Dr John Tibby

John Tibby
Senior Lecturer
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

My primary research focus is the environmental history of North Stradbroke Island (NSI), south-east Queensland.
The North Stradbroke Island project is supported by an ARC Discovery grant (DP150103875) examining the long-term climate and environmental history of the region. The main aim of the project is to develop 100,000-year long climate records that are independent of changes in catchment hydrology. These will be compared to pollen-based records of vegetation change and Sporomiella as a record of the presence of megaherbivores.
The project’s original collaborators were Dr Cameron Barr (postdoctoral fellow), Professor Melanie Leng (Nottingham), Associate Professor Patrick Moss (Queensland), Dr Jeremy Shakun (Boston), Associate Professor Nigel Spooner (Adelaide) and Drs Jon Marshall and Glenn McGregor (Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation). The project “team” now includes: Dr Andrew Henderson (Newcastle, UK: on stable isotopes), Dr Francesca McInerney (Adelaide: compound specific H isotopes), Dr Lee Arnold (Adelaide-OSL geochrology), Chris Kemp and Haidee Cadd (Adelaide PhD students: pollen analysis).

In addition to the long term history of NSI, I am working with Cameron Barr and a number of colleagues on the Holocene climate history of south-east Queensland. We are using a recently published rainfall-carbon isotope relationship in Melaleuca quinquenervia leaves (Tibby et al. 2016) to develop a history of rainfall from leaves laid down in Swallow Lagoon.

My other projects include:
Analysis of diatoms growing on artificial substrates deployed in the streams of south-east South Australia, with the aim of improving water quality guidelines for South Australia (for more details see johntibby.wordpress.com). The project is in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority (SA).

Using diatoms to infer the environmental history of the Naracoorte Caves in collaboration with Dr Liz Reed, Dr Lee Arnold, Associate Professor Nigel Spooner (Adelaide) and many others. My Honours student Rhianna Giddens is examining the relationship between diatom composition and light, moisture and other variables in the caves

Analysis of diatom-water quality relationships on Cape York Peninsula for the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (Qld). This project aims to better understand the influence of water quality on the biota in springs on Cape York. This will ultimately contribute to water resource planning on The Cape.

Other ongoing projects include investigation of rates of sedimentation in waterholes in the Moonie River (south-west Queensland) and the environmental history of Burdekin River wetlands. These projects are funded by, and conducted in collaboration with Queensland's Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

Over the past year consultancy projects have been undertaken for many clients. These have mainly focused on analysing the effect of mine drainage and waste water discharge on stream algal communities.

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Dr John Tibby

My primary research focus is the environmental history of North Stradbroke Island (NSI), south-east Queensland.
The North Stradbroke Island project is supported by an ARC Discovery grant (DP150103875) examining the long-term climate and environmental history of the region. The main aim of the project is to develop 100,000-year long climate records that are independent of changes in catchment hydrology. These will be compared to pollen-based records of vegetation change and Sporomiella as a record of the presence of megaherbivores.
The project’s original collaborators were Dr Cameron Barr (postdoctoral fellow), Professor Melanie Leng (Nottingham), Associate Professor Patrick Moss (Queensland), Dr Jeremy Shakun (Boston), Associate Professor Nigel Spooner (Adelaide) and Drs Jon Marshall and Glenn McGregor (Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation). The project “team” now includes: Dr Andrew Henderson (Newcastle, UK: on stable isotopes), Dr Francesca McInerney (Adelaide: compound specific H isotopes), Dr Lee Arnold (Adelaide-OSL geochrology), Chris Kemp and Haidee Cadd (Adelaide PhD students: pollen analysis).

In addition to the long term history of NSI, I am working with Cameron Barr and a number of colleagues on the Holocene climate history of south-east Queensland. We are using a recently published rainfall-carbon isotope relationship in Melaleuca quinquenervia leaves (Tibby et al. 2016) to develop a history of rainfall from leaves laid down in Swallow Lagoon.

My other projects include:
Analysis of diatoms growing on artificial substrates deployed in the streams of south-east South Australia, with the aim of improving water quality guidelines for South Australia (for more details see johntibby.wordpress.com). The project is in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority (SA).

Using diatoms to infer the environmental history of the Naracoorte Caves in collaboration with Dr Liz Reed, Dr Lee Arnold, Associate Professor Nigel Spooner (Adelaide) and many others. My Honours student Rhianna Giddens is examining the relationship between diatom composition and light, moisture and other variables in the caves

Analysis of diatom-water quality relationships on Cape York Peninsula for the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (Qld). This project aims to better understand the influence of water quality on the biota in springs on Cape York. This will ultimately contribute to water resource planning on The Cape.

Other ongoing projects include investigation of rates of sedimentation in waterholes in the Moonie River (south-west Queensland) and the environmental history of Burdekin River wetlands. These projects are funded by, and conducted in collaboration with Queensland's Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

Over the past year consultancy projects have been undertaken for many clients. These have mainly focused on analysing the effect of mine drainage and waste water discharge on stream algal communities.

My primary research focus is the environmental history of North Stradbroke Island (NSI), south-east Queensland.

The North Stradbroke Island project is supported by an ARC Discovery grant (DP150103875) examining the long-term climate and environmental history of the region.  The main aim of the project is to develop 100,000-year long climate records that are independent of changes in catchment hydrology.  These will be compared to pollen-based records of vegetation change and Sporomiella as a record of the presence of megaherbivores.

The project’s original collaborators were Dr Cameron Barr (postdoctoral fellow), Professor Melanie Leng (Nottingham),  Associate Professor Patrick Moss (Queensland), Dr Jeremy Shakun (Boston), Associate Professor Nigel Spooner (Adelaide) and Drs Jon Marshall and Glenn McGregor (Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation).  The project “team” now includes: Dr Andrew Henderson (Newcastle, UK: on stable isotopes), Patricia Gadd (ANSTO: micro XRF core scanning) and Dr Francesca McInerney (Adelaide: compound specific H isotopes), Dr Lee Arnold (Adelaide-OSL geochronology), Chris Kemp and Haidee Cadd (Adelaide PhD students: pollen analysis).

In addition to the long term history of NSI, I am working with Cameron Barr and a number of colleagues on the Holocene climate history of south-east Queensland.  We are using a recently published rainfall-carbon isotope relationship in Melaleuca quinquenervia leaves (Tibby et al. 2016) to develop a history of rainfall from leaves laid down in Swallow Lagoon.

 

My other projects include:

Analysis of diatoms growing on artificial substrates deployed in the streams of south-east South Australia, with the aim of improving water quality guidelines for South Australia (for more details see johntibby.wordpress.com).  The project is in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority (SA).

Using diatoms to infer the environmental history of the Naracoorte Caves in collaboration with Dr Liz Reed, Dr Lee Arnold, Associate Professor Nigel Spooner (Adelaide) and many others.  My Honours student Rhianna Giddens is examining the relationship between diatom composition and light, moisture and other variables in the caves

Analysis of diatom-water quality relationships on Cape York Peninsula for the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (Qld). This project aims to better understand the influence of water quality on the biota in springs on Cape York. This will ultimately contribute to water resource planning on The Cape.

The investigation of rates of sedimentation in waterholes in the Moonie River (south-west Queensland) and the environmental history of Burdekin River wetlands. These projects are funded by, and conducted in collaboration with Queensland's Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

Consulting and contract research

Over the past year consultancy projects have been undertaken for many clients. These have mainly focused on analysing the effect of mine drainage and waste water discharge on stream algal communities.

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2007 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2000 Monash University Australia PhD
1992 Monash University Australia BA (1st class Hons)

Research Interests

Freshwater Ecology, Geography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience, Quaternary Environments

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Barr, C., Tibby, J., Moss, P., Halverson, G., Marshall, J., McGregor, G. & Stirling, E. (2017). A 25,000-year record of environmental change from Welsby Lagoon, North Stradbroke Island, in the Australian subtropics. Quaternary International, 449, 106-118. 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.04.011
2017 Tibby, J., Barr, C., Marshall, J., McGregor, G., Moss, P., Arnold, L. ... Moss, E. (2017). Persistence of wetlands on North Stradbroke Island (south-east Queensland, Australia) during the last glacial cycle: implications for Quaternary science and biogeography. Journal of Quaternary Science, 32, 6, 770-781. 10.1002/jqs.2981
2016 Tibby, J., Barr, C., McInerney, F., Henderson, A., Leng, M., Greenway, M. ... McNeil, V. (2016). Carbon isotope discrimination in leaves of the broad-leaved paperbark tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, as a tool for quantifying past tropical and subtropical rainfall. Global Change Biology, 22, 10, 3474-3486. 10.1111/gcb.13277
2016 Moss, P., Tibby, J., Shapland, F., Fairfax, R., Stewart, P., Barr, C. ... Sloss, C. (2016). Patterned fen formation and development from the Great Sandy Region, south-east Queensland, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67, 6, 816-827. 10.1071/MF14359
2016 Cunningham, L., Tibby, J., Forrester, S., Barr, C. & Skjemstad, J. (2016). Mid-infrared spectroscopy as a potential tool for reconstructing lake salinity. Water (Switzerland), 8, 11, 479-1-479-17. 10.3390/w8110479
2016 Rudd, R., Tyler, J., Tibby, J., Yokoyama, Y., Tavernier, I., Verleyen, E. ... Takano, Y. (2016). A diatom-inferred record of lake variability during the last 900 years in Lützow-Holm Bay, East Antarctica. Journal of Quaternary Science, 31, 2, 114-125. 10.1002/jqs.2845
2015 Yu, L., García, A., Chivas, A., Tibby, J., Kobayashi, T. & Haynes, D. (2015). Ecological change in fragile floodplain wetland ecosystems, natural vs human influence: The Macquarie Marshes of eastern Australia. Aquatic Botany, 120, Part A, 39-50. 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.07.002
2015 Chang, J. C., Shulmeister, J., Woodward, C., Steinberger, L., Tibby, J. & Barr, C. (2015). A chironomid-inferred summer temperature reconstruction from subtropical Australia during the last glacial maximum (LGM) and the last deglaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 122, 282-292. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.06.006
2014 Wilkinson, I., Poirier, C., Head, M., Sayer, C. & Tibby, J. (2014). Microbiotic signatures of the Anthropocene in marginal marine and freshwater palaeoenvironments. Geological Society Special Publication, 395, 1, 185-219. 10.1144/SP395.14
2014 Barr, C., Tibby, J., Gell, P., Tyler, J., Zawadzki, A. & Jacobsen, G. (2014). Climate variability in south-eastern Australia over the last 1500 years inferred from the high-resolution diatom records of two crater lakes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 95, 115-131. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.05.001
2014 Tibby, J. (2014). Erratum to The Younger Dryas: Relevant in the Australian region? [Quat. Int. 253 (2012) 47-54]. Quaternary International, 321, 132-. 10.1016/j.quaint.2013.02.018
2013 Barr, C., Tibby, J., Marshall, J., McGregor, G., Moss, P., Halverson, G. & Fluin, J. (2013). Combining monitoring, models and palaeolimnology to assess ecosystem response to environmental change at monthly to millennial timescales: the stability of Blue Lake, North Stradbroke Island, Australia. Freshwater Biology, 58, 8, 1614-1630. 10.1111/fwb.12154
2013 Moss, P., Tibby, J., Petherick, L., McGowan, H. & Barr, C. (2013). Late Quaternary vegetation history of North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, eastern Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 74, 257-272. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.02.019
2013 Mills, K., Gell, P., Gergis, J., Baker, P., Finlayson, C., Hesse, P. ... Tibby, J. (2013). Paleoclimate studies and natural-resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin II: unravelling human impacts and climate variability. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60, 5, 561-571. 10.1080/08120099.2013.823463
2013 Petherick, L., Bostock, H., Cohen, T., Fitzsimmons, K., Tibby, J., Fletcher, M. ... Dosseto, A. (2013). Climatic records over the past 30ka from temperate Australia - a synthesis from the Oz-INTIMATE workgroup. Quaternary Science Reviews, 74, 58-77. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.12.012
2012 Tibby, J. (2012). The Younger Dryas: relevant in the Australian region?. Quaternary International, 253, 47-54. 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.01.003
2011 Mettam, P., Tibby, J., Barr, C. & Marshall, J. (2011). Development of Eighteen Mile Swamp, North Stradbroke Island: a palaeolimnological study. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 117, 119-130.
2011 Dick, J., Haynes, D., Tibby, J., Garcia, A. & Gell, P. (2011). A history of aquatic plants in the Coorong, a Ramsar-listed coastal wetland, South Australia. Journal of Paleolimnology, 46, 4 Sp Iss, 623-635. 10.1007/s10933-011-9510-4
2011 Leyden, E., Tibby, J., Garcia, A. & Zawadzki, A. (2011). Unexpected post-settlement freshening and increase in charophytes in Bombah Broadwater (Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Australia). Journal of Paleolimnology, 46, 4 Sp Iss, 637-647. 10.1007/s10933-011-9566-1
2011 Haynes, D., Skinner, R., Tibby, J., Cann, J. & Fluin, J. (2011). Diatom and foraminifera relationships to water quality in The Coorong, South Australia, and the development of a diatom-based salinity transfer function. Journal of Paleolimnology, 46, 4 Sp Iss, 543-560. 10.1007/s10933-011-9508-y
2011 Tibby, J. & Taffs, K. (2011). Palaeolimnology in eastern and southern Australian estuaries. Journal of Paleolimnology, 46, 4, 503-510. 10.1007/s10933-011-9567-0
2010 Fluin, J., Tibby, J. & Gell, P. (2010). The palaeolimnological record from lake Cullulleraine, lower Murray River (south-east Australia): implications for understanding riverine histories. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 2, 309-322. 10.1007/s10933-009-9333-8
2010 Tibby, J., Gell, P., Hancock, G. & Clark, M. (2010). Complex reservoir sedimentation revealed by an unusual combination of sediment records, Kangaroo Creek Reservoir, South Australia. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 3, 535-549. 10.1007/s10933-009-9349-0
2010 Philibert, A., Tibby, J. & Williams, M. (2010). A Pleistocene diatomite from the western piedmont of Jebel Marra volcano, Darfur, western Sudan, and its hydrological and climatic significance. Quaternary International, 216, 1-2, 145-150. 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.01.009
2009 Gell, P., Fluin, J., Tibby, J., Hancock, G., Harrison, J., Zawadski, A. ... Walsh, B. (2009). Anthropogenic acceleration of sediment accretion in lowland floodplain wetlands, Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Geomorphology, 108, 1-2, 122-126. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.12.020
2007 Gell, P., Tibby, J., Little, F., Baldwin, D. & Hancock, G. (2007). The impact of regulation and salinisation on floodplain lakes: the lower River Murray, Australia. Hydrobiologia, 591, 1, 135-146. 10.1007/s10750-007-0806-3
2007 Tibby, J., Gell, P., Fluin, J. & Sluiter, I. (2007). Diatom-salinity relationships in wetlands: assessing the influence of salinity variability on the development of inference models. Hydrobiologia, 591, 1, 207-218. 10.1007/s10750-007-0803-6
2007 Gell, P., Fritz, S., Battarbee, R. & Tibby, J. (2007). LIMPACS - human and climate interactions with lake ecosystems: setting research priorities in the study of the impact of salinisation and climate change on lakes, 2005-2010. Hydrobiologia, 591, 1, 99-101. 10.1007/s10750-007-0801-8
2007 Tibby, J. & Haberle, S. (2007). A late glacial to present diatom record from Lake Euramoo, wet tropics of Queensland, Australia. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 251, 1, 46-56. 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.02.017
2007 Tibby, J. & Tiller, D. (2007). Climate-water quality relationships in three Western Victorian (Australia) lakes 1984-2000. Hydrobiologia, 591, 1, 219-234. 10.1007/s10750-007-0804-5
2007 Fluin, J., Gell, P., Tibby, J., Haynes, D. & Hancock, G. (2007). Palaeolimnological evidence for the independent evolution of neighbouring terminal lakes the Murray Darling Basin Australia. Hydrobiologia, 591, 1, 117-134. 10.1007/s10750-007-0799-y
2007 Tibby, J., Lane, M. & Gell, P. (2007). Local knowledge and environmental management: a cautionary tale from Lake Ainsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Environmental Conservation, 34, 4, 334-341. 10.1017/S037689290700433X
2007 David, B., Roberts, R., Magee, J., Mialanes, J., Turney, C., Bird, M. ... Tibby, J. (2007). Sediment mixing at Nonda Rock: investigations of stratigraphic integrity at an early archaeological site in northern Australia and implications for the human colonisation of the continent. Journal of Quaternary Science, 22, 5, 449-479. 10.1002/jqs.1136
2007 Haynes, D., Gell, P., Tibby, J., Hancock, G. & Goonan, P. (2007). Against the tide: the freshening of naturally saline coastal lakes, southeastern South Australia. Hydrobiologia, 591, 1, 165-183. 10.1007/s10750-007-0802-7
2006 Haberle, S., Tibby, J., Dimitriadis, S. & Heijnis, H. (2006). The impact of European occupation on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem dynamics in an Australian tropical rain forest. Journal of Ecology, 94, 5, 987-1002. 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2006.01140.x
2006 Turney, C., Kershaw, A., Lowe, J., van der Kaars, S., Johnston, R., Rule, S. ... Fifield, L. (2006). Climatic variability in the southwest Pacific during the Last Termination (20-10 kyr BP). Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 9-10, 886-903. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.09.007
2005 Gell, P., Tibby, J., Fluin, J., Leahy, P., Reid, M., Adamson, K. ... Walsh, B. (2005). Accessing limnological change and variability using fossil diatom assemblages, south-east Australia. River Research and Applications, 21, 2-3, 257-269. 10.1002/rra.845
2005 Barry, M., Tibby, J., Tsitsilas, A., Mason, B., Kershaw, A. & Heijnis, H. (2005). A long term lake-salinity record and its relationships to Daphnia populations. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 163, 1, 1-23. 10.1127/0003-9136/2005/0163-0001
2005 Leahy, P., Tibby, J., Kershaw, A., Heijnis, H. & Kershaw, J. (2005). The impact of European settlement on Bolin Billabong, a Yarra River floodplain lake, Melbourne, Australia. River Research and Applications, 21, 2-3, 131-149. 10.1002/rra.837
2004 Tibby, J. (2004). Development of a diatom-based model for inferring total phosphorus in southeastern Australian water storages. Journal of Paleolimnology (on-line), 31, 1, 23-36. 10.1023/B:JOPL.0000013272.25122.2a
2004 Kershaw, A., D'Costa, D., Tibby, J., Wagstaff, B. & Heijnis, H. (2004). The last million years around Lake Keilambete Western Victoria Australia. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings, 116, 1, 93-104.
2004 Kershaw, A., Tibby, J., Penny, D., Yezdani, H., Walkley, R., Cook, E. & Johnston, R. (2004). Latest Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation and environmental history of the Western Plains of Victoria, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 116, 1, 139-161.
2004 Tibby, J. (2004). Assessing the impact of early colonial Australia on the physical environment: a comment on Gale and Haworth (2002). Archaeology in Oceania, 39, 3, 144-148.
2004 Tibby, J. & Reid, M. (2004). A model for inferring past conductivity in low salinity waters derived from Murray River (Australia) diatom plankton. Marine and Freshwater Research, 55, 6, 597-607. 10.1071/MF04032
2004 Kershaw, A., Tibby, J., Penny, D., Yezdani, H., Walkley, R., Cook, E. & Johnston, R. (2004). Latest Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation and environmental history of the Western Plains of Victoria. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings, 116, 1, 141-163.
2003 Tibby, J., Reid, M., Fluin, J., Hart, B. & Kershaw, A. (2003). Assessing long-term pH change in an Australian river catchment using monitoring and palaeolimnological data. Environmental Science & Technology, 37, 15, 3250-3255. 10.1021/es0263644
2003 Tibby, J. (2003). Explaining lake and catchment change using sediment derived and written histories: an Australian perspective. Science of the Total Environment, 310, 1, 61-71. 10.1016/S0048-9697(02)00623-X
2002 Eastwood, W., Tibby, J., Roberts, N., Birks, H. & Lamb, H. (2002). The environmental impact of the Minoan eruption of Santorini (Thera): statistical analysis of palaeoecological data from Golbisar southwest Turkey. Holocene, 12, 4, 431-444. 10.1191/0959683602hl557rp
2002 Reid, M., Fluin, J., Ogden, R., Tibby, J. & Kershaw, A. (2002). Long-term perspectives on human impacts on floodplain-river ecosystems, Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology Proceedings, 28, 2, 710-716.
2001 Tibby, J. (2001). Diatoms as indicators of sedimentary processes in Burrinjuck reservoir New South Wales Australia. Quaternary International, 83-85, 245-256. 10.1016/S1040-6182(01)00043-X
2001 van der Kaars, S., Penny, D., Tibby, J., Fluin, J., Dam, R. & Suparan, P. (2001). Late Quaternary palaeoecology, palynology and palaeolimnology of a tropical lowland swamp: Rawa Danau, West-Java, Indonesia. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 171, 3, 185-212. 10.1016/S0031-0182(01)00245-0
1995 Reid, M., Tibby, J., Penny, D. & Gell, P. (1995). The use of diatoms to assess past and present water quality. Australian Journal of Ecology, 20, 1, 57-64. 10.1111/j.1442-9993.1995.tb00522.x

Books

Year Citation
2000 Sonneman, J., Sincock, A., Fluin, J., Reid, M., Newall, P., Tibby, J. & Gell, P. (2000). An Illustrated Guide to Common Stream Diatom Species from Temperate Australia. NSW, Australia: The Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Tibby, J. & Sayer, C. (2017). Inferring Environmental Change in Estuaries from Plant Macrofossils. In K. Weckström, K. Saunders, P. Gell & C. Skilbeck (Eds.), Applications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies (pp. 423-440). Dordrecht,: Springer.
2015 Nursey-Bray, M., Fergie, D., Arbon, V., Rigney, L. I., Palmer, R., Tibby, J. ... Stuart, A. (2015). Indigenous adaptation to climate change: the Arabana. In J. P. Palutikof, S. L. Boulter, J. Barnett & D. Rissik (Eds.), Applied studies in climate adaptation (pp. 316-325). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons. 10.1002/9781118845028.ch35
2012 Tibby, J., Penny, D., Leahy, P. & Kershaw, A. (2012). Vegetation and water quality responses to Holocene climate variability in Lake Purrumbete, western Victoria. In S. Haberle & B. David (Eds.), Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes (pp. 359-374). Australia: ANU E Press.
2010 Bennion, H., Sayer, C., Tibby, J. & Carrick, H. (2010). Diatoms as indicators of environmental change in shallow lakes. In E. F. Stoermer & J. P. Smol (Eds.), The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences (pp. 152-173). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/CBO9780511763175.009
2006 Tibby, J., Kershaw, A., Builth, H., Philibert, A. & White, C. (2006). Environmental change and variability in South-Western Victoria: changing constraints and opportunities for occupation and land use. In B. David, B. Barker & I. J. McNiven (Eds.), the social archaeology of Australian indigenous societies (pp. 254-269). Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2006 Gell, P., Fluin, J., Tibby, J., Haynes, D., Khanum, S., Walsh, B. ... Little, F. (2006). Changing fluxes of sediments and salts as recorded in lower River Murray wetlands, Australia. Sediment Dynamics & the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems. J. S. Rowan, R. W. Duck & A. Werritty (Eds.) Dundee, Scotland.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2013 Nursey-Bray, M., Fergie, D., Arbon, V., Rigney, L., Palmer, R., Tibby, J. ... Hackworth, L., (2013). Community based adaptation to climate change: The Arabana, South Australia, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Australia,

John Tibby leads an ARC Discovery project “A 140,000 year insight into the imprint of climate and humans on Australia” (2015-2017).

Undergraduate

GEOG 1102 - Footprints on a Fragile Planet (semester 1)

GEOG 2142 - Climate Change (semester 2) (with Douglas Bardsley co-ordinator: John Tibby)

GEOG 2200 - Environmental Policy and Management Internship (semester 2)

Current PhD students and abbreviated thesis titles

Jacinta Greer  Last millennium climate change in south-east Queensland (Principal supervisor Francesca McInerney)

Haidee Cadd  The environmental effects of megafaunal extinction

Rachel Rudd  Recent climate change in Antarctica (Principal supervisor Jon Tyler)

Christopher Kemp  Climate variability during Marine Isotope Stages 3, 5 & 7

Georgina Falster  Quantifying last glacial maximum climates (Principal supervisor Jon Tyler)

Hossain Siddiqui  Human impacts on River Murray wetlands

Deborah Haynes  The environmental history of The Coorong Lagoon South Australia (Principal supervisor David McKirdy)

Completed PhD students

Leahy, Paul. (2008). Long-term perspectives on Yarra River Billabongs (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia): neolimnological and palaeolimnological evidence. Monash University (principal supervisor; Peter Kershaw, Monash).

Barr, Cameron. (2010). Droughts and flooding rains:  A fine-resolution reconstruction of climate variability in western Victoria, Australia, over the last 1,500 years (principal supervisor; Peter Gell, Federation University).

Button, Chris (2013) Coastal vulnerability and climate change in Australia: public risk perceptions and adaptation to climate change in non-metropolitan coastal communities (principal supervisor; Nick Harvey, Adelaide).

Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83135146
Fax
8313 3772
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Napier Building
Room Number
G 39
Org Unit
Geography, Environment and Population

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