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Researcher: Kendal, DJ (Dr Dave Kendal)

Fields of Research

Land use and environmental planning
Conservation and biodiversity
Microbial ecology
Environmental management
Health and community services
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Economic geography
Human geography
Urban geography
Rural and regional geography
Urban and regional planning
Urban analysis and development
Environmental education and extension
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Health promotion
Data communications
Social psychology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environment policy
Health services and systems
Social geography

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Other environmental management
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Land policy
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Expanding knowledge in human society
Urban planning
Rural and remote area health
Health education and promotion
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Communication technologies, systems and services
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Government and politics
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
Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: linking science, policy, and practice communities for evidence-based decision-making; Bioscience

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
A large-scale survey of residents living close to flying-fox camps to guide conflict management: preliminary report
An Urban Forest Horizon Scan in Canberra, Australia. Report for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
An Urban Forest Horizon Scan in Melbourne, Australia. Report for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Assessing the drivers shaping global patterns of urban vegetation landscape structure; The Science of The Total Environment
Assessment of the climate change risk to the living plant collections in the Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Biodiversity conservation and sustainable urban development; Sustainability
Biotic homogenization in an increasingly urbanized temperate grassland ecosystem; Journal of Vegetation Science
Book review: Nina Edwards (2015) Weeds
Call for papers for 'theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability'; Sustainability Science
Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?
Cities are hotspots for threatened species; Global Ecology and Biogeography
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Climate risk assessment of potential threatened species for the living plant collections in the Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Commentary: How cities can use nature to cope with change; Rethink
Community Values for Melbourne Water’s Urban Waterway assets
De/Re-imagining the green city: infrastructures of possibility; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference
Decision-making of municipal urban forest managers through the lens of governance; Environmental Science and Policy
Drivers of diversity and tree cover in gardens, parks and streetscapes in an Australian city; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Editorial overview: theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability; Sustainability Science
Global drivers and tradeoffs of three urban vegetation ecosystem services; PLoS ONE
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
Hearing Street Trees
Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable
How cities can use nature to cope with change
How do we best use data and analysis for benchmarking urban greening in our cities?
How tree bonds can help preserve the urban forest
How urban forest managers evaluate management and governance challenges in their decision-making; Forests
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
Loving the mess: navigating diversity and conflict in social values for sustainability; Sustainability Science
Mainstreaming microbes across biomes; Bioscience
Making Hobart a smart place: a healthy, just and ecological approach to smart cities
Manager perspectives on strategies used at flying-fox camps
Managing biodiversity through social values and preferences; Urban Biodiversity: From Research to Practice
Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health
Measuring distances using digital cameras; Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
Monitoring and evaluating urban greening Factsheet for Subproject 3.10 – Monitoring and Evaluation of multifunctional green space at different scales
Motivations and fears driving participation in collaborative research infrastructure for animal tracking; PLoS One
Multicultural gardeners and park users benefit from and attach diverse values to urban nature spaces; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
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
New methods of spatial analysis in urban gardens inform future vegetation surveying; Landscape Ecology
Patterns of tree removal and canopy change on public and private land in the City of Melbourne; Sustainable Cities and Society
Plant traits link people's plant preferences to the composition of their gardens; Landscape and Urban Planning
Potential consequences for management, urban ecosystems, and the urban public: adapting urban forests to climate change; CityGreen
Potential effects of climate change on Melbourne’s street trees and some implications for human and non-human animals; 2011 State of Australian Cities Conference
Preference for and performance of some Australian native plants grown as hedges; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Public places and private spaces measuring the influence of botanic gardens on domestic gardeners; Roots
Quality Green Space Supporting Health, Wellbeing and Biodiversity: A Literature Review
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
Research brief: Benefits of urban greening
Risks to Australia's urban forest from climate change and urban heat
Sentiment analysis: ready for conservation; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Social and ecological dimensions of urban conservation grasslands and their management through prescribed burning and woody vegetation removal; Sustainability
Temperature variability differs in urban agroecosystems across two metropolitan regions; Climate
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 City of Melbourne’s Future Urban Forest: Identifying vulnerability to future temperatures
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 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 Hobart Declaration on EcoHealth: Ecological restoration that supports human health
The importance of small urban reserves for plant conservation; Biological Conservation
The Koala Conundrum
The role of social license in conservation; Conservation Biology
The role of social values in the management of ecological systems; Journal of Environmental Management
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
Towards better species identification processes between scientists and community participants; Science of The Total Environment
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Tweet all about it – people in parks feel more positive
Underinsurance as Adaptation: Household agency in places of marketization and financialization; Environment and Planning A
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
Understanding the effects of the Hobart Apartments student accommodation community garden project - Report One: Leadership and Management
Understanding the human dimensions of managing overabundant charismatic wildlife in Australia; Biological Conservation
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)
Nguyen Hanh holsworth project; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Resolving human-flying fox conflict in the face of environmental change; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Botanic Gardens species climate tool
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
Newcastle's Urban Forest - species for future climates and human health
Species climate data for RBG

Research Candidate Supervision