Australian Institute of Alpine Studies


Dr Catherine Pickering

Catherine Pickering

affiliation

Griffith University

email

c.pickering[at]griffith.edu.au

contact details

School of ENvironmental Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4222, Australia

research interests

publications

Morrison, C. and Pickering, C.M. (2012 – on line) Perceptions of the ski tourism industry and others to impacts, adaptation and limits to adaption to climate change in the Australian Alps. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. iFirst, 1–19. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2012.681789.

Morrison, C. and Pickering, C.M. (2012 – on line). Limits to climate change adaptation: Case study of the Australian Alps. Geographical Research. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2012.00758.x

Venn, S. Pickering C.M. and Green, K. (2012). Short-term variation in species richness across an altitudinal gradient of alpine summits. Biodiversity and Conservation. 21, 3157-3186. DOI 10.1007/s10531-012-0359-2

Ballantyne, M. and Pickering, C.M. (2012). Ecotourism as a threatening process for wild orchids. Journal of Ecotourism. 11 34-47.

Newsome, D. Lacroix, C. and Pickering, C.M. (2011). Adventure racing events in Australia: context, assessment and implications for management. Australian Geographer. 42, 403-418.

Pickering, C.M., Rossi, S. and Barros, A. (2011). Assessing the impacts of mountain biking and hiking on subalpine grasslands using an experimental protocol. Journal of Environmental Management.92: 3049-3057.

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

Steven, R. Pickering, C.M. and Castley, G. (2011). A review of the impacts of nature based recreation on birds. Journal of Environmental Management. 92: 2287-2294.

Pickering, C.M., Mount, A., Wichmann, M.C. and Bullock, J.M. (2011). Estimating human-mediated dispersal of seeds within an Australian protected area. Biological Invasions. 13:1869–1880. DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-0006-y

Pickering, C.M. (2011). Changes in demand for tourism with climate change: A case study of vitiation patterns to six ski resorts in Australia. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.19: 767-781.

Growcock, A.J. and Pickering, C.M. (2011). Impacts of small group short term experimental camping on alpine and subalpine vegetation in the Australian Alps. Journal of Ecotourism 10: 86-100.

Pickering, C.M. and Buckley, R. (2010). Climate response by ski resorts: the shortcomings of snowmaking for Australian resorts. Ambio. 39: 430-438. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-010-0039-y.

Pickering, C.M. (2010). Ten factors that affect the severity of visitor impacts in protected areas. Ambio. 39: 70-77. DOI 10.1007/13280-009-0007-6

Pickering, C.M., Castley, C., Newsome, D. and Hill, W. (2010). Environmental, safety and management issues of unauthorised trail technical features for mountain bicycling. Landscape and Urban Planning. 97: 58-67.

Pickering, C.M., Castley, J.G. and Burtt, M. (2010). Skiing less often in a warmer world: Attitudes of tourists to climate change in an Australian ski resort. Geographical Research. 48:137-147. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00614.x

Pickering, C.M. and Mount, A. (2010). Do tourists disperse weed seed? A global review of unintentional human-mediated terrestrial seed dispersal on clothing, vehicles and horses. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.18:239-256.

Pickering, C.M., Hill, W., Newsome, D. and Leung, Y.-L. (2010). Comparing hiking, mountain biking and horse riding impacts on vegetation and soils in Australian and the United States of America. Journal of Environmental Management. 91: 551-562. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.09.025.

Pickering, C.M. and Growcock, A.J. (2009). Impacts of experimental trampling on tall alpine herbfields and subalpine grasslands, Snowy Mountains, Australia. Journal of Environmental Management. 91: 532-540. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.09.022.

Green, K. and Pickering, C.M. (2009). Vegetation, microclimate and soils associated with the latest-lying snowpatches in Australia. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2: 289-300. DOI: 10.1080/17550870903019275

Castley, C., Hill, W., Pickering, C.M. (2009). Developing ecological indicators of visitor use of protected areas: An new integrated framework from Australia. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 16: 14-25.

Mount, A. and Pickering, C.M. (2009). Testing the capacity of clothing to act as vector for non-native seed in protected areas. Journal of Environmental Management. 91: 168-179. doi.10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.08.002

Pickering, C.M. (2009). Pre-dispersal seed predation by Tephritidae is common among species of Australian alpine Asteraceae. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 41: 339-346.

Pickering, C.M. and Butler, S. (2009). Patterns in vascular plant species density in tall alpine herbfield along an increasing altitudinal gradient in an Australian alpine region. Australian Journal of Botany. 57: 210-220.

Green, K. and Pickering, C.M. (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.

Pickering, C.M. 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. doi.10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.07.015.

Mallen-Cooper, J. and Pickering C.M. (2008). Linear decline in exotic and native species richness along an increasing altitudinal gradient in the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Austral Ecology. 33: 684-690. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2008.01835x.

Mallen-Cooper, J. and Pickering C.M. (2008). Decline in species richness and cover of exotic plants with increasing altitude depends on life-history strategy and life-forms. Victorian Naturalist. 125: 64-75.

Pickering, C.M. Hill, W. and Green, K. (2008). Vascular plant diversity and climate change in the alpine zone of the Snowy Mountains, Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation. 17:1627–1644. doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9371-y.

Hadwen, W.L., Hill, W. and Pickering, C.M. (2008). Linking visitor impact research to visitor impact monitoring in protected areas. Journal of Ecotourism. 7: 87-93. doi: 10.2167/joe193.0

Pickering C. M. (1998). Climate change and the reproductive ecology of Australian alpine plants. Australian Institute of Alpine Studies Newsletter, No. 1.

Pickering C. M. (1998). The International Tundra Experiment. Australian Institute of Alpine Studies Newsletter, No. 1.

Pickering C. M. (1997). Reproductive strategies and constraints of alpine plants as illustrated by five species of Australian alpine Ranunculus. Opera Botanica. 132: 101-108.

Pickering C. M. (1995). Variation in flowering parameters within and among five species of Australian alpine Ranunculus. Australian Journal of Botany. 43: 103-112

Pickering C. M. (1994). Size-dependent reproduction in some alpine Ranunculus. Australian Journal of Ecology. 19(3) 336-334.

Pickering C. M. (1994). Reproductive ecology of five species of Australian alpine Ranunculus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW. Volume 127, p.61.

Pickering C. M. (1993). Gender variation in hermaphrodite plants: evidence from five species of alpine Ranunculus. Oikos. 68: 539-548.

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