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Researcher: Ondei, S (Dr Stefania Ondei)

Fields of Research

Conservation and biodiversity
Terrestrial ecology
Landscape ecology
Forestry management and environment
Fire ecology
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Environmental management
Image processing
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Urban and regional planning
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Forestry fire management
Social geography
Historical, comparative and typological linguistics
Plant physiology

Research Objectives

Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Terrestrial biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Other environmental management
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Air quality

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A flexible tool to prioritize areas for conservation combining landscape units, measures of biodiversity, and threats; Ecosphere
A practical method for creating a digital topographic surface for ecological plots using ground-based measurements; Landscape Ecology
A validated ensemble method for multinomial land-cover classification; Ecological Informatics
Bioregionalization approaches for conservation: methods, biases, and their implications for Australian biodiversity; Biodiversity and Conservation
Collaborative research on the ecology and management of the 'Wulo' monsoon rainforest in Wunambal Gaambera Country, North Kimberley, Australia; Land
Ecosystem transformation following the mid‑nineteenth century cessation of Aboriginal fire management in Cape Pillar, Tasmania; Regional Environmental Change
Extinction of the Tasmanian emu and opportunities for rewilding; Global Ecology and Conservation
Fire and cattle disturbance affects vegetation structure and rain forest expansion into savanna in the Australian monsoon tropics; Journal of Biogeography
First, do no harm: a systematic review of deforestation spillovers from protected areas; Global Ecology and Conservation
Forest‑sedgeland boundaries are historically stable and resilient to wildfre at Blakes Opening in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia; Landscape Ecology
Landscape functional connectivity for butterflies under different scenarios of land-use, land-cover, and climate change in Australia; Biological Conservation
Look down to see what's up: a systematic overview of treefall dynamics in forests; Forests
Missing the wood for the trees? New ideas on defining forests and forest degradation; Rethinking Ecology
Nature's untold stories: an overview on the availability and type of on‑line data on long‑term biodiversity monitoring; Biodiversity and Conservation
Post-fire resprouting strategies of rainforest and savanna saplings along the rainforest–savanna boundary in the Australian monsoon tropics; Plant Ecology
Predicted impacts of climate change and extreme temperature events on the future distribution of fruit bat species in Australia; Global Ecology and Conservation
Protected-area planning in the Brazilian Amazon should prioritize additionality and permanence, not leakage mitigation; Biological Conservation
Small mammal diversity is higher in infrequently compared with frequently burnt rainforest-savanna mosaics in the north Kimberley, Australia; Wildlife Research
Water, land, fire, and forest: Multi-scale determinants of rainforests in the Australian monsoon tropics; Ecology and Evolution

Research Projects

Anthropogenic impacts on environmental microbiomes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing a pathway for reducing the peri-urban backyard bushfire hazard in Hobart; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Healthy Future Environments and People; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Distribution and Health of Wulo (Monsoon Vine Thicket or Rainforest)
Sparking Conversations, Igniting Action: Greater Hobart Resilience Program

Research Candidate Supervision