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Dr Nathan Emery

Scientific Officer

Research Interests

I have interests in plant ecology and seed biology. Specifically, I am interested in how individuals vary at a population level, as well as how the external environment limits the distribution of species.

I also have a keen interest in cicada ecology in eastern Australia, in particular the species distribution patterns and how they are related to environment.

I am also interested in the use of technology and GIS for ecological purposes.

Current Projects

Publications

Emery, N.J. & Collette, J.C. (2021) Drought stress affects the germination of four co-occurring Eucalyptus species from north-west New South Wales. Australian Journal of Botany, 69(3), 143-151.

Hirst M.J., Commander L.E., Emery N., Guja L.K., Liyanage G., Merritt D.J., Norton S.L., Stevens A., Turner S.R., Wood J.A. (2021) Chapter 7 Seed germination and dormancy. In Martyn Yenson A.J., Offord C.A., Meagher P.F., Auld T.D., Bush D., Coates D.J., Commander L.E., Guja L.K., Norton S.L., Makinson R.O., Stanley R., Walsh N., Wrigley D., Broadhurst L. (Eds.) ‘Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia: strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections. Third edition.’ Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra. Available at https://www.anpc.asn.au/plant-germplasm/
 
Collette, J.C. & Emery, N.J. (2020) A new project investigating the floral phenology and seed biology of threatened ecological communities in northwest NSW. Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation, 29(3), 21-25.

Andres, S.E., Emery, N.J., Gregory, D. & Powell, J. (2020) Threatened plant translocation case study: Persoonia hirsuta (hairy Persoonia), Proteaceae. Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation 28(3), 14-17.

Emery, N.J. & Offord, C.A. (2019) Environmental factors influencing fruit production and seed biology of the critically endangered Persoonia pauciflora (Proteaceae). Folia Geobotanica, early view, 1-15.  
 
Emery, N.J. & Offord, C.A. (2019) The effect of the endocarp, heat-shock and short-term storage on the germination of Persoonia hirsuta (Proteaceae) seeds. Seed Science and Technology, 47, 107-112.  
 
Emery, N.J. & Offord, C.A. (2018) Managing Persoonia (Proteaceae) species in the landscape through a better understanding of their seed biology and ecology. Cunninghamia, 18, 89-107.  
 
Emery, N.J., Hillier, P. & Offord, C.A. (2018) Threatened plant translocation case study: Persoonia pauciflora (North Rothbury Persoonia), Proteaceae. Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation, 26, 18-21.
 
Dillon, R., Benwell, A., Emery, N., Monks, L. & Offord, C. (2018) Chapter 6 – Pre-translocation preparation. In Guidelines for the translocation of threatened plants in Australia, Third Edition (eds Commander, L.E., Coates, D., Broadhurst, L., Offord, C.A., Makinson, R.O. & Matthes, M.) Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra, Australia
 
Emery, N., Taylor, D., Makinson, B., Reiter, N., North, T., Commander, L. & Van Leeuwen, S. (2018) Chapter 9 – Community participation and support. In Guidelines for the translocation of threatened plants in Australia, Third Edition (eds Commander, L.E., Coates, D., Broadhurst, L., Offord, C.A., Makinson, R.O. & Matthes, M.) Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra, Australia
 
Emery, N., Catelotti, K. & Offord, C. (2016) Research on eastern Australian Persoonia. Australian Plants, 28, 210-217.

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