Dr Peter VeskDr Peter Vesk is a senior lecturer in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne. He is one of the principal investigators in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group.  His research interests mostly fall in two areas. 1) Generalization and research synthesis in ecology and 2) the use of functional traits and types. Pete is something of a jack-of-all-trades, with  particular interest in comparative ecology, quantitative methods, inference and modelling, especially in regards to applied ecological problems. Pete believes that better ecological management is achieved by setting clear objectives and using appropriate explicit ecological models.

Current research projects are:

  • Determine whether alpine heathland will expand in a warmer, potentially, more flammable alpine landscape (in collaboration with James Camac)

  • The effects of frost on alpine woody species distributions (in collaboration with Felix Kiem).

    For more information visit Pete's website or contact him at pvesk@unimelb.edu.au.