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About the Terrestrial Ecology Research Group

The flora and fauna of Southwestern Australia is biodiverse, distinctive and intimately shaped by the combination of stress (low nutrients) and disturbance (fire). Our research spans population and community ecology, focussing particularly on questions concerning biodiversity and fire.

Current project areas within which research student opportunities exist include:

  • Climate change and fire regime effects on species and ecosystem dynamics in Australian vegetation types (especially shrublands)

  • The ecology and management of urban habitat fragments

  • Rare species ecology

  • Restoration ecology of mine and mineral lease areas

  • Fire behaviour, fuel loads, and bushfire threat across vegetation and urbanisation gradients

Areas of Research

Areas of Research

Areas of research include fire impact on shrublands and climate change impact on biodiversity.

Meet the team

Meet the team

The research team includes terrestrial ecologists with a range of expertise in management and restoration.

Student research opportunities

Student research opportunities

Exciting research opportunities for study exist in Terrestrial Ecology for PhD, Honours and Masters students.