data loggers dieback groundwater hydrology jarrah silviculture salinity soil temperature

Email Joe

+61 8 9538 0028

+61 8 9538 1206
Street Address
Banksiadale Road, Dwellingup WA 6213, Australia
Postal Address
c/o Post Office, Dwellingup WA 6213, Australia


I am a Research Scientist in the Landscape Conservation Program, currently conducting studies on jarrah forest hydrology and water relations of Eucalyptus globulus (blue-gum).

Previously I have given technical support to research on the environmental factors affecting the development of disease by Phytophthora cinnamomi in the jarrah forest (jarrah dieback), and on the water relations of Eucalyptus globulus (blue-gum) and Pinus radiata and P. pinaster plantations.


  • Use of data loggers for environmental monitoring

Brief CV

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons), School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Murdoch University, 1986.

Honours thesis: "Perching and throughflow in a laterite profile in relation to the impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi in the northern jarrah forest."

MSc, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Murdoch University, 1993.

Masters thesis: "Soil temperature in the northern jarrah forest in relation to plant and litter and cover and implications for the periods and depths at which temperatures permit Phytophthora cinnamomi activity."

Positions held

1985-1997: Senior Technical Officer, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

1997: Acting Research Scientist, Dept of CALM.

1998: Research Centre Manager, Dwellingup.


  • Bauxite sub-committee


  • Hydrological changes to stream quality following timber harvesting in jarrah forest in the intermediate rainfall zone.
  • Establish silvicultural options to achieve a balance between drought risk and productivity in Eucalyptus globulus plantations