Stephen investigates soil-plant-atmosphere interactions in natural and managed ecosystems. Stephen studied in the UK gaining a PhD in Tropical Soil Science from The University of Reading.
He has held research positions in the University of Western Australia, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Monash University.
At the University of Melbourne, Stephen has led research to quantify the carbon and greenhouse gas implications of landscape management and land-use change events in tropical savannas, forest systems and now the urban landscape. Stephen's urban ecosystem research and teaching interests relate to the role of trees, soil and other vegetation systems in providing environmental and social benefits, such as microclimate cooling, energy saving, carbon sequestration, biodiversity habitat and improved nutrient / water cycling.
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Standing volume yield, canopy structure and allometric relationships of dominant urban tre..
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Impacts Of Deforestation And Afforestation On Greenhouse Gas Emissions, And Carbon And Water Resources In The Daly River Catchment, North Australia
Over the last decade, north Australia have been viewed as a potentially exploitable resource, given issues of salinisation, soil acidificati..
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An Urban Forest Horizon Scan in Melbourne, Australia. Report for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Catherine Elliott, Dave Kendal, Judith Bush, Giuliana Leslie, Cathy Oke, Cristina Ramalho, Meg CAFFIN, Thami Croeser, Tim Entwistle, Sebastian Fastenrath, Anna Foley, Roger Jones, Virginia Lee, Stephen Livesley, Camilo Ordonez, Catherine Phillips, David Reid, Helen Rowe, Ian Shears, Jasmine Thom, et al.
Report | 2019
A horizon scanning workshop was held in Melbourne in June 2018, with participants from academia and institutions such as City of M..
The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city
Kirsten M Parris, Marco Amati, Sarah A Bekessy, Danielle Dagenais, Ole Fryd, Amy K Hahs, Dominique Hes, Samantha J Imberger, Stephen J Livesley, Adrian J Marshall, Jonathan R Rhodes, Caragh G Threlfall, Reid Tingley, Rodney van der Ree, Christopher J Walsh, Marit L Wilkerson, Nicholas SG Williams
Journal article | 2018 | Cities
The influence of climate and drought on urban tree growth in southeast Australia and the implications for future growth under climate change
Craig R Nitschke, Scott Nichols, Kathy Allen, Cynnamon Dobbs, Stephen J Livesley, Patrick J Baker, Yvonne Lynch
Journal article | 2017 | Landscape and Urban Planning
Fire in Australian savannas: from leaf to landscape
Jason Beringer, Lindsay B Hutley, David Abramson, Stefan K Arndt, Peter Briggs, Mila Bristow, Josep G Canadell, Lucas A Cernusak, Derek Eamus, Andrew C Edwards, Bradley J Evans, Benedikt Fest, Klaus Goergen, Samantha P Grover, Jorg Hacker, Vanessa Haverd, Kasturi Kanniah, Stephen J Livesley, Amanda Lynch, Stefan Maier, et al.
Journal article | 2015 | Global Change Biology
Seasonal variation and fire effects on CH4, N2O and CO2 exchange in savanna soils of northern Australia
Stephen J Livesley, Samantha Grover, Lindsay B Hutley, Hizbullah Jamali, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Benedikt Fest, Jason Beringer, Stefan K Arndt
Journal article | 2011 | Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
SPECIAL-SAVANNA PATTERNS OF ENERGY AND CARBON INTEGRATED ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE
Jason Beringer, Jorg Hacker, Lindsay B Hutley, Ray Leuning, Stefan K Arndt, Reza Amiri, Lutz Bannehr, Lucas A Cernusak, Samantha Grover, Carol Hensley, Darren Hocking, Peter Isaac, Hizbullah Jamali, Kasturi Kanniah, Stephen Livesley, Bruno Neininger, Kyaw Tha Paw U, William Sea, Dennis Straten, Nigel Tapper, et al.
Journal article | 2011 | Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
A comparison of four process-based models and a statistical regression model to predict growth of Eucalyptus globulus plantations
Peter Miehle, Michael Battaglia, Peter J Sands, David I Forrester, Paul M Feikema, Stephen J Livesley, Jim D Morris, Stefan K Arndt
Journal article | 2009 | Ecological Modelling
Net ecosystem carbon exchange of a dry temperate eucalypt forest
Nina Hinko-Najera, Stephen J Livesley, Jason Beringer, Peter Isaac, Eva van Gorsel, Jean-François Exbrayat, Ian McHugh, Stefan K Arndt
<p><strong>Abstract.</strong> Forest ecosystems play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle by sequestering a..
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