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Research Associate, University of Tasmania

Tim has a research career in applied forest ecology and forest health management spanning 40 years. He has been the author, or co-author of more the 100 papers in scientific journals and book chapters. For the first 20 years of his career, Tim was Forestry Tasmania’s forest pathologist where he worked on a wide range of diseases affecting native forests and plantations, including Phythophthora root rot, fungal leaf diseases, wood decay and crown diebacks. From 2001, Tim managed the Ecosystem Services group within Forestry Tasmania, which undertook applied research in conservation biology and forest health management. Since 2009, Tim has managed the Warra Long-Term Ecological Research site and was instrumental in getting Warra included in the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network that led to the establishment of a flux tower and become one of the sixteen Supersites in the network. Tim is currently based at the University of Tasmania as an Honorary Research Associate within Plant Science where he maintains the role of Principal Investigator of Warra.


  • 2010–present
    Research associate, University of Tasmania


  • 2003 
    University of Tasmania, PhD