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Biographical entry Bren, Leon

Professor

Occupation
Academic, Conservation or Environment and Ecology and Conservation

Summary

Leon Bren is an expert in the field of forest hydrology. Responsible for installing the Cropper Creek Hydrology Project in North-East Victoria, he continued to investigate aspects of the groundwater movement in the slopes of this area. Further investigations included the hydrology of riparian forests, the geometry of stream buffering systems, and the terminal lakes in the Wimmera River system. The Cropper Creek project is one of his continuing endeavours, as well as impact studies of riparian plantings on streamflow, and new mathematical approaches to measure the outflow of groundwater in mountain catchments.

Leon Bren has been teaching at the Department of Forestry and Ecoscience on the Creswick Campus of The University of Melbourne and in 2013 is a consultant in this field. He is a Board Member of the Bjarne K. Dahl Trust.

Details

Leon Bren's research interests include:
- Water use of radiata pine
- Ephemerality of small streams and impact of drought
- Rehabilitation of river bank forests of degraded sites and recovery of hydraulic resistance to flow

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bren, L. J. (Leon James), The hydrology of small forested catchments in north eastern Victoria. 1: Establishment of the Cropper Creek project, Forests Commission, Melbourne, 1979, 48 pp. Details
  • Bren, L.J.; O'Neill, I. C., and Gibbs, N. L., The hydrology of the Barmah River red gum forests : a collection of work undertaken from 1984 to 1988, The University of Melbourne, Forestry Section, Creswick, Vic, 1988, 128 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Bren, J., and Hopmans, P., 'Paired catchment observations on the water yield of mature eucalypt and immature radiata pine plantations in Victoria, Australia.', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 336, 2007, pp. 416-429. Details
  • Flinn, D.W., Bren, L.J. and Hopmans, P., 'Soluble nutrient inputs from rain and outputs in stream water from small forested catchments.', Australian Forestry, vol. 42, 1979, pp. 39-49. Details
  • Hopman, P., and Bren, J., 'Long-term changes in water quality and solute exports in headwater streams of intensively managed radiata pine and natural eucalypt forest catchments in south-eastern Australia.', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 253, 2007, pp. 244-261. Details
  • Hopmans, P. and Bren, L.J., 'Long-term changes in water quality and solute exports in headwater streams of intensively managed radiata pine and natural eucalypt forest catchments in south-eastern Australia.', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 253, 2007, pp. 244-261. Details
  • Lambert, J.; Quill, D., and Bren, L., 'Growth in blue gum forest harvesting and haultage requirements in the Green Triangle region between 2008 and 2020.', Australian Forestry, vol. 71, no. 4, 2008, pp. 317-323. Details
  • Smith, H.G., Hopmans P., Sheridan, G.J, Lane, P.N.J., Noske, P.J. and Bren, L.J., 'Impacts of wildfire and salvage harvesting on water quality and nutrient exports from radiata pine and eucalypt forest catchments in south-eastern Australia.', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 263, 2012, pp. 160-169. Details

Reports

  • Smith, H.; Sheridan, G.; Lane, P., and Bren, L., Technical Report 207: Best management practice guidelines for mitigating impacts on erosion and water quality from post-fire salvage harvesting of plantation forests, Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Hobart, December 2010, 48 pp. Also available at http://www.crcforestry.com.au/publications/downloads/TR207-revised.pdf. Details

Theses

  • Bren, Leon James, 'The numeric prediction of hydrologic processes on a small, forested catchment', PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, 1978, 186 pp. Details

Online Resources

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