Mila Bristow

 

Mila Bristow has worked in forest ecosystem science in northern Australia for over 18 years. She has conducted research into site-species matching and optimum plantation designs for novel tropical plantation species for use by small-scale and industrial plantation growers in Queensland. While working in north Queensland, she did her PhD with Southern Cross University investigating innovative analysis and modelling techniques to question competition in polycultures and the functional consequences of diversity in plantations. Mila is interested in increasing productivity in managed forests and reducing simplicity in forested landscapes. Her work focuses on fundamental questions about carbon and water capture, storage and flux in plantations and native forests.  Currently Mila is a post-doc at CDU investigating the impact of land use change by measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil carbon and nitrogen, water resources and dry season environmental flows in tropical savannas.

To view the most recent GHG emissions from the land use change experiment, go to http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ges/research/climate/rdmf/

Research Interests

Climate change

Ecosystem ecology

Ecophysiology

Forestry science

Professional Affiliations

Australian Forest Growers

Australian Ecological Society

 

Soil gas exchange - measuring CO2, CH4, N2O from intact savanna soils

Converting savanna to agricultural land - measuring the GHG consequences

Year Type Citation
2013 Journal Article Trueman, S. J., McMahon, T. V. & Bristow, M. Production of cuttings in response to stock plant temperature in the subtropical eucalypts, Corymbia citriodora and Eucalyptus dunnii. New Forests 44, (2013).
2013 Journal Article Trueman, S. J., McMahon, T. V. & Bristow, M. Nutrient partitioning among the roots, hedge and cuttings of Corymbia citriodora stock plants. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 13, (2013).
2013 Journal Article Manson, D. G., Schmidt, S., Bristow, M., Erskine, P. D. & Vanclay, J. K. Species-site matching in mixed species plantations of native trees in tropical Australia. Agroforestry Systems 87, (2013).
2013 Journal Article Trueman, S. J., McMahon, T. V. & Bristow, M. Biomass partitioning in Corymbia citriodora, Eucalyptus cloeziana and E. dunnii stock plants in response to temperature. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 25, (2013).
2013 Journal Article Trueman, S. J., McMahon, T. V. & Bristow, M. Production of Eucalyptus cloeziana cuttings in response to stock plant temperature. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 25, (2013).
2010 Conference Paper Bristow, M. & Hunt, M. A. Drivers for tree growth in the tropics and subtropics. CRC Forestry Annual Science Meeting (2010).
2010 Conference Paper Smith, A. L., Bristow, M., Osborne, D. & Hunt, M. A. Estimate of the belowground carbon pool in plantation spotted gum. CRC Forestry Annual Science Meeting (2010).
2010 Conference Paper Hunt, M. A. & Bristow, M. Subtropical eucalypts - drought and mortality. Presentation to the DAFF project workshop Climate adaptation strategies to manage drought risk and mortality in existing and new forest plantations in Australia (2010).
2009 Journal Article Kelly, J., Jose, S., Nichols, J. D. & Bristow, M. Growth and physiological response of six Australian rainforest tree species to a light gradient. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 287-293 (2009).
2008 Report Dickinson, G. R., Bristow, M. & Huth, J. Mixed-species plantations: extending the science. (Joint Venture Agroforestry Program, Rural Industries Research Development Corporation, 2008).
2008 Book Chapter Nichols, J. D. & Bristow, M. Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems (Kohli, R. K., Jose, S., Singh, H. P. & Batish, D. R.) 177-193 (CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, 2008).
2008 Thesis Bristow, M. Growth of Eucalyptus pellita in mixed species and monoculture plantations. School of Environmental Science and Management 120 (2008).
2008 Report Hunt, M., Bristow, M., Osborne, D. & Hogg, B. Growth modelling and risk assessment for subtropical hardwood species. Milestone Report 1: Summarising existing physiological and field data on project species. 24 (CRC Forestry, 2008).
2008 Conference Paper Bristow, M., Vanclay, J. K., Hunt, M. A. & Nichols, J. D. Effects of eucalypt and acacia monocultures and mixed species designs on soils. IUFRO Conference on Processes Controlling Productivity in Tropical Plantations (2008).
2008 Conference Paper Osborne, D., Hogg, B., Bristow, M. & Hunt, M. A. Initial development of a simple eucalypt plantation site selection index based on field soil parameters. IUFRO Conference on Processes Controlling Productivity in Tropical Plantations (2008).
2006 Journal Article Nichols, J. D., Bristow, M. & Vanclay, J. K. Mixed species plantations: Prospects and challenges. Forest Ecology and Management 233, 383-390 (2006).
2006 Journal Article Manson, D. G. et al. Modelling predicts positive and negative interactions between three Australian tropical tree species in monoculture and binary mixture. Forest Ecology and Management 233, 315-323 (2006).
2006 Journal Article Bristow, M., Nichols, J. D. & Vanclay, J. K. Preface: Improving productivity in mixed-species plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 233, 193-194 (2006).
2006 Journal Article Bristow, M., Vanclay, J. K., Brooks, L. & Hunt, M. Growth and species interactions of Eucalyptus pellita in a mixed and monoculture plantation in the humid tropics of north Queensland. Forest Ecology and Management 233, 285-294 (2006).
2006 Journal Article Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M. Tree species diversity and ecosystem function: Can tropical multi-species plantations generate greater productivity?. Forest Ecology and Management 233, 205-210 (2006).
2005 Conference Paper Bristow, M., Vanclay, J. K., Brooks, L., Hunt, M. A. & Nichols, J. D. Growth and species interactions of Eucalyptus pellita in a mixed and monoculture plantation in the humid tropics of north Queensland. Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations (In association with the XXII IUFRO World Congress, 2005).
2005 Book Chapter Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia using rainforest tree species (Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M.) 264-272 (RIRDC Publication No 05/087, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Conference Paper Bristow, M., Vanclay, J. K., Brooks, L., Hunt, M. A. & Nichols, J. D. Evaluating competition: a discussion of a developing methodology. Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations (In association with the XXII IUFRO World Congress, 2005).
2005 Book Chapter Bristow, M., Erskine, P. D., McNamara, S. & Annandale, M. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia using rainforest tree species (Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M.) 84-100 (RIRDC Publication No 05/087, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Book Chapter Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia using rainforest tree species (Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M.) 264-272 (RIRDC Publication No 05/087, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Book Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia using rainforest tree species. RIRDC Publication No. 05/087 (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Book Chapter Bristow, M., Erskine, P. D., McNamara, S. & Annandale, M. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia using rainforest tree species (Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M.) 84-100 (RIRDC Publication No 05/087, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Book Chapter Webb, M. J., Bristow, M., Reddell, P. & Nalish, S. Reforestation in the tropics and sub-tropics of Australia using rainforest tree species (Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M.) 69-82 (RIRDC Publication No 05/087, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Report Bristow, M., Annandale, M. & Bragg, A. Growing rainforest timber trees: a farm forestry manual for north Queensland. (Joint Venture Agroforestry Program, Rural Industries Research Development Corporation, 2005).
2005 Conference Paper Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M. Can multi-species plantations generate greater productivity?. Improving Productivity in Mixed-Species Plantations (In association with the XXII IUFRO World Congress, 2005).
2005 Book Chapter Webb, M. J., Bristow, M., Reddell, P. & Nalish, S. Reforestation in the tropics and sub-tropics of Australia using rainforest tree species (Erskine, P. D., Lamb, D. & Bristow, M.) 69-82 (RIRDC Publication No 05/087, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2005).
2004 Conference Paper Bristow, M. & Skelton, D. Preliminary weed risk assessment for Khaya senegalensis in plantations in northern Australia. Prospects for high-value hardwood timber plantations in the dry tropics of northern Australia (Bevege, I., Bristow, M., Nikles, D. G. & Skelton, D.) (Published as a CD ROM by Private Forestry North Queensland Association Inc., Kairi, Queensland., 2004).
2004 Conference Paper Bristow, M. & Skelton, D. Preliminary weed risk assessment for Khaya senegalensis in plantations in northern Australia. Prospects for high-value hardwood timber plantations in the dry tropics of northern Australia (Bevege, I., Bristow, M., Nikles, D. G. & Skelton, D.) (Published as a CD ROM by Private Forestry North Queensland Association Inc., Kairi, Queensland., 2004).
2004 Report Bristow, M. Review of Agroforestry in Tropical Savanna Regions of Northern Australia. 1-45 (Joint Venture Agroforestry Program, RIRDC, 2004).
2004 Conference Paper Dickinson, G. R., Bristow, M. & Kelly, N. I. Promising high-value hardwood plantation tree species for the dry tropics of Queensland. Prospects for high-value hardwood timber plantations in the dry tropics of northern Australia (Bevege, D. I., Bristow, M., Nikles, D. G. & Skelton, D.) (Published as a CD ROM by Private Forestry North Queensland Association Inc., Kairi, Queensland., 2004).
2004 Conference Paper Dickinson, G. R., Bristow, M. & Kelly, N. I. Promising high-value hardwood plantation tree species for the dry tropics of Queensland. Prospects for high-value hardwood timber plantations in the dry tropics of northern Australia (Bevege, D. I., Bristow, M., Nikles, D. G. & Skelton, D.) (Published as a CD ROM by Private Forestry North Queensland Association Inc., Kairi, Queensland., 2004).
2003 Report Annandale, M., Bristow, M., Storey, R. & Williams, K. Land suitability for plantation establishment within 200 kilometres of Cairns. 13 (Department of Primary Industries, 2003).
2003 Magazine Article Bristow, M. et al. Queensland maple: growing prized native cabinet timbers in Queenslands tropics. Agroforestry News 12, 23 (2003).
2003 Magazine Article Bristow, M. et al. Queensland maple: growing prized native cabinet timbers in Queenslands tropics. Agroforestry News 12, 23 (2003).
2003 Magazine Article Bristow, M., Brown, P. & Doley, D. Promising results for farm foresters from thinning Queensland maple. Australian Forest Grower 26, 23 (2003).
2003 Conference Paper Bristow, M., Vanclay, J. K., Hunt, M. A. & Nichols, J. D. Mixed species plantations: does diversity help tropical eucalypts grow faster, better, longer? (Unpublished poster paper). CRC Rainforest Annual Conference (2003).
2003 Report Bristow, M., Annandale, M. & Bragg, A. Introduction to tropical agroforestry for indigenous communities. (Joint Venture Agroforestry Program, Rural Industries Research Development Corporation, 2003).
2001 Report Bristow, M., Bristow, M., Leggate, W. & Collins, R. African mahogany: the story so far. 3 (Department of Primary Industries, 2001).
2001 Report Bristow, M., Bristow, M., Leggate, W. & Collins, R. African mahogany: the story so far. 3 (Department of Primary Industries, 2001).
2001 Conference Paper Keenan, R. J., Keenan, R. J. & Bristow, M. Effects of site preparation, weed control and fertilisation on the early growth of planted eucalypts on a farm forestry sites in north Queensland. Managing and Growing Trees training conference (Grodecki, A. & Grodecki, A.) 131-135 (Queensland DNRM, 2001).
2000 Conference Paper Dickinson, G. R., Leggate, W., Bristow, M., Nester, M. & Lewty, M. J. Thinning and pruning to maximise yields of high value timber products from tropical and sub-tropical hardwood plantations. Proceedings of the Australian Forest Growers biennial conference. Opportunities for the New Millennium (Snell, A. & Vize, S.) 32- 42 (Australian Forest Growers, 2000).
2000 Magazine Article Bristow, M., Taylor, D. & Robson, K. Queensland sandalwood (Santalum lanceolatum): Regeneration following harvesting. Sandalwood Research Newsletter 11, 4-8 (2000).
2000 Conference Paper Bristow, M., Lamb, D., N. Duc, H. & Keenan, R. J. Making plantations attractive to north Queensland small-scale forest growers: early research results with mixed species plantations. Developing Policies to Encourage Small-scale Forestry (Herbohn, J. L., Harrison, S. R., Herbohn, K. F. & Smorfitt, D. B.) 30-35 (IUFRO, 2000).
2000 Report Bristow, M., Taylor, D., Keenan, R. J. & Robson, K. Regeneration of Queensland sandalwood (Santalum lanceolatum) following harvesting. 1-16. (Queensland Department of Primary Industries., 2000).
1996 Thesis Bristow, M. Early growth of rainforest cabinet timbers grown in plantations with respect to climatic variables. Botany (1996).

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