Dr James Camac is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University. He is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). His current research is focused on determining how fire and climate change will interact to influence rates and trajectories of vegetation change in Australian Alpine vegetation. He is particularly interested in determining whether the cover of alpine shrubs will increase in a warmer, potentially more flammable landscape.


James has worked in the Australian Alps since 2006. His early work examined how fire severity affects post-fire recovery in alpine heathland. He is also involved in other research projects such as the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) -  a network of experiments focusing on the impact of climate change on selected plant species in tundra and alpine vegetation around the world. James, along with several other colleagues, run the Bogong High Plains sites dubbed OZTEX, which were established in 2003. In addition to OZTEX, James also helps survey the many long term monitoring plots established in the Victorian Alps, including the well known (at least by ecologists and mountain cattlemen) Maisie's plots.

James is based within the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. He can be contacted by email at james.camac@mq.edu.au