Dr Heather Haines
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Dr Heather Haines

PhD in Environmental Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2018

MSc in Geography, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2012

BSc Honors in Geography: Environment and Resource Management, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2007

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

I am a Research Associate and Lecturer in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science. My research primarily involves dendrochronology with a focus on threatened Australian tree species and their relationship to fire and climate variability. I also has several projects aimed at understanding past climate of tropical environments.  My interests lie in paleoclimate reconstruction, understanding hydroclimate variability, and working with tree species that have not been considered as 'traditional' for use in dendrochronology. I use radiocarbon dating to help better understand what the growth structure, ecological relationships, and environmental drivers are in these non-traditional species. I am also passionate about improving the condition of the environment through knowledge and action as well as fostering global research connections.

Room 539 Hilmer Building (E10) UNSW, Kensington, 2052
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Haines HA; Hiscock WT; Palmer JG; Turney CSM; Thomas ZA; Cadd H; Vohra J; Marjo CE, 2023, 'THE ACCURACY AND PRECISION OF SMALL-SIZED MODERN WOOD SAMPLES ANALYZED AT THE CHRONOS 14CARBON-CYCLE FACILITY', Radiocarbon, 65, pp. 561 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2023.4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bell SAJ; Lamrock P; Haines HA; Turney C, 2022, 'Multiple lines of evidence infer centurial-scale habitat change and resilience in a threatened plant species at Mount Dangar, Hunter Valley, New South Wales', Australian Journal of Botany, 70, pp. 432 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT22036
    Journal articles | 2022
    Goodwin MJ; Verdon-Kidd DC; Hua Q; English NB; Haines HA; Allen KJ, 2022, 'Hydroclimate proxies for eastern Australia using stable isotopes in grey mangroves (Avicennia marina)', Global and Planetary Change, 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2021.103691
    Journal articles | 2021
    Forbes M; Cohen T; Jacobs Z; Marx S; Barber E; Dodson J; Zamora A; Cadd H; Francke A; Constantine M; Mooney S; Short J; Tibby J; Parker A; Cendón D; Peterson M; Tyler J; Swallow E; Haines H; Gadd P; Woodward C, 2021, 'Comparing interglacials in eastern Australia: A multi-proxy investigation of a new sedimentary record', Quaternary Science Reviews, 252, pp. 106750 - 106750, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106750
    Journal articles | 2021
    Turney C; Becerra-Valdivia L; Sookdeo A; Thomas ZA; Palmer J; Haines HA; Cadd H; Wacker L; Baker A; Andersen MS; Jacobsen G; Meredith K; Chinu K; Bollhalder S; Marjo C, 2021, 'RADIOCARBON PROTOCOLS and FIRST INTERCOMPARISON RESULTS from the CHRONOS 14CARBON-CYCLE FACILITY, UNIVERSITY of NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA', Radiocarbon, 63, pp. 1003 - 1023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2021.23
    Journal articles | 2021
    Turney C; Golledge N; Reimer P; Heaton T; Hogg A; Thomas Z; Belcerra-Valdivia L; Blaauw M; Cadd H; Haines H; Harris M; Marjo C; Palmer J, 2021, 'Redating the Global Abrupt Sea-Level Rise during Meltwater Pulse-1A and Implications for Global Ice Mass Loss', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-13669
    Journal articles | 2020
    Haines HA; Palmer JG; English NB; Hua Q; Gadd PS; Kemp J; Olley JM, 2020, 'The use of multiple dendrochronological techniques to develop a 200-year drought record for subtropical Southeast Queensland, Australia', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11768
    Journal articles | 2020
    Woodward C; Haines HA, 2020, 'Unprecedented long-distance transport of macroscopic charcoal from a large, intense forest fire in eastern Australia: Implications for fire history reconstruction', Holocene, 30, pp. 947 - 952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683620908664
    Journal articles | 2018
    Haines HA; Gadd PS; Palmer J; Olley JM; Hua Q; Heijnis H, 2018, 'A new method for dating tree-rings in trees with faint, indeterminate ring boundaries using the Itrax core scanner', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 497, pp. 234 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.02.025
    Journal articles | 2018
    Haines HA; Olley JM; English NB; Hua Q, 2018, 'Anomalous ring identification in two Australian subtropical Araucariaceae species permits annual ring dating and growth-climate relationship development', Dendrochronologia, 49, pp. 16 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2018.02.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    Haines HA; Olley JM, 2017, 'The implications of regional variations in rainfall for reconstructing rainfall patterns using tree rings', Hydrological Processes, 31, pp. 2951 - 2960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11238
    Journal articles | 2016
    Croke J; Thompson C; Denham R; Haines H; Sharma A; Pietsch T, 2016, 'Reconstructing a millennial-scale record of flooding in a single valley setting: the 2011 flood-affected Lockyer Valley, south-east Queensland, Australia', Journal of Quaternary Science, 31, pp. 936 - 952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2919
    Journal articles | 2016
    Haines HA; Olley JM; Kemp J; English NB, 2016, 'Progress in Australian dendroclimatology: Identifying growth limiting factors in four climate zones', Science of the Total Environment, 572, pp. 412 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.096
  • Other | 2022
    Thomas Z; Cadd H; Turney C; Haines H; Marjo C; Becerra Valdivia L; Carter S; Brickle P, 2022, Phases of peatland carbon accumulation in the southern mid-latitudes, , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-12232

Australian Nuclear Sciences and Technology Organization (ANSTO) Research Portal Grant: $430,000, 2022, Project Title: Development of alpha-cellulose from subtropical Araucariaceae tree rings for use in Carbon-13 stable isotope analysis to create a long-term climate reconstruction, Investigators: Dr Heather Haines (UNSW, Lead CI), Dr Jonathan Palmer (UNSW), Dr Nathan English (CQU), Dr Quan Hua (ANSTO), Dr Geraldine Jacobson (ANSTO)

Internship for Woman, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH): $15,000, 2021, Project Title: Dendrochronological Analysis of Australian tree species using Ring-Width Measurements, Radiocarbon Dating, and Carbon-13 Isotopes

Fresh Science Queensland Finalist, 2018

Dr Christy Fellows Award, 2014, Australian Rivers Institute Higher Degree by Research Symposium

My Teaching

GEOS3761: Environmental Change (Course Convenor)

BEES6601: An Introduction to the Sydney Environment (Lecturer)

GEOS1701: Environmental Systems, Processes and Issues (Lecturer)

GEOS2291: Earth's Interconnections (Lecturer)