Perpetua Turner

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Perpetua Turner

Honorary Associate

Off Campus , Off-Campus

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Fields of Research

  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Landscape ecology (410206)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges (450304)
  • Fire ecology (410205)
  • Freshwater ecology (310304)
  • Evolutionary biology (310499)
  • Wildlife and habitat management (410407)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems (180301)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)
  • Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management (180399)
  • Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180404)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)


Total publications


Journal Article

(14 outputs)
2022Donoghue S, Turner PAM, 'A review of Australian tree fern ecology in forest communities', Austral Ecology, 47, (2) pp. 145-165. ISSN 1442-9993 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aec.13103 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Donoghue S


2021Trujillo-Gonzalez A, Hinlo R, Godwin S, Barmuta LA, Watson A, et al., 'Environmental DNA detection of the giant freshwater crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi)', Environmental DNA pp. 1-9. ISSN 2637-4943 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/edn3.204 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barmuta LA; Watson A; Koch A


2020Turner PAM, Wapstra M, Woolley A, Hopkins K, Koch AJ, et al., 'Long-term monitoring of the threatened lesser guineaflower Hibbertia calycina (DC.) N.A.Wakef. (Dilleniaceae) in Tasmania', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 154 pp. 61-82. ISSN 0080-4703 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.26749/rstpp.154.61 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Koch AJ


2018Koch AJ, Chuter A, Barmuta LA, Turner P, Munks SA, 'Long-term survival of trees retained for hollow-using fauna in partially harvested forest in Tasmania, Australia', Forest Ecology and Management, 422 pp. 263-272. ISSN 0378-1127 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.03.054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Koch AJ; Barmuta LA; Munks SA


2011Turner PAM, Kirkpatrick JB, Pharo EJ, 'Dependence of bryophyte species on young, mature and old growth wet eucalypt forest', Biological Conservation, 144, (12) pp. 2951-2957. ISSN 0006-3207 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.08.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB; Pharo EJ


2010Browning BJ, Jordan GJ, Dalton PJ, Grove SJ, Wardlaw TJ, et al., 'Succession of mosses, liverworts and ferns on coarse woody debris, in relation to forest age and log decay in Tasmanian wet eucalypt forest', Forest Ecology and Management, 260, (10) pp. 1896-1905. ISSN 0378-1127 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Browning BJ; Jordan GJ; Dalton PJ


2009Pharo EJ, Hodge DA, Turner PAM, Dalton PJ, 'Successional patterns of terrestial bryophytes along a wildfire chronosequence in the wet eucalypt forests of southern Tasmania', Tasforests, 18 pp. 67-75. ISSN 1033-8306 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Pharo EJ; Hodge DA; Dalton PJ

2009Turner PAM, Balmer J, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Stand-replacing wildfires? :The incidence of multi-cohort and single-cohort Eucalyptus regnans and E. obliqua forests in southern Tasmania', Forest Ecology and Management, 258, (4) pp. 366-375. ISSN 0378-1127 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.04.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 48

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB


2009Turner PAM, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Do logging, followed by burning, and wildfire differ in their decadal scale effects on tall open-forest bryophytes and vascular plants?', Forest Ecology and Management, 258, (5) pp. 679-686. ISSN 0378-1127 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB


2006Bergstrom DM, Turner PAM, Scott JJ, Copson G, Shaw J, 'Restricted plant species on sub-Antarctic Macquarie and Heard Islands', Polar Biology, 29, (6) pp. 532-539 . ISSN 0722-4060 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-005-0085-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Scott JJ


2006Turner PAM, Kirkpatrick JB, Pharo EJ, 'Bryophyte relationships with environmental and structural variables in Tasmanian old-growth mixed eucalypt forest', Australian Journal of Botany, 54, (3) pp. 239-247. ISSN 0067-1924 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT04138 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB; Pharo EJ


2006Turner PAM, Scott JJ, Rozefelds A, 'Probable long distance dispersal of Leptinella plumosa Hook.f. to Heard Island: Habitat, status and discussion of its arrival', Polar Biology, 29, (3) pp. 160-168. ISSN 0722-4060 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-005-0035-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Scott JJ; Rozefelds A


2005Pharo EJ, Kirkpatrick JB, Gilfedder L, Mendel L, Turner PAM, 'Predicting bryophyte diversity in grassland and eucalypt-dominated remnants in sub-humid Tasmania', Journal of Biogeography, 32, (11) pp. 2015-2024. ISSN 0305-0270 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01366.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Pharo EJ; Kirkpatrick JB


2005Turner PAM, Pharo EJ, 'Influence of Substrate Type and Forest Age on Bryophyte Species Distribution in Tasmanian Mixed Forest', The Bryologist, 108, (1) pp. 67-85. ISSN 0007-2745 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1639/0007-2745(2005)108[67:IOSTAF]2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Pharo EJ


Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
2005Fox J, Regan T, Bekessy S, Wintle B, Brown MJ, et al., 'Forest-dependent Species Persitence in the Production Forestry Landscapes of NE Tasmania: Findings from Population Viability Analyses', Joint Conference: Australian Entomological Society's 36th AGM and Scientific Conference/7th Invertebrate Biodiversity and Conservation Conference/Society of Australian Systematic Biologists: Abstracts, December, Canberra, Australia, pp. 99-100. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Brown MJ; Bonham KJ; Mesibov R; Munks SA

2005Turner PAM, 'Using Time and the Landscape to Investigate Successional Processes After Wildfire in Wet Eucalypt Forest', Ecological Society of Australia, Brisbane 2005: Programme and Abstracts, November - December, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 165-165. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Turner PAM, 'Wet Eucalypt Forest Stand Structure: Succession Following Wildfire', Ecological Society of Australia, Brisbane 2005: Programme and Abstracts, November - December, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 212-212. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2003Turner PAM, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Influence of substrate and age of stand on bryophyte species composition in Tasmanian mixed forest', 150 years Conference - National Herbarium of Victoria, Celebrating 150 years of plant research in Australia: Conference Abstract Book , Sept 28 - Oct 2003, Melbourne, pp. 79-79. (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB


(1 outputs)
2003Turner PAM, 'The Ecology and Conservation of Bryophytes in Tasmanian Wet Eucalypt Forest' (2003) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2005Turner PAM, 'Report on the AIAS Meeting 13th - 14th December 2005', Australian Institute of Alpine Studies Newsletter, Australian Institute of Alpine Studies, Jindabyne, NSW, 19, February (2005) [Internal Newsletter]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

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Using pre and post LIDAR to assess the severity of the 2019 Tasmanian Bushfires (2019)$88,105
This project aims to use pre and post fire high resolution three-dimensional remote sensing data (LiDAR) to understand the geographic variation of the environmental impacts of bushfire in unlogged and logged forested landscapes in southern Tasmania and develop new tools for post fire fuel hazard score assessment.
Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC ($88,105)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Leonard S; Baker SC; Harris R; Jordan GJ; Lucieer A; Wardlaw TJ; Turner DJ; Williamson G; Turner PAM; Styger JK