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Derek Eamus is Professor of Environmental Sciences at UTS. He has spent the past 21 years examining the interactions amongst climate, forest and woodland growth, carbon uptake and catchment water balances. He has worked in north Australian savannas, native woodlands of NSW and WA and mulga woodlands of Central Australia. He works at leaf, whole-tree, canopy and landscape scales, applying a range of field technique and models of vegetation function. His funding sources include the Australian Research Council, the mining industry, consultany companies and State and Federal Govenments. His book on Ecohydrology is an in-depth investigation of the ecohydology of Australian landscapes and was published in 2006.


  • 2000–present
    Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Technology
  • 2009–present
    Chief Investigator in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, UTS


  • 1984 
    University of Wales UK, PhD Plant Biology


Recipient of the inaugural VC's Medal for Research Leadership and the Chancellor's medal for Research Excellence (2010)
Recipient of one of the 2 Land and Water Australia Research Fellowships (2008).
Member of the ARC’s College of Experts