PROF Stefan ARNDT

PROF Stefan ARNDT

Positions

  • Adaptations of plants to the environment and changing environmental conditions
  • Assessment of the effects of environmental stresses on plants and their responses
  • Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems, particularly the ecosystem carbon dynamics under changing climatic conditions
  • Carbon balance of forest biomes
  • Evaluation of ecological and physiological mechanisms that enable growth and survival of plants and communities
  • Mechanisms of drought tolerance in tree species
  • Mechanisms of salt tolerance in trees
  • Modelling of carbon and greenhouse gas fluxes in ecosystems
  • Non CO2 greenhouse gas fluxes in Australian landscapes
  • The interface between plants and their environment, physiological responses of plants to their abiotic and biotic environment
  • The role of plants in the functioning of ecosystems

Overview

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  • http://stefanarndt.wordpress.com/
    For detailed information on publications please visit: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-5021-2013

    Professor Stefan Arndt completed his PhD in plant ecophysiology at the University of Vienna in 2000 and is working at the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences of the University of Melbourne since 2002.

    The major focus of his research is on the interface between plants and their environment. He is particularly interested to understand the physiological responses of plants to their abiotic and biotic environment and the role of plants in the functioning of ecosystems.
    He had extensive research experience in plant ecophysiology and biogeochemistry, with research relating to processes operating at leaf, whole plant and ecosystem scales. His work has recently focused on the process-based investigation of carbon balance, nutrient cycling and fluxes of greenhouse gases in forest ecosystems and the adaptation of trees to environmental stresses. His contribution to this field has been to use physiological and ecological measures to increase our understanding of ecosystem function, with improved process understanding and model development as a goal.

    Research topics include:
    • Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems, particularly the ecosystem carbon dynamics under changing climatic conditions,
    • Greenhouse gas fluxes in forest ecosystems,
    • Adaptations of plants to the environment and changing environmental conditions,
    • Evaluation of ecological and physiological mechanisms that enable growth and survival of plants and communities,
    • Assessment of the effects of environmental stresses on plants and their responses   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Australian Research Council
    LP140100885 Species traits, substrates and stormwater grates: improving the health of urban trees by using polluted stormwater as a resource. Livesley, Fletcher, Kachenko, Morison, Arndt, Coughlan, 2015-18, 333,000 (ARC) 90,000 (Mel Water) 60,000 (CW Water) 50,000 (NGIA)
    DP120101735 Methane uptake of forest soils. Arndt, Livesley, von Fischer 2012-2014 270,000
    LP100100073 Impacts of deforestation and afforestation on greenhouse gas emissions, and carbon and water resources in the Daly River catchment, north Australia.
    Hutley, Beringer, Livesley, Arndt, Boggs 2010-2013 308,000 (ARC) 75,000 (DCC) 5,000 (NRETAS) 15,000 (RDPFIR) 45,000 (NTRIB)
    LP0990704 Green roofs – improving urban environments in a changing climate. Williams, Arndt, Williams, Dunett 380,000 (ARC), 150,000 (Melb Water & DSE)
    LP0883573 Combining recycled water use, biofuel production and phytoremediation of contaminated land and biosolids. Baker; Arndt; Gregory 2008-2011 300,000 (ARC) 270,000 (Melb Water)
    LP0774812 Integrative assessment of disturbance and land-use change on total greenhouse gas balance and nutrient cycling in savanna ecosystems
    Hutley; Beringer; Arndt; Livesley; Cook; Butterbach-Bahl. 2007-2009 190,000 (ARC) 90,000 (AGO et al)
    LE0882936 Mobile Ecosystem Gas-exchange Analyzer (MEGA) Arndt, Livesley, Beringer 2007 130,000 (ARC) 130,000 (Universities)
    LP0455475 Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in afforested ecosystems in southeastern Australia - fluxes, processes and regional budget. Arndt, Weston, Butterbach-Bahl, Livesley 2004-2007 416,144 (ARC) 120,000 (DSE & AGO)

    Non ARC funding
    Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Supersite – Infrastructure funding for Wombat Flux, 2014-15, $50,500
    DAFF Action of the Ground Rd 2 Are nitrification inhibitors an economical choice to reduce N2O emissions under real farm scenario   

Awards

Education and training

  • Dr rer nat, University of Vienna 2000

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available for supervision for PhD and Masters research project in the areas of Plant Ecophysiology and Ecosystem Ecology. Of particular interest are projects on drought and stress adaptation of trees and carbon and greenhouse gas balances of ecosystems.

    Current students:
    Carola Pritzkow (since 2015)
    Merryn Smith (since 2013)
    Anne Griebel (since 2012)
    Gregor Sanders (since 2012)
    Rhema Maripa (since 2011)
    Ramaprasad Majumder (since 2009)
    Nina Hinko-Najera (since 2009)

    Past students:
    Benedikt Fest (completed 2013)
    Yadav Kandel (completed 2012)
    HIzbullah Jamali (completed 2011)
    Andrew Callister (completed 2008)
    Katherine Whittaker (completed 2007)