School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences - Theses
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The role of plants in green roof rainfall retention
Increasing urbanisation and associated impervious surfaces have negative impacts on humans and the environment. Therefore, more resilient and sustainable stormwater management that mimics the natural predevelopment hydrology ...
Drivers of drought-related physiological, morphological and anatomical trait expression in a temperate eucalypt
Increasing drought-induced tree mortality is a global problem and current scientific efforts aim to understand why and how trees succumb to drought. Nevertheless, our current understanding of the mechanisms leading to ...
Assessing the impact of urbanization on streams using ecohydraulics
Urban stormwater runoff is a primary degrader of stream ecosystems. Excess stormwater runoff causes altered flow regimes, reduced in-stream water quality, and modified channel form. Recognition of such impacts has renewed ...
Biochemical and physiological mechanisms of legume nitrogen fixation under higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations
Atmospheric CO2 concentration ([CO2]) is expected to rise from a current level of ~400 to 550 µmol mol-1 by 2050. It is well established that elevated [CO2] enhances plant growth and yield. However, the stimulation of plant ...
Improvements in production efficiency of Indonesian medium sized wood furniture enterprises
Improving production efficiency of furniture manufacturing is a daunting task. It needs to take account of a complex manufacturing process, production efficiency improvement techniques and procedures, and its implementation ...
Sediment regime constraints to geomorphic protection and restoration in urban streams
The physical condition of urban streams is compromised by altered flow and sediment inputs, which produce eroded, enlarged streams with altered substrates and simplified in-stream habitat. While sediment supply (particularly ...
Mining the rural: a Foucaultian exploration of power, identity and transition in south-central Queensland
Over the last decade, mining and energy development in Queensland rapidly increased, spreading into regions previously dominated by agriculture. This process has had uneven effects on local communities and has provoked ...
Enhancing timber quality of Jabon wood (Anthocepalus cadamba) for high quality products by treatment through densification and impregnation with Merbau extractives
Jabon wood (Anthocephalus cadamba sp.) is one of fast-grown species planted in Indonesia that has not yet complied with raw material requirements for good quality products. This suggests that the properties enhancement of ...
Non-structural carbohydrate storage and use in eucalypt trees of south-east Australia
Carbon storage is a fundamental yet poorly quantified aspect of tree carbon allocation. Stored carbon reserves, primarily non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs), are used to sustain tree metabolism during periods when carbon ...
Remediation technologies of heavy metal contaminated soils
Environmental contamination with heavy metals has become a serious problem, worldwide. Several remediation technologies are available for treating heavy metal contaminated soils. However, each technology has some advantages ...