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Researcher: Marsden-Smedley, JB (Dr Jonathan Marsden-Smedley)

Fields of Research

Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Management
Landscape Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Forestry Fire Management
Environmental Sciences
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Natural Resource Management

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Environment
Land and Water Management of environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Native Forests
Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Land and Water Management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A generic, empirical-based model for predicting rate of fire spread in shrublands; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Adventure volunteering or volunteering for adventure: The use of volunteers for environmental management; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference, 2010
Button Grass
Buttongrass Moorland Fire-Behaviour Prediction and Management; Tasforests
Changes in lightning fire incidence in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, 1980-2016; Fire
Changes in Southwestern Tasmanian Fire Regimes Since the Early 1800s; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
Contrasting fire responses to climate and management: insights from two Australian ecosystems; Global Change Biology
Estimating fuel response time and predicting fuel moisture content from field data; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Expert tips mega-blaze
Explaining the distribution, structure and species composition of snow-patch vegetation in Tasmania, Australia; Australian Journal of Botany
Fire and ecological processes in the Central Australian arid zone; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006
Fire behaviour modelling in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands .1. Fuel characteristics; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Fire behaviour modelling in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands .2. Fire behaviour; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Fire history of the northern part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and its associated regions; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Fire incidence, but not fire size, affects macropod densities; Austral Ecology
Fire incidence, but not fire size, affects macropod densities; Austral Ecology
Fire management in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area: Ecosystem restoration using Indigenous-style fire regimes; Ecological Management and Restoration
Fire modelling in Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands. IV* Sustaining versus non-sustaining fires; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Fire modelling Tasmanian buttongrass moorlands. III* Dead fuel moisture; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Fuel hazard prediction in Tasmanian dry forests; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011
Impact of changes in lightning fire incidence on the values of the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
In vitro germination of Eucalyptus pollen: Response to variation in boric acid and sucrose; Australian Journal of Botany
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
Periodic mega-fire seasons occurring in drought years
Periodic mega-fire seasons occurring in drought years
Planned burning in Tasmania. I. A review of current practice and supporting information; Tasforests
Planned burning in Tasmania. II. Fire risk assessment and the development of a standardised Burn Risk Assessment Tool (BRAT); Tasforests
Planned burning in Tasmania. III. Revised guidelines for conducting planned burning; Tasforests
Planned Burning in Tasmania: Operational Guidelines and Review of Current Knowledge; Parks & Wildlife Service, DPIPWE
Reconnaissance survey of a glaucous eucalypt near Louisa Bay, Southwest Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Simulation of prescribed burning strategies in south-west Tasmania, Australia: effects on planned fires, fire regimes, and ecological management values; International Journal of Wildland Fire
SPRATS: sea spurge and marram grass eradication in southwest Tasmania; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2008
The dynamics of the boundary between lowland buttongrass moorland and wet-eucalypt forest in southwest Tasmania; Buttongrass Moorland Management Workshop
The early effects of fire and grazing on bryophytes and lichens in tussock grassland and hummock sedgeland in north-eastern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
The Relative Importance of Fine Scale Fuel Mosaics in Buttongrass Moorlands on Reducing Fire Risk in South West Tasmania; Buttongrass Moorland Management Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania 4-6 July 2007
The relative importance of fine scale fuel mosaics on reducing fire risk in south-west Tasmania, Australia; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Variation in the effects of vertebrate grazing on fire potential between grassland structural types; Journal of Applied Ecology
Weather, Fire History and Fire Management in Southwest Tasmania; Buttongrass Moorland Management Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania 4-6 July 2007

Research Projects

Fire Behaviour Analysis
Fire Management Advice

Research Candidate Supervision