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Researcher: Davidson, NJ (Dr Neil Davidson)

Fields of Research

Forestry Management and Environment
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Plant Physiology
Terrestrial Ecology
Agroforestry
Conservation and Biodiversity
Ecological Applications
Environmental Management
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Landscape Ecology
Environmental Sciences
Community Ecology
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Natural Resource Management
Aquaculture
Forestry Sciences
Social and Community Psychology
Ecosystem Function
Forestry Fire Management
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Mycology
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Surfacewater Hydrology
Plant Pathology

Research Objectives

Native Forests
Hardwood Plantations
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Forest and Woodlands Soils
Environmental Education and Awareness
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Environment
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Heritage
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Industrial Crops
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Rehabilitation of Degraded Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A current revegetation research initiative in Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
A revegetation trial in the Midlands of Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
Altered N, P and C dynamics with absence of fire in Eucalyptus forests affected by premature decline; Austral Ecology
An examination of stocking and early growth in the Warra silvicultural systems trial confirms the importance of a burnt seedbed for vigorous regeneration of Eucalyptus obliqua forest; Forest Ecology and Management
Applying an animal-centric approach to improve ecological restoration; Restoration Ecology
Are the patterns of regeneration in the endangered Eucalyptus gunnii ssp. divaricata shifting in response to climate?; Austral Ecology
Can climate at the seed-source predict the success of eucalypts planted on sites that have been grazed for over 100 years?; Forest Ecology and Management
Cold hardening reduces photoinhibition of Eucalypts nitens and E. pauciflora at frost temperatures; Oecologia
Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeast Tasmania - canopy development and light distribution; Pre-IUFRO World Congress August 2005 Workshop: Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations
Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeastern Tasmania; Forest Ecology and Management
Crown condition assessment: An accurate, precise and efficient method with broad applicability to Eucalyptus; Austral Ecology
Diversity and ecology of epigeous ectomycorrhizal macrofungal assemblages in a native wet eucalypt forest in Tasmania, Australia; Fungal Ecology
Diversity and phenology of the macrofungal assemblages supported by liltter in a tall, wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest in southern Tasmania, Australia; Fungal Ecology
Does low-intensity surface fire increase water- and nutrient-availability to overstorey Eucalyptus gomphocephala?; Plant and Soil
Early seedling establishment on aged Tasmanian tin mine tailings constrained by nutrient deficiency and soil structure, not toxicity; Soil Research
Ecophysiology of the Soft Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica Labill; Austral Ecology
Ectomcycorrhizal community composition in relation to canopy health and udnerstorey vegetation in Tasmania Eucalyptus delegatensis forest; ESA Annual Conference
Ectomycorrhizal community composition in relation to canopy health and understorey vegetation in Tasmanian Eucalyptus delegatensis forest; ESA Annual Conference
Ectomycorrhizal community composition in relation to canopy health and understorey vegetation in Tasmanian Eucalyptus delegatensis forest; ESA Annual Conference
Establishing environmental plantings; Farm Forestry: A technical and business handbook
Establishment of native Eucalyptus pauciflora and exotic Eucalyptus nitens on former grazing land; New Forests
Eucalypt Decline in the Absence of Fire: Relationship to the Ectomoycorrhizal Fungal Community
Eucalypt health and agricultural land management within bushland remnants in the Midlands of Tasmania, Australia; Biological Conservation
Evaluation of establishment techniques on Eucalyptus nitens and E. pauiflora in the Midlands of Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
Farm Forestry: A technical and business handbook; University of Tasmania
Feral deer damage in Tasmanian restoration plantings; Australasian Plant Conservation
Fire history and understorey vegetation: Water and nutrient relations of Eucalyptus gomphocephala and E. delegatensis overstorey trees; Forest Ecology and Management
Forest Health; Farm Forestry: A technical and business handbook
Gene flow between three eucalypt species at Snug Plains; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Health of remnant woodlands in fragments under distinct grazing regimes; Biological Conservation
Is decline in high altitude eucalypt forests related to rainforest understorey development and altered soil bacteria following the long absence of fire?; Austral Ecology
Long-Term Waterlogging: Nutrient, Gas Exchange, Photochemical and Pigment Characteristics of Eucalyptus nitens Saplings; Russian Journal of Plant Physiology
Patterns of soil water repellency in response to coarse woody debris and fire: implications for eucalypt regeneration in dry forests; Plant and Soil
Photosynthetic responses to overnight frost in Eucalyptus nitens and E. globulus; Trees: structure and function
Pigment dynamics during cold-induced photoinhibition of Acacia melanoxylon; Functional Plant Biology
Planting; Farm Forestry: A technical and business handbook
Premature decline of Eucalyptus and altered ecosystem processes in the absence of fire in some Australian forests; The Botanical Review: Interpreting Botanical Progress
Reflectance and phenolics of green and glaucous leaves of Eucalyptus urnigera; Australian Journal of Botany
Revegetation to combat tree decline in the Midlands and Derwent Valley Lowlands of Tasmania: Practices for improved plant establishment; Ecological Management & Restoration
Review of rural tree decline in a changing Australian climate; Tasforests
Rural Tree Decline; Farm Forestry: A technical and business handbook
Seasonal fluctuations in pigment chemistry of co-occurring plant hemi-parasites of distinct form and function; Environmental and Experimental Botany
Stability of plant genetic influences on biotic interactions across varying abiotic and biotic environments; SIP-14
Temperate eucalypt forest decline is linked to altered ectomycorrhizal communities mediated by soil chemistry; Forest Ecology and Management
The ecology and diversity of wood-inhabiting macrofungi in a native Eucalyptus obliqua forest of southern Tasmania, Australia; Fungal Ecology
Understanding the regeneration niche: Microsite attributes and recruitment of eucalypts in dry forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Waterlogging duration: Interspecific comparison of Leptospermum scoparium (Forst et Forst.f.), Acacia melanoxylon (R. Br.), Nothofagus cunninghamii (Hook.) and Eucalyptus obliqua (L'Herit); Austral Ecology
Within-canopy gradients of nitrogen and photosynthetic activity of Eucalyptus nitens and Eucalyptus globulus in response to nitrogen nutrition; Australian Journal of Botany

Research Projects

A Decision Support System for Combating Tree Decline; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Combating Rural Tree Decline; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Eucalypt Decline in the Absence of Fire; CRC for Bushfire Research (CRCB)
Farm Forestry Technical and Business Handbook; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Landscape restoration with Greening Australia (Tasmania); Greening Australia (TAS) Ltd (GAT)
Lifting farm gate profit through high value modular agroforestry; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Macrofungal Biodiversity as a Tool for the Sustainable Management of Coarse Woody Debris in the Forest Landscape; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Macrofungal Biodiversity as a Tool for the Sustainable Management of Coarse Woody Debris in the Forest Landscape - WarraLTer; Forestry Tasmania (FT)
Prescription for Site Selection and Plantation Establishment to Combat Tree Decline in the Midlands; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Program S1-Education & Knowledge Transfer; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Restoring resilience in wildlife populations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Riparian Restoration of the Leven River Catchment; Give2Asia (G2A)
Scholarship - Bryony Horton; CRC for Bushfire Research (CRCB)
Thinning Eucalyptus nitens in a clearwood regime; CRC Temperate Hardwood Forestry (CRCTHF)
Gordon River Riparian Vegetation Assessment Update to IIAS
Vegetation Assessment

Research Candidate Supervision

Biodiversity outcomes of plantation expansion into agricultural and native forest landscapes
Coarse Woody debris, Macrofungal Assemblages, and Sustainable Forest Management in a Eucalypt Obliqua Forest of Southern Tasmania
Dynamics of vegetation after cable and ground based logging
Ecology Factors Affecting Forest Carbon Stores in Tasmania
Effect of pruning on growth and canopy photosynthesis and nutrition in Eucalyptus nitens
Effect of surrounding matrix on the ecosystem function and long term viability of remnant vegetation patches in the Green Triangle
Eucalypt Dieback and Ectomycorrhizal Community Ecology of Eucalyptus Delegatensis Forest, Tasmania, Australia.
Eucalypt Regeneration and Ecological Restoration of Remnant Woodlands in Tasmania, Australia
Genetic Diversity and Adaptation in Eucalyptus Pauciflora
Growth and physiology of Eucalyptus nitens in plantations following thinning
Host tree selection by Chrysophtharta bimaculata
Investigating water use and water use efficiency of Eucalypts in relation to environmental factors.
Laticifers and Latex in Papaver somniferum L.; Capacity, Development and Translocation
Study of the nutrient absorbtion proprties of eucalyptus roots in relation to genotype, environment and physiological age
The ecology of edges in Tasmanian wet forests managed for wood production
The primary establishment of native understory species as a means of facillitating the restoration of Eucalypt woodlands in oldfield sites
The Response of the Vegetation to a Range of Alternatives to Clearfelling of Tall Wet Eucalypt Forests at the Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial, Tasmania, Australia
Tree response to rainfall gradient and environmental disturbance in tropical rainforests of North-Eastern Australia
Understorey/overstorey interactions in plantation forests
Water relations of eucalypts to drought, waterlogging and salinity
Waterlogging in the Temperate Plantation Species Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens