Web Access Research Portal

Researcher: Leonard, S (Dr Steven Leonard)

Fields of Research

Environmental management
Other environmental sciences
Biogeography and phylogeography
Conservation and biodiversity
Agriculture, land and farm management
Terrestrial ecology
Landscape ecology
Pollution and contamination
Natural resource management
Ecosystem function
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Forestry fire management
Population ecology
Physical geography and environmental geoscience

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Terrestrial biodiversity
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Effects of grazing management and environmental factors on native grassland and grassy woodland, Northern Midlands, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany

Research Publications

Biomass Removal by Native and Feral Herbivores in Native Grassy Vegetation, 'The Quoin', Tasmania; 30th Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference, Brisbane 2005
Biomass removal by native and feral herbivores in native grassy vegetation, 'The Quoin', Tasmania; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2005 Conference
Effects of grazing management and environmental factors on native grassland and grassy woodland, Northern Midlands, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Effects of grazing on fire potential in Tasmanian native grasslands ; 10th International Congress of Ecology
Effects of grazing on flammability of Tasmanian native grasslands; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006
Effects of Vertebrate Grazing and Environmental Factors on Fuel and Fire Potential in Tasmanian Native Grasslands
Fire incidence, but not fire size, affects macropod densities; Austral Ecology
Go or no go? Modelling fire potential in native grassland; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Grazing and Blazing in Tasmanian Grasslands: Effects of Grazing on the Potential for Grassland Fires; Ecological Society of Australia Perth 2007
Influence of grazing and vegetation type on post-fire flammability; Journal of Applied Ecology
Influence of grazing and vegetation type on post-fire floristic and lifeform composition in Tasmania, Australia; Plant Ecology
Managing sheep for nature conservation on wool-growing properties - some preliminary observations on the short term impacts of grazing regime changes; Stipa National Native Grasses Conference on the Management of Native Grasses and Pastures
Predicting Sustained Fire Spread in Tasmanian Native Grasslands; Environmental Management
The Effect of Vertebrate Grazing on Fuel Loads and Fire Danger in Tasmanian Grassy Vegetation; 30th Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference, Brisbane 2005
Using plant indicator species to guide management of Tasmanian native pastures; Ecological Society of Australia Perth 2007
Variation in the effects of vertebrate grazing on fire potential between grassland structural types; Journal of Applied Ecology
Wild herbivore grazing, drought and grub damage - impacts on native pastures; Ecological Society of Australia

Research Projects

Using pre and post LIDAR to assess the severity of the 2019 Tasmanian Bushfires; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
Vegetation Mapping and Threatened Species Survey

Research Candidate Supervision

Myrmecia pilosula complex (Hymenoptera- Formicidae) (Jack Jumper Ant)- Distribution, Colony Activity and Behaviour