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  • Ben Kefford
2020

An integrated database of stream macroinvertebrate traits for Australia: concept and application

Kefford, B. J., Botwe, P. K., Brooks, A. J., Kunz, S., Marchant, R., Maxwell, S., Metzeling, L., Schäfer, R. B. & Thompson, R. M., 1 Jul 2020, In : Ecological Indicators. 114, p. 1-10 10 p., 106280.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2019

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

3 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

10 Citations (Scopus)

Identifying sex-linked markers in Litoria aurea: a novel approach to understanding sex chromosome evolution in an amphibian

Sopniewski, J., Shams, F., Scheele, B. C., Kefford, B. & Ezaz, T., 12 Nov 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 16591 .

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Is metal flocculation from mining activities a previously overlooked mechanism for impairing freshwater ecosystems?

Reich, J. K. A., Nichols, S. J., Maher, W. A. & Kefford, B. J., 25 Jun 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 671, p. 1108-1115 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 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

9 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

3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

Towards routine DNA metabarcoding of macroinvertebrates using bulk samples for freshwater bioassessment: Effects of debris and storage conditions on the recovery of target taxa

Nichols, S. J., Kefford, B. J., Campbell, C. D., Bylemans, J., Chandler, E., Bray, J. P., Shackleton, M., Robinson, K. L., Carew, M. E. & Furlan, E. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Freshwater Biology. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)
2018

Climate change as a contributor to human conflict

Butler, C. D. & Kefford, B. J., 29 Mar 2018, In : Nature. 555, 7698, p. 587 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

3 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

7 Citations (Scopus)

RE: Ganga clean-up: Smaller scale strategies are preferred

Abhik Gupta, A. & KEFFORD, B., 16 Nov 2018, In : Science. 362, 6414, p. 1-1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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., 19 Nov 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 17021.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2017

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

8 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

11 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

11 Citations (Scopus)

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

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11 Citations (Scopus)
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2016

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

22 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

18 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

18 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

8 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

53 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

112 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

7 Citations (Scopus)
2015

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

10 Citations (Scopus)
2014

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

16 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

21 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

43 Citations (Scopus)

Status and Causal Pathway Assessments Supporting River Basin Management

von der Ohe, P., Apitz, S., Arbaciauskas, K., Beketov, M., Borchardt, D., Zwart, D. D., Goedkoop, W., Hein, M., Hellsten, S., Hering, D., KEFFORD, B., Panov, V., Schäfer, R., Segner, H., van Gils, J., Vegter, J., Wetzel, M. & Brack, W., 2014, Risk-informed management of European river basins. Brils, J., Brack, W., Muller-Grabherr, D., Negrel, P. & Vermaat, J. E. (eds.). Berlin, Germany: Springer, Vol. 29. p. 53-149 97 p. (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; vol. 29).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

2013

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

41 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.

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255 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid tests for community level risk assessments

KEFFORD, B., 2013, Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Blaise, C. & Ferard, J-F. (eds.). Netherlands: Springer, p. 957-965 9 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

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

33 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

254 Citations (Scopus)

Stimulatory responses, hormesis and essentiality, in ecotoxicology

KEFFORD, B. & Zalizniak, L., 2013, Encyclopedia of Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Blaise, C. & Ferard, J-F. (eds.). Netherlands: Springer, p. 1097-1104 8 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

2012

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

61 Citations (Scopus)

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.

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51 Citations (Scopus)
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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

19 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

9 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

5 Citations (Scopus)
24 Citations (Scopus)

Taxonomic Distinctness as a Measure of Diversity of Stream Insects Exposed to Varying Salinity Levels in South-Eastern Australia

Marchant, R. & Kefford, B., 2012, River Conservation & Management. Boon, P. & Raven, P. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, p. 175-182 8 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

2 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

130 Citations (Scopus)
2011

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

Open Access
33 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

80 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

116 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

16 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

3 Citations (Scopus)