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Biographical entry Adams, Mark Andrew

Academic, Botanist, Ecology and Conservation and Forestry


Mark Adams, a botanist, has conducted his research with a focus on sustainability and biogeochemistry of natural and managed ecosystems, including fire and forest management in Australia. He led the first state-based assessment of forest carbon stocks, conducted for the then State Electricity Commission of Victoria and published in the Australian Journal of Botany in 1992. He was also responsible for the carbon component of the assessment of Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management for the WA State Government as part of expert panels between 1998 and 2003. In 2012, Mark Adams was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney. He has held professorial appointments at University of Western Australia, the University of Melbourne, and the University of New South Wales.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Adams, Mark and Attiwill, Peter, Burning issues : sustainability and management of Australia's southern forests (Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing, 2011), 144 pp. Details
  • Grierson, Pauline F., Adams, Mark A. and Attiwill, Peter M., Carbon sequestration in Victoria's forests (Parkville, Vic.: School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, 1991), 83 pp. Details
  • Grierson, Pauline F., Adams, Mark A. and Attiwill, Peter M., Carbon storage in soil and in forest products (Parkville, Vic.: School of Botany, University of Melbourne, 1991), 44 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Attiwill, Peter M. and Adams, Mark A. eds, Nutrition of eucalypts (Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing, 1996), 440 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Grierson, P. F., Adams, M. A. and Attiwill, P. M., 'Estimates of Carbon Storage in the Aboveground Biomass of Victorias Forests', Australian Journal of Botany, 40 (5) (1992), 631-640. Details
  • Merchant, A., Ladiges, P.Y. and Adams, M.A., 'Quercitol links the physiology, taxonomy and evolution of 279 eucalypt species.', Global Ecology & Biogeography, 16 (6) (2007), 810-819. Details



  • Adams, Mark Andrew, 'Nitrogen cycling and mineralization in forests of south-eastern Australia', PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, 1984, 294 pp. Details

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