Dr Julian Brown

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Julian Brown completed a BSc (Honours) at the University of New England in 2009, with an honours research project in animal behavior.

He then completed the Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne, and a PhD investigating the effects of fire on pollination, with a focus on the incorporation of pollination into landscape fire management.

In 2017 Dr Brown became a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian National University where he has been investigating the role and management of native pollinators in agricultural landscapes as part of the Securing Pollination project.  

Research interests

Dr Brown's areas of expertise are fire ecology, agricultural ecology, landscape ecology, and pollination ecology.

He is interested in the effects of landscape interventions (fire and agricultural practices) on biodiversity and, in turn, society (e.g. food production).

  • Brown, J & Cunningham, SA 2019, ‘Global-scale drivers of crop visitor diversity and the historical development of agriculture’, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 286, no. 1915, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2096.
  • Brown, J, York, A, Christie, F et al 2017, 'Effects of fire on pollinators and pollination', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 313-322pp.
  • Brown, J & York, A 2017, 'Fire, food and sexual deception in the neighbourhood of some Australian orchids', Austral Ecology, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 468-478pp.
  • Brown, J & York, A 2017, 'Fly and wasp diversity responds to elements of both the visible and invisible fire mosaic', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 434-443pp.
  • Brown, J, York, A & Christie, F 2016, 'Fire effects on pollination in a sexually deceptive orchid', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 888-895pp.
  • Brown, J, Kaplan, G, Rogers, L et al 2010, 'Perception of biological motion in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus): by females only', Animal Cognition, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 555-564.