Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Peter Spooner

Associate Professor Peter Spooner

B App Sc (Hons), PhD

Peter is an ecologist with a broad range of research interests including grazing management of temperate woodlands, fragmentation effects on plant populations, plant dispersal mechanisms, biodiversity conservation in rural landscapes, restoration ecology, the historical legacy of human impacts on ecosystems, and broader environmental history of New South Wales. Peter has a specific research interests in road ecology and roadside vegetation management in Australia, where he has conducted extensive research on the history of Travelling Stock Reserves and stock Routes. Peter has published over 30 refereed scientific papers and book chapters, including a recent book chapter on connectivity conservation in Linking Australia's Landscapes.

 

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Teaching & Research

Current Subjects Taught

Peter currently teaches in the subjects Vegetation Ecology (BIO262) and Restoration Ecology (BIO328 and BIO521).

 

Research Students
  • Sophie Szoke (2012- )
  • Cecile van der Burgh (2010 - )

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