1. Edwards, W., Moles, A.T., Chong, C. (in press) Generalised extreme value distributions provide a natural hypothesis for the shape of seed mass distributions. PLoS One.

    66. Flores-Moreno, H., García-Treviño, E.S., Letten, A.D & Moles, A.T. (in press) In the beginning: phenotypic change in three invasive species through their first two centuries since introduction.Biological Invasions.

  2. Helm, A., Zobel, M., Moles, A.T., Szava-Kovats, R., Pärtel, M. (in press). Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species-pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats. Diversity and Distributions.
  3. Dalrymple, R.L., Hui, F.K.C, Flores-Moreno, H., Kemp, D.J., Moles, A.T. (2015) Roses are red, violets are blue - so how much replication should you do? An assessment of variation in the colour of flowers and birds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114: 69-81.
  4. Dalrymple, R.L., Buswell, J.,  Moles, A.T. (2015) Asexual species change just as often and just as fast as do sexual species when introduced to a new range. Oikos 124:196-205.
  5. Moles, A.T., Perkins, S.E., Laffan, S.W., Flores-Moreno, H., Awasthy, M., Tindall, M.L., Sack, L., Pitman, A., Kattge, J., Aarssen, L.W., Anand, M., Bahn, M., Blonder, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Cornwell, W.K., Díaz, S., Dickie, J.B., Freschet, G.T., Griffiths, J.G., Gutierrez, A.G., Hemmings, F.A., Hickler, T., Hitchcock, T.D., Keighery, M., Kleyer, M., Kurokawa, H., Leishman, M.R., Liu, K., Niinemets, Ü., Onipchenko, V., Onoda, Y., Penuelas, J., Pillar, V.D., Reich, P.B., Shiodera, S., Siefert, A., Sosinski, E.E., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Swaine, E.K., Swenson, N.G., van Bodegom, P.M., Warman, L., Weiher, E., Wright, I.J., Zhang, H., Zobel, M. &  Bonser, S.P. (2014) Which is a better predictor of plant traits: temperature or precipitation? Journal of Vegetation Science 5: 1167–1180.
  6. Peco, B., Laffan, S.W., Moles, A.T. (2014) Global patterns in seed removal by invertebrates and vertebrates. PLoS One 9(3): e91256.
  7. Cornwell, C.K., Westoby, M., Falster, D., Fitzjohn, R., O'Meara, B., McGlinn, D., Eastman, J., Moles, A.T., Reich, P., Tank, D., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L.m Beaulieu, J., Kooyman, R., Leishman, M.R., Niinemets, U., Oleksyn, J., Ordonez, A., Pennell, M., Royer, D., Smith, S., Stevens, O., Swenson, N., Warman, L., Wilf, P., Donoghue, M., Edwards, E., Harmon, L., Maherali, H., Ree, R., Sargent, R., Wheeler, E., Zanne, A.E. (2014) Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages. Journal of Ecology 102: 345–356.
  8. Brunbjerg, A.K., Cavender-Bares, J., Eiserhardt, W.L., Ejrnæs, R., Aarssen, L.W., Buckley, H.L., Forey, E., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Lane, C., Lubke, R.A., Moles, A.T., Monserrat, A.L., Peet, R.K., Roncal, J., Wootton, L., Svenning, J-C. (2014) Multi-scale phylogenetic structure in coastal dune plant communities across the globe. Journal of Plant Ecology 7:101-114.
  9. Zanne, A.E., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K., Eastman, J.M., Smith, S.A., FitzJohn, R.G., McGlinn, D.J., O'Meara, B.C., Moles, A.T., Reich, P.B., Royer, D.L., Soltis, D.E., Stevens, P.F., Westoby, M., Wright, I.J., Bertin, R.I, Calaminus, A., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Oleksyn, J., Soltis, P.S., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Beaulieu, J.M. (2013) Three keys to the  radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature 506: 89-92.
  10. Bartle, K., Moles, A.T. & Bonser, S.P. (2013) No evidence for rapid evolution of seed dispersal ability in range edge populations of the invasive species Senecio madagascariensis.Austral Ecology 38: 915-920.

    56. Moles, A.T., Flores-Moreno, H. & Dickie, J.B. (2013) A response to Poisot et al.: Publishing your dataset is not always virtuous. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6: 20–22.

  11. Rollins L.A., Moles, A.T., Lam, S., Buitenwerf, R., Buswell, J.M., Brandenburger, C., Flores-Moreno, H., Nielsen, B., Couchman, E., Brown, G.S., Thompson, F.J., Frankham, R., Sherwin, W.B.(2013). High genetic diversity is not essential for successful introduction. Ecology and Evolution 3: 4501-4517.
  12. Letten, A., Lyons, S.K. & Moles, A.T. (2013) The mid-domain effect: it's not just about space. Journal of Biogeography 3: 2017-2019.
  13. Flores-Moreno, H. & Moles, A.T. (2013) A comparison of the recruitment success of introduced and native species under natural conditions. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72509.
  14. Flores-Moreno, H., Thomson, F. J. Warton, D.I. & Moles, A.T. (2013) Are invaders better dispersers? A comparative study of seed dispersal distance. PLoS One. 8(6): e68541.
  15. 51. Blick, R.A.J., Burns, K.C. Moles, A.T. (2013) Dominant network interactions are not correlated with resource availability: a case study using mistletoe-host interactions. Oikos 122: 889-895.
  16. Lanfear, R., Ho, S.Y.W., Davies, T.J., Moles, A.T., Aarssen, L., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Zanne, A., Allen, A.P. (2013) Taller plants have lower rates of molecular evolution.Nature communications 4, article number 1879.
  17. Moles, A.T. (2013) Dogmatic is problematic: Interpreting evidence for latitudinal gradients in herbivory and defence. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6:1-4.
  18. Warman, L., Bradford, M.G. & Moles, A.T. (2013) A broad approach to abrupt boundaries: Looking beyond the boundary at soil attributes within and across tropical vegetation. PLOS One.8(4):e60789.
  19. 47. Moles, A.T., Peco, B., Wallis, I.R., Foley, W.J., Poore, A.G.B., Bisigato, A.J., Cella-Pizarro, L., Clark, C.J., Cohen, P.S., Cornwell, W.K., Edwards, W., Ejrnaes, R., Gonzales-Ojeda, T., Graae, B.J., Hay, G., Lumbwe, F., Magaña-Rodríguez, B., Moore, B.D., Peri, P.L., Poulsen, J.R., Stegen, J.C., Veldtman, R., von Zeipel, H., Andrew, N.R., Boulter, S.L., Borer, E.T., Fernández Campón, F., Coll, M., Farji-Brener, A.G., De Gabriel, J., Jurado, E., Kyhn, L.A., Low, B., Mulder, C.P.H., Reardon-Smith, K., Rodríguez-Velázquez, J., Seabloom, E.W., Vesk, P.A., van Cauter, A., Waldram, M.S., Zheng, Z., Blendinger, P.G., Enquist, B.J., Facelli, J.M., Knight, T., Majer, J.D., Martinez-Ramos, M., McQuillan, P., Prior, L.D., Hui, F.K.C. (2013) Correlations between physical and chemical defences in plants: Trade-offs, syndromes, or just many different ways to skin a herbivorous cat? New Phytologist 198: 252-263.
  20. Blick, R.A.J, Burns, K.C. & Moles, A.T. (2012) Predicting network topology of mistletoe-host interactions: do mistletoes really mimic their hosts? Oikos 121:761-771.
  21. Moles, A.T., Flores-Moreno, H., Bonser, S.P., Warton, D.I., Helm, A., Warman, L., Eldridge, D.J., Jurado, E., Hemmings, F.A., Reich, P.B., Cavender-Bares, J., Seabloom, E.W., Mayfield, M.M., Sheil, D., Djietror, J.C., Peri, P.L., Enrico, L., Cabido, M.R., Setterfield, S.A., Lehmann, C.E.R, Thomson, F.J. (2012) Invasions: the trail behind, the path ahead, and a test of a disturbing idea.Journal of Ecology 100: 116-127.
  22. Swenson, N., Enquist, B., Pither, J., Kerkhoff, A., Boyle, B., Weiser, M., Elser, J., Fagan, W., Forero-Montana, J., Fyllas, N., Kraft, N., Lake, J., Moles, A.T., Patino, S., Phillips, O., Price, C., Reich, P., Quesada, C., Stegen, J., Valencia, R, Wright, I.J., Weight, S.J., Andelman, S., Jørgensen, P., Lacher, T.E., Menteagudo, A., Núñez-Vargas, M.P., Vasquez-Martínez, R., Nolting, K. (2012). The biogeography and filtering of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 798–808.
  23. Thomson, F.J., Moles, A.T., Auld, T.D., Kingsford, R. (2011) Seed dispersal distance is more strongly correlated with plant height than with seed mass. Journal of Ecology 99: 1299-1307.
  24. Moles, A.T., Wallis, I.R., Foley, W.J., Warton, D.I., Stegen, J.C., Bisigato, A.J., Cella-Pizarro, L., Clark, C.J., Cohen, P.S., Cornwell, W.K., Edwards, W., Ejrnaes, R., Gonzales-Ojeda, T., Graae, B.J., Hay, G., Lumbwe, F.C., Magaña-Rodríguez, B., Moore, B.D., Peri, P.L., Poulsen, J.R., Veldtman, R., von Zeipel, H., Andrew, N.R., Boulter, S.L., Borer, E.T., Fernández Campón, F., Coll, M., Farji-Brener, A.G., De Gabriel, J., Jurado, E., Kyhn, L., Low, B., Mulder, C.P.H., Reardon-Smith, K., Rodríguez-Velázquez, J., Seabloom, E.W., Vesk, P.A., van Cauter, A., Waldram, M.S., Zheng, Z., Blendinger, P.G., Enquist, B.J., Facelli, J.M., Knight, T., Majer, J.D., Martínez-Ramos, M., McQuillan, P., Prior, L.D. (2011) Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes. New Phytologist 191: 777-788.
  25. Kattge, J and 128 others including Moles, A.T. (2011) TRY: A global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17: 2905-2935.
  26. Warman, L., Moles, A.T. & Edwards, W. (2011) Not so simple after all: Searching for the ecological advantages of compound leaves. Oikos 120: 813-821.

    39. Gallagher, R.V., Leishman, M.R. & Moles, A.T. (2011) Traits and ecological strategies of tropical and extratropical climbing plants. Journal of Biogeography 38: 828-839.

    38. Moles, A.T., Bonser, S.P., Poore, A.G.B., Wallis, I.R., Foley, W.J. (2011) Assessing the evidence for latitudinal gradients in plant defence and herbivory. Functional Ecology 25: 380-388.

    37. Buswell, J.M., Moles, A.T. & Hartley, S (2011) Is rapid evolution common in introduced plant species? Journal of Ecology 99: 214-224.

    36. Thomson, F.J., Moles, A.T., Auld, T.D., Ramp, D., Ren, S. & Kingsford, R. (2010) Chasing the unknown - predicting seed dispersal mechanisms from plant traits. Journal of Ecology98: 1310-1318.

    35. Moles, A.T., Warton, D. I., Warman, L., Swenson, N. G., Laffan, S. W., Zanne, A. E., Pitman, A., Hemmings, F. A. & Leishman, M. R.  (2009). Global patterns in plant height. Journal of Ecology 97: 923-932.

    34. Edwards, W. & Moles, A. T. (2009). Re-contemplate an entangled bank: The Power of Movement in Plants revisited. The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 111-118.

    33. Moles A. T.; Wright I. J.;  Pitman A. J.; Murray, B. R. & Westoby, M. (2009) Is there a latitudinal gradient in seed production? Ecography 32: 78-82.

    32. Warman, L. & Moles A.T (2009) Alternative stable states in Australia's wet tropics: a theoretical framework for the field data and a field case for the theory. Landscape Ecology 24: 1-13.

    31. Westoby, M.; Moles, A. T. & Falster D. S. (2009) Evolutionary coordination between offspring size at independence and adult size. Journal of Ecology 97: 23-26.

    30.Moles, A. T. & Leishman, M. R. (2008) The seedling as part of a plant's life history strategy. In: Leck, M. A.; Parker, V. T. & Simpson, R. L. (eds) Seedling Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

    29. Mason, R.; Cooke, J.; Moles A.T & Leishman, M. R. (2008) Reproductive output of invasive versus native plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 633-640.

    28. Falster, D. S.; Moles, A. T.; Westoby, M. (2008) A general model for the scaling of offspring size and adult size.The American Naturalist 172: 299-317.

  27. Moles, A. T., Gruber, M. & Bonser, S. P. (2008) A new framework for predicting invasive plant species. Journal of Ecology 96: 13-17.
  28. Royer, D. L., Sack, L., Wilf, P., Lusk, C. H., Jordan, G. J., Niinemets, U., Wright, I. J., Westoby, M., Cariglino, B., Coley, P. D., Cutter, A. D., Johnson, K. R., Labandeira, C. C.,Moles, A. T., Palmer, M. B., Valladares, F. (2007) Fossil leaf economics quantified: calibration, Eocene case study, and implications. Paleobiology 33: 574-589.

  29. Edwards, W., Moles, A. T. & Franks, P.  (2007) The global trend in plant twining direction. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 795-800.

    24. Beaulieu, J. M., Moles, A. T., Leitch, I. J., Bennett, M. D., Dickie, J. B. & Knight, C. A. (2007) Correlated evolution of genome size and seed mass. New Phytologist 173: 422-437 

  30. Moles, A. T., Ackerly, D. D., Tweddle, J. C., Dickie, J. B., Smith, R., Leishman, M. L., Mayfield, M. M., Pitman, A. J, Wood, J. & Westoby, M. (2007) Global patterns in seed size. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 16:109-116

22. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2006) Seed size and plant strategy across the whole life cycle. Oikos 113: 91-105.

21. Moles, A. T., Ackerly, D. D., Webb, C. O., Tweddle, J. C., Dickie, J. B. & Westoby, M. (2005) Response to Comment on "A Brief History of Seed Size". Science 310: 783;

20. Moles, A. T., Ackerly, D. D., Webb, C. O., Tweddle, J. C., Dickie, J. B., Pitman, A. J. & Westoby, M. (2005) Factors that shape seed mass evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 10540-10544.

19. Moles, A. T., Ackerly, D. D., Webb, C. O., Tweddle, J. C., Dickie, J. B. & Westoby, M. (2005) A brief history of seed size. Science 307: 576-580.

18. Moles, A. T., Warton, D. I., Stevens, R. D. & Westoby, M. (2004) Does a latitudinal gradient in seedling survival favour larger seeds in the tropics? Ecology Letters 7: 911-914.

17. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2004) Seed mass and seedling establishment after fire in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Sydney, Australia. Austral Ecology 29: 383-390.

16. Moles, A. T., Falster, D. S., Leishman, M. R. & Westoby, M. (2004)  Small-seeded species produce more seeds per square metre of canopy per year, but not per individual per lifetime. Journal of Ecology 92: 372-383.

15. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2004) Seedling survival and seed size: a synthesis of the literature. Journal of Ecology 92: 384-396.

14. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2004) What do seedlings die from, and what are the implications for evolution of seed size? Oikos 106: 193-199.

13. Moles, A. T., Warton, D. I. & Westoby, M. (2003) Do small-seeded species have higher survival through seed predation than large-seeded species? Ecology 84: 3148-3161.

12. Jurado, E. & Moles, A. T. (2003) Germination deferment strategies. In: Nicolás, G.; Bradford, K.J.; Côme, D.; Curie, M.; Pritchard, H. W. (eds.)The Biology of Seeds: Recent Research Advances. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. Pages 381-388. 

11. Moles, A. T., Warton, D. I. & Westoby, M. (2003) Seed size and survival in the soil in arid Australia. Austral Ecology 28: 575-585.

10. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2003) Leaf expansion times: a response to Sun (2003). Oikos 100: 203.

9. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2003) Latitude, seed predation and seed mass. The Journal of Biogeography 30: 105-128.

8. Westoby, M., Falster, D. S., Moles, A. T., Vesk, P. A. & Wright, I. J. (2002) Plant ecological strategies: Some leading dimensions of variation between species. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33: 125-159.

7. Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2002) Seed addition experiments are more likely to increase recruitment in large-seeded species. Oikos 99: 241-248.

6. Jurado, E., Estrada, E. & Moles, A. T. (2001) Characterizing plant attributes with particular emphasis on seeds in Tamaulipan thornscrub in semi-arid Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 48: 309-321.

5. Leishman, M. R., Wright, I. J., Moles, A. T. & Westoby, M. (2000) The evolutionary ecology of seed size. In: Fenner, M. (ed.) Seeds - the ecology of regeneration in plant communities, 2nd edition. CAB International, Wallingford, U. K.

4. Moles, A. T. & Westoby M. (2000) Do small leaves expand faster than large leaves, and do shorter expansion times reduce herbivore damage? Oikos 90: 517-526.

3. Moles, A. T., Hodson, D. W. & Webb, C. J. (2000) Seed size and shape and persistence in soil in the New Zealand flora. Oikos 89: 541-545.

2. Moles, A. T. & Drake, D. R. (1999) Post-dispersal seed predation on eleven large-seeded species from the New Zealand flora: a preliminary study in secondary forest. New Zealand Journal of Botany 37: 679-685. 

1. Moles, A. T. & Drake, D. R. (1999). Potential contributions of the seed rain and seed bank to regeneration of native forest under plantation pine in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany37: 83-93.

Popular science papers

Moles, A. T. & Edwards, W. (2009). A curly question: why do most vines twine anticlockwise? Australasian Science June issue: pages 30-32.

Moles, A. T.  (2014). The zombie paradigm: question everything. Australian Quarterly Jul-Sep, pages 3-6.

Submitted manuscripts

Harris, C.J., Leishman, M.R., Moles, A.T., Murray, B.R. (submitted) No consistent evidence for release from seed predation, increased growth or reproductive output among introduced Fabaceae species within Australia. PLoS One.

Tindall, M.L., Thomson, F.J., Laffan, S.W., Moles, A.T. (submitted). Are there a higher proportion of spinescent plant species at lower latitudes? A three pronged approach. Submitted to Ecography.

Buswell, J.M., Moles, A.T. & Hartley, S. (revision invited) Rapid evolution of introduced plants in New Zealand. Austral Ecology.

Manuscripts in preparation

Edwards W., Moles A.T., Wallis I.R., FoleyW.J., Bisigato A.J., Cella Pizarro, L., Clark C.J., Cohen P.S., Cornwell W.K., Ejrnæs R., Gonzales-Ojeda T., Graae B.J., Hay G., Lumbwe F.C., Magaña-Rodríguez B., Moore B.D., Peri1 P.L., Poulsen J.R., Stegen J.R., Veldtman R, von Zeipel H., Andrew N.R., Boulter S.L., Borer E.T., Fernández Campón F., Farji-Brener A.G., De Gabriel J., Jurado E., Kyhn L.A., Low B., Mulder C.P.H., Reardon-Smith K., Rodríguez-Velázquez J., Seabloom E.W., Vesk P.A., van Cauter A., Waldram M.S., Zheng Z., Blendinger P.G., Enquist B.J., Facelli J.M., Majer J.D., Martínez-Ramos M., McQuillan P. (in prep) Can the complexity and connectedness of major leaf veins explain levels of leaf defence?

Flores-Moreno, H., Buswell, J.M., & Moles, A.T. (in prep) What factors promote rapid evolutionary change in exotic plant species? For submission to Oikos

Soudijn, F.H., Moles, A.T., Johnston, E.J. & Marshall, D.J. (in prep). The trade-off between offspring size and number across two marine invertebrate clades.

Keighery, M., Tindall, M.L., Laffan, S.W., Moles, A.T. (in prep) Splitting hairs: is there a latitudinal gradient in the proportion of species with pubescence? For submission to the Journal of Vegatation Science