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
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
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
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.