Projects per year
Roles and responsibilities
2017-19. Annual rainfall variability and extreme drought over the late Holocene. Grierson, Cook, Skrzypek. ARC- DP170101033. LDEO, Columbia University 485K
2017. A multi-institutional environmental radioactivity research centre. Masque, Lavery, McInnes, Grierson, McCulloch et al. ARC-LE170100219. 170K Ex Edith Cowen University
2016. Distribution of Triodia cytotype within Roy Hill seed collection zones, east Pilbara. Grierson, Barrett. Roy Hill. 35K.
2016. Recruitment dynamics of Tecticornia on the Fortescue Marsh in relation to flood regimes. Grierson, O'Donnell, Colmer. Pilbara Corridors (WA Rangelands NRM). 9K
2016-2017. Monitoring of vegetation water use, Billiards North. Linkage scoping study. Grierson, Skrzypek. Rio Tinto, 150K.
2015. Isotope analyser with delta17O capability to examine water fluxes. Skrzypek, Grierson, Edwards, McCulloch, Grice ARC-LE150100139. 160K.
2013-14. Phase 2: Assessment of vegetation water use of upland and lowland communities associated with the Fortescue Marsh using isotopic tracers. Grierson, Page, Skrzypek. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. 40K
2013. Ultra-trace analytical facility for earth system change. Edwards, Goodwin, Tessalina, Grierson, Nelson, McCulloch. ARC-LE130100029. 280 K. Ex Curtin University
2013-2015. Reconstructing changes in atmospheric circulation over the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere during the past 3000 years. Turney, Meissner, Grierson. ARC-DP130104156. 470K Ex UNSW
2012-2016. Ecological responses of native fishes to extreme flow variability in arid Australia. Grierson, Collin, Davies, Kelley. ARC- LP120200002. Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton Iron Ore. 400K
2012-2016. Defining ecological and evolutionary significant units in spinifex (Triodia spp.) for improved ecological restoration in arid Australia. Grierson, Krauss, Price, Dixon, Thiele. ARC-LP120100350. BGPA, Rio Tinto, Chevron, DEC. 550K
2012-2015. Climate-related shifts in semi-arid ecosystems through ecohydrological proxies. Grierson, Skyrzpek, Turney, Cook, Greenwood Dogramaci. ARC-LP120100310. Rio Tinto Iron Ore. 330K
2012-14. Plumbing the depths of tall trees: quantifying the hydraulic structure and function of deep roots. Hermon Slade Foundation. Bleby, Burgess, Grierson 64K.
2011-2012. Triangulating climate records derived from fish, corals and trees to predict marine ecosystem productivity in the face of ocean warming. ANNIMS (Australian National Network in Marine Science). Meeuwig, McCulloch, Grierson, Waite, Frusher, Buxton, McCormick, Choat, Meekan, Black, Heung, Clements, Simpson, Zeller. 298K.
2011-12. Assessment of vegetation water use of upland and lowland communities associated with the Fortescue Marsh using isotopic tracers. Grierson, Page, Skrzypek. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. 45K
2011-12. Coolibah woodland: water use and hydraulic architecture. Grierson, Page, Skrzypek, Bleby, Argus. Rio Tinto. 42K.
2001-2012. LTER Monitoring of Themeda grasslands. Grierson. Rio Tinto. 350K.
2010. A high-resolution isotope facility for low cost analysis of water, plant, and soil/sediment samples to understand environmental change. Grierson, Kendrick, Skyrzpek, Fellman, Bowman, Grice, Waite, Stock, Froend, Lavery. ARC LIEF $100K (+ 225K partner contributions)
2010. High resolution liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (Orbitrap) for analysis of polar compounds in biomass, petroleum, potable and reclaimed water. Grice K, Murphy, Greenwood, Heitz, Grierson, Busetti, Wacey, Gleeson. ARC LIEF $300K (+ 300K partner contributions)
2008-2011. Dynamics of woody vegetation and water in the central Pilbara – understanding and managing for environmental change. ARC-Linkage, Rio Tinto Iron Ore & BHP-Billiton Iron Ore. Grierson, Adams, Madden, White, Van Leeuwen. $1.7M (ARC $840K, Partners $840K)
2008-10. Ecological water requirements of the Yule River. Water Corporation and WA Dept of Water. Grierson, McLean, Pfautsch, Adams, Braimbridge, Bellhouse, Jones. Water Corporation $110K
2008-11. Fire management of complex rehabilitated forests – quantifying and understanding spatial variability of forest structure and fuels. ARC-Linkage, Worsley Alumina, DEC. Grierson, Macfarlane, Boer, Sadler, Vlahos, McCaw. $645K (ARC $465K, Worsley $180K)
2007-10. Using tree-rings of an Australian conifer as a bio-indicator of decadal-scale environmental change. CERF – Dept of Enviro, Water, Heritage & Arts. Bowman, Grierson, Hua, Dodson, McCaw, Prior. $799K
2003-2010. Multi-scale analysis of patterns in ecological processes in relation to fire regimes. Bushfire CRC. Grierson, Boer, Sadler $750K
2007-09. Productivity of the southern jarrah forest in relation to fire. Australian Greenhouse Office, Grierson, Boer, Pekin, Macfarlane. $30K
2007-9 Impacts of environmental change on organic matter and nutrient dynamics in near - coast catchments. CSIRO Flagship Collaborative Research Fund. Grierson, Petrone, Barron (CSIRO Land & Water). $109K
2007-9. John de Laeter Research Fellow in Isotope Biogeochemistry. John de Laeter Centre for Mass Spectrometry. Grierson McNaughton, McWilliams. $300K
2007-8. Host-truffle relationships – dependency on host tree roots. Hazel Hill/Manjimup Wine & Truffle Company. Grierson, Bougoure, Malajczuk, Eslick. $59K
2007. A novel isotope facility to characterise high-molecular-weight fractions of natural organic matter in soils, sediments, water, petroleum and coal. ARC-LIEF. Grice, Grierson, Greenwood, Brocks, Zhang, Heitz. $280K (ARC $160K+ 120 Partner contributions). Ex Curtin University.
2006-7. Hydraulic conductivity and functional redundancy in woody shrubs. Andrew Mellon Foundation/CSU. Grierson, Dr Jochen Schenk (California State University Fullerton). $26K
2006. Stable isotope facility for biological, ecological, and geological applications - West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre. ARC-LIEF. Grierson, McNaughton, Murphy, Greenwood, Walker, Kendrick, Roberts, Grice. $614K (350K ARC + $264K partner contributions)
2006. Laser pyrolysis system with GC-MS.ARC-LIEF. Greenwood (UWA), Grice, Watling, Grierson. $350K (170K ARC + 180K partner contributions)
2004-7. The role of mycorrhizal fungi in nutrient supply and habitat specificity of the rare underground orchid (Rhizanthella gardneri). ARC-Linkage, DEC Grierson, Brundrett, Brown, Sivasithamparam. $140K ARC LP
2006-8. Dendroclimatology studies of Callitris. Hermon Slade Foundation. Dr Louise Cullen (UWA), Grierson. $120K
2005-7. Understanding coastal biodiversity: the impact of marine production subsidies upon arid coastal environments. ARC Discovery. Walker, Duarte, Grierson, Robertson. $220K
2005-8. Mulga ecology in the Pilbara. Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd. Grierson, Page, Cullen. $250K
2002-6. Ecological sustainability and changing land use in the Pilbara. ARC-Linkage, Pilbara Iron Pty Ltd. Grierson, Adams. 1.5 M ($750K ARC, $750K RTIO)
2005. State-of-the-art solid state nuclear magnetic resonance. ARC-LIEF Berners-Price (UWA). Berners-Price, Raston, Baker, Koutsantonis et al. $434K
• Ecological water requirements in the Pilbara, including the integration of biological, ecological and hydrogeological elements
• Hydroclimatic variability and extreme events over the recent past in Western Australia from tree ring and sediment proxies
• Ecosystem biogeochemistry of the Swan-Canning catchment
• Dendroclimatology of Australia - reconstructing rainfall patterns and understanding ecosystem functioning
Sustainable management of semi-arid landscapes
Forest management & carbon sequestration
Fire ecology & management
Rainfall and climate reconstructions
PLNT3306 Australian Vegetation (coordinator)
ENVT5512 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry (coordinator)
* Fire ecology - spatial patterning and links with key ecological processes;
* Stable isotopes in ecology and ecohydrology;
* Belowground processes in natural ecosystems
* Dendrochronology & dendroclimatology of Callitris and other Australian species
* Ecophysiology of arid zone shrubs and trees
* Riparian zone biogeochemistry & functioning
* Aquatic ecology & limnology
- Ecosystem biogeochemistry of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
- Stable isotope techniques for environmental, hydrogeological and ecological applications
- Ecohydrology of arid and semi-arid ecosystems
- Ecological water requirements
- Tree physiology and hydraulic architecture
- Dendroclimatology and tree ring studies
- Fire ecology
- Forest ecology
1/01/17 → 31/12/19
2/05/16 → 31/03/17
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Paleoenvironmental and paleohydrochemical conditions of dolomite formation within a saline wetland in arid northwest AustraliaMather, C. C., Skrzypek, G., Dogramaci, S. & Grierson, P. F. 1 Apr 2018 In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 185, p. 172-188 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Catchment land use influences on the reach-scale distribution of carbon and nutrients in sand-bed streamsMiddleton, J. A., Beesley, L. S., Pettit, N. E. & Grierson, P. F. 2017 p. 6212 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference presentation/ephemera