Dr Libby Pinkard


Contact details:

  • PRIVATE BAG 12
    HOBART TAS 7001 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr Libby Pinkard has a background in tree physiology that she applies to developing tools and approaches for quantifying the risks and impacts of environmental stress and pests on forest function and condition. She leads projects applying novel tools such as genomics to issues of climate change adaptation in natural and managed forest systems, and led the first integrated assessment of climate change risks and impacts for the Australian plantation forest industry. Recent work focuses on the application of natural capital accounting to primary enterprises to improve environmental outcomes from private land. As a Group Leader in the Land and Water business unit, Libby oversees a broad portfolio of research that aims to inform land use change, intensification and management.

Current Roles

  • Group Leader
    Landscape Intensification

Academic Qualifications

  • 1997

    PhD
    University of Tasmania

  • 1993

    MSc
    University of Tasmania

  • 1984

    BSc
    Australian National University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-now

    Editorial Board
    Australian Forestry

  • 2016-now

    Greening Australia Alumni
    Greening Australia

  • 2016-Now

    Alumni
    International Society of Resaerch impact Assessment

  • 2018-2018

    Editor-in-chief, forest ecology and management
    Forestry journal

  • 2015-2017

    Expert panel member
    Special Advisory panel of the Consultative Committee on Emerging Plant Pests, Plant health Australia

  • 2014 -Now

    member Forest and Forest Products Committee
    Dept Agriculture Water and Environment

  • 2012-now

    Editorial Board
    Forestry: an Internatinal Journal

  • 2011-2011

    Gottstein Travelling Fellowship to examine alternatives to Free Air CO2 experiments for determining tree responses to rising atmospheric CO2 involving travel to New Zealand and the US
    Gottstein Trust

Grants

  • 2017-2020

    Increasing farm gate profits: the role of natural capital accounts. Funded by DAWR through Rural Research for Profits funding scheme

  • 2017-2018

    Valuing trust and social licence in the primary sectors. lead agency SCION

  • 2017-2020

    Is natural selection sufficient for adaptation of plant populations to climate change? Postdoctoral fellowship, Research Plus

  • 2016-2020

    Environmental genomics and Australia's plants

  • 2011-2014

    Adaptation strategies to manage risk in Australia's plantations

  • 2014-2018

    SIEF Forests for the Future

  • 2013-2016

    Clear polymer film and revegetation outcomes

  • 2011-2011

    Climate change and South Australia's plantations: impacts, risks and options for adaptation

  • 2010-2012

    Predicting mortality in Australia’s forests: building capacity to adapt to future climates

  • 2009-2010

    Forest industries climate change adaptation: from policy to practice

  • 2009-2009

    Alternative approaches for determining photosynthetic responses of Australian forest species to elevated CO2

  • 2007-2009

    Predicting NPP of temperate forest systems: uncertainty associated with climate change and pest attack

  • 2006-2008

    Climate change and Australia’s plantation estate: pest impacts on carbon stores

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016-now

    Alumni member, Greening Australia

Publications

  • Researcher ID: 1111

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