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Researcher: Allen, KJ (Dr Kathy Allen)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Terrestrial ecology
Biogeography and phylogeography
Environmental history
Environmental management
Forest ecosystems
Natural hazards
Social and political philosophy
Forestry product quality assessment
Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Climate change processes
Forestry fire management
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Environmental biogeochemistry
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Social geography
Plant biology
Historical archaeology (incl. industrial archaeology)
Climate change science
Landscape ecology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Other environmental management
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Other culture and society
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Climate change models
Native forests
Terrestrial systems and management
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Surface water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts
Adaptation to climate change
Understanding climate change
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Natural hazards
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Interactive comment on “Technical Note: Open-paleo-data implementation pilot – The PAGES 2k special issue” by Darrell Kaufman and PAGES 2k special-issue editorial team; Climate of the Past Discussions
Wala-gaay Guwingal: A twentieth century Aboriginal culturally modified tree with an embedded stone tool; Australian Archaeology
A 1700-year Athrotaxis selaginoides tree-ring width chronology from southeastern Australia; Dendrochronologia
A 277 year cool season dam inflow reconstruction for Tasmania, southeastern Australia; Water Resources Research
A comparison of some simple methods used to detect unstable temperature responses in tree-ring chronologies; Dendrochronologia
A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era; Scientific Data
A strong regional temperature signal in low-elevation Huon pine; Journal of Quaternary Science
A Structural Time Series Approach to Dendroclimatology: phyllocladus aspleniifolius; Islands: Economy, Society and Environment
A structural time series approach to the reconstruction of Tasmanian maximum temperatures; Environmental Modelling & Software
A Structural Time Series Temperature Reconstruction in Dendroclimatology; Modsim 97
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
Australia let us rejoice
Can riparian eucalypts be used for hydroclimatic reconstruction? The case for Eucalyptus coolabah to define palaeo-flood events; Journal of Arid Environments
Continuing upward trend in Mt Read Huon pine ring widths - Temperature or divergence?; Quaternary Science Reviews
Current issues and recent advances in Australian dendrochronology: Where to next?; Geographical Research
Dendroecology: principles and practice, by Richard Phipps and Thomas Yanosky, Plantation, FL, J. Ross Publishing, 2020, 242 pp., $168.50 (hardcover), ISBN-13: 978-1-60427-145-4
Drought variability in the eastern Australia and New Zealand summer drought atlas (ANZDA, CE 1500-2012) modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation; Environmental Research Letters
East Coast Town
Eucalypt growth-ring research and tree ages at Warra 17B, Southern Tasmania; Tasforests
Fire frequency variation in south-eastern Tasmanian dry eucalypt forest 1740-2004 from fire scars; Australian Forestry
Hydroclimate extremes in a north Australian drought reconstruction asymmetrically linked with Central Pacific Sea surface temperatures; Global and Planetary Change
Improving Australia's flood record for planning purposes - can we do better?; Australian Journal of Water Resources
Lack of cool, not warm, extremes distinguishes late 20th Century climate in 979-year Tasmanian summer temperature reconstruction; Environmental Research Letters
Mid-Nineteenth Century Alpine Grazing Structures on the Central Plateau; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
Multi-century cool- and warm-season rainfall reconstructions for Australia's major climatic regions; Climate of the Past
New approaches to the archaeological investigation of culturally modified trees: a case study from western Cape York Peninsula; Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia
On the long-term context of the 1997-2009 'Big Dry' in South-Eastern Australia: Insights from a 206-year multi-proxy rainfall reconstruction; Climatic Change
PaCTS 1.0: a crowdsourced reporting standard for paleoclimate data; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Palaeohydrology in climatological context: Developing the case for use of remote predictors in Australian streamflow reconstructions; Applied Geography
Planning urban water system responses to megadrought; Water e-Journal
Preliminary December-January inflow and streamflow reconstructions from tree rings for western Tasmania, southeastern Australia; Water Resources Research
Reconstructions of the southern annular mode (SAM) during the last millennium; Progress in Physical Geography
Reply to Comment on 'Drought variability in the eastern Australia and New Zealand summer drought atlas (ANZDA, CE 1500-2012) modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation'; Environmental Research Letters
Ring width, climate and wood density relationships in two long-lived Tasmanian tree species; Dendrochronologia
Science through time: understanding the archive at Rennix Gap Bog, a sub-alpine peatland in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia; Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
The climatic response of Phyllocladus aspleniifolius (Labill.) Hook. f in Tasmania; Journal of Biogeography
The influence of climate and drought on urban tree growth in southeast Australia and the implications for future growth under climate change; Landscape and Urban Planning
The influence of decision-making in tree ring-based climate reconstructions; Nature Communications
The paleoclimate context and future trajectory of extreme summer hydroclimate in eastern Australia; Journal of Geophysical Research
The potential for dendroclimatology in the Warra LTER Site, Tasmania; Tasforests
The potential for tree ring hydrologic reconstructions in Australia - what does the future hold?; 2018 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
The potential to reconstruct broadscale climate indices associated with southeast Australian droughts from Athrotaxis species, Tasmania; Climate Dynamics
The role of extreme rain events in driving tree growth across a continental-scale climatic range in Australia; Ecography
The temperature response in the ring widths of Phyllocladus Aspleniifolius (celery-top pine) along an altitudinal gradient in the Warra LTER area, Tasmania; Australian Geographical Studies
Trans-Tasman Sea climate variability since AD 1740 inferred from middle to high latitude tree ring data; Climate Dynamics
Tree growth responses to temporal variation in rainfall differ across a continental-scale climatic gradient; PLoS One
Tree-ring reconstructions of cool season temperature for far southeastern Australia, 1731-2007; Climate Dynamics
Two climate-sensitive tree-ring chronologies from Arnhem Land, monsoonal Australia; Austral Ecology
Unusual Southern Hemisphere tree growth patterns induced by changes in the Southern Annular Mode; Nature Geoscience
Using tree rings to track atmospheric mercury pollution in Australia: the legacy of mining in Tasmania; Environmental Science and Technology
Validating putatively cross-dated Callitris tree-ring chronologies using bomb-pulse radiocarbon analysis; Australian Journal of Botany
Wood density provides new opportunities for reconstructing past temperature variability from southeastern Australian trees; Global and Planetary Change
Wood properties in a long-lived conifer reveal strong climate signals where ring-width series do not; Tree Physiology

Research Projects

Using Dendrochronological Techniques and 14C Wiggle-matching to Determine the Age of an Old-growth Eucalyptus Regnans Stand in the Southern Forests of Tasmania; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Using past climate extremes to guide infrastructure planning for the future; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A History and Interpretation of Fire Frequency in Dry Eucalypt Forests and Woodlands of Eastern Tasmania