SCU Staff Directory
Professor Philip West
Current Appointment: Adjunct Lecturer
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Mobile: 0421 198 531
Prof West was a scientist for 20 years with the Division of Forestry and Forest Products of the CSIRO. From 1995-1997 he was the foundation Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for the Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannas in Darwin.
He left CSIRO in 1997 to teach Measuring Trees and Forests, Plantation Silviculture and Plant Physiology and Ecology in the Forestry School of Southern Cross University. He authored two text books, Tree and Forest Measurement and Growing Plantation Forests. He worked also as a consultant to forest owners and growers.
On retirement at the end of 2017 he joined the Emeritus Faculty of Southern Cross University. He continues to undertake research in his specialty topics of forest measurement and forest growth behaviour.