BSc (Hons), PhD
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Lynda spent 13 years in Mildura, researching irrigation requirements of and effects of salinity on citrus and grapevines, before moving to Darwin to do a PhD. There she investigated the seasonal changes in photosynthesis and water relations of savanna trees. She became intrigued by the co-existence of evergreen and dry-season deciduous trees in northern Australia, which led to a study of leaf attributes in a wide range of tree species in contrasting habitats in the seasonal tropics. Then followed investigations of tree growth, recruitment and mortality in relation to fire and inter-tree competition, making use of several long term datasets. She is currently responsible for the field program for the Callitris project, visiting sites throughout the Australian mainland. Lynda escaped the tropical heat by moving to Hobart in September 2009.
Lynda's major research interests are in plant ecophysiology and tree growth and demography. Lynda worked in horticulture, before moving into ecological research. Specific interests include responses of trees to fire; relationships between leaf characteristics and environment; and vegetation dynamics.
Lynda also has a high degree of involvement with the Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. Visit Lynda's profile on CDU to see other research Lynda is undertaking.
Authorised by the Head of School, Plant Science
15 October, 2012