Professor, Environmental Change Biology, University of Tasmania

Tasmania is a superb natural laboratory for ecological research and has stimulated the seminal research into the ecology and evolution of landscape fire. My research is focused on the ecology, evolution, biogeography and management of Australian forested landscapes. Specifically, I undertake pure and applied research to understand the effects of global environmental change, natural climate variability and the cessation of Aboriginal landscape burning on bushfire activity and landscape change.

My research programs, involving national and international collaborators, use an assortment of techniques, including remote sensing and geographic information analyses, stable isotopes, ecophysiological analyses, mathematical modelling, biological survey and molecular analyses.


  • –present
    Visiting Fellow, Fenner School of the Environment and Society, Australian National University
  • –present
    Adjunct Professor at School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University
  • –present
    Adjunct Professor at School of Forest and Ecosystem Science,, University of Melbourne
  • –present
    Director, Australian Research Council Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management, Charles Darwin University


  • 2001 
    UTAS, Doctor of Science