Plant ecology

Students in the lab

  • Sue Bryceson (PhD) – How evolutionary history, species origin and climate shaped Australian grasslands and savanna
  • Paul Foreman (PhD) - Multiple evidence of Aboriginal burning in lowland, mesic grassy ecosystems of south-eastern Australia
  • Steph Johnson (PhD) – Landscape-scale determinants of Triodia distribution in semi-arid shrublands
  • Dan Nugent (PhD) - Managing grasslands for the Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) and other fauna: Re-introduce fire or maintain livestock grazing?
  • Simon Heyes (MSc) – The forgotten woodlands: population dynamics of Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata) in a severely fragmented landscape

Past students

  • Ben Zeeman (PhD 2017) – Natural grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains: vegetation change in the face of intensifying urbanisation
  • Brad Farmilo (PhD 2015) – How habitat fragmentation affects ecological processes in eucalypt forests
  • Nathan Wong (PhD 2013) – Management and restoration of native grasslands for biodiversity
  • James Shannon (PhD 2012) – Understanding the ecology of shrubs in peatland dynamics
  • Sally Kenny (PhD 2012) – Ecology of fire in mallee landscapes
  • Andrew Scott (PhD 2011) -– Oldfield succession after cultivation in semi-arid grasslands
  • Jodi Price (PhD 2007) – Vegetation dynamics in herb-rich woodlands with an emphasis on the shrub-grass cycle
  • Susanna Venn (PhD 2007) – Patterns and ecological process in regeneration of alpine plants across an altitudinal gradient
  • Lynise Wearne (PhD 2005) – Effects of invasion by English Broom on subalpine vegetation: floristic and ecosystem responses
  • Peter Curtis (PhD 2003) – Ecology of the Austral Grass Tree – a long-term demographic study with special reference to fire response