Dr. Christopher Weston

Senior Lecturer, Ph.D

Chris Weston – The Conversation

Ecosystem And Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne

Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Phone: 0409 406058
Email: weston@unimelb.edu.au

Research Interests:

Dr. Chris Weston is a research and teaching academic in the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne (UOM) in Victoria, Australia. Dr. Weston is a Senior Lecturer in forest ecology in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours Botany) and a PhD in forest ecology. His research and teaching over 26 years has afforded him the opportunity to view and work in forest parks and reserves in Australia and New Zealand, with his research focused mainly on the impacts of management on forest systems. His research experience includes the investigation of long-term recovery of forest stands following wildfire, risks in conservation management, the sustainability of managed forest soils, and climate change impacts on forests.

Selected publications:

Volkova, L., & Weston, C. J. (2019). Effect of thinning and burning fuel reduction treatments on forest carbon and bushfire fuel hazard in Eucalyptus sieberi forests of South-Eastern Australia. Science of The Total Environment694, 133708.

Cope, M., Lee, S., Meyer, M., Reisen, F., Trindade, C., Sullivan, A., … & Ebert, B. (2016). Smoke emission and transport modelling.

Hobley, E. U., Zoor, L. C., Shrestha, H. R., Bennett, L. T., Weston, C. J., & Baker, T. G. (2019). Prescribed fire affects the concentration and aromaticity of soluble soil organic matter in forest soils. Geoderma341, 138-147.

Volkova, L., Roxburgh, S. H., Surawski, N. C., Meyer, C. M., & Weston, C. J. (2019). Improving reporting of national greenhouse gas emissions from forest fires for emission reduction benefits: An example from Australia. Environmental science & policy94, 49-62.

Howard, D., Macsween, K., Edwards, G. C., Desservettaz, M., Guérette, E. A., Paton-Walsh, C., … & Powell, J. (2019). Investigation of mercury emissions from burning of Australian eucalypt forest surface fuels using a combustion wind tunnel and field observations. Atmospheric environment202, 17-27.

Pariyar, S., Volkova, L., Sharma, R. P., Sunam, R., & Weston, C. J. (2019). Aboveground carbon of community-managed Chirpine (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.) forests of Nepal based on stand types and geographic aspects. PeerJ7, e6494.

Volkova, L., Aparicio, A. G. W., & Weston, C. J. (2019). Fire intensity effects on post-fire fuel recovery in Eucalyptus open forests of south-eastern Australia. Science of the total environment670, 328-336.

Wan, F., Ross-Davis, A. L., Shi, W., Weston, C., Song, X., Chang, X., … & Teng, F. (2019). Subirrigation effects on larch seedling Growth, root morphology, and media chemistry. Forests10(1), 38.

Reisen, F., Meyer, C. P., Weston, C. J., & Volkova, L. (2018). Ground‐Based Field Measurements of PM2. 5 Emission Factors From Flaming and Smoldering Combustion in Eucalypt Forests. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres123(15), 8301-8314.

Volkova, L., Meyer, C. M., Haverd, V., & Weston, C. J. (2018). A data-Model fusion methodology for mapping bushfire fuels for smoke emissions forecasting in forested landscapes of south-eastern Australia. Journal of environmental management222, 21-29.

Sullivan, A. L., Surawski, N. C., Crawford, D., Hurley, R. J., Volkova, L., Weston, C. J., & Meyer, C. P. (2018). Effect of woody debris on the rate of spread of surface fires in forest fuels in a combustion wind tunnel. Forest ecology and management424, 236-245.

Volkova, L., Roxburgh, S. H., Weston, C. J., Benyon, R. G., Sullivan, A. L., & Polglase, P. J. (2018). Importance of disturbance history on net primary productivity in the world’s most productive forests and implications for the global carbon cycle. Global change biology24(9), 4293-4303.

Guérette, E. A., Paton-Walsh, C., Desservettaz, M., Smith, T. E., Volkova, L., Weston, C., & Meyer, C. P. (2018). Emissions of trace gases from Australian temperate forest fires: emission factors and dependence on modified combustion efficiency.

Volkova, L., Bi, H., Hilton, J., & Weston, C. J. (2017). Impact of mechanical thinning on forest carbon, fuel hazard and simulated fire behaviour in Eucalyptus delegatensis forest of south-eastern Australia. Forest ecology and management405, 92-100.