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Researcher: Harris, R (Dr Rebecca Harris)

Fields of Research

Climate Change Processes
Conservation and Biodiversity
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Global Change Biology
Invertebrate Biology
Terrestrial Ecology
Environmental Engineering
Landscape Ecology
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Environmental Science and Management
Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Surfacewater Hydrology
Natural Hazards
Forestry Fire Management
Environmental Sciences
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Human Geography
Optical Physics
Environmental Management
Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering)
Meteorology
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Oenology and Viticulture
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
Invasive Species Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Biogeography and Phylogeography

Research Objectives

Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Natural Hazards
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Economic Issues in Tourism
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas at Regional or Larger Scales
Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Construction Design
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Air Quality
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Tourism Infrastructure Development
Water Allocation and Quantification
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Weather
Wine Grapes
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Urban Land Policy
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A framework for incorporating fine-scale dispersal behaviour into biodiversity conservation planning; Landscape and Urban Planning
A means-to-an-end: a process guide for participatory spatial prioritisation in Australian natural resource management
A test of the thermal melanism hypothesis in the wingless grass-hopper Phaulacridium vittatum; Journal of Insect Science
A tool for simulating and communicating uncertainty when modelling species distributions under future climates; Ecology and Evolution
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate. A Report for the National Bushfire Mitigation – Tasmanian Grants Program (NBMP)
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate: a Tasmanian case study; Research Forum at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC Conference
Biological responses to the press and pulse of climate trends and extreme events; Nature Climate Change
Book review: Adapting to an uncertain climate: lessons from practice. Edited by Tiago Capela Lourenço et al
Changes to the drivers of fire weather with a warming climate – a case study of southeast Tasmania; Climatic Change
Climate projections for ecologists; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Climate – vegetation – fire interactions and feedbacks: trivial detail or major barrier to projecting the future of the Earth system?
Climate-vegetation-fire interactions and feedbacks: trivial detail or major barrier to projecting the future of the Earth system?; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Downscaling climate projections for application to biodiversity research; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Experimental manipulation of melanism demonstrates the plasticity of preferred temperature in an agricultural pest (Phaulacridium vittatum); PLoS One
Exploring the future of fuel loads in Tasmania, Australia: shifts in vegetation in response to changing fire weather, productivity, and fire frequency; Forests
Exploring the future of fuel loads in Tasmania. Shifts in vegetation in response to changing fire weather, productivity, and fire frequency; 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
From static connectivity modelling to scenario-based planning at local and regional scales; Journal for Nature Conservation
Future climate projections for Tasmanian IBRA regions: A report to the Independent Verification Group for the Tasmanian Forest Agreement
Future fire danger climatology for Tasmania, Australia, using a dynamically downscaled regional climate model; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Group 1: temperature and extreme weather events
High resolution regional climate model simulations available through the ACECRC Climate Futures team: what we have and how they can be used; 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Impact of Climate Change on Weather Related Fire Risk in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Climate Change and Bushfire Research Initiative
Improving the use of species distribution models in conservation planning and management under climate change; PLoS ONE
Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration; Restoration Ecology
Latitude, temperature and insect body size - will the wingless grasshopper get bigger as the world gets hotter?; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006
Morphological variation tracks environmental gradients in an agricultural pest, Phaulacridium vittatum (Orthoptera: Acrididae); Journal of Insect Science
Noah’s ark conservation will not preserve threatened ecological communities under climate change; PLoS One
Patterns in body size and melanism along a latitudinal cline in the wingless grasshopper, Phaulacridium vittatum; Journal of Biogeography
Private land manager capacity to conserve threatened communities under climate change; Journal of Environmental Management
Projected direct and indirect effects of climate change on the swift parrot, an endangered migratory species; Emu
Projecting canopy cover change in Tasmanian eucalypt forests using dynamically downscaled regional climate models; Regional Environmental Change
Projecting Volunteer Resource Requirements Under Extreme Climate Futures Technical Report
Regional climate-information needs for ecological studies and assessment; Expert Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Assessing Climate Information for Regions
Rethinking legal objectives for climate-adaptive conservation; Ecology and Society
Review of climate impact change work undertaken, research gaps and opportunities in the Tasmanian context
Shifts in mollusc traits following floodplain reconnection: testing the response of functional diversity components; Freshwater Biology
Southern slopes information portal report: climate change adaptation information for natural resource planning and implementation
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Climate Change and Bushfire Research Initiative
The effectiveness of common thermo-regulatory behaviours in a cool temperate grasshopper; Journal of Thermal Biology
The potential impacts of climate change on Victorian alpine resorts. A report for the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council
The thermal biology of the wingless grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum). A model to test potential climate change impacts on insects
To Be Or Not to Be? Variable selection can change the projected fate of a threatened species under future climate; Ecological Management and Restoration
Unusual suspects in the usual places: a phylo-climatic framework to identify potential future invasive species; Biological Invasions

Research Projects

A characterisation of synoptic weather features often associated with extreme events in SE Australia and Tasmania. Stage 1 - Common features of recent events; CRC for Bushfire Research (CRCB)
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
An assessment of the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under a changing climate - Stage 2; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Australia's wine future - adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Climate Change and Bushfire Research Initiative; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania Project: Stage 1; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania Project: Stage 2; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
High-Resolution Reanalysis for Tasmania project: Stage 3; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Impacts of Climate Change on the Body Size of the Wingless Grasshopper; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Insect Body Size: the Importance of Temperature and the Potential Influence of Climate Change; Australian Museum (AM)
Projecting Volunteer Resource Requirements Under Extreme Climate Futures; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPEM)
Analysis of the impact of climate change on weather-related fire risk factors in the TWWHA, TWWHA01/16
Modelling coincident extreme weather events under Tasmania's future climate
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Victorian Alpine Resorts - Stage 1b & Stage 2 Overview of Widespread Impacts of Climate Change on Individual Alpine Resorts at Finer Temporal Scales
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Victorian Alpine Resorts - Stage 1: Impact of Investing in Snow Making
Review of Climate Science
Updating Hobart City Council draft Climate Change Guidelines

Research Candidate Supervision