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Stefania Ondei

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Stefania Ondei

Postdoctoral Fellow

Room 343, Life Science Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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Fields of Research

  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (120599)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Environmental Health (920405)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)
  • Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960812)
  • Urban and Industrial Air Quality (960106)

Publications

Total publications

6

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Buettel JC; Brook BW

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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: Buettel JC; Brook BW

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Prior LD; Bowman DMJS

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

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

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2017Vigilante T, Ondei S, Goonnack C, Williams D, Young P, et al., 'Collaborative research on the ecology and management of the 'Wulo' monsoon rainforest in Wunambal Gaambera Country, North Kimberley, Australia', Land, 6, (4) Article 68. ISSN 2073-445X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/land6040068 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Prior LD; Bowman DMJS

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$328,156

Projects

Healthy Future Environments and People (2019 - 2022)$233,172
Description
This grant will allow myself and colleagues to 1) form the Healthy Future Environments and People consortium as a new strategic area of research strength for the University and 2) conduct some original research to formalise and strengthen this collaboration. This diverse group includes ecological and health researchers (across career stages), students, government officials, and social scientists who want to understand and develop environmental solutions for health problems.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($233,172)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flies E; Kendal DJ; Marsh P; Jones PJ; Clarke L; Ondei S
Period
2019 - 2022
Anthropogenic impacts on environmental microbiomes (2018)$9,984
Description
The human microbiomes is central to our health and is influenced by the microbial communities in the surrounding environment. But we know little about how human actions shape environmental microbiomes. The aims of this project are to: 1.Characterise the microbial community across urban land use types2.Compare soil microbial community and chemical composition in paired urban and rural habitatsa.Determine the influence of human activities on soil chemistry and microbiomeb.Infer impacts on human health3.Conduct a proof-of-concept test on AirRater filter samples to determine if they can be used to sample aerosolised microbial communities a.Compare aerial microbial community composition changes over time
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,984)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Flies E; Clarke L; Ondei S; Jones PJ
Year
2018
Distribution and Health of Wulo (Monsoon Vine Thicket or Rainforest) (2016)$85,000
Description
The Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan identifies Wulo (Monsoon Vine Thicket or Rainforest) as a major target for management. They were recently included in the West Kimberley National Heritage listing as important refugia for biodiversity. This project aims to answer key questions around the factors affecting the distribution and health of these ecological communities in the Project Area including:-Mapping the distribution of rainforest patches;-Examining changes in the boundaries of rainforest patches through comparison of historic and contemporary air photos;-Exploring factors that affect the health, distribution and boundary changes of rainforest patches;-Vertebrate fauna in monsoon forests and surrounding areas-Review ethnoecological components of rainforests and their importance to indigenous Traditional Owners; and-Outline management and monitoring solutions in a plain English report including an illustrated version suitable community distribution.
Funding
Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation ($85,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Ondei S
Year
2016

Research Supervision

Current

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDLandscape and Global-Scale Impacts of Agricultural Systems on Biological Diversity2017
PhDPattern and Process in Forest Ecology2017
PhDLand-Use Change and Biodiversity: A Brazilian case study2017
PhDLand System Science within Global Environmental Change Research2017