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Peter Harrison

Postdoctoral Fellow

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P.A.Harrison@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)
  • Genetics (310599)
  • Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300709)
  • Biological adaptation (310403)
  • Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Forestry product quality assessment (300708)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Evolutionary impacts of climate change (310406)
  • Evolutionary ecology (310405)
  • Agroforestry (300701)
  • Gene mapping (310506)
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing (401304)
  • Other biological sciences (319999)
  • Genomics and transcriptomics (310204)
  • Speciation and extinction (310412)
  • Palaeoecology (310306)
  • Information systems development methodologies and practice (460905)
  • Forest ecosystems (300703)
  • Plant physiology (310806)
  • Environmental rehabilitation and restoration (410405)
  • Timber, pulp and paper (401610)
  • Ecological physiology (310303)

Research Objectives

  • Hardwood plantations (260201)
  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Integration of farm and forestry (260203)
  • Environmentally sustainable information and communication services (220299)
  • Climate change mitigation strategies (190301)
  • Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences (280101)

Publications

Total publications

40

Journal Article

(40 outputs)
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2022Butler JB, Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, Steane DA, Tibbits JFG, et al., 'Climate adaptation, drought susceptibility, and genomic-informed predictions of future climate refugia for the Australian forest tree Eucalyptus globulus', Forests, 13, (4) Article 575. ISSN 1999-4907 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f13040575 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Butler JB; Vaillancourt RE; Steane DA; Potts BM

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2022Prober SA, Potts BM, Harrison P, Wiehl G, Bailey TG, et al., 'Leaf economic and hydraulic traits signal disparate climate adaptation patterns in two co-occurring woodland eucalypts', Plants, 11, (4) Article 1846. ISSN 2223-7747 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/plants11141846 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Potts BM; Bailey TG; Price MR; Steane DA; Potts BM

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2022Rocha Sepulveda MF, Vega Rivero MH, Harrison PA, Joyce K, Vaillancourt RE, et al., 'Using ensemble learning to model climate associated variation in wood properties of planted Eucalyptus nitens in north‑western Tasmania', New Forests pp. 1-29. ISSN 1573-5095 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-022-09948-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Vega Rivero MH; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2021Ahrens CW, Jordan R, Bragg J, Harrison PA, Hopley T, et al., 'Regarding the F-word: The effects of data filtering on inferred genotype-environment associations', Molecular Ecology Resources pp. 1-15. ISSN 1755-098X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13351 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Steane DA

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2021Bailey TG, Harrison PA, Davidson NJ, Weller-Wong A, Tilyard P, et al., 'Embedding genetics experiments in restoration to guide plant choice for a degraded landscape with a changing climate', Ecological Management & Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 92-105. ISSN 1839-3330 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12474 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Bailey TG; Davidson NJ; Weller-Wong A; Tilyard P; Steane DA; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2021Bailey TG, Harrison PA, Hanusch Y, Ranyard C, Hooghkirk C, et al., 'Investigating constraints on direct seeding for native revegetation in the Tasmanian Midlands', Ecological Management & Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 106-117. ISSN 1839-3330 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12498 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Bailey TG; Hanusch Y; Ranyard C; Davidson NJ; Potts BM

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2021Camarretta N, Harrison PA, Lucieer A, Potts BM, Davidson N, et al., 'Handheld laser scanning detects spatiotemporal differences in the development of structural traits among species in restoration plantings', Remote Sensing, 13, (9) Article 1706. ISSN 2072-4292 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs13091706 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Camarretta N; Lucieer A; Potts BM; Hunt M

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2021Gendvilas V, Downes GM, Neyland M, Hunt M, Harrison PA, et al., 'Thinning influences wood properties of plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens at three sites in Tasmania', Forests, 12, (10) Article 1304. ISSN 1999-4907 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f12101304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Gendvilas V; Neyland M; Hunt M; O-Reilly-Wapstra J

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2021Harrison PA, 'Climate change and the suitability of local and non-local species for ecosystem restoration', Ecological Management and Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 75-91. ISSN 1442-7001 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12520 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 9

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2021Harrison PA, Camarretta N, Krisanski S, Bailey TG, Davidson NJ, et al., 'From communities to individuals: using remote sensing to inform and monitor woodland restoration', Ecological Management and Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 127-139. ISSN 1442-8903 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12505 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Camarretta N; Krisanski S; Bailey TG; Davidson NJ; Bain G; Hamer R; Gardiner R; Proft K; Taskhiri MS; Turner P; Turner D; Lucieer A

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2021Harrison PA, Davidson NJ, Bailey TG, Jones Menna, Gilfedder L, et al., 'A decade of restoring a temperate woodland: Lessons learned and future directions', Ecological Management & Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 164-174. ISSN 1839-3330 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12537 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Davidson NJ; Bailey TG; Jones Menna; Gilfedder L; Bridle K; Bowman DMJS; Baker TP; Richardson BJ; Wallis L; Potts BM

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2021Pfeilsticker TR, Jones RC, Steane DA, Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, et al., 'Expansion of the rare Eucalyptus risdonii under climate change through hybridization with a closely related species despite hybrid inferiority', Annals of Botany, 129, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 0305-7364 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcab103 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Pfeilsticker TR; Jones RC; Steane DA; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2021Rocha-Sepulveda MF, Vega M, Gendvilas V, Williams D, Harrison PA, et al., 'R-based image analysis to quantify checking and shrinkage from wood wedges', European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 79 pp. 1269-1281. ISSN 0018-3768 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00107-021-01715-0 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Vega M; Gendvilas V; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2021Rocha-Sepulveda MF, Williams D, Vega M, Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, et al., 'Genetic variation of microfibril angle and its relationship with solid wood and pulpwood traits in two progeny trials of Eucalyptus nitens in Tasmania', Holzforschung, 75, (8) pp. 689-701. ISSN 0018-3830 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1515/hf-2020-0196 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Vega M; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2021Shackelford N, Paterno GB, Winkler DE, Erickson TE, Leger EA, et al., 'Drivers of seedling establishment success in dryland restoration efforts', Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5, (9) pp. 1283-1290. ISSN 2397-334X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01510-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

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2021Vega M, Harrison P, Hamilton M, Musk R, Adams P, et al., 'Modelling wood property variation among Tasmanian Eucalyptus nitens plantations', Forest Ecology and Management, 491 Article 119203. ISSN 0378-1127 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119203 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Vega M; Potts B

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2021Worth JRP, Marthick JR, Harrison P, Sakaguchi S, Jordan GJ, 'The palaeoendemic conifer Pherosphaera hookeriana (Podocarpaceae) exhibits high genetic diversity despite Quaternary range contraction and post glacial bottlenecking', Conservation Genetics, 22 pp. 307-321. ISSN 1566-0621 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10592-021-01338-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Marthick JR; Jordan GJ

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2021Worth JRP, Tamaki I, Tsuyama I, Harrison PA, Sugai K, et al., 'Genetic distinctiveness but low diversity characterizes rear-edge Thuja standishii (Gordon) Carr. (Cupressaceae) populations in southwest Japan', Diversity, 13, (5) Article 185. ISSN 1424-2818 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/d13050185 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2020Camarretta N, Harrison PA, Bailey T, Davidson N, Lucieer A, et al., 'Stability of species and provenance performance when translocated into different community assemblages', Restoration Ecology, 28, (2) pp. 447-458. ISSN 1061-2971 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.13098 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Camarretta N; Bailey T; Lucieer A; Hunt MA; Potts BM

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2020Camarretta N, Harrison PA, Bailey T, Potts B, Lucieer A, et al., 'Monitoring forest structure to guide adaptive management of forest restoration: a review of remote sensing approaches', New Forests, 51 pp. 573-596. ISSN 0169-4286 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-019-09754-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 50

Co-authors: Camarretta N; Bailey T; Potts B; Lucieer A; Hunt M

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2020Camarretta N, Harrison PA, Lucieer A, Potts BM, Davidson N, et al., 'From drones to phenotype: Using UAV-LiDAR to detect species and provenance variation in tree productivity and structure', Remote Sensing, 12, (19) Article 3184. ISSN 2072-4292 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs12193184 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Camarretta N; Lucieer A; Potts BM; Hunt M

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2020Costa e Silva J, Potts BM, Harrison PA, 'Population divergence along a genetic line of least resistance in the tree species Eucalyptus globulus', Genes, 11, (9) Article 1095. ISSN 2073-4425 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/genes11091095 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Potts BM

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2020Jellinek S, Harrison P, Tuck J, Te T, 'Replanting agricultural landscapes: how well do plants survive after habitat restoration?', Restoration Ecology, 28, (6) pp. 1454-1463. ISSN 1061-2971 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.13242 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2020Nickolas H, Williams D, Downes G, Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, et al., 'Application of resistance drilling to genetic studies of growth, wood basic density and bark thickness in Eucalyptus globulus', Australian Forestry, 83, (3) pp. 172-179. ISSN 0004-9158 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2020.1808276 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2020Nickolas H, Williams D, Downes G, Tilyard P, Harrison PA, et al., 'Genetic correlations among pulpwood and solid-wood selection traits in Eucalyptus globulus', New Forests, 5 pp. 137-158. ISSN 0169-4286 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-019-09721-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Nickolas H; Tilyard P; Vaillancourt RE; Potts B

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2020Vega M, Hamilton M, Downes G, Harrison PA, Potts B, 'Radial variation in modulus of elasticity, microfibril angle and wood density of veneer logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens', Annals of Forest Science, 77 Article 65. ISSN 1286-4560 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13595-020-00961-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Vega M; Hamilton M; Potts B

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2019Ammitzboll H, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, Harrison PA, Brodribb T, et al., 'Independent genetic control of drought resistance, recovery, and growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings', Plant, Cell and Environment, 43, (1) pp. 103-115. ISSN 0140-7791 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/pce.13649 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Ammitzboll H; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM; Brodribb T; Sussmilch FC; Freeman JS

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2019Breed MF, Harrison PA, Blyth C, Byrne M, Gaget V, et al., 'The potential of genomics for restoring ecosystems and biodiversity', Nature Reviews Genetics, 20, (10) pp. 615-628. ISSN 1471-0056 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41576-019-0152-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 101Web of Science - 98

Co-authors: Steane DA

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2019Costa e Silva J, Potts B, Harrison PA, Bailey T, 'Temperature and rainfall are separate agents of selection shaping population differentiation in a forest tree', Forests, 10, (12) Article 1145. ISSN 1999-4907 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f10121145 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Potts B; Bailey T

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2019Nickolas H, Harrison PA, Tilyard P, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, 'Inbreeding depression and differential maladaptation shape the fitness trajectory of two co-occurring Eucalyptus species', Annals of Forest Science, 76, (1) Article 10. ISSN 1286-4560 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13595-018-0796-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Nickolas H; Tilyard P; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2018Breed MF, Harrison PA, Bischoff A, Durruty P, Gellie NJC, et al., 'Priority actions to improve provenance decision-making', BioScience, 68, (7) pp. 510-516. ISSN 0006-3568 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy050 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 63

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2018Costa e Silva J, Harrison PA, Wiltshire R, Potts BM, 'Evidence that divergent selection shapes a developmental cline in a forest tree species complex', Annals of Botany, 122, (1) pp. 181-194. ISSN 0305-7364 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcy064 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Wiltshire R; Potts BM

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2018Worth JRP, Sakaguchi S, Harrison PA, Bruniche-Olsen A, Janes JK, et al., 'Pleistocene divergence of two disjunct conifers in the eastern Australian temperate zone', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125, (3) pp. 459-474. ISSN 0024-4066 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly127 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2017Harrison PA, Vaillancourt RE, Harris RMB, Potts BM, 'Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration', Restoration Ecology, 25, (4) pp. 524-531. ISSN 1061-2971 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12488 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Vaillancourt RE; Harris RMB; Potts BM

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2017Mokany K, Jordan GJ, Harwood TD, Harrison PA, Keppel G, et al., 'Past, present and future refugia for Tasmania's palaeoendemic flora', Journal of Biogeography, 44, (7) pp. 1537-1546. ISSN 0305-0270 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12927 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Gilfedder L

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2016Jordan GJ, Harrison PA, Worth JRP, Wiliamson GJ, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Palaeoendemic plants provide evidence for persistence of open, well-watered vegetation since the Cretaceous', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25, (2) pp. 127-140. ISSN 1466-822X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/geb.12389 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Worth JRP; Wiliamson GJ; Kirkpatrick JB

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2016Prober SM, Potts BM, Bailey G, Byrne M, Dillon S, et al., 'Climate adaptation and ecological restoration in eucalypts', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 128, (1) pp. 40-53. ISSN 0035-9211 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/RS16004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30

Co-authors: Potts BM; Bailey G; Steane DA; Vaillancourt RE

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2015Worth JRP, Harrison PA, Williamson GJ, Jordan GJ, 'Whole range and regional-based ecological niche models predict differing exposure to 21st century climate change in the key cool temperate rainforest tree southern beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii)', Austral Ecology, 40, (2) pp. 126-138. ISSN 1442-9985 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aec.12184 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Worth JRP; Williamson GJ; Jordan GJ

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2014Harrison PA, Bailey TG, Vaillancourt RE, Potts BM, 'Provenance and seed mass determines the seed germination success of Eucalyptus ovata (Myrtaceae)', Seed Science and Technology, 42, (3) pp. 466-472. ISSN 0251-0952 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15258/sst.2014.42.3.14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Bailey TG; Vaillancourt RE; Potts BM

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2014Harrison PA, Jones RC, Vaillancourt RE, Wiltshire RJE, Potts BM, 'Unravelling the evolutionary history of Eucalyptus cordata (Myrtaceae) using molecular markers', Australian Journal of Botany, 62, (2) pp. 114-131. ISSN 0067-1924 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT14019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Jones RC; Vaillancourt RE; Wiltshire RJE; Potts BM

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$1,245,180

Projects

To move or not to move, that is the climate change question: understanding climate adaptation to inform management options (2022 - 2026)$54,405
Description
Climate is a major agent of selection which defines and limits the distribution of species and shapes morphological variation amongst populations. However, climate change is causing unprecedented selective pressure, resulting in maladaptation and a reduction in populationfitness. Already, range‐wide dieback has been reported in many of Australia's unique flora species, including the iconic eucalypts. Eucalypts are a foundation species in Australian woodland and forest ecosystems, providing essential habitat and food resources for dependant plants and animals. Using the ash eucalypts (Eucalyptus regnans [mountain ash], E. delegatensis [alpine ash], E. obliqua [messymate stringybark]) as a model, this project will: identify the major historical climatic drives of adaptation to evaluate the capacity of eucalypts to tolerate future climates (Aim 1), and determine the extent of population susceptibility to water limitations to elucidate the limits of plasticity to future climate stress (Aim 2). Results will benefit the conservation of eucalypt gene pools, assess the need for assisted migration of vulnerable populations to favourable climate habitats, and informstrategies to build resilience in restored populations to maintain biodiverse ecosystems.
Funding
Australian Flora Foundation ($54,405)
Scheme
Malcolm Reed (Large) Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison P; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Gunn E
Period
2022 - 2026
Forty-spotted Pardalote and manna gum: joining the spots to save an Australian endangered bird species. (2022)$5,000
Description
Student: Erin BokMy PhD project will investigate what drives variation in food availability and quality for one of Australia's most endangered birds, the forty-spotted pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus). The Forty-spotted Pardalote is dependent on Eucalyptus viminalis (manna gum), for habitat and as critical food source. E. viminalis produces manna, a sugary exudate, that is fed on by adult pardalotes and contributes ~80% of nestling pardalote diet. The pardalote is the only bird species known to farm manna and shows preferences for specific stands and individual E. viminalis trees that relate directly to manna quality (sucrose:raffinose ratio). Specifically, pardalotes prefer E. viminalis with a higher sucrose to raffinose ratio. This suggests that variation in manna quality may be a crucial factor that mediates pardalote success and ultimately their distribution. Results from this study will inform pardalote breeding programs and ongoing conservations efforts and provide information to benefit the conservation of Australia's iconic birdlife. All animal ethical requirements will be met.
Funding
Tasmanian Land Conservancy ($5,000)
Scheme
Bird Conservation Fund Scholarship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; While GM; Harrison P
Year
2022
Disentangling the genetic drivers of manna quality in E. viminalis and its consequences for native ecosystem function (2021 - 2023)$17,520
Description
This project will investigate the factors that mediate variation in manna quality and quantity, specifically focussing on the extent to which variation in manna is underpinned by genetic or climatic factors.
Funding
Australian Flora Foundation ($17,520)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; While GM; Harrison P; Bok EC
Period
2021 - 2023
Developing climate adaptation models to guide climate-resilient forest revegetation (2020)$48,305
Description
This project aims to develop a tool to generate guidelines for the site-specific translocation of seed used for forest regeneration. Seed translocation is an increasingly important topic as seed from local areas may not be adapted to future climates and therefore may suffer from reduced productivity and health in the future. The use of seed from non-local areas may mitigate some of these negative factors. However, to identify where to source seed is a complex task This study will use genetic sequencing and climate modelling to predict seed source locations which will be adapted to future climates for a given revegetation site. We will focus on Eucalyptus obliqua, a key species in the Tasmanian native timber industry for which ensuring future productivity and health is a key concern.
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($48,305)
Scheme
Climate Research Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Harrison P; Steane DA; Baker T; Neyland M; Williams D
Year
2020
Saving Morrisbyi's gum - one of Australia's most threatened Eucalypts (2019 - 2023)$1,111,300
Description
Eucalyptus morrisbyi (Morrisby's gum) is a small tree endemic to Tasmania's southeast. It is one of Australia's most endangered eucalypts and one of the Australian Government's 30 priority threatened plant species under the Australian Threatened Species Recovery Strategy. It is one of only two eucalypts on this priority list. This species is facing extreme risk of extinction in the short-term without further emergency interventions. Key activities proposed for this project are:(UTAS involvement marked with an asterisk) 1.Monitoring of existing fenced areas for browser incursion (and relocation of possums) at the Calverts Hill stand will address the threat of vertebrate browsing 2.Establishment of a new fire break, a firefighting access track, management of existing fire breaks and fuel loads will address the threat of wild fire at Calverts Hill Nature Reserve 3.*Assisted migration (and seed collection to enable this migration) will address the threats that climate change poses by establishing four new populations in the species future climate range4.*Conservation plantings within the current climate range of the species will increase gene flow between remnants in Cremorne area and Calverts Hill to address the impact of fragmentation on this subpopulation.5.Monitoring of insect attack thresholds and associated insect control measures will address the threat of insect attack 6.Development of a weed management plan and associated control of serrated tussock will address the weed threat at Calverts Hill Nature Reserve 7.*To ensure coordinated recovery action across partners a recovery team will be established and will present the Conservation Action Plan for endorsement as the new Recovery Plan for the species.The UTAS component addresses points 3 and 4 above. We will determine the genetic diversity of the natural recruits at Calverts and generate spatial information on hotspots of diversity within the reserve. Additionally we will help Greening Australia establish experimental ex situ plantings of E. morrisbyi at four sites modelled by UTAS to be climatically suitable into the future. We will monitor the relative success of provenances of the species, as well as the overall success of the species in these new landscapes.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($1,111,300)
Scheme
Grant-NLP2 Regional Land Partnerships
Administered By
Enviro-Dynamics Pty Ltd
Research Team
Wright M; Jones RC; Harrison P; Wiltshire RJE
Period
2019 - 2023
Using semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assess below-canopy breeding traits within eucalypt production forests (2018)$8,650
Description
The proposed project will use an innovative semi-autonomous UAV flown below the canopy of a plantation forest, photogrammetry and LiDAR point-clouds will be captured to accurately assess key tree form traits. The field-site will be a long-term E. nitens breeding trial established by STT. The aim is to (i) compare the measurements of key tree form traits derived by the UAV through optical (sparse point clouds) and laser (dense point clouds) sensors, (ii) optimise the flight plan at the individual tree-level and plot-level by comparing vertical flights as opposed to spiralling flights whilst testing obstacle avoidance algorithms, and (iii) validate the speed and accuracy of measurements and data processing of key tree form traits derived by the UAV against on-ground measurements of the same traits.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,650)
Scheme
Grant-ERS Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Harrison P; Potts BM; Turner P
Year
2018

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDVariation in Manna Characteristics of a Foundation Eucalypt Species and Impacts on a Dependant, Endangered Bird Species2020
PhDProvenance choice in native forest management2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDBridging the Divide between Remote Sensing and Forest Ecological Restoration: Applications for effectiveness monitoring
Candidate: Nicolo Camarretta
2021
PhDGenetic Architecture of Economic Traits in Eucalyptus Globulus
Candidate: Henry Nickolas
2020