Student researcher

Kate Simmonds Research Leader

This research project aims to characterise the resilience and sensitivity of temperate rainforest communities to historic disturbance, climate variability and bushfire using a combination of long-term stand dynamic observations, dendrochronology and landscape spatial analysis. The project will examine the consequences of recent unprecedented landscape scale bushfires in northern NSW on a world heritage listed ecosystem renowned for its diversity of ancient plant lineages which exhibit few obvious adaptations to increasing fire activity.