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Mark Hovenden

Associate Professor

Room 372g, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7874 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2698 (fax)

Mark.Hovenden@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Hovenden is a plant ecologist with a particular interest in linking plant function with the function of the ecosystem. Both his teaching and research activities are directed towards understanding the way that plants actually work and how they interact with each other and the environment to control ecosystem functioning. Unless we understand how ecosystems actually function, we cannot hope to manage them in a rapidly changing world, so a primary motivation for Mark's career has been to improve the way we manage the planet, starting locally and aiming globally. An extremely important component of his career is the use of manipulative field experiments and broad range of approaches, studying the responses of individual plants right up to studying how the whole ecosystem responds. Linking these measurements in the field, with a range of manipulations in relatively long-term experiments, provides a comprehensive and mechanistic assessment of ecosystem function.

Biography

Mark began his interest in botany as a child on caravanning holidays with his family in the bush across eastern Australia. He studied botany at the University of Sydney, studying fire ecology and later spending two years as a research assistant working on mangroves. He then moved to Tasmania in 1991 to work at the Australian Antarctic Division as a research scientist investigating terrestrial ecology of lichens of the Windmill Islands, near Casey Station, for which work he received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1996. Prof Hovenden then spent a year working on low temperature effects on eucalypts at the Terrestrial Hardwood Forestry CRC in Hobart before returning to the School of Plant Science as an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow working on the impacts of climate on leaf form and growth of the southern beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii. He commenced his work as a lecturer in the School of Plant Science in 1998, teaching Plant Structure and Function and Plant Ecology.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDEcophysiology of Antarctic LichensUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1997
BSc (Hons) University of SydneyAustralia1990

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • British Ecological Society

Administrative expertise

  • Unit coordination
  • Research project coordination

Teaching

Plant Ecology, Global Change Biology, Plant Ecophysiology, Elevated CO2, Field Botany, Plant Structure and Function, Plant Anatomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Population Ecology, Plant Community Ecology, Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Teaching expertise

Mark teaches about how plants actually work, how they interact with each other and with other organisms and how these interactions shape ecosystems and control how ecosystems work and change over time. In one of the second year units, the focus is on how plants work and how the external environment influences plant function. In third year, we concentrate on ways to study plants in the field, how they interact with the environment and how ecosystems function and respond to external influences.

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

  • Invited speaker, INTERFACE 2014, Beijing, China
  • Invited speaker, EcoTas Joint conference of New Zealand and Australian Ecological Societies 2013, Auckland, NZ
  • Invited speaker, Ecological Society of Australia National Conference 2012, Melbourne, Australia

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Expertise

A/Prof Hovenden leads the Plant Ecology research group at UTAS. His main interest is in improving understanding of ecological processes. In particular, he is interested in how an understanding of plants, their interactions and responses to the environment can be used to improve our ability to predict the way that ecosystems actually function. His major projects focus on the functional response of various species to global climate change and how physiological responses lead to population, community and ecosystem changes.

He is currently establishing a new Free Air CO2 Enrichment Facility at Cambridge, Tasmania, following the success of the decade-long TasFACE experiment. TasFACE was a state of the art facility for investigating the impact of global climate change on an intact native grassland at Pontville, just north of Hobart. The experiment investigated the way that increasing temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations affected the growth and nature of an ecosystem important from both an agricultural and conservation point of view.

Research Themes

Mark's research is directly aligned with the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Specifically, Mark's research concentrates on how plants function, the interactions among plants and between plants and the environment in order to determine how ecological processes give rise to the function of the ecosystem. Thus, Mark's research interests are directly aimed at question two of this research theme, 'How are local and global influences affecting biological diversity, ecosystem services and human society?' Mark's research is typically based in the field but he supports field research with both glasshouse and laboratory-based studies. Mark's main interest lies in understanding how environmental changes affect the way that plants function in the ecosystem and how things like the community composition influence the impacts of the changing climate on terrestrial ecosystems. To this end, Mark has established a diverse set of field experiments and collaborated with scientists from across the world. Mark's main research projects for the past 15 years have been directed at understanding how the rising temperature and concentration of carbon dioxide interact to influence how terrestrial ecosystems function.

Collaboration

For the past decade Mark has collaborated most closely with researchers from AgResearch, New Zealand. This collaboration concentrates on how plant communities and ecosystems respond to the rising concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This collaboration has led to several research grants and the publication of many papers in the leading journals in the area. Importantly, this research has also influenced government policy and land management.

Mark is currently also involved in three international networks that are examining how plants and ecosystems respond to the changing climate. These networks involve researchers from across the world including Europe, Asia and both South and North America. Importantly, the Warming-Species Removal experiments are part of a network of 10 identical experiments located across the world, providing a truly global assessment of how climate change is affecting ecosystem function.

Current projects

Watering-Ryegrass FACE – This is our brand new elevated CO2 experiment, at the University Farm at Cambridge in which we control the seasonal availability of water at the same time as elevating the CO2 concentration in a ryegrass pasture to determine the conditions that produce peak ecosystem response to high CO2 concentrations.

Warming-Species Removal experiments – In these two experiments we warm plots of native grassland in while also removing the dominant plant species so that we can investigate the how global warming will influence the effects on ecosystem function of extinction of the dominant plant species.

Forest density experiments –With colleagues from Forestry Tasmania we have a set of four experiments in which eucalypt trees were sown at a range of densities. This research aims to understand impacts of tree density on the growth, productivity, carbon sequestration and biodiversity of the forest.

The Australian Forest Evenness Experiment (AFEX) – In the Styx Valley we hand-sowed a mixture of four forest trees in different mixtures. This is a long-term experiment that we will follow for 20 years, recording plant density, biomass, nutrient cycling and biodiversity in order to determine how community evenness affects important ecosystem processes.

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Fields of Research

  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Carbon Sequestration Science (050301)
  • Tree Nutrition and Physiology (070508)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Ecological Physiology (060203)
  • Soil Biology (050303)
  • Plant Biology (060799)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Palaeoecology (060206)
  • Environmental Sciences (059999)
  • Plant Systematics and Taxonomy (060310)
  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Fish Pests and Diseases (070404)
  • Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses) (060701)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Crop and Pasture Nutrition (070306)
  • Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction (070301)
  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
  • Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) (050207)
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts (070304)
  • Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) (050304)
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105)
  • Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change (060306)
  • Surfacewater Hydrology (040608)
  • Palaeontology (incl. Palynology) (040308)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops (830499)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts) (960310)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils (961402)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Land and Water Management (960910)
  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Wheat (820507)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit (820210)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Manufacturing Activities (869802)
  • Integration of Farm and Forestry (820103)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments (961203)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (961202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments (960410)
  • Energy Services and Utilities (850601)
  • Forest and Woodlands Land Management (960906)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments (960510)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (961305)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments (961309)
  • Mountain and High Country Soils (961405)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Air Quality (960103)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production (829802)
  • Soils (961499)
  • Native and Residual Pastures (830403)
  • Forest and Woodlands Soils (961403)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments (961306)

Publications

A/Prof Hovenden's research publications mostly concern how global change, including warming and the rising carbon dioxide concentration, affect plant and ecosystem function. Publications include the results from field and glasshouse experiments as well as computer modelling of ecosystem responses. His papers are mostly published in journals of the highest quality in the field, including New Phytologist, Global Change Biology and Nature.

Total publications

82

Highlighted publications

(10 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2019Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Leuzinger S, Newton PCD, Fletcher A, Fatichi S, et al., 'Globally consistent influences of seasonal precipitation limit grassland biomass response to elevated CO2', Nature Plants, 5 pp. 167-173. ISSN 2055-026X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41477-018-0356-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Journal Articlevan Gestel N, Shi Z, van Groenigen KJ, Osenberg CW, Andresen LC, et al., 'Predicting soil carbon loss with warming', Nature, 554 pp. 104-108. ISSN 0028-0836 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature25745 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 21

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2017Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Osanai Y, 'Warming has a larger and more persistent effect than elevated CO2 on growing season soil nitrogen availability in a species-rich grassland', Plant and Soil, 421, (1-2) pp. 417-428. ISSN 0032-079X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3474-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Osanai Y

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2016Journal ArticleFatichi S, Leuzinger S, Paschalis A, Langley JA, Barraclough AD, et al., 'Partitioning direct and indirect effects reveals the response of water-limited ecosystems to elevated CO2', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, (45) pp. 12757-12762. ISSN 0027-8424 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1605036113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34

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2014Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, 'Seasonal not annual rainfall determines grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide', Nature, 511, (7511) pp. 583-586. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 73

Co-authors: Wills KE

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2014Journal ArticleNewton PCD, Lieffering M, Parsons AJ, Brock SC, Theobald PW, et al., 'Selective grazing modifies previously anticipated responses of plant community composition to elevated CO2 in a temperate grassland', Global Change Biology, 20, (1) pp. 158-169. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12301 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24

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2012Journal ArticleDieleman WIJ, Vicca S, Dijkstra FA, Hagedorn F, Hovenden MJ, et al., 'Simple additive effects are rare: a quantitative review of plant biomass and soil process responses to combined manipulations of CO2 and temperature', Global Change Biology, 18, (9) pp. 2681-2693. ISSN 1354-1013 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02745.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 198Web of Science - 189

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2010Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Williams AL, 'The impacts of rising CO2 concentrations on Australian terrestrial species and ecosystems', Austral Ecology, 35, (6) pp. 665-684. ISSN 1442-9985 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02074.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Williams AL

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2008Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Carran RA, Theobald P, Wills KE, et al., 'Warming prevents the elevated CO2-induced reduction in available soil nitrogen in a temperate, perennial grassland', Global Change Biology, 14, (5) pp. 1018-1024. ISSN 1354-1013 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01558.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 64

Co-authors: Wills KE; Vander Schoor JK; Williams AL; Osanai Y

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2007Journal ArticleWilliams AL, Wills KE, Janes JK, Vanderschoor JK, Newton PCD, et al., 'Warming and free-air CO2 enrichment alter demographics in four co-occurring grassland species', New Phytologist, 176, (2) pp. 365-374. ISSN 0028-646X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02170.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 77Web of Science - 77

Co-authors: Williams AL; Wills KE; Vanderschoor JK

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Brinkhoff R, Porter M, Hovenden MJ, 'Elevated CO2 causes large changes to morphology of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)', Crop and Pasture Science ISSN 1836-0947 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Brinkhoff R; Porter M

2019Buettel JC, Ringwaldt EM, Hovenden MJ, Brook BW, 'Importance of the local environment on nutrient cycling and litter decomposition in a tall eucalypt forest', Forests, 10, (4) Article 340. ISSN 1999-4907 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f10040340 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Buettel JC; Ringwaldt EM; Brook BW

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2019Komatsu KJ, Avolio ML, Lemoine NP, Isbell F, Grman E, et al., 'Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, (36) Article 201819027. ISSN 0027-8424 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1819027116 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Song J, Wan S, Piao S, Hui D, Hovenden MJ, et al., 'Elevated CO2 does not stimulate carbon sink in a semi-arid grassland', Ecology Letters, 22, (3) pp. 458-468. ISSN 1461-023X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ele.13202 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2019Song J, Wan S, Piao S, Knapp AK, Classen AT, et al., 'A meta-analysis of 1,119 manipulative experiments on terrestrial carbon-cycling responses to global change', Nature Ecology & Evolution pp. 1-14. ISSN 2397-334X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0958-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Terrer C, Jackson RB, Prentice IC, Keenan TF, Kaiser C, et al., 'Nitrogen and phosphorus constrain the CO2 fertilization of global plant biomass', Nature Climate Change pp. 1-11. ISSN 1758-6798 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0545-2 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Hovenden MJ, Leuzinger S, Newton PCD, Fletcher A, Fatichi S, et al., 'Globally consistent influences of seasonal precipitation limit grassland biomass response to elevated CO2', Nature Plants, 5 pp. 167-173. ISSN 2055-026X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41477-018-0356-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, 'Variability in precipitation seasonality limits grassland biomass responses to rising CO2: historical and projected climate analyses', Climatic Change, 149, (2) pp. 219-231. ISSN 0165-0009 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10584-018-2227-x [eCite] [Details]

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2018van Gestel N, Shi Z, van Groenigen KJ, Osenberg CW, Andresen LC, et al., 'Predicting soil carbon loss with warming', Nature, 554 pp. 104-108. ISSN 0028-0836 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature25745 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 21

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2018Hovenden M, Newton P, 'Plant responses to CO2 are a question of time', Science, 360, (6386) pp. 263-264. ISSN 0036-8075 (2018) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aat2481 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Langley JA, Chapman SK, La Pierre KJ, Avolio M, Bowman WD, et al., 'Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in global change experiments', Global Change Biology, 24, (12) pp. 5668-5679. ISSN 1354-1013 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14442 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Osanai Y, 'Warming has a larger and more persistent effect than elevated CO2 on growing season soil nitrogen availability in a species-rich grassland', Plant and Soil, 421, (1-2) pp. 417-428. ISSN 0032-079X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3474-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Osanai Y

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2017Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Porter M, 'Elevated CO2 and warming effects on grassland plant mortality are determined by the timing of rainfall', Annals of Botany, 119, (7) pp. 1225-1233. ISSN 0305-7364 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcx006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Porter M

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2017McKiernan AB, Potts BM, Hovenden MJ, Brodribb TJ, Davies NW, et al., 'A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus', Annals of Botany, 119, (6) pp. 1043-1052. ISSN 0305-7364 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcw266 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: McKiernan AB; Potts BM; Brodribb TJ; Davies NW; Rodemann T; McAdam SAM; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

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2016McKiernan AB, Potts BM, Brodribb TJ, Hovenden MJ, Davies NW, et al., 'Responses to mild water deficit and rewatering differ among secondary metabolites but are similar among provenances within Eucalyptus species', Tree Physiology, 36, (2) pp. 133-147. ISSN 0829-318X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpv106 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: McKiernan AB; Potts BM; Brodribb TJ; Davies NW; McAdam SAM; Ross JJ; Rodemann T; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

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2016Ravizza M, Giosio D, Henderson A, Hovenden M, Hudson M, et al., 'Light as a key driver of freshwater biofouling surface roughness in an experimental hydrocanal pipe rig', Biofouling, 32, (6) pp. 685-697. ISSN 0892-7014 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2016.1184255 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ravizza M; Giosio D; Henderson A; Hudson M; Sargison J; Walker J; Hallegraeff G

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2016Fatichi S, Leuzinger S, Paschalis A, Langley JA, Barraclough AD, et al., 'Partitioning direct and indirect effects reveals the response of water-limited ecosystems to elevated CO2', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, (45) pp. 12757-12762. ISSN 0027-8424 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1605036113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34

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2015Eyles A, Coghlan G, Hardie M, Hovenden M, Bridle K, 'Soil carbon sequestration in cool temperate dryland pastures: mechanisms and management options', Soil Research, 53, (4) pp. 349-365. ISSN 1838-675X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SR14062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Eyles A; Coghlan G; Hardie M; Bridle K

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2015Osanai Y, Janes JK, Newton PCD, Hovenden MJ, 'Warming and elevated CO2 combine to increase microbial mineralisation of soil organic matter', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 85 pp. 110-118. ISSN 0038-0717 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.02.032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Osanai Y

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2015Prior LD, Paul KI, Davidson NJ, Hovenden MJ, Nichols SC, et al., 'Evaluating carbon storage in restoration plantings in the Tasmanian Midlands, a highly modified agricultural landscape', The Rangeland Journal, 37, (5) pp. 477-488. ISSN 1036-9872 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/RJ15070 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Prior LD; Nichols SC; Bowman DMJS

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2015Scott RE, Neyland MG, Hovenden MJ, 'Variable-retention harvesting in Tasmania: regeneration success?', Australian Forestry, 78, (4) pp. 232-242. ISSN 0004-9158 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2015.1077693 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Neyland MG

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2015Mallett RK, Hovenden MJ, 'Density and assemblage influence the nature of the species richness-productivity relationship in Australian dry sclerophyll forest species', Austral Ecology, 40, (2) pp. 109-116. ISSN 1442-9985 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aec.12182 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mallett RK

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2014Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, 'Seasonal not annual rainfall determines grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide', Nature, 511, (7511) pp. 583-586. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 73

Co-authors: Wills KE

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2014McKiernan AB, Hovenden MJ, Brodribb TJ, Potts BM, Davies NW, et al., 'Effect of limited water availability on foliar plant secondary metabolites of two Eucalyptus species', Environmental and Experimental Botany, 105 pp. 55-64. ISSN 0098-8472 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2014.04.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: McKiernan AB; Brodribb TJ; Potts BM; Davies NW; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM

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2014Newton PCD, Lieffering M, Parsons AJ, Brock SC, Theobald PW, et al., 'Selective grazing modifies previously anticipated responses of plant community composition to elevated CO2 in a temperate grassland', Global Change Biology, 20, (1) pp. 158-169. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12301 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24

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2013Bowatte S, Newton PCD, Hill A-M, Theobald P, Luo D, et al., 'Offspring of plants exposed to elevated or ambient CO2 differ in their impacts on soil nitrification in a common garden experiment', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 62 pp. 134-136. ISSN 0038-0717 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.03.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Osanai Y

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2013Osanai Y, Bougoure DS, Hayden HL, Hovenden MJ, 'Co-occurring grass species differ in their associated microbial community composition in a temperate native grassland', Plant and Soil, 368, (1) pp. 419-431. ISSN 0032-079X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11104-012-1529-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Osanai Y

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2012Dieleman WIJ, Vicca S, Dijkstra FA, Hagedorn F, Hovenden MJ, et al., 'Simple additive effects are rare: a quantitative review of plant biomass and soil process responses to combined manipulations of CO2 and temperature', Global Change Biology, 18, (9) pp. 2681-2693. ISSN 1354-1013 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02745.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 198Web of Science - 189

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2012Hayden HL, Mele PM, Bougoure DS, Allan CY, Norng S, et al., 'Changes in the microbial community structure of bacteria, archaea and fungi in response to elevated CO2 and warming in an Australian native grassland soil', Environmental Microbiology, 14, (12) pp. 3081-3096. ISSN 1462-2912 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02855.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Williams AL

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2012Hindrum L, Hovenden MJ, Neyland MG, Baker SC, 'The effects of mechanical disturbance and burn intensity on the floristic composition of two-year old aggregated retention coupes in Tasmanian wet eucalypt forests', Forest Ecology and Management, 279 pp. 55-65. ISSN 0378-1127 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hindrum L; Neyland MG; Baker SC

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2012Hovenden MJ, Vander Schoor JK, 'Soil water potential does not affect leaf morphology or cuticular characters important for palaeo-environmental reconstructions in southern beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, 60, (2) pp. 87-95. ISSN 0067-1924 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT11286 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Vander Schoor JK

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2012Hovenden MJ, Vander Schoor JK, Osanai Y, 'Relative humidity has dramatic impacts on leaf morphology but little effect on stomatal index or density in Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, 60, (8) pp. 700-706. ISSN 0067-1924 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT12110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Vander Schoor JK; Osanai Y

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2012McKiernan AB, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, Price C, Davies NW, Potts BM, et al., 'Stability of plant defensive traits among populations in two Eucalyptus species under elevated carbon dioxide', Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, (2) pp. 204-212. ISSN 0098-0331 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10886-012-0071-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: McKiernan AB; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Price C; Davies NW; Potts BM

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2012Perring MP, Hovenden MJ, 'Seedling survivorship of temperate grassland perennials is remarkably resistant to projected changes in rainfall', Australian Journal of Botany, 60, (4) pp. 328-339. ISSN 0067-1924 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT12042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Perring MP

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2012Scott RE, Hovenden MJ, Neyland MG, Mitchell SJ, Adams PR, et al., 'Short-term effects of firebreaks on seedling growth, nutrient concentrations and soil strength in southern Australian wet eucalypt forests', Forest Ecology and Management, 278 pp. 110-117. ISSN 0378-1127 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.05.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Scott RE; Neyland MG

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2011Osanai Y, Flittner A, Janes JK, Theobald P, Pendall E, et al., 'Decomposition and nitrogen transformation rates in a temperate grassland vary among co-occurring plant species', Plant and Soil: International Journal on Plant-Soil Relationships, 350, (1-2) pp. 365-378. ISSN 0032-079X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0920-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Osanai Y; Flittner A

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2011Pendall E, Osanai Y, Williams AL, Hovenden MJ, 'Soil carbon storage under simulated climate change is mediated by plant functional type', Global Change Biology, 17, (1) pp. 505-514. ISSN 1354-1013 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02296.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40

Co-authors: Osanai Y; Williams AL

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2010Perring M, Cullen BR, Johnson IR, Hovenden MJ, 'Modelled effects of rising CO2 concentration and climate change on native perennial grass and sown grass - legume pastures', Climate Research, 42, (1) pp. 65-78. ISSN 0936-577X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/cr00863 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Perring M

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2010Hovenden MJ, Williams AL, 'The impacts of rising CO2 concentrations on Australian terrestrial species and ecosystems', Austral Ecology, 35, (6) pp. 665-684. ISSN 1442-9985 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02074.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Williams AL

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2008Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, Janes JK, Williams AL, et al., 'Influence of warming on soil water potential controls seedling mortality in perennial but not annual species in a temperate grassland', New Phytologist, 180, (1) pp. 143-152. ISSN 0028-646X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02563.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Wills KE; Williams AL; Vander Schoor JK; Nolan M

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2008Hovenden MJ, Williams AL, Kongstad Pedersen J, Vander Schoor JK, Wills KE, 'Elevated CO2 and warming impacts on flowering phenology in a southern Australian grassland are related to flowering time but not growth form, origin or longevity', Australian Journal of Botany, 56, (8) pp. 630-643. ISSN 0067-1924 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT08142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Williams AL; Vander Schoor JK; Wills KE

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2008Hovenden MJ, Wills KE, Chaplin RE, Vander Schoor JK, Williams AL, et al., 'Warming and elevated CO2 affect the relationship between seed mass, germinability and seedling growth in Austrodanthonia caespitosa, a dominant Australian grass', Global Change Biology, 14, (7) pp. 1633-1641. ISSN 1354-1013 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01597.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 51

Co-authors: Wills KE; Vander Schoor JK; Williams AL; Osanai Y

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2008Hovenden MJ, Wills KE, Vander Schoor JK, Williams Amity, Newton PCD, 'Flowering phenology in a species-rich temperate grassland is sensitive to warming but not elevated CO2', New Phytologist, 178, (4) pp. 815-822. ISSN 0028-646X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02419.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Wills KE; Vander Schoor JK; Williams Amity

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2008Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Carran RA, Theobald P, Wills KE, et al., 'Warming prevents the elevated CO2-induced reduction in available soil nitrogen in a temperate, perennial grassland', Global Change Biology, 14, (5) pp. 1018-1024. ISSN 1354-1013 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01558.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 64

Co-authors: Wills KE; Vander Schoor JK; Williams AL; Osanai Y

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2007Williams AL, Wills KE, Janes JK, Vanderschoor JK, Newton PCD, et al., 'Warming and free-air CO2 enrichment alter demographics in four co-occurring grassland species', New Phytologist, 176, (2) pp. 365-374. ISSN 0028-646X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02170.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 77Web of Science - 77

Co-authors: Williams AL; Wills KE; Vanderschoor JK

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2007Hovenden MJ, Wills KE, Vanderschoor JK, Chaplin RE, Williams AL, et al., 'Flowering, seed production and seed mass in a species-rich temperate grassland exposed to FACE and warming', Australian Journal of Botany, 55, (8) pp. 780-794. ISSN 0067-1924 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT07107 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Wills KE; Vanderschoor JK; Williams AL; Nolan M

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2006Hovenden MJ, Miglietta F, Zaldei A, Vanderschoor JK, Wills KE, et al., 'The TasFACE climate-change impacts experiment: design and performance of combined elevated CO2 and temperature enhancement in a native Tasmanian grassland', Australian Journal of Botany, 54, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0067-1924 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT04194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 40

Co-authors: Vanderschoor JK; Wills KE

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2006Hovenden MJ, Vanderschoor JK, 'The response of leaf morphology to irradiance depends on altitude of origin in Nothofagus cunninghamii', New Phytologist, 169, (2) pp. 291-297. ISSN 0028-646X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01585.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 37

Co-authors: Vanderschoor JK

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2005Shaw JD, Hovenden MJ, Bergstram DM, 'The impact of introduced ship rats (Rattus rattus) on seedling recruitment and distribution of a subantarctic megaherb (Pleurophyllum hookeri)', Austral Ecology, 30, (1) pp. 118-125. ISSN 1442-9985 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01430.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Shaw JD

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2005Wapstra M, Adamczewski KA, Hovenden MJ, Duncan F, French BT, 'Effects of forest management practices on a localised Tasmanian endemic plant, the trailing riceflower Pimelea filiformis Hook.f. (Thymelaeaceae)', Australian Forestry, 68, (3) pp. 211-220. ISSN 0004-9158 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2005.10674967 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Adamczewski KA

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2004Hovenden MJ, Schmidt S, 'Foreword to 'Ecophysiology of Australasian Plants and Ecosystems'', Functional Plant Biology, 31, (5) pp. vi. ISSN 1445-4408 (2004) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2004Kern SO, Hovenden MJ, Jordan GJ, 'The impacts of leaf shape and arrangement on light interception and potential photosynthesis in southern beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii)', Functional Plant Biology , 31, (5) pp. 471-480. ISSN 1445-4408 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP03211 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Kern SO; Jordan GJ

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2003Close DC, Beadle CL, Hovenden MJ, 'Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement in Eucalyptus nitens leaves during winter', Oecologia, 134, (1) pp. 32-36. ISSN 0029-8549 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-002-1097-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Close DC

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2003Hovenden MJ, 'Photosynthesis of coppicing poplar clones in a free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) experiment in a short-rotation forest', Functional Plant Biology, 30, (4) pp. 391-400. ISSN 1445-4408 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP02233 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20

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2003Hovenden MJ, Vanderschoor JK, 'Nature vs nurture in the leaf morphology of Southern beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae)', New Phytologist, 161, (2) pp. 585-594. ISSN 0028-646X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.2003.00931.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 55

Co-authors: Vanderschoor JK

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2003Williams EL, Hovenden MJ, Close DC, 'Strategies of light energy utilisation, dissipation and attenuation in six co-occurring alpine heath species in Tasmania', Functional Plant Biology, 30, (12) pp. 1205-1218. ISSN 1445-4408 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP03145 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Williams EL; Close DC

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2003Hovenden MJ, 'Growth and photosynthetic responses to elevated [CO2] in grasses from Tasmanian native pasture', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 137, (Annual) pp. 81-86. ISSN 0080-4703 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Hovenden MJ, Morris DI, 'Occurrence and distribution of native and introduced C-4 grasses in Tasmania', Australian Journal of Botany, 50, (6) pp. 667-675. ISSN 0067-1924 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT01093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2002Marshall JA, Hovenden MJ, Oda T, Hallegraeff GM, 'Photosynthesis does influence superoxide production in the ichthyotoxic alga Chattonella marina (Raphidophyceae)', Journal of Plankton Research, 24, (11) pp. 1231-1236. ISSN 0142-7873 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/plankt/24.11.1231 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 51

Co-authors: Marshall JA; Hallegraeff GM

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2001Close DC, Beadle CL, Hovenden MJ, 'Cold-induced photoinhibition and foliar pigment dynamics of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings during establishment', Aust. J. Plant Physiol, 28, (11) pp. 1133-1141. ISSN 0310-7841 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PP01039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Close DC

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2001Hovenden MJ, 'The influence of temperature and genotype on the growth and stomatal morphology of southern beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, 49, (4) pp. 427-434. ISSN 0067-1924 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT01001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18

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2000Hovenden MJ, 'Seasonal Trends in Nitrogen Status of Antarctic Lichens', Annals of Botany, 86, (4) pp. 717-721. ISSN 0305-7364 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/anbo.2000.1248 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2000Hovenden MJ, Brodribb TJ, 'Altitude of origin influences stomatal conductance and therefore maximum assimilation rate in Southern Beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 27, (5) pp. 451-456. ISSN 0310-7841 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PP99164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Brodribb TJ

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2000Hovenden MJ, Koutoulis LJ, 'Genotypic differences in growth and stomatal morphology of Southern Beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii, exposed to depleted CO2 concentrations', Australian Journal of Plant Physiol, 27, (4) pp. 281-287. ISSN 0310-7841 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PP99195 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Koutoulis LJ

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1998Hovenden MJ, Warren CR, 'Photochemistry, energy dissipation and cold-hardening in Eucalyptus nitens and E. pauciflora', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 25, (5) pp. 581-589. ISSN 0310-7841 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PP98027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 17

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1998Warren CR, Hovenden MJ, Davidson NJ, Beadle CL, 'Cold hardening reduces photoinhibition of Eucalypts nitens and E. pauciflora at frost temperatures', Oecologia, 113, (3) pp. 350-359. ISSN 0029-8549 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s004420050386 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Davidson NJ; Beadle CL

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1997Hovenden MJ, 'Effects of a rapid, unseasonal rewetting event on mineral location in Antarctic lichens', New Phytologist, 137, (2) pp. 241-246. ISSN 0028-646X (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.1997.00785.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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1995Hovenden MJ, Seppelt RD, 'Exposure and nutrients as delimiters of lichen communities in continental Antarctica', Lichenologist, 27 pp. 505-516. ISSN 0024-2829 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0024-2829(95)80010-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 15

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Reid JB, Hill RS, Brown Michael, Hovenden MJ, 'Vegetation of Tasmania', Australian Biological Resources Study, Hobart, pp. 456pp. ISBN 064644512X (2005) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Reid JB; Hill RS; Brown Michael

1999Reid JB, Hill RS, Brown MJ, Hovenden MJ, 'Vegetation of Tasmania', ABRS, Hobart, pp. 456. ISBN 0-642-56801-4 (1999) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Reid JB; Hill RS; Brown MJ

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Hovenden MJ, 'Distinguishing between Acclimation and Adaptation', Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate, CRC Press, Paul C.D. Newton (ed), Florida, pp. 364. ISBN 0849320887 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Bridle K, Coghlan G, Hovenden MJ, 'Increasing soil carbon storage in extensive grazing systems in temperate regions', 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, 2-7 December 2012, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bridle K; Coghlan G

2011Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Lieffering M, 'The photosynthetic response to rising CO2 as an ecological strategy', ESA 2011: Ecology in Changing Landscapes, 21-25 Nov, Hobart, Tas, pp. 149. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Osanai Y, Janes JK, Pendall E, Hovenden MJ, 'Elevated CO2 and warming alter the soil microbial community's ability to decompose litter', ESA 2011: Ecology in Changing Landscapes, 21-25 Nov, Hobart, Tas, pp. 55. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Osanai Y

2004Hovenden MJ, Schmidt S, Walters JR, Ellery AJ, Henry JS, 'Foreword to Ecophysiology of Australasian Plants and Ecosystems', CSIRO, 2-3 October 2003, Melbourne, pp. 405-562. ISSN 1445-4408 (2004) [Conference Edited]

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2001Close DC, Beadle CL, Davies NW, Hovenden MJ, 'Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement, foliar tannin, and anthocyanin dynamics in evergreen leaves during winter', Combined Conference Abstracts, 1-4 October 2001, Canberra, pp. Pos-1-089. (2001) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Close DC; Beadle CL; Davies NW

2000Close DC, Beadle CL, Hovenden MJ, Brown PH, 'Cold induced photoinhibition and xanthophyll-cycle conversion during establishment of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings: A possible role for non-xanthophyll cycle-mediated energy quenching?', Abstracts, 21-25 August 2000, Budapest, pp. s243. ISSN 0981-9428 (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Close DC; Beadle CL; Brown PH

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Cullen B, Eckard R, Johnson I, Lodge G, Walker R, et al., 'Climate change impacts on Australian grazing systems addendum: whole farm systems analysis and tools for the Australian and New Zealand grazing industries project report', Meat and Livestock Australia (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R; Christie K; Perring M

2009Perring M, Hovenden M, 'Carbon dioxide and climate change: impacts upon Australian grasslands', Australian Federal Department of Climate Change (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Perring M

2008Cullen B, Eckard R, Johnson I, Lodge G, Walker R, et al., 'Climate change impacts on Australian grazing systems: whole farm systems analysis and tools for the Australian and New Zealand grazing industries project report', Meat and Livestock Australia (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley R; Christie K; Perring M

2008Hovenden MJ, 'The potential impacts of elevated CO2 on Australia's native biodiversity', Australian Federal Department of Climate Change (2008) [Contract Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1996Hovenden MJ, 'Ecophysiology of Antarctic Lichens' (1996) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Mark's research projects have been funded continuously by the Australian Research Council since 1996. Most of his research funding has come from the Discovery Projects scheme, but he has also received funding from Government agencies. Most of his research funding has been directed at understanding how the rising concentration of carbon dioxide and warming interact to affect the way that ecosystems function. Each new project has built on the success of previous projects, substantially increasing our overall understanding of ecosystem function and its response to global change. His current ARC Discovery project builds on the success of my previous three Discovery Projects to establish a new experiment, specifically testing the predictions that arose from those three projects.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

28

Total funding

$5,336,373

Projects

Lags and legacies: antecedent effects on grassland biomass response to CO2 (2019 - 2021)$461,000
Description
This project aims to assess how past conditions influence grassland responses to the rising atmosphericconcentration of carbon dioxide. High CO2 concentrations should stimulate productivity but in grasslands this israrely realised because other, mostly unknown, factors constrain the response. By synthesising data from pastexperiments, using a targeted field experiment and sophisticated Bayesian statistical modelling, this project aimsto determine exactly why grasslands fail to realise the full productivity benefits of increased CO2 and when thiswill happen. This should have long-lasting scientific impact by improving predictions of carbon exchange andindicating the best direction for climate change adaptation measures.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($461,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; De Kauwe M; Ogle K
Period
2019 - 2021
Grant Reference
DP190102025
Understanding the water relation dynamics of neighbour interactions in an experimental forest (2019)$6,290
Description
My project will utilise the Australian Forest Evenness Experiment (AFEX) in the Styx valley, SE Tasmania to determine the local-scale drivers of tree growth and mortality. Thus, allowing accurate modelling and predictions of tree growth and community dynamics in a juvenile forest system. This will be achieved by exploring species-specific interactions and the underlying mechanisms by which these interactions occur.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($6,290)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; Brodribb TJ; Britton TG
Year
2019
Australian Mountain Environmental Research Infrastructure Facility (2019 - 2020)$1,120,000
Description
Australia's iconic high mountains provide critical water supply, clean energy, unique biodiversity, recreation andeducation opportunities. They face an ecological crisis from climate and land use change. The AustralianMountain Environmental Research Infrastructure Facility will bring together leading institutions and researchersacross 4 jurisdictions to produce world-leading ecosystem, evolutionary and biophysical science to guide adaptivemanagement of High Mountains across Australia. It will support research to assess the extent and effects ofchanging climate, water and fire regimes on ecosystem processes and their feedbacks and provide a structure forintegrated research, management and governance of Australia's mountains.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($1,120,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Nicotra AB; Hovenden MJ; Borevitz J; Rohling EJ; Cary GJ; Moles A; Kefford BJ; Driscoll D; Venn SE; Cornwell WK; Keith DA; Yebra M; Summerell G
Period
2019 - 2020
Grant Reference
LE190100039
Taking advantage of rising CO2 to maximise ecosystem productivity (2015 - 2017)$315,700
Description
The rising atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide provides an opportunity to increase ecosystem productivity, especially in agricultural systems, but to what extent is highly uncertain, particularly when combined with changing temperature and precipitation. Recent research has demonstrated that seasonal water supply is the strongest controller of the productivity response to high carbon dioxide concentrations of grasslands. This project will elucidate the processes governing this response and develop simple models that will allow the conditions required to maximise the productivity benefit from rising carbon dioxide concentration to be calculated.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($315,700)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Period
2015 - 2017
Grant Reference
DP150102426
Increasing Soil Carbon Storage in Extensive Grazing Systems in Temperate Regions (2012 - 2014)$430,942
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($430,942)
Scheme
Grant-Carbon Farming Futures -Action on the Ground
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridle K; Duddles J; Broderick K; Schlig S; Hovenden MJ
Period
2012 - 2014
Ecological Factors Affecting Carbon Stocks of Tasmanian Native Forests (2011 - 2013)$51,000
Funding
Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited ($51,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; Riley IP
Period
2011 - 2013
Understanding Energy Flow Through Ecosystems: an Ant-centric Approach to Ecosystem Health and Productivity (2011)$15,430
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,430)
Scheme
Grant-Cross Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nicol SC; McQuillan PB; Hovenden MJ; Lucieer A
Year
2011
Devising Ecologically Sustainable Restoration Programs for Degraded Rural Landscapes by Integrating Landscape Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Ecophysiology (2009 - 2012)$730,000
Description
Restoring the ecological function of degraded rural landscapes is a national priority, yet achieving this goal remains a major challenge. Combining approaches from different ecological disciplines the project will: (a) identify priority areas for tree plantings; (b) determine which tree species can establish in degraded landscapes, and have the capacity to grow in the predicted hotter and drier climates in the late 21st century; (c) evaluate whether local species or races are necessarily better than non-local types; and (d) understand the trade-off between tree growth, carbon storage and water use. This research will provide an urgently needed scientific framework for proposed large-scale restoration of degraded Tasmanian rural landscapes.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($530,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Potts BM; Hovenden MJ; O'Grady AP; Close DC
Period
2009 - 2012
Grant Reference
LP0991026
Soil Organic Carbon Balances in Tasmanian Agricultural Systems (2009 - 2012)$600,000
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($600,000)
Scheme
Grant-Climate Change Research Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Doyle RB; Gracie AJ; Hovenden MJ; Oliver GS; Cotching WE; Sparrow LA
Period
2009 - 2012
How Does Warming Prevent Soil Nitrogen Availablility from Declining in Response to Elevated Co2? (2009 - 2013)$450,000
Description
The availability of nutrients, particularly nitrogen, in the soil is tightly linked with the productivity of ecosystems through biogeochemical processes. Global changes are affecting biogeochemical cycles and experiments show that increasing atmospheric CO2 reduces available soil N. It has recently been shown that the addition of warming to elevated CO2 prevents this from occurring. This project will elucidate the processes involved in this response by examining how elevated CO2 and warming affect nutrient cycling directly, and via changes in, botanical and soil community composition. The project will determine how two important global change drivers affect the sustainability of one ecosystem and identify the processes that affect others.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($450,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; Newton PC; Pendall E; Rillig M; Mele P; Lieffering M
Period
2009 - 2013
Grant Reference
DP0984779
Developing a Cross-faculty Climate Change Focussed Research Centre at Utas (2009)$19,990
Funding
University of Tasmania ($19,990)
Scheme
Grant-Cross Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; Crowley CM; Nolan G; McNeil DL; Forbes LK; Hallegraeff GM; Lawrence PM; Wadsley AGW
Year
2009
Exploring the Impacts of Elevated CO2 on Biodiversity in Australia's Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems (2008)$33,000
Funding
Department of Climate Change ($33,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2008
Investigating Pollinator Syndromes in Threatened Caladenia Species (2008)$11,000
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($11,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2008
Research expenses associated with project by Tobias Smith (2007)$2,000
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($2,000)
Scheme
Donation - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2007
Ecosystem Level Impacts of Climate Change on a Temperate Grassland (2007 - 2008)$178,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($178,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; Newton PC; Rillig M; Pendall E
Period
2007 - 2008
Grant Reference
DP0772319
Impacts of Climate Change on Productivity of Australia's Temperate Pastures (2007 - 2008)$140,000
Funding
Department of the Environment and Water Resources ($140,000)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Period
2007 - 2008
How does the Tasmanian Alpine Shrub Ozothamnus leifolius Manage to avoid Photodamage at Low Temperatures? (2005)$18,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($18,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2005
Impacts of Climate Change on Sustainability of Temperate Native Pasture: An Experiment (2004 - 2006)$270,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($270,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ; Newton PC
Period
2004 - 2006
Grant Reference
DP0451686
Climate Change Impacts on Productivity and Growth of Species in an Intact Native Grassland (2002)$20,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2002
Understanding and Manipulating Stress Physiology of Eucalypt Seedlings to Improve Survival and Growth (2002 - 2004)$248,618
Funding
Australian Research Council ($187,118)
Collaborators
Floriana ($3,000); Forest Enterprises Australia Ltd ($6,000); Gunns Limited ($15,000); Narromine Transplants ($9,000); Timbercorp Treefarms ($22,500); WA Plantation Resources ($6,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McArthur C; Close DC; Brown PH; Hovenden MJ; Beadle CL; Holz GK; Hagerman AE
Period
2002 - 2004
Grant Reference
LP0212042
The Ecophysiological Basis of Invasiveness in the Introduced C4 Grass, Paspalum dilatatum (2001)$15,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,500)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2001
Installation of Free Air CO2 Enrichment Global Climate Change Research Facility in Tasmania (FACE) (2001)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Equipment
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2001
Reversion to C3 Photosynthesis in Native and Introduced Grasses in Tasmania (2000)$13,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
2000
The Fate of C4 Grasses in Tasmania in Response to Climate Change (1999)$6,750
Funding
Australian Research Council ($6,750)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
1999
Climate change and productivity in Antarctic lichens (1998 - 1999)$5,340
Funding
Antarctic Science Advisory Committee ($5,340)
Scheme
Grant-Research:Antarctic
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Period
1998 - 1999
Ecophysiology, leaf morphology and palaeoecology of Southern Beech, Nothofagus cunninghammii. (1997 - 1999)$143,313
Funding
Australian Research Council ($143,313)
Scheme
Fellowship-Postdoctoral
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Period
1997 - 1999
Grant Reference
F19700262
Stomatal density and morphology as climatic indicators and predictors. (1997)$15,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hill RS; Scriven LJ; Hovenden MJ
Year
1997
Seasonal productivity of Antarctic lichens (1997)$1,500
Funding
Antarctic Science Advisory Committee ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Research:Antarctic
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hovenden MJ
Year
1997

Research Supervision

As the resident plant ecologist for the School of Biological Sciences, Mark has supervised people in a range of topics. Over recent years, however, he has tended to supervise candidates more directly related to his major research projects.

Current

3

Completed

16

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Temperate Pasture2015
PhDMulti-rotation nutrition in E. nitens and E. globulus plantations2017
PhDHow does community evenness promote forest productivity?2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDTall Eucalypt Forests of Australia: Structure, pattern and process
Candidate: Jessie Carrington Buettel
2017
PhDThe Effects of Soil Water Deficit on Physiological, Morphological and Chemical Traits of Eucalyptus
Candidate: Adam Bradley McKiernan
2015
PhDStalk Forming Fouling Diatoms: A Problem for the Hydro-Electricity Industry
Candidate: Matilde Ravizza
2015
PhDEffects of Variable Retention Harvesting on Productivity and Growth in Wet Eucalypt Forests
Candidate: Robyn Elizabeth Scott
2013
PhDThe Influence of Plant Species on Soil Processes in a Tasmanian Grassland
Candidate: Yui Osanai
2013
PhDEffects of Ploidy Level on the Reproductive Biology of Tropical Acacia Species
Candidate: Quynh Chi Nghiem
2012
PhDEcophysiological, Morphological and Genetic Differences between Two Southern Ocean Morphotypes of the Coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi (Lohm.) Hay and Mohler (Haptophyta)
Candidate: Suellen Saidee Cook
2010
MastersThe Survival Strategies of Microphytobenthos: Behaviour and Physiology
Candidate: Leonie Jane Jordan
2009
PhDLimits to Plant Regeneration in Alpine Vegetation on Tasmania's Central Plateau
Candidate: Wieslawa Misiak
2007
PhDMorphotaxonomy, Genetic Affinities and Ecology of Australian and Antarctic Populations of the Potentially Fish Killing, Heterotrophic Dinoflagellates Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyi and Pfiesteria piscicida
Candidate: Tae-Gyu Park
2006
PhDThe Reproductive Ecology of Vascular Plants on Subantarctic Macquarie Island
Candidate: Justine Desiree Shaw
2005
MastersEcology of the threatened herb Brunonia australis in Tasmania
Candidate: Craig Harold Hawkins
2005
PhDImpacts of increased water availability on photosynthesis of the continental Antarctic lichen Usnea sphacelata
Candidate: Marcelle Maree O'Brien
2004
PhDLeaf functional significance within the Australian Proteaceae
Candidate: Lisa Jane Schimanski
2003
PhD'Cold-induced photoinhibition, pigment chemistry, growth and nutrition of Eucalyptus nitens and E. globulus seedlings during establishment'
Candidate: Dugald Craig Close
2001
PhDThe evolution and phylogenetics of the Cunoniaceae
Candidate: Richard Wayne Barnes
2000