Dr Peter Erskine

Program Leader/Assoc Prof

Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
Sustainable Minerals Institute
p.erskine@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64065

Overview

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation of degraded land
    I lead multi-disciplinary teams designing monitoring programs, mine rehabilitation strategies and landscape restoration in Australia, south-east Asia and Africa.
  • Rainforest restoration
  • Spatial ecology

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

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Publications

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  • van der Ent, Antony , Erskine, Peter , Vinya, Royd , Mesjasz-Przybyłowicz, Jolanta and Malaisse, François (2019). The potential of Zambian copper-cobalt metallophytes for phytoremediation of minerals wastes. In Saleem H. Ali, Kathryn Sturman and Nina Collins (Ed.), Africa's mineral fortune: the science and politics of mining and sustainable development (pp. 208-227) London, United Kingdom: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

  • Lechner, A. M., Arnold, S., McCaffrey, N. B., Gordon, A., Erskine, P. D., Gillespie, M. J. and Mulligan, D. R. (2018). Applying modern ecological methods for monitoring and modelling mine rehabilitation success. In From Start to Finish – a Life-of-mine Perspective (pp. 109-116) Carlton South, VIC Australia: AUSIMM.

  • Nkrumah, Philip N., Echevarria, Guillaume, Erskine, Peter D. and van der Ent, Antony (2018). Phytomining: using plants to extract valuable metals from mineralized wastes and uneconomic resources. In Martin J. Clifford, Robert K. Perrons, Saleem H. Ali and Tim A. Grice (Ed.), Extracting innovations: mining, energy, and technological change in the digital age (pp. 313-324) Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Gei, Vidiro, Erskine, Peter D., Harris, Hugh H., Echevarria, Guillaume, Mesjasz-Przybylowicz, Jolanta, Barnabas, Alban D., Kopittke, Peter M. and Van der Ent, Antony (2018). Tools for the Discovery of Hyperaccumulator Plant Species and Understanding Their Ecophysiology. In Antony Van der Ent, Echevarria, Guillaume, Baker, Alan J. M. and Morel, Jean Louis (Ed.), Agromining: Farming for Metals (pp. 117-133) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-61899-9_7

  • McCaffrey, N. B., Glenn, V. C., Johns, C., Lechner, A. M. and Erskine, P. D. (2018). Using pilot tests to improve the monitoring of ecological impacts of subsidence from underground coal mining. In From start to finish: a life of mine perspective (pp. 143-151) Carlton South, VIC, Australia: AUSIMM.

  • Lamb, David and Erskine, Peter (2009). Forest Restoration at a Landscape Scale. In Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (pp. 469-484) : Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781444300321.ch38

  • Lamb, D. and Erskine, P. (2008). Forest Restoration at a Landscape Scale. In Stork, N. and Turton, S. (Ed.), Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape 1 ed. (pp. 469-484) Carlton, Vic, Australia: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Erskine, P. D., Catterall, C. P., Lamb, D. and Kanowski, J. (2007). Patterns and Processes of Old Field Reforestation in Australian Rain Forest Landscapes. In Cramer, V. A. and Hobbs, R. J. (Ed.), Old Fields Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland 1 ed. (pp. 119-144) Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

  • Lamb, David, Huynh, Duy Nhan and Erskine, Peter D. (2005). Designing mixed-species plantations: Progress to date. In Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow (Ed.), Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species (pp. 129-140) Barton, ACT, Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Lamb, D., Erskine, P. D. and Bristow, M. (2005). Reforestation with rainforest timber trees in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: A brief overview. In Peter D Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow (Ed.), Reforestation in the Tropics and Subtropics of Australia: Using Rainforest Tree Species first ed. (pp. 2-6) ACT Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Erskine, Peter D., Lamb, David and Bristow, Mila (2005). Reforestation with rainforest trees: Challenges ahead. In Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow (Ed.), Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species (pp. 264-272) Barton, ACT, Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Bristow, Mila, Erskine, Peter D., McNamara, Sean and Annandale, Mark (2005). Species performance and site relationships for rainforest timber species in plantations in the humid tropics of Queensland. In Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow (Ed.), Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species (pp. 84-100) Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC Publication.

  • Catterall, Carla P., Kanowski, John, Lamb, David, Killin, Daryl, Erskine, Peter D. and Wardell-Johnson, Grant (2005). Trade-offs between timber production and biodiversity in rainforest plantations: Emerging issues and an ecological perspective. In Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow (Ed.), Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species (pp. 206-221) Barton, ACT, Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Erskine, P. D. and Lamb, D. (2001). Forest rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. In K.N. Ganeshaiah, R.U. Shaanker and K.S. Bawa (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare 1 ed. (pp. 228-230) New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd..

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