Speaker Profile – Professor Mark Tjoelker

Professor Mark Tjoelker is a physiological ecologist at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University.

Professor Tjoelker's research focuses on the impacts of global environmental change on terrestrial ecosystems. His research explores the linkages between plant traits and processes at the individual, stand, and ecosystem scales including climate change effects on respiration and carbon cycling, climatic adaptation in plant traits, and the biogeography of forest tree species. A goal of his research is to advance fundamental knowledge of plant and ecosystem responses to environmental change and provide science-based information to inform policy choices.

Prof Tjoelker is leading the research project into assessment of the newly adopted Australian Standard (AS2303) Tree Stock For Landscape Use in conjunction with the nursery industry and Horticulture Innovation Australia and will be presenting on the first day of the conference.

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