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Biographical entry Dexter, Barrie Donald

Forest scientist


Barrie Dexter, a forest scientist, has conducted extensive research into the flooding and regeneration of the River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis. He has over 50 years experience in natural resource
management including research and development in the silvics and silviculture of native and exotic forests, factors affecting bushfire behaviour, the planned use of fire, and the management of national and other parks. He has worked in and has extensive knowledge on the ecology and management of the River Red Gum forests along the Murray River.

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  • Dexter, B.D. (Barrie), Flooding and regeneration of river red gum, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Dehnh. (Melbourne: Forests Commission, 1967), 35 pp. Details
  • Dexter, Barrie, and Poynter, Mark, Water, wood & wildlife: Opportunities for the riverain red gum forests of the central Murray (Healesville: Timber Communities Australia. Victorian Branch., 2007), 123 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Dexter, B.D., 'Silviculture of the river red gum forests of the central Murray floodplain.', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 90 (1978), 175-192. Details
  • Dexter, B.D.; Rose, H.J., and Davis, N., 'River regulation and associated forest management problems in the River Murray red gum forests', Australian Forestry, 49 (1) (1986), 16-27. Details


  • Dexter, Barrie D. and Macleod, Donald J., Inquiry into the impact of the Murray‚ÄźDarling Basin Plan in Regional Australia. Submission Number 153 to House Standing Committee on Regional Australia. (Parliament of Australia - House of Representatives, 2010). Details
  • Squire, R.O., Dexter, B.D., Eddy, A. R., Fagg, P.C. and Campbell, R.G., Regeneration silviculture for Victoria's eucalypt forests. Silvicultural Systems Project. (Victoria: Department of Conservation and Environment, 1991), 38 pp. Details



  • Dexter, B.D., 'Regeneration of river red gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.', M.Sc., University of Melbourne, 1970. Details

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