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Researcher: Little, EJ (Dr Emma Little)

Fields of Research

Biogeography and phylogeography
Transport planning
Terrestrial ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Evolutionary biology
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Other earth sciences
Land use and environmental planning
Natural resource management
Social geography
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Landscape ecology
Education policy
Environmental education and extension
Environmental management
Educational technology and computing
Health services and systems
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Global change biology
Specialist studies in education
Urban and regional planning
Community planning
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Palaeoclimatology
Urban analysis and development
Other environmental sciences
Data communications

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Terrestrial biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Environmental education and awareness
Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Pedagogy
Other education and training
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Learner and learning
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Native forests
Other plant production and plant primary products
Climate change mitigation strategies
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Road safety
Expanding knowledge in human society
Land policy
Behaviour and health
Equity and access to education
Urban planning
Communication technologies, systems and services
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments

Career Best Publications

Biological legacies soften pine plantation effects for bryophytes; Biodiversity and Conservation
Bryophytes in a changing landscape: The hierarchical effects of habitat fragmentation on ecological and evolutionary processes; Biological Conservation
Dependence of bryophyte species on young, mature and old growth wet eucalypt forest; Biological Conservation
Does interdisciplinarity exist behind the facade of traditional disciplines? A study of natural resource management teaching; Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Epiphytic bryophytes and habitat variation in montane rainforest, Peru; Bryologist
Surrogates for Macrofungi and Mosses in Reservation Planning; Conservation Biology
The effects of large-scale fragmentation on bryophytes in temperate forests; Journal of Applied Ecology

Research Publications

29% increase in cycle commuting where there's a bike path
A climate of interdisciplinarity: A teaching collaboration for enhancing interdisciplinary student learning about climate change; HERDSA 33
A robinīs nest made (almost) entirely of moss
Biological legacies soften pine plantation effects for bryophytes; Biodiversity and Conservation
Bryophyte and lichen diversity: A comparative study; Australian Journal of Ecology
Bryophyte and Lichen Diversity: Patterns and Conservation in Production Forests
Bryophyte diversity in a landscape fragmented by pine plantations, Tumut, NSW; Annual Conference of the Australian Systematic Botany Society
Bryophyte persistence following major fire in eucalypt forest of southern Australia; Forest Ecology and Management
Bryophyte relationships with environmental and structural variables in Tasmanian old-growth mixed eucalypt forest; Australian Journal of Botany
Bryophytes and the morphospecies concept: a comparison of novice and expert sorting; Pacific Conservation Biology
Bryophytes in a changing landscape: The hierarchical effects of habitat fragmentation on ecological and evolutionary processes; Biological Conservation
Bryophytes in Forest Ecosystems; Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology
Can teacher collaboration overcome interdisciplinary barriers in a university structured around traditional disciplines? A case study using climate change; Teaching in Higher Education
Can We Identify Surrogates of Bryophyte and Lichen Diversity?
Clever, hi-tech cities counting the data of life
Creating connections between teaching and campus operations for authentic learning; 35th HERDSA Annual International Conference
Cryptogams and forest fragmentation; Conservation Ecology of Cryptogams Arranged by: BRYOPLANET (Bryophyte Population and Landscape Analysis Network)
Demonstrating Distributed Leadership Through Cross-Disciplinary Peer Networks: Responding to Climate Change Complexity; Final Report to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Dependence of bryophyte species on young, mature and old growth wet eucalypt forest; Biological Conservation
Distributed leadership: building capacity for interdisciplinary climate change teaching at four universities; International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Does interdisciplinarity exist behind the facade of traditional disciplines? A study of natural resource management teaching; Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Don't forget buses: six rules for improving city bus services
Effectiveness of using vascular plants to select reserves for bryophytes and lichens; Biological Conservation
Epiphytic bryophytes and habitat variation in montane rainforest, Peru; Bryologist
Everyone thinks they're a climate change expert: a pedagogical challenge for tertiary teaching and learning; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2008
Extent of mobile phone use by pedestrians on controlled crossings in central Hobart, Tasmania; Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety
Fragmentation and bryophytes - Lessons from down under; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2005 Conference
Good planning can take sting out of projects
Growth pains and gridlock come to Hobart, and building more roads is not the best way out
Implementing Student Peer Review: Opportunity versus Change Management; Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Improving Planning Processes and Practices for the University of Tasmania Sustainable Transport Strategy 2010-2016
Influence of Substrate Type and Forest Age on Bryophyte Species Distribution in Tasmanian Mixed Forest; The Bryologist
Internationalization of the curriculum through student-led climate change teaching activity; Journal of Geoscience Education
Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart's floods
Local Variation in Bryophyte and Macro-lichen Cover and Diversity in Montane Forests of Western Canada; The Bryologist
Making Hobart a smart place: a healthy, just and ecological approach to smart cities
Management forest types as a surrogate for vascular plant, bryophyte and lichen diversity; Australian Journal of Botany
Managing a neglected component of biodiversity: a study of bryophyte diversity in production forests of Tasmania's northeast; Australian Forestry
Natural resource management - exploring the potential for an interdisciplinarity approach; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Paddock to Plate
Pitfalls and Payoffs: Implementing innovative teaching in a large first year unit; Fifth Annual Teaching Matters Conference
Predicting bryophyte diversity in grassland and eucalypt-dominated remnants in sub-humid Tasmania; Journal of Biogeography
Road Torque: Eyes Up!
Salvage Logging and Its Ecological Consequences; Austral Ecology
Successional patterns of terrestial bryophytes along a wildfire chronosequence in the wet eucalypt forests of southern Tasmania; Tasforests
Surrogates for Macrofungi and Mosses in Reservation Planning; Conservation Biology
Talking Point: Stay on track for the sake of Tasmanians' health
The Association Between Substrate Variability and Bryophyte and Lichen Diversity in Eastern Australian Forests; The Bryologist
The early effects of fire and grazing on bryophytes and lichens in tussock grassland and hummock sedgeland in north-eastern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Botany
The effects of large-scale fragmentation on bryophytes in temperate forests; Journal of Applied Ecology
The interdisciplinary edge: Transforming academic practice and enhancing student learning via interdisciplinary curricula; 34th HERDSA Annual International Conference
Tracking students' perceptions of their learning across disciplines: A team approach to reflective practice; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Transport planning and congestion interview
Understanding bryophyte distribution in fragmented landscapes; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2004 Conference
Using communities of practice to enhance interdisciplinary teaching: lessons from four Australian institutions; Higher Education Research and Development
Variability in the incidence and characteristics of animal paths in montane vegetation; Plant Ecology and Diversity
Vascular Plant Diversity as a Surrogate for Bryophyte and Lichen Diversity; Conservation Biology
Vegetation of the alpine sand dunes at Lake Augusta, Tasmania; Australian Journal of Ecology
Wheels of change in higher education: a collaborative, multi-stakeholder project as a vehicle for sustainability education; International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

Research Projects

Developing a Collaborative Transport Research Program; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Epiphytic orchid diversity over varying spatial scales in the tropical and sub-tropical zones in eastern Australia; Australian Orchid Foundation (AOF)
Investigating Bryophyte Response Along a Wildfire Chronosequence in the Southern Forests, Warra LTER; Forestry Tasmania (FT)
The Response of Bryophytes to Landscape Context: A Large-scale Fragmentation Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Do pedestrian countdown timers have an effect on pedestrian safety in Hobart?
Field Sampling of Bryophtes & Lichens in Potential Plantation Coupes
Sample plots in the Arve Forest
Spagnum Regeneration Trials at Browns Marsh, Bronte Park

Research Candidate Supervision

Ants, Plants and Biodiversity Surrogates in Tasmanian Eucalypt Forests
Bryophytes of the Tasmanian Buttongrass Moorlands
Examining the Influence of Host Tree and Micro-Climate on Epiphyte Diversity in the Tropical Montane Forest of Peru
Integrated Catchment Management and Natural Resource Management- A Case Study of the Little Swanport
Invertebrate and Mammal Biodiversity on some Sadas (Ferricretes) of the Western Ghats, India
Landscape planning for conservation- a test for using microcosms
Mites (Acarina) as biological indicators of environmental disturbance.
Myrmecia pilosula complex (Hymenoptera- Formicidae) (Jack Jumper Ant)- Distribution, Colony Activity and Behaviour
Nought to 100 in 5 Million Years- Rapid Speciation in Helicia Lour. and Invasion of Papua New Guinea and SE Asia
Surrogates for Cryptogam Conservation - Associations Between Mosses, Macrofungi, Vascular Plants and Environmental Variables
Tasmanian Bat Ecology- Conservation of Native Fauna
The ecology and conservation of bryophytes in Tasmanian wet eucalypt forest
The response of ants and other invertebrates to various levels of grazing intensity and management
The Thermal Biology of the Wingless Grasshopper (Phaulacridium vittatum). A Model to Test Potential Climate Change Impacts on Insects
The Vegetation Ecology of Tasmanian Dry Closed-Forest
Vegetation Recovery Following Disturbance in Alpine and Treeless Subalpine Communities in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Yeilds, Pests and Conservation- Smallholdings Managementof Palm Oil Plantations and its effect on herpetological communities in Peninsular Malaysia.