Mr Tom Jovanovic

Honorary Lecturer

Tom graduated from the University of Canberra with a degree in applied science in biology and a graduate degree in forestry science from the Australian National University. Tom was a researcher with CSIRO for 30 years working in the fields of tree species site and suitability matching using climate analysis methodologies, assessing potential tree species growth using spatial growth models. He has over 20 years of experience in the application Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for environmental assessment for tree growth and suitability in Australian and overseas landscapes. In recent years he has been using terrestrial Lidar technology for tree and forest visualisation and measurement.  Tom’s most recent activities have included assessing suitable areas for tree growth for selected species under current and predicted future climate change, application of GIS for spatial assessment of genotype x environment interactions for Pinus radiata and 3D visualisation of forest and woodland habitats using a CSIRO developed terrestrial Lidar scanning system. He was recently engaged with the “Precision measurement of trees and Forests” project at the National Arboretum in Canberra using terrestrial laser scanning technology and the application of terrestrial Lidar technology for tree mensuration in forest sites in the US.

Research interests

Environmental Science

Forestry Science

Adaptation to climate change

Ecosystem ecology

Integration of science and decision making using Geographic Information Systems technology and climate analysis

Student projects

  • Assisting in the development of decision tree frameworks in the Murray-Darling Basin;

Projects

  • Application of terrestrial Lidar technology for forest stand mensuration at Harvard Forest, Massachussets, USA.

Journal articles

  1. Booth, Trevor; Jovanovic, Tom; Ngoc, Ho; Miller, Craig. A systematic regional approach for climate change adaptation to protect biodiversity. Climatic Change. 2013; 117(4):757-768.
  2. Kriticos, Darren; Murphy, Helen; Jovanovic, Tom; Taylor, Joely; Herr, Alexander Herr - Herry; Raison, John; et al. Balancing bioenergy and biosecurity policies: estimating current and future climate suitability patterns for a bioenergy crop. Global Change Biology. 2013; In Press Online:12 p.
  3. Booth, Trevor; Jovanovic, Tom. Assessing vulnerable areas for Puccinia psidii (eucalyptus rust) in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology. 2012; 41(4):425-429.
  4. Farine, Damien; O'Connell, Deborah; Raison, John; May, Barrie; O'Connor, Mike; Crawford, Debbie; et al. An assessment of biomass for bioelectricity and biofuel, and for greenhouse gas emission reduction in Australia. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 2012; 4(2):148-175.
  5. Murphy, Helen; O'Connell, Deborah; Seaton, Gary; Raison, John; Rodriguez, Luis; Braid, Andrew; et al. A Common View of the Opportunities, Challenges and Research Actions for Pongamia in Australia. BioEnergy Research. 2012; 5(3):778-800.
  6. Ivkovich, Milos; Gapare, Washy; Wharton, T; Jovanovic, Tom; Elms, Stephen; McRae, Tony; et al. Risks affecting breeding objective for radiata pine in Australia. Australian Forestry. 2010; 73(4):265-278.
  7. Paul, K.I.; Booth, T.H.; Jovanovic, T.; Sands, P.J.; Morris, J.D. Calibration of the forest growth model 3-PG to eucalypt plantations growing in low rainfall regions of Australia. Forest Ecology and Management. 2007; 243(2-3):237-247.
  8. Paul, K.I.; Booth, T.H.; Elliott, A.; Kirschbaum, M.U.F.; Jovanovic, T.; Polglase, P.J. Net carbon dioxide emissions from alternative firewood-production systems in Australia. Biomass and Bioenergy. 2006; 30(7):638-647.
  9. Criddle, R.S.; Hansen, L.D.; Smith, B.N.; Macfarlane, C.; Church, J.N.; Thygerson, T.; et al. A thermodynamic law of adaptation of plants to environmental temperatures. Pure and applied chemistry. 2005; 77:1425-1444.
  10. Booth, T.H.; Jovanovic, T. Identifying climatically suitable areas for growing particular trees in Africa: an example using Grevillea robusta. Agroforestry Systems. 2002; 54:41-49.
  11. Booth, T.H.; Jovanovic, T.; New, M. A new world climate mapping program to assist species selection. Forest Ecology and Management. 2002; 163:111-117.
  12. Booth, T.H.; Jovanovic, T.; Old, K.M.; Dudzinski, M.J. Climatic mapping to identify high-risk areas for Cylindrocladium quinqueseptatum leaf blight on eucalypts in mainland South East Asia and around the world. Environmental Pollution. 2000; 108:365-372.
  13. Booth, T.H.; Old, K.M.; Jovanovic, T. A preliminary assessment of high risk areas for Puccinia psidii (Eucalyptus rust) in the neotropics and Australia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2000; 82:295-301.
  14. Jovanovic, T.; Arnold, R.J.; Booth, T.H. Determining the climatic suitability of Eucalyptus dunnii for plantations in Australia, China and Central and South America. New Forests. 2000; 19:215-226.
  15. Booth, T.H.; Nguyen Hoang Nghia; Kirschbaum, M.U.F.; Hackett, C.; Jovanovic, T. Assessing possible impacts of climate change on species important for forestry in Vietnam. Climatic Change. 1999; 41:109-126.
  16. Snowdon, P.; Jovanovic, T.; Booth, T.H. Incorporation of indices of annual climatic variation into growth models for Pinus radiata. Forest Ecology and Management. 1999; 117:187-197.
  17. Booth, T.H.; Jovanovic, T. Aplikasai program komputer indo untuk pemetaan kesesuaian iklim tanaman karet. Warta Pusat Penelitian Karet. 1996; 15:129-138.
  18. Boland, D.J; Pinyopusarerk, K.; McDonald, M.W; Jovanovic, T; Booth, T.H. The natural habitat of acacia aureculiformis and probable factors associated with its distribution. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 3(2): 159-180 1990. 1990.
  19. Booth, T.H; Jovanovic, T. Assaying natural climatic variability in some Australian species with fuelwood and agroforestry potential. Commonwealth For Rev 67(1) 1988 p27-34. 1988.
  20. Booth, T.H; Jovanovic, T. Climatology of Acacia mearnsii 1. Characteristics of natural sites and exotic plantations. New Forests 2: 17-30 1988. 1988.
  21. Booth, T.H; Nix, H.A; Hutchinson, M.F; Jovanovic, T. Niche analysis and tree species introduction. Forest Ecology and Management, 23 1988 47-59. 1988.
  22. Booth, TH; Jovanovic, T. Assaying natural climatic variability in some Australian species with fuelwood and agroforestry potential. Commonwealth Forestry Review. 1988; 67(1): 27-34 19 refs, illus.:
  23. Booth, TH; Nix, HA; Hutchinson, MF; Jovanovic, T. Niche analysis and tree species introduction. Forest Ecology and Management. 1988; 23: 47-59 29 refs, illus, map:
  24. Marselis, Suzanne & Yebra, Marta & Jovanovic, Tom & van Dijk, Albert. (2016). Deriving comprehensive forest structure information from mobile laser scanning observations using automated point cloud classification. Environmental Modelling & Software. 82. 142-151. 10.

 

 

 

Conference papers/Conference proceedings

  1. Booth, Trevor; Raison, John; Crawford, Debbie; Jovanovic, Tom; O'Connor, Mike; Raisbeck-Brown, Nat; et al. Short rotation trees for aviation biofuel production in Queensland. In: Bioenergy Australia 2012; 26-28 Nov 2012; Melbourne. Bioenergy Australia; 2012. 1 p.
  2. Rodriguez, Luis; Herr, Alexander Herr - Herry; Warden, Andrew; O'Connell, Deborah; Almeida, Auro; Raison, John; et al. Potential for forest bioenergy in two regions of Australia. In: Bioenergy Australia 2011 Conference; 24-25 November 2011; Sunshine Coast. Bioenergy Australia; 2011. 145.
  3. Farine, Damien; O'Connell, Deborah; Raison, John; May, Barrie; O'Connor, Mike; Herr, Alexander Herr - Herry; et al. An assessment of biomass for bioelectricity and biofuel, and for greenhouse gas emission reduction in Australia. In: Bioenergy Australia Conference; Dec 2010; Sydney. Sydney Australia: Bioenergy Australia; 2010. 1.
  4. Salas, J.C.; Miller, C.; Alexander, K.S.; Jovanovic, T.A. A community’s way of managing conflicts in the Tigum-Aganan Watershed: A Philippines case study. In: 12th International River symposium; 21-24 September 2009; Brisbane. 2009.
  5. Booth, T.H.; Paul, K.; Jovanovic, T. Capacity building for carbon accounting in selected APEC economies. In: Los Banos, Philippines. International Rice Research Institute; 2008.
  6. Booth, T.H.; Paul, K.; Jovanovic, T. Capacity building for carbon accounting in selected APEC economies. In: Los Banos, Philippines. International Rice Research Institute; 2008.
  7. Marcar, N.E.; Hawkins, C.; Theiveyanathan, T.; Christy, B.; Jovanovic, T.; Crawford, D.; et al. Predicting plantation growth, water and salinity impacts with application to farm and catchment planning in south-western Victoria. In: 2nd International Salinity Conference; 31 March - 3 April 2008; Adelaide. 2008. On CD.
  8. Polglase, Phil;Paul, Keryn;Hawkins, C.;Siggins, A.;Turner, J.;Booth, T.;Crawford, D.;Jovanovic, T.;Hobbs, T.;Opie, K.;Almeida, A.;Carter, J. Prospecting for commercial and environmental opportunities for agroforestry in Australia. In: Forestry for a better future : Climate, commerce and communities. AFG 2008 Conference, Albury Wodonga, 19-22 October 2008; Australian Forest Growers; 2008.
  9. Polglase, P.J.; Booth, T.H.; England, J.E.; Falkiner, R.A.; Hawkins, C.; Jovanovic, T.; et al. Commercial environmental forestry: targetting new forests for multiple benefits. In: Australian Forest Growers conference; 22-25 October, 2006; Launceston, Tasmania. Deakin West, ACT: Australian Forest Growers; 2006. 168-175.
  10. Jovanovic, T.; Booth, T.H.; Arnold, R.J. Determining climatic suitability for tropical timber species. In: Snell, A.; Vise, S. Eds., editor/s. Opportunities for the new millenium: proceedings of the Australian Forest Growers biennial conference; September 4-6, 2000; Cairns Convention Centre, Queensland. Cairns: AFG 2000 Organising Committee; 2000. 235-236.
  11. Jovanovic, T.; Booth, T.H. The development of climatic interpolation relationships for the Philippines. In: Booth, T.H. Ed., editor/s. Matching Trees and Sites: proceedings of an international workshop; 27-30 March, 1995; Bangkok, Thailand. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; 1996. 56-64.
  12. Jovanovic, T.; Booth, T.H. The development of interpolated temperature and precipitation relationships for the Indonesian Archipelago. In: Booth, T.H. Ed., editor/s. Matching Trees and Sites: proceedings of an international workshop; 27-30 March, 1995; Bangkok, Thailand. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; 1996. 30-37.
  13. Jovanovic, T.; Booth, T.H.; Crawford, D.F.; Marcar, N.E.; Leppert, P.M. Climatic matching as a first step in selecting trees for salt-affected landscapes. In: Proceedings - Second Australian Conference on Agricultural Meteorology; Brisbane, Queensland: University of Queensland; 1996. 116-121.
  14. Snowdon, P.; Jovanovic, T. Incorporation of climatic variables into models of forest growth. In: Proceedings - Second Australian Conference on Agricultural Meteorology; Brisbane, Queensland: University of Queensland; 1996. 151-152.
  15. Vearasilp, T.; Jovanovic, T.; Booth, T.H. Plantgro soil and climate database for Thailand. In: Booth, T.H. Ed., editor/s. Matching Trees and Sites: proceedings of an international workshop; 27-30 March, 1995; Bangkok, Thailand. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; 1996. 85-92.
  16. Viriyabuncha, C.; Booth, T.H.; Jovanovic,T.; Zuo, H. Climatic mapping for Thailand. In: Booth, T.H. Ed., editor/s. Matching trees and sites; Canberrra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; 1996. 18-23.

Books/Book chapters

  1. Marcar, Nico; Theiveyanathan, Swaminathan; Crawford, Debbie; Hawkins, Charlie; Jovanovic, Tom; Polglase, Phil; et al. Predicting growth, carbon sequestration and salinity impacts of forestry plantations. In: Ashraf, M. ; Ozturk, M. ; Ahmad, M.S.A., editor/s. Plant Adaptation and Phytoremediation. Springer; 2010. 143-149.
  2. Paul, K.I.; Booth, T.H.; Elliott, A.; Jovanovic, T.; Polglase, P.J.; Kirschbaum, M.U.F. Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from domestic woodheating. Canberra: Australian Greenhouse Office; 2003.
  3. Marcar, N.E.; Crawford, D.F.; Leppert. P.M.; Jovanovic, T.; Floyd, R.; Farrow, R. Trees for saltland: a guide to selecting native species for Australia. Canberra: CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products; 1995.
  4. Marcar, NE; Crawford, DF; Leppert, PM; Jovanovic, T; Floyd, RB; Farrow, RA. Trees for saltland: a guide to selecting native species for Australia. Canberra, ACT: CSIRO Division of Forestry; 1995.

Reports

  1. Doerr, Veronica; Williams, Kristen; Drielsma, Michael; Doerr, Erik; Davies, Micah; Love, Jamie; et al. Designing Landscapes for Biodiversity Under Climate Change. NCCARF: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF); 2013. csiro:EP135608
  2. Doerr, Veronica; Williams, Kristen; Drielsma, Michael; Doerr, Erik; Davies, Micah; Love, Jamie; et al. Designing landscapes for biodiversity under climate change: a validation. Supplement report. NCCARF: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility; 2013. csiro:EP136008
  3. Crawford, Debbie; Jovanovic, Tom; O'Connor, Mike; Herr, Alexander Herr - Herry; Raison, John; Baynes, Tim. AEMO 100% renewable energy study. Potential for electricity generation in Australia from biomass in 2010, 2030 and 2050. CSIRO; 2012. csiro:EP126969
  4. Polglase, Phil; Reeson, Andrew; Hawkins, Charlie; Paul, Keryn; Siggins, Anders; Turner, James; et al. Opportunities for carbon forestry in Australia: Economic assessment and constraints to implementation. CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship; 2011. csiro:EP113280
  5. Taylor, Joely; Braid, Andrew; Prestwidge, Di; Herr, Alexander Herr - Herry; Crawford, Debbie; Jovanovic, Tom; et al. Regional Estimates of Victorian Biomass Resources. Not for publication, client re: CSIRO; 2011. csiro:EP114986
  6. Hawkins, Charlie; Carter, Jenny; Paul, Keryn; Siggins, Anders; Opie, Kimberley; White, Don; et al. Farming Landscapes for the Future: Report to Avongro Wheatbelt Tree Cropping. CSIRO; 2010. csiro:EP101675
  7. Miller, Craig; Alexander, Kim; Jovanovic, Tom. Tigum-Aganan Watershed management project, Part 1: Exploring vulnerability to climate change. CSIRO report: CSIRO; 2010. csiro:EP092137
  8. Alexander, K. S.; Miller, C.; Jovanovic, T.; Moglia, M. Tigum-Aganan Watershed Management Project: Workshop Report Iloilo City, Philippines. Canberra: Climate Adaptation Flagship / CSIRO-AusAID Alliance; 2009. changeme:1260
  9. Alexander, Kim; Miller, Craig; Jovanovic, Tom; Moglia, Magnus. Tigum-Aganan Watershed Management Project, Part 2: Developing a Water Needs Index. CSIRO; 2009. csiro:EP092454
  10. Miller, Craig; Alexander, Kim; Jovanovic, Tom. Towards regionally relevant biodiversity, poverty and climate change policy: a report on the Los Banos workshop.. CSIRO; 2009. csiro:EP092096
  11. Booth, T.H.; Paul, K.; Jovanovic, T. Capacity building for carbon accounting in selected APEC economies. 2008. Report No.:Ensis Client Report No. 1877.
  12. Booth, T.H.; Paul, K.; Jovanovic, T. Capacity building for carbon accounting in selected APEC economies. 2008. Report No.:Ensis Client Report No. 1877. procite:c1b75a72-4b5a-40f1-94a8-2fc87b6cbd5f
  13. Polglase, P.; Paul, K.; Hawkins, C.; Siggins, A.; Turner, J.; Booth, T.; et al. Regional opportunities for agroforestry systems in Australia. Barton, ACT: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation; 2008.
  14. Almeida, AC; Paul, KI; Siggins, A; Sands, PJ; Polglase, P; Marcar, NE; et al. Development, calibration and validation of the forest growth model 3-PG with an improved water balance.. 2007. Report No.:Ensis Client Report No. 1786..
  15. Booth, T.H.; Paul, K.I.; Jovanovic, T. Raising technical capabilities to underpin trade and investment in biomass carbon in The Philippines. 2007. Report No.:Client Report no. 1763.
  16. Hawkins, C; Theiveyanathan, T; Paul, K; Jovanovic, T; England, J; Falkiner, R; et al. Application of the commercial environmental forestry toolkit to quantifying multiple benefits from plantations in the Corangamite Catchment, Victoria. 2007. Report No.:Ensis Client Report 1787.
  17. Marcar, N.E.; Falkiner, R.; Theiveyanathan, S.; Jovanovic, T.; Paul, K.; Crawford, D. Improved estimation of plantation productivity, water use and salinity impacts using 3-PG in spatial mode and with FLUSH. 2007. Report No.:Ensis Technical Report No. 158.
  18. White, D; Crombie, S; Paul, K; Almeida, A; Jovanovic, T; Crawford, D; et al. Quantifying multiple benefits from plantations – application of the scenario planning and investment framework tool in the Upper Tone, Western Australia. 2007. Report No.:Ensis Client Report No. 1785.
  19. Booth, T.H.; Marcar, N.E.; Jovanovic, T.; Crawford, D.F. Successful tree establishment under variable climatic conditions. Canberra: Australian Greenhouse Office; 2006. Report No.:No. 155.
  20. Marcar, N.E.; Falkiner, R.A.; Theiveyanathan, S.; Jovanovic, T.; Paul, K.I.; Crawford, D.F. Improved estimation of plantation productivity, water use and salinity impacts using 3-PG in spatial mode and with FLUSH. CEF project final report. Marcar, Falkiner, Tivi, etc. Yarralumla, ACT: Ensis; 2006. Report No.:Client report.
  21. Paul, K.I.; Jovanovic, T.; Theiveyanathan, S.; Hawkins, C.; England, J.R.; Booth, T.H.; et al. Prediction of growth and carbon sequestration of plantations and environmental planting using 3-PG+. Yarralumla, ACT: Ensis; 2006.
  22. Polglase, P.J.; Booth, T.H.; England, J.; Falkiner, R.A.; Hawkins, C.; Jovanovic, T.; et al. Integrating trees into landscapes for multiple benefits. Yarralumla, ACT: Ensis; 2006. Report No.: Summary technical report June 2006.
  23. Cresswell, HP; English, P; Zhang, L; Gallant, J; McKenzie, NJ; Austin, Jenet; et al. Heartlands: Planning for sustainable land use and catchment health: A report of the Heartlands Initiative. Canberra: CSIRO Land and Water; 2004.
  24. C. Brack, M. Schaefer, T. Jovanovic & D. Crawford (2020) Comparing terrestrial laser scanners’ ability to measure tree height and diameter in a managed forest environment, Australian Forestry, 83:3, 161-171.
  25. Australian Fuel Classification: Overview, Gould. J, Cruz, M., Hollis, J & Jovanovic, T., (2013). CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra ACT 2 CSIRO Digital Productive Flagship- Digital Technology & Services for Disaster Management, Canberra, ACT