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Researcher: Harrison, P (Dr Peter Harrison)

Fields of Research

Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Terrestrial Ecology
Biological Adaptation
Conservation and Biodiversity
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Information Systems Development Methodologies
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Timber, Pulp and Paper

Research Objectives

Hardwood Plantations
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Native Forests
Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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
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
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

Survival of the drought tolerant: do eucalypts have the genetic potential to adapt to a hotter, drier Australia?; Eucalypt Australia(The Trustee for Bjarne Klaus Dahl Trust) (EucAus)
Using semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assess below-canopy breeding traits within eucalypt production forests; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision