Stephen Burgess


  • The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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1996- 1999 The University of Western Australia, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Botany. Thesis title: “Water uptake by roots of woody plants”

1991- 1995 Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia. Bachelor of Science (Hons)


July 2017- Increasing contributor to the School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, later appointed Adjunct Research Fellow

August 2012- Ceased full-time employment in the sciences

April 2010- Research Associate Professor Vegetation and Water, University of Western Australia

May 2009- Lecturer Plant Soil Water Interactions, University of Sydney (short lived, although Sydney is a beautiful city, we decided that our home town of Perth would provide a better quality of life for bringing up three young children!)

April 2009- Adjunct Senior Lecturer University of Western Australia

April 2003-April 2009 Research Fellow School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Cooperative Research Centre for Plant-based Management of Dryland Salinity, Australia

Dec 2008-May 2009 International Atomic Energy Agency.  Consultant to Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food & Agriculture, Vienna Austria.

Oct 2006 Consultant to ICT International Pty Ltd, developing training materials.

Sept 2006 Consultant to World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi

Mar 2000-Mar 03 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, USA


1996 – 1999 Department of Conservation and Land Management Perth, PhD Scholarship

1996 – 1997 International Centre for Research in Agroforestry Nairobi, Postgraduate Research Fellow

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Environmental

Research expertise keywords

  • Plant ecophysiology
  • Sap flow
  • Ecohydrology
  • Environmental sensors


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