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

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Environmental

Research expertise keywords

  • Plant ecophysiology
  • Sap flow
  • Ecohydrology
  • Environmental sensors


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