David is a research scientist in the Biodiversity Research Group of the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. His internationally known research spans vegetation surveys, mapping and classification; the effects of disturbance – such as fire and grazing – on native species and vegetation; climate change impacts; and developing scientific methods for assessing the conservation status of species and ecological communities. His recent book, Ocean Shore to Desert Dunes, has rapidly become a standard reference and an important tool for ecological education. David is a former long-serving vice-president of the Ecological Society of Australia, and a current a member of the NSW Scientific Committee (for threatened species and community listing).
Related Past Events:
- Step into the garden: Fascinating plant tours
- Climate: the critical decade
- 'Where? Why? Where?' and 'Earth: May Contain Traces of Human'
- The ACEAS Great Debate: Will European land use devastate Australia’s unique biodiversity?
- Prof Chris Rapley CBE Presents: An Inconvenient Truth
- In full bloom - Science in Botanic Gardens
- A Week In Science (Podcast) – 26 July 2013
- Compost chemistry and microbe management
- Nope, I’m not a gardener! - Interview with Dr Daniel J. Murphy
- The Life Beneath the Ground