Understanding how forests develop over time and space in response to disturbances and changes in climate and using this knowledge to inform better management of forests.
The following staff are available to supervise honours and masters research in the field of forest and landscape dynamics.
Research on forest dynamics, silviculture, and reconstructing past climates.
- Historical dynamics of lowland Huon pine forests in southwestern Tasmania
- Seedling dynamics in seasonal evergreen forest in western Thailand
- Dendroecology of mixed eucalypt forests in East Gippsland
- Climate sensitivity of northern range-limit snow gum
Research on the impact of management, disturbance and climate on forest ecosystems and landscapes.
- Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo foraging and its impact on forest dynamics
- Influence of climate on eucalypt flowering: implications for Red-tailed Black Cockatoos
- Dispersal and recruitment dynamics of Tree Geebung
- Determining the dynamics of cool temperate mixed forest
Research investigating the effects of management, disturbance and climate change on ecosystem processes that drive plant community assembly.
- Plant community assembly in cool temperate mixed forest
- Tree ferns as tools for informing disturbance history of a forest stand
- How do tree ferns affect natural succession processes following disturbance?
- Germination response of temperate rainforest seedbanks to fire-related cues