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Profile

I am a plant ecologist working in the Biogeography and Flora Conservation Programs. The main focus of my work has been plot based vegetation survey to inventory the flora and to gain an understanding of the conservation status of both plant species and plant communities. This type of work has been carried out on the Swan Coastal Plain, coastal communities along the south coast, Goldfields ranges, Carnarvon Basin, Wheatbelt, Pilbara and the banded ironstone ranges of the Yilgarn and more recently on some of the desert ranges in collabration with the traditional owners.

My more recent work has also concentrated in understanding the prossess underlying the vegetation pattern. This has involved demographic and meta analysis of particular communities including the endangered busselton ironstones and the bif ranges, and a study of how phenology and genetics varys in a common shrub species across the south west.

In my spare time I have a continuing interest in historical botany with the travels of Diels and Pritzel in Australia in 1900-1902 being a particular interest. Prior to 1989 I had worked as a plant ecologist in Tasmania for seven years working on a variety of projects from the ecology of rainforest conifers on the west coast to the ecology of alpine heathlands of the Central Plateau.


Expertise

  • Biological survey
  • Assessment of conservation status plant species and plant communities
  • Community dynamics

Brief CV

I undertook a honours degree in botany at University of Queensland, and later a PhD at the University of Tasmania with a study on the ecology of four alpine cushion plant species. Other work in Tasmania included studies on community ecology and stand dynamics of Huon Pine, effects of cessation of grazing on alpine and subalpine grasslands, regeneration of swamp forests, study of macrofossil incorporation in an alpine lake, studies on snowpatch vegetation, the description of 20 000 year old cushion plant fossil, a study on the impact of trampling on alpine vegetation and identification of rainforests reserves.

In 1989 I joined the then Research Division, since that time the main focus of my work has been vegetation survey across the Western Australia from the Pilbara to the south coast, as well as studies on vegetation dynamics and more detailed studies on a number of model species.


Projects

  • Floristic survey of Carnarvon Range.
  • Modelling of the SRE of the Ravensthorpe Range.
  • Morphological and genetic studies in Calothamnus quadrifidus.
  • Floristic survey of banded ironstone ranges.
  • Floristic survey of greenstone ranges.

Publications (174)

Departmental Publications (174)

Found 174 items

2016

Brown K, Paczkowska G, Gibson N (2016). Mitigating impacts of weeds and kangaroo grazing following prescribed fire in a Banksia woodland. Ecological Management and Restoration 17, pp. 133–139

Gibson N (2016). Western Australian plant taxa not collected for more than 50 years. Nuytsia 27, pp. 139–164

Gibson N, Langley M (2016). Flora survey of the Colville 1:100,000 map sheet area, northern Nullarbor. 30 p.

Gibson N, Sandiford EM, Langley M (2016). Vascular flora of the Peterswald Hill area, Great Victoria Desert: report for the Department of the Environment. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 52 p.

Sampson JF, Byrne M, Gibson N, Yates C (2016). Limiting inbreeding in disjunct and isolated populations of a woody shrub. Ecology and Evolution 6, pp. 5867–5880

2015

Beard JS (George AS, Gibson N eds) (2015). Plant Life of Western Australia. Rosenberg, Sydney. 325 p.

Gibson N, Coates D, van Leeuwen S, Yates C (2015). Hot, dry and ancient: banded iron formations of Western Australia. In Geossistemas Ferruginosos do Brasil: Áreas Prioritárias para Conservação da Diversidade Geológica e Biológica, Patrimônio Cultural e Serviços Ambientais 3i Editora, Belo Horizonte, Brasil. pp. 361–391

Gibson N, Meissner R, Markey AS, Thompson WA (2015). Flora and vegetation surveys of the ironstone ranges of the Yilgarn Craton. In Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South. pp. 79–94

Gibson N, van Leeuwen S (2015). A new Mitrasacme (Loganiaceae) from the Western Australian desert. Nuytsia 25, pp. 191–194

Sampson JF, Hankinson M, McArthur S, Tapper S, Langley M, Gibson N, Yates C, Byrne M (2015). Long-term islands in the landscape: low gene flow, effective population size and genetic divergence in the shrub Hakea oldfieldii (Proteaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179, p.

Van der Ent A, Jaffré T, L’Huillier L, Gibson N, Reeves RD (2015). The flora of ultramafic soils in the Australia-Pacific region: state of knowledge and research priorities. Australian Journal of Botany 63, pp. 173–190

2014

Coates DJ, Byrne M, Cochrane JA, Dunne C, Gibson N, Keighery GJ et al. [Monks LT, Thiele KR, Yates CJ] (2014). Conservation of the kwongan flora: threats and challenges. In Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: a Global Biodiversity Hotspot: Kwongan Matters UWA Publishing, Crawley, WA. pp. 263–284

Gibson N (2014). An amphibious Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) from an ephemeral arid zone wetland. Nuytsia 24, pp. 23–28

Gibson N (2014). Vegetation survey in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 97, pp. 25–34

Nistelberger H, Gibson N, Macdonald B, Tapper, S-L, Byrne M (2014). Phylogeographic evidence for two mesic refugia in a biodiversity hotspot. Heredity 113, pp. 454–463

Sampson JF, Byrne M, Yates CJ, Gibson N, Thavornkanlapachai R, Stankowski S et al. [MacDonald B] (2014). Contemporary pollen-mediated gene immigration reflects the historical isolation of a rare, animal-pollinated shrub in a fragmented landscape. Heredity 112, pp. 172–181

2013

Gibson N, Butcher R (2013). There are greater things in life than cricket? Tetratheca aphylla (Elaeocarpaceae), James Drummond and the exploration of the Helena and Aurora Range. Nuytsia 23, pp. 95–99

2012

Byrne M, Sampson J, Llorens T, Coates D, Yates C, Gibson N (2012). Patterns of pollination in woody plants in fragmented landscapes of south-west Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Conference Handbook: Ecological Society of Australia, 2012 Annual Conference, Ecology: Fundamental Science of the Biosphere: 3-7 December 2012, the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria p. 71

Gibson N (2012). The ultramafic flora of Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Program and Abstracts: Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012: Local Knowledge, Global Delivery: 23-28 September, Perth, Western Australia p. 29

Gibson N, Langley MA (2012). Vascular flora of Credo Station and adjacent reserves: a report to the Bush Blitz Program, Australian Biological Resources Study. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 30 p.

Gibson N, Meissner R, Markey AS, Thompson WA (2012). Patterns of plant diversity in ironstone ranges in arid south western Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 77, pp. 25–31

Gibson N, Yates C, Byrne M, Langley M, Thavornkanlapachai R (2012). The importance of recruitment patterns versus reproductive output in the persistence of a short-range endemic shrub in a highly fragmented landscape of south-western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 60, p.

Markey A, Kern S, Gibson N (2012). Floristic communities of the Ravensthorpe Range, Western Australia. Conservation Science Western Australia 8, pp. 187–239

2011

Byrne M, Yates C, Coates D, Elliott C, Gibson N, Sampson J et al. [Millar M] (2011). Restoring and maintaining genetic connections in a landscape context (ABSTRACT). In Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Annual Conference 2011: Melbourne, July 10-13th 2011 p. 103

Gibson N (2011). Labichea rossii (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae), a new species from the Yilgarn Ranges, Western Australia. Nuytsia 21, pp. 91–95

Gibson N (2011). Where might the metallophytes be hiding in the flora of Western Australia? (ABSTRACT). In Metallophyte Plants: a Threatened and Unrealised Resource Hidden in our Biodiversity: an Institute of Advanced Studies Workshop, 8-10 February 2011, Old Senate Room, the University of Western Australia p. 6

Keighery G, Lyons M, Gibson N, Keighery B (2011). Vascular flora of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Conservation Science Western Australia 8, pp. 31–60

Nistelberger H, Byrne M, Gibson N (2011). Contrasting evolutionary histories in two phylogeographic lineages of a widespread, woody shrub in Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Genetics Society of AustralAsia, Annual Conference 2011: Melbourne, July 10-13th 2011 p. 28

Yates CJ, Gibson N, Pettit NE, Dillon R, Palmer R (2011). The ecological relationships and demography of restricted ironstone endemic plant species: implications for conservation. Australian Journal of Botany 59, pp. 692–700

2010

Butcher R, Davis R, Gibson N, Wege J (2010). Weighing up the numbers: case studies in the use of numerical taxonomy for resolving conservation-listed taxa in south-west Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc.: 8th National Conference: Planning Conservation to Achieving Restoration, 28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth, W.A.: Program & Abstracts p. 19

Byrne M, Coates D, Millar M, Walker E, Yates C, Gibson N et al [Elliott C, Butcher R, Sampson J] (2010). Conservation genetics of threatened species in the diverse flora of Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 8

Byrne M, Yates C, Coates D, Elliott C, Gibson N, Sampson J et al [Millar M] (2010). Restoring and maintaining genetic connections in a landscape context (ABSTRACT). In Australian Network for Plant Conservation Inc.: 8th National Conference: Planning Conservation to Achieving Restoration, 28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth, W.A.: Program & Abstracts p. 20

George AS, Gibson N (2010). A revision of Calothamnus quadrifidus (Myrtaceae). Nuytsia 20, pp. 57–77

Gibson N (2010). Ephemeral clay-based wetlands of the south west. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 32/2010, 2 p.

Gibson N (2010). Floristic diversity of the banded iron formation ranges of the Yilgarn. PowerPoint presentation at the Kwongan Workshop 2010, On the ecology of WA’s arid zone, 29 June 2010. 26 p.

Gibson N (2010). How rare and threatened flora management is enhanced by vegetation survey (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 16

Gibson N, Sheehy N, Meissner R, Markey A, Thompson W (2010). Banded iron formation (BIF) ranges. Available at https://naturemap.dpaw.wa.gov.au/. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 4 p.

Gibson N, Yates CJ, Dillon R (2010). Plant communities of the ironstone ranges of south western Australia: hotspots for plant diversity and mineral deposits. Biodiversity and Conservation 19, pp. 3951–3962

Keighery G, Lyons M, Gibson N, Keighery B (2010). Vascular flora of the Margaret River Plateau national parks, conservation parks and state forest, south-western Western Australia. Conservation Science Western Australia 7, pp. 481–502

Yates C, Barrett S, Byrne M, Coates D, Gibson N, Ladd P (2010). Managing south-western Australia’s threatened species in an era of global change (ABSTRACT). In Threatened Species Research Forum: Western Australian Ecology Centre, 9th July 2010: a Review of WA Government Research into Threatened Species p. 32

Yates C, Byrne M, Gibson N (2010). Long-term viability of locally restricted species in a threatened ecological community. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 35/2010, 2 p.

2009

Gibson N (2009). Floristic surveys of the banded ironstone ranges. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 23/2009, 2 p.

Gibson N (2009). Ravensthorpe Range biological survey. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 30/2009, 2 p.

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons MN, Webb A (2009). Terrestrial flora and vegetation of the Western Australian wheatbelt. Appendices. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. pp. 289–366

Lyons MN, Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons SD (2009). Wetland flora and vegetation of the Western Australian wheatbelt. Appendices. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. pp. 53–144

McKenzie NL, Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Rolfe JK (2009). Patterns in the biodiversity of terrestrial environments in the Western Australian wheatbelt. Appendices. Department of Environment and Conservation, Woodvale, WA. 67, pp. 451–553

Parsons RF, Gibson N (2009). The cushion plants of lowland southern Australia. Cunninghamia 11, pp. 177–184

Walshe TV, Halse SA, McKenzie NL, Gibson N (2009). Towards identification of an efficient set of natural diversity recovery catchments in the Western Australian wheatbelt. Appendices. pp. 613–624

Wege JA, Gibson N (2009). A new, rare Marianthus (Pittosporaceae) from the Bremer Range in Western Australia. Nuytsia 19, pp. 295–302

Yates C, Byrne M, Gibson N, Langley M, Newman B, Sampson J, Stankowski S, Thavornkanlapachai R (2009). Assessing the long-term viability of the locally restricted species Calothamnus sp. Whicher and Hakea oldfieldii in a threatened ecological community near Busselton. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 54 p.

2008

Keighery G, Keighery B, Gibson N (2008). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas of the Whicher Scarp. 1, flora and vegetation of Dardanup forest block. Western Australian Naturalist 26, pp. 42–66

Yates C, Pettit N, Gibson N, Dillon R, Palmer R (2008). The population ecology of Tetratheca (Eleaocarpaceae) on the banded iron formation ranges of the Yilgarn: an integrated research program focussed on practical outcomes for the ex situ and in situ conservation, restoration and translocation of the DRF Tetratheca paynterae subsp. paynterae: final report to Portman Iron Ore Limited, March 2008. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 43 p.

2007

Diels L (trans BJ Grieve, BB Lamont, EO Hellmuth, ed N Gibson) (2007). The plant life of Western Australia: south of the tropic with an introductory part dealing with the salient features of the vegetation of the whole of Australia: the results of an expedition undertaken during 1901-1902 under the auspices of the Humboldt Foundation Royal Prussian Academy of Science. Conservation Science Western Australia 6(2), pp. 1–373

Gibson N, Coates DJ, Thiele KR (2007). Taxonomic research and the conservation status of flora in the Yilgarn banded iron formation ranges. Nuytsia 17, pp. 1–12

Keighery GJ, Gibson N, van Leeuwen S, Lyons MN, Patrick S (2007). Biological survey and setting priorities for flora conservation in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 55, pp. 308–315

Lyons MN, Halse SA, Gibson N, Cale DJ, Lane JAK, Walker CD et al. [Mickle DA] (2007). Monitoring wetlands in a salinizing landscape: case studies from the wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Hydrobiologia 591, pp. 147–164

2006

Gibson N (2006). Reinstatement of Patersonia occidentalis var. angustifolia and Patersonia occidentalis var. latifolia (Iridaceae). Nuytsia 16, pp. 21–27

Keighery G, Gibson N, van Leeuwen S, Lyons M, Patrick S (2006). Biological survey and priorities for flora conservation (ABSTRACT). In Conference Book: Australian Systematic Botany Society, 13-15 November, 2006, James Cook University, Cairns p. 30

2005

Gibson N (2005). A new species of Isopogon (Proteaceae) from southwest Western Australia. Muelleria 21, pp. 97–99

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons MN, Keighery BJ (2005). Threatened plant communities of Western Australia. 2, the seasonal clay-based wetland communities of the south west. Pacific Conservation Biology 11, pp. 287–301

Keighery G, Gibson N (2005). The Flinders Expedition in Western Australia: Robert Brown, the plants and their influence on W.A. botany. In Matthew Flinders and his Scientific Gentlemen: the Expedition of HMS Investigator to Australia, 1801-05 Western Australian Museum, Welshpool. pp. 105–113

Keighery G, Gibson N, Patrick S, Lyons M, van Leeuwen S (2005). Biological survey and priorities for flora conservation (ABSTRACT). In Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium Program and Abstracts 25-27 October 2005 p. 6

Yates C, Gibson N, Dillon R, Clarke V (2005). Patterns of biodiversity in banded ironstone ranges: comparing the environment of four endemic Tetratheca taxa (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium Program and Abstracts, Perth, Western Australia, 25-27 October 2005 p. 41

Yates C, Gibson N, Dillon R, Clarke V (2005). Patterns of plant diversity in banded ironstone ranges comparing the environment of four endemic Tetratheca taxa (ABSTRACT). In Advances in Plant Conservation Biology: Implications for Flora Management and Restoration: Symposium Program and Abstracts 25-27 October 2005 p. 41

2004

Gibson N (2004). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfields ranges. Part 6, Mt Manning Range. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87, pp. 35–47

Gibson N (2004). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfields ranges. Part 7, Middle and South Ironcap, Digger Rock and Hatter Hill. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87, pp. 49–62

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lane JAK (2004). Five years monitoring of the Lake Muir-Unicup wetland system, south western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87, pp. 29–33

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons MN, Webb A (2004). Terrestrial flora and vegetation of the Western Australian wheatbelt. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 67, pp. 139–189

Lyons MN, Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons SD (2004). Wetland flora and vegetation of the Western Australian wheatbelt. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 67, pp. 39–89

McKenzie NL, Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Rolfe JK (2004). Patterns in the biodiversity of terrestrial environments in the Western Australian wheatbelt. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 67, pp. 293–335

Walshe TV, Halse SA, McKenzie NL, Gibson N (2004). Towards identification of an efficient set of natural diversity recovery catchments in the Western Australian wheatbelt. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 67, pp. 365–384

2003

Diels L (2003). The plant life of Western Australia: south of the tropics (trans BJ Grieve, BB Lamont, EO Hellmuth, ed N Gibson). N. Gibson, Woodvale, WA. 1 CD-ROM

Keighery G, Gibson N, Lyons M (2003). Conservation and composition of the flora of the Western Australian agricultural zone (ABSTRACT). In State Landcare Conference: Conference Program & Abstracts: 7-10 October 2003, Katanning Leisure Centre, Western Australia p. 31

Keighery G, Gibson N, Muir B, Keighery B (2003). Common and rare limestone communities of the Swan Coastal Plain. In Proceedings: Threatened Ecological Communities Symposium, Technology Park, Bentley, Western Australia, 2nd December 2003: Summary Proceedings Western Australian Threatened Species and Communities Unit, Woodvale, WA. pp. 1–6

2002

English V, Blyth J, Gibson N, Pember D, Davis J, Tucker J et al. (2002). Sedgelands in Holocene dune swales: interim recovery plan, 2002-2007. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Interim Recovery Plan 110, 31 p.

Gibson N, Keighery BJ, Griffin EA (2002). The occurrence of tuart in plant communities on the Swan Coastal Plain. In Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) and Tuart Communities Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Perth Branch, Nedlands. pp. 126–146

Keighery G, Gibson N (2002). The influence of Robert Brown on Western Australian botany. Australian Garden History 14(3), pp. 5–8

Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Webb A, Muir WP (2002). A biological survey of the agricultural zone: vegetation and vascular flora of Drummond Nature Reserve. Conservation Science Western Australia 4(1), pp. 63–78

Lyons MN, Gibson N, Keighery GJ (2002). Wetland plant communities of the Western Australian agricultural zone: claypans, naturally saline wetlands and secondary salinity. In International Conference on Prospects for Biodiversity & Rivers in Salinising Landscapes: Albany, Western Australia, 20-27 October 2002: Conference Papers Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, Perth. pp. 77–83

2001

Gibson N (2001). Decline of riverine trees of the Harvey River delta following the opening of the Dawesville Channel. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 84, pp. 116–117

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons MN (2001). Vascular flora of Scott National Park, Camping Reserve 12951 and Gingilup Swamps Nature Reserve, Western Australia. CALMScience 3, pp. 411–432

Gibson N, Lyons MN (2001). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfields ranges. Part 4, Highclere Hills. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 84, pp. 71–81

Gibson N, Lyons MN (2001). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfields ranges. Part 5, Hunt Range, Yendilberin and Watt Hills. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 84, pp. 129–142

Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ, Gibson N, Gunness AG (2001). The vegetation and flora of the Quairading Nature Reserve, Shire of Quairading. Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. 60 p.

2000

Gibson N (2000). Patterns of species richness on the Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In MEDECOS 2000, Stellenbosch, South Africa: Ninth International Conference on Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems, 11-15 September 2000 pp. 31–32

Gibson N, Burbidge AH, Keighery GJ, Lyons MN (2000). The temperate to arid transition of the Irwin-Carnarvon phytogeographic boundary, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61, pp. 155–173

Gibson N, Keighery G, Keighery B (2000). Threatened plant communities of Western Australia. 1, the ironstone communities of the Swan and Scott coastal plains. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 83, pp. 1–11

Gibson N, Keighery GJ (2000). Flora and vegetation of the Byenup-Muir reserve system, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3, pp. 323–402

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Lyons MN (2000). The flora and vegetation of seasonal and perennial wetlands of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61, pp. 175–199

Keighery G, Lyons M, Gibson N, Webb A (2000). Marchagee Nature Reserve preliminary flora list. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 10 p.

Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Lyons MN, Burbidge AH (2000). Flora and vegetation of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61, pp. 77–154

Keighery GJ, Halse S, McKenzie N, Gibson N, Burbidge AH, Gomboso J (2000). Salinity: driving the catastrophic collapse of our ecosystem. Life Lines 6(3), pp. 29–30

Lyons MN, Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Wardell-Johnson G (2000). The vascular flora of the Warren bioregion, south-west Western Australia: composition, reservation status and endemism. CALMScience 3, pp. 181–250

McKenzie N, Keighery G, Gibson N, Hopkins A, Tinley K (2000). IBRA sub-regions in Western Australia: a report to Environment Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 8 p.

McKenzie NL, Halse SA, Gibson N (2000). Some gaps in the reserve system of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61, pp. 547–567

McKenzie NL, Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Rolfe JK (2000). Patterns in the biodiversity of terrestrial environments in the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 61, pp. 511–546

Monks L, Gibson N (2000). Changes in peripheral vegetation of the Peel-Harvey Estuary 1994-1998. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 98 p.

1999

Gibson N, Keighery G (1999). Assessment of the nature conservation values of the Byenup-Muir peat swamp system, south western Australia: flora and vegetation. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 167 p.

Keighery B, Keighery G, Gibson N (1999). Threatened ecological communities associated with the Muchea Limestones of the eastern Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In ESA99, Ecological Connections: Handbook of the 1999 Meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia, Inc.: Fremantle, Western Australia, 26 September to 1 October 1999 p. 74

Keighery B, Keighery G, Gibson N, Gunness A (1999). Knowing and understanding the plants in our bushland. In Managing our Bushland: Proceedings of a Conference about the Protection and Management of Urban Bushland: Cockburn Wetland Education Centre, 16-17 October 1998 Urban Bushland Council, Perth. pp. 84–98

Keighery G, Gibson N (1999). Vascular flora of the southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Dampier 300: Biodiversity in Australia, 1699-1999 and Beyond, 6 to 10 December 1999: Program and Abstracts pp. 55–56

Keighery G, Gibson N (1999). Vegetation and flora of the Muir-Unicup Recovery Catchment. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 2 p.

Kirkpatrick JB, Gibson N (1999). Towards an explanation of the altitudinal distributions of three species of Eucalyptus in central Tasmania. Australian Journal of Ecology 24, pp. 123–131

McKenzie NL, Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Rolfe JK (1999). Patterns in the southern Carnarvon Basin's terrestrial biodiversity (ABSTRACT). In Dampier 300: Biodiversity in Australia, 1699-1999 and Beyond, 6 to 10 December 1999: Program and Abstracts p. 64

1998

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ (1998). Threatened plant communities of Western Australia. 1, the ironstone communities of the Swan and Scott coastal plains (ABSTRACT). In Programme & Abstracts: New Zealand Ecological Society and Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 24-27 November 1998 p. 1

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1998). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfields ranges. 2, Bremer Range. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 81, pp. 107–117

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1998). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfields ranges. 3, Parker Range. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 81, pp. 119–129

Kirkpatrick JB, Gibson N (1998). Responses to waterlogging and frost related to the topographic sequences of eucalypt species at three sites in central Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 132, pp. 31–34

1997

Gibson N (1997). A critically threatened ironstone community joins the conservation estate. Watsnu: the Newsletter of the Western Australian Threatened Species and Communities Unit 4(1), p. 1

Gibson N (1997). Changes in peripheral vegetation of the Peel-Harvey estuary, 1994-1995. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 28 p.

Gibson N, Burbidge A (1997). Assessment of conservation values at Blackboy Hollow (Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park) adjacent to location 1295. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 10 p.

Gibson N, Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ (1997). Contributions of N.H. Speck to the biogeography of Proteaceae in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 80, pp. 73–77

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1997). Floristic survey of Middle and Southern Ironcap, Digger Rocks and Hatter Hill of the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 23 p.

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1997). Floristic survey of the Highclere Hills of the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 25 p.

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1997). Floristic survey of the Hunt Range, Yendilberin and Watt Hills of the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 27 p.

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1997). Floristic survey of the Mt. Manning Range of the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 24 p.

Gibson N, Lyons MN, Lepschi BJ (1997). Flora and vegetation. In A Biological Survey of the Helena and Aurora Range, Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia (M.N. Lyons & A. Chapman) Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA. pp. 5–23, 45–55

Gibson N, Lyons MN, Lepschi BJ (1997). Flora and vegetation of the eastern goldfield ranges. Part 1, Helena and Aurora Range. CALMScience 2, pp. 231–246

Keighery B, Gibson N, Keighery G (1997). The regional significance of the flora and vegetation of Garden Island. In Environment and Energy Conference: Submarine Training & Support Centre Auditorium, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, W.A., 14 & 15 April, 1997 Royal Australian Navy, Perth. pp. 1–13

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1997). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Perth region (system 6). Part XI, floristics of the Mundijong Road bushland. In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas of the Perth Region (System 6). Parts XI-XV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 1–32

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1997). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Perth region (system 6). Part XIV, floristics of the lakes Cooloongup and Walyungup bushland (Part M 103). In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas of the Perth Region (System 6). Parts XI-XV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 103–132

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1997). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas of the Perth region (System 6). Parts XI-XV. Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. 164 p.

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1997). Floristics of reserves and bushland in the Perth region (system 6). Part XIII, floristics of the Neerabup National Park (part M 6). In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas of the Perth Region (System 6). Parts XI-XV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 71–102

Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Keighery BJ (1997). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Perth region. Part XV, floristics of Seabird bushland. In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas of the Perth Region (System 6). Parts XI-XV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 133–164

Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ, Gibson N (1997). Flora and vegetation of Dardanup forest block. 16 p.

Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ, Gibson N (1997). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Perth region (system 6). Part XII, floristics of the Bullsbrook Nature Reserve (M 14). In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas of the Perth Region (System 6). Parts XI-XV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 33–69

Weston AS, Gibson N (1997). Report on the limestone vegetation of Wabling Hill area, reserves 39411 and 39412 and the Ridges extension to Yanchep National Park. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 8 p.

1996

Gibson N, Keighery G (1996). N.H. Speck's contribution to the understanding of Proteaceae biogeography in Western Australia (ABSTRACT). In Proteaceae: an International Symposium on the Biology of Proteaceae: Program and Abstracts: the University of Melbourne & Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne: Sunday, September 29-Wednesday, October 2 p. 23

Gibson N, Keighery G (1996). Potential regeneration of native species following removal of Gnangara pine plantation. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Woodvale, WA. 13 p.

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1996). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Busselton region (system 1). Part II, floristics of the Ambergate Reserve. In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas in the Busselton Region (System 1). Parts I-IV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 33–61

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1996). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Busselton region (System 1). Part IV, floristics of the Capel Nature Reserve. In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas in the Busselton Region (System 1). Parts I-IV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 93–119

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1996). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Busselton region (System 1). Parts I-IV. Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. 119 p.

Keighery G, Gibson N (1996). A range of flowers. Landscope 11(4), pp. 28–33

Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ, Gibson N (1996). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Busselton region (System 1). Part I, floristics of the Carbunup bushland. In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas in the Busselton Region (System 1). Parts I-IV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 7–31

Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ, Gibson N (1996). Floristics of reserves and bushland areas in the Busselton region (System 1). Part III, floristics of Ruabon Nature Reserve. In Floristics of Reserves and Bushland Areas in the Busselton Region (System 1). Parts I-IV Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. pp. 63–92

McKenzie N, Hopper S, Wardell-Johnson G, Gibson N (1996). Assessing the conservation reserve system in the Jarrah Forest Bioregion. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 79, pp. 241–248

1995

Gibson N, Barker PCJ, Cullen PJ, Shapcott A (1995). Conifers of southern Australia. In Ecology of the Southern Conifers Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. pp. 223–251

Gibson N, Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Burbidge AH, Lyons MN (1995). A floristic survey of the southern Swan Coastal Plain: report to Heritage Council of W.A. and Australian Heritage Commission. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 228 p.

Gibson N, Lyons MN (1995). Floristic survey of the Bremer and Parker ranges of the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 62 p.

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1995). Community participation in bushland plant survey in Western Australia. In Nature Conservation. 4, the Role of Networks Surrey Beatty, Sydney. pp. 488–494

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1995). Floristics of Lowlands: part X in the series Floristics of reserves and bushland areas of the Perth region (System 6). Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. 45 p.

Keighery G, Gibson N (1995). Botany of the Nicabay Flats wetland. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 2 p.

Keighery G, Gibson N, Keighery B (1995). Flora conservation values of Mundijong Road. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 48 p.

Keighery G, Gibson N, Lyons M, Muir W (1995). A preliminary checklist for Zuytdorp National Park, September 1995. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 9 p.

Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Kenneally KF, Mitchell AA (1995). Biological inventory of Koolan Island, Western Australia. 1, flora and vegetation. Records of the Western Australian Museum 17, pp. 237–248

McKenzie NL, Gibson N (1995). Assessing the adequacy of the conservation reserve system in the jarrah forest (ABSTRACT). In The Design of Reserves for Nature Conservation in the Darling Botanical District, South-Western Australia: Book of Abstracts of a Symposium Held at Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus, 26 June 1995 p. 13

1994

Gibson N, Keighery B, Keighery G, Burbidge AH (1994). The effects of urban living on plant communities. In A Vision for a Greener City: the Role of Vegetation in Urban Environments: Proceedings, 1994 National Greening Australia Conference, October 4, 5 & 6, 1994, Fremantle, Western Australia Greening Australia, Perth. pp. 69–75

Gibson N, Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Burbidge AH, Lyons MN (1994). A floristic survey of the southern Swan Coastal Plain: report to Heritage Council of W.A. and Australian Heritage Commission. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 228 p.

Keighery BJ, Keighery GJ, Gibson N (1994). Bushland plant survey with the community: Swan Coastal Plain survey (ABSTRACT). In Nature Conservation: the Role of Networks: Program & Abstracts: Geraldton, Western Australia, 15-20 May 1994 p. 42

Keighery GJ, Coates DJ, Gibson N (1994). Future ecosystems: ecological balance (ecological impact of disease causing fungi in south-western Australia). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 77, pp. 181–184

Keighery GJ, Gibson N, Coates DJ (1994). Future ecosystems: ecological balance (ABSTRACT). In Handbook of the Symposium on Plant Diseases in Ecosystems: Threats and Impacts in South-Western Australia p. 17

Keighery GJ, Keighery BJ, Gibson N (1994). A preliminary vegetation map and flora list for recommendation C 53, Shire of Waroona. Department of Conservation and Land Management, 16 p.

Lyons MN, Gibson N (1994). Bibliography of location-based biological studies in Western Australia. 1, 136 p.

1993

Armstrong J, Gibson N, Howe F, Porter B (1993). The role of ex situ conservation. In Conservation Biology in Australia and Oceania Surrey Beatty, Sydney. pp. 353–357

Keighery G, Gibson N (1993). Biogeography and composition of the flora of the Cape Range peninsula, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 45, pp. 51–85

1992

Gibson N, Brown MJ, Williams K, Brown AV (1992). Flora and vegetation of ultramafic areas in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Ecology 17, pp. 297–303

Gibson N, Keighery B (eds) (1992). Bushland in our backyard: proceedings of a workshop held by Wildflower Society of Western Australia on 28th June 1992. Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Nedlands. 64 p.

Gibson N, Kirkpatrick KB (1992). Dynamics of a Tasmanian cushion heath community. Journal of Vegetation Science 3, pp. 647–654

McKenzie NL, Bowen PJ, Burbidge AA, Burbidge AH, Gibson N, Keighery GJ et al. [Hopper SD] (1992). Environmental regionalisation for conservation in Western Australia. In Environmental Regionalisation: Establishing a Systematic Basis for National and Regional Conservation Assessment and Planning: Proceedings of an Australian Workshop, Canberra 11-12 May 1992 Environmental Resources Information Network, Canberra. pp. 20–25

1991

Gibson N (1991). Non equilibrium processes in the maintenance of community stability: examples from alpine Tasmania and the lateritic uplands of Mt Lesueur (ABSTRACT). p. 10

Gibson N (1991). Report on a workshop to establish a set of core attributes for vegetation survey sponsored by Environmental Resources Information Network of the ANPWS, Canberra 16-17 May 1991. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Research News 5/91, pp. 6–7

Gibson N (1991). The anatomy and morphology of four Tasmanian cushion species. In Aspects of Tasmanian Botany: a Tribute to Winifred Curtis Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. pp. 231–238

Gibson N, Brown MJ (1991). The ecology of Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook.f.) Quinn (Podocarpaceae) in Tasmania. 2, population structure and spatial pattern. Australian Journal of Ecology 16, pp. 223–229

Gibson N, Davies J, Brown MJ (1991). The ecology of Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook.f.) Quinn (Podocarpaceae) in Tasmania. 1, distribution, floristics and environmental correlates. Australian Journal of Ecology 16, pp. 215–222

1990

Burbidge AA, van Leeuwen S, Gibson N (1990). Conclusions. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Occasional Paper 1/90, pp. 63–67

Gibson N (1990). The environments and primary production of cushion species at Mt. Field and Mt. Wellington, Tasmania. Australian Journal of Botany 38, pp. 229–243

Gibson N, Hopkins AJM (1990). Vegetation. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Occasional Paper 1/90, pp. 9–19

Hopper SD, van Leeuwen S, Coates DJ, Gibson N (1990). Flora. Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia, Occasional Paper 1/90, pp. 21–29

1989

Gibson N, Kirkpatrick JB (1989). Effects of the cessation of grazing on the grasslands and grassy woodlands of the central plateau, Tasmania. Australian Journal of Botany 37, pp. 55–63

1988

Gibson N (1988). A description of the Huon pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook. f.) C.J. Quinn) forests of the Prince of Wales and King Billy Ranges. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 122, pp. 127–133

1987

Gibson N, Williams K, Marsden-Smedley J, Brown MJ (1987). Regeneration characteristics of a swamp forest in northwestern Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 121, pp. 93–99

1986

Gibson N (1986). Conservation and management huon pine in Tasmania. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania, Hobart. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania, Wildlife Division Technical Report 86/3, 91 p.

1985

Gibson N (1985). A comparison of the cushion plant communities of New Zealand and Tasmania. New Zealand Journal of Botany 23, pp. 549–566

Gibson N, Kirkpatrick JB (1985). Vegetation and flora associated with localized snow accumulation at Mount Field west, Tasmania. Australian Journal of Ecology 10, pp. 91–99