Researcher Profile

Dr Michael Perring

Michael Perring
Michael Perring

Phone: +61 8 6488 4692

Research Expertise:
  • Nutrient cycling (particularly nitrogen and phosphorus)
  • Restoration ecology
  • Grassland ecology
  • Analytical modelling
  • Plant ecology


An ecosystem ecologist interested in how environmental change affects plant, animal and microbial communities. Using knowledge gained from fundamental research into organisms' responses to environmental changes I aim to improve our management of degraded ecosystems

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Research associate.
Setting up and analysis of field and glasshouse experiments that examine the response of ecosystems and their constituent parts to environmental change. Mathematical modelling of ecosystem responses taking into account biodiversity.
Field, mathematical, and statistical skills.

Future Research

Continued investigations into how environmental change will affect ecosystem function and service provision.

Funding Received

2003 - 2006: BBSRC PhD Scholarship
2007 : JSPS Fellowship
2009 : NERC CPB Workshop organisation funds


British Ecological Society
Ecological Society of Australia
Ecological Society of America

Previous Positions

Jan 08 - Apr 08: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Ryukoku University
2008-2010: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Tasmania

Current Projects

Research Associate in Richard Hobbs' ERIE Research Group; project title:
Intervention ecology: managing ecosystems in the 21st Century


BA Oxf., MSc Aberd., PhD Lond.

Industrial Relevance

Restoration of degraded land

ID: 193594

Most frequent journals
  • Ecological Processes

    ISSNs: 2192-1709

    Journal: ERA2015

  • Nature Climate Change

    ISSNs: 1758-678X, 1758-6798

    Nature Publishing Group

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 10.06 SJR 8.256 SNIP 4.742

    Journal: ERA2015

  • Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

    ISSNs: 0167-8809, 1873-2305

    Elsevier Science B.V.

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.41 SJR 1.612 SNIP 1.828

    Journal: ERA2015

  • New Phytologist

    ISSNs: 0028-646X, 1469-8137

    Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 6.72 SJR 3.573 SNIP 2.049

    Journal: ERA2015

  • Global Food Security

    ISSNs: 2211-9124


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.43 SJR 1.742 SNIP 1.929

    Journal: ERA2015

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