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Researcher: Wood, SW (Mr Samuel Wood)

Fields of Research

Landscape ecology
Terrestrial ecology
Forestry fire management
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Forestry management and environment
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Carbon sequestration science
Ecosystem function
Ecological physiology

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Native forests
Understanding climate change
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Natural hazards
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A fire-driven shift from forest to non-forest: evidence for alternative stable states?; Ecology
A review of greenhouse gas emission factors for fertiliser production
A systematic review of the impacts and management of introduced deer (family Cervidae) in Australia; Wildlife Research
Age and growth of a fire prone Tasmanian temperate old-growth forest stand dominated by Eucalyptus regnans, the world's tallest angiosperm; Forest Ecology and Management
Alternative stable states and the role of fire-vegetation-soil feedbacks in the temperate wilderness of southwest Tasmania; Landscape Ecology
Assessing the carbon sequestration potential of managed forests: a case study from temperate Australia; Journal of Applied Ecology
Coastal erosion reveals a potentially unqiue Oligocene and possible periglacial sequence at present-day sea level in Port Davey, remote South-West Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Contracting Tasmanian montane grasslands within a forest matrix is consistent with cessation of Aboriginal fire management; Austral Ecology
Effects of high-severity fire drove the population collapse of the subalpine Tasmanian endemic conifer Athrotaxis cupressoides; Global Change Biology
Fire driven land cover change in Australia and W.D. Jackson's theory of the fire ecology of Southwest Tasmania; Tropical Fire Ecology: Climate Change, Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics
Fire history and age structure of an oakpine forest on Price Mountain, Virginia, USA; Natural Areas Journal
Fire-mediated alternative stable states in the vegetation communities of southwest Tasmania
Fire-patterned vegetation and the development of organic soils in the lowland vegetation mosaics of south-west Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
Firescape ecology: how topography determines the contrasting distribution of fire and rain forest in the south-west of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area; Journal of Biogeography
Landscape structure and mature forest biodiversity in wet eucalypt forests: a spatial analysis of timber production areas in South-Eastern Australia; Forests
Macroecology of Australian tall eucalypt forests: baseline data from a continental-scale permanent plot network; PLoS ONE
Modeling vegetation mosaics in sub-alpine Tasmania under various fire regimes; Modeling Earth Systems and Environment
Past and present vulnerability of closed-canopy temperate forests to altered fire regimes: a comparison of the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, and Patagonia; Bioscience
Population collapse and retreat to fire refugia of the Tasmanian endemic conifer Athrotaxis selaginoides following the transition from Aboriginal to European fire management; Global Change Biology
Substrate controls growth rates of the woody pioneer Leptospermum lanigerum colonizing montane grasslands in northern Tasmania; Austral Ecology
Tall eucalypt forests; Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction

Research Projects

Applying Dendrochronology Techniques to Understand Fire Regimes in Tasmania's Southern Forests; Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA)
Delivering a Sustainable Long Term Ecosystem Research Network for Australia; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
The Tasmanian Pioneer: using Leptospermum tree-rings to quantify tree encroachment into high conservation value grasslands in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Using Repeat Aerial Photography to Investigate the Decadal Scale Boundary Dynamics of a Forest-Scrub-Moorland Vegetation Mosaic in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
How has Bushfire Activity Varied around the Southern Hemisphere over the last 10,000 years? Anthrotaxis mapping

Research Candidate Supervision