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Researcher: French, BJ (Mr Ben French)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial Ecology
Environmental Impact Assessment
Forestry Fire Management
Landscape Ecology
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Ecosystem Function
Environmental Management

Research Objectives

Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Mountain and High Country Soils
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Natural Hazards

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Cause and effects of a megafire in sedge-heathland in the Tasmanian temperate wilderness; Australian Journal of Botany
Effect of experimental fire on seedlings of Australian and Gondwanan trees species from a Tasmanian montane vegetation mosaic; Australian Journal of Botany
Have plants evolved to self-immolate?; Frontiers in Plant Science
Soil moisture thresholds for combustion of organic soils in western Tasmania; International Journal of Wildland Fire
The vulnerability of peatlands in the Australian Alps; Australasian Plant Conservation
Two climate-sensitive tree-ring chronologies from Arnhem Land, monsoonal Australia; Austral Ecology
Using a rainforest-flame forest mosaic to test the hypothesis that leaf and litter fuel flammability is under natural selection; Oecologia
Wave slam on wave piercing catamarans in random head seas; Ocean Engineering

Research Projects

Patch burning for hazard reduction and biodiversity: linking fire, herbivores and vegetation; Westpac Banking Corporation (WESTPAC)

Research Candidate Supervision