Rod has a B. Sc. (Forestry) from the ANU and a PhD in forest ecology from University of British Columbia, with research interests in forests and climate change, forest ecosystem services and forest and environmental policy.
He has undertaken research across Australia, in Canada, Papua New Guinea and in South East Asia. Rod has worked as a research scientist and science advisor in a number of Australian states and with the Australian Government as an advisor on forests and climate change. From 2009-14 he was Director of the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, a research partnership between Victorian universities and is was a member and Chair of the UN-FAO Advisory Group for the Global Forest Resource Assessment from 2003 to 2015.
Rod is a senior member of the Environmental Social Sciences Group in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. This Group focuses on the interaction between human and biophysical elements of urban, rural and wildland ecosystems and landscapes. We use a systems perspective to focus on major environmental issues and challenges, based on our comprehensive expertise in environmental psychology, landscape sociology, environmental economics, forest management, policy analysis and sustainability science.
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Learning through practice? Learning from the REDD plus demonstration project, Kalimantan F..
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The impact of swidden decline on livelihoods and ecosystem services in Southeast Asia: A review of the evidence from 1990 to 2015
Wolfram H Dressler, David Wilson, Jessica Clendenning, Rob Cramb, Rodney Keenan, Sango Mahanty, Thilde Bech Bruun, Ole Mertz, Rodel D Lasco
Journal article | 2017 | Ambio
Guinea pig or pioneer: Translating global environmental objectives through to local actions in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia's REDD plus pilot province
Anna JP Sanders, Hakon da Silva Hyldmo, Rut Dini H Prasti, Rebecca M Ford, Anne M Larson, Rodney J Keenan
Journal article | 2017 | Global Environmental Change
Examining how long fallow swidden systems impact upon livelihood and ecosystem services outcomes compared with alternative land-uses in the uplands of Southeast Asia
Wolfram Dressler, David Wilson, Jessica Clendenning, Rob Cramb, Sango Mahanty, Rodel Lasco, Rodney Keenan, To Phuc, Dixon Gevana
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Development Effectiveness
GIS-based classification, mapping and valuation of ecosystem services in production landscapes: A case study of the Green Triangle region of south-eastern Australia.
H BARAL, S KASEL, R KEENAN, J FOX, N STORK
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia
Effects of harvest management practices on forest biomass and soil carbon in eucalypt forests in New South Wales, Australia: Simulations with the forest succession model LINKAGES
Kemachandra Ranatunga, Rodney J Keenan, Stan D Wullschleger, Wilfred A Post, M Lynn Tharp
Journal article | 2008 | Forest Ecology and Management
The effects of soil mixing on soil nutrient status, recovery of competing vegetation and conifer growth on cedar-hemlock cutovers in coastal British Columbia.
C Messier, R Keenan, JP Kimmins
Journal article | 1995 | New Forests
In 1988 an experiment was established to stimulate the effect of windthrow on low- and high-productivity forest types in coastal B..
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Chair Of Forest And Ecosystem Science
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Association of Tropical Biologists
Ecological Society of Australia
Institute of Foresters of Australia
Doctor of Philosophy
University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Science (Forestry)
The Australian National University