Conservation & landscape ecology

The Conservation and Landscape Ecology Group has been in operation for over 30 years under the guidance of Professor David Lindenmayer.

The Group’s work is based on a suite of large-scale longitudinal field studies in south eastern Australia. In addition, an ecological meta-synthesis project aims to build links and investigate broad themes between the projects.


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New Restoration Forest Management Prescriptions to Conserve Leadbeater’s Possum and Rebuild the Cover of Ecologically Mature Forest in the Central Highlands of Victoria.  Click HERE to read Monograph.


Lindenmayer, D.B., Crane M., Michael D., & Beaton, E. (2005). Woodlands: A disappearing Landscape. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Lindenmayer, D.B. (2009). Large Scale Landscape Experiments: Lessons from Tumut. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Dovers, S., Olson, M.H., & Morton, S. (2008). Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment. David Lindenmayer (Ed.). CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Burton, P.J., & Franklin, J.F. (2008). Salvage Logging and its Ecological Consequences. Island Press, Washington DC/CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Lindenmayer, D.B. (2007). On Borrowed Time. Penguin/CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Hunter, M., Lindenmayer, D.B., & Calhoun A. (2007). Saving the Earth as a Career. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA.

Lindenmayer, D.B., & Fischer J. (2006). Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis. Island Press.

Lindenmayer, D.B., & Burgman M. (2005). Practical Conservation Biology. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Lindenmayer, D.B., Claridge, A.W., Hazell, D., Michael, D.R., Crane, M., MacGregor, C.I., & Cunningham, R.B. (2003). Wildlife on Farms: How to Conserve Native Animals. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Lindenmayer, D.B., & Franklin J.F. (2002). Conserving Forest Biodiversity: a Comprehensive multiscaled approach. Island Press, Washington. 351pp.

Lindenmayer, D.B. (2002). Gliders of Australia: a Natural History. University of NSW press, Sydney.

Gibbons P., & Lindenmayer, D.B., (2002). Tree Hollows and Wildlife Conservation in Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Mackey B.G. & Lindenmayer D.B. (2002). Wildlife, Fire and Future Climate: a Forest Ecosystem Analysis. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Lindenmayer D.B., & Beaton E. (2000). Life in the Tall Eucalypt Forests. New Holland Publishers, Sydney.

Burgman M.A., & Lindenmayer D.B. (1998). Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, Sydney.

Lindenmayer, D.B. (1996). Wildlife and Woodchips: Leadbeater's Possum as a testcase of sustainable forestry. University of NSW press, Sydney.

Lindenmayer, D.B., & Possingham H.P. (1995). The Risk of Extinction: ranking management options for Leadbeater's Possum. Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, The Australian National University and The Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Salt, D., Lindenmayer D.B., & Hobbs R. (2004). Trees and Biodiversity: a Guide for Australian Farm Forestry. Joint Venture Agroforestry Program.

Edited books

Lindenmayer, D.B., & Hobbs R. (Eds.). Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation: Moving from Perspectives to Principles. Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Cary, G., Lindenmayer, D.B., & Dovers, S. (Eds.). Australia Burning. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 2003.

Lindenmayer, D.B., & Franklin, J.F. (Eds.). Towards Forest Sustainability. Island Press, Washington DC (co-published with CSIRO Publishing), 2003.

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