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Researcher: Porter, M (Ms Meagan Porter)

Fields of Research

Global change biology
Terrestrial ecology
Forestry fire management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Elevated CO2 and warming effects on grassland plant mortality are determined by the timing of rainfall; Annals of Botany
Elevated CO2 causes large changes to morphology of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne); Crop and Pasture Science
Elevated CO2 causes large changes to morphology of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne); Crop and Pasture Science
Plant communities, populations and individuals have distinct responses to short-term warming and neighbour biomass removal in two montane grasslands; Applied Vegetation Science
Testing the impact of community composition on the productivity of a cool temperate eucalypt forest: The Australian Forest Evenness Experiment (AFEX); Australian Journal of Botany
The fuel moisture index based on understorey Hygrochron iButton humidity and temperature measurements reliably predicts fine fuel moisture content in Tasmanian Eucalyptus forests; Fire

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision