Nathalie is an Australian Research Council Fellow. Her work is concerned with the interactions between biodiversity and climate/climate change, previously focussing on forests in tropical South America and temperate Europe, and now including Australian forests and ecosystems. She is currently working on global-scale analyses of climate and human impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem function and processes, and species' and ecosystem vulnerability to climate change.
Butt N, HP Possingham, C De Los Rios, R Maggini, RA Fuller, SL Maxwell, JEM Watson (2016) Challenges in assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change to inform conservation actions, Biological Conservation 199: 10-15http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.04.020.
Schwartz, M.W., Butt, N., Dolanc, C.R., Holguin, A., Moritz, M.A., North, M.P., SaffordH.D., Stephenson, N., Thorne, J.H., van Mantgem, P. Increasing elevation of fire in the Sierra Nevada and implications forest change. Ecosphere 6:121
Butt, N., Overman, H., Fragoso, J., Epps, K. 2015. Amazonian indigenous groups' carbon stock assessments. Forest Ecology & Management 388:191-199.
Butt, N., Seabrook, L.M., Maron, M., Law., B., Dawson, T.P., McAlpine, C. 2015. The impact of changing climate extremes on tree flowering phenology and dependent vertebrate fauna. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12869
Butt, N., Beyer, H. L., Bennett, J. R., Biggs, D., Maggini, R., Mills, M., Renwick, A. R., Seabrook, L. M., Possingham, H. P. Biodiversity risks from fossil fuel extraction. 2013. Science, 342, 425-426.
Watson, J. E. M., Iwamura, T., Butt, N. 2013. Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies in a time of climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3:989-994. doi:10.1038/nclimate2007.