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Researcher: Battaglia, M (Dr Michael Battaglia)

Fields of Research

Forestry sciences
Forest health and pathology
Plant physiology
Forestry management and environment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Tree nutrition and physiology
Biogeography and phylogeography
Environmental management
Forestry product quality assessment
Agricultural land management
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Plant pathology
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Structure and dynamics of materials
Decision support and group support systems
Global change biology

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Other plant production and plant primary products
Native forests
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Other environmental management
Climate change models
Climate change mitigation strategies
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Field grown vegetable crops
Scientific instruments
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Social impacts of climate change and variability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Mycosphaerella leaf diseases of temperate eucalypts around the southern Pacific rim; 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology
Mycosphaerella leaf diseases of temperate eucalypts around the Southern Pacific rim; New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
A strong regional temperature signal in low-elevation Huon pine; Journal of Quaternary Science
Allometric relationships for Eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) Maiden plantations; Trees
An Application of Terrain and Environmental Modelling in a Large-scale Forestry Experiment; Forest Ecology and Management
An interdisciplinary approach to the study and management of stem defect in eucalypts; 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology
Applying PROMOD spatially across Tasmania with sensitivity analysis to screen for prospective Eucalyptus globulus plantation sites; Forest Ecology and Management
CABALA: a linked carbon, water and nitrogen model of forest growth for silvicultural decision support; Forest Ecology and Management
Competition between plantation Eucalyptus nitens and Acacia dealbata weeds in northeastern Tasmania; Forest Ecology and Management
Counting the costs of multiple stressors: is the whole greater than the sum of the parts?; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Data input quality and resolution effects on regional and local scale Eucalyptus globulus productivity predictions in north-east Tasmania; Ecological Modelling
Defoliation and nitrogen effects on photosynthesis and growth of Eucalyptus globulus; Tree Physiology
Determination of specific leaf area of some commercially useful sub-tropical hardwood species; Australian Forestry
Development of bioassay to test for Mycosphaerella resistance; Oral Presentation RWG7 Workshop on Breeding for resistance to pathogens and pests
Economic analysis of site survey and productivity modelling for the selection of plantation areas; Forest Ecology and Management
Effects of seed dormancy and emergence time on the survival and early growth of Eucalyptus delegatensis and E-amygdalina; Australian Journal of Botany
Estimating forest net primary production under changing climate: adding pests into the equation; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Estimating light use efficiency and leaf area index in youg eucalypts with hyperspectral reflectance; Forest Sat 2007 Conference
Eucalypt health and agricultural land management within bushland remnants in the Midlands of Tasmania, Australia; Biological Conservation
Hybrid growth model to predict height and volume growth in young Eucalyptus globulus plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Indigenous benefits and carbon offset schemes: An Australian case study; Environmental Science and Policy
Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study and Management of Stem Defect in Eucalypts; New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
Inundative release of coccinellid beetles into eucalypt plantations for biological control of chrysomelid leaf beetles; Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Land-use and sustainability under intersecting global change and domestic policy scenarios: Trajectories for Australia to 2050; Global Environmental Change. Part A: Human and Policy Dimensions
Mixed species stands of eucalypts as ecotones on a water supply gradient; Oecologia
Modeling the effect of physiological responses to green pruning on net biomass production of Eucalyptus nitens; Tree Physiology
Modelling the impact of defoliation and leaf damage on forest plantation function and production; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Pathology in modelling for site selection; CRC-SPF Workshop: Site Selection and Productivity Estimation
Photosynthetic temperature responses of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens; Tree Physiology
Precision and accuracy of pest and pathogen damage assessment in young eucalypt plantations; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Process-based size-class distribution model of trees within forest plantations: A hierarchical modeling approach; Forest Ecology and Management
Pruning-associated stem defects in plantation E. nitens and E. globulus grown for sawlog and veneer in Tasmania; IUFRO Meeting
Pruning-associated stem defects in plantation E. nitens and E. globulus grown for sawlog and veneer in Tasmania; IUFRO Meeting
Pruning-Associated Stem Defects in Plantation E. Nitens and E. Globulus Grown for Sawlog Veneer in Tasmania, Australia; The Future of Eucalypts for Wood Products
Research strategies for disease management in eucalypt plantations in Tasmania, Australia; 12th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference
Scenarios for Australian agricultural production and land use to 2050; Agricultural Systems
Seed germination model for Eucalyptus delegatensis provenances germinating under conditions of variable temperature and water potential; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
Selecting species for recharge management in Mediterranean south western Australia - some ecophysiological considerations; Plant and Soil: International Journal on Plant-Soil Relationships
Significance of rainfall distribution in predicting eucalypt plantation growth, management options, and risk assessment using the process-based model CABALA; Forest Ecology and Management
Soil water depletion and replenishment during first- and early second-rotation Eucalyptus globulus plantations with deep soil profiles; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology: An International Journal
Strategies for disease management in Eucalyptus plantations in Tasmania, Australia; 18th Biennial Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia
Testing the generality of above-ground biomass allometry across plant functional types at the continent scale; Global Change Biology
Use of a simple plantation productivity model to study the profitability of irrigated Eucalyptus globulus; Ecological modelling
Vulnerability of plantation carbon stocks to defoliation under current and future climates; Forests
Wood properties in a long-lived conifer reveal strong climate signals where ring-width series do not; Tree Physiology

Research Projects

Cellular Automata Model of Forest Stands to Predict Size-class Distribution and Survival; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Co-occurence of eucalpyt species: habitat patchiness and differentiation in the regeneration niche; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Co-occurrence of eucalypt species: habitat patchiness and differentiation in the regeneration niche; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Modelling seed germination and seedling survival of Eucalyptus delegatensis; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Risk, Impact on Productivity and Control of Mycosphaerella Infections in Plantations of E. nitens and E. globulus; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Eucalypt Regeneration and Ecological Restoration of Remnant Woodlands in Tasmania, Australia
Modelling of tree growth development of a yield prediction and management system for forest stands
The Application of Landscape Productivity and Environmental Modelling to Improve Plantation Site Selection and Yield Prediction
The Development of Strategies for the Management and Research of Foliar Pathogens on Eucalypt Plantations- Using Mycosphaerella as a Case Study
Understorey dynamics following partial logging in Eucalyptus delegatensis forests on the Central Plateau, Tasmania