Donald Andrew White
Donald Andrew White serves as the Group Leader of CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, and the Program Leader of CRC Forestry. He obtained a B.S. degree in forest science from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tasmania. He serves as a Forest Ecophysiologist based in Western Australia. His long-term research has focussed on understanding forest functions in response to environmental changes, especially those impacting on water availability, and how to manage the ecosystem for sustained production of wood and nonwood values from planted forests. His work with his team also extends to managing drought and salinity-prone landscapes using woody perennials. His collective contributions have advanced our understanding of key processes determining water use efficiency in eucalypts plantations, and he has developed judicious ways for managing drought risk and productivity, in partnership with the industry. He participated as a strong advocate for focussing research from single leaf to landscape level processes and delivering decision making tools for managers at appropriate spatial scales.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2012