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Researcher: Kendal, DJ (Dr Dave Kendal)

Fields of Research

Land Use and Environmental Planning
Conservation and Biodiversity
Human Geography
Microbial Ecology
Urban Analysis and Development
Environmental Education and Extension
Environmental Management
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Data Communications
Urban and Regional Planning
Social and Cultural Geography

Research Objectives

Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Land and Water Management of environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Urban Land Policy
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Urban Planning
Urban and Industrial Land Management
Environmental Health
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Communication Networks and Services
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Urban and Industrial Air Quality

Career Best Publications

A global comparison of the climatic niches of urban and native tree population; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Human-nature connection: a multidisciplinary review; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
The role of social license in conservation; Conservation Biology

Research Publications

A cultivated environment: exploring the global distribution of plants in gardens, parks and streetscapes; Urban Ecosystems
A global comparison of the climatic niches of urban and native tree population; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Assessing the drivers shaping global patterns of urban vegetation landscape structure; The Science of The Total Environment
Biotic homogenization in an increasingly urbanized temperate grassland ecosystem; Journal of Vegetation Science
Call for papers for 'theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability'; Sustainability Science
Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?
Drivers of diversity and tree cover in gardens, parks and streetscapes in an Australian city; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Global patterns of diversity in the urban forest: is there evidence to support the 10/20/30 rule?; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Green space context and vegetation complexity shape people's preferences for urban public parks and residential gardens; Landscape Research
Harnessing diversity in gardens through individual decision makers; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable
How cities can use nature to cope with change
How tree bonds can help preserve the urban forest
Human-nature connection: a multidisciplinary review; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Humans and ornamental plants: a mutualism?; Ecopsychology
Land manager perspectives on conflict mitigation strategies for urban flying-fox camps; Diversity
Led up the garden path? weeds, conservation rhetoric, and environmental management; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Lessons in resilience: what city planners can learn from Hobart's floods
Local assessment of Melbourne: the biodiversity and social-ecological dynamics of Melbourne, Australia; Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities
Managing biodiversity through social values and preferences; Urban Biodiversity: From Research to Practice
Measuring distances using digital cameras; Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
Multiple ecosystem services and disservices of the urban forest establishing their connections with landscape structure and sociodemographics; Ecological Indicators
Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: linking science, policy, and practice communities for evidence-based decision-making; Bioscience
Need for empirical evidence to support use of social license in conservation: reply to Garnett et al; Conservation Biology
Plant traits link people's plant preferences to the composition of their gardens; Landscape and Urban Planning
Preference for and performance of some Australian native plants grown as hedges; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Quantifying plant colour and colour difference as perceived by humans using digital images; PLoS One
Random point sampling to detect gain and loss in tree canopy cover in response to urban densification; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Sentiment analysis: ready for conservation; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Temperature variability influences urban garden plant richness and gardener water use behavior, but not planting decisions; Science of the Total Environment
The benefits of urban and peri-urban forestry; Unasylva
The contribution of wild urban ecosystems to liveable cities; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
The distinct ecological and social roles that wild spaces play in urban ecosystems; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
The ecology of urban forests; Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology
The effects of land tenure and land use on the urban forest structure and composition of Melbourne; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
The grass is greener on the other side: understanding the effects of green spaces on Twitter user sentiments; The Web Conference 2018
The importance of small urban reserves for plant conservation; Biological Conservation
The Koala Conundrum
The role of social license in conservation; Conservation Biology
The VALS: a new tool to measure people's general valued attributes of landscapes; Journal of Environmental Management
Toward urban forest diversity: resident tolerance for mixtures of tree species within streets; Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
Tweet all about it people in parks feel more positive
Understanding pathways to shifting people's values over time in the context of social-ecological systems; Sustainability Science
Understanding Sentiments and Activities in Green Spaces using a Social Data-driven Approach; Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges - Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats
Urban forest governance and decision-making: A systematic review and synthesis of the perspectives of municipal managers; Landscape and Urban Planning
Urban trees worldwide have low species and genetic diversity, posing high risks of tree loss as stresses from climate change increase; Acta Horticulturae
Values and attitudes of the urban public towards peri-urban agricultural land; Land Use Policy
When ecological information meets high wildlife value orientations: influencing preferences of nearby residents for urban wetlands; Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Research Projects

Healthy Future Environments and People; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Managing urban trees for people and wildlife; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Microbiomes in Tasmania: questions, collaboration and connection with industry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Change in landholder awareness of EPBC obligations
Clean Air and Urban Landscape hub of the National Environmental Science Programme
Leveraging urban and everyday nature experiences to stimulate increased community engagement on biodiversity
Species climate data for RBG

Research Candidate Supervision