Thomas FM, Vesk PA and Hauser CE (in review) A field ecologist’s adventures in the virtual world: using simulations to design data collection for complex models.

Thomas, FM, Yen JDL, and Vesk PA (in review) Which nonlinear growth model? Using cross-validation to evaluate models in ecology.

Mata L, Garrard GE, Fidler F, Ives CD, Maller M, Wilson J, Thomas FM, Bekessy SA. (in review) Punching above their weight: the ecological and social benefits of pop-up parks.


Thomas, FM (2017) Using plant functional traits to predict woody growth trajectories. PhD Thesis, The Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group, The University of Melbourne.

Thomas, FM and Vesk, PA (2017) Growth races in The Mallee: height growth in woody plants examined with a trait-based model.  Austral Ecology, 42(7), 790-800.

Thomas, FM and Vesk, PA (2017) Are trait-growth models transferable? Predicting multi-species growth trajectories between ecosystems using plant functional traits. PLOS ONE:

Jones, CS, Duncan, DH, Rumpff, L, Thomas, FM, Morris, WK, and Vesk, PA (2015) Empirically validating a dense woody regrowth ‘problem’and thinning ‘solution’for understory vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management, 340, 153-162.