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Biographical entry Hickey, John E. (1956 - )

Born
1956
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Forest scientist

Summary

John Hickey was born in Victoria and completed a Bachelor of Forest Science at the University of Melbourne in 1977. He joined the Tasmanian Forestry Commission in 1978, pursuing silvicultural research and forest planning. In the 1980s, he undertook significant research into the ecology and silviculture of temperate rainforests dominated by Nothofagus In his MSc thesis (University of Tasmania) on the floristic composition of silvicultural regrowth established after harvesting of old-growth wet eucalypt forest, he discovered similarities with regrowth that had established after wildfires. This was one of the first Australian studies to acknowledge an appropriate benchmark for silvicultural regrowth was against natural regrowth, rather than old-growth forest. From 1997-2008, John Hickey focussed on establishing a major silvicultural systems trial in wet eucalypt forest at the Warra Long Term Ecological Research site, which identified the aggregated form of variable retention harvesting as a viable alternative to clearfelling. Since 2010, John Hickey has been General Manager, Forest Management at Forestry Tasmania.

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Events

1977
Education - Bachelor of Forest Science, University of Melbourne
1990s
Education - Master of Science, University of Tasmania

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Hickey, J.E., 'A floristic comparison of vascular species in Tasmanian oldgrowth mixed forest with regeneration resulting from logging and wildfire.', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 42, 1994, pp. 383-404. Details
  • Hickey, J.E. and Wilkinson, G.R., 'The development and current implementation of silvicultural practices in native forests in Tasmania.', Australian Forestry, vol. 62, 1999, pp. 245-254. Details
  • Hickey, J.E., Neyland, M.G. and Bassett, O.D., 'Rationale and design for the Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial in wet Eucalyptus obliqua forests in Tasmania.', Tasforests, vol. 13, no. 2, 2001, pp. 155-182. Details
  • Hickey, J.E., Neyland, M.G., Grove, S.J. and Edwards, L.G., 'From little things big things grow: The Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial in Tasmanian wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest.', Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung, vol. 177, 2006, pp. 113-119. Details
  • Hickey, J.E., Su, W., Rowe, P., Brown, M.J. and Edwards, L.G., 'Fire history of the tall wet eucalypt forests of the Warra ecological research site, Tasmania.', Australian Forestry, vol. 62, no. 1, 1999, pp. 66-71. Details
  • Neyland, M. Hickey, J. and Read, S.M., 'A synthesis of outcomes from the Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial, Tasmania, Australia: safety, timber production, economics, biodiversity, silviculture and social acceptability.', Australian Forestry, vol. 75, 2012, pp. 147-162. Details
  • Neyland, M., Hickey, J. and Read, S.M., 'A synthesis of outcomes from the Warra Silvicultural Systems Trial, Tasmania, Australia: safety, timber production, economics, biodiversity, silviculture and social acceptability.', Australian Forestry, vol. 75, no. 3, 2012, pp. 147-162. Details
  • Neyland, M., Hickey, J., Beadle, C., Bauhus, J., Davidson, N. and Edwards, L., 'An examination of stocking and early growth in the Warra silvicultural systems trial confirms the importance of a burnt seedbed for vigorous regeneration in Eucalyptus obliqua forest.', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 258, 2009, pp. 481-494. Details

Online Resources

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