Stefania Ondei

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Stefania Ondei


Room 103, Life Science Building, Sandy Bay Campus

03 6226 1822 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)

Research Objectives

  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)


Total publications


Journal Article

(3 outputs)
2017Ondei S, Prior LD, Vigilante T, Bowman DMJS, 'Fire and cattle disturbance affects vegetation structure and rain forest expansion into savanna in the Australian monsoon tropics', Journal of Biogeography, 44, (10) pp. 2331-2342. ISSN 0305-0270 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Prior LD; Bowman DMJS


2017Ondei S, Prior LD, Williamson GJ, Vigilante T, Bowman DMJS, 'Water, land, fire, and forest: Multi-scale determinants of rainforests in the Australian monsoon tropics', Ecology and Evolution, 7, (5) pp. 1592-1604. ISSN 2045-7758 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2734 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Prior LD; Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS


2016Ondei S, Prior LD, Vigilante T, Bowman DMJS, 'Post-fire resprouting strategies of rainforest and savanna saplings along the rainforest-savanna boundary in the Australian monsoon tropics', Plant Ecology, 217, (6) pp. 711-724. ISSN 1385-0237 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11258-015-0531-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Prior LD; Bowman DMJS


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Distribution and Health of Wulo (Monsoon Vine Thicket or Rainforest) (2016)$85,000
The Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan identifies Wulo (Monsoon Vine Thicket or Rainforest) as a major target for management. They were recently included in the West Kimberley National Heritage listing as important refugia for biodiversity. This project aims to answer key questions around the factors affecting the distribution and health of these ecological communities in the Project Area including:-Mapping the distribution of rainforest patches;-Examining changes in the boundaries of rainforest patches through comparison of historic and contemporary air photos;-Exploring factors that affect the health, distribution and boundary changes of rainforest patches;-Vertebrate fauna in monsoon forests and surrounding areas-Review ethnoecological components of rainforests and their importance to indigenous Traditional Owners; and-Outline management and monitoring solutions in a plain English report including an illustrated version suitable community distribution.
Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation ($85,000)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Ondei S

Research Supervision




PhDLandscape and Global-Scale Impacts of Agricultural Systems on Biological Diversity2017