Climate-proofing southeastern Australia's native forests: Where, when, and how?
Grant number: FT120100715 | Funding period: 2012 - 2017
Changing environmental conditions and forest fragmentation threaten the ability of native forest species to regenerate or migrate. Using unique long–term datasets and novel statistical analyses, this project will assess future risks to forest regeneration after logging, bushfires, and land abandonment.
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Differing regeneration patterns after catastrophic fire and clearfelling: Implications for future stand dynamics and forest management
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Compound climate extremes driving recent sub-continental tree mortality in northern Australia have no precedent in recent centuries
Kathryn J Allen, Danielle C Verdon-Kidd, James Z Sippo, Patrick J Baker
Compound climate extremes (CCEs) can have significant and persistent environmental impacts on ecosystems. However, knowledge of th..
Climate change drives habitat contraction of a nocturnal arboreal marsupial at its physiological limits
Benjamin Wagner, Patrick J Baker, Stephen B Stewart, Linda F Lumsden, Jenny L Nelson, Jemma K Cripps, Louise K Durkin, Michael P Scroggie, Craig R Nitschke
Increasing impacts of climatic change and anthropogenic disturbances on natural ecosystems are leading to population declines or e..
Disentangling fire intensity and species' susceptibility to fire in a species-rich seasonal tropical forest
Raphael Trouve, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Patrick J Baker
Increasing temperatures and human activity are likely to reduce fire return intervals in the seasonal tropics. Anticipating how mo..
Lack of cool, not warm, extremes distinguishes late 20th Century climate in 979-year Tasmanian summer temperature reconstruction
KJ Allen, ER Cook, R Evans, R Francey, BM Buckley, JG Palmer, MJ Peterson, PJ Baker
Very few annually resolved millennial-length temperature reconstructions exist for the Southern Hemisphere. Here we present four 9..
Reply to Comment on 'Drought variability in the eastern Australia and New Zealand summer drought atlas (ANZDA, CE 1500-2012) modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation'
Jonathan G Palmer, Edward R Cook, Chris SM Turney, Kathy Allen, Pavla Fenwick, Benjamin I Cook, Alison O'Donnell, Janice Lough, Pauline Grierson, Patrick J Baker
The paleoclimate context and future trajectory of extreme summer hydroclimate in eastern Australia
Benjamin I Cook, Jonathan G Palmer, Edward R Cook, Chris SM Turney, Kathryn Allen, Pavla Fenwick, Alison O'Donnell, Janice M Lough, Pauline F Grierson, Michelle Ho, Patrick J Baker
Eastern Australia recently experienced an intense drought (Millennium Drought, 2003-2009) and record-breaking rainfall and floodin..
Effects of wetting frequency and afforestation on carbon, nitrogen and the microbial community in soil
M Hoogmoed, SC Cunningham, PJ Baker, J Beringer, TR Cavagnaro
Afforestation of agricultural land is increasing, partly because it is an important biological method for reducing the concentrati..
Establishing a Wild, Ex Situ Population of a Critically Endangered Shade-Tolerant Rainforest Conifer: A Translocation Experiment
Heidi C Zimmer, Catherine A Offord, Tony D Auld, Patrick J Baker
Translocation can reduce extinction risk by increasing population size and geographic range, and is increasingly being used in the..
Structure and composition of deciduous dipterocarp forest in Central Vietnam: patterns of species dominance and regeneration failure
Thuy T Nguyen, Patrick J Baker
Background: Deciduous dipterocarp forest (DDF) is the most widespread forest type of continental Southeast Asia. Four dominant can..
Drought variability in the eastern Australia and New Zealand summer drought atlas (ANZDA, CE 1500-2012) modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation
Jonathan G Palmer, Edward R Cook, Chris SM Turney, Kathy Allen, Pavla Fenwick, Benjamin I Cook, Alison O'Donnell, Janice Lough, Pauline Grierson, Patrick Baker
Agricultural production across eastern Australia and New Zealand is highly vulnerable to drought, but there is a dearth of observa..
Annual rings in a native Hawaiian tree, Sophora chrysophylla, on Maunakea, Hawai'i
Kainana S Francisco, Patrick J Hart, Jinbao Li, Edward R Cook, Patrick J Baker
Annual rings are not commonly produced in tropical trees because they grow in a relatively aseasonal environment. However, in the ..
Reforestation with native mixed-species plantings in a temperate continental climate effectively sequesters and stabilizes carbon within decades
Shaun C Cunningham, Timothy R Cavagnaro, Ralph Mac Nally, Keryn I Paul, Patrick J Baker, Jason Beringer, James R Thomson, Ross M Thompson
Reforestation has large potential for mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Native mixed-species plantings have ..
Balancing the environmental benefits of reforestation in agricultural regions
SC Cunningham, R Mac Nally, PJ Baker, TR Cavagnaro, J Beringer, JR Thomson, RM Thompson
Reforestation is an important tool for reducing or reversing biodiversity loss and mitigating climate change. However, there are m..
Fuel flammability and fire responses of juvenile canopy species in a temperate rainforest ecosystem
Heidi C Zimmer, Tony D Auld, Lesley Hughes, Catherine A Offord, Patrick J Baker
Historically, rainforests have been considered vulnerable to fire. Recent research, however, has shown that many rainforest specie..
Continuing upward trend in Mt Read Huon pine ring widths - Temperature or divergence?
KJ Allen, ER Cook, BM Buckley, SH Larsen, DM Drew, GM Downes, RJ Francey, MJ Peterson, PJ Baker
To date, no attempt has been made to assess the presence or otherwise of the "Divergence Problem" (DP) in existing multi-millennia..
N-fixing trees in restoration plantings: Effects on nitrogen supply and soil microbial communities
M Hoogmoed, SC Cunningham, P Baker, J Beringer, TR Cavagnaro
Mixed-species restoration tree plantings are being established increasingly, contributing to mitigate climate change and restore e..
Is there more soil carbon under nitrogen-fixing trees than under non-nitrogen-fixing trees in mixed-species restoration plantings?
M Hoogmoed, SC Cunningham, PJ Baker, J Beringer, TR Cavagnaro
Afforestation of agricultural land provides an important opportunity to mitigate climate change by storing carbon (C) in both plan..
Tropical forests and global change: filling knowledge gaps
Pieter A Zuidema, Patrick J Baker, Peter Groenendijk, Peter Schippers, Peter van der Sleen, Mart Vlam, Frank Sterck
Tropical forests will experience major changes in environmental conditions this century. Understanding their responses to such cha..