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Researcher: Harrison, P (Dr Peter Harrison)

Fields of Research

Genetics
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Terrestrial ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Biogeography and phylogeography
Palaeoecology
Biological adaptation
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Gene mapping
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Forestry product quality assessment
Information systems development methodologies and practice
Forestry management and environment
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Timber, pulp and paper

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Terrestrial biodiversity
Native forests
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Application of resistance drilling to genetic studies of growth, wood basic density and bark thickness in Eucalyptus globulus; Australian Forestry
Climate adaptation and ecological restoration in eucalypts; Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Evidence that divergent selection shapes a developmental cline in a forest tree species complex; Annals of Botany
Genetic correlations among pulpwood and solid-wood selection traits in Eucalyptus globulus; New Forests
Inbreeding depression and differential maladaptation shape the fitness trajectory of two co-occurring Eucalyptus species; Annals of Forest Science
Independent genetic control of drought resistance, recovery, and growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings; Plant, Cell and Environment
Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration; Restoration Ecology
Monitoring forest structure to guide adaptive management of forest restoration: a review of remote sensing approaches; New Forests
Palaeoendemic plants provide evidence for persistence of open, well-watered vegetation since the Cretaceous; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Past, present and future refugia for Tasmania's palaeoendemic flora; Journal of Biogeography
Pleistocene divergence of two disjunct conifers in the eastern Australian temperate zone; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Population divergence along a genetic line of least resistance in the tree species Eucalyptus globulus; Genes
Priority actions to improve provenance decision-making; BioScience
Provenance and seed mass determines the seed germination success of Eucalyptus ovata (Myrtaceae); Seed Science and Technology
Radial variation in modulus of elasticity, microfibril angle and wood density of veneer logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens; Annals of Forest Science
Stability of species and provenance performance when translocated into different community assemblages; Restoration Ecology
Temperature and rainfall are separate agents of selection shaping population differentiation in a forest tree; Forests
The potential of genomics for restoring ecosystems and biodiversity; Nature Reviews Genetics
Unravelling the evolutionary history of Eucalyptus cordata (Myrtaceae) using molecular markers; Australian Journal of Botany
Whole range and regional-based ecological niche models predict differing exposure to 21st century climate change in the key cool temperate rainforest tree southern beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii); Austral Ecology

Research Projects

Developing climate adaptation models to guide climate-resilient forest revegetation; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Using semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assess below-canopy breeding traits within eucalypt production forests; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision