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Biographical entry Lambert, Marcia Joan (1942 - )


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Forest scientist


Marcia Lambert has worked in forest research for about 54 years. She is an expert in plant nutrition and has undertaken research on the nutrition of forest species (including Eucalyptus grandis, E. globulus and E. pilularis) defining requirements for nutrients and identifying relationships between nutritional status and pathogen susceptibility.


Marcia Lambert was employed by the Forestry Commission of NSW (later Forests NSW). In the latter years, she was a Senior Research Scientist and an Assistant Director of Research, followed by a position as Director of Forsci Pty Ltd. Her expertise covers plant nutrition and nutritional management of natural forests and plantations (both hardwood and softwood, including several eucalyptus species) and salinity. She has continued studies on plantation nutrition and also on the health of coastal Norfolk Island Pines. In 1986, she was elected to represent Australia and later the Pacific Region for the Board of IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations). She was the first woman elected to the Board of IUFRO since its inception in 1892.


Education - Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry, University of New South Wales
Education - Master of Science (Hons) Environmental Science, Maquarie University
Career event - Elected to the Board of IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations)
Career event - Promoted to a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute
Career event - Admitted as Registered Professional Forester of the Institute of Foresters of Australia

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Book Sections

  • Lambert, M.J. and Turner, J., 'Sulfur nutrition and cycling in southern hemisphere temperate and sub-tropical forest ecosystems.' in Sulfur in the Environment, Marnard, D., ed. (New York: Marcel Dekker Inc., 1996). Details

Journal Articles

  • Lambert, M.J. and Turner, J., 'Soil nutrient-vegetation relationships in the Eden area, N.S.W. III. Foliage nutrient relationships with particular reference to Eucalyptus subgenera.', Australian Forestry, 46 (1983), 200-209. Details
  • Turner J. and Lambert, M.J., 'Nutrient cycling in age sequences of two Eucalyptus plantation species', Forest Ecology and Management, 255 (2008), 1701-1712. Details
  • Turner, J. and Lambert, M.J., 'Nutrient cycling within a 27-year-old Eucalyptus grandis plantation in New South Wales.', Forest Ecology and Management, 6 (1983), 156-168. Details
  • Turner, J., and Lambert, M. J., 'Effects of forest harvesting nutrient removals on soil nutrient reserves in the Eden area, New South Wales.', Oecologia, 70 (1) (1986), 140-148. Details
  • Turner, J., Lambert, M.J., Jurskis, V. and Bi, H., 'Long term accumulation of nitrogen in soils of dry mixed eucalypt forest in the absence of fire.', Forest Ecology and Management, 256 (2008), 1133-1142. Details



Marcia Lambert, Peter Fagg