Please email me for a PDF copy of any publication, or see my Google Scholar profile.

10. Helmstedt, K.J. & Potts M.D. (in press) Valuable habitat and low deforestation can reduce biodiversity gains from development rights markets. Journal of Applied Ecology (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13108, available early online here)

9. McDonald, J., Helmstedt, K.J., Bode, M., McDonald-Madden, E., Coutts, S., Possingham, H.P. (in press) Improving private land conservation with outcome-based  biodiversity payments. Journal of Applied Ecology (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13071, available early online here)

8. Helmstedt K.J., Larsen, A.E., Stokes, J.R., Potts, M.D. (2018) Innovating at the climate, food, water, and energy interface. Journal of Environmental Management, 209, 17-22 (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.12.026, available here)

7. Coutts, S.R., Helmstedt, K.J., Bennett, J.R. (2018) Invasion lags: the stories we tell ourselves and our inability to infer process from pattern. Diversity and Distributions, 24(2), 244-251 (doi: 10.1111/ddi.12669, available here)

6. Helmstedt, K.J & Possingham, H.P. (2017)  Costs are key when reintroducing threatened species to multiple locations. Animal Conservation, 20: 331–340 (doi:10.1111/acv.12319, available here)

5. Helmstedt, K.J., Shaw, J., Bode, M., Terauds, A., Robinson, S., Springer, K., Possingham, H.P. (2016) Prioritizing eradication actions on islands: It’s not all or nothing.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(3), 733-741 (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12599, available here)

4. Bellows, R., Thompson A., Helmstedt K.J., York R., Potts, M.D. (2016) Damage and mortality patterns in young mixed conifer plantations following prescribed fires in the Sierra Nevada, California. Forest Ecology and Management, 376, 193-204 (doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2016.05.049, available here)

3. Southwell, D., Rhodes, J.R., McDonald-Madden, E., Nicol, S., Helmstedt, K.J., McCarthy, M. (2016) Abiotic and biotic interactions determine whether increased colonization is beneficial or detrimental to metapopulation management.  Theoretical Population Biology, 109, 44-53 (doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2016.02.001, available here)

2. Helmstedt, K.J., Possingham, H.P., Brennan, K.E.C., Rhodes, J.R., Bode, M. (2014).  Cost-efficient fenced exclosures for conservation: single large or two small?, Ecological Applications 24(7), 1780-1792 (doi: 10.1890/13-1579.1, available here)

1. Bode, M., Brennan, K.E.C., Helmstedt, K.J., Desmond, A., Smia, R., Algar, D. (2013). Interior fences can reduce cost and uncertainty when eradicating invasive species from large islands, Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4(9), 819-827 (doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12072, available here)


Helmstedt, K.J. & Potts, M.D. Wasting food results in wasted biodiversity

Runge, C.A, Plantinga, A.J., Larsen, A., Naugle, D.E., Helmstedt, K.J., Polasky, S., Donnelly, P., Smith, J.T., Lark T., Lawler, J.J., Martinuzzi, S., Fargione, J. Unintended habitat loss from grazing restrictions on public lands

Butsic, V., Pallud, L., Helmstedt, K.J., Macchi, L., Potts, M.D., Kuemmerle, T. Aligning biodiversity conservation and agricultural production in heterogeneous landscapes

Other publications

Helmstedt K.J., Jagannathan, K.A., Larsen, A.E., Moreno, L.C., Ohnesorge, M.J., Sakaguchi, L., Siegner, A., Stokes, J.R., Potts, M.D. (2015) Designing Intelligent Food, Energy & Water Systems. US National Science Foundation Report (available here).

Helmstedt K.J. (2014) What to do when you outgrow your cage. In Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions Annual Report.

Helmstedt, K.J. (2013). Are Two Fences Better Than One? Australasian Science Magazine. Jan/Feb 2013 issue (available here)

Helmstedt, K.J., Bode, M. (2012). Are Two Fences Better Than One? What do you do when you outgrow your cage?  Decision Point. Issue 64, October (available here)

Shaw, J., Bode, M., Helmstedt, K.J. (2012) Island Arks. Decision Point.  Issue 59, April (available here)


Helmstedt, K.J. (2010) Modelling Fractional Diffusion (Mathematics first class honours thesis, available here)

Helmstedt, K.J. (2015) Adding and subtracting species: the mathematics of eradication and reintroduction for conservation (PhD thesis. Available here, open access)


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