Jessie Buettel

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Jessie Buettel

Research Director

Room 332, Life Science Building, Sandy Bay Campus

03 6226 1822 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Palaeoecology (060206)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Forest and Woodlands Land Management (960906)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960504)
  • Conserving Natural Heritage (950305)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Environmental Health (920405)


Total publications


Journal Article

(11 outputs)
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: Ringwaldt EM; Hovenden MJ; Brook BW


2019Flies EJ, Mavoa S, Zosky GR, Mantzioris E, Williams C, et al., 'Urban-associated diseases: candidate diseases, environmental risk factors, and a path forward', Environment International pp. 1-47. ISSN 0160-4120 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Flies EJ; Zosky GR; Eri R; Brook BW

2018Buettel JC, Brook BW, Cole A, Dickey J, Flies EJ, 'Astro-ecology? Shifting the interdisciplinary collaboration paradigm', Ecology and Evolution, 8, (19) pp. 9586-9589. ISSN 2045-7758 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4455 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Brook BW; Cole A; Dickey J; Flies EJ


2018Buettel JC, Cole A, Dickey JM, Brook BW, 'Analyzing linear spatial features in ecology', Ecology, 99, (6) pp. 1490-1497. ISSN 0012-9658 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2215 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cole A; Dickey JM; Brook BW


2018Flies EJ, Brook BW, Blomqvist L, Buettel JC, 'Forecasting future global food demand: A systematic review and meta-analysis of model complexity', Environment International, 120 pp. 93-103. ISSN 0160-4120 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.07.019 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Flies EJ; Brook BW


2017Brook B, Buettel JC, 'Forests: Interplay of Human and Natural Disturbances on Pattern and Process in Forest Ecosystems' ISSN 1999-4907 (2017) [Edited Journal]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Brook B


2017Buettel JC, Ondei S, Brook BW, 'Missing the wood for the trees? New ideas on defining forests and forest degradation', Rethinking Ecology, 1 pp. 15-24. ISSN 2534-9260 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3897/rethinkingecology.1.13296 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ondei S; Brook BW


2017Buettel JC, Ondei S, Brook BW, 'Look down to see what's up: a systematic overview of treefall dynamics in forests', Forests, 8, (4) Article 123. ISSN 1999-4907 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f8040123 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Ondei S; Brook BW


2017Johnson CN, Balmford A, Brook BW, Buettel JC, Galetti M, et al., 'Biodiversity losses and conservation responses in the Anthropocene', Science, 356, (6335) pp. 270-275. ISSN 0036-8075 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9317 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 79Web of Science - 73

Co-authors: Johnson CN; Brook BW


2016Brook BW, Buettel JC, 'Emigration is costly, but immigration has benefits in human-altered landscapes', Functional Ecology, 30, (9) pp. 1478-1479. ISSN 0269-8463 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12639 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brook BW


2016Buettel JC, Brook BW, 'Egress! How technophilia can reinforce biophilia to improve ecological restoration', Restoration Ecology, 24, (6) pp. 843-847. ISSN 1061-2971 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12387 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Brook BW


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2018Brook BW, Ellis EC, Buettel JC, 'What is the evidence for planetary tipping points?', Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma, Oxford University Press, P Kareiva, M Marvier, B Silliman (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 51-57. ISBN 9780198808978 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0008 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Brook BW


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Drivers of bird communities on temperate land-bridge islands: a case study on a shifting strait (2019)$4,547
Land-bridge islands are often overlooked in conservation research; however, these unique environments are home to some of Australias most endangered avian fauna. The principal aim of this project is to understand how drivers, such as isolation, climate change and habitat modification, impact woodland bird communities on land bridge islands and resulted in the extinction and endangerment of these species.
Birdlife Australia ($4,547)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brook BW; Fielding MW; Buettel JC; McDowell MC

Research Supervision




PhDLand System Science within Global Environmental Change Research2017
PhDLand-Use Change and Biodiversity: A Brazilian case study2017
PhDFaunal Habitat Use and the Impacts of Disturbance2018
PhDAvifauna of the Bass Strait Islands: using past extinctions to inform future conservation2018
PhDInfluence of Land-Use Change on Disease Susceptibility and Community Composition in Tasmanian Fauna2019