Dr Matthias Boer’s research interest focuses on the landscape ecology and management of fire-prone environments. He is particularly interested in the biophysical basis for spatial variation in current and future fire regimes, and in the mechanisms and feedbacks by which fire may mediate, reinforce or constrain impacts of changing climate, [CO2] or land use on ecosystem functions and services such as regulation of water and carbon fluxes or biodiversity conservation.
Matthias joined the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment in 2011, after previous research positions with Cemagref in France (2010), The University of Western Australia (2004-2010), the CSIC - Arid Zone Research Station in Spain (1993-1999; 2001-2003), and CSIRO’s Centre for Arid Zone Research in Central Australia (1999-2001). Matthias received his PhD in Physical Geography (1999) and his MSc in Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology (1986) from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Associate professor, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University
Senior Lecturer, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University
Senior Ecologist, Cemagref, Aix-en-Provence, France
Research Fellow, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia
Research Scientist, Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Arid Zone Research Centre, CSIRO, Alice Springs
Research Scientist, Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Utrecht University, The Netherlands, PhD
Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Msc Physical Geography
Landscape Ecology (050104)
Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience (0406)