Dr Monica Gagliano

Senior Research Fellow in Plant Behaviour
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney


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Selected grants

2018

  • Brainless intelligence - identifying the basis of intelligence using non-neural organisms.; Beekman M, Gagliano M; Templeton World Charity Foundation/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.

Book Chapters

  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Inside the Vegetal Mind: On the Cognitive Abilities of Plants. In Frantisek Baluska, Monica Gagliano, Guenther Witzany, editors. (Eds.), Memory and learning in plants, (pp. 215-220). Cham: Springer. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Persons as Plants: Eco-psychology and the Return to the Dream of Nature. In Prudence Gibson & Baylee Brits (Eds.), Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World, (pp. 185-196). California: Punctum Books.
  • Gagliano, M., Ryan, J., Vieira, P. (2017). Introduction. In Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira (Eds.), The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature, (pp. vii-xxxiii). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M. (2016). Bioacoustics. In Michael Marder (Eds.), Grafts: Writings on plants, (pp. 101-102). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Marder, M. (2016). Breaking the Silence: Green Mudras and the Faculty of Language in Plants. In Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira (Eds.), The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature, (pp. 84-100). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Marder, M. (2016). Learning. In Michael Marder (Eds.), Grafts: Writings on plants, (pp. 83-85). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Marder, M. (2016). Revolution. In Michael Marder (Eds.), Grafts: Writings on plants, (pp. 79-82). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Journals

  • Stephens, A., Taket, A., Gagliano, M. (2019). Ecological Justice for Nature in Critical Systems Thinking. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 36(1), 3-19. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Planetary Health: Are We Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Challenges, 9(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Abramson, C., Depczynski, M. (2018). Plants learn and remember: lets get used to it. Oecologia, 186(1), 29-31. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Gibson, P. (2017). The Feminist Plant: Changing Relations with the Water Lily. Ethics and the Environment, 22(2), 125-147. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2017). The mind of plants: Thinking the unthinkable. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 10(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Grimonprez, M., Depczynski, M., Renton, M. (2017). Tuned in: plant roots use sound to locate water. Oecologia, 184(1), 151-160. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Vyazovskiy, V., Borbely, A., Grimonprez, M., Depczynski, M. (2016). Learning by Association in Plants. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2016). What would the Babel fish say? Animal Sentience, 3(20), 1-5.
  • Gagliano, M., Grimonprez, M. (2015). Breaking the Silence-Language and the Making of Meaning in Plants. Ecopsychology, 7(3), 145-152. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Depczynski, M., Siebeck, U. (2015). Facing the environment: onset and development of UV markings in young fish. Scientific Reports, 5, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2015). In a green frame of mind: perspectives on the behavioural ecology and cognitive nature of plants. AoB Plants, 7(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Pelizzon, A., Gagliano, M. (2015). The sentience of plants: animal rights and rights of nature intersecting? Australian Animal Protection Law Journal (AAPLJ), 11, 5-13.
  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M., Depczynski, M., Mancuso, S. (2014). Experience teaches plants to learn faster and forget slower in environments where it matters. Oecologia, 175(1), 63-72. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). Green symphonies: a call for studies on acoustic communication in plants. Behavioural Ecology, 24(4), 789-796. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M. (2013). Love thy neighbor: facilitation through an alternative signaling modality in plants. BMC Ecology, 13, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Depczynski, M., Gagliano, M. (2013). Natural-born con artists and counterfeiters: Who is being deceived here? Communicative and Integrative Biology, 6(4), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). Persons as Plants: Ecopsychology and the Return to the Dream of Nature. Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 5(2), 1-11.
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). Seeing Green: The Re-discovery of Plants and Nature's Wisdom. Societies, 3(1), 147-157. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Depczynski, M. (2013). Spot the Difference: Mimicry in a Coral Reef Fish. PloS One, 8(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). The flowering of plant bioacoustics: how and why. Behavioural Ecology, 24(4), 800-801. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M., Duvdevani, N., Timmins, M., Mancuso, S. (2012). Acoustic and magnetic communication in plants: is it possible? Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7(10), 1346-1348. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M., Duvdevani, N., Timmins, M., Mancuso, S. (2012). Out of Sight but Not out of Mind: Alternative Means of Communication in Plants. PloS One, 7(5), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Mancuso, S., Robert, D. (2012). Towards understanding plant bioacoustics. Trends in Plant Science, 17(6), 323-325. [More Information]
  • Herwig, J., Depczynski, M., Roberts, J., Semmens, J., Gagliano, M., Heyward, A. (2012). Using Age-Based Life History Data to Investigate the Life Cycle and Vulnerability of Octopus cyanea. PloS One, 7(8), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Baumann, H., Gagliano, M. (2011). Changing otolith/fish size ratios during settlement in two tropical damselfishes. Helgoland Marine Research, 65(3), 425-429. [More Information]
  • Munday, P., Gagliano, M., Donelson, J., Dixson, D., Thorrold, S. (2011). Ocean acidification does not affect the early life history development of a tropical marine fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 423, 211-221. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Munday, P., Wittenrich, M., Manassa, R., Dixson, D., Gagliano, M., Yan, H. (2011). Ocean acidification erodes crucial auditory behaviour in a marine fish. Biology Letters, 7, 917-920. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Lema, A., Depczynski, M., Whalan, S. (2011). Use it and lose it: lipofuscin accumulation in the brain of a coral reef fish. Journal of Fish Biology, 78(2), 659-666. [More Information]
  • Botte, E., Negri, A., Codi King, S., Gagliano, M., Smith-Keune, C., Jerry, D. (2010). Are damsels in distress? Combined effects of chlorpyrifos and temperature stress on the tropical damselfish Acanthochromis polyacanthus from the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 157(S1). [More Information]
  • Wilson, S., Adjeroud, M., Bellwood, D., Berumen, M., Booth, D., Bozec, Y., Chabanet, P., Cheal, A., Gagliano, M., et al (2010). Critical knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213, 894-900. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., McCormick, M., Moore, J., Depczynski, M. (2010). The basics of acidification: baseline variability of pH on Australian coral reefs. Marine Biology, 157(8), 1849-1856. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., McCormick, M. (2009). Hormonally mediated maternal effects shape offspring survival potential in stressful environments. Oecologia, 160, 657-665. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Dunlap, W., De Nys, R., Depczynski, M. (2009). Ockham's Razor gone blunt: coenzyme Q adaptation and redox balance in tropical reef fishes. Biology Letters, 5, 360-363. [More Information]

2019

  • Stephens, A., Taket, A., Gagliano, M. (2019). Ecological Justice for Nature in Critical Systems Thinking. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 36(1), 3-19. [More Information]

2018

  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Inside the Vegetal Mind: On the Cognitive Abilities of Plants. In Frantisek Baluska, Monica Gagliano, Guenther Witzany, editors. (Eds.), Memory and learning in plants, (pp. 215-220). Cham: Springer. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Persons as Plants: Eco-psychology and the Return to the Dream of Nature. In Prudence Gibson & Baylee Brits (Eds.), Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World, (pp. 185-196). California: Punctum Books.
  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Planetary Health: Are We Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Challenges, 9(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Abramson, C., Depczynski, M. (2018). Plants learn and remember: lets get used to it. Oecologia, 186(1), 29-31. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2018). Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters with Plants. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.

2017

  • Gagliano, M., Ryan, J., Vieira, P. (2017). Introduction. In Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira (Eds.), The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature, (pp. vii-xxxiii). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Gibson, P. (2017). The Feminist Plant: Changing Relations with the Water Lily. Ethics and the Environment, 22(2), 125-147. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2017). The mind of plants: Thinking the unthinkable. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 10(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Grimonprez, M., Depczynski, M., Renton, M. (2017). Tuned in: plant roots use sound to locate water. Oecologia, 184(1), 151-160. [More Information]

2016

  • Gagliano, M. (2016). Bioacoustics. In Michael Marder (Eds.), Grafts: Writings on plants, (pp. 101-102). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Marder, M. (2016). Breaking the Silence: Green Mudras and the Faculty of Language in Plants. In Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira (Eds.), The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature, (pp. 84-100). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Marder, M. (2016). Learning. In Michael Marder (Eds.), Grafts: Writings on plants, (pp. 83-85). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M., Vyazovskiy, V., Borbely, A., Grimonprez, M., Depczynski, M. (2016). Learning by Association in Plants. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Marder, M. (2016). Revolution. In Michael Marder (Eds.), Grafts: Writings on plants, (pp. 79-82). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Gagliano, M. (2016). What would the Babel fish say? Animal Sentience, 3(20), 1-5.

2015

  • Gagliano, M., Grimonprez, M. (2015). Breaking the Silence-Language and the Making of Meaning in Plants. Ecopsychology, 7(3), 145-152. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Depczynski, M., Siebeck, U. (2015). Facing the environment: onset and development of UV markings in young fish. Scientific Reports, 5, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2015). In a green frame of mind: perspectives on the behavioural ecology and cognitive nature of plants. AoB Plants, 7(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Pelizzon, A., Gagliano, M. (2015). The sentience of plants: animal rights and rights of nature intersecting? Australian Animal Protection Law Journal (AAPLJ), 11, 5-13.

2014

  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M., Depczynski, M., Mancuso, S. (2014). Experience teaches plants to learn faster and forget slower in environments where it matters. Oecologia, 175(1), 63-72. [More Information]

2013

  • Gagliano, M. (2013). Green symphonies: a call for studies on acoustic communication in plants. Behavioural Ecology, 24(4), 789-796. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M. (2013). Love thy neighbor: facilitation through an alternative signaling modality in plants. BMC Ecology, 13, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Depczynski, M., Gagliano, M. (2013). Natural-born con artists and counterfeiters: Who is being deceived here? Communicative and Integrative Biology, 6(4), 1-3. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). Persons as Plants: Ecopsychology and the Return to the Dream of Nature. Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 5(2), 1-11.
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). Seeing Green: The Re-discovery of Plants and Nature's Wisdom. Societies, 3(1), 147-157. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Depczynski, M. (2013). Spot the Difference: Mimicry in a Coral Reef Fish. PloS One, 8(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M. (2013). The flowering of plant bioacoustics: how and why. Behavioural Ecology, 24(4), 800-801. [More Information]

2012

  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M., Duvdevani, N., Timmins, M., Mancuso, S. (2012). Acoustic and magnetic communication in plants: is it possible? Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7(10), 1346-1348. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Renton, M., Duvdevani, N., Timmins, M., Mancuso, S. (2012). Out of Sight but Not out of Mind: Alternative Means of Communication in Plants. PloS One, 7(5), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Mancuso, S., Robert, D. (2012). Towards understanding plant bioacoustics. Trends in Plant Science, 17(6), 323-325. [More Information]
  • Herwig, J., Depczynski, M., Roberts, J., Semmens, J., Gagliano, M., Heyward, A. (2012). Using Age-Based Life History Data to Investigate the Life Cycle and Vulnerability of Octopus cyanea. PloS One, 7(8), 1-6. [More Information]

2011

  • Baumann, H., Gagliano, M. (2011). Changing otolith/fish size ratios during settlement in two tropical damselfishes. Helgoland Marine Research, 65(3), 425-429. [More Information]
  • Munday, P., Gagliano, M., Donelson, J., Dixson, D., Thorrold, S. (2011). Ocean acidification does not affect the early life history development of a tropical marine fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 423, 211-221. [More Information]
  • Simpson, S., Munday, P., Wittenrich, M., Manassa, R., Dixson, D., Gagliano, M., Yan, H. (2011). Ocean acidification erodes crucial auditory behaviour in a marine fish. Biology Letters, 7, 917-920. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Lema, A., Depczynski, M., Whalan, S. (2011). Use it and lose it: lipofuscin accumulation in the brain of a coral reef fish. Journal of Fish Biology, 78(2), 659-666. [More Information]

2010

  • Botte, E., Negri, A., Codi King, S., Gagliano, M., Smith-Keune, C., Jerry, D. (2010). Are damsels in distress? Combined effects of chlorpyrifos and temperature stress on the tropical damselfish Acanthochromis polyacanthus from the Great Barrier Reef (Australia). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, 157(S1). [More Information]
  • Wilson, S., Adjeroud, M., Bellwood, D., Berumen, M., Booth, D., Bozec, Y., Chabanet, P., Cheal, A., Gagliano, M., et al (2010). Critical knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213, 894-900. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., McCormick, M., Moore, J., Depczynski, M. (2010). The basics of acidification: baseline variability of pH on Australian coral reefs. Marine Biology, 157(8), 1849-1856. [More Information]

2009

  • Gagliano, M., McCormick, M. (2009). Hormonally mediated maternal effects shape offspring survival potential in stressful environments. Oecologia, 160, 657-665. [More Information]
  • Gagliano, M., Dunlap, W., De Nys, R., Depczynski, M. (2009). Ockham's Razor gone blunt: coenzyme Q adaptation and redox balance in tropical reef fishes. Biology Letters, 5, 360-363. [More Information]

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