Dr. Bronwyn Myers

Dr Bronwyn Myers’ early research has been the eco-physiological responses of plants to drought and salinity stress. She has conducted this research in natural ecosystems in temperate and tropical areas of Australia, and in agricultural systems in temperate Australia. More recently, she has gained extensive experience in coordinating research and training programs and writing and editing review reports in a number of areas of natural resource management.

Dr Myers has managed major research projects in both southern and northern Australia. Whilst employed by the Victorian Department of Agriculture, she supervised technical and field staff, and supervised undergraduate students from Australian universities and a number of European universities as well as supervising postgraduate students.

She has managed two ACIAR-funded projects on fire in northern Australia and Indonesia, AusAID-funded projects on land and resource management in eastern Indonesia, and on health mapping in eastern Indonesia, and a DCCEE-funded project on climate change impacts on groundwater resources in Timor-Leste.

Teaching engagments include:

  • Development and delivery of the Eastern Indonesian Field intensive unit
  • Postgraduate supervision
    • Sarah Hobgen
    • I Wayan Mudita
    • Abu Nasar Abdullah
    • Abilio da Fonseca
    • Kamy Melvani
    • Frederika Rambu Ngana
Year Type Citation
2012 Report Belton, S., Myers, B. A. & F Ngana, R. The Social and Geographical Topography of Maternal Deaths in Eastern Indonesia: A pilot study. (CDU, UNDANA, 2012).
2012 Journal Article Myers, B. A. et al. Food Security and Access to Water Resources: A Case Study at a Village in West Timor. Kritis 21, 134-154 (2012).
2011 Report Myers, B. A., Fisher, R. P., Paul, T., Wurm, P. & Campbell, C. Andrew. The Vulnerability of Groundwater Resources to Climate Change in Timor-Leste Groundwater Resources to Climate Change in Timor-Leste. (Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011).
2011 Journal Article Fisher, R. P. & Myers, B. A. Free and simple GIS as appropriate for health mapping in a low resource setting: a case study in eastern Indonesia. International Journal of Health Geographics 10, (2011).
2011 Journal Article F Ngana, R., Myers, B. A. & Belton, S. Health reporting system in two subdistricts in eastern Indonesia: highlighting the role of village midwives. Midwifery (2011). at <10.1016/j.midw.09.005>
2010 Conference Paper Fisher, R. P. & Myers, B. A. Mobile mapping for the rapid field assessment of health infrastructure and service provision in remote, rural eastern Indonesia. (Map Asia Conference, 2010).
2009 Book Chapter Fisher, R. P. GIS applications for sustainable development and good governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Fisher, R. P., Myers, B. A., Sanam, M. & Tarus, V.) 20 - 35 (CDU Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8960>
2009 Book Chapter Fisher, R. P. GIS applications for sustainable development and good governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Fisher, R. P., Myers, B. A., Sanam, M. & Tarus, V.) 12 - 19 (CDU Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8962>
2009 Report Wiendiyati, A., Vidyahwati, T., Pickering, S. & Myers, B. A. Impacts of Government Rice Subsidy Program (RASKIN) on Food Security of Two Villages in West Timor. Policy Brief 4 (Crawford School, ANU, 2009).
2009 Book Chapter Williams, R. J. et al. Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australia Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition (Russell-Smith, J., Whitehead, P. J. & Cooke, P.) 181 - 200 (CSIRO Publishing, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:9006>
2009 Book Fisher, R. P. GIS Applications for Sustainable Development and Good Governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste. (Charles Darwin University Press, 2009). at <http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:8724>
2009 Report Myers, B. A. et al. Food and Water Resources in Linamnutu Village: A Pilot Study. Technical report on field studies in West Timor, 23 November - 5 December 2009 (CDU, UKSW, UNDANA, 2009).
2009 Book Chapter Rouwenhorst, J., Boggs, G. S. & Wasson, R. J. GIS Applications for Sustainable Development and Good Governance in Eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste (Ahmad, W., Mau, R. & de Carvalho, N.) (2009).
2008 Journal Article Falk, I., Surata, K., Mudita, W., Martiningsih, E. & Myers, B. A. Community management of biosecurity: overview of some Indonesian studies. Learning Communities: international journal of learning in social contexts, and Kritis: journal of interdisciplinary development study 2008, 1 - 29 (2008).
2008 Journal Article Williams, R. J. et al. Large fires in Australian alpine landscapes: their part in the historical fire regime and their impacts on alpine biodiversity. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17, 793 - 808 (2008).
2008 Journal Article Myers, B. A. Community processes in development and implementation of practices for the management of plant pests and diseases: A discussion paper. Learning Communities: international journal of learning in social contexts, and Kritis: journal of interdisciplinary development study 2008, 100 - 117 (2008).
2007 Conference Proceedings Djoeroemana, S., Myers, B. A., Russell-Smith, J., Blyth, M. & Salean, I. E. T. Intergrated rural development in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Proceedings of a Workshop to Identify Sustainable Rural Livelihoods 126, 86 - 96 (2007).
2004 Book Myers, B. A. Fire Management in the Rangelands. (Tropical Savannas CRC and Department of Environment and Heritage, 2004).
2004 Report Myers, B. A. Fire in the Rangelands. Australian Department of Environment and Heritage (CRC TSM, 2004).
2001 Conference Proceedings Myers, B. A., McKaige, M. E., Whitehead, P. J. & Douglas, M. M. Wise Use of Wetlands in Northern Australia: Grazing Management in Wetlands and Riparian Habitats. Proceedings of a workshop held at NTU (2001).
2000 Journal Article Eamus, D., Myers, B. A., Duff, G. A. & Williams, R. J. A cost benefit analysis of leaves of eight Australian savanna tree species of differing leaf life span. Photosynthetica 36, 575-586 (2000).
2000 Report Myers, B. A. Review of Training Opportunities and Needs of Wetland Managers in Asia Pacific Region. For Environment Australia (CTWM, CDU, 2000).
2000 Conference Proceedings Russell-Smith, J., Hill, G., Djoeroemana, S. & Myers, B. A. Fire and Sustainable Agricultural and Forestry Development in Eastern Indonesia and Northern Australia. Proceedings of an international workshop held in Darwin (NT) (2000).
1999 Journal Article Eamus, D., Myers, B. A., Duff, G. A. & Williams, R. J. Patterns of seasonal change of assimilation, nitrogen use efficiency and water potential of eight Australian savanna tree species. Tree Physiology 19, 665-671 (1999).
1999 Journal Article Eamus, D., Myers, B. A., Duff, G. A. & Williams, R. J. Seasonal changes in photosynthesis of eight savanna tree species. Tree Physiology 19, 665-671 (1999).
1999 Journal Article Williams, R. J., Myers, B. A., Eamus, D. & Duff, G. A. Reproductive phenology of woody species in a north Australian tropical savanna. Biotropica 31, 626-636 (1999).
1998 Journal Article Myers, B. A., Williams, R. J., Fordyce, I., Duff, G. A. & Eamus, D. Does irrigation affect leaf phenology in deciduous and evergreen trees of the savannas of northern Australia?. Austral Ecology 23, 329 - 339 (1998).
1997 Journal Article O'Grady, A. et al. Seasonal patterns in canopy cover and microclimate in a tropical savanna near Darwin, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 45, (1997).
1997 Journal Article Duff, G. A. et al. Seasonal Patterns in Soil Moisture, Vapour Pressure Deficit, Tree Canopy Cover and Pre-dawn Water Potential in a Northern Australian Savanna. Australian Journal of Botany 45, 211 - 224 (1997).
1997 Journal Article Myers, B. A. et al. Seasonal Variation in Water Relations of Trees of Differing Leaf Phenology in a Wet-Dry Tropical Savanna near Darwin, Northern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 45, 225 - 240 (1997).
1997 Journal Article Williams, R. J., Myers, B. A., Muller, W. J., Duff, G. A. & Eamus, D. Leaf phenology of woody species in a north Australian tropical savanna. Ecology 78, 2542 - 2558 (1997).
1995 Journal Article Myers, B. A. The influence of the lignotuber on hydraulic conductance and leaf conductance in Eucalyptus behriana seedlings. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 22, 857-863 (1995).
1995 Journal Article Myers, B. A., West, D. W., Callinan, L. & Hunter, C. C. Long term effects of saline irrigation on the yield and growth of mature Williams pear trees. Irrigation Science 16, 35-46 (1995).
1991 Journal Article Newton, P. J., Myers, B. A. & West, D. W. Reduction in growth and yield of Jerusalem artichoke caused by soil salinity. Irrigation Science 12, 213-221 (1991).
1991 Journal Article Andersen, A. N., Myers, B. A. & Buckingham, K. M. The ant fauna of a mallee outlier near Melton, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 103, 1-6 (1991).
1990 Conference Proceedings Myers, B. A. & West, D. W. Revegetation of Saline Lands. Proceedings of a workshop held at Institute for Irrigation and Salinity Research (1990).
1990 Journal Article Myers, B. A., Neales, T. F. & Jones, M. B. The influence of salinity on growth, water relations and photosynthesis in Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. Ex Roemer & Schultes. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 17, 675-691 (1990).
1990 Journal Article Evans, R. G., Smith, C. J., Oster, J. D. & Myers, B. A. Saline water application effects on furrow infiltration of red-brown earths. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 33, 1563-1572 (1990).
1989 Journal Article Myers, B. A. & Couper, D. I. Effects of temperate and salinity on the germination of Puccinellia ciliata (Bor) cv. Menemen. Australian Journal of Agriculture Research 40, 561-571 (1989).
1989 Journal Article Morgan, W. & Myers, B. A. Germination of the salt-tolerant grass Diplachne fusca. I. Dormancy and temperature responses. Australian Journal of Botany 37, 225-237 (1989).
1989 Journal Article Myers, B. A. & Morgan, W. C. Germination of the salt-tolerant grass Diplachne fusca. Il. Salinity responses. Australian Journal of Botany 37, 239-251 (1989).
1989 Journal Article Myers, B. A. & West, D. Effects of saline irrigation on mature pear trees. Acta Horticulturae 240, 279-282 (1989).
1987 Journal Article Kuppers, M., Neales, T. F., Kuppers, B. I. L., Swan, A. G. & Myers, B. A. Hydraulic flow characteristics in the lignotuberous mallee Eucalytpus behriana F. Muell. in the field. Plant, Cell and Environment 10, 27-37 (1987).
1987 Journal Article Myers, B. A., Kuppers, M. & Neales, T. F. Effect of stem excision under water on bulk leaf water potential, leaf conductance, CO2 assimilation and stemwood water storage in Eucalyptus behriana F. Muell. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 14, 135-145 (1987).
1986 Journal Article Myers, B. A., Ashton, D. H. & Osborne, J. A. The ecology of the mallee outlier of Eucalyptus behriana F. Muell. near Melton, Victoria. Australian Journal of Botany 34, 15-39 (1986).
1986 Journal Article Myers, B. A. & Neales, T. F. Osmotic adjustment, induced by drought, in seedlings of three Eucalyptus species. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 13, 597-603 (1986).
1984 Journal Article Myers, B. A. & Neales, T. F. Seasonal changes in the water relations of Eucalyptus behriana F. Muell, and E. microcarpa (Maiden) Maiden in the field. Australian Journal of Botany 32, 495-510 (1984).
0 Book Chapter Belton, S., Myers, B. A., Vicars, M., McKenna, M. & White, J. Discourse, power, resistance – Down under 2, (Sense).

Project websites:

Monitoring impacts and risk: case study of manganese minng in West Timor (AusAID - PSLP)  http://indonnrmpslp.ehs.cdu.edu.au/mn/

Mapping health indicators in East Nusa Tenggara, eastern Indonesia (AusAID - PSLP) http://healthpslp.cdu.edu.au/

Eastern Indonesian Field Intensive http://www.cdu.edu.au/itl/EIFI/

Impact of fire and its use for sustainable land managment in eastern Indonesia (ACIAR - completed) http://fireindon.cdu.edu.au/

Remote sensing training for eastern Indonesia (Australia Indonesia Institute - completed) http://www.cdu.edu.au/itl/AII-RS/

Capacity building in natural resource management in eastern Indonesia (AusAID PSLP - completed) http://indonnrmpslp.ehs.cdu.edu.au/

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