My research focuses on improving our understanding of the interactions between fire, vegetation and climate, and exploring how these interactions feed impact terrestrial ecosystem properties such as carbon and hydrological cycles. I'm also involved in continued development of a vegetation model benchmarking system; and collaborate on research exploring resource allocation and pheneology strategies, and strategies for avoiding drought mortality. Much of this involves utilising experimental and satellite data to drive more observation-driven vegetation model development.
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Data and analysis for bark thickness and resprouting plant traits used to protect against and recover from disturbances such as fire.
A new dry-tropical phenology model based on the principle of a damped-harmonic-oscillator driven by soil moisture