Over recent months, Court Campany and his research team at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment have been busy travelling around the country, visiting nurseries to collect information that will help to refine tree stock standards.
On track to reach their goal of measuring 15,000 trees, the team’s efforts will provide greater assurance regarding tree stock size and quality, ultimately helping growers and buyers to better produce and purchase trees that are fit for Australia’s diverse climatic regions.
Dr Campany has a Bachelor and Masters of Sciences in the United States, and a Doctor of Philosophy at Western Sydney University, and believes his team can play a key role in bridging the gap in available knowledge on the performance of trees across different climatic regions in Australia.
His previous work involved conducting large climate change experiments focussing on ecosystems and climate systems. He has researched the individual tree level, whole tree chambers and run experiments on plant physiology. More