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Researcher: McHenry, MT (Dr Melinda McHenry)

Fields of Research

Environmental management
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Forestry management and environment
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Conservation and biodiversity
Agricultural land management
Other environmental sciences
Agricultural production systems simulation
Sustainable agricultural development
Terrestrial ecology
Natural hazards
Social geography
Agriculture, land and farm management
Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Soil biology
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Agricultural land planning
Land capability and soil productivity
Environment policy
Ecosystem function
Heritage and cultural conservation

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Tourism infrastructure development
Conserving natural heritage
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
Other environmental management
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Horticultural crops
Regional planning
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Terrestrial systems and management
Economic issues in tourism
Climate change mitigation strategies
Land policy
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Understanding climate change
Environmentally sustainable energy activities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A geopark in an Antarctic gateway city? The case for a Wellington geopark in Tasmania, Australia; 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks: Geoparks and sustainable development
A laboratory study of soil carbon dioxide emissions in a vertisol and an alfisol due to incorporating corn residues and simulating tillage; Journal of Organic Systems
A systematic review of methods used to study fish in saltmarsh flats; Marine and Freshwater Research
A world of gorse: persistence of Ulex europaeus in managed landscapes; Plants
Changes in soil carbon fractions due to incorporating corn residues in organic and conventional vegetable farming systems; Soil Research
Comparison of organic and conventional managements on yields, nutrients and weeds in a corn-cabbage rotation; Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems
Developments in Fractionation and Measurement of Soil Organic Carbon: A Review; Open Journal of Soil Science
Factors and Mechanisms Regulating Soil Organic Carbon in Agricultural Systems; Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability
Geoconservation and geotourism: challenges and unifying themes; Geoheritage
High soil acidity under native shrub encroachment in the Cobar Pediplain, south-eastern Australia; Rangeland Journal
Interactions of corn stover incorporation and simulated tillage on emission of CO2: a laboratory study; 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture Incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference
Modeling subtropical tomato crop production; SEAVEG 2012
Old processes, new movements: the inclusion of geodiversity in biological and ecological discourse; Diversity
Plant root development as a measure of soil health; Proceedings of the XXIX International Symposium on High Value Vegetables, Root and Tuber Crops, and Edible Fungi Production, Supply and Demand
Predicting field grown tomato crop performance; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014)
Recreational fishers contribute to path formation in subalpine vegetation; Ecological Management & Restoration
Reflective minds and open hearts: Cognitive style and personality predict religiosity and spiritual thinking in a community sample; European Journal of Social Psychology
Residue incorporation mitigates tillage-induced loss of soil carbon in laboratory microcosms; Soil Use and Management
Root contributions to long-term storage of soil organic carbon: theories, mechanisms and gaps; 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World
Scale and Value: Challenges in the assessment and representation of geodiversity in Australia; EGU General Assembly 2021
Soil and vegetation response to thinning White Cypress Pine (Callitris glaucophylla) on the North Western Slopes of New South Wales, Australia; Plant and Soil
Soil compaction and its effects on soil microbial communities in Capsicum growing soil; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014)
Soil organic carbon and microbial biomass carbon under organic and conventional vegetable cropping systems in an Alfisol and a Vertisol; Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact in the ERS theme
Tasmanian reserve geoconservation inventory assessment using Geographic Information Technology (GIT); International Journal of Geoheritage and Parks
The impact of individual Callitris glaucophylla (white cypress pine) trees on agricultural soils and pastures of the north-western slopes of NSW, Australia; Rangeland Journal
The increasing need for Geographical Information Technology (GIT) tools in Geoconservation and Geotourism; Geoconservation Research
Tropical Crops and Resilience to Climate Change; Climate Change and Crop Production: Foundations for Agroecosystem Resilience
Wellington Park Digital Geosite Inventory

Research Projects

Organic Soils: Tools for Fire Management; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Detection of fire-damaged organic soils in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area
Geodiversity and geotouristic elements and values in mining landscapes
Geotourism Unearthed

Research Candidate Supervision