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Tom Fairman is a PhD student in the School of Ecosystem & Forest Sciences at The University of Melbourne. He has a background in forestry, urban forest research, forest carbon assessment and modelling, working across State Government and the University sector.

He is progressing through a PhD on the ecology of temperate eucalypt forests and the effect of increasingly frequent wildfires.


  • 2014–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
  • 2012–2013
    Researcher, University of Melbourne
  • 2009–2012
    Carbon Policy & Project Officer, Victorian Department of Sustainability & Environment


  • 2010 
    The University of Melbourne, Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
  • 2007 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science


  • 2015
    Too much, too soon? A review of the effects of increasing wildfire frequency on tree mortality and regeneration in temperate eucalypt forests, International Journal of Wildland Fire
  • 2014
    Fuel reduction burning mitigates wildfire impacts on forest carbon and greenhouse gas emission, International Journal of Wildland Fire
  • 2010
    An indicative estimate of carbon stocks on Victoria's publicly managed land using FullCAM, Australian Forestry