A/PROF Stephen Livesley

A/PROF Stephen Livesley




  • Stephen investigates soil-plant-atmosphere interactions in natural and managed ecosystems. Stephen studied in the UK gaining a PhD in Tropical Soil Science from The University of Reading. He has held research positions in the University of Western Australia, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Monash University.
    At the University of Melbourne, Stephen has led research to quantify the carbon and greenhouse gas implications of landscape management and land-use change events in tropical savannas, forest systems and now the urban landscape. Stephen's urban ecosystem research and teaching interests relate to the role of trees, soil and other vegetation systems in providing environmental and social benefits, such as microclimate cooling, energy saving, carbon sequestration, biodiversity habitat and improved nutrient / water cycling.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Reading 1999
  • BSc(hons), 1994


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • PhD supervision: (current)
    • Annie Hunter-Block (start 2012)
    • Alessandro Ossola (start 2012)
    • Ruzana adibah Sanusi (start 2012)
    • Benedikt Fest (start 2009)
    • Nina Hinko-Umana (start 2010)
    • Ramaprasad Mujmuder (start 2009)
    • Tonja Wright (start 2010)

    PhD supervision: (past)
    • Yadav Kandal (completed 2012)
    • Hizbullah Jamali (completed (2011)
    • Katherine Whittaker (completed 2007)