Michael Perring

Dr, BA Oxf., MSc Aberd., PhD Lond.

  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

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 and responsibilities

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 overview

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

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

Industrial relevance

Restoration of degraded land

Research

In chronological order:
Mathematical model of the coupled cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus in ecosystems, focusing on the response of phosphorus to increased availability of nitrogen.
How to remove phosphorus from ecosystems to promote plant species richness.
Responses of ecosystems to carbon dioxide increases and climate changes.
How biodiversity mediates environmental changes.
Restoration of ecosystem function to degraded land.

Languages

English
Limited French

Research expertise keywords

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

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