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Researcher: Kiernan, K (Dr Kevin Kiernan)

Fields of Research

Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Environmental management
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Hydrology
Quaternary environments
Conservation and biodiversity
Forestry management and environment
Archaeology
Other earth sciences
Natural resource management
Glaciology
Palaeoclimatology
Australian government and politics
Land capability and soil productivity
Volcanology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
Palaeoecology

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Other plant production and plant primary products
Other energy
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Tourism infrastructure development
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in human society
Environmental ethics
Natural hazards
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Understanding Australia's past
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health

Career Best Publications

Advances in Quaternary studies in Tasmania; In; Australian Landscapes
Aquifer structure and contamination risk in lava flows: insights from Iceland and Australia; Environmental Geology
Challenges for environmentally sustainable development of natural resources in the Nam Ou Karst, Northern Laos; Acta Carsologica
Conservation, timber and perceived values at Mt Field, Tasmania; Australia's Ever-changing Forests V: Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Australian Forest History
Deglaciation and weathering of Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
I Saw My Temple Ransacked; Lake Pedder
Impacts of geoscience research on the physical environment of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
New Evidence from Fraser Cave for glacial age man in south-west Tasmania; Nature

Research Publications

A Lake Pedder Parallel? Hetch Hetchy Valley - Towards Restoration of a World Conservation Icon
A reconnaissance of the geomorphology and glacial history of the upper Gordon River Valley, Tasmania; Tasforests
A viewing platform at Sphinx Rock? Get real
Advances in Quaternary studies in Tasmania; In; Australian Landscapes
An aeolian sediment pulse at c. 28 kyr BP in southern Tasmania; Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
An Archaeological Reconnaissance of Karst Caves within the Southern Forests Region of Tasmania, September 1987; Australian Archaeology
Aquifer structure and contamination risk in lava flows: insights from Iceland and Australia; Environmental Geology
Artificial Light, Biota and Park Planning
Australia
Bathymetry and Origin of Lake Timk, South-west Tasmania; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
Between a rock and a hard place
Book review: Geodiversity. Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature by J. M. Gray; Journal of Quaternary Science
Can you achieve more inside or outside the system? Reflections of a type-karst bureaucrat
Challenges for environmentally sustainable development of natural resources in the Nam Ou Karst, Northern Laos; Acta Carsologica
Commonwealth forestry policies
Conservation, timber and perceived values at Mt Field, Tasmania; Australia's Ever-changing Forests V: Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Australian Forest History
Conserving Geodiversity and Geoheritage: The Conservation of Glacial Landforms; Australian Heritage Commission
Cosmogenic nuclide ages for Last Glacial Maximum moraine at Schnells Ridge, Southwest Tasmania; Quaternary Research
Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating in the Denison Range, Southwestern Tasmania; Australian and new Zealand Geomorphology Group 13th Conference Queenstown Tasmania
Cosmogenic radionuclide chronology of pre-last glacial cycles moraines in the Western Arthur Range, Southwest Tasmania; Quaternary Science Reviews: International Multidisciplinary Review and Research Journal
Dated speleothem evidence for uplift rates and terrace ages on the Tasmanian south coast; Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie
Deglaciation and weathering of Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Distribution and Character of Karst in the Lao Pdr; Acta Carsologica
Environmental degradation in karst areas of Cambodia: a legacy of war; Land Degradation and Development
Extent of the Late Cainozoic periglacial domain in southwest Tasmania, Australia; Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie
Forest Sinkhole Manual; Forest Practices Board
Forestry Tasmania out of control
Further Hydrogeological Investigations of the Mill Creek - Kansas Creek Area, Northern Tasmania; Tasforests
Genesis 1:31 Versus Managing the Devout: On the spiritual and religious use of karst; Eleventh Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management
Geochronology of periglacial deposits in southeast Tasmania; AQUA 2004: Biennial Conference of the Australasian Quaternary Association
Geoconservation in Karst Areas; Eleventh Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management
Geomorphological Evidence for Quaternary Climatic Change in the Low Sino-Burman Ranges; Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography
Geomorphological Impacts of Armed Conflict; 7th International Conference on Geomorphology
Geomorphological impacts of armed conflict: Implications for assessment of Environmental war crimes?; Australian and new Zealand Geomorphology Group 13th Conference Queenstown Tasmania
Geomorphology and glacial history of Rauer Group, East Antarctica; Quaternary Research
Geomorphology of the Sub-Antarctic Australian Territory of Heard Island-MacDonald Island; Australian Geographer
Glacial climates in the Antarctic region during the late Paleogene: Evidence from northwest Tasmania, Australia; Geology
Glacial geomorphology and geochronology of south-west Tasmania; Sixth International Conference on Geomorphology: Geomorphology in Regions of Environmental Contrasts
Glacial history of the upper Derwent Valley, Tasmania; New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Glaciation and cave sediment aggradation around the margins of the Mt Field Plateau, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Glaciation of the Upper Forth River Catchment, Tasmania; Australian Geographical Studies
Glacier retreat and melt-lake expansion at Stephenson Glacier, Heard Island World Heritage Area; Polar Record
Groundwater Movement and Management in Tube-fed Lavas; Fifteenth Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management, Chillagoe Caves and Undara Lava Tubes, North Queensland 5 May to 12 May 2003
Groundwater Movement and Management of Tube-fed Lavas; Fifteenth Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management, Chillagoe Caves and Undara Lava Tubes, North Queensland 5 May to 12 May 2003
Hickmania troglodytes, the Tasmanian cave spider, and its potential role in cave management; Journal of Insect Conservation
Holocene Landscape Instability in the Dazzler Range, Northern Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Hotu Matua's 'Island full of holes': Volcanokarst in the culture and landscape of Easter Island; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
Human Impacts and Management Responses in the Karsts of Tasmania; International Geographical Union Study Group Man's Impact on Karst
Human impacts on geodiversity and associated natural values of bedrock hills in the Mekong Delta; Geoheritage
I Saw My Temple Ransacked; Lake Pedder
I Saw My Temple Ransacked; The Rest of the World is Watching
Impacts of geoscience research on the physical environment of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Impacts of war on geodiversity and geoheritage: case studies of karst caves from Northern Laos; Geoheritage
Inventory, Forekarsting and Karstcare; Eleventh Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management
Karst management in Turkey
Karst Management Issues at the Jenolan Tourist Resort, NSW, Australia; International Geographical Union Study Group Man's Impact on Karst
Labor....supporting walking families
Land Management, Water Quality and Sedimentation in Subsurface Karst Conduits; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
Land Surface Rehabilitation Research in Antarctica; Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
Landform Classification for Geoconseration; Pattern and Process: Towards a Regional Approach for National Estate Assessment of Geological and Geomorphological Values
Landforms as sacred places: implications for geodiversity and geoheritage; Geoheritage
Landmines, Landscape Degradation and 'Proportionality'; Environmental Policy and Law
Late Holocene Landscape Evolution in the Dazzler Range: New Evidence; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Late Pliocene age of glacial deposits at Heidemann Valley, East Antarctica: evidence for the last major glaciation in the Vestfold Hills; Antarctic Science
Late Wisconsin Glaciation of Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Management Considerations for the Heard Island Lava Tube Caves; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Management of Thermokarst Landforms and Processes at Marine Plain, East Antarctica; Fifteenth Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management, Chillagoe Caves and Undara Lava Tubes, North Queensland 5 May to 12 May 2003
Mangroves, Mountains and Munching Molluscs: the Evolution of a Tropical Coastline; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
Monadnocks of the Mekong delta: character, caves and evolution; Cave and Karst Science
Mountain Geomorphology and the Last Glaciation at Lake St Clair; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Multiple Glaciation of the Upper Franklin Valley, Western Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area; Australian Geographical Studies
Natural Heritage Management; Managing Protected Areas: A Global Guide
Nature, severity and persistence of geomorphological damage caused by armed conflict; Land Degradation and Development
New Evidence from Fraser Cave for glacial age man in south-west Tasmania; Nature
New forest plantation a plus for the Fairview karst; Forest Practices News
Periglacial Processes on Heard island, Southern Indian Ocean; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Perspectives
Pre-Last Glacial age for morphologically fresh moraines in the Western Arthur Range, southwest Tasmania; Australian and new Zealand Geomorphology Group 13th Conference Queenstown Tasmania
Prehistoric Occupation and Burial Sites in the Mountains of the Nam Khong Area, Mae Hong Son Province, Northwestern Thailand; Australian Archaeology
Radiocarbon Dating of Mumiyo from the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Religious sites
Reply to comment on 'Glacial climates in the Antarctic region during the late Paleogene: Evidence from northwest Tasmania, Australia'; Geology
Restoring Lake Pedder: a Geomorphological Perspective on Recovery Prospects and Likely Time Scales; A Symposium on the Natural History and Restoration of Lake Pedder
Road to Cockle Creek
Scientific Research in Karst: Environmental Impacts; Eleventh Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management
Soil and Water Degradation in Carbonate Rock Terranes; Australian Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Erosion from Hill Tribe Opium Swiddens in the Golden Triangle, and the Use of Karren as an Erosion Yardstick; Endins: publicació d'espeleologia
Some Coastal Landforms in Aeolian Calcarenite, Flinders Island, Bass Strait; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
Some limestone caves north-east of Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand; Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society
Some Planning Requirements Prior to Forest Industry Development of Carbonate Landscapes; Endins: publicació d'espeleologia
Some Practical Considerations in the Restoration of Wilderness Geodiversity: Insights from Lake Pedder, Tasmania; World Wilderness Congress Symposium
Some practical considerations in wilderness restoration - insights from Lake Pedder, Tasmania; 8th World Wilderness Congress
Starlight and Birthright
Style and timing of late Quaternary faulting on the Lake Edgar fault, south west Tasmania, Australia: Implications for hazard assessment in intracratonic areas; Geological Society of America Special Papers
Tasmania needs mainlanders' help to stay green
Tasmania's Cold Caves: An Island of Alpine Karst; Cave Mania 2005 Downunder at Dover:
Tasmania's Cold Caves: an Island of Alpine Karst; Cave Mania Downunder at Dover: the 25th Biennial Conference of the Australian Speleological Federation
Tasmania's World Heritage debate needs to look beyond the trees
The Alpine Geomorphology of the Mt Anne Massif, South-western Tasmania; Australian Geographer
The Exit Cave Quarry: Tracing Waterflows and Resource Policy Evolution; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
The Extent of Late Cenozoic Glaciation in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia; Arctic and Alpine Research
The Geomorphology and Geoconservation Significance of Lake Pedder; A Symposium on the Natural History and Restoration of Lake Pedder
The Laki 2000 expedition: Skaftareldahraun and Hallmundarhraun Iceland, August-September 2000
The nature conservation, geotourism and poverty reduction nexus in developing countries: a case study from the Lao PDR; Geoheritage
The original Lake Pedder: A post-mortem geomorphology and pre-partum prospects; Australian and new Zealand Geomorphology Group 13th Conference Queenstown Tasmania
The Source of the Jenolan River; Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
The Southern Margin of the Late Cainozoic Ice Cap on the Central Plateau of Tasmania; Australian Geographer
Thermokarst at Marine Plain, East Antarctica; Cave Mania Downunder at Dover: the 25th Biennial Conference of the Australian Speleological Federation
Thermokarst at Marine Plain, East Antarctica; Cave Mania 2005 Downunder at Dover:
Timber Harvesting on Karst Lands: Some Operational Considerations and Procedural Requirements; Endins: publicació d'espeleologia
Topographic and microclimatic impacts on glaciation of the Denison Range, southwest Tasmania; Quaternary Science Reviews
Tropical mountain geomorphology and landscape evolution in northwest Thailand; Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie
Truthfulness
Tube-fed pahoehoe lava-flow features of Azorella Peninsula, Heard Island, southern Indian Ocean; Polar Record
Underground drainage at Mole Creek, Tasmania; Australian Geographical Studies
Whats wrong with a Tasmania-Ta Ann connection
Why a Symposium on Living With Limestone?; Eleventh Australasian Conference on Cave and Karst Management

Research Projects

AMS Radiocarbon Dating of Periglacial Slope Deposits in Southwest Tasmania; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Dating Deglaciation and Karst Evolution in Southeastern Alaska; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Geomorphic Impact of Glaciation in the Denison Range, Tasmania; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Geomorphological Evolution of Heard Island; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Glacial Geochronology of the Arthur Range, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Glacial geomorphology of the Frankland Range, southwest Tasmania; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Indigenous Heritage: Working ancient wetlands for social benefit and cultural understanding.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Last Glaciation Maximum Climate Conundrum and Environmental Responses of the Australian Continent to Altered Climate States; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

An environmental history of the Lower hunter Valley and Port Stephens region, New South Wales, Australia
Ecosystem Service Values in Natural Resource Management; A Decision Support Framework Decision Support Framework.