a diatom (Flabellaria flocculosa) in the Australian Alps. The Victorian Naturalist 122, 202-203.

Walsh NG, McDougall KL (2004) Progress in the recovery of treeless subalpine vegetation in Kosciuszko National Park after the 2003 fires. Cunninghamia 8, 439-452.

McDougall KL, Wright GT (2004) The impact of trampling on feldmark vegetation in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Botany 52, 315-320.

McDougall KL (2003) Aerial photographic interpretation of vegetation changes on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria, between 1936 and 1980. Australian Journal of Botany 51, 251-256.

McDougall KL, Walsh NG (2002) The flora of Nungar Plain, a treeless sub-alpine frost hollow in Kosciuszko National Park. Cunninghamia 7, 601-610.

Walsh NG, McDougall KL (2002) Calotis pubescens (Asteraceae), change in rank and notes on its distribution and ecology. Muelleria 16, 43-45.

McDougall KL (2001) The colonisation by alpine native plants of a stabilised road verge on the Bogong High Plains, Victoria. Ecological Management and Restoration 2, 47-52.

McDougall KL (2001) Growth rates of Sphagnum cristatum in a Victorian subalpine bog and the effect of Sphagnum harvesting. Ecological Management and Restoration 2, 152-154.

current research or projects

dendrochronology of Podocarpus lawrencei

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