Ben Kefford

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Benthic diatoms as indicators of herbicide toxicity in rivers: A new SPEcies At Risk (SPEARherbicides ) index

Wood, R., Mitrovic, S., Lim, R., Warne, M., Dunlop, J. & KEFFORD, B., 1 Apr 2019, In : Ecological Indicators. 99, p. 203-213 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacillariophyceae
herbicide
diatom
herbicides
new species
7 Citations (Scopus)

Biological interactions mediate context and species-specific sensitivities to salinity

Bray, J. P., Reich, J., Nichols, S. J., Kon Kam King, G., Mac Nally, R., Thompson, R., O’Reilly-Nugent, A. & Kefford, B. J., 21 Jan 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1764, p. 1-10 10 p., 20180020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salinity
Ecosystems
Toxicity
salinity
toxic substances
1 Citation (Scopus)
freshwater ecosystem
Flocculation
flocculation
Ecosystems
Metals
5 Citations (Scopus)

Salt in freshwaters: Causes, effects and prospects: Introduction to the theme issue

Canedo-Arguelles, M., KEFFORD, B. & Schäfer, R. B., 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1764, p. 1-6 6 p., 20180002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fresh Water
Ecosystems
Salts
salts
Ecosystem
2 Citations (Scopus)

Sensitivity of a Large and Representative Sample of Antarctic Marine Invertebrates to Metals

Kefford, B. J., King, C. K., Wasley, J., Riddle, M. J. & Nugegoda, D., Jul 2019, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 38, 7, p. 1560-1568 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquatic Organisms
Invertebrates
Cadmium
Toxicity
Zinc
3 Citations (Scopus)
Invertebrates
Fresh Water
saline water
Toxicity
invertebrates

Stressor dominance and sensitivity-dependent antagonism: Disentangling the freshwater effects of an insecticide among co-occurring agricultural stressors

Bray, J. P., Nichols, S. J., Keely-Smith, A., Thompson, R., Bhattacharyya, S., Gupta, S., Gupta, A., Gao, J., Wang, X., Kaserzon, S., Mueller, J. F., Chou, A. & Kefford, B. J., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 8, p. 2020-2033 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

antagonism
malathion
insecticide
pesticide
invertebrate
10 Citations (Scopus)
Salinity
Ephemeroptera
Ions
salinity
Toxicity
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)

Interactions among stressors may be weak: Implications for management of freshwater macroinvertebrate communities

Kath, J., Thomson, J. R., Thompson, R. M., Kefford, B. J., Dyer, F. J. & Mac Nally, R., Jul 2018, In : Diversity and Distributions. 24, 7, p. 939-950 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
hydrological change
catchment
vegetation
3 Downloads (Pure)

Similar recovery time of microbial functions from fungicide stress across biogeographical regions

Schreiner, V. C., Feckler, A., Fernández, D., Frisch, K., Muñoz, K., Szöcs, E., Zubrod, J. P., Bundschuh, M., Rasmussen, J. J., Kefford, B. J., Axelsen, J., Cedergreen, N. & Schäfer, R. B., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 17021.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ecosystem
Physiological Adaptation
Pressure
Epigenomics
2017
8 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic effects of atrazine exposure and recovery in freshwater benthic diatoms from two communities with different pollution histories

Wood, R., Simon, M., Lim, R. & KEFFORD, B., 2017, In : Aquatic Toxicology. 189, p. 200-208 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrazine
Diatoms
Bacillariophyceae
atrazine
Fresh Water
10 Citations (Scopus)

Metal toxicity affects predatory stream invertebrates less than other functional feeding groups

Liess, M., Gerner, N. V. & Kefford, B. J., 1 Aug 2017, In : Environmental Pollution. 227, p. 505-512 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Invertebrates
Heavy Metals
Heavy metals
Toxicity
Metals
10 Citations (Scopus)

The imperative need for nationally coordinated bioassessment of rivers and streams

NICHOLS, S., Barmuta, L., Chessman, B., Davies, P., DYER, F., HARRISON, E., Hawkins, C., Jones, I., KEFFORD, B., Linke, S., Marchant, R., Metzeling, L., MOON, K., Ogden, R., PEAT, M., Reynoldson, T. & THOMPSON, R., 2017, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 68, p. 599-613 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

The mayfly nymph Austrophlebioides pusillus harker defies common osmoregulatory assumptions

Dowse, R., Palmer, C., Torpy, F. & KEFFORD, B., 18 Jan 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. 4, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 160520.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ephemeroptera
nymphs
osmoregulation
salinity
osmolality
2016
20 Citations (Scopus)

Can salinity trigger cascade effects on streams? A mesocosm approach

Canedo-Arguelles, M., Sala, M., Peixoto, G., Prat, N., Faria, M., Soares, A., Barata, C. & KEFFORD, B., 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 540, p. 3-10 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mesocosm
Salts
salt
salinity
invertebrate
15 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of salinity on leaf breakdown: Dryland salinity versus salinity from a coalmine

Sauer, F., Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J., Schafer, R., Thompson, K. & KEFFORD, B., 2016, In : Acquayic Toxicology. 177, p. 425-432 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salinity
arid lands
salinity
leaves
inoculum
16 Citations (Scopus)

How benthic diatoms within natural communities respond to eight common herbicides with different modes of action

Wood, R., Mitrovic, S., Lim, R. & KEFFORD, B., 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 557-558, p. 636-643 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Herbicides
herbicide
diatom
hexazinone
glyphosate
7 Citations (Scopus)

Looking beneath the surface: using hydrogeology and traits to explain flow variability effects on stream macroinvertebrate

KATH, J., HARRISON, E., KEFFORD, B., MOORE, L., Wood, P., Schafer, R. & DYER, F., 2016, In : Ecohydrology. 9, 8, p. 1480-1495 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hydrogeology
macroinvertebrates
macroinvertebrate
groundwater
drought
47 Citations (Scopus)

Salinized rivers: Degraded systems or new habitats for salt-tolerant faunas?

KEFFORD, B., Buchwalter, D. B., Canedo-Arguelles, M., DAVIS, J., Duncan, R., Hoffman, A. & THOMPSON, R., 2016, In : Biology Letters. 12, 3, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rivers
Ecosystem
lotic systems
Salts
Plecoptera
100 Citations (Scopus)

Saving freshwater from salts: Ion-specific standards are needed to protect biodiversity

Canedo-Arguelles, M., Hawkins, C., KEFFORD, B., Schäfer, R., DYACK, B., Brucet, S., Buchwalter, D. B., Dunlop, J., Fror, O., Lazorchak, J. M., Coring, E., Fernandez, H. R., Goodfellow, W., Achem, A. L. G., Hatfield-Dodds, S., Karimov, B. K., Mensah, P., Olson, J. R., Piscart, C., Prat, N. & 3 others, Ponsa, S., Schulz, C-J. & Timpano, A. J., 2016, In : Science. 351, 6276, p. 914-916 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biodiversity
salt
salinity
ion
irrigation
7 Citations (Scopus)

The Influence of Reduced Light Intensity on the Response of Benthic Diatoms to Herbicide Exposure

Wood, R., Mitrovic, S., Lim, R. & KEFFORD, B., 1 Sep 2016, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35, 9, p. 2252-2260 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diatoms
Herbicides
light intensity
herbicide
diatom
2015
10 Citations (Scopus)

Constructing Time-Resolved Species Sensitivity Distributions Using a Hierarchical Toxico-Dynamic Model

Kon Kam King, G., Delignette-Muller, M., KEFFORD, B., Piscart, C. & Charles, S., 2015, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 49, 20, p. 12465-12473 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamic models
Toxicity
Testing
Ecosystems
toxicity
2014
14 Citations (Scopus)

Bicarbonate toxicity to Ceriodaphnia Dubia and the freshwater shrimp Paratya Australiensis and its influence on zinc toxicity

Vera, C., Hyne, R., Patra, R., Ramasamy, S., Pablo, F., Julli, M. & KEFFORD, B., May 2014, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 33, 5, p. 1179-1186 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bicarbonates
Fresh Water
bicarbonate
Toxicity
Zinc
20 Citations (Scopus)

Determining the relative sensitivity of benthic diatoms to atrazine using rapid toxicity testing: A novel method

Wood, R., Mitrovic, S. & KEFFORD, B., 1 Jul 2014, In : Science of the Total Environment. 485-486, 1, p. 421-427 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrazine
Herbicides
atrazine
Toxicity
diatom
39 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of repeated salt pulses on ecosystem structure and functions in a stream mesocosm

Canedo-Arguelles, M., Bundschuh, M., Gutierrez-Canovas, C., KEFFORD, B., Prat, N., Trobajo, R. & Schäfer, R., 2014, In : Science of the Total Environment. 476-477, p. 634-642 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem structure
mesocosm
ecosystem function
Ecosystems
Biomass
2013
40 Citations (Scopus)

How to Characterize Chemical Exposure to Predict Ecologic Effects on Aquatic Communities?

Schäfer, R., Gerner, N., Kefford, B., Rasmussen, J., Beketov, M., Zwart, D. D., Liess, M. & von der Ohe, P., 2013, In : Environmental Science Technology (Washington). 47, p. 7996-8004 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aquatic community
Toxicity
Pesticides
toxicity
pesticide
246 Citations (Scopus)

Pesticides reduce regional biodiversity of stream invertebrates

Beketov, M., Kefford, B., Schäfer, R. & Liess, M., 2013, In : National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings. 110, 27, p. 11039-11043 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
pesticide
invertebrate
biodiversity
ecotoxicology
legislation
30 Citations (Scopus)

Risk Assessment using the Species Sensitivity Distribution Method: Data Quality versus Data Quantity

Dowse, R., Tang, D., Palmer, C. & Kefford, B., 2013, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 32, p. 1360-1369 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

data quality
Risk assessment
risk assessment
Salinity
Extrapolation
239 Citations (Scopus)

Salinisation of rivers: An urgent ecological issue

Canedo-Arguelles, M., Kefford, B., Piscart, C., Prat, N., Schäfer, R. & Schulz, C-J., 2013, In : Environmental Pollution. 173, p. 157-167 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rivers
Ecosystems
Ecosystem
Salinity
Snow and ice removal
2012
57 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of pesticide toxicity, salinity and other environmental variables on selected ecosystem functions in streams and the relevance for ecosystem services

Schäfer, R., Bundschuh, M., Rouch, D., Szöcs, E., von der Ohe, P., Pettigrove, V., Schulz, R., Nugegoda, D. & Kefford, B., 2012, In : Science of the Total Environment. 415, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pesticides
ecosystem function
ecosystem service
Ecosystems
Toxicity
47 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Global Scale Variation in the Salinity Sensitivity of Riverine Macroinvertebrates: Eastern Australia, France, Israel and South Africa

Kefford, B., Hickey, G., Gasith, A., Ben-David, E., Dunlop, J., Palmer, C., Allan, K., Choy, S. & Piscart, C., 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 5, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Salinity
Israel
South Africa
macroinvertebrates
France
17 Citations (Scopus)

Is there an interaction of the effects of salinity and pesticides on the community structure of macroinvertebrates?

Szöcs, E., Kefford, B. & Schäfer, R., 2012, In : Science of the Total Environment. 437, p. 121-126 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pesticides
macroinvertebrate
community structure
pesticide
salinity
9 Citations (Scopus)

More on the Liang Bua finds and modern human cretins

Oxnard, C., Obendorf, P., Kefford, B. & Dennison, J., 2012, In : HOMO. 63, p. 407-412 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interpretation
5 Citations (Scopus)

Risk assessment of episodic exposures to chemicals should consider both the physiological and the ecological sensitivities of species

Kefford, B., Liess, M., Warne, M., Metzeling, L. & Schäfer, R., 2012, In : Science of the Total Environment. 441, p. 213-219 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk assessment
risk assessment
Organic Chemicals
Water pollution
Organic chemicals
24 Citations (Scopus)
Turbidity
Risk assessment
Ecosystems
turbidity
community structure
125 Citations (Scopus)

Thresholds for the Effects of Pesticides on Invertebrate Communities and Leaf Breakdown in Stream Ecosystems

Schäfer, R., von der Ohe, P., Rasmussen, J., Kefford, B., Beketov, M., Schulz, R. & Liess, M., 2012, In : Environmental Science Technology (Washington). 46, 9, p. 5134-5142 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pesticides
Ecosystems
pesticide
invertebrate
macroinvertebrate
2011
32 Citations (Scopus)

Are salinity tolerances of non-native macroinvertebrates in France an indicator of potential for their translocation in a new area?

Piscart, C., Kefford, B. & Beisel, J-N., 2011, In : Limnologica. 41, p. 107-112 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

salinity tolerance
macroinvertebrates
translocation
macroinvertebrate
Eurasia
77 Citations (Scopus)

A trait database of stream invertebrates for the ecological risk assessment of single and combined effects of salinity and pesticides in South-East Australia

Schäfer, R., Kefford, B., Metzeling, L., Liess, M., Burgert, S., Marchant, R., Pettigrove, V. & Goonan, P., 2011, In : Science of the Total Environment. 409, p. 2055-2063 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pesticides
Risk assessment
risk assessment
pesticide
invertebrate
113 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Pesticides Monitored with Three Sampling Methods in 24 Sites on Macroinvertebrates and Microorganisms

Schäfer, R., Pettigrove, V., Rose, G., Allinson, G., Wightwick, A., von der Ohe, P., Shimeta, J., Kühne, R. & Kefford, B., 2011, In : Environmental Science Technology (Washington). 45, 4, p. 1665-1672 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pesticides
Microorganisms
macroinvertebrate
microorganism
pesticide
16 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling aquatic exposure and effects of insecticides — Application to south-eastern Australia

Burgert, S., Schäfer, R., Foit, K., Kattwinkel, M., Metzeling, L., MacEwan, R., Kefford, B. & Liess, M., 2011, In : Science of the Total Environment. 409, p. 2807-2814 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insecticides
insecticide
Runoff
runoff
modeling
3 Citations (Scopus)

Response of stream invertebrate communities to vegetation damage from overgrazing by exotic rabbits on subantarctic Macquarie Island

Marchant, R., Kefford, B., Wasley, J., King, C. K., Doube, J. & Nugegoda, D., 2011, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 62, p. 404-413 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

overgrazing
invertebrate
invertebrates
rabbits
damage
3 Citations (Scopus)

Size of anal papillae in chironomids :Does it their salinity stress?

Kefford, B., Reddy-Lopata, K., Clay, C., Hagen, T. & Parkanyi, O., 2011, In : Limnologica. 41, p. 96-106 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chironomidae
salt stress
salinity
surface area
Victoria (Australia)
56 Citations (Scopus)

The definition of species richness used by species sensitivity distributions approximates observed effects of salinity on stream macroinvertebrates

Kefford, B., Marchant, R., Schäfer, R., Metzeling, L., Dunlop, J., Choy, S. & Goonan, P., 2011, In : Environmental Pollution. 159, p. 302-310 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salinity
Ecosystems
Contamination
Impurities
Biota
2010
17 Citations (Scopus)

A Similarity-Index–Based Method to Estimate Chemical Concentration Limits Protective for Ecological Communities

Kefford, B., Schäfer, R., Liess, M., Goonan, P. & Metzeling, L., 2010, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29, 9, p. 2123-2131 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biota
Ecosystems
Contamination
Rivers
Catchments
34 Citations (Scopus)

How are macroinvertebrates of slow flowing lotic systems directly affected by suspended and deposited sediments?

Kefford, B., Zalizniak, L., Dunlop, J., Nugegoda, D. & Choy, S., 2010, In : Environmental Pollution. 158, p. 543-550 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kaolin
Suspended sediments
Odonata
Chironomidae
Sediments
22 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Post-Cranial Skeletons of Hypothyroid Cretins Show a Similar Anatomical Mosaic as Homo floresiensis

Oxnard, C., Obendorf, P. & Kefford, B., 2010, In : PLoS One. 5, 9, e13018, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hominidae
Homo
Skeleton
skeleton
Islands
27 Citations (Scopus)

Using silicone passive samplers to detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from wildfires in streams and potential acute effects for invertebrate communities

Schäfer, R., Hearn, L., Kefford, B., Mueller, J. & Nugegoda, D., 2010, In : Water Research. 44, p. 4590-4600 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
wildfire
Silicones
sampler
PAH
2009
25 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of different ionic compositions on survival and growth of Physa acuta

Zalizniak, L., Kefford, B. & Nugegoda, D., 2009, In : Aquatic Ecology. 43, p. 145-156 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physa
ionic composition
saline water
snails
snail
12 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of pH on salinity tolerance of selected freshwater invertebrates

Zalizniak, L., Kefford, B. & Nugegoda, D., 2009, In : Aquatic Ecology. 43, p. 135-144 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

salinity tolerance
invertebrate
invertebrates
salinity
salinization
2008
64 Citations (Scopus)

Are the small human-like fossils found on Flores human endemic cretins?

Obendorf, P., Oxnard, C. & KEFFORD, B., 2008, In : Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences. 275, p. 1287-1296 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Congenital Hypothyroidism
Caves
Fossils
Indonesia
Brain