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Researcher: French, BJ (Mr Ben French)

Fields of Research

Terrestrial ecology
Ecosystem function
Forestry fire management
Landscape ecology
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Environmental management

Research Objectives

Natural hazards
Terrestrial biodiversity
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Soils
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems

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

Research Projects

Patch burning for hazard reduction and biodiversity: linking fire, herbivores and vegetation; Westpac Banking Corporation (WESTPAC)
TWWHA BUSHFIRE RECOVERY: LAKE MACKENZIE REHABILITATION TRIALS - RFT 1714

Research Candidate Supervision