Researcher

Dr Heather Ann Haines

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Physical geography and environmental geoscience, Geochemistry, Palaeoclimatology, Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation

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Biography

I am a Research Associate and Lecturer in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science. My research primarily involves dendrochronology with a focus on threatened Australian tree species and their relationship to fire and climate variability. I also has several projects aimed at understanding past climate of tropical environments.  My interests lie in paleoclimate reconstruction, understanding hydroclimate variability, and working...view more

I am a Research Associate and Lecturer in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science. My research primarily involves dendrochronology with a focus on threatened Australian tree species and their relationship to fire and climate variability. I also has several projects aimed at understanding past climate of tropical environments.  My interests lie in paleoclimate reconstruction, understanding hydroclimate variability, and working with tree species that have not been considered as 'traditional' for use in dendrochronology. I use radiocarbon dating to help better understand what the growth structure, ecological relationships, and environmental drivers are in these non-traditional species. I am also passionate about improving the condition of the environment through knowledge and action as well as fostering global research connections.


My Grants

Internship for Woman, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH): $15,000, Project Title: Dendrochronological Analysis of Australian tree species using Ring-Width Measurements, Radiocarbon Dating, and Carbon-13 Isotopes


My Qualifications

PhD in Environmental Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2018

MSc in Geography, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2012

BSc Honors in Geography: Environment and Resource Management, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2007


My Awards

Fresh Science Queensland Finalist, 2018

Dr Christy Fellows Award, 2014, Australian Rivers Institute Higher Degree by Research Symposium


My Teaching

GEOS3761: Environmental Change (Course Convenor)

GEOS1701: Environmental Systems, Processes and Issues (Lecturer)

GEOS2291: Earth's Interconnections (Lecturer)

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Location

Room 539
Hilmer Building (E10)
UNSW, Kensington, 2052

Publications

by Dr Heather Ann Haines