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Dr Stephen Roxburgh

Senior Principal Research Scientist & Group Leader


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Dr Stephen Roxburgh is a recognised leader in terrestrial plant ecology and greenhouse gas accounting, with over 15 years experience in the field measurement and computer modelling of forest growth and carbon cycling. He joined CSIRO in 2008 where he leads a team of researchers investigating forest growth, carbon sequestration, and the implications of climate change on forest productivity. Stephen works closely with the Australian government to develop robust methods for greenhouse gas accounting, including impacts of wildfires, the carbon sequestration of forest revegetation, avoided deforestation, and the carbon balance of harvested native forests. He has published over 100 scientific papers and reports, including co-author of the Global Forests Observation Initiative (GFOI) Methods and Guidance document on Integration of remote-sensing and ground-based observations for estimation of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in forests for REDD+.

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Academic Qualifications

  • 1989

    Otago University

  • 1989

    PG. Dip. Sci
    Otago University

  • 1994

    Otago University

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Associate editor - Journal of Vegetation Science


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