Dr John T. Hunter (aka TD McGann) I am a landscape ecologist whose major interests are teasing apart aspects of biodiversity, such as diversity measures and functional traits. My current research programs are broad and include diverse systems from arid and tropical landscapes to ephemeral wetland systems. Fire research and its effects on biodiversity has been a constant topic of interest for 25 years. I am involved heavily in classification of vegetation from biomes and ecoregions to local stands and am currently an associate editor with the journal Phytocoenologia. Much of my career has been spent in vegetation survey and mapping. While I started within plant systematics my interests were still in understanding geographic differences. While my publications topics are broad, all in some way combine biogeographic aspects of diversity, climate, geographic range and functionality. I have been supervising post graduate students at UNE for 15 years.