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Researcher: Fountain-Jones, NM (Dr Nicholas Fountain-Jones)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial ecology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Host-parasite interactions
Microbial ecology
Biological adaptation
Forestry management and environment
Forest biodiversity

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Native forests
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Beetle communities associated with the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica Labill. in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Entomology
Distance, environmental and substrate factors impacting recovery of bryophyte communities after harvesting; Applied Vegetation Science
Living near the edge: being close to mature forest increases the rate of succession in beetle communities; Ecological Applications
Mainstreaming microbes across biomes; Bioscience
Microclimate through space and time: microclimatic variation at the edge of regeneration forests over daily, yearly and decadal time scales; Forest Ecology and Management
Moving beyond the guild concept: developing a practical functional trait framework for terrestrial beetles; Ecological Entomology
Temporal persistence of edge effects on bryophytes within harvested forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Trophic position determines functional and phylogenetic recovery after disturbance within a community; Functional Ecology
Urban Landscapes can change virus gene flow and evolution in a fragmentation-sensitive carnivore; Molecular Ecology

Research Projects

A functional trait approach to understanding the impacts of current forest management practices on beetle diversity; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Effects of Forest Influence and Successional Stage on beetle Diversity; Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA)

Research Candidate Supervision