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Jerry Vanclay
Professor Jerry Vanclay
DipCompSc(UQ), BA(UQ), BSc(For)(Hons)(ANU), MSc(Oxford), DScFor(UQ)
Current Appointment: Professor
Organisational Unit: Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Email: jerry.vanclay@scu.edu.au
Location: Lismore
Campus: Lismore
Personal Website

Jerry is a Research Professor in the Office of the DVC(Rsearch). During 2007-19 he was Dean of Science and Head of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering. Before joining SCU, he was Principal Scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research, and Professor of Tropical Forestry at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jerry received a higher doctorate (D.Sc.For.) from the University of Queensland in 1992, received the Queen's Award for Forestry in 1997, and the IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW.

Jerry has written over 350 publications, with more than 150 in refereed journals. His most recent book is Forest Growth and Yield Modeling. He also co-authored Realizing Community Futures, a guide to the use of participatory modelling for better environmental outcomes. Recent research includes mixed species plantings, competition indices,and participatory modelling.
Personal research site: http://jkv.50megs.com

His former PhD students include

Cooper Schouten, The five pillars for agricultural development: A case study of beekeeping in Papua New Guinea
Rodrigo Geroni, Modelling growth and production of managed tropical forest in the eastern Amazon
Enrique Orellana, Modelling native Araucarian forest in Brazil
Andrea Leys, Social learning for resolving community conflict over land-use change to plantation forestry
Graeme Palmer, Conversion modelling: simulating tree stems
Miriam Murphy, What is free about fuelwood? A critique of the value of fuelwood in the rural and squatter settlement households in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea
William Smart, Information system success: evaluation of a carbon accounting and sequestration system
Mila Bristow, Growth of Eucalyptus pellita in mixed species and monoculture plantations
Felicity Harris, The effect of competition on stand, tree, and wood growth and structure in subtropical Eucalyptus grandis plantations
Maina Kariuki, Modelling dynamics including recruitment, growth and mortality for sustainable management in uneven-aged mixed-species rainforests
Gustav Nebel, Seven Amazonian floodplain trees: ecology and management in forestry and agroforestry
Thorsten Treue, Politics and Economics of Tropical High Forest Management