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While visiting Juli Pausas’ lab, we got to visit some nearby shrublands and forests. Here are some photos. many of the families are common to those found in Australian fire-prone shrublands.
So our position for Eucalypt traits is now advertised: RESEARCH FELLOW – PLANT ECOLOGICAL MODELLING
With colleagues, we have two grants supporting our work over the coming 3 years. Both concern eucalypt trees and the traits that govern performance: distribution along environmental gradients in one grant; and maximum attainable height in the other. Our plan is to … Continue reading
Now, I am pretty terrible at keeping this up to date. But one thing that I’d like to highlight is my Eucalyptus trait project. This project is serving several aims. One is to test the generality of trait-based multi-species distribution … Continue reading
I love reading fiction, and I love science. Occasionally these two meet when I read a science fiction novel. And just occasionally I read a book set in contemporary society where a scientist is one of the protagonists and issues … Continue reading
Last night I sat with my youngest daughter, learning how to convert between decimals and fractions. It lead me to the role of maths and science in our society . And the future ability of my daughter to engage with … Continue reading
We have a new paper appearing in a special issue of American Journal of Botany, led by Margie Mayfield from U. Queensland. You can find a preprint here, and the publication version here. Land use is expected to affect species … Continue reading
As a society, we need to know whether our conservation management is effective. Assessing the effectiveness of vegetation restoration is often hampered by insensitive baseline data. The data used to justify investing in restoration are rarely suitable for conducting sensitive … Continue reading
This week I am off to the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Vegetation Science, in Tartu, Estonia. I will be presenting a talk on the first morning (12 noon, Wed 26th in Peterson room) on using plant trait … Continue reading
Estimating abundances of plants in the field is not straightforward and is prone to variation between observers. Ideally we would minimize this variation between observers (and increase repeatability of an observers estimates too). Further, estimates can be biased. Lastly, estimates … Continue reading