Greg Guerin

Dr Greg Guerin

Analysis & Synthesis Lead

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Greg is a terrestrial plant ecologist with over 15 years post-PhD professional experience in community ecology, macroecology and ecosystem monitoring. He has described 20 new plant species, mapped centres of plant biodiversity, and modelled the impacts of climate change on Australian ecosystems.

As the 'Analysis and Synthesis Lead' for TERN Ecosystem Surveillance, Greg provides analytical support for effective field monitoring of the Australian environment and develops open-source software (maintainer of the ausplotsR package) for extraction, analysis and visualisation of national ecosystem monitoring data from TERN AusPlots sites.

Greg has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers, plus many reports, conference items and book chapters, and he referees regularly for >40 international journals.

As Director of OUTLIER at the University of Adelaide, Greg coordinates specialised ecological and environmental data analysis and statistical review services to support industry and government, as well as the consulting and education sectors.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2010 - ongoing Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Conserving orchids in a changing climate Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Samantha Lee Bywaters
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Variation in leaf stomatal traits of eucalypts collected in TERN Ausplots monitoring sites The University of Adelaide WIL Placement / Internship Other - Shayla Huynh
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Functional redundancy in the Australian flora The University of Adelaide - Honours - Rhys Morgan
    2021 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Drought vulnerability in eucalypts across climate gradients based on functional traits University of Adelaide Work Integrated Learning Other - Holly Bradshaw
    2021 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Microclimatic variation associated with native forests University of Adelaide Principles & Practice of Research III Other - Rhys Morgan
    2021 - ongoing External Supervisor Quantifying ecosystem impacts of stringybark dieback in the Mount Lofty Ranges UniSA - Honours Full Time Jerusha King
    2021 - ongoing External Supervisor Canopy dieback in the Red Stringybark forest of Spring Gully UniSA - Master Full Time Udo Sarnow
    2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Feasibility of scoring leaf traits from TERN Ausplots samples - a pilot study. University of Adelaide Summer Internship Other - Rhys Morgan
    2018 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Trial of a citizen science methodology to track orchid distribution, density and phenology The University of Adelaide Principles and Practice of Research III Other - Sophie L. Saegenschnitter
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Ground Observers: Surface estimations and sampling errors The University of Adelaide MSc Master Part Time Matthew Pearson
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Safeguarding native bee pollinators: evaluating management strategies for remnant vegetation adjacent to apple orchards in the Adelaide Hills The University of Adelaide BSc (Hons) Honours Full Time Amber Spronk
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The environmental and land-use correlates of tree cover in southwest Western Australia. The University of Adelaide Principles and Practice of Research III Other - Ainslie Trenwith
    2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Conservation of sandalwood (genetics, biogeography and population modelling) The University of Adelaide BSc (Hons) Honours Full Time Marlee Crawford
    2011 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Conservation recommendations for Callistemon teretifolius based on genetic analysis and bioclimatic distribution modelling The University of Adelaide BSc (Hons) Honours Full Time Kimberly McCallum
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Australian Flora Foundation Australia
    2002 - ongoing - Australasian Systematic Botany Society Inc. -
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Associate Editor Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Frontiers Editorial Office Switzerland
    2020 - ongoing Member Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Frontiers Editorial Office Switzerland
  • Position: Analysis & Synthesis Lead
  • Phone: 83136915
  • Email:
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Davies Building
  • Org Unit: Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network

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