Alan leads the Fire Ecology and Biodiversity research program within the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His research group, based at Creswick, is currently investigating how fire causes patterns in the landscape, and how plants and animals respond to these patterns.
They are researching how land managers might use planned fire to develop mosaics of post-fire age classes in space and time, and how biodiversity responds to these mosaics. Alan has been involved in applied fire ecology research for over 30 years; working primarily in universities and State research agencies in NSW and Victoria. His research interests are varied, but he has a particular interest in the ecology and conservation of insects and other invertebrates, and their roles in nutrient cycling and ecosystem function.
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Diet Analysis Of Small Mammals In A Fire-Prone Woodland Using A Dna Metabarcoding Approach..
The response of cerambycid beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to long-term fire frequency ..
Combining optimization and simulation modelling to measure the cumulative impacts of presc..
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Fire regimes and environmental gradients shape vertebrate and plant distributions in temperate eucalypt forests
Luke T Kelly, Angie Haslem, Greg J Holland, Steven WJ Leonard, Josephine MacHunter, Michelle Bassett, Andrew F Bennett, Matthew J Bruce, Evelyn K Chia, Fiona J Christie, Michael F Clarke, Julian Di Stefano, Richard Loyn, Michael A McCarthy, Alina Pung, Natasha Robinson, Holly Sitters, Matthew Swan, Alan York
Journal article | 2017 | ECOSPHERE
Fire management for biodiversity conservation: Key research questions and our capacity to answer them
Don A Driscoll, David B Lindenmayer, Andrew F Bennett, Michael Bode, Ross A Bradstock, Geoffrey J Cary, Michael F Clarke, Nick Dexter, Rod Fensham, Gordon Friend, Malcolm Gill, Stewart James, Geoff Kay, David A Keith, Christopher MacGregor, Jeremy Russell-Smith, David Salt, James EM Watson, Richard J Williams, Alan York
Journal article | 2010 | Biological Conservation
Resolving conflicts in fire management using decision theory: asset-protection versus biodiversity conservation
Don A Driscoll, David B Lindenmayer, Andrew F Bennett, Michael Bode, Ross A Bradstock, Geoffrey J Cary, Michael F Clarke, Nick Dexter, Rod Fensham, Gordon Friend, Malcolm Gill, Stuart James, Geoff Kay, David A Keith, Chris MacGregor, Hugh P Possingham, Jeremy Russel-Smith, David Salt, James EM Watson, Dick Williams, et al.
Journal article | 2010 | Conservation Letters
Interactions between climate change, fire regimes and biodiversity in Australia - a preliminary assessment
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Report | 2009
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
2017 Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award
Professor (Landscape Biodiversity)
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Member Of The Advisory Board And Trust Public Fund
Advisory Board, Conservation Ecology Centre
Association for Fire Ecology
Royal Zoological Society of NSW
Ecological Society of Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (Zoology)
University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology
University of New South Wales