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

Industrial Relevance

Restoration of degraded land


BA Oxf., MSc Aberd., PhD Lond.

Current Projects

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

Previous Positions

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


British Ecological Society
Ecological Society of Australia
Ecological Society of America

Funding Received

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

Future Research

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

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.


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

ID: 193594

Most frequent journals
  • Ecological Processes

    ISSNs: 2192-1709

    Springer International Publishing AG

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.402 SNIP 0.551

    Indexed in DOAJ

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Nature climate change

    ISSNs: 1758-678X, 1758-6798

    Nature Publishing Group

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 8.341 SNIP 5.047

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 0167-8809, 1873-2305


    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.747 SNIP 1.636

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Global Change Biology

    ISSNs: 1354-1013, 1365-2486

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2486


    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 4.731 SNIP 2.842

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Restoration Ecology

    ISSNs: 1061-2971, 1526-100X

    John Wiley & Sons

    Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.115 SNIP 1.12

    Journal: ERA2018

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