Dr Charlotte Helen Mills
Visiting Fellow

Dr Charlotte Helen Mills

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (2019), UNSW Sydney. Is vegetation change a legacy of native mammal decline?


Biological, Earth & Env Sci

I completed my PhD at the Centre for Ecosystem Science UNSW in 2019, under the supervision of Professor Mike Letnic. My research interests are broad but mostly revolve around trophic interactions such as herbivory, grazing, predation, and granivory, and their consequences for community assembly in deserts and tropical forests.

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Mills CH; Wijas B; Gordon CE; Lyons M; Feit A; Wilkinson A; Letnic M, 2021, 'Two alternate states: shrub, bird and mammal assemblages differ on either side of the Dingo Barrier Fence', Australian Zoologist, vol. 41, pp. 534 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/az.2021.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mendes GM; Silveira FAO; Oliveira C; Dáttilo W; Guevara R; Ruiz-Guerra B; Boaventura MG; Sershen ; Ramdhani S; Phartyal SS; Ribeiro SP; Pinto VD; Vasconcelos HL; Tito R; Pereira CC; Carvalho B; Carvalho GM; del-Val E; Buisson E; Arruda AJ; Toth JB; Roque FDO; Souza AH; Bolzan F; Neves F; Kuchenbecker J; Demetrio GR; Seixas L; Romero GQ; de Omena PM; Silva JO; Paolucci L; Queiroz E; Ooi MKJ; Mills CH; Gerhold P; Merzin A; Massante JC; Aguilar R; Carbone LM; Campos R; Gomes I; Zorzal G; Solar R; Ramos L; Sobrinho T; Sanders P; Cornelissen T, 2021, 'How much leaf area do insects eat? A data set of insect herbivory sampled globally with a standardized protocol', Ecology, vol. 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3301
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fisher A; Mills C; Lyons M; Cornwell W; Letnic M, 2021, 'Remote sensing of trophic cascades: multi-temporal landsat imagery reveals vegetation change driven by the removal of an apex predator', Landscape Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01206-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lee JS; Letnic M; Mills CH, 2021, 'Diet and occurrences of the letter-winged kite in a predation refuge', Science of Nature, vol. 108, pp. 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-021-01772-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Braden J; Mills C; Cornwell W; Waudby H; Letnic M, 2021, 'Impacts of grazing by kangaroos and rabbits on vegetation and soils in a semi-arid conservation reserve', Journal of Arid Environments, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104526
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mills CH; Waudby H; Finlayson G; Parker D; Cameron M; Letnic M, 2020, 'Grazing by over-abundant native herbivores jeopardizes conservation goals in semi-arid reserves', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 24, pp. e01384 - e01384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01384
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lyons M; Brandis K; Callaghan C; McCann J; Mills C; Ryall S; Kingsford RT, 2018, 'Bird interactions with drones, from individuals to large colonies', Australian Field Ornithology, vol. 35, pp. 51 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.20938/afo35051056
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lyons M; Gordon C; Mills C; Letnic MI, 2018, 'Linking trophic cascades to changes in desert dune geomorphology using high-resolution drone data', Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0327
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mills C; Letnic MI, 2018, 'Reversing functional extinction of mammals prompts a rethink of paradigms about seed fate in arid Australia', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171977
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mills CH; Gordon CE; Letnic MI, 2017, 'Rewilded mammal assemblages reveal the missing ecological functions of granivores', Functional Ecology, vol. 32, pp. 475 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12950
    Journal articles | 2016
    Letnic MI; Feit A; Mills C; Feit B, 2016, 'The crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda) in the south-eastern Strzelecki Desert', Australian Mammalogy, vol. 38, pp. 241 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AM15027
  • Preprints |
    Lyons M; Brandis K; Callaghan C; McCann J; Mills C; Ryall S; Kingsford R, Bird interactions with drones, from individuals to large colonies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/109926