Mark is an Honorary Principal Fellow in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Ecology published by Oxford University Press. He served as the founding Director of the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE) from 1998 until 2016 where he led a team of researchers focused on using urban ecological research to promote the creation of resilient, healthy and liveable cities.
For the past 5 years, he has also taught urban ecology courses to landscape architects, designers, planners and architects at The National University of Singapore’s School of Design and Environment. His research interests range widely and include the processes driving vegetation and ecosystem change, landscape ecology, and the structure and function of urban ecosystems and their conservation and management. He has conducted pioneering research on the study of urban-rural gradients and the comparative ecology of cities and towns around the globe. In all these areas, he is concerned about bringing high-quality ecological data and the understanding of basic ecological processes to bear on the design, building and management of urban environments. He has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters, reports and articles and has published two edited books on urban ecology. He has served as a reviewer for a large number of international journals including Nature, Science, Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Conservation Biology and Landscape and Urban Planning to name a few. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of Landscape and Urban Planning, Urban Ecosystems, City Green and Ecological Management and Restoration.
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The Sanitisation Of Urban Ecological Systems: A Study Of The Distribution And Management O..
Functional trait changes in the floras of 11 cities across the globe in response to urbani..
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A roadmap for urban evolutionary ecology
L Ruth Rivkin, James S Santangelo, Marina Alberti, Myla FJ Aronson, Charlotte W de Keyzer, Sarah E Diamond, Marie-Josee Fortin, Lauren J Frazee, Amanda J Gorton, Andrew P Hendry, Yang Liu, Jonathan B Losos, J Scott MacIvor, Ryan A Martin, Mark J McDonnell, Lindsay S Miles, Jason Munshi-South, Robert W Ness, Amy EM Newman, Mason R Stothart, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Evolutionary Applications
Functional trait changes in the floras of 11 cities across the globe in response to urbanization
Estibaliz Palma, Jane A Catford, Richard T Corlett, Richard P Duncan, Amy K Hahs, Michael A McCarthy, Mark J McDonnell, Ken Thompson, Nicholas SG Williams, Peter A Vesk
Journal article | 2017 | Ecography
A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers
Myla FJ Aronson, Frank A La Sorte, Charles H Nilon, Madhusudan Katti, Mark A Goddard, Christopher A Lepczyk, Paige S Warren, Nicholas SG Williams, Sarel Cilliers, Bruce Clarkson, Cynnamon Dobbs, Rebecca Dolan, Marcus Hedblom, Stefan Klotz, Jip Louwe Kooijmans, Ingolf Kuehn, Ian MacGregor-Fors, Mark McDonnell, Ulla Mortberg, Petr Pysek, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Plant traits and extinction in urban areas: a meta-analysis of 11 cities
Richard P Duncan, Steven E Clemants, Richard T Corlett, Amy K Hahs, Michael A McCarthy, Mark J McDonnell, Mark W Schwartz, Ken Thompson, Peter A Vesk, Nicholas SG Williams
Journal article | 2011 | Global Ecology and Biogeography
A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras
Nicholas SG Williams, Mark W Schwartz, Peter A Vesk, Michael A McCarthy, Amy K Hahs, Steven E Clemants, Richard T Corlett, Richard P Duncan, Briony A Norton, Ken Thompson, Mark J McDonnell
Journal article | 2009 | Journal of Ecology
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Doctor of Philosophy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Masters of Science
University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts