Joe Atkinson
Postgraduate Research Student

Joe Atkinson

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Enhancing the predictability of large scale ecological restoration outcomes

My research focuses on variation in ecological restoration outcomes at multiple scales. For part of my PhD, I am using meta-analysis techniques to understand variability at global scales. In contrast, other parts of my work focus at the scale of individuals, monitoring plants in restorations through time, or tracking patch-level outcomes. I am particularly interested in the role of different provenancing strategies to bet-hedge and provide more reliable outcomes in the face of uncertain climatic conditions, as well using plant functional traits as a common currency to provide generalisations for restoration planning across a wide range of ecosystems. I utilise a range of statistical tools and GIS approaches to investigate these ideas.

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Publications

J Atkinson, SP Bonser (2020) ‘Active’and ‘passive’ecological restoration strategies in metaanalysis Restoration Ecology (in-press)

J Atkinson, JB Kirkpatrick (2020) A short distance to the last glacial coast best explains a Tasmanian centre of endemism, Frontiers of Biogeography (in-press)

V HarrisonDay, J Atkinson, JB Kirkpatrick (2019) The origin and persistence of alpine vernal ponds in mineral soils, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44 (11), 2202-2210

Phone
+61 447 013 010
Location
Level 4 East Biological Sciences North (D26) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Publications