Community Ecology

Year Publications
2017 Bauer S, Chapman JW, Reynolds DR, Alves JA, Dokter AM, Menz MMH, Sapir N, Ciach M, Petterson LB, Kelly JF, Leijnse H, Shamoun-Baranes J (2017) From agricultural benefits to aviation safety: realizing the potential of continent-wide radar networks. Bioscience doi:10.1093/biosci/bix074
  Meyer S, Unternährer D, Arlettaz R, Humbert J-Y, Menz MHM (2017) Promoting Diverse communities of wild bees and hover flies requires a landscape approach to managing meadows. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 239: 376-384
  Odermatt J, Frommen JG, Menz MHM (2017) Consistent behavioural differences between migratory and resident hoverflies. Animal behaviour 127: 187-195
2016 Miller BP, Sinclair EA, Menz MHM, Elliott CP, Bunn E, Commander LE, Dalziell E, David E, Davis B, Erickson TE, Golos P, Krauss SL, Lewandrowski L, Mayence CE, Merino-Martín L, Merritt DJ, Nevill P, Phillips RD, Ritchie AL, Ruoss S, and Stevens JC. A framework for the practical science necessary to restore sustainable, resilient and biodiverse ecosystems. Restoration Ecology, in press.

Weinstein, A.M., Davis, B.J., Menz, M.H.M., Dixon, K.W. & Phillips, R.D. (2016) The behaviour of sexually deceived ichneumonid wasps and its implications for pollination in Cryptostylis (Orchidaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Online Early.
  David, E., Dixon, K.W. & Menz, M.H.M. (2016) Cooperative Extension: a model of science-practice integration for ecosystem restoration. Trends in Plant Science 21, 410–417.
2015 Menz, M.H.M., Brown, G.R., Dixon, K.W. & Phillips, R.D. (2015) Absence of nectar resource partitioning in a community of parasitoid wasps. Journal of Insect Conservation 19, 703–711.
  Phillips, R.D., Peakall, R., Retter, B.A., Montgomery, K., Menz, M.H.M., Davis, B.J., Hayes, C., Brown, G.R., Swarts, N.D. & Dixon, K.W. (2015) Pollinator rarity as a threat to a plant with a specialized pollination system. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179, 511-525.
  Tomlinson, S. & Menz, M.H.M. (2015) Does metabolic rate and evaporative water loss reflect differences in migratory strategy in sexually dimorphic hoverflies? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 190, 61-67.
  Menz, M.H.M., Phillips, R.D., Anthony, J.M., Bohman, B., Dixon, K.W. & Peakall, R. (2015) Ecological and genetic evidence for cryptic ecotypes in a rare sexually deceptive orchid, Drakaea elastica. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 177, 124-140.
2014 Bohman, B., Phillips, R.D., Menz, M.H.M., Berntsson, B.W., Flematti, G., Barrow, R.A., Dixon, K.W. & Peakall, R. (2014) Discovery of pyrazines as pollinator sex pheromones and orchid semiochemicals: implications for the evolution of sexual deception. New Phytologist 203, 939-952.
  Phillips, R.D., Steinmeyer, F., Menz, M.H.M., Erickson, T.E. & Dixon, K.W. (2014) Changes in the composition and behaviour of a pollinator guild with plant population size and the consequences for plant fecundity. Functional Ecology 28, 846-856.
  Thoma, M. & Menz, M.H.M. (2014) The Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana wintering in West Africa, and its status as a passage migrant in Mauritania. Malimbus 36, 13-31
2013 Menz, M.H.M., Dixon, K.W. & Hobbs, R.J. (2013) Hurdles and opportunities for landscape-scale restoration. Science 339, 526–527
  Menz, M.H.M., Phillips, R.D., Dixon, K.W., Peakall, R. & Didham, R.K. (2013) Mate-searching behaviour of common and rare wasps and the implications for pollen movement of the sexually deceptive orchids they pollinate. PLoS ONE, 8(3): e59111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059111
2012 Menz, M.H.M. & Arlettaz, R. (2012) The precipitous decline of the ortolan bunting: time to build on scientific evidence to inform conservation management. Oryx 46, 122–129
2011 Menz, M.H.M., Phillips, R.D., Winfree, R., Kremen, C., Aizen, M.A., Johnson, S.D. & Dixon, K.W. (2011) Reconnecting plants and pollinators: challenges in the restoration of pollination mutualisms. Trends in Plant Science 16, 4–12
2009 Menz, M.H.M., Brotons, L. & Arlettaz, R. (2009) Habitat selection by Ortolan Buntings Emberiza hortulana in post-fire succession in Catalonia: implications for the conservation of farmland populations. Ibis 151, 752–761
  Menz, M.H.M., Mosimann-Kampe, P. & Arlettaz, R. (2009) Foraging habitat selection in the last Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana population in Switzerland: final lessons before extinction. Ardea 97, 323–333
  Menz, M.H.M. (2009) New records of Hypolimnas bolina nerina (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Australian Entomologist 36, 49–50
  Reichlin, T.S., Schaub, M., Menz, M.H.M., Mermod, M., Portner, P., Arlettaz, R. & Jenni, L. (2009) Migration patterns of Hoopoe (Upupa epops) and Wryneck (Jynx torquilla): an analysis of European ring recoveries. Journal of Ornithology 150, 393–400
2007 Menz, M.H.M. & Barnett, B.C. (2007) Lechenaultia divaricata (Goodeniaceae) from the Great Victoria Desert, a new species record for Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 25, 255–257
2006 Menz, M.H.M. & Cullen, P.P. (2006) Occurrence of the Barking Gecko Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory 1825) (Gekkonidae) in the Pilbara Region, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89, 89–90

My research interests involve landscape ecology, animal movement, and community ecology. In particular, this encompasses the ecological and evolutionary drivers of migration in insects, the implications of migratory individuals for communities, and the ecology and conservation of mobile ecosystem services, such as pollination.

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Year Description
2016 -
Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia
2013 - 
Post-doctoral researcher (Group leader), Community Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
2009 - 2013
PhD, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
2006 - 2008
MSc, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland.
2000 - 2003
BSc, Zoology and Marine Biology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.