Dr Ben Gooden

Research Scientist

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Biography

I am a plant community ecologist who is driven to understand the patterns and mechanisms of impact of alien plant invasion on native vegetation and ecosystems. My previous experience includes research into the effects of woody weeds on wet sclerophyll forest and alien grasses on arid woodlands throughout central Australia.

My current focus is on developing biological control strategies for effective, sustainable control of alien plants, as well as the regeneration of invaded ecosystems and productive agricultural landscapes.

Other Interests

As part of my broad interests in plant ecology, I also conduct various research in collaboration with the University of Wollongong on community composition and ecosystem dynamics of coastal vegetation (namely mangrove forests and saltmarshes), plant-pollinator interactions across fragmented landscapes, and plant-fungal symbioses.

Publications

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