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Biographical entry Florence, Ross G. (1930 - )

Dr (PhD)

Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
Academic and Forester


Ross Florence was a research forester with the Queensland Forestry Department from 1953 to 1965.


In 1965, Ross Florence was appointed as a Lecturer within the newly formed Department of Forestry at the Australian National University, and as Associate Professor in 1979. During his tenure at the ANU he lectured in forest ecology, silviculture, forest policy and the environment and was associated with many consultancy projects. Within the Asia-Pacific region he presented the first course in tropical forest silviculture at the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia; undertook studies on the development of the eucalypt in India and other countries; and visited China twice under the Australia-China Education Cooperation program. Dr Florence authored 120 publications and consultancy reports in areas of forest ecology, silviculture and multiple-use management, forest policy, and the productivity of plantation monocultures and their ecosystem processes.


Education - Bachelor of Science (Forestry), University of Queensland and Australian Forestry School
Award - CSIRO post-graduate scholarship, Studies in eucalypt forest ecology, Sydney University
Award - NW Jolly Medal, Institute of Foresters of Australia

Published resources


  • Florence, R.G., Ecology and Silviculture of Eucalypt Forests. (Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 1996), 460 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Florence, R.G. ed., A resource and management survey of the Cotter River Catchment. (Resource and Environment Consultant Group, 1973), 300 pp. Details
  • Raison, R.J. and Squire, R.O. eds, Forest Management in Australia: Implications for carbon budgets. Part 1 of 2. NCAS Technical Report No. 32 (Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Greenhouse Office, 2007), 400 pp. Section 2: New South Wales (pp. 49-102); Section 6: Queensland (pp. 239-340). Details

Journal Articles

  • Florence, R.G., 'The role of blackbutt in east coast forests', Australian Forestry, 32 (1968), 118-127. Details



Ross Florence and Peter Fagg