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Researcher: O'Grady, AP (Dr Anthony O'Grady)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Tree nutrition and physiology
Plant pathology
Forest health and pathology
Terrestrial ecology
Global change biology
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Natural resource management
Veterinary medicine (excl. urology)
Landscape ecology
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Plant biology
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Environmental management
Pollution and contamination
Veterinary diagnosis and diagnostics
Biogeography and phylogeography
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Agricultural hydrology

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Native forests
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Integration of farm and forestry
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Other environmental management
Horticultural crops
Terrestrial systems and management
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
Terrestrial biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Climate change models
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Softwood plantations
Other plant production and plant primary products
Renewable energy
Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Air quality
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Management of liquid waste from energy activities (excl. water)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of tree water use in two contiguous vegetation communities of the seasonally dry tropics of northern Australia: the importance of site water budget to tree hydraulics; Australian Journal of Botany
A new cost-efficient technique for analysis of nectar sugars and dihydroxyacetone in Australian Leptospermum using liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry; ACS Food Science & Technology
Above- and below-ground relationships, with particular reference to fine roots, in a young Eucalyptus globulus (Labill.) stand in southern Tasmania; Trees
Adaptation of leaf water relations to climatic and habitat water availability; Forests
Are gas exchange responses to resource limitation and defoliation linked to source: sink relationships? ; Plant, Cell and Environment
Can we predict groundwater discharge from terrestrial ecosystems using existing eco-hydrological concepts?; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
Canopy processes in a changing climate; Tree Physiology
Carbon dynamics of eucalypt seedlings exposed to progressive drought in elevated [CO2] and elevated temperature; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Co-ordination of growth, gas exchange and hydraulics define the carbon safety margin in tree species with contrasting drought strategies; Tree Physiology
Comparative water use by the riparian trees Melaleuca argentea and Corymbia bella in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia; Tree Physiology
Constraints on transpiration of Eucalyptus globulus in southern Tasmania, Australia; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Daily and seasonal patterns of carbon and water fluxes above a north Australian savanna; Tree Physiology
Daily patterns of stem size variation in irrigated and unirrigated Eucalyptus globulus; Tree Physiology
Determining soil and ground water use of vegetation from heat pulse, water potential and stable isotope data; Oecologia
Developing an empirical model of canopy water flux describing the common response of transpiration to solar radiation and VPD across five contrasting woodlands and forests; Hydrological Processes: An International Journal
Do artificial and natural defoliation have similar effects on physiology of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. seedlings?; Annals of Forest Science
Drought response strategies define the relative contributions of hydraulic dysfunction and carbohydrate depletion during tree mortality; New Phytologist
Drought responses of two gymnosperm species with contrasting stomatal regulation strategies under elevated [CO2] and temperature; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Ecophysiological responses of a young blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantation to week control; Tree Physiology
Effects of partial defoliation on closed canopy Eucalyptus globulus Labilladiere: Growth, biomass allocation and carbohydrates; Forest Ecology and Management
Estimating forest net primary production under changing climate: adding pests into the equation; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Exposure of trees to drought-induced die-off is defined by a common climatic threshold across different vegetation types; Ecology and Evolution
Fire impacts on surface heat, moisture and carbon fluxes from a tropical savanna in northern Australia; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Groundwater use by dominant tree species in tropical remnant vegetation communities; Australian Journal of Botany
Groundwater use by riparian vegetation in the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia; Australian Journal of Botany
Groundwater use by vegetation in a tropical savanna riparian zone (Daly River, Australia); Journal of Hydrology
Impacts of elevated CO2, climate change and their interactions on water budgets in four different catchments in Australia; Journal of Hydrology
Interactive effects of water supply and defoliation on photosynthesis, plant water status and growth of Eucalyptus globulus Labill; Tree Physiology
Linking leaf and tree water use with an individual-tree model; Tree Physiology
Monsoonal influences on evapotranspiration of savanna vegetation of northern Australia; Oecologia
Photosynthesis and respiration decline with light intensity in dominant and supressed Eucalyptus globulus canopies; Functional Plant Biology
Physiological capacity of Eucalyptus globulus to recover following moderate defoliation; IUFRO Conference
Pine growth response to processionary moth defoliation across a 40-year chronosequence; Forest Ecology and Management
Responses of transpiration and canopy conductance to partial defoliation of Eucalyptus globulus trees; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Role of corticular photosynthesis following defoliation in Eucalyptus globulus; Plant, Cell and Environment
Seasonal patterns of foliage respiration in dominant and suppressed Eucalyptus globulus canopies; Tree Physiology
Temporal and spatial changes in fine root distributions in a young Eucalyptus globulus stand in southern Tasmania; Forest Ecology and Management
Testing the generality of above-ground biomass allometry across plant functional types at the continent scale; Global Change Biology
The estimation of carbon budgets of frequently burnt tree stands in savannas of northern Australia, using allometric analysis and isotopic discrimination; Australian Journal of Botany
Thirsty roots and hungry leaves: unravelling the roles of carbon and water dynamics in tree mortality; New Phytologist
Variation in vegetative water use in the savannas of the North Australian Tropical Transect; Journal of Vegetation Science
Whole-plant versus leaf-level regulation of photosynthetic responses after partial defoliation in Eucalyptus globulus saplings; Journal of Experimental Botany

Research Projects

Bioelectricity Generation from Dairy Wastewater ; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Devising Ecologically Sustainable Restoration Programs for Degraded Rural Landscapes by Integrating Landscape Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Ecophysiology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Perennial prosperity; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Program 1.3-Modelling & Information Integration; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Project 1.9 Risk Mitigation ; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
The Business Case for trees on farms; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Environmental/cultural water requirements for Ti-Tree and Alice Springs
The bioactivity and stability of the honey from Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida)
Framework to Provide for the Assessment of Environmental Water Requirements of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
Impacts of Fire on Surface Energy Balance of Tropical Savannas
Pioneer Valley Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
Pioneer Valley Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in the Burnett Groundwater Area

Research Candidate Supervision

Growth and Physiological Responses of Eucalyptus globulus Labilladiere following Defoliation